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  • Empyrean Isles from 1964 is the best of Hancock's Blue Note albums and an outstanding example of modal jazz But beyond that, it's simply one of the finest pure jazz albums ever made, right up there with Kind of Blue and Love Supreme What helps makes it so great is not just the phenomenal musicians and the flawless performance, but...
  • A saxophonist of striking originality, Sam Rivers arrived fully formed on his debut album Fuchsia Swing Song recorded for Blue Note in 1964 Though a strong avant-garde undercurrent flowed through his music, Rivers kept a foot planted firmly in post-bop and the blues on this impressive set of originals including his stunning ballad...
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    The four albums included in this package were recorded across three sessions: June 20, September 12, and December 5, 1958 The place that so marvelously captured these thoroughly blues-immersed moments in time was the historic original habitat of Van Gelder Studio, in Rudy Van Gelder’s parents’ home at 25 Prospect Ave in...
  • Selected by British DJ and vinyl hunter Paul Hillery, new BBE Music compilation 'We Are The Children Of The Sun' showcases a shimmering collection of rare folk funk and AOR with a distinctly Balearic feel Former tour DJ for Polyphonic Spree and the man behind YouTube channel and mix series ‘Folk Funk & Trippy...
  • When Alfa Mist was a teenager, he was dabbling in hip-hop and grime By the time he got to college, he was teaching himself the piano and getting deeply into jazz “A huge part of hip-hop is sampling, so I just used to dig around and learned about so many different genres,” he explains “I discovered jazz and started to...
  • This totally cult X-ian post bop soul-jazz LP, originally released in 1975, is now reissued on 180-GRAM VINYL This edition comes with reproduced artwork and labels Mary Lou's Mass by Mary Lou...
  • Continuing their showcase of some of the most impressive up & coming Jazz players the UK has to offer, Sekito are proud to present Jsphynx's debut LP ‘Reflex’ Reflex by...
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    Recorded live in Austria in 1972 this outstanding document marks an important event such as the meeting between Don Cherry and Dollar Brand Here the modern jazz trumpet master and the great South-African pianist along with percussionist Nana Vasconcelos and bassist Johnny Dyani are caught in the middle of a sound ritual where jazz...
  • Fully licensed, limited to 500 copies Released on cultish London based label Mushroom in 1972, this album brought together the anarchic genius of saxophone player Lol Coxhill, with the pure magic of a Dutch rhythm section: Pierre Courbois on the drums and keyboard player Jasper van 't Hof A clash of the titans as a matter of fact,...
  • Reissue on vinyl for this classic jazz album originally recorded in September 1975 at A & R Recording Studios in New York and released in 1977 on Baystate Japan Charles Greenlee worked extensively throughout his career with Archie Shepp who also participated in the sessions for Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme' in late 1964 Late in...
  • Emergency Ward! (1972) is Nina Simone's statement on the Vietnam War, and by dealing with matters more spiritual than political, this album aptly reflects the events of the day The entire first side consists of an 18-minute medley of George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" and a poem by David Nelson called "Today Is a Killer," set to...
  • Aphex Twin makes his return on Warp with new album Syro Richard D James has been releasing music since the beginning of the ‘90s His first full-length album, Selected Ambient Works 85-92, came out in 1992 through R&S Records The first Aphex Twin release on Warp would be 1993’s On EP, which was followed by four studio...
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    Academy and Grammy ® Award-winning composer/arranger Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Summer of ’42, The Thomas Crown Affair) was not a household name in America in 1958, but he was renowned among musicians and a life-long fanatic of American jazz and its players Legrand Jazz is the result of Legrand traveling to...
  • Following 2016’s definitive collection of singles released by Sun Ra from across his illustrious career, Strut present the second volume of the vinyl edition on 3LP format which focus on Ra’s later 1962-1991 period "Released sporadically during the three decades and primarily on the Saturn label, the 45s offer one-off...
  • Fat Albert Rotunda is the venture into jazz-funk by keyboardist Herbie Hancock The record is centered around the music Hancock wrote the Fat Albert cartoon show It's one of the records which appeared in the period between his landmark album Maiden Voyage of 1965 and his 1973 classic Head Hunters Fat Albert Rotunda is a unique item...
  • No slouch as a songwriter herself, Nina Simone ably picked a variety of compositional classics from the new Rock era for her 1969 LP To Love Somebody Opening with a beautiful, introspective version of Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne," Simone shows an obvious affinity for social statements with the Byrds' "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything...
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    It Is Finished is a live album from Nina Simone with sitar, Madagascar harp, Spanish guitar and lots of interesting-sounding African percussion instruments This live album includes the epic heavy-afro version of "Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter" with a massive percussion breakdown Simone is at her best when she performs live and...
