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    • Doug Carn feat. The Voice of Jean Carn – My Spirit
    • Doug Carn feat. The Voice of Jean Carn – Arise And Shine
    • Doug Carn feat. The Voice of Jean Carn – Trance Dance
    • 1. Dwell Like A Ghost
    • 2. My Spirit
    • 3. Arise And Shine
    • 4. Blue In Green
    • 5. Trance Dance
    • 6. Search For The New Land
    • 7. New Moon

    Untouchable deep, spiritual jazz once more on Black Jazz from Doug Carn, with the soaring vocals of his then wife Jean Carn. Untouchable stuff!

    Of all the artists who recorded for the Black Jazz label, keyboardist and composer Doug Carn was the most prolific, releasing four albums for the label. 1972's 'Spirit of the New Land' was his second Black Jazz release, but the first one (of two) to co-feature his wife, vocalist Jean Carn. Features trumpeter Charles Tolliver, co-founder of the Strata-East label; saxophonist George Harper, who played with Herbie Hancock and Jimmy Smith among others; trombonist Garnett Brown and drummer Alphonse Mouzon (founding member of Weather Report). This is beautiful, uplifting, spiritual jazz classic!

    Other Releases on Black Jazz Records

    The AwakeningMirage (Remastered Edition)Black Jazz Records

    **First time reissued on vinyl!**

    The only “group” on the Black Jazz roster, The Awakening today should be heralded as one of the great bands in early ‘70s jazz. That they’re not is the result of the Black Jazz label’s distribution woes; witness the fact that original copies of both of their records for the imprint command prices in the hundreds of dollars if you can find them at all. Mirage is their second (1973) album, the last one they made together; it boasts the same Chicago-based, AACM-centric line-up as the first, with the notable addition of bassist Rufus Reid on a couple of tracks. Spiritual jazz, free jazz, soul jazz, fusion jazz, you name it—The Awakening take all those threads common to early ‘70s African-American music and, like any great ensemble, weave them into a beautiful sonic garment that’s greater than the sum of its parts. The Mirage is a bit less political/pan-African than Hear, Sense and Feel, its predecessor, which definitely owed some of its feel to the band’s Art Ensemble of Chicago/AACM roots; this record is a little more abstract, a little more varied in its moods and textural coloring, yet no less powerful and transporting.

    • – Mode for D.D.
    • – Slinky
    • – Mirage
    • – March On
    Henry FranklinThe Skipper At Home (Remastered Edition)Black Jazz Records

    Bassist Henry Franklin’s 1972 release for Black Jazz, The Skipper, is one of the highlights in a label catalog full of many, and his 1974 follow-up, The Skipper at Home (“The Skipper” is Franklin’s nickname), lives up to its predecessor’s high standard and might even surpass it. Which is no surprise given that a lot of the same players are on it, including trumpeter/flugelhornist Oscar Brashear, tenor/soprano saxophonist Charles Owens, and pianist Bill Henderson (here billed as Kemang Sunduza). But The Skipper at Home also boasts ace talents like keyboardist Kirk Lightsey (memorably featured on the Roland Haynes Black Jazz release 2nd Wave), trombonist Al Hall, Jr. (who appeared on Black Jazz releases from Doug Carn, Chester Thompson, and Calvin Keys), and drummer Leon “Ndugu” Chancler, who’s played with everyone from Miles Davis to Joe Henderson. The result is an album that, like The Skipper, is rooted in bop but one that nods to some of the currents that were swirling in jazz at the time; it’s a little freer, a little more electric. And, as is true of just about every Black Jazz release, the ensemble work is remarkably intuitive and swinging, driven by Franklin’s melodic, inventive bass playing.

    • – Blue Lights
    • – The Magic Boy
    Gene RussellNew DirectionBlack Jazz Records

    The first album released from the most sought-after label, bar none, among jazz collectors! Black Jazz was started by keyboardist / producer Gene Russell for Dick Schory's Ovation Records. Active from only 1971 to 1975, and reputed to be the first jazz label started by an African-American since Sunshine Records in 1921, Black Jazz sought to expand minds as well as hearts, releasing spiritual, socially conscious music that explored such burgeoning genres of the era as funk, soul jazz, and free jazz. 'New Directions' set the tone for the entire label with its modal and soul jazz explorations. Real Gone's reissue includes new liner notes by Pat Thomas, the author of 'Listen Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975'

    • – Black Orchid
    • – Listen Here
    Chester ThompsonPowerhouseBlack Jazz Records

    With long-standing stints in Tower of Power and Santana, Chester Thompson just might be the most decorated and distinguished keyboardist in all of rock and R&B, let alone of the Bay Area musical scene.

