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Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder, Kamasi Washington - Dinner Party EP HHV Exclusive Yellow Vinyl Edition
Tommy Guerrero - Road To Knowhere HHV Exclusive Blue Opaque Vinyl Edition
Tommy Guerrero
Road To Knowhere HHV Exclusive Blue Opaque Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Reissue (Too Good)
24,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Preorder shipping from 24.06.2022
Celebrating Tommy Guerreros work and his upcoming world wide tour, Too Good Records and HHV present a new colored run of 500 copies of his "Road To Knowhere" album. Only available at HHV. Make sure to grab one of the artwork posters you will find in our bonus section.

This album has become one of the best ones of the last years and one of the most successful ones at HHV. Too Good and HHV honor it by offering you a new blue opaque vinyl edition matching the colors of the backside of the artwork.

Attention: The color shown on the mock up will not be matched perfectly.

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.
Us3 - Hand On The Torch
Us3
Hand On The Torch
LP | 1993 | EU | Reissue (Music On Vinyl)
25,99 €*
Release:1993 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 27.05.2022
V.A. - Mood Mosaic 19 - Free Form
V.A.
Mood Mosaic 19 - Free Form
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Modd Mosaic)
33,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 27.05.2022
The 19th new chapter of the cult series Mood Mosaic has finally arrived. "Free Form" is shaping up to be the best seller of the whole series.
V.A. - WaJazz: Japanese Jazz Spectacle Vol. I - Deep, Heavy And Beautiful Jazz From Japan 1968-1984 Black Vinyl Edition
V.A.
WaJazz: Japanese Jazz Spectacle Vol. I - Deep, Heavy And Beautiful Jazz From Japan 1968-1984 Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (180g)
38,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Universounds, HMV Record Shop and 180g team up for an exceptional release: from blazing hard bop to free jazz, to introspective saxophone solos and massive big band sounds, renowned Japanese jazz expert Yusuke Ogawa presents an essential 14 track collection of “WaJazz” music taken from the Nippon Columbia vaults. Featuring Jiro Inagaki, Minoru Muraoka, Hiroshi Suzuki, Hozan Yamamoto, Count Buffalo, Takeshi Inomata, and much more!

“Japanese jazz has been recognized and celebrated by music lovers worldwide for decades. The origins of this trend may be traced back to the rare groove movement that flourished in the 1990s, but its current deep and wide popularity seems to be connected to the fact that Japanese people have been reevaluating their own jazz since the mid-2000s, locally referred to as WaJazz ("Wa" meaning Japan but also the Shōwa emperor period, from 1926 to 1989). Since the beginning of the 2000s, there has been a growing trend to move away from the DJ-focused perspective and to appreciate jazz with a deeper understanding. Nowadays, there is more and more interest in the background and roots in which jazz has developed in Japan, with Japanese jazz as a whole now considered as its own distinctive genre.

Of course, even if we speak about "WaJazz" as one genre, there is a truly wide variety of styles within it. However, when Japanese musicians play, there is something uniquely Japanese flowing through that creates a kind of synergy. It may be the melody, the rhythm, or even something deeper, like an inexpressible flicker. I would be happy if some of its charms and secrets emerge from the fourteen tracks included in this collection.” (Yusuke Ogawa)

Yusuke Ogawa has been running the Universounds store in Tokyo since 2001, specializing in jazz and second-hand, rare, and collector records. He is also a reissue supervisor, label manager, DJ, and music writer. Known for his vast musical knowledge, eye for detail, and archival skills, Ogawa has worked on more than 250 reissues and compilations – including the highly praised Deep Jazz Reality and Project Re:Vinyl series. He is the co-author of the Wa-Jazz Disc Guide and the Independent Black Jazz of America books.
V.A. - Wamono A To Z Volume I Black Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Wamono A To Z Volume I Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (180g)
27,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Japanese Jazz-Funk & Rare Groove 1968-1980 (Selected by DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite & Chintam) Active as a professional DJ in Japan since the late eighties, DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite is also a renowned remixer, compiler and producer. An avid record collector and an expert of the Wamono style, Yoshizawa published the Wamono A to Z records guide book in 2015 which instantly sold-out. The book unveiled a myriad of beautiful and rare records from a highly prolific, but still then unknown, Japanese groove scene. After many years working as a record buyer for several stores, DJ Chintam opened his own Blow Up shop in 2018 in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. A member of the Dayjam Crew and a specialist of soul, funk, rare groove and disco music, Chintam is also an expert of the home-brewed Wamono grooves. He supervised and wrote the Wamono A to Z records guide book together with Yoshizawa. With this first volume of the Wamono series, our two DJs here guide you through some of the best and rarest jazz funk and rare groove tunes produced in Japan between 1968 and 1980. Put the needle on the record, turn up the volume and dig right now into the Wamono sound - the cream of the Japanese funk, soul, rare groove and disco music developed throughout the years since the end of the sixties in Japan!
Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita - Pacific
Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita
Pacific
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Victory)
15,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Reuniting the best session musicians Japan had to offer to make an album that would evoke the atmospheres of South Pacific islands, the kind of places Japanese people spend their vacations in. Pacific (1978) is a treat to the ears; its theme of the southern Pacific ocean and its warm cerulean waters relax its listeners with a fusion of city pop, soft jazz, and that good old 1970’s funk while remaining surprisingly fully instrumental throughout all contributions from artists Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki, and Tatsuro Yamashita. A true cult LP and an inspiration for a lot of, so called, “vaporware” music.
Charles Mingus - Noddin' Ya Head The Lost Album From Ronnie Scott's Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Charles Mingus
Noddin' Ya Head The Lost Album From Ronnie Scott's Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Resonance)
75,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 3000 copies.

The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott’s is a never-before-released live recording of jazz icon Charles Mingus from Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in London captured in August 1972. Featuring a stellar band with alto saxophonist Charles McPherson, tenor saxophonist Bobby Jones, trumpeter Jon Faddis, pianist John Foster and drummer Roy Brooks. This 3 LP set is mastered by acclaimed sound engineer Bernie Grundman and pressed on 180-gram vinyl by RTI. Includes an extensive insert with rare photos from Jan Persson, Christian Rose, Jean-Pierre Leloir, Hans Harzheim, among others. Plus, an essay by British jazz author Brian Priestley who saw the band during this run and conducted an interview with Mingus and McPherson at the time. New interviews with Charles McPherson, Mingus’ friend and author Fran Lebowitz, and bass icons Eddie Gomez and Christian McBride are also included. Limited Edition.

Side A: 1. Introduction (1:01) 2. Orange Was The Color of Her Dress, Then Silk Blues (Part 1) (25:18) Side B: 1. Orange Was The Color of Her Dress, Then Silk Blues (Part 2) (5:26) 2. Noddin’ Ya Head Blues (19:52) Side C: 1. Mind-readers' Convention In Milano (aka Number 29) (29:57) 2. Ko Ko (Theme) (0:45) Side D: 1. Fables of Faubus (Part 1) (21:52) Side E: 1. Fables of Faubus (Part 2) (13:10) 2. Pops (aka When the Saints Go Marching In) (7:17) Side F: 1. The Man Who Never Sleeps (18:51) 2. Air Mail Special (2:02)
Ronnie Foster - Two-Headed Freap
Jazz Sabbath - Jazz Sabbath Vol. 2
Jazz Sabbath
Jazz Sabbath Vol. 2
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Blacklake)
21,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 10.06.2022
Longtime Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne keys and guitar player Adam Wakeman (as Milton Keanes) is back with Jazz Sabbath Vol. 2. According to the liner notes, the UK jazz trio Jazz Sabbath were recording 2 albums in 1969 when disaster struck. Their debut album was cancelled, and their second album shelved; leaving room for a certain band from Birmingham becoming famous by playing metal versions of their jazz songs; claiming they were their own. Jazz Sabbath were powerless to do anything about it. Their 50-year-streak of misfortune ended in 2020 with the discovery of their debut album master tapes and the following re-release of the album. Now, reunited after 52 years, Jazz Sabbath entered the studio and finished recording their sophomore album. With the theft by the band from Birmingham exposed, Milton Keanes and colleagues can now present these songs in their original form, replenished with 52 years of experience, vigor... and rage. The tranquil 'Symptom Of The Universe', the full 8-minute version of 'Paranoid' (not that metal afterthought version everyone knows) and of course the song that other band so blatantly named themselves after.
Lady Blackbird - Did Somebody Make A Fool Outta You / It's Not That Easy Record Store Day 2022 Green Vinyl Edition
Lady Blackbird
Did Somebody Make A Fool Outta You / It's Not That Easy Record Store Day 2022 Green Vinyl Edition
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Foundation MusicProductions)
18,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Not much more can be said about Lady Blackbird’s critically acclaimed album ‘Black Acid Soul’, with it quite rightly being regarded as one of the best albums of recent times. Yet hidden in the vaults there was one final track from the Black Acid Soul recording session at Sunset Sound, LA that never saw the light of day.

Foundation Music are now very happy to be telling this last piece of the story putting out ‘Did Somebody Make A Fool Outta You’, a favourite of A&R and label owner Ross Allen that didn’t fit the flow of the album, as a limited edition heavyweight coke bottle green vinyl 7” for RSD 2022. Backed with a standout from the LP, the Deep South, Reuben Bell penned ‘It’s Not That Easy’, you have two cuts that reveal a deeper, soulier, southern side of Lady Blackbird, beautifully showcasing her voice, her band and the stripped production that allows her to shine unfettered in the glory of her soul and those songs.

This limited edition 7 is sure to be as collectible as the first run of the album, where copies were trading hands for over $300.00.
Nala Sinephro - Space 1.8
Jack McDuff - Moon Rappin'
Electrified A.G.B. - Fly Away Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Electrified A.G.B.
Fly Away Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
12" | UK | Reissue (Dome City)
17,99 €*
Release:UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Anyone got a spare $3000.00? That's what it will cost you for the Only available 12" copy in the world right now and one of the world's holy grail independent Jazz-Funk gems.