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    Multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Jesse Peterson is the heart and constant thread of the musical project Turn On The Sunlight 'You Belong' is the fifth in an ongoing series of records that Peterson has made with a community of his close friends and collaborators, including his beloved wife, Mia Doi Todd, bright Orange...
  • Cole Pulice is a composer, saxophonist and electroacoustic musician from Oakland-via-Minneapolis Following their debut album "Gloam" and two duo collaborations with Lynn Avery and Nat Harvie, Cole Pulice returns with their sophomore album "Scry" The sound is deeply contemporary, incorporating saxophone/wind synth with live signal...
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    Atlantis is a smouldering jazz-funk, cinematic excursion courtesy of the Brazilian maestro, Daniel Salinas A conductor, pianist, arranger, and producer, he has worked across several genres within Brazil’s rich musical tapestry, including the Beatles-inspired Jovem Guarda movement, jazz-funk, and MPB to name just a few He...
  • Original 1979 LP, few copies available and of course long out of print This is the original Music Gallery Edition release from 1979 Free Soap is CCMC’s (the improvisational music ensemble led by Michael Snow) masterpiece, especially the incredible real-time tone poem ‘aka February 13th’ that takes up the first side of the LP...
  • Original 1980 LP, few copies available and of course long out of print Recorded in January 1980, almost one year after Free Soap, Vol 5 Without a Song seems instilled with a new sense of humour and adventure The LP finds CCMC quoting from lounge piano ballads one moment, whimsical comedy soundtracks the next and then lifting off...
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    A raw project by highly skilled musicians that explore modern grooves and brain-melting jazz chops Led by Georgian producer Mishulino, who was also involved with the 2021 broken beat future-classic Turbulance project with Kid Sublime On keys is former child prodigy Bjazz11, who already played with legends like Chick Corea and...
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    AS-SHAMS ARCHIVE VOL 1 introduces the core catalogue of As-Shams/The Sun, the independent record label that documented some of the most exciting developments in jazz, funk and soul from South Africa in the 1970s With 10 tracks from 10 iconic albums featuring 10 different artists and 10 original compositions, this compilation...
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    A festival organizer asks for a solo, and it is for Kham Meslien the trigger as much as the revelation Twenty years of loyal service in a band, and Kham left the artistic direction of his career to the strings of his double bass From now on, this one should take the less codified road of music where freedom reigns That of jazz and...
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    Reissue, originally released in 1979 on Mistlur Records in Sweden Nyanser is widely considered Thomas Almvqvist's masterpiece With his adventurous, virtuoso guitar technique to the fore, the album explores a unique path through world music, folk, jazz, and acoustic experimentation, whilst retaining a very personal vision The...
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    Some of the greatest work we've ever heard from funky producer/performer Misha Panfilov – a set that really stretches past his early singles, and which almost makes us think that he would have been a giant in the sound library field, had he been around in the 70s! The songs here are longer than usual, and nicely fleshed out –...
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    The momentum here is nice and slow – an album that's maybe the most laidback we've ever heard from the great Misha Panfilov, at a level that allows him to explore some jazzier, more spiritual sides in his music! The maestro of sound is very much at the top of his game here – mixing his own organ, electronics, Wurlitzer,...
  • At the time of release Ebony reviewer Phyl Garland said "One needn't be a "piano freak" to appreciate a truly new recording First of all imagine seven gifted and talented pianists sitting down to seven grand pianos and proceeding to tear up these instruments - musically, that is the torrent of sound springing from their 70 fingers...
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    Limited Gatefold Edition Deluxe 180-Gram Reissue Including Original Artwork Reissue of the most iconic LP from super soul brother, funk chief, and vibraphone master Roy Ayers He's Coming is a deeply felt exploration of Ayers' spiritual and social beliefs, a celebration of life and re-birth, and a wake-up call for slumbering...
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    As part of the widely respected BBE J Jazz Masterclass Series, Koichi Matsukaze‘s incredibly rare and much sought after album Earth Mother sees a deluxe repress on BBE Music This is the third highly anticipated release in the series Regarded as one of the most sought-after yet elusive albums from a pivotal era in Japanese...
  • BBE Music is proud to present the next instalment in the J Jazz Masterclass Series: ‘East Plants’ by Takeo Moriyama, one of Japan’s finest jazz drummers A genuine ‘under the radar’ album known only to a handful of Japanese jazz collectors, ‘East Plants’ is now available once more, reissued for the first time as a...
  • Trumpeter, composer, bandleader & producer, Nick Walters delivers his 2nd studio album within the last year for his DOT Records imprint Padmāsana is an exquisite mix of jazz fusion and traditional Indian sounds, inspired and constructed from experiences and samples he encountered whilst travelling around the Indian...
