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Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Roy Ayers - Roy Ayers HHV Exclusive Evergreen Bone Splattered Vinyl Edition
Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Roy Ayers
Roy Ayers HHV Exclusive Evergreen Bone Splattered Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Jazz Is Dead)
29,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 23.10.2020
Jazz Is Dead and HHV present the whole Jazz Is Dead series by Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad and their exciting guests exclusively on colored vinyl. Each volume will be limited to 300 customers. Only one per customer.
The mock up does not show the exact copy you will get. These records are handmade and each one is unique!

In February 2018, Roy Ayers performed four sold out shows in Los Angeles as part of the Jazz Is Dead Black History Month series. It wasn’t until 2020 that fans of Ayers discovered that in addition to those shows, the legendary vibraphone player had also recorded an entire album of new material with Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Over the course of its eight original compositions, written collaboratively by Younge, Shaheed Muhammad & Ayers and recorded at Younge’s Linear Labs in Los Angeles, the resulting album sounds both like an unearthed an unreleased album from Ayers’ classic period in the 1970s (which produced the oft-sampled “Red, Black & Green,” “We Live In Brooklyn, Baby,” “Everybody Loves The Sunshine,” and “Running Away), as well as something startling, new and unexpected. Joining Ayers, Younge & Shaheed Muhammad on this musical journey are drummer Greg Paul, vocalists Loren Oden, Joy Gilliam, Saudia Yasmein, Elgin Clark & Anitra Castleberry, as well as Phil Ranelin & Wendell Harrison of the legendary Spiritual Jazz label Tribe Records. The 8 tracks on this album testify to the love not only of a legendary musician’s legacy, but to the vitality & necessity of this music and these sounds in the present era, a thread that will likely run throughout all of the upcoming releases from Jazz Is Dead Records.
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Jazz Is Dead HHV Exclusive Aqua Bone Splattered Vinyl Edition
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Jazz Is Dead HHV Exclusive Aqua Bone Splattered Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Jazz Is Dead)
29,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 23.10.2020
Jazz Is Dead and HHV present the whole Jazz Is Dead series by Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad and their exciting guests exclusively on colored vinyl. Each volume will be limited to 300 customers. Only one per customer.
The mock up does not show the exact copy you will get. These records are handmade and each one is unique!

Music exists in movement and change, but before any part of it can be pinned down for analysis, it’s often moved and taken on a new face. The transformation is often driven by culture as forward-thinking people avoid the proverbial paths in search of revolution. Even though our pioneers prophesied that the revolution would not be televised, the message has permeated. It’s spreading like wildfire and leaders are defined by those that speak first: Jazz Is Dead.

Music is the universal language and we are the interpreter of sound, a message that has been lost in transcription. Under Jazz Is Dead, younger artists are elaborating upon conversations started decades ago; jazz icons are utilizing vintage equipment to create new masters with Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad; the same equipment that recorded their coveted catalogs. The vitality embedded in the new masters epitomizes our quest for new life in music: Jazz Is Dead.

This compilation features legendary artists Roy Ayers, Gary Bartz, Marcos Valle, Azymuth, Doug Carn, Joao Donato, & Brian Jackson, who will each have their own individual release, working alongside Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad.
Helge Schneider & Hardcore - Es Gibt Reis, Baby HHV Exclusive Curacao Blue Vinyl Edition
Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Marcos Valle - Marcos Valle HHV Exclusive Canary Yellow Bone Splattered Vinyl Edition
Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Marcos Valle
Marcos Valle HHV Exclusive Canary Yellow Bone Splattered Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Jazz Is Dead)
29,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 23.10.2020
Jazz Is Dead and HHV present the whole Jazz Is Dead series by Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad and their exciting guests exclusively on colored vinyl. Each volume will be limited to 300 customers. Only one per customer.
The mock up does not show the exact copy you will get. These records are handmade and each one is unique!

The third release from Jazz Is Dead records is features Marcos Valle, one of the greatest and most important composers, arrangers, writers and performers in Brazilian history. A jack of all trades, Valle has produced works in many musical styles, including bossa nova, samba, and fusions of rock, soul, jazz, and more.

Composed and produced by Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad and recorded in the Linear Labs analog studio.
Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Azymuth - Azymuth HHV Exclusive Tangerine Bone Splattered Vinyl Edition
Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Azymuth
Azymuth HHV Exclusive Tangerine Bone Splattered Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | US | Original (Jazz Is Dead)
39,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 23.10.2020
Jazz Is Dead and HHV present the whole Jazz Is Dead series by Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad and their exciting guests exclusively on colored vinyl. Each volume will be limited to 300 customers. Only one per customer.
The mock up does not show the exact copy you will get. These records are handmade and each one is unique!

The fourth release from Jazz Is Dead records features Azymuth, one of the bands in Brazilian history, redefining Popular Brazilian Music. Having released almost 20 albums in their career, Azymuth proves to be a consistent source for an innovative mix of jazz, pop, MPB, and electronic music.

Composed and produced by Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad and recorded in the Linear Labs analog studio.
Nubya Garcia - Source Black Vinyl Edition
Nubya Garcia
Source Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Concord)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 02.10.2020
Multi award-winning saxophonist and composer Nubya Garcia is back with her much anticipated debut album, Source. Her first release on Concord Records, under the iconic Concord Jazz imprint. The album follows her 2018 self-released EP, When WE ARE, the title track of which was described as “effervescent” by The New York Times and named one of NPR’s Best Songs of 2018. Her debut EP, NUBYA’s 5ive, released in 2017, was hailed as “exceptional” by The Vinyl Factory and sold out on vinyl within 24 hours. In 2018, Garcia also featured on five of the nine tracks on WE OUT Here, the Brownswood compilation project celebrating London’s young and exciting jazz scene. She won the Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the Year Award and the Sky Arts Breakthrough Act of the Year Award in 2018, and the Jazz FM UK Jazz Act of the Year Award in 2019. A collection of sonic mantras to live by, Source is a deeply personal offering in which Garcia maps cartographies around the coordinate points of her identity, her family histories, grief, afro-diasporic connections and collectivism. Source is fundamentally about getting grounded within yourself, so that you can be present with others. It's about a realization of personal and collective power: the evolution of the saxophonist’s values as she re-connects with herself, her roots and her community. Garcia digs deep to present an album with a global outlook: from London to Bogota, Caura to Georgetown, it's a record drawing inspiration from the many places Garcia calls home.
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes - What Kinda Music
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes
What Kinda Music
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Caroline / Beyond The Groove / Blue Note)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves, Pop
We are excited to present Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes’ “What Kinda Music” – an astonishing collaboration between two artists of very different disciplines, and one of the most unique and seamlessly original projects of its ilk to date.

Moving fluidly through sleek electronica, avant-garde jazz, vintage hip hop and so much more, Misch and Dayes take you on a journey that is by turns surprising and spontaneous, heady and head spinning, and nothing less than compelling – a singular vision which fuses the DNA of both musicians with spectacular results, as can be seen in the title track, which comes backed by a gorgeously atmospheric video by XX.

Even though the fundamental bones of this project came together very quickly, its actual provenance stretches back much, much farther back, with the pair not only growing up in the same area of South East London, but Misch actually seeing Dayes play on drums in the school talent show for the first time when he was roughly 8 or 9. They both kept tabs on each other – Misch becoming a fan of Dayes’ act Yussef Kamaal, Dayes clocking his videos in 2014 – but it was only when they met at a launch party for Misch’s debut LP “Geography” in 2018 that the proverbial creative sparks began to fly. “As a musician you’re always looking for contemporaries who can push you and challenge you and make you better”, says Dayes. “I instantly felt that with Tom – he was such a gifted musician, and so prolific”. That summer they decided to go into the studio together, jam a little, and see what happens, with no other expectation placed upon it.

As it turns out, the music came fast and furiously. Two initial tracks were suddenly followed by a handful of others, and the pair found themselves contemplating what to do next. “Pretty soon, we knew that something was gelling”, Dayes says. “It didn’t feel like a one-off collaboration, it felt like a body of work”. What made the pair click, according to Misch and Dayes, were the exact same factors that meant it shouldn’t, by all rights, work. Misch says, “Yussef comes from a more experimental background, and he has a lot of loose, crazy ideas. I know how to write a catchy melody, but with interesting chords and have a good understanding of popular song forms, so I think I streamlined those ideas and made them accessible”. And certainly, in “What Kinda Music” you can sense the DNA of both musicians, but fusing so effortlessly and beautifully that it creates something else entirely, the appropriately named “Lift Off” sending goosebumps with its jazz flecked crescendo, and “Night Rider” hynotising with its deeply mesmeric grooves. “I have a love for harmony and chords”, Misch adds. “Working with someone like Yussef, who has such a gifted sense of rhythm allowed a perfect balance”.

Throughout the record, there is an utterly joyful feel of two musicians at the top of their game sparking off one another, picking up ideas and running with them – zigging where the other zags, ebbing where the other flows, with Misch producing the majority of the record and both having a hand in the overall sound and feel of the record.

