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Ryo Fukui - Scenery
Ryo Fukui
Scenery
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (We Release Jazz)
24,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Ryo Fukui’s 1976 highly sought-after jazz masterpiece Scenery in a Deluxe Limited Edition 2018 Reissue, 180g, Half Speed Master, Gold Sticker, Obi Tag, Stoughton Sleeve, Limited to 2000. 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 and available on limited edition 180g vinyl mastered at half speed for audiophile sound.
Ryo Fukui - Mellow Dream
Ryo Fukui
Mellow Dream
LP | 1977 | EU | Reissue (We Release Jazz)
24,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 29.06.2018
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.
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Kalima - (Where Is The) Sunshine
Kalima
(Where Is The) Sunshine
7" | 1981 | EU | Reissue (Chuwanaga)
10,99 €*
Release:1981 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
For its third release, Chuwanaga goes back in the past with the reissue of “(Where Is The) Sunshine” by Kalima, a rare 7” originally released in 1981 and produced in Baltimore by Afro-American pianist and producer Derrick Amin. Part I on the A side and part II on the B side form a real journey, a beauty in its own style fusing jazz, soul and spirituality as well as political values.Back in the mid-seventies Derrick Amin brought together young musicians from his Afro-American Muslim community in Baltimore. He tells us: “all black music in America is a response to racism and slavery” and “(Where Is The) Sunshine” was their own answer, “a plaintiff query of one immerse in darkness. The darkness of lies, lies that deny the humanity, justice, and equality of people. It’s the impetus of this song”. He adds: “Kalima means “Word” or “Langage” in Arabic. The name was inspired by a quote from Imam W.D. Mohammad (the late Muslim American leader and erstwhile successor to Nation of Islam founder, Elijah Muhammad) who once said: “Words make people””.With its splendid vocal parts (thanks to vocalist Sabreen Shareef), a unique major-to-minor chord progression, subtle synthesizer melodies in the chorus and amazing electric piano and sax solos, it really is a very special release. It’s been discovered in a Motor City Drum Ensemble’s jazz set with Gilles Peterson at the J.A.W. Family Reunion in Berlin back in 2016. Still, one must not forget its yet poetic still political message now shared once again with the world. The question asked by Kalima sadly still remains as relevant in 2018: Where is the sunshine?
Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth
Kamasi Washington
Heaven & Earth
4LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Young Turks)
53,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
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.
V.A. - J-Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1984
V.A.
J-Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1984
3LP | 2018 | EU | Original (BBE)
28,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
In the years following World War Two, Japan developed one of the most insatiable, dynamic and diverse markets for jazz. For a crucial period of little over a decade – from the late 1960s to the early 1980s – Japanese jazz culture progressed at an astonishing rate, producing an extraordinary array of artists, recordings and record labels that created some of the most forward thinking and impressive jazz to be committed to tape. This amazing journey is explored on ‘J Jazz’.This compilation from BBE uncovers some of the most sought after and rare material from this period and pulls together key artists who shaped the post-war modern jazz scene in Japan.‘J Jazz’ includes obscure and sought after rarities like the bass-driven power jazz of Koichi Matsukaze’s ‘Earth Mother’, the holy grail rarity of Aizawa Tohru Quartet’s ‘Dead Letter’ and the loping majesty of Takeo Moriyama’s ‘North Wind’. This collection takes the listener into deep spiritual jazz, post-modal impressionism and fierce dance-floor fusion with material from artists and composers whose names are generally only known to committed collectors of Japanese jazz. Fumio Karashima, Mitsuaki Katayama, Takeo Moriyama and Kiyoshi Sugimoto are among the names featured on an album aiming to shed a little light on the shadowy world of Japanese jazz clubs, tucked away in the neon backstreets. This music demands a wider audience and BBE are excited to deliver a landmark compilation, lifting the veil on this wonderful and mysterious area of the global jazz catalogue.None of the tracks featured on ‘J Jazz’ have ever received an official release outside Japan before. The albums the tracks are taken from are extremely hard to find and often fetch huge sums on the collector’s circuit. Originally pressed in small numbers on independent and private labels such as Union, Johnny’s Disk, Whynot, ALM and VAP, these tracks are now available for everyone to enjoy.Compiled by Tony Higgins and Mike Peden, both long-time collectors of Japanese jazz, ’J Jazz’ brings together the very best in modern jazz from Japan, recorded during a critical period of musical and cultural transition that saw composers and musicians not only assert a new artistic identity but also create a lasting musical legacy.
Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics - OST
Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics
OST
2LP | 2010 | EU | Reissue (Strut)
27,99 €*
Release:2010 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 13.07.2018
Strut repress a classic from 2010, The Heliocentrics’ groundbreaking studio collaboration with Lloyd Miller, ‘(OST)’.Recorded following their award-winning collaboration with Ethio jazz pioneer, Mulatu Astatke (Mojo magazine Top 50 of the year 2009, Sunday Times World Music Album of the year), pioneering UK collective The Heliocentrics resurfaced with another fascinating jazz enigma, ethno-musicologist, jazz maestro and multi-instrumentalist, Lloyd Miller.Learning various instruments and immersing himself in New Orleans jazz through his father, a professional clarinet player, Lloyd Miller first trained himself in the styles of George Lewis and Jimmy Giuffre and cut his first Dixieland jazz 78 rpm record in 1950. During the late ‘50s, his father landed a job in Iran and Miller began to develop a lifelong interest in Persian and Eastern music forms, learning to play a vast array of traditional ethnic instruments from across Asia and the Middle East.He toured Europe heavily, basing himself in Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Germany (where he played with Eddie Harris and Don Ellis) and, most famously, in Paris where he worked with leftfield bandleader Jef Gilson, a phenomenon in French jazz during the early ‘60s. Miller returned to the Middle East during the ‘70s, landing his own TV show on NIRTV in Tehran under the name Kurosh Ali Khan. His show became a national fixture and ran for seven years. More recently, his mid-‘60s album ‘Oriental Jazz’ has become a collector’s favourite.Emerging from an acoustic jazz session in 2007 set up by Jazzman, the Heliocentrics collaboration was recorded at the band’s Quatermass Studios in East London during January and February 2010, a fresh, freeform mix of Eastern arrangements, jazz and angular psychedelics. The recordings involved a number of ethnic instruments that Miller played and studied throughout his career including the oud, Phonofiddle, Indian santur, Chinese shawm and wooden flute.Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics’ ‘(OST)’ will be repressed on its original 2LP format, 1000 copies only.LLOYD MILLER & THE HELIOCENTRICS – (OST)Tracklisting
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
Preorder 22.06.2018
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.
