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Nu Guinea - Nuova Napoli
Nu Guinea
Nuova Napoli
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (NG Records)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Almost 2 years after the success of the album THE TONY ALLEN EXPERIMENTS and a few months after the release of the 7inch AMORE, Nu Guinea return to the scene with a new LP published by their newborn label NG RECORDS.After touring the world looking for sounds suitable for their vibrations, NU GUINEA decided to go back to square one, Napoli, where Massimo Di Lena and Lucio Aquilina were born and raised. They watched their city from a distance reconstructing its energy from their studio in Berlin, calibrating the synths on the meridian of Vesuvius, the volcano that has always protected and threatened Napoli.NUOVA NAPOLI is the result of a long musical research that has become a historical investigation on the sound that shaped Napoli during the ‘70s and ‘80s, starting from the contamination of genres (disco, jazz-funk, African rhythms) which ended up in Nu Guinea’s DNA.In this album the synthesizers fill the spaces between the past and the future, tightening in a single body acoustic instruments, electronics and voices in Neapolitan dialect. It is the first time that the duo has worked with such a large group of musicians, some of whom are exponents of the contemporary Neapolitan scene.WARNING: We recommend listening to Nuova Napoli while walking in the alleys of Napoli’s historic center, around wet clothes hanging and street vendors on tiny three-wheelers.
Tony Allen & Jeff Mills - Tomorrow Comes The Harvest
Tony Allen & Jeff Mills
Tomorrow Comes The Harvest
10" | 2018 | EU | Original (Blue Note)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Lock yourself into the beat, but don’t become prisoner to it. The techno pioneer Jeff Mills understands that only too well. In his quest to liberate himself from the tyranny of the sequencer, Mills couldn’t wish for a better partner than the father of Afrobeat.Many consider Tony Allen to be one of the greatest drummers alive. In the last thirty years, his signature mix of Nigerian roots, polyglot jazz and no-fuss funkiness has spread like a virus, infecting the work of artists as diverse as Damon Albarn, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Moritz Oswald. Jeff Mills is a titan of the electronic dance scene and a tireless innovator, who helped to give birth to the 1980s Detroit techno scene before going on to compose electro symphonies, soundtracks and sonic odysseys inspired by futurism and space travel, working with visual artists, choreographers, classical orchestras, even astronauts.His collaboration with Tony Allen is another rhythmic conversation in a long and well-established discourse, but a special one too: “It really is a pure collaboration, not just through music, but in our minds and spirit as well.” The same goes for Tony Allen. He has already collaborated with quite a few electro artists during his long career but this is something else. “The difference is that Jeff can play with me, whereas the others cannot play with me. I can only play with them, but they cannot play with me…yunastan?”The pair first shared a stage in December 2016, at the New Morning in Paris. Their live shows have become a rhythm summit without equal, a chance to witness two of the world’s most innovative beat-makers, supplemented by the Moogs and synths of Jean-Philippe Dary, fusing past and future into an intense, seamless present where digital and analogue, jazz and electro, Africa and America, the source and the delta, become one.In some ways Allen and Mills have already fashioned their own sovereign self-designed state, one where improvisation, creativity and instinct reign. It’s rooted in Africa, yes, but like the music of Art Blakey, it goes beyond Africa, beyond America, beyond the force-fields of history and the structures of technology. That’s all the excitement - to get on board with two of the world greatest living masters of rhythm, set the controls for the heart of their spinning world, and boldly go into the unknown.
Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings
Makaya McCraven
Universal Beings
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (International Anthem)
29,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Universal Beings is jazz drummer / producer Makaya McCraven's new album - his most ambitious, elegant and refined work yet. Recorded at 2 intimate live sessions and 2 pop-up "studio" sessions across the "new" jazz hotbed cities of New York, Chicago, London, and Los Angeles, Makaya collaborated with an all-star cast of improvisers (15 musicians in total, including Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia, Jeff Parker, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson,Tomeka Reid, Brandee Younger and Carlos Niño) to create source material for the signature style of "organic beat music" production he debuted on the groundbreaking 2015 release In The Moment. The result is this epic, 2xLP set that represents another breakthrough in Makaya's career as a recording artist, as well as a definitive new work of the exciting global groundswell of next-generation, Black musicians re-vivifying and re-articulating "jazz" in 2018.
Don Rendell & Ian Carr Quintet, The - The Complete Lansdowne Recordings, 1965-1969
Don Rendell & Ian Carr Quintet, The
The Complete Lansdowne Recordings, 1965-1969
5LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Jazzman)
149,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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After an epic licensing odyssey that's taken us almost 20 years, we're finally able to announce the 5LP boxset release of the first ever official re-issue of all five of the iconic Lansdowne recording sessions by the legendary UK jazz combo, the Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet.The five albums, Shades Of Blues (1965), Dusk Fire (1966), Phase III (1968), Change Is (1969) and Live (1969), have reached almost mythical status in the collector's world. Regarded as holy grail artefacts for even the seasoned aficionado, the collective second hand market value comes to an astonishing £6000.Many have tried - and failed - to reissue these albums by legitimate means, the main problem being that Universal Music, the largest record company in the world, didn't know the whereabouts of the original documentation in amongst the tens of thousands of other files in their archives. Understandably, locating the necessary paperwork pertaining to some obscure jazz albums from the 1960s wasn't and never will be top priority for such an organisation.However, two decades since our initial approach, we have managed to succeed.The complete Don Rendell & Ian Carr Lansdowne recording sessions have now undergone a full and unprecedented boxset reissue. We located and acquired the original analogue master tapes from the Universal vaults and created masters at Abbey Road Studios to produce audiophile quality 180g pressings replete with replica artwork - shape, design, and even paper stock. No stone has been left unturned to deliver this absolute labour of love to the highest possible standard! The enclosed booklet contains never before seen photographs, interviews with the remaining living band members and liner notes from BBC Radio 3 presenter and award-winning jazz writer Alyn Shipton.The band played together for seven years and during this fruitful time they made a plethora of deeply melodic, post-bop British jazz compositions that later on took influences from Indo and more spiritually guided jazz. Produced by the influential Denis Preston and recorded at his Lansdowne Studios in London, the band was primarily made up of saxophonist Don Rendell, trumpeter/composer Ian Carr, and pianist/composer Michael Garrick. This is UK jazz at its absolute finest, and the quality of our box set pays testament to that.
Giuliano Sorgini - Africa Oscura
Giuliano Sorgini
Africa Oscura
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Four Flies)
27,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Recorded by composer and multi-instrumentalist Giuliano Sorgini between 1974 and 1976 in his studio in Prati district in Rome, a stone’s throw from Italian television offices, Africa Oscura is a set of tracks inspired by the wildest and most obscure secret s of those lands, intended to be the background of some tv documentaries. Some tracks were recorded during the same session of “Zoo Folle”, the album widely recognised as his masterpiece, celebrated today by the most influential connoisseurs from all over the world. Some others came right after, for a mysterious documentary whose title was supposed to be “I corsari della savana” (as stated by the credits written on the reels that we have found). All these tracks remained unbelievably unreleased until now, forgotten on some old and dusty ¼-inch reels, amazingly survived up today, then transferred and restored to compile this much-needed release. A sort of concept-album about darkest Africa, with a kind of eerie mood, nearly esoteric, to which Sorgini was very close in these years, working on horror and b-movies soundtracks or experimental libraries.All tracks are entirely played by composer himself, with drums, percussions and all sorts of analog synths overlaps, to create an afro-ambient soundscape, something halfway between electronic and minimalism, with a vibrant prog flavour. Among John Carpenter’s reminds, occultism, large prairies and Saharan landscapes, this amazing score truly reveals the creepy dark-side of “Zoo Folle”.
Tommy Guerrero - Road To Knowhere
Tommy Guerrero
Road To Knowhere
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Too Good)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
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This album is inspired by bits and pieces of Ethio-Jazz, Afrobeat, Highlife Spiritual Jazz and dusty funk 45’s. It’s where I’m at now and what has kept this mortal vehicle fueled. I tend to take different paths each musical outing but this one is for the long haul, the one for the blue highways and forgotten byways. It’s the one to get lost to. It’s about the journey, not the destination." Tommy Guerrero continues pushing the boundaries while upholding his San Francisco Bay heritage. Starting from the Bones Brigade skate team in the '80s, he’s made movie appearances, designed for Levi's in Japan, Vans shoes worldwide and Sutro eyewear among others, signed a skateboard contract with Converse, co-founded Real Skateboards and 40’s Clothing, is art director for Krooked Skateboarding, and found time to be a prolific recording artist.
Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennett - Synthesizer And Percussion
Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennett
Synthesizer And Percussion
LP | 1974 | UK | Reissue (Be With)
23,99 €*
Release:1974 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Released in the same year as Synthesis over on KPM, 1974’s Synthesizer and Percussion is its essential companion piece. “This record features the many distinctive sounds of the ARP Synthesizer plus percussion in various moods and tempos” is the even more underwhelming than usual library record sales pitch for Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett’s second collection of what is basically minimal G-funk, with overtones of primitive acid house. This is ridiculously good.This is one of Hawkshaw and Bennett’s wilder joints and aeons ahead of its time. Bennett’s tough drums provide the underpinnings for the prominent bass, keys and bubbling synths high up in the mix, alongside Hawkshaw’s deranged clavinet-funk-rock. There are heavenly break loops galore.Opener "Mon Amour" is ultra-smooth funk, all inter-weaving melodic lines whilst the seminal "Oddball" is an incredible hard electro strut with a knocking break. "Mile High Swinger" is a tranquil Spaghetti Western whistling theme over double tempo rhythmic movement and the pulsating "Auto Pilot" has a percussive groove elevated by electric piano and synthesizer. Check "Driving Force”, “Home Run” and "Pacesetter" for electroid prog-funk dripped in acid squelch.All five final tracks are beatless synth workouts, because they can.As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Synthesizer and Percussion comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.
Mansur Brown - Shiroi
Mansur Brown
Shiroi
LP+CD | 2018 | UK | Original (Black Focus)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It’s not often we mention Jimi Hendrix and Trap music in the same sentence. Or Brixton and George Benson. In this case Mansur Brown embodies all of these. An integral part of the groundbreaking Yussef Kamaal album, he now releases his debut album on Black Focus Records. As Thundercat claims the Bass Guitar, Robert Glasper the keys, the 21 year old prodigy from south east London claims the Guitar. Welcome to Shiroi.
Last Jazz Club (Veks & Mike B) - Jazz Is
Last Jazz Club (Veks & Mike B)
Jazz Is
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Chopped Herring)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
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Limited to 500 and then gone. Only a few copies remaining. One of the most anticipated underground hip hop albums of the year is now available on pre-order. This stunning full length project by Californian MC, Veks and Danish producer Mike B includes features by Epidemic’s Hex One, One Be Lo, Storykid, Blame One, Main Flow, Still Waters & Ric Scales. Peep it – this is prolly going to be one of the Albums of 2018!!!!
