John Coltrane Blue World (1964) [Previously Unreleased]

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    • John Coltrane – Blue World
    • 1. Naima (Take 1)
    • 2. Village Blues (Take 2)
    • 3. Blue World
    • 4. Village Blues (Take 1)
    • 5. Village Blues (Take 3)
    • 6. Like Sonny
    • 7. Traneing In
    • 8. Naima (Take 2)

    In 1964, the National Film Board of Canada asked John Coltrane to record the soundtrack for a French-language film titled 'Le Chat dans le Sac' ('The Cat in the Bag'). Amazingly, no announcement was made that the iconic Coltrane was adding new performances to this film.

    In June of that year, Coltrane’s ‘Classic Quartet’ entered Rudy Van Gelder’s studio and recorded five previously- recorded Coltrane originals. For many years, viewers of the film who recognised the music thought that they were listening to the original recordings, though in fact they were new and had never been heard. Now, with the release of Blue World, we can hear these newly-discovered recordings for the first time!

    Other Releases by John Coltrane

    John ColtraneEssential Works 1952 - 1962Diggers Factory

    A collection of Coltrane classics from this golden era of the jazz legend!

      John Coltrane by Bill ColeDA CAPO PRESS

      This book is highly informative to anyone who would like to dive into Coltrane.


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        John ColtraneBlue Train (1957)Blue Note
        Late 50s hard bop, Coltrane's second on Blue Note. Killer line-up: John Coltrane – tenor saxophone, bandleader Paul Chambers – double bass Kenny Drew – piano Curtis Fuller – trombone Philly Joe Jones – drums Lee Morgan – trumpet
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        John ColtraneGiant Steps (60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)Warner Jazz / Rhino

        **Remastered and includes additional outtakes**

        'Giant Steps' was possibly Coltrane's most consistently outstanding tenor solo statementto date. Of course, Coltrane's own performance on 'Kind of Blue', just a month or two before, is now legendary, but on Miles Davis's album Coltrane had shared the glory with soloists of a similar calibre, and furthermore the present recording contained nothing but his own compositions.

        • – Giant Steps
        • – Cousin Mary
        • – Countdown
        • – Spiral
        • – Syeeda's Song Flute
        • – Naima
        • – Mr. P. C.
        • – Giant Steps (Alternate, Take 1, Incomplete)
        • – Naima (Alternate Take)
        • – Like Sonny (Alternate Take)
        • – Countdown (Alternate Take)
        • – Syeeda's Song Flute (Alternate Take)
        • – Cousin Mary (Alternate Take)
        • – Giant Steps, Take 5 (Alternate)
        • – Giant Steps, Take 6 (Alternate)
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        John Coltrane1963: New DirectionsImpulse!

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        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, especially, A Love Supreme. Music comes from the original albums Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, Dear Old Stockholm (released after Coltrane’s death), Newport ‘63 and Live at Birdland.

          John ColtraneBoth Directions At Once: The Lost AlbumImpulse!

          On March 6, 1963, John Coltrane and his classic quartet - McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones - recorded an entire studio album at the legendary Van Gelder Studios. This music, which features unheard originals, is finally released, 55 years later.

          This is, in short, the holy grail of jazz music!

          N.B. Tracklisting for single LP and single CD formats:

          1. Untitled Original 11383

          2. Nature Boy

          3. Untitled Original 11386

          4. Vilia

          5. Impressions

          6. Slow Blues

          7. One Up, One Down

          • – Untitled Original 11383 (Take 1)
          John ColtraneImpressionsImpulse!

          Classic modal jazz album from the master of deep jazz and one of the most important performer/composers ever! Modal fans will love the tranquil, melancholic ballad After the Rain while fans of the new thing will dig the hectic forward-thinking India and Impressions! Recommended!

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            John ColtraneA Love Supreme - Note For Note Transcriptions for Tenor SaxophoneHal Leonard

            Note for note transcriptions for the tenor saxophone as played by John Coltrane on the seminal 'A Love Supreme' - one of the greatest pieces of music in Jazz, or indeed any genre.

              John ColtraneSun ShipImpulse!

              Awesome 1965 recordings from the period just after the landmark 'A Love Supreme'! Awe-inspiring deep jazz from a god-like genius! Recommended!


                John ColtraneKulu Se Mama (1966)Impulse!

                Brilliant little-known album from the king of deep jazz, John Coltrane! Features sessions from before and after the landmark 'Meditations' recordings that marked his departure into more adventurous free form improvisation - features African percussion and chanting, stripped down saxophone/drum duos, and both expanded line-ups and classic quartet recordings! Alternately fiery and tranquil, this is some of the most advanced and beautiful modal jazz you will hear! Trance-inducing, meditative, deeply magical music! Very highly recommended!

                  John ColtraneAscension (1965)Impulse!

