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John Coltrane & Don Cherry
The Avant-Garde (Mono)

A clear vinyl re-release of one of John Coltrane’s more disputed works, this album from him and Don Cherry has the pair playing Ornette Coleman tracks with some of the Ornette Coleman Quartet. One of the few Coltrane recordings sans piano which gives the saxophonist room to manoeuver. One for the ...view item »

Prince and the Revolution
Purple Rain (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)

Seriously exciting stuff here for Prince fans: as well as a remastered version of the deeply classic album Purple Rain, the CD versions of this reissue also include a whole disc of contemporary tracks from the great one’s immense and closely guarded archives, which haven’t even been bootlegged before! Revel ...view item »

Various
Psych-Funk 101 (1968-1975)

Psych-Funk 101 (1968-1975) is the debut release from World Psychedelic Funk Classics and presents itself as 'a global psychedelic funk curriculum', complete with a 'course description' and 'supplemental listening' in its copious notes (found either on the handsome gatefold sleeve of the vinyl or the 36-page booklet of the CD). The title may...view item »

Koboku Senju
Joining The Queue To Become One Of Those Ordinary Ghosts

I’ve not heard of these guys before but knowing the quality of releases on MIE (Bong, Pelt, Sarin Smoke, Gate, Richard Youngs...view item »

Elephant9 with Reine Fiske
Silver Mountain

Elephant9 work once more with Reine Fiske to create a fine LP of proggy jazz-rock. Silver Mountain really stretches out, taking four sides of vinyl to get through just five tracks: you can imagine how wild things might get in those timeframes. Includes a cosmic version of ‘You Are The Sunshine Of ...view item »

Ceaser Frazier
Hail Ceaser!

Hail Ceaser! by Ceaser Frazier (yes, the 'a' and the 'e' are meant to be that way round) is one of those early-70s soul jazz records that collectors go ape for. Having regularly fetched three-figure sums on the vinyl black market since its release in 1972, it now gets the reissue treatment from Tidal Waves Music...view item »

Nina Simone
A Very Rare Evening

You really shouldn’t need me to tell you who Nina Simone is. The important thing here is that this album has been out of press since 1979 and contains rare versions that just aren’t anywhere else, performances of songs by Aretha Franklin, Barry Gibb, Randy Newman and...view item »

Diana Ross and the Supremes
Supreme Rarities: Motown Lost & Found

Jack White’s Third Man label are dabbling with the mainstream. Working with record industry behemoths Universal they have packaged their 2008 double CD release of Diana Ross & The Supremes - Supreme Rarities: Motown Lost & Found as a spectacular 4 LP box set. It has ...view item »

Alex Puddu
The Golden Age of Danish Pornography Vol. 3

Originally started by composing a soundtrack to a set of 70s vintage hardcore short films, Alex Puddu’s Golden age series is brought to an end with the third installment. Dusty funk grooves, with track titles such as Cowboys Do It Better I think you get the idea. Remember Ron Jeremy’s Po...view item »

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
I Put A Spell On You

The story goes that during the recording of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins signature song, I Put A Spell On You, he was so ‘hepped up on goofballs’ that he blacked out and didn’t remember doing it. The recording has earned cult and legendary status for it’s sheer out-there-ness. Hawkins was also an actor wit...view item »

Fire! Orchestra
Ritual

Fire! Orchestra are of course the mutated super-version of the mighty Fire! trio, adding up to 21 members on this record. The title Ritual is about right, with this many (mostly Swedish) major musicians grouped together to summon up energetic, elemental power. Heavy and ecstatic, there aren’t many...view item »

Dave Holland featuring Evan Parker, Craig Taiborn and Ches Smith
Uncharted Territories

A veritable avant-jazz odyssey from legendary double-bassist Dave Holland and company here. Across the twenty-three tracks of Uncharted Territories, the quartet of Holland, Evan Parker (saxophone), Craig Taborn (piano/electronics) and Ches Smith (percussion) journey int...view item »

John Coltrane
Giant Steps (Mono)

One of the best, and especially great for those looking to delve deeper into the genre. You'll be bopping and tapping like a lunatic to this one. Phenomenal line-up as well, fyi....view item »

