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    Here we go - New one from the mighty Ill Considered! Another monsterous collection of improvised jazz experiments featuring the bands core cast, Idris Rahman (saxophone / FX), Leon Brichard (electric bass), and Emre Ramazanoglu. Yet again this band continue to push the envelope - Big SOTU tip! Ships this Thursday 22 Aug 19!
    If Music's Jean-Claude delves further into his collection to present the third volume of his "You Need This: A Journey Into Deep Jazz" series. Killer selection of deep jazz sounds from all over the globe, including tracks from Gabor Szabo, India's Jazz Yatra Sextett, Czech band Jazz Celula and many more.
    Tight, soulful jazz vibes from the band that provided the music for Carlton Jumel Smith's album, Cold Diamond & Mink. Band features the prolific Jimi Tenor, Jukka Eskola on trumpet and Pope Puolitaival on sax - heavy!
    **All proceeds going to the Steve Reid Foundation.** Killer reboot of Phil Ranelin's classic Tribe records moment from 1976 featuring Jazzman's unstoppable signing, Emanative! 'Vibes From The Tribe' gets an overhaul with some of the HEAVIEST drums and an deadly dub version from Nat Birchall collaborator, Al Breadwinner - both cuts executed in the most...
    Reissue of The Baroque Jazz Trio's 1970 cult classic self titled debut. A psychedelic blend of Baroque, free-jazz, Indian classical and various other outernational sounds - great stuff!
    Israeli bass player Nim Sadot returns with part two of his excellent Nim Quartet project. Absolutely wicked, bass led, jazz fusion album featuring Nick Walters (Ruby Rushton / Paradox Ensemble) on trumpet, Hamish Balfour (Tenderlonious) on keys and Laurie Lowe (Sean Khan) on drums. Fans of Azymuth, Weather Report and Bob James should check. Recommended!
    Chicago collective Resavoir release their album debut through International Anthem Recording Company. The self-titled album presents a suite of elegantly-orchestrated jazz instrumentals masterfully composed by the group’s producer/arranger, Will Miller. Axelrod, Chris Bowden and 4hero fans check - stunning!
    Nerija - a septet of contemporary jazz luminaries, lead by Nubya Garcia - release 'Blume', the band's expressive, vivid jazz debut out via Domino records.
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    Third, energetic jazz album from drummer, producer and composer, Myele Manzanza!
    A previously unissued studio album recorded by the iconic British jazz saxophonist Tubby Hayes from 1969! The sessions are being hailed as among the very best work in the Hayes discography. The legacy of Tubby Hayes is undoubtedly one of the most important; influential and ground-breaking. During the ‘50s and early ‘60s, Hayes had stood apart...
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    Vocalist and producer Ash Walker returns with his third studio album. 'Aquamarine' stays close to Walker's jazz roots whilst experimenting with abstract trip-hop, dub reggae and soul.
    Debut album from Mr Bongo signing, Kit Sebastian. ‘Mantra Moderne’ is a contemporary gem that fuses Anatolian Psychedelia, Brazilian Tropicalia, 60’s European pop and American jazz. A must for fans of Khruangbin, Portishead, Arthur Verocai, Goat, Caetano Veloso, Tom Ze etc.!
    Classic book - recommended!s/hand paperback
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    The two guitar virtuosos and their respective bands - Santana and Mahavishnu - pursue an experimental journey inspired by John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme', 'Naima' and more.
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    Soul Jazz Records are re-releasing Airto Moreira’s classic album ‘Samba de Flora’, out of print for 30 years ever since its original release in 1988. The album is very limited to just 1000 copies only, pressed on both vinyl and CD. The impact of Airto Moreira in both the world of American jazz and in Brazilian music is unparalleled. At the start...
    Reissued and available again on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 1983, Outernational Sounds release this major statement from a crucial figure on the Los Angeles jazz underground – pianist Nate Morgan’s spiritualised deep jazz classic, 'Journey Into Nigritia'.
    The album features wild, free-jazz composition by James Weldon Johnson, Thelonious Monk and Joe McPhee (plus two by McPhee and Nilssen-Love).
    Soulful, spiritual vocal jazz and broken beat vibes from Zoe’s Shanghai!
    Jazzman add another hugely sought after gem to their holy grail series. You may have heard a killer cut from this one, 'Quicksand', on the superb 'Jeremy Underground: Beauty' compilation from a couple of years back. This is a hugely sought after, vocal jazz / soul album, that exchanges hands for big money online. Another killer reissue via Jazzman!
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    Classic debut from legendary free jazz saxophonist, Marion Brown. Originally released on Impulse! in 1967 'Three For Shepp' finally gets its first-time vinyl reissue. A HEAVYWEIGHT line-up featuring Grachan Moncur III, Dave Burrell and Sirone.
    Mr Bongo reissue the previously Japan-only release of this Archie Shepp 45, featuring two tracks originally released on Shepp's 1972 classic soul-jazz LP, 'Attica Blues'. Killer mix of psychedelic soul & jazz that retains Shepp’s political sentiment of his earlier works. Essential!
    Jimi Tenor features heavily on this Finnish jazz record from trio, City of Women. Wild, eccentric jazz experiments verging into the avant-garde released via the legendary Sähkö label!
    Nice early Penguin copy
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    The wildly-talented keys player returns with a luminous jazz-funk masterstroke for Brownswood Recordings!
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    Phil Ranelin’s Collected 2003-2019 features songs with Pharoah Sanders, Kamasi Washington, Donald “Duck” Bailey, Henry Franklin, Big Black, Calvin Keys, Roger Glenn and many more. The collection encompasses 15 remastered songs, one new released alternate version and two new compositions. Highly recommended.
    Incredible new album of spiritual and afro-futuristic jazz on Spiritmuse Records. Brand new album from the mighty Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, led by legendary Chicago percussionist Kahil ElZabar. ElZabar is an artist in a league of his own, acknowledged throughout the world as the leader in the vanguard of spiritual and afro-futuristic jazz. Alongside...
    Nat Birchall returns to the Jazzman's 45 label with two cuts of deep, modal and spiritual jazz music - refined and concentrated into this superb single!
    UNBELIEVABLY WICKED NEW ALBUM!!!!! Super DEEP! Check the audio - it's a monster! 2xLP versionDeluxe4xLP includes bonus live album Iconic, innovative and internationally renowned force in jazz and avant-garde music, The Art Ensemble of Chicago release their 50th anniversary album, 'We Are On The Edge' via Erased Tapes, and its a MONSTER! Led by...
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    VERY VERY good out of print secondhand small book about Coltrane, jazz, race and more - Recommended (difft cover)
    Spiritmuse Records launch their new label, dedicated to unearthing hidden gems from the past and future in the world of deep, spiritual Jazz and all it's infinite World music influences, with this highly sought, super-rare "holy grail" masterpiece! Recorded in New York in August 1977 and released in 1978 on the artist's own private press label, only...
    Djesse Vol. 1 is the first jazz record in the series Djesse by Jacob Collier and was fully released 7 December 2018. Djesse is a planned collection of four volumes, which was announced 29 October 2018. The songs in this volume show flavours from many different composers and styles, including Stravinsky and J Dilla.
    Nice boogie funk jazz LP
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    New EP from Vancouver's AstroLogical, also known as one half of production duo Potatohead People. With a long list of collaborations outside of the group ranging from Pomo, Phife Dogg, Illa J and Chin Injeti. 'Private World' lurks somewhere in between jazz, soul, ambient and future electronic vibes with it's lush keys, chunky breaks, and deep meditative...
    Poland's premier, contemporary jazz outfit EABS, return to Astigamtic Records with a majestic new album of deep, spiritual jazz inspired by Slavic folklore. ‘Slavic Spirits’ follows up their incredible 2017 LP "Repititons (Letters to Krzysztof Komeda)" a firm favourite with us here at SOTU. This new LP was 2 years in the making, containing 100%...
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    The Absence is the third studio album by American jazz singer-songwriter Melody Gardot, released on May 29, 2012 by Verve Records and produced by Heitor Pereira.
    Rare jazz vocals LP on Atlantic
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    The Souljazz Orchestra continue to be an unstoppable force! The Canadian collective are back with a journey into politically-charged tropical, latin, afro, and soul jazz styles!
     
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    Edited by Adam Abraham, son of Saturn Research founder Alton Abraham, this volume contains over 260 cosmic poems and prose originally published individually on Sun Ra album covers. Also includes black and white photos and an introduction by Harmut Geerken.
    Tenor and Soprano man Amy with a very young Jimmy Owens and Kenny Barron on cuts like the modal "Shaker Heights". Wicked jazz dance tune 'Mustang' ORIGINAL USA VINYL
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    Multi-instrumentalist Feldman plays everything you hear on this album with the combo of mostly piano, vibes, drums and percussion giving it a swingin', latin-jazz feel!
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    Original UK 10" pressing. Includes old-school Wag Club (remember that?) jazz dancer style 'Mambo de Paree'.
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    Albert’s Favourites co-founder Adam Scrimshire releases his fourth album 'Listeners'. Musically, 'Listeners' draws from his passion for jazz, soul and electronic music of all styles; from an energetic combination of Afrobeat and garage on 'Won't Get Better', to the lushly orchestrated neo-soul of 'Thru You', and the harmonious jazz experimentations...
    Previously unissued deep jazz! Experimental fusion from the 70s, spearheaded Sanifu Al Hall Jr and his Cosmos Dwellerz Arkestra! Features an archival interview with Hall Jr on the b-side talking about the "unique signal processing on his trombone" used on this 1977 recording.
    NEARLY £20 OFF!!! MASSIVE DELUXE LARGE FORMAT NEW USA HARDBACK BOOK. Intro by Ramsey Lewis. Classy stuff!!Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life is a stunning collection of essays, photographs, and ephemera celebrating Billy Strayhorn, one of the most significant yet under-appreciated contributors to 20th century American music. Released in commemoration of...
    NEARLY 60% OFF!!! DELUXE USA NEW HARDBACK BOOKQueen of Bebop brilliantly chronicles the life of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the twentieth century and a pioneer of women's and civil rights.
    All of the music featured here on this new Soul Jazz Records collection was created by Brazilian artists living and working in the USA in the 1970s. The album brings together some of these finest works and comes complete with extensive notes that explains the path these musicians took from Brazil to the USA and shows the political and musical links...