    It's little wonder that this 1971 album, then, is one of the rarest and most coveted albums on the highly collectible Black Jazz Records label—it's Thompson's debut record, cut a couple of years before he joined Tower of Power, with a smokin' band featuring fellow Black Jazz recording artist Rudolph Johnson on sax along with ace drummer Raymond Pounds (Pharoah Sanders, Stevie Wonder, Pointer Sisters) and trombonist Al Hall (Johnny Hammond, Freddie Hubbard, Eddie Harris). And, yes, Powerhouse comes by its title honestly…it's jazz, all right, but injected with a jolt of electricity courtesy of Thompson's Hammond B-3, and with just four tunes spread out over two sides, it's pretty much a nonstop groove.

    Newly remastered, and with liner notes featuring quotes from fellow Tower of Power member Dave Garibaldi and Bay Area keyboardist Todd Cochran a.k.a. Bayete that testify as to Chester Thompson's greatness, this is another long-lost triumph from the Black Jazz label. First-ever vinyl reissue!

    • – Mr. T
    • – Weird Harold
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    Henry FranklinThe SkipperBlack Jazz Records

    SUPER- RARE deep jazz - First time in print for nearly 50 years! Heavy b-lines, tough horn lines, fender rhodes - essential Black Jazz rarity finally on vinyl!

    Classic 1972 Black Jazz album release from bassist Henry "The Skipper" Franklin! Featuring the incredible cuts 'Plastic Creek Stomp', 'Beauty And The Electric Tub' (check the break!) and 'The Skipper'!

    • – Plastic Creek Stomp
    • – Beauty And The Electric Tub
    • – The Skipper
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    Gene RussellTalk To My LadyBlack Jazz Records

    SUPER- RARE deep jazz - First time in print for nearly 50 years! This is super laid back fender rhodes deepness - another essential Black Jazz rarity finally on vinyl!

    Classic Black Jazz 1973 album release from keyboard player and producer, Gene Russell! Check the funky jazz cut 'Get Down' (what a bassline!) and an insane Fender Rhodes version of Coltrane's 'My Favorite Things'!

    • – Get Down
    • – My Favorite Things
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    Calvin KeysShawn-NeeqBlack Jazz Records

    RARE & HEAVY spiritual jazz from LA guitarist Calvin Keys - like a an early precursor to Horace Tapscott, and later Thundercat and the deep LA jazz scene! ESSENTIAL!

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    Calvin Keys’s 1971 debut album for the Black Jazz Records label announced the arrival of a new star in the jazz guitar firmament. Keys had spent the ‘60s backing up the crème de la crème of jazz organists—Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Jack McDuff, Richard “Groove” Holmes—but for his first record as a leader, he was eager to play with a piano player instead. So he recruited one of the best—Larry Nash, who, besides being a member of the L.A. Express, played with everybody from Eddie Harris to Bill Withers to Etta James. Bassist Lawrence Evans, drummer Bob Braye, and flautist-songwriter Owen Marshall rounded out the group on Shawn-Neeq, which might remind some of Pat Metheny’s early work (Metheny acknowledges Keys as an influence), or Grant Green. But what gives Shawn-Neeq extra depth is that it comes from the heart; as Keys says in Pat Thomas’ liner notes, which feature an interview with the artist: “My thing was, I write about some of the experiences that I’ve had in my life.” Keys has since become a fixture in the Bay Area jazz scene; this is the album that started his journey.

    • – B. E.
    • – Criss Cross
    • – Shawn-Neeq
    • – Gee-Gee
    Rudolph JohnsonSpring RainBlack Jazz Records

    Wicked rare Black Jazz includes the MASSIVE 'Diswa' - big tune! + loads more deep stuff!

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    Columbus, Ohio’s Rudolph Johnson drew comparisons to John Coltrane during his career; like the jazz legend in his later years, Johnson eschewed drugs or alcohol and spent his time every day either meditating and rehearsing on his horn. You can definitely hear a little bit of Coltrane in Johnson’s playing on this, his 1971 debut release for the Black Jazz label, the first of two he recorded for the imprint and the first he recorded as a leader after some sideman work (most notably for organist Jimmy McGriff); his ability to explore the upper registers and overtones of his tenor sax while retaining control is quite striking. Of course, this being a Black Jazz release, along with the bebop sounds of “Sylvia Ann” and the mid-‘60s Blue Note stylings of “Sylvia Ann,” there’s the soul jazz of “Diswa” and the groove funk of “Devon Jean,” all played by, as is typical on Black Jazz releases, by top-notch sidemen including drummer Raymond Pounds, who’s played with everybody from Stevie Wonder to Pharoah Sanders to Bob Dylan, and pianist John Barnes, whose work is very familiar to Motown fans (Supremes, Temptations, Marvin Gaye). Bassist Reggie Jackson, who appeared on the Walter Bishop, Jr. Coral Keys record we previously released, rounds out the quartet.

