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Summer Madness Part 1 & 2 (7") (1 per customer)
Cat: FUR 7377. Rel: 12 Sep 19
Funk
  1. Summer Madness (part 1) (2:59)
  2. Summer Madness (part 2) (2:37)
Review: Ubiquity is back with another of its two part 7"s, this time from contemporary soul group The Soul Surfers. Experts at covering the greats, they recently turned their hand to a classic from The JB's, while this time out it is Kool & The Gang's classic "Summer Madness" that gets a deep-cut and sexy make over. Part 1 is a sensuous slow burner with downtempo drums and heavenly guitar playing, while part 2 has harder drum grooves and dreamy , psyched-out guitars. It's another ageless rework that you need in your life.
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Fio Maravilha (limited 7")
Cat: DYNAM 7047. Rel: 13 Sep 19
International
  1. Fio Maravilha (3:40)
  2. Bedeu (2:24)
Review: Dynamite Cuts lives up to its name with this limited 7" from acclaimed Brazilian jazz singer Tania Maria. Two driving and dancey tracks pressed nice and loud for the first time on 45, "Fio Maravilha" is a busy arrangement made up of wild piano, big raw drums and Maria's impassioned, lung-emptying singing that whizzes along at pace. "Bedeu" has a little more Latin flavour, bossa nova swagger and space in the mix for the soul to shine through. Drop either one and take shelter, cause both of these cuts are bombs.
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The Storyteller: A Musical Tribute To Yusef Lateef (gatefold 180 gram vinyl 2xLP + MP3 download code)
Cat: JMANLP 115. Rel: 12 Sep 19
Jazz
  1. Tales Of Saba (7:54)
  2. Ching Miau (8:37)
  3. Love Theme From Spartacus (6:40)
  4. Mashariki (6:47)
  5. Morning (7:06)
  6. Ringo Oiwake (6:17)
  7. Brother John (7:01)
  8. Willow's Walk (7:25)
  9. Not Yet Ornette (7:48)
  10. Inward Flight (7:50)
  11. Salaam Brother Yusef (5:25)
Review: Turning your hand to the catalogue of a jazz colossus like Yusef Lateef would be beyond most contemporary jazz musicians, but then Nat Birchall is currently one of the best saxophonists in the business. Alongside his quartet and with the aid of some unusual instruments from around the world - something Lateef was famously fond of doing - Birchall has delivered a set of covers that breathe breezy new life into some of the American multi-instrumentalist's most admired compositions whilst retaining some of the original flavour. Our favourites include the droning North African brilliance of "Mashariki", the sun-baked afternoon breeze of "Ringo Oiwake" and the piano-powered bliss of "Willow's Walk".
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No No No (limited 7" repress) (1 per customer)
Cat: BAS 1006. Rel: 11 Sep 19
International
  1. No, No, No (3:52)
  2. Evil Ways (instrumental) (2:58)
Review: Originally pressed (on a limited run) in 2013, LA Latin funk troupe Boogaloo Assassins have reissued these two spellbinding cover versions again due to public demand. Still on a highly limited run, both cuts need to be in your collection: Dawn Penn's "No No No" gets a strict samba switch with lavish percussion and consistent vocal harmonies throughout while Sonny Henry's "Evil Ways" (best known from its Santana cover) gets the dreamy instrumental treatment where the horns and glocks do the narrating over a tight bed of wood blocks, shakers and liquid Rhodes. Killer stuff and Juno is one of the few stores outside of USA which is carrying the 45. Don't Sleep !
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Hosoi (7")
Cat: HOSOI 01. Rel: 13 Sep 19
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. By (2:59)
  2. Hosoi (3:04)
Review: Swedish house producer HNNY gave up DJing in 2016 but has still been working on music in the background, and we're glad he has, because the two cuts here for new label born out of a Stockholm audiophile bar, Hosoi, are lovely. A side "By" conjures a gorgeous mood with soft snares and what sounds like Spanish guitar strumming away beneath aching vocal coos. Flip over for "Hosoi", a dreamy downtempo groove with live sousing drum work and incidental chords that drift by on a warm breeze. This EP is a perfect tonic for those needing a break from busy modern life.
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VARIOUS
J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1983 Vol 2 (gatefold 3xLP + insert with obi-strip)
BBE
Cat: BBE 470CLP. Rel: 02 Sep 19
Jazz
  1. Makoto Terashita Meets Harold Land - "Dragon Dance" (12:35)
  2. Kohsuke Mine Quinte - "Daguri" (6:21)
  3. Mabumi Yamaguchi Quartet - "Distant Thunder" (10:34)
  4. Hideto Sasaki & Toshiyuki Sekine QuarteT + 1 - "Stop Over" (9:21)
  5. Miyasaka + 5 - "Animals Garden" (10:26)
  6. George Kawaguchi Big Four - "Vietnam" (4:31)
  7. Hiroshi Matsumoto & Hideo Ishikawa Quartet - "Serenade To A Dimly Lit Street" (5:07)
  8. Electro Keyboard Orchestra - "Mother Of The Future" (4:04)
  9. Teru Sakamoto Trio - "Teru-Teru Bozu (Black Keys)" (6:25)
  10. Toshiyuki Miyama & The New Herd - "Fallout" (with Masahiko Sato) (9:39)
  11. Makoto Terashita - "Dai Hosaku (Great Harvest)" (11:21)
  12. Takashi Miyasaka Quintet - "Straight Road" (8:28)
  13. Nobuo Hara & His Sharps & Flats Orchestra - "Little Giant" (6:00)
  14. Akira Miyazawa - "Brown Trout" (11:51)
Review: BBE's second trawl through late 20th century deep Japanese jazz is every bit as eye opening and essential as its predecessor, which caused many hearts to flutter when it was released 18 months ago. From start to finish, we're treated to a righteous range of largely little-known tunes, from the spiraling, sun-kissed spirituality of Makoto Terashita Meets Harold Land's epic "Dragon Dance", and the funk-fuelled dancefloor jazz brilliance of Mabumi Yamaguchi Quartet's "Distant Thunder", to the smooth, snaking seductiveness of George Kawaguchi Big Four's "Vietnam" and the synthesizer jazz-funk insanity of Electro Keyboard Orchestra's "Mother Of The Future". A superb selection of genuinely off-kilter and life affirming Japanese gems that should be an essential purchase for both serious and casual jazz fans.
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Cat: DYNAM 7054/DYNAM 7055. Rel: 06 Sep 19
Funk
  1. Running Fast (4:26)
  2. Fearing Much (3:39)
  3. Feeling Tense (4:10)
  4. Walking In The Dark (4:44)
Review: It seems so obvious you wonder why it doesn't happen more often: Stefano Torossi's "Feelings" album from 2000 was made up of track titles that convey certain situations and emotions that he masterfully reflects in the music. This new double 7" includes the highlights, such as the racing jazz and trumpet stabs of "Running Fast," the sustained and uneasy chords of "Fearing Much" and "Feeling Tense," which is actually a pretty lush bit of smooth jazz. "Walking In The Dark" rounds off the double pack with playful guitars and luxuriant synths that are pure soundtrack goodness. Ace.