Tsvia Abarbanel
Eastern Soul

Israeli crate-diggers Fortuna Records have a bit of a thing for Yemeni singer Tsvia Abarbanel. The label’s first release was a 7” single featuring her tracks ‘Wings Of Love’ and &...view item »

Various
Shaolin Soul (Episode 2)

Wonderful treats right here for fans of The Wu-Tang Clan and vintage funky soul alike. The Shaolin Soul series is a collection of some of the countless classic tunes that have been sampled (mostly by RZA) for Wu-Tang Clan albums and related solo productions. Volume 2 features c...view item »

Space Ghost
Endless Light

With releases on Astro Nautico, Sweat Lodge Guru and three self released albums, Oakland California based producer Space Ghost comes to Tartelet with his latest lo-fi synth/beat workouts. Equally comfortable in soulful, vangelis synth beatless journeys as he is with deep and groovy minimalistic beats, you want lush, you got it....view item »

Arve Henriksen
Places Of Worship

Rune Grammofon’s versatile trumpet dude Arve Henriksen is getting all spiritual on your ass this week with the release of ‘Places of Worship’, a graceful convolution of spiritual music and his mysterious smoky Scandi-jazz, backed tastefully by cleverly us...view item »

Menahan Street Band
The Crossing

This is the second CD I've bought by Menahan Street Band and it's another very impressive set of instrumentals. Produced by Daptone guru Thomas Brenneck, who is also a member of the band (almost a one-man-band himself, playing guitar, bass, ukulele, electric piano, etc.), the songs on here have a predictably retro vibe, evoking memories of soulf...view item »

Jack White
Lazaretto / Power Of My Love

'Lazaretto' is the first single from Jack White's second album, cunningly also called 'Lazaretto', being released on his very own Third Man Records. Why Jack White is writing songs about maritime quarantine stations, only he knows. The track is backed on the flip by exclusive tune 'Power Of My Love'.  ...view item »

Señora
Señora

Impossibly smooth vintage german funk reissue from Growing Bin Records. Señora by Señora is the kind of album that has absolutely zero friction. Everything's been sanded down and refined as much as it can be. If you're a fan of jazzy funk (or is...view item »

Sun Ra and Solar Arkestra
On Jupiter

This is a mini album, and it immediately followed Languidity. Made for Sun Ra's Philadelphia jazz imprint, Saturn (incidentally, the planet that was Sun Ra's home, true believers), this album was Sun Ra's brilliant stab at funk. If Languidity was Sun Ra's dance album, this is most certainly his funk album. The definite highlight is "UFO", which ...view item »

Ken Boothe
Freedom Street

Reissue of an LP by the man they used to call ‘Mr. Rocksteady’. After a string of hits for Studio One in the 60s, Ken Boothe took his style to Leslie Kong...view item »

Charley Patton
Founder Of The Delta Blues

It’s hard to think of a more seminal and influential artist than Charley Patton. As well as being a first-hand influence on fellow giants Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, his guitar and vocal 78s are some of the most revered recordings in blues. Th...view item »

Majik
Back Into Your Heart

Hi Records did a roaring trade in the 1970s, but much of the label’s catalogue has fallen into obscurity since. One of the lost gems was Majik’s 1979 single ‘Back Into Your Heart’/’Dance Dance Dance’. Now set to wax once again by Melodies International - the s...view item »

Lightmen Plus One
Fancy Pants

This is the second LP from Texas native Bubbha Thomas and his Lightmen band, and it's a doozy. A symbiotic blend of politically fuelled, revolutionary social commentary and maverick underground jazz, this vinyl reissue is presented in both stereo and mono mixes, with a bonus download card featuring footage of li...view item »

J. M. Tim & Foty
African Funk Experimentals (1977-1979)

J. M. Tim & Foty were a creative duo based from Cameroon working on funk and disco. This LP on Africa Seven presents just two years of that hard work. And if you need a seal of approval just know that god like genius Missy Elliot has sampled one of these tracks. So what are yo...view item »

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Jukebox Single #6

THE BLUES IS NO. 1! THE BLUES IS NO. 1!!!! Jon Spencer, Russell Simins and Judah Bower get back to business and hit us with a new single on In The Red. The A-side ‘Gazooks’ is a fresh number that brings a boogie shuffl...view item »