    • – Diswa
    Cleveland EatonPlenty Good EatonBlack Jazz Records

    HEAVY RARE DEEP FUNK/JAZZ BLACK JAZZ ALBUM!

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    Super rare deep 1975 jazz/funk album from Cleveland Eaton! Some wild styles going on here ranging from the Blaxploitation soundtrack stylings of “Keena,” “All Your Lover All Day All Night,” and “Hamburg 302,” all of which incorporate disco-style strings into funky soul-jazz vamps, to the almost trad-jazz of “Kaiser 405,” to the Philly soul of “Are You Out There Somewhere Caring,” to the out-and-out party anthem “Moe Let’s Have a Party.” KILLER, KILLER ALBUM!

    • – Chi-Town Theme
    • – Keena
    • – Moe Let’s Have a Party
    • – Are You Out There Somewhere Caring
    • – Kaiser 405
    • – All Your Love All Day All Night
    • – Hamburg 302
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    The AwakeningHear, Sense And FeelBlack Jazz Records

    The Awakening are the heaviest of all the groups to release on Black Jazz Records - this is simply a spiritual jazz classic album - every track is superb. This is also one of the RAREST of all Black Jazz albums - never reissued and super deep - 100% ESSENTIAL PURCHASE!

    A spiritual jazz classic from The Awakening that sees the group making sidesteps into the freer jazz zones - quite natural for band pianist Ken Chaney and saxophonist-flautist Ari Brown, given their involvement with the Afro-centric AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Music) - essential!

    • – Awakening - Prologue Spring Thing
    • – Convulsions
    • – Kera's Dance
    • – Brand New Feeling
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    Roland Haynes2nd WaveBlack Jazz Records

    Incredible album! Powerful synth-led heavy experimental 70s Afro-futurist jazz on Black Jazz Records. Very rare album released for the first time in many, many years. Check the audio.

    One of the most powerful of Black Jazz Records releases (alongside The Awakening)

    • – Second Wave
    • – Kirstn's Play
    • – Descent
    • – Funky Mama Moose
    Kellee PattersonMaiden VoyageBlack Jazz Records

    Fantastic album on Black Jazz, originally released in 1974 and featuring the seminal vocal version of Herbie Hancock's 'Maiden Voyage' - powerful, uplifting gem on Black Jazz. AWESOME!

    Produced by Gene Russell, accompanied by George Harper's sprightly flute and a subdued rhythm section, Patterson's lovely, sure-pitched voice fits the love song "Magic Wand of Love" and the boogaloo 'Soul Daddy' well, as does her interpretation of lyrics specially fashioned for the Herbie Hancock instrumental 'Maiden Voyage'.

    • – Maiden Voyage
    Walter Bishop, Jr.Coral KeysBlack Jazz Records

    Superb spiritual deepness once more channelling Coltrane, Tyner et al with the great Idris Muhammed on drums - this is a super tight set, wicked super rare Black Jazz deepness!

    Walter Bishop, Jr. (piano), Idris Muhammed (drums), Reggie Johnson (bass), Harold Vick (flute & soprano), Alan Schwartz Benger (drums), Woody Shaw (trumpet).

    • – Coral Keys
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    Walter Bishop, Jr. (piano), Idris Muhammed (drums), Reggie Johnson (bass), Harold Vick (flute & soprano), Alan Schwartz Benger (drums), Woody Shaw (trumpet).

    • – Coral Keys
    • – Waltz For Zweetie
    The AwakeningHear, Sense And FeelBlack Jazz Records

    The Awakening are the heaviest of all the groups to release on Black Jazz Records - this is simply a spiritual jazz classic album - every track is superb. This is also one of the RAREST of all Black Jazz albums - never reissued and super deep - 100% ESSENTIAL PURCHASE!

    A spiritual jazz classic from The Awakening that sees the group making sidesteps into the freer jazz zones - quite natural for band pianist Ken Chaney and saxophonist-flautist Ari Brown, given their involvement with the Afro-centric AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Music) - essential!

    • – Awakening - Prologue Spring Thing
    • – Convulsions
    • – Kera's Dance
    • – Brand New Feeling
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    Kellee PattersonMaiden VoyageBlack Jazz Records

    Fantastic album on Black Jazz, originally released in 1974 and featuring the seminal vocal version of Herbie Hancock's 'Maiden Voyage' - powerful, uplifting gem on Black Jazz. AWESOME!

    Produced by Gene Russell, accompanied by George Harper's sprightly flute and a subdued rhythm section, Patterson's lovely, sure-pitched voice fits the love song "Magic Wand of Love" and the boogaloo 'Soul Daddy' well, as does her interpretation of lyrics specially fashioned for the Herbie Hancock instrumental 'Maiden Voyage'.

