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Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu - The Return
Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu
The Return
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Black Focus)
18,39 €* 22,99 € -20%
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Holding the torch for a new generation of jazz musicians, a light that has been passed across the seas by Thundercat and Kamasi Washington, Kamaal Williams debuts his new label Black Focus with his highly anticipated album The Return. Known for his critically acclaimed project as Yussef Kamaal on Brownswood, and his more dancefloor focused tracks as Henry Wu that has featured on Eglo, MCDE and Rhythm Section. The Return is a rich tapestry of his influences of visionary jazz woven together with the sounds and signals of South London Streets.
Yussef Kamaal (Yussef Dayes & Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu) - Black Focus
Yussef Kamaal (Yussef Dayes & Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu)
Black Focus
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Brownswood)
17,59 €* 21,99 € -20%
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
The borders between London’s musical tribes have always been porous. For Yussef Kamaal, the sound of the capital – with its hum of jungle, grime and broken beat – has shaped a self-taught, UK-tipped approach to playing jazz. In the states, the genre’s long-running to-and-fro with hip hop – from Robert Glasper to Kamasi Washington – has reimagined it within US culture. On Black Focus, Yussef Kamaal frame jazz inside the bass-saturated, pirate radio broadcasts of London.

Taking inspiration from the anything-goes spirit of ‘70s jazz-funk, on albums by Herbie Hancock or the Mahavishnu Orchestra, it’s a loose template with plenty of room to experiment. The pair, made up of Yussef Dayes and Kamaal Williams (aka Henry Wu), have had little in the way of formal training. Instead, their musical tastes – and approach to playing – are indebted to Thelonious Monk’s piano as much as the drum programming of Kaidi Tatham.

“It's all about the drums and the keys,” Williams says. “Not to take anything from anyone else, but that's where it all originates from: the chords, the rhythm of the chords and the drums.” Born out of a one-off live session to perform Williams’ solo material for Boiler Room, it soon became a project in its own right. Coming together as Yussef Kamaal, they played a series of live shows where little more than a chord progression would be planned before taking to the stage

Bringing that unspoken understanding to the recording sessions (engineered by Malcolm Catto of The Heliocentrics), the unplanned, telepathically spawned grooves retain the raw energy of their live shows. “It's not so much about complete arrangement, it's more about flow,” Dayes says. “A lot of the tracks are just made spontaneously – Henry will be playing two chords, I'll fill in the groove and we'll just leave the arrangement naturally.”

Both hail from South East London, crossing paths in 2007 as teenagers playing their first pub gigs around Peckham and Camberwell. Dayes drums for cosmically-inclined, afrobeat outfit United Vibrations, while Williams – on top of drumming and playing keys in different incarnations over the years – has made waves with his solo, synth-draped house 12"s for much-fêted labels like 22a and Rhythm Section.
Mansur Brown - Shiroi
Mansur Brown
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Black Focus)
18,39 €* 22,99 € -20%
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It’s not often we mention Jimi Hendrix and Trap music in the same sentence. Or Brixton and George Benson. In this case Mansur Brown embodies all of these. An integral part of the groundbreaking Yussef Kamaal album, he now releases his debut album on Black Focus Records.

As Thundercat claims the Bass Guitar, Robert Glasper the keys, the 21 year old prodigy from south east London claims the Guitar. Welcome to Shiroi.
Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu - New Heights / Snitches Brew
Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu
New Heights / Snitches Brew
12" | 2019 | UK | Original (Black Focus)
11,99 €* 14,99 € -20%
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following a stellar 2018 for Black Focus, Henry Wu’s new imprint that set the levels with acclaimed debut LPs from Kamaal Williams and Mansur Brown, worldwide tours and international collaborations, Kamaal Williams returns with a 12” of fresh cuts. Two new pathways to unknown worlds filtering the Kamaal Williams sound through hypnotic hip-hop on the Darkhouse Family (Don Leisure and Earl Jeffers) co-produced New Heights, and melted wah wah psychedelia on Snitches Brew, which features Mansur Brown on guitar. To echo Kamaal’s friend and collaborator Yelfris Valdés, "This aint jazz no more".
Ill Considered - Ill Considered 8 Pink Vinyl Edition
Ill Considered
Ill Considered 8 Pink Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Ill Considered)
15,74 €* 20,99 € -25%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ill considered 8 was recorded live during our tour in the fall of 2018.
V.A. - Gilles Peterson Presents: MV4
Gilles Peterson Presents: MV4
2LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Brownswood)
27,19 €* 33,99 € -20%
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Taken from a day of live sessions in London’s legendary Maida Vale Studios - studio MV4 to be exact, it was originally intended just for Peterson’s BBC radio show broadcast on 20th October 2018. Struck by what a special moment the sessions captured, Peterson has decided to mark the results with a release proper on his Brownswood imprint. A limited special double vinyl release for Record Store Day 2020 which has been moved but release date stays as is, this is the first RSD release that Peterson has put his name to. It features a diverse, all-star cast of some of the acts celebrated by Peterson in recent years, in a series of freewheeling and off-the-cuff recordings, several of the tracks backed by the group of Brownswood signee, Joe Armon-Jones. Featuring Dylan Jones, James Mollison, Mutale Chashi, and Marijus Aleksa as well as guest turns from Fatima, Asheber, Nubya Garcia, Hak Baker, and Oscar Jerome, plus a double track special from Bristol based collective, Ishmael Ensemble.
Joe Armon-Jones - Turn To Clear View Black Vinyl Edition
Joe Armon-Jones
Turn To Clear View Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Brownswood)
19,99 €* 24,99 € -20%
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bass-heavy dub and contemporary club culture are the foundations for Joe Armon-Jones’ phenomenal second album. “Turn to Clear View” builds on the celebrated keys player’s singular vision, exhibiting a sound with flourishes of R&B, hip-hop and p-funk, and featuring regular bandmates Oscar Jerome, Moses Boyd and Nubya Garcia. He builds on his close-knit core personnel with guest spots from artists he’s long admired, including Georgia Anne Muldrow (Brainfeeder, Stones Throw), Obongjayar (XL) and Jehst.

From character-fuelled raps to Afrobeat-influenced jams, Armon-Jones channels the diversity of the ascendant scene that surrounds him. Co-produced with longtime collaborator Maxwell Owin, the record has a carefully plotted feel that reflects their meticulous approach. The duo carefully perfected every touch, with Armon-Jones ever-present throughout the mixing and mastering processes.

Between his highly acclaimed solo career and his work with the influential Ezra Collective, Armon-Jones is building on a rush of acclaim – winning Session of the Year at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards and being nominated for UK Act of the Year at the Jazz FM Awards. His electric, open-ended live shows have brought him to Glastonbury, SXSW, Boiler Room and a sold-out headline show at London’s Village Underground.
Heavenly Sweetness presents - We Are 10 - The Birtdhay Presents
Heavenly Sweetness presents
We Are 10 - The Birtdhay Presents
CD | 2017 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
4,99 €* 15,99 € -68%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Limited edition digipak!

Transcendent : “Surpassing the ordinary; exceptional”
2007 - 2017 : Heavenly Sweetness is turning 10 years old!
They are celebrating with 3 birthday parties, and 2 compilations! One is a best of the label’s production, and the 2nd one is made of exclusive tracks, composed for this occasion.
The artists make the strength of a label, that’s why each Heavenly Sweetness artist has been offered a birthday present: the opportunity to collaborate with someone he appreciates, of just to record a new track.
The result is a great collection of new tracks or remixes with prestigious guests such as Ken Boothe (the golden voice of Reggae, recorded by Blundetto), the impressive encounter of Guts, Patrice, Féfé and DjeuhDjoah & Lieutenant Nicholson, a new intimist session with Roger Raspail, Alain Jean Marie and Vincent Ségal, remixes by Lefto and Hugo LW, new recording by Florian Pellissier Quintet and Cotonete, as well as the new artists joining the label: The Mule, and Edmony Krater. Indeed, Heavenly Sweetness is also moving forward and constructing its future!
V.A. - We Out Here
We Out Here
2LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Brownswood)
23,99 €* 29,99 € -20%
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A primer on London’s bright-burning young jazz scene, this new compilation brings together a collection of some of its sharpest talents. A set of nine newly-recorded tracks, We Out Here captures a moment where genre markers matter less than raw, focused energy. Surveying the album’s running order, it could easily serve as a name-checking exercise for some of London’s most-tipped and hardworking bands of the past couple of years. Recorded across three long, fruitful days in a North West London studio, the results speak for themselves: they’re a window into the wide-eyed future of London’s musical underground.