John Coltrane - Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album Deluxe Edition
Tenderlonious - The Shakedown Feat. The 22 Archestra
Tullio De Piscopo - Stop Bajon
Tullio De Piscopo
Stop Bajon
12" | 1983 | EU | Reissue (Best Record Italy)
16,99 €*
Release:1983 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Originally released in 1983 Stop Bajon (Primavera) became a favourite in Rimini Discotheques, Balearic Islands and even Chicago during the early house days. It was an anthem on what went on to become the Italo Disco movement. The vocal mix is still revered and played to this day by DJ's such as DJ Harvey at his Mercury Rising night at Pikes, Ibiza. This special limited edition release from Best Record Italy features for the first time the original acapellas (tracked down during tape restoration) plus the song Stadera that was available only on the first italian pressing and of course the original extended club vocal and instrumental.
Ill Considered - Live At The Crypt
Ill Considered - Ill Considered
Ill Considered
Ill Considered
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Ill Considered)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Contemporary Jazz is still alive! Four musicians breaking all the rules, creating new compositions in the moment - No planning, no talking between takes, no idea what music will be made or where the session is going to take them, just a couple of hours snatched at an incredible London studio and a finished product that is wild, outrageously energetic, touching, subtly dynamic, and surprisingly coherent. Super tight as if it’s been rehearsed and perfected over many months, many of the tracks feel thoroughly thought-out and considered - ironically given the band’s chosen name. Wonky, mad, intense vibes at the cutting edge of contemporary UK improvised music. Idris Rahman on sax, Leon Brichard on bass, Emre Ramazanoglu on drums, Yahael Camara-Onono on percussion.
John Coltrane - Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album
Eko Kuango - Eko Kuango
Eko Kuango
Eko Kuango
LP | 1986 | EU | Reissue (Libreville)
29,99 €*
Release:1986 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Originally pressed as a 12” in 1986, the reissue features also 5 unreleased tracks from an LP that never saw the light.
Tohru Aizawa Quartet - Tachibana
Tohru Aizawa Quartet
Tachibana
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (BBE)
29,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 27.07.2018
The desire to discover and delve into new and unexplored areas ofmusic has turned attention on the Japanese jazz scene of the1970s, often regarded as its gilded age. The recent groundbreakingsell-out BBE compilation J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazzfrom Japan 1969-1984 threw much needed light on thisfascinating era and presented a range of artists and music thatsurprised and delighted all who heard it. A key track on thecompilation was one of the rarest and least known: Dead Letter bythe Tohru Aizawa Quartet, taken from an album that was soelusive, some pondered whether it even existed.The album, Tachibana, was recored in 1975 and, until includedon the J Jazz compilation, was unknown except to a small group ofobsessive Japanese jazz collectors. The privately pressed recordwas the only album made by the Quartet, four amateur musicianswho were university students at the time. The session wasfinanced by a local businessman, Ikujiroh Tachibana, who pressedup a few hundred copies to use as a business card. In theintervening 40 odd years since its recording, few copies havesurfaced, making it an in-demand yet elusive artefact from thegolden age of Japanese jazz. BBE Records are honoured to presenta fully authorised reissue of this holy grail, licensed directly fromthe band themselves.Tachibana has all the necessary components of a cult album:pressed in small numbers, a few mysterious and vague detailsabout its origins, languishing in obscurity for decades and, aboveall, superb musical craftsmanship and skill. It can now be enjoyedby a new audience around the world.
Hizuru - Hizuru
Hizuru
Hizuru
LP | 2018 | JP | Original (Musilogue)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / JP – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Strictly limited edition vinyl!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 instruments and 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. TIP!!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)
Wildflower - Wildflower
Wildflower
Wildflower
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Ill Considered)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Wildflower is a trio comprising Idris Rahman (sax), Leon Brichard (bass) and Tom Skinner (drums). The trio takes you on an intense, meditative and spiritual musical journey that embodies the spirit of freedom. Based around hypnotic grooves laid down by Brichard’s unswervingly solid bass lines, drummer Skinner plays around artfully with the beats, grooving hard in constantly shifting, unexpected turns of rhythmic play. Rahman’s contributions range from subtle conversational interplay to loudly expressed angry passion to the most delicate of whispers, conveying a depth of emotion and a deep sense of musical structure withIn an ever changing sea of musical conversation. Using simple, arresting melodies as a starting point, the trio create freely improvised waves of emotion ranging from powerful climaxes to hauntingly beautiful breath-like passages and everything in-between, creating unique forms and structures that react to the acoustics and the atmosphere of the situation. Taking inspiration from the spiritual jazz pioneers such as John and Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Yusef Lateef and Sun Ra, compositional influences range from Gnawa music to modal jazz to Bengali folk music but the scope is wider still and the important unifying factor is the spontaneous communication and interplay between the three musicians. Rather than having a tight rigid structure, the tunes are allowed to breathe and develop into new unexplored forms, allowing fresh interpretations that make each performance a unique experience. The album is a collection of live and studio recordings that have been recorded and mixed by the band.
Archie Shepp Meets Kahil El'Zabar'S Ritual Trio - Conversations
Archie Shepp Meets Kahil El'Zabar'S Ritual Trio
Conversations
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Black Sweat)
28,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 25.06.2018
If «Conversations» celebrates the memory, the artistic and spiritual heritage of bassist Fred Hopkins, - an historical member of the revolutionary AACM of Chicago - who died in January 1999, it also marks the amazing collaboration between the Ritual Trio of Kahil El'Zabar (with Ari brown and Malachi Favors) and the intrepid veteran Archie Shepp, the great voice of the 70’s afro-free- jazz. Being a tribute that invites to an intimate memory, almost an antidote to exorcise the loss of a brother, the music is a spiritual hymn to life. Between ballads, hard-bop and free-improvised accents, blow winds of vibrant pianistic chiaroscuros, which reminds of the best Mccoy Tyner in the great blinding quartet of John Coltrane in the 60’s. Furthermore, when an angular rhythmic base decisively follows the typical hypnotic ostinato of the ancient tribal rituals, the voice is expressed in the purest black spirituals (Big Fred and Brother Malcolm), pervading some moments of that “Holiness” culture dear to the dawn of Afro-American identity. Here, Shepp brings back the flaming shivers of the golden age, when his message of freedom resonated the true spirits of primordial Africa.
Pat Van Dyke - Hello, Summer Blue Vinyl Edition
Pat Van Dyke
Hello, Summer Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Cotter)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
A beautiful album. A jazz album. Hello, Summer is the third full length solo LP from the talented Pat Van Dyke—a recording full of soulful, upbeat and superbly well-thought-out arrangements that is destined for your heavy rotation bin for years and years to come. Van Dyke has upped the ante on this release, playing all instruments himself (with the exception of the horn section and featured soloists)—in addition to writing, performing, producing, recording, and mixing the record (mastering was left to K-Def). This is a completely confident and imaginative artist able to put his ideas on wax exactly as intended.Hello, Summer places emphasis on the word album. Listeners are encouraged to carve out time to enjoy it with zero distractions. There’s nuggets to be found in each listen—whether it’s picking out your favorite horn arrangement, appreciating a flute solo or simply marveling at how fluidly everything comes together over the course of the album’s 11 tracks.The vibe is summer. Windows are open and an ice cold beverage is in hand.Pat Van Dyke has steadily built an impressive catalog over the years—his debut solo LP, Technicolor Hi-FI (Cotter Records, 2013), was praised by the likes of Bobbito Garcia and Gilles Peterson, and led to a 45 remixed by DJ Spinna. His follow up, Right On Time (Jakarta Records 2015), brought additional praise, attention and an even bigger audience. Pat then lended remix work to fellow Jakarta artists Benny Sings and Suff Daddy (remixing his track with Mayer Hawthorne). Van Dyke is also well known in hip-hop circles—a noteworthy album with underground mainstay John Robinson called Modern Vintage is highly recommended. He’s been featured by Wax Poetics, Flea Market Funk, The Village Voice, Okayplayer and more.Enjoy this one!
Cossi Anatz - Jazz Afro-Occitan
Cossi Anatz
Jazz Afro-Occitan
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Digger's Digest)
25,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Overlooked french jazz album with a real singular sound mixing the North African, Arabic and Occitan music with free/spiritual jazz. Composed by Michel Marre, one of the spearhead of L'Intercommunal Free Dance Orchestra (founded by François Tusques) with René Nan on drums (who played with Marius Cultier).
Sun Ra - Disco 3000
Sun Ra
Disco 3000
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Art Yard)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 03.08.2018
"The album's one of Ra's greatest from the 70s -- recorded in Italy in 1978, and featuring some incredibly otherworldly keyboards that are some of his most enigmatic on record! Original tracks from the album include "Disco 3000", an incredible workout on synthesizer, with a tiny bit of drum machine, a little "Space Is The Place" breakdown, and all of the wild sound you'd expect from a Sun Ra album -- plus more long tracks -- the sweetly soulful "Friendly Galaxy", a great soul jazz number, and "Dance Of The Cosmo Aliens", which has spooky organ, frenetic bass, and somber percussion" Check!
Alice Coltrane - Lord Of Lords
Alice Coltrane
Lord Of Lords
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Superior Viaduct)
23,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 13.07.2018
Originally released in 1972, Lord Of Lords was Alice Coltrane’s final album for Impulse! and the last installment in her awe-inspiring trilogy that also included Universal Consciousness and World Galaxy. While all three records featured strings alongside a jazz ensemble, Lords Of Lords stood apart from its predecessors due to the sheer size of the orchestra (12 violins, 6 violas and 7 cellos, arranged and conducted by Coltrane herself) and its refined, blissful performances—shining a vital light on the devotional path that she would follow for the rest of her career. On the first two pieces, “Andromeda’s Suffering” and “Sri Rama Ohnedaruth” (titled after the spiritual name for her late husband), Alice’s dazzling piano and harp blend perfectly with the blanket of strings, while the haunting rhythm section of Charlie Haden and Ben Riley and a magnificent, droning electric organ emerge immaculately on the title track and closer “Going Home.” Coltrane’s musical vision is bold in its imagination and cosmic in scope, yet remains intensely personal and immediate. Lord Of Lords points inward as much as to the beyond, recalling her classical roots and recasting Eastern modes to radically invert the American avant-garde and spiritual jazz traditions. This first-time vinyl reissue has been carefully remastered from the original master tapes.
Emanative - Earth
Otis Sandsjö - Y-OTIS
Otis Sandsjö
Y-OTIS
Tape | 2018 | EU | Original (We Jazz)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Helsinki's We Jazz Records presents "Y-OTIS", the debut LP from Berlin-based Swedish saxophonist/composer Otis Sandsjö, joining forces with keyboardist Elias Stemeseder, bassist Petter Eldh and drummer Tilo Weber. The album is a forward-reaching, multilayered collection of eight originals penned by Sandsjö and produced by Sandsjö and Eldh. What you get is a form of "liquid jazz", born in an era where the understanding of jazz as a musical language has evolved way beyond the concept of the previous "modern". Informed by hiphop and electronic music, "Y-OTIS" is pure jazz in that the quartet stays true to its constant mission of creating a new form of musical communication. Sandjö's circular sax riffs, the album's rich production touch, and the chopped-up jazz form creates a musical concept which stays melodic and beat-laden while being "free" right to the edge of avantgarde. It's as if the music is sampling itself, constantly keeping ahead of the curve in the musical lineage of jazz.Otis Sandsjö (b. 1987) hails from Gothenburg, Sweden. He is known previously for example for his inspired work on singer Lucia Cadotsch's globe-trotting trio formation "Speak Low", also featuring "Y-OTIS" co-producer and bassist Petter Eldh. Elias Stemeseder was dubbed one of the top 15 young European musicians to watch by All About Jazzin 2017. Tilo Weber ranks among the most creative young drummers in the scene. Stemeseder is currently based in New York, while the remaining three musicians here live in Berlin. Live on stage, the band performing the material on the new release is called Y-OTIS.
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
Preorder 29.06.2018
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.
Yasuaki Shimizu - Kakashi
Yasuaki Shimizu
Kakashi
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Palto Flats)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Re-issued again, with new liner notes. A wonderful, rare record wrapped in a mysterious yet playful ambiance. Or maybe it's just the impression that the Japanese language often gives me. ''Suiren'' is an odd jazz-fusion-wave tune that sounds like its boiling, waiting to burst but somehow manages to stay in control. Like the nervous tick of a leg fidgeting under the table of a restaurant on a first date.Yasuaki Shimizu is a Japanese composer, producer and saxophone player born in 1954. He worked with Ryuchi Sakimoto on certain arrangements, with the South Korean artist Nam June Paik on art+sound installation pieces and even DJ Towa Tei (of Deee-Lite fame). ''Suiren'' was released in 1981 and is the opening title on the sought-after ''Kakashi'' album and is my personal favorite on this overall brilliant record. It weaves behind new wave, jazz, fusion, ambient and experimental music.Repetitive and hypnotizing, punctuated by exclamation marks on most first mesures, the muted triangle percussion hits me straight in the heart. About 90 seconds into the song, the saxophone makes its appearance and the song goes from ''this is cute'' to ''oh, this is some serious shit!''. Shimizu's saxophone frees the song from the rest of the elements which are more calculated and repetitive.A joyful, mysterious slow-moving train ride led by the artist's mellow voice that rocks us with this calming but funky lullaby. Every phrase is punctuated by the xylophone there to energize the piece, albeit very subtely.
Haruomi Hosono - Paraiso
Haruomi Hosono
Paraiso
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Light In The Attic)
29,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 17.08.2018
The unbelievably prolific Haruomi Hosono is one of the major architects of modern Japanese pop music. With his encyclopedic knowledge of music and boundless curiosity for new sounds, Hosono is the auteur of his own idiosyncratic musical world, putting his unmistakable stamp on hundreds of recordings as an artist, session player, songwriter and producer. Born and raised in central Tokyo, his adolescent obsession with American pop culture informed his early forays into country music, which he would revisit later in his career. Hosono made his professional debut in 1969 as a member of Apryl Fool, whose heavy psychedelia was somewhat at odds with his influences, which leaned towards the rootsy sounds of Moby Grape and Buffalo Springfield. The latter was one of the main inspirations for his next group, Happy End, whose unique blend of West Coast sounds with Japanese lyrics proved to be highly influential over the course of three albums. After the band’s amicable break up in 1973, Hosono began his solo career with Hosono House, an intimate slice of Japanese Americana recorded inside a rented house with recording gear squeezed into its tiny bedroom.Following Tropical Dandy (1975) and Bon Voyage Co. (1976), Paraiso is the concluding saga in his “Tropical Trilogy.” The album can be seen as a turning point in Haruomi Hosono’s career, having been newly signed to Alfa Records by label head Kunihiko Murai. Hosono expands on the Van Dyke Parks-inspired tropical funk styles explored in the previous albums, and arrives at a captivating fusion sound that’s at times equally earthy and exotic. Hinting at the breakthrough sounds he would perfect with Yellow Magic Orchestra, Hosono uses synthesizers to provide otherworldly textures and a spiritual undertone to songs like “Femme Fatale” and the title track. On his Caribbean-style take on the Okinawan folk song “Asatoya Yunta” and the synth/gamelan workout of “Shambhala Signal,” Hosono takes traditional melodies and mixes them into his own inimitable stew. Featuring a host of well-known musicians like Taeko Ohnuki, Hiroshi Sato and his future bandmates Yukihiro Takahashi and Ryuichi Sakamoto, Paraiso perfectly encapsulates Hosono’s eccentric worldview that has shaped his solo career, right before his techno-pop project would blast him into the stratosphere. Hosono’s solo career would take many twists and turns from this point forward, with forays into exotica, electronic, ambient, and techno. Admired by artists ranging from Devendra Banhart to Mac DeMarco, Hosono continues to forge ahead as he heads into his fifth decade as a musician. With the re-release of his key albums for the first time outside of Japan, his genius will be discovered by a whole new generation of fans around the world.
Cecil McBee - Mutima
Cecil McBee
Mutima
LP | 1974 | EU | Reissue (Everland Jazz)
19,99 €*
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Mutima is the debut album led by bassist Cecil McBee recorded in 1974 and first released on the Strata-East label. In his review for AllMusic.com Michael G. Nastos called it "A landmark recording in early creative improvised modern music" and states "McBee as a pure musician has staggering technique, rich harmonic ideas, and an indefatigable swing, but it is as a composer that he is set apart from other musicians of this mid-'70s era… Mutima (translated as "unseen forces") undoubtedly solidified his stature and brilliance as a major player". Dustygroove.com now calls it: “A great bit of spiritual soul jazz – and one of the few albums as a leader recorded by the legendary bassist Cecil McBee! Cecil's joined here by a large group of players that includes Billy Hart on drums, George Adams on tenor, Onaje Allen Gumbs on piano, Jimmy Hopps on percussion, Art Webb on flute and Dee Dee Bridgewater on vocals – adding in just a touch of soulful color to the record as she did on a few other 70s sides like this.” Plus: “The music's got that essential Strata East sound, with a rich and spiritual vibe on all tracks, and slight bits of funk hiding somewhere in the mix! Tracks are long and freely expressive – but never too outside, either.” A long lost classic we call it. And this latest reissue is the best vinyl version ever since it first appeared almost 45 years ago!
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Herbert Bodzin
Revival II - The Electronic Tapes 1979-1982
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (The Artless Cuckoo)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 12.10.2018
Herbert Bodzin’s “Revival II” is the next exciting vinyl highlight on this young label. It features completely unreleased electronic music which was recorded between 1979 and 1982. Check!On the album you can hear the sounds of legendary machines like the ARP 2600, the Korg PS-3300, the Roland System-700 Modular synthesizer, the PPG Waveterm and the PPG Wave 2.2 as well as classic synths like the Roland Jupiter-8, the Polymoog and the Prophet-5 – the same equipment used by big names of the German and international avantgarde electronics scene at that time. For example, the ambient “Red Ocean” was recorded entirely with the polyphonic Korg PS 3300, one of the most desired and biggest synths of all time. The project features Bernd Hollendiek, as well as Bodzin’s two sons, Stephan and Oliver Bodzin on additional synthesizers and partly on drums. The songs are a mixture of mostly ambient, deep, psychedelic, yet experimental and futuristic sounds as well as two more vibrant synth rock recordings with drumming.We hope that this album will find its way to the hearts and collections of electronic music lovers – somewhere in between the classic albums of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Cluster or Eberhard Schoener. As a side note, the album may also show early musical influences of Stephan Bodzin, who became world famous in the 1990s as one of the leading techno producers. Without any doubt, “Revival II” should be an exciting lost masterpiece of German electronic music and a must have for synth music lovers – revived and finally alive!
Jose Mancliere - Doubout Pou Gade
Jose Mancliere
Doubout Pou Gade
LP | EU | Reissue (Digger's Digest)
29,99 €*
Release:EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Caribbean Jazz Fusion masterpiece Doubout Pou Gadé by Guadeloupean musician José Manclière. Co-produced by Pierre-Edouard Decimus, José has cooked a really personal & singular record with amazing experimental composition merging Gwo Ka, Jazz-Funk, Biguine with an early electronic synthetic production. This ultra rare LP originally privately distributed in the West Indies has now reached the Holy Grail status amongst collectors.
R+R=Now - Collagically Speaking
R+R=Now
Collagically Speaking
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Blue Note)
31,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 20.07.2018
R+R=NO is a supergroup assembled by Robert Glasper but functionally egalitarian, in no small part because its members are visionary players, composers, and producers on their own: Glasper on keys, Terrace Martin on synthesizer and vocoder, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah on trumpet, Derrick Hodge on bass, Taylor McFerrin on synth and beatbox, and newcomer Justin Tyson on drums.
Kyriakos Sfetsas - Greek Fusion Orchestra Vol.1
Kyriakos Sfetsas
Greek Fusion Orchestra Vol.1
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Teranga Beat)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Sfetsas formed GFO in 1976, in order to accomplish an ambition dating back to his 1960's Avant-garde period in Paris: to create a piece of work that would expand the boundaries of Greek traditional music. The result is a Progressive-Jazz Fusion masterpiece comprising complex and intriguing compositions, and performed by Athens' best musicians of the day.Sfetsas grew up on the island of Lefkada where he studied classical music from an early age at the local conservatory. At the same time he was genuinely connected to traditional music and especially to the sound of the clarinet, the lead instrument in the region'sfolk music. From a young age Sfetsas would perform with Gypsy orchestras in local feasts. It was this experience that inspired him to create the GFO after his return from Paris in 1975. Sfetsas founded the orchestra while working at the National Radio, an orchestra comprised mostly of members of the Variety Music Orchestra, who had a solid background in both classical and traditional music. In that way, he was able to realise his ambition. Something he could not do in Paris, since it was impossible to find musicians trainedin both musical cultures. The recordings on this album, forming only a small part of his overall body of work with GFO, are previously unreleased. The music was recorded Stereo on Reel Tape and with high standards for the time, with the current mastering process highlighting even morethe quality of the recordings. The result is a truly impressive and pure audiophile album.
Alan Braufman - Valley Of Search
Alan Braufman
Valley Of Search
LP | 1975 | US | Reissue (Valley Of Search)
25,99 €*
Release:1975 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 06.07.2018
In late 1974, India Navigation label owner Bob Cummins set up microphones in a New York City building's storefront, documenting two short sets by the band with no alternate takes or additional cuts. These recordings became Alan Braufman's debut album 'Valley Of Search'. 'Valley Of Search' has enjoyed a cult status and captures a unique and very alive historical slice of New York's creative improvised underground.
Dave Holland - Uncharted Territories
Dave Holland
Uncharted Territories
3LP | 2018 | US | Original (Dare 2)
39,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Uncharted Territorie reunites Dave Holland with saxophonist Evan Parker, a longtime friend from their early days in London. Theyre joined by Craig Taborn, on piano and electronics, and Ches Smith on percussion. In addition to quartet improvisations, they also broke off into every possible subset of duo and trio configurations. The group also recorded two compositions by Smith and one by Holland. A resulting 23 tracks present a series of deep, multi-layered conversations between the musicians, some of whom were interacting for the first time
Billy Cobham - Spectrum
Billy Cobham
Spectrum
LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Music On Vinyl)
24,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 20.07.2018
Billy Cobham is one of the greatest jazz-fusion drummers fromthe last decades. Shortly after he left the band MahavishnuOrchestra he released his debut solo album Spectrum. Influencedby the music of Miles Davis he combines elements from the jazzwith rock and psychedelia. From the subtle parts to the moreaggressive moments, it’s an album in which Cobham shows hisidentity to the public. The music quartet recorded some lengthypieces, out of which “Stratus” is the absolute masterpiece. Thefunky grooves and effective guitar melodies blend together verywell and the jazz comes alive in the outstanding drum play byCobham. “Quadrant 4” is another great track in which the musicerupts and the synergy between the musicians can be felt.As a member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra and in hiscollaboration with Miles Davis, Billy Cobham earned recognitionfor his impressive playstyle and live performance.
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
Preorder 25.06.2018
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.
Bitter Funeral Beer Band & Don Cherry - Live In Frankfurt 82
Bitter Funeral Beer Band & Don Cherry
Live In Frankfurt 82
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Black Sweat)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 25.06.2018
First of all, Bengt Berger - a pioneer of the Swedish underground of the 70’s and historical member of bands such as Archimedes Badkar and Arbete Och Fritid – is a versatile drummer-percussionist and well-educated ethno-musicologist with several research sojourns in India and Ghana. Deeply influenced by Hindustani, Carnatic and West Africa music, he founded in 1980 the Bitter Funeral Beer Band, an ensemble of 12 elements, basing his ideas on the traditional funeral music of the people of Lo-Birifor, in the northern region of Ghana. The sound material reinterprets the spirit of the funeral ritual, when the dance and its songs become a moment of catharsis, releasing a sense of joy in the trance for the liberation from pain. The marriage between this Afro polyrhythmic roots, with the spiritual jazz of the eternal Don Cherry and the indian sarod of K. Sridhar, it is in the direction to a pan-internationalism of profound spirituality, which blends different geographical traditions in a single contemplative gaze. It is the convergence towards a music without boundaries, where every instrumental voice shines and is well fermented and integrated.
Charles Mingus - The Complete Sessions Of The Clown
Charles Mingus
The Complete Sessions Of The Clown
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Wax Love)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 29.06.2018
Featuring two more tracks than the original release of The Clown this is the complete sessions Mingus recorded from February to March 1957. Including the original version of one of his most well known tracks, "Haitian Fight Song", The Clown is a great album that is one of the earliest Mingus releases to show his compositional excellence as well as his stretched out and complex sound. Another essential Mingus title on Wax Love.
Charles Mingus - East Coasting
Charles Mingus
East Coasting
LP | 1957 | EU | Reissue (Wax Love)
10,99 €*
Release:1957 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 29.06.2018
Recorded and released in 1957, this may not be Charles Mingus’ most often discussed title, but it is a wonderful set featuring five great Mingus originals and is an unpredictable and exploratory album. Featuring his core group at the time, along with the amazing pianist Bill Evans, this is crucial late 50s jazz that explores the outer reaches of bop music.
V.A. - Prince In Jazz
V.A.
Prince In Jazz
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Wagram)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Prince war ein Gigant. Als das Genie aus Minneapolis völlig überraschend im April 2016 starb, war dieMusikwelt über alle Genregrenzen hinweg erschüttert. Denn die Bandbreite an Stilen, die Prince RogerNelson wie kein zweiter unter einen Hut brachte, war nahezu allumfassend. Er war Rockstar und Disco-König, spielte Funk, Soul, Pop, R'n'B, Jazz oder Blues in unnachahmlicher Art und Weise. Er brachte die Weltzum Grooven und Weinen; spätestens seit "Purple Rain" (1984) war er ein Megastar. 100 Millionen verkaufteTonträger, sieben Grammy-Awards und ein Oscar sprechen eine eindeutige Sprache. Gleichzeitig blieb er einkompromissloser Verfechter seiner künstlerischen Freiheit. Er rebellierte gegen die Musikindustrie, legte überJahre gar seinen Namen ab und erfand unkonventionelle Vertriebswege, um seine permanent sprudelndenVisionen in die Welt zu bringen. Kaum einer hat die Poplandschaft so radikal revolutioniert wie er. Dass erAnerkennung von Barack Obama, Madonna oder Mick Jagger bekam, kann genau so wenig überraschen,wie die Tatsache, dass auch Größen der Jazz-Szene ihm Tribut zollen. Bei "Prince In Jazz" sind so namhafteStars wie Nina Simone, Herbie Hancock, Randy Crawford, Holly Cole oder Cassandra Wilson mit von derPartie.
Emanative - New Day
Emanative
New Day
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Jazz45)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
An upbeat positive and spiritual groove paves the way for our new 'Jazz45' label.Taken from the forthcoming album 'Earth' from Emanative, with a sublime vocal performance from Ahu.JAZZ45 - Exciting new sounds from the world of independent & creative jazz artistes!Original artwork & original music on each and every release, and limited to just 600 copies worldwide!
Orlando
Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez
Cachaito
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (World Circuit)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Als Gründungsmitglied des Buena Vista Social Clubs wurde der Bassist Orlando "Cachaito" Lópezweltberühmt. Doch der 1933 in der kubanischen Hauptstadt Havanna geborene Musiker brillierte auch alsSolist. Er verstarb 2009 an den Folgen einer Prostataoperation. López stammte aus einer Musikerfamilie,darunter mindestens 30 Bassisten. Sein Vater Orestes López, Musiker (auch Klavier und Cello) undKomponist, und sein Onkel Israel "Cachao" López galten einst als die bedeutendsten Musiker Kubas sowieals Begründer des Mambos und Impulsgeber der Salsa-Musik. Sein Spitzname Cachaito war abgeleitet vonseinem Onkel und bedeutet "Der kleine Cachao". 2002 erhielt er für sein von Nick Gold in den Egrem Studios,Havanna, produziertes Debütalbum "Cachaito" den BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music. An diesem wirktenIbrahim Ferrer (Gesang), Manuel "Angá" Diaz (Congas), Pee Wee Ellis (Horn), Bigga Morrison (Hammond),Manuel Galban (Gitarre) und Hugh Masekela (Flügelhorn) mit. Die von World Circuit besorgte Nachpressungauf 180-Gramm-Vinyl erscheint mit 12-seitigem farbigem Booklet und Download-Code.
Sato - Legend
Sato
Legend
LP | 1986 | EU | Reissue (Soviet Grail)
28,99 €*
Release:1986 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Preorder 22.06.2018
Oriental jazz holy grail remastered from the original master tapes with extensive liner notes in English!
Gunesh - I See Earth
Gunesh
I See Earth
LP | 1984 | EU | Reissue (Soviet Grail)
28,99 €*
Release:1984 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Preorder 22.06.2018
Jazz-rock masterpiece remastered from the original master tapes with extensive liner notes in English!
Osamu Kitajima - Osamu
Osamu Kitajima
Osamu
LP | 1977 | EU | Reissue (Oom Dooby Dochas)
19,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 20.07.2018
This is the third album by Osamu Kitajima, one of Japan's most prolific artists from the ethno rock, world music and progressive department. You can certainly not divide all the mentioned stylistic aspects from each other for they were all incorporated in a homogenious sound and complex arrangements. It is the same with his other albums like „Benzaiten“ and or his fourth „Masterless Samurai“; traditional Japanese music meets Western jazzrock and progressive sounds to form a new style unheard by most people in Western countries at the time. Osamu Kitajima easily plays with elements of reggae and funk, fusion jazz and colorful pop while staying true to his Japanese roots with bits and pieces of traditional melodies and the use of old Asiatic instruments. The Japanese influence makes this music uniqe and still it gets as close to Western rock and pop sounds as it could. An adventurous journey through the world from East Asia to West Africa and to the steaming metropolises of the UK and USA is your reward when you put this perfectly produced album onto your turntable. The former PINK FLOYD comparison coming with „Benzaiten“ is not totally out of place with this selftitled 1977 album here but there is much more latitude in the allover style. Osamu Kitajima gathers a few well talented musicians around him on this record despite playing and arranging most of the instrumental passages himself. He, the multi instrumentalist who discovered progressive rock music in the early 70s during a stay in London where he released a first album under the monicker „Justin Heathcliff“ before moving to California around the mid 70s. And this group of musicians creates something special that sticks out of the mass of similar art pop and fusion bands in the late 70s. Osamu Kitajima is something like the Japanese answer to Mike Oldfield, and others equal in vision and output!
Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth
Kamasi Washington
Heaven & Earth
2CD | 2018 | UK | Original (Young Turks)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
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 zwei CDs 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.
Fumio Itabashi - Watarase
Fumio Itabashi
Watarase
LP | 1982 | EU | Reissue (Mule Musiq)
25,99 €*
Release:1982 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.09.2018
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.
Blinker And Moses - Alive In The East
Bugge Wesseltoft & Prins Thomas - Bugge Wesseltoft & Prins Thomas
Mistura Pura - Hollywood Spritz
Mistura Pura
Hollywood Spritz
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Ubiquity)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 29.06.2018
Hollywood Spritz is a soundtrack to a police television drama from the '70s that doesn't exist, including a Jazz Funk rework of the Charlie's Angels theme. Italian DJ, composer and producer Federica Grappasonni, aka Mistura Pura, looks to the 70’s Golden Age of Hollywood TV and the accompanying music for inspiration.Combining Jazz, Funk and Latin elements with Afro percussion, Mediterranean harmonies, minimal electronic effects, Hip Hop and Nu Jazz beats, Mistura Pura focuses her sound on the "action" element from these ‘70s soundtracks: scenes depicting danger or tension but also making sure to round it out with moments of love and fun. The presence of percussion in all the tracks with Afro, Latin American as well as Middle-Eastern and Hawaiian polyrhythms round out the album’s edges giving it a languid feel. "Hollywood Spritz" with it’s abundant Latin vibes would be a perfect accompaniment to a police drama set in LA, New York, Miami or any major metropolis with a vibrant Latino community. Another important aspect contributing to this musical work comes from Federica’s extensive, decades-long experience as a DJ digging and spinning rare grooves from Be Bop, Funk, Soul and Bossa Nova. Her familiarity and connection with notable players in the scene gave her acces to record with a talented group of musicians such as pianist Jessica Lauren (Hollywood Spritz, LA Sound 1976, Nuevo Jungo) known for her work in the London Acid Jazz scene, Cuban multi-instrumentalist Lorenzo Patrix Duenas (Looking For The Angels, Intro - The Angels Connection, Charlie’s Angels Theme), Italian Jazz pianist Alessandro Gwis (Angels On A Cruise, Jill Is Dancing In The Dark), Mediterranean flutist Carlo Nicita, the king of the Latin rhythms Hector Barez from Puerto Rico, the cool trumpet of Josh Evans (Nuevo Jungo), volcanic percussion work from Gennaro Scarpato (High Tide At Waimanalo beach), Nu Jazz drums from Lorenzo Tucci (Angels On A cruise, Jill Is Dancing In The Dark (with milonga drums)), with the combination of Lorenzo Feliciati (Angels On A cruise) and Marco Siniscalco (Hollywood Spritz) on Jazz bass, oud musician Jean Pierre Smadj (The Arab Connection), and young Italian pianist Alberto Napolioni (Sunset at Venice beach) rounding out the cast.
Pipon Garcia Trio - Back To The Future
Pipon Garcia Trio
Back To The Future
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Metiola)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 29.06.2018
Free spirited drum virtuoso Philippe Pipon Garcia (who's collaborated with a.o. Erik Truffaz, Don Cherry, Cosmik Connection and Paolo Fresu) invites us to new musical journeys with deep old swings and forward looking arrangements, and with bits of electronic music.
Naphta - Naphta & The Shamans
Naphta
Naphta & The Shamans
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Astigmatic)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 29.06.2018
Limited edition of 500 copies only!After a well-received debut album, ‘7th Expedition’ (Transatlantyk), numerous vinyl EP’s including Studio Barnhus, OMENA, Father And Son Records and Tapes, and several live acts, which have taken him to South Korea and Japan; Musician, DJ and Producer Naphta, a graduate of RBMA in 2011, returns with a new LP, “Naphta & The Shamans”. Naphta’s use of creative sampling is his foundation. Whilst recording his first LP, Naphta was gifted with samples sent by musicians from around the world. However, with the new album the creative process changed. The artist stepped away from sampling and turned to instruments, an electric and bass guitar, percussion, keys and drum machines. Despite his departure from sampling, influences from African, Jazz and Electronic music can still be heard, but these are secondary to the prominent presence of Psychedelic Rock. ‘Sending tracks around the Globe is interesting and leads to cool effects but this time I wanted to place emphasis on my interpersonal interactions with the musicians I collaborated with.’ - Naphta says. The result of this new approach is an exciting 10 track LP, where Purple Dubstep is mixed with Jazz, Psychedelic Rock is blended with UK Funky and Shamanic Dub is fused with Ambient. The LPs story is bound together by the first and last tracks, ‘Dim Daybreak’ and ‘Pale Dusk’ both featuring the vocals of Jaq Merner, lead vocalist of Kroki.This album is the result of a collective effort. The ample list of contributors credited on the album reflect the many jam sessions held during its creation. Marcin Mrówka (Bluszcz) assisted with the development of compositions and production. Electric guitarist, Vojto Monteur and bass guitarist ,Paweł Stachowiak both from EABS can be heard on some of the tracks. Also, Bartosz Kruczyński (Ptaki, Earth Trax) makes a guest appearance, just to name a few. The cover by Zbiok Czajkowski reflects an ambitious narrative. ‘I wanted something that would connect with psychedelia and also give a nod to Kitsch. Something along the lines of an Iron Maiden cover, specifically ‘World of Warhammer 40K, fantasy’. A cover which could suggest the story of the album, but not necessarily. TIP!!!
Mulatu Astatke - Afro-Latin Soul Volume 2
Mulatu Astatke
Afro-Latin Soul Volume 2
LP | 1966 | EU | Reissue (Strut)
21,99 €*
Release:1966 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 20.07.2018
Arriving after Astatke’s life-changing years studying at Berklee College in Boston, the albums were the first experiments in his pioneering sound, fusing Ethiopian cultural music with Afro Latin and jazz forms. “I have always felt a deep connection between Latin and African music,” he explains. “I travelled to Cuba and listened to their musicians; the tempo, rhythm and feeling was very similar to different African forms. In the mid-‘60s, I formed a band called The Ethiopian Quintet in New York comprising Ethiopian, Latin and Afro-American musicians - the band included trumpeter and pianist Rudy Houston who later played with Yambu and Felix Torres who played with La Sonora Poncena.”Supported by Worthy Records’ Gil Snapper who offered to record the quintet, Astatke began to experiment during two separate sessions: “We created a different feel and different arrangements. On the first recording, I played an adaptation of an ancient Ethiopian warrior song, ‘I Faram Gami I Faram’ - the lyrics were translated so that the singer could sing it in Spanish. Some compositions were important steps for me: ‘Mascaram Setaba’ (‘Summer Is Coming’) ‘Shagu’ and ‘Almaz’. With the second album, a personal favourite is ‘Girl From Addis Ababa’ which worked very nicely as a fusion of Ethiopian modes and R&B rhythms.”Astatke would start to perfect his Ethio jazz sound on his later album for Worthy in 1972, ‘Mulatu Of Ethiopia’ (STRUT129) but the two volumes of ‘Afro Latin Soul’ stand as important recordings documenting his early career. “It was a very interesting time to be in New York during the mid-‘60s. I was there at the same time as Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba and Fela Kuti and we each tried to play our part in putting Africa on the map of contemporary jazz.”‘Afro Latin Soul’ Volumes 1 and 2 come in their full original artwork and are painstakingly remastered by The Carvery. All formats feature personal linernotes by Mulatu Astatke.
Mulatu Astatke - Afro-Latin Soul Volume 1
Mulatu Astatke
Afro-Latin Soul Volume 1
LP | 1966 | EU | Reissue (Strut)
21,99 €*
Release:1966 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 10.07.2018
Arriving after Astatke’s life-changing years studying at Berklee College in Boston, the albums were the first experiments in his pioneering sound, fusing Ethiopian cultural music with Afro Latin and jazz forms. “I have always felt a deep connection between Latin and African music,” he explains. “I travelled to Cuba and listened to their musicians; the tempo, rhythm and feeling was very similar to different African forms. In the mid-‘60s, I formed a band called The Ethiopian Quintet in New York comprising Ethiopian, Latin and Afro-American musicians - the band included trumpeter and pianist Rudy Houston who later played with Yambu and Felix Torres who played with La Sonora Poncena.”Supported by Worthy Records’ Gil Snapper who offered to record the quintet, Astatke began to experiment during two separate sessions: “We created a different feel and different arrangements. On the first recording, I played an adaptation of an ancient Ethiopian warrior song, ‘I Faram Gami I Faram’ - the lyrics were translated so that the singer could sing it in Spanish. Some compositions were important steps for me: ‘Mascaram Setaba’ (‘Summer Is Coming’) ‘Shagu’ and ‘Almaz’. With the second album, a personal favourite is ‘Girl From Addis Ababa’ which worked very nicely as a fusion of Ethiopian modes and R&B rhythms.”Astatke would start to perfect his Ethio jazz sound on his later album for Worthy in 1972, ‘Mulatu Of Ethiopia’ (STRUT129) but the two volumes of ‘Afro Latin Soul’ stand as important recordings documenting his early career. “It was a very interesting time to be in New York during the mid-‘60s. I was there at the same time as Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba and Fela Kuti and we each tried to play our part in putting Africa on the map of contemporary jazz.”‘Afro Latin Soul’ Volumes 1 and 2 come in their full original artwork and are painstakingly remastered by The Carvery. All formats feature personal linernotes by Mulatu Astatke.
Woven Entity - Two
Woven Entity
Two
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Enid)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 13.07.2018
Woven Entity are Patrick DawWoven Entity are Patrick Dawes, Lascelle Lascelles and Paul May; three percussionists and drummers with a huge range of playing experience between them, from dance music to jazz, rock and folk to free improvisation and all points inbetween.Their credits have included Groove Armada, Brand New Heavies, Campag Velocet, The Herbaliser, Petra Jean Phillipson, Richie Havens, Duke Garwood, Beth Orton to name a few.Woven Entity is an improvisational group, inspired by a diverse range of influences from 70s free jazz to Krautrock to post punk to dub, Afrobeat and Tropicalia. They make a lush, joyful noise that tickles the brain and mobilises the body at the same time. Loose clothing is advised when listening.Joining the core trio on a regular and irregular basis are keyboardist Ben Cowen, trumpeter Andy Knight, bassist Peter Marsh, saxophonists Alan Wilkinson, es, Lascelle Lascelles and Paul May; three percussionists and drummers with a huge range of playing experience between them, from dance music to jazz, rock and folk to free improvisation and all points inbetween.Their credits have included Groove Armada, Brand New Heavies, Campag Velocet, The Herbaliser, Petra Jean Phillipson, Richie Havens, Duke Garwood, Beth Orton to name a few.Woven Entity are Patrick Dawes, Lascelle Lascelles and Paul May; three percussionists and drummers with a huge range of playing experience between them, from dance music to jazz, rock and folk to free improvisation and all points inbetween.Their credits have included Groove Armada, Brand New Heavies, Campag Velocet, The Herbaliser, Petra Jean Phillipson, Richie HavensWoven Entity are Patrick Dawes, Lascelle Lascelles and Paul May; three percussionists and drummers with a huge range of playing experience between them, from dance music to jazz, rock and folk to free improvisation and all points inbetween.Their credits have included Groove Armada, Brand New Heavies, Campag Velocet, The Herbaliser, Petra Jean Phillipson, Richie Havens, Duke Garwood, Beth Orton to name a few.Woven Entity is an improvisational group, inspired by a diverse range of influences from 70s free jazz to Krautrock to post punk to dub, Afrobeat and Tropicalia. They make a lush, joyful noise that tickles the brain and mobilises the body at the same time. Loose clothing is advised when listening.
