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Hila (Artyom Manukian & Dawatile)
21 Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Underdog)
18,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"21" is the well-crafted, sharp and original first album by the duo HILA, composed by American cellist Artyom Manukyan (who already worked with Kamasi Washington, Daedalus, Flying Lotus, Run DMC, Gretchen Parlato, Raphael Saadiq, Clive Lowe Mark...) and french producer Dawatile. The combination of jazz, Los Angeles beat-scene and the vibrations of 80s and 90s Soviet Armenia make it a striking and unprecedented fusion. These kind of nostalgic and unconventional references forcefully shake the codes of mainstream culture to create a sincere, raw and intimate expression.
Thundercat - It Is What It Is Red Vinyl Edition
Thundercat
It Is What It Is Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Brainfeeder)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The album, produced by Flying Lotus and Thundercat, features musical contributions from Ty Dolla $ign, Childish Gambino, Lil B, Kamasi Washington, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, BADBADNOTGOOD, Louis Cole and Zack Fox.

“It Is What It Is” follows his game-changing third album “Drunk” (2017). That record completed his transition from virtuoso bassist to bonafide star and cemented his reputation as a unique voice that transcends genre. “This album is about love, loss, life and the ups and downs that come with that,” Bruner says about “It Is What It Is”. “It’s a bit tongue-in-cheek, but at different points in life you come across places that you don’t necessarily understand… some things just aren’t meant to be understood.”
16-17 - Phantom Limb
16-17
Phantom Limb
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Trost)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Massive industrial noise and free jazz blasts_ 16-17 returning with new material after 25 years. Founded 1983 in Basel by saxophonist Alex Buess and former drummer Knut Remond, they have been shaping the forefront of a new sound area. Playing an abrasive distorted mix of dub, hardcore and free jazz that lead to a meeting of likeminded heavy heads that temporally took part in the band e.g. Kevin Martin (The Bug, Techno Animal) or G.C. Green (Godflesh). After marking their presence and extensive European tours, the band officially split up in 2000. The basis of the new LP Phantom Limb was recorded in 1995 by a new line-up with Alex Buess, Damian Bennett (Techno Animal) and Michael Wertmüller (Full Blast, Nohome, Alboth) additionally expanded by vocalist and writer Eugene S. Robinson (Oxbow) and Kasia Meow. New Line upAlex Buess: Saxes & Bassclarinet, Electronics, VoiceDamian Bennett: BassMichael Wertmüller: DrumsEugene S. Robinson: Voice, LyricsRoger Graf: E-Guitar, Dobro, VoiceKasia Meow: VoiceDaniel Buess: Drums
GoGo Penguin - Ocean In A Drop Music For Film
John Scofield - Hand Jive
Donald Byrd - Ethiopian Knights
Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - Bird & Diz
Miles Davis - The Complete Birth Of The Cool
Melanie De Biasio - A Stomach Is Burning
V.A. - Swing In Paris
Hania Rani - Esja
V.A. - A Day In The Life: Impressions Of Pepper
V.A.
A Day In The Life: Impressions Of Pepper
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Verve)
31,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition for Schwarzer Freitag Record Store Day 2018! Only 1 per customer!

Some of today's most meaningful up and coming and established jazz artists pay homage to the iconic Beatles record ''Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band''. Musicians were given the challenge to create loose interpretation of these classic songs, and the result is impressionistic, original, avant-garde takes on legendary tracks like ''With A Little Help From My Friends'', ''Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds'', ''Getting Better'', and ''A Day In The Life''.

Another friday dedicated to the black gold!
Herbie Hancock - Flood
Herbie Hancock
Flood
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
35,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition for Schwarzer Freitag Record Store Day 2018! Only 1 per customer!
Another friday dedicated to the black gold!
Peter Brötzmann Octet - Machine Gun
Peter Brötzmann Octet
Machine Gun
LP | 1968 | EU | Reissue (Cien Fuegos)
29,99 €*
Release:1968 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Recorded in May 1968 at Lila Eule in Bremen, here's one of the most important albums from Europe's entire free jazz history, reissued on wax in the Cien Fuegos series!
Anouar Brahem - Blue Maqams
Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Union Cafe
Nina Simone - Pastel Blues Back To Black Edition
Gregory Porter - Take Me To The Alley
Gregory Porter
Take Me To The Alley
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Blue Note)
23,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Brand new Gregory Porter album on Blue Note Records. Tip!
Francois de Roubaix - Commissaire Moulin et Autres Scene de Crimes
Francois de Roubaix
Commissaire Moulin et Autres Scene de Crimes
LP | 2015 | EU | Original (WeMe)
20,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance, Movies / TV
Brilliant tv and movie themes by Francois de roubaix!!! On 20 November 1975 Francois de Roubaix disappeared while diving. Before going towards this tragic death, Francois had received an order for a television series theme tune "Commissaire Moulin". As usual, the composed melody has been indelibly printed in the collective memory. Francois de Roubaix always put his fingers where it should be! Between electronic tricks and acoustic works, this record brings the themes of this television series together with other musics composed for never released or still unknown projects... All unpublished music, never pressed on vinyl! It soon becomes clear that Francois de Roubaix feels confortable with this kind of exercises. The result is every time sublime. Recommended!!
Sunbirds - Zagara
Sunbirds
Zagara
LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Garden Of Delights)
24,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
An LP-reissue of the second album by the German fusion group Sunbirds, recorded in 1972 and originally issued in '73. The wonderful Latin-tinged music was recorded with a nine-piece line-up that included highly regarded musicians s.a. drummer Klaus Weiss, keyboardist Fritz Pauer and bassists Jimmy Woode and Ron Carter. This first ever vinyl reissue of 'Zagara' is pressed in an edition of 1.000 hand-numbered copies and features sound from the master tapes, a bonus cut, reproduced artwork and a deluxe LP-sized 8-page insert.
Miles Davis - The Prestige 10'' Collection: Volume 1
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella And Louis Back To Black Edition
S.Mos - Hip Hop And Jazz Mixed Up Volume 2
S.Mos
Hip Hop And Jazz Mixed Up Volume 2
LP | 2011 | EU | Original (Musicast)
17,99 €*
Release:2011 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Volume 2 of dirty old Jazz breaks combined with classic Rap's. Tip!
Thundercat - Golden Age Of Apocalypse
Thundercat
Golden Age Of Apocalypse
LP | 2011 | UK | Original (Brainfeeder)
18,99 €*
Release:2011 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Suicidal Tendencies bassist Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner is set to release his debut album The Golden Age of Apocalypse this fall on Brainfeeder. Produced by Flying Lotus!
Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc. - Lupita
Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc.
Lupita
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Matasuna)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Matasuna Records is delighted to reissue one of their absolute highlights and favourite songs of Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc. As well as the original version, which was released on a 7inch by Mr. Bongo a few years ago and is completely sold out, they've included a rework by the restless and well-known US producer & Dj Bosq. His version, which became a DJ weapon as a digital promo, is now officially licensed on vinyl for the first time. For this release his version was revised once again for the best possible sound quality on an essential 7inch with the newly mastered original song.
Joseph Van Het Groenewoud, who would later become known as Nico Gomez, was a musician & composer from the Netherlands. He spent his youth in the Antilles, Cuba and other islands of the Caribbean, which had an unmistakable influence on his music. As a passionate musician and skilled guitarist he was familiar with the typical rhythms and melodies of this region. Later he returned to the Netherlands, before fleeing from there to Belgium in 1946 to escape from serving in the Dutch army in Indonesia. From then on he called himself Nico Ooms. It's said that he was so obsessed with Cuban music that he changed his name to Nico Gomez - in any case, the name fit better with the Latin American music he brought to the stage. He had made a name for himself as a composer and arranger for various artists and orchestras – e.g. he wrote for Los Chakachas, a well-known Belgian Latinsoul combo. But he also conducted the Nico Gomez Orchestra.
One of the most sought-after recordings was the 1971 album Ritual by his band Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc. It is considered one of the best Afrolatin albums of the 1970s - especially once this masterpiece was (re)discovered by Djs and its popularity soared. The album is a tasty mixture of Latinfunk grooves, deep Afrosoul and Chicano rock influences like fuzzy guitar and heavy organ.
Lupita on the A-side is a cover version of the song by Perez Prado, the Cuban-born King of Mambo, who has legendary status in his adopted country of Mexico. In contrast to Prado's elated original, Nico Gomez's version is an absolute funk monster, driven by heavy percussions, psychedelic organ grooves, fuzz guitar, exciting brass and a deep bass line. A truly extraordinary song!
Bosq's version on the B-side takes the original even further, adding more percussive elements and killer beats and breaks. His DJ-friendly rework has proven itself on dance floors around the world, always turning the mood into a hot melting pot.
Dick Hyman & Mary Mayo - Moon Gas
Dick Hyman & Mary Mayo
Moon Gas
LP | 1963 | UK (Alternative Fox)
18,99 €*
Release:1963 / UK
Genre:Organic Grooves
Adventurous keyboardist and arranger Dick Hyman worked in radio, film and television before making a name for himself as a jazz pianist in the mid-1950s with a hugely popular harpsichord rendition of “Mack The Knife.” An early experimenter with electronic instruments, including the Moog, his 1963 rarity Moon Gas, produced by Creed Taylor and recorded with Sinatra sidekick and Broadway musical mainstay Mary Mayo, was conceived as “a glimpse of the possible sounds of the 22nd Century.” Blasting lounge music and love ballads into the nether regions of outer space, Moon Gas pitted Hyman’s organ, mini-organ and piano riffs against Mayo’s ethereal voice-—sometimes singing wordlessly, other times with actual lyrics—atop a tight studio ensemble, the sounds made more otherworldly through the use of an ondioline, a martinot, oscillators and Vinnie Bell’s customised guitar, which allowed for individualised sound effects. Although improvised opener “Moon Gas” sounds pleasantly jazzy, “Maid of the Moon” and “Space Reflex” reach the cosmos and there’s a one-off rendition of Joao Gilberto’s “Desafinado” too, delivered with skill in Portuguese.
Miles Davis - The Essential Works 1951-1959
Matthew Halsall - Sending My Love
Matthew Halsall
Sending My Love
2LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Gondwana)
28,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Remixed and remastered with bonus material and released on vinyl for the first time.

Deluxe 2LP editions with artwork re-imagined by Ian Anderson of The Designers Republic.

"If I could watch any jazz band in the UK, any, I would choose Matthew Halsall's band, just love what he's been doing over the last few years... It's always high level, spiritual jazz music" Gilles Peterson BBC Radio 1

Matthew Halsall (born September 11, 1983, in Manchester, England) is a Worldwide Award winning and MOBO nominated trumpeter, composer, producer and DJ. Since 2008, Matthew has released seven critically acclaimed studio recordings and has been a key figure in the rise of a new jazz sound in the UK. In addition to his own releases Halsall has collaborated with many DJs and producers, most notably DJ Shadow and Mr. Scruff, and in 2013 Matthew's music was selected by Bonobo for his Late Night Tales compilation. Halsall is also the founder of Gondwana Records, a genre bending independent record label featuring a wealth defining albums by the likes of Portico Quartet, GoGo Penguin, Hania Rani and Mammal Hands. His own rich music draws on the spiritual-jazz of Alice Coltrane and Phaorah Sanders, contemporary electronica and dance music alongside his travels in Japan, the traditional art and music of which, has left a lasting impression on his compositions.

Sending My Love (2008) and Colour Yes (2009) were his first releases and document Halsall's first great bands featuring the likes of flautist Chip Wickham, saxophonist Nat Birchall, harpist Rachael Gladwin, bassist Gavin Barras and drummer Gaz Hughes. Joyful, life-enhancing albums, drawing on UK jazz and spiritual jazz influences but with a decidedly modern bounce, they introduced Halsall's music to the world gathering support from the likes of Gilles Peterson and Jamie Cullum, Mojo, Straight No Chaser and beyond. But Halsall was never completely happy with how the records were presented and as part of Gondwana Records 10th anniversary decided to revisit the recordings, meticulously remixing and remastering them for vinyl and commissioning new artwork from Ian Anderson, one of his favourite designers. These then are the definitive editions of the records. Sending My Love comes complete with the beautiful bonus track This Time, while Colour Yes features the equally striking It's What We Do and Ai.
Nina Simone - To Love Somebody Colored Vinyl Edition
Nina Simone
To Love Somebody Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Music On Vinyl)
21,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited 50th-anniversary edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on purple & black marbled vinyl
Ambros Seelos - LP 2 Disco Safari Black Vinyl Edition
Ambros Seelos
LP 2 Disco Safari Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Private)
34,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Dudes, Private Records is back. This time the journey leading us to a television music company in the UK, the archives of SONY Music and the library archive of Ambros Seelos in Bavaria.

The revenue of this expedition are more than 20 dope songs by German musician Ambros Seelos of which half of them were never released before. 2 albums with magic psychedelic Disco, Afro Funk and Jazz recorded during the 1970's and early 1980's. Top notch music productions that get released on Private Records as limited edition in a cooperation with SONY Music in 2019!
Both vinyls get manufactured as high quality DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) vinyl pressing. Enjoy!.

Ambros Seelos (1935-2015) was a German Jazz musician who produced music for the EMI and MPS (Musik Produktion Schwarzwald) labels. He toured with Freddy Quinn, Chubby Checker and played shows with Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and a lot more famous Jazz musicians.

He produced many Funk and Disco songs during the 1970's . One one side very successful and on the other side sometimes only used as television background music, on unknown hit mix records or got published under different names. So we collected these lost collector and DJ killer tunes for you and reconstructed one complete unreleased Hippie Disco Funk album and one 2nd album with the most expensive Ambros Seelos collector items for you.