The album bottles up some of the vital ideas emanating from that burgeoning movement. A reflection of how London’s jazz-influenced music has reached outward into new spaces, the sound of the record draws from a wide pool. There’s plenty of crossover between each of the groups, too, speaking to the close-knit circles which make up the scene; shared line-ups reflect the mutual cooperation and DIY spirit which are second-nature.
La Recette - Towards Fulfilment
La Recette
Towards Fulfilment
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Black Milk Music)
4,99 €* 13,99 € -64%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following a first modern jazz EP, La Recette is going to surprise you on the new Towards Fulfilment. After a year in writing, this opus explores wider influences like pop, soul or progressive jazz, allowing La Recette to bring 5 unique tracks. And we have the privilege to have a first class guest, reknowned French flute player, in the name of Magic Malik on Breezin’ and Landing.
Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop - Abundance
Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Anzic)
4,99 €* 14,99 € -66%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
“I’m grateful for the abundance of good that there is in the world and I feel privileged to experience it every day.” These words, from the liner notes of Ernesto Cervini’s new Turboprop album, Abundance, describe the feeling and purpose behind the Canadian drummer’s new release.

Gratitude is on full display, as Cervini again features all of his band members as instrumentalists, featured soloists and composer/arrangers in this gorgeous collection of 8 songs. As Cervini states, “although I am the band-leader, Turboprop truly feels like a collective due to the passion, commitment, and love everybody brings to each performance.”

Following the critical success and JUNO nomination of the group’s sophomore release, Rev, this album cleverly mixes three standards (including an incredible new arrangement of pianist Geoff Keezer's tour de force solo performance of Harold Arlen's My Shining Hour) and original material written by the band, including 2 by Cervini himself. Those 2 originals are both dedications: Gramps, for Cervini’s late grandfather; and Song for Cito - that’s Cito Gaston, the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays’ back to back World Series winning teams from the early 1990’s.
Ernesto Cervini - Rev
Ernesto Cervini - There
Ernesto Cervini
CD | 2011 | US | Original (Anzic)
4,99 €* 14,99 € -66%
Release:2011 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
On the heels of his studio album “Little Black Bird” (Anzic), Ernesto Cervini takes his band on the road for a tour across Canada. The album was recorded over two sold-out performances at Cory Weeds’ Cellar Jazz Club in Vancouver, and features this strong ensemble at its very lively best. Cervini continues to “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” (Downbeat) in a program of originals by himself and his band mates (Joel Frahm on Sax, Farrugia on Piano and Loomis on Bass), as well as a stellar inventive treatment of the standard Secret Love.
Yuval Cohen - Song Without Words
Yuval Cohen
Song Without Words
CD | 2017 | US | Original (Anzic)
4,99 €* 14,99 € -66%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
An intimate and lyrical duo recording by Saxophonist Yuval Cohen (3 Cohens) and Pianist Shai Maestro (Avishai Cohen - Bass). The two virtuosos explore the delicate beauty of sensitive chamber playing in a program of standards and originals. There are plenty of fragile moments of splendor, and strong emotional statements in this simple, yet powerful musical statement.
Duchess: - Laughing At Life
Oded Lev-Ari - Threading
Duchesss - Duchess
CD | 2015 | US | Original (Anzic)
4,99 €* 14,99 € -66%
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sure-footed swing, sweet-toned harmony and ever-insouciant charm are embodied in the new jazz vocal trio Duchess, featuring notable New York singers Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner and Melissa Stylianou. The group’s debut album – Duchess, channels the 1930s inspiration of the virtuosic Boswell Sisters into a wonderfully entertaining and contemporary package. Produced and arranged by Oded Lev-Ari, who helmed previous acclaimed Anzic releases by Cervini and Stylianou, Duchess pairs the vocal trio with an ace New York band: pianist Michael Cabe, bassist Paul Sikivie and drummer Matt Wilson, plus saxophonist Jeff Lederer and guitarist Jessie Lewis. The songs of Duchess range from the Peggy Lee number “I Love Being Here With You” and Johnny Mercer’s “P.S. I Love You” to new twists on “Que Sera, Sera” and the indelible standard “I’ll Be Seeing You.” There’s a playful Gershwin rarity with “Blah, Blah, Blah” and a direct Boswell Sisters homage with their arrangement of “Heebie Jeebies.” And there are solo spots for each of the Duchess ladies with “My Brooklyn Love Song” (Gardner), “A Doodlin’ Song” (Cervini) and “Humming to Myself” (Stylianou). A blend of the vintage and the fresh, Duchess is a fizzing cocktail of an album.
Ernesto Cervini - Turboprop
Ernesto Cervini
CD | 2015 | US | Original (Anzic)
4,99 €* 14,99 € -66%
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Innovative and electrifying, Toronto jazz drummer Ernesto Cervini has energy to burn, whether radiating it from behind his kit or working on any number of musical and educational projects. Turboprop features Cervini’s regular quartet with Joel Frahm on Tenor Saxophone, Adrean Farrugia on Piano, Dan Loomis on Bass and Cervini on Drums, and adds Tara Davidson on Alto Saxophone and William Carn on Trombone. The band's sound is reminiscent to the hard swinging Jazz Messenger bands of Art Blakey, although they tackle a wide range of music from Charlie Parker to Claude Debussy to Radiohead, as well as originals from all the band members.
Amy Cervini - Jazz Country
Amy Cervini
Jazz Country
CD | 2013 | US | Original (Anzic)
4,99 €* 14,99 € -66%
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Free-spirited, genre-defying singer Amy Cervini – praised as “an honest, self-assured and honey-dripping presence” by All Music Guide – continues to broaden the idea of what a jazz singer can be with her fourth album, Jazz Country. Jazz Country is a collection of “North Americana” that finds the Toronto-bred, New York-based singer in league with guitarist Jesse Lewis and bassist Matt Aronoff, as well as such guests as jazz clarinet superstar Anat Cohen and beloved theatrical singer-songwriter Nellie McKay, among others. Cervini and company perform country, folk and pop tunes with a sense of storytelling, melody and atmosphere to the fore. Jazz Country features songs by the likes of Hank Williams (“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”) and Johnny Cash (“I Still Miss Someone”), Neil Young (“After the Gold Rush”) and Carrie Underwood (“Before He Cheats”). There are also kindred-spirit originals, inspired novelties and irresistible versions of evergreens, including “Blue Moon,” “Smile” and the theme from Baghdad Café, “Calling You.” Time Out New York has praised Cervini’s work for “tearing down boundaries between old and new jazz styles, rock, pop, country and more – a reminder of Duke Ellington’s old axiom that there’s just two kinds of music, good and bad.”
3 Cohens - Tightrope
3 Cohens
CD | 2013 | US | Original (Anzic)
4,99 €* 14,99 € -66%
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The best jazz groups are made up of kindred spirits, but the rare family band has something more – an intuitive feel for each other that goes beyond words and gestures to a kind of bred-in-the-bone telepathy. The 3 Cohens are that sort of uncommon collective, a trio of siblings – tenor saxophonist/clarinetist Anat Cohen, trumpeter Avishai Cohen and soprano saxophonist Yuval Cohen – whose sense of improvisational interplay is both uncannily fluent and wonderfully, infectiously warm. In Tightrope the group digs deep to explore this connection in an unaccompanied setting. Stellar guests Fred Hersch, Christian McBride and Jonathan Blake individually add their voices to the conversation.
Ernesto Cervini - Little Black Bird
3 Cohens - Braid
Joel Frahm - We Used To Dance
Joel Frahm
We Used To Dance
CD | 2007 | US | Original (Anzic)
4,99 €* 14,99 € -66%
Release:2007 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Surrounded by Stan Getz’s legendary rhythm section—Kenny Barron, Rufus Reid and Victor Lewis—this is Frahm’s “coming out party” for his maturing artistry. It is his most ambitious work to date, featuring six of his original compositions that come to life in beautiful and variegated ways in the hands of this remarkable band.
Anat Cohen - Place & Time
Anat Cohen
Place & Time
CD | 2005 | US | Original (Anzic)
4,99 €* 14,99 € -66%
Release:2005 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Anat’s debut album is a stunning effort, combining her supple facility on saxophone (tenor and soprano) and clarinet, her expressive compositions and emotionally charged musicality. Nat Hentoff wrote in his liner notes: “Anat Cohen has the quality of all lasting jazz musicians. She has presence…she tells you who she is and tells you where she’s been in her life and travels.”
Anat Cohen & The Anzic Orchestra - Noir
Anat Cohen & The Anzic Orchestra
CD | 2007 | US | Original (Anzic)
4,99 €* 14,99 € -66%
Release:2007 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
4 stars from Down Beat and the rave that this album “could be a classic,” Cohen’s ten-song program unfolds like a timeless pan-American epic film score. Joined by the Anzic Orchestra – an all-star ensemble comprising three woodwinds, three trumpets, two trombones, three cellos, a guitar-bass-drums-percussion rhythm section and features performances by Ted Nash, Ali Jackson, Scott Robinson and others.
Shabaka & The Ancestors - Wisdom Of Elders
Kassa Overall - I Think I'm Good
David Virelles - Antenna
David Virelles
10" | 2016 | EU | Original (ECM)
9,99 €* 19,99 € -50%
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
David Virelles (born 1983) is a Cuban jazz pianist and composer. With “Antenna“, he releases his fourth album.
FLiNK - It's Dangerous
Greg Foat - The Mage
Greg Foat
The Mage
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
30,39 €* 31,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Greg Foat's 9th album 'The Mage' joins the dots between the past and future of British jazz. Enlisting the talenst of jazz/library/soundtrack legends Duncan Lamont, Art Themen, Ray Russell and Clark Tracey to collaborate with their modern contemporaries Greg Foat, Moses Boyd and Heliocentric's drummer Malcolm Catto to create something undeniably British but outward looking and global.

