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The Nat Birchall Quartet
The Storyteller - A Musical Tribute to Yusef Lateef

Yusef Lateef is a jazz legend who pioneered the fusion of jazz and Eastern music. His influence is still being felt today, as evidenced by this new tribute album by Nat Birchall entitled 'The Storyteller'. The album is made up of interpretations of Lateef songs and originals written by Birchall that share his approach to making music. This is a hugely varied album containing a variety of lesser-known instruments and strange time signatures. Big sounds, big scope, big story telling. 

Don Rendell Ian Carr Quintet
Change Is

Change Is… what, lads? Come on, don’t leave us hanging like that. Jazzman go the whole hog with the reissue of this 1969 LP from seminal British jazzers The Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet. As well as full remasterings of Rendell/Carr/etc.'s post-bop expeditions, this edition of Change Is features fastidious reproductions of the original artwork and a link to an online treasure-trove of interviews with, and essays about, the group.
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Don Rendell Ian Carr Quintet
Live

You may have clocked Jazzman’s recent Don Rendall/Ian Carr Quintet box set. The five-LP wonder did so well on its first run that now the label has decided to put out all of the band’s full-lengths as individual units. 1969’s Live is the only record the group cut for Lansdowne that captured them in full flow. Known largely for being one of the best British post-bop acts, cuts like ‘Voices’ also demonstrate the band’s affinity for spiritual and modal jazz. With original copies of Live going for silly money nowadays it’s a good job that the record’s been reissued. Remastered, too.
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Don Rendell Ian Carr Quintet
Phase III

Phase III is - who’d have thought? - the third LP from acclaimed British jazz group The Don Rendall/Ian Carr Quintet. This 1968 set combines the sort of vivacious post-bop on which the group built their name with some of their most ambitious writing - see 13-minute epic ‘Black Marigolds’ for one. As with all of the other Rendall/Carr reissues that Jazzman have got together recently, Phase III has been remastered and restored to the highest possible quality.
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Don Rendell Ian Carr Quintet
Dusk Fire

Original editions of LPs by The Don Rendall/Ian Carr Quintet go for absolute megabucks these days. If your bucks are more mini in nature then you should consider something from Jazzman’s reissue run. The group’s sophomore LP, 1966’s Dusk Fire, is a good place to start. Recorded at Denis Preston’s famed Lansdowne Studios, this set builds on the post-bop innovations of debut album Shades Of Blue by introducing some modal flavours.
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Various
Spiritual Jazz 9: Blue Notes, Part 2

Here haveth we the second volume of Jazzman’s Spiritual Jazz 9: Blue Note albums, and the one that will go down in history as Having A Nicer Colour Scheme Than The First. The music within is off similar calibre, mind. Of course it is - we’re talking Blue Note Records here, man. This selection of spiritual masterpieces from the Blue Note archives features (among others) Wayne Shorter and Solomon Ilori.
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Steamheat
Austin Funk

Originally released on tiny Texas-based indie Fable back in the seventies, Austin Funk is one of three albums released around that time by trombonist Michael Mordecai (who also features). Steamheat’s much sought-after rarity now gets a new life as part of the Jazzman re-issue series of hard-to-find jazz treasures. 
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Various
Spiritual Jazz 9: Blue Notes, Part 1

Blue Note Records doesn’t need any introduction at this point. Jazzman probably doesn’t either. ‘But what are they doing in the same description?’, you ask. To put it succinctly, Spiritual Jazz 9: Blue Notes, Part 1 sees Jazzman combing the Blue Note archives for a selection of choice spiritual jazz morsels. We find established names like Wayne Shorter jostling for space with the more rarified talents of Bobby Hutcherson and Pete La Roca. Big fish or little fish, they still had a record out on Blue Note, so their music is still worth your time.
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Starcrost
Starcrost

Starcrost were a jazz/funk/ soul band who released their only album in the mid-’70s. Despite this possesing a sleeve like something you’d steer clear of in a charity shop, it is actually a highly sought after piece of wax - I mean, there is some serious bass and drum playing on here -  by collectors and DJs alike, as only 1000 of them were pressed. Jazzman are now reissuing the album to relieve all those crate-digging anxieties.

Forty Seven Times Its Own Weight
Cumulo Nimbus

47 Times Its Own Weight were a jazz/funk band from Austin, Texas. Cumulo Nimbus was originally released in 1975 on the Fable label, which was started by trombone player, Michael Mordecai. There were only 1000 of these pressed at the time so it has become a highly sought after record. Jazzman are reissuing the LP, so your search ends here.

Lloyd Miller
A Lifetime in Oriental Jazz

Ten years have passed since Jazzman first released their Lloyd Miller anthology A Lifetime In Oriental Jazz, so it’s high time they pressed up another run. This compilation does justice to the legendary musician. Drawing from rare private-press LPs, live sessions and hitherto-unheard recordings, A Lifetime In Oriental Jazz is fitting tribute to a man who has done more than most to build bridges in the global jazz network. This new edition comes with remastered sound, photos, liner notes and all that type of stuff.

Infinite Spirit Music
Live Without Fear

Live Without Fear is a little known classic of spiritual jazz by Infinite Spirit Music, a band led by Soji Ade. It was originally released in 1979 but received very little, if any, distribution and there were only a handful pressed. So….you could shell out upwards of £1000 for an original copy or you could buy one of these. LP and CD on Jazzman.

Various
Las Vegas Grind! Volume Seven

Volumes one through six of the Las Vegas Grind compilation series were assembled and issued many years ago, beginning in the late 80’s, but now at long last there is a seventh volume! Las Vegas Grind! Volume Seven is of course a low-down and dirty listening experience, straight out of the garage. Bob Moore & The Temps, Gay Papa, Louie & The Fat Men, and many more.

Various
A New Life, Vol. II

Three years on from Jazzman’s first A New Life compilation and the label comes back with the second entry. As with the first LP, A New Life, Volume II combs the archives of British jazz to present a selection of oddities, rarities and lost gems cut between 1968 and 1988. Regional heavyweights like Gerry McClelland and Billy Jenkins get a look in alongside the likes of The Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra. Extensive liner notes provide useful context.
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emanative
Earth

The latest LP from drummer Nick Woodmansey’s emanative project is a global jazz love-in. Earth’s lengthy cast of guests includes members of The Pyramids, Ibibio Sound Machine, Fela Kuti’s Africa 80. Led by Woodmansey, the group create a potent mix that touches on spiritual explorations in the tradition of Alice Coltrane, dubby hip-hop, Sun Ra-style cosmicism and free experimentation. Out via Jazzman.

Various
Fools Paradise Favorites

There's a man in New Jersey called Rex who has radio show where he favours forgotten skronking rock 'n' roll bops from the 50s and 60s. Through the magic of radio he's managed to give them a new lease of life and now Jazzman have compiled some of the bst. The LP comes with an extra "chicken-themed twin spin bonus 45 single". I don't know what that means but thought you'd like to know.  

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 - Japan: Parts 1 + 2 comes with bilingual liner notes, for all the context you could want.

The Sidewinders
Flatfoot Hustlin'


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