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Nu Guinea - Nuova Napoli
Nu Guinea
Nuova Napoli
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (NG Records)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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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.
Tommy Guerrero - Road To Knowhere
Tommy Guerrero
Road To Knowhere
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Too Good)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
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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. - Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 3
Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 3
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
18,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
HHV congratulates Mr Bongo for 30 years of sublime reissues and outstanding music. Until the 22nd of August, all Mr Bongo items are available at a special birthday celebration price.

Volume three in the Mr Bongo Record club series. Another showcase of recent vinyl finds and favourites from our DJ sets and radio shows. This is an extra special one however, as it lands in 2019, the year that we celebrate 30 years since it all began way back in 1989.
In celebration of the 30 years of Mr Bongo, 2019 will see a host of exciting events and even more releases. We take over Brighton Dome on the opening weekend of the Brighton Festival in May, an in-store takeover at Rough Trade East, in July a week long ‘Album Club’ at Spiritland, more at RAPPCATS in LA, record fairs in Utrecht and New York, alongside the digging (and no doubt surfing!) trips to Brazil, India, Australia, Portugal and France…
We’re releasing brand new music from punk-reggae superstars, The Skints; the previously undiscovered 25-year old master composer & arranger, Kit Sebastian; and crossover UK hip hop live show dons, Jungle Brown, this year.
Compiled by David Buttle and Gareth Stephens, assisted by Graham Luckhurst and Gary Johnson.
Reggie Andrews And The Fellowship - Mystic Beauty
Reggie Andrews And The Fellowship
Mystic Beauty
LP | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Mad About)
24,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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This LP is on the extremely limited and sought after private press label HME. It's a deep, Latin, Afro/Cuban-influenced, primarily acoustic jazz piece. Influences range from the cerebral to the soulful, but it defies any one-dimensional tag like "spiritual jazz" or "soul-jazz" or "jazz-funk." Heralding from L.A. and led by pianist Reggie Andrews, it doesn't sound particularly "west coast".
Satoshi Ashikawa - Still Way (Wave Notation 2)
Satoshi Ashikawa
Still Way (Wave Notation 2)
LP | 1982 | EU | Reissue (WRWTFWW)
20,99 €*
Release:1982 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Artwork by Hiroshi Yoshimura, 350gsm Sleeve with selected UV High Gloss Varnish, Liner Notes by Midori Takada, Satoshi Ashikawa, and Gareth Quinn Redmond. Official reissue of Satoshi Ashikawa’s highly sought after Japanese ambient/environmental masterpiece Still Way (Wave Notation 2), originally released in 1982.
Jazzvolution - Chapter Two
Chapter Two
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (The Find / HHV)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
We are very pleased to present you the vinyl edition of "Jazzvolution Chapter Two" in a limited edition of 300 copies in collaboration with the nice people at The Find. "Jazzvolution" is a progressive instrumental compilation series exploring the connection between Jazz & Hip Hop. This time the compilation features a well selected cast of talents like L’Orange, Propo’88, Medline, Cosmic Analog Ensemble, Surreal, Shin-Ski and others on the boards.
V.A. - J Jazz Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1983 Volume 2
J Jazz Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1983 Volume 2
3LP | 2019 | EU | Original (BBE Music)
32,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following the sell-out success of our landmark compilation, J Jazz: deep modern jazz from Japan 1969-1984, BBE Music is thrilled to present another exploration into the very finest Japanese modern jazz.J Jazz 2 builds on the solid foundation of the first compilation and sees co-compilers Tony Higgins and Mike Peden once again pick choice sections from their own record collections. They present a deep dive into an intoxicating and beguiling range of styles: from cinematic roaring big-band (Little G by Nobuo Hara) and sparse minimal acoustic funk (Teru-Teru Bozo by Teru Sakamoto), to deep spiritual modal epics (Dragon Dance by Makoto Terashita and Harold Land) and funk fusion (Mother of the Future by Electro Keyboard Orchestra). J Jazz 2 delivers more astonishing high quality jazz that will appeal the old school hard-core jazz head as much as those digging the current sounds of the current vibrant jazz explosion in the UK and USA.The specially chosen tracks on J Jazz volume two span across 25 years of Japanese musical progression and invention. From the elegiac stark beauty of Serenade to a Dimly Lit Street and the modal vortex of Daguri, to the fierce post-bop freedom of Bull Trout and the mid-tempo bossa lilt of Vietnam, there is enough here to satisfy the most curious and demanding jazz fan seeking something extra special. J Jazz 2 is available across all formats
Àbáse - Invocation
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Cosmic Compositions / HHV)
18,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After gaining support from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Soulection, Nabihah Iqbal or KEXP and appearing for an energetic live set at Thris Tian’s Global Roots radio show on Worldwide FM, Cosmic Compositions is proud to present Budapest born Berlin based keyboard player and producer Àbáse's long anticipated debut EP, “Invocation”.

Invocation is a collection of seven songs recorded during a two year period in different locations, capturing Àbáse collaborating with some of the most talented musicians from the buzzing Budapest music scene with special guest performers from Africa and Brazil.
Ayizan - Dilijans
LP | 1984 | EU | Reissue (Superfly)
25,99 €*
Release:1984 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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One copy per customer!

We’re proud to introduce the new Superfly reissue of Mind-blowing session of Spiritual Jazz recorded in NYC in 1984 led by Haitian genius Alix Pascal blending traditional Ra Ra elements with modal/spiritual melodies. Fantastic listen all through, stand out for us 'Tribilasyon'. As usual, beautiful quality repress with paste on covers made in Japan, Obi and 180grs vinyl, limited to 1000 copies only!
Ill Considered - Ill Considered 8 Green Vinyl Edition
Ill Considered
Ill Considered 8 Green Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Ill Considered)
21,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Only one per customer. Ill considered 8 was recorded live during our tour in the fall of 2018.
Ill Considered - Ill Considered 8 Orange Vinyl Edition
Ill Considered
Ill Considered 8 Orange Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Ill Considered)
21,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Only one per customer. Ill considered 8 was recorded live during our tour in the fall of 2018.
Gökhan Sürer Quartet - Chimera EP
Gökhan Sürer Quartet
Chimera EP
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Rocafort)
15,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This latest Rocafort EP is an exciting, international jazz affair stretching across time and continents. Consisting of musicians from Mexico, Serbia, Catalonia and Turkey, the Gökhan Sürer Quartet delivers a new perspective on the oriental jazz genre. Gökhan Sürer is a young Turkish pianist, composer and arranger whose musical education reaches from Istanbul, to NYC and currently Barcelona.
CHIMERA is like the soundtrack to a modern mythological journey across all sides of the Mediterranean and beyond. Anatolian magic is woven throughout the four titles, most of them filled with an elegant urgency and tension in the rhythmic composition with the intension of giving a modern jazz twist to Turkish and Armenian melodies along with elements of rock, funk and reggae.
This is possibly Rocafort's most 'mature' release to date, in the sense that, as with most jazz, it requires intense listening in order to get the most out of the musical journey and detail in the composition.
Limited to 300 copies!
John Coltrane - Blue World
John Coltrane
Blue World
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Impulse)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Unreleased recording form 1964!
Minoru Muraoka - Bamboo
Minoru Muraoka
LP | 1970 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
22,99 €*
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
HHV congratulates Mr Bongo for 30 years of sublime reissues and outstanding music. Until the 22nd of August, all Mr Bongo items are available at a special birthday celebration price.

Japanese jazz/breakbeat, folkloric mega-rarity as hallowed the likes of DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, Egon and co. Uniquely combines traditional Japanese instrumentation with Western jazz influences. Minoru Muraoka plays ‘shakuhachi’ – a traditional bamboo Japanese flute – joined by his band members accompanying him on the ‘koto’ (strings) and ‘tsu-tsumi’ (drum) amongst others, to create their ‘Shakuhachi Jazz’ sound.
Don Rendell & Ian Carr Quintet, The - Shades Of Blue
Arthur Verocai - Arthur Verocai
Arthur Verocai
Arthur Verocai
LP | 1972 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
16,99 €*
Release:1972 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
HHV congratulates Mr Bongo for 30 years of sublime reissues and outstanding music. Until the 22nd of August, all Mr Bongo items are available at a special birthday celebration price.

For a very long time, we have been trying to re-issue this record; a true and complete album masterpiece in every sense of the word, considered by many people to be one of the greatest ever made, regardless of genre. Recorded at Studio Somil, Rio De Janeiro in 1972, the album was produced, arranged, directed by the self-taught, Arthur Verocai. Previously he had worked on many records in various capacities, with artists including Jorge Ben, Ivan Lins and Celia, but this album gave him the chance to do his thing in it’s most pure form. The 29 minute masterpiece, perfect in it’s arrangement and fusion of sonics, epitomises the sound of Brazil at the time; strings, guitars, pianos, break beats, bass lines, synthesizers, vocals from the wonderful Célia, Carlos Dafe and Oberdan (Banda Black Rio), plus percussion from Pedro Santos and Paulo Moura on sax. Bossa nova, samba, jazz, MPB, psychedelics and funk sit side by side effortlessly. The album transcends the genre of Brazilian music, and infact all genres. Highlighted in part by the number of artists that have sampled from it; MF Doom, Ludacris & Common, Little Brother, Jneiro Jarel aka Dr Who Dat?, Dibiase and Action Bronson amongst others. The original Continental version of the album now fetch around $2000. Our definitive re-issue is an exact replica of the gatefold original LP and the source master is taken from the Continental tapes, re-mastered in 2012 under Arthur’s supervision.
Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita - Pacific
Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita
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.
Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping
Dorothy Ashby
LP | 1968 | US | Reissue (Cadet)
17,99 €*
Release:1968 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
- "Soul Vibrations" sampled by Aceyalone for "The Energy" and
All Natural for "Cashin' the Checks"
Estrada Orchestra - Zucker Tanzclub
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.
Ashley Henry - Beautiful Vinyl Hunter
Naosuke Miyamoto Sextet - Step !
Naosuke Miyamoto Sextet
Step !
LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Le Très Jazz Club)
23,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Seventh release on Le Très Jazz Club is this fantastic modal jazz LP by bass player Naosuke Myiamoto, recorded in 1973 and reissued for the first time. Le Très Jazz Club keeps on exploring the Three Blind Mice catalog, reissuing “Step !” by Naosuke Miyamoto Sextet, a fantastic modal jazz LP, leaded by Naosuke Myamoto on bass, with Masayoshi Yoneda on the piano and Takashi Goto on Saxophone. On “One for Trane” they deliver a strong and amazing moment of spiritual jazz.