A long time personal ambition for Greg was to work with Trinidadian songstress Kathy Garcia, on 'The Mage', this wish is granted as she joins him to re-imagine the deep Xian masterpiece 'Of my Hands', 45 years after recording it as a young girl.

Greg's compositions and arrangements showcase the old and new, downtempo folkscapes, free jazz with notes of hip-hop and soul from the young team flavouring the mix. Featuring Simon Ljungman and Friends as a male choir, Greg's EMS Synthi AKS experiments (made famous by Dr Who) the album is a testament to the versatility and pure musicality of all those involved and Greg Foat's ability to bring artists together to record beautiful, timeless music.

#Greg Foat's 9th album joins the dots between the past and future of British jazz. Bringing Jazz/Library/soundtrack legends Duncan Lamont, Art Themen, Ray Russell and Clark Tracey to the table with modern contemporaries Moses Boyd and Heliocentric's drummer Malcolm Catto. A long time personal mission for greg was to work with Trinidadian singer Kathy Garcia, she joins him on The Mage to re-record the deep Xian masterpiece 'Of my Hands' 45 years after recording it as a young girl.

Greg's compositions and arrangements showcase the young and old, downtempo folkscapes, free jazz with Notes of Hip-Hop and Soul from the young team flavouring the mix. Featuring the Simon Ljungman male choir, Gregs EMS Synthi AKS experiments (made famous by Dr Who) the album is a testament to the versatility and pure musicality of all those involved and Greg Foat's ability to bring artists together and make beautiful timeless music that moves deeply.
V.A. - Sunny Side Up
Mike Clark - Indigo Blue / Live At The Iridium
Giuseppi Logan Quartet, The - The Giuseppi Logan Quartet
Giuseppi Logan Quartet, The
The Giuseppi Logan Quartet
Tape | US | Original (Personal Affair)
9,74 €* 14,99 € -35%
Release:US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
ESP-Disk’ reissue on cassette tape w/ sleeve limited edition. On November 11th, 1964, Giuseppi Logan went to Bell Sound Studios to record his first album for the newly formed ESP-Disk' label. Bernard Stollman discovered Giuseppi and others who would form the nucleus of his label at the October Revolution Concert of 1964. For the recording, Giuseppi chose friends and fellow music companions Don Pullen and Milford Graves, and added bassist extraordinaire Eddie Gomez. The session is rich with imagination, and added to the dimension of musicians who would become the roster of ESP-Disk'.
Insub Meta Orchestra - Choices & Melodies
Jason Linder - Live At The Jazz Gallery
Jason Linder
Live At The Jazz Gallery
2CD | 2007 | US | Original (Anzic)
9,99 €* 19,99 € -50%
Release:2007 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
one of the most impressive big bands to emerge in years“ - Jazz Times

“Jason Lindner is a musical universe!” - Chick Corea

**** “The arrangements [are] as full as an orchestra twice this one’s size…individuals excite, even astonish…Over nine glorious tracks, everyone gets to shine. Live at the Jazz Gallery is a strong contender for 2007’s TOP-10 lists.” - Michael J. West - Downbeat Magazine

Lindner fearlessly leads “one of the most impressive big bands to emerge in years“ (Jazz Times) pushing them musically and conceptually. The band – formed in 1995 at Greenwich Village’s Smalls Jazz club - armed with many of the young creative stars on the New York scene brings joy and energy, excitement, soulfulness and beauty on this 2-CD release.
V.A. - Enka Mood Collection 5
Enka Mood Collection 5
10" | 2019 | UK | Original (An'archives)
20,29 €* 28,99 € -30%
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
10" LP Edition of 275, silkscreened gatefold jacket with three random colored obis, inserts, and two postcards. The fifth volume of An’archives’ Enka Mood Collection split 10” series, two trios explore the possibilities of enka (Japanese popular torch song, or blues) in typically expansive fashion. Side one features four songs performed by the trio of Mineko Itakura, Shin’ichi Isohata and Michel Henritzi. All musicians with impressive histories, Itakura was a member of downer psych group Angel’In Heavy Syrup and Slapp Happy Humphrey; Isohata has worked with Otomo Yoshihide, and composed a soundtrack for Tadasuke Kotani’s film, The Legacy Of Frida Kahlo. Michel Henritzi is also a known quantity: over the years, he’s been a tireless supporter of Japanese underground music, a writer, critic and record label owner who’s also recorded with Junko, Tetuzi Akiyama, Rinji Fukuoka, Masayuki Urabe, and Á Qui Avec Gabriel, among others.

The trio takes on four enka songs, extracting the bittersweet tang from each melody, comfortable in the space that enka inhabits, a world of longing and nostalgia that sits somewhere between tradition, folk and blues.

Flip the 10” over, and RQRQ - Yuka Ijichi, Doronco and Mitsuru Tabata stretch out across three songs. They’ve plenty of prior form for this – Tabata’s history includes time with Acid Mothers Temple, Boredoms, Zeni Geva, Green Flames, and 20 Guilders; Doronco goes further back, a one-time member of Les Rallizes Denudes. Ijichi is a relatively new presence, but she’s released two gorgeous cassettes of acid folk on Selection Records. There’s an immediately sympathy to their playing, and a preternatural ability to grasp the core of the material; it’s beautifully performed.

Liner notes by Alan Cummings
Franck Valmont - Et Synchro Rhytmic Eclectic Language
Franck Valmont
Et Synchro Rhytmic Eclectic Language
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Sommor)
16,49 €* 21,99 € -25%
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
First ever vinyl reissue of this fabulous French / West Indies afro-jazz-funk-caribbean-fusion album from 1976, originally released on the Moshé-Naïm label by poet-singer-painter FRANCK VALMONT, accompanied by multicultural progressive jazz-rock band SYNCHRO.