“Working with Yussef has actually changed the way I work as a musician”, Misch muses. “He’s pushed me and unlocked a more experimental part of me that I hadn’t really allowed myself to explore before. I think we really did impact each other in a fundamental way”. Dayes is similarly effusive in his praise for Misch. “A musician like him, who’s at the top of his game, he doesn’t need to do this”, he raves. “He can just keep doing the same thing and why not? He’s killing it. The fact that he’s so humble, that he’s so curious about everything and open to collaboration, speaks a lot to him as an artist, because it’s not easy finding musicians who want to collaborate. Something always gets in the way, whether it’s ego or their team or whatever. But with Tom it felt like the intention was purely creative, and that’s what made it exciting”. In fact, Dayes says that the intentions of the record go even deeper than just music. “Both our parents who’d never met each other before, are now best friends as a result of this, they now see each other more than we do! I’d like to think, in some small way, that this album has a similar impact for people too – everything feels so divided these days, it would be nice for people to hear the record and hear two very different musicians coming together and realise it doesn’t have to be that way”.
Gregory Porter - All Rise Limited Triple Blue Vinyl Edition
Nu Guinea - Nuova Napoli
Nu Guinea
Nuova Napoli
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (NG Records)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Almost 2 years after the success of the album THE TONY ALLEN EXPERIMENTS and a few months after the release of the 7inch AMORE, Nu Guinea return to the scene with a new LP published by their newborn label NG RECORDS.
After touring the world looking for sounds suitable for their vibrations, NU GUINEA decided to go back to square one, Napoli, where Massimo Di Lena and Lucio Aquilina were born and raised. They watched their city from a distance reconstructing its energy from their studio in Berlin, calibrating the synths on the meridian of Vesuvius, the volcano that has always protected and threatened Napoli.
NUOVA NAPOLI is the result of a long musical research that has become a historical investigation on the sound that shaped Napoli during the ‘70s and ‘80s, starting from the contamination of genres (disco, jazz-funk, African rhythms) which ended up in Nu Guinea’s DNA.
In this album the synthesizers fill the spaces between the past and the future, tightening in a single body acoustic instruments, electronics and voices in Neapolitan dialect. It is the first time that the duo has worked with such a large group of musicians, some of whom are exponents of the contemporary Neapolitan scene.
WARNING: We recommend listening to Nuova Napoli while walking in the alleys of Napoli’s historic center, around wet clothes hanging and street vendors on tiny three-wheelers.
Paul Hardcastle - 19: The Mixes Record Store Day 2020 Edition
Paul Hardcastle
19: The Mixes Record Store Day 2020 Edition
LP | 2015 | US | Reissue (Chrysalis)
17,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Store Day 2020 Release.
Limitation: 750 copies.

Exclusive 12” Camouflage Colored Vinyl for RSD. To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the track ‘19’ this special mini album compilation is being released. The track got to No.1 in the UK in April 1985, USA, Germany, Italy, Spain and Japan, some of these featured local language versions. This 7 track Mini LP release features the 6 original remixes from 1985 along with Paul’s original demo. Track list: 19 (12" Mix) 19 (Destruction Mix) 19 (The Final Story) 19 (7" Mix) 19 (Instrumental 1) 19 (Instrumental 2) 19 (Original Demo)
Tommy Guerrero - Road To Knowhere
Tommy Guerrero
Road To Knowhere
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Too Good)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
This album is inspired by bits and pieces of Ethio-Jazz, Afrobeat, Highlife Spiritual Jazz and dusty funk 45’s. It’s where I’m at now and what has kept this mortal vehicle fueled. I tend to take different paths each musical outing but this one is for the long haul, the one for the blue highways and forgotten byways. It’s the one to get lost to. It’s about the journey, not the destination." Tommy Guerrero continues pushing the boundaries while upholding his San Francisco Bay heritage. Starting from the Bones Brigade skate team in the '80s, he’s made movie appearances, designed for Levi's in Japan, Vans shoes worldwide and Sutro eyewear among others, signed a skateboard contract with Converse, co-founded Real Skateboards and 40’s Clothing, is art director for Krooked Skateboarding, and found time to be a prolific recording artist.
V.A. - Wamono A To Z Volume I HHV Exclusive Gold Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Wamono A To Z Volume I HHV Exclusive Gold Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (180g)
27,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition of 200 copies for HHV Summer Of Jazz 2020! Japanese Jazz-Funk & Rare Groove 1968-1980 (Selected by DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite & Chintam) Active as a professional DJ in Japan since the late eighties, DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite is also a renowned remixer, compiler and producer. An avid record collector and an expert of the Wamono style, Yoshizawa published the Wamono A to Z records guide book in 2015 which instantly sold-out. The book unveiled a myriad of beautiful and rare records from a highly prolific, but still then unknown, Japanese groove scene. After many years working as a record buyer for several stores, DJ Chintam opened his own Blow Up shop in 2018 in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. A member of the Dayjam Crew and a specialist of soul, funk, rare groove and disco music, Chintam is also an expert of the home-brewed Wamono grooves. He supervised and wrote the Wamono A to Z records guide book together with Yoshizawa. With this first volume of the Wamono series, our two DJs here guide you through some of the best and rarest jazz funk and rare groove tunes produced in Japan between 1968 and 1980. Put the needle on the record, turn up the volume and dig right now into the Wamono sound - the cream of the Japanese funk, soul, rare groove and disco music developed throughout the years since the end of the sixties in Japan!
Idris Ackamoor And The Pyramids - Shaman!
Idris Ackamoor And The Pyramids
Shaman!
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Strut)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Influential jazz collective Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids retu rn with an epic new opus, 'Shaman!', released on 7th August featuring a fresh line-up including original 1970s Pyramids member Dr. Margaux Simmons on flute, Bobby Cobb on guitar, longterm associate Sandra Poindexter on violin, Ruben Ramos on bass, Gioele Pagliaccia on drums and Jack Yglesias on percussion. The band transitions from the political and social commentaries of 2018's acclaimed 'An Angel Fell' into more introspective themes. "I wanted to use this album to touch on some of the issues that we all face as individuals in the inner space of our souls and our conscience," explains Ackamoor. "The album unfolds over four Acts with personal musical statements about love and loss, mort ality, the afterlife, family and salvation."
Helge Schneider - Mama
V.A. - Kaleidoscope: New Spirits Known & Unknown Deluxe Edition
V.A.
Kaleidoscope: New Spirits Known & Unknown Deluxe Edition
3LP+7" | 2020 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
30,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soul Jazz Records’ new album ‘Kaleidoscope – New Spirits Known and Unknown’ brings together many of the ground-breaking artists involved in the new jazz scene that has developed in the UK over the last few years. Featured artists include Matthew Halsall, Yazmin Lacey, Ill Considered, Tenderlonious, Theon Cross, Emma-Jean Thackray and many, many more in this ground-breaking release. As well as sharing a pioneering spirit in these new artists’ approach to frontier-crossing musical boundaries, a further theme of this album is that many also share a determination to independent practices - and most of these artists’ recordings featured here are either self-published or released on independent labels. While the attention of this new wave of jazz artists has up until now has been London-based, this album shows how this movement is spread across the whole of Britain (and indeed beyond). ‘Kaleidoscope – New Spirits Known and Unknown’ shows that while there is commonality in these artists approach to music, there is a wide variety of styles – from deep spiritual jazz, electronic experimentalisation, punk-edged funk, uplifting modal righteousness, deep soulful vocals and much more. Soul Jazz Records’ new release comes as a superb one-off pressing special deluxe triple album edition which comes with a bonus limited-edition single, a standard triple album, and a deluxe double CD pack. This album also comes with extensive sleevenotes, artist interviews and exclusive photography. Soul Jazz records are also releasing an exclusive one-off pressing double-headed 12” single featuring Theon Cross and Pokus released on the same day as the ‘Kaleidoscope’ album release.
Charlie Parker - Jazz At Midnight: Live At The Howard Theatre Midnight Blue Record Store Day 2020 Edition
Charlie Parker
Jazz At Midnight: Live At The Howard Theatre Midnight Blue Record Store Day 2020 Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Verve)
31,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Store Day 2020 Release.
Limitation: 4000 copies.

Stunning performances recorded live at the Howard Theater, Washington, D.C., March 8, 1953* and October 18, 1952. / Previously released as part of a larger collection and only on CD in 2000 / All cuts available as a standalone album for the first time / All cuts available on vinyl for the first time / Features stellar band members Max Roach, Charlie Byrd, Zoot Sims and more / Includes original liner notes by the producer Bill Potts / Midnight Blue LP
Yussef Kamaal (Yussef Dayes & Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu) - Black Focus
Yussef Kamaal (Yussef Dayes & Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu)
Black Focus
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Brownswood)
21,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
The borders between London’s musical tribes have always been porous. For Yussef Kamaal, the sound of the capital – with its hum of jungle, grime and broken beat – has shaped a self-taught, UK-tipped approach to playing jazz. In the states, the genre’s long-running to-and-fro with hip hop – from Robert Glasper to Kamasi Washington – has reimagined it within US culture. On Black Focus, Yussef Kamaal frame jazz inside the bass-saturated, pirate radio broadcasts of London.