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  1. Tales Of Saba
  2. Ching Miau
  3. Love Theme From Spartacus
  4. Mashariki
  5. Morning
  6. Ringo Oiwake
  7. Brother John
  8. Willow's Walk
  9. Not Yet Ornette
  10. Inward Flight
  11. Salaam Brother Yusef
Review: Turning your hand to the catalogue of a jazz colossus like Yusef Lateef would be beyond most contemporary jazz musicians, but then Nat Birchall is currently one of the best saxophonists in the business. Alongside his quartet and with the aid of some unusual instruments from around the world - something Lateef was famously fond of doing - Birchall has delivered a set of covers that breathe breezy new life into some of the American multi-instrumentalist's most admired compositions whilst retaining some of the original flavour. Our favourites include the droning North African brilliance of "Mashariki", the sun-baked afternoon breeze of "Ringo Oiwake" and the piano-powered bliss of "Willow's Walk".
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Flying Fantasy (7" in Juno exclusive hand-stamped kraft paper inner sleeve + branded card outer sleeve + sticker repress)
Cat: MUKAT 059. Rel: 19 Aug 19
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
  1. Flying Fantasy (exclusive instrumental version) (4:35)
  2. Rhodes E Serenidade (3:37)
Review: Small repress of the Modern Sun Records founder and experienced jazz-wise producer Marc Friedli AKA Skymark. A-side "Flying Fantasy" originally appeared on the Spanish producer's 2016 album "Resistance Sonore", but is here featured in instrumental form for the first time. If anything, it's better than the original version, largely because we get to revel in Friedli's mazy Fender Rhodes solos, rubbery jazz-funk synth bass and loose-limbed, West London style broken beats. You'll find plenty more jaunty jazz-funk vibes and liquid electric piano solos on B-side cut "Rhodes E Serenidade", which first slipped out way back in 2015. DJ Support so far from Dom Servini, Emanative,Red Greg,Kevin Beadle, Mike Chadwick,Dynamite Cuts & Rocafort Records so far
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Brahja (limited gatefold 180 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: RRGEMS 06. Rel: 11 Sep 19
Jazz
  1. In The Mess (8:16)
  2. Keepers (5:37)
  3. Qwikness (4:55)
  4. Just Passing Thru (3:19)
  5. Ineffable Intro (2:41)
  6. Medicine Woman (11:44)
  7. Return Of The Good Enemy (3:07)
  8. Welcom To Wohlom (5:59)
Review: While this may look like a reissue of a long-lost 1970s free-jazz rarity, it's actually a brand spanking new album. It is, in fact, the debut album from ever-changing collective BRAHJA, whose de facto bandleader Devin Brahja Waldman has previously collaborated with Patti Smith, Lydia Lunch and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore. The self-titled set is pleasingly trippy, with more traditional spiritual and improvised jazz cuts nestling side by side with more experimental electrified, alt rock-influenced efforts (see "Qwikness"), delightfully out-there hybrid pieces (see "Keepers", which boasts drifting vocal chants and Terry Riley style synthesizer motifs) and spooky, early Cinematic Orchestra type fare ("Welcome To Wohlhom", "Return of the Good Enemy").
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Topology (CD)
BBE
Cat: BBE 504ACD. Rel: 10 Sep 19
Jazz
  1. Dragon Dance
  2. World Peace
  3. Dear Friends
  4. Takeuma
  5. I-Ha-To-Bo
  6. Crossing
Review: The latest volume in BBE's J Jazz Masterclass series is something of a stone-cold classic: then young Japanese pianist Makoto Terashita's 1983 album-length collaboration with legendary tenor saxophonist Harold Land. Somewhat surprisingly, this is the first time that the sought-after set has been reissued since, making it something of a must-have for serious jazz fans. Both players are clearly audible throughout the LP, with the accompanying bassist and drummer generally kept low in the mix. It's an approach that pays dividends from start to finish, with highlights including the poignant and picturesque "Dear Friends", the epic dancefloor flex of "Dragon Dance" and the raucous, high-octane thrills of "Crossing".
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Chimera EP (12")
Cat: ROC 031. Rel: 29 Aug 19
Jazz
  1. Chimera (9:02)
  2. Dere (5:05)
  3. Makam Rasta (8:31)
  4. Onbesli (7:07)
Review: Rocafort Records has excelled itself once again with this release, a four-track journey into "oriental jazz" by a quartet of international musicians helmed by young Turkish pianist, composer and arranger Gokhan Surer. He describes his style as "world, fusion, jazz", which is a neat summary of the exotic, evocative and emotion-rich material on offer. Check first the warm occidental jazz shuffle of "Chimera" before recoiling in wonder at the Turkish strings, double bass, hushed percussion and jazz-funk style electric piano solos of "Dere". Over on side B, "Makam Rasta" is an inspired fusion of reggae, jazz-funk and Arabian instrumentation, while "Onbesli" is a rolling fusion cut underpinned by hip-hop style beats.
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Cat: JAZZR 002. Rel: 05 Sep 19
Jazz
  1. Mananita Pampera (1:26)
  2. El Beto (7:56)
  3. Have You Met Miss? (9:17)
  4. El Beto II (0:41)
  5. Tunita (8:36)
  6. Carmen Pequena (4:09)
  7. Al Bebbe Guia (9:02)
Review: Jazz Room Records is the work of legendary London jazz-dance DJ Paul Murphy, so it's perhaps unsurprising that the label's first outing is an essential reissue of one of his personal favourites: Hugo Heredia's spiritually-minded 1976 Latin-Jazz fusion masterpiece, "Mananita Pampera". Although it begins with a dense and psychedelic collage of Heredia's breathy flute playing, the album's genius lies in its' combination of heavy Latin percussion, skittish jazz drums and the bright and breezy instrumentation atop (piano, double bass and Heredia on sax). Of course, there are a few slower, laidback cuts to be found dotted across the album, but for the most part it's a sweaty, excitable dancefloor excursion that's been a staple of Murphy's sets since the 1980s.
