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  • Love Quantum is the seventh studio album by Grammy Award nominee Theo Croker since his 2007 debut The album finds Croker making his first-ever foray into the concept of love, once again inviting listeners on a genre-defying journey across time and space in discovery of the self and our shared human experience Of the album, Croker...
  • Bronx-born hip hop artist and producer Diamond is known as one of the founding members of the New York collective Diggin' in the Crates Crew He produced for a number of artists, including Cypress Hill, House Of Pain, KRS-One, Xzibit and won a Grammy Award for his production of the title track from The Fugees' iconic album The...
  • Joseph Thomas Escovedo, better known as Coke Escovedo, was an American percussionist who played in several genres, including jazz fusion, R&B, and soul Escovedo played with great names such as Cal Tjader and was a member of Santana and Azteca In 1976 he released his second solo studio album Comin' At Ya!, which counts 11...
  • Star People Nation is a project described by Theo Croker himself as an intimate exploration of “the everyday rituals of blackness” A translation of his personal, spiritual and creative experience, the album is a self-reflective collection of powerfully passionate and boundary-busting compositions that speak to our greater,...
  • Theodore Lee Croker is an American jazz trumpeter, composer, producer and vocalist He is a Grammy Award nominee, three-time Echo Award nominee, as well as a Theodore Presser Award recipientAs the grandson of trumpeter Doc Cheatham, Theo Croker has jazz music in his DNA Escape Velocity is his fourth studio album, originally...
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    American trumpeter Chet Baker was a major innovator in cool jazz, leading him to be nicknamed “the prince of cool” He earned much attention and praise through the Fifties, particularly for albums featuring his vocals This included his 1954 album Chet Baker Sings and its follow-up Chet Baker Sings Again in 1985 The latter he...
  • After John Squire left The Stone Roses, he formed The Seahorses in 1996 together with Stuart Fletcher, Chris Helme and Andy Watts The year after they released their debut album Do It Yourself, which was produced by Tony Visconti Visconti had his first hit with T Rex' “Ride A White Swan” and was involved in many David Bowie...
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    Guru's Jazzmatazz 1, originally released in 1993, is one of the first albums to combine a live jazz band with hip hop production and rapping Guru had a vision and brought together a diverse group of jazz cats both old and new school; Lonnie Liston Smith, Branford Marsalis, Ronny Jordan, Donald Byrd and Roy Ayers and vocalists like...
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    Monk's Dream is the first album jazz musician Thelonious Monk released on Columbia Records It was recorded in 4 days in autumn 1962 and issued a year later The Thelonious Monk Quartet consisted of Monk (piano), Charlie Rouse (tenor sax), John Ore (bass), and Frankie Dunlop (drums) Jazz scholars and enthusiasts alike also...
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    Swervedriver are an English alternative rock band formed in Oxford in 1989 around core members Adam Franklin and Jimmy Hartridge Mezcal Head is their second album, originally released in 1993 The album includes their most successful single "Duel", which was awarded NME's Single of the Week The album turned out to be one of the...
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    In the late '70s Greg Sage formed his punk rock band Wipers Even though most of his devoted fans consider it a trajesty that his name isn't as known as the bands that were inspired by him (Nirvana ao), the misunderstood and underrated musician was happy to remain in the underground Throughout his lengthy and prolific career with a...
  • Limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on purple coloured 180-gram audiophile vinyl Zapp (also known as the Zapp Band or Zapp and Roger) is undoubtedly the most influential group in the Electro sub-genre of Funk Zapp achieved most of it's mainstream recognition from the single "More Bounce To The Ounce" from their...
  • Limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on translucent green coloured 180-gram audiophile vinyl Evolucion by Harold y Su Banda is a 1975 production of funky rhythms and lush soundscapes, recorded in Bogotá between 1973 and 1975 at the legendary Ingeson Studios The album is known to many aficionados of Columbian/Latin...
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    The Jazz Messengers were a jazz combo that was founded by Art Blakey, together with Horace Silver Soon after its founding, the Jazz Messengers became known as an incubator for young talent Band leader Art Blakey led the collective for over 35 years The 1978 formation has been described by critics as one of Blakey's strongest...
  • It was 1974 when Magma's fourth studio album Ẁurdah Ïtah came out Originally, the album was released under the name of Tristan Et Iseult as a solo studio film soundtrack by founding member Christian Vander He recorded the music for Yvan Lagrange's 1872 avant-garde film Tristan Et Iseult The recordings took place only a month...
