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Madlib - Shades Of Blue hhv.de Blue Vinyl Edition
Madlib
Shades Of Blue hhv.de Blue Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2003 | EU | Reissue (Blue Note)
25,99 €*
Release:2003 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Limited edition of 1000 copies worldwide on blue vinyl, exclusive to hhv.de!Madlib invades Blue Note with Peanut Butter Wolf, MF Doom, Yesterdays New Quintet, Sound Directions & Medaphoar. Instant classic!
Tony Allen - A Tribute To Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Tony Allen
A Tribute To Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10" | 2017 | EU | Original (Blue Note)
13,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Blue Note is pleased to announce the release of legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen's new EP: A Tribute to Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. The 4 titles featured exclusively in the EP provide a preview of his forthcoming album for Blue Note on which Tony Allen pays tribute to his longstanding idol, American jazz drummer Art Blakey. The EP's four titles and the other tracks that make up the album were recorded over three days in Paris at the Midilive studios, the former facility of the Vogue label. The sessions were done in live conditions that saw Tony Allen and his 8-piece band together in the same room, with the sound channeled through 12 separate mikes onto 2" tape via a Sony MCI-JH24 analogue multi-track recorder.Tony Allen and Art Blakey have so much in common that this project came into being almost naturally. For one thing, growing up in Lagos, if Tony hadn't listened to Art Blakey's recordings he might never have taken up drumming: Blakey's type of kit was much rarer than the traditional Nigerian percussion instruments played during that period. Another quality shared by the two musicians is the fact that both Art and Tony were sidemen before they were leaders of their own groups: Art Blakey founded his Jazz Messengers after playing alongside Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon or Thelonious Monk, and Tony Allen also only moved on to leading his own ensembles after playing in other bands, notably the Africa 70 orchestra founded by Fela Anikulapo Kuti. And both Allen and Blakey contributed to the birth of a brand-new music style: bebop and then hard bop in the case of Art Blakey, and the afro-beat style of Allen. Paris is also a link where the two musicians converge: Art Blakey recorded some of his best albums there (his live recordings at the Club St. Germain and the Théâtre des Champs Elysées for example), while Paris has been home to Tony Allen for some twenty years, and he still lives there with his family.But perhaps the most significant link between Blakey and Allen is Africa. Many consider Art Blakey to be the most African of the jazz drummers, and he made many long visits to that continent where he earned a new name — Blakey became known as Buhaina, an African resonance that would become part of his approach to drumming. Blakey was an inspired metronome, a musician with no interest in idle chitchat who avoided special effects in order to concentrate on the profound dynamics of rhythm. But he could create alchemy with his groups. You could say the same of Tony Allen, whose powerful sense of rhythm goes hand in hand with a taste for economy that resembles the "sublime elegance" found in the art of the haiku: behind the Nigerian's "stripped to the essentials" approach, there lies the will to encourage each musician to raise his playing to exceptional levels.Here, in the company of some of the finest instrumentalists in France (supervised by Vincent Taurelle of the A.L.B.E.R.T. trio, whose production credits include Tony's previous album Film of Life), Tony Allen handsomely comes full circle with his Tribute To Art Blakey, a fine demonstration of the bond between Africa and America.
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.
Masuru Imada Trio + 2 - Green Caterpillar
Masuru Imada Trio + 2
Green Caterpillar
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Le Tres Jazz Club)
24,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Le très jazz club - a label exclusively dedicated to vinyl reissue and jazz. For his first two releases, Le très jazz club has chosen to celebrate Japan !
Kosuke Mine Quintet - Mine
Kosuke Mine Quintet
Mine
LP | 1970 | EU | Reissue (Le Tres Jazz Club)
24,99 €*
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Le très jazz club - a label exclusively dedicated to vinyl reissue and jazz. For his first two releases, Le très jazz club has chosen to celebrate Japan !Japanese jazz is sadly one of best-kept secret. But, it would be a a huge lost to miss “Mine”, sublime first album of Kosuke Mine Quintet, released in 1970 on the legendary Three blind mice label. The record, made of a 4 long pieces where Kosuke Mine’s sax (alto and soprano) and Hideo Ichikawa’s fender Rhodes never stop to respond each other is a monument of dense and spiritual jazz.
Thundercat - Drunk
Thundercat
Drunk
4x10" | 2017 | UK | Original (Brainfeeder)
34,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Thundercat presents “drunk”- a 23-track epic journey into the often hilarious, sometimes dark mind of the Grammy-winning singer/ bassist - featuring a few of his friends joining him along the way including: Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Michael Mcdonald, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, Kamasi Washington and Brainfeeder Mastermind Flying Lotus.
BBNG (BadBadNotGood) - IV
BBNG (BadBadNotGood)
IV
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (Innovative Leisure)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The boys are back with the new album IV, their most impressive andhighly anticipated project yet. IV continues their forward thinkingprogression, sounding something like a jam session in space betweenCan, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock's Headhunters, Weather Report,Arthur Russell & MF DOOM.
Ahmad Jamal Trio, The - The Awakening
Ahmad Jamal Trio, The
The Awakening
LP | 1970 | UK | Reissue (Be With Records)
29,99 €*
Release:1970 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ahmad Jamal is a jazz giant and The Awakening is his iconic masterpiece. The landmark deep trio session - recorded in NYC and released on Impulse! in 1970 - is an essential album and perennially sought-after on vinyl, so Be With Records are delighted to make it available again.As a "Zen master of jazz piano" and one of its greatest innovators, Jamal evolved his elegant sound with this adventurous record. The Awakening showcased his fast, richly melodic chops in remarkable variation. A consummate orchestrator of his own complex arrangements, Jamal was emboldened here by his potent sidemen. Backed by the exquisite timing of bassist Jamil Nasser and the precision of Frank Gant's drumming, he was liberated by the reliability of the trio setup. Free to juggle rhythmic dexterity with harmonic intricacy, Jamal brilliantly performed groove-oriented compositions written by himself, alongside wonderful renditions of tracks by Herbie Hancock, Oliver Nelson and Antonio Carlos Jobim.It is impossible to discuss The Awakening without acknowledging its indelible mark on golden age rap. A defining album of hip-hop culture, producers of the highest calibre have famously sampled elements of this timeless record to lace all-timers with a foundation for their most legendary tracks. Indeed, both the experimental "DJ Premier In Deep Concentration" and Shadez Of Brooklyn's seminal "Change" utilised Jamal's sparse title-track to stunning effect.A melancholy motif from "I Love Music" was employed by Pete Rock for Nas's crucial "The World Is Yours" whilst, over a more abstract refrain from the same track, Jeru memorably delivered his "Me Or The Papes" ultimatum. Over in Chicago, No I.D. elevated Common's peerless "Resurrection" by lifting a precise riff from Jamal's plaintive rendition of "Dolphin Dance" whilst the head-nod quality of All Natural's hypnotic "Renaissance" owes it all to the looped keys of Jamal's take on "You're My Everything".With bold beauty and unhurried grace, Ahmad Jamal plays piano differently from everyone else. He was a huge inspiration to Miles Davis and influential to how Wynton Kelly performed across Kind of Blue. In his autobiography, Miles describes being blown away by Jamal's dynamic "concept of space, his lightness of touch [and] his understatement". It's why The Awakening will always be so revered.In line with the quality of all Be With reissues, the record is presented in a luxurious gatefold sleeve and comes adorned with the original eye-catching artwork throughout, along with the original sleeve notes. Simon Francis' sensitive mastering ensures the sonics are majestic throughout and, for the first time, it has been pressed at a reassuringly weighty 180g.
Heliocentrics, The - A World Of Masks Black Vinly Edition
Heliocentrics, The
A World Of Masks Black Vinly Edition
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Soundway)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Heliocentrics are a group for which genres are meaningless and boundaries invisible. Since first appearing on DJ Shadow’s 2006 album The Outsider the group have gone on to release a string of records that float through jazz, hip-hop, psych, krautrock, and musique concrete whilst collaborating with numerous genre heavyweights from Mulatu Astake to Gaslamp Killer and picking up prestigious fans along the way, such as Madlib and the recently departed David Axelrod.The primarily instrumental group, who operate out of their vintage analogue studio in East London called the Quatermass Sound Lab, bring in a new singer on album number four - a young Slovakian singer called Barbora Patkova. The result is an album that takes the band, already solidified in ever-expanding grooves and rhythms into new previously unexplored dimensions.The group’s deep-set ability to craft music intuitively and impulsively stems from a desire to avoid typical processes or generic structures. Since its conception, the band’s music has mainly been created from live improvisation. This musical approach gives the band its own sound and identity -”for anything to happen it must be at that time from the people in the room, and on the spot”. A decade of such sonic adventures has resulted in a tightly knit bond that the group refer to as “almost a form of telepathy” with “musical changes that otherwise would be near impossible to write.”
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.
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Of Ethiopia Deluxe Edition
Mulatu Astatke
Mulatu Of Ethiopia Deluxe Edition
3LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Strut)
29,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Strut present the first official reissue of a landmark album in the field of African music, Mulatu Astatke’s ‘Mulatu Of Ethiopia’ from 1972. Recorded in New York, the album arrived at a time when Astatke had begun to master the delicate fusion of styles needed to create Ethio jazz.This definitive reissue of the album comes in a limited edition 3LP 6-panel gatefold set featuring the stereo album master, a pre-mix mono master and a selection of out-takes from the sessions, giving the listener rare access to the DNA of the studio process.
Spiritual Jazz - Volume 7: Islam - Esoteric, Modal And Progressive Jazz Inspired By Islam 1957-1988
Spiritual Jazz
Volume 7: Islam - Esoteric, Modal And Progressive Jazz Inspired By Islam 1957-1988
2LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Jazzman)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"Spiritual Jazz 7: Islam - Esoteric, Modal and Progressive Jazz inspired by Islam 1957 - 1988", Songs ancient and divine - the seventh volume of our acclaimed Spiritual Jazz series examines the influence and impact of Islam on four decades of jazz innovation. Through Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, the civil rights era in America saw African American liberation politics famously associated with Islamic belief. This was not the first time that radical developments in African American cultural life had been widely and famously associated with Islam - that distinction belongs not to political or sporting giants, but to the progressive jazz musicians of the bebop generation. Kenny Clarke, Art Blakey, Sahib Shihab, Gigi Gryce, Idrees Sulieman, Ahmad Jamal, Yusef Lateef, all these legendary jazz pioneers - and countless more - were early converts to the spiritually charged Ahmadiyya school of Islam. Their faith profoundly influenced the music that they made, and the presence of prominent and innovative Muslim musicians at the heart of jazz culture in America has been recognised ever since.The tracks on this collection follow the story of Islam and jazz from the 1950s to the 1980s. Recorded by Muslim jazz musicians, they often draw specifically on Middle Eastern or Islamic music, dream of an esoteric or spiritual Afro-East, or invoke the landscape and sound worlds of Islamic Africa. Spiritual Jazz 7 presents a selection of visionary music – inspired by faith, powered by jazz.
Cortex - Troupeau Bleu
Cortex
Troupeau Bleu
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Trad Vibe)
15,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited repressof this Euro-Jazz-Funk classic!
Sun Ra - Lanquidity
Sun Ra
Lanquidity
LP | 1978 | US | Reissue (Philly Jazz)
14,99 €*
Release:1978 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
180 gram vinyl. Classic 1978 album with Eddie Gale on trumpet.
Dorothy Ashby - The Rubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby
Dorothy Ashby
The Rubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby
LP | 1970 | US | Reissue (Cadet)
12,99 €*
Release:1970 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
- "Wax and Wane" sampled by Jay Dee for "Snappin Necks in Africa"
Lloyd McNeill Quartet, The - Asha
Lloyd McNeill Quartet, The
Asha
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
New edition of this very rare deep spiritual jazz album first released as a private-press album in 1969 on flautist Lloyd McNeill’s own Asha Record label in Washington, DC. First reissued on Soul Jazz Records’ Universal Sound sub-label in 2011 (long deleted) and now available newly digitally remastered on Soul Jazz Records main label in a limited edition of 1000 copies worldwide.Lloyd McNeill is an African-American flautist, painter, poet, and photographer born in Washington, D.C., in 1935. His multi-disciplinary creative life led to encounters and friendships with Nina Simone, Picasso, Eric Dolphy, Nana Vasconceles and other legendary cultural figures. McNeill grew up through the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. ‘Asha’ was the debut album by the Lloyd McNeill Quartet released on his own private-press record label, echoing the Civil Rights and African-American themes of the era - black economic empowerment and self-sufficiency – as well as a beautiful spirituality to the music. In the mid-1960s he moved to France where he became friends with Picasso, working with a number of émigré-jazz musicians whilst living in Paris.In the late 1960s he taught jazz and painting workshops at the New Thing Art and Architecture Center in Washington. In the 1970s he travelled throughout Brazil and West Africa studying music and taught music anthropology in the US. This album is released as a limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide LP (+ download code), and limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide CD edition and also as a digital album on Soul Jazz Records.This album is released in conjunction with the album Lloyd McNeill – Washington Suite (1970) which was released last month also on Soul Jazz Records.
David McCallum / Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg - The Edge / The Next Episode
David McCallum / Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg
The Edge / The Next Episode
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Originals)
9,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
The series continues with David McCallum’s sublime Jazz classic, “The Edge”, from 1967 produced by David Axelrod. Bit of trivia for you, Mr McCallum was actually an actor before he delved into making music and appeared as a Russian secret agent in the 60’s series “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” Fast forward to 1999 and Dr Dre’s Gangsta Rap classic LP “2001” spawned several great singles, none better than “The Next Episode” featuring Snopp Dogg and of course sampling David McCallum’s “The Edge”.
Heliocentrics, The - A World Of Masks Gold Vinyl Edition
Heliocentrics, The
A World Of Masks Gold Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Soundway)
29,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Heliocentrics are a group for which genres are meaningless and boundaries invisible. Since first appearing on DJ Shadow’s 2006 album The Outsider the group have gone on to release a string of records that float through jazz, hip-hop, psych, krautrock, and musique concrete whilst collaborating with numerous genre heavyweights from Mulatu Astake to Gaslamp Killer and picking up prestigious fans along the way, such as Madlib and the recently departed David Axelrod.The primarily instrumental group, who operate out of their vintage analogue studio in East London called the Quatermass Sound Lab, bring in a new singer on album number four - a young Slovakian singer called Barbora Patkova. The result is an album that takes the band, already solidified in ever-expanding grooves and rhythms into new previously unexplored dimensions.The group’s deep-set ability to craft music intuitively and impulsively stems from a desire to avoid typical processes or generic structures. Since its conception, the band’s music has mainly been created from live improvisation. This musical approach gives the band its own sound and identity -”for anything to happen it must be at that time from the people in the room, and on the spot”. A decade of such sonic adventures has resulted in a tightly knit bond that the group refer to as “almost a form of telepathy” with “musical changes that otherwise would be near impossible to write.”
Lloyd McNeill Quartet, The - Washington Suite
Lloyd McNeill Quartet, The
Washington Suite
LP | 1970 | UK | Reissue (Soul Jazz)
19,99 €*
Release:1970 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
New edition of this very rare deep spiritual jazz album (currently £400 on Discogs for an original!), first released as a private-press album in 1970 on flautist Lloyd McNeill’s own Asha Record label in Washington, DC. First reissued on Soul Jazz Records’ Universal Sound sub-label in 2011 (long deleted) and now available newly digitally remastered on Soul Jazz Records main label.Lloyd McNeill is an African-American flautist, painter, poet, and photographer born in Washington, D.C., in 1935. His multi-disciplinary creative life led to encounters and friendships with Nina Simone, Picasso, Eric Dolphy, Nana Vasconceles and other legendary cultural figures. Lloyd McNeill’s hypnotic ‘Washington Suite’ was originally commissioned as a piece of music for the Capital Ballet Company in Washington, DC.McNeill grew up through the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. In the mid-1960s he moved to France where he became friends with Picasso, working with a number of émigré-jazz musicians whilst living in Paris.In the late 1960s he taught jazz and painting workshops at the New Thing Art and Architecture Center in Washington. In the 1970s he travelled throughout Brazil and West Africa studying music, and taught music anthropology in the US. This album is released as a limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide LP (+ download code), and limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide CD edition and also as a digital album on Soul Jazz Records.
Ahmed Abdul-Malik - The Eastern Moods Of Ahmed Abdul-Malik
Ahmed Abdul-Malik
The Eastern Moods Of Ahmed Abdul-Malik
LP | 1963 | EU | Reissue (Doxy)
13,99 €*
Release:1963 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The music on this album, in spite of the unorthodox instrumentation and exotic titles, should prove itself readily accessible to any listener with an open mind and an interest on the fascinating and original fusion of different musical cultures which it represents. (...) from original liner notes One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by Ahmed Abdul-Malik! The set’s got a style that’s very strongly in keeping with the “eastern moods” of the title – with less of a jazz sound than some of Abdul Malik’s other work, and more spare, exotic instrumentation overall. The group on the set is a trio – Ahmed on bass and oud, Bilal Abdurrahman on alto, Korean reed flute, and percussion, and William Henry Allen on bass and percussion. With that kind of lineup, you can imagine the feel – lots of spare rhythms, with snaking reed work over the top, done in a very evocative way – and although there’s less jazz than usual, the alto sax solos still give the record enough of a jazz component to set it apart from straight world music. The album kicks off with a surprisingly great, and incredibly haunting take on “Summertime”, then rolls into some really wonderful original tunes that include “Ancient Scene”, “Magrebi”, and “Shoof Habebe”.Numbered limited edition of 500 copies clear vinyl.
Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping
Dorothy Ashby
Afro-Harping
LP | 1968 | US | Reissue (Cadet)
14,99 €*
Release:1968 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
- "Soul Vibrations" sampled by Aceyalone for "The Energy" andAll Natural for "Cashin' the Checks"
Rupture - Israel Suite / Dominante En Bleu
Rupture
Israel Suite / Dominante En Bleu
LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Sommor)
21,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Impossible to find Spiritual Jazz / Funk / Groove / Psych rarity from France, 1973. Rupture was born when famous French songwriter Boris Bergman (France Gall, Dalida, etc) decided to record a conceptual album about the history of Israel. He approached ace drummer and singer Sylvain Krief (Airto Fogo, Michel Fugain, Aznavour, Clark Terry, Bud Powell, etc) and soon, other musicians joined: Jean-François Jenny-Clark (Don Cherry, Steve Lacy, etc) on bass, Georges Locatelli (Total Issue) on guitar, Jean-Pierre Mas (piano, organ, guitar, vocals…) In resume, Rupture was a kind of super-group featuring some of the best musicians from the Euro jazz / progressive / fusion scene. It also included collaborations by Michel Fugain and Nicole Croisille. The album was recorded over a period of three months and the result was released as a very limited private pressing with help from the Futura label. Arranged by Sylvain Krief and Jean-Pierre Mas, “Israel Suite” included a side-long suite on side A and shorter songs on Side B. An incredible mix of vocal / spiritual jazz, funk, progressive, jazz-pop, psych…
Georges Edouard Nouel - Chodo
Georges Edouard Nouel
Chodo
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Rebirth On Wax)
20,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 23.06.2017
Spiritual afro jazz funk with west indies and latin influences by Georges-Edouard Nouel, this jazz pianist from Martinique is better known for his collaboration with Noel McGhie, Steve Potts or Roland Brival but his only album is just a masterpiece, essential to any lovers of deep jazz records..
Alice Coltrane - World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
Alice Coltrane
World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Luaka Bop)
28,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda’s devotion to spirituality was the central purpose of the final four decades of her life, an often-overlooked awakening that largely took shape during her four-year marriage to John Coltrane and after his 1967 death. By 1983, Alice had established the 48-acre Sai Anantam Ashram outside of Los Angeles. She quietly began recording music from the ashram, releasing it within her spiritual community in the form of private press cassette tapes. On May 5, Luaka Bop will release the first-ever compilation of recordings from this period, making these songs available to the wider public for the first time. Entitled ‘World Spirituality Classics, Volume 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda,’ the release is the first installment in a planned series of spiritual music from around the globe; curated, compiled and distributed by Luaka Bop.This powerful, largely unheard body of work finds Alice singing for the first time in her recorded catalog, which dates back to 1963 and includes appearances on six John Coltrane albums, alongside Charlie Haden and McCoy Tyner, and 14 albums as bandleader starting with her Impulse! debut in 1967 with ‘A Monastic Trio.’ The songs featured on the Luaka Bop release have been culled from the four cassettes that Alice recorded and released between 1982 and 1995: ‘Turiya Sings,’ ‘Divine Songs,’ ‘Infinite Chants,’ and ‘Glorious Chants.’ The digital, cassette and CD release will feature eight songs. The double-vinyl edition features two additional songs, “Krishna Japaye” from 1990’s ‘Infinite Chants, and the previously unreleased “Rama Katha” from a separate ‘Turiya Sings’ recording session.Luaka Bop teamed with Alice’s children to find the original master tapes in the Coltrane archive. The recordings were prepared for re-mastering by the legendary engineer Baker Bigsby (Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra, John Coltrane), who had overseen the original sessions in the 80s and 90s. The compilation showcases a diverse array of recordings in addition to Alice’s first vocal work: solo performances on her harp, small ensembles, and a 24-piece vocal choir. The release is dotted with eastern percussion, synthesizers, organs and strings, making for a mesmerizing, even otherworldly, listen. Alice was inspired by Vedic devotional songs from India and Nepal, adding her own music sensibility to the mix with original melodies and sophisticated song structures. She never lost her ability to draw from the bebop, blues and old-time spirituals of her Detroit youth, fusing a Western upbringing with Eastern classicism. In all, these recordings amount to a largely untold chapter in the life story of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda.In addition to the recordings, GRAMMY-winning music historian Ashley Kahn has written extensive liner notes on the collection. The package also includes a series of interviews with those who knew Alice best, conducted by Dublab’s Mark “Frosty” McNeill, and an as-told-to interview between musician Surya Botofasina (who was raised on Alice’s ashram) and journalist Andy Beta. 2017 marks what would have been Alice’s 80th year of life, as well as the 10th anniversary of her passing. Alice will be celebrated at events throughout the United States, Europe and South America in the coming year. With this in mind, the time is right to bring this meaningful piece of Turiyasangitananda’s legacy into focus.
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Of Ethiopia
Mulatu Astatke
Mulatu Of Ethiopia
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Worthy)
13,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Oh so classic album of Mulatu, the spearhead of the Ethiopian sound export.
Hampshire & Foat - Galaxies Like Grains of Sand
Hampshire & Foat
Galaxies Like Grains of Sand
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
33,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Multi talented UK Jazz Pianist Greg Foat has teamed up with Mercury Award nominated "The Bees" member and multi instrumentalist Warren Hampshire to collaborate on a new LP drawing on their diverse musical influences. Classic British library music, 60s Italian soundtracks & lost Americana combined with touches of modern classical, minimalism, Jazz and Folk. Featuring many members of Greg and Warren's previous bands and one of the U.Ks finest Jazz drummers, Clark Tracy, the LP also features an Edinburgh orchestra and soloists hand picked and scored by the boys. Recorded all analogue onto 2" multitrack in Edinburgh, mixed down by Mattias Glavå at his studio in Gothenburg, Sweden then mastered and cut in Helsinki, Finland, it's truly a European affair flying in the face of the brexit nightmare.- Warren Hampshire from The Bees teams up with pianist Greg Foat- Recorded with full orchestra all anolog to tape- Mixed down on fully analog desk from tape direct to the old Sun studios 1/4 Valve tape machine.- Hand made paste back sleeve with 60s style gloss finish.- Mastered from Tape direct to lathe at Timmion Cutting Studios Finland.- Sleeve notes by Bob Lind
Josef Leimberg - Astral Progressions
Josef Leimberg
Astral Progressions
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (World Galaxy / Alpha Pup)
31,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Trumpeter and composer Josef Leimberg will launch his debut full-length “Astral Progressions”. “Astral Progressions” is a powerful record in the canon of 21st century music. It also continues the momentum Leimberg achieved on the Kendrick Lamar Grammy Award winning album “To Pimp A Butterfly”. A hybrid state of jazz fusion, world music, R&B and golden era hip hop instrumentalism. His collaborative resume over the decades is astounding, consisting of production, writing and feature credits with Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Robin Thicke, Shafiq Husayn, Funkadelic, Freestyle Fellowship, Dr. Dre, Murs, King Tee, Suga Free, Saafir and Busdriver. These connections have undoubtedly spread life all over Astral Progressions. Leimberg’s debut album features an array of innovators and game changers in modern progressive music. Kamasi Washington, Bilal, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kurupt, Terrace Martin and Miguel Atwood Ferguson are just a small list of the brilliant minds that make the “Astral Progressions” outing special.
V.A. - Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 1
V.A.
Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 1
2LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
26,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The first instalment in our new ‘Mr Bongo Record Club’ compilation series – aselection of favourites, recent discoveries and sought after obscurities, whichform the basis of our DJ sets and our radio show of the same name. Includingcuts by Claudia, Cortex, Dave Pike Set, Fruko, Neno Exporta Som, ConnieLaverne, Barbosa and more.The original concept for ‘Mr Bongo Record Club’ was a radio show that allowedus to air our treasured record collections, recorded and broadcast once amonth. We wanted to create an outlet free from any genre or BPM restrictions,not constrained by the need to beat-mix every record, a space where we couldplay latest finds alongside favourites. The only self-imposed rule being thatit had to be played from vinyl.We have always DJ’d across-the-board, but playing in an eclectic way hasn’talways been easy. Recently DJ’s such as MCDE, Floating Points, Nick The Record,Leon Vynehall, Four Tet, Jeremy Underground, Antal (Rush Hour), Sassy J andYoung Marco – to name a few – have opened things up with very diverse sets toyounger audiences; Brazilian samba-rock, next to modern soul, highlife, disco,boogie, jazz, house, techno and beyond.We’re seeing a rare groove like sensibility. A shift towards the attitude oflegendary club nights hosted by the likes of Mr Scruff and Gilles Peterson,where you could hear house, hip hop, Turkish funk, boogie, jazz, dub and Latinback to back. At the same time it isn't a nostalgic or retro movement, peoplehave a progressive attitude and a thirst for new-old music. It is a vibrant andexciting time – we are proud to be a part of it.
Bea Benjamin with Dollar Brand - African Songbird
Bea Benjamin with Dollar Brand
African Songbird
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Matsuli)
24,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Matsuli Music is proud is announce the re-issue of African Songbird, the masterpiece from South Africa’s greatest jazz singer, Sathima Bea Benjamin. Originally released in 1976, African Songbird was a debut long overdue. A 1959 recording debut, which would have been South Africa’s first ever LP, was shelved. Her 1963 recording with Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn was put aside by Reprise’s then head of A&R, Frank Sinatra, for not being commercial enough.African Songbird is a tour-de-force, and arguably the most dramatic and powerful release on Rashid Vally’s As-shams label. The opener, ‘Africa’, is the album’s fulcrum, a statement of breath-taking musical, personal and political complexity. It is a song of exile, of loss, and of return: a song that is both personal and universal, speaking for a people made homeless in their own land, speaking to those whose ambivalent embrace of exile ached for a homecoming. It speaks too of hope and resolution. Africa is a personally powerful declaration from a remarkable African woman: a song of deferred self and dislocated space finally resolved in an emotional homecoming. It is a song of celebration and mourning – a heartfelt paean to her home that is shot through with the raw sorrow of lament.Sathima’s voice, wholly unique in jazz singing, gradually sheds its musical supports as the programme develops. From the thickly-layered tumult of Africa, through the characteristic Cape Town swing that informs Music, the instrumentation is quietly reduced, then finally dispensed with. The title track is performed acapella, but for the natural sounds of the sea coast, the gulls and surf of the Cape itself. After many years of silence, two deferred albums, and over a decade of rootless exile from a home that had been made inhospitable by the inhumanity of apartheid, Sathima’s voice is finally heard, alone with her song, naturally, like a bird.Sathima’s career has been challenged throughout by a struggle to be heard. Her repertoire was resolutely uncommercial. She never played on her African roots to gain acceptance internationally, and her complete commitment to classic jazz idioms never wavered: as an African artist, this made it difficult for audiences, critics and record companies to understand the nature of her talent. The unique genius and global success of her husband Abdullah Ibrahim (previously known as Dollar Brand) cast its own shadow, and as the mother of two children, music could not always be her first priority. These challenges were exacerbated by the pressures of political exile, and for Sathima, due recognition was late to arrive.In recent years Sathima Bea Benjamin’s extraordinary life and unique work have received the critical attention and acclaim they richly deserve. Despite this, African Songbird, her first released record, has remained unavailable and largely unknown. This reissue remedies that situation in restoring and making available again an important keystone in South Africa’s jazz heritage.Sathima Bea Benjamin currently lives in Cape Town. She continues to perform the material that she first recorded for this disc. In association with Rashid Vally and Sathima Bea Benjamin, Matsuli is proud to present this album in its original form, making it available again for the first time since its initial release. A crucial piece of South African and global jazz history, African Songbird is courageous, revelatory music, and Sathima’s unique voice is the bearer of its message. It’s easy to see why Ellington was convinced.And to all the Hip Hop heads out there: Bea Benjamin is the mother of the one and only Jean Grae.
T.L. Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir - Like A Ship … (Without A Sail)
T.L. Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir
Like A Ship … (Without A Sail)
LP | 1971 | US | Reissue (Light In The Attic)
23,99 €*
Release:1971 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
One time Chicago pastor and civic crusader T.L. Barrett's long-forgotten gospel-soul LP Like A Ship… (Without a Sail) is finally getting some much-needed direction - straight to the hearts of music-lovers worldwide. Long revered in the Windy City amongst the flock and fervent crate diggers, this end-to-end burner remains one of the holy grails of gospel soul.This 180-gram LP pressing comes in a beautifully crafted gatefold jacket with additional liner notes written by Peter Margasak (Chicago Reader), which include new interviews with T.L. Barrett, Phil Upchurch and Gene Barge.
Jazz Against The Machine - Come As You Are
Jazz Against The Machine
Come As You Are
LP+CD | 2017 | EU | Original (Poets Club)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Auf ihrem zweiten Album „Come As You Are“ feiern Jazz Against the Machine wieder Ihre Lieblingslieder aus den 90ern: Perlen des Grunge, Rock und Metal, die sie kompromisslos - aber respektvoll - mit Trompete, Vibraphon, Bass und Schlagzeug interpretieren. So wird „Refuse / Resist“ von Sepultura als Samba gespielt und deckt auf, wie viel lateinamerikanischer Rhythmus in der brasilianischen Metal Band steckt. Panteras „Walk“ ist schon im Original geshuffelt und „Black Hole Sun“ steckt bei Soundgarden bereits so voller harmonischer Finessen, dass der Song längst ein Jazz Standard geworden ist. Überraschendes, wie Becks „Loser“ und vor allem Red Hot Chili Pepper’s „Under the bridge“ im jazzigen Afrobeat-Gewand, findet sich ebenfalls auf der Tracklist. Gute Songs bleiben eben gute Songs! Come as you are...
Gil Scott-Heron - Kulturzentrum Schauburg Bremen Germany April 18 1983
Sharon Mhati Chatam - Fantasy
Sharon Mhati Chatam
Fantasy
LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Cinedelic)
14,99 €* 24,99 € -40%
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Originally released in 1973 on RCA, this obscure library music title was produced by MaestroGianfranco Reverberiusing the pseudonym of Ninety as previously done before for other records like Psycheground Group Library on Lupus and the 2 Underground Set releases.The style is different from the aforementioned LPs and is closest to the style ofmurky erotic cult soundtrackscreated forRenato Polselli(Delirio Caldo, Riti Magie e segrete orge nel Trecento, etc.) as“Fire Shadows in the sunset" features congas, groovy piano,spacey synthesizers andvocals.Itcontains many other amazing tracks like "I've Got An Idea" which includes insane fat drums, hypnotic bass, trippy piano and beautiful phased flutes, or the jazz groove "Closed In a Drugstore”, the uptempo funk "You're So Vain” (Carly Simon), the hip hop drum on the cover versions of “Daniel” (Elton John, Bernie Taupin),“Sylvia’s Mother” (Shel Silverstein) and“Vincent” (Don McLean), and the slow psychedelic cinematic lounge of“Quel che non saprei dirti mai a parole”. Limited edition of 500 copies with Cinedelic glossy cover with title on cover in relief. Includes digital download code.
Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man
Gil Scott-Heron
Pieces Of A Man
LP | 1971 | UK | Reissue (BGP)
19,99 €*
Release:1971 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
A reissue of Gil Scott-Heron’s 1972 album taken from the original master tapes!180 gram vinyl in gatefold sleeve!
Moondog - Moondog
Moondog
Moondog
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Legacy)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 30.06.2017
Moondog is the fifth album by American composer Moondog.Moondog had released no music for twelve years since his 1957 album The Story of Moondog. Finally, in 1969, producer James William Guercio invited him to record an album for Columbia Records.[1]The resulting album compiled various music which Moondog had been working on since the 1950s. This included two "minisyms" (Moondog's term for short symphonic-styled works performed by small orchestras); two canons; a chaconne in memory of Charlie Parker; ballet music originally written for Martha Graham ("Witch of Endor"); and three symphonic (or "symphonique") works, one of which was dedicated to Benny Goodman and featured elements of swing. A version of one composition, "Theme", had previously been recorded for Epic Records in 1952
BBNG (BadBadNotGood) - BBNG III
BBNG (BadBadNotGood)
BBNG III
2LP | 2014 | US | Original (Innovative Leisure)
21,99 €*
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).
Jean Jacques Perrey / Camille Yarbrough - EVA / Take Yo' Praise
Francis Faye - Summertime / Night And Day
Barney Wilen - Moshi
Barney Wilen
Moshi
2LP+DVD | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Souffle Continu)
39,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
In 1970 Barney Wilen assembled a team of filmmakers, technicians and musicians to travel to Africa in order to record the music of the native pygmy tribes. Upon returning to Paris, two years later, he created 'Moshi', a dark, eccentric effort fusing avant-jazz sensibilities with African rhythms, ambient sound effects and melodies rooted in American blues traditions. Cut with French and African players, including guitarist Pierre Chaze, pianist Michel Graillier and percussionist Didier Leon, this is music with few precedents or followers, spanning from extraterrestrial dissonance to earthbound, streetlegal funk. The set includes a 20-page booklet with rare pictures, sheet music and original liner notes. The DVD includes Caroline de Bendern's movie 'A L'Intention De Mlle Issoufou A Bilma', documenting this incredible African journey.
Teemu Akerblom Quartet - Teemu Akerblom Quartet
Teemu Akerblom Quartet
Teemu Akerblom Quartet
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Jazzaggression)
21,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Jazzaggression latest contemporary installment brings forward a younger generations of Finnish jazz players. Teemu Åkerblom Quartet's playing is firmly rooted in the past but brings out new energy to the scene. Teemu's own compositions are catchy, melodic and lush but never too intricate. Throughout the record you hear great solo performances by Zenger, Vannemaa, Tikka and Pohjola who stepped in on three of the tunes. 100% analogue recorded and mastered by Abdissa Assefa, transferred from reels direct to lacquer by Jukka-Sarapää at Timmion. Package comes in a heavy cardboard paste on sleeve with front painting by California Multi artist Steve Roden. Limited to 500 copies.
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Black Earth
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore
Black Earth
2LP | 2002 | EU | Reissue (Pias)
24,99 €*
Release:2002 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
First vinyl repress since ist initial release in 2002. Essential Bohren!
Dexter Story - Wejene Aola Feat. Kamasi Washington
Dexter Story
Wejene Aola Feat. Kamasi Washington
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Soundway)
6,99 €* 9,99 € -30%
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
For his next release on Soundway Records, Los Angeles-based Dexter Story hooks up with long time friend and compatriot of music, the saxophonist, jazz composer, producer and band-leader Kamasi Washington. A fierce, rumbling electro Ethio-Funk groove provides the platform for an intense and powerful interplay between Washington on tenor sax and Todd Simon on trumpet. An instrumental cover version of Tilahun Gessesse's 1970s cut of the same name, it's Story's homage to the oppressed Oromo people of Southern Ethiopia. Backed on the flip by the one cut from Story's 'Wondem' long-player that did not make it to vinyl when the LP version was cut, Nia Andrew's sublime and atmospheric collaboration on Eastern Prayer will keep all those happy who grumbled at it's exclusion from wax first time around. This is a record that no lover of Ethio-Jazz, Afro-Beat or Funk should be excused for not owning.
Kamasi Washington - The Epic
Kamasi Washington
The Epic
3LP | 2015 | UK | Original (Brainfeeder)
34,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Epic is a 172-minute, three-volume set that includes a 32-piece orchestra, a 20-person choir, and 17 songs overlaid with a compositional score written by Washington.3LP with download code.
Donald Byrd - Black byrd
Donald Byrd
Black byrd
LP | 1967 | US | Reissue (Blue Note)
14,99 €*
Release:1967 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
V.A. - Swingin' Dick's Shellac Shakers Volume 02 : Hot Jive, Jumpin' Jazz & Big Band R&B 78rpms
V.A.
Swingin' Dick's Shellac Shakers Volume 02 : Hot Jive, Jumpin' Jazz & Big Band R&B 78rpms
10" | 2017 | EU | Original (Stag-O-Lee)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Parallel zur ersten Ausgabe von "Swingin’ Dick’s Shellac Shakers" erscheint auch direkt "Volume 2" der neuvon Stag-O-Lee aufgelegten 10’’-Reihe. Bei dieser stehen der Beat der Big Bands und die heißen Swing-Rhythmen der 1930er- und 40er-Jahre im Mittelpunkt. Zwei Sammler aus Brighton, die unter dem Titel"Swingin' Dick's 78 Social" auch regelmäßig DJ-Abende und eine monatliche Radiosendung zum Themaveranstalten, sind für die Zusammenstellungen verantwortlich. Ihr Motto: "This compilation of 78’s will haveyou jumpin' and jitterbugging to the sounds of a bygone era, in all it's gramophonic glory." Für die Vinylegruben sie tief in ihren Archiven und feilten lange am optimalen Tracklisting. Mit Erfolg, die zehn Stücke vonunter anderem Horace Henderson & His Orchestra, Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers, GeneKrupa & His Orcherstra oder Cab Calloway & His Orcherstra gehen direkt in die Beine - still stehen oder garsitzen ist dabei unmöglich!
V.A. - Swingin' Dick's Shellac Shakers Volume 01 : Hot Jive, Jumpin' Jazz & Big Band R&B 78rpms
V.A.
Swingin' Dick's Shellac Shakers Volume 01 : Hot Jive, Jumpin' Jazz & Big Band R&B 78rpms
10" | 2017 | EU | Original (Stag-O-Lee)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"Swingin’ Dick’s Shellac Shakers" bringen die Beverunger zum Frühjahrsbeginn 2017 ihre nächste 10’’-Reiheauf den Markt. Aber warum auch nicht? Die Jungs haben schon mehr als einmal ein goldenesKompilationshändchen bewiesen! "Swingin’ Dick’s Shellac Shakers" zeigt sich inspiriert vom Beat der BigBands und den heißen Swing-Rhythmen der 1930er- und 40er-Jahre. Für die Zusammenstellung sind zweiSammler aus Brighton verantwortlich, die unter dem Titel "Swingin' Dick's 78 Social" auch regelmäßig DJAbendeund eine monatliche Radiosendung zum Thema veranstalten. Für ihre erste Edition gruben sie tief inihren Archiven, feilten lange an der korrekten Titelreihenfolge und lieferten on top auch noch ein erstklassigesCover ab. Und weil den beiden das Ganze so großen Spaß gemacht hat, stellten sie im selben Zug die zweiteAusgabe der Serie zusammen.
Nino Nardini / Eddie Warner / Roger Roger - Space Oddities 1972-1982
Nino Nardini / Eddie Warner / Roger Roger
Space Oddities 1972-1982
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
16,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance, Film / TV
During the '60s and '70s, three distinguished gentlemen who had built their careers playing French-made exotic jazz (Roger Roger, Nino Nardini and orchestra leader Eddie Warner) met each evening in the Ganaro recording studio. They mainly experimented -or simply played- with keyboards that looked like prototypes of spaceships. Flying high on whimsical and joyful inspiration, the improbable trio used their strange instruments to sketch out the beginnings of something that, at that time, resembled the future of music. This collection presents some of the highlights that resulted from their light-hearted, electronic pop sessions.
Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue Blue Vinyl Edition
Miles Davis
Kind Of Blue Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 1959 | EU | Reissue (Dol)
14,99 €*
Release:1959 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition of this phenomenal Jazz classic on blue 180g vinyl.
Moondog - The Viking Of Sixth Avenue
Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch
Eric Dolphy
Out To Lunch
LP | 2008 | US | Reissue (Blue Note)
12,99 €*
Release:2008 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
"Out to Lunch stands as Eric Dolphy's magnum opus, an absolute pinnacle of avant-garde jazz in any form or era." - allmusic
Beverly Glenn-Copeland - Keyboard Fantasies
Beverly Glenn-Copeland
Keyboard Fantasies
LP | 2017 | CAN | Original (Seance Centre)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / CAN – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.07.2017
Re-release of Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s rural Canadian new age suite for DX7 and TR707 …keyboard fantasies… with new carefully reconstructed glasswork design by Alan Briand Beverly Glenn-Copeland is already known amongst collectors and music heads for two sought-after albums of folky jazz in the key of Joni. But it was this album, originally self-released on cassette in 1986 that really caught our attention. The album, entirely recorded on DX-7 and TR-707, lies somewhere between digital new-age and (accidentally) early Detroit techno experiments. The inimitable style of BGC here is both peaceful and meditative while simultaneously rhythmic and bass heavy. The album was recorded in the northern Canadian town of Huntsville where BGC was living at the time and is a beautiful fusion of personal vision, technology and place.
Hiroshi & Claudia - Six To Six
Hiroshi & Claudia
Six To Six
LP | 2017 | AU | Original (Roundtable)
29,99 €*
Release:2017 / AU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
For decades the mysterious Hiroshi & Claudia LP has been an elusive jewel amongst the curious world of Australian private press LPs. With nothing more than cryptic broken-English album sleeve notes to reference, the mythical Six To Six LP is a bewildering and intriguing jazz oddity. With prices of the rare original record hitting three figures, collectors began demanding to know who was ‘Hiroshi’, who was ‘Claudia’ and why did a group of unknown Japanese musicians record an album in Australia in the late 1970s only to issue it in micro-quantities, then seemingly disappear back into obscurity. For years no trace of whom they were nor any clue as to the origins of their peculiar yet entrancing music had surfaced. Until now….Welcome to the brainchild of Gilles Germain and Carmen Fabro, a French/Italian husband and wife team of restaurateurs and film producers operating in Sydney during the 1970s. Establishing the custom record label ‘Atom’, the duo released a handful of highly obscure vanity jazz LPs and promotional horse racing 45s. (Yes it’s all very strange…) The highlight undoubtedly being the album Six To Six, a session recorded in Sydney in 1979 by a group of touring Japanese jazz musicians led by guitarist Hiroshi Yasukawa, and a forgotten and still undocumented Mauritian cabaret singer performing under the alias ‘Claudia’. Sitting somewhere between spacey Balearic disco, haunting soul and hectic funk reminiscent of electric Miles Davis, the Six To Six LP is a curious beast to say the least. Released specially for Record Store Day 2017 Northside Records and The Roundtable present a limited edition exact reissue of this legendary Australian rare groove LP.
Pacific Express - Black Fire
Pacific Express
Black Fire
LP | 1976 | UK | Reissue (Matsuli)
28,99 €*
Release:1976 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Militant jazz, fusion, funk and soul from mid-seventies Manenberg, outside Cape Town, with a set of roots in club dance traditions like ballroom ('langarm'), Khoisan hop-step and the whirling 'tickey draai' ('spin on a sixpence') of the mine camps; others in jazz-rock and the New Thing, from Santana and Chicago to Shepp and Coltrane.
Ryo Kawasaki - Selected Works Part 2 1979 To 1983
Ryo Kawasaki
Selected Works Part 2 1979 To 1983
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Nunorthern Soul)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Such was the warmth of reception granted NuNorthern Soul's debut EP of Ryo Kawasaki music, the label's Phat Phil Cooper has decided upon a follow up. And having made over 25 albums in his almost five decade long career, there's plenty of Ryo's music to choose from.Once again, Phil Cooper has chosen to concentrate on Kawasaki's mid 1970s to early 1980s period, a time which saw the guitarist living in New York, surrounded by and often playing alongside some of the finest jazz players of the era. It was a time of much experiment with jazz music and few things propel Kawasaki more than experimentation.
Airto Fogo - Airto Fogo
Airto Fogo
Airto Fogo
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Pharaway Sounds)
21,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
EURO FUNK HOLY GRAIL! Featuring superb drummer Sylvain Krief, Airto Fogo’s sole album from 1976 is one of the best instrumental jazz-funk / rare-groove albums ever recorded in France. Heavy drums, Rhodes, analogue keyboards, deep bass, hot horns, Blaxploitation & Latin touches…Highly recommended if you like PLACEBO, CCPP, THE J.B’S, DEODATO, BEN & THE PLATANO GROUP, GODCHILD…
Tenorio Jr. - Embalo
Tenorio Jr.
Embalo
LP | 1964 | US | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
22,99 €*
Release:1964 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Master jazz pianist Tenorio Jr aka Francisco Tenório Júnior only recorded this one album, 'Embalo', originally released on RGE in 1964. Rumour has it that he was arrested and thrown in jail (and possibly even murdered) while on tour with Toquinho and Vinicius de Moraes in Argentina in 1976. He has not been seen since...Soon after the disappearance of Tenorio Jr. filmmaker Rogerio Lima produced a short film entitled "Balada para Tenorio," which chronicles the disappearance with interviews with family and friends.Júnior played on Gal Costa’s classic song ’Pontos De Luz’, as sampled by Kaytranada on Lite Spots.This classic album has long been on our list to reissue and we are delighted to be able to present it at last with replica original artwork. As regularly played by the likes of Gilles Peterson, Floating Points and co.
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Of Ethiopia
Mulatu Astatke
Mulatu Of Ethiopia
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Strut)
19,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Strut present the first official reissue of a landmark album in the field of African music, Mulatu Astatke’s ‘Mulatu Of Ethiopia’ from 1972. Recorded in New York, the album arrived at a time when Astatke had begun to master the delicate fusion of styles needed to create Ethio jazz.
Sun Ra - Singles Volume 2
Sun Ra
Singles Volume 2
3LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Strut)
28,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following 2016’s definitive collection of singles released by Sun Ra from across his illustrious career, Strut present the second volume of the vinyl edition on 3LP format which focus on Ra’s later 1962-1991 period.Released sporadically during the three decades and primarily on the Saturn label, the 45s offer one-off missives from Ra’s prolific cosmic journey, tracing the development of his forward-thinking “Space-Bop” and his unique take on jazz and blues traditions which remains unlike anything else from the period. As with the first volume vinyl editions, the collection is hugely varied, ranging from Ra’s spoken word recitations and some of his R&B recordings to alternative versions of Arkestra staples like ‘Love In Outer Space’, ‘Enlightenment’ and ‘Rocket No. 9’. The singles are also unpredictable vehicles for Ra’s music, combining different tracks from different sessions and occasionally making available music which was recorded many years beforehand.As Francis Gooding describes them, “they are answers to questions that albums won’t answer, and questions that can’t be asked or answered elsewhere.”As with Ra’s LPs, most 45s were only pressed in small runs and have since become extremely rare and sought after. On the volume 2 vinyl editions, we feature tracks that have only ever been seen via a small handful of copies including ‘Love In Outer Space’ b/w ‘Mayan Temple’ and ‘The Blue One’ b/w ‘Orbitration In Blue’; some were planned and pencilled but allegedly never made it to vinyl and some appeared as limited one-off magazine singles including Ra’s very last single release, the reflective ‘I Am The Instrument’.Sleeve note writers Chris Trent and Paul Griffiths brilliantly illustrate the role of the single within Ra’s career and break down each release with detailed track by track notes. Working with Sun Ra LLC and Sun Ra archivist Michael D. Anderson, Strut has also assembled the best possible master sources for each track.‘Singles’ Vol. 2 features fully remastered tracks, rare photos, original 45 artwork,Chris Trent sleeve notes and detailed track by track and session notes by Paul Griffiths.
Bird Curtis Quintet, The - The Bird Curtis Quintet
Bird Curtis Quintet, The
The Bird Curtis Quintet
LP+CD | 1968 | EU | Reissue (Jazzaggression)
19,99 €*
Release:1968 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
This very rare British jazz album from 1968 gets the Jazzaggression reissue treatment with improved sound,new liner-notes and additional CD and DIGITAL download inside. Comes with new pictures and new liner notes from the band members.“Poised and practically perfect private press deepness. The best British jazz record you’ve never heard.” – Alan McKinnon (Duvet Rustling Jazz / Back2Back FM) “The one European jazz record everybody should have” Eero Löyttyjärvi (We Jazz)
Herbie Hancock - Maiden voyage
Herbie Hancock
Maiden voyage
LP | 1965 | US | Reissue (Blue Note)
12,99 €*
Release:1965 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
feat. Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter, ...
Barney Wilen - Les Liaisons Dangereuses Colored Vinyl Edition
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Sunset Mission
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore
Sunset Mission
2LP | 2000 | EU | Reissue (Pias)
24,99 €*
Release:2000 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
"Sunset Mission" from 2000 finally gets a proper vinyl release. Tip!
Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You Back To Black Edition
Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
Miles Davis
Kind Of Blue
LP | 1959 | EU | Reissue (Rumble)
13,99 €*
Release:1959 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
What else is there to say about this all-time masterpiece that hasn't been said already? This is the jazz album that spawned a million imitators, the jazz album that created a sub-genre, the jazz album that is probably known by more people in the world than any other. A modal masterpiece originally released in 1959,Kind Of Blueis a requirement in any household and what better way to own it than on vinyl, in a brand new high quality pressing on Rumble.
Alice Coltrane - Ptah, The El Daoud
Dom Um Romao - Spirit of the times
Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters 200g Vinyl Edition
Herbie Hancock
Head Hunters 200g Vinyl Edition
LP | 1973 | US | Reissue (Acoustic Sounds)
44,99 €*
Release:1973 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
There are few artists in the music industry who have had more influence on acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B than Herbie Hancock.In 1963, Miles Davis invited Hancock to join the Miles Davis Quintet. During his five years with Davis, Herbie recorded many classics with the jazz legend including "ESP", "Nefertiti" and "Sorcerer", and later on he made appearances on Davis' groundbreaking "In A Silent Way" and "Bitches Brew".Hancock's own solo career blossomed on Blue Note, with classic albums including "Maiden Voyage", "Empyrean Isles" and "Speak Like A Child". After leaving Davis' fold, Herbie put together a new band called The Headhunters and, in 1973, recorded "Head Hunters". It was a pivotal point in Hancock's career, bringing him into the vanguard of jazz fusion. Hancock had pushed avant-garde boundaries on his own albums and with Miles Davis, but he had never devoted himself to the groove as he did on Head Hunters. Drawing heavily from Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield and James Brown, Hancock developed deeply funky, even gritty, rhythms over which he soloed on electric synthesizers, bringing the instrument to the forefront in jazz. It had all of the sensibilities of jazz, particularly in the way it wound off into long improvisations, but its rhythms were firmly planted in funk, soul and R&B, giving it a mass appeal that made it the biggest-selling jazz album of all time (a record which was later broken).Jazz purists, of course, decried the experiments at the time, but "Head Hunters" still sounds fresh and vital four decades after its initial release, and its genre-bending proved vastly influential on not only jazz, but funk, soul and hip-hop.
Azymuth - Azimüth
Azymuth
Azimüth
LP | 1975 | UK | Reissue (Far Out)
19,99 €*
Release:1975 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 23.06.2017
Reissued on 180 gram vinyl in gatefold sleeve!
Sun Ra - The night of the purple moon
John Coltrane - Blue Train
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
John Coltrane
A Love Supreme
LP | 1965 | US | Reissue (Impulse!)
14,99 €*
Release:1965 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
One of the most influential albums in all of jazz. Recorded in 1964 with the likes of Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones & McCoy Tyner
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - Bridges
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson
Bridges
LP | 1977 | US | Reissue (Arista)
14,99 €*
Release:1977 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
180 Gram Vinyl. Great album- "We Almost Lost Detroit" sampled by Black Star for "Brown Skin Lady" andGrand Puba for "Come On"
Salah Ragab And The Cairo Jazz Band - Egyptian Jazz
Salah Ragab And The Cairo Jazz Band
Egyptian Jazz
LP | EU | Reissue (Kindred Spirits)
12,99 €*
Release:EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
a must have Egyptian Jazz record, essential pick for you record wall!
Lee Morgan - The sidewinder
Archie Shepp - Blase
Freddie Hubbard - First light
Freddie Hubbard
First light
LP | 1971 | US | Reissue (CTI)
12,99 €*
Release:1971 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
5 tracks feat. Ron Carter, George Benson, Hubert Laws, ... sampled by Souls of Mischief & Beastie Boys!
Albert 'Toudie' Heath - Kawaida
Heliocentrics, The - OST Sunshine Makers
Heliocentrics, The
OST Sunshine Makers
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Soundway)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.07.2017
Original score by The Heliocentrics, including bonus tracks that were not included in the documentary itself.The Heliocentrics are a group for which genres are meaningless and boundaries invisible. Since first appearing on DJ Shadow’s 2006 album The Outsider the group have gone on to release a string of records that float through jazz, hip-hop, psych, krautrock, and musique concrete whilst collaborating with numerous genre heavyweights from Mulatu Astake to Gaslamp Killer and picking up prestigious fans along the way, such as Madlib and the recently departed David Axelrod.
Billie Holiday - The Blues Are Brewin’
Billie Holiday
The Blues Are Brewin’
LP | 1958 | EU | Reissue (Doxy)
13,99 €*
Release:1958 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Lady can sing the blues! A stunning collection of traditionals, and blues pieces masterfully interpreted by the great Billie Holiday.“The material in this collection, blues in form or associative feeling, like old friends, is treated with knowing care. Framed in Sy Oliver big band settings that might evoke comparison with Basie, and in smaller, more intimate environs, (teaming up with friend and idol Louis Armstrong on two titles) “Lady” is very much “Lady”, a jazz singer in the most compelling sense.”From the original liner notes by Burt KorallNumbered first press of 500 copies.
Jamie Branch - Fly Or Die
Jamie Branch
Fly Or Die
LP | 2017 | US | Original (International Anthem)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A mainstay of the Chicago jazz scene and an active recent addition to the New York scene, Jaimie Branch is an avant-garde trumpeter known for her “ghostly sounds," says The New York Times, and for "sucker punching" crowds straight from the jump off, says Time Out. Her classical training and “unique voice capable of transforming every ensemble of which she is a part” (Jazz Right Now) has contributed to a wide range of projects not only in jazz but also punk, noise, indie rock, electronic and hip-hop. Branch’s work as a composer and a producer, as well as a sideman for the likes of William Parker, Matana Roberts, TV on the Radio and Spoon, is all on display in her debut record Fly or Die – a dynamic 35-minute ride that dares listeners to open their minds to music that knows no genre, no gender, no limits.
Gare Du Nord - Sex 'N' Jazz (Expanded) White Vinyl Edition
Gare Du Nord
Sex 'N' Jazz (Expanded) White Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Music On Vinyl)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Originally released in March 2007, Sex 'n' Jazz, starring Marvin Gaye, Paul Carrack and Erik Truffaz, immediately captured the public's attention and became an overnight success for Dutch groove jazz band Gare du Nord. Tracks like "Marvin & Miles", "You're My Medicine" and "Beautiful Day" would become instant classics and kick started a new jazz pop wave in The Netherlands.
Paul Gonsalves Quartet - Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick
Paul Gonsalves Quartet
Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick
LP | 1964 | EU | Reissue (Spellbound Music)
19,99 €*
Release:1964 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
1964 seemed to be a great year for jazz music in general and this special piece from a quartet led by the great tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves who was a long time member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra confirms this once more in an astonishing way. This record is a typical instrumental post bop album still not on the verge of progressive and free jazz filled to the max with memorable yet steaming compositions. Gonsalves nails it as a saxophone player and his backing crew consisting of piano, stand up bass and drums joins in to create a stream of sound that drags your soul away directly when you put the needle in the groove. The playing feels easy with sweet but rather melancholic melody lines from piano and sax. It seems like they were singing love songs to each other while the rhythm section lays down the beat both lead instruments dance to. The swinging sleaziness of the one or another passage heats up your blood to a simmering level. As if you were swallowed into a scene of Jack Kerouac’s “On the road”, where a sax player goes wild in a small and dusty club somewhere at the West Coast. Paul Gonsalves and his guys take their listener onto a journey due to these very expressive and strong melodies. This should have been a shining crown jewel of jazz where swing benignly turns into bop. The new and often more radical streams within the genre just oppressed this development and “Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick” whose title was inspired by the name of Mr. Gonsalves’ regular heroin dealer became an underground classic for those who like to dig deeper into a genre to discover the real treasures. This is pure magic put into music!
I Marc 4 - G.L.P. 1002
I Marc 4
G.L.P. 1002
LP | 1970 | EU | Reissue (Sonor Music Editions)
26,99 €*
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2017! The toughest session by the great I MARC 4 Italian Jazz Library combo. Killer album and easily on the top 3 from the Nelson series with no weak tracks at all. The music goes from insane Psychedelic tunes to Jazz, Funk and more Bossa and Lounge tracks with plenty of Fuzz guitars, amazing Hammond job, and totally catching drum Breaks. An insane trip into early gold Italian Psychedelic and Underground vibes with loads of laden beats and grooves with the mark of the legendary Italian quartet. Another essential jewel released on our label!
Don Cherry - Music, Wisdom, Love
Don Cherry
Music, Wisdom, Love
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Cacophonic)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Reaching a near-mythical status amongst fans of free jazz’s most worldly intrepid explorer, these seldom heard Paris soundtrack sessions known as Music, Wisdom, Love have evaded collectors’ grasps and confused historians for exactly 50 years. Instigated in Paris in 1967 and filmed during Don’s downtime on a visit to the Chat qui Pêche nightclub in March 1967 (where he played with Karl Berger, Henri Texier and Jacques Thollot), the bulk of this cinematic portrait was filmed on the streets of Paris under the direction of creative all-rounders Jean-Noël Delamarre and Nathalie Perrey, who, as their careers bloomed, would become pivotal figures in underground French cinema – straddling La Nouvelle Vague, adult entertainment and cinema fantastique in what can only be described as speedball cinema. As the supportive creative family that primarily played home to French vampire/horrortica director Jean Rollin, both Nathalie and Jean-Noël, his brother Jean-Philippe Delamarre and a small team of other fans of oblique media would be responsible for a vibrant micro-culture that awkwardly flourished on the outskirts on the Parisian new wave – combining comic book culture, Lettrism, sexual liberation, psychedelic rock, graphic design and (with this record as prime example) free jazz and avant-garde music. What previously might have been regarded as an unlikely coupling, with the benefit of half a century of archival hindsight, this release documents the essential cosmic collision of two fantastic planets.
Les Hommes - The Sinner
Les Hommes
The Sinner
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Sudden Hunger)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
London-based jazz exotica trio Les Hommes are back with the thoroughly off-kilter long-player The Sinner. The mood is a globe-trotter with sounds from Arabian cafes, sonic postcards from Rio and deep modes from European jazz quarters. The Sinner is a continental audio trip, an excursion into east-meets-west where Les Hommes's core line-up of vintage Lowrey organ, a gamut of exotic percussion and amazingly swinging jazzuous drums, joins a high-contrast sonic palette that includes frenzied Eastern chimings of santur, Italianate clarinet, vibraphone and alto flute - channelled through the cinematic variations-on-a-theme blueprint.From the Shearing-meets-Monk 1960s club grind organtronica of 'Queen Fez', the noirish clarinet-led brooding shimmer of 'Canticle', the primal swing of the jazz samba 'Espírito santo' to the visceral pulse of the Persian daf in 'Dusty road' and the modal mood that colours 'Dolores', The Sinner is a supremely mondo bella figura. A fairground ghost train ride into unchartered sonic territory with its unspoken salutary tale of The Sinner and his arcane quest for atonement.
Dorothy Ashby - Soft Winds: The Swinging Harp Of Dorothy Ashby
Dorothy Ashby
Soft Winds: The Swinging Harp Of Dorothy Ashby
LP | 1961 | EU | Reissue (Doxy)
13,99 €*
Release:1961 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Dorothy Ashby may not be the first jazz harpist (Caspar Reardon) or the first female jazz harpist (Adele Girard), but her good feeling for time and ability to construct melodic, guitar-like lines, mark her as the most accomplished modern jazz harpist (...)
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out Picture Disc Edition
Rocchi - Chiarosi - Fabor - Dramatest
Rocchi - Chiarosi - Fabor
Dramatest
LP+CD | 1974 | EU | Reissue (Schema Easy Series)
21,99 €*
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
“Dramatest” is a collection of experimental library music published in 1974 by Fonovideo and signed by Oscar Rocchi (and his moniker Chiarosi) - an excellent pianist and composer, who worked with many Italian jazz heavyweights - and Fabio Fabor. “Dramatest” consists of 14 slightly eccentric explorations of the electronic spectrum, casting pure experimentalism, melody and no fillers whatsoever. One of the best examples of the lost art of Italian libraries !
Andre Tanker & The Mansa Musa Drummers - Back Home
Ella Fitzgerald - Clap Hands Here Comes
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Geisterfaust
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore
Geisterfaust
2LP | 2005 | EU | Reissue (Pias)
23,99 €*
Release:2005 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Geisterfaust finally gets a proper vinyl release. Tip!
Pat Thomas - Coming Home (Classics 1967-1981) - Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics
Pat Thomas
Coming Home (Classics 1967-1981) - Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics
3LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Strut)
25,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ghanaian highlife master and “The Golden Voice Of Africa”, Pat Thomas, returns with his first full career retrospective on Strut this Autumn, covering his late ‘60s big band highlife recordings through to the “burger highlife” movement of the early ‘80s. Growing up with music around him (“my uncle, King Onyina, was an important highlife musician”), Thomas was inspired to become a singer after hearing vocalist Joss Aikins: “He sang with Broadway Dance Band and Decca in Ghana chose him to sing with any group that came into their studios.”When a new incarnation of Broadway Dance Band was created in ‘67, led by Ebo Taylor, Thomas received his first big break. “Ebo started to write new songs. I added the lyrics and sang them and it worked well.” The partnership with Taylor would become one of the enduring forces in Ghanaian music during the ‘70s, creating a fresh, progressive new highlife sound. They played with the Blue Monks band before, in 1974, forming Sweet Beans with the backing of Ghana’s Cocoa Marketing Board: “The album, ‘False Lover’, was the first under my own name and my first for Gapophone,” Pat reflects. “Reggae was “on” at that time - Jimmy Cliff was the guy - so I tried reggae fusions and brought in some soul.” The album established Thomas across Ghana. Sweet Beans disbanded but the musicians stayed together as Marijata. “The guys initially used Jewel Ackah as their vocalist but they involved me and I re-vocalled the album. This became the ‘Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata’ LP. At that time, I would go to George Prah at Gapophone to ask for money and he would say, ‘if you want me to pay you, go and write a song!’ So, tracks like ‘Coming Home’ came about that way, written on the spot.” A second Marijata album followed before a damaging coup in Ghana in 1979. “Jerry Rawlings’ “house-cleaning” was designed to stop corruption but it seriously damaged our country’s music culture.”Thomas left for Berlin and stayed true to his highlife roots, becoming the first Ghanaian to record highlife there. “In Ghana, people ex-pats living in Germany called themselves ‘burgers’, so the scene became ‘burger highlife’.” Thomas travelled to Togo and London, before settling in Canada: “I ended up there for ten years playing for universities, Ghanaian societies and festivals.”
Linear John - Hits With A Twist
Linear John
Hits With A Twist
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Agogo)
19,79 €* 21,99 € -10%
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Linear John hat viele Aufgaben zu erledigen. Er ist von Geheimnissen umgeben und jetzt ist er zum erstenMal bereit, Hörer in seine inneren musikalischen Welten einzuladen. Gerade als man dachte, dass man allesschon mal irgendwo gehört habe, kommt Linear John mit seinem Debüt-Album wie aus dem Nichts. EinAlbum wie "Hits With A Twist" einfach mal rauszulassen in den hektischen Dschungel unserer Tage ist schoneine gewagte Provokation. Jetzt ist es da: überraschend und vor allem überzeugend. Es ist vielseitig, ohneeine musikalische Grenze einzureißen, es respektiert Tradition. Es ist eine Pforte in eine Welt dereigenartigen Geräusche, der ungeraden Taktarten und Formen, die man noch nie zuvor erlebt hat. In wenigerals 45 Minuten Spielzeit schafft er es von heftigen Momenten über recht romantische und mehr alsexzentrische bis hin zu schützender Geborgenheit. Diese und viele seiner anderen Stimmungen machen dieelf brandneuen Songs, die Linear John ausschließlich selber schrieb, aus. Er singt und spielt Saxofon,analoge Synthesizer und alles, was ihm in die Hände kommt. Den Rest überlässt er seiner grandiosen BandThe Raising Eyebrows. Linear John liebt es, die Dinge auf seine Art zu tun. Er geht seinen Weg in eineZukunft, in eine Richtung, in der all seine Einflüsse kumulieren. Und in der jede Chance wirklich eine Chancebekommt. Das ist das einzige Muss.
I Gres - I Gres Volume 2
I Gres
I Gres Volume 2
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Cometa Edizioni Musicali)
34,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In the '70s I Gres recorded three blistering albums of funky library music, plus a number of at the time unreleased tracks. Recorded in 1975 and previously unissued, this awesome collection features Romano Rizzati (Walter Rizzati), Silvano Chimenti and a loose assemblage of primo Italian library session-players.
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