Leon's Creation
This Is The Beginning

Acid Jazz reissue this rare 1970 LP from San Franciscan seven-piece Leon’s Creation. The group emerged in the wake of Golden Gate city giants like Sly And The Family Stone and Santana - Leon’s Creation frontman Leon Patillo would later collaborate wi...view item »

Isaac Hayes
Hot Buttered Soul

On only his second album, Issac Hayes had managed to acquire complete artistic control, resulting in one of the most groundbreaking soul albums of any era. Containing only four long tracks, the album is dominated by Hayes’ legendary elongations of Walk On By and By the Time I Get to Phoenix. New remaster, housed in a tip-o...view item »

Everything Is Recorded
Close But Not Quite

Everything Is Recorded is the production project of Richard Russell, the head honcho of XL Recordings. Russell used his impressive contacts book to get a whole host of modern vocal talent (plus Warren Ellis!) into his studio to craft excellent and soulful music. The project&rsqu...view item »

Batteaux
Batteaux

This is a much needed re-issue of this sampled folk funk classic from 1973 which has been described as proto Yacht Rock. Melodic sun dappled songs with hints of country rock that stand pretty well against the likes of Crosby Stills and Nash whilst being underground and cool enough to be sampled by MF Doom. ...view item »

Various
Spiritual Jazz Vol. 8 - Japan: Parts 1+2

For sure, Japan’s legacy of jazz music is under-heard and under-appreciated outside of the country, despite huge domestic enthusiasm. This double disc Jazzman compilation might put paid to that, being a sixteen track selection of lesser-known (in the West) performers of the more spiritual end of jazz music. Spiritual Jazz Vol. 8 - Japa...view item »

Charlie Parr
Cheap Wine

If you are new to the blues stomp and heartbreaking ballads of Duluth country blues raconteur Charlie Parr then this is as good a place to start as any. It's a 2011 era compilation of all his best bits to date taken from a series of albums on a multitude of labels. No-one does this kind of lowdown storytelling blues and folk bet...view item »

Martin Freeman & Eddie Piller present
Jazz On The Corner

Acid Jazz co-founder Eddie Piller and famous man Martin Freeman did a radio show together a couple of years ago. That’s the genesis for this compilation, a double LP that kicks of the Acid Jazz 30th birthday celebrations. Features music from old heads like Art Blakey and new ones like ...view item »

Baloji
137 Avenue Kaniama

Congolese artist Baloji works as a sort of stylistic lightning rod on his latest LP. Bringing together pop stylings from all over Africa - he even goes so far as to jack the instrumental of Dur Dur’s mighty ‘Dooyo’ for lead single ‘Soleil De Volt’ - Baloji turns 137 Avenue Kanai...view item »

Félix Blume
Death In Haiti: Funeral Brass Bands & Sounds from Port Au Prince

Felix Blume is the sound-artist credited with Death In Haiti: Funeral Brass Bands & Sounds from Port Au Prince, but what he has really done is provided a window through which the people of Haiti can shine. Funerals, funeral processions and church services are condensed into a rich and powerful sound picture of these...view item »

Neue Grafik
Innervision

Bradley Zero’s Rhythm Section International have spent a couple of years trying to eke out an EP from Parisian producer Neue Grafik. Finally, they have it in the form of Innervision. The six tracks here pick up from where NG’s excellent 2017 Soul Conspiracy EP left ...view item »

Starchild & The New Romantic
Language

Starchild's Brandon Cook is wonderfully unashamed about his influences: Prince, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson. This impeccably produced pop record could easily be an 80s gem. It stays true to the style but carries important, topical messages of marginalisation ...view item »

Nat Birchall
Cosmic Language

A surprise move here from jazzman Nat Birchall, who here integrates a harmonium into his music for the first time. Along with it comes a strong influence from traditional Indian music, which Nat and his band integrate into their own sound rather than try to slavishly imitate. Will likely suit fans of Ali...view item »

Sun Ra
Of Abstract Dreams

It’s unlikely that the cosmos boasts many ensembles more hard-working or prolific than Sun Ra’s Arkestra, so it shouldn’t be surprising that quality recordings keep turning up decades after the fact. This release captures a mind-seventies session for Philadelphia’s WXPN FM. Sonny sticking to piano, debuti...view item »