  • Two years after the release of their eponymous debut, Elf recorded Carolina County Ball It's a very versatile album and has elements of hard rock, funk, blues and honky-tonk in it Deep Purple's bassist Roger Glover produced the album Elf was an American rock band founded by singer and bassist Ronnie James Dio (later Black...
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    Keep It Like A Secret is the fourth full-length album released by Indie Rock band Built To Spill, originally released in 1999 With their first major label release Perfect From Now On in 1997, Built to To Spill became one of the United States' most recognizable Indie Rock bands With Keep It Like A Secret, Built To Spill not only...
  • Magma has been one of France's most influential bands since their founding in 1969 They released their fifth studio album Köhntarkösz in 1974, which set them off in a completely new musical direction The band used a more restrained approach, which resulted in every hit seeming to weight twenty tons by contrast The result is a...
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    The Infamous is the second studio album by the American Hip Hop duo Mobb Deep, released in 1995 The album features guest apperances from Nas, Wu-Tang Clan members, Reakwon and Ghostface Killah It marked Mobb Deep's transition from a relatively unknown Rap duo to an influential and commercially successful one One of the...
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    Dutch jazz pianist Jack van Poll started playing the piano at four years old and grew up to become one of The Netherlands' most talented and influential jazz musicians During the Düsseldorfer Festival in 1962, his trio Tree-Oh was declared as Best Orchestra in the Modern Style Van Poll formed the Tree-Oh together with Mary Hehuat...
  • Formed in Reading in 1987, Chapterhouse took the unusual step of rehearsing and gigging for well over a year before recording even a demotape Initially, the band got lumped in with the British acid rock scene of the time, a mistake hardly rectified by the band's early performances supporting the rather laidback Spacemen 3...
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    Bernie Worrell was a keyboardist and composer best known as a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic and for his work with Talking Heads He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic Worrell broke genres, not only within funk, but also hip hop and rock...
  • The British shoegaze pop band Engineers was formed in London in 2003 by Mark Peters, Simon Phipps, Andrew Sweeney and Dan MacBean MacBean is also known as the guitarist in The Shining After being signed to Echo Records, the band released their self-titled debut album in 2005 The album features the acclaimed tracks “Home”,...
  • Mikey Dread is known as one of the most multi-faceted artists, comfortably taking in both the positions of producer and artist By the late Seventies he had started his own label, working with artists such as Edi Fitzroy, Sugar Minott and Earl Sixteen, as well as producing his own work On his own label he released World War III in...
  • DAF (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft) is an influential German electropunk band from Düsseldorf (Germany) The band claimed not to target anything while writing lyrics, but to surround around Delgado-López's fascination with the sound of particular words While recording their album Für Immer, the band split up After four...
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    Tower Of Power is known to blend soul, funk, jazz and rock like no other band and has done so successfully for the past 50 years Their debut album East Bay Grease was originally released in 1970 on Bill Graham's Fillmore Records The name of the album also describes its genre, which includes a “brass heavy funk-rock sound” The...
  • Mono was an English trip hop duo that scored a hit in 1996 with their first single “Life In Mono” Three singles followed before releasing their debut album Formica Blues The album reached #71 in the UK album charts and reached #137 on the Billboard 200 in the US The sound of the album is described as to wallow in the sound of...
  • Velvett Fogg are a psychedelic rock band hailing from Birmingham, England Active during the late 1960's, Velvett Fogg were one of the many new bands from the Birmingham underground scene trying to take pop and rock music to a higher level of creativity They were given a record deal by Pye Records, through which they released their...
  • First-wave American punk rock band DMZ was formed during the late Seventies when vocalist Jeff Conolly stole the lead position by out-performing the previous lead vocalist Eventually, Conolly also brought keyboards and original songs into the mix After signing with Sire Records, they recorded their debut album with Flo & Eddie...
  • Crazy Horse is an American rock band best known for their association with Neil Young, with whom they have recorded and performed live since the late 60s Their self-titled debut came out in 1971, although members of the band had already released a previous album as The Rockets and had appeared on record twice with Young It was the...
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    To celebrate the 45th anniversary of iconic Dutch jazz label Timeless Records, Music On Vinyl is releasing a series that features albums that are part of the Timeless Records legacy and will be released mainly throughout 2022 To this day, jazz pianists are influenced by Bill Evans by his use of impressionist harmony,...
  • The British jazz/hip hop fusion collective Us3 founded in 1992 in London and its notable members included producers Mel Simpson and Geoff Wilkinson The group scored a major hit in 1994 with “Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)”, a track that displayed the group's fondness for sampling classic recordings from the Blue Note label (in this...