                  Landmark free jazz album! An essential classic for any fan of 'new thing' improvisation! John Coltrane was one of the greatest player/composers the world has ever known and this is one of his most adventurous recordings! Mammoth, large scale big band session featuring a host of key avant/deep jazz luminaries such as Alber Ayler, Marion Brown, John Tchicai, Pharoah Sanders and Archie Shepp! This CD features both editions! Intense, extreme, transcendant music unlike anything else! Highly recommended!

                  • – Part I
                  • – Part II
                  John ColtraneJazz RevolutionaryMorgan Reynolds

                  Second-hand ex-library hardback

                    John ColtraneA Love Supreme (1964)Impulse!

                    100% essential deep jazz classic! Searching, yearning, BEAUTIFUL spiritual jazz of the highest order! This is considered by many to be his best album and consistently gets voted as one of the best albums of all time in any genre! It's that good! 


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                      John ColtraneThe Paris ConcertPablo Live

                      Classic quartet recorded live in Paris, '62. Featuring a one-side storming, 26 minute long version of 'Mr P.C"!

                        John ColtraneLive At BirdlandImpulse! (1963)

                        Absolutely definitive Coltrane release ushering in the new sound of radical deepness at the start of the 1960s.

                        'Alabama' was written and performed shortly after the death of four children in a racist bombing of a church in Alabama. Coltrane wrote the song using the intonation and flow of the preacher at the funeral. It is a very, very profound piece of music.

                        The album starts with a ehavyweight version of Afro-Blue and continues in the same vein.

                        This album is ESSENTIAL to an understanding of John Coltrane.

                          John ColtraneMy Favorite Things (1961)Atlantic / Warner Jazz

                          If Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue" is generally regarded as the best jazz album ever made, "My Favorite Things" by John Coltrane has to come second. 

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                            John ColtraneDakarPrestige (1957)

                            Stellar Coltrane recorded for Prestige in 1957. John Coltrane - tenor saxophone Cecil Payne - baritone saxophone Pepper Adams - baritone saxophone Mal Waldron - piano Doug Watkins - bass Art Taylor - drums

                              John ColtraneOle Coltrane (1962)Atlantic

                              Recorded in 1961, this was Coltrane's last album for Atlantic before his seminal Impulse albums. Amazingly this album is the template for the Impulse sound. Check the audio - this is hardcore and deep, deep, deep. Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard, McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman, Elvin Jones. Blinding!

                              • – Olé
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                              John ColtraneJohn Coltrane (Prestige 7105)Prestige

                              Coltrane's debut on Prestige.

                              John Coltrane recorded so frequently for the Prestige label during '56-'58 that it's tough to figure out where to start. This May 1957 recording, coming just after his departure from the Miles Davis Quintet, is a pretty good initiation.

                              The rhythm section (Mal Waldron and Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, Al Heath on drums) is excellent and they're joined by Johnny Splawn (trumpet) and Sahib Shihab (baritone sax)

                              • – bakai
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                              John ColtraneA Love Supreme [DELUXE EDITION]Impulse

                              This album-length suite was Coltrane's gift to God. An undeniable masterpiece, one of the best albums recorded, in any genre, ever.

                              This 'Deluxe Edition' compiles in one package, for the first time, the full story of 'A Love Supreme'. Disc one presents the suite as originally released in 1965. The second disc features the only live performance of the suite, recorded at the '65 Antibes jazz festival, as well giving the long-rumoured sextet version of of the opening movement its first release.

                              Mastered by Rudy Van Gelder, the original recording engineer, and accompanied by lovingly-collected notes and photographs.

                                John ColtraneMy Favorite Things: Coltrane at NewportImpulse

                                Definitive live performances from the Newport festivals of 1963 and 1965, with separate versions of 'My Favourite Things' and a previously unreleased 23-minute version of 'Impressions'.

                                  John ColtraneThe John Coltrane Quartet Plays...Impulse

                                  Live recording from 1965 of The John Coltrane Quartet Playsing Chim Chim Cheree (from Walt Disney's Mary Poppins).

                                    John ColtraneColtrane (1962)Impulse!

                                    Coltrane's first for Impulse, in 1962, was also the first recording for the classic quartet line-up and is a beautiful blend of extended modal solos, as on "Out Of This World", weaving soprano on "The Inch Worm" and masterful balladry on "Soul Eyes".

                                    Deluxe version contains 10 bonus tracks, including the previously unreleased "Not Yet"

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                                      Other Releases on Impulse!

                                      Alice ColtraneKIRTAN: TURIYA SINGSImpulse!

                                      **Deep, spiritual material from 1982 by Alice Coltrane!!!! INCREDIBLE LOST ALBUM!!

                                      'Kirtan: Turiya Sings' features Alice Coltrane at peak spirituality and is presented in this arrangement for the first time in any format. Turyia Sings was originally released in 1982 on cassette as a collection of devotional songs including vocals, organ, strings, and synthesizers available only at Alice’s Sai Anantam Ashram. Kirtan: Turiya Sings features a sparser arrangement of organ and chanting, produced by Ravi Coltrane.

                                      This is intentional, devotional music created with the purpose of connecting to a higher power. The pared back arrangements on this new release are enchantingly haunting and encourage the listener to reach a "meditative headspace so as to channel connectiveness to a greater spirit."

                                      • – Krishna Krishna
                                      Sons Of KemetBlack To The FutureImpulse!

                                      Second Impluse! records release for cult UK jazz psychonauts, Sons Of Kemet! Frenetic, spiritual, cosmic jazz energy from Shabaka Hutchings, Theon Cross and crew featuring guest spots from the likes of Kojey Radical, Moor Mother, Angel Bat Dawid, Joshua Idehen, D Double E! Don't miss!

                                      • – Hustle feat. Kojey Radical
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                                      Impulse Records: Music, Message And The MomentImpulse!

                                      UNBELIEVABLE new compilation of deep spiritual music by John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and other groundbreaking Impulse Artists.

                                      "Orange and black. Fire and ebony. Fury and pride. Wearing its signature colors proudly and raising its exclamation point high, Impulse! Records was the go-to label for music that harnessed the searching and political stand-taking of the Sixties. Launched in 1961, Impulse grew to become an inherent part of the era’s velocity as well as its volume, pulling jazz into the age of Black Power, Afrocentricity, and Spiritual Expansion. In its balance of tradition and transition, it bridged the golden age of jazz, that brief window from the late Fifties to the Seventies when players representing every jazz era were alive and active—from Louis Armstrong to Albert Ayler, from the legends of lore to a new generation of energy players. Impulse treated all its musicians as innovators, revolutionaries even—from swing and bebop, to free and Afrofuturist. The performances on Impulse Records: Music, Message and the Moment draw their staying power from a wide embrace of styles and sounds, as well as a tight focus on a historic moment when the promise of change was in the air and the message of racial harmony was in the music. Today that music has lost none of its relevance: the promise still deferred, the message still on time."

                                      • – The John Coltrane Quartet — Africa
                                      • – Max Roach — Garvey's Ghost
                                      • – John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane — Reverend King
                                      • – Alice Coltrane — Blue Nile
                                      • – Pharoah Sanders — Astral Traveling
                                      • – Archie Shepp — Blues for Brother George Jackson
                                      • 1. – The John Coltrane Quartet — Africa
                                      • 2. – Max Roach — Garvey's Ghost
                                      • 15. – John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane — Reverend King
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                                      • 4×LP Box Set (2kg)£160.00
                                        • 4xLP box set is housed in a high-quality archival portfolio cast with a museum drop front.
                                        • Magazine style booklet featuring original impulse! ads and artist photos
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                                      The Comet Is ComingImminentImpulse!

                                      Frenetic, cosmic jazz excursion from the mighty The Comet Is Coming! Remixed version of 'Super Zodiac' appears on the flipside by Noss DJ.

                                      • – Imminent (feat. Joshua Idehen)
                                      • – Super Zodiac (Noss DJ remix)
                                      Thelonious MonkPalo AltoImpulse!

                                      'Palo Alto' is a previously unknown and unreleased live Thelonious Monk recording from 1968!

                                      After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, racial tensions across
                                      the country rose. Palo Alto, a largely white college town in California, was not
                                      immune to the events of the day. Danny Scher, a rising junior at Palo Alto High
                                      School, had a dream to bring Thelonious Monk to Palo Alto to perform and help
                                      bring about racial unity in his community as well as raise funds for his school’s
                                      International Committee.

                                      After somehow securing Monk’s services to perform on Sunday, October27, Scher initially had trouble selling tickets and convincing people that Monk was even going to show up.

                                      With many twists and turns along the way and several hundred people waiting inthe school’s parking lot to await Monk’s arrival before purchasing tickets, the concert eventually happened and was a triumph in more ways that Monk or Scher could have imagined. This is a recording of that historic concert.

                                      The band is Thelonious Monk on piano; Charlie Rouse on tenor saxophone; Larry Gales on bass and Ben Riley on drums.

                                      • – Epistrophy
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                                      Shabaka and The AncestorsWe Are Sent Here By HistoryImpulse!

                                      It's the bomb!

                                      Just landing! Release date brought forward! WILL SELL OUT!! Don't miss out!

                                      Comet Is Coming band leader Shabaka is back with The Ancestors on 'We Are Sent Here By History', follow-up to their 2016 breakout, 'Wisdom of Elders'.