"Fly Away" by Electrified A.G.B. (All Girl's Band) is a flawless slice of super-rare New Orleans slinky Jazz-Funk which could have come straight out of a ‘70s Lonnie Liston-Smith or Patrice Rushen session. It's literally that good. Previously stymied by it's extreme rarity, we're proud to finally be able to reissue the 12" on the original Dome City label and finally see this hypnotic and infectious jam reach a wider audience. Expect demand from across the board as there will be much interest in this previously unknown classic.
Cortex - Troupeau Bleu 2020 Repress Edition With Poster
Cortex
Troupeau Bleu 2020 Repress Edition With Poster
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Trad Vibe)
19,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited 2020 repress of this Euro-Jazz-Funk classic - this time with poster!
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra - Promises Indie Exclusive 180g Vinyl Edition
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra
Promises Indie Exclusive 180g Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Luaka Bop)
23,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Sam: Pharoah...
Pharoah: Huh...?
Sam: Were you asleep? I’m sorry...
Pharoah: No no... I was listening... and dreaming... and listening to music
in my head...
Sam: Oh wow... sorry.
Pharoah: Many times, people think I might be asleep... but in fact, I am just
listening to music in my head. I’m always listening... to the sounds around
me... and playing, in my mind... and sometimes I dream.
Sam: What were you dreaming about?
Pharoah: I’m on a ship. In the ocean. Bears coming around smoking cigars.
The bears are singing, ‘We have the music. We have what you’re looking for.’
* * *
Pharoah: How you like that take, Sam?
Sam: It’s cool. I think the bit in the middle, where it stops again...I think
you can hear...We were both kind of confused. I like it as well because it
sounds like two musicians that are trying to guide each other.
Pharoah: I think that’s it right there. It came out different. It came out good
though.
Sam: You happy?
Pharoah: Yeah, I’m cool with it.
Sam: Okay. Yeah, I think your playing is beautiful.
Madlib - Sound Ancestors (Arranged By Kieran Hebden) HHV EU Exclusive Silver Vinyl Edition
Madlib
Sound Ancestors (Arranged By Kieran Hebden) HHV EU Exclusive Silver Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Madlib Invazion)
30,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Limited to 1000 copies for the European market. Only at HHV.

Music by Madlib, arranged by Kieran Hebden, better known as Four Tet. Gil Evans to Miles Davis…. Holger Czukay to the ensemble known as Can….Jean Claude Vannier to Serge Gainsbourg on Histoire de Melody Nelson. That’s the only way to explain the specificity of Four Tet and Madlib’s collaboration, in this special album that showcases a two-decade long friendship that has resulted in an album that follows Madlib’s classics like Quasimoto’s The Unseen, Madvillainy and his Pinata and Bandana albums with Freddie Gibbs. “A few months ago I completed work on an album with my friend Madlib that we’d been making for the last few years. He is always making loads of music in all sorts of styles and I was listening to some of his new beats and studio sessions when I had the idea that it would be great to hear some of these ideas made into a Madlib solo album. Not made into beats for vocalists to use but instead arranged into tracks that could all flow together in an album designed to be listened to start to finish. I put this concept to him when we were hanging out eating some nice food one day and we decided to work on this together with him sending me tracks, loops, ideas and experiments that I would arrange, edit, manipulate and combine. I was sent hundreds of pieces of music over a couple of years stretch and during that time I put together this album with all the parts that fitted with my vision.” - Kieren Hebden AKA Four Tet
Gianni Brezzo - Tutto Passa
Gianni Brezzo
Tutto Passa
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Jakarta)
20,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Gianni Brezzo is the jazz affiliated band / studio project headed by
Cologne-based producer & creative maestro Marvin Horsch, whose diverse
musical profile is reflected both in his scene-hopping as well as his creative
output. Besides producing cologne bands like Keshavara, Woman and Xul
Zolar, Gianni has released a number of EP and LP’s since 2017,
culminating most recently with “The Awakening” EP in 2021 on Jakarta
Records. While Gianni’s works are usually instrumental only, “The
Awakening” featured vocal appearances from Berlin/Tel Aviv based singer /
producer J.Lamotta and soul singer Otis Junior from Louisville, Kentucky.
Gianni’s tracks have consistently placed on Editorial Lists including Spotify’s
“State Of Jazz” and “Café / Croissant”, and most recently was synced in an
episode of Gossip Girl for HBO US.
Gianni’s new LP, “Tutto Passa” is a meditation around Marvin’s relationship
to Italian culture, accompanied by research into Italian composers of the
60’s / 70’s such as Piero Umiliani, Stelvio Cipriani, Piero Piccioni and
Armando Trovajoli to more recent work by Sven Wunder. Sonically rich, the
album rides a sonic wave similar to some Matthew Halsall, Surprise Chef,
El Michels Affair and BadBadNotGood all rolled into one beautifully luscious
work. Jakarta is ecstatic to share such a career-defining work.
Norah Jones - Come Away With Me 20th Anniversary Edition
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman Acoustic Sounds Edition
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman Acoustic Sounds Edition
LP | 1963 | EU | Reissue (Impulse)
41,99 €*
Release:1963 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
This beloved 1963 Impulse! LP is a career highlight for both Johnny Hartman and John Coltrane. Hartman was apparently Coltrane's suggestion for the recording date, and his deep, dark voice meshes perfectly here with Coltrane's tenor. The material is well-chosen, including definitive readings of 'My One and Only Love' and 'Lush Life.'

McCoy Tyner fills out the chords, augmenting the harmonies and keeping the tone of these ballads respectful but not overly sentimental. All the players get to the deep structure of the songs and are not afraid to play in the most essential and elegant manner.

Verve’s Acoustic Sounds Series features transfers from the original analog tapes mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at QPR. The series is supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, and releases are presented in deluxe gatefold tip-on packaging.
Chip Wickham - Astral Traveling
Chip Wickham
Astral Traveling
12" | 2022 | UK | Original (Gondwana)
16,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 03.06.2022
Gondwana Records are delighted to welcome saxophonist and flautist Chip Wickham to the family. An original member of the Gondwana Orchestra, Chip played on Matthew Halsall's debut album 'Sending My Love' and has regularly played with the Orchestra while also leading his own excellent band.

We're super delighted that Chip has joined Gondwana Records and even more delighted to be releasing his first ever covers 12" – in our occasional spiritual jazz 12 series alongside past releases from Matthew Halsall and The Gondwana Orchestra featuring Dwight Trible.

For his release, Chip chose three deep cuts associated with the legendary pianist Lonnie-Liston Smith, subtly updated to create a beautiful 21st Century take on the Spiritual jazz of the early 70s. Sais' from the maestro's iconic Cosmic Funk album is a breezy, beautiful tune that's incessant groove is lifted into the outer reaches by gorgeous horn arrangements and some of the lushed flute playing anywhere. Astral Travelling is driven by glistening harp, contemporary drums and features one of Chip's most beautiful arrangements. And Peaceful One features a low-slung sultry groove, sublime horn arrangements and some of Chip's finest tenor playing to date, creating a perfect slice of mid-tempo jazz perfection.

Limited to just 1000 copies and with no repress.
Bill Evans - Trio '65 Acoustic Sounds Edition
Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder, Kamasi Washington - Dinner Party EP Black Vinyl Edition
Arooj Aftab - Vulture Prince Deluxe Edition
Soul Media - Funky Stuff
Soul Media
Funky Stuff
LP | 1975 | JP | Reissue (Nippon Columbia)
59,99 €*
Release:1975 / JP – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 26.08.2022
This album is incredible, truly well-named -- funky stuff, indeed. Fat bass, good variety of guitar sounds, nice horns and organ, crisp drums ... it is an instant favorite!



Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Flute, Producer – Jiro Inagaki
Electric Piano – Hiromasa Suzuki

Drums – Hajime Ishimatsu

Bass – Akira Okazawa

Guitar – Hiroshi Yasukawa

Trombone – Takashi Imai
Compass - Compass Rises
Compass
Compass Rises
LP | 1973 | US | Reissue (Frederiksberg)
49,99 €*
Release:1973 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
When arists self-releases their own recordings, they do so in the hopes that a hit might develop, or even be:er, a sphere of influence might form. In a lot of cases these records provide a stamp of existence and intent – a sonic business card showing what musicians were made of. Compass Rises (1973), the privately pressed sole LP by Oneonta, New York’s Compass, is both a sampling of versa(lity and a declaration of straight-ahead purpose.

Regularly active in upstate New York between 1969 and 1974, Compass was an acoustic-electric quartet that played original music and modern jazz standards. The group consisted of saxophonist and bass clarine(st Rick Lawn, keyboardist Joel Chase, bassist Tom Ives (doubling on flugelhorn), and drummer Al Colone. On the LP, percussion du(es were shared across the band as well as an conguero, Ken Parmele.

Every song on Compass Rises, with the excep(on of the opener, is wri:en and arranged by Lawn. The album is a nod to the post-Coltrane lineage of 1970’s jazz – even at its most spry there’s an undertow of workmanlike toughness, perhaps a reflection of the industrial-collegiate hybrid towns in New York where Compass plied their trade.

Ives’ “Cleanin’ Up” starts the proceedings, a modal groover that would not have sounded out of place on a Joe Henderson Milestone LP, coupled with a neat, funky turnaround in the head. “Sunflower” has a slight Latin flavor and while it’s not exactly Freddie Hubbard’s “Little Sunflower,” it does have a lilt that’s both sinewy and breezy, with Lawn’s huskily burnished tenor shimmying atop. Following the ballad “Waltz for Barbara,” a front line expanded with Ives’ flugelhorn opens up on the driving “Blues for Vito,” dry and cracking rhythm supporting a tough, metallic dance.

Side two begins with “Schizoid,” the nasally incision of Lawn’s soprano saxophone in spiraling turns against pummeling toms and Chase’s fuzzed-out intervallic sprawl. “Sour Cream” is a choppy bit of soul jazz, while the closing “Pharoah’s Thing” starts off on an elegiac plateau before unfurling with a piquant, minor-key bounce.

With its stark, somewhat gothic cover art and toothy, inspired playing and composing, Compass Rises deserves the critical examination that it likely didn’t have upon release.
Penny Goodwin - Too Soon You're Old / Slow Hot Wind
Penny Goodwin
Too Soon You're Old / Slow Hot Wind
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A small run of picture sleeve to celebrate the use of Slow Hot Wind in the Tyler The Creator single 'Hot Wind Blows', Thanks T for drawing attention to this brilliant downtempo cover off Penny's now classic LP. The track of coarse originally being Lujon by Henry Mancini, then having vocals added by Sergio Mendes and becoming the track 'Slow Hot Wind' which was then covered by Penny. On the flip we decided to finally cut the full length version of ' Too Soon You're Old' to 45.
Bill Evans - Inner Spirit Concert Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Bill Evans
Inner Spirit Concert Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Resonance)
46,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Inner Spirit: The 1979 Concert at the Teatro General San Martín Concert, Buenos Aires is the first official release of pianist Bill Evans with Marc Johnson and Joe LaBarbera captured live at the Teatro General San Martín in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 27, 1979.Remastered from the original tape reels and in cooperation with the Bill Evans Estate, this limited-edition 2-lp set includes an extensive booklet with rare photos from the actual concert; essays by American author, journalist Marc Myers and Argentine author Claudio Parisi (who wrote the book Grandes del jazz internacional en Argentina (1956-1979)
Jazz Sabbath - Jazz Sabbath
Jazz Sabbath
Jazz Sabbath
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Blacklake)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Jazz Sabbath (1968) were considered to be at the forefront of the new English jazz movement. Their self-titled debut album would be released on 13 Feb 1970, but on Feb 12th founding member and pianist Milton Keanes was hospitalised with a massive heart attack; leaving him fighting for his life. The record company shelved the album and cancelled the scheduled release out of financial uncertainty of releasing a debut album from a band without its musical leader.