  • The Jamaican reggae and dub musician Linval Thompson's career began around the age of 20 He has been a pioneer within the reggae genre and collaborated with many great Jamaican musicians I Love Marijuana was his first self-produced LP in 1978 and followed the success of the same-titled single Other successful tracks include the...
  • “It was a black man in open, conscious resistance of the power that was trying to keep him enslaved—that was me…At last I had a chance to say what I believed in my deepest heart about politics, slavery, and about the genocide of Indians”—Eugene McDaniels a/k/a the left rev mc d talking about his album, Headless Heroes of...
  • Cibo Matto was a Japanese-American band formed by Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori in New York in 1994 Their debut album Viva! La Woman is the only album to be released by them as a duo, before Sean Lennon, Timo Ellis and Duma Love joined the band It therefore also sounds quite different from the rest of the Cibo Matto catalogue: the...
  • In a career laden with highlights and hallmarks in the annals of soul history, Just As I Am is rather overlooked as one of the best soul debuts ever issued Beautifully remastered, Just As I Am is presented to a new generation of listeners who may have missed out the first time With this remastering comes an intimacy, warmth, and...
  • The young and ambitious hip hop group Blackalicious emerged from the underground during the late Nineties Their debut album established them as one of the West Coast's top outfits, but it was the follow-up Blazing Arrow that earned them major acclaim This second studio album was originally released in 2002 on MCA Records The album...
  • Monk, considered one of the greatest Jazz pianists of all time, recorded Underground in '67-'68 It's the last recording with the Thelonious Monk Quartet (Larry Gales on bass, Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, and Ben Riley on drums) and one of the last album he made for Columbia What makes Underground special is that unlike his other...
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    After John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderly left the 'quintet', Miles Davis was forced to search for new qualified musicians He found them in Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Cobb and Paul ChambersIn 1961, just two years after recording Kind Of Blue, Miles and his new line up started recording energetically and finished Someday My...
  • Ministry successfully combined industrial Heavy Metal and electronic beats with a punk attitude The Land Of Rape And Honey was their breakthrough album released in 1988, which laid the foundation for a series of successful 'Tech Metal' albums that appealed to alternative audiences all over the globe Drawing heavy on the sampler,...
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    Porgy & Bess (1958) is the interpretation of Gershwin's work by Miles Davis and composer Gil Evans, a point where the collaboration between the pair came to full fruition With Evans's intimate knowledge of Gershwin, and it's prime performer Davis, their renditions of the work was propelled into the musical...
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    Music On Vinyl proudly presents the second installment of the acclaimed Miles Davis Bootleg series on 180 gram vinyl!Part 1 (Live in Europe 1967, MOVLP421) was voted Historical Album Of The Year in the Down Beat Readers and Critics Poll Bootleg 2: Live In Europe 1969 skips two years ahead to record Davis with his 'third great...
  • With Solo Piano, Glass presents himself "unplugged" - no electronic keyboards or synthesizers, and no overdubs, either - just solo piano "Metamorphosis" was written in 1988 and takes its name from a play based on Kafka's short story Its second track, "Metamorphosis Two", formed the basis of one of the main musical themes in the...
  • Recorded in two days in the summer of 1967 Nefertiti is Miles Davis' last fully acoustic album, with no compositions from Miles himself Most tracks are written by Wayne Shorter & Herbie Hancock Best known for its unusual title track, where the horns keep repeating the melody and the rhythm section improvises (in stead of...
  • The cover of Thrust reveals a lot of the album Herbie's sitting comfortablyin his spaceship controlled by a synth froman alien world, reachingto the clouds and beyond Well, that's what his stature was in 1974 - one of the seminal renewers of Jazz by incorporating new electric instruments like theARP synthesizer Thrust is the...
  • Secrets (1976) is a Jazz-Funk fusion album by acclaimed keyboard player Herbie Hancock Following up on his previous album Man-Child, the album again features Paul Jackson on bass, and reedist Bennie Maupin continued to provide most of the solos alongside Hancock Man-Child had seen the addition of electric guitar to Hancock's...
  • The wonderful Post-Bop album Miles Smiles (1967) was recorded by Davis's second great quintet, which featured saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams The album showcases Davis' deeper exploration of modal performance with looser forms, tempos, and meters Although it did not...
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    Live-Evil (1970) by Miles Davis is a double live album which features different settings of Miles Davis' bands One of such recordings is of a 1970 gig at the Cellar Door, which featured a band comprised of Miles, bassist Michael Henderson, drummer Jack DeJohnette, guitarist John McLaughlin, saxophonist Gary Barts, and Keith...

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