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V.A. - OST Minions: The Rise Of Gru Limited Colored Vinyl Edition
Diana Ross, Tame Impala, Verdine White - Turn Up The Sunshine
Taxi Kebab - Visions Al 2ard
Taxi Kebab
Visions Al 2ard
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Decca)
21,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The electronic music of French duo Leïla Jiqqir and Romain Henry — a.k.a. TAXI KEBAB — reveals influences of krautrock, psyche and techno, all the while haunted by the spectre of Leïla’s North African roots. Reclaiming her Moroccan father’s Darija language, it’s through a liberating poetic register that her voice interacts with the acid arpeggios and rippling layers of Romain Henry’s experiments with machines.
On their debut EP Visions al 2ard (‘Visions of the Land’), synthesizers, drum machines, modulated guitars and amplified buzuq collide as TAXI KEBAB venture on a night ride through the Moroccan countryside, unveiling their self-described ‘psyché désoriental’ sound.
V.A. - Boom! Italian Jazz Soundtracks At Their Finest
Kay Young / Venna & Marco - Feel Like Making Love / Where Are We Going?
Kay Young / Venna & Marco
Feel Like Making Love / Where Are We Going?
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Decca)
15,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
„Blue Note Re:imagined II“ is the sequel to the successful 2020 album. Once again hip, young Brits use modern means and creative ideas to update famous Blue Note tracks. No. 2 of the four pre-release 7" singles features singer KAY YOUNG with "Feel Like Making Love" (after Marlena Shaw) and the instrumental duo VENNA & MARCO with "Where Are We Going" (after Donald Byrd).
Ego Ella May / Theon Cros - Morning Side Of Love / Epistrophy
Ennio Morricone & Czech National Symphony Orchestra - Morricone 60
Ennio Morricone & Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Morricone 60
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Decca)
31,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
According to Morricone’s 60th professional anniversary as a composer, „Morricone 60“ collects his definite greatest and most famous pieces of work to date.
Hans Zimmer - OST No Time To Die Indie Exclusive White Vinyl Edition
Riz Ortolani - OST Mondo Cane
Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard - OST Gladiator
Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard
OST Gladiator
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Decca)
31,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
Finally back on vinyl!

“Gladiator” is the original soundtrack of the 2000 film of the same name. The original score and songs were composed by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard and were released in 2000, titled “Gladiator: Music From the Motion Picture”. The Lyndhurst Orchestra performing the score was conducted by Gavin Greenaway.

The album won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score and was also nominated for the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Score ("Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music").

“Gladiator” is a 2000 epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott and written by David Franzoni, John Logan, and William Nicholson. It stars Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed (in his final role), Djimon Hounsou, Derek Jacobi, John Shrapnel, and Richard Harris. Crowe portrays Hispano-Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius, who is betrayed when Commodus, the ambitious son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, murders his father and seizes the throne. Reduced to slavery, Maximus rises through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murders of his family and his emperor.