Featuring JO MAKA (Intercommunal Free Dance Music Orchestra) on sax, LOUIS XAVIER on bass & fuzz-bass, GEORGES NOUEL on electric piano and organ, GERARD CURBILLON from Magma related prog-fusion band SPEED LIMIT on electric guitar, YVES DOLPHIN on drums…
Aleksi Heinola Quintet - Aleksi Heinola Quintet
Aleksi Heinola Quintet
Aleksi Heinola Quintet
10" | 2020 | EU | Original (Jazzaggression)
11,99 €* 14,99 € -20%
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
“Heinola skilfully demonstrates the full range of his arsenal, skipping through his cherished hard bop style of jazz while interweaving subtle nods to Latin and Afro stylings in perfectly exquisite measures.” -UKVibe
“Three additional songs from the celebrated debut session, limited 10 inch!”
The talented drummer continues to explore the hard-bop sound of today with three more tracks; Bouncing At The S.U.P., Chasing The Spirit – two songs composed by the drummer and the quintet’s own hip rendition of Book’s Boosa by Walter Booker. Only available on vinyl in this special limited 250 only 10″ inch.
Joe Armon-Jones - Icy Roads (Stacked)
Joe Armon-Jones
Icy Roads (Stacked)
10" | 2019 | UK | Original (Brownswood)
9,59 €* 11,99 € -20%
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Wildly talented keys player Joe Armon-Jones is back with new single ‘Icy Roads (Stacked)’, a head-spinning blend of luminous jazz-funk synths, off-kilter drums and a languorous, ear-worm bassline. Featuring in-demand kit man KwAkE bAsS (who’s worked with Kate Tempest, Sampha and Joey Bada$$) and bassist Mutale Chashi (part of KOKOROKO), this is a tight trio hitting all the right notes. It features killer artwork nodding to Thrustera Herbie Hancock. Plus the vinyl comes backed with an exclusive b-side, the gloriously loose and languid ‘Aquarius’.

It follows celebrated 2018 debut album “Starting Today”, praised by Pitchfork, Loud & Quiet and The Wire, the latter describing it as “bass-rich music hustle straight out of the London soul-jazzdance lineage.” He’s performed on Boiler Room, Worldwide FM and toured across the UK and Europe, including a sold out hometown show at London’s Village Underground. Away from his solo project, he’s a co-founder of Ezra Collective, regularly plays with London peers like Nubya Garcia, and has toured with the likes of Ata Kak and Pharoah Monch.
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Surf
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment
2LP | 2018 | UK ()
16,99 €* 19,99 € -15%
Release:2018 / UK
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Picture Sleeve, limited to 1000 Copies. 16 Tracks, heavyweight vinyl. Chance the Rapper's 2013 mixtape Acid Rap marked him as one of the brightest new voices in hip-hop. For his next move, he's swerved left, collaborating with a crew of Chicago pals led by Nico Segal (a.k.a. Donnie Trumpet) on a warm, evocative pop-soul-jazz album that comes straight from the heart. Segal's horn parts and orchestration often provide the most charm — see the sublime paired tracks "Nothing Came to Me" and "Something Came to Me." Elsewhere, Chance stands out on the goofy "Wanna Be Cool," and guest appearances from veterans like Erykah Badu and newcomers such as Migos' Quavo add extra spice to this sweet treat.
Maisha - There Is A Place
Hex - Toshio Matsuura Presents Hex
Toshio Matsuura Presents Hex
Tape | 2020 | EU | Original (Fuzzoscope & Menace)
11,99 €* 15,99 € -25%
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Fuzzoscope & Menace present this limited chrome cassette tape of this future jazz classic from Japan recorded in 2013. Toshio Matsuura presents HEX was only available as a CD version from Blue Note Records, and as a vinyl record from Menace in 2018. High-Bias midnight black cassette tape with pure gold ink recorded in real-time on chrome.

Limited to 150 units.
Machines Always Win - Runner
Machines Always Win
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Pacific Theatre)
20,24 €* 26,99 € -25%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Cinematic Vintage Synth and live drums project by Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos, Menagerie, Rare Groove Spectrum, Lanu). Turquoise coloured double LP incl. download card, limited to 300 copies worldwide.
Imagine drummer Bernard Purdie playing with Ryuichi Sakamoto, or perhaps Clyde Stubblefield joining Cocteau Twins. An immersive album that recalls Boards Of Canada, Four Tet, Air, and Tycho.
Ville Herrala - Pu: Colored Vinyl Edition
Ville Herrala
Pu: Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (We Jazz)
20,79 €* 25,99 € -20%
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
We Jazz Records presents "Pu:", the boundary-breaking solo debut of bass player Ville Herrala, to be released on 21 February 2020. Utilising only the double bass but looking at the instrument from various different perspectives. The end result is an inspired set of 14 miniatures, each pushing the concept forward in a highly personal way.

The first single "Pu: 12" presents a rhythmic approach with echoes of from the world of minimal classical music and electronic music. Bowed tracks such as "Pu: 2" offer another perspective, as does the second single "Pu: 10", going back to the essence of the instrument and opening new doors while doing so. Each of the tracks is a compact musical adventure unto its own.

Ville Herrala (b. 1979) is one of the most higly-regarded bass players working in the Finnish scene. He's known from the ranks of such top ensembles as PLOP, Jukka Perko Jazztet, U-Street All Stars, Jukka Eskola Orquesta Bossa and UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra, to name but a few.
Zara McFarlane with Dennis Bovell - East Of The River Nile
Ill Considered - Ill Considered 8 Purple Vinyl Edition
Ill Considered
Ill Considered 8 Purple Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Ill Considered)
17,84 €* 20,99 € -15%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ill considered 8 was recorded live during our tour in the fall of 2018.
Col Nolan & The Soul Syndicate - Shades Of Mcsoul / Whatever It's Worth
Col Nolan & The Soul Syndicate
Shades Of Mcsoul / Whatever It's Worth
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Pacific Theatre Encore)
8,79 €* 10,99 € -20%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Australian Soul Jazz holy grail from 1968! Limited to 300 copies w/wide. Debut release on Pacific Theatre Encore, the reissue label started by Melbourne's contemporary funk / soul lynchpin Australian Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos, Menagerie, Lanu, ex Cookin' On 3 Burners). Two high energy Mod burners, both originals taken from the forthcoming album 'Whatever It's Worth'.
Lead by Australia's own rival to Jimmy Smith and Jimmy Witherspoon, the '68 line up of Col Nolan & The Soul Syndicate would prove to be an Australian jazz super-group, consisting of John Sangster on drums / percussion (whose own late '60s Festival albums are highly collectable), John Allan on bass, Col Loughnan on sax and Jimmy Doyle on guitar (the latter two were also in mid Oz '70s jazz-rock giants, Ayers Rock).
"Pacific Theatre Encore will be reissuing music from across the globe, but it was important to me for the first release to shine a light on the important legacy of our own scene" says Ferguson, who meticulously restored the audio himself, which was then remastered.
Digital Caresse - Demain
Digital Caresse
LP | 1986 | EU | Reissue (BeauMonde)
19,99 €* 24,99 € -20%
Release:1986 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Produced by Serge Fabriano (of Fabriano Fuzion fame) in 1986, Digital Caresse is considered one of the holy grails of West Indies electronics made in Guadeloupe. Fulle remastered and limited to 700 copies!
Red Garland Trio - Swingin On The Korner: Live At Keystone Korner
Schwalm, Peter J. - How We Fall
Schwalm, Peter J.
How We Fall
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Rare Noise)
20,99 €* 29,99 € -30%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two years after releasing his first RareNoise album, `The Beauty Of Disaster', German composer and master of electronic sound sculpture, multi-instrumentalist J.Peter Schwalmreturns with his a new album, `How We Fall', featuring again Eivind Aarset's and Tim Harries' guitar work as well as reinforcing his ongoing collaboration with visual artist Sophie Clements (for the stunning artwork, the mesmeric title and live performances). For Fans Of: Brian Eno, Scott Walker, Stockhausen Musicians: J.Peter Schwalm -Guitars, Pianos, Electronic Devices, Analog Mixing Desks, Acoustic and Digital Sound Modules, Drums and Synths. Eivind Aarset -Additional Guitars Tim Harries -additional bass
Frank Sinatra - Sinatra & Swingin Brass
Ikarus - Mosaismic
Alex Conde - Origins
Alex Conde
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Ropeadope)
9,99 €* 15,99 € -37%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘’ORIGINS” is a fusion album from the roots and elements of flamenco (bulerías, soleáres), afro-cuban (guaguancó and rumba) and american jazz form. The work is also an exploration of the musical origins of this international pianist who has traveled the world and explored the roots of afro-cuban music and jazz from a flamenco perspective.

African music and its tradition on percussion are the key of most of the world folkloric rhythms and syncopated accents. During colonial times, Africans were exported as slaves to many geographies, and in the process, their cultural and religious believes as well as their rhythmic patterns landed in the Caribbean, North America and Spain. Consequently, it’s not a coincidence that the magic resemblance of the ‘’3+2’’ rhythmical patterns from Africa is implicit in the most traditional expressions of flamenco, rumba and jazz.

The mystery of the clave can be found in Spanish flamenco palos like seguiriya, bulería or soleá. These rhythms are unique and specific expressions from a region where a unique melting pot of sounds and cultures (Jewish, Moorish, and Gypsy) co-existed for centuries. The rhythmic elements of North Africa collided with Eastern melodies and European harmonies, creating unique combinations of ‘’3 plus 2’’ on the rhythmical cells, clapping and footwork spread on the twelve-beats patterns.

Alex Conde blends all these ingredients in compositions like “Bulerijazz”, a piece that combines the sounds, rhythms and flavors of a bulería de Jerez with a touch of the Jazz Messengers three-horns sounds in Caravan, bridging Jerez and New York City in one go. He also shows his colors on “Upper West Side”, a Tango flamenco (not to be confused with the Argentinian tango) that is not too fast, not too slow, and that merges the flavor of Latin-jazz trumpet solo improvisation with a traditional compás reminiscent of Granada.
Time Grove - Roy The King / Sir Blunt
Charles Lloyd - 8: Kindred Spirits (Live From The Lobero)
Valerio Nazo, Luigi Di Nunzio & Blob - Vuoto Siderale
Valerio Nazo, Luigi Di Nunzio & Blob
Vuoto Siderale
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Voolcano Harmonix)
11,99 €* 15,99 € -25%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Conceived, studied and created by the three artists with very different backgrounds and characteristics, “Vuoto Siderale“ was composed during a year of sessions and aims to showcase the styles and musical choices of each individual. Nazo, a well-known producer of electronic music, Luigi Di Nunzio, an eclectic jazz saxophonist and Blob, co-founder and sound engineer of Voolcano Harmonix immersed themselves in the studio creating a concept album of 6 tracks that spaces from progressive electronic to more classical urban music taking similar concepts and developing ideas by combining the unpredictability of the jazz saxophone. The final touch is the meticulous care of the sound engineering and post-production that gives that cinematographic touch. Time, space and matter are transformed into a sidereal emptiness and confuse the listener whilst clear visions of distant and unknown worlds appear.
Holophonor - Light Magnet
Light Magnet
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (World Galaxy / Alpha Pup)
19,99 €* 24,99 € -20%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The jazz world has gone through a continuous state of shifts since the first torch bearers. A state where planted roots into the world’s consciousness are making deep impressions and the expansion of the genre soars in human grasp. Holophonor is one of the entities responsible for this torch passing in current times, launching tastefully intricate music that’s catapulted into a pure state of jazz ethos and the connectivity established by innovators of the past. Holophonor’s made a diligent push since their inception as a band and their self-titled debut LP, utilizing the vast array of knowledge and skills they acquired during their tenure studying together at UCLA’s Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, and the cyclone of activity they’ve experienced in different pockets of the world since.
Holophonor is at another critical transition point in their career, announcing the release of the band’s sophomore record, Light Magnet. Signing with the quickly rising Los Angeles jazz imprint World Galaxy for the release of their forthcoming LP produced by Wayne Shorter. As a winner of ten Grammy Awards over the last half-century, the voice and vision that Shorter brought to Miles Davis’ Second Great Quintet, fusion powerhouse Weather Report, and his solo output is amplified through Holophonor’s Light Magnet. Retaining the same members since the original formation of the band, Holophonor’s Light Magnet includes Eric Miller (trombone), Mike Cottone (trumpet), Josh Johnson (alto sax), Diego Urbano (vibraphone), Miro Sprague (piano), Dave Robaire (bass), and Jonathan Pinson (drums).
Light Magnet takes the efforts of their debut and raises the bar even higher, bringing in production duties from Wayne Shorter from the recommendation of legendary producer, and now president of Blue Note Records, Don Was. The acoustics of the original recordings are top notch, capturing the album at the historic Jim Henson Company owned Henson Recording Studios. Taking on a director role that was a life changing experience of guidance for Holophonor, Wayne Shorter had the group record some of the music in 45-minute intervals to find the perfect takes within. This was also done with the hopes of capturing the band’s ability to gather superb song transitions and e.s.p. like band chemistry; something they’ve harnessed with precision in the live setting.
Duke Ellington - Volume I 1943
Duke Ellington
Volume I 1943
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Org Music)
25,49 €* 33,99 € -25%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra recorded multiple albums worth of material for this World Broadcasting Series between 1943 and 1945. The songs on this compilation include the best of two volumes which were originally released by Circle Records in 1985. All of the material was recorded on November 8 and 9 of 1943. The album was remastered by Infrasonic Mastering and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.
Chantae Cann - Journey To Golden
Chantae Cann
Journey To Golden
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Atlanta)
9,99 €* 14,99 € -33%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Journey to Golden is a spirit lifting and heartfelt 11-track album that features songs written and performed by Chantae Cann, featuring honest and uplifting lyrics, skillful musicianship and unparalleled vocals. A blend of soul and jazz with urban air, Journey to Golden positions Chantae Cann as dominant talent for today’s most avid music fans.

Sparked by the hope that her music awakens purpose, destiny and truth to all who listen, Journey to Golden is a true testament of the humble beginnings of one of the greatest voices of this generation. Her vocal delivery is soothing, sultry and more than just soulful, it’s soul fullling. Whether you nd yourself listening to her live at a show or turning her up in your headphones, chances are you will have peace in your mind and a smile on your face.

The record features guest appearances by Grammy Award winning Jazz Fusion band Snarky Puppy and vocals and musical compositions by Jamie Portee.
Hampshire & Foat - Galaxies Like Grains of Sand
Hampshire & Foat
Galaxies Like Grains of Sand
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
32,29 €* 33,99 € -5%
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Multi talented UK Jazz Pianist Greg Foat has teamed up with Mercury Award nominated "The Bees" member and multi instrumentalist Warren Hampshire to collaborate on a new LP drawing on their diverse musical influences. Classic British library music, 60s Italian soundtracks & lost Americana combined with touches of modern classical, minimalism, Jazz and Folk. Featuring many members of Greg and Warren's previous bands and one of the U.Ks finest Jazz drummers, Clark Tracy, the LP also features an Edinburgh orchestra and soloists hand picked and scored by the boys. Recorded all analogue onto 2" multitrack in Edinburgh, mixed down by Mattias Glavå at his studio in Gothenburg, Sweden then mastered and cut in Helsinki, Finland, it's truly a European affair flying in the face of the brexit nightmare.

- Warren Hampshire from The Bees teams up with pianist Greg Foat
- Recorded with full orchestra all anolog to tape
- Mixed down on fully analog desk from tape direct to the old Sun studios 1/4 Valve tape machine.
- Hand made paste back sleeve with 60s style gloss finish.
- Mastered from Tape direct to lathe at Timmion Cutting Studios Finland.
- Sleeve notes by Bob Lind
Barrence Whitfield Soul Savage Arkestra - Songs From The Sun Ra Cosmos
Barrence Whitfield Soul Savage Arkestra
Songs From The Sun Ra Cosmos
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Modern Harmonic)
27,19 €* 33,99 € -20%
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Garage & soul screamer Barrence Whitfield channels the Saturnian ruler of the omniverse with a soul-tripping exploration of Sun Ra favorites—from the explosive “Nuclear War” to the shimmering exotica of “Love In Outer Space” to the Funkadelicized "Everything Is Space."

Since the 70s, lucky concert goers have witnessed the adrenaline mainlined madness that is a Barrence Whitfield performance. That brand of madness has been captured on hundreds of feet of magnetic tape and mutated into this studio recording over 25 years in the making–which somehow manages to be at times mellow, and at others completely explosive.

Barrence Whitfield has channeled the late Sun Ra and delivers what we can best assume Sun Ra would sound like if he had amphetamines kicking up his synaptic dopamine and norepinephrine concentrations in his striatum!
Eyolf Dale & Andre Roligheten - Departure
Eyolf Dale & Andre Roligheten
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Edition)
20,24 €* 26,99 € -25%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Departure is the new album from long standing Norwegian duo of pianist Eyolf Dale and reedsman André Roligheten. An album of deep expression, poise and honest collaboration. An album that describes a meeting between two old friends; an intimate dialogue between two critically acclaimed jazz musicians with impressive careers of their own; but also a departure: an album that carves a new path for the duo formerly known as Albatrosh. Departure is alive with elegance that takes you on a journey of deep expression.
Weizenberg Group - Kyllar / Kalt
Sax Machine - Funkpunk / Vibes With Us
Frank Sinatra - Moonlight Sinatra
Guido Spannocchi - Elevated Music
Guido Spannocchi
Elevated Music
Tape | 2020 | EU | Original (Audioguido)
10,49 €* 13,99 € -25%
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The classic Sax and Piano ballad album by Guido Spannocchi on Baritone and Alto Saxophone and Rupert Cox on Piano in a contemporary arrangement for the urban listener produced by Total Refreshment Centre mastermind Capitol K showcasing synths and drum machines for a modern take on classical jazz material. Cover art by acclaimed New York photographer Nic Kern
Moon On The Water - Moon On The Water
Moon On The Water
Moon On The Water
LP | 1985 | EU | Reissue (Black Sweat)
16,99 €* 19,99 € -15%
Release:1985 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
A mysterious sound aurora on the magical paths of the infinite universe of percussion, originally released in 1985 and then almost completley lost. The well-educated drummer Tiziano Tononi, together with David Searcy and Jonathan Scully, while working at the temple of the classical music Teatro alla Scala in Milano decides to realize a personal compendium of sounds using only purcussion instruments. The recordings offer us an amazing concert of sounds with acoustic purity in perfect balance between wild rhythm and deep relaxation. Ecstatic elements of Japan ambient minimalism dialogue with contemporary music solutions (Varese, Ligeti), in the stream of a harmonious fusion of ancient and modern. It’s a propitiatory ceremony of supernatural things that open portals of blissfulness, tribal and shamanic darkness, timeless jungles. Between amazon fires and African safaris, we float in the Asian rivers of meditation, lost in water games, echoes of caves and rocks in the night, synergies of frogs, birds, snakes, marimbas, chimes, gongs, and tubular woods.
Karma Moffett - Sitting Still Within / Sitting Still Without
Karma Moffett
Sitting Still Within / Sitting Still Without
LP | 1982 | CA | Reissue (Morning Trip)
22,94 €* 26,99 € -15%
Release:1982 / CA – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Sound has the ability to heal. This is the primary tenet that has been driving Karma Moffett for over 35 years. Pure tones, resonant harmonics, the sounds of the earth. At the dawn of the 80’s, as the burgeoning movement of privately-issued New Age was taking hold, Karma Moffett was a pioneer. Eschewing the use of synthesizers and other increasingly-available electronic technology, Karma crafted his meditative, introspective music using ancient instruments. Primarily utilizing Tibetan Bells, and Singing Bowls, Karma Moffett crafted sounds that led the listener on an inward journey.
1982’s Sitting Still Within/Sitting Still Without s Karma Moffett’s earliest triumph. Combining the aforementioned Tibetan Bowls & Bells along with naturalistic field recordings, Karma’s first album is a testament to the power of minimalism and repetition. An ambient voyage that truly draws the listener inwardst, and outwards, Sitting Still Within/ Sitting Still Without is music for healing.
Pavel Pepperstein & Ilya Dmitriev - The Future
Pavel Pepperstein & Ilya Dmitriev
The Future
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Koo Editions)
15,19 €* 18,99 € -20%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The first edition will feature Pavel Pepperstein's exhibition in the Russian pavilion of the Venice Biennale in 2009, which is now presented again on KOO EDITIONS 10 years later. Since 2009 was the year of the centenary of the Futurist Manifesto, the thematic reference looks to the historical Avant-Garde: it is in fact a work of Russian Retrofuturism and bold beauty. The recording is titled “The Future” and introduces a radical criticism for the Russian being. Its roots go back to the past experience gained by the author in the Inspection Medical Hermeneutics, a pioneering artists' collective formed in 1987 in a squat in Moscow during the years of Glasnost and Perestrojka. On the cover there is an image chosen from the paintings displayed in the exhibition. Inside there is an extended track of Ilya Dmitriev, a mixable retro electronic flow deliberately influenced by 80s disco archetype. Pepperstein's speech blows over the beat from the ultraworld and goes in an unexpected direction, far from any hedonistic exaltation, embracing a severe criticism of a future towards which he absolutely does not want to tend. The artist, of unquestionable fame and international value, takes strong positions against the western cultural narrative and art market policies which deserve to be slammed in the face of today's public, like MiG that lands in your living room.
Byron Jamez - Time Machine
Byron Jamez
Time Machine
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Six Nine)
12,74 €* 14,99 € -15%
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soul/Disco/Funk single here for the first time ever on vinyl! The independent UK label Six Nine Records Ltd, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, proudly presents Byron Jamez who now makes his debut on the label! Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Mr. Jamez has been living and breathing soul music all his life (his mother was an active musician already during the 1970s). Byron Jamez is a multi-talented man; an artist in the music business, an established actor and a master of advanced media skills. What we cherish the most right now is his pillow clenching voice and fantastic music, which definitely make this world much more beautiful. This release contains the brand new and stunning groover “Let’s Get Together” backed with the stepper-esque “Time Machine” on the flipside. Definitely not to be missed as it is a limited UK press with small hole and full colour printed picture cover!
Les Esclaves - Popera Cosmic
Les Esclaves
Popera Cosmic
LP | 1969 | UK | Reissue (Finders Keepers)
15,19 €* 18,99 € -20%
Release:1969 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
For the few people lucky enough to have heard the entire album in the five
decades since its release, the mythical POPERA COSMIC LP is now considered
to be France’s first dedicated psychedelic album and the shrouded blueprint for
the hugely influential Gallic concept album phenomenon that followed – including
Spearheaded by FRANÇOIS WERTHEIMER (songwriter for VANGELIS, BARBARA
and BYG RECORDS), composed with future JODOROWSKY soundtracker
and genius all-rounder GUY SKORNIK, and based on an embryonic concept
co-conspired by a teenage JEAN-MICHEL JARRE, this instantly deleted 1969
recording is a true essential for any outernationalradicalised record collection.
With credentials that mark the birth of the cosmic funk (later disco) that helped
shape the influential sound of France today, this LP also includes the first pressed
instrumentals by members of SPACE ART, some of the best orch rock arrangements
by WILLIAM SHELLER (Lux Aeterna, Eriotissimo) and orchestrator PAUL PIOT
(Jean Rollin), as well as sitar psych benchmarks courtesy of uber legend SERGE
FRANKLIN – all pinned down by the rhythm section that would later be known to
prog aficionados as ALICE.
Subtitled LES ESCLAVES (The Slaves), this street theatre/rock opera (influenced
by the work of Julien Beck’s Living Theatre) now celebrates its 50th birth-day
standing firmly as a sonic tome to the birth of the no-no era (that rebuked
France’syé-yé” hamster wheel) leading directly to the thematic progressive
network of WAKHÉVITCH, MANSET and MAGMA while comprising an inter-Gallic
intergalactic super group from the early annals of France’s pop psych revolution.
Imagine a rock opera where the cast of MISTER FREEDOM perform CLASH OF
THE TITANS at the foot of THE HOLY MOUNTAIN – then pinch yourself...
Roman Schuler - Flourish (Rsxt)
Eureka Brass Band - New Orleans Parade & Funeral Music
Richard Pinhas & John Livengood - Cyborg Sally
Jonathan Hay, Benny Reid & Mike Smith - Follow The Leader: Re-Imagined As Jazz
Jonathan Hay, Benny Reid & Mike Smith
Follow The Leader: Re-Imagined As Jazz
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Hay, Reid & Smith)
24,29 €* 26,99 € -10%
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Jonathan Hay, Benny Reid, and Mike Smith had numerous discussions on how to respectfully, faithfully, and creatively re-imagine Eric B. & Rakim’s classic 1988 album, Follow the Leader. The difficulty was twofold. One, Follow the Leader is a revered and iconic hip-hop album and had to reflect its adoration. Two, how can it be translated to a jazz style, especially omitting the centerpiece, Rakim’s voice? Reid (lead instrumentalist – tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, bari saxophone, flute) and Hay’s (producer) initial strategy of replaying Rakim’s extended, rhythmically intricate rap verses organically morphed into a more improvised, classic jazz style. The emcee vocal style and flow along with Eric B.’s through-composed instrumentals, served as a model for Hay, Reid, Smith and musician Mani Ajami to draw inspiration.
Matty - Selfportrait
Marco Dalpane - Le Città Invisibili (Le Città E I Morti)
Marco Dalpane
Le Città Invisibili (Le Città E I Morti)
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Soave)
20,39 €* 23,99 € -15%
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A Marco Dalpane's unreleased recording (mainly known for the cult album “Scorie” released with Tiziano Popoli) produced in 1991 for Radio Rai as an accompaniment to the reading of Italo Calvino “Le città invisibili” ("Invisible Cities”).
First thing you notice is how Marco Dalpane personal soundtrack for “Le città invisibili” could be seen as a link towards the combinatorial approach adopted by Italo Calvino in the book, where he used the language as a semiotic system and the literature as a mechanism of possibilities, with the reader becoming active part in the process. You can see Dalpane detaching from a linear handling of the compositional resources, working instead with computer algorithms and emerging with a sound-sphinx that multiplies the listening interpretations, a sound that is characterized in form and timbre but at the same time is full of suggestions and summoning elements that the listener has to relate. In this it’s evident a constant in the Dalpane’s music, its sensitive side, away from every technical or conceptual precondition. In the five tracks created for this soundtrack, that finally are collected in this album, as in his other works, Marco is always capable to decode aesthetics coordinates of the cultural or temporary universe of reference, but mainly he is the vehicle of an artistic vision that is plausible incarnation of the essence of things, the very spirit of being a musician.
Celia - Celia
CD | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
13,59 €* 16,99 € -20%
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Célia Regina Cruz recorded four self-titled albums for Continental between 1971 and 1977, ‘Amor’ in 1982 plus several more before she sadly passed away late in 2017. Célia was a Brazilian vocalist who worked frequently with master arranger-composer Arthur Verocai in her early years and many other heavyweights over the course of her extensive career.
This, her second self-titled LP from 1972, features an all-star line up including Arthur Verocai, Erasmo Carlos, Roberto Carlos, Marcos Valle, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Nonato Buzar and Vinicius de Moraes amongst others. Célia’s version of ‘Na Boca do Sol’ – taken from this album – is arguably her most well-known and well-loved song. An incredible take on Verocai’s original, featuring waling fuzz guitars, strings, piano, horns and drums. Needless to say clean, original versions of this record now change hands for silly money! We are very proud to be able to reissue it officially, at long last. Official Mr Bongo reissue. Replica original gatefold artwork. Licensed from Warner Music.
Massimo Guantini - Diapositive Colored Vinyl Edition
Massimo Guantini
Diapositive Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Loneos)
28,04 €* 32,99 € -15%
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Beside the telluric year in pop music and culture, 1977 was still ranked as the future for Italian leftfield composers. Published by roman imprint Gemelli and credited to the elusive Massimo Guantini (none else than influential jazz player and composer Sandro Brugnolini), Diapositive is a fully cinematic journey in the realm of sci-fi and cool jazz. Fully produced at famous roman Emmequattro Studios (home of many fascinating recordings by piano player Enrico Pieranunzi) the album is deeply rooted in the coolness of italian libraries, showing up such an incredible music craftsmanship. Fully adorned by a vibrant rhythm section, an acoustic piano, a clavinet, a Fender Rhodes and a proper ‘acid jazz’ guitar-playing, this album will lift your mind and soul for good.
Nukhet Ruacan - Ruacan
Ville Herrala - Pu: Black Vinyl Edition
Ville Herrala
Pu: Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (We Jazz)
20,69 €* 22,99 € -10%
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
We Jazz Records presents "Pu:", the boundary-breaking solo debut of bass player Ville Herrala, to be released on 21 February 2020. Utilising only the double bass but looking at the instrument from various different perspectives. The end result is an inspired set of 14 miniatures, each pushing the concept forward in a highly personal way.

The first single "Pu: 12" presents a rhythmic approach with echoes of from the world of minimal classical music and electronic music. Bowed tracks such as "Pu: 2" offer another perspective, as does the second single "Pu: 10", going back to the essence of the instrument and opening new doors while doing so. Each of the tracks is a compact musical adventure unto its own.

Ville Herrala (b. 1979) is one of the most higly-regarded bass players working in the Finnish scene. He's known from the ranks of such top ensembles as PLOP, Jukka Perko Jazztet, U-Street All Stars, Jukka Eskola Orquesta Bossa and UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra, to name but a few.
Boris Vian - Jazz À Saint-Germain-Des-Prés
V.A. - Seven Wonders
Seven Wonders
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Plug Seven)
26,09 €* 28,99 € -10%
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Seven Wonders is a 14 track snapshot of the experimental Soul and Jazz scene burgeoning in Australia today.
Recorded at Plug Seven Studios in Melbourne in collaboration with Wondercore Island, the compilations main aim was to capture spontaneous musical moments that reflect the diversity of sounds, and quality of musicianship in Australia today, with very little interference from microphone to tape to the record in your hands..
Seven Wonders contains a super diverse cross section of artists, with well over 50 individuals putting in their time & creativity to bring this to life. It's a record that truly highlights the grass roots soul movement blowing up day to day in Australia.
Recorded largely over two weeks, the majority of the tracks on Seven Wonders were captured in one take, bottling the raw energy and virtuosity of Melbourne's most accomplished, established and emerging players. There's an antipodean take on P-Funk from Laneous, characteristically enigmatic vocals from soul singer Allysha Joy and a free-flowing instrumental from Sampa the Great collaborator Dave Godriguez, aka GODTET. Several tracks include production and background instrumentation from Hiatus Kaiyote's rhythm section Perrin Moss and Paul Bender... and way way more.
Paul Motian - Bill Evans
Amirtha Kidambi Elder Ones - Holy Science
Amirtha Kidambi Elder Ones
Holy Science
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Jazzman)
24,29 €* 26,99 € -10%
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
First released on digital formats back in 2016, and here now given a richly deserved full vinyl release, ‘Holy Science’, the debut outing from Amirtha Kidambi and her New York based quartet The Elder Ones, is a work of dazzling singularity. Delicately yet unashamedly divulging its complex network of influences at every turn, ‘Holy Science’ simultaneously disperses of boundary and limitation, emerging as an album steeped in tradition yet located firmly in the futuristic present.

Amirtha Kidambi, the Elder Ones’ leader, composer and vocalist, was a child of South Indian heritage, and she grew up immersed in the tradition of devotional singing, joining in with free-form, improvised Bhajans on regular Sundays. She began simultaneously accompanying her voice with the harmonium from the age of three. These formative experiences continued to instruct and merge with her ongoing musical explorations as she went on to study Classical music, all the while ingesting the Punk, R&B and Rap that surrounded her. A particularly significant discovery was that of free and avant jazz, and in particular the music of Alice and John Coltrane, in whom Kidambi found clear echoes and parallels with those Bhajans and Ragas of her earliest musical awakenings.

All these influences collide on ‘Holy Science’, at times as explosive blasts of sky-opening thunder, at others as moments of soothing, meditative bliss. These holy bursts are enacted by Kidambi’s assembled musicians and are given permission to explore the science of spiritual alchemy, plundering their individual and collective soul for the sake of musical expression, and all of the unpredictable and profound revelations such an approach might yield.

‘Holy Science’ is a work underpinned by traditions, be they the Bhajan spirituals, or the Jazz and Classical avant gardes, that are in their own manner, archetypal. But perhaps most importantly, all of these forms contain an inbuilt capacity for discovery and progression. Amirtha Kidambi’s musical pathway has been defined by a studied determination to occupy this specific space, the unbounded realm of improvisation and exploration, summoning the acquired instruments of experience, knowledge, culture and tradition to unlock secrets of the past, present and future. The most cherished music is often remarked upon as having a timeless quality – ancient, modern and futuristic, all at once. And so it is with ‘Holy Science’.
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Martin Meixner - Matchtape
Million Brazilians - Red Rose And Obsidian
Million Brazilians
Red Rose And Obsidian
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Lullabies For Insomniacs)
17,09 €* 18,99 € -10%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Millions Brazilians formed in Portland, Oregon in 2006. Founding members Grant Corum and Suzanne Stone have been central to the band since it’s inception, while a rotating line-up backs them depending on the latest vision for the sound. TIP!

The band carry out their own interpretation of a genre bending ethos that has evolved throughout the American underground. Drifting between boundless compositions, focused energetic improvisations and experimental collaborations that embrace a weird sort of transcendence.

Their next installment Red Rose and Obsidian was recorded in Maine and engineered by Big Blood’s Caleb Mulkerin. Both he and the band deliver a powerful yet fragile and personal release. The mythical and evocative recordings are inspired by Maine's rugged coastlines; mournful ripples of sound wash up on the shore, whilst a lonesome, at times harrowing saxophone drifts through the rolling mountains, providing unsettling melodic interludes. Electronic treatments veil organic sounds, a fleeting whistle meets spontaneously with spacey flutes, mutated rock rhythms are topped off with the soaring vocals of Suzanne Stone who leads the listeners into the magical world of the Million Brazilians.
Billie Holiday - The Unforgettable Lady Day
Matthew Tavares & Leland Whitty - Visions
Matthew Tavares & Leland Whitty
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
24,29 €* 26,99 € -10%
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘Visions’ is a new collaborative album from BADBADNOTGOOD co-founders, Matthew Tavares and Leland Whitty. The Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum producers have been performing and writing music together for 10 years. They have achieved international acclaim with BADBADNOTGOOD and Tavares’ recent solo single ’Self-Portrait’ has been championed by tastemakers such as Gilles Peterson and Benji B. ‘Visions’ is the latest upshot of their incredibly fruitful partnership.

Recorded in Toronto, it was produced by Tavares and Whitty - with Tavares also mixing the album and arranging strings. After a three-week writing period it was played in its entirety in one continuous studio session; almost all the tracks on the album are the first take. Tavares is on piano and guitar, Whitty on saxophone and flute. The rhythm section of Julian Anderson-Bowes on bass and Matthew Chalmers on drums completes the players. They make an impressive collective and are performing at the peak of their powers.

Conceptually the album is a canvas for a combination of composition and group free-form improvisation. Tavares and Whitty are the sole composers, but with some tracks collectively improvised, there is also a group dynamic running through the album. The outcome is a sublime melting pot of modern jazz, impressionist classical music and Arthur Verocai-esque arrangements. It is a sound that is hard to date; it is certainly of the now but is also reminiscent of a lost classic. Similar to the process of its creation, the optimal listening experience for ‘Visions’ is in its entirety. As a coherent body of work it draws the listener in with waves of intensity and crescendos that release back into tranquility - there is both darkness and light in the album’s narrative arc. There is also rawness and honesty to the music, which makes it feel like an intensely personal and intimate offering.
Bob James / DJ Muggs & Planet Asia - Farandole (Dna Edit) / Lions In The Forest (Feat. B Real)
Bob James / DJ Muggs & Planet Asia
Farandole (Dna Edit) / Lions In The Forest (Feat. B Real)
7" | 2020 | UK | Original (Originals)
12,34 €* 12,99 € -5%
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Back again it’s the return of the Originals kicking off the new decade with some pure fire and a fresh new label design. Side A features the Bob James classic break Farandole which has been spliced down to a 45 edit courtesy of them doctors of funk over at the DNA labs. Flip to the B side and DJ Muggs samples the A side to great effect creating a B-Boy banger featuring rhymes from Planet Asia and a guest appearance from B Real – sure to light up the dancefloor. Limited as always – don’t sleep – snooze you lose!
Marco Bosco - Metalmadeira
Marco Bosco
LP | 1983 | EU | Reissue (Les Giants)
20,69 €* 22,99 € -10%
Release:1983 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
“In 1983, with 27 years of age, already working intensely and carrying my instruments on the road of music in various directions and already fully contaminated by dreams of music and the magic of recording, which started with my beloved and memorable GroupAcaru in1980 in the live album recorded in Tokyo and the album Aqualouco recorded in SãoPaulo in 1981, at the dawn of independent production in Brazil. With the dispersion of Group Acaru, it was inevitable for me to go solo, notvery common for a percusion player at that time.
Looking at my instruments I realized that most were made of Metal or Wood and the junction of these two words in Portuguese “Metalmadeira” generated a third word “Alma” which means soul, and expresses intensely where my artistic and musical expression was coming from, and it was outside academia.
“Metalmadeira”, now a 35-year-old son, keeps giving me joy and feeding mysoul! At the São Paulo Art Biennial in 1984, I gave a copy of this album to the English musician and producer Brian Eno who was doing a seminar on minimalist music. In 2016 DJ and producer John Gomez in a CharityBazaar in Lodon found that copy which I had autographed.
Three songs were included in the compilation. “Outro Tempo”(AnotherTime), released on vinyl in Europe brought memore joy and guided me here for a special opportunity to work on new versions of two songs from that album, Madeira I and Madeira II, with the participation of two legendary Brazilian artists no longer among us, singer-songwriter Belchior and the virtuoso bassist Nico Asumpção, featuring the keyboard players Paulo Calasans and João Cleber Frutuozo, and the elegance of the musician and mixing engineer Emil Shayeb, a gift to us offered by “LesGiants” that once again believe in the magic of the Metal and Wood.
Thank you all!”

Marco Bosco, Torinha 2019
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Sibusile Xaba - Ngiwu Shwabada
Sibusile Xaba
Ngiwu Shwabada
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Komos)
19,79 €* 21,99 € -10%
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Charismatic guitar savant Sibusile Xaba reframes maskandi and the avant garde into his own humanist manifesto.
With a vocal style that is part dreamscaping and part ancestral invocation, Xaba divines as opposed to plainly singing. Combined with a guitar style that is rooted in expressive picking, Xaba’s music shatters the confines of genre, taking only the fundamentals from mentors such as Madala Kunene and Dr Philip Tabane and imbuing these with a mythology and improvisational intensity all of his own. The song Tribute to Bafo that features on this new record is an homage to Madala “Bafo” Kunene.
Maskandi, malombo, the desert blues and jazz all figure in Sibusile Xaba’s expansive vocabulary, albeit through a magnetic individual filter.
After the acclaimed release of ‘Open Letter to Adoniah’ in 2017, Sibusile’s second album NGIWU SHWABADA was recorded in one continuous take at Studio Pigalle in Paris, France, in May 2019. It features his long-time musical companion Naftali on additional vocals.
Billy Bang’s Survival Ensemble - Black Man’s Blues
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