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VARIOUS
Cat: MRBLP 165. Rel: 03 Jun 19
International
  1. JB De Carvalho E Seu Terreiro - "Fui A Umbanda" (2:33)
  2. Trio Ternura - "A Gira" (3:04)
  3. Alcione - "Figa De Guine" (2:19)
  4. Impacto 5 - "Longe Daqui Aqui Mesmo" (3:23)
  5. Abaete - "Pisa No Taboado" (2:34)
  6. Tobias - "Coisa Sentimental" (4:00)
  7. Os Flippers - "Estrelar" (2:02)
  8. SpaceArk - "Don't Stop" (unreleased long version) (4:09)
  9. Pure Release - "I'll Know It's Love For Sure" (3:37)
  10. Luther Davis Group - "You Can Be A Star" (4:39)
  11. Kaleidoscope - "Let Me Try" (3:26)
  12. Marumo - "Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae?" (3:43)
  13. Splash - "Peacock" (4:51)
  14. Gyedu Blay Ambolley - "Highlife" (5:00)
  15. Harari - "Senyamo" (4:44)
  16. Tokyo Academy Philharmonic Chorus Group - "Taharazaka" (2:57)
  17. Cesar Roldão Vieira - "Ze Do Trem" (2:14)
  18. Elias Rahbani - "I Want To Be" (3:21)
  19. Elias Rahbani - "Dance Of Maria" (2:45)
  20. Galt MacDermot - "Coffee Cold" (3:22)
Review: The crate-diggers behind the Mr Bongo label can usually be relied upon to showcase some seriously good tunes old and new. That's certainly the case on this third volume in their occasional "Record Club" series of compilations. Spanning sunshine soul, obscure samba, spacey jazz-funk experimentation, wide-eyed underground disco, fiery funk, weirdo rock, cheery South African bubblegum, synth-laden early '80s highlife, Ramsay Lewis style workouts and the psychedelic Middle Eastern disco-funk of Elias Rahbani, the compilation's 20 tracks are not only near faultless, but genuinely surprising and eye-opening. To quote a cliche, this collection genuinely is all killer and no filler.
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Cat: SC 721. Rel: 16 May 19
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
  1. This Is What You Are (feat The High Five Quintet - radio edit) (4:21)
  2. This Is What You Are (The Brazilian Rime) (4:53)
Review: "This Is What You Are" is undoubtedly Mario Biondi's most celebrated work. He first sung it for original composers Was A Bee in 2004, before re-recording it for his debut album (alongside the High Five Quintet) in 2006. Since then it has been reissued or remixed on numerous occasions. Here it gets reissued on a tidy 7" single, with a punchy radio edit - a swinging, Sunday afternoon style chunk of Latin soul-jazz rich in jaunty grooves, soaring orchestration and smooth vocals - being joined by the "Brazilian Rime" rework. This tasty re-recording re-casts the song as a breezy, samba-fired slab of early 1970s style Brazilian MPB. It's an inspired interpretation and could well become the definitive version of the track.
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Dila (heavyweight vinyl LP)
Cat: FORDIS 05. Rel: 08 Aug 19
International
  1. Inez (2:32)
  2. Adeus Bomfim (3:02)
  3. Madalena (2:34)
  4. Fim De Papo (3:41)
  5. Saberas (3:12)
  6. O Morro Nao Tem Vez (2:31)
  7. Como E Que E Bicho? (2:06)
  8. As Paredes Tem Ouvidos (3:06)
  9. Festa Para Um Rei Negro (Samba Enredo Do Salgueiro/71) (3:42)
  10. Selecao De Mangueira (4:57)
  11. Perdoei (2:46)
  12. Refem Da Solidao (2:19)
Review: Little is known about DIla, a Brazilian singer who tragically died in a car crash weeks after the release of her self-titled debut album in 1971. All that remains is the album - here reissued for the first time by Far Out Recordings - and a handful of references in the Brazilian media to her tremendous talents. "DIla" is a sensationally good album; a wonderfully summery, sun-kissed and soulful collection of samba songs that veers from bluesy jazziness (see the laidback and smoky "O Morro Nao Tem Vez"), to sweaty, carnival-ready dancefloor workouts (the brilliant "Saberas"), via the attractive, horn-heavy jauntiness of "As Paredes Tem Ouvidos").
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Cat: GSC 4521. Rel: 01 Jul 19
Jazz
  1. Misdemeanor (Jazz mix) (4:18)
  2. You're Gonna Need Me (4:28)
Review: Ahmad Jamal track been sampled and reworked by Hip Hop greats
Primo - Gang Starr Solilquay of Chaos to Black Moon -Black Smif-mWessun- Pete Rock flipped on Something Funky release.

Richard Evans bass player and arranger blazes Jazz Funk intro, really sets it off from Original Foster Sylvers version very hot tune !!!


You're Gonna Need ME Dionne Warwick
1973 Monster of Pysch Soul tune
Written by Holland - Dozier- Holland Studios arranged by Mckinley Jackson you can hear that RAW DETROIT FUZZ FUNK Sound.

Dilla aka Jay Dee brought to the light of day after he flipped it on his Famous Donuts album (STOP) back in 2006 Well that history we already know!
Wu-Tang's Clap from THE W album (2000) as bonus track!
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Ill Considered 8 (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: STACLP 011. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Jazz
  1. Covertly (4:12)
  2. Pork & Pickles (4:08)
  3. Sunday Morning (3:37)
  4. Take Your Love Back Home (4:44)
  5. Losing Tracks Of Objectives (4:10)
  6. Liquid Science (4:35)
  7. Sorry To Hear Your Parcel Didn't Arrive (4:21)
Review: Ill Considered is a fully live and improvisational jazz band made up of four members. They loosely pre-write themes then set to making music without communication or knowing where on earth they might end up going, or what they might sound like. It's a rule breaking approach that leads to rule breaking but brilliant music layered up with deep, walking bass, dense drums and freeform sax that feels impossibly alive. "8" is another bristling work of rhythm and conversational top lines that exudes a controlled sense of chaos, bubbled under with menace and remains thoroughly unpredictable and exhilarating from start to finish.
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Harmony Of Difference (12" + insert)
Cat: YT 171. Rel: 29 Sep 17
Jazz
  1. Desire (4:36)
  2. Humility (2:48)
  3. Knowledge (3:51)
  4. Perspective (3:25)
  5. Integrity (3:45)
  6. Truth (13:25)
Review: The music that makes up Harmony of Difference, Kamasi Washington's first EP of note since the release of acclaimed 2015 album The Epic, was premiered live as a "six-track movement" earlier this year. The "suite" - here stretched across both sides of an essential 12" - sees Washington continue to explore the idea of what it means to be black in America in the 21st century. Musically, the EP contains some of his smoothest and most laidback compositions yet, with all his musical collaborators being on fine form. The headline attraction is undoubtedly 14-minute flipside "The Truth", an almost operatic jazz epic full of swelling choral contributions, fizzing drum solos, rising horns and, of course, plenty of Washington's distinctive saxophone.