The film was released in the United States May , 2000, and grossed $457 million worldwide. The film won multiple awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Crowe and three other Oscars at the 73rd Academy Awards. It has also been credited with rekindling interest in entertainment centered around ancient Greek and Roman culture, such as Rome.
Ludovico Einaudi - Underwater
Ludovico Einaudi
Underwater
4LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Decca)
96,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Classical Music
Preorder shipping from 14.10.2022
Melody Gardot & Philippe Powell - Entre Eux Deux
Melody Gardot - Sunset In The Blue
David Axelrod - The auction
John Lunn & The Chamber Orchestra Of London - OST Downton Abbey: A New Era
S.E. Rogie - Dead Men Don't Smoke Marijuana
S.E. Rogie
Dead Men Don't Smoke Marijuana
LP | 1994 | EU | Reissue (Decca)
22,99 €*
Release:1994 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Dead Men Don’t Smoke Marijuana is the last album by the beloved singer/
songwriter S.E Rogie. A collection of fingerpicked acoustic guitar tunes
rooted in the palm wine style of Sierre Leone, Rogie’s birthplace, and tinged
with gospel, reggae, country and blues, it was released to acclaim in 1994
and has become an indisputable classic. No wonder: to listen to this wrylytitled recording is to soothe the soul. To be transported to a gentle, unhurried
place where songs called things like ‘Jaimgba Tutu (The Joy of Success)’ and
‘Nyalomei Luange (Love Me My Love)’ tell life lessons in Krio and English over
the sweetest of melodies, in a silky baritone sung from the heart.
“Count your blessings, sisters and brothers,” croons Rogie on ‘African Gospel’,
his sentiments uplifted by call-and-response vocals, the chiming highlife
guitar of Ghana’s Alfred Kari Bannerman and the rhythmic double bass of
Danny Thompson, an Englishman whose ability to get to the heart of a piece
is palpable - and whose unlikely presence is part of the work’s uniqueness.
Rogie’s nearly fifty-year career was sprinkled with highlights. But it is this
album, his swansong — he passed away a few weeks after its release —
which endures. Ageing like a fine wine, indeed.
Master Musicians Of Jajouka Led By Bachir Attar - Jajouka Between The Mountains
Master Musicians Of Jajouka Led By Bachir Attar
Jajouka Between The Mountains
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Decca)
22,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Myth and legend swirl around The Master Musicians of Jajouka, an all-male
troupe of Sufi musicians from a village in the Rif Mountains of northern
Morocco, and the custodians of a culture with roots in ancient Persia. Passed
down through generations of the same family, the Attars, their trance music is
as complex and melodic as it is spiritual and healing. Delivered on instruments
including lira (flute), gaita (oboe), guimbri (bass lute) and drums beaten with
hands and sticks, it is intensively practised and often played all night.
The Master Musicians had recorded with the Rolling Stones, been declared
“the 4,000-year-old rock’n’roll band” by counterculture guru Timothy Leary
and toured Europe for the first time in a decade when, in 1995, led by Bachir
Attar, they pitched up at Real World during Recording Week. Captured live
before a small rapt audience, this performance of three long-playing tracks
bottles all the deeply felt passion of musicians in the moment, merging voices
and instruments in ways guaranteed to transport. Each composition is distinct:
‘My God My Love Has Come’ favours strings. ‘The Real Long Night in Jajouka’
is heavy on flute. In ‘Boujeloudia’ the focus is on the oboe-like ghaita. But the
fever builds and burns throughout.
Byron Janis - Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition (half speed remastered)
Nino Rota - Amarcord
Ennio Morricone - Ennio Morricone De Sergio Leone À Quentin Tarantino
Armando Trovajoli - OST Profumo Di Donna Remastered Edition
Ludovico Einaudi - Underwater
Ludovico Einaudi
Underwater
2LP | 2022 | UK | Original (Decca)
31,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Classical Music
Ludovico Einaudi returns to the piano, this time alone, for his first solo piano record of new material in 20 years, since I Giorni in 2001. Underwater was written with "songwriting, not composing. A fresh approach" in mind, which can be heard in its memorable melodies. Ludovico says "a song is like a breath, it needs nothing more. The album is a place to freely reflect, a place without boundaries."
Melt Yourself Down - Pray For Me I Don't Fit In
Piero Piccioni - OST A Modern Gentleman
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Shahbaaz
Vangelis - Juno To Jupiter
Hans Zimmer - OST No Time To Die Picture Disc Edition
Ken Wheeler / John Dankworth Orchestra - Windmill Tilter (The Story Of Don Quixote)
Ken Wheeler / John Dankworth Orchestra
Windmill Tilter (The Story Of Don Quixote)
LP | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Decca)
33,24 €* 34,99 € -5%
Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
A deep dive into the one of most collectable jazz catalogues in the world, a selection of some of the rarest and most sought-after recordings from the 60s and 70s, a time when British jazz began to find its own identity. Drawn from the iconic labels of Decca, Deram, Argo, EMI Columbia/Lansdowne Series, Fontana, Mercury, & Philips. Kenny Wheeler was born Canada in 1930 and, with encouragement from his father - himself a trombone player - began playing trumpet at age 12. After studying at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory, he arrived in London in 1952, his playing enveloped in the sounds of Miles Davis, Booker Little, and Fats Navarro. In 1959, Wheeler joined the Johnny Dankworth Orchestra and stayed there until 1963, although he returned frequently for shows and other projects in the years that followed. He quickly become a distinguished soloist in the Orchestra and appeared on Dankworth’s key sixties albums. Wheeler met and played with the rising artists of London’s free jazz scene. Players such as Trevor Watts, Derek Bailey, and Evan Parker, musicians who would challenge the conventions of the day, eschewing formal composition and structure to embark on group improvisation. For a musician thoroughly schooled in all the conventions of charts and dance bands as Wheeler was, this was a radical departure. Wheeler’s contributions proved his ample flexibility and showed he was capable of inhabiting both the free environment and the more formal and controlled settings of a big band and orchestra. This was shown most clearly on his debut album, Windmill Tilter, recorded for Fontana with the John Dankworth Orchestra. The album features a young John McLaughlin on guitar along with bassist Dave Holland and a roster of talented and well respected musicians playing on one of the greatest modern jazz big band and orchestral albums.
Steam Down - Five Fruit
Steam Down
Five Fruit
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Decca)
15,38 €* 27,99 € -45%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Steam Down have released an incredible new single ‘empower’, which is available now on Decca. It’s the first taste of the hugely influential London collective’s debut EP, ‘Five Fruit’, which will see a release on September 24th. After years of building a truly engaged community - and taking London’s melting-pot to the world’s stage - ‘empower’ marks a thrilling new musical chapter for Steam Down. Uplifting, urgent and emotive, the track affirms the power of the listener, the strength of collective hopefulness, and the textures of London’s inner-city subculture. Featuring the fast-paced verses of Tinyman and Afronaut Zu (alongside Theon Cross, who has played with Kano and Sons of Kemet), here is a sound that bridges grime with jazz, and turns it all into something unmistakably Steam Down.
Ludovico Einaudi - Einaudi (Un)Discovered
Melt Yourself Down - 100 & Yes
V.A. - OST The Oregon Trail: Music From The Gameloft Game Purple Vinyl Edition
V.A.
OST The Oregon Trail: Music From The Gameloft Game Purple Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Decca)
44,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
Preorder shipping from 26.08.2022
The Oregon Trail: Music from the Gameloft Game is the original soundtrack to Gameloft's 'The Oregon Trail', the official successor to the global video game phenomenon that began in in 1971.

Now players can enjoy the sound of Nicolas Dubé's drawling, high-and-lonesome alt-country soundtrack, and relive the magic, trials and tribulations of their journey along the Oregon Trail.

'It’s a joy to see this soundtrack release, so that players can experience The Oregon Trail even if they haven’t played the game,' said soundtrack composer Nicolas Dubé of Gameloft Montreal.

'We really wanted to create something that touches upon the adventure of the trail, the pain of the struggles and hardships, and the joy and elation of successfully reaching Oregon or fording a river or taking care of your party. This soundtrack is something we’re really proud of, a moody alt-country experience that should speak to fans of the game and more.”

This “Oregon Sunset” purple vinyl edition recognizes the many nights spent under the vast Western sky by those traveling the Oregon Trail.
Thin Lizzy - Vagabonds Of The Western World
Thin Lizzy
Vagabonds Of The Western World
LP | 2019 | EU | Reissue (Decca)
21,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Used Vinyl
Medium: Near Mint, Cover: VG+
The Cover is close to NM.
Picture
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V.A.
Legrand Reimagined
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Decca)
26,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Classical Music
Preorder shipping from 28.10.2022
Ludwig van Beethoven — Leopold Stokowski - 9.Symphonie
Vladimir Ashkenazy - Modest Mussorgsky, Alexander Borodin, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Anatoly Liadov, Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev - Pictures At An Exhibition
Unit Four Plus Two - Concrete And Clay
Unit Four Plus Two
Concrete And Clay
7" | 1973 | UK | Reissue (Decca)
4,99 €*
Release:1973 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie, Pop
Used Vinyl
Medium: VG+, Cover:

Generic

Comes in label sleeve!
Osibisa - Heads
Osibisa
Heads
LP | 1972 | US | Original (Decca)
9,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Used Vinyl
Medium: VG, Cover: G+
Hans Zimmer - No Time To Die Limited Golden Vinyl Edition
The Alan Price Set - The Price To Play
The Alan Price Set
The Price To Play
LP | 1966 | DE | Original (Decca)
20,99 €*
Release:1966 / DE – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Used Vinyl
Medium: VG, Cover: VG
Sleeve has seam split on top! Record has scuffs & superficial scratches.
Them - Mystic Eyes
Them
Mystic Eyes
7" | 1965 | DE | Original (Decca)
24,99 €*
Release:1965 / DE – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Used Vinyl
Medium: VG, Cover:

Generic

Original Picture Sleeve missing! Comes in generic sleeve. Sticker on label.
Sheku Kanneh-Mason - Song
Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Song
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Decca)
34,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Classical Music
Preorder shipping from 09.09.2022
The Alan Price Set - Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo
The Alan Price Set
Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo
7" | 1966 | DE | Original (Decca)
4,99 €*
Release:1966 / DE – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie, Pop
Used Vinyl
Medium: VG, Cover: VG
The Alan Price Set - The House That Jack Built
Them - Here Comes The Night
Them
Here Comes The Night
7" | 1965 | UK | Original (Decca)
3,99 €*
Release:1965 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Used Vinyl
Medium: G+, Cover:

Generic

The Animals - Inside-Looking Out
The Animals
Inside-Looking Out
7" | 1966 | DE | Original (Decca)
5,99 €*
Release:1966 / DE – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Used Vinyl
Medium: VG, Cover:

Generic

Sticker on label. Original Picture Sleeve missing! Comes in generic sleeve.
The Animals - Don't Bring Me Down
The Animals
Don't Bring Me Down
7" | 1966 | DE | Original (Decca)
22,99 €*
Release:1966 / DE – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Used Vinyl
Medium: VG, Cover:

Generic

Original Picture Sleeve missing! Comes in generic sleeve. Record has some scuffs & superficial scratches. Sticker on label.
The Moody Blues - Voices In The Sky: The Best Of The Moody Blues
Bing Crosby With The Buddy Cole Trio - New Tricks . . .
Bing Crosby With The Buddy Cole Trio
New Tricks . . .
LP | 1995 | JP | Reissue (Decca)
24,99 €*
Release:1995 / JP – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop
Used Vinyl
Medium: Near Mint, Cover: Near Mint
Original japanese pressing with OBI!
Karen Wyman - Karen Wyman
Karen Wyman
Karen Wyman
LP | 1970 | US | Original (Decca)
4,99 €*
Release:1970 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
Used Vinyl
Medium: VG, Cover: VG
Close to VG+.
Hans Zimmer - OST No Time To Die
Hans Zimmer
OST No Time To Die
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Decca)
32,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
Used Vinyl
Medium: Near Mint, Cover: Near Mint
Exclusive White Vinyl Edition. Vinyl seems unplayed. Cover has tiny wear.
Omar Pene & Super Diamond - Direct From Dakar
Remmy Onagala & Orchestre Super Matimila - Songs For The Poor Man
King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal I - Talazo Fuji Music Party!
King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal I
Talazo Fuji Music Party!
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Decca)
22,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Back in Nigeria in 1995 everybody knew King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal I. Just
about every house party and club floor, every shop front and car window,
pulsed to such megahits as ‘Talazo’ and ‘Consolidation’; to the percussion-rich
polyrhythms and Yoruba chants typical of Fuji music, a genre this one-time
roadie (for Fuji music icon Ayinde Barrister) had customised by adding more
percussion – congas, the sakara frame drum – and an attitude straight off the
street.
Wasiu Ayinde had nearly twenty years’ worth of national fame under his floor
length robes (and occasional zebra-striped jumpsuits) when he played his first
ever WOMAD Festival that same year. Booked in for a session at Real World
Recording Week shortly afterwards, the artist and his 16-piece band were
inadvertently delayed and pulled in to Real World Studios in Box, Wiltshire eight
hours late. The recording went ahead regardless. Against the clock. On-thefly. With a small live audience in party mode and microphones placed about
the floor, Wasiu Ayinde and his crew rode the adrenalin, summoning a set that
moved from trance-like call-and-response and vibrant Afropop ballads to those
aforementioned megahits, all of it soaked in groove and feeling. A kingly feat,
that seems even more majestic now.
Farafina - Faso Denou
Farafina
Faso Denou
LP | 1993 | EU | Reissue (Decca)
22,99 €*
Release:1993 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
From the relentless creativity of 1992 Real World Recording Week came a
project as joyous as it was powerful — and unusual. Farafina, a percussion
ensemble from an arts school in the landlocked West African nation of Burkina
Faso. Two producers: iconic American-Panamanian jazz drummer Billy
Cobham, of Miles Davis fame, and Daniel Lanois, Canadian uber-producer for
such A-listers as U2, Bob Dylan and Peter Gabriel. Over two days —Cobham
for Day One, Lanois for Day Two— Farafina’s mighty tapestry of textures, their
gigantic fusion of melody, harmony and rhythm, walloped the English county of
Wiltshire, entrancing all who heard it.
The story-songs Farafina unleash on percussion including djembe, tama and
the thundering doumdouba bass drum; on flute, kora, soukou violin and two
wooden balafon xylophones, were co-written by the many ensemble members,
each of them steeped in the ancient art of the Manding griots. Vocals, too,
are shared, weaving melodically alongside flute and kora and on the dreamy
‘Dounounia’, the flugelhorn of David DeVries and the kit drums of Billy Cobham
(who also guests on the explosive ‘Bi Mousso’). Call-and-response is frequent.
Communication —between musicians, musicians and producers, the music
and the listener— is key. Dancing is inevitable.
Jonny Greenwood - OST Spencer
Jonny Greenwood
OST Spencer
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Decca)
23,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
Used Vinyl
Medium: Sealed, Cover: VG+
Small damage in top spine.
Les Humphries Singers - Rock 'n' Roll Party
V.A. - OST Minions: The Rise Of Gru Black Vinyl Edition
Max Richter - OST Invasion Original Tv Series: Season 1
The Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Gerry Mulligan & Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted by Erich Kunzel - Brubeck/Mulligan/Cincinnati
Anton Bruckner, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm - Symphony No. 4 In E Flat Major
Jasdeep Singh Degun - Anomaly
Don Lang & The Twisters - Twenty Top Twenty Twists
Don Lang & The Twisters
Twenty Top Twenty Twists
LP | 1962 | UK | Original (Decca)
5,99 €*
Release:1962 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Used Vinyl
Medium: VG+, Cover:

Generic

Original Picture Sleeve Missing. Generic sleeve.
V.A. - OST No Time To Die Indie Exclusive Picture Disc Edition
Craig Douglas - Town Crier
Craig Douglas
Town Crier
7" | 1963 | UK | Original (Decca)
3,99 €*
Release:1963 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Pop
Used Vinyl
Medium: VG, Cover:

Generic

Craig Douglas - Teenage Mona Lisa / Danke Schoen
Craig Douglas
Teenage Mona Lisa / Danke Schoen
7" | 1963 | UK | Original (Decca)
3,99 €*
Release:1963 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Pop
Used Vinyl
Medium: VG, Cover:

Generic

Label sleeve.
Craig Douglas - Cuddle Up With Craig
Craig Douglas
Cuddle Up With Craig
7" | 1962 | UK | Original (Decca)
8,99 €*
Release:1962 / UK – Original
Genre:Pop
Used Vinyl
Medium: G+, Cover: VG
The record is close to VG.
Craig Douglas - Craig
Craig Douglas
Craig
7" | 1958 | UK | Original (Decca)
19,99 €*
Release:1958 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Pop
Used Vinyl
Medium: VG, Cover: G+
Record is closer to VG+. The front side of the cover is well intact and looks alright. The back side shows discolourations and some stains.
Tompall Glaser & The Glaser Brothers - Alibi
Tompall Glaser & The Glaser Brothers
Alibi
7" | 1960 | US | Original (Decca)
4,99 €*
Release:1960 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Used Vinyl
Medium: VG, Cover: VG
Sticker on labels.
Billy Fury - It's Only Make Believe
Billy Fury
It's Only Make Believe
7" | 1964 | UK | Original (Decca)
3,99 €*
Release:1964 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Used Vinyl
Medium: VG, Cover:

Generic

Billy Fury - Letter Full Of Tears / Magic Eyes
Billy Fury - Like I've Never Been Gone
The Lumineers - Brightside Acoustic Record Store Day 2022 Colored Vinyl Edition
The Lumineers
Brightside Acoustic Record Store Day 2022 Colored Vinyl Edition
10" | 2022 | UK | Original (Decca)
16,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Limited to 2250 copies.

Brightside (acoustic) is the new EP from 2x Grammy award-nominated band, The Lumineers. This 12" Color Vinyl includes x3 acoustic versions of tracks from their new 2022 album Brightside, with an additional cover The Cure's "Just Like Heaven"
U. Srinivas - Rama Sreerama
Susana Baca - Palabras Urgentes
Susana Baca
Palabras Urgentes
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Decca)
21,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Limited to 2500 copies with obi strip & sleeve note. The complete “In My Prime” NYC sessions. Recorded at the CI Studios NYC in December 1977 Art Blakey (1919–1990) actually needs little introduction, the American Jazz drummer and bandleader made a name for himself in the 1940s & 1950s playing with contemporaries such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. He is often considered to have been Thelonious Monk's most empathetic drummer (he played on both Monk’s first recording session in 1947 and his final one in 1971). In the decades that followed Blakey recorded for all THE labels that mattered in the field of jazz (Columbia, Blue Note, Atlantic, RCA, Impulse!, Riverside, Prestige, Verve, etc.). His collaborations were numerous and include working with equally legendary artists such as Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Chet Baker, John Coltrane….and countless others.

Art Blakey was a major figure and a pioneer for modern jazz, he assumed an aggressive swing drumming style early on in his career and is known as one of the inventors of the modern bebop style of drumming. His signature polyrhythmic style was amazing, exuding power and originality, creating a dark cymbal sound punctuated by frequent loud snare and bass drum accents in triplets or cross-rhythms. A loud and domineering drummer…but Blakey also listened and responded to the others in the band. He was an original, an important drummer you’d hear…and would recognize immediately.

Art Blakey was inducted into the Downbeat Jazz Hall of Fame (1981), the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame (1991), the Grammy Hall of Fame (1998 and 2001) and was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously in 2005. He was sampled and remixed by renowned acts such as Raekwon, Black Eyed Peas, A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets, Buscemi, KRS-One and Madlib.

In the mid-1950s he and Horace Silver formed ‘The Jazz Messengers’: a group that Blakey would perform and record with for the next 35 years. Originally formed as a collective of contemporaries…but over the years the band became known as an incubator for young talent that included artists such as Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, Chuck Mangione, John Hicks…and Many others. Art Blakey went on to record dozens of albums with a constantly changing group of Jazz Messengers. Blakey's final performances were in July 1990. He died on October 16 of lung cancer. The legacy of Art Blakey and his band is not only the music they produced, but also the opportunities they provided for several generations of jazz musicians.

On the album we are presenting you today, you’ll find the eight sublime tracks recorded by renowned engineer Elvin Campbell at the CI Recording Studios (New York) in December 1977 that became known as the “In My Prime” sessions. These recordings were originally released on the legendary Dutch jazz label Timeless Records (and produced by its owner Wim Wigt) as two separate albums named Vol.1 & Vol.2.

As the leader of The Jazz Messengers (for over 22 years at the time of these recordings), drummer Art Blakey was still discovering new talent. In addition to altoist Bobby Watson (John Hicks, Charles Mingus), trumpeter Valery Ponomarev (Blue Note), bassist Dennis Irwin (Art Farmer), percussionist Ray Mantilla (Herbie Mann, Max Roach), Curtis Fuller (Quincy Jones, John Coltrane) on trombone and David Schnitter (Freddie Hubbard, Charles Earland) on tenor, this particular session also introduced the great pianist James Williams (Donald Byrd, Dizzy Gillespie) to the fold.