Scorpions, The & Saif Abu Bakr - Jazz, Jazz, Jazz
Scorpions, The & Saif Abu Bakr
Jazz, Jazz, Jazz
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Habibi Funk)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Incredibly unique modernized adaptations of traditional rhythms of the diverse regions of Sudan, recorded in Kuwait 1980. The “holy grail” album from Sudan.I heard about Seif Abu Bakr and The Scorpions maybe 3-4 years ago. Their album “Jazz, Jazz Jazz” ended up on my radar because of an eBay auction with the bids eventually rising daily up to a staggering 1000$. The music is a unique combination of incredible horn arrangements powerfully performed, a vigorous drummer contributing a funky backbone and Seif's vocals uniting those elements. The results range from instrumental tracks awaking memories of 1970s crime thriller soundtracks to more Sudanese-rooted tracks, a lot of them modernized versions traditional rhythms of the diverse regions of Sudan and even an excursion into Colgolese Soukouss. I went for my second trip to Sudan in December 2018 and after doing some research on the first trip my local colleagues Larissa and Yassir had managed to reach Amir, The Scorpions band leader and he was happy to meet. We got together with him in a Cafe right at the Nile in Omdurman. It was a happy occasion for everyone. He told us stories about him meeting Jimmy Cliff and Lewis Armstrong when they visited Sudan and how he and his band mates from The Scorpions played extensively in Kuwait, both in club residencies as well as for television. Amir brought tons of incredible photos illustrating not only the bands history but the vivid cultural live in the many music clubs in Khartoum of the 1970s. During this decade up until 1983 the capital was home to a huge number of clubs, bards and concert halls. This scene started to perish after president Nimeiry's turn away from his socialist policies, that he was widely associated with in the first decade of his rule, towards the implementation of Sharia law in 1983. During the first decade of his rule he had actively supported various artists of the Jazz scene, taking some of them on trips throughout Africa. The 1989 coup of Bashir and his generals then caused the final blow to a once thriving scene. Both of these political events within 6 years lead to significant drawbacks for the Sudanese jazz scene resulting into hardly no gig opportunities left and parties and concerts being critically observed. A number of musicians faced prosecution, most of the time for their political views, some left Sudan for good. Music never completely vanished from public life and even the regime kept selected artists close, but for a majority of those bands affiliated to the jazz scene life and making ends became a lot harder. The Scorpions dissolved as a group around the same time. The re-release was produced with a clean copy of the vinyl version as a source. The original reel tape of the album stayed with Saif Abu Bakr along with another reel with other recordings that were never released. Unfortunately it was lost when Saif Abu Bakr had to flee to Kuwait temporarily during the second gulf war when Iraq raided Kuwait. Both the CD and vinyl version come with extensive booklets with photos, interviews, liner notes. The vinyl version also has a DLL code.
David Axelrod - Earth Rot
David Axelrod
Earth Rot
2LP+Book | 2018 | US | Original (Now-Again)
35,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition for Schwarzer Freitag Record Store Day 2018! Only 1 per customer!Incl. never before issued instrumentals. Gatefold, 28-page booklet. Earth Rot is visionary composer/arranger/producer David Axelrod’s third album, and the last of his Capitoltrilogy. Recorded as a concept album about the decrepit state of the environment in 1970 Los Angeles, andscheduled for release on the first Earth Day, it features choral vocals and marks a departure for Axelrod’ssignature sound, which would take on a jazzier feel in the 1970s.This definitive version of Earth Rot, overseen by Now-Again’s Eothen Alapatt in conjunction with Axelrod’sEstate, fulfills a request Axelrod made while alive – to see the instrumentals of this album, never beforereleased, issued. They see release here as the second LP in a 2LP set.This is an audiophile reissue, with the vocal version lacquered directly from Axelrod’s original master tapesat Capitol Records by Ron McMaster. The master was approved by Axelrod’s son Michael, who adaptedancient lyrics for the album in one of three collaborative projects he did with his father.Contains a 28 page booklet that delves into Axelrod’s incredible life and music, replete with never beforepublished photos and an interview.“There are very few people who see the Grand Picture of the Universe and understand the Nothingness thatit all comes from. There are even fewer who can express these ideas through music - David could do it all.”– T-RayAnother friday dedicated to the black gold!
Fumio Itabashi - Watarase
Fumio Itabashi
Watarase
LP | 1982 | EU | Reissue (Mule Musiq)
25,99 €*
Release:1982 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Is it the best jazz record from Japan, as the french-born english disc jockey, record label owner and music collector Gilles Peterson once assumed? Or is it maybe the best jazz record of all jazz records? Well, everybody needs to decide by himself and has to listen to Watabase, the second solo piano album of the Japanese jazz pianist Fumio Itabashi, that was originally released in 1982. Tokyo based mule music unearth it, remastered the original recordings and brings it back to the global stores in order to seduce all music lovers that embrace notes who come straight from the heart and soul.
Nubya Garcia - Nubya's 5Ive
Nubya Garcia
Nubya's 5Ive
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Jazz Re:Freshed)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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5ive' is remarkable, an intoxicating combination of vibrant soloing and stay-in-your-head hooks. On her debut, Nubya Garcia and her band strike an engrossing balance between long stretches of dreamy exploration and surges of vital virtuosic intensity.
Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita - Pacific
Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita
Pacific
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Victory)
15,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Reuniting the best session musicians Japan had to offer to make an album that would evoke the atmospheres of South Pacific islands, the kind of places Japanese people spend their vacations in. Pacific (1978) is a treat to the ears; its theme of the southern Pacific ocean and its warm cerulean waters relax its listeners with a fusion of city pop, soft jazz, and that good old 1970’s funk while remaining surprisingly fully instrumental throughout all contributions from artists Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki, and Tatsuro Yamashita. A true cult LP and an inspiration for a lot of, so called, “vaporware” music.
Soul Jazz Records Presents - Soul Of A Nation: Jazz Is The Teacher, Funk Is The Preacher - Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk And The Roots Of Rap In The Black Power Era 1969-75
Soul Jazz Records Presents
Soul Of A Nation: Jazz Is The Teacher, Funk Is The Preacher - Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk And The Roots Of Rap In The Black Power Era 1969-75
3LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
27,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soul Jazz Records’ new release ‘Soul of A Nation: Jazz is the Teacher, Funk is the Preacher’ is a powerful collection of radical jazz, street funk and proto-rap made in the era of Black Power (1969-75).This is the second ‘Soul of A Nation’ album released by Soul Jazz Records and coincides with the exhibition ‘Soul of a Nation – Art in the Age of Black Power’ currently at the Brooklyn Museum in New York and which moves to Los Angeles at The Broad in spring 2019. The international exhibition was critically received when it was launched last year at the Tate Modern in London (as was the accompanying first album ‘Soul of A Nation – Afro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black Power 1968-79’).This new album features a number of important and ground-breaking African-American artists – The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Don Cherry, Funkadelic, Gil Scott-Heron and more – alongside a host of lesser-known artists all of whom in the early 1970s were exploring new Afro-Centric poly-rhythmical styles of music – radical jazz, street funk and proto-rap – while at the same time exploring the Black Power and civil-rights inspired notions of self-definition, self-respect and self-empowerment in their own lives.During this era African-American jazz musicians ripped up traditional definitions – rejecting the term ‘entertainer’ to redefine themselves instead as ‘artists’. They worked outside of the mainstream music industry perceiving this artistic relationship to be fundamentally exploitative and politically flawed. Artists instead formed their own pan-arts community-centric collectives, set up their own record labels, ran concerts in alternative performance spaces – art galleries, parks, lofts, community centres – all as a way of taking control of their own creative destinies.At the start of 1960s jazz musicians had embarked on an intense period of musical experimentation as artists John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry sought to dismantle the traditional definitions of jazz by creating new music that broke free from its establishment shackles.By the end of the 1960s and into the 1970s, forward-thinking African-American jazz musicians had absorbed the ideas of this radical and avant-garde path but also began to introduce many new elements – not just civil rights concepts of freedom but also black power ideas of self-respect, righteousness and anger. Their music developed into a radical and intense Afro-Centric mix of jazz, funk, soul, and street poetry all in search of a new musical language that could better represent artistic African-American cultural expression.All of the featured artists here were involved in this search in different ways; a shared sense of Afro-centric collectivism joined the dots between the deep avant-garde experimentalism of The Art Ensemble of Chicago (here featuring soul singer Fontella Bass singing the powerful ‘Theme de Yoyo’) to the hyper-funk psychedelia of George Clinton’s Funkadelic. The poetry of Gil Scott-Heron and Sarah Webster Fabio is performed with a backdrop of street funk and heavyweight percussion – in the process laying down the template for the birth of rap. The Har-You Percussion Group, which grew of a government-sponsored community project in Harlem in the 1960s, connect latin, jazz and funk rhythms; Byron Morris and Unity offer an intense and rhythmical journey. James Mason, Gary Bartz and The Oneness of Juju offer spirituality and cosmology in equal measures. Chicago’s The Pharaohs and Detroit’s collective Tribe add deep jazz and street funk in equal measures. And more besides!The front cover features a painting by Barkley Hendricks, a central artist in the exhibition ‘Soul of A Nation – Art in the Age of Black Power’.
Ryo Fukui - Scenery
Ryo Fukui
Scenery
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (We Release Jazz)
21,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
This is the Standard Edition, mastered at half speed, 140g vinyl and Sticker. We Release Jazz (WRWTFWW Records’ new sister-label) is proud to present its first release, the official reissue of Ryo Fukui’s highly sought-after masterpiece Scenery (1976), sourced from the original masters.
Maisha - There Is A Place
Maisha
There Is A Place
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Brownswood)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Brownswood präsentiert das Debütalbum des Londoner Jazz-Sextetts Maisha um Bandleader Jake Long, das sich der Spiritual-Jazz-Tradition annimmt. Maisha veröffentlichten eine erste EP in 2016, steuerten 2018 einen Beitrag auf Brownswoods feiner Jazz-Compilation "We Out Here" bei und supporteten live das Sun Ra Arkestra. Ihr durch Jazz, Afrobeat und Pharoah Sanders inspirierter Sound vereint Trance-induzierte Rhythmen, instinktive, musikalische Kreuzungen und bereichernde, sich wiederholende Melodie-Refrains und verleiht der Formation einen einzigartigen Status in der aktuellen Londoner Jazz-Szene.
Elysian Spring - Glass Flowers
Elysian Spring
Glass Flowers
LP | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Le Tres Jazz Club)
24,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Can words really describe music ? It may be hard when music is as fantastic as on this LP. « Glass flowers » is an unclassifiable album, overtaking the jazz outlines, recorded in 1969 by Rainer Bertrams (piano, vibes, flute) , Bruce Krasin (Saxophone, flute) , Lenny Ezbicky (drums) et Jimmy Bridges (bass). Only 500 copies of the record were privatly made by a group of student which where fans of the band. Repressed for the first time on LP by Le Très jazz club, this repress comes with an insert documenting the story of The Elysian Spring and the recording of this true masterpiece.
Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennet - Synthesis
Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennet
Synthesis
LP | 1974 | UK | Reissue (Be With)
23,99 €*
Release:1974 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The “vivid contemporary sounds for a fresh visual image” make up the now canonised Synthesis from Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett. These two greats go deeper than usual on this collection, and the end result is a synth concept record of sorts. Released in 1974, it’s an essential companion piece to their Synthesizer and Percussion LP, released on Themes International Music in the same year.Like most of our favourite library records, Synthesis has that gloriously funky, “weird electronic music” vibe without ever being inaccessible. With the awesome ARP Odyssey at the fore, Hawkshaw and Bennett have created a blissed-out soundscape that, whilst laid back in all the right places, somehow remains heavy on the funk. It’s a sort of throbbing, proto-G Funk sound and you can find it on many of these low-lit basement workouts.Take the ice-cool “Alto Glide”. It’s a sunset-funk highlight with an electro-flute refrain that conjures those dreamier Dre / DJ Quick instrumentals from ’91 to ’92. Stereolab, Koushik (again) and all those Ghost Box artists were clearly listening very closely in the years since. The equally relaxed “Mermaid” glides effortlessly with soft, shimmering piano, understated percussion and kaleidoscopic synths. It’s a really beautiful piece.With these two soft-focus closing tracks allowing the LP to float away over the horizon, the preceding ten tracks have a more insistent, neck-snapping rhythm section to back the synth overload. Highlights include the head-nod funk of “Getting It Together” and the synth break in “The Executive”, which informed classic video game soundtracks.For once Be With really is stuck for words to describe just how good this record is. Best just to listen.As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Synthesis comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.
Ströer Duo - Fluchtweg Madagaskar
Ströer Duo
Fluchtweg Madagaskar
LP | 1982 | US | Reissue (Dark Entries)
17,99 €*
Release:1982 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Hans P. and Ernst Ströer are the Ströer Bros. Based close to Munich, Bavaria, they work as composers, arrangers, musicians, producers and authors, traveling between many different musical worlds. Hans plays bass, guitars and piano, Ernst plays all kinds of drums and percussion. The two of them descended from the wildly expanded jazz brew of the ’70s. In early 1979 Hans went on a six week tour through eleven African countries as a bass player in Jazz guitarist Volker Kriegel’s group Mild Maniac Orchestra. Inspired by his experiences on tour, Hans suggested to do a freestyle album together with Ernst. Avantgarde pianist Wolfgang Dauner’s Jazz label Mood Records offered them one week of studio time in the well equipped rooms of an old sugar factory between Christmas and New Years Eve 1981. They spent every minute in the studio, sleeping in the recording room, switching between mixing console and musical instruments. The brothers recorded their own performances and engineered the mixes, drumming, playing bass, guitars, all kinds of percussion and keyboards, singing and yelling. The result was the album ‘Fluchtweg Madagaskar’ (“escape route to Madagascar”) released in 1982. The contrast between African and German lifestyles, underlined by the early 80s tensions between nuclear warheads and the peace movement can be felt at the very core of this album. The fear that Germany could become an atomic battlefield made many young Germans think about emigration. Using a walkman hidden in their pocket, the brothers took numerous field recordings sampled over gripping, heavily accented rhythms. A true independent album, music and early sound design without boundaries nor limits. All songs are remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Each copy includes double sided insert with lyrics, photos and liner notes by the duo.
Yussef Kamaal (Yussef Dayes & Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu) - Black Focus
Yussef Kamaal (Yussef Dayes & Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu)
Black Focus
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Brownswood)
21,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
The borders between London’s musical tribes have always been porous. For Yussef Kamaal, the sound of the capital – with its hum of jungle, grime and broken beat – has shaped a self-taught, UK-tipped approach to playing jazz. In the states, the genre’s long-running to-and-fro with hip hop – from Robert Glasper to Kamasi Washington – has reimagined it within US culture. On Black Focus, Yussef Kamaal frame jazz inside the bass-saturated, pirate radio broadcasts of London. Taking inspiration from the anything-goes spirit of ‘70s jazz-funk, on albums by Herbie Hancock or the Mahavishnu Orchestra, it’s a loose template with plenty of room to experiment. The pair, made up of Yussef Dayes and Kamaal Williams (aka Henry Wu), have had little in the way of formal training. Instead, their musical tastes – and approach to playing – are indebted to Thelonious Monk’s piano as much as the drum programming of Kaidi Tatham. “It's all about the drums and the keys,” Williams says. “Not to take anything from anyone else, but that's where it all originates from: the chords, the rhythm of the chords and the drums.” Born out of a one-off live session to perform Williams’ solo material for Boiler Room, it soon became a project in its own right. Coming together as Yussef Kamaal, they played a series of live shows where little more than a chord progression would be planned before taking to the stage Bringing that unspoken understanding to the recording sessions (engineered by Malcolm Catto of The Heliocentrics), the unplanned, telepathically spawned grooves retain the raw energy of their live shows. “It's not so much about complete arrangement, it's more about flow,” Dayes says. “A lot of the tracks are just made spontaneously – Henry will be playing two chords, I'll fill in the groove and we'll just leave the arrangement naturally.” Both hail from South East London, crossing paths in 2007 as teenagers playing their first pub gigs around Peckham and Camberwell. Dayes drums for cosmically-inclined, afrobeat outfit United Vibrations, while Williams – on top of drumming and playing keys in different incarnations over the years – has made waves with his solo, synth-draped house 12"s for much-fêted labels like 22a and Rhythm Section.
Robohands - Green Black Vinyl Edition
Robohands
Green Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Village Live)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition vinyl!Robohands – “Green”, the first Jazz album to drop on Village Live!“Green” is a 10 track LP of smooth, ambient jazz by Robohands (Andy Baxter). TIP!
Don Rendell Quintet - Space Walk
V.A. - Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop From Europe 1980-1991
V.A.
Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop From Europe 1980-1991
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Music From Memory)
24,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop From Europe, 1980-1991' is compiled by record connoisseur Raphael Top-Secret and label man Jamie Tiller that brings together twenty one tracks from across the continent; exploring the more unusual and unexpected sides of pop music produced during that period. Printed Inner sleeves.Drawing material from cult experimental artists alongside one-off independent musical projects rescued from the fringes, ’Uneven Paths’ focuses on a selection of tracks that go beyond the confines of mainstream pop music but which also transcend expectations of much of the ’experimental’ music of the time. This is music with one foot in the avant-garde and another foot firmly rooted within the sensibilities of Pop; where Jazz musicians detour into Synth-Pop, Punk bands break into Boogie jams, and student doctors jam out on odd melodies with synthesizers and drum machines during their night shifts.
Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping
Dorothy Ashby
Afro-Harping
LP | 1968 | US | Reissue (Cadet)
14,99 €*
Release:1968 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
- "Soul Vibrations" sampled by Aceyalone for "The Energy" andAll Natural for "Cashin' the Checks"
Michael Naura Quartett - Call
Helge Schneider - Es Gibt Reis, Baby
Nubya Garcia - When We Are
Nubya Garcia
When We Are
12" | 2018 | UK | Original (Nyasha)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Nubya Garcia is back with the eagerly awaited next chapter to her musical unfolding, When We Are. Enabled with the support of the prestigious Steve Reid Foundation’s InNOVAtion award, and with Eglo records co-founder Sam Shepherd (Floating Points) as her mentor, this self-released EP features two newly recorded compositions from the much-lauded artist. The record also comes with B-side remixes from two generations of London’s finest producers, K-15 and Maxwell Owin. Following on from her scorching sophomore release, Nubya’s 5ive (jazz:refreshed), When We Are sees the trailblazing player take typically self assured steps into new territory with electronic experimentation. “I’ve been inspired a lot by the producers around me at the moment, people like Ben Hayes, Tom Misch, Joe Armon- Jones, Jake Long and Maxwell Owin”, said Garcia. “There’s an electronic vibe in there that I wanted to explore more, and this release feels like a positive evolution from the last EP.” Much like the celebrated Brownswood release, We Out Here, where Garcia features on five of the nine tracks, When We Are offers a snapshot of the artist she is today and the organic musical languages she continues to form with her long term collaborators Femi Koleoso, Joe Armon-Jones and Daniel Casimir. The title track opens with the easy cascading of Armon-Jones on keys, Garcia’s signature erudite tone dancing against the drummer Koleoso’s boxy, afro-tinged hip hop runs; all three riding on Casimir’s beautifully subtle, abetting bass. Crisp and clean, the track’s sweet inflections are carried into spacious territory by light touch pedal effects. Source comprises of shape-shifting, Tetris-like grooves. It’s a characteristically sophisticated sound from the band, where each player is able to shine around the trademark fusion of gospel, soul, broken beat, Afro-Caribbean and Latin styles that Garcia has deftly crafted into her own. Alongside her releases, Garcia’s reputation as a DJ is burgeoning, bolstered by her hit radio residencies on platforms including Balamii and NTS, and a growing number of live sets across Europe. The record partly draws on the energy of the club-nights that shaped her formative years. The grime and garage nights in north London, dub nights across the river in south London, and of course, the infamous Steez performance jams that have served as a rite of passage for much of the scene.
Ill Considered - Ill Considered 3
Ill Considered
Ill Considered 3
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Ill Considered)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The third album from Ill Considered has been a revelatory part of the journey for its members. While the first album was completely improvised in a two hour session involving all four musicians and no pre-written tunes, the second album was a live gig recorded at The Crypt Jazz Club, London, involving mainly compositions ( taken from the first album, as well as new tunes and some from Wildflower (the other band in which Leon Brichard and Idris Rahman collaborate with drummer Tom Skinner). The creation of Ill Considered 3 was quite different again. A session was booked at the same studio in which Ill Considered’s first album was created, and the four musicians met (this time with Satin Singh on percussion) with a view to recording some pre-written melodies as well as some fresh, improvised material. The band soon realised that although the pre-written tunes were to some degree working nicely, there was no comparison with the vibe, energy, spontaneity and overall freedom of the fully improvised material. There is a musical freedom that this particular combination of musicians needs to express - throwing caution to the wind they create soundscapes, atmospheres, dreamy groove based journeys immediately in the moment, held together by deeply felt musical interaction and the interspersion of hooky bass lines and melodies. Using simple but effective motifs, the band again manage to build from delicate, intimate moments of emotion to screaming climaxes and drum and bass inspired head-bangers. Meditative and spiritual in essence, there are a wide range of textures in this album: Djinn has an ethereal, mystical calm about it, whilst the bass harmonics and minimal percussion of Nada Brahma give an almost Gamelan-like texture. Delusion and Meditation have a head-nodding, deep and dirty jazz-funk-inspired restless energy punctuated by abstract melodic hooks that stay with you long after you’ve finished listening. Along with the improvised band tracks, there are three short solo tracks from bass, drums and sax - again created in the spirit of freedom.