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Cat: BWOOD 0157LP. Rel: 04 Nov 16
Jazz
  1. Black Focus (4:29)
  2. Strings Of Light (8:31)
  3. Remembrance (8:56)
  4. Yo Chavez (3:59)
  5. Ayla (0:45)
  6. OG (0:47)
  7. Lowrider (4:26)
  8. Mansur's Message (2:08)
  9. Wing Tai Drums (1:18)
  10. Joint 17 (8:10)
Review: Brownswood Recordings has high hopes for this debut album from the previously unheralded Yussef Kamaal, which brings together hyped producer Kamaal Williams (AKA Henry Wu) and fast-rising Afrobeat drummer Yussef Dayes. With such talent to draw on, you'd expect Black Focus to be rather good. Happily, it is, with the duo delivering a typically London-centric take on jazz funk. That means that they take as much inspiration from the work of Kaidi Tatham as, say, Herbie Hancock. The key to the album's success - and, yes, it is generally as special as Gilles Peterson suggests - is the fluid combination of Dayes' brilliant drumming and Williams' superb synth solos and effortlessly groovy Rhodes playing.
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You Can't Steal My Joy (gatefold 2xLP repress)
Cat: ETJ 006X. Rel: 16 Aug 19
Jazz
  1. Space Is The Place (reprise) (2:43)
  2. Why You Mad? (2:39)
  3. Red Whine (4:25)
  4. Quest For Coin (3:59)
  5. Reason In Disguise (feat Jorja Smith) (3:43)
  6. What Am I To Do? (feat Loyle Carner) (4:03)
  7. Chris & Jane (4:03)
  8. People Saved (6:29)
  9. Philosopher II (3:42)
  10. Sao Paulo (3:59)
  11. King Of The Jungle (3:54)
  12. You Can't Steal My Joy (4:45)
  13. Shakara (feat Kokoroko) (5:20)
Review: London's contemporary jazz scene is so strong right now that there's not a week that passes without the release of a killer new album from one of its leading protagonists. The latest comes from Ezra Collective, which finally delivers its' debut album following a string of inspired live performances and a handful of must-have singles. Kicking off with a breezy chunk of hip-hop-jazz, "You Can't Steal My Joy" sees the hyped five-piece confidently bounce between intense, spiraling epics ("Why You Mad?"), reggae-influenced aural sunshine ("Red Whine"), polyrhythmic Afro-jazz ("Quest For Coin"), bespoke soul (Jorja Smith hook-up "Reason In Disguise"), live boom-bap hip-hop (Loyle Carner collaboration "What Am I To Do"), bustling Afro-Cuban jazz ("Chris & Jane"), picturesque piano pieces ("Philosopher II") and much more besides. As debuts go, it's mighty impressive.
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Cat: LTJC 006. Rel: 06 Aug 19
Jazz
  1. Physical Structure (7:59)
  2. Little Island (13:33)
  3. Mustard Pot (11:44)
  4. Naima (8:46)
Review: George Otsuka Quintet were active in the Japanese jazz scene of the early to mid 70s, led by famed jazz drummer George Otsuka and with a modest grip of LPs to their name. It's been a while since anyone turned their attention to this visionary outfit, but now the stunning, freewheeling 1976 album "Physical Structure" has received the reissue treatment via Le Tres Jazz Club, and it's a good thing too. This incredible session finds Otsuka leading his band down limber, energised avenues of rhythm and groove, constantly skittering from scene to scene without missing a beat. The album even wraps up with a take on John Coltrane's evergreen "Naima" that leaps off the platter with joy in a fitting homage to the original.
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Cat: LPKEZ 001X. Rel: 25 Jun 19
Jazz
  1. N2 Deep (5:38)
  2. Freedom Jazz Dance (5:14)
  3. Little Sunflower (6:59)
  4. Be Known (3:49)
  5. Black Is Back (9:57)
  6. Blew It (8:01)
  7. Wish I Knew (2:47)
  8. Pharoah (7:13)
  9. Lost In Myself (live At The Loving Cup) (12:35)
  10. Ntozake (1:59)
  11. Little Sunflower/Percussion (5:40)
  12. Oof (live At The Loving Cup) (16:00)
Review: Founded in 1981, the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble has been responsible for some sublime albums over the years. They built their reputation via a swathe of sets dedicated to free jazz and inspired improvisational workouts, but "Be Known: Ancient/Future/Music" is a little more structured and polished, with clear influences from spiritual jazz and African music. It's a blend that consistently produces impressive results, from the chant-along soul-jazz spirituality of "Be Known" and loose-limbed madness of "Blew It", to the tribal drums and soulful vocals of "Wish I Knew" and the slow-burn vibes of simmering late night cut "Ntozake".
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Cat: FOX 11. Rel: 02 Aug 19
International
  1. Nao Muda Nao (2:28)
  2. Bloco Do Eu Sozinho (2:39)
  3. Improvisado (2:21)
  4. Ansiedade (3:11)
  5. Superego (2:34)
  6. Cantiga De Procura (2:36)
  7. Choro Chorado (2:05)
  8. Ave Maria (2:33)
  9. Anoiteceu (2:31)
  10. Litoral (2:06)
  11. Me Disseram (3:10)
Review: The Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist Joyce Silveira Moreno was born and raised in the middle of Copacabana, a short beach stroll from the epicentre of the bossa nova universe.Her father was a Dane that had settled in Brazil, but she was raised by her mother and step-father in a typical Portuguese-Brazilian household. Since her older brother was friendly with leading lights of the bossa nova movement such as Roberto Menescal and Eumir Deodato,she was steeped in the form at an early age and witnessed its key evolution first-hand. At theage of 16 in 1964, she was taken to the studio by Menescal to contribute to the coveted debut album by the mythical group Sambacana, assembled to record the work of composer Pacifico Mascarenhas when the meagre budget would not allow the vocalists he preferred. Knowingthat a full-time career in music was certainly not guaranteed, she began studying journalism in 1967, shortly before her controversial song "Me Disseram" reached the finals of Rio's second International Song Competition. The following year, her self-titled debut album was released by Philips, produced by Armando Pittigliani, with orchestration by Dorival Caymmi and arrangements by Gaya; along with her own compositions, the album also featured songs by her rising-star friends, including Caetano Veloso and Marcos Valle.
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J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1984 (gatefold 3xLP + insert with obi-strip)
BBE
Cat: BBE 434CLP. Rel: 20 Jun 18
Jazz
  1. Koichi Matsukaze Trio - "Earth Mother" (11:22)
  2. Takeo Moriyama - "North Wind" (5:11)
  3. Tohru Aizawa Quartet - "Dead Letter" (10:09)
  4. Eiji Nakayama - "Aya's Samba" (6:37)
  5. Takao Uematsu - "White Fire" (7:48)
  6. George Otsuka Quintet - "Sea Breeze" (9:00)
  7. Shintaro Quintet - "A Blind Man" (10:54)
  8. Mitsuaki Katayma - "Unknown Point" (6:25)
  9. Karashima Fumio - "Little Island" (9:03)
  10. Kiyoshi Sugimoto - "Long Neal" (8:22)
  11. Takeo Moriyama - "Kaze" (5:08)
  12. Terumasa Hino Meets Reggie Workman - "Ode To Workman" (15:20)
Review: BBE latest "deep dive" into a widely underappreciated style focuses on a particularly fertile period in the history of Japan's "contemporary jazz" scene. Curated by renowned Japanese jazz diggers Tony Higgins and Mike Peden, J-Jazz focuses on material recorded and released between 1969 and '84, a period the label says represents a "golden age" for jazz in Japan. The compilation is both a serious history lesson and hugely enjoyable to listen to, featuring a mixture of U.S-influenced jazz-funk, fusion, post-modal and deep, spiritual improvisations. Naturally, all of the material has never been released outside of Japan before, with the vast majority of tracks being either ludicrously rare or sought-after. Simply essential, all told.