    • – Maiden Voyage
    Roland Haynes2nd WaveBlack Jazz Records

    Incredible album! Powerful synth-led heavy experimental 70s Afro-futurist jazz on Black Jazz Records. Very rare album released for the first time in many, many years. Check the audio.

    One of the most powerful of Black Jazz Records releases (alongside The Awakening)

    • – Second Wave
    • – Kirstn's Play
    • – Descent
    • – Funky Mama Moose
    Rudolph JohnsonSpring RainBlack Jazz Records

    Wicked rare Black Jazz includes the MASSIVE 'Diswa' - big tune! + loads more deep stuff!

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    Columbus, Ohio’s Rudolph Johnson drew comparisons to John Coltrane during his career; like the jazz legend in his later years, Johnson eschewed drugs or alcohol and spent his time every day either meditating and rehearsing on his horn. You can definitely hear a little bit of Coltrane in Johnson’s playing on this, his 1971 debut release for the Black Jazz label, the first of two he recorded for the imprint and the first he recorded as a leader after some sideman work (most notably for organist Jimmy McGriff); his ability to explore the upper registers and overtones of his tenor sax while retaining control is quite striking. Of course, this being a Black Jazz release, along with the bebop sounds of “Sylvia Ann” and the mid-‘60s Blue Note stylings of “Sylvia Ann,” there’s the soul jazz of “Diswa” and the groove funk of “Devon Jean,” all played by, as is typical on Black Jazz releases, by top-notch sidemen including drummer Raymond Pounds, who’s played with everybody from Stevie Wonder to Pharoah Sanders to Bob Dylan, and pianist John Barnes, whose work is very familiar to Motown fans (Supremes, Temptations, Marvin Gaye). Bassist Reggie Jackson, who appeared on the Walter Bishop, Jr. Coral Keys record we previously released, rounds out the quartet.

    • – Diswa
    Doug CarnRevelationBlack Jazz

    Wicked funky jazz from the Black Jazz label's keyboard great, featuring strident vocals from Doug's wife Jean Carn, predating her Philly disco era! A timeless classic.

    • – Power And Glory
    • – Revelation
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    Calvin KeysShawn-NeeqBlack Jazz Records

    RARE & HEAVY spiritual jazz from LA guitarist Calvin Keys - like a an early precursor to Horace Tapscott, and later Thundercat and the deep LA jazz scene! ESSENTIAL!

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    Calvin Keys’s 1971 debut album for the Black Jazz Records label announced the arrival of a new star in the jazz guitar firmament. Keys had spent the ‘60s backing up the crème de la crème of jazz organists—Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Jack McDuff, Richard “Groove” Holmes—but for his first record as a leader, he was eager to play with a piano player instead. So he recruited one of the best—Larry Nash, who, besides being a member of the L.A. Express, played with everybody from Eddie Harris to Bill Withers to Etta James. Bassist Lawrence Evans, drummer Bob Braye, and flautist-songwriter Owen Marshall rounded out the group on Shawn-Neeq, which might remind some of Pat Metheny’s early work (Metheny acknowledges Keys as an influence), or Grant Green. But what gives Shawn-Neeq extra depth is that it comes from the heart; as Keys says in Pat Thomas’ liner notes, which feature an interview with the artist: “My thing was, I write about some of the experiences that I’ve had in my life.” Keys has since become a fixture in the Bay Area jazz scene; this is the album that started his journey.

    • – B. E.
    • – Criss Cross
    • – Shawn-Neeq
    • – Gee-Gee
    Cleveland EatonPlenty Good EatonBlack Jazz Records

    HEAVY RARE DEEP FUNK/JAZZ BLACK JAZZ ALBUM!

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    Super rare deep 1975 jazz/funk album from Cleveland Eaton! Some wild styles going on here ranging from the Blaxploitation soundtrack stylings of “Keena,” “All Your Lover All Day All Night,” and “Hamburg 302,” all of which incorporate disco-style strings into funky soul-jazz vamps, to the almost trad-jazz of “Kaiser 405,” to the Philly soul of “Are You Out There Somewhere Caring,” to the out-and-out party anthem “Moe Let’s Have a Party.” KILLER, KILLER ALBUM!

    • – Chi-Town Theme
    • – Keena
    • – Moe Let’s Have a Party
    • – Are You Out There Somewhere Caring
    • – Kaiser 405
    • – All Your Love All Day All Night
    • – Hamburg 302
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    Chester ThompsonPowerhouseBlack Jazz Records

    With long-standing stints in Tower of Power and Santana, Chester Thompson just might be the most decorated and distinguished keyboardist in all of rock and R&B, let alone of the Bay Area musical scene.