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

The master tapes, believed to be lost in the fire, were found last year. These songs will now finally be heard; proving that the heavy metal band worshipped by millions are in fact nothing more than musical charlatans, thieving the music from a bedridden, hospitalised genius.
Daniel Villareal - Panama '77
Daniel Villareal
Panama '77
LP | 2022 | US | Original (International Anthem)
25,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Panamá-born, Chicago-based drummer Daniel Villarreal is known to many for his work in Dos Santos, Wild Belle, The Los Sundowns, Valebol Rudy de Anda, and many more. He's one of the busiest players on the Chicago scene. If you're in the Windy City, find him almost any night of the week at a bar, club, or venue near you, either behind the drumkit or behind the turntables, donning a beaver skin stetson hat, with his baby blue vintage Mercedes parked out front. For his lead artist debut Panamá 77 he engages a diverse array of friends and collaborators - including Bardo Martinez (Chicano Batman), Jeff Parker (Tortoise), Marta Sofia Honer (Adrian Younge), Anna Butterss (Jenny Lewis), and Aquiles Navarro (Irreversible Entanglements) - to create a vibrant and verdant suite of multi-textural psychedelic instrumental folk-funk.
Milt Ward And Virgo Spectrum - Milt Ward And Virgo Spectrum
Milt Ward And Virgo Spectrum
Milt Ward And Virgo Spectrum
LP | 1977 | US | Reissue (Frederiksberg)
49,99 €*
Release:1977 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
It seemed trumpeter/composer Milton Ward had all he needed for a breakthrough in the world of contemporary jazz in the late 1970s. Blessed with a beautiful trumpet tone and an impressive work ethic, Ward found a home in Boston’s exploding soul and jazz scenes of the early 1970s. His star never joined the constellation of jazz luminaries, but Ward did leave one fantastic album of spiritual jazz that has become a collectors’ favorite: Milt Ward and Virgo Spectrum.

Frederiksberg Records is proud to present the first and only authorized reissue of this funky jazz classic. The release includes remastered tracks from the original LP along with in-depth liner notes that provide a detailed account of Ward’s journey from his early years discovering music in the South to his toils finding a hold in the music business in Boston and New York City.

Born in Michigan but raised in New Orleans, Ward came up through the Crescent City’s legendary musical educaCon system. AWer a sCnt in the Air Force, Ward and his friend Stanton Davis (of Ghetto/Mysticism fame) looked to the Berklee College of Music in Boston for the next step in their development. Immediately, the two were immersed in Boston’s busy music scene, finding trumpet chairs in Herschel Dwellingham’s Orchestra at the Sugar Shack, where they backed up many of the day’s soul greats.

Ward worked with many up-and-coming musicians emerging from Berklee’s nurturing arms. He recruited many to his projects, including his Ultra Modern Quintet Plus Two, which played regularly around Boston in the early 1970s. It was in the mid-1970s that Ward took it upon himself and his entrepreneurial spirit to start his own record label, Twin Quest, and record his stand-alone release.

Milt Ward and Virgo Spectrum brought together great young musicians who would quickly make names for themselves within the jazz world, including keyboard wizard Delmar Brown and future Jazz Messenger saxophonist Billy Pierce. Saxophonist/flutist Eddie Alex is a standout, as is baritone saxophonist Glenn Barbour, who soon would head to Atlanta to join The Whole Darn Family. Percussionist Ignacio Mena, bassist Cucho MarCnez, and drummer Hugh Petersen all hailed from farther south: Chile, Venezuela, and St. Croix, respecCvely. The recording also incorporated two bona fide New York jazz masters and veterans of the spiritual jazz movement, bassist Cecil McBee and saxophonist Carlos Ward.

The recording still stands as a hallmark to the creative music scene of Boston and New York City when soul and funk began to emmesh themselves in jazz. Milton Ward’s Milt Ward and Virgo Spectrum remains a youthfully vibrant recording that is ripe for rediscovery by a new generation of explorative listeners.
V.A. - Jazz Dispensary: Super Skunk Record Store Day 2022 Red Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Jazz Dispensary: Super Skunk Record Store Day 2022 Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | Original (Craft)
40,99 €*
Release:2022 / Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 3500 copies.

The latest in our ongoing RSD series of rare grooves and soulful Jazz from the Craft vaults. Red vinyl. Tracks released on various albums, most currently unavailable
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Jazz Is Dead 011 Colored Vinyl Edition
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Jazz Is Dead 011 Colored Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2022 | US | Original (Jazz Is Dead)
38,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 16.09.2022
With Jazz Is Dead Series 2, Younge and Muhammad have once again, together with a roster of world-renowned legends, crate digger patron saints, and an exciting vanguard of young talent, delivered another unimpeachable collection of fresh and captivating recordings inspired by jazz's past, present, and future. There are names that some may already be familiar with, such as Lonnie Liston Smith, Jean Carne, and Tony Allen, and those less so, like Henry Franklin, Phil Ranelin, Wendell Harrison, Garrett Saracho, & Katalyst. What unites each new collaborator is their unbent dedication to remaining original, preserving their creativity, and sharing it with the world.
Abdoulaye Badiame & The Kevin Fingier Collective - Kairo Bancou Moulu / Addis Ababa
Abdoulaye Badiame & The Kevin Fingier Collective
Kairo Bancou Moulu / Addis Ababa
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Acid Jazz)
11,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Acid Jazz and Fingier Records presents: Abdoulaye Badiane & The Kevin Fingier Collective. For this second release, which is the 6th from Fingier Records, the Argentinian producer Kevin Fingier has created two killer African Funk tracks and introduces us to the new singer signed to the label: The incredible Abdoulaye Badiane.

This particular record is very limited, and there is very little chance of it being repressed. Please do let me know if you'd like to put an order in, shipping immediately!
Azymuth - Light As A Feather Record Store Day 2022 Sky Blue Vinyl Edition
Azymuth
Light As A Feather Record Store Day 2022 Sky Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 1979 | EU | Reissue (Far Out)
41,99 €*
Release:1979 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Store Day Exclusive. The Brazilian jazz-funk giants present their era-defining masterpiece on limited edition Sky Blue vinyl. Featuring 'Jazz Carnival' and 'Partido Alto'
V.A. - Jazz Sabbath Volume 2 Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Jazz Sabbath Volume 2 Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
LP+DVD | 2022 | US | Original (Blacklake)
37,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 27.05.2022
Longtime Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne keys and guitar player Adam Wakeman (as Milton Keanes) is back with Jazz Sabbath Vol. 2. According to the liner notes, the UK jazz trio Jazz Sabbath were recording 2 albums in 1969 when disaster struck. Their debut album was cancelled, and their second album shelved; leaving room for a certain band from Birmingham becoming famous by playing metal versions of their jazz songs; claiming they were their own. Jazz Sabbath were powerless to do anything about it. The discovery of their debut album master tapes and the following re-release of the album in 2020 has changed everything. With the truth finally out there and the Birmingham band exposed as musical charlatans, Milton Keanes and colleagues have reunited and finished recording their second album. This album contains the songs in their original form, replenished with 52 years of experience, vigor... and rage. The tranquil 'Symptom Of The Universe', the full 8-minute version of 'Paranoid' (not that metal afterthought version everyone knows) and of course the song that other band so blatantly named themselves after. This limited translucent natural vinyl Mono edition comes with a bonus track, a bonus DVD and alternative artwork.
Sir Edward - The Power Of Feeling feat. Harold Vick
Sir Edward
The Power Of Feeling feat. Harold Vick
LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Jazz Room)
22,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
One of the great unsung saxophone hero's: Harold Vick worked as a sideman with Hammond Legends Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, Big John Patton, and Larry Young. He played on and off with Walter Bishop, Jr. and also worked with Philly Joe Jones, Howard McGhee, Donald Byrd and Ray Charles and appeared with Dizzy Gillespie, King Curtis, and from 1970 to 1974 with Aretha Franklin. He played in Jack DeJohnette's jazz-rock band Compost from 1971 to 1973,recording with them in 1972 which is about the same time as this recording and that is probably the reason it is under the pseudonym of "Sir Edward". Add to that an absolutely top notch band, including bassist Wilbur "Bad" Bascomb, Jumma Santos on percussion and the mellow vibes of Omar Clay and this is a must have soulful jazz outing.
The music is a funky mix of some of the big Soul tunes of the day, with versions of Donny Hathaway and The Stylistics and a nod to the CTI stylings of the day with a get down version of "People Make The World Go Round".
With original copies now changing hands for 3 figure sums Jazz Room Records are pleased to present the first re-issue from Funky Drummer Bernard Purdies short lived Encounter Label.
Jazz Room Records. The Re-Issue label of the year!
V.A. - The Mood Mosaic 18 - The Shape Of Things
Yasuaki Shimizu - Kiren
Yasuaki Shimizu
Kiren
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Palto Flats)
29,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Acclaimed saxophonist, producer and composer Yasuaki Shimizu will release Kiren, his unreleased album from 1984, on the Palto Flats record label on February 25, 2022. Liner notes by music historian Chee Shimizu, and credits in both Japanese and English.

By the early 1980s Yasuaki Shimizu had established himself on the Japanese new wave scene, producing many important experimental pop records and releasing several albums as the bandleader of Mariah. Following the release of his widely regarded solo classic Kakashi, from 1982, and the otherworldly Utakata No Hibi, by Mariah in 1983, he went into the studio the following year with frequent collaborators, producer Aki Ikuta and Morio Watanabe (bassist of Mariah), to record a mystifying collection of experimental dance music. Utilizing cutting-edge technology and studio trickery, Kiren showcases Shimizu's trademark playfulness, marrying richly layered production techniques to off-kilter, sometimes traditional sounding rhythms and melodies. Portending his work with the Saxophonettes as well as forecasting trends in techno, new wave, and futuristic rhythmic music, this formerly lost album represents an important period of Shimizu's artistic expression, an artist at his peak, while successfully exploring the intersections of fusion, synthpop, new wave, and jazz.

As Chee Shimizu (no relation) writes in the liner notes, Kiren, and his concurrent release Latin were “born out of a free environment of collaboration that existed between Yasuaki and Aki Ikuta ... (exemplifying) his most energetic works.” In listening to Kiren, we might share with Yasuaki Shimizu the joy and excitement of experimentalism and movement that went into the making of this album, now released for the first time many years later.
Hamburg Spinners (Carsten Erobique Meyer, David Nesselhauf, Dennis Rux, Lucas Kochbeck) - Der Magische Kraken HHV Exclusive White Vinyl Edition
Ryo Fukui - A Letter From Slowboat
Ryo Fukui
A Letter From Slowboat
LP | 2018 | EU | Reissue (We Release Jazz)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
180g vinyl, half speed mastered, heavy sleeve & OBI Strip. We Release Jazz is delighted to announce the official reissue of Ryo Fukui’s final album, the very personal contemporary jazz offering, A Letter from Slowboat, sourced from the original masters and available on limited edition 180 gram vinyl mastered at half speed for full audiophile sound
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)
24,99 €*
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.
V.A. - Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 1
V.A.
Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 1
2LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
24,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The first instalment in our new ‘Mr Bongo Record Club’ compilation series – a
selection of favourites, recent discoveries and sought after obscurities, which
form the basis of our DJ sets and our radio show of the same name. Including
cuts by Claudia, Cortex, Dave Pike Set, Fruko, Neno Exporta Som, Connie
Laverne, Barbosa and more.
The original concept for ‘Mr Bongo Record Club’ was a radio show that allowed
us to air our treasured record collections, recorded and broadcast once a
month. We wanted to create an outlet free from any genre or BPM restrictions,
not constrained by the need to beat-mix every record, a space where we could
play latest finds alongside favourites. The only self-imposed rule being that
it had to be played from vinyl.
We have always DJ’d across-the-board, but playing in an eclectic way hasn’t
always been easy. Recently DJ’s such as MCDE, Floating Points, Nick The Record,
Leon Vynehall, Four Tet, Jeremy Underground, Antal (Rush Hour), Sassy J and
Young Marco – to name a few – have opened things up with very diverse sets to
younger audiences; Brazilian samba-rock, next to modern soul, highlife, disco,
boogie, jazz, house, techno and beyond.
We’re seeing a rare groove like sensibility. A shift towards the attitude of
legendary club nights hosted by the likes of Mr Scruff and Gilles Peterson,
where you could hear house, hip hop, Turkish funk, boogie, jazz, dub and Latin
back to back. At the same time it isn't a nostalgic or retro movement, people
have a progressive attitude and a thirst for new-old music. It is a vibrant and
exciting time – we are proud to be a part of it.
E. Lundquist - Multiple Images Record Store Day 2022 Orange Vinyl Edition
Hania Rani - Live From Studio S2 Black Vinyl Edition
Hania Rani
Live From Studio S2 Black Vinyl Edition
12" | 2022 | UK | Original (Gondwana)
15,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
At the beginning of February 2021, I was invited by the Berlinale Film Festival to record a live set as a part of the EFM sessions which became the motivation to document this live performance.

I thought that bringing back my piano and equipment to the hall where I first recorded my live session videos for my debut album 'Esja' would be a nice idea and the right cinematic choice. This time, I wanted to use not only an upright piano, but also a grand piano and some other keyboards including a Prophet 08 synthesizer and a Roland stage piano.

Studio S2 is one of the recording studios inside the Polish Radio building in Warsaw and used primarily for recording classical and film music. The hall is fully covered with light wood, which reminds me of other Radio Studios all around the world – like Funkhaus in Berlin. It felt very special to be in the hall again where we recorded the music video for "Glass", one of my most liked videos. There is a kind of intimacy when playing the little piano in this huge and also very high venue.

I decided to rearrange some of my favourite songs, which I have been performing live for years. The set starts with 'Hawaii Oslo', which is built on a piano loop, followed by 'Glass' with a new intro and outro and closing with 'Leaving' and 'Buka' – this time accompanied with new layers which change the mood and rhythmic pattern of both songs.

The session was filmed by my long-time collaborators – Mateusz Miszczynski, recorded by Agata Dankowska, mixed by Piotr Wieczorek and mastered by Zino Mikorey in Berlin. Recorded live on February 4th, 2021 in Studio S2 of the Polish Radio in Warsaw.
Alabaster DePlume - Gold Eye Of The Sun Vinyl Edition
Alabaster DePlume
Gold Eye Of The Sun Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2022 | US | Original (International Anthem)
31,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Gold, the follow-up to Alabaster DePlume's widely-acclaimed, 2020-released cinematic instrumental LP To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1, introduces the world to the artist’s truest self. That is... though DePlume’s now known across the globe as the saxophonist who created that collection of wonderful, wordless music, he’s most known to fervent fans in his home zone of London, UK, as an outspoken poet and orator, beloved for his inspiring words of encouragement and sing-a-long-able songs about vulnerability, humanity, and courage. Gold is a sprawling double album that finds DePlume expressing both sides of his artistic character beautifully: (1) an articulate singer and songwriter who invokes the melodious crooning of Donovan as much as Devendra Banhart or Syd Barrett, whose tunes are almost like mini-sermons, full of existential comedy and spiritual enlightenment; and (2) a brilliant composer of simple, soothing, and viscerally nourishing instrumental melodies, with a gift for expanding them into intrepid collective improvisations, led by a delicate and distinguished saxophone tone that conjures the fluttery sweetness of the great Ethiopique Getatchew Mekurya.
Ryo Fukui - Scenery
Ryo Fukui
Scenery
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (We Release Jazz)
21,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
This is the Standard Edition, mastered at half speed, 140g vinyl and Sticker. We Release Jazz (WRWTFWW Records’ new sister-label) is proud to present its first release, the official reissue of Ryo Fukui’s highly sought-after masterpiece Scenery (1976), sourced from the original masters.
Lemuria - Lemuria
Lemuria
Lemuria
2LP | 1978 | JP | Reissue (P-Vine)
49,99 €*
Release:1978 / JP – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The 1978 self-titled album by the free soul band Lemuria remains much talked about around rare groove circles. Formed by Kirk Thompson of the iconic Kalapana, it’s a proud statement of Hawaiian AOR, and highlights the magic touch of Thompson as both a keyboardist, and behind the mixers, his work as the album’s serving producer. For this new reissue edition, P-vine is including three bonus tracks and two alternate takes for the first time on vinyl, resulting in this deluxe fourteen track double gatefold package.
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Jean Carne Colored Vinyl Edition
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Jean Carne Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Jazz Is Dead)
33,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 01.07.2022
For decades, the voice of Jean Carne has been a crucial part of the American musical landscape, tying together generations of Jazz, Gospel, and R&B artists. Many will recognize Carne from her output in the early 1970s, alongside her then-husband Doug Carn, for the lauded Black Jazz label. As a solo artist, backing vocalist, and vocal coach, she has contributed to and collaborated with the likes of Norman Connors, Doug Carn, Dexter Wansel, Phyllis Hyman, Lonnie Liston Smith, Michael Jackson, and many more. At 74, she shows no signs of slowing down. Her latest collaboration with Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge is a clear demonstration of the continuous referencing of the past to illuminate the future.
Vega Trails - Tremors In The Static Colored Vinyl Edition
Vega Trails
Tremors In The Static Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | UK | Original (Gondwana)
25,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 27.05.2022
Bassist and composer Milo Fitzpatrick (Portico Quartet) launches new collaborative project with saxophonist Jordan Smart (Mammal Hands)

Vega Trails is a new project from double-bassist and composer Milo Fitzpatrick, a founder member of Portico Quartet, who has also performed with the likes of Nick Mulvey and Jono McCleary and features saxophonist Jordan Smart (Mammal Hands, Sunda Arc) in a richly powerful duo bringing together two powerfully charismatic musicians. The project which takes its name from Carl Sagan's science fiction novel 'Contact' (a book about signals of new life detected from the Vega system) andwas born out of a desire to bring the elements of bass and melody to the foreground in their rawest form and Fitzpatrick explains that he deliberatelychose the stripped back approach.
Robin Jones Quintet - Denga
Robin Jones Quintet
Denga
LP | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Jazz Room)
22,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 10.06.2022
Often affectionately referred to as the "Godfather of British Latin music" Robin Jones was truly one of the great performers on the international Latin scene.
Denga, his first recording from 1971 is a scintillating fusion of Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazillian rhythms laden with heavy Fender Rhodes sounds and no less than three Afro-Latin Percussionists. The hard-to-find album has now been reissued by legendary London jazz DJ Paul Murphy's Jazz Room Records imprint. It should be an essential purchase for anyone who loves Latin jazz.
Feature's Robin's personal favorites including "Goodbye Batucada" which rightfully lays claim to be the first Brazilian Jazz Samba tune recorded in the UK and the Worldwide Sound standard setters "Denga" and "Africa Revisited".
Ian Carr's Nucleus - Roots
Ian Carr's Nucleus
Roots
LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Be With)
24,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
What an unbelievable record. From the wild cover to the iconic breakbeats, Roots from Ian Carr’s Nucleus is one of the dopest albums we know. This is seriously thick, funky-prog jazz-rock heaven. Originally released on Vertigo in 1973, other than a couple of versions at the time for other territories, Roots was never re-pressed since so it’s gone on to become another one of those impossible to find records. Maybe it was a little too out there for the time, but it’s aged very, very well indeed and this Be With re-issue, re-mastered from the original analogue tapes, shows off just why this deserves to be back in press. Genius trumpeter and visionary composer Ian Carr was one of the most respected British musicians of his era. He was a true pioneer and saw the potential in fusing the worlds of jazz with rock, just as Miles Davis and The Tony Williams Lifetime did in the US. In late 1969, following the demise of the Rendell-Carr quintet, and tiring of British jazz, Carr assembled the legendary Nucleus. Regarding music as a continuous process, Nucleus refused to “recognise rigid boundaries” and worked on delivering what they saw as a “total musical experience”. We can get behind that. Under bandleader Carr, Nucleus existed as a fluid line-up of inventive, skilled musicians. This constant evolution and revolution was all part of the continuous musical exploration and discovery that took jazz to new levels. Working together with producer Fritz Fryer and engineer Roger Wake, the seven compositions by Carr, Brian Smith and Dave MacRae that make up Roots flirt with perfection, and Nucleus at that time made up of the cream of 1970s UK jazz.
Ian Carr - Belladonna
Greg Foat - Psychosynthesis
Greg Foat
Psychosynthesis
2LP | 2022 | UK | Original (Blue Crystal)
33,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 22.07.2022
The prolific Greg Foat returns with a new Synthesiser soundscape double album. Recorded during the 2020 Lockdown. This is the follow up to 'Photosynthesis' this time featuring drummer Morgan Simpson (Black Midi)
Akira Ishikawa & His Count Buffalos - African Rock Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Akira Ishikawa & His Count Buffalos
African Rock Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
LP | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Cinedelic Orient Series)
31,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Japanese jazz drummer Akira Ishikawa has recorded countless albums with the band Count Buffalos, though few are quite as revered and sought-after as 1971 set African Rock. Of his albums, this is certainly the most dazzling and impactful, flawlessly produced. More than "African rock" it is psychedelic spiritual jazz with funky veins; the set is a brilliant blend of Akira Ishikawa's favorite styles with juicy, tribal and deep percussive elements - his drums are flanked by Kenji Shiraishi's marimba and Masami Kawahara's percussion - which in some moments they recall Fela Kuti (see the superb "Animals / Mnama") and in many other the electric Miles Davis. He bring a completely new global sound to his music with the inclusion of the electronic component with the ‘ tabbing' Kimio Mizutani's guitar solos and electric piano accompaniment by the great Hiromasa 'Colgen’ Suzuki (also on acoustic piano and composition). Undoubtedly one of the best records produced in Japan in the 70s. Unmissable!
V.A. - Hyperituals Volume 1 - Soul Note
V.A.
Hyperituals Volume 1 - Soul Note
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Hyperjazz)
24,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Take the back catalogues of Blue Note or CTI which are Aladdin’s caves glittering with sound gems ready to be set into brand new jewellery, in addition to being biographies of the aesthetic and cultural richness of African American sound - an expressive force that never stops pulsing.

Another vast, incredibly stimulating yet little-known catalogue is that of Black Saint / Soul Note, an Italian ‘double’ label based in Milan. Starting in the 1970s, by the 1980s, it had established itself as one of the most important imprints for international jazz. Virtually all of the brightest names in creative jazz or the ‘avant-garde’ of the era, left important artefacts: prominent Americans on the label included Anthony Braxton, Max Roach, Archie Shepp, Don Cherry, David Murray, Roscoe Mitchell and Sun Ra. It also gathered innovative Europeans such as Enrico Rava, Misha Mengelberg, Giorgio Gaslini… to mention just a few. Today these musicians are considered some of the greats of African American music, but in the mid-1970s they found it difficult, sometimes almost impossible, to release their music in the United States. While American imprints seemed more interested in fusion music, and club and festival networks turned out to be increasingly competitive, the old world of continental Europe not only acclaimed these musicians as artists but welcomed them, with full honours, to its festivals and concerts halls.

Jazz players of that generation frequently spent time in Europe, including Italy, a situation that offered them opportunities to record live performances and to release sessions that were ignored in the US. Founded in 1975 by Giacomo Pellicciotti and Giacomo Battistella – who owned the shop of the same name which was Milan’s high temple of jazz until 2008 – Black Saint later found an open and perceptive producer in Giovanni Bonandrini. Next to the more experimental Black Saint, the ‘twin’ label Soul Note was less cutting-edge, though the boundaries were never rigid (which is why we’re choosing to treat them as a sort of double label).

Via Polygram's international distribution, Bonandrini found the key to getting the records out of their niche, so much so that, starting in 1984, they won the prestigious DownBeat Jazz Award for Best Label for six years in a row and conquered the American market. Among the hundreds of records released – and still available, even though the catalogue is now owned by CAM Jazz – there are many masterpieces, and just as many supposedly minor records that demonstrate the possibilities of sound, of rhythm, inspiring listening, remix, and endless sampling. In two volumes, the first dedicated to the Soul Note catalogue and the second focusing on Black Saint, Khalab's selection illustrates not only his dystopian and Afrocentric sensibility, the music he has chosen renews, in unexpected ways, his connection with the present. In this first volume, we find moments of ecstasy (the serene The Earth Spins Faster Than Words by percussionist Adam Rudolph or the urgent Aladdin's Carpet by the Beaver Harris group), irresistible percussive webs (Tony Scott from Spirits Return, Andrew Cyrille's tribute to Art Blakey, Danny Richmond's solo or George Russell's Afro-Cuban sparks from the Big Band), fiery solos (from Hamiet Bluiett's baritone to Max Roach's quartet), poetic awareness (Paul Motian’s quintet with Frisell), and magical ritual lyricism (Billy Bang or Antonello Salis with Nanà Vasconcelos). Khalab's Black Saint / Soul Note universe (which also draws on some work from the 1990s, when the label was going through a less vital period, but without losing its vision) is a colourful one, dotted with rhythmic galaxies in constant motion. It is a true feast for the ears and a bewitching siren for the most curious and seasoned diggers.
Jothan Callins & The Sounds Of Togetherness - Winds Of Change
Jothan Callins & The Sounds Of Togetherness
Winds Of Change
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Mad About)
25,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Rare Spiritual Jazz Funk masterpiece reissued for the first time ever worldwide with the original 4 page booklet. Jothan Callins had played with Olatunji in the late 1960s, he both joined the Sun Ra Arkestra and founded his own Sound of Togetherness. The incarnation of the band featured on this 1975 New York recording includes Cecil McBee, Norman Connors, Joseph Bonner and Roland Duval. “Winds of Change” is generally compared to the Strata East style of Jazz. Under exclusive license from Amadi Aziliwe.
V.A. - Wamono A To Z Volume II - Japanese Funk 1970-1977 Black Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Wamono A To Z Volume II - Japanese Funk 1970-1977 Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (180g)
26,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following the highly acclaimed Volume I, dig further into the Wamono sound - the cream of the Japanese jazz, funk, soul, rare groove and disco music developed throughout the years since the end of the sixties in Japan!

Fully licensed Nippon Columbia and Victor Japan masters available for the first time outside of Japan, featuring rarities from Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media, Hiroshi Sato, Bread & Butter, Hatsumi Shibata, Fujio Tokita and more!
Tracks selection by Japanese super diggers and Wamono specialists DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite and Chintam
Mastered and cut at Timmion Cutting Lab
Artwork by Yoxxx (Tokyo)
180g heavy vinyl pressing, reverse board jacket

Active as a professional DJ in Japan since the late eighties, DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite is also a renowned remixer, compiler and producer. An avid record collector and an expert of the Wamono style, Yoshizawa published the Wamono A to Z records guide book in 2015 which instantly sold-out. The book unveiled a myriad of beautiful and rare records from a highly prolific, but still then unknown, Japanese groove scene. After many years working as a record buyer for several stores, DJ Chintam opened his own Blow Up shop in 2018 in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. A member of the Dayjam Crew and a specialist of soul, funk, rare groove and disco music, Chintam is also an expert of the home-brewed Wamono grooves.
He supervised and wrote the Wamono A to Z records guide book together with Yoshizawa
In this second volume of the acclaimed Wamono series, Yoshizawa and Chintam dig into some of the best and rarest funky tunes produced in Japan during the seventies. Put the needle on the record, turn up the volume and dig right now into the Wamono sound - the cream of the Japanese jazz, funk, soul, rare groove and disco music developed throughout the years since the end of the sixties in Japan!
Bremer / McCoy - Natten Colored Vinyl Edition
Bremer / McCoy
Natten Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Luaka Bop)
28,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 27.05.2022
What were they up to? Nobody could tell—not even them. Bremer/McCoy recorded straight to tape so that they had as little time as possible to think about it. They just laid it down. They couldn’t really explain it.

“When it works for me,” says pianist Morten McCoy, “it’s pure meditation, pure prayer. Pure gratitude for simply being, without all kinds of jibber-jabber filling my thoughts.” A sentiment that tells you everything about the feeling and nothing about the sound.

McCoy and the bassist Jonathan Bremer started making music together back in 2012 when they were still in school. At first the Danish duo played dub. It’s hard to imagine that that’s how they started when you listen to the ethereal sounds they make now, but the influence becomes clearer when you see them live: they insist on traveling with their own sound system.

For Bremer/McCoy, making music is all about what happens in the room. That’s why they go through the trouble of carrying their own equipment, and it’s why they record analog. When they write music, they aim for direct transmission—idea straight to composition.

Natten, which means “The Night” in Danish, draws inspiration from the end of day, that regenerative time under the constellations when our lives look different. “We felt a greater freedom this time around because we now have a much deeper understanding and grounding in what we’re doing,” says Bremer. “This allows us to venture further out than ever before, because we know that things typically fall into place.”
Gianni Ferrio - La Poliziotta
Gianni Ferrio
La Poliziotta
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Four Flies)
13,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Soundtracks
Welcome to another sonic treat from the Four Flies 45s series. This 7” combines for the first time ever the two grooviest and sexiest tracks from Gianni Ferrio’s score to Steno’s detective comedy La poliziotta (The Policewoman), only one of which (“Step by Step”) was included in the original (and now very rare and sought-after) 7” released in 1974. Starting the party is the blaxploitation-influenced funk-blues “Rhythm & Sex” on side A, a tune chock-full of killer drum breaks and driven by an impeccable brass ensemble (a recurring feature of Ferrio’s style, due to his exquisite brass arranging skills). On side B, the supercool “Step by Step” takes funky jazz into sultry territory, with the saucy vocalizing of the Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni giving more than a nod to the film’s comedy-with-crime atmosphere. Both tracks demonstrate Ferrio’s great mastery as a jazz-funk composer and arranger – a mastery that, back in the day, earned him the moniker of “the Italian Quincy Jones”. Listening and DJing pleasure guaranteed!
Donald Byrd - Street Lady
Donald Byrd
Street Lady
LP | 1974 | US | Reissue (Blue Note)
17,99 €*
Release:1974 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
6 tracks

- "Street Lady" sampled by Del for "Money for Sex", "Wacky World of Rapid Transit" & "Ya Lil' Crumbsnatchers",
Jungle Brothers for "Good News Comin'",
Miles Davis for "High Speed Chase" and
Outlaw Posse for "Original Dope"
Thelonious Monk Quartet - Live In Berlin 1961 / Live In Essen 1959 Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Pharoah Sanders - Africa
Pharoah Sanders
Africa
2LP | 1988 | EU | Reissue (Music On Vinyl)
28,99 €*
Release:1988 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Renowned agent and jazz pioneer Wim Wigt founded Timeless Records in 1975. This
Dutch record label has specialized in bebop, although it also did a sub-series of releases
of Dixieland, Swing and Classical recordings. As of today, Timeless Records has,
together with its three sub-labels, released over 900 albums. Notable releases include
Dizzy Gillespie Meets Phil Woods Quintet, McCoy Tyner’s Bon Voyage, Lou Donaldson’s
Forgotten Man, Eastern Rebellion and albums by the George Adams-Don Pullen Quartet,
Chet Baker, Bill Evans, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and many more.
To celebrate the legacy of Wim Wigt’s Timeless Records, Music On Vinyl is releasing
a 45th anniversary jazz series. The series features albums that are part of the Timeless
Records legacy and will be released throughout 2021/2022.
Pharoah Sanders possesses one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone sounds in
jazz, which has earned him royal status amongst free jazz players, critics and collectors.
Harmonically rich and heavy with overtones, his sound can be as raw and abrasive as it is
possible for a saxophonist to produce. His 1987 album Africa is soulful but also searching
for a strong groove at the same time. The album is recorded with John Hicks, Curtis
Lundy and Idris Muhammad and was an explicit tribute to his late mentor John Coltrane,
another giant of jazz.
Africa by Pharoah Sanders is available on black vinyl. The album includes an insert with
upcoming Timeless Records titles from the Timeless Records 45th Anniversary Jazz
series. The sleeve contains liner notes by Kevin Whitehead
V.A. - DJ Muro presents Groove-Diggers Box
V.A.
DJ Muro presents Groove-Diggers Box
3x7" | 2022 | EU | Original (P-Vine)
54,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Coming Soon 
P-vine is thrilled to present the limited box set from our most proud reissue series "Groove Diggers''. All tracks selected by DJ Muro, who is one of the most known DJ/producer and vinyl diggers in Japan, will be pressed on 7 inch format for the first time. Erik Tagg "Living Off The Love" is first time pressed on vinyl format though it has been included just in the Japanese edition CD as a bonus track. Funky soulful gem “Summer Love” by Prince Billy Mahdi Wright, and 2 beloved tracks from Billy Wooten's album "In This World (1979)" are also finally available as 7"ep. From<ULTIMATE TSG Survey> series, Spice and 1619 Bad Ass Band compiled with their finest tunes.
Leifur James - A Louder Silence Black Vinyl Edition
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!
Baligh Hamdi & Magid Khan - Indo-Arabic Variations
Baligh Hamdi & Magid Khan
Indo-Arabic Variations
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Altercat)
22,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Unique fusion of the Indian and Egyptian music cultures devised by Baligh Hamdi, the most prominent of all modern composers in the Arab-speaking world. Hamdi, who penned dozens of hit compositions for Umm Kulthum, Abdel Halim Hafez, Warda and Sabah amongst others, also shaped the future of Arabic music in a way that's difficult to overestimate. Directed by Hamdi, the renowned Indian sitar player Magid Khan joins the Egyptian musicians of Abdel Halim Hafez's orchestra in re-reading some of Hamdi's compositions from a new perspective – here sitar and tabla dance together with arghoul, ney and other Arabic instruments. An east-meets-east masterpiece in which Hamdi once again pushed the boundaries of Arabic music in his tireless quest for a broader, more global reach.
Kibrom Birhane - Here And There
Kibrom Birhane
Here And There
2LP | 2022 | UK | Original (Flying Carpet)
39,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Summer 2022 marks the release of Here And There, the new album by the critically acclaimed Ethiopian jazz musician Kibrom Birhane. His third and most adventurous record to date, Here And Thereis a conscious exploration and deep dive into the waters of life; complex yet harmonious soundscapes stem from a diverse range of influences across a broad spectrum, ranging from the sacred and profane, to the pioneering and contemporary. Having absorbed thousand year old Ethiopian orthodox chanting as a child, while expertly acquainting himself with the traditional instruments of the region, Kibrom has focused his diverse musical talents studying past Ethiopian Jazz legends from the 1970s with modern day contemporaries while continuing to reach new depths and discovery. The result of this is the new album Here And There: an inimitable body of work that is a fresh and compelling proposition in today's musical landscape.
Supported by a stellar, multicultural roster of some of LA's finest session players and recorded direct to two inch tape during an intimate live studio session without headphones under the direction of engineer/producer, Kamal de Iruretagoyena Humphrey at Flying Carpet Studios, this latest jewel truly captures Birhane's unquestionable talent. The resulting tracks recall such jazz masterpieces as "Celestial Blues" by Gary Bartz and Joe Henderson's "Earth", creating a special atmosphere within the recording that adds much character to the album as a whole.
The Upbeat Groove of 'Merkato' swings like the outdoor markets of Addis Ababa, while the bossa nova influenced 'Weleta' melds Afro-Latin soul with 1960's West Coast cool. Kibrom offers a stiffing homage to family and community on 'Mender', reflecting furtheron his family ties in 'Enate', a jumping vocal tribute in 11/8 time that features a notable sax solo by Randal Fisher.
Here And There not only delivers the ancient traditional and deep jazz roots of Kibrom's native Ethiopia, but also lifts the listener to a new and unique musical space informed by his work as member of L.A. based Ethio-Cali; an ensemble that boasts such illustrious musicians as Kamasi Washington, Dexter Story, Mark De-Clive Lowe and Todd Simon. In this album, Kibrom has woven Ethiopian Jazz, East-African Funk, Spiritual and Soul Jazz with Psychedelic threads into a rich tapestry of musical colors.
Kibrom Birhane is the future of Ethiopian jazz. He has a deep connection to the past and a vision for the future. His keyboard playing and improvisation reaches the deepest depths of the cosmos inside an unlimited musical universe.
Ian Carr - Belladonna Colored Vinyl Edition
Ian Carr
Belladonna Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Timeless)
21,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
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An english jazz-rock milestone finally back in print ! Available on both black vinyl and ltd colored version. Originally released on the Vertigo label in 1972 the album features some of the cream of the UK jazz musicians of the 70’s. Comprised from groups such as Nucleus, Brian Auger's band, Soft Machine, Stan Tracy group, the players included Brian Smith (tenor and soprano saxophones, alto and bamboo flutes), legendary guitarist Allan Holdsworth, Dave MacRae (Fender electric piano), and bassist Roy Babbington, to name but a few. Seen as a benchmark point in Ian Carr's career, 'Belladonna’ is awash with atmospheric excursions and ethereal qualities, as well as a darker fusion aesthetic and prog-rock sensibility from Holdsworth's exceptional guitar playing. The moody, yet funky, vibe of the album has echoes of Miles Davis' electronic era à la 'In A Silent Way'.
Azzuro 80 - Agip
Azzuro 80
Agip
7" | 2021 | EU | Reissue (Four Flies)
13,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Repress of Italian producer Azzurro 80’s debut on Four Flies – a 7 inch that draws its energy from and is inspired by the Italian library scene of the 80s. Its retro but innovative sonic landscape combines shiny synthesizers and dynamic jazz-funk with pop and television culture. The three tracks on this release will transport you to a reimagined version of the Italian Eighties that is at once nostalgic and comforting.
Wendell Harrison - Farewell To The Welfare
Wendell Harrison
Farewell To The Welfare
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Now-Again)
31,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Tribe Records co-founder’s lost album, rumored to exist no more. Mastered from the original tapes and lacquered by Bernie Grundman. “As I thought about reecting on an aggregate of music for this album, I projected my attitude and spirit while living and working here, in Detroit, Michigan. We are earning and learning a new way of life, which explicitly tells us to become self-reliant in taking care of our families and each other. Government hand-outs are not an option for us.” -Wendell Harrison The first ever issue of this Spiritual Jazz album. The Tribe label, one of the brightest lights of America’s 1970s jazz underground, receives the Now-Again reissue treatment. This is your chance to indulge in the music and story of one of the most meaningful, local movements of the 20th Century Black American experience, one that expanded outwards towards the cosmos. In the words of the collective themselves, “Music is the healing force of the universe.” Included in an extensive, oversized booklet, Larry Gabriel and Jeff “Chairman” Mao take us through the history of the Tribe, in a compelling story that delves not just into the history of the label and its principals, but into the story of Black American empowerment in the latter half of the 20th Century. The booklet features never-before-seen archival photos and rare ephemera from Tribe’s mid-1970s heyday.
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - In My Prime Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
In My Prime Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
2LP | 1978 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
39,99 €*
Release:1978 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Coming Soon 18. Juni 2022 10:00:00 CEST
Limited to 2500 copies with obi strip & sleeve note. The complete “In My Prime” NYC sessions. Recorded at the CI Studios NYC in December 1977
Art Blakey (1919–1990) actually needs little introduction, the American Jazz drummer and bandleader made a name for himself in the 1940s & 1950s playing with contemporaries such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. He is often considered to have been Thelonious Monk's most empathetic drummer (he played on both Monk’s first recording session in 1947 and his final one in 1971). In the decades that followed Blakey recorded for all THE labels that mattered in the field of jazz (Columbia, Blue Note, Atlantic, RCA, Impulse!, Riverside, Prestige, Verve, etc.). His collaborations were numerous and include working with equally legendary artists such as Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Chet Baker, John Coltrane….and countless others.

Art Blakey was a major figure and a pioneer for modern jazz, he assumed an aggressive swing drumming style early on in his career and is known as one of the inventors of the modern bebop style of drumming. His signature polyrhythmic style was amazing, exuding power and originality, creating a dark cymbal sound punctuated by frequent loud snare and bass drum accents in triplets or cross-rhythms. A loud and domineering drummer…but Blakey also listened and responded to the others in the band. He was an original, an important drummer you’d hear…and would recognize immediately.

Art Blakey was inducted into the Downbeat Jazz Hall of Fame (1981), the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame (1991), the Grammy Hall of Fame (1998 and 2001) and was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously in 2005. He was sampled and remixed by renowned acts such as Raekwon, Black Eyed Peas, A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets, Buscemi, KRS-One and Madlib.

In the mid-1950s he and Horace Silver formed ‘The Jazz Messengers’: a group that Blakey would perform and record with for the next 35 years. Originally formed as a collective of contemporaries…but over the years the band became known as an incubator for young talent that included artists such as Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, Chuck Mangione, John Hicks…and Many others. Art Blakey went on to record dozens of albums with a constantly changing group of Jazz Messengers. Blakey's final performances were in July 1990. He died on October 16 of lung cancer. The legacy of Art Blakey and his band is not only the music they produced, but also the opportunities they provided for several generations of jazz musicians.

On the album we are presenting you today, you’ll find the eight sublime tracks recorded by renowned engineer Elvin Campbell at the CI Recording Studios (New York) in December 1977 that became known as the “In My Prime” sessions. These recordings were originally released on the legendary Dutch jazz label Timeless Records (and produced by its owner Wim Wigt) as two separate albums named Vol.1 & Vol.2.

As the leader of The Jazz Messengers (for over 22 years at the time of these recordings), drummer Art Blakey was still discovering new talent. In addition to altoist Bobby Watson (John Hicks, Charles Mingus), trumpeter Valery Ponomarev (Blue Note), bassist Dennis Irwin (Art Farmer), percussionist Ray Mantilla (Herbie Mann, Max Roach), Curtis Fuller (Quincy Jones, John Coltrane) on trombone and David Schnitter (Freddie Hubbard, Charles Earland) on tenor, this particular session also introduced the great pianist James Williams (Donald Byrd, Dizzy Gillespie) to the fold.

Despite the changes in musical fashions taking place at that particular period, Blakey and his hard-bop institution kept turning out new material and solos in the late 70s that still sound fresh, vibrant and alive today. The album showcases the Messengers’ energetic signature sound with remarkable style, musical knowledge, a dash of good humor and camaraderie you’d expect from a world class band and its leader. Expect supercharged hard bop with striking notes, no-holds-barred musicianship, high swinging solos, screaming choruses and plenty of solid virtuosity to spare. This release is not only a classic but also a bonafide hit and a must have for any self-respecting jazz fan or collector.

Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the much-needed vinyl reissue of “Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers “In My Prime” which contains the complete NYC sessions recorded at the CI Recording Studios (New York) on December 29, 1977.

This unique album comes as a deluxe 180g Double vinyl edition (strictly limited to 2500 copies worldwide) with obi strip and is packaged in a gatefold jacket featuring the original artworks and session shots from Mark Bug Zester, Don Diesveld & Hans Harzheim (known for their work with artists such as Sun Ra, Chet Baker and Pharoah Sanders). To top it all off, this release also includes the original liner notes written by renowned author and producer Chip Stern (Ginger Baker, Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis). Released exclusively for Record Store Day 2022 and available in participating stores on April 23, 2022. * Featuring an all-star line-up
Courtial With Errol Knowles - Don't You Think It's Time
Courtial With Errol Knowles
Don't You Think It's Time
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Mad About)
25,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
First time worldwide reissue on 180 gram vinyl with original 6 pages insert book with lyrics. Cult LP including rare groove classics like “Losing You”, “Don’t You Think It’s Time” or “Love Nevermore” Released in 1976 on Pipeline, a small label from Woodside, California.
Sons Of Kemet - African Cosmology Black Friday Record Store Day 2021 Edition
Sons Of Kemet
African Cosmology Black Friday Record Store Day 2021 Edition
12" | 2021 | EU | Original (Impulse)
13,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This Record Store Day Black Friday exclusive features two never-before-heard b-sides hailed from the same sessions as the globally acclaimed new Sons of Kemet record “Black To The Future”. / “Myth Science” showcases Kemet at their most realized, a rich arrangement coupled with driving, inter-woven percussions and lyrical horn playing. / “Rites of Passage” is an 11 minute exploratory, contemplative composition led by Shabaka Hutchings’ colorful melodies
Ryo Fukui - Scenery
Ryo Fukui
Scenery
LP | 1976 | JP | Reissue (Slow Boat / Lawson Entertainment, Inc.)
69,99 €*
Release:1976 / JP – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Long-awaited repress of this Japanese jazz album
Japanese pressing, comes with obi, limited edition.
Ryo Fukui is a famous pianist born in Hokkaido. His fresh and delicate playing has attracted many listeners, and his first album, “Scenery”, has been highly acclaimed worldwide.

Fukui, who started playing piano at the age of 22, recorded this album at the age of 28. The earnest performance of his youthful days shakes the emotions of the listener in a pleasant way. The swinging “It Could Happen To You,” the exhilarating and joyful “Early Summer,” and the late-autumn night air of “Scenery” are just a few examples.
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella And Louis Back To Black Edition
Sonny Clark - Dial
Sonny Clark
Dial "S" For Sonny
LP | 1957 | EU | Reissue (Blue Note)
19,99 €*
Release:1957 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Maurice Lecoeur - Musiques Pour L'image
Maurice Lecoeur
Musiques Pour L'image
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Transversales Disques)
23,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Soundtracks
Preorder shipping from 10.06.2022
Maurice Lecoeur could be considered as France’s best kept secret composer. Although hardly known outside of « digging-nerds » circles, he produced an incredible number of themes for movies, TV programs and commercials. Inspired by his friend and mentor François de Roubaix, he managed to create his own print, juggling freely with genres, harmonies, tonalities and string arrangements. This fine compilation gathers together the cream of his 70s-to-mid-80s work ; a journey overflowing with pop fantasies, crazy drum-breaks and beautiful orchestral themes. Most of these magnetic tapes are totally unrealeased and could have burned in the terrible fire that devastated Lecoeur’s home studio in the early 90’s. For fans of Jean Claude Vannier, Michel Colombier, François De Roubaix and Janco Nilovic…
Lou Donaldson - Blues Walk
Lou Donaldson
Blues Walk
LP | 1958 | EU | Reissue (Blue Note)
19,99 €*
Release:1958 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Psychedelic Freaks, The - Passing Through The Doorways Of Your Mind
Psychedelic Freaks, The
Passing Through The Doorways Of Your Mind
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (La Sape)
24,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Psycedelic Freaks is a new alias of Horatio Luna's. The aptly titled debut LP 'Passing Through The Doorways Of Your Mind' is an introspective 70s fusion space odyssey.

An Afrobeat, Psychedelic jazz, funk fusion experience inspired by the Miles Davis's electric era.

Inspired by the genius of Fela Kuti, Miles Davis, Frank Zappa, Dave Holland, Paul Jackson, Carol Kaye, Jimmy Hendrix, James Brown, and Alice Coltrane.

Special thanks to Mandarin Dreams for putting a guitar in my hands and On-Ly for putting a wah pedal in front of it.
V.A. - Fusion Global Sounds 1970-1983
V.A.
Fusion Global Sounds 1970-1983
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Favorite)
24,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Favorite Recordings and Charles Maurice proudly present a brand new compilation series: Fusion Global Sounds. 9 rare and hidden tracks produced between 1970 and 1983 in various parts of the world. As a fine collector of Jazz-Funk and Fusion for many years, Charles Maurice selected some of his favorite forgotten productions, as he previously did for the AOR Global Sounds, French and Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds compilations series. This time, recordings come from Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa, New Zealand, Uruguay, Spain and France, from artists and bands mostly known in their local scenes. You'll hear here the best elements of the Fusion and Jazz-Funk genre: breezy vocal arrangements reminding Flora Purim in Return To Forever or George Duke's albums, sweet and virtuosic Fender Rhodes (kind of common thread of the comp), melodic spiral-shaped fuzzy synthesizers leads, or irresistible basslines, altogether bringing a unique groove to life. "Buster" is taken from the first and only album of the Swedish band, Sundance. The band from Gothenburg was formed around US trumpet player Stephen Frankevich (notably playing with Mahavishnu Orchestra) after he moved to Sweden. Cosmic, with razor-sharp rhythms, it naturally brings you to the second title, "Hello Mr. Ancuvis" by Renato Anselmi. One of the key players of the Swiss Jazz scene during the sixties and the seventies, Renato also had the chance to play with Harvey Mason or Alphonso Johnson. Funky, jazzy but still a bit breezy, here again sweet vocals nicely blend with uptempo Rhodes part. Also included is another title from Renato Anselmi, "Quiet Fire", a mellow Rhodes-driven ballad with funky accents, wide strings and guitar arrangements. "Tropical Island" by Zane Cronje, a South-African composer and arranger, was initially a track from a music library catalogue: dreamy, soaked in thorough synthesizers, we're only attached to the earth by the Guiro groove. You'll also hear this cosmic vibe in "Astral Dance" by French-American drummer and Jazz musician/composer Daniel Bechet, taken from Songs To My Father LP, dedicated to his father the famous Sax/Clarinet player Sydney Bechet. In this 4 minutes dope jam, keys, guitar and percussion will elevate your mind to another level of consciousness: deep! The 1860 Band was hailing from Wellington, New Zealand, playing mostly in bars, cafes and pubs - their name is taken from a tavern where they had an extended afternoon residency keeping the clients entertained. Their sole LP, now rare and sought-after, was a nice mix of Jazz-Funk and Disco grooves. Their amazing and groovy cover of "Keep That Same Old Feeling" by The Crusaders, brings the best of their playing. Otroshakers was formed around Hugo and Osvaldo Fattoruso, as a tribute project to their former band Los Shakers, some sort of copycat band of The Beatles with great success in Latin America. Listening to "Siempre Tu", you can almost hear The Beatles' psychedelic vocal of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Later joining Ringo Thielmann in the US, they formed the band OPA together, after having recorded for Airto's seminal album Fingers. Blending Jazz, South-American musical elements and Funk, their fusion quickly gained the respect of the NY musical scene. "Despertar" by Spanish drummer, singer and actor Pedro Ruy-Blas, is taken from Luna Llena, his great first Jazz-Funk album. The track is a funky piece with wah-wah expressive Rhodes, ending with a beautiful flute solo. "Prologue" by Dutch-French pianist Majoie Hajary (sometimes called the "Hindu pianist"), can be found on La Passion Selon Judas, a very unique religious album blending her own style with Psych, Funk and Jazz elements. Surely we could continue detailing stories of all these gems, but we guess that the best way to learn more about them, is to listen to Fusion Global Sounds, fully remastered from originals and whether your preference is for vinyl or CD formats.
Hermeto Pascoal - Hermeto
Hermeto Pascoal
Hermeto
LP | 1970 | EU | Reissue (Far Out)
26,99 €*
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Far Out Recordings proudly presents Hermeto Pascoal's remarkable self-titled debut album. Recorded in 1970 at A&R studios in New York, the album features certified North American titans including Ron Carter, Hubert Laws, Joe Farrel and Googie Coppola, and Brazilian stars Airto Moreira and Flora Purim (who also produced the album).
Seikatsu Koyji Iinkai - Seikatsu Koyji Iinkai
Seikatsu Koyji Iinkai
Seikatsu Koyji Iinkai
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Aguirre)
25,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ferocious JP / US free jazz bomb. A rare meeting between the NYC free jazz scene and the Japanese free music scene. Old-style Gatefold LP, with rare photographs & liner notes by Alan Cummings.

Following hot on the heels of the first, mid-sixties generation of Japanese free jazz players like Kaoru Abe, Masayuki Takayanagi, Yōsuke Yamashita, Motoharu Yoshizawa, etc., an exciting second wave of younger players began to emerge in the seventies. Two of its leading members were the saxophonist Kazutoki Umezu and multi-instrumentalist Yoriyuki Harada. Both were post-war babies and immigrants to the city, Umezu from Sendai in the north and Harada from Shimane in the west.

They first met as students in the clarinet department at the Kunitachi College of Music, a well-known conservatory in western Tokyo. Harada was already securing sideman gigs on bass with professional jazz groups and was active in student politics, making good use of his connections to set up jazz concerts on campus. It was around this time that the two began to play together in an improvised duo, with Umezu on clarinet and bass clarinet and Harada on piano. They also experimented with graphic scores and prepared piano.
Chet Baker - At Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1979 Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Freddie Hubbard - Breaking Point Tone Poet Vinyl Edition
John Coltrane - Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye Best Of Record Store Day 2022 Sky Blue Vinyl Edition
Ill Considered - Liminal Space
Ill Considered
Liminal Space
2LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Marathon Artists)
27,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Free-wheeling live improvisers Ill Considered open a new chapter with their first studio album on New Soil, Liminal Space, featuring Tamar Osborn, Sarathy Korwar, Theon Cross and more.

Having exploded onto the scene with 9 self-released albums between 2017 and 2019, UK-based outfit Ill Considered are breaking new ground with their first fully produced studio album and an interactive audio/visual performance residency at Southbank Centre's Purcell Room, this autumn.

Capturing a moment of transformation for the group, Liminal Space not only features a new core line-up of Idris Rahman (saxophone), Liran Donin (bass) and Emre Ramazanoglu (drums), but also sees Ill Considered bounce their live-wire style off a range of collaborators such as Collocutor’s Tamar Osborn, Steam Down saxophonist Ahnanse, tuba player Theon Cross and percussionist Sarathy Korwar.
Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings
Makaya McCraven
Universal Beings
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (International Anthem)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Universal Beings is jazz drummer / producer Makaya McCraven's new album - his most ambitious, elegant and refined work yet. Recorded at 2 intimate live sessions and 2 pop-up "studio" sessions across the "new" jazz hotbed cities of New York, Chicago, London, and Los Angeles, Makaya collaborated with an all-star cast of improvisers (15 musicians in total, including Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia, Jeff Parker, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson,Tomeka Reid, Brandee Younger and Carlos Niño) to create source material for the signature style of "organic beat music" production he debuted on the groundbreaking 2015 release In The Moment. The result is this epic, 2xLP set that represents another breakthrough in Makaya's career as a recording artist, as well as a definitive new work of the exciting global groundswell of next-generation, Black musicians re-vivifying and re-articulating "jazz" in 2018.
Flock - Flock
Flock
Flock
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Strut)
27,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Flock is a brand new collaboration between five leading musicians from London's open-minded jazz and experimental scenes: Bex Burch (Vula Viel), Sarathy Korwar, Dan "Danalogue" Leavers (Soccer96, The Comet Is Coming), Al MacSween (Maisha) and Tamar Osborn (Collocutor).
Pavel Milyakov / Yana Pavlova - Blue
Pavel Milyakov / Yana Pavlova
Blue
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Psy X)
15,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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“blue” is a collaborative album between Russian artist Pavel Milyakov and Kyiv-based singer Yana Pavlova. Seven pieces compiled of minimalistic guitar loops, sax including recordings by Alex Zhang Hungtai), dubby bass guitar and shadowy vocals. Mic noises, clicks and other sonic imperfections are a natural part of these tracks, as they are all composed with the use of random and unpredictable algorithms, purely improvised. Perfect soundtrack for the troubled summer days and nights).
Tony Lavorgna & The St. Thomas Quartet - Chameleon
Tony Lavorgna & The St. Thomas Quartet
Chameleon
LP | 1982 | EU | Reissue (Jazz Room)
17,99 €*
Release:1982 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
A totally obscure release from Youngstown, Ohio's Tony Lavorgna and his late 70's early 1980's band: The St. Thomas Quartet. Like many private press album's it's an ad for their set list, recorded on the cusp of cassettes and definitely pre-cd so strictly vinyl it is. A mixed bag of tunes and influences but two of the tunes absolutely leap into your ears.
A Hammond led Soul Jazz version of Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon" at nearly ten minutes that seems to just get more drivingly funky and intense and David Thomas on the B3 is absolutely inspired on this monster of a track. It makes you wonder why on earth more Hammond players didn't make a feature of this tune?
The other inspired choice is War's "The World Is A Ghetto" which just has to be one of the funkiest versions of this much covered tune. Some soulful sax from leader Lavorgna signposts the way for the rest of the bands soulful and jazzy contributions with again Hammond man David Thomas underpinning with his funk drenched riffs.
Tony Lavorgna is a one off too, his life story is available in Comic Book form under the title "Bebopman" by American Splendor writer Harvey Pekar.
Grant Green - Feelin' The Spirit Tone Poet Vinyl Edition
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Chippin In Clear Vinyl Edition
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers
Chippin In Clear Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2021 | US | Original (Tidal Waves Music)
33,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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* North American version on Clear vinyl (2xlp) * Limited Double 180g Vinyl Edition (500 copies) with obi strip * Rare Dutch studio recordings, one of Art’s last sessions before he passed away * First time on vinyl * Comes with insert/liner notes
The New Jazz Orchestra - Western Reunion London 1965
The New Jazz Orchestra
Western Reunion London 1965
LP | 1965 | EU | Reissue (Mad About)
28,99 €*
Release:1965 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
British Jazz Masterpiece from 1965 featuring Neil Ardley, Ian Carr, Barbara Thompson and John Hiseman

180 gram black vinyl. Reissue for the first time Worldwide In the mid-60’s London scene, the NJO was one of those unavoidable and big-band groups (originally started as Clive Burrows Orchestra), where almost everyone who was anyone on the scene or almost transited through the group, which was normally the vehicle for composer Neil Ardley. You’ll find in the WR album, among others, stellar names like Ian Carr (of RCQ and Nucleus fame), Barb Thompson, Tony Reeves, John Hiseman (all three of future Colosseum fame), Trevor Watts (future Amalgam) plus a bunch more of lesser-known, but no-less gifted musicians like Paul Rutherford, etc. The line-up would fluctuate to include many other household names.

The New Jazz Orchestra was formed in December 1963, its name reflecting both the youth of its members - their average age was only 23 - and their mission to perform the new kind of orchestral jazz that was then developing in America but still to be heard in Britain. The personnel included such (then) non-jazz instruments as flute, horn and tuba in addition to the standard brass, saxes and rhythm line-up of the big band. This is the NJO's first album, recorded in March 1965 before an invited audience to make the young band feel at ease. The NJO was the offspring of a popular weekend jazz club, the "Jazzhouse" based at the Green Man, Blackheath (demolished to make way for Allison Close) where the "house" band was the Ian Bird Quintet (initially comprising Ian Bird, tenor sax; Clive Burrows, baritone sax; Johnny Mealing, piano; Tony Reeves, bass and Trevor Tomkins, drums - Mealing and Tomkins left to join the newly formed Rendell-Carr Quintet and were succeeded by Paul Raymond and Jon Hiseman respectively. The ensemble featured many London-based jazz musicians, such as Harry Beckett, Jack Bruce, Ian Carr, Dave Gelly, Michael Gibbs, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Henry Lowther, Don Rendell, Frank Ricotti, Paul Rutherford, Barbara Thompson, Trevor Tomkins, Michael Phillipson, Les Carter, Tom Harris, Trevor Watts and Lionel Grigson. Ardley, Gibbs, Carter, Rutherford, Michael Garrick, and composer Mike Taylor all contributed pieces and arrangements.

Under exclusive license of Universal Music Portuga
Gabor Szabo - Dreams Black Vinyl Edition
Gabor Szabo
Dreams Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1968 | EU | Reissue (Ebalunga!!!)
29,99 €*
Release:1968 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
- The Long-Awaited Reissue The Best Album Of Rare Eastern And Psychedelic Jazz Lp By The Famous Hungarian Guitarist- New Pressing On White Vinyl- Exclusive Bonus Tracks From Single 7" 1969- Remastered By Martin Bowes At Cage Studios (Uk)- Fans Of Grant Green, John Abercrombie, Pat Martino, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Tal Farlow- Ultimate Collector's Item For Those Who Deeply In Jazz Music And Guitar Music//The Long-Awaited Reissue Of Rare Eastern And Psychedelic Jazz Lp By The Famous Hungarian Guitarist, Originally Released In 1968. The First Time, Extended Edition With 2 Bonus Tracks: Radio Version Of Fire Dance / Ferris Wheel From Single 7" 1969.Deluxe 8-Sided Digipak Cd And Gatefold Vinyl Come With Long, Exclusively Written Inner Notes By The Famous Researcher And Biographer Douglas Payne.Remastered By Martin Bowes At Cage Studios (Uk).Gabor Szabo Was One Of The Most Original Guitarists To Emerge In The 1960s, Mixing His Hungarian Folk Music Heritage With A Deep Love Of Jazz And Crafting A Distinctive, Largely Self-Taught Sound.Born In Budapest, On March 8, 1936, Szabo Was Inspired By A Roy Rogers Cowboy Movie To Begin Playing Guitar When He Was 14 And Often Played In Dinner Clubs And Covert Jam Sessions While Still Living In His Hometown. He Escaped From His Country At Age 20 On The Eve Of The Communist Uprising And Eventually Made His Way To America, Settling With His Family In California.He Attended Berklee College (1958-1960) And In 1961 Joined Chico Hamilton's Innovative Quintet Featuring Charles Lloyd. Urged By Hamilton, Szabo Crafted A Most Distinctive Sound; As Agile On Intricate, Nearly-Free Runs As He Was Able To Sound Inspired During Melodic Passages. Szabo Left The Hamilton Group In 1965 To Leave His Mark On The Pop-Jazz Of The Gary Mcfarland Quintet And The Energy Music Of Charles Lloyd's Fiery And Underrated Quartet Featuring Ron Carter And Tony Williams.Szabo Initiated A Solo Career In 1966, Recording The Exceptional Album, Spellbinder, Which Yielded Many Inspired Mome...
Art Blakey - Moanin'
Art Blakey
Moanin'
LP | 1958 | EU | Reissue (Blue Note)
21,99 €*
Release:1958 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
More than any other album in the canon of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, 1958’s Moanin’ — featuring the great drummer with trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Benny Golson, pianist Bobby Timmons, and bassist Jymie Merritt —was the perfect crystallization of the band’s bluesy, soulful sound, and it still stands today as perhaps the most quintessential hard bop recording of all-time.

Originally self-titled, the album was later renamed Moanin’ due to the popularity of Timmons’ unforgettable opening track. The album also introduced several indelible Golson compositions that would become standards of the jazz songbook including “Along Came Betty” and “Blues March.”

This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.
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