Botticelli Baby - Junk
Khalab - Black Noise 2084
Florian Pellissier Quintet - Bijou Voyou Caillou
Florian Pellissier Quintet
Bijou Voyou Caillou
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
At the vanguard of a new unbridled French jazz scene, and attracted to the rich ramifications of modern grooves, the Florian Pellissier Quintet has since its inception in 2002 expressed an attraction for far-flung pursuits; though discernible on previous albums today this fascination is front and center of Bijou Voyou Caillou, the quintet’s fourth album. Featuring Arthur H, Anthony Joseph, Roger Raspail, Nawer. TIP!!!
Sun Ra - Janus
Guido Spannocchi - Terms & Conditions
Guido Spannocchi
Terms & Conditions
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Audioguido)
27,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Guido Spannocchi, Vienna born London based Jazz Saxophonist. Folk lullabies and soothing melodies in unique harmonic structures with a fresh rhytmical approach together with this international ensemble consisting of japanese bassplayer Mao Yamada as well as the Brazilian drummer Cyro Zuzi and Brazilian bassplayer Matheus Nova. This album was recorded at Total Refreshment Studios by Kristian Craig Robinson, studio and engineer of acts such as Comet is Coming, Sons of Kemet and many more on the forefront of the new London Jazz Scene.Guido Spannocchi played over 150 shows in 2017, more than 60 in 2018 already. Toured extensively in continental Europe with his first release in 2017 and Brazil in early 2018, new release will be toured in Europe (Germany, Austria, Italy, and France) as well as UK from mid May 2018.
Barney Mcall - Mother Of Dreams And Secrets
Barney Mcall
Mother Of Dreams And Secrets
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Research)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
On a trip to Cuba in 1996, Barney McAll was invited to a ceremony in honour of the Yoruba goddess Yemaya. The experience drew McAll, one of Australia's leading jazz pianists who had moved to New York to join Gary Bartz' band, to delve deeper into Cuban music and culture.Originally released as a CD on the Jazzhead label in 2006, beside Hermeto Pascoal, Paul Grabowsky and many more, 'Mother of Dreams and Secrets' is a continuation of Barney's innovative exploration of sacred Afro-Cuban rhythms that has stood the test of time.The album was recorded at Egrem Studios in Havana with some of Cuba's finest percussionists and musicians, alongside New York-based American and Australian players, including the likes of Kurt Rosenwinkel and Billy Harper.Available for the first time on vinyl, spread over a double LP for optimum sound quality, and including a digital download.
Web Web - Dance Of The Demons
Otis Sandsjö - Y-OTIS Black Vinyl Edtion
Otis Sandsjö
Y-OTIS Black Vinyl Edtion
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (We Jazz)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Helsinki's We Jazz Records presents "Y-OTIS", the debut LP from Berlin-based Swedish saxophonist/composer Otis Sandsjö, joining forces with keyboardist Elias Stemeseder, bassist Petter Eldh and drummer Tilo Weber. The album is a forward-reaching, multilayered collection of eight originals penned by Sandsjö and produced by Sandsjö and Eldh. What you get is a form of "liquid jazz", born in an era where the understanding of jazz as a musical language has evolved way beyond the concept of the previous "modern". Informed by hiphop and electronic music, "Y-OTIS" is pure jazz in that the quartet stays true to its constant mission of creating a new form of musical communication. Sandjö's circular sax riffs, the album's rich production touch, and the chopped-up jazz form creates a musical concept which stays melodic and beat-laden while being "free" right to the edge of avantgarde. It's as if the music is sampling itself, constantly keeping ahead of the curve in the musical lineage of jazz.Otis Sandsjö (b. 1987) hails from Gothenburg, Sweden. He is known previously for example for his inspired work on singer Lucia Cadotsch's globe-trotting trio formation "Speak Low", also featuring "Y-OTIS" co-producer and bassist Petter Eldh. Elias Stemeseder was dubbed one of the top 15 young European musicians to watch by All About Jazzin 2017. Tilo Weber ranks among the most creative young drummers in the scene. Stemeseder is currently based in New York, while the remaining three musicians here live in Berlin. Live on stage, the band performing the material on the new release is called Y-OTIS.
Otis Sandsjö - Y-OTIS Yellow Vinyl Edtion
Otis Sandsjö
Y-OTIS Yellow Vinyl Edtion
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (We Jazz)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Helsinki's We Jazz Records presents "Y-OTIS", the debut LP from Berlin-based Swedish saxophonist/composer Otis Sandsjö, joining forces with keyboardist Elias Stemeseder, bassist Petter Eldh and drummer Tilo Weber. The album is a forward-reaching, multilayered collection of eight originals penned by Sandsjö and produced by Sandsjö and Eldh. What you get is a form of "liquid jazz", born in an era where the understanding of jazz as a musical language has evolved way beyond the concept of the previous "modern". Informed by hiphop and electronic music, "Y-OTIS" is pure jazz in that the quartet stays true to its constant mission of creating a new form of musical communication. Sandjö's circular sax riffs, the album's rich production touch, and the chopped-up jazz form creates a musical concept which stays melodic and beat-laden while being "free" right to the edge of avantgarde. It's as if the music is sampling itself, constantly keeping ahead of the curve in the musical lineage of jazz.Otis Sandsjö (b. 1987) hails from Gothenburg, Sweden. He is known previously for example for his inspired work on singer Lucia Cadotsch's globe-trotting trio formation "Speak Low", also featuring "Y-OTIS" co-producer and bassist Petter Eldh. Elias Stemeseder was dubbed one of the top 15 young European musicians to watch by All About Jazzin 2017. Tilo Weber ranks among the most creative young drummers in the scene. Stemeseder is currently based in New York, while the remaining three musicians here live in Berlin. Live on stage, the band performing the material on the new release is called Y-OTIS.
Ron Carter, Airto Moreira & Peter Erskine - Sides Of: Jazz
Ron Carter, Airto Moreira & Peter Erskine
Sides Of: Jazz
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Hugeous Mass Media)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
The first in a series of mini-compilation releases from Hugeous Mass Media, Sides Of: Jazz showcases four distinct styles of jazz, pairing together legends of the genre to create original, modern takes on classic sounds.
Maulawi - Orotunds
Maulawi
Orotunds
2LP | 2014 | US | Original (Strata Records Inc. / 180 Proof)
31,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 20.07.2018
Regular Black vinyl version, foil numbered on the back!
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