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    Birth/Speed/Merging was recorded in 1976 after the band's move to San Francisco The album closes the Pyramids' 70s trilogy and makes more use of studio technology: adding overdubs and other effects, a marked departure from the previous two releases, though at no cost to the urgent message and energy of their earlier works The...
  • Strut continues their work from the archives of Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids with a first ever vinyl release of Ackamoor’s debut avant-garde / Afro-jazz recordings from 1971 with The Collective, based out of Yellow Springs, Ohio The group was formed after Ackamoor had returned to Antioch from a spell in LA under the wing...
  • The debut album by the Pyramids was inspired by the group's visit to the Lalibela monastery in Egypt, and was recorded in Yellow Springs Ohio in early 1973 Drawing on the teachings of Cecil Taylor and the influence of John Coltrane, combined with a barrage of intense percussion, the album evolves over several long-form...
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    Strut present the definitive vinyl edition of 'Nigeria 70' First released in 2001, the collection inspired a new generation of labels and releases into Afro funk and Afro jazz fusions and helped to introduce the 1970s Lagos scene beyond Fela Kuti's catalogue for a legion of soul, funk and dance music enthusiasts "an essential...
  • Strut present the first ever compilation of Balka Sound, bringing together their influential 1980s recordings, Hailing from Congo-Brazzaville and led by revered vocalist and ngonfi player, Nkibi “Lusialala” Albert, Balka Sound created their own unique musical world, re-imagining traditional Congolese Balka rhythms with...
  • Strut revisit the early years of Patrice Rushen’s time with Elektra Records with the definitive 2LP edition of the ‘Patrice’ album from 1978 After a series of jazz funk albums on Prestige, Patrice moved to Elektra as the label tapped into the burgeoning “sophisticated R&B” market at the tail end of the disco era...
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    Patrice Rushen’s all-time classic 1979 album for Elektra Records This album marked another progression in Rushen’s solo career as she broke through with the huge club hit ‘Haven’t You Heard’ and also featured on her LP cover with her trademark braids for the first time courtesy of stylist Sibongile Bradley and top...
  • Strut present the first ever official compilation bringing together the complete in-demand reggae / disco singles of Risco Connection between 1979 and...
  • Strut presents the first box set release to bring together the 1970s recordings of The Pyramids, led by Idris Ackamoor ‘Aomawa: The 1970s Recordings’ features fully remastered editions of Lalibela, King of Kings, and Birth / Speed / Merging in their original artwork along with the first ever vinyl issue of their live session...
  • Strut present an exclusive collaboration between two jazz greats, Bennie Maupin and Adam Rudolph, on ‘Symphonic Tone Poem For Brother Yusef’, originally commissioned by the Angel City Jazz festival in Claremont, to mark the late, great Yusef Lateef’s 100th birthday on 9th October, 2020 The album weaves a magical, meditative...
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    ‘Aloha Got Soul’ encompasses a vibrant era of contemporary music made in Hawai’i during the 1970s to the mid-1980s as jazz, rock, funk, disco and R&B co-existed alongside Hawaiian folk music Hawai’i’s identity had undergone huge change: statehood into America in ‘59 and the Vietnam War were the backdrop as...
  • Strut present the final instalment in their series of reissues of Sun Ra’s historic recordings in Egypt with The Sun Ra Arkestra meets Salah Ragab in Egypt plus the Cairo Jazz Band, originally released on Greek label Praxis in 1983 Salah Ragab first encountered the Arkestra at a concert at the house of Goethe Institut ex-pat...
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    Strut present the first compilation of legendary Afghan Ghazal singer Dr Mohammad Sadiq Fitrat aka Nashenas, recorded at the Radio Afghanistan Studios and later released on singles by the Royal label in Iran Nashenas first made his move towards music aged 16 in 1951 when he approached Afghanistan’s national radio station, Radio...
  • Strut presents the brand new album from cosmic jazz travellers The Pyramids, led by saxophonist Idris Ackamoor, ’An Angel Fell’ “I wanted to use folklore, fantasy and drama as a warning bell,” explains Ackamoor “The songs explore global themes that are important to me and to us all: the rise of catastrophic climate...
  • “Sun Ra said he came from Saturn, because white America treated him like an alien, like a creature from outer space, so he became one, an anarcho-emperor of the fantastic, who made it to the moon before America or Russia, because the moon was nowhere near as far out as he could really go“ – Paul Morley Strut and Art Yard...
  • Recorded overnight at Bob Bank’s Blank Tapes on 17th July 1978 after the Arkestra had appeared on Saturday Night Live, the album is unique in the Ra catalogue “Most critics felt that it was more of a fusion-inspired record,” explains Michael Ray “As the name suggests, the album is liquid and languid” Bob Blank continues,...
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    “Any other singer can sing a love song and the audience will think about lovers lost and found When I sing a love song it is a metaphor for the yearning of a subjugated people to be free” Miriam Makeba’s ‘Keep Me In Mind’ was her last album for Reprise and reflected major changes in both her own personal life and...
  • The definitive edition of a 1977 classic, Plunky & Oneness Of Juju’s ‘Make A Change’ album featuring the international hit ‘Every Way But Loose’ and five previously unheard studio takes across an expanded 2lp release Recorded at Omega studios in Maryland, the album marked a transition for the band with lead vocalist...
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    Strut continue their in-depth archive reissues from the Black Fire label with a definitive edition of JuJu’s ‘Live At 131 Prince Street’,recorded in 1973 at Ornette Coleman’s gallery in New York and featuring a previously unheard recording of the Pharoah Sanders composition "Thembi" After forming in San Francisco while...
  • The planets align as the mighty Sun Ra Arkestra, under the direction of the maestro Marshall Allen, are releasing their first studio album in over twenty years, ‘Swirling’ “We truly hope that this recording brings much joy to a planet which is so deeply in need of a spirit sound and vibration,” states saxophonist Knoel...
  • Back in 2001, the first edition of NIGERIA 70 on Strut broke the mould for African compilations, a 3CD powerhouse featuring a wide spectrum of musical styles from across the 1970s and an audio documentary tracing the music’s history For 2007, Strut delve deeper into the Lagos underground for NIGERIA 70: LAGOS JUMP, another...
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    Strut present the first ever international reissue of one of the most sought-after albums from the Black Fire catalogue, Lon Moshe & Southern Freedom Arkestra’s life-affirming ‘Love Is Where The Spirit Lies’ from...
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    In the years leading up to 1971, Sun Ra wrote many compositions and poems specifically inspired by the ancient African Kingdoms and many others with associated mythological and heliocentric connotations As such, a visit to Egypt and the opportunity for the Arkestra to play there was a matter of necessity Ra’s first ever concerts...
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    'Nidhamu' is one of a number of albums that cosmic jazz wanderer Sun Ra recorded during an Egyptian tour in 1971 Side one features songs from a concert in Cairo with his Astro-Intergalactic-Infinity Arkestra whilst side two fronts a solo keyboard performance which was recorded a week earlier The impact and significance of these...

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