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Reissue of this 1979, spiritual jazz session from the Parisian underground! These musicians from Senegal, Guinea and the USA meet in a Strata-East style!
First international release for a raw and heavy Guinean Jazz session from 'maestro', Kwi Bamba, leader of the 60s State-funded orchestra Nimba Jazz, the precursor to Bembeya Jazz National. The album was recorded in the forested region of Northern Guinea near the border with Ivory Coast in 1997 direct to minidisc by Frédéric Migeon and covers a variety...
 
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    Original USA Country 7"
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Kamaal Williams is back with 'New Heights / Snitches Brew', the first new material since amazing debut album of earlier in 2018, 'The Return'. Features additional production from Don Leisure & Earl Jeffers aka Darkhouse Family, on 'New Heights' this release is a heady blend of hard jazz dynamics, propulsive electronics and tough hip-hop rhythms!
Reissue of Moravagine’s lone album, originally released in 1976. Recorded at Jef Gilson’s legendary Studio Palm this incredible French band display a unique blend of prog rock, free jazz, avant-garde and experimental pop.
Superb breakout release of 2014 from cult (and SOTU favourites!), Collocutor. Their haunting, now hugely in demand, jazz classic, 'Instead' finally repressed!
**Limited, coloured vinyl edition!** A new Sun Ra LP touches ground in the earthly bins, 50 years after its creation! Sun Ra and the Arkestra weren’t a traditional studio band, and every star in the vast galaxy of their discography reflects this. The origins of these records can be hard to pinpoint at times, but when it comes to Thunder Of The...
BACK IN STOCK NOW! Absolutely stunning, super rare deep, deep spiritual jazz album from Don Cherry. This has to be up there with our all time best records ever (yes its good). Recorded in 1972 in Sweden, this record is perhaps the first ever 'world' music record - a subtle, organic fusion of sounds that really is out there on its own for grooviness....
Excellent discography on man like Lee Morgan, every record session! "Roger Wernboe has done Jazz scholars, fans, and collectors a great favor. Thanks to his efforts, we finally have, 25 years after Lee Morgan's untimely death, a comprehensive & definititive discography for the legendary and influential trumpeter. All known sessions and releases are...
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USA HARDBACK IMPORT 60% OFF - essential book!"Dark Magus" is a warts-and-all look at the real Miles Davis. As told by his son, this book strips away the public perception of Davis often concocted through other books written without such intimate access to the man and gets down to the realities of his personality and quirks. Despite being a jazz superstar...
My Favourite Thing & Naima monster live recording. With Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Rashied Ali and Jimmy Garrison. Phew!
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The latest outing for Brownswood Bubblers follows in typically eclectic fashion, Gilles Peterson shocases a treasure trove of fresh talent whose music spans boogie-dripped soul, UK hip-hop and Afrobeat - features music from the likes of Emma-Jean Thackray, Yazmin Lacey, Wu-Lu and more!
 
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We Jazz releases the scorching 'Riisto' from Mopo's 'Mopocalypse' LP, with a cosmos-searching version of 'Panama' on the flipside - recut as 'Acid Panama' featuring the Finnish scene legend, Jimi Tenor!
Jazz funk and gritty rare grooves ensemble from Kerbside Collection, who return with their third album, 'Smoke Signals'. A spectrum of warm, analogue grooves with added electric jazz elements; all mixed with a breezy, 60's inspired West Coast style. Ace!
Following in the extra terrestrial sounds and cosmic mythology of Sun Ra, Planet Battagon bring their "droid jazz" to On The Corner Records. Their 'Battagon Symphony EP' blends fizzing, modular electronics with chromatic jazz melody performed on bass clarinet, alto sax and trumpet. Killer release!
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Rare Quartette Tres Bien tough percussive piano trio + percussion. Original USA vinyl
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  • Original Book (1.4kg)£10.00
    Second-hand original large format hardback book (some wear to dustjacket).

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WICKED deep jazz funky groover! KILLER. Original USA 7"Vinyl VG- ( unplayed but fair amount of background pops) /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
 
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100% essential seminal book on the evolution of New Orleans music featuring Professor Longhair, The Meters, Eddie Bo and, well, anyone who's anyone in the city. If you liked 'New Orleans Funk' then buy this book to find out more!
Rare independent pressing double album from trombonist Harold Betters and group
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    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original heavy gatefold USA LP Vinyl. Vinyl is unplayed but not great pressing.
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Jazzy soulful singer produced by Chuck Mangione. Killer version of Sergio Mendes' "Love Music"!
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w/ Steve Swallow on electric bass and Bill Goodwin on drums
Killer Mizell Brothers production. Original 70s blue label Blue Note
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Funky organ on Mainstream 1971
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Double Lp
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    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Original USA LP Vinyl. Gatefold, top spines split
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FREE UK SHIPPING ON VINYL BOX SET! John Coltrane 1963: New Directions collects all of John Coltrane’s 1963 Impulse recordings in the order in which they were recorded. 5-LP and 3-CD sets include artwork featuring original collages. The box shows us the growth in Coltrane’s musical journey in 1963 that ultimately resulted in 1964’s Crescent and,...
Soul of a Nation 2Jazz is the Teacher, Funk is the Preacher: Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk and the Roots of Rap in the Black Power Era 1969-75Soul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records’ new release ‘Soul of A Nation: Jazz is the Teacher, Funk is the Preacher’ is a powerful new collection of radical jazz, street funk and proto-rap made in the era of Black Power (1969-75). This is the second ‘Soul of A Nation’ album released by Soul Jazz Records to coincide with the exhibition ‘Soul of a Nation – Art...
Fresh from bringing us two incredible volumes of ‘A Journey into Deep Jazz’ and providing an introduction to Black Saint & Soul Note Records on BBE, IF Music’s Jean-Claude joins forces with Victor Kiswell for new compilation, ‘World Jazz Grooves’. Killer collection of obscure and wonderful jazz finds, from far flung corners of the globe. Featuring...
My East Is Your West is the incredible performance from Sarathy Korwar and The Upaj Collective, recorded live at Church Of Sound in February 2018. A truly stunning performance, that takes the fusion of Indian classical music with the jazz tradition further than its ever been before. The album is a homage to the great musicians of the 60s and 70s spiritual...
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Second solo album from Stéphane San Juan, long-time drummer for Amadou & Mariam and percussionist for Bernard Purdie. Stellar Samba Jazz LP combining classic Brazilian melodies and the rhythms of the Orixas, featuring a host of heavyweight Brazilian players including Wilson das Neves. Stéphane is currently drummer and percussionist on David Byrne's...
Mansur Brown - an integral part of the groundbreaking Yussef Kamaal album - releases his killer, jazz-fusion debut album via Henry Wu's Black Focus label! The guitarist and bass player is surely one of the most talented players to emerge from the London scene. Highly recommended!
Six-piece jazz troupe 'Maisha', led by bandleader and drummer Jake Long, bring a fresh, London vibe to spiritual jazz traditions. Killer debut album channelling the spirit of Pharoah Sanders, with heavy percussion and afrobeat influences. Featuring Nubya Garcia on tenor saxophone and flute, Shirley Tetteh (Nerija) on guitar and Tim Doyle (Cykada) on...
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Quality soul jazz on blue note arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson. With Herbie Hancock, Grady Tate, Kenny Burrell, Bob Cranshaw + orchestra
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22a presents a stunning collaborative project with the Polish jazz septet EABS, featuring Tenderlonious on Soprano Sax and flute. EABS are considered to be one of the most exciting and accomplished jazz bands in the world right now. These two tracks were recorded live and straight to dat tape in Poland, and continue the wave of dancefoor orientated...
Outernational Sounds reissue a Nimbus West spiritual jazz essential - the Creative Arts Ensemble’s classic debut 'One Step Out'. A limited, 2xLP vinyl-only edition, 180g pressing, mastered at 45rpm for enhanced sound!
 
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Another sure shot double sider out the Now-Again catalogue, until now both tracks were album only and both pure club killers. Kashmere is the one for us here though, a jazzed-out funk burner!
Quality latin infused jazz w/ Latin America.
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Jazz fusion boogie from 1979 produced by Lenny White
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All-time killer funk jazz produced by Creed Taylor. Includes the seminal breaks-and-sampled to death cuts 'Hydra" and 'Knucklehead' and more. Seminal stuff!
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Heavy albumExcellent 1971 rootsy funky jazz fusion album in the spirit of Miles Davis' 'Bitches Brew'! "The Emperor" is a BAD TUNE.
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    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: GOriginal USA Vinyl blue/white label Liberty original first pressing BST 84380, surface marks plays well, sleevewear has bad sticker removal mark/tear bottom left 2" x 3" - does not look good - but rare record!
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This is deep! Check the audio to "Futures". Moody, moody, left-field tune!
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Radical discovery by Amir Abdullah of 5 two-track master tapes of the Charles Mingus Quintet recorded live in Detroit at Strata Concert Gallery. These electrifying recordings took place during Mingus’ week-long residency in February 1973. They were broadcast live by drummer/producer and broadcaster Robert “Bud” Spangler for WDET FM – a public...
Having spent a lifetime immersed in the world where music and drugs overlap, Martin Torgoff reveals material that is completely new and has never been disclosed before, not even in his own litany of work. Bop Apocalypse is truly a new and fresh contribution to the understanding of jazz, race, and drug culture