With : Naosuke Miyamoto (bass), Kunji Shigi (trumpet), Takashi Furuya, Takashi Goto (Sax), Masayoshi Yoneda (piano), Shoji Nakayama (drums). Produced by Takeshi Jujii.

Recorded on August 25, 1973
Aldorande - Aldorande
Ryo Fukui - Scenery
Ryo Fukui
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.
Nate Morgan - Journey Into Nigrita
Nate Morgan
Journey Into Nigrita
LP | 1983 | EU | Reissue (Outernational)
22,99 €*
Release:1983 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Legitimately available again on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 1983, Outernational Sounds proudly presents a major statement from a crucial figure on the Los Angeles jazz underground – pianist Nate Morgan’s spiritualised deep jazz classic, Journey Into Nigritia.

How many 16 year olds would have the confidence to walk up to a revered bandleader at a gig, and inform him that one day they’d be playing together? As improbable as it sounds, this is how pianist Nate Morgan introduced himself to the great Horace Tapscott, founder of the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra. The teenage Morgan had heard Tapscott’s Flying Dutchman LP The Giant Is Awakened being played by Greg Kufahamu on local Los Angeles radio station KUSC, and Arthur Blythe’s wailing sax had gone ‘straight to the heart. It was a spiritual experience.’ Morgan showed up to all the Arkestra shows he could find. He was already studying with Joe Sample and Hampton Hawes and playing in local bands, but the draw of the Tapscott’s band was too much for the gifted young pianist:

‘I could only take about two or three more concerts before I had to run up on stage. When I first introduced myself to Horace, he tells everybody that I said, “Yeah, I’m Nate Morgan. I’m going to play with you all.” Not that I want to, but that I’m going to.’

Over the next decade and beyond, Morgan would become a central figure in Tapscott’s UGMAA (Union Of God’s Musicians and Artists Ascension’), bringing new figures into the fold (it was Morgan who first hipped Jesse Sharps to Tapscott’s circle; they were lifelong friends), running jam sessions, and eventually being given the task of organising the Arkestra songbook. During the early 1970s he also worked commercially, doing a stint with Rufus and Chaka Khan and appearing on Willie Hutch’s Foxy Brown soundtrack. Into the 1980s and 1990s he remained active, keeping the UGMAA flame alive in late night jams and private sessions, and working tirelessly around LA, including collaborations with Bone Thugs N’ Harmony; he was also part of the early 2000s LA jazz collective Build An Ark. A true musician’s musician, Morgan died in 2013.

Journey Into Nigritia, featuring firebreathing reedsman Dadisi Komolafe, was the first of two LPs Morgan recorded for Tom Albach’s storied Nimbus West imprint. A committed, spiritualised work that showcases Morgan’s heavy composing as well as his McCoy Tyner- influenced and technically flawless playing, Journey features dedications to Coltrane (‘He Left Us A Song’) and Cecil Taylor (‘Study In C.T.’). Surging, modal jazz from the LA undergound, Journey Into Nigritia is a crucial recording by an unsung jazz legend.
Don Cherry - Brown Rice
Bertil Strandberg Kvintett - Cirrus
Bertil Strandberg Kvintett
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Frederiksberg)
29,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 18.10.2019
First time on vinyl in 45 years

Insert with unpublished photos and liner notes by Mats Gustafsson

Frederiksberg Records is proud to announce the first vinyl / digital reissue of Bertil Strandberg Kvintett’s “Cirrus” album.

In 1973, a snowstorm almost prevented the band from making it to the studio to record this album. Cirrus, released in 1974 in tiny numbers, has since become a heralded object among jazz aficionados.

Cirrus is full of melancholy. Yet it is balanced with a curiosity and an awareness of the world. Named after a white, wispy cloudscape made up of ice crystals, one can almost picture the deep woods of Sweden as the backdrop to these six compositions.

The group, lead by trombonist Bertil Strandberg, recorded only this album. Bertil wrote the title track which gives you a hint at how he sees the world. Bertil’s brother, Göran Strandberg is on piano and wrote most of the songs on the album. American ex-pat Ed Epstein is on tenor. Ove Gustavsson and Bjarne Boman on bass and drums respectively.
Johnny Griffith - The Geneva Connection
Johnny Griffith
The Geneva Connection
12" | 1974 | EU | Reissue (Mad About)
24,99 €*
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
An extremely rare album left by Detroit-based jazz keyboard player Johnny Griffith known for the album "Together, Togetherness" on RCA. An album covering "From The Music Connection" with Freddie Redd Quartet and Jackie McLean. The Music From "The Connection" was composed by jazz pianist Freddie Redd for Jack Gelber's 1959 play The Connection. This first recording of the music was released on the Blue Note label in 1960. It features performances by Redd and Jackie McLean Jack Gelber originally planned for the play to feature improvised music performed by jazz musicians who would also play small roles in the production. Freddie Redd, however, persuaded Gelber to include his original score. Redd re-recorded the score later in 1960 as Music from the Connection.
In 1974 The pianist Johnny Griffith, who was a member of the prestigious Motown rhythm section "Funk Brothers", covered the album "The Connection" by Freddie Red as a whole album, playing electric piano here, which really changes the vibe of the music - and the players are supposedly a host of Motown studio musicians - playing jazz here, but with a nice funky soul undercurrent. Originally released on Detroit Geneva Label.
Pianist Johnny Griffith can be heard on classic Motown sides, as well as on recordings from other Detroit-area labels. Like Motown's other pianists, Joe Hunter and Earl Van Dyke, Griffith's had an extensive musical background.
Signed to Motown's Jazz Workshop label, he recorded the albums "Detroit Jazz" and "The Right Side" of Lefty Edwards. When the march of the Motown hits began, Griffith started playing on sessions for their R&B/Pop acts. But rather than signing a work-for-hire contract with Motown like other musicians, Griffith remained a freelancer, doing other dates and sessions in New York and nearby Chicago.The Motown hits that Griffith played on include: Marvin Gaye's "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)", his celeste trills are heard on "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", adding Wurlitzer electric piano on both Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and the Temptations' "Ain't Too Proud to Beg", organ on the Supremes' "Stop in the Name of Love and organ and shotgun effects on Junior Walker and the All Stars' "Shotgun.
Griffith's non-Motown hits are with Edwin Starr, Jackie Wilson, The Chi-Lites, and Young-Holt Unlimited's "Soulful Strut" In the '90s, Griffith was still active on the Detroit club scene.
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - Ancestral Recall
Comet Is Coming, The - Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery
Idris Muhammad - Power Of Soul
Idris Muhammad
Power Of Soul
LP | 1974 | US | Reissue (Kudu)
17,99 €*
Release:1974 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Classic jazz funk album, sampled by Notorious B.I.G., Kool G Rap & DJ Food!
Joe Armon-Jones - Turn To Clear View Clear Vinyl Edition
Joe Armon-Jones
Turn To Clear View Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Brownswood)
25,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bass-heavy dub and contemporary club culture are the foundations for Joe Armon-Jones’ phenomenal second album. “Turn to Clear View” builds on the celebrated keys player’s singular vision, exhibiting a sound with flourishes of R&B, hip-hop and p-funk, and featuring regular bandmates Oscar Jerome, Moses Boyd and Nubya Garcia. He builds on his close-knit core personnel with guest spots from artists he’s long admired, including Georgia Anne Muldrow (Brainfeeder, Stones Throw), Obongjayar (XL) and Jehst.

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

Between his highly acclaimed solo career and his work with the influential Ezra Collective, Armon-Jones is building on a rush of acclaim – winning Session of the Year at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards and being nominated for UK Act of the Year at the Jazz FM Awards. His electric, open-ended live shows have brought him to Glastonbury, SXSW, Boiler Room and a sold-out headline show at London’s Village Underground.
Alessandro Alessandroni - Spontaneous
Alessandro Alessandroni
LP | 1974 | IT | Reissue (Four Flies)
27,99 €*
Release:1974 / IT – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Maybe the best Alessandroni’s album ever. A true holy-grail for any collector and worldwide music lover, which we can consider nowadays as the most sought-after record of the whole legendary RCA SP 10000 series, and as the rarest album from the king of Italian libraries.
Jazz, mellow-funk, downtempo breaks, and incredible rock blends, make this record a refined portrait of the 70’s American way of life, viewed through the fully Italian lens of Alessandroni’s sensitivity.
The magic around Spontaneous is that this album is not only beautiful and astonishing, but is certainly on of those amazing records to which time gives new life and freshness, making it sounds unbelievably contemporary.
After five years of exhausting research, and three years later the finding of the original master tapes of the album, finally Four Flies can give a light to this obscure and fascinating mystery, rescuing it from the darkness. It’s not just another piece of Alessandroni’s legacy that is finally put back in the right place. This should be considered as the definitive act to re-estabilsh Alessandroni's leadership into the library music scene, and beyond.
Available again from July 19, coming in 180gr black vinyl, housed in a hard tip-on sleeve cover.
Limited Edition 500 copies
Ronald Langestraat - Searching
Ronald Langestraat
LP | 2018 | NL | Original (South Of North)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / NL – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Searching was self-recorded in Ronald’s living room on a 4-Track Tape Recorder in Amsterdam, in 1984.

Instruments: Acoustic Piano, Fender Rhodes Piano, Farfisa Organ, String Ensemble, Tenor Sax, Alt Sax, Soprano Sax, Clarinet, Alt Clarinet, Organ Bass, Micro Moog, Drums, Longa & Voices.

Special thanks to: Steffi, Stefan, Vincent, Lukas, Piet, Abel, James, Sidney & Ronald.
Helge Schneider - Partypeople (Beim Fleischer)
Helge Schneider
Partypeople (Beim Fleischer)
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Cable Car)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop
Ein neues Album von Helge Schneider auf Vinyl liegt im Handel nie lange rum. Das hat auch einen Grund. Helge Schneiders Alben sind gut. Sehr gut, manchmal. Dieses hier ist bestimmt sehr gut. Textauszüge: "Dance to the music, daaaaaaance to the music, daaaaaaaaaance to the MUSIC! Mooooove your body, mooooove your body!"m, "Nanönönananönaaanönönaaa!", "oh yeah, oh yeahr, ouh yeahr!"
Hizuru - Hizuru HHV Exclusive Purple Vinyl Edition
Hizuru HHV Exclusive Purple Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | EU | Reissue (Musilogue)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 11.10.2019
HHV and Musilogue go together for anothe 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 150, 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.

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)
Ill Considered - Ill Considered
Ill Considered
Ill Considered
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Ill Considered)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Contemporary Jazz is still alive!
Four musicians breaking all the rules, creating new compositions in the moment - No planning, no talking between takes, no idea what music will be made or where the session is going to take them, just a couple of hours snatched at an incredible London studio and a finished product that is wild, outrageously energetic, touching, subtly dynamic, and surprisingly coherent. Super tight as if it’s been rehearsed and perfected over many months, many of the tracks feel thoroughly thought-out and considered - ironically given the band’s chosen name. Wonky, mad, intense vibes at the cutting edge of contemporary UK improvised music.
Idris Rahman on sax, Leon Brichard on bass, Emre Ramazanoglu on drums, Yahael Camara-Onono on percussion.
Hozan Yamamoto With Sharps & Flats - Beautiful Bamboo-Flute
Hozan Yamamoto With Sharps & Flats
Beautiful Bamboo-Flute
LP | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
20,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 27.09.2019
Seminal Japanese jazz album from 1971. Journeys through jazz fusion, soul and big band moods. Impossible to obtain in its original format these days. Official Mr Bongo reissue.
Vin Gordon - African Shores
Vin Gordon
African Shores
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Tradiion Disc)
32,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following on from their strong Tradition Disc debut 'Sounds Almighty last year, Nat Birchall and Al Breadwinner return with a stunning solo offering from legendary trombonist Vin Gordon. Recorded once again at the analogue Bakery Studio in Manchester this album is chock full of new Roots, Reggae instrumentals and dubs with all original rhythms and melodies. The musicians are the same as on Sounds Almighty, Vin on trombone; Nat Birchall on tenor sax, bass, piano, hand drums and percussion; Al Breadwinner on drums, guitars, piano, keyboards, hand drums and percussion; David Fulwood on trumpet ; Stally on baritone sax.

Nine deep Roots instrumentals and dubs, mixed old-school analogue style to tape by Al Breadwinner.

Produced by Nat Birchall & Al Breadwinner.
Miles Davis - Rubberband
V.A. - Sunny Side Up
Sunny Side Up
2LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Brownswood)
29,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Nach dem vielbeachteten Sampler "We Out Here" aus der jungen Jazz-Szene Londons folgt nun mit "Sunny Side Up" der Blick ins australische Melbourne, wo derzeit auch ein unabhängiger Jazz-Soul-Untergrund brodelt. Die Aufnahmen entstanden im The Grove-Studio, betrieben von Tontechniker Nick Herrera und zwei Mitgliedern der Soul-Gangster-Crew Hiatus Kaiyote, unter musikalischer Leitung des Produzenten und Multiinstrumentalisten Silentjay (bekannt für seine Kollabos mit Joey Bada§§ und Flying Lotus). Die 9 Tracks reflekrieren den aktuellen Status der dortigen Jazz-Szene mit Einflüssen aus House, Broken Beat, Samba, P-Funk und Soul.
De Evergreens & Les Jaguars De Casablanca - Es Lilin / Gonzales
De Evergreens & Les Jaguars De Casablanca
Es Lilin / Gonzales
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Radio Martiko)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
High Quality pressing in vintage silk screen sleeve. Surfing on the shores of Java and Casablanca! 2 un-expected tales from the Beat generation.Tony Turpijn and his Evergreens fulfill the dream of every pantropical music lover with a silky instrumental rhythm ’n blues take on the Sundanese love song “Es Lilin” (Ice Lolly). Link Wray meets Mulatu Astatke meets Oslan Husein in Rotterdam, 1965.
Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto - Getz / Gilberto Gatefold Sleeve Edition
V.A. - Bosporus Bridges - A Wide Selection Of Turkish Jazz And Funk 1968-1978
Bosporus Bridges - A Wide Selection Of Turkish Jazz And Funk 1968-1978
LP | 2005 | EU | Reissue (TWIMO)
20,99 €*
Release:2005 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The TWIMO Records project is the result of 6 years of traveling and record collecting in the meeting points between different music cultures; North Africa, the Bosporus and the far eastern parts of Europe. These two first two releases explores what happened when Western music styles such as modal jazz, bossa nova, fusion and funk met Arabic folk music, tone scales, instrumentation and rhythm structures in the late sixties and seventies in Turkey and Egypt. "Bosporus Bridges" is a compilation of turkish jazz, bossa, psych, fusion and funk compiled by Lasarus and Roskow. Four hundred years ago Turkey was the centre that connected Islamic, Byzantine and Persian music and even at this time Haydn and Mozart fused Persian tone scales and colour of rhytm into their compositions. Modern Turkish music history begins in 1923, when Turkey became a republic and the leader Kemal Atatopened the doors to the western world. Musicians in Turkey first adapted the waltz, but it was the tango from Paris that spread widely and became popular throughout the country. Youth in Istanbul, Izmir and Ankara started tuning the radio to everything that was happening in London and rock arrived in the mid 50s. The first turkish rock music came from armybands under the leadership of officers, but when The Shadows emerged on the scene, the popularity of rock exploded, since Turkish people was used to hearing instrumental music. In 1961 the magazine Ht arranged the competition Altin Mikrofon where the contestants had to arrange a traditional turkish tune or write a turkish song and perform it in a "western style" with electrical instruments. Altin Mikrofon is the godfather of all the turkish rock, psych, funk, fusion and jazz that came after. Western records by Black Sabbath, Ten Years After, Beatles, The Who, Jimmy Smith and James Brown got distribution in Istanbul and Ankara and the scene exploded during the years 61-78 with names like Erkin Koray, Mogollar, Baris Manco, Siluetler Mavi Iskalar,3 Hl, Selda, Ersen and Mogollar. The blending of the electric loud, arabic percussion, horn instruments and arabic vocals with western jazz and funk rhythm, makes the sound of this forgotten scene unique.
Maleem Mahmoud Ghania & Pharoah Sanders - The Trance Of Seven Colors
Maleem Mahmoud Ghania & Pharoah Sanders
The Trance Of Seven Colors
2LP | 1994 | UK | Reissue (Zehra)
25,99 €*
Release:1994 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 04.10.2019
Originally released in 1994 on BILL LASWELL's AXIOM imprint, "The Trance Of Seven Colors" is the meeting of two true musical masters: MALEEM MAHMOUD GHANIA (1951 – 2015), son of the master of Gnawa music MALEEM BOUBKER GHANIAand the famous clairvoyant and "moqaddema" A'ISHA QABRAL, and a master of the traditional Gnawa style in his own right.MAHMOUD learned this craft as a youth along with his brothers, walking from village to village, performing ceremonies with his father BOUBKER and was one of the few masters (Maleem) who continued to practice the Gnawa tradition strictly for healing (the central ritual of the Gnawa is the trance music ceremony – with the purpose of healing or purification of the participants). With 30 cassette releases of music from the Gnawa repertoire with his own ensemble and performances at every major festival in Morocco, including performing for the King in various contexts, MAHMOUD GHANIA was also one of Morocco's most prominent professional musicians.

In 1994, BILL LASWELL and PHAROAH SANDERS went to Mocrocco, equipped with just some mobile recording devices, to record GHANIA and a large ensemble of musicians (to a good part family members) in a very intimate set up at a private house with the legendary free jazz musician contributing his distinctive tenor saxophone sounds that gained him highest praise as a truely spiritual soul right from the days of playing with JOHN COLTRANE and his wife ALICE and on seminal solo albums like "Karma".

The aptly titled "The Trance of Seven Colors" ranks among the best Gnawa recordings ever released, made it onto the list of "10 incredible percussive albums from around the world" by and is 25 years after its original CD release on finally available on vinyl!
Ill Considered - Ill Considered 8 Black Vinyl Edition
Ill Considered
Ill Considered 8 Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Ill Considered)
21,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ill considered 8 was recorded live during our tour in the fall of 2018.
O.C. / Les Demerle - Times Up / A Day In The Life
O.C. / Les Demerle
Times Up / A Day In The Life
7" | 2019 | UK (5 Borough Breaks)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Continuing to dig up the finest and rarest hip hop bangers, most of which are pressed on a 45 for the first time, 5 Borough Breaks deliver yet another nugget in the shape of O.C.'s legendary "Time's Up". Over on the flip its the original sample source, this time a wigged out big band/jazz cover of The Beatles "A Day In The Life". Another essential release for DJs everywhere. As always very ltd qty pressed, when they’re gone they’re gone.
Hugo Heredia - Mananita Pampera
Hugo Heredia
Mananita Pampera
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Jazz Room)
23,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
If ever a record called be called a lost masterpiece then this record more than deserves that epithet. First released on an obscure French label in the 1970's it might have sunk further into obscurity and left no trace of it's passing but somehow a handful of copies turned up in various Jazz shops in London where it was snapped up by DJ Paul Murphy who was then playing to the embryonic jazz dance scene, based at the very first Jazz Room club: The Horseshoe in London's Tottenham Court Road, a decaying, seedy, sticky carpeted old West End ballroom that had seen better days. This and a select few records in a similar vein were being played to an appreciative audience who demanded tough raw percussive rhythms overlaid with some furious jazzy soloing and whenever this record hit the turntable it left even the most demanding groover sated.
It's a really fantastic collection from this barely known reedman and his excellent band which also features a guest appearance by American Legend Horace Parlan who is best known for his Afro-Cuban session "Headin' South" on Blue Note Records.
Superbly produced by drummer Peter Schmidlin, who has conjured up a spiritual modal mixdown of Afro-Cuban & Jazz extended percussive workouts that are uncompromising in their groove and which manage to sound both timeless and modern. The record is being re-released with the original striking artwork, guaranteed to be a talking point.
Nérija - Blume Black Vinyl Edition
Blume Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Domino)
23,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Blume, das atemberaubende Debüt-Album von Nerija erscheint am 02.08.2019 auf Domino.

Blume, das Debüt-Album von Nerija ist eine wahrhaft atemberaubende Sammlung von Kompositionen, die alles perfekt verkörpert, was Nérija ausmacht; lebendig, einnehmend, ansteckend und vor allem am Puls der Zeit.
Der Sound von Nérija findet seine Inspiration in unzähligen Genres - Hip-Hop, Afrobeat und Township-Musik, europäische Klassik und Soul - ein trotzig facettenreicher und einzigartiger Sound, der ebenso von Georgia Anne Muldrow hergeleitet werden kann wie von Arthur Russell, Duke Ellington und Eric Lau.
Bobbi Humphrey - Blacks & Blues
Bobbi Humphrey
Blacks & Blues
LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Blue Note)
21,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
This Blue Note 80 Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.
Real Shoobeedoo, The (Reggie Fields) - Reminiscing Limited Clear Vinyl Edition
Real Shoobeedoo, The (Reggie Fields)
Reminiscing Limited Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 1981 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
29,99 €*
Release:1981 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Rare cosmic Jazz album by Tribe & Sun Ra collaborator Reggie Fields /// First vinyl reissue since 1981 /// Deluxe 180g vinyl edition /// Clear Vinyl Edition limited to 100 copies ///

The Real ShooBeeDoo (AKA Reggie Fields) has always been a consistent name on the Detroit jazz scene … Fields who played with Pharoah Sanders while he was living in Motor City, worked with Sun Ra in the late 1970s and early 80s and who was also a close associate of the Afro-centric TRIBE label and artist collective, leaving his marks on a few essential TRIBE sessions such as Phil Ranelin’s “The Time Is Now!” as well as Ranelin & Wendell Harrison’s masterpiece “A Message From The Tribe”.

It was Wendell Harrison who gave Fields the chance to record a solo album as a leader on his own WENHA imprint where “Reminiscing” found release in 1981. Reggie chose to record under his moniker “The Real ShooBeeDoo” because he built a rock-solid reputation as an internationally acclaimed performer under that name. This can later be heard on his fantastic ‘‘Live at Montreux Jazz Festival, 1982” album.

“Reminiscing” is a deep and rewarding spiritual jazz album with bass lines that can blow through walls as if they were made from paper. Foot stomping rhythmic beats and lyrics that are pure poetry, far-out (and less obvious) vocal duties … this all takes the avant-garde approach featured here on his album to new ‘cosmic’ heights. ‘Originality’, ‘unique’ and ‘standing out’ are the main key-words here.

Also…a quick closer look at the cast of players is most likely to be enough to get an impression that this is a special record. The album features an all-star line-up that includes Billy McCoy (Pharoah Sanders) on piano, Tani Tabbal (Roscoe Mitchell, Sun Ra) on percussion, Allan Barnes (Nina Simone, Bootsy Collins, Gill Scott-Heron) on saxophone, and Wendell Harrison (Tribe) himself on tenor saxophone/vocals.
Alfa Mist - Structuralism
Alfa Mist
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Sekito)
25,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Named after the theoretical breakdown of the basic elements of conscious experience, Alfa Mist's latest album 'Structuralism' is based around a conversation between Mist and his sister, discussing themes of debate culture and personal growth and is an intricate and profound glimpse into the East London artist's battles with self and the societal pressures that inform our own conscious experience. 'Structuralism' provides listeners a rare opportunity to disconnect from the world, and to consider their very presence in time and space. Mist's ability to entrance listeners into states of experiential self-reflection and contemplation oozes from these seven minutes of vivid, meditative jazz composition.
Haruomi Hosono, Takahiko Ishikawa & Masataka Matsutoya - The Aegean Sea
Haruomi Hosono, Takahiko Ishikawa & Masataka Matsutoya
The Aegean Sea
LP | 1979 | EU | Reissue (Victory)
15,99 €*
Release:1979 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
1979’s The Aegean Sea is somewhat of a companion piece to the previous year’s Pacific. A beautiful piece of Japanese smooth fusion-jazz with elements of traditional Greek music and Balearic grooves, it’s one of Hosono’s cleanest and most focused works to date. Long sought after by collectors this record is nearly impossible to find in original pressings outside of Japan and this is a welcome reissue of one of the greatest titles in Hosono’s seemingly infinite catalog. Essential Japanese jazz fusion.
Sons Of Kemet - Lest We Forget What We Came Here To Do
Sons Of Kemet
Lest We Forget What We Came Here To Do
LP | 2015 | UK | Original (Naim)
24,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After the blistering success of their debut album "Burn“ in 2013, Sons of Kemet return with their highly anticipated follow up "Lest We Forget What We Came Here To Do“. "Burn“ is a hard act to follow - not only did it garner the band fans such as Gilles Peterson (who included the album in his Worldwide Awards shortlist) and stunning reviews, including The Arts Desk (who pronounced it Album Of The Year) and The Quietus, but they also scooped the MOBO Best Jazz Award. The bar has indeed been set high for the second album, but yet again Sons of Kemet have surpassed themselves, delivering an album stuffed to the rafters with the euphoric, danceable grooves and riffs that made "Burn“ such an unprecedented success and audiences go crazy.
Sons of Kemet boasts a line-up that comprises some of the most progressive 21st-century talents in British jazz and beyond. Band-leader, composer and sax and clarinet player Shabaka Hutchings continues his fiery vision alongside London-based band mates Tom Skinner and Seb Rochford (a dynamo duo on drums) and latest addition, Theon Cross (taking over from Oren Marshall) on tuba.
Rather than a complete departure, "Lest We Forget What We Came Here To Do“ is a vivid continuation of themes explored on the debut album. Hutchins describes the album as »a meditation on the Caribbean Diaspora in Britain« and just as "Burn“ blazed through unpredictable atmospheres and effects, more far-reaching influences are incorporated on "Lest We Forget ...".
Meanwhile, the album's exceptionally resonant opening track reflects an unsettling modern reality; "In Memory Of Samir Awad" was written to commemorate a Palestinian teen killed by Israeli forces as he fled their gunfire in 2013. Another pivotal track on "Lest We Forget ..." is the earthy and ceremonial Afrofuturism, which takes the band's explorations of Caribbean roots into new realms. The bass rhythm is based on a traditional Barbadian style called tuk, with a bass and snare drum; similar to fife music from New Orleans, but also West African roots, and Western military band music.
The album's overall restless and trancey energy is most definitely a collective achievement, and over the past year and a half Sons Of Kemet have seeped this latest material into their irrepressible live sets. "Lest We Forget What We Came Here To Do" is proof that there's still nothing quite like the ‘supergroup' sound of Sons Of Kemet: eloquent, fierce, explosively funky - and thrillingly out-there.
Art Blakey - Indestructible
Fernando Falcao - Barracas Barrocas
Fernando Falcao
Barracas Barrocas
LP | 1987 | EU | Reissue (Optimo Music Selva Discos)
18,99 €*
Release:1987 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Selva Discos fulfills its duty of giving a new life to Fernando Falcão's long lost LPs with the reissue of his album Barracas Barrocas, originally released through Egberto Gismonti's cult record label Carmo in 1987. Somehow, an original copy of this album is even more elusive than its predecessor Memória das Águas and it is a pity that such a stunning piece of music was kept apart from listeners worldwide for so long. The follow-up to Memória das Águas was recorded in São Paulo after Fernando Falcão returned from his exile in France in 1984. In order to conceive Barracas Barrocas, the musician had the help of illustrious friends, such as singer-songwriter Alceu Valença and singer Tetê Espíndola, alongside brothers Myriam and Daniel Taubkin. At the time, Falcão was still using the sound sculptures he created for Memória das Águas, as he is credited in the liner notes for playing a "water orchestra" and his berimbau variant called balaue.
Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto - Getz-Gilberto 2
Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto
Getz-Gilberto 2
LP | 1966 | EU | Reissue (Audio Clarity)
16,99 €*
Release:1966 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The pairing of American saxophonist Stan Getz and Brazilian guitarist Joao Gilberto for the 1964 album release Getz/Gilberto, along with bossa nova inventor/composer Tom Jobim, introduced bossa nova to the world at large and the momentous performance given by these innovators at Carnegie Hall on October 9 was a key part of the process. Unlike on the studio LP, which was completely collaborative, at Carnegie Hall, each performer and their backing musicians delivered individual sets, until they all joined together at the end to be led on several numbers by Joao’s wife Astrud, including the immortal “Girl From Ipanema.” And although the initial release on Verve left out the collaborative work with Astrud, this edition presents the entire proceedings with everything fully intact.
Gene Russell - New Direction
Lloyd McNeill - Treasures
Lloyd McNeill
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soul Jazz Records are releasing flautist Lloyd McNeill’s album ‘Treasures’ (1976). Originally released on the artists’ own private press Baobab label in New York, the album is a serious collectors’ piece, a heavyweight and fascinating fusion of deep and spiritual jazz sensibilities blended with Brazilian and Latin rhythms and melodies.
Lloyd McNeill is a cultural polymath – a multi-disciplinarian flautist, painter, academic, poet, and photographer – who as a musician has worked with everyone from Mulatu to Nina Simone, Eric Dolphy and Nana Vasconceles (and as a painter was befriended by Picasso!).
McNeill grew up during the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. All of his music was only ever released on his own private-press record label, echoing the Civil Rights and African-American themes of the era – black economic empowerment and self-sufficiency – and there is a beautiful spirituality in all his music.
In the late 1960s McNeill became teacher of both jazz and painting at the New Thing Art and Architecture Center in Washington and in 1969 was the first African-American professor hired to teach African-American Music History, at Rutgers University.
‘The course was a scholarly attempt to trace the roots of the music of African-American cultures in the diaspora (including North and South America) of the African Peoples taken from West Africa and brought to the so-called New Worlds as slaves.’ LLOYD MCNEILL
As part of these academic studies McNeill travelled extensively throughout Brazil between 1971-76, studying Afro-Brazilian music. On his first trip to Brazil he met the pianist Dom Salvador, leader of the fusion group Aboliçao and over the next few years worked with many Brazilian musicians including the guitarist Paulinho da Viola, saxophonist Paolo Moura, and singer Martinho da Villa.
On his return to New York in 1973 he formed a regular and fluid live group that included Brazilian players Dom Salvador, Nana Vasconceles, Portinho as well as many heavyweight jazz musicians such as Ron Carter, Cecil McBee, Marcus Miller, Charlie Rouse, Bob Cranshaw and many more.
‘Treasures’ was the culmination of this intense period for McNeill fusing Brazilian, jazz and Latin sensibilities together. The album features McNeill on flute, Cecil McBee on bass, Dom Salvador on piano and three percussionists – the Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Portinho, Latin percussionist Ray Armando and jazz drummer Brian Brake.
This is the 4th Lloyd McNeill album that Soul Jazz Records have released and follows on from the earlier albums ‘Asha’ (1969), ‘Tanner Suite’ (1969) and ‘Washington Suite’ (1970) all of which are being re-pressed to coincide with this new release.
Azymuth - Aguia Nao Come Mosca
Aguia Nao Come Mosca
LP | 1977 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
18,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
HHV congratulates Mr Bongo for 30 years of sublime reissues and outstanding music. Until the 22nd of August, all Mr Bongo items are available at a special birthday celebration price.

Golden-era, 1977, Brazilian jazz-funk-fusion album from the legendary Azymuth.
Lush Rhodes, soaring synths and fusion guitars from Malheiros and
Bertrami combine with the inimitable drum grooves from Ivan “Mamao” Conti that create the signature Azymuth sound.
The album moves from mellow soulful moods, into screaming disco-jazz-fusion, samba funk, synth boogie and ends with a tough 160bpm Batucada workout.
This is actually the first Azymuth album that we have released on Mr Bongo, which came as a surprise to us too.
Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed from Warner Music.
Sounds Of Liberation - Unreleased (Columbia University 1973)
Sounds Of Liberation
Unreleased (Columbia University 1973)
LP | 1973 | US | Reissue (Dogtown)
30,99 €*
Release:1973 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 27.09.2019
Sounds Of Liberation was a band – and a social movement – formed in of the Germantown & Mt Airy neighborhoods of Philadelphia in 1970. The group consisted of seven members: Khan Jamal (vibraphone), Byard Lancaster (alto saxophone), Billy Mills (bass), Dwight James (drums), Monnette Sudler (guitar), Omar Hill (percussion), William Brister (percussionist, aka Rashid Salim).
Originally conceived and formed by Khan Jamal, the arrival of Byard Lancaster in 1971 helped shift their focus and efforts into a higher gear. Jamal and Lancaster would work together in different configurations throughout the decade.
Sounds of Liberation were at the forefront of avant-garde Black expression in the early 1970s, putting action behind their creative endeavors. They were as much of a community force as a band, and because of that there was a strong desire by the entire group to work with a range of different populations, from school children to inmates. They continued to do so throughout the mid-1970s.
The group issued one self-released album, New Horizons – alternately titled The Sounds Of Liberation in later pressings – in 1972, on their Dogtown label. [It was reissued by Porter Records in
2010 to a great deal of fanfare amongst jazz fans.] In addition to club performances, the collective initiated happenings in elementary schools, prisons & community centers throughout Philadelphia, to great success and impact in the city’s African-American and jazz community. By 1973, the band – along with their manager, George Gilmore (father of R & B musician Linc Gilmore, of Breakwater fame) – travelled to New York City for a recording session at Columbia University.
This five-song session of original music (with compositions penned by Jamal, Lancaster and Sudler) has never been released and has been prepared for this important and long-overdue LP package by group members, in collaboration with Peter “Max” Ochester of Philly’s Brewerytown Beats Records.
From the irrefutable Latin influences and harmonious vibes-and-guitar interplay of “Keno” to the Byard Lancaster saxophone sermonizing set against the soulful group vocals on the almost 11-minute-long “New Horizons (Back Streets Of Heaven),” there is an amazing array of soulful sounds presented on the album. This is deeply emotional and soulful jazz – termed Black Liberation Music by band members – created with passion and purpose by masters of the artform, and it sounds as powerful today as it did back upon its original commitment to tape.
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.
Robohands - Green Black Vinyl Edition
Green Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Village Live)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition vinyl!
Robohands – “Green”, the first Jazz album to drop on Village Live!
“Green” is a 10 track LP of smooth, ambient jazz by Robohands (Andy Baxter). TIP!
Pharoah Sanders - Moon Child Clear Vinyl Edition
Pharoah Sanders
Moon Child Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 1990 | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
30,99 €*
Release:1990 / Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 27.09.2019
* Rare French Recordings from 1989 (with an all-star line-up)

* First vinyl reissue since 1990

* Deluxe 180g vinyl edition (available on both black and clear vinyl)

* Exclusive CLEAR Vinyl Edition Limited to 100 copies

* Black Vinyl Edition Limited to 500 copies, comes with obi strip
‘Farrell’ Sanders (born 1940) is a leading figure in the world of jazz and one of the last living legends with connections to players like Sun Ra and John Coltrane. His tenor saxophone playing has earned him royal status amongst free jazz players, critics and collectors.

Originally Sanders was interested in urban blues music, but his high school teacher exposed him to jazz and this took Farrell in an entirely new direction. Once completing high school Sanders quickly packed his belongings and headed to Oakland, where he got a chance to work with musicians of high caliber such as saxophone players Sonny Simmons and Dewey Redman (who were both later to be major forces in new jazz and free jazz). Soon the young Pharoah would meet John Coltrane and would feel being attracted to the life as a professional musician. By the early sixties Sanders moved to New York where the major jazz scene was happening. Here he’d spent most his time honing his skills at rehearsals with Sun Ra….sadly he was not making much money with the Arkestra and soon found himself living on the streets, trying to stay up all night playing and then scrounging for money during the day, often selling blood to eat.

Sanders recorded his debut album for ESP soon after, but it wasn't until he started playing with his old friend John Coltrane that he would fully unleash the fury of his saxophone on the world of free jazz. The records Pharoah Sanders played on for Coltrane laid the foundation of what was to come for both the world of free jazz and for Sanders as a musician. After Coltrane's tragic death Sanders would record further with Alice Coltrane, John's widow, on the album Karma (1969 - Impulse!), which is universally accepted as Sanders' masterpiece. Along with musicians Alice Coltrane and singer Leon Thomas, Sanders helped to create the genre of spiritual jazz.

By this point in his career & on the album we are presenting you today (Moon Child, recorded in 1989), Sanders had largely withdrawn from the kind of screeching avant-gardism on which he at first staked his reputation. Here Sanders plays with an all-star line-up consisting of Stafford James (Sun Ra) on bass, William Henderson (Roy Ayers) on piano, & Eddie Moore (Sonny Rollins) on drums. Moon Child, with its attractively spacy vocals, is reminiscent of the days of 'The Creator Has a Master Plan,' and this mood is kept throughout the album and in the choice of cosmic tunes represented on it.

On this album the legendary saxophonist clearly reinvented himself as a more traditional improviser, capable of thoughtful and pensive deliberations. Catchy mystical New Age vocals, astrological references… Pharoah may remain an acquired taste, but few jazzmen can equal his unique formula of mastering the ‘groove’.

Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents: the official reissue of this fantastic album containing these rare 1989 French sessions, back available on vinyl for the first time since 1990. This edition comes packaged as a deluxe 180g LP and is limited to 500 copies worldwide (with obi strip).
Nat Birchall Quartet, The - The Storyteller - A Musical Tribute To Yusef Lateef
Nat Birchall Quartet, The
The Storyteller - A Musical Tribute To Yusef Lateef
2LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Jazzman)
27,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 27.09.2019
With 20 years passing since his first foray into recorded jazz, Nat Birchall now ranks as one of the premier saxophonists of his generation. With several highly acclaimed albums in the locker, he now returns with his most ambitious project yet – a tribute to the legend that is Yusef Lateef.

"The Storyteller - A Musical Tribute to Yusef Lateef"

"When Jazzman Gerald first mentioned to me the idea of doing an album as a tribute to the jazz giant Dr Yusef A. Lateef, my first thought was "Where on earth do I start?" Lateef was such a colossus of music, and his scope so broad, that I couldn't hope to begin to cover his musical universe. He was a master of the tenor saxophone, a master of the flute, a master ballad player, a master blues player. Not to mention his skills as a composer and arranger and of course his exploration and use of musical methodology and instruments from all over the world."

"I've always been a great admirer of Lateef, and the challenge was intriguing, so I decided to give it go. We interpreted some of his own compositions (Brother John, Morning & Ching Miau) as well as some compositions by others that he made his own by careful arrangement and interpretation (Love Theme from Spartacus, Ringo Oiwake). I also wrote some original songs that, while certainly not written in his style, might be said to fall into his very broad approach to music making."

"I also wanted to utilise as many different instruments as possible, something I hadn't explored too much until this album. So it was a nice opportunity to finally get around to playing some of the many small instruments I've collected over the years; the Turkish zurna, the mbira from Zimbabwe, the balaphon from Mali and the arghul from Egypt. We have also tried to use varied time signatures in the music, so we have songs in 3/4, 5/4 and 7/4 time, as well as the standard 4/4."

"Ultimately the best music tells a story to the listener and takes them to places they might not have imagined themselves. Yusef Lateef certainly did that, and as such was a master storyteller."
Magma - Zess Colored Vinyl Version
Ebi Soda - Bedroom Tapes
Ebi Soda
Bedroom Tapes
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Sola Terra)
24,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Staunch anti-traditionalists, Ebi Soda thrive on this idea of contradiction, seeming more inspired by the atmosphere inside a rave than the sounds heard inside Birdland. Their only debt to typical jazz being to attempt to innovate and experiment at every opportunity.

Characterised by erratic drum breaks, multi-effect soundscapes and searing trombone lines, Ebi Soda keep a post-punk DIY ethic close to their hearts, with songs often birthed from sweaty smokey bedrooms rather than that of the big band hall.

'Bedroom Tapes' a D.I.Y EP, recorded in a small Brighton university flat, crafts a new free flowing style. Created through following a particular feeling among the crew, each track is a sign of the times and contains the essence of their state of mind when recorded.
Patrice Rushen - Remind Me (1978-1984)
Patrice Rushen
Remind Me (1978-1984)
3LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Strut)
26,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Strut present the first definitive retrospective of an icon of 1970s and ‘80s soul, jazz and disco, Patrice Rushen, covering her peerless 6-year career with Elektra / Asylum from 1978 to 1984.
Resavoir - Resavoir
LP | 2019 | US | Original (International Anthem)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Riding the ripples of their debut single "Escalator" (which BBC's Gilles Peterson called "a winner", and Supreme Standards' Tina Edwards likened to "Radiohead on a Jazz trip"), Chicago collective Resavoir return with their first full length effort.
The self-titled album presents a juicy suite of elegantly-orchestrated lo-fi jazz instrumentals germinated from home recording experiments by the group's producer/arranger Will Miller.
Herbie Hancock - Dedication
Herbie Hancock
LP | 1981 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
28,99 €*
Release:1981 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Dedication by Herbie Hancock is an anomalous entry in the discography of the revered jazz-fusion keyboardist. The album was recorded over the course of a single day, in the middle of a tour of Japan at Koseinekin Hall in Tokyo, and for years would be available exclusively in Japan. Produced a month ahead of his 1974 studio album Thrust, the follow-up to his career-defining album Head Hunters, Dedication's tracks were noteworthy for how drastically different they were from the material that followed. Gone was the dangerously funked-out rhythm section goodness of the Headhunters; instead Hancock is alone, performing four solo pieces on grand piano, electric keys, and synthesizer. Side one features Hancock at his most introspective, featuring romantic, ballad-like takes on two of his 60s pieces: "Maiden Voyage", and "Dolphin Dance." Side two, on the other hand, is almost a polar opposite, utilizing early techno rhythms through Fender Rhodes electric keyboards, and the sample-and-hold features of the ARP 2600 synthesizer, rendering spacey, exploratory jams such as the original track "Nobu", and an electro-funky take on "Cantaloupe Island". (Two tracks which predicted Hancock's eventual electro-funk dominance in the 1980s.) A unique and momentous obscurity of Herbie Hancock's catalog, Dedication has never seen a vinyl release outside of Japan prior to now. Nearly 30 years later, Get On Down has sought to allay that, with a premium-grade Record Store Day reissue worthy of any jazz collector's archives, or any crate digger's armament.
Horace Tapscott with The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra - Horace Tapscott with The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra Live At I.U.C.C
Horace Tapscott with The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra
Horace Tapscott with The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra Live At I.U.C.C
3LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Outernational Sounds)
34,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
“I love Horace Tapscott! I love his music, his philosophies, and everything he did for the community that I grew up in” Kamasi Washington
Soul Jazz Records are proud to release the first in a series of albums by the legendary Los Angeles radical jazz artist, Horace Tapscott and The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra. Horace Tapscott is the key figure in the Los Angeles political and underground jazz scene of the late 20th century – his stridently independent and radical music, as far-reaching, cosmic and spiritual in scope as it was rooted in the Watts community of Los Angeles where he lived.
This superb rare, deep and spiritual jazz opus album was recorded at the Immanuel United Church of Christ, Los Angeles, in 1979, and has been unavailable on vinyl for over 40 years. ‘I had a vision of the inside of this church, and I went there, and it was just like I had dreamed it.’ This location remained the residence of the musical collective for most of the 1970s.
The music of Horace Tapscott and The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra is part Sun Ra Arkestra, part John Coltrane, part Art Ensemble of Chicago. This ground-breaking and monumental album (released here for the first time ever on expanded triple vinyl and double CD) explores the multi-faceted deep and spiritual jazz of Tapscott – Afro-centric rhythms, hypnotic bass lines, Tapscott’s stabbing modal piano playing and stunning flute and horn arrangements. ‘The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra ‎– Live at I.U.C.C.’ is a true high point in the cannon of great independent underground jazz music recorded during this era.
Ronin Arkestra - First Meeting
Ronin Arkestra
First Meeting
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Albert's Favourites)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Formed in Tokyo in 2017, Ronin Arkestra brings together some of the finest and most creative players in Japan’s Jazz and and electronic scene. The collective includes members of Kyoto Jazz Sextet, WONK, Cro-Magnon, Root Soul, Sleepwalker, Sauce81, Kyoto Jazz Massive and, of course, band leader Mark de Clive Lowe.
Kicking it all off is ‘Stranger Searching’, where lush electronics meet beautifully executed Jazz in full story mode. A constantly driving beat push this track along through its various chapters, with each member of the band given time tell their tale. Horns from Shinpei Ruike, Kohei Ando and Wataru Hamasaki tie everything together in beautiful harmony.
‘Redeye Reprisal’ hits hard right from the top. With soaring horn lines and beautifully soulful keys from Mark de Clive Lowe, it is drummer Hikaru Arata who is given time to shine in this piece. Wild patterns add to the frenetic nature of the piece, creating drama and mystery before it safely delivers you home.
Flip the record and we are back in story mode again. ‘The Silk Road Prelude’ is Japanese Jazz at its finest. A solid theme gives definition to this piece, with the horns once again providing all the drama you need. Carefully interspersed with beautiful guitar playing from Tsuyoshi Kosuga, and interwoven electronics from Sauce81, drummer Nobuaki Fuji and bassist Shinju Kobayashi control the groove with exquisite detail.
The final track needs no introduction. ‘A Love Supreme’ is what legends are made of. Beautifully reimagined by this fine group of musicians, this is the Sunflower moment, a group showing its full dedication and respect for the Jazz masters. A band of Ronin, dedicated to follow the sun until it sets.
Wayne Shorter - Etcetera Tone Poets Vinyl
Athletic Progression - Dark Smoke
Athletic Progression
Dark Smoke
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Super Bad Disco / HHV)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
"Dark Smoke" is the debut release from the Danish Jazz & Hip Hop outfit Athletic Progression. 9 tracks with the help of Minna Forouzandeh, Isatta Sheriff and Blacc El.

"When we recorded Dark Smoke in late 2016, Athletic Progression was a quartet featuring our main man Ole Koefoed Larsen on guitar. Our group composition and sound has changed since then, but reflecting our common background in hiphop, Dark Smoke is where our story began, and a fitting introduction to our musical universe." - Athletic Progression
Carsten Erobique Meyer - OST Tatortreiniger Soundtracks Black Vinyl Edition
Carsten Erobique Meyer
OST Tatortreiniger Soundtracks Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (a sexy)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop, Movies / TV
Ein äußerst wichtiger Tatort, der in der brillanten Serie „Der Tatortreiniger“ aber nie gezeigt oder gar gereinigt wird, befindet sich im traditionsreichen, legendären Hamburger Karolinenviertel. Hier, fast unter dem Dach eines mächtigen, typisch hanseatischen Klinkerbaus, befindet sich Carsten Meyers Zone. Oder wie soll man diesen Ort sonst nennen? Studio? Atelier? Werkstatt? Klanglabor? Wie auch immer man seinen Puff bezeichnen will, es ist ein besonderer Platz.

Alte Synthesizer und Orgeln wohin man blickt. Manche sehen aus wie schlechte Gebisse, mit abgebrochenen Tasten, aber sie röcheln noch. Da ist ein komplett mikrofoniertes Drumset, ein Bass, Gitarren. Kabelsalat schlängelt sich über mehrere Lagen orientaler Teppiche. An die Keyboards sind Stapel von Flohmarktplatten, Singles und LPs, gelehnt, die Bücherregale an den Wänden quellen über, viel Malerei, eigene und fremde Werke, bedeckt die Wände, in St. Petersburger Hängung. Betrachten kann man diese wundervolle Welt aus einem Korbsessel im Stil des Films „Emanuelle“.

Hier entstehen quasi das ganze Jahr hindurch, und das schon seit 2011, all die musikalischen Skizzen, Vignetten, Themen, Grooves und Fantasias, die dann irgendwann zu den ausformulierten, musikalischen Stimmungsbildern werden, die im „Tatortreiniger“ zu hören sind. Die ihren Teil dazu beitragen, dass „Der Tatortreiniger“ die wahrscheinlich beste deutsche Fernsehserie der Welt ist - mit Sicherheit, was die Musik betrifft.

Es war eine so naheliegende wie zauberhafte Idee, daraus endlich eine Auswahl zusammenzustellen und sie in einer schönen, von Meyer selbst gestalteten Hülle und auf seinem eigenen Label, Asexy, zu veröffentlichen. Die Songs präsentieren sich nun fast ähnlich einem Mixtape, nur halt nicht gemixt, sondern wie früher, ein Song nach dem anderen. Carsten Meyer verkörpert in diesem Fall jede Band. Man kann damit z.B. ins Strandbad gehen oder allein in den Park. Im Verlauf der 20 Stücke hört man eine Menge ganz unterschiedlicher Musiken, aus ganz verschiedenen Pop-Epochen, alle wie aus dem Ärmel geschüttelt. Was für eine magische Teppichreise! Was für ein unterhaltsames Spektakel!

Nach der flotten Erkennungsmelodie im Stile einer Sixties-Serie wird es zunächst quasi schwarzweiß: melodramatische Spinett-Barock-Pop, inspiriert vom französischen Film ca. 1965-68, von Komponisten wie Francois De Roubaix und natürlich auch, klar, Henry Mancini.
Nubya Garcia - Nubya's 5Ive
Nubya Garcia
Nubya's 5Ive
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Jazz Re:Freshed)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
5ive' is remarkable, an intoxicating combination of vibrant soloing and stay-in-your-head hooks. On her debut, Nubya Garcia and her band strike an engrossing balance between long stretches of dreamy exploration and surges of vital virtuosic intensity.
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Surf
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment
2LP | 2018 | UK | Original ()
12,99 €* 19,99 € -35%
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Picture Sleeve, limited to 1000 Copies. 16 Tracks, heavyweight vinyl. Chance the Rapper's 2013 mixtape Acid Rap marked him as one of the brightest new voices in hip-hop. For his next move, he's swerved left, collaborating with a crew of Chicago pals led by Nico Segal (a.k.a. Donnie Trumpet) on a warm, evocative pop-soul-jazz album that comes straight from the heart. Segal's horn parts and orchestration often provide the most charm — see the sublime paired tracks "Nothing Came to Me" and "Something Came to Me." Elsewhere, Chance stands out on the goofy "Wanna Be Cool," and guest appearances from veterans like Erykah Badu and newcomers such as Migos' Quavo add extra spice to this sweet treat.
Sons Of Kemet - Burn
Sons Of Kemet
LP | 2014 | UK | Original (Naim)
19,99 €*
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Seldom has a band on the British jazz scene created such a buzz before releasing an album, but Sons of Kemet have done just that. And they’ve continued to do so. A super-group of sorts led by clarinetist, saxophonist and composer Shabaka Hutchings with Oren Marshall on tuba and both Tom Skinner and Seb Rochford on drums, Sons of Kemet release their stunning debut album Burn.
Jean Jacques Perrey / Camille Yarbrough - EVA / Take Yo' Praise
Susan Alcorn / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark - Invitation To Dream
Makoto Terashita Meets Harold Land - Topology
Makoto Terashita Meets Harold Land
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (BBE Music)
29,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 27.09.2019
BBE Music presents the fourth release in their acclaimed J Jazz Masterclass Series: Topology by Makoto Terashita and Harold Land. Originally released in 1983 on the cult Aketa’s Disk label, Topology captures a surprising yet fascinating and engaging collaboration between a young Japanese jazz pianist and an elder American statesman of jazz.

Reissued by BBE Music for the first time since original release 36 years ago, Topology showcases the extraordinary compositional and playing skill of Makoto Terashita, the young pianist responsible for five of the album’s six tracks, alongside the confident and seasoned tones of Harold Land, respected US veteran sax player and former colleague of some of the leading jazz artists of the 50s, 60s and 70s including Max Roach, Clifford Brown, Gerald Wilson and Bobby Hutcherson.

By the time he came to record with Terashita in 1983, Land was in his mid-50s and had numerous album credits under his belt, including some twelve albums as leader. In contrast, Terashita was in his early 30s with just one album to his name, his stunning 1978 debut Great Harvest. Notwithstanding the apparent disparity in experience, the creative relationship they fostered is audibly evident in the wonderful music that was captured during the recording session.

Topology kicks off with ‘Dragon Dance’, an epic spiritual jazz tour de force elegantly ushered in by an extended solo piano introduction from Terashita. This track was chosen to open volume 2 of BBE’s universally praised ‘J Jazz’ compilation. The energy and impact of tracks like ‘Dragon Dance’ and the powerful bop of ‘Crossing’- both Terashitsa-penned numbers – is balanced by more nuanced and reflective tracks like Land’s own composition ‘World Peace’. In total, Topology presents the listener with a complete experience of two musicians from different generations and countries united in musical spirit.

A long out of print rarity known only to a handful of Japanese jazz collectors, Topology is now available once more, reissued for the first time as a 45rpm double 180g LP, featuring exact reproductions of the original artwork, obi strip and insert. It also comes with the original notes fully translated plus a new extended 3700 word essay by Tony Higgins. Topology is also available as a CD and across digital formats.

The J Jazz Masterclass Series is personally curated by Tony Higgins and Mike Peden and is dedicated to presenting the very finest in Japanese jazz. The series features rare and unreleased material presented in the highest quality reproductions of the original releases, fully licensed and authorised.
Ronin Arkestra - Sonkei
Ronin Arkestra
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Albert's Favourites)
18,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 04.10.2019
Led by producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Mark de Clive Lowe, Tokyo’s Ronin Arkestra brings together some of the most supreme and innovative players in Japan’s Jazz and electronic scene, featuring members of Kyoto Jazz Sextet, WONK, Cro-Magnon, Root Soul, Sleepwalker, Sauce81 and Kyoto Jazz Massive.
Formed in 2017, the collective’s debut album ‘Sonkei’, released via Albert’s Favourites, fuses ’60s deep and spiritual jazz with experimental electronica and is mixed by label co-founder Scrimshire. Compositions such as ‘Lullabies of the Lost’ are a deep meditation that transports us simultaneously back hundreds of years into the right here and now, while the horn-heavy, fusion-driven ‘Art of Altercation’, confronts the skill of conflict and confrontation.
Elsewhere, the impulsive and free-flowing ‘Cosmic Collisions’ merges raw grooves and electronics – an interstellar configuration of stars, light years from each other, while ‘Circle of Transmigration’ challenges the never ending circle of life, fusing soaring horns and piano-driven melodies.
It’s a fascinating evolution that has a parallel to each member in the Ronin Arkestra collective - master musicians from different bands and clans coming together to create a vagabond band of like-minded musicians - weaving the stories of their lives into a collective sound. “The members of Ronin Arkestra are some of my favorite musicians anywhere and the way we all come together in battle formation with so much heart and soul is making magic,” says de Clive Lowe.
Freddie Hubbard - Hub-Tones
HNNY - Hosoi
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Hosoi)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Stockholm-based audiophile bar Hosoi launches label with a rare release from Sweden’s HNNY.
Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes - Astral Traveling Blue Vinyl Edition
Ronald Langestraat - Apollo
Ronald Langestraat
LP | 2019 | NL | Original (South Of North)
21,99 €*
Release:2019 / NL – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Live: Grand Piano, Yamaha QX1 Sequencer, 2x Yamaha TX7 Tone Generator, Drumtraks Sequential Circuits, Clarinet, Voice
Added at home: Yamaha DX7 Sounds, Roland R-8
Space Train: Kurzweil Piano, Yamaha DX7, Roland R-8, Soprano Sax, Voice

Recorded live at the Apollo Hotel Amsterdam in 1991, except 'Space train', which was recorded in Ronald’s living room.