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Cat: BRZ45 06. Rel: 25 Apr 14
International
  1. La Vem Salgueiro
  2. Tenha Fe, Pois Amanha Um Lindo Dia Vai Nascer
Review: Samba flavours do not come more authentic than this. The sixth in Mr Bongo's Brazil 45 series, here they unearth two foundation pieces from Rio collective Os Origianais Do Samba. Forming in 60s Rio, they're still highly active today and have a discography peppered with Brazilian gold. This 45 does well to showcase their breadth... "La Vem Salgueiro" is quintessential samba. Heavy rhythm, punctuated vocals and a dynamic that leaps from bold and delicate in a flash, it charms you instantly. "Tenha Fe" has a softer soul as it strums and sways and more of a folky sensation, tight harmonies and alluring naked instrumentation.
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 in stock $7.80
Demos (1973-75) Volume 1 (heavyweight vinyl LP)
Cat: FARO 210LP1. Rel: 28 May 19
Jazz
  1. Prefacio (4:17)
  2. Castelo (version 1) (3:40)
  3. Melo Da Cuica (3:51)
  4. Xingo (version 1) (4:54)
  5. Laranjeiras (7:30)
  6. Equipe 68 (5:36)
  7. Unknown Jam (1:55)
  8. Unknown Song For Mario Telles (3:49)
Review: Before they found fame with their 1975 debut album, Azymuth divided their time between working as backing musicians (attending recording sessions with some of Brazil's top talent) and recording experimental home demos. Recently rediscovered, these demos are finally being given a release thanks to the efforts of Far Out chief Joe Davis. There's much to admire on this first batch (a second volume is also available) of previously unheard early recordings, from the high-octane Brazilian funk insanity of "Prefacio" and Jimmy Smith-esque "Melo De Cuica", to the spacey samba/jazz-funk fusion of "Xingo (Version One)" and the relaxed, slow-burn brilliance of seven minute B-side opener "Laranjeiras".
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Out Of The Blue (reissue) (limited hand-numbered 12" with obi-strip)
Cat: MAR 011. Rel: 22 May 19
Funk
  1. Just Another Love Song (6:01)
  2. Somebody's Love (6:44)
  3. Byrd's House (6:11)
  4. Friendship Cover Charge (5:38)
Review: The colourful obi strip astride the cover of this audiophile reissue boasts that Imani's "Out of The Blue" album is "the ultimate private press jazz holy grail". While that claim is debatable, copies of the Gilles Peterson championed 1983 edition, which the San Francisco based band pressed up themselves, have been known to change hands for four-figure sums. Musically, the four tracks are breezy, sunny and summery. Opener "Just Another Love Song" sets the tone, with soulful group vocals and jazz solos rising above a warm groove, while "Somebody's Love" is a slow jam smothered in spacey synthesizers. "Byrd's House" is a jazz-funk dancefloor number - this time blessed with extended, eyes-closed guitar and piano solos - while "Friendship Cover Charge" is a stomping peak-time workout that should send dancers spinning.
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Cat: GAMM 133. Rel: 07 Mar 19
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
  1. You've Gotta Have Freedom (4:34)
  2. You've Gotta Have Freedom (instrumental) (4:35)
Review: Astonishingly, Boogaloo's re-make of Pharoah Sanders classic "You've Gotta Have Freedom" is now 24 years old. It was originally included on the B-side of the jazz-loving Swedish hip-hop outfit's 1995 EP "Humongous Steps (Back Down To London)", but arguably became more widely known when it was reissued by G.A.M.M. on 12" in 2003. Here it appears on 7" for the first time, with the band's vocal version - a positive, life-affirming delight that brilliantly flits between sections faithful to Sanders' version and rapped section underpinned by live hip-hop breaks - being accompanied by an equally impressive instrumental take. If it's not already in your collection, this edition should be an essential purchase.
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BGP
Cat: BGPS 038. Rel: 29 Apr 13
Funk
  1. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
  2. Home Is Where the Hatred Is
Review: Wow, classics don't come much more special than this. A like-for-like repress of the 1970 RCA release, both sides here are soaked in Scott Heron's raw troubled soul. The endlessly sampled, hugely powerful and perfectly funky "Revolution" remains almost as poignant and prophetic as it was the day it was penned. "Home Is Where The Hatred Is" is much more personal and reveals his talent as a singer as much as the lead track boasts his poetry and ability to deliver a strong message.
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Gears : Remastered + 6 (gatefold 2xLP)
BGP
Cat: HIQLP 2034. Rel: 24 Sep 15
Funk
  1. Tell Me What To Do (5:17)
  2. Los Conquistadores Chocolates (6:06)
  3. Lost On 23rd Street (5:50)
  4. Fantasy (6:01)
  5. Shifting Gears (5:08)
  6. Can't We Smile? (4:32)
  7. A Child's Love (fast) (4:33)
  8. A Child's Love (slow) (5:28)
  9. Song For The Family (6:03)
  10. Detroit Rainbow (3:57)
  11. Funky Native (4:08)
  12. Can't We Smile? (alt) (5:37)
Review: Classic jazz funk album from the legendary Johnny 'Hammond' Smith with a special version with six previously unissued bonus out-takes. Released in 1975 and his 32nd long player, it heralded a fresh chapter in his career that saw him exploring more electronic instrumentation and deeper shades of funk in a similar way to Roy Ayers or Bob James. The result was a timeless document that carries motifs of many of today's artists; the harmonies of "Can't We Smile?", for instance, smack of Plantlife while the punctuated piano work and mirrored squiggling synths on "Song For The Family" echoes with Flying Lotus-style whim. Also a key source of breaks for many junglists, Gears is a historic document that's not only played a strong role in electronic music but still sounds incredible today.