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

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

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

Both hail from South East London, crossing paths in 2007 as teenagers playing their first pub gigs around Peckham and Camberwell. Dayes drums for cosmically-inclined, afrobeat outfit United Vibrations, while Williams – on top of drumming and playing keys in different incarnations over the years – has made waves with his solo, synth-draped house 12"s for much-fêted labels like 22a and Rhythm Section.
Ryo Fukui - Scenery
Ryo Fukui
Scenery
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (We Release Jazz)
21,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
This is the Standard Edition, mastered at half speed, 140g vinyl and Sticker. We Release Jazz (WRWTFWW Records’ new sister-label) is proud to present its first release, the official reissue of Ryo Fukui’s highly sought-after masterpiece Scenery (1976), sourced from the original masters.
Ezra Collective - Samuel L. Riddim Record Store Days 2020 Edition
Ezra Collective
Samuel L. Riddim Record Store Days 2020 Edition
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Enter The Jungle)
32,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Store Day 2020 Release. Ezra Collective are proud to present the “Samuel L. Riddim” on a vinyl pressing for the first time and It's partnered with a brand new funk groove, "Dark Side Riddim"-- a conclusion to the battle between good and evil? You'll have to listen to find out.
Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder, Kamasi Washington - Dinner Party EP
Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings E&F Sides HHV Exclusive Clear Vinyl Edition
V.A. - Spiritual Jazz Volume 12: Impulse!
V.A.
Spiritual Jazz Volume 12: Impulse!
3LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Jazzman)
31,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In our latest chapter of Spiritual Jazz, we return to the source – the Impulse! label, and the monumental influence of its most prominent artist, John Coltrane. Since the first release in the series back in 2008, we have mapped out the growth of the spiritual sound in jazz. Spiritually energised and politically conscious, the spiritual sound in jazz music is one of the most important currents in the music. Our series has charted the growth of the style from early experiments at Blue Note and Prestige to European excursions, exiled experimentalists, and sounds from across the globe. But whenever you think of spiritual jazz, it's a fair bet that the double exclamation mark and orange and black spine of Impulse quickly comes to mind. Home to John and Alice Coltrane, Pharaoh Sanders, Yusef Lateef, McCoy Tyner and countless other musical pioneers, Impulse! was the most important and forward-thinking jazz label of the 1960s. With the music-first attitude of an independent but the clout of a major, producers Creed Taylor and Bob Thiele made Impulse the defining imprint of a crucial decade. They hand picked the top players of the moment and gave them freedom to record the music they wanted, setting out their stall with a bold slogan – 'The New Wave Of Jazz Is On Impulse!'
V.A. - Blue Note Re:Imagined
V.A.
Blue Note Re:Imagined
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Decca / Blue Note)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 02.10.2020
This autumn will see the release of Blue Note Re:imagined; a brand-new collection of classic Blue Note tracks, reworked and newly recorded by a selection of the UK scene’s most exciting young talents. Representing a bridge between the ground-breaking label’s past and future, the project features contributions from a roll call of 16 revered UK acts including Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia, Poppy Ajudha, Jordan Rakei and Brit Award-winning Jorja Smith. Blue Note, which celebrated its milestone 80th anniversary in 2019, boasts an illustrious catalogue that traces the entire history of jazz and the Re:imagined project features music originally created by some of its most legendary artists.
Heliocentrics - Telemetric Sounds
Heliocentrics
Telemetric Sounds
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Madlib Invazion)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The UK’s cosmic, psychedelic-funk ensemble issue their second album on maverick producer Madlib’s label, Madlib Invazion. The Heliocentrics’ albums are all confounding pieces of work. Drawing equally from the funk universe of James Brown, the disorienting asymmetry of Sun Ra, the cinematic scope of Ennio Morricone, the sublime fusion of David Axelrod, Pierre Henry’s turned-on musique concrète, and Can’s beat-heavy Krautrock, they have – regardless of the label on which they’ve released their music - pointed the way towards a brand new kind of psychedelia, one that could only come from a band of accomplished musicians who were also obsessive music fans. Drummer Malcolm Catto and bassist Jake Ferguson are the Heliocentrics’ masterminds and producers, and they are obsessive weirdos in today’s musical climate, searching, progressive humans who are often out-of-time with current trends. They have been playing together for nearly two decades and their collective drive is to find an individual voice. The Heliocentrics search for it in an alternate galaxy where the orbits of funk, jazz, psychedelic, electronic, avant-garde and “ethnic” music all revolve around “The One.” With Madilb’s label Madlib Invazion for Telemetric Sounds, the Heliocentrics have returned to develop their epic vision of psychedelic funk, while exploring the possibilities created by their myriad influences – Latin, African, and more.
Vitor Assis Brasil - Desenhos HHV Exclusive White Vinyl Edition
Vitor Assis Brasil
Desenhos HHV Exclusive White Vinyl Edition
LP | 1966 | EU | Reissue (Mad About)
25,99 €*
Release:1966 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition of 300 copies for HHV Summer Of Jazz 2020!
Vitor Assis Brasil is the best Brazilian jazzman ever, praised internationally by renowned Jazz musicians such like John Coltrane, Phil Woods and many others. Vitor has passed very early, with the age of 36, when he was at his peak. Caetano Rodrigues provided this record to Loronixers, which is Victor Assis Brasil debut LP and it is necessary to say it is an unique opportunity, this is a very hard to find album and this music was taken from the master tapes and is provided to us loose less, better than any other vinyl conversions take from other media.
This is Vitor Assis Brasil – Desenhos (1966), original on Forma, next reissue on Mad About Records, featuring the sax of Victor with the accompaniment of Tenório Júnior (piano), Edson Lobo, with the age of 19 (bass) and Chico Batera (drums). Victor had 19 years old at this recording session.
Sven Wunder - Eastern Flowers (Doğu Çiçekleri)
Sven Wunder
Eastern Flowers (Doğu Çiçekleri)
LP | 2019 | EU | Reissue (Piano Piano)
29,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
US issue of 2019’s "Doğu Çiçekleri”

This is the first stop on Sven Wunders musical journey. Wunder takes the listener somewhere around the easternmost part of the Mediterranean Sea, around the Levantine Sea, where he paints a colourful portrait and illustrates the regions flora through sound. The fruitage is a vivid bouquet where Wunder fuses colours and pigments by using traditional and modern instruments merged with arrangements and melodies that stretches from popular to folk music by portraying tulips, red roses, hibiscus, hyacinths, chamomile, magnolia, daisies etcetera. With both fine and thick brushes are these flowers being pictured in a both modern and classic idiom. The outcome is prismatic. It stands between Anatolian rock and European jazz-funk with ponderous drum patterns, groovy organs, far-out synthesizers, enchanting Saz and impetuous bass lines. Eastern Flowers sweeps through time and space and points towards the future. It could appeal both psych and prog listeners, folk or jazz aficionados and as well the gourmet hip hop connoisseurs.

Eastern Flowers is the US issue of 2019’s Docu Çiçekleri. This record is produced with financial support from the Swedish Arts Council.
Surprise Chef - All News Is Good News Black Vinyl Edition
Surprise Chef
All News Is Good News Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
20,69 €* 22,99 € -10%
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
There is something simultaneously both brand-new and retro about 'All News Is Good News’ - the debut album from Melbourne's instrumental soul group Surprise Chef. It sounds like something dreamt up by lo-fi cousins of David Axelrod and Janko Nilovic, with dramatic Library-music-eqsue cinematic arrangements echoing both light and dark, delving into moments of dissonance and positivity. There is a meticulous education of 1970’s soul on display that touches on the legacies of the great composer / producers, yet at the same time this is a truly contemporary record that could have only been made now. The first limited pressing of 'All News Is Good News’ was released on the band's own 'College Of Knowledge' imprint in November 2019. It slipped rapidly into the collective consciousness of underground music lovers around the world, with all copies selling out within a week and becoming a firm favourite at Mr Bongo HQ in the process. We felt Surprise Chef had made something very special, a future-classic, and that needed to be heard well beyond those lucky enough to have bagged those limited first copies. Formed at the end of 2017, Surprise Chef have grown within the fertile, creative, and supportive Melbourne music scene. Whilst the band is comprised of four core members, the album features friends and family as guest instrumentalists on flute, saxophone, vibraphone, congas, and assorted percussion; all adeptly recorded by engineer Henry Jenkins from the band Karate Boogaloo. The warm-raw-authenticity of the album was captured in the recordings live to tape over a handful of sessions in the band’s home studio in Melbourne’s inner-northern suburb of Coburg. As band member Lachlan Stuckey explains “All of the music we record is tracked live to tape, simply because so many of the records we love most were made that way". The results are a captivating journey of instrumental cinematic-soul that will connect with the hardened Axelrod, Truth & Soul, El Michels Affair, and Daptone's fans, as well as the open-minded first-time listener. We are very excited to share this first slice of Surprise Chef’s world, with plenty more magic from these guys coming around the corner very soon.
Jeff Parker - Suite For Max Brown HHV Exclusive Yellow Vinyl Edition
Jeff Parker
Suite For Max Brown HHV Exclusive Yellow Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Reissue (International Anthem)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition of 300 copies for HHV Summer Of Jazz 2020!

"I'm always looking for ways to be surprised," says composer and multi instrumentalist Jeff Parker as he explains the process, and the thinking, behind his new album Suite for Max Brown, released via a new partnership between International Anthem and Nonesuch Records.
"If I sit down at the piano or with my guitar, with staff paper and a pencil, I'm eventually going to fall into writing patterns, into things I already know. So, when I make music, that's what I'm trying to get away from-the things that I know." Despite its musical departures, in presentation Suite for Max Brown is an informal companion piece to The New Breed, Parker's debut release on International Anthem, which was honored as one of the "Best Albums of 2016" by New York Times, Observer, and Los Angeles Times.
"I made The New Breed based off these old sample-based compositions and mixed them with improvising," Parker says. "That's in a nutshell how I make a lot of my music; it's a combination of sampling, editing, retriggering audio, and recording it, moving it around and trying to make it into something cohesive... With Max Brown, it's evolved." Though Parker collaborates with a coterie of musicians under the group name The New Breed, theirs is by no means a conventional "band" relationship.
Parker is very much a solo artist on Suite for Max Brown. His accompanists are often working alone with Parker, reacting to what Parker has provided them, and then Parker uses those individual parts to layer and assemble into his final tracks. The process may be relatively solitary and cerebral, but the results feel like in-the-moment jams-warm-hearted, human, alive. Suite for Max Brown brims with personality, boasting the rhythmic flow of hip hop and the soulful swing of jazz.
Sven Wunder - Wabi Sabi
Sven Wunder
Wabi Sabi
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Piano Piano)
29,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
By welcoming the beauty of imperfection and simplicity, Sven Wunder applies the timeless wisdom of wabi sabi on this musical journey. What you can hear is filtered through Ukiyo-e (which translates as “pictures of the floating world”), which illustrates everyday life, as well as through Japonism, the study of Japanese art, and more specifically its influence on European works. The result is a surface that creates an illusion by sound. The infusion of Min’y? with jazz rock, this hazy scene evokes the landscape of Monet’s ”The Water Lily Pond”, which depicts the painter’s Giverny garden, with a Japanese bridge, bamboo, ginkgo trees and the reflection of the sky in the pond. This illusion constructs both time and space.