Abstract Orchestra - Dilla
Abstract Orchestra
Dilla
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Ata)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Led by Saxophonist Rob Mitchell, Abstract Orchestra seeks to reflect the diversity of music sampled by Hip-Hop producers by presenting music that has the complexity of jazz, framed within the simpler structures of Hip-Hop. Complex harmonies are framed within simple loops and complex bar structures and time signatures can pass by unnoticed. Â "I selected the tracks on the album with very much the live performance in mind" says band-leader and arranger Rob Mitchell "So the album is a reflection of the tour and the music we performed".Inspired by the legendary live performances of The Roots with Jay-Z and the 40 piece orchestral arrangements by Miguel-Atwood Ferguson of the work of J Dilla, classic arranging techniques underpin modern loop-based structures.The band itself is based on the classic jazz big band instrumentation of saxes, trumpets and trombones and features the cream of the north of England's jazz scene who collectively have played with Jamiroquai, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mark Ronson, Martha Reeves, John Legend & the Roots, Roots Manuva and Amy Winehouse."Dilla" by Abstract Orchestra is a tribute to the work of the highly acclaimed and influential producer. Opener"Welcome to Detroit/The Diary"takes the the vocal sample from Isaac Hayes's "Man's Temptation" and places it against lush brass and driving beats while"Workinonit"Transplants the original 10cc guitar samples from the Dilla original onto biting trumpets and aggressive saxes, underpinned as always by Joost Hendrickx's on point drumming. On"Stop"vocalist Anna Uhuru handles the Dionne Warwick vocal with assurance while the band lay down an arrangement that is reminiscent of the work of David Axelrod and Don Sebeskey, both big sources of inspiration for Abstract Orchestra.
Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
Hizuru - Hizuru
Hizuru
Hizuru
LP | 2018 | EU | Reissue (Musilogue)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Last years Hizuru record was sold out with a finger snap. Now it was repressed in an edition of 500 black vinyls with yellow label sticker. Musilogue has been pursuing a new sound by various combinations of musicians. This time, it’s an album by a collaborative project called “Hizuru” which uses Japanese traditional instrumentsand is the project of Ryota Nozaki, who is the center of Musilogue. Hizuru recorded the album with 9 musicians who play instruments including Shakuhachi, Koto and Shamisen. This album will give you a new perspective of Japanese jazz and fusion music.This is Hizuru, a project which has presented various unique sounds by different ensembles. Not only Asuka but also Takeshi Kurihara from KYOTO JAZZ SEXTET appears on this album. The music played by Hizuru embodies a vanishing beauty and a beauty we have to inherit. This is indisputably an album which is made by Japanese musicians in a truly Japanese style without any unnecessary gimmicks. Of course, Ryota Nozaki’s ability as a composer is on full display, and there are also parts where a funky drum sound puts in an appearance, although it’s an extension of past music traditions it's not nostalgic but highly universal.The essence of Ryota Nozaki, Toru, Arata Inoue and Hatae Takeshi, as a band admirably matches the traditional Japanese sound and undaunted, Shiori Tanabe’s Shakuhachi, Shunsuke Kimura’s Shamisen and Fue and Asuka’s Koto dance with vitality upon the sound of the band. In addition, Takeshi Kurihara and Yurai, who are familiar musicians of Jazztronik, blend smoothly into the harmony. A new traditional Japanese music, which perfectly absorbs the influence of jazz and ambient, has been born. Even more than the fusion of traditional Japanese music and jazz in the late 60’s and early 70’s, from Hozan Yamamoto to Charlie Mariano. The challenge of Ryota Nozaki entering the “pure” Japanese music tradition could be a turning point in Japanese music history. Cast:Ryota Nozaki (Piano,Keyboard), Toru Nishijima (Bass), Shiori Tanabe (Shakuhachi), Shunsuke Kimura (Shamisen,Fue), Asuka (Koto), Takeshi Kurihara (SAX), Arata Inoue (Electric guitar), Yurai (Chorus), Takeshi Hatae (Drums)
Zenit - Straight Ahead
Zenit
Straight Ahead
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Edition Hawara)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ultra rare album, now finally available for an affordable price. Zenit is a jazz ensemble from Krems in Lower Austria, founded in 1976 by Hannes Treiber and Willi Langer. Their music was celebrated locally, but to reduce them to their local fame would be a shame: After all, their first two LPs, Stimmungswechsel (Change of Moods) and Früchte (Fruits), quickly gained them a much wider audience of discerning listeners. Arguably, however, Zenit’s third and final LP Straight Ahead is the most special of their records. It initially came out in 1986 on the producer’s label Spray Records, and is today one of the hardest-to-find Austrian jazz records. Its centrepiece is the infectious slow-motion disco piece “Waiting,” with vocals by American jazz singer Linda Sharrock. Effortlessly bringing together pop, soul and new age vibes, this is a record that is as unique as it is difficult to date. Does it sound like from the 80s? We’re not sure. To our minds at least, it could also be from the future.
Keith Mansfield & John Cameron - Voices In Harmony
Keith Mansfield & John Cameron
Voices In Harmony
LP | 1973 | UK | Reissue (Be With)
23,99 €*
Release:1973 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Voices In Harmony was released in 1973 as “a selection of contemporary pop titles featuring voices, brass and rhythm”. We choose to describe this collection of works by Keith Mansfield and John Cameron as “a string-laced, harmony-drenched KPM classic”.From the bright, lilting harmonies of “Liquid Sunshine” to the melting flutes of “Loving Touch” and “Gentle Persuasion”, this is warm, effervescent soul music for dreamy, idyllic moods. The supreme “Husky Birdsong” is so, so smooth, with its unrelenting bossa bassline and warm keyboards. “Half Forgotten Daydreams” is a gorgeous wordless groove.As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Voices In Harmony comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.
Connan Mockasin - Jassbusters
Khalab - Black Noise 2084
Arthur Verocai - Arthur Verocai
Arthur Verocai
Arthur Verocai
LP | 1972 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
20,99 €*
Release:1972 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
For a very long time, we have been trying to re-issue this record; a true and complete album masterpiece in every sense of the word, considered by many people to be one of the greatest ever made, regardless of genre. Recorded at Studio Somil, Rio De Janeiro in 1972, the album was produced, arranged, directed by the self-taught, Arthur Verocai. Previously he had worked on many records in various capacities, with artists including Jorge Ben, Ivan Lins and Celia, but this album gave him the chance to do his thing in it’s most pure form. The 29 minute masterpiece, perfect in it’s arrangement and fusion of sonics, epitomises the sound of Brazil at the time; strings, guitars, pianos, break beats, bass lines, synthesizers, vocals from the wonderful Célia, Carlos Dafe and Oberdan (Banda Black Rio), plus percussion from Pedro Santos and Paulo Moura on sax. Bossa nova, samba, jazz, MPB, psychedelics and funk sit side by side effortlessly. The album transcends the genre of Brazilian music, and infact all genres. Highlighted in part by the number of artists that have sampled from it; MF Doom, Ludacris & Common, Little Brother, Jneiro Jarel aka Dr Who Dat?, Dibiase and Action Bronson amongst others. The original Continental version of the album now fetch around $2000. Our definitive re-issue is an exact replica of the gatefold original LP and the source master is taken from the Continental tapes, re-mastered in 2012 under Arthur’s supervision.
Clifford Jordan Quartet - Glass Bead Games
Clifford Jordan Quartet
Glass Bead Games
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Superfly)
32,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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One per customer please! Superb Superfly repress of one of the greatest Spiritual / Modal Jazz LPs of all time on the cult Strata East label. Includes the superb tribute 'John Coltrane' and much more! High-quality pressing limited to 1000 units!
Henri Texier - Varech
Mildlife - Phase II
Mildlife
Phase II
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Research)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Mildlife's knack for locked-in grooves and celestial tones features heavily across 'Phase II', a more than 11-minute sonic journey. Kevin McDowell's synth soars while Adam Halliwell's growing prowess as a flautist is peppered over James Donald's shimmering percussion. Shortly after, Tom Shanahan phased bass appears, and the four lock into a groove that gives a subtle nod to 1960s Krautrock band, Can. It's not long before 'Phase II' erupts into a cosmic jazz-funk that urges you to move. It sucks you in, free of worry and consequence; utterly otherworldly. It's no surprise that the band has been described as "kaleidoscopic", "irresistible" and "enchanting". With Mildlife, you'll always leave wanting more.
V.A. - Zamaan Ya Sukkar: Exotic Love Songs And Instrumentals From The Egyptian 60's
V.A.
Zamaan Ya Sukkar: Exotic Love Songs And Instrumentals From The Egyptian 60's
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Radio Martiko)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ein Downloadcode ist inklusive.Zamaan Ya Sukkar ist ein facettenreiches musikalisches Porträt aus der Zeit, als Kairo das pulsierende kulturelle Herz des Nahen Ostens und die Größe der führenden Orchester unvergleichlich war. Ungeschliffene Latin- und Jazz-Tracks lassen den Geist in das glamouröse Nachtleben von Kairo der 60er Jahre abtauchen. Treffen Sie einige vergessene Persönlichkeiten der ägyptischen Musikszene und Filmwelt. Sinnliche Stimmen und Bolly-wood-ähnliche Orchesterklänge entfachen die Körperwahrnehmung mit einer unmerklichen exotischen Komponente! Die gesamte Musik wurde von Sono Cairo von den Original-45ern neu gemastert.
Mildlife - Phase
Mildlife
Phase
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Research)
27,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Narrowing down Mildlife's style into a genre is almost impossible, as they bond over the desire to push musical boundaries. No strangers to the Melbourne band scene, the four old friends have been drawing crowds through an epic journey at intimate venues and festivals for the best part of the past 4 years. Developing a tight live show bolstered by wild improvisation, the group have left punters itching for their first full length studio album "Phase" that mines jazz, psych and disco for its irresistible groove.Capturing the spirit of the band, the 6 track debut LP of kaleidoscope jams is the interplanetary path between jazz, funk and disco with the perfect amalgamation of cosmic electronics and soulful acoustic instrumentation."A melting pot of musical sensations, the group combine progressive 1970s sounds with electronic krautrock, backed by a mixture of rhythmic funk, house, and dream-pop, to create an addictive atmosphere that's illustrated perfectly by their first single 'The Magnificent Moon'. An introduction to their highly anticipated debut LP due out early next year on Research Records, the nine minute masterpiece is a colossal adventure throughout the group's psyche." - Dummy Mag
James Clarke - Mystery Movie
James Clarke
Mystery Movie
LP | 1974 | UK | Reissue (Be With)
23,99 €*
Release:1974 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
James Clarke’s Mystery Movie was released in 1974 as “modern, small group compositions in various moods. Ideally suited to the new Americanised style of T.V. and cinema film where music is used to create the mood and carry the action”.So this collection covers a lot of bases, but it does so brilliantly and has absolutely no right to be such a fantastic listen from start to finish.Mystery Movie is best known for the slick drum breaks underpinning the top-notch jazz-funk chase theme “Car Patrol”, the fuzz riffing and ARP soloing of “The Heavies” and the slow-mo strut of “Mystery Moll”. “Study In Fear” and “Empty Streets” are horror soundtrack fodder of the finest sort.However, it’s the understated, plaintive pieces that we find the most rewarding. Ambient feels and strung-out fried-folk treats, full of cyclical naïve melodies. Music that evokes the ‘downlifting’ Ronnie Lane and Ron Wood instrumentals from their great Mahoney’s Last Stand LP, as well as the beautiful soundtrack work of Jack Nitzsche and Ry Cooder. You might also recognise “Waiting Game” from being sampled by melodic downbeat masters Express Rising.Check “Relaxed Theme”, “Quiet Girl”, “Routine Procedure” and “Quietness Sustained” for a melodic, melancholic set, with the last three performed on just acoustic guitar and harp. Gorgeous work.As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Mystery Movie comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.