    It's little wonder that this 1971 album, then, is one of the rarest and most coveted albums on the highly collectible Black Jazz Records label—it's Thompson's debut record, cut a couple of years before he joined Tower of Power, with a smokin' band featuring fellow Black Jazz recording artist Rudolph Johnson on sax along with ace drummer Raymond Pounds (Pharoah Sanders, Stevie Wonder, Pointer Sisters) and trombonist Al Hall (Johnny Hammond, Freddie Hubbard, Eddie Harris). And, yes, Powerhouse comes by its title honestly…it's jazz, all right, but injected with a jolt of electricity courtesy of Thompson's Hammond B-3, and with just four tunes spread out over two sides, it's pretty much a nonstop groove.

    Newly remastered, and with liner notes featuring quotes from fellow Tower of Power member Dave Garibaldi and Bay Area keyboardist Todd Cochran a.k.a. Bayete that testify as to Chester Thompson's greatness, this is another long-lost triumph from the Black Jazz label. First-ever vinyl reissue!

    • – Mr. T
    • – Weird Harold
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    Cuba: Music and Revolution - Compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Records

    Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 1 is the new album compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that explores the many new styles that emerged in Cuba in the 1970s as Jazz, Funk, Brazilian Tropicalia and even Disco mixed together with Latin and Salsa on the island as Cuban artists experimented with new musical forms created in the unique socialist state of Cuba.

    The album comes as a heavyweight 3xLP and deluxe 2xCD set, complete with extensive sleeve notes, and is jam-packed with heavy bass lines, synth and Wah-Wah guitar funk combined with the heavyweight percussion, powerful brass lines and the all-encompassing Latin rhythms of Cuban music known throughout the world.

    The album is released to coincide with the massive new deluxe large format book Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90, published in November, which is also compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records), and which features the music and record designs of Cuba, made in the 30-year period following the Cuban Revolution.

    The music on this album features legendary Cuban groups such as Irakere, Los Van Van and Pablo Milanés as well as a host of lesser known artists such as the radical Grupo De Experimentación, Juan Pablo Torres and Algo Nuevo, Grupo Monumental and Orquesta Ritmo Oriental, groups whose names remain largely unknown outside of Cuba owing to the now 60-year old US trade embargo which remains in place today and which prevents trade with Cuba – and thus most Cuban records were only ever available in Cuba or in ex-Soviet Union states.

    The music on this album reflects the most cutting-edge of Cuban groups that were recording in Cuba in the 1970s and 1980s – who were all searching for a new Cuban identity and new musical forms that reflected both the Afro-Cuban cultural heritage of a nation that gave birth to Latin music - and its new position as a socialist state. Most of the music featured on this album have never been heard outside of Cuba.

    Both Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker have been involved in Cuban music for more than two decades – Gilles Peterson with his many Havana Cultura projects for his Brownswood label and Stuart Baker with a number of Soul Jazz Records albums recorded in Cuba. This Soul Jazz Records album is released in conjunction with Egrem, the Cuban state record company, and has been put together after the many crate-digging trips that both compilers have made on the streets of Havana and beyond in Cuba stretching over a 20-year period, searching out rare and elusive original Cuban vinyl records.

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    • Grupo Irakere – Chequere Son
    • Conjunto Rumbavana – El Son Del Campeon
    • Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Mi Ritmo Caliente
    • Grupo Monumental – Mi Son Caridad
    • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Sondeando
    • Las D'Aida – Con Cadencia y Con Dulzura
    • Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Y No Le Conviene
    • Pablo Milanés – Te Quiero Porque Te Quiero
    • Emíliano Salvador – Luna Wanestain
    • Los Reyes 73 – Un Lamento Hecho Cancion
    • Eduardo Ramos – Vocación Revolución
    • Grupo Mounmental – Hasta Las Cuantas
    • Los 5 U 4 – Solo Esta Musica
    • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Canción Con Todos
    • Orquesta Los Van Van – Yo Se Que Van Van
    • Grupo Monumental – Nadie Se Siente Cansado
    • Orquesta Ritmo Oriental – Maria, Baila El Son
    • Juan Pablo Torres y Algo Nuevo – Rompe Cocorioco
    • Los Reyes 73 – Grandes Amigos
    • Paquito D'Rivera – La Patica
    • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Grifo
    • Raúl Gómez – Dacapo
    • Grupo Irakere – Juana 1600
    • 1. Grupo Irakere – Chequere Son
    • 2. Conjunto Rumbavana – El Son Del Campeon
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    Doug CarnInfant EyesBlack Jazz

    MONSTER deep jazz with vocals from Jean Carn. Essential reissue!

    • – Little Bs Poem
    • – Acknowledgement
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    SaultUntitled (Rise)Forever Living Originals

    Another breathtakingly original transmission from UK group, Sault! Hot-on-the-heels of their essential 'UNTITLED (Black Is)' of earlier in 2020, 'Untitled (Rise)' sees the band evolve even more, blending funk, dance, post-punk and soul music into the soundtrack of the year. ESSENTIAL!