The surface of the music, like the canvas of the painting, invents a journey between now and then by interpreting the idiom of folkloric and western art instruments. In this composition, the sound of the Western concert flute, which stretches back to the Renaissance and Baroque periods, evokes the sound of the bamboo-flute (”shakuchachi”), which reached its peak during the Edo period. The guzheng, also known as the Chinese zither, with a more than 2,500 year history, joins traditional Japanese folk melodies with modern pop percussion and 20th century electronic instruments such as the Moog synthesizer, Wurlitzer electric piano and electric bass.

This is the illusion that celebrates the fleeting nature of all things. A journey. A deep inhale and a slow exhale. It has a mix of jazz (both funky and progressive), East Asian and South Asian sounds. The idea of fusing these styles and reframing them with the aesthetic of wabi sabi is to reconnect with nature and concentrate on asymmetries and emphasize ornamentation to generate new ways of looking at the world, here and now.

This record is produced with financial support from the Swedish Arts Council.
Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience - To Know Without Knowing
Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience
To Know Without Knowing
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Agogo)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘To Know Without Knowing’, Mulatu Astatke and Black Jesus Experience’s 2019 album is their second together. A grooving transcontinental gem, recorded in Melbourne, Australia and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Filled with the warmth of the mentorship and friendship of their creative partnership
honed over a decade of performing together in Africa, Australia and UK/Europe.

Mulatu Astatke is the Father of Ethio-Jazz and one of Africa's most influential and enduring musical figures. Black Jesus Experience is a community of artists, centred around a twelve piece global-funk-machine born of Australia's vibrant multiculturalism. Mulatu and Black Jesus Experience met in Addis Ababa in 2009, embarking on both a musical relationship and a friendship that has led Mulatu Astake to describe Black Jesus Experience as, "My favourite backing band" and, “...they’re family.”

Mulatu's great contribution to music has been to to combine Jazz and funk grooves with Ethiopia's distinctive pentatonic scales. His musical genius is the sensuality and sophistication with which Mulatu contrasts these minimalist scales with richly chromatic harmony. But Mulatu’s equally great contribution has been to share both his enduringly unique modernity and Ethiopia’s timelessly spiritual music with the world. Black Jesus Experience treasure the special relationship of generosity, mentorship and collaboration they have been privileged to share with this master musician. ‘To Know Without Knowing’ is the product of this gift.
Ryo Fukui - Mellow Dream
Ryo Fukui
Mellow Dream
LP | 1977 | EU | Reissue (We Release Jazz)
21,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
This is the Standard Edition, mastered at half speed, 140g vinyl and Sticker. We Release Jazz (WRWTFWW Records’ new sister-label) is thrilled to present the official reissue of criminally overlooked Japanese jazz gem Mellow Dream (1977) by Hokkaido pianist wunderkind Ryo Fukui, released in conjunction with the its legendary predecessor Scenery, sourced from the original masters and mastered at half speed.
Jordan Rakei / Alfa Mist - Wind Parade / Galaxy
Ryo Fukui - A Letter From Slowboat
Ryo Fukui
A Letter From Slowboat
LP | 2018 | EU | Reissue (We Release Jazz)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
180g vinyl, half speed mastered, heavy sleeve & OBI Strip. We Release Jazz is delighted to announce the official reissue of Ryo Fukui’s final album, the very personal contemporary jazz offering, A Letter from Slowboat, sourced from the original masters and available on limited edition 180 gram vinyl mastered at half speed for full audiophile sound
Muriel Grossmann - Reverence HHV Exclusive Transparent Red Vinyl Edition
Muriel Grossmann
Reverence HHV Exclusive Transparent Red Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2019 | EU | Reissue (Rrgems)
34,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition of 200 copies for HHV Summer Of Jazz 2020! Only 1 per customer!

“The island of Ibiza lies in the Mediterranean between Europe and Africa and has been a meeting place of peoples, cultures, languages and music for ages. Muriel Grossmann, who was born in Paris and grew up in Austria, moved to Ibiza in 2004 and there she began to record some of the most exciting and innovative jazz of the new millennium. It is no surprise that with her latest album she turns to the wellspring of Africa, offering eight compositions, exploring the essence of polyrhythm in a personal and committed way. As Grossmann says, ‘What jazz and African music have in common and what makes it so unique is that at its very core, as the strongest part of its foundation, each musician is dealing with a particular rhythm that contributes to the whole, therefore generating multidirectional rhythms also known as polyrhythm’. This album is a gesture of acknowledgement, thanksgiving and reverence for the musical traditions that Africa has given jazz.
‘Reverence’ sees the same quartet that performed on Grossmann’s previous three releases transform into a quintet. On this album, Grossmann plays alto, soprano and tenor saxophones, Radomir Milojkovic is on guitars, Gina Schwarz on bass, Uros Stamenkovic on drums, and they are joined by Llorenç Barceló on Hammond. The colours and textures of the Hammond B3 organ are a perfect addition to the sounds of this already tightly aligned group, providing everything from cosmic swirls and chirped percussion to brilliant solos of exploration...
... Make no mistake: the music you will experience on ‘Reverence’ is not African; it is deeply spiritual jazz from the edge of Europe that gives thanks to Africa for its knowledge, its wisdom, its beauty. And we now, in turn, give thanks for these beautiful sounds.' by Michael Jacklin in conversation with Muriel Grossmann. “
Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth
Kamasi Washington
Heaven & Earth
5LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Young Turks)
29,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
'The Choice' disc is hidden in the middle of the packaging, under a corrugated seam. The seam must be cut open to access the hidden disc.
Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita - Pacific
Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita
Pacific
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Victory)
15,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Reuniting the best session musicians Japan had to offer to make an album that would evoke the atmospheres of South Pacific islands, the kind of places Japanese people spend their vacations in. Pacific (1978) is a treat to the ears; its theme of the southern Pacific ocean and its warm cerulean waters relax its listeners with a fusion of city pop, soft jazz, and that good old 1970’s funk while remaining surprisingly fully instrumental throughout all contributions from artists Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki, and Tatsuro Yamashita. A true cult LP and an inspiration for a lot of, so called, “vaporware” music.
Ryo Fukui - Ryo Fukui In New York
Ryo Fukui
Ryo Fukui In New York
LP | 1999 | EU | Reissue (We Release Jazz)
26,99 €*
Release:1999 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
180g vinyl, half speed mastered, heavy sleeve & OBI Strip. We Release Jazz is so happy to announce the official reissue of Ryo Fukui’s New York sessions with Lisle Atkinson and Leroy Williams, the aptly titled album Ryo Fukui in New York, sourced from the original masters and available on limited edition 180 gram vinyl mastered at half speed for full audiophile sound
Cortex - Troupeau Bleu HHV Exclusive White Vinyl Edition
Cortex
Troupeau Bleu HHV Exclusive White Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Trad Vibe)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Classic french Jazz oddity! Limited edition of 300 copies for HHV Summer Of Jazz 2020!
St. Germain - Tourist Remastered
St. Germain
Tourist Remastered
2LP | 2000 | EU | Original (Parlophone)
18,99 €*
Release:2000 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
After selling 2.8 million copies in the last 12 years it was time to kick out a remastered version for 2012. Jazzy stuff for the dancefloor and your couch ...
Kibrom Birhane - Circles
Kibrom Birhane
Circles
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Flying Carpet)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ethiopian-born Jazz Musician Kibrom Birhane mixes Spiritual Jazz with Ethiopian Jazz motifs to create a unique and deep sound that resonates across many cultures and musical concepts. His understanding of Jazz and improvisation is unparalleled among Jazz artists in the world today. This understanding combined with a connection to the outer-dimensions of the Universe creates a rich and diverse tapestry of sounds, ideas and discovery. Kibrom is a member of Los Angeles based Ethio-Cali group, a revolving door of Jazz luminaries that include Kamasi Washington, Dexter Story, Mark De-Clive Lowe and many others.
Thelonious Monk - Palo Alto (Live At Palo Alto High School / Ca 1968)
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes - What Kinda Music Limited Deluxe Edition
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes
What Kinda Music Limited Deluxe Edition
2LP+Book | 2020 | EU | Original (Caroline / Beyond the Groove / Blue Note)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves, Pop
"We are excited to present Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes’ “What Kinda Music” – an astonishing collaboration between two artists of very different disciplines, and one of the most unique and seamlessly original projects of its ilk to date.

Moving fluidly through sleek electronica, avant-garde jazz, vintage hip hop and so much more, Misch and Dayes take you on a journey that is by turns surprising and spontaneous, heady and head spinning, and nothing less than compelling – a singular vision which fuses the DNA of both musicians with spectacular results, as can be seen in the title track, which comes backed by a gorgeously atmospheric video by XX.

Even though the fundamental bones of this project came together very quickly, its actual provenance stretches back much, much farther back, with the pair not only growing up in the same area of South East London, but Misch actually seeing Dayes play on drums in the school talent show for the first time when he was roughly 8 or 9. They both kept tabs on each other – Misch becoming a fan of Dayes’ act Yussef Kamaal, Dayes clocking his videos in 2014 – but it was only when they met at a launch party for Misch’s debut LP “Geography” in 2018 that the proverbial creative sparks began to fly. “As a musician you’re always looking for contemporaries who can push you and challenge you and make you better”, says Dayes. “I instantly felt that with Tom – he was such a gifted musician, and so prolific”. That summer they decided to go into the studio together, jam a little, and see what happens, with no other expectation placed upon it.