Each LP comes with a Download Code and a Poster Insert
Mary Lou Williams - Black Christ Of The Andes
Mary Lou Williams
Black Christ Of The Andes
LP | 1965 | EU (Alternative Fox)
15,99 €*
Release:1965 / EU
Genre:Organic Grooves
Pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams played with nearly every major jazz performer during her long, illustrious and varied career, in addition to recording many solo works. Born Mary Winn in Atlanta in 1910 and raised in a ‘shotgun shack,’ where local musicians gathered to jam, she played by ear from a tender age and learned the boogie-woogie style upon moving to Pittsburgh with her older sister Mamie. While still in high school, Williams toured with the Theatre Owners’ Booking Association, bringing her into the orbit of Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong and blues singer, Irene Scruggs, among others; later, based in Kansas City during the 1930s, she began composing and recording solo work. After a stint at the Cotton Club, she formed a combo in Pittsburgh that featured Art Blakey, but was soon recruited by Duke Ellington and once back in New York, began jamming with Thelonius Monk and Charlie Christian at bop hotbed, Minton’s Playhouse. Art Tatum, Count Basie…you name it, she played with them! Black Christ of the Andes is easily one of the most individual albums created by Williams, or anyone else in jazz, for that matter; recorded in New York in late 1963 and first issued on Williams’ own Mary Records, the album has jazz explorations of divine concepts, delivered with suitably complex arrangements; “Anima Christi” and “Praise The Lord” both feature soaring assembly by Melba Liston, “The Devil” and the title track have elaborate choral voices from the Howard Roberts Singers, and instrumentals such as “Miss D D” and “A Fungus Amungus” use her expert piano skills to shock, titillate and provide light relief.
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - Ancestral Recall
Martin Tingvall - The Rocket
Alan Hawkshaw & Keith Mansfield - Beat Incidental
Alan Hawkshaw & Keith Mansfield
Beat Incidental
LP | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Be With)
24,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
This release comes on 180g vinyl and was remastered from the original tapes.Be With have raided the KPM archives to re-issue another of our favourites from the KPM 1000 series. They say: A Dramatic Suite Of Themes, Montage, Sequences And Generics. We say: An enormously influential and heavy KPM set of timeless, killer funk breaks from 1972 by the mighty John Cameron. Jazzrock is an aggressive, percussion-heavy album with an energy that leaves jaws on the floor. Breaks and beats for days with electric piano, bass loops, and pounding percussion. Funky jazz with a deep, tough, soundtrack feel. As with all of our KPM re-issues, the audio for The Road Forward comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!
Miles Davis - Miles In The Sky
Gil Scott-Heron - Live At Kulturzentrum Schauburg 1983
Gil Scott-Heron
Live At Kulturzentrum Schauburg 1983
2LP | 2019 | EU (Radio Loop Loop)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU
Genre:Organic Grooves
One of the great figures in the history of soul and funk music captured live in Germany in 1983. This is a double LP set of Gill Scott Heron and his eight piece band. Amnesia Express was a fine collective with reeds, trumpet, bass, percussion, drums and Gil Scott-Heron himself on Fender Rhodes piano and vocals. The album opens with a breathtaking solo performance of "We Almost Lost Detroit" and includes, among others, another masterpiece, "Winter in America". No words, just deep soulful and politically conscious music at its best.
Komintern - Le Bal Du Rat Mort
Komintern
Le Bal Du Rat Mort
LP | 1970 | EU (Replica)
19,99 €*
Release:1970 / EU
Genre:Organic Grooves
This French band was founded by Francis Lemonnier (sax and vocals) and Serge Catalano (drums and percussions) in May 1970 after they left Red Noise due to musical and political disagreements. The name chosen gives you a clear indication as to their political views. The band released one album called "Le Bal Du Rat Mort" in 1971 and one single "Fou, roi, pantin" and were active until 1975. The musicians that joined them were Michel Musac (guitar), Olivier Zdrzalik (bass, vocals, organ and piano) and Pascal Chassin (guitar). At first they were less focused on composing only music but more on mixing it along with satiric theater - a sort of "cabaret satirique", in order to express their extreme left views. They used their music to enhance their message, and they did it in a manner that mixed several styles of music that would fit their show and the message to be passed on to the crowd/listeners. They were related to extreme left movements such as the "Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire" and they toured in the summer of 1970 in, among other places, universities and factories that were in strike.
Joe Tossini And Friends - Lady Of Mine
Joe Tossini And Friends
Lady Of Mine
LP | 1989 | EU | Reissue (Joe Tossini Music)
20,99 €*
Release:1989 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
A download code is included. Carefully ReEdited, 100% Original Lady of Mine is the 1989 debut LP by self-made Italian-American Joe Tossini. An astoundingly honest, passionate record of cosmopolitan lounge music, he willed this charming suburban oddity into existence without any formal musical training.
Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu - New Heights / Snitches Brew
Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu
New Heights / Snitches Brew
12" | 2019 | UK | Original (Black Focus)
14,99 €*
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".
V.A. - Hot Wax
V.A.
Hot Wax
LP | 1976 | UK | Reissue (Be With)
23,99 €*
Release:1976 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Hot Wax is an assured KPM masterclass from a dream team line-up of Brian Bennett, Alan Hawkshaw and John Fiddy. Here we’re treated to what happens when all three decide to explore “the latest trends in production music”. The latest as of 1976, of course.

John Fiddy’s numbers are sumptuous, string-led and light. Floaty soft-psych underpinned by a solid groove, particularly on “Taste For Living” and "Fresh Start". If you're into Koushik and those early Manitoba/Caribou records - and you should be - you’ll appreciate these.

For us, the Bennett and Bennett/Hawkshaw stuff is on another level. “Capitol City” oscillates between driving funk and downbeat sentiment. “Name Of The Game” is tough, smokin’ funk, famously sampled in 2007 by Madlib for Percee P’s “Who With Me”. “Bop On The Rocks” knocks hard and “Full Throttle” features a guitar solo with some of the nastiest, about-to-explode fuzz you’re ever likely to hear.

As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Hot Wax comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.
Leifur James - A Louder Silence Black Vinyl Edition
Midori Takada & Lafawndah - Le Renard Bleu Etched Single Sided Edition
Midori Takada & Lafawndah
Le Renard Bleu Etched Single Sided Edition
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (!K7)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It is said that every generation casts its mind back to a previous era in times of crisis; the resources that will allow us to decode the questions of our moment may lie in the myths of another era. Le Renard Bleu, the new musical and cinematic collaboration between Lafawndah and composer Midori Takada, and filmmakers Partel Oliva, takes a cross- generational echo as ground zero for recovering a crucial myth for uncertain times: the blue fox. As transmitted by Takada, the fox appears in both ancient Senegalese and Japanese folktales as the trickster archetype; belonging both to the heavens and to the earth, the fox is the agent of chaotic good, shaking the world up when its energy has become stagnant. Above all else, the fox is famous for its cunning nature. Renard Bleu marks the first new music released by Takada in nearly twenty years; it would be difficult to overstate the importance of her return to the public eye. Her first solo record, 1983's Through the Looking Glass, has been rediscovered and heralded as a lost classic; the influence of her percussion trio, the Mkwaju Ensemble, continues to permeate and inspire a new generation entranced by its lucid beauty, playfulness, and sensual patience. Takada has performed in numerous film score orchestras, including the ensemble for Akira Kurasawa’s Dreams, coincidentally a key influence on Renard Bleu.
Idris Muhammad - Turn This Mutha Out
Idris Muhammad
Turn This Mutha Out
LP | 1977 | UK | Reissue (Soul Brother)
20,99 €*
Release:1977 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Idris Muhammad recorded this classic Jazz-Funk album 'Turn This Mutha Out' in 1977 for the Kudu label. Some great session musicians accompanied him and the album has that David Matthews signature Disco-Jazz-Funk sound. It was well received in the UK most notably for the opening track 'Could Heaven Ever Be Like This', an undisputed classic. Idris and Wilbur Bascomb on bass create the perfect bedrock for Mike Brecker on Tenor Sax, Hiram Bullock on Guitar and Cliff Carter on Synthesizer to solo above, topped by Frank Floyd's vocals. It has been sampled at least seventeen times, most notably by Jamiroquai and Drake.
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Geisterfaust
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore
Geisterfaust
2LP | 2005 | EU | Reissue (Pias)
23,99 €*
Release:2005 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Geisterfaust finally gets a proper vinyl release. Tip!
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Black Earth
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore
Black Earth
2LP | 2002 | EU | Reissue (Pias)
27,99 €*
Release:2002 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
First vinyl repress since ist initial release in 2002. Essential Bohren!
GoGo Penguin - Fanfares
GoGo Penguin
Fanfares
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Gondwana)
24,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Nominated for "Best Jazz Album" at Gilles Peterson's "World Wide" Awards. Tip!
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World, The Great Satchmo Live
Bill Evans Trio - Sunday At The Village Vanguard / Waltz For Debby
Nina Simone - Here Comes The Sun
Ennio Morricone - Collected
Ennio Morricone
Collected
2LP | 2014 | EU | Original (Music On Vinyl)
26,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Collected is a definitive journey through the vast work of Morricone, stopping by landmark spaghetti westerns like A Fistful Of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More, The Good The Bad & The Ugly, Once Upon A Time In America and most recently, Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.