All instruments played and arranged by Ronald Langestraat.
All tracks written an composed by Ronald Langestraat, except 'Lowdown' which was written by David Paich & Boz Scaggs, 'Give and take' which was written by Michael Shrieve, Tom Coster & Carlos Santana and 'Orpheus' which was written by David Sylvian.

Special thanks to Annemarie, from Ronald.
Sphere - Inside Ourselves
Inside Ourselves
LP | 2019 | US | Original (One Eighty Proof)
33,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Perhaps Larry Nozero’s single most-recognizable contribution to popular music is the soprano sax solo on Marvin Gaye’s seminal, “What’s Going On,” the title track and tone-setter for one of soul music’s most successful, not to mention conceptual, recordings. Like so many talented reedmen before him, Nozero received instruction from Detroit’s Teal School of Music, creating common ground with Yusef Lateef, Joe Henderson, and Benny Maupin. Although Nozero flirted with the Strata groundlings briefly in 1964 as a member of Charles Moore’s Detroit Contemporary 5, he was soon drafted into the military. A mixed blessing, Nozero took full advantage of the opportunities within the Army Band, which led to several high profile jobs upon his return to Detroit. Despite lengthy engagements with Henry Mancini, Sergio Mendes, and studio work with everyone from Holland-Dozier-Holland to Berry Gordy, Nozero still relished musical freedom of expression, which made him right at home on the Strata roster. While little is known about Sphere as a stand alone group aside from it’s contributors Larry Nozero, Eddie Nuccilli, Keith Vreeland, Jimmy Peluso, John Dana and producer Bug Spangler, Inside Ourselves presents the level of quality jazz expected from both One Eighty Proof and Strata Records.
George Otsuka Quintet - Physical Structure
George Otsuka Quintet
Physical Structure
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Le Très Jazz Club)
23,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 30.09.2019
Le Très Jazz Club keeps on exploring Japanese jazz and Three Blind Mice catalog with the reissue of this amazing 1976 record by drummer George Otsuka.
This LP is reissued for the first time since 1976. Reissued for the first time outside of Japan, “Physical Structure” by Japanese drummer George Otsuka is an amazing jazz-fusion album, featuring Fumio Karashima on the piano and Fender Rhodes and Shozo Sasaki on tenor sax. Check the surprising and sublime cover of “Naima” which alone justifies to get this record !

With : George Ostuka (drums), Shozo Sasaki (tenor & soprano sax), Fumio Karashima (piano, electric piano, synthesizer), Mitsuako Furuno (bass), Norio Ohno (percussion)

Recorded on February 11, 1976
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.
Adele Sebastian - Desert Fairy Princess
Adele Sebastian
Desert Fairy Princess
LP | 1981 | US | Reissue (Pure Pleasure)
29,99 €*
Release:1981 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Adele Sebastian was an Afro American jazz flutist and singer, active from the early 70s (when she was still a teenager) until her untimely death at the age of 27 (!) in 1983 from a kidney failure. In fact she had been depending on monthly dialysis to stay alive for years. She lived through and for the music and you can hear it on her only solo album “Desert Fairy Princess” which was first issued in 1981. The mostly acoustic instrumentation brings a very natural and therefore rather retrospective sound considering the year the album was recorded. Adele and her band pull it off right from the start as if it had been 1966 and it was time for a revolution to shake the dust from the old time jazz. In a perfect way she mixes classic American vocal jazz elements with playful and more free passages, Latin music and tribal African sounds in the lengthy and quite rhythm oriented “Man From Tanganyika” and makes the title track start with a mystical “Allahu akbar“ chant while it turns more and more into a dark and gloomy song with something like a psychedelic edge reminiscent of Pharoah Sanders on his early works. Wild rhythms from drums, percussions with tons of bells and chimes weave a thick groove carpet and conjure a magical atmosphere. Those jazz aficionados who love the mid 60s John Coltrane, his sidekick Pharoah Sanders and Alice Coltrane will go crazy for this album.
Ruby Rushton - Ironside
Bill Evans Trio - Portrait In Jazz Numbered One-Step MoFi Supervinyl Pressing
Bill Evans Trio
Portrait In Jazz Numbered One-Step MoFi Supervinyl Pressing
2LP | 1960 | EU | Reissue (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab)
169,99 €*
Release:1960 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes with Mobile Fidelity's One-Step Process: Portrait in Jazz UD1S 180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set the Ultimate Analog Version of Bill Evans' Studio Breakthrough.

Luxurious Packaging Includes Opulent Box, Foil-Stamped Jackets, MoFi SuperVinyl LPs Pressed at RTI: Keepsake Edition Strictly Limited to 6,000 Numbered Copies (Limit Two Per Customer)

1960 Album Marks the Birth of the Modern Piano Trio: Bass Assumes a Lead Role for the First Time in History, Prized Group Plays with Resplendent Soulfulness, Poetic Modality, and Sublime Empathy.

It's impossible to exaggerate the stature, brilliance, and splendor of Bill Evans' Portrait in Jazz. The result of Evans having collaborated just eight months prior with Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and company on the watershed Kind of Blue and soon after finding a bassist (Scott LaFaro) who suited his style and boasted world-class chops, the 1960 album established the standard that all similarly configured jazz trios continue to follow. This is the moment the bass, until then relegated to accompaniment status, gets an equal say in the compositions with the piano. That Evans, LaFaro, and drummer Paul Motian deliver each passage with resplendent soulfulness, poetic modality, and sublime empathy only adds to its charm. Not to mention Orrin Keepnews' demonstration-quality production that now sounds utterly transcendent.

Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed at RTI on MoFi SuperVinyl, and strictly limited to 6,000 numbered copies, Mobile Fidelity's opulent UD1S (UltraDisc One-Step) box set provides sonic and tactile experiences that match the quality of the music within Evans' studio breakthrough. You'll enjoy deep-black backgrounds, pointillistic details, and staggering dynamics. Experienced via UD1S, Portrait in Jazz places Evans and his esteemed colleagues in your listening room. Every note, harmonic, and movement captured by the microphones are reproduced with exquisite accuracy and wowing clarity. Close your eyes at you're practically at Reeves Sound Studios in New York City in late December 1959.

The lavish packaging and luxurious presentation of Mobile Fidelity's Portrait in Jazz UD1S pressing befit its extremely select status. Housed in a deluxe box, the collectible version contains special foil-stamped jackets and faithful-to-the-original graphics that illuminate the splendor of the recording. Aurally and visually, it exists a curatorial artifact meant to be preserved, poured over, touched, and examined. It is made for discerning listeners that prize sound quality and creativity, and who desire to fully immerse themselves in the art – and everything involved with the album, from the images to the textures and liner notes.

Pored over by generations of listeners and musicians alike to grasp the group's then-revolutionary approach, high-wire interplay, and seamless chemistry, Portrait in Jazz retains a blend of timeless classicism and forward-looking modernism that makes it as revered now as it was nearly six decades ago. The three instrumentalists operate in complete unison and achieve supreme democratic balance. Expressing their intent via shared conversations, they alight on sublime pieces flush with thematic discovery, swing-based dialogue, and raw feeling.

Writing for The Penguin Guide to Jazz, Richard Cook and Brian Morton attempt to put it all into context: "The bassist's melodic sensitivity and insinuating sound flowed between Evans and Motian like water...the playing of the three men is so sympathetic that it set a universal standard for the piano-bass-drums setup [that] has persisted to this day." Indeed, hearing Evans and his mates put their signature stamp on standards ("Come Rain or Come Shine," "Witchcraft," "Autumn Leaves") and originals ("Peri's Scope," "Blue in Green") is akin to witnessing new trails blazed for generations to come. Their Evans-deemed "simultaneous improvisation" teems with freshness and sensitivity, their rhythms and lines pregnant with an irresistible combination of vulnerability, confidence, energy, and elan.

To even think Portrait in Jazz marked the first session with LaFaro boggles the mind. To then consider the man Evans credited as "more or less the father or the wellspring of modern players" would be dead 18 months after completing the record in the studio invokes a cascade of emotions – and lends even greater gravitas to the work's import.

History only allows for so many "firsts." Portrait in Jazz claims such a designation. It meets every definition of must-have and you'll never hold or hear a better copy than Mobile Fidelity's UD1S edition.
Don Rendell & Ian Carr Quintet, The - Dusk Fire
V.A. - Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990
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
* 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

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.
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.
Kellee Patterson - Maiden Voyage
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