As it turns out, the music came fast and furiously. Two initial tracks were suddenly followed by a handful of others, and the pair found themselves contemplating what to do next. “Pretty soon, we knew that something was gelling”, Dayes says. “It didn’t feel like a one-off collaboration, it felt like a body of work”. What made the pair click, according to Misch and Dayes, were the exact same factors that meant it shouldn’t, by all rights, work. Misch says, “Yussef comes from a more experimental background, and he has a lot of loose, crazy ideas. I know how to write a catchy melody, but with interesting chords and have a good understanding of popular song forms, so I think I streamlined those ideas and made them accessible”. And certainly, in “What Kinda Music” you can sense the DNA of both musicians, but fusing so effortlessly and beautifully that it creates something else entirely, the appropriately named “Lift Off” sending goosebumps with its jazz flecked crescendo, and “Night Rider” hynotising with its deeply mesmeric grooves. “I have a love for harmony and chords”, Misch adds. “Working with someone like Yussef, who has such a gifted sense of rhythm allowed a perfect balance”.

Throughout the record, there is an utterly joyful feel of two musicians at the top of their game sparking off one another, picking up ideas and running with them – zigging where the other zags, ebbing where the other flows, with Misch producing the majority of the record and both having a hand in the overall sound and feel of the record.

“Working with Yussef has actually changed the way I work as a musician”, Misch muses. “He’s pushed me and unlocked a more experimental part of me that I hadn’t really allowed myself to explore before. I think we really did impact each other in a fundamental way”. Dayes is similarly effusive in his praise for Misch. “A musician like him, who’s at the top of his game, he doesn’t need to do this”, he raves. “He can just keep doing the same thing and why not? He’s killing it. The fact that he’s so humble, that he’s so curious about everything and open to collaboration, speaks a lot to him as an artist, because it’s not easy finding musicians who want to collaborate. Something always gets in the way, whether it’s ego or their team or whatever. But with Tom it felt like the intention was purely creative, and that’s what made it exciting”. In fact, Dayes says that the intentions of the record go even deeper than just music. “Both our parents who’d never met each other before, are now best friends as a result of this, they now see each other more than we do! I’d like to think, in some small way, that this album has a similar impact for people too – everything feels so divided these days, it would be nice for people to hear the record and hear two very different musicians coming together and realise it doesn’t have to be that way”. 2LP 180g, gatefold sleeve with music book , recycled plastic dust jacket, recycled plectrum. Contains three bonus audio tracks: Saddle, Tidal Wave Outro and Seagulls
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Theo Parrish - Theo Parrish's Black Jazz Signature
Theo Parrish
Theo Parrish's Black Jazz Signature
2LP | 2013 | JP | Reissue (Snow Dog / Black Jazz)
26,99 €*
Release:2013 / JP – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Finally repressed. Unmixed compilation of Black Jazz rarities from Detroit house visionary Theo Parrish. The double LP Black Jazz Signature is the vinyl counterpart to his latest jazz mix on Japan's Snow Dog label (whose previous installments came from highly regarded digger/djs Gilles Peterson and DJ Muro) and finds the influential Detroit producer giving shine to some of his favorite cuts from the label circa 1971-75. If you've ever had the pleasure of seeing Theo Parrish DJ live, then you already know how deep he can take it. Expect the same level of deepness here on his master level selections. Parrish's own music is steeped in jazz and soul influence, so it really comes as no surprise that his picks are a revelation for both jazz heads and noobs alike. Trust, Theo won't steer you wrong! 12 tracks in all, recommended.
Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Marcos Valle - Marcos Valle
Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Marcos Valle
Marcos Valle
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Jazz Is Dead)
27,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 09.10.2020
The third release from Jazz Is Dead records is features Marcos Valle, one of the greatest and most important composers, arrangers, writers and performers in Brazilian history. A jack of all trades, Valle has produced works in many musical styles, including bossa nova, samba, and fusions of rock, soul, jazz, and more.

Composed and produced by Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad and recorded in the Linear Labs analog studio.
Sarathy Korwar - Otherland Record Store Day 2020 Edition
Sarathy Korwar
Otherland Record Store Day 2020 Edition
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (The Leaf Label)
12,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Store Day 2020 Release.

Record Store Day exclusive Otherland expands on the themes of South Asian identity explored on Sarathy Korwar’s politically-charged and critically-lauded album More Arriving. "Otherland can be seen as a close blood relative to More Arriving,” Korwar explains. “The songs Juggernaut and Birthright were born during the writing for the album, and in my mind are a continuation of that record. Both songs play on themes of identity, ‘othering’ and borders.

Tushar Menon’s artwork draws attention to the bureaucracy and tedium that is every immigrant’s reality. Filling out a hundred forms to prove you belong. "Once again, the words of the South Asian diaspora are key, with Kushal Gaya (Melt Yourself Down), Mirande and Mumbai hip-hop collective Swadesi all lending their voices to Otherland. Birthright features another brilliant, cutting turn from London-based poet Zia Ahmed, whose dark, provocative sense of humour shone through on album tracks Bol and Mango, and has been a focal point for Korwar’s recent live shows.
Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu - Wu Hen Red Vinyl Edition
Nat Birchall - Mysticism Of Sound
Nat Birchall
Mysticism Of Sound
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Ancient Archieve of Sound)
25,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sun Ra inspired Space Jazz. Nat Birchall plays all the instruments - Tenor & soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, Korg Minilogue synth, bass, drums, hand drums, bells, shaker.
Tadao Sawai,Kazue Sawai,Takeshi Inomata,Norio Maeda,Hozan Yamamoto - Jazz Rock
Tadao Sawai,Kazue Sawai,Takeshi Inomata,Norio Maeda,Hozan Yamamoto
Jazz Rock
LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
24,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
They say you can't judge a book by its cover, and going by 'Jazz Rock', nor a record by its title. Though entering into jazz territory and featuring some distorted guitar, 'Jazz Rock' is more a beautiful marriage of funky breakbeat drumming and spiritual jazz instrumentation, combined with traditional Min'y music performed on the koto and shakuhachi.
Originally released in 1973, the record sounds simultaneously vintage and contemporary. It is akin to something Madlib might dream up whilst lost in Japan collaborating with Min'y players at a recording session. The record features some amazing shakuhachi (bamboo flute) playing by Hozan Yamamoto, which gives the music a haunting, dreamlike atmosphere. You can almost visualise the long grass blowing in the wind, and ear the bamboo rustling in the distance on a long hot summer's day. Takeshi Inomata, Tadao Sawai and Kazue Sawai anchor the session. Takeshi's exceptionally funky-drum work will almost certainly get some producers dusting off and firing up their MPC's. Whilst Kazue and Tadao work their magic on the koto (a traditional string instrument). Though certainly not an ambient record, 'Jazz-Rock' has the same meditative, other-worldly quality that invites you to sit back, listen and be transported somewhere else. Unfortunately, until now the 'Jazz Rock' album is a scarcity that commanded a high price-tag only for the most hardened of record collectors. So it is pleasure to make it accessible to all, and we hope you dig this lost, obscure future classic as much as we do.
Jon Hassell - Vernal Equinox Remastered Edition
Jazzbois - Jazzbois
Jazzbois
Jazzbois
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Cosmic Compositions / HHV)
13,29 €* 18,99 € -30%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
We are proud to present to you 'Jazzbois' the self titled EP from one of Hungary's most promising & exciting jazz outfits to emerge from the country's capital. Comprising of core members Bencze Molnar & Tamas Czirjak, 'Jazzbois' is a 5 track EP that's deep rooted in the realms of jazz & broken beat but also draws heavy inspiration from the realms of hip-hop,disco,funk,beats and beyond. Combined with slick synths, hypnotic basslines and in the pocket drums this release is sure to leave the listener with a constant 'stank face' throughout their listen. Tip!
Bill Evans - Some Other Time Record Store Day 2020 Edition
Bill Evans
Some Other Time Record Store Day 2020 Edition
2LP | 2016 | UK | Reissue (Resonance)
67,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Store Day 2020 Release.
Limitation: 3500 copies.

Back by overwhelming popular demand, the critically acclaimed 2016 Resonance release by jazz piano icon Bill Evans, 'Some Other Time: The Lost Session from the Black Forest', is available once again as a deluxe, exclusive Record Store Day limited-edition (of 6,000 copies worldwide) 180gram 2LP 2nd pressing newly remastered by renowned engineer Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio, cut at 33 1/3 RPM and pressed by RTI. The extensive booklet includes essays by the acclaimed author Marc Myers and MPS studios engineer and studio manager Friedhelm Schulz; interviews with Eddie Gomez and Jack DeJohnette; plus previously unpublished photos by David Redfern, Giuseppe Pino, Jan Persson, and Hans Harzheim, including images taken at the actual June 20th session by German Hasenfratz.
Hizuru - Hizuru HHV Exclusive Purple Vinyl Edition
Hizuru
Hizuru HHV Exclusive Purple Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | EU | Reissue (Musilogue)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
HHV and Musilogue go together for another exclusive reissue of a successful album of theirs. The first edition with original tracklist of Hiurus debut gets a repress on purple vinyl. Limited to 500, expected to go fast.

Musilogue has been pursuing a new sound by various combinations of musicians. This time, it’s an album by a collaborative project called “Hizuru” which uses Japanese traditional instrumentsand is the project of Ryota Nozaki, who is the center of Musilogue. Hizuru recorded the album with 9 musicians who play instruments including Shakuhachi, Koto and Shamisen. This album will give you a new perspective of Japanese jazz and fusion music.
This is Hizuru, a project which has presented various unique sounds by different ensembles. Not only Asuka but also Takeshi Kurihara from KYOTO JAZZ SEXTET appears on this album.
The music played by Hizuru embodies a vanishing beauty and a beauty we have to inherit. This is indisputably an album which is made by Japanese musicians in a truly Japanese style without any unnecessary gimmicks. Of course, Ryota Nozaki’s ability as a composer is on full display, and there are also parts where a funky drum sound puts in an appearance, although it’s an extension of past music traditions it's not nostalgic but highly universal.
The essence of Ryota Nozaki, Toru, Arata Inoue and Hatae Takeshi, as a band admirably matches the traditional Japanese sound and undaunted, Shiori Tanabe’s Shakuhachi, Shunsuke Kimura’s Shamisen and Fue and Asuka’s Koto dance with vitality upon the sound of the band. In addition, Takeshi Kurihara and Yurai, who are familiar musicians of Jazztronik, blend smoothly into the harmony.
A new traditional Japanese music, which perfectly absorbs the influence of jazz and ambient, has been born. Even more than the fusion of traditional Japanese music and jazz in the late 60’s and early 70’s, from Hozan Yamamoto to Charlie Mariano. The challenge of Ryota Nozaki entering the “pure” Japanese music tradition could be a turning point in Japanese music history.