180g audiophile vinyl in gatefold sleeve.
Thundercat - Apocalypse
Thundercat
Apocalypse
2LP | 2013 | UK | Original (Brainfeeder)
19,99 €*
Release:2013 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
The next strike by the amazing Thungercat! With a little help from Flying Lotus & Mono/poly!
Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
Zura - Ep
Zura
Ep
10" | 2020 | EU | Original (U Know Me)
32,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
First 10" from the special series made for the U Know Me Records 10th Birthday.
Made only in 100 copies - hand numbered and stamped.
It's a vinyl version of Zura EP [UKM 054] which was digitally (only) released on 31.01.17.
You can find extended version of the intro & Zura's remix of SONAR as a bonus track.
Lemon Quartet - Crestless
Lemon Quartet
Crestless
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Last Resort)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In the American midwest, the two weeks or so in mid-Spring that brings the year's most vibrant crop of edible mushrooms coincides with the busiest season for a few of its most deceptively poisonous fungi: the false morels. Bearing a pale stalk and a halo of cerebral folds, they look like a lot of similar mushrooms, but if you can't identify them for what they are, and treat them the right way, consuming even small quantities can cause vertigo, vomiting, and organ failure.
Lemon Quartet probably weren't thinking about mushrooms when they made their debut album Crestless, but the false morels still provide a window into understanding their music. When you catch their intricately arranged instrumentals at a glance, you can see flashes of other airy artists—they trade in compositional ruffles that may feel familiar to followers of Gigi Masin or any number of releases on Valley of the Sun—but there's this deep, dark something hiding in the record's shadowy corners. It's not poison though, just a mycelial complexity that begs that you take each piece and study its contours as you take and eat. The work that you put in makes it feel all the more nourishing.
Kandace Springs - The Women Who Raised Me
Joe Armon-Jones - Starting Today
Joe Armon-Jones
Starting Today
LP | 2018 | UK | Reissue (Brownswood)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
New non-gatefold version of Joe’s debut album from 2018.
Col Nolan & The Soul Syndicate - Whatever It's Worth
Col Nolan & The Soul Syndicate
Whatever It's Worth
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Pacific Theatre Encore)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Australian Soul Jazz holy grail from 1968! Debut album release on Pacific Theatre Encore, the reissue label started by Melbourne's contemporary funk / soul lynchpin Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos, Menagerie, Lanu, ex Cookin' On 3 Burners). Vinyl includes download card and liner notes insert, CD in digipak and booklet.
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). Early '70s Soul Syndicate recordings have become highly sought by collectors, but this album is their rarest, with collectors paying sizable amounts on the rare occasion a copy appears.
The album was recorded in Sydney while they were the house band at the legendary Kings Cross nightclub, Whiskey A Go Go, during it's swinging sixties heyday. The city's best jazz players would play there and at surrounding clubs seven nights a week into the early hours, entertaining both high society and visiting American G.I.s on R&R, a far cry from the area's current lock out law enduced coma.
Their residency would allow them to break in new material night after night, much of it recorded on this album. The album is lead by some cracking originals written by Nolan, Loughnan and Sangster including the two Mod dancefloor burners, "Shades Of McSoul", the title track and the breakbeat monster "Rivera Mountain". But their versions of popular soings of the time are more like re-inventions, such as the drum heavy, low slung take on Bobbie Gentry's "Ode To Billie Joe" and a superlative rendition of Jimmy Webb's "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", which builds to a frantic, swirling psychedelic crescendo to close the album.
"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.
Art Blakey - Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World Volume 2
V.A. - 100% Swing
Jacky Giordano, Yan D'ys, Francis Personne, Ode Ronronnière, Serge D'usson - Philopsis
Jacky Giordano, Yan D'ys, Francis Personne, Ode Ronronnière, Serge D'usson
Philopsis
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Digger's Digest)
28,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Released in 1978 on Freesound, Philopsis has gained cult status in recent years In the vast world of Library Music. Behind this album with its enigmatic cover artwork, there is Jacky Giordano, a mysterious french musician whose name rhymes with excitement to any of those who have heard his productions on mythical labels such as Montparnasse 2000, l’Illustration Musicale, Musax, Sonimage, Timing. Among all of his confidential discography, Philopsis, with this airy and rough jazz-funk sound, is undoubtedly his masterpiece. Confidentially distributed at the time of its release, original copies are now almost invisible, and market price have reached crazy amounts in recent years. Making Philopsis available again sounded like an evidence. Digger's Digest and Listen! Record Store team up to offer you a strictly limited reissue of one of the cornerstone of Library Music, rehabilitating at the same time the work of one of the most intriguing desperados of the French music industry.
Cecil McBee - Mutima
Cecil McBee
Mutima
LP | 1974 | UK | Reissue (Pure Pleasure)
27,99 €*
Release:1974 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
A landmark recording in early creative improvised modern music, bassist Cecil McBee's recording for the Strata East label is an important document introducing him as a leader from the international jazz-based scene in New York City via his native Tulsa, OK and following a brief mid-'60s stint in Detroit. 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. "Life Waves" is a stunning piece of composed and improvised music, with a brief clarion horn section setting off McBee's chordal strumming and harp bop drive. Trumpeter Tex Allen's brash lines, the incendiary tenor saxophonist George Adams, and more thoughtful alto saxophonist Allen Braufman dig into hefty but contrasting solos, while drummer Jimmy Hopps stokes the coals. The other premier piece, "Mutima", has a soaring longer melody switching on and off onto a samba palate that is pretty, beautiful, and much more introspective than other wild and woolly cuts. The legendary but under recognized flutist Art Webb shines on the floaty free "A Feeling", and the atypical but wholly contemporized "Tulsa Black", a portent to the music that would be made later in this time period by Sonny Fortune, and featuring the wah-wah electric bass guitar work of Cecil McBee, Jr. The two-minute "Voice Of The Seventh Angel" sports the disparity of a complex arrangement alongside the beautiful singing of a young Dee Dee Bridgewater, while the marathon "From Within" has McBee performing solo, but overdubbed on two basses in opposite stereo channels, using serene long-toned arco and static pizzicato in arresting sounds that meld into a bridge squawk reminiscent of the saxophone playing of bandmate Adams. In retrospect, McBee's great career was ostensibly launched well before this recording, having worked with prominently with Charles Lloyd, Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Yusef Lateef, Charles Tolliver, and countless others. "Mutima" (translated as "unseen forces") undoubtedly solidified his stature and brilliance as a major player.
Bossa 70 - Si Voce Pensa / Birimbao
Bossa 70
Si Voce Pensa / Birimbao
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Matasuna)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Matasuna Records is thrilled to reissue another musical jewel from Peru on vinyl for the first time. The songs were recorded by the band Bossa 70 and released on a 7inch EP and the self-titled album in 1970. Both are much sought-after collector's items and impossible to find. The songs were transferred from the original master tapes and got a new mastering.

Nilo Espinoza Vascones or better known under his artist name Nilo Espinosa is without doubt a Peruvian saxophone and flute legend. After a classical musical education he entered the music scene in the early 1960s. In 1966 he founded the band Los Hilton's with some of the best Peruvian musicians including the gifted piano player Otto de Rojas. In 1967 they recorded the first and only LP of the group, which was released in a small edition in Peru.

Their concerts were more and more influenced by Jazz and Bossa Nova, so in 1968 they changed the band's name to Bossa 70. In the record label's office Nilo met the Afro-Peruvian Carmen Rosa Basurco, who also loved Bossa Nova and could sing in Portuguese and English. From then on she was the main singer of the band.

Bossa 70 recorded four songs for a 7-inch EP in an edition of only 100 copies, which was given away for promotional purposes at concerts and to friends & family. In 1970 they recorded their self-titled LP which reflected a mixture of Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz and Funk. The label pressed only 300 copies, which were sold out very quickly. This LP was the band's only album and is a rare piece of Peruvian music history.

Si Voce Pensa on the A-side is a great cover version of the same named song by famous Brazilian musician Roberto Carlos from 1968. Bossa 70 adapted the song for the dancefloor, which is driven by an uplifting rhythm and the expressive voice of the singer. Of course, the great interplay of the other musicians must not go unmentioned. A fantastic track that will heat up everywhere!
Birimbao on the flipside is another fantastic Brazilian cover version. The song was written in the 1960s by Baden Powell, one of the most important Brazilian guitarists and one of the pioneers of Bossa Nova. Bossa 70 set their own stamp with a new instrumentation with brass, wah wah guitars, piano, flute parts and trumpet solos. The percussion section is also a brilliant backup for this one. Another winner!
Soul Jazz Records Presents - Congo Revolution - Revolutionary And Evolutionary Sounds From The Two Congos 1955-62
Soul Jazz Records Presents
Congo Revolution - Revolutionary And Evolutionary Sounds From The Two Congos 1955-62
2LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
26,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This stunning new release on Soul Jazz Records looks at the explosion of music that came out of the Congo in the years leading up to independence in 1960. Congolese rumba, a wild combination of African, Jazz and Latin influences, created future stars of its now legendary creators – Franco, Grand Kalle, Tabu Ley, Dr. Nico, Papa Wemba – and all feature here in their ground-breaking early groups such as O.K.Jazz, Brazzos, Rock-A-Mambo, African Jazz and The Beguen Band. The Congo is in fact two countries – The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC, formerly Zaire) and the Republic of the Congo. Congo Revolution was first released as a sampler 7” box set for RSD, and this expanded release includes a 50-page booklet/double gatefold and inner sleeves containing extensive text explaining the evolution of the music and history of the two Congos, and how music, politics and popular culture intersected at the point of independence from the two Congos’ European colonisers – Belgium and France – through songs such as ‘Vive Patrice Lumumba,’ and ‘MNC Uhuru,’ which celebrated the Congolese independence leader prior to his political assassination. Also included is the stunning images of the Congolese photographer Jean Depara who documented the Congo’s vibrant nightlife in the period 1955-65 as well as being the official photographer for the superstar Congolese artist Franco up until his death in 1989. Depara also documents the rise of the Bills (Congolese teenagers who dressed as cowboys) and sharp-suited évolués (which later gave rise to the fashion-conscious phenomenon of the Congolese ‘Sapeurs’). These images are reproduced in collaboration with Revue Noire in France.
Kenny Dorham - Una Mas
Hugo Heredia - Mananita Pampera
Hugo Heredia
Mananita Pampera
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Jazz Room)
23,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
If ever a record called be called a lost masterpiece then this record more than deserves that epithet. First released on an obscure French label in the 1970's it might have sunk further into obscurity and left no trace of it's passing but somehow a handful of copies turned up in various Jazz shops in London where it was snapped up by DJ Paul Murphy who was then playing to the embryonic jazz dance scene, based at the very first Jazz Room club: The Horseshoe in London's Tottenham Court Road, a decaying, seedy, sticky carpeted old West End ballroom that had seen better days. This and a select few records in a similar vein were being played to an appreciative audience who demanded tough raw percussive rhythms overlaid with some furious jazzy soloing and whenever this record hit the turntable it left even the most demanding groover sated.
It's a really fantastic collection from this barely known reedman and his excellent band which also features a guest appearance by American Legend Horace Parlan who is best known for his Afro-Cuban session "Headin' South" on Blue Note Records.
Superbly produced by drummer Peter Schmidlin, who has conjured up a spiritual modal mixdown of Afro-Cuban & Jazz extended percussive workouts that are uncompromising in their groove and which manage to sound both timeless and modern. The record is being re-released with the original striking artwork, guaranteed to be a talking point.
Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo
Art Ensemble Of Chicago - We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration
Lloyd McNeill - Elegia
Lloyd McNeill
Elegia
LP | 1980 | UK | Reissue (Soul Jazz)
22,99 €*
Release:1980 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 1000 copies incl. download code! Soul Jazz Records are releasing flautist Lloyd McNeill’s album ‘Elegia’ (1980). Originally released on the artists’ own private press Baobab label in New York, the album is a serious collectors’ piece, a heavyweight and fascinating fusion of deep spiritual jazz with Brazilian rhythms and melodies. The album has been out of print for nearly 40 years.
This groundbreaking album is the culmination of Lloyd McNeill’s many years involved with Brazilian musicians and features the great percussionist Nana Vasconcelos alongside fellow Brazilians Portinho and Dom Salvador, and US jazz musicians including bassist Cecil McBee.
In a 50-year musical career, McNeill has worked with many artists including Nina Simone, Eric Dolphy, Mulatu Asatke and Sabu Martinez.
McNeill grew up during the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. All of his music was only ever released on his own private-press record label, echoing the Civil Rights and African-American themes of the era – black economic empowerment and self-sufficiency – and there is a beautiful spirituality in all his music.
In the late 1960s McNeill became a teacher of both jazz and painting at the New Thing Art and Architecture Center in Washington and in 1969 was the first African-American professor hired to teach African-American Music History, at Rutgers University.
Freddie Hubbard - Open Sesame
Grant Green - Grant's First Stand
Grant Green
Grant's First Stand
LP | 1961 | EU | Reissue (Blue Note)
21,99 €*
Release:1961 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The debut album by a prolific musician, ‘Grant’s First Stand’ is a significant work that set out the Blue Note musician’s highly personal manifesto.

Though Grant’s First Stand was guitarist Grant Green’s maiden release for Blue Note Records it wasn’t his debut recording session for the famous New York jazz label. The St Louis guitarist had, in fact, gone into Rudy Van Gelder’s legendary studio at Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey – where Blue Note did the majority of their recordings from 1959 onwards – on two previous occasions. For some reason, however, the music recorded on two days across October and November 1960 was shelved. It wasn’t until Saturday, 28 January 1961, that Green got to lay down the six tracks that became his debut album for the label.
Haruomi Hosono - Paraiso
Haruomi Hosono
Paraiso
LP | 1978 | JP | Reissue (Great Tracks / Sony Japan)
54,99 €*
Release:1978 / JP – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
* Remastered by Yoshinori Sunahara
* Vinyl cutting by Bernie Grundman Mastering
* Limited edition import Japanese press
Note: This is a different pressing from LITA 172

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.
Wanubalé - Strange Heat
Wanubalé
Strange Heat
10" | 2019 | EU | Original (Agogo)
12,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Wanubalé – nine guys from Berlin, inspired by the city's fresh Jazz scene and distinct club culture. This band sets out to define their own, highly danceable version of Jazz, Neo Soul and Funk.
The Wanubalés are first rate musicians. They tend to take their time writing arrangements, yet they are careful not to overly emphasize their jazz skills. Songwriting is a collaborative affair, everything is developed organically. Just like the band name, which dates back to the days of fooling around in the schoolyard, playing with syllables ("nuba" came first). Sound was crucial. Some say "Wanubalé" means "brother" in Swahili.
Wanubalé's instrumental debut album was recorded by Axel Reinemer in Berlin's Jazzanova Studio in 2018. The musicians don't hide their influences: Snarky Puppy, Fat Freddy's Drop, plus younger acts like Hiatus Kaiyote and Nubiyan Twist. But Wanubalé do their own thing, having produced and arranged the album. Wanubalé: four horns, two drummers, guitar, bass, keyboards. Nine musicians with a knack for funky breaks, might brass sounds and great melodies.
Adele Sebastian - Desert Fairy Princess
Adele Sebastian
Desert Fairy Princess
LP | 1981 | US | Reissue (Pure Pleasure)
29,99 €*
Release:1981 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Adele Sebastian was an Afro American jazz flutist and singer, active from the early 70s (when she was still a teenager) until her untimely death at the age of 27 (!) in 1983 from a kidney failure. In fact she had been depending on monthly dialysis to stay alive for years. She lived through and for the music and you can hear it on her only solo album “Desert Fairy Princess” which was first issued in 1981. The mostly acoustic instrumentation brings a very natural and therefore rather retrospective sound considering the year the album was recorded. Adele and her band pull it off right from the start as if it had been 1966 and it was time for a revolution to shake the dust from the old time jazz. In a perfect way she mixes classic American vocal jazz elements with playful and more free passages, Latin music and tribal African sounds in the lengthy and quite rhythm oriented “Man From Tanganyika” and makes the title track start with a mystical “Allahu akbar“ chant while it turns more and more into a dark and gloomy song with something like a psychedelic edge reminiscent of Pharoah Sanders on his early works. Wild rhythms from drums, percussions with tons of bells and chimes weave a thick groove carpet and conjure a magical atmosphere. Those jazz aficionados who love the mid 60s John Coltrane, his sidekick Pharoah Sanders and Alice Coltrane will go crazy for this album.
Lee Morgan - Cornbread Tone Poet Vinyl Edition
Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off
Steve Reid - Nova
Steve Reid
Nova
LP | 2001 | UK | Reissue (Soul Jazz)
22,99 €*
Release:2001 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
As a radical jazz artist, Steve Reid played with an extraordinary group of artists – Miles Davis, Sun Ra, Fela Kuti, James Brown, Ornette Coleman, Lester Bowie and many more. He began his career as a teenager in the 1960s as a drummer at Motown.
Reid was born in the South Bronx, and grew up in Queens, New York, three blocks away from John Coltrane. In 1969, Reid refused to enlist to the Vietnam war and was arrested as a conscientious objector and given a four-year prison sentence.
On his release in 1974, he formed the Legendary Master Brotherhood and the independent record label, Mustevic Sound, to release his debut LP Nova.
At the start of the 21st century, Steve Reid began a successful collaboration with Kieran Hebden (Fourtet), who Reid referred to as his ‘musical soul mate’, resulting in a number of joint albums.
Steve Reid died in New York in 2010. Subsequently the Steve Reid Foundation was set up in his name, to help aspiring musicians and artists.
Wes Montgomery - California Dreaming
Soul Jazz Records Presents - Soul Of A Nation: Jazz Is The Teacher, Funk Is The Preacher - Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk And The Roots Of Rap In The Black Power Era 1969-75
Soul Jazz Records Presents
Soul Of A Nation: Jazz Is The Teacher, Funk Is The Preacher - Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk And The Roots Of Rap In The Black Power Era 1969-75
3LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
27,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soul Jazz Records’ new release ‘Soul of A Nation: Jazz is the Teacher, Funk is the Preacher’ is a powerful collection of radical jazz, street funk and proto-rap made in the era of Black Power (1969-75).
This is the second ‘Soul of A Nation’ album released by Soul Jazz Records and coincides with the exhibition ‘Soul of a Nation – Art in the Age of Black Power’ currently at the Brooklyn Museum in New York and which moves to Los Angeles at The Broad in spring 2019. The international exhibition was critically received when it was launched last year at the Tate Modern in London (as was the accompanying first album ‘Soul of A Nation – Afro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black Power 1968-79’).
This new album features a number of important and ground-breaking African-American artists – The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Don Cherry, Funkadelic, Gil Scott-Heron and more – alongside a host of lesser-known artists all of whom in the early 1970s were exploring new Afro-Centric poly-rhythmical styles of music – radical jazz, street funk and proto-rap – while at the same time exploring the Black Power and civil-rights inspired notions of self-definition, self-respect and self-empowerment in their own lives.
During this era African-American jazz musicians ripped up traditional definitions – rejecting the term ‘entertainer’ to redefine themselves instead as ‘artists’. They worked outside of the mainstream music industry perceiving this artistic relationship to be fundamentally exploitative and politically flawed. Artists instead formed their own pan-arts community-centric collectives, set up their own record labels, ran concerts in alternative performance spaces – art galleries, parks, lofts, community centres – all as a way of taking control of their own creative destinies.
At the start of 1960s jazz musicians had embarked on an intense period of musical experimentation as artists John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry sought to dismantle the traditional definitions of jazz by creating new music that broke free from its establishment shackles.
By the end of the 1960s and into the 1970s, forward-thinking African-American jazz musicians had absorbed the ideas of this radical and avant-garde path but also began to introduce many new elements – not just civil rights concepts of freedom but also black power ideas of self-respect, righteousness and anger. Their music developed into a radical and intense Afro-Centric mix of jazz, funk, soul, and street poetry all in search of a new musical language that could better represent artistic African-American cultural expression.
All of the featured artists here were involved in this search in different ways; a shared sense of Afro-centric collectivism joined the dots between the deep avant-garde experimentalism of The Art Ensemble of Chicago (here featuring soul singer Fontella Bass singing the powerful ‘Theme de Yoyo’) to the hyper-funk psychedelia of George Clinton’s Funkadelic. The poetry of Gil Scott-Heron and Sarah Webster Fabio is performed with a backdrop of street funk and heavyweight percussion – in the process laying down the template for the birth of rap. The Har-You Percussion Group, which grew of a government-sponsored community project in Harlem in the 1960s, connect latin, jazz and funk rhythms; Byron Morris and Unity offer an intense and rhythmical journey. James Mason, Gary Bartz and The Oneness of Juju offer spirituality and cosmology in equal measures. Chicago’s The Pharaohs and Detroit’s collective Tribe add deep jazz and street funk in equal measures. And more besides!
The front cover features a painting by Barkley Hendricks, a central artist in the exhibition ‘Soul of A Nation – Art in the Age of Black Power’.
Soul Jazz Records Presents - Venezuela 70 Volume 2 - Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth: Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 1970s & Beyond
Soul Jazz Records Presents
Venezuela 70 Volume 2 - Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth: Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 1970s & Beyond
2LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance
This is the second collection of music from Venezuela in the 1970s and beyond to be released on Soul Jazz Records. The album once again features innovative figures in the history of underground Venezuelan music, mostly unknown outside of their home country – their music a blending of progressive rock, jazz, experimental electronics and disco created mainly in the 1970s during a time when the country was both a cultural and economic powerhouse in Latin America.
While much of 1960s Venezuelan rock music emulated British and USA styles, and salsa dominated the dancefloors of Latin America, the 1970s saw the evolution of a new generation of creative local artists such as Vytas Brenner, Daniel Grau, Aldemaro Romero, Un Dos Tres Y Fuera who all explored the possibilities of mixing together rock with elements of electronica, funk, jazz, latin rhythms simultaneously exploring their links with Venezuelan roots music, creating a new sound which blended a multitude of new and old world influences, uniquely Venezuelan.
Most of these artists featured on Venezuela 70 remain practically unknown outside of Venezuela’s borders and yet their progressive forward-thinking music is some of the most sophisticated in the world – a stunning ‘melting pot’ mix of sounds from the cosmic and psychedelic rock of Vytas Brenner to the Moroder-esque disco experimentation of Daniel Grau, and the tropical funk of Un Dos Tres Y Fuera and beyond.
Aside from the relatively known Vytas Brenner and Daniel Grau, most of the music on this album is incredibly rare (even in Venezuela)!
Jakob Bro / Thomas Morgan / Joey Baron - Bay Of Rainbows
Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
Holly Cole - Temptation
Holly Cole
Temptation
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Acoustic Sounds)
68,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Over the past decade, new talents such as Cassandra Wilson, Patricia Barber and Holly Cole have redefined the world of female jazz vocals. Cole's "Temptation", a 1995 Blue Note release, is her musical tribute to the writings of Tom Waits. Besides being a superb audiophile recording (perfect in every production detail, from the rendering of Cole's amazing voice to the incredibly natural sound captured by producer Craig Street's team), this album has garnered kudos for her interpretation of Waits' unique compositions.
Now hear how our Analogue Productions' 200-gram LP reissue makes this standout album even stronger! Legendary engineer Bernie Grundman remastered the recording that give Cole's vocals richer detail and greater body. Premium pressing by Quality Record Pressings provides flawless reproduction against a super-silent background for pure listening enjoyment. Lastly, top it off with a Stoughton Printing old-style tip-on jacket and this disc is a sure winner. A great addition to your jazz collection.
Al Di Meola - Casino
Al Di Meola
Casino
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Speakers Corner)
28,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Master of the strings, Al Di Meola, who turn his back on over-ambitious manual dexterity as in "Elegant Gypsy" to concentrate more on musical substance, demonstrates his intensive work with the material in the follow-up album "Casino". For example in "Egyptian Danza", an amalgamation of melodies which circle around one another and evoke with light electronics the contrasting worlds of the Orient, Occident and New World. A far sharper sound is conjured up in "Chasin‘ The Voodoo", which escalates to an extremely tightly-knit continuous fire, infused with the maestro‘s familiar guitar sound. Di Meola - with himself alone - combines the idea of multiple rhythms and parts: In the "Fantasia Suite For Two Guitars", four miniatures with percussive zapateado and whirling flamenco, he accompanies himself thanks to multi-tracking. All great stuff, but the best comes last: in the lengthy title number "Casino" all powers come together to create a magnificent performance with varying tempos, layered patterns, deceptive metrical changes and, of course, guitar playing of the highest order.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. More information under www.pure-analogue.com.
All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.

Recording: May - September 1977 at Electric Lady Studios, New York, by Dave Palmer
Production: Al Di Meola
Wendell Harrison & Phillip Ranelin - A Message From The Tribe
Wendell Harrison & Phillip Ranelin
A Message From The Tribe
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Tribe)
27,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Genius work from the Detroit underground of the 70s – one of the greatest records ever on the now-famous Tribe Records label, and a masterpiece of soul, jazz, and righteous spirit! The session's headed by tenor player Wendell Harrison – and it's got an all-star Motor City lineup that includes Marcus Belgrave on trumpet, Phil Ranelin on trombone, Jeamel Lee on vocals, Charles Eubanks on electric piano, and Charles Moore on flugel horn. The tracks have a spacious spiritual approach that recalls some of the later Archie Shepp on Impulse – a blend of soul jazz with slight touches of electric instrumentation, some vocals, and a very progressive spirit overall – stepping proud in the new freedoms of the 70s, yet still swinging and very groovy.
Jose Mancliere - Doubout Pou Gade
Jose Mancliere
Doubout Pou Gade
LP | EU | Reissue (Digger's Digest)
29,99 €*
Release:EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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)
28,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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.
Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster - Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster
Espen Eriksen Trio With Andy Sheppard - Perfectly Unhappy
Espen Eriksen Trio With Andy Sheppard
Perfectly Unhappy
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Rune Grammofon)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"I knew from the first time I heard the trio play that I would fit
right in. I loved the melodic sense and vibe and was thrilled when
I was invited to guest with the trio in London in 2016. Since then
we've had a chance to grow the music with tours in Korea and
Norway, before Espen wrote a set of fantastic tunes for the
recording session in Oslo. They played themselves and we had a
ball recording, everything clicked and in two days we had made a
very special album". Andy Sheppard Espen Eriksen Trio was
formed in 2007 and released their first album in 2010. Their
music relies on highly melodic and lyrical instrumentals and a "less
is more" approach and is often credited for its unique voice
within today's jazz scene by the international press. The aptly
named "Perfectly Unhappy" features eight new songs by the
pianist, all written with this collaboration in mind. These are
enchanting and lyrical tunes, often melancholic and uplifting at the
same time and will surely speak to followers of both the trio and
Sheppard and attract many new ones. With a career spanning
over four decades, working together with the likes of George
Russell and Gil Evans, Andy Sheppard is truly one of Europe's
leading saxophonists. Lately, his main focus has been with his own
quartet and the trio with living legends Carla Bley and Steve
Swallow, both acts recording for ECM.
Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue
V.A. - Katanga! Volume 1 Blues & Rhythm, Popcorn, Exotica & Tittyshakers!
Miles Davis - Miles In Berlin
Miles Davis
Miles In Berlin
LP | 1964 | EU | Reissue (Speakers Corner)
27,99 €*
Release:1964 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
It's 1964 and the first Berlin Jazz Festival is about to reach its absolute peak: the final concert on the night of Friday, 25th September by Miles Davis. And the European subsidiary of Columbia Records, CBS, couldn’t wait to release this legendary event on LP.
The new quintet, for the first time with Wayne Shorter on the tenor sax (and not yet as composer), thrilled and roused the audience in the Philharmonie from the first minute to the very end. The classics "Miles(tones)", "So What" and "Walkin’" were performed at an astonishingly fast pace, the ballads were tender and dreamy. Such a magical atmosphere was rarely evoked at later concerts, which was probably due to the excellent acoustics of the large concert hall. The audience were also seated behind the stage, so Miles couldn't turn his back provokingly on people; sometimes he just squatted on the stage. However, this didn’t prevent him from performing his solos lyrically and tenderly, most of them finely nuanced, soft and gentle, yet audible right into the furthest corner. The rhythmic structure created by the young drummer Anthony Williams provided the necessary excitement.
Miles at the top of his form, an enthusiastic audience, impressive acoustics and, to top it all, excellent recording technology and a fantastic pressing on virgin vinyl - what more does a jazz fan want? Now’s the time to dig out your credit card!

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.
Descendants Of Mike And Phoebe, The - A Spirit Speaks
Descendants Of Mike And Phoebe, The
A Spirit Speaks
LP | 1974 | UK | Reissue (Pure Pleasure)
27,99 €*
Release:1974 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
One of the most unique albums on the Strata East label – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the creative energies flowing through that legendary jazz outlet! "Descendents Of Mike & Phoebe" is a righteous little project put together by Spike Lee's father, Bill Lee, and his brothers and sisters (Cliff Lee, Grace Lee Mims, and Consuela Lee Moorhead) – working here in a group named after their slave ancestors, who are paid tribute in a beautifully flowing batch of tunes! Lee's round, warm bass tones are firmly at the head of the group on most numbers – recorded at a similar level to his excellent work with Clifford Jordan on Strata East during the same time – and other instrumentation includes piano from Consuela, flugelhorn from Cliff, and percussion from Sonny Brown and Billy Higgins – all used in a wonderfully evocative style that's even better than some of Lee's later soundtrack work. A few numbers feature vocals from Grace – singing wordlessly and with a really heavenly sort of quality – and together, the whole group have an undeniable sense of power and majesty, yet also one that's touched by a really personal sense of poetry too. Titles include a great version of Lee's "Coltrane", which was more famously recorded with Clifford Jordan.
Lizz Wright - Grace
Lizz Wright
Grace
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Concord)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Lizz Wright (born January 22, 1980) is an American jazz and gospel singer.
Herbie Hancock - Crossings
Herbie Hancock
Crossings
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Speakers Corner)
28,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
In the 1970s, Herbie Hancock’s "Crossings" was to be found on every IKEA record shelf in the student pads of jazz-fusion fans. The cover, with its psychedelic touch, also contributed significantly to its popularity – although it was unclear where the crossing was going to take us …
Nevertheless, the excellent trumpeter Eddie Henderson – often underestimated as an improviser and composer, and Benny Maupin – who like Hancock had grown up under Miles Davis’s wing, present a wide range of sound-generating instruments – as was all the rage in those days. Synthesizer and Mellotron (a polyphonic tape replay keyboard and as such practically the prototype of the sampler) were permanent members of the group – and even produce here melodic arches of sound! Whether Bennie Maupin’s "Quasar" launches the group and us into extraterrestrial territory (as stated in one review) is a moot point.
This LP is a contemporary historical document, though it certainly doesn’t sound antiquated. That’s why younger listeners too will find pleasure in this experiment from the previous millennium.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.

Recording: February 1972 at Pacific Recording Studios, San Mateo, CA., by Patrick Gleason
Production: David Rubinson
Lloyd McNeill Quartet, The - Asha
Lloyd McNeill Quartet, The
Asha
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
New edition of this very rare deep spiritual jazz album first released as a private-press album in 1969 on flautist Lloyd McNeill’s own Asha Record label in Washington, DC. First reissued on Soul Jazz Records’ Universal Sound sub-label in 2011 (long deleted) and now available newly digitally remastered on Soul Jazz Records main label in a limited edition of 1000 copies worldwide.
Lloyd McNeill is an African-American flautist, painter, poet, and photographer born in Washington, D.C., in 1935. His multi-disciplinary creative life led to encounters and friendships with Nina Simone, Picasso, Eric Dolphy, Nana Vasconceles and other legendary cultural figures.
McNeill grew up through the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. ‘Asha’ was the debut album by the Lloyd McNeill Quartet released on his own private-press record label, echoing the Civil Rights and African-American themes of the era - black economic empowerment and self-sufficiency – as well as a beautiful spirituality to the music. In the mid-1960s he moved to France where he became friends with Picasso, working with a number of émigré-jazz musicians whilst living in Paris.
In the late 1960s he taught jazz and painting workshops at the New Thing Art and Architecture Center in Washington. In the 1970s he travelled throughout Brazil and West Africa studying music and taught music anthropology in the US.
This album is released as a limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide LP (+ download code), and limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide CD edition and also as a digital album on Soul Jazz Records.
This album is released in conjunction with the album Lloyd McNeill – Washington Suite (1970) which was released last month also on Soul Jazz Records.
Alice Coltrane - World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
Alice Coltrane
World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Luaka Bop)
27,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda’s devotion to spirituality was the central purpose of the final four decades of her life, an often-overlooked awakening that largely took shape during her four-year marriage to John Coltrane and after his 1967 death. By 1983, Alice had established the 48-acre Sai Anantam Ashram outside of Los Angeles. She quietly began recording music from the ashram, releasing it within her spiritual community in the form of private press cassette tapes. On May 5, Luaka Bop will release the first-ever compilation of recordings from this period, making these songs available to the wider public for the first time. Entitled ‘World Spirituality Classics, Volume 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda,’ the release is the first installment in a planned series of spiritual music from around the globe; curated, compiled and distributed by Luaka Bop.
This powerful, largely unheard body of work finds Alice singing for the first time in her recorded catalog, which dates back to 1963 and includes appearances on six John Coltrane albums, alongside Charlie Haden and McCoy Tyner, and 14 albums as bandleader starting with her Impulse! debut in 1967 with ‘A Monastic Trio.’ The songs featured on the Luaka Bop release have been culled from the four cassettes that Alice recorded and released between 1982 and 1995: ‘Turiya Sings,’ ‘Divine Songs,’ ‘Infinite Chants,’ and ‘Glorious Chants.’ The digital, cassette and CD release will feature eight songs. The double-vinyl edition features two additional songs, “Krishna Japaye” from 1990’s ‘Infinite Chants, and the previously unreleased “Rama Katha” from a separate ‘Turiya Sings’ recording session.
Luaka Bop teamed with Alice’s children to find the original master tapes in the Coltrane archive. The recordings were prepared for re-mastering by the legendary engineer Baker Bigsby (Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra, John Coltrane), who had overseen the original sessions in the 80s and 90s. The compilation showcases a diverse array of recordings in addition to Alice’s first vocal work: solo performances on her harp, small ensembles, and a 24-piece vocal choir. The release is dotted with eastern percussion, synthesizers, organs and strings, making for a mesmerizing, even otherworldly, listen. Alice was inspired by Vedic devotional songs from India and Nepal, adding her own music sensibility to the mix with original melodies and sophisticated song structures. She never lost her ability to draw from the bebop, blues and old-time spirituals of her Detroit youth, fusing a Western upbringing with Eastern classicism. In all, these recordings amount to a largely untold chapter in the life story of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda.
In addition to the recordings, GRAMMY-winning music historian Ashley Kahn has written extensive liner notes on the collection. The package also includes a series of interviews with those who knew Alice best, conducted by Dublab’s Mark “Frosty” McNeill, and an as-told-to interview between musician Surya Botofasina (who was raised on Alice’s ashram) and journalist Andy Beta. 2017 marks what would have been Alice’s 80th year of life, as well as the 10th anniversary of her passing. Alice will be celebrated at events throughout the United States, Europe and South America in the coming year. With this in mind, the time is right to bring this meaningful piece of Turiyasangitananda’s legacy into focus.
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