                                      "The more urgent, unrelenting and darker feel of the album reflects its social commentary set the context of ancient traditions, with a mixture of African and Afro-Caribbean musical history. It takes the concept of the griot, one of the storytellers who keep alive the tradition of oral history in parts of Africa, and transports it to the present day."

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                                        John Coltrane1963: New DirectionsImpulse!

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                                        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, especially, A Love Supreme. Music comes from the original albums Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, Dear Old Stockholm (released after Coltrane’s death), Newport ‘63 and Live at Birdland.

                                          The Comet Is ComingTrust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep MysteryImpulse!

                                          Futurist jazz voyagers (lead by Shabaka Hutchings) The Comet Is Coming release their anticipated 2nd album via Impulse! A propulsive, kaleidoscopic trip deep into the cosmos - another essential release!

                                          • – Summon The Fire
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                                          John ColtraneBoth Directions At Once: The Lost AlbumImpulse!

                                          On March 6, 1963, John Coltrane and his classic quartet - McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones - recorded an entire studio album at the legendary Van Gelder Studios. This music, which features unheard originals, is finally released, 55 years later.

                                          This is, in short, the holy grail of jazz music!

                                          N.B. Tracklisting for single LP and single CD formats:

                                          1. Untitled Original 11383

                                          2. Nature Boy

                                          3. Untitled Original 11386

                                          4. Vilia

                                          5. Impressions

                                          6. Slow Blues

                                          7. One Up, One Down

                                          • – Untitled Original 11383 (Take 1)
                                          John ColtraneImpressionsImpulse!

                                          Classic modal jazz album from the master of deep jazz and one of the most important performer/composers ever! Modal fans will love the tranquil, melancholic ballad After the Rain while fans of the new thing will dig the hectic forward-thinking India and Impressions! Recommended!

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                                            Sons of KemetYour Queen Is A ReptileImpulse!

                                            Sons of Kemet’s third studio album, and first under the impulse! label! Shabaka Hutchings and his band incorporate sounds of spiritual jazz music, while keeping a consistent and hypnotic rhythm throughout. Essential release!

                                            • – My Queen Is Ada Eastman
                                            • – My Queen Is Mamie Phipps Clark
                                            • – My Queen Is Harriet Tubman
                                            • – My Queen Is Anna Julia Cooper
                                            • – My Queen Is Angela Davis
                                            • – My Queen Is Nanny Of The Maroons
                                            • – My Queen Is Yaa Asantewaa
                                            • – My Queen Is Albertina Sisulu
                                            • – My Queen Is Doreen Lawrence
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                                            John ColtraneSun ShipImpulse!

                                            Awesome 1965 recordings from the period just after the landmark 'A Love Supreme'! Awe-inspiring deep jazz from a god-like genius! Recommended!


                                              Lambert, Hendricks & RossSing A Song Of Basie (1965)Impulse!

                                              First Impulse original pressing (first came out on ABC in 1957)

                                                Pharoah SandersKarma (1969)Impulse!

                                                Over half an hour of "The Creator Has A Master Plan"! Leon Thomas on vocals joins the Pharoah for one of the greatest collaborations in deep, spiritual jazz ever! Essential!

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                                                  John ColtraneKulu Se Mama (1966)Impulse!

                                                  Brilliant little-known album from the king of deep jazz, John Coltrane! Features sessions from before and after the landmark 'Meditations' recordings that marked his departure into more adventurous free form improvisation - features African percussion and chanting, stripped down saxophone/drum duos, and both expanded line-ups and classic quartet recordings! Alternately fiery and tranquil, this is some of the most advanced and beautiful modal jazz you will hear! Trance-inducing, meditative, deeply magical music! Very highly recommended!

                                                    John ColtraneAscension (1965)Impulse!

                                                    Landmark free jazz album! An essential classic for any fan of 'new thing' improvisation! John Coltrane was one of the greatest player/composers the world has ever known and this is one of his most adventurous recordings! Mammoth, large scale big band session featuring a host of key avant/deep jazz luminaries such as Alber Ayler, Marion Brown, John Tchicai, Pharoah Sanders and Archie Shepp! This CD features both editions! Intense, extreme, transcendant music unlike anything else! Highly recommended!

                                                    • – Part I
                                                    • – Part II
                                                    John ColtraneA Love Supreme (1964)Impulse!

                                                    100% essential deep jazz classic! Searching, yearning, BEAUTIFUL spiritual jazz of the highest order! This is considered by many to be his best album and consistently gets voted as one of the best albums of all time in any genre! It's that good! 


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                                                      Alice ColtraneJourney In Satchidananda (1971)Impulse!

                                                      100% essential, C-L-A-S-S-I-C spiritual jazz album featuring Pharoah Sanders! Deep-as-it-gets, hypnotic, trance-like, spiritually uplifting music featuring Alice playing her harp and weird eastern sounds! Very highly recommended! This is probably Alice Coltrane's best ever album! We love Alice Coltrane! You need this!!

                                                      • – Journey in Satchidananda
                                                      • – Stopover Bombay
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                                                      Duke Ellington & John ColtraneDuke Ellington & John Coltrane (1963)Impulse!

                                                      Duke Ellington & John Coltrane is a jazz album by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane recorded on September 26, 1962 and released in February 1963 on Impulse! Records. For Ellington, it was one of many collaborations with fellow jazz-greats in the early 1960s, including Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Coleman Hawkins, Max Roach and Charles Mingus, and placed him in a jazz quartet setting (in this case, saxophone, piano, bass and drums), rather than his usual one in a big band.

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                                                        Archie SheppFour For Trane (1964)Impulse!

                                                        Archie Shepp's first major outing was recorded in August 1964 about a year before John Coltrane gathered some of these same players (Shepp and alto saxophonist John Tchicai) in the studio for the recording of Ascension.

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                                                          John ColtraneColtrane (1962)Impulse!

                                                          Coltrane's first for Impulse, in 1962, was also the first recording for the classic quartet line-up and is a beautiful blend of extended modal solos, as on "Out Of This World", weaving soprano on "The Inch Worm" and masterful balladry on "Soul Eyes".

                                                          Deluxe version contains 10 bonus tracks, including the previously unreleased "Not Yet"

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                                                            The John Coltrane QuartetAfrica/BrassImpulse!

                                                            Lush 1961 album of post-bop modal jazz with a large band conducted by Eric Dolphy. Texturally unlike any other John Coltrane recording, this is a truly unique album featuring large scale imagenings of John Coltrane's ever-innovative forward-thinking music! Recommended!


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                                                                Super rare deep spiritual jazz album with a heavy Brazilian influence featuring Nana Vasconceles, Dom Salvador, Portinho, Cecil McBee and more. Originally released privately by the artist and flautist Lloyd McNeill in 1980 and out of print for nearly 40 years.

                                                                Soul Jazz Records' newly remastered edition of ‘Elegia’ is released as a limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide on Vinyl (+ download) and 1000-copies worldwide CD edition.
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                                                                Bobby HutchersonMontaraBlue Note / Elemental Music

                                                                Classic funky latin jazz vibes from the mid-70s on Blue Note from Bobby Hutcherson - includes the haunting title track (as famously flipped by Madlib on his Blue Note release, 'Shades of Blue') and a version of 'Oye Como Va'. Every home should have a copy!

                                                                • – Montara
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                                                                Louie Vega presents Leroy Burgess & The Universal Robot Band feat. Patrick AdamsBarely Breaking Even (7" Edition)Alim Music

                                                                Louie Vega reboots the CLASSIC boogie jam, 'Barely Breaking Even' that was originally written by Leroy Burgess back in 1982. This updated version is tastefully done and features both legends Leroy Burgess and Patrick Adams; not forgetting THAT cowbell! Classic disco meets NYC house music and it sounds so good!

                                                                • – Barely Breaking Even (Louie Vega Boogie Mix) (Radio Edit)
                                                                • – Barely Breaking Even (Louie Vega Boogie Mix) (Radio Edit Instrumental)
                                                                • 1. – Barely Breaking Even (Louie Vega Boogie Mix) (Radio Edit)
                                                                • 2. – Barely Breaking Even (Louie Vega Boogie Mix) (Radio Edit Instrumental)
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                                                                Matthew HalsallOnenessGondwana Records

                                                                UK jazz trumpeter, Matthew Halsall, drops a set of archive recordings from sessions back in 2008. Deep meditative spiritual-jazz music released via his own Gondwana imprint.

                                                                • – Life
                                                                • – Oneness
                                                                • – Stan's Harp
                                                                • – Loving Kindness
                                                                • – Distant Land
                                                                • – Stories from India
                                                                • – The Traveller
                                                                • 3×LP£28.99
                                                                  Triple vinyl edition housed in a deluxe sleeve, designed by Ian Anderson of The Designer's Republic.
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                                                                • CD£11.99
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                                                                Cap'tain CreoleNi Bel JouninBeauMonde Records

                                                                Reissue of this 1985 release that was originally released on a now very rare 7" on CAP records. This release from creole-speaking, French reggae band, Cap'tain Creole touches on Afro, rock, funk, reggae and the post disco/boogie sounds that were happening in France at the time.

                                                                • – Fre Moin
                                                                • – Ni Bel Jounin
                                                                • 12"£12.99
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                                                                Lloyd McNeillTreasures (1980)Soul Jazz Records

                                                                Soul Jazz Records are releasing flautist Lloyd McNeill’s album ‘Treasures’ (1980). Originally released on the artists’ own private press Baobab label in New York, the album is a serious collectors’ piece, a heavyweight and fascinating fusion of deep spiritual jazz with Brazilian and rhythms and melodies. The album has been out of print for nearly 40 years. This is a very limited edition pressing of 1000 vinyl + 1000 CDs only.

                                                                This groundbreaking album is the culmination of Lloyd McNeill’s many years involved with Brazilian musicians and features the great percussionist Nana Vasconcelos alongside fellow Brazilian’s Portinho and Dom Salvador alongside US jazz musicians including bassist Cecil McBee.

                                                                In a 50-year musical career, McNeill has worked with many artists including Nina Simone, Eric Dolphy, Mulatu Asatke and Sabu Martinez.

                                                                McNeill grew up during the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. All of his music was only ever released on his own private-press record label, echoing the Civil Rights and African-American themes of the era - black economic empowerment and self-sufficiency – and there is a beautiful spirituality in all his music.

                                                                In the late 1960s McNeill became teacher of both jazz and painting at the New Thing Art and Architecture Center in Washington and in 1969 was the first African-American professor hired to teach African-American Music History, at Rutgers University.

                                                                This is the fourth Lloyd McNeill album that Soul Jazz Records have released and follows on from the recent release of ‘Treasures’ (1976) and the earlier albums ‘Asha’ (1969), ‘Tanner Suite’ (1969) and ‘Washington Suite’ (1970) all of which are being re-pressed to coincide with this new release.

                                                                This album is fully re-mastered from original source and is re-released for the first time ever on Soul Jazz Records in a very limited edition of 1000 vinyl (+ download code), 1000 limited edition CD pressing and digital.

                                                                • Lloyd McNeill – Griot
                                                                • Lloyd McNeill – As A Matter Of Fact
                                                                • Lloyd McNeill – Salvation Army
                                                                • Lloyd McNeill – You Don't Know What Love Is
                                                                Congo Revolution - Revolutionary and Evolutionary Sounds From The Two Congos 1955 - 62Soul Jazz Records

                                                                This stunning new release looks at the explosion of music that came out of the Congo in the years leading up to independence in 1960. Congolese rumba, a wild combination of African, Jazz and Latin influences, created future stars of its now legendary creators – Franco, Grand Kalle, Tabu Ley, Dr. Nico, Papa Wemba - and all feature here in their ground-breaking early groups such as O.K.Jazz, Brazzos, Rock-A-Mambo, African Jazz and The Beguen Band.

                                                                The Congo is in fact two countries – The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC, formerly Zaire) and the Republic of the Congo. Congo Revolution was first released as a sampler 7” box set for RSD, and this expanded release includes a 50-page booklet/double gatefold and inner sleeves containing extensive text explaining the evolution of the music and history of the two Congos, and how music, politics and popular culture intersected at the point of independence from the two Congos’ European colonisers – Belgium and France – through songs such as ‘Vive Patrice Lumumba,’ and ‘MNC Uhuru,’ which celebrated the Congolese independence leader prior to his political assassination.

                                                                Also included is the stunning images of the Congolese photographer Jean Depara who documented the Congo’s vibrant nightlife in the period 1955-65 as well as being the official photographer for the superstar Congolese artist Franco up until his death in 1989. Depara also documents the rise of the Bills (Congolese teenagers who dressed as cowboys) and sharp-suited évolués (which later gave rise to the fashion-conscious phenomenon of the Congolese ‘Sapeurs’). These superb images are reproduced in collaboration with Revue Noire in France.

                                                                This album comes as a deluxe heavyweight double vinyl with gatefold sleeve and individual inner sleeves, CD with slipcase and 50-page outsize booklet and as digital release.

                                                                • Brazzos et OK Jazz – Cha Cha Cha Del Zombo
                                                                • Brazzos Et OK Jazz – Tcha Tcha Tcha Mi Amor
                                                                • Essous et Rock-A-Mambo – Baila
                                                                • Edo et O.K. Jazz – Kumavula Tubakueto
                                                                • O.K. Jazz – Sois Sage Amour
                                                                • Nino & Rock-a-Mambo – Allegria
                                                                • Bagette et Le Vedette Jazz Orchestre – Rhythmo Vedette Jazz
                                                                • Franco et O.K. Jazz – Tokeyi Kobina Calypso
                                                                • Essous et Orchestre Bantou – Luiza
                                                                • Beguen Band – Yo Me Moera
                                                                • African Jazz – Vive Patrice Lumumba
                                                                • Dewayon & Conga Jazz – Na Lingi Na Ngai Kubala Te
                                                                • Kongo Jazz – La Belle Lucie Botayi
                                                                • Grupo O.K Jazz – Grupo O.K Jazz
                                                                • Rock-A- Mambo – Cherie Nini
                                                                • African Jazz – Flowers of Luckness
                                                                • African Fiesta – Merengue Nico
                                                                • Rock-a-Mambo – Les Voyous
                                                                • Wendo Kolosoy with Beguen Band – Marie Louise
                                                                • African Jazz – Ngonga Ebeti Independance
                                                                • African Jazz – MNC Uhuru
                                                                • 1. Brazzos et OK Jazz – Cha Cha Cha Del Zombo
                                                                • 2. Brazzos Et OK Jazz – Tcha Tcha Tcha Mi Amor
                                                                • 3. Essous et Rock-A-Mambo – Baila
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                                                                • 2xLP + Download Code£23.00
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                                                                • Deluxe CD with 48-page booklet and Slipcase£12.00
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                                                                • MP3 Release£7.99
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                                                                Theon Cross / PokusCandace of Meroe / Pokus OneSoul Jazz Records

                                                                This is a one-time only pressing of this 12" single and will be deleted on release. Two killer tracks that are not on the vinyl version of the Kaleidoscope album. Theon Cross's superb Candace of Meroe and Pokus' equally striking Pokus One

                                                                • Theon Cross – Candace of Meroe
                                                                • Pokus – Pokus One
                                                                • Limited-edition one-off 12" single£12.99
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                                                                Fabriano FuzionCosmik SindikaBeauMonde Records

                                                                Reissue of this KILLER, Caribbean jazz-fusion album from 1982, finally getting the necessary reissue treatment from BeauMonde Records!

                                                                • – Kaladja Vivilo 1
                                                                • – Kaladja Vivilo 2
                                                                • – Karibean Suite
                                                                • – Metamorphose
                                                                • – Se Kon Sa
                                                                • – Kominike
                                                                • – Kosmos I
                                                                • – Kosmos II
                                                                • – Manege
                                                                • LP£24.99
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                                                                Neue Grafik EnsembleFoulden RoadTotal Refreshment Centre

                                                                Neue Grafik delivers his album debut with his Ensemble for Total Refreshment Centre's record label venture. The band features Emma-Jeen Thackray and Dougal Taylor (Vels Trio) as well as guest spots from Nubya Garcia, Allysha Joy and Brother Portrait. Wicked hybrid jazz experiments for the Kamaal Wiliams fans - ace!

                                                                • – Foulden Road
                                                                • – Dalston Junction (feat. Brother Portrait & Esinam)
                                                                • – Voodoo Rain (feat. Nubya Garcia)
                                                                • – Something Is Missing
                                                                • – Hotel Laplace (feat. Allysha Joy)
                                                                • – Hedgehog's Dilemma (feat. Brother Portrait)
                                                                • – Dedicated To Marie Paule / Conclusion (feat. Brother Portrait)
                                                                • LP£13.99
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                                                                All New Soul Jazz Groovy 12" BagMarine Blue and Orange BAGSoul Jazz Records

                                                                Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 30 LPs). Fantastic for DJing, impressing your stylish friends or just 'carrying stuff'.

                                                                As well as the classic blue bag with white strap and stripes these are now available in limited edition red, green, cyan and more with matching straps - 'nuff colours!

                                                                  Yelfris ValdésFor The Ones​.​.​.Música Macondo

                                                                  Hugely talented Afro-Cuban composer and trumpeter, Yelfris Valdés (Yussef Kamaal, Daymé Arocena, 2000black family), delivers an incredible new album for the debut release on Tim Garcia's Musica Macondo Records. 'For The Ones...' cooks up a hypnotic blend of jazz, cuban rhythms and electronics, paving the way for a new Cuban sound of the future. Fans of the experimental Miles Davis sound should give this a spin. Highly recommended!

                                                                  • – Canto Congo
                                                                  • – Aceleyo Aña
                                                                  • – After Sly
                                                                  Floating PointsCrushNinja Tune

                                                                  Floating Points releases his third LP, 'Crush' via Ninja Tune. This album realises more club-ready, darker material, inspired by experimenting with the complex Buchla modular synth system.

                                                                  • – LesAlpx
                                                                  • LP + Download Code£17.99
                                                                    Limited edition version: 140g black vinyl housed in a glossy sleeve with exclusive cover art, artwork printed inside and out, 4 page A4 booklet featuring a score of album track ‘Birth’. Download code included.
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                                                                  • CD£8.99
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                                                                  John ColtraneKulu Se Mama (1966)Impulse!

                                                                  Brilliant little-known album from the king of deep jazz, John Coltrane! Features sessions from before and after the landmark 'Meditations' recordings that marked his departure into more adventurous free form improvisation - features African percussion and chanting, stripped down saxophone/drum duos, and both expanded line-ups and classic quartet recordings! Alternately fiery and tranquil, this is some of the most advanced and beautiful modal jazz you will hear! Trance-inducing, meditative, deeply magical music! Very highly recommended!

                                                                    Ronin ArkestraSonkeiAlbert's Favourites

                                                                    Led by producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Mark de Clive Lowe, Tokyo’s Ronin Arkestra brings together some of the most supreme and innovative players in Japan’s Jazz and electronic music scene, featuring members of Kyoto Jazz Sextet, WONK, Cro-Magnon, Root Soul, Sleepwalker, Sauce81 and Kyoto Jazz Massive!

                                                                    • – Lullabies Of The Lost
                                                                    • – Onkochishin
                                                                    • – Elegy Of Entrapment
                                                                    • – Art Of Altercation
                                                                    • – Cosmic Collisions
                                                                    • – Circle Of Transmigration
                                                                    • – Fallen Angel
                                                                    • – Tempestuous Temperament
                                                                    • LP£15.99 £7.99
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                                                                    Toni TornadoB. R. 3Odeon

                                                                    Legendary Brazilian soulful funk album from the master Toni Tornado

                                                                    • – Juízo Final
                                                                    • – Não Lhe Quero Mais
                                                                    • – Dei A Partida
                                                                    • – Uma Canção Prá Arla
                                                                    • – Breve Loteria
                                                                    • – Eu Disse Amém
                                                                    Bremer/McCoyUtopiaLuaka Bop

                                                                    Luaka Bop release 'Utopia' by Danish duo Bremer/McCoy (Morten McCoy keyboards and loops and Jonathan Bremer acoustic bass) who make music that is a meditative and intense blend of jazz and dub.

                                                                    • – Højder
                                                                    • LP£23.99
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                                                                    • CD£12.99
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                                                                    John Coltrane QuartetCrescent (1964)Impulse!

                                                                    Truly beautiful pre-'A Love Supreme' album from the master of deep jazz, John Coltrane! Classic modal jazz featuring the classic quartet line up with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones from 1964! Features the essential 'Wise One'! Recommended!

                                                                      • CD£7.99
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                                                                      • New LP £16.99
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                                                                      The Don Rendell / Ian Carr QuintetLiveJazzman

                                                                      Reissue of The Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet "Live" LP. A classic from British jazz and the Lansdowne catalogue. Exact replica reissue!

                                                                      • – On Track
                                                                      Nelson Angelo & JoyceNelson Angelo & JoyceOdeon

                                                                      Stunning album of Brazilian folky-rock! Recorded in 1971 and with tracks included on the recent Soul Jazz records' 'Brazil 70" album, this is an absolutely 100% essential album of post-tropicalia Brazilian folky-rock. Seriously deep music that sounds like Crosby Stills and Nash/Joni Mitchell-style US folk rock but with its roots in Brazilian jazz pop! Simultaneously rootsy and polished love songs from two people in love - this is Joyce's first and best album! Very highly recommended!

                                                                      • – Um gosto de fruta
                                                                      • – Hotel Universo
                                                                      • – Sete Cachorras
                                                                      • – Communhao
                                                                      • – Pessoas
                                                                      • – Meus vinte Anos
                                                                      • – Mantra
                                                                      • – Vivo ou morto
                                                                      • LP (180 gram)£37.99
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                                                                      Marvin GayeWhat's Going On (Live)Tamla Motown / UMC

                                                                      Originally recorded in Washington, D.C., Gaye’s hometown, one year after the release of his ground breaking album. For decades this extraordinary live recording, of the original album plus an epic medley of Marvin’s Sixties hits, sat on the shelves, it is now newly mixed and made available for the first time.

                                                                        • 2×LP£23.99
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                                                                        • CD£11.99
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                                                                        John ColtraneBlack Pearls (1964)DOL

                                                                        1958 session first released in 1964 on Prestige. w/ Donald Byrd, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Art Taylor

                                                                        • – Black Pearls
                                                                        • CD£7.99
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                                                                        • LP£15.99
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                                                                        Bertil Strandbergs KvintettCirrusFrederiksberg Records

                                                                        Deep swedish modal jazz! The first ever vinyl reissue of Bertil Strandberg Kvintett’s sought-after 'Cirrus' album from 1973.

                                                                        • – Cirrus
                                                                        • – Glir
                                                                        • – Relik
                                                                        • – Intakt
                                                                        • – Cambodia
                                                                        • – Elegi
                                                                        • LP£25.99
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                                                                        Vance and SuzzanneI Can't Get Along Without YouKalita Records

                                                                        Kalita Records does us a favour with the official reissue of a, genuine, disco "holy grail", OGs fetching three figure sums online. A massive Larry Levan record and broken in his legendary Paradise Garage - essential reissue!

                                                                        • – I Can’t Get Along Without You
                                                                        • – I Can’t Get Along Without You (Inst.)
                                                                        • 12"£12.99
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