Cast:
Ryota Nozaki (Piano,Keyboard), Toru Nishijima (Bass), Shiori Tanabe (Shakuhachi), Shunsuke Kimura (Shamisen,Fue), Asuka (Koto), Takeshi Kurihara (SAX), Arata Inoue (Electric guitar), Yurai (Chorus), Takeshi Hatae (Drums)
Take Vibe E.P. - Golden Brown
Take Vibe E.P.
Golden Brown
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Jazz Room)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 09.10.2020
2020. Full On Lockdown: Musician LaurenceMasonputs together this off the wall idea meshing together two of his biggest musical heroes, Dave Greenfield of the tough 1970's proto-punk band The Stranglers with the oh so cool 1960's jazz of Dave Brubeck. He puts up his demo on Youtube not really expecting much in the way of feedback. And gets ONE Million hits. And hundreds of requests for a release. Jazz Room Records Head Honcho Paul Murphy says "Do you wanna record that and release it?"."Affirmative!" The result is this grooving Soulful and Funky Jazz version of "Golden Brown". We're rush releasing this as when announced we were swamped with requests asking when it will be available. On the "B" side is a languid and super cool version of "Walking On The Moon", originally by 80's Supergroup The Police. This is just a taster for what we're confident will be a must have album to be readied for 2021 release.
Bobby Hutcherson - The Kicker Tone Poet Vinyl Edition
Jorja Smith / Ezra Collective - Rose Rouge / Footprints
Stance Brothers, The - Resolution Blue
Stance Brothers, The
Resolution Blue
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (We Jazz)
9,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Drummer-producer Teppo Mäkynen's celebrated alias The Stance Brothers returns with a properly groovy 7"/digi single "Resolution Blue / Where Is Resolution Blue?" on We Jazz Records, 19 June. The source of inspiration here is an original track by Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen found on their self-titled 2019 We Jazz LP. The Stance Brothers mangles the track up into two different versions with crisp drums, catchy vibraphone riffs, distorted guitars and 100% signature Stance Bros groove, like only Teddy Rok can deliver it. The digi version adds a "bonus beats" type of treatment in "Teddy Rok Mass Appeal Edit". True to We Jazz style, the 7" comes with an old school heat-pressed labels and a generic brown paper sleeve.
Jazz Sabbath - Jazz Sabbath
Jazz Sabbath
Jazz Sabbath
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Blacklake)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Jazz Sabbath (1968) were considered to be at the forefront of the new English jazz movement. Their self-titled debut album would be released on 13 Feb 1970, but on Feb 12th founding member and pianist Milton Keanes was hospitalised with a massive heart attack; leaving him fighting for his life. The record company shelved the album and cancelled the scheduled release out of financial uncertainty of releasing a debut album from a band without its musical leader.

When Milton was released from hospital in September 1970, he found out that a band from Birmingham, conveniently called ‘Black Sabbath’, had since released two albums containing so-called metal versions of his songs. His recalled albums had been destroyed in a warehouse fire in June 1970; leaving only a few bootleg tapes of Jazz Sabbath’s live performances as proof of existence.

The master tapes, believed to be lost in the fire, were found last year. These songs will now finally be heard; proving that the heavy metal band worshipped by millions are in fact nothing more than musical charlatans, thieving the music from a bedridden, hospitalised genius.
Ichiro Fujiya & Takeshi Kurihara - Elephant And A Barbar Obi Strip Edition
Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Azymuth - Azymuth
Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Azymuth
Azymuth
2LP | 2020 | US | Original (Jazz Is Dead)
36,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 23.10.2020
The fourth release from Jazz Is Dead records features Azymuth, one of the bands in Brazilian history, redefining Popular Brazilian Music. Having released almost 20 albums in their career, Azymuth proves to be a consistent source for an innovative mix of jazz, pop, MPB, and electronic music.

Composed and produced by Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad and recorded in the Linear Labs analog studio.
Sun Ra Arkestra - Swirling HHV Exclusive Clear Vinyl Edition
Sun Ra Arkestra
Swirling HHV Exclusive Clear Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Strut)
25,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 09.10.2020
Limited pressing of 300 copies! The planets align this October as the mighty Sun Ra Arkestra, under the direction of the maestro Marshall Allen, release their first studio album in over twenty years, ‘Swirling’. Recorded at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia, the new recording represents the continuation of a heartfelt rebirth of the Arkestra under Allen’s guidance since Sun Ra left the planet in 1993, gaining new generations of followers from their regular touring across the globe. With a big band line-up featuring long-standing Arkestra members including Danny Ray Thompson (rip), Michael Ray, Vincent Chancey, Knoel Scott, Cecil Brooks, Atakatune (rip), Elson Nascimento and Tyler Mitchell, the album is a full-blooded celebration of Sun Ra’s legacy. Tracks include brand new arrangements of Arkestra staples ‘Angels And Demons At Play’, ‘Satellites Are Spinning’, ‘Door Of The Cosmos’ and ‘Rocket No. 9’ alongside lesser known gems; the rousing blues ‘Darkness’ is recorded here for the first time, resurrected from the Ra archives by Marshall Allen. Other highlights include an epic version of ‘Seductive Fantasy’ (first recorded on Ra’s ‘On Jupiter’ LP in 1979), the freeform sonic blast of ‘Infinity / I’ll Wait For You’ and a first ever recording of the Marshall Allen swing composition, ‘Swirling’. “We truly hope that this recording brings much joy to a planet which is so deeply in need of a spirit sound and vibration,” states saxophonist Knoel Scott. “We hope it contributes to a change in the ominous direction of man’s journey through the cosmos.” “This new release is the Arkestra’s love offering to the world,” concludes Marshall Allen. “Beta music for a better world.”
Ron Carter - Stockholm Record Store Day 2020 Edition
Ron Carter
Stockholm Record Store Day 2020 Edition
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (In & Out)
51,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Store Day 2020 Release.

Dopppel LP, 2 bisher unveröffentlichte Bonus Tracks (über 20 Minuten), weltweit limitiert auf 1999, Handsigniert und nummeriert / limitiert auf 250eh für Germany/ Austria / Switzerland.
Terumasa Hino - Love Nature Record Store Day 2020 Edition
Terumasa Hino
Love Nature Record Store Day 2020 Edition
LP | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Ultra-Vybe / All Art)
27,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Store Day 2020 Release.

Terumasa Hino is a leading Japanese trumpet player, four very special and rare LPs from his earlier catalogue are being reissued and will be widely available outside of Japan for the very first time, for Record Store Day 2020. Hino's track Ode to Workman was featured on the excellent 2018 compilation J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969- 1984 released on BBE. These 4 records are important pieces in 1970's independent Jazz! The last and 4th work form Terumasa Hino's Love Records was recorded when he returned to the U.S. In addition to Reggie Workman who is already familiar with Hino, he is joined by legendary saxophonist Gary Bartz, drummer Eric Gravatt who would later become a member of Weather Report and guitarist Kiyoshi Sugimoto. The compositions and playing on Each Other and Sister Mayumi, are so aggressive and dope. The sparks are really flying on this meeting between Hino and Bartz!
Terumasa Hino - A Part Record Store Day 2020 Edition
Terumasa Hino
A Part Record Store Day 2020 Edition
LP | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Ultra-Vybe / All Art)
27,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Store Day 2020 Release.

Terumasa Hino is a representative Japanese trumpet player, his very special 4 records from the earlier catalogues are finally reissued for the very first time by MODULOR. Remastered in 2020.
Gabor Szabo - Dreams
Gabor Szabo
Dreams
LP | 1968 | EU | Reissue (Skye)
25,99 €*
Release:1968 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Arrangements by Gary McFarland Recorded at Western Recording, Los Angeles
August 6th, 7th and 9th, 1968
Ebi Soda - Ugh
Ebi Soda
Ugh
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Sola Terra)
28,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following the aptly-named 'Bedroom Tapes' EP comes 'Ugh', a collection of tunes from Ebi Soda's first ventures into professional recording. The band have made sure to carry their DIY-centric identity with them, creating a beautifully-produced record with the band's raw energy still at the forefront. Explosive drum grooves and a heavy-usage of electronic effects characterise the fluid jams we hear on 'Ugh', with the project's opener 'Ecchi' setting the tone straight away as the song moves from upbeat dancey rhythms to a nightmare-inducing dub soundscape.