Bobby Wright
Blood Of An American

Bobby Wright - now Abu Talib - was moonlighting in the clubs of NYC during the Vietnam war. When one of his band members died serving and another was drafted, he got together with his bassist and penned these two spectral, haunting soul ballads. ‘Blood Of An American’ and ‘Everyone Should Have His Day’ ar...view item »

Durand Jones & The Indications
Durand Jones & The Indications

Secretly Canadian sub-label Dead Oceans teams up with Colemine to front the debut LP from Indiana soulsters Durand Jones & The Indicators. After the sad passing of Charles Bradley there’s now a gap in the market for this sort of thing. With Jones&...view item »

Harold Alexander
Sunshine Man

A lesser-known jazz treat from 1971 here sees its first vinyl reissue since it was first released. Harold Alexander, the titular Sunshine Man, had a wonderfully soulful and funky take on jazz, leaning in both free and fusion directions at times. Sunshine Man has found its way into sample banks numerous times, b...view item »

Various
Brownswood 10 Versions

Tenth birthday release from the Brownswood label, who have decided to celebrate the occasion with ten key cover versions from their quality roster. Represented here are the likes of Mala, Giles Peterson and his Havana Cultura Band and Owiny Sigoma Band, reinterpreting music by ...view item »

Amy Winehouse
Frank

Frank was the debut album by Amy Winehouse. She made a massive impact with this upon its release in 2003. Firstly as a major new talent had just unleashed itself on the world and secondly because her lyrics didn’t pull any punches, hence the title.The title is also a nod to one of her heroes, Frank Sinatra...view item »

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Tearing At The Seams

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats made more than just ripples in the water with their self-titled debut, so it’s likely that one or two folk are looking forward to its follow-up. Tearing At The Seams should supply what they’re looking for, and it’s only on bloody Stax! White vinyl double LP or Deluxe CD w...view item »

Hailu Mergia
Lala Belu

This is Hailu Mergia’s first LP since the upswing in interest in his music over the past half-decade. The revival is down in large part to the re-release job Awesome Tapes From Africa have done on some of his old records, and as such it’s fitting that Lala Belu should surface on the label. B...view item »

Sun Ra
The Saturn Singles Vol. 1: 1954-1958

Take another dive into the voluminous back catalogue of the cosmic jazz overlord himself, Sun Ra. Volume 1 of The Saturn Singles collects together a bundle of shorter, earlier tracks, which find Ra trying to make pop / R&B music. Needless to say, it comes out unlike a lot of later R...view item »

Fumio Itabashi
Nature

Fumio Itabashi's many attempts to transcend a jazz idiom are fully on display on the excellent Nature, where he uses his piano to lead a band of  renowned Japanese players. This reissue firmly cements him as one of the country's greatest jazzers, mixing jittery movement with lyrical melodies for a record ...view item »

Atlas
Breeze

A wonderful reissue of a distant gem from 1987, which itself was quite an obscurity in its time. Sitting in the middle of a space rock epic, 80s fusion and balearic synth, the album takes the listener to unimaginable places, an ethereal blend of vintage Japanese electronic pop and cosmic rock balladry. ...view item »

Isaac Hayes
Shaft

Here’s a soundtrack whose enduring impact and influence outweighs that of its parent film. Besides the ubiquity of the title track, this mostly instrumental double is the best-selling Stax LP, and was harvested for samples by 2Pac, Lil’ Kim and Dr. Dre. With Hayes be...view item »

Isaac Hayes
Black Moses

On his massive 1971 double, Hayes puts his own stamp on hits by the Jackson 5,  Dionne Warwick and the Carpenters. Its enduring influence led to Ike's Rap II being sampled by both Tricky and Portishead. And as if the messianic and expansive vibes weren&rsqu...view item »

Isao Suzuki Quartet +2
Orang-Utan

If your Japanese jazz collection is lacking a little, you might want to pick up Orang-Utan, now finely reissued on vinyl by Le Tres Jazz Club. Orang-Utan...view item »

Madlib
Shades Of Blue

Shades of Blue is an incredible sampling of Blue Note, and holds many excellent tracks. In some places, the track doesn't do justice to the artist (and indeed some deserving artists like Quincy Jones and John Coltrane aren't even recognized, though they should be), but when limited to only one 80 minute album, Madlib does a brilliant job coverin...view item »