V.A. - Big Business / Wind Of Change
V.A.
Big Business / Wind Of Change
LP | 1973 | UK | Reissue (Be With)
23,99 €*
Release:1973 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The two sides of 1973’s Big Business / Wind of Change are mainly the work of the great Keith Mansfield but there’s a killer cameo each from Alan Hawkshaw and David Snell to help deliver “a thematic suite, diverse in mood, applicable to dramatic and environmental situations”. A Be With favourite and truly one for the heads.The Big Business of side A is all the work of Keith Mansfield. It’s heavy on the suspense and features the vital “Hot Property”, an insistent groove so good that Madlib sampled it to lace the ace “Long Awaited” by Lootpack with Dilated Peoples.“Sleeping Giant 1” is a more fleshed out version of the equally-dazzling “Fatal Error”, evoking the orchestral magic of David Axelrod. Indeed, it conjures images of Diamond D falling over himself in the early-to-mid 90s to loop its intoxicatingly eerie soundscape. Complete with guitar fills that recall Paris, Texas-era Ry Cooder, you need this record for this piece alone.The horn-and-flute-led "Tycoon" is a head-nodder and "Power Complex" has some fantastic percussion. Other highlights include the breezy glide of “Whistle Stop Tour” and its sister groove “Clean Air.”Over on Side B is the more expansive Wind Of Change, which includes the David Snell and the Alan Hawkshaw contributions. But these ain’t no filler. Snell’s shuffling “International Flight” sounds like a smooth Dorothy Ashby track tossed from the heavens. Hawkshaw’s “Road And Rail” is about as luxurious and strung-out as the great man gets and it might just be the highlight of this whole set.Not to be outdone, if Mansfield’s “Balance Of Power” doesn’t make you feel like king of the world then you must be playing it wrong. Oh, and did we mention “World In Action”?!As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Big Business / Wind of Change comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.
V.A. - Hot Wax
V.A.
Hot Wax
LP | 1976 | UK | Reissue (Be With)
23,99 €*
Release:1976 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Hot Wax is an assured KPM masterclass from a dream team line-up of Brian Bennett, Alan Hawkshaw and John Fiddy. Here we’re treated to what happens when all three decide to explore “the latest trends in production music”. The latest as of 1976, of course.John Fiddy’s numbers are sumptuous, string-led and light. Floaty soft-psych underpinned by a solid groove, particularly on “Taste For Living” and "Fresh Start". If you're into Koushik and those early Manitoba/Caribou records - and you should be - you’ll appreciate these.For us, the Bennett and Bennett/Hawkshaw stuff is on another level. “Capitol City” oscillates between driving funk and downbeat sentiment. “Name Of The Game” is tough, smokin’ funk, famously sampled in 2007 by Madlib for Percee P’s “Who With Me”. “Bop On The Rocks” knocks hard and “Full Throttle” features a guitar solo with some of the nastiest, about-to-explode fuzz you’re ever likely to hear.As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Hot Wax comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.
Charles Rouse - Two Is One
Charles Rouse
Two Is One
LP | 1974 | EU | Reissue (Everland Jazz)
19,99 €*
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
A massive jazzrock album in the vein of Soft Machine; Miles Davis and The Mahavishnu Orchestra which even resembles German Krautrock acts from time to time. A colorful cocktail of many influences from funk and soul to free jazz, Indian and Eastern European traditional music kept together by the brilliant saxophone play of leader Charles Rouse.
Soul Jazz Records Presents - Venezuela 70 Volume 2 - Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth: Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 1970s & Beyond
Soul Jazz Records Presents
Venezuela 70 Volume 2 - Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth: Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 1970s & Beyond
2LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
24,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance
This is the second collection of music from Venezuela in the 1970s and beyond to be released on Soul Jazz Records. The album once again features innovative figures in the history of underground Venezuelan music, mostly unknown outside of their home country – their music a blending of progressive rock, jazz, experimental electronics and disco created mainly in the 1970s during a time when the country was both a cultural and economic powerhouse in Latin America.While much of 1960s Venezuelan rock music emulated British and USA styles, and salsa dominated the dancefloors of Latin America, the 1970s saw the evolution of a new generation of creative local artists such as Vytas Brenner, Daniel Grau, Aldemaro Romero, Un Dos Tres Y Fuera who all explored the possibilities of mixing together rock with elements of electronica, funk, jazz, latin rhythms simultaneously exploring their links with Venezuelan roots music, creating a new sound which blended a multitude of new and old world influences, uniquely Venezuelan. Most of these artists featured on Venezuela 70 remain practically unknown outside of Venezuela’s borders and yet their progressive forward-thinking music is some of the most sophisticated in the world – a stunning ‘melting pot’ mix of sounds from the cosmic and psychedelic rock of Vytas Brenner to the Moroder-esque disco experimentation of Daniel Grau, and the tropical funk of Un Dos Tres Y Fuera and beyond.Aside from the relatively known Vytas Brenner and Daniel Grau, most of the music on this album is incredibly rare (even in Venezuela)!
Philanthrope & Psalm//Trees - Birds Of A Feather Volume One Limited Transparent Vinyl
Philanthrope & Psalm//Trees
Birds Of A Feather Volume One Limited Transparent Vinyl
LP | 2018 | UK | Original
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
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Birds of a feather, flock together. It is a very old saying; It means that people with the same interests 'move' the same way. Fate, to some, is but a mere theory human beings adopt to try and make sense of the world around them. To others it is something solidified in the belief of serendipity, luck or good fortune if you will. Whatever the listeners personal concept of the term, the results of two musical minds from foreign lands meeting by accident is something I find difficult to believe happened by chance.During a cold winter in Innsbruck, while snow slept on the early morning streets, something was happening between the four walls of Philanthropes’ top floor apartment, as the rest of the city slumbered. Was it the mix of caffeine, lost love and their fondness of jazz? Or simply the right time and place, that gave way to these artists embarking on this instrumental journey together? I guess that is a question for the listener themselves. Whatever the conclusion, I’m sure you will enjoy the fruits of their musical labour during those times. Sit down, relax and take flight; let this record give you a time for contemplation, reflection and peace.
Mabuta - Welcome To This World
Mabuta
Welcome To This World
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Afrosynth)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"Shane Cooper is a bassist, composer and producer from Cape Town, SouthAfrica. He is part of the new wave of young voices in the South African jazzscene. A prolific sideman and award-winning acoustic jazz artist, he alsoinvolved in South Africa’s leftfield electronic dance scene under the alias CardOn Spokes.in 2017 Shane wanted to start a new project that would be a platform for himto consolidate ideas from his jazz and electronic pursuits under one umbrella.This project is MABUTA. The name is the Japanese world for ‘eyelid’ and playson the power of the eyelid as the doorway between the dream world and thereal world. He recruited some of South Africa’s most exciting young artists forthe group: Bokani Dyer (piano, Rhodes and synths), Sisonke Xonti (tenor sax),Marion Witbooi (drums) and Robin Fassie-Kock (trumpet). He then ran asuccessful crowdfunding campaign to raise the money to record their debutalbum Welcome To This World. The 8-track album is energetic and wide,fusing acoustic and electronic elements while venturing into various cornersof Africa, including Mali, Nigeria and Ethiopia. It features several guest artistsincluding tenor saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings (Shabaka & The Ancestors,Sons of Kemet) from London."
Kamasi Washington - Harmony Of Difference
Kamasi Washington
Harmony Of Difference
12" | 2017 | UK | Original (Young Turks)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Harmony of Difference will mark Washington’s first collection of new music since his 2015 debut, The Epic. The six-movement piece was premiered as part of this year’s Whitney Biennial alongside a film by A.G. Rojas which also featured artwork by Washington’s sister, Amani Washington. The vinyl version of the record will come with a concertina booklet that includes some of Amani’s artwork and stills from Rojas’ film. The last track of this fantastic EP runs 13 minutes!!
BBNG (BadBadNotGood) - IV
BBNG (BadBadNotGood)
IV
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (Innovative Leisure)
22,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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The boys are back with the new album IV, their most impressive and highly anticipated project yet. IV continues their forward thinking progression, sounding something like a jam session in space betweenCan, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock's Headhunters, Weather Report, Arthur Russell & MF DOOM.
Francis Coppieters - Piano Viberations
Francis Coppieters
Piano Viberations
LP | 1975 | UK | Reissue (Be With)
23,99 €*
Release:1975 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Piano Viberations’ “small group jazz featuring piano and vibes with rhythm” makes for a gorgeous Francis Coppieters showcase, surely one of Belgium’s best-kept musical secrets. Released in 1975, and arguably the most low-key of the KPM and Themes records we’re re-issuing, this is easily our current favourite.“The Open Highway” is the appropriately-named opener, and immediately demonstrates Coppieters’ dexterous interplay between piano and vibes in assured, joyous fashion. The shuffling bossa of “Sales Notes” is a jaw-dropper, well-mined by samplers with impeccable taste. The mellow head-nod drum-break that is “Funky Chimes” brilliantly demonstrates Coppieters’ quiet majestic side with its slow-motion funk rhythm with beautifully reflective notes throughout.The upbeat and joyful “Cross Talk” closes out side A. Vibes and piano are definitely at the heart of the arrangement here. The quick cut movement of “Piano In Transit” is another gem, driven principally by piano but those vibes along for more than just the ride. On a more gentle, elegiac note, “To Shearing With Love” is a warm, slow, romantic piece in the style of George Shearing. It’s plaintive and sublime.Piano Viberations is one of those rare library records the original description of which makes as much sense now as it did when it was first released. Piano and vibes with rhythm indeed.As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Piano Viberations comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.
Stuff Combe - Stuff Combe 5 + Percussion
Stuff Combe
Stuff Combe 5 + Percussion
LP | 1974 | EU | Reissue (We Release Jazz)
24,99 €*
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
180g vinyl, mastered at half speed, heavy cardboard old Stoughton tip-on sleeve, obi, sticker, liner notes - First ever reissue of important Swiss jazz album Stuff Combe 5 + Percussion by Stuff Combe.
EABS / Tenderlonious - Kraksa / Svantetic
EABS / Tenderlonious
Kraksa / Svantetic
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (22a)
15,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Das Krzysztof Komeda gewidmete polnisch-britische Kollaborationsprojekt ist auf 1000 Stück limitiert.Das polnische Septett Electro-Acoustic Beat Sessions (EABS) gehört zu den aufregendsten Newcomern derdortigen Jazzszene. Dem Kollektiv gelingt es auf unnachahmliche Weise, Elemente des polnischen sowieklassischen Jazz mit Hip-Hop, Funk und Folk zu vereinen. Ihr Debütalbum "Repetitions (Letters to KrzysztofKomeda)" widmete die Formation 2017 der polnischen Jazzlegende Krzysztof Komeda, indem sie einigeseiner eher unbekannteren Kompositionen der Jahre 1962 bis 1967 in die Gegenwart transportierten. Diesestammten zum Beispiel aus Kurzfilmen, Dokumentationen oder Ballettetüden. Mit der vorliegenden 12‘‘schließen EABS ihre Huldigung an Krzysztof Komeda ab. Die beiden Tracks "Kraksa" und "Svantetic" wurdenbei Radio Opole in Polen eingespielt. Mit von der Partie war der umtriebige Tenderlonious an Querflöte undSopransaxofon. Hier wächst zusammen, was zusammengehört, EABS bewegt sich unüberhörbar aufdenselben stilistischen Wegen wie Tenderlonious mit seinem Aufsehen erregenden Fusionlabel 22a inLondon. Die Einladung nach Polen war ihm folgerichtig "eine große Ehre".
Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth
Kamasi Washington
Heaven & Earth
5LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Young Turks)
49,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Der Jazz-Innovator Kamasi Washington veröffentlicht am 22.06.18 sein neues Album „Heaven & Earth“ auf Young Turks. Der langerwartete Nachfolger zu seinem Debüt „The Epic“ ist ein Konzeptalbum, das aus zwei Hälften besteht, die sich thematisch Himmel und Erde zuordnen lassen. Die insgesamt 16 Tracks, die sich auf vier Vinyle verteilen, wurden mit seiner Band The Next Step, wie auch Mitgliedern des The West Coast Get Down Kollektivs in den Henson Studios in Los Angeles aufgenommen. Die Musik auf „Heaven & Earth“ wurde von Kamasi Washington geschrieben und komponiert und unter Mithilfe von Thundercat, Terrace Martin, Ronald Bruner, Jr., Cameron Graves, Brandon Coleman, Miles Mosley, Patrice Quinn, Tony Austin und vielen anderen arrangiert.
Gabor Szabo - Dreams
Gabor Szabo
Dreams
LP | 1968 | EU | Reissue (Skye)
25,99 €*
Release:1968 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Arrangements by Gary McFarland Recorded at Western Recording, Los AngelesAugust 6th, 7th and 9th, 1968
Münchner Studioorchester - Twilights Of Bali
Münchner Studioorchester
Twilights Of Bali
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Free Soul Inc)
24,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Our first reissue brings you the holy grail of Kraut Exotica recorded in 1978 for the tiny german Sound Starton label ,only 200 LP´s were ever pressed. Library albums flooded the market back than and this World Jazz gem simply got forgotten in the warehouse . A true one of a kind recording: traditional Indonesian folk songs reinterpretated by some of the best European jazz fusion players incl Milan Pilar (Catch Up, Niagara) ,conducted by the jewish german drummer legend Freddie Brocksieper.
LTF - Jazz Echo
LTF
Jazz Echo
LP | 2018 | US | Original (The Content Label)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Hip hop’s influence has permeated territories far removed from its Bronx origins, spawning creative and surprising fusions that strengthen the art form’s global reach. Case in point: Anton Ivanchenko, residing in the southwestern Siberian city of Omsk, has been obsessed with funk, hip-hop, and b-boy culture since the ‘90s. Presently, he’s been channeling this obsession into his exciting project LTF (Light The Fuse). Aided by deft skills on turntables, acoustic bass, and digital sampler LTF has produced a handful of sublime 7” singles. Now he’s turned to The Content Label to reveal his debut full-length album, Jazz Echo. LTF’s Jazz Echo is released on The Content Label on vinyl and digital formats. Original artwork and design are by Lautaro Pesano and the project is executive produced by Dday One.
V.A. - A New Life Volume 2: Independent And Regional Jazz In Great Britain 1968-1988
V.A.
A New Life Volume 2: Independent And Regional Jazz In Great Britain 1968-1988
2LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Jazzman)
27,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It's been three years since Jazzman's A New Life collection alerted jazz heads to the existence of an unknown world of British jazz private pressings and indie obscurities. Back for a second round, compilers Francis Gooding and Duncan Brooker have dug deep into the archives to assemble another ground-breaking collection of Brit jazz anomalies and outliers from the 1970s and 1980s.A New Life Vol. 2 picks up the story where volume one left off, searching out overlooked jazz gems from across the length and breadth of the British Isles. When the major labels and the record industry left jazz out in the cold, musicians and jazz enthusiasts took the initiative. Indie labels made space for established artists and experimental outsiders alike, while local groups and youth bands turned to private pressings to document their music and build their own scenes. From London blues renegade Billy Jenkins's spiritual tribute to Pharoah Sanders and the swinging vocal artistry of Belfast-born Gerry McClelland, to the thunderous big band sound of Leicester's Music Explosion and the modal drama of the Don Rendell Five, A New Life Vol. 2 reveals another fascinating layer of forgotten Brit jazz history.Fully researched and presented with in depth liner notes, Jazzman Records again brings you the unheard, unorthodox and under-rated sound of the British jazz underground!
Jean-Claude Of Almagamation Of Soundz & Victor Kiswell - If Music Presents: You Need This - World Jazz Grooves
Jean-Claude Of Almagamation Of Soundz & Victor Kiswell
If Music Presents: You Need This - World Jazz Grooves
3LP | 2018 | EU | Original (BBE)
27,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Fresh from bringing us two incredible volumes of ‘AJourney into Deep Jazz’ and providing an introduction to Black Saint & Soul Note Records on BBE, IF Music’s Jean-Claude joins forces with Victor Kiswell for new compilation, ‘World Jazz Grooves’.As you might expect, this treasure trove of musiccontains a generous handful of obscure and brilliantmusical gems, carefully mined from all corners of theglobe.“Europe, The Americas, Africa and Asia are allrepresented herein and hopefully a few surprisesforyou, the listener, too” say Victor & Jean-Claude,summing up the project.
Ryo Fukui - Mellow Dream
Ryo Fukui
Mellow Dream
LP | 1977 | EU | Reissue (We Release Jazz)
24,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ryo Fukui’s 1977 highly sought-after jazz gem Mellow Dream in a Deluxe Limited Edition 2018 Reissue, 180g, Half Speed Master, Gold Sticker, Obi Tag, Stoughton Sleeve, Limited to 1000. We Release Jazz (WRWTFWW Records’ new sister-label) is thrilled to present the official reissue of criminally overlooked Japanese jazz gem Mellow Dream (1977) by Hokkaido pianist wunderkind Ryo Fukui, released in conjunction with the its legendary predecessor Scenery, sourced from the original masters and available on limited edition 180g vinyl mastered at half speed for audiophile sound.
Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu - The Return
Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu
The Return
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Black Focus)
20,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"The Return" ist die logische Entwicklung von "Black Focus". Kamaal Williams gräbt sich mit seinem Keyboard durch visionäre Jazz-Einflüsse und vermengt sie mit Strukturen, Sounds und Signalen aus den damit übersättigten Strassen Londons. Der an klassische 70er Fusion-Werke von Lonnie Liston Smith und Roy Ayers erinnernde Keyboard-Sound wird von ungehobelten Hip-Hop-Rhythmen und Cut-Up-Arrangements aktueller Piratensender gestützt. Progressiv, funky, cosmic, forschend und ungezwungen musikalisch - das ist das Klangbild eines Musikers, der sein Können in stets aufregende neue Formen verfeinert. Während in den USA Kamasi Washington und Thundercat einen gänzlich neuen Dialog zwischen Jazz und Hip-Hop begonnen und damit junge, neue Hörer begeistert konnten, sind es in London Ausnahmetalente wie Ezra Collective, Ruby Rushton, Shabaka Hutchings oder eben Kamaal Williams, die hier das gleiche tun. "The Return" ist beides zugleich: Rückkehr und Veredelung eines der aufregendsten musikalischen Londoner Trends der letzten Jahre, dessen Vorläufer Yussef Kamaal waren.
V.A. - We Out Here
V.A.
We Out Here
2LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Brownswood)
29,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A primer on London’s bright-burning young jazz scene, this new compilation brings together a collection of some of its sharpest talents. A set of nine newly-recorded tracks, We Out Here captures a moment where genre markers matter less than raw, focused energy. Surveying the album’s running order, it could easily serve as a name-checking exercise for some of London’s most-tipped and hardworking bands of the past couple of years. Recorded across three long, fruitful days in a North West London studio, the results speak for themselves: they’re a window into the wide-eyed future of London’s musical underground. The album bottles up some of the vital ideas emanating from that burgeoning movement. A reflection of how London’s jazz-influenced music has reached outward into new spaces, the sound of the record draws from a wide pool. There’s plenty of crossover between each of the groups, too, speaking to the close-knit circles which make up the scene; shared line-ups reflect the mutual cooperation and DIY spirit which are second-nature.
Bird Curtis Quintet, The - Needs B
Mammal Hands - Becoming
Mammal Hands
Becoming
12" | 2018 | UK | Original (Gondwana)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Almost a year to the day since the release of their acclaimed third album Shadow Work, Mammal Hands share a new EP entitled Becoming. Recorded from the same extensive studio sessions,Becoming is a seen as a brooding companion to third album Shadow Work, offering three new pieces self-produced by the trio. It opens with the bold title track Becoming, a hugely dynamic and diverse composition that begins with a rhythmical piano and saxophone line, building gradually with textural layers and flourishes before reaching a climatic end reminiscent of math-rock. It highlights the groups continued skill and playful ability to improvise and experiment with structure and mood.
V.A. - Unusual Sounds
V.A.
Unusual Sounds
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Anthology)
29,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
In the heyday of low-budget television and scrappy genre filmmaking, producers who needed a soundtrack for their commercial entertainments could reach for a selection of library music: LPs of stock recordings whose contents fit any mood required. Unusual Sounds is a deep dive into a musical universe that has, until now, been accessible only to producers and record collectors; a celebration of this strange industry and an examination of its unique place at the nexus of art and commerce. The perfect companion to the David Hollander curated book Unusual Sounds: The Hidden History of Library Music (out now on Anthology Editions), these 20 tracks, encapsulate the niche and fascinating subculture of library music. Genres were spliced, conventions dispensed with, and oftentimes hybrid music of astonishing complexity was produced. Elements of rock, jazz, soul, even twentieth-century avant-garde composition were all utilized, and no stone was left unturned. As a result, some of the best library music defies all categorization, reflecting the individualistic quirks and artistry of the various musicians who made it.
Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Les Stances A Sophie
Art Ensemble Of Chicago
Les Stances A Sophie
LP | 2000 | UK | Reissue (Soul Jazz)
23,99 €*
Release:2000 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
As the legendary Art Ensemble of Chicago celebrates its 50th anniversary, Soul Jazz Records are releasing a new fully re-mastered edition of the group’s seminal album ‘Les Stances à Sophie’ (1970), which features the great singer Fontella Bass on the opening track ‘Theme de Yoyo’, a stunning 9-min opus that continues to startle and compel new audiences today. Drawing upon the mutual soul and funk background of Bass and her then husband Lester Bowie with all the power of the Art Ensemble of Chicago’s collective musicianship on board, ‘Theme de Yoyo’ is powerfully funky, soulful and free at the same time, a classic fusion of black music styles.The Art Ensemble of Chicago, are one of the most important and radical jazz groups to come out of the USA. ‘Les Stances a Sophie’ was recorded in Paris in 1970 and features the regular Art Ensemble members (Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell and Malachi Flavors) alongside newly recruited drummer Don Moye and guest Fontella Bass on vocals and piano. Fontella Bass already had a successful career as a soul singer - ‘Rescue Me’ was her biggest hit in the sixties. She and Lester Bowie first met in St Louis while working with legendary rhythm and blues producer Oliver Sain. Vocals (and lyrics), alongside a constant drum and bass beat, were new elements to the music of the Art Ensemble at this time. Musicians such as Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane, spearheaded the free jazz movement at the start of the 1960s. Far from simply defining a musical concept, they also began to redefine the concept of the African-American musician in society. A new period of self-respect and spirituality among musicians paralleled the Civil Rights Movement led by Martin Luther King and Malcolm X - encouraging self-determination and empowerment in every African-American musician.Soul Jazz Records first released the album in 2000. Now ten years out of print, they are releasing it once more in this new fully re-mastered edition.The Art Ensemble of Chicago’s musical soundtrack ‘Les Stances A Sophie’ remains perhaps the definitive release from this period, a stunning exploration of radical jazz music, and with with the rare addition of vocalist Fontella Bass on ‘Theme De Yoyo’ an unashamedly powerful celebration of Great Black Music - ancient to the future.
Idris Muhammad - Turn This Mutha Out
Idris Muhammad
Turn This Mutha Out
LP | 1977 | UK | Reissue (Soul Brother)
20,99 €*
Release:1977 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Idris Muhammad recorded this classic Jazz-Funk album 'Turn This Mutha Out' in 1977 for the Kudu label. Some great session musicians accompanied him and the album has that David Matthews signature Disco-Jazz-Funk sound. It was well received in the UK most notably for the opening track 'Could Heaven Ever Be Like This', an undisputed classic. Idris and Wilbur Bascomb on bass create the perfect bedrock for Mike Brecker on Tenor Sax, Hiram Bullock on Guitar and Cliff Carter on Synthesizer to solo above, topped by Frank Floyd's vocals. It has been sampled at least seventeen times, most notably by Jamiroquai and Drake.
Erik Andresen Quartet - Gip
Nick Ingman - Distinctive Themes / Race To Achievement
Nick Ingman
Distinctive Themes / Race To Achievement
LP | 1976 | UK | Reissue (Be With)
23,99 €*
Release:1976 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Released in 1976, Distinctive Themes / Race To Achievement is legendary arranger Nick Ingman exploring the two distinct ideas of “impressive themes varying in style from ‘Basie to Elgar’” and “a study in the pressure and rewards of achievement”.Distinctive Themes is a veritable indulgence of variously-tempoed, full orchestra, big band workouts, from relaxed swing to more propulsive themes. The progressively building “Expanding Markets” is a true highlight, with its rolling pianos, contemplative electric guitar solos and moody horns over skipping beats. The dramatic “Against The Odds” is another stand-out.Race To Achievement is all rugged funk with stabbing chords and strutting horns and it’s probably our favourite side. Of course we have to acknowledge the fantastic “Tense Preparation”, sampled by Prince Paul and Dan The Automator for Handsome Boy Modeling School’s seminal “Magnetizing” with Del Tha Funky Homosapien. But the whole side’s range from tense underscores to fast and punchy chase themes makes this is a gem of the KPM catalogue.As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Distinctive Themes / Race To Achievement comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.
Olli Ahvenlahti & The Stance Brothers - Minor Minor
Olli Ahvenlahti & The Stance Brothers
Minor Minor
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (We Jazz)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Finnish jazz legend Olli Ahvenlahti presents his grade-A cooker "Minor Minor" from the LP "Thinking, Whistling" on 7". On the AA side, drummer-producer Teppo Mäkynen's celebrated alias The Stance Brothers presents first new music in 10 years with a tasty remake of the Ahvenlahti tune. The Stance version has a groove galore with the lead played on vibraphone adding levels upon levels to the operation, in signature "Teddy Rok" style.
BBNG (BadBadNotGood) - III
BBNG (BadBadNotGood)
III
2LP | 2014 | US | Original (Innovative Leisure)
22,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Yeah, this is the 1st real album by Matthew Tavares (Keys), Chester Hansen (Bass) & Alex Sowinski (Drums).
Jean Jacques Perrey / Camille Yarbrough - EVA / Take Yo' Praise
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
John Coltrane
A Love Supreme
LP | 1965 | US | Reissue (Impulse!)
25,99 €*
Release:1965 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
One of the most influential albums in all of jazz. Recorded in 1964 with the likes of Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones & McCoy Tyner
Jimmy McGriff - Groove grease
Creative Arts Ensemble - One Step Out
Creative Arts Ensemble
One Step Out
2LP | 1981 | EU | Reissue (Outernational)
32,99 €*
Release:1981 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
“Sounds from the Great House! Outernational Sounds proudly presents a Nimbus West spirit jazz essential: the Creative Arts Ensemble’s classic debut One Step Out. Mastered at 45rpm on double vinyl for enhanced sound, this release features all tracks at full length for the first time on wax.One of the most sought after and highly regarded titles to have appeared on Tom Albach’s celebrated Nimbus West imprint, the Creative Art Ensemble’s One Step Out is a timeless work of spiritualised jazz. A true gem from the Los Angeles jazz underground, the album was pianist and composer Kaeef Ruzadun Ali’s first recording as leader of the Creative Arts Ensemble, the only large ensemble group that emerged directly from Horace Tapscott’s legendary Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra community jazz group.A Los Angeles native, Kaeef was introduced to the Tapscott circle in the late 1970s. His first experience of the Arkestra’s ethos was through PAPA tenorist Michael Session, who took him to the famous ‘Great House’ at 2412 South Western Ave., LA – a large mansion house which members of the Arkestra had taken over as a space for communal living. Life in the Great House was a continuous stream of music, dance and community events. ‘When I walked in there,’ recalled Kaeef, ‘it was like this whole rush came over me, just from going in the front door…It was like a very, very warm feeling of love. I went and I came out with ‘Flashback of Time’, and that was my first arrangement.’Kaeef quickly became a significant contributor of compositions to the Arkestra’s songbook – his piece ‘New Horizon’ would be recorded by Horace Tapscott for the latter’s Tapscott Sessions series. But ‘Flashback of Time’ would eventually appear on One Step Out, played by the new group he had put together from stalwart Arkestra members. Inspired by both Tapscott’s example and by the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Kaeef had wanted to follow their lead by assembling a larger unit. ‘I would like to form a group that would be an extension of the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra,’ he told Tapscott. The group was to be known as the Creative Arts Ensemble, and One Step Out, released in 1981 by Nimbus West, was their debut.Featuring seasoned Arkestra regulars including reedsman Dadisi Komolafe, drummer Woody ‘Sonship’ Theus and altoist Gary Bias, with veterans Henry ‘The Skipper’ Franklin on bass and George Bohannon on trombone, One Step Out is a key document of the Los Angeles radical jazz underground. Featuring the sanctified vocals of Kaeef’s sister, B. J. Crowley, the album is a tour de force of spiritually energised independent jazz music. Community uplift and sacred vision straight from the Great House, back on vinyl for the first time since 1981!One Step Out is released as a limited, 2LP vinyl-only edition. 180g pressing, mastered at 45rpm for enhanced sound. Fully licensed from Tom Albach.”
Louis Cole - Time
Louis Cole
Time
2LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Brainfeeder)
24,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop
Pop quiz: Q: What do Quincy Jones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flying Lotus and a bunch of movie theatre janitors have in common? A: They’re all fans of Louis Cole. “Time” is Cole’s third album - a casual but addictive blend of quickfire, hook-laden electrofunk bullets and wistful, soft-focus balladry - and it’s compelling. "A lot of it is little thoughts, that I made into big songs… blasts of inspiration that I was lucky enough to receive,” he explains. “But it all comes back to my mission to create deep feelings through music.” Proudly DIY to date, Louis has built up an ardent fanbase for his own solo output and that of Knower who zig zag across the globe on tour. However in 2009 he met Dennis Hamm - keys maestro in Thundercat’s live band - who introduced Louis to Thundercat and Flying Lotus. “Dennis bridged the gap… he was the link. In fact, Flying Lotus asked Dennis if I would want to release something on Brainfeeder before he even asked me.” Louis’s new album features his friend Thundercat (with whom he worked on “Drunk” co-writing ‘Bus In The Streets’ and ‘Jameel’s Space Ride’) who returns the favour, contributing lead vocals on ‘Tunnels In The Air’. Genevieve Artadi and acclaimed jazz pianist and experimental composer Brad Mehldau also pop up on ‘When You’re Ugly’ and ‘Real Life’ respectively. Furthermore, ‘Last Time You Went Away’ features a 23-piece string orchestra - the Rochester Stringz from Eastman School of Music.
Tenderlonious - The Shakedown Feat. The 22 Archestra
Chilly Gonzales - Solo Piano
Chilly Gonzales
Solo Piano
LP+CD | 2010 | EU | Reissue (Gentle Threat)
19,99 €*
Release:2010 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Klassik
Near the end of the old millennium, someone once rapped, "Being futuristic these days means being futuristic on your own terms," which is entirely fitting when said rapper records an album of solo piano instrumentals. (Perhaps less instructive is what said rapper went on to say: "Being futuristic means loving worms, saving your sperm, wearing your pubes in a perm.") The former Chilly Gonzales has a hint of Gershwin in his playing, an urbane, contemplative take on the blues that sometime turns into a wry smile. He also has a hint of Satie, the spare and haunted sound of a music box turning slowly to a halt as it comes to the end of its wind. But what he also has is entirely his own, which not only makes this the best album of solo piano instrumentals by a rapper extant but also one of the finest solo piano albums not by a jazz or classical performer. Obviously, there's a duality to any man who lit up stages with Peaches but also played with and produced Jane Birkin and Charles Aznavour, but Solo Piano is a disarmingly wonderful record. - allmusic.com
Freddie Hubbard - Red clay
Freddie Hubbard
Red clay
LP | 1970 | US | Reissue (CTI)
12,99 €*
Release:1970 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
- "Red Clay" sampled by A Tribe Called Quest for "Jazz (We've Got)" andPapa Chuk for "Runaway"- "Suite Sioux" sampled by Deda for "Nothing More" andRumpletilskinz for "Is it Alright?"
Dorothy Ashby - The Rubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby
Dorothy Ashby
The Rubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby
LP | 1970 | US | Reissue (Cadet)
12,99 €*
Release:1970 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
- "Wax and Wane" sampled by Jay Dee for "Snappin Necks in Africa"
Peter Brötzmann / Heather Leigh - Sparrow Nights
Herbie Hancock - Flood
Herbie Hancock
Flood
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
35,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition for Schwarzer Freitag Record Store Day 2018! Only 1 per customer!Another friday dedicated to the black gold!
Ichiro Fujiya & Takeshi Kurihara - Elephant And A Barbar HHV Exclusive Dark Blue Vinyl Edition
Ichiro Fujiya & Takeshi Kurihara
Elephant And A Barbar HHV Exclusive Dark Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | EU | Reissue (Musilogue)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Limited exclusive HHV edition of 150 copies only of this higly sought after release. In cooperation with Musilogue we are happy to present you this exclusive collaboration to make this music available again. Sold out after it's release just this year within weeks. Ryota Nozaki(Jazztronik) has just launched a new project called Musilogue. Musilogue is a cultural music project by musicians who are active in many music scenes. At the moment 60 musicians are already involved in Musilogue. They believe professional musicians are artists and artisans. They can create new kinds of high quality music through our collaboration. To record this music and to introduce a new style of working for musicians is Musilogue’s biggest theme. On the other hand Musilogue has a plan to start teaching music to people who want to enjoy music more and also to become professional. Musilogue has released its 1st album “Elephant and a barbar” by Bass player Ichiro Fujiya and Sax player Takeshi Kurihara. This album was originally made for selling at venues where they would play. Due to popular demand Musilogue decided to release it more widely. Ichiro Fujiya is an amazing bass player who has supported Jazztronik for 10 years and also other Japanese pop music artists.T akeshi Kurihara started off in the underground scene and since then he has supported many artists like Soil&pimp sessions, Kyoto Jazz Sextet and Jazztronik. Ryota Nozaki(Jazztronik) plays piano and Rhodes and has composed 2 tunes (8)(9) on this album. Effective guitar is played by Arata Inoue who is active in the underground music scene in Tokyo.Musilogue has chosen young creator Ryo Kawahara as a remixer for a bonus track. “Elephant and a barbar” is their own style of New Jazz with a deep and sometimes ambient feeling across the album. This is an album where you can feel the progress of Music.
1000 Kings - Raw Cause
1000 Kings
Raw Cause
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Jazz Re:Freshed)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Jazz re:freshed proudly presents the first release by 1000 Kings featuring amongst its musicians Karl Rasheed Abel, Kwake Bass. You'll recognise the quality immediately.Berklee-trained bass player Karl has worked with such luminaries as Laura Mvula, Omar, Soweto Kinch and Courtney Pine as well as on his own solo projects. Kwake Bass is regarded as one of the established drummers in London having played with DOOM, Jehst and Kate Tempest. The combined band provide some of the highest quality musicianship coming out of the UK today on this release, Raw Cause.
Phil Ranelin - Vibes From The Tribe
Phil Ranelin
Vibes From The Tribe
LP | 1971 | UK | Reissue (Pure Pleasure)
28,99 €*
Release:1971 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Phil Ranelin was a session trombonist recording with the likes of Steve Wonder before setting up the Tribe label with Wendell Harrison in Detroit.Like other contemporary artist run labels like Strata East and Black Jazz, Tribe releases were characterised by a heady mix of post Coltrane free jazz, soul and funk, all informed by a strong political conscience."Vibes From the Tribe" is a fine record. The title track is lusciously, greasily funky and stands in pretty stark contrast to the kind of airbrushed fusion that was in vogue at the time. "Sounds From The Village" is even better (and dirtier), showcasing Ranelin's oily trombone gymnastics and a viciously fuzzed guitar solo. "Wife" features Phil's singing and is oddly reminiscent of Frank Zappa's writing on "Sleep Dirt"; an affecting, snaking melody topped off with a beautiful solo from the leader, whose playing here has the grace of Bob Brookmeyer coupled with the agility of George Lewis."He The One We All Knew" is the obligatory Coltrane tribute and is a trip into the kind of groove based free playing typical of Pharoah Sanders, though only really picks up when the band launch into post bop swing mode in the last six minutes or so, provoking another fine Ranelin solo. Bassist Ralph Armstrong is particularly strong here; his brief solo passages are a wonder of agility and tough lyricism that make me wonder why he's not better known. Other highlights come from the mellifluous flute of Wendell Harrison. Beautiful stuff, and it's good to know that Ranelin is still at work even now. Essential.
Charles Mingus - Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden
Charles Mingus
Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden
5LP | 2018 | EU | Original (BBE)
56,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The radical discovery by Amir Abdullah of 5 two-trackmaster tapes in the care of Hermine Brooks – widow ofinnovative Detroit drummer Roy Brooks – of the CharlesMingus Quintet recorded live in Detroit at Strata ConcertGallery is cause for some serious celebration.These electrifying recordings took place during Mingus’week-long residency in February 1973. They werebroadcast live by drummer/producer and broadcasterRobert “Bud” Spangler for WDET FM – a public radiostation dedicated to jazz – from Kenny and BarbaraCox’s multi-purpose home for Strata Records at 46Selden. Entrance to the gig was $5 dollars in advanceand $6 on the door.By the early Seventies Mingus’ militant musings, volatilecharacter and hugely innovative musical offerings hadalready earned him global notoriety. He’d played withthe Bird, Dizzy, Max Roach, Duke Ellington and hadreleased universally acclaimed albums as a leader like‘Blues & Roots’, Oh Yeah’ and ‘Black Saint & The SinnerLady’. This gig – one of a Jazz In Detroit series that alsoincluded Keith Jarrett, Tribe and Herbie Hancock – tookplace a few months after the release of Mingus’ “thirdstream” masterpiece ‘Let My Children Hear Music’.The music on these tapes is blazing. According to thelate Roy Brooks, the band – which included himself andfellow Detroit trumpeter Joe Gardner - had not longreturned from playing two tours in Europe. Fresh to thequintet was stellar pianist Don Pullen and listening tothese recordings Pullen’s church-driven power, bluessensibility and harmonic sophistication perfectlycomplements the bassist’s own vision. On tenorsaxophone we have the soulful and innovative JohnStubblefield. Like Pullen he was a recent recruit.Unfortunately, the saxophonist’s time with Minguslasted a mere 5 months: “I got in a fight with Mingusand I shouldn't have done that. After that, I couldn't getarrested in New York." Ironically, when Sue Mingusformed the Mingus Big Band in 1992, to perpetuate herhusband's legacy, Stubblefield emerged as a talismanicpresence in the ensemble until he passed in 2005.Thanks to BBE, 180 Proof Records and Strata Recordswe can now tune in to WDET-FM and transportourselves back to Detroit ’73, and get a taste of thefurious energy and compositional sophistication of aunique and modern master at work in the most intimateof settings.
Pharoah Sanders - You've Got To Have Freedom / Got To Give It Up
Bubbha Thomas & The Lightmen - Country Fried Chicken
Bubbha Thomas & The Lightmen
Country Fried Chicken
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Now-Again)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Jazz, funk, disco and boogie from the unlikely city of Houston, Texas: the definitive issue, with bonus tracks, mastered from the original tapes. Drummer, bandleader and activist Bubbha Thomas had toured America with R&Brevues, served as a session musician for Peacock and Back Beat Records, andplayed straight ahead jazz with legends before the political and social upheaval ofthe late 1960s led him to a path first charted by Coltrane. Country Fried Chicken,his fourth LP with his Lightmen band is his most accessible, a mixture of funk andspiritual jazz.Contains second disc with bonus tracks: alternate, synth-lead mixes of songs fromhis first two LPs as well as rare and unreleased disco and boogie tracks. Extensivebooklet, download card for WAV files and footage of live performances included.
Moses Boyd - Displaced Diaspora
Moses Boyd
Displaced Diaspora
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Exodus)
24,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Moses Boyd is at the forefront of the New British jazz scene having worked and recorded with like of Giles Peterson, Four Tet, Sons Of Kemet, Zara McFarlane and more. With 2 MOBO Awards to his name and Multiple Releases via his Label Exodus Records. Moses has established himself as one of the leaders in bringing the worlds of Jazz and Electronic music together.This latest release is taken from the same sessions that brought us Rye Lane Shuffle. Displaced Diaspora is a collection of music from Moses Boyd recorded in 2015 that features some of the now leaders of the New British Jazz Scene Such as Theon Cross, Nubya Garcia and Nathaniel Cross. As well as the Iconic British Soul Vocalist Terri Walker, Saxophonist and Bata Player Kevin Haynes and his group, Grupo Eleggua and Rapper Louis VI. The music is a mix of Jazz, Yoruba chants with Hip Hop and electronica influenced beats.
Gunther Beckers - Walkman
Wendell Harrison & Phillip Ranelin - A Message From The Tribe
Wendell Harrison & Phillip Ranelin
A Message From The Tribe
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Tribe)
27,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Genius work from the Detroit underground of the 70s – one of the greatest records ever on the now-famous Tribe Records label, and a masterpiece of soul, jazz, and righteous spirit! The session's headed by tenor player Wendell Harrison – and it's got an all-star Motor City lineup that includes Marcus Belgrave on trumpet, Phil Ranelin on trombone, Jeamel Lee on vocals, Charles Eubanks on electric piano, and Charles Moore on flugel horn. The tracks have a spacious spiritual approach that recalls some of the later Archie Shepp on Impulse – a blend of soul jazz with slight touches of electric instrumentation, some vocals, and a very progressive spirit overall – stepping proud in the new freedoms of the 70s, yet still swinging and very groovy.
John Coltrane - Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album
John Coltrane
Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Impulse)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album is a studio album recorded by saxophonist John Coltrane for Impulse! Records that was first released in 2018. The recordings were made in 1963 during Coltrane's Classic Quartet period and were lost for decades.
Al Doum & The Faryds - Spirit Rejoin
Al Doum & The Faryds
Spirit Rejoin
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Black Sweat)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Listening to the music of Al Doum & Faryds is always like staying in the pristine nature of an exotic island, in the sacred harmony of a New Organic Society; imaging all brothers and sisters singing and dancing in the unity of the brotherhood. This is the message of love and joy that pervade this fourth album. Moving towards accents of jazz ancestry, the Faryds absorb and re-elaborate - with remarkable insights - disparate elements and influences of Electric Jazz of the 70’s (Miles Davis, Dr.John) and Spiritual Jazz (Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, Don Cherry), marrying them with the forceful instances of Afro-Free (Pyramids, Alkebu-Lan). The music celebrate a new collective soul, a dancing cathartic ritual with birds, plants and all the animals, together in the circle of devotion. A journey in the total pranic breath. Co-production with our swiss lunar brothers from Bongo Joe Records.
Thundercat, OG Ron C & The Chopstars - Drank Purple Vinyl Edition
Thundercat, OG Ron C & The Chopstars
Drank Purple Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Brainfeeder)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Brainfeeder präsentiert einen besonderen „chopped not slopped“-Mix von Thundercats unglaublichem Album „Drunk“ (2017) von DJ Candlestick und OG Ron C vom legendären Houstoner DJ-Kollektiv The Chopstars. Da verlangsamt und zerhackstückelt, wurde der Mix passenderweise in „Drank“ umgetauft. Erstmals tauchte dieser Mix im vergangenen Jahr online auf, als inoffizielle Hommage an das von allen Seiten vielfach gelobte dritte Werk des virtuosen Bassisten,
John Coltrane - Giant Steps Gatefold Sleeve Edition
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