    • – Strong
    • – Fearless
    • – Rise
    • – I Just Want To Dance
    • – Street Fighter
    • – Son Shine
    • – Rise Intently
    • – The Beginning & The End
    • – Free
    • – You Know It Ain't
    • – Uncomfortable
    • – No Black Violins In London
    • – Scary Times
    • – The Black & Gold
    • – Little Boy
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    Carroll ThompsonHopelessly In Love (1981)Carib Gems

    Wicked lovers rock album including 'Sing Me A Love Song', 'Merry Go Round' and 'I'm So Sorry' - bad tunes !



    • – I'm So Sorry
    • – Sing Me A Love Song
    • – Merry-Go-Round
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    O.B.F. ft Biga Ranx & Sr WilsonDriva - Signz Series #6Dubquake Records

    Musical innovations are often a streak of good luck. What would today’s sessions sound like without Dub versions? These instrumental versions were invented by King Tubby, it all started when the vinyl for “On the Beach” by the Paragons was unintentionally pressed without vocals. That one mistake paved the way to more than 50 years of musical experiments. At O.B.F – Dubquake Records we don’t forget our roots. Since you can’t get your scoops shaking, we decided to provide you with the tunes to rattle your socially distanced house parties. Get ready to hear dub versions of some of the best tunes on O.B.F’s second album “Signz”. It’s not one, not two but five 12” and one 7” that follow up to number #1 of the series, Akouphène. Whether you prefer roots or steppas, the Signz Series showcases all flavours in reggae music! “Rebel Daawtaz” is a Jamaican roots vibe, “Drip Dub” and “Fight The Power Dub” are full on steppas, “Bubble Riddim” is on the digital reggae tip. These releases will wake up your inner MC. Icing on the cake, brand new tracks! “No War” with Junior Roy and “Mr Government”, the legendary reggae artist Eek-A-Mouse features on two tracks recorded at the Dubquake studio.

    Selectors, get your sirens and delays ready!

    • – Driva (No GPS Mix)
    • – Under Pressure (Barricades Mix)
    Brentford All StarsGreedy G / Granny Scratch ScratchSoul Jazz Records

    These are very limited Studio One 12" pressings (worldwide 1000) that sell out on the day they are released. So don't miss out here!

    BRAND NEW LTD. EDN. 12" All-time Studio One party ANTHEM. 100% ESSENTIAL MONSTER TUNE - ROCKS ANY DANCEFLOOR!

    'Greedy G’ is the ultimate reggae/funk/hip-hop party tune.

    The all-time epic sample for Boogie Down Productions’ seminal ‘Jack of Spades’ based on James Brown’s funk bomb ‘Get on the Good Foot’.

    The flipside is another Brentford Road All Stars essential cut, ‘Granny Scratch Scratch’, the heaviest, funkiest dub monster ever with bass to shake more speakers than a juggernaut lorry!

    Boom!


    • – Greedy G
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    Hustle! Reggae Disco (Expanded Edition)Soul Jazz Records

    Expanded edition which now features five extra tracks!

    This ground-breaking album features non-stop killer reggae versions of original funk and soul classics in a disco style. Reggae disco updates of seminal classics by Anita Ward (‘Ring My Bell’), Chaka Khan (‘I’m Every Woman’), Michael Jackson ‘Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough,’ Sugarhill Gang (‘Rappers Delight’ here performed by Derrick Laro & Trinity for producer Joe Gibbs) and more, all showing the hidden but inseparable link between the dance floors of New York, Kingston and London.

    New bonus tracks to this collection include Derrick Harriott’s funky take on Eddie Drennon’s ‘Do It Nice and Easy’, the classic disco reggae of Risco Connection’s performing McFadden and Whitehead’s ‘Ain’t No Stopping Us Now’ and the London rare groove lovers rock of Charmaine Burnett singing Barbara Acklin’s soul classic ‘Am I The Same Girl’.

    ‘Hustle! Reggae Disco’ has been one of Soul Jazz Records’ best-selling releases since its first release 15 years ago (and subsequently featured heavily in the early Grand Theft Auto games!). This new edition comes complete fully re-mastered and with all original titles plus new tracks. This new expanded edition now comes as a triple album (+ download code), CD and digital album.