Despite the changes in musical fashions taking place at that particular period, Blakey and his hard-bop institution kept turning out new material and solos in the late 70s that still sound fresh, vibrant and alive today. The album showcases the Messengers’ energetic signature sound with remarkable style, musical knowledge, a dash of good humor and camaraderie you’d expect from a world class band and its leader. Expect supercharged hard bop with striking notes, no-holds-barred musicianship, high swinging solos, screaming choruses and plenty of solid virtuosity to spare. This release is not only a classic but also a bonafide hit and a must have for any self-respecting jazz fan or collector.

Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the much-needed vinyl reissue of “Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers “In My Prime” which contains the complete NYC sessions recorded at the CI Recording Studios (New York) on December 29, 1977.

This unique album comes as a deluxe 180g Double vinyl edition (strictly limited to 2500 copies worldwide) with obi strip and is packaged in a gatefold jacket featuring the original artworks and session shots from Mark Bug Zester, Don Diesveld & Hans Harzheim (known for their work with artists such as Sun Ra, Chet Baker and Pharoah Sanders). To top it all off, this release also includes the original liner notes written by renowned author and producer Chip Stern (Ginger Baker, Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis). Released exclusively for Record Store Day 2022 and available in participating stores on April 23, 2022. * Featuring an all-star line-up
Dana - All Kinds Of Everything
Eden Kane - Sounds Funny To Me
Dave Berry - The Crying Game
Dave Berry
The Crying Game
7" | 1964 | DE | Original (Decca)
11,99 €*
Release:1964 / DE – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Used Vinyl
Medium: G+, Cover:

Generic

small heat damaged on A
Jonny Greenwood - OST Spencer
V.A. - The Decca Originals Volume 3
V.A. - The Decca Originals - Volume 2 - 1965-1969
V.A. - Golden Deccade 1962-3
V.A.
Golden Deccade 1962-3
LP | UK | Original (Decca)
3,99 €*
Release:UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Used Vinyl
Medium: VG+, Cover: VG+
V.A. - The Decca Originals 1960-1964
V.A. - Do You Remember Vol. 2
V.A.
Do You Remember Vol. 2
12" | 1983 | DE | Original (Decca)
4,99 €*
Release:1983 / DE – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Used Vinyl
Medium: VG+, Cover: VG+
Willy Michl - Blues + Balladen
Willy Michl
Blues + Balladen
LP | 1976 | DE | Reissue (Decca)
19,99 €*
Release:1976 / DE – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Used Vinyl
Medium: Near Mint, Cover: VG+
Cascadeur - Revenant
Gene Kelly With Pete Moore & His Orchestra - Singin In The Rain Again
Justin Hayward - Night Flight
Justin Hayward
Night Flight
LP | 1980 | NL | Original (Decca)
4,99 €*
Release:1980 / NL – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Used Vinyl
Medium: VG, Cover: VG
Misprint: Labels are faded and are coming unglued.
Sticker tear on cover.
Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - Remembering... Brian Poole And The Tremeloes
Neil Reid - Neil Reid
Neil Reid
Neil Reid
LP | DE | Original (Decca)
19,99 €*
Release:DE – Original
Genre:Pop
Used Vinyl
Medium: Near Mint, Cover: VG+
Earl Hines And His Quartet -
Conway Twitty - Don't Put Your Hurt In My Heart
Conway Twitty
Don't Put Your Hurt In My Heart
7" | US | Original (Decca)
3,99 €*
Release:US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Used Vinyl
Medium: VG+, Cover:

Generic

Record is NM with drill hole in label. Label sleeve.
The Moody Blues - The Magnificent Moodies
Screaming Lord Sutch - Jack The Ripper
Screaming Lord Sutch
Jack The Ripper
7" | 1977 | UK | Original (Decca)
19,99 €*
Release:1977 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Pop
Used Vinyl
Medium: VG+, Cover:

Generic

Centre is intact. Label sleeve.
Engelbert Humperdinck - Live And S.R.O. At The Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas
Hannah Peel / Paraorchestra - The Unfolding
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