Max Cooper feat. Kathrin deBoer & Quentin Collins
Tileyard Improvisations Vol. 1

This album is what appears when numerous shades of jazz and improvisation are granted vocal narrative, then backed with smart beats and rhythms. These spontaneously created tracks defy many forms of compositional logic, yet feel natural and deeply addictive. Soulful, effortlessly groovy and singular work....view item »

30/70
Elevate

Soulful Melbourne heads 30/70 hook up with Peckham stronghold Rhythm Section to deliver their second album Elevate. It’s a rich, full-bodied big band sound that moves beyond the label’s house leanings to embrace the live musicality that so many of their artists favour. Sounding primed for next year’s f...view item »

T.J. Hustler Metaphysical Synthesized Orchestra
Age of Individualism

Another rescued from obscurity, T.J. Hustler's set of long form drum machine and keys electronic funk tracks, lifted by synthesiser stabs and pads, each created a surreal world. Hustler could have easily influenced Wesley Willis, his loose, growling musings swapping places with abstract instrume...view item »

Elephant9
Greatest Show On Earth

'Greatest' as in 'worst' but only if you don't like prog/jazz explorations with lashings of Keith Emerson style organ playing.  Elephant 9 certainly have 'chops'. They have been voted one of the best live acts in Norway and transcend jazz and rock with their wild improvisational playing. RIYL people playing...view item »

1939 Ensemble
Beats & Saints

1939 Ensemble, whose name unfortunately sounds to English ears like a Tory committee, are in fact an instrumental quartet who perform boldly experimental covers of various material with their percussion, vibraphone, trumpet, guitar and electronics set-up. The Beats & Saints EP features versions of songs by T...view item »

Various
J-Jazz – Deep Modern Jazz from Japan 1969-1984

BBE have done it again! This time the fruits of their labours -- digging in the crates with (long-term jazz record collectors) Tony Higgins and Mike Peden -- has seen the unearthing of these gems from the post-war period in modern Japanese jazz history. The tracks take in spiritual jazz, post-modal impressionism and fusion for the dancefloors. H...view item »

Hedvig Mollestad Trio
All Of Them Witches

Norwegian lady Hedvig Mollestad and her trio’s debut album ‘Shoot’ was a favourite of mine from last year, as was the El Doom & The Born Electric album she contributed to, but she seems to divide opinions here in the offi...view item »

Leroy Hutson
Hutson

Acid Jazz have gone and released a brace of classic Leroy Hutson LPs, from the height of his '70s powers. ‘Hutson’ was a stone-cold high watermark of 1970s soul, produced with Curtis Ma...view item »

Leroy Hutson
Hutson II

The Chicago sound, as embodied by the great work done at Brunswick and later Curtom studios is legendary. I'll take the Chi-lites and Impressions any day before the legendary "JB", but alas... it is just a matter of taste. I'd say my personal favourite is "In the mood" -a very musical but quite humorous "tip of the cap" to Marvin Gaye and the bi...view item »

Kjetil Mulelid Trio
Not Nearly Enough To Buy A House

Kjetil Mulelid Trio are young, new, Scandinavian, and a piano trio. Their album Not Nearly Enough To Buy A House has an airy, white-room clarity to it, but still fizzes with melodic flair and the excitement of b...view item »

Joey Dosik
Game Winner (Deluxe Edition)

Joey Dosik’s Game Winner is a mini-album that turned out to be all about basketball: watching TV sports while recovering from an injury meant that Joey...view item »

The Tubby Hayes Quintet
Modes and Blues: 8th February 1964

Despite his death in 1973 at the age of just 38, tenor saxophonist Tubby Hayes is still considered to be one of the greatest jazz players the UK has produced. This LP, recorded during the band’s Ronnie Scott’s residency in 1964, makes a good show of Hayes and his quartet’s showstopping take on ...view item »

Hiroshi Fukumura Quintet
Morning Flight

If your Japanese jazz collection is lacking a little, you might want to pick up this fresh new reissue of Hiroshi Fukumura Quintet’s 1973 recording Morning Flight, fe...view item »

Sister Irene O'Connor
Fire of God's Love

Sister Irene O’Connor’s Fire Of God’s Love has been something of a holy grail in the wyrd community for a while now. The nun’s highly original combination of devotional verse, folk guitar and psychedelic organ has many imitators and few peers. Out of print for more than forty years, this version ...view item »

Thelonious Monk
Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960

Languish in the fabulous music that Thelonious Monk recorded in 1959 for the movie Les Liaisons Dangereuses. The audio has never been officially released in its own right until now, but the high quality of this double CD release makes up for that colossal delay. Comes with a sixty-page booklet, packed with exclusive pho...view item »

Everything Is Recorded
Everything Is Recorded by Richard Russell

Richard Russell may have made his name as the boss of XL Records, but he has some production pedigree too - among others, he’s helmed LPs for Bobby Womack and Ibeyi. The cosmopolitan, soulful production style he displayed on those records translates nicely to Everythin...view item »

Curtis Harding
Soul Power

35 year old guitarist, singer and songwriter Curtis Harding settled in Atlanta, Georgia after travelling all over the US with his family as a kid. Those travels helped gather musical inspiration for Soul Power, where he fuses southern garage rock with soul, blues and indie to make a soulful yet gritty rock album. ...view item »

The Group
The Feed-Back

This is some esoteric interaction from The Group aka Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza. The Feed-Back is the 1970 album from the Italian all star band. It's an outing in freedom which has a deep back beat through out which the other players riff on. A blending of free jazz, freer funk a...view item »

Various
Ernesto Chahoud presents TAITU – Soul-fuelled Stompers from 1960s – 1970s Ethiopia

Yet another Ethio-Jazz compilation here, this time courtesy of Lebanese crate-digger Ernesto Chahoud and Barely Breaking Even records. It would be easier to lament the slew of reissues of music from Ethiopia’s 60s/70s golden age if the music wasn’t so damn good. Mulatu Astatke featur...view item »

Shuggie Otis
Freedom Flight

There are gems galore to be found on this early Shuggie Otis LP, in a welcome reissue from 8th Records. Freedom Flight was Shuggie's sophomore full-length, and features the rejuvenated classic 'Strawberry Letter 23' as well as psych-funk nuggets such as 'Ice Cold Daydream' and the LP's title cut, the acid-funk instrumen...view item »

Dr. John
The Sun, Moon & Herbs

Recorded in London but with a New Orleans spirit, “The Sun, Moon & Herbs” arrived towards the end of Dr. John’s voodoo-inspired period, its heavy, foggy atmosphere and nods to Cajun folklore capturing the magic and spirit of the city even from afar. Hypnotic percussion, invigorating choruses, and creepy-cum...view item »

Shannon & The Clams
Onion

Quickly recorded with caution out in the wind, Onion is the fifth and most savoury of Shannon & the Clams releases. They cite a quick and impulsive recording environment, as studio man Dan Auerbach just had his instruments ready to go at all times. Expect the usual and avid throwback pop majesty ...view item »

Al Green
Let's Stay Together

The title track to Let's Stay Together has become Al Green's signature song and a certified r&b classic. The song is one of the definitive Memphis soul songs with its smooth organ punctuated by horns , Rev. Green comes in a low voice and then in the chorus reaches up to a heavenly falsetto. The song became his only his only number one on the...view item »

Roland Kirk
Third Dimension

Recorded in New York in 1956, Third Dimension is the debut album from the legendary jazz man Roland Kirk. Slamming together bits and pieces of jazz history, he crafted his own unique multi-instrument style, showcased in all its glory here. Originally titled Triple Threat. Out on vinyl LP from Bethlehem....view item »

Adrian Lim-Klumpes
Yield (Preludes & Fugues for Piano)

Adrian Lim-Klumpes has plied his pianist’s trade at the helm of bands including Tangents and 3ofmillions, generally working in a jazz-informed milieu. But, as solo album Yield’s sub-heading Preludes & Fugues for Piano suggests, this is a more classically informe...view item »

Orchestra Exotica
Plays Martin Denny

Hm. Very interesting. One guy plays, and I quote, 'parafernalia' along with the flute and synths. I can only imagine that this record is going to be a bit whacky and, yes, interesting. Orchestra Exotica have released Plays Martin Denny on CD and is released on Off. (An annoying little snippet to try and say. Released on Off. Try it). ...view item »

Sonny Rollins
A Night At The Village Vanguard

A Night At The Village Vanguard was recorded over two sessions in one day in 1957. Recorded by jazz veteran Sonny Rollins, the album features Rollins on tenor sax with Donald Bailey on bass and Pete La Roca on drums for the first session and Wilbur Ware on bass and Elvin Jones on drums for the second....view item »

Ken Boothe
Everything I Own

Described by some as the most iconic Jamaican soul singer of his generation, Ken Boothe’s Everything I Own is back on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 1974. The record is a must have for reggae fans and soul fans alike. The release features the original analogue mastering and album art for tr...view item »

The Thing
Shake

At last, another full-blown studio release from the killer free-jazz trio that is The Thing! Masters of the form Mats Gustafsson, Paal Nilssen-Love and Ingebrigt Håker Flaten have stunning chemistry together, and with Shake they blow everything else out of the wat...view item »

Hiroshi & Claudia
Six To Six

A rare and strange treat here from the obscure depths of Australia’s privately-pressed LP archives. Hiroshi & Claudia’s Six To Six is what happened when a touring group of Japanese jazz musicians had a session with a Mauritian cabaret singer, in which all parties took things to wild, funky, disco-jazz te...view item »

Curtis Mayfield
Back To The World

This album is a kind of a "concept" album of sorts. It contains powerful and timely lyrical content mainly dealing with life in the U.S. after the Vietnam war which had just ended as the last troops were finally on their way back home. He really shows off his incredible musical compositions on this album. As difficult as it is to follow up a mas...view item »

Peter Brotzmann / Harry Miller / Louis Moholo
The Nearer The Bone, The Sweeter the Meat

Legendary saxophonist Peter Brotzmann meets two South African musicians on a reissue of this classic FMP session on Cien Fuegos. Brotzmann deploys his full range of reeds, from the lows of the bass clarinet to the dizzy highs of the soprano sax. Harry Miller grinds away on his d...view item »

Zu
Goodnight, Civilization

Here’s a short but sweet one-sided etched 12” from Zu. It’s only got about 10 minutes of music on it which could easily have been squeezed onto a 7” but never mind that, what’s here is really good. This trio feature The Locust’s Gabe Serbian on drums and harsh jazzer Massimo ...view item »

Nina Simone
Mood Indigo (The Complete Bethlehem Singles)

Undisputed legend of piano and performance Nina Simone gets yet more of the dues she deserves with this collection of her early recordings, many of which will be familiar even to the unfamiliar -- "My Baby Just Cares For Me" features, as does the monolithic mash of melody and solo "Love Me Or Leave Me". The LP version ...view item »

Sun Ra
Space Is The Place

Space Is The Place, the afro-futurist film Sun Ra made is a remarkable watch, mixing plenty of familiar film tropes with the sheer weird wonder of Sun Ra. This soundtrack to the film is a remarkable mixture of chants, harsh synth and free-blasting Arkestra jazz. Widely regarded as ...view item »

The BellRays
Punk Funk Rock Soul, Vol. 2

You know the scene in Wayne’s World when Wayne and Garth go into the bar and Cassandra Wong’s band are playing? Well, The Bellrays sound quite a lot like that band (who, for the record, were called Crucial Taunt). Fusing hard-rock stylings with soulful vocals and banging choruses got CT a re...view item »

Nai Palm
Needle Paw

Debut solo album from Hiatus Kayote's lead singer and composer, Nai Palm. Needle Paw take a much more stripped back approach than anything she's done with her band, and so allows her voice to emerge all raw and powerful. Features new versions of Hiatus Kayote songs, as well a...view item »

Various
Follow Me to the Popcorn: The Untold History of the Belgium Popcorn Scene

Popcorn is the name given to the 60s / 70s Belgian R&B scene: sort of an equivalent to Britain’s Northern Soul. Follow Me To The Popcorn: The Untold History Of The Belgian Popcorn Scene compiles 2 LPs-worth of the groovy fruits of this scene, not often circulated today. Out on the Jazzman label....view item »

Hedvig Mollestad Trio
Black Stabat Mater

Hedvig Mollestad is properly trained in jazz music, but when working with her Trio, she pushes into darkly funky territory that is more influenced by heavy psychedelic rock. It’s a place that her gnarly guitar chops sit very comfortably, and on new studio album Black Stabat Mater, her sound is out...view item »

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