The ten-track project was recorded over a year from numerous different sessions, leading it to carry an air of sporadicity to it, with its genre-switching nature leading the band to consider it more of a mixtape than an album. Ebi Soda seek to surprise and alarm listeners with this project.
Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu - Wu Hen Black Vinyl Edition
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.
Awakening - Hear, Sense And Feel
Awakening
Hear, Sense And Feel
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Real Gone)
24,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 02.10.2020
Cortex - Troupeau Bleu 2020 Repress Edition With Poster
Cortex
Troupeau Bleu 2020 Repress Edition With Poster
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Trad Vibe)
19,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited 2020 repress of this Euro-Jazz-Funk classic - this time with poster!
Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes - Expansions
Pharoah Sanders - Live In Paris 1975
Pharoah Sanders
Live In Paris 1975
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Transversales Disques)
25,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Transversales Disques proudly presents Pharoah Sanders - Live in Paris (1975). A never-before-released ORTF recording performed live at studio 104, Maison de la Radio, Paris. First official release with the full permission and cooperation of the National Audiovisual Institute. Deluxe edition, Classic Tip-On Gatefold jacket, including exclusive liner notes and pictures. Mastered from the original master tapes
Larry Lovestein & The Velvet Revival (Mac Miller) - You Colored Vinyl Edition
Larry Lovestein & The Velvet Revival (Mac Miller)
You Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | EU ()
15,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU
Genre:Organic Grooves
6 Tracks /// Randomly colored vinyl edition = you can't pick a color, it gets chosen randomly /// Larry Lovestein was the kid brother to the Mac Miller we uncovered in part on Watching Movies (“Youforia”) and GO:OD AM (“ROS”) before fully appreciating him on 2016’s The Divine Feminine. Miller’s 2012 album under the moniker, You, was plush and smokey Chesterfield-couch-jazz. Driven by rickety romance, there was a boyish charm to the love affair on You that made it one of Mac’s most endearing works. The recording sounded like a toothy grin, and Mac Miller aggrandized love the way youth predisposed us all to aggrandize love.

Released in 2012, Mac Miller’s EP, You, under the alias Larry Lovestein & The Velvet Revival on November 21, 2012. Rather than rap, the EP features Miller crooning over lounging jazz instrumentals. This album features every Larry Lovestein song known to have been recorded. This even includes the bonus track Rain Clouds which is exclusive to this vinyl.
Surprise Chef - Daylight Savings HHV Exclusive Transparent Red Vinyl Edition
Surprise Chef
Daylight Savings HHV Exclusive Transparent Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
23,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 16.10.2020
This edition is limited to 200 copies exclusive available at HHV.
Chet Baker - Mr. B Clear Vinyl Edition
Don Cherry - Om Shanti Om
Don Cherry
Om Shanti Om
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Black Sweat)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
An amazing document of the life experiment that was the Organic Music Society. This super quality audio, recorded by RAI (the italian public broadcasting company) in 1976 for television, documents a quartet concert focused on vocals compositions and improvisations. Here, Don Cherry and his family-community’s musical belief emerges in its simplicity, with the desire to merge the knowledge and stimuli gained during numerous travels across the World in a single sound experience. Don's pocket-trumpet is melted with the beats of the great Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos, the Italian guitar of Gian Piero Pramaggiore, and the tanpura drone of Moki. A pure hippie aesthetic, like in an intimate ceremony, filters a magical encounter between Eastern and Western civiliziations, offering different suggestions of sound mysticism: natural acoustics in which individual instruments and voices are part of a wider pan-tribal consciousness. A desert Western landscape marries Asian and Latin atmospheres. Indigenous contributions with berimbau explorations find fossil sounds of rattles and clap-hands invocations. Influences of Indian mantra singing are combined with eternal African voices or with folkish-Latin guitar rhythms , while flute and drums evoke distant dances. In the Organic Music everything becomes an act of devotion and love, an ecstatic dwell in the dimension of a sacred free-rejoice.
V.A. - Wamono A To Z Volume I Black Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Wamono A To Z Volume I Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (180g)
27,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Japanese Jazz-Funk & Rare Groove 1968-1980 (Selected by DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite & Chintam) Active as a professional DJ in Japan since the late eighties, DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite is also a renowned remixer, compiler and producer. An avid record collector and an expert of the Wamono style, Yoshizawa published the Wamono A to Z records guide book in 2015 which instantly sold-out. The book unveiled a myriad of beautiful and rare records from a highly prolific, but still then unknown, Japanese groove scene. After many years working as a record buyer for several stores, DJ Chintam opened his own Blow Up shop in 2018 in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. A member of the Dayjam Crew and a specialist of soul, funk, rare groove and disco music, Chintam is also an expert of the home-brewed Wamono grooves. He supervised and wrote the Wamono A to Z records guide book together with Yoshizawa. With this first volume of the Wamono series, our two DJs here guide you through some of the best and rarest jazz funk and rare groove tunes produced in Japan between 1968 and 1980. Put the needle on the record, turn up the volume and dig right now into the Wamono sound - the cream of the Japanese funk, soul, rare groove and disco music developed throughout the years since the end of the sixties in Japan!
Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu - Wu Hen Silver Vinyl Edition
Greg Foat - Symphonie Pacifique
Greg Foat
Symphonie Pacifique
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Strut)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Strut is proud to announce the new album by UK jazz pianist, Greg Foat, 'Symphonie Pacifique'. Foat has become a versatile mainstay in UK jazz through an acclaimed series of albums on Jazzman and Athens Of The North, moving from soul-jazz workouts to library music to cinematic, haunting compositions and pastoral acid folk. 'Symphonie Pacifique' goes expansive and widescreen, building a lush soundscape using choral textures, harp and tubular bells on the atmospheric 'After The Storm' alongside sensual groove-based tracks like the undulating 'Anticipation', the album title track and Groove Merchant-channelling 'Nikinakinu', all driven by Phil Achille on bass, Eric Young on congas and Moses Boyd's crisp, flowing breakbeats. Other tracks include a moving tribute to KPM library legend Duncan Lamont on the reflective 'Lament For Lamont' and the languid, simmering 'Island Life'. The album is a truly international collaboration, recorded analogue and produced by Greg Foat at London's Fish Factory studios with strings recorded in Edinburgh and choir in Gothenburg. The album was mixed by Mattias Glava at Kungsten Studios in Gothenburg. Cover artwork is based on a painting by early 20th Century Algerian / Parisian artist Henry Valensi.
Ed Longo & The Applied Arts Ensemble - The Other Fantasy
Ed Longo & The Applied Arts Ensemble
The Other Fantasy
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Early Sounds)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
We welcome Ed Longo and his studio project The Applied Arts Ensemble debut on Early Sounds with “The Other Fantasy”, the result of many recording sessions that took place in different places around Europe.
Conceived with a strong jazz-funk, fusion and boogie sound it has been conceptualized around the idea that the schizophrenia of the internet-age, the visions of Otherness (the undiscovered lands, the primitive happiness, the impossible love) permeate the collective consciousness and the idealized "Other" loses any correspondence with the physical world.
V.A. - Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990
V.A.
Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990
3LP | 2018 | US | Original (Light In The Attic)
59,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Nominated for a Grammy!

* First-ever fully licensed collection of this music outside of Japan
* Extensive liner notes and artist bios, including an essay by Spencer Doran
* 3xLP with deluxe Stoughton “tip-on” jackets and slipcase
* Cover photo by Osamu Murai features buildings designed by Fumihiko Maki
* Product Shots by Jean-Claude Vorgeack

Description:
Light In The Attic’s Japan Archival Series continues with Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990, an unprecedented overview of the country’s vital minimal, ambient, avant-garde, and New Age music – what can collectively be described as kankyō ongaku, or environmental music. The collection features internationally acclaimed artists such as Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Joe Hisaishi, as well as other pioneers like Hiroshi Yoshimura, Yoshio Ojima and Satoshi Ashikawa, who deserve a place alongside the indisputable giants of these genres.

In the 1970s, the concepts of Brian Eno’s “ambient” and Erik Satie’s “furniture music” began to take hold in the minds of artists and musicians around Tokyo. Emerging fields like soundscape design and architectural acoustics opened up new ways in which sound and music could be consumed. For artists like Yoshimura, Ojima and Ashikawa, these ideas became the foundation for their musical works, which were heard not only on records and in live performances, but also within public and private spaces where they intermingled with the sounds and environments of everyday life. The bubble economy of 1980s Japan also had a hand in the advancement of kankyō ongaku. In an attempt to cultivate an image of sophisticated lifestyle, corporations with expendable income bankrolled various art and music initiatives, which opened up new and unorthodox ways in which artists could integrate their avant-garde musical forms into everyday life: in-store music for Muji, promo LP for a Sanyo AC unit, a Seiko watch advert, among others that can be heard in this collection.

Kankyō Ongaku is expertly compiled by Spencer Doran (Visible Cloaks) who, with a series of revelatory mixtapes as well as his label Empire of Signs (Music For Nine Postcards), has been instrumental in shepherding interest in this music outside of Japan. Together with Light In The Attic’s celebrated anthologies I Am The Center and The Microcosm, Kankyō Ongaku helps to broaden our understanding of this quietly profound music, regardless of the environment in which it’s heard.
Penderecki, Don Cherry & The New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra - Actions Translucent Red Record Store Day 2020 Edition
Penderecki, Don Cherry & The New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra
Actions Translucent Red Record Store Day 2020 Edition
LP | 2011 | US | Reissue (Our Swimmer)
29,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Store Day 2020 Release.
Limitation: 1500 copies.

Recorded live at the Donaueschingen Music Festival on October 17, 1971, Actions features a truly mind-bending confluence of musicians of the avant-garde, in the broadest sense of the term. Don Cherry -- the brilliant American free jazz trumpeter -- had recently expatriated to Sweden and was finding his way not only among the emerging free-jazz scene of Europe but also within his own constantly expanding musical palette that had begun to incorporate elements of African rhythms, Turkish folk idioms, and Indian classical music. Cherry, in collaboration here with Krzysztof Penderecki -- one of Poland's greatest modern composers, who is perhaps best known to casual audiences for the use of his music in The Exorcist (1973), The Shining (1980), and more recently, the third season of David Lynch's Twin Peaks -- creates a sonic landscape previously unrivaled in his work. Combining modern classical and avant-garde elements, choral arrangements, and a large free jazz ensemble -- The New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra, formed specifically for this performance and featuring a veritable who's who of the European scene including Peter Brötzmann, Han Bennink, Terje Rypdal, Albert Mangelsdorff, and Gunter Hampel -- Actions is one of the most expansive sets of Cherry's storied career. Limited edition of 1,000 copies on translucent red vinyl.
Siti Muharam - Siti Of Unguja
Siti Muharam
Siti Of Unguja
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (On The Corner)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Siti of Unguja tells the story of pioneering women, of the 'golden voice' of Siti Muharam, heiress to the singular legacy of her great grandmother, the mother of taarab, Siti Binti Saad. On the Corner teases this first taste of a landmark recording that the label embarked upon two years ago on Zanzibar. Siti of Unguja has a transformative atmosphere, brimming with romance, passion and protest.
Soft Power - Brink Of Extinction
Soft Power
Brink Of Extinction
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Rrgems)
28,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
There is a Window Of Opportunity called life. A limited period of time, into which we must fit the quotidian activities of everyday life, our dreams, relationships, personal pleasures and self-discovery. Sometimes we contemplate our death, our impact on the world and the traces we’ve left. Biodiversity is one of the most serious issues of our time. We are currently experiencing a period of mass extinction mainly caused by human activity, e.g. overfishing, hunting and the spread of cities and
agriculture.
It is said that we can’t understand our own death, but is it any easier for us humans to comprehend the scale of death associated with mass extinction, the disappearance of species? Every species is an important part of the ecosystem. Furthermore, with every extinct species, a mode of being is lost. With biodiversity being in such a precarious state, it might be easy to submit to feelings of resignation. Yet, for those who seek beauty, there is still beauty to be found. And there will be, I hope. Likewise, for
those who wish to express their love and compassion for the world and for the life inhabiting it, the possibility is still there. The possibility of love having a home in a human heart.
Terumasa Hino - Peace & Love Record Store Day 2020 Edition
Terumasa Hino
Peace & Love Record Store Day 2020 Edition
LP | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Ultra-Vybe / All Art)
27,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Store Day 2020 Release.

Terumasa Hino is a leading Japanese trumpet player, four very special and rare LPs from his earlier catalogue are being reissued and are widely available outside of Japan for the very first time, for Record Store Day 2020. Hino's track Ode to Workman was featured on the excellent 2018 compilation J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969- 1984 released on BBE. These 4 records are important pieces in 1970's independent Jazz! After his return to Japan, Terumasa Hino formed a new band with Hideo Ichikawa, Kiyoshi Matsumoto, and Terumasa Hino, adding to US bassist Reggie Workman and Teruo Nakamura. Terumasa Hino's sensitive and wild playing is mind blowing. Gengon features both powerful and graceful sound and Peace and Love is so deep and full of beauty, these two songs show Terumasa Hino's serenity at this moment.
Heliocentrics, The - Infinity Of Now HHV Exclusive Bundle
Heliocentrics, The
Infinity Of Now HHV Exclusive Bundle
LP+7" | 2020 | US | Original (Madlib Invazion)
26,99 €* 29,99 € -10%
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This bundle contains the orange edition of the album limited to 500 copies and a bonus 45. Only available at HHV.

The UK’s cosmic, psychedelic-funk ensemble issue their first album on maverick producer Madlib’s label, Madlib Invazion.
The Heliocentrics’ albums are all confounding pieces of work. Drawing equally from the funk universe of James Brown, the disorienting asymmetry of Sun Ra, the cinematic scope of Ennio Morricone, the sublime fusion of David Axelrod, Pierre Henry’s turned-on musique concrète, and Can’s beat-heavy Krautrock, they have – regardless of the label on which they’ve released their music - pointed the way towards a brand new kind of psychedelia, one that could only come from a band of accomplished musicians who were also obsessive music fans. Drummer Malcolm Catto and bassist Jake Ferguson are the Heliocentrics’ masterminds and producers, and they are obsessive weirdos in today’s musical climate, searching, progressive humans who are often out-of-time with current trends.
They have been playing together for nearly two decades and their collective drive is to find an individual voice. The Heliocentrics search for it in an alternate galaxy where the orbits of funk, jazz, psychedelic, electronic, avant-garde and “ethnic” music all revolve around “The One.” With Madilb’s label Madlib Invazion for Infinity of Now, the Heliocentrics have returned to develop their epic vision of psychedelic funk, while exploring the possibilities created by their myriad influences – Latin, African, and more.
Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings
Makaya McCraven
Universal Beings
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (International Anthem)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Universal Beings is jazz drummer / producer Makaya McCraven's new album - his most ambitious, elegant and refined work yet. Recorded at 2 intimate live sessions and 2 pop-up "studio" sessions across the "new" jazz hotbed cities of New York, Chicago, London, and Los Angeles, Makaya collaborated with an all-star cast of improvisers (15 musicians in total, including Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia, Jeff Parker, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson,Tomeka Reid, Brandee Younger and Carlos Niño) to create source material for the signature style of "organic beat music" production he debuted on the groundbreaking 2015 release In The Moment. The result is this epic, 2xLP set that represents another breakthrough in Makaya's career as a recording artist, as well as a definitive new work of the exciting global groundswell of next-generation, Black musicians re-vivifying and re-articulating "jazz" in 2018.
Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu - The Return
Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu
The Return
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Black Focus)
22,99 €*
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.
BBNG (BadBadNotGood) - III
BBNG (BadBadNotGood)
III
2LP | 2014 | US | Original (Innovative Leisure)
22,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Yeah, this is the 1st real album by Matthew Tavares (Keys), Chester Hansen (Bass) & Alex Sowinski (Drums).
Donald Byrd - Street Lady
Donald Byrd
Street Lady
LP | 1974 | US | Reissue (Blue Note)
17,99 €*
Release:1974 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
6 tracks

- "Street Lady" sampled by Del for "Money for Sex", "Wacky World of Rapid Transit" & "Ya Lil' Crumbsnatchers",
Jungle Brothers for "Good News Comin'",
Miles Davis for "High Speed Chase" and
Outlaw Posse for "Original Dope"
Steam Down & Yazmin Lacey & Afronaut Zu - Etcetera / I'll Never Stop Loving You
V.A. - On The Corner Presents - Door To The Cosmos
V.A.
On The Corner Presents - Door To The Cosmos
3LP | 2020 | UK | Original (On The Corner)
28,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
On the Corner goes beyond being a record label. It is a story of innovative artists from hotbeds of ancient-future* music across the globe. This 'Door to the Cosmos' compilation is the 10th full release (and an eclectic array of 20 EPs). OtCs rawkus sonic explorations are brought to the fore via 24 tracks making a heady blend of label mainstays and fresh family recruits. The label is an inimitable mixture of Miles Davis' 'call it what you want' attitude, the afro centric futurism of Sun Ra and the evolving electronic frontier where black music kicks it to the dance floor. 'Door to the Cosmos' expresses On the Corner's adventure; future sounds referencing the source, be it Detroit, UK bass culture, New Orleans or the Niger delta. The title riffs off of the otherworldly, afro futurist jazzer Sun Ra's infamous chant 'dare to knock at the door to the cosmos'. Sun Ra's sound and narrative bending inspires us to kick at the rules and push at the infinite, the ecstatic and the unknown through music by knock, knock, knocking at the door to the cosmos. The compilation is the first outing for a new raft of artists who are celebrated by the label and welcomed to a creative space brimming with the tales of unsung pioneers of the past and champion sonic explorers of the future.
Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings E&F Sides Black Vinyl Edition
John Dwyer, Ryan Sawyer, Peter Kerlin, Tom Dolas, Brad Caulkins, Kyp Malone & Marcos Rodriguez - Bent Arcana
John Dwyer, Ryan Sawyer, Peter Kerlin, Tom Dolas, Brad Caulkins, Kyp Malone & Marcos Rodriguez
Bent Arcana
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Castle Face)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
“This is the first interstellar transmission from five days of electrified and improvised sessions recorded at Stu-Stu-Studio, edited down to forty minutes for your earballs. “Bent Arcana is the inceptive chapter in what I hope to be several releases showcasing these types of off-the-cuff musical compositions. So you can try your fry on and turn off. This one is very much on the ECM / ’70s hard fusion / prog-kraut tip. It is a many pronged weapon, swung by the spontaneous sentinel.” —John Dwyer
Doug Carn - Spirit Of The New Land
Doug Carn
Spirit Of The New Land
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Real Gone)
24,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 02.10.2020
Ella & Louis Fitzgerald - Very Best Of Green Record Store Day 2020 Edition
Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes - Visions Of A New World Remastered Edition
Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes
Visions Of A New World Remastered Edition
LP | 1965 | EU | Reissue (Fyling Dutchman)
29,99 €*
Release:1965 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Re-mastering by: Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London

Pianist Lonnie Liston Smith began his true professional career with Pharoah Sanders and then moved on to the very electric Miles Davis band before embarking on his own journey -- one that took him deep into the waters of pop music and disco by the late '70s. On Visions of a New World, Smith, accompanied by his working unit the Cosmic Echoes, digs deeper into the soul-jazz vein that he had begun exploring on Expansions and Funk Extraction in 1973 and 1974, respectively. In 1975, Smith was looking for a smoother, more soulful groove than he had displayed previously. Elements of the earlier band are in evidence: Vocalist Donald Smith is still on board, as are Dave Hubbard and Cecil Bridgewater on horns. Reggie Lucas even helps out on guitar in one or two places, and Ray Armando helps the percussion section. Despite these fiery players, the music here is strictly a late-night seduction/meditation groove. Tracks like the opener, "A Chance for Peace," keep the funk in mid-tempo while rounding off the edges, but "Love Beams" sounds exactly like its name. "Colours of the Rainbow" is a duet between Donald and Lonnie on keyboard and vocals, and "Devika" is the first place where the groove exceeds the mood. Latin rhythms, loosely woven horn lines, funky backbeats, and a slinky melody bring the whole thing up a couple of notches. The only other place the album heats up is on the final two tracks: the second part of the title suite -- when Donald Smith stops singing -- and "Summer Nights," when the concentration is on pure movement and sweaty, shimmering late-night funk. - ThomJurek/AMG

Recorded in 1975 at Electric Lady Studios
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