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VARIOUS
We Out Here (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: BWOOD 0175LP. Rel: 09 Feb 18
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
  1. Maisha - "Inside The Acorn" (5:51)
  2. Ezra Collective - "Pure Shade" (6:31)
  3. Moses Boyd - "The Balance" (5:33)
  4. Theon Cross - "Brockley" (3:36)
  5. Nubya Garcia - "Once" (5:25)
  6. Shabaka Hutchings - "Black Skin, Black Masks" (6:59)
  7. Triforce - "Walls" (5:07)
  8. Joe Armon-Jones - "Go See" (7:38)
  9. Kokoroko - "Abusey Junction" (7:03)
Review: We Out Here, Brownswood Recordings' latest compilation, was born out of a desire by label boss Gilles Peterson to capture the essence of London's contemporary jazz scene. To ensure a sense of there "here and now", Peterson invited some of the city's brightest young bands and musicians into the studio in August 2017, recording the results over three action-packed days. The resulting never-heard-before tracks are, for the most part, joyous and thrilling, and range from trad jazz, jazz-funk and Latin jazz to acoustic-electronic fusions and groovy, guitar-laden downtempo explorations. It feels like a glimpse of a scene on the rise, and we wouldn't be surprised if many of those involved become modern British jazz greats in the years to come.
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Cat: FW 192. Rel: 25 Jul 19
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
  1. All The Way (feat Tyler Daley & Kaidi Tatham) (4:00)
  2. All The Way (feat Tyler Daley & Kaidi Tatham - Flutestrumental) (3:59)
Review: A warm welcome back to the Darkhouse Family, Cardiff's finest purveyors of soul-fired instrumental hip-hop and jazz-funk flavoured broken beats. The good news is that "All The Way", which features the combined talents of guests Tyler Daley and Kaidi Tatham, is every bit as good as anything on their superb 2017 album "The Offering". The A-side original version, in particular, is superb - a languid chunk of head-nodding hip-hop soul rich in double bass, drowsy jazz horns, twinkling pianos and impassioned, emotive vocals. That said, the instrumental flipside revision, which includes extended flute solos where the vocals once say, is also impeccable.
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The Epic: Volume 1 2 & 3 (heavyweight vinyl 3xLP + insert)
Cat: BF 050. Rel: 29 Sep 15
Jazz
  1. Change Of The Guard (12:13)
  2. Isabelle (12:06)
  3. Final Thought (6:25)
  4. The Next Step (14:39)
  5. Askim (12:30)
  6. The Rhythm Changes (7:39)
  7. Leroy & Lanisha (9:24)
  8. Re Run (8:17)
  9. Miss Understanding (8:45)
  10. Henrietta Our Hero (7:10)
  11. Seven Prayers (7:32)
  12. Cherokee (8:10)
  13. The Magnificent 7 (12:42)
  14. Re Run Home (14:03)
  15. Malcolm's Theme (8:38)
  16. Clair De Lune (11:07)
  17. The Message (11:06)
Review: Already out in the ether since the summer, Kamasi's sprawling three-part jazz opus finally sees the light of vinyl day. Presented on heavyweight vinyl with his striking signature artwork, its delivery befits the album's rave reviews on its original arrival. Highlights, in case you haven't heard it yet, are the awe-inspiring switch from fusion to swing on "The Next Step" the album's overall sparing inclusion of vocal that make "The Rhythm Changes" really stand out and sparkle and the attention to detail on the narrative structure on reprise notes such as "Re Run Home". A must-have for any jazz/Brainfeeder fan.
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Super Vilains (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: HS 184. Rel: 31 Jan 19
Jazz
  1. Barbaros (6:26)
  2. Last Drink (6:51)
  3. Layla (8:56)
  4. Escola Frances Dos Tubaroes (6:17)
  5. Le Manoir Des Super-Vilains (6:47)
  6. Super-Vilain Wants Love (6:42)
  7. Isaac Washington (6:08)
  8. Guarani Kaiowa (6:19)
Review: In 2013, French jazz-funk combo Cotonete decided to call it a day, only to change their minds following a surprise offer to co-headline a festival in Eastern Europe. Looking back, they made the right choice, because "Super-vilains", their long-promised debut album following a string of hot 12" singles, is really rather good. Mixing jazz-funk with elements of Sly Stone style funk-rock, blissful ambience, stoned grooves, Afro-funk and tropical disco, the album not only consistently hits the mark, but also offers a near perfect balance between jaunty, floor-friendly fare and hazy, sofa-friendly soundscapes. As debut albums go, it's a doozy.
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You Can't Steal My Joy (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: ETJ 006. Rel: 24 Apr 19
Jazz
  1. Space Is The Place (reprise) (1:30)
  2. Why You Mad? (1:30)
  3. Red Whine (1:30)
  4. Quest For Coin (1:30)
  5. Reason In Disguise (feat Jorja Smith) (1:30)
  6. What Am I To Do? (feat Loyle Carner) (1:30)
  7. Chris & Jane (1:30)
  8. People Saved (1:30)
  9. Philosopher II (1:30)
  10. Sao Paulo (1:30)
  11. King Of The Jungle (1:30)
  12. You Can't Steal My Joy (1:30)
  13. Shakara (feat Kokoroko) (1:30)
Review: London's contemporary jazz scene is so strong right now that there's not a week that passes without the release of a killer new album from one of its leading protagonists. The latest comes from Ezra Collective, which finally delivers its' debut album following a string of inspired live performances and a handful of must-have singles. Kicking off with a breezy chunk of hip-hop-jazz, "You Can't Steal My Joy" sees the hyped five-piece confidently bounce between intense, spiraling epics ("Why You Mad?"), reggae-influenced aural sunshine ("Red Whine"), polyrhythmic Afro-jazz ("Quest For Coin"), bespoke soul (Jorja Smith hook-up "Reason In Disguise"), live boom-bap hip-hop (Loyle Carner collaboration "What Am I To Do"), bustling Afro-Cuban jazz ("Chris & Jane"), picturesque piano pieces ("Philosopher II") and much more besides. As debuts go, it's mighty impressive.
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Treasures (reissue) (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: SJRLP 427. Rel: 07 Jun 19
Jazz
  1. Griot (17:00)
  2. As A Matter Of Fact (5:51)
  3. Salvation Army (11:17)
  4. You Don't Know What Love Is (10:21)
Review: Soul Jazz has previously dug deep into the back catalogue of American flautist Lloyd McNeill, reissuing a number of albums including two made with his acclaimed jazz quintet. Their latest rummage through the vaults has resulted in the reissue of one of his most sought-after sets - 1976 private press LP "Treasures", original copies of which now change hands for significant sums online. It remains a fine album, all told, with McNeill's breezy, ear-catching flute solos rising over backing tracks that are variously sublimely sun-kissed (the bright pianos and cheery madrigal mood of "Salvation Army"), suave and swinging ("As A Matter Of Fact") and effortlessly soft and seductive (the unfurling beauty of "You Don't Know What Love Is").
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  1. Roy Haines - "Quiet Fire" (8:13)
  2. Don Rader - "Don't Touch" (7:49)
  3. John Lee & Gerry Brown - "Infinite Jones" (6:41)
  4. John Thomas & Lifeforce - "Maryke" (5:52)
  5. Banda Metalurgia - "La Em Guayaquil" (2:54)
  6. Belair - "Samba For A Cold Warrior" (8:25)
  7. Francisco Mara Catlett - "Samba De Amor" (7:05)
  8. Louis Hayes Group - "Little Sunflower" (feat Leon Thomas) (6:41)
  9. Lee Willhite - "The World Is A Ghetto" (5:21)
  10. Clarice Labbe & Charlie Hampton - "No Other Love But You" (3:26)
  11. Ronald Snijders - "Latinetta" (4:02)
  12. Finn Savery Trio - "Misturada" (3:24)
  13. Ira Sullivan - "The Kingdom Within You" (6:11)
  14. Webster Lewis - "Do You Believe" (alternate version) (17:22)
Review: Three years on from the release of his last Private Collection compilation, British jazz survivor Kev Beadle returns with a third selection of little-known "independent jazz" from the 1970s and '80s. As usual, it's a pleasingly varied affair with a clear dancefloor focus. Beadle, a man with an enviable record collection, variously showcases South American jazz-funk fusion (see Banda Metalurgia's fantastic "La Em Guayaquil" and Francisco Mara Catlett's thrillingly upbeat, "Brazilian Love Affair" style smasher "Samba De Amor"), Nat King Cole style smoothness (the Leon Thomas voiced "Little Sunflower" by Louis Hayes Group), dazzlingly positive extended workouts (Clarice Lebbe and Charlie Hampton), heavy percussion jams (Finn Savery Trio) and confirmed jazz-dance classics (the soul-jazz stomp of Webster Lewis).
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Cat: MRB 7148. Rel: 04 Jul 19
Funk
  1. Attica Blues (4:49)
  2. Quiet Dawn (5:58)
Review: Most experts agree that Archie Shepp's 1972 album "Attica Blues" is one of the finest soul-jazz LPs ever made - a politically-charged affair that just gets better with every listen. This tidy seven-inch single from Mr Bongo offers up two of the album's standout moments. On the A-side you'll find the title track, a swirling, down-low mixture of belted-out female chorus vocals, surging orchestration, Blaxploitation style bottom end and an impassioned lead vocal from Henry Hull. Flipside cut "Quiet Dawn" sees Waheeda Massey take lead vocals over a more obviously jazz-centric backing track rich in wild sax solos from the effervescent Shepp. Like the A-side, it's simply essential.
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BGP
Cat: BGPS 049. Rel: 24 Mar 16
Funk
  1. Harold Mabern - "I Want You Back" (5:24)
  2. Funk Inc - "Sister Janie" (5:14)
Review: Tennessee's legendary jazz pianist, Harold Mabern, is surely one of the kings of the mighty Prestige label, and his material helped bridge the gap between jazz and funk back in the 1970s, alongside the likes of Idris Muhammad, The Jimmy Castor Bunch and all those geniuses. "I Want You Back" is a stone-cold classic and contains one of the most hummable trumpet lines ever, and if you hear closely it's been reworked and sampled by none other than the King of pop when he was only a little one. Funk Inc's sublime "Sister Janie" resides on the flip, a more lo-fi funk bullett for the diggers, and complete with a dusty organ!
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Yeh Yeh! (7")
BGP
Cat: BGPS 050. Rel: 29 Mar 16
International
  1. Yeh-Yeh! (2:01)
  2. Get The Money (2:12)
Review: Cuban bandleader, composer and rumba magician Ramon Santamaria had a huge influence throughout his 40 year career, notably writing Coltrane's famous "Afro Blue". Here are two of many stand-out cuts from his 1963 album Watermelon Man! While most the album's focus was on his Herbie Hancock cover, it's tracks like these that really gave the album its spirit and unique character; "Yeh Yeh!" is a samba shaking horn-led cut laced with crackling percussion and party cries while "Get The Money" leans back with rhythm and blues sass and a rhythm that's as powerful as Ramon's legacy. Moneymaker shaking guaranteed.
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 in stock $7.02
Windy C Collection (double 7")
Cat: DYNAM 7011/12. Rel: 21 Jun 18
Funk
  1. Windy C (5:23)
  2. Puppet On A Chain (3:47)
  3. No More City, No More Country (45 edit) (4:15)
  4. Holes In My Shoes (3:32)
Review: 1974's Coming Right At You, the sole album from 100% Pure Poison, has long been a sought-after jazz-funk gem. Soul Brother has previously reissued the rare (and increasingly expensive) LP, though this double 7" marks the first time most of these tracks have been available on wax since 2001. Check first opener (and title track) "Windy C", a superb chunk of lolloping, laidback jazz-funk that sits somewhere between Bob James and Cymande, before turning your attention to the slow-burn soulful delights of string-laden torch song "Puppet On A Chain". Over on the second 7", "No More City, No More Country" is a more hard-spun Blaxploitation funk affair, while "Hole In My Shoe" is a horn-fired slab of J.B's style funk-soul fusion.
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Heaven & Earth (gatefold 4xLP + hidden LP)
Cat: YT 176LP. Rel: 22 Jun 18
Jazz
  1. Fists Of Fury (Earth) (9:42)
  2. Can You Hear Him (8:54)
  3. Hub-Tones (9:11)
  4. Connections (8:23)
  5. Tiffakonkae (9:19)
  6. The Invincible Youth (9:51)
  7. Testify (5:44)
  8. One Of One (9:48)
  9. The Space Travelers Lullaby (Heaven) (10:29)
  10. Vi Lua VI Sol (11:06)
  11. Street Fighter Mas (5:57)
  12. Song For The Fallen (12:40)
  13. Journey (8:51)
  14. The Psalmnist (7:19)
  15. Show Us The Way (6:50)
  16. Will You Sing (10:07)
  17. The Secret Of Jinsinson
  18. Will You Love Me Tomorrow
  19. My Family
  20. Agents Of Multiverse
  21. Ooh Child
Review: There's a growing feeling both inside and outside jazz that Kamasi Washington could well turn out to be one of the style's all-time greats. He's certainly making all the right moves, delivering thought-provoking concept albums of eyebrow-raising length that simply refuse to settle on one sound, rhythm, style or sub-genre. Heaven & Earth, his first album for almost three years, continues this trend, comprising angry instrumental answers to America's growing issues with class division and racism, Rotary Connection style workouts, Sun Ra-esque spiritual workouts, funk and soul-influenced burners, spiraling choral and orchestral affairs, and electric fusions of rubbery synth-funk and mind-altering jazz-blues. Typically, the results are never less than sublime, with Washington's virtuoso saxophone playing taking centre stage throughout.
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O Journaleiro (limited 7")
Cat: BRZ45 016. Rel: 15 Dec 14
International
  1. Toni Tornado - "O Jornaleiro"
  2. Som Tres - "Homenagem A Mongo"
Review: Rich gutsy soul from a man who's regularly described as Brazil's James Brown, "O Journalerio" is a blueprint funk jam. Released in 1971 (on his hyper-rare album BR-3) it's all about the orchestrated swing, bluesy groove and Hammond licks so lavish you need to towel on every listen. Flip for Som Tres... An off-shoot of the Sambalanco Trio, it's the sound of Cesar Camargo Mariano controlling a restrained rolling slice of filmic instrumental funk where horns, keys and drums gather momentum with big band drama. Neither have been released on 45" before, making this all the more special.
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Cumulo Nimbus (limited numbered LP + insert) (1 per customer)
Cat: JMANLP 112. Rel: 20 Jun 19
Jazz
  1. Weedhopper (8:02)
  2. March Of The Goober Woobers (5:25)
  3. 47 Tears (2:56)
  4. Jig (8:12)
  5. Halyards (5:40)
  6. Cumulo Nimbus (6:49)
Review: Jazzman's dusty-fingered diggers recently did a deal to reissue some of the "holy grail" albums released by Austin-based Fable Records in small numbers back in the early 1970s. Forty Seven Times Its Own Weight's "Cumulo Nimbus" is the first of these. It's a pleasingly warm and evocative set of tracks from the one-album combo that offers an enjoyable and cutting edge fusion of hard-wired jazz-funk, post-modal fusion, horizontal slow jams and low-slung goodness that pairs free-jazz style solos and spiritual grooves with just the right amount of funk-fuelled instrumentation (see "Jig"). The set includes both dancefloor-friendly and laid-back fare, with the jaunty title somehow managing to tick both boxes at once.
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Man Made Object (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: 602547 682031. Rel: 05 Feb 16
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
  1. Allres (5:14)
  2. Unspeakable World (4:44)
  3. Branches Break (4:21)
  4. Weird Cat (5:37)
  5. Quiet Mind (4:23)
  6. Smarra (6:22)
  7. Initiate (4:44)
  8. Gbfisysih (3:19)
  9. Syrrender To Mountain (3:58)
  10. Protest (4:45)
  11. Fading: Feigning (5:02)
Review: It has only taken two albums for Chris Illingworth, Nick Blacka, and Rob Turner to land with an LP on the legendary Blue Note label, but they've done it, and they've done it in fine style. Moreover, it's also a bold move from Blue Note, who only usually steer away from pure jazz for the likes of Madlib and co, but in hindsight, the Gogo Penguin trio have what it takes to be remembered as fine producers of beat-driven free jazz. Mixing up elements of nu-soul, together with broken beat and classic jazz, the trio's music is wild and diverse, and fully representative of the label's vision and charisma. Also, it's exactly the sort of thing that Gilles Peterson is in to, so sit back, relax, and let Man Made Object take you away.
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Cat: SDE 45. Rel: 12 Jun 19
Jazz
  1. Love Thoughts (7:22)
  2. Interview With Sanifu Al Hall Jr (33:50)
Review: During the 1970s, Sanifu Al Hall Jr decided to form a group dedicated to blending jazz, soul and cutting-edge electronic sounds. The brilliantly named Cosmos Dwellerz Arkestra never released any music during the period - not commercially, at least - with this fascinating 12" marking their belated debut. "Love Thoughts", which was committed to tape in 1977, is undoubtedly intergalactic, offering a spiritually-minded mix of spiraling jazz-funk synths, woozy horn solos, stoned drums and toaster-hot bass. On the flip you'll find an interesting curio: an extended 1967 radio interview with Sanifu Al Hall Jr in which he discusses his musical story and approach to life.
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Cat: 775687 7. Rel: 26 Jul 19
Jazz
  1. Where Am I Going (take 1)
  2. Where Am I Going (take 2)
  3. Where Am I Going (take 3)
  4. Grits Beans & Greens (take 1)
  5. For Meembers Only (take 1)
  6. Where Am I Going (take 1 - Breakdown)
  7. For Members Only (take 2 - Full version)
  8. Where Am I Going (take 2)
  9. Grits Beans & Greens (take 2 - Breakdown)
  10. Grits Beans & Greens (take 3)
  11. Rumpus (take 1 - Full version)
  12. Where Am I Going (take 3 - Full version)
  13. Rumpus (take 2 - Breakdown)
  14. Rumpus (take 3 - Breakdown)
  15. Rumpus (take 4)
  16. Grits Beans & Greens (take 4 - Full version)
  17. You Know I Care (take 1 - Breakdown)
  18. You Know I Care (take 2)
Review: During the 1950s and '60s, Tubby Hayes was one of Britain's leading jazz musicians - a saxophone, flute and vibraphone player who gained international recognition within the jazz scene (a rarity for British musicians in that period). By 1969 his health was diminishing, but he was still capable of writing and recording incredible music - as this previously unheard album shows. Re-discovered last year in the Decca Records vaults, the set has been hailed as a "lost classic" by jazz scholars and compared favourably to legendary albums by John Coltrane, Miles Davis and others. This hardback "deluxe" edition contains extensive liner notes telling the remarkable story behind the previously unreleased LP, as well as alternate takes and interpretations from Hayes and his top-notch trio of accompanying players.
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Cat: 510531 P. Rel: 24 Apr 19
Funk
  1. On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (3:40)
  2. Comin' Home Baby (2:19)
Review: ** REPRESS ALERT ** 2019 marks 50 years since this timeless classic's original release. The Peddlers' "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever' is a sumptuous smooth jazz journey full of organ solos and deep vocal tones. The British soul/jazz trio is known for creating a unique melange of beat, jazz, cabaret, rock and soul that must be heard to be believed. Flip side "Comin' Home Baby" is like passing through a cloud composed of equal parts Tom Jones, Jimmy Smith, Georgie Fame, Mel Torme, Alan Hawkshaw and dozens of lesser jazz/lounge vibe-creators. Get this copy for a spine-tingling rush of harmony from the late sixties.
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Journey In Satchidananda (reissue) (12") (1 per customer)
Cat: GOND 12001. Rel: 23 Aug 18
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
  1. Journey In Satchidananda (6:44)
  2. Blue Nile (8:19)
Review: Manchester's Gondwana Records, run by Matthew Halsall, has been a constant source of good vibes and inspiration. Leaning on a jazz note, most of the material is centred away from the dance floor and yet there is always plenty of movement and joyous rhythm, particularly from Halsall's appearances. Here, we have a reissue of 2015's "Journey In Satchidananda", a majestic wave of jazz flutes, seductive piano keys, in what is an altogether dreamy sort of setting, which is further evolved on the supremely euphoric waves of the unbeatable "Blue Nile". At last, some contemporary jazz on 12" that has left us blown away..!
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