    ‘The effect of American R&B and soul music on Jamaican reggae is well documented, but the story doesn't stop there, for disco (and more so now for rap and hip-hop) have also been subsumed into the reggae mix, and while one might suspect that the resulting hybrid would die of its own implausibility, the feral mix of disco with reggae rhythms is so darn infectious that it hardly matters. Once you take your brain out of the frame and just let your feet go, this collection is a dancer's delight all done up in full-blown disco style, but with huge dub-style rhythm tracks … if you're looking for an impossibly infectious dance collection, this is it.’ All Music

    • Blood Sisters – Ring My Bell
    • Derrick Laro and Trinity – Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
    • Chariot Riders – Do It Nice & Easy
    • Black Harmony – Don't Let It Go To Your Head
    • Latisha – I'm Every Woman
    • Ernest Ranglin – In The Rain
    • Family Choice – Reggae Beat Goes On
    • Risco Connection – Ain't No Stopping Us Now
    • Xanadu and Sweet Lady – Rappers Delight
    • Sharon Forrester – Love Don't Live Here Any More
    • Carol Cool – Upside Down
    • One Blood – Be Thankful For What You've Got
    • Charmaine Burnett – Am I The Same Girl
    • 1. Blood Sisters – Ring My Bell
    • 2. Derrick Laro and Trinity – Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
    • 3. Chariot Riders – Do It Nice & Easy
    • View full info and tracklisting
    O.B.F. ft Aza LineageRebel Dawtaaz - Signz Series #2Dubquake Records

    Musical innovations are often a streak of good luck. What would today’s sessions sound like without Dub versions? These instrumental versions were invented by King Tubby, it all started when the vinyl for “On the Beach” by the Paragons was unintentionally pressed without vocals. That one mistake paved the way to more than 50 years of musical experiments. At O.B.F – Dubquake Records we don’t forget our roots. Since you can’t get your scoops shaking, we decided to provide you with the tunes to rattle your socially distanced house parties. Get ready to hear dub versions of some of the best tunes on O.B.F’s second album “Signz”. It’s not one, not two but five 12” and one 7” that follow up to number #1 of the series, Akouphène. Whether you prefer roots or steppas, the Signz Series showcases all flavours in reggae music! “Rebel Daawtaz” is a Jamaican roots vibe, “Drip Dub” and “Fight The Power Dub” are full on steppas, “Bubble Riddim” is on the digital reggae tip. These releases will wake up your inner MC. Icing on the cake, brand new tracks! “No War” with Junior Roy and “Mr Government”, the legendary reggae artist Eek-A-Mouse features on two tracks recorded at the Dubquake studio.

    Selectors, get your sirens and delays ready!

    • O.B.F. & Aza Lineage – Rebel Dawtaaz
    • O.B.F. – Rebel Dub
    • 7"£10.00
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    Journeys In Modern Jazz: Great BritainDecca

    **Featuring amazing music from British jazz legends such as Don Rendell, Michael Garrick, Neil Ardley, Ian Carr, Dick Morrissey, Harry Beckett and more!**

    A deep dive into the one of most collectable jazz catalogues in the world, a selection of some of the rarest and most sought-after recordings from the 60s and 70s, a time when British jazz began to find its own identity. Drawn from the iconic labels of Decca, Deram, Argo, EMI Columbia/Lansdowne Series, Fontana, Mercury and Philips.

    • Ken Wheeler and the John Dankworth Orchestra – Don The Dreamer
    • Don Rendell Quintet – A Matter Of Time
    • Michael Garrick Sextet – Second Coming
    • Harry Beckett – Third Road
    • 1. Ken Wheeler and the John Dankworth Orchestra – Don The Dreamer
    • 2. Don Rendell Quintet – A Matter Of Time
    • 5. Michael Garrick Sextet – Second Coming
    • View full info and tracklisting
    • New 2×LP (180 GRAM) + Download Code£31.00
      • 16-page 12x12" insert with 20,000 word essay detailing this crucial era of British jazz with track commentaries and artist biographies
      • Vinyl audio remastered & cut by Gearbox Records
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    • 2×CD£17.00
      • 2xCD hard cover book includes a 20,000 word essay detailing this crucial era of British jazz with track commentaries and artist biographies
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    Chris BowdenTime Capsule (1992)Soul Jazz Records

    The stunning and ground-breaking album from the composer and saxophonist Chris Bowden back in print 20 years on!

    “This is the album that connected it all.” Gilles Peterson 2018

    Chris Bowden’s debut album Time Capsule was first released on Soul Jazz Records in 1992 to universal and widespread critical acclaim. Now 20 years on a new wave of current jazz artists led by the likes of Kamasi Washington in the USA and a host of British artists - Shabaka Hutchings /Sons of Kemet, The Ezra Collective, Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia, Fourtet, Yussef Kamaal, Tenderlonious, Binker & Moses - have brought this original ground-breaking album into the limelight once more as a pivotal starting point, sharing many of the aesthetics of these current artists at work today.

    Musically all are inspired by the spiritual jazz of John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, Don Cherry et al paired with a modern electronic music sensibility. Chris Bowden’s Time Capsule has stood the test of time like few other albums (as the title of the album suggested), and remains a pivotal, wholly-successful and original experimental musical collage, a radical inspiration and forebearer to many of the best progressive jazz and electronic artists working today.