  • After bursting on the scene with Ornette Coleman, trumpeter Don Cherry went on to make some of the most interesting and collectible albums in modern jazz, particularly during the ‘70s, when he incorporated world music motifs into a singular style of jazz fusion Produced by Narada Michael Walden, 1977’s Hear & Now was the...
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    Craft Recordings and Acoustic Sounds are proud to announce the Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds series, which begins with six album releases from the Contemporary Records catalog, celebrating 70 years of the legendary jazz label The releases are supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, the world's largest source for...
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    The brilliant pianist and composer Andrew Hill debuted on Blue Note in 1963 with a flurry of creativity and maintained a prolific recording output through the end of the decade that left several stunning sessions unreleased in the vaults Recorded in 1968, but not released until 1980, Dance With Death was Hill’s 10th Blue Note...
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    Kansas City born trumpeter Carmell Jones signed to Pacific Jazz soon after his arrival in Los Angeles in 1960 and began what seemed sure to be a promising recording career with his accurately titled 1961 debut The Remarkable Carmell Jones featuring Harold Land, Frank Strazzeri, Gary Peacock, and Leon Pettis This stereo Tone Poet...
  • Florida-born saxophonist, composer, poet, actor and playwright Archie Shepp was one of the most articulate exponents of politicized black culture in the late ‘60s, a time of enormous upheaval and radical thought Relocating to Paris he made a number of highly influential albums, such as Blasé, that broached the essential...
  • Piping hot, deadly cool, documentation of the jazz trio in action at Mu, Kingsland Road, Dalston, switching between driving motorik rhythms and splayed breaks led by Idris Rahman’s expressive sax and FX and Robin Hopcraft’s trumpet For near 40 minutes the unit locks into a swingeing modal groove with captivating,...
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    Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Vince Guaraldi Trio's breakthrough, Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus, this deluxe and expanded reissue offers 16 bonus tracks, including 12 previously unreleased selections, with outtakes and alternate takes of nearly every track on the album Produced by Nick Phillips, the original album is...
  • Finnish bassist Antti Lötjönen returns in February 2023 with his second Quintet East album on We Jazz Records With Verneri Pohjola on trumpet, Mikko Innanen and Jussi Kannaste on saxes, and Joonas Riippa on drums, Quintet East is a hard-hitting ensemble of Helsinki scene A-listers The new release sees the quintet work with...
  • Composer Valtteri Laurell Pöyhönen presents his Nonet formation on We Jazz Records Their debut album Tigers Are Better Looking is released 3 Feb and the ensemble features internationally renowned Finnish clarinetist Antti Sarpila, plus a strong cast of Helsinki-based musicians from several of the top Finnish groups Based on...
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    Featuring a young George Benson, Willis Jackson and Ann Winley the Harlem Underground Band’s first album (Harlem Underground) was released on Paul Winley’s respected label ‘Winley Records’ in 1976 This is a legendary street funk record that’s highly sampled by hip-hop artists such as Eric B and Rakim, Genius, Medina...
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    Andy Bey was one of the most sought-after vocalists in the era of jazz fusion Between 1968 and 1973 he was first choice as a studio singer for Max Roach, Duke Pearson, Horace Silver, Gary Bartz and Stanley Clarke, to mention but a few His warm and engaging baritone voice easily crossed the bridge from conventional blues and gospel...
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    'Pharoah Sanders' "Shukuru" is noteworthy as being the album that reunited Sanders with vocalist Leon Thomas, who sang on some of Sanders' most endearing and powerful compositions-- among them the legendary "The Creator Has a Masterplan" Thomas only joins the band on two tracks-- "Mas in Brooklyn (Highlife)" and "Sun Song" The...
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    When any recording made by George Coleman is issued, it's an instant event Though Coleman has always been busy performing, writing, and especially teaching, scant few LPs or CDs have come listeners' way It is especially thrilling to hear him live in concert performance at the initial site of the then newly minted Yoshi's in...
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    In late 1957, jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer, and iconoclast Jimmy Giuffre broke up the original Jimmy Giuffre 3 with Ralph Pena and Jim Hall In early 1958, for a recording session, he formed a new trio without a rhythm section For the album "Trav'lin' Light", his new trio included Hall on guitar and the underrated...
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    Originally from Kingsport, Tennessee, New York-based Zoh Amba is a precocious, notable star in the avant-garde music scene Growing up in the Appalachian mountains, Amba practiced saxophone to the forest that surrounded her home before she later traveled to study with David Murray in New York, and also at the San Francisco...

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