    The album has been fully hi-spec re-mastered and is available as a limited-edition heavyweight double-vinyl release with gatefold sleeve (+ free download code), slipcase CD and digital album.


    A selection of original reviews:

    “Lush strings and woodwind with a powerful combination of dub beats and classical orchestration. True future music.” The Face

    “A divine soundtrack that Miles Davis would rise from his grave for. Heaven-sent laid back lusciousness.” Muzik

    “Reminiscent of Miles Davis, Stravinsky and Star trek. Drop dead gorgeous.” True

    “A beautiful and mysterious record.” Mixmag

    “Out on the left field, past the edge of the solar system, music exploring new territory, forging new alliances with outer space and the future.” DJ

    “A vibrant filmic quality. Bowden is out on his own. Essential.” Straight No Chaser

    “True futurism: Satie, Webern and attitude creating a serious listening experience.” Echoes

    “An ambitious and adventurous excursion. A deep, complex and ever-changing piece that makes the competition look half-baked.” Observer

    “Sounding like a Michael Nyman tune that took a wrong turn and bumped into a Miles Davis record.” (Album of the week) The Guardian

    “Supreme” NME

    “Astro-jazz, luxurious strings and psycho-acoustic electronica. A journey to the centre of the head” ID

    • Chris Bowden – Natural Selection
    • Chris Bowden – Mother And Daughters Now Mothers
    • Chris Bowden – Forbidden Fruit
    • Chris Bowden – Epsilon Transmission
    • Chris Bowden – Epsilon
    • Chris Bowden – Love Lies Bleeding
    • Chris Bowden – Time Capsule
    • Chris Bowden – Mind And Matter
    • Chris Bowden – Retrospective
    • Chris Bowden – Solo
    • Chris Bowden – Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA)
    • Chris Bowden – Life Support
    • Chris Bowden – Telescopic One
    • Chris Bowden – Telescopic Two
    • Chris Bowden – Telescopic Three
    • Chris Bowden – Sane
    • Chris Bowden – Angel Falls
    • Chris Bowden – Mothers Too
    • Chris Bowden – Deaf Out
    Blue Note Re:ImaginedDecca / Blue Note

    A collection of classic Blue Note tracks, reworked and newly recorded by a selection of the UK scene’s most exciting young talents. Representing a bridge between the ground-breaking label’s past and future, the project features contributions from a rollcall of 16 revered UK acts including Shabaka Hutchings, Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia, Mr Jukes, Steam Down, Skinny Pelembe, Emma-Jean Thackray, Yazmin Lacey, Poppy Ajudha, Jordan Rakei, Fieh, Ishmael Ensemble, Blue Lab Beats, Melt Yourself Down, Alfa Mist, and Jorja Smith!

    • Jorja Smith – Rose Rouge (from St Germain Tourist, 2000)
    • Ezra Collective – Footprints (from Wayne Shorter Adam’s Apple, 1966)
    • Poppy Ajudha – Watermelon Man (Under The Sun) (from Herbie Hancock Takin’ Off, 1962)
    • Jordan Rakei – Wind Parade (from Donald Byrd Places and Spaces, 1975)
    • Skinny Pelembe – Illusion (Silly Apparition) (from Andrew Hill One for One, 1969)
    • Alfa Mist – Galaxy (rom Eddie Henderson Sunburst, 1975)
    • Steam Down feat. Afronaut Zu – Etcetera (from Wayne Shorter Etcetera, 1965)
    • Yazmin Lacey – I’ll Never Stop Loving You (from Dodo Greene My Hour of Need, 1962)
    • 1. Jorja Smith – Rose Rouge (from St Germain Tourist, 2000)
    • 2. Ezra Collective – Footprints (from Wayne Shorter Adam’s Apple, 1966)
    • 3. Poppy Ajudha – Watermelon Man (Under The Sun) (from Herbie Hancock Takin’ Off, 1962)
    • View full info and tracklisting
    • 2×LP£26.00
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    • 2×CD£16.00
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    O.B.F. ft Mr WilsonParty Ram - Signz Series #4Dubquake Records

    Musical innovations are often a streak of good luck. What would today’s sessions sound like without Dub versions? These instrumental versions were invented by King Tubby, it all started when the vinyl for “On the Beach” by the Paragons was unintentionally pressed without vocals. That one mistake paved the way to more than 50 years of musical experiments. At O.B.F – Dubquake Records we don’t forget our roots. Since you can’t get your scoops shaking, we decided to provide you with the tunes to rattle your socially distanced house parties. Get ready to hear dub versions of some of the best tunes on O.B.F’s second album “Signz”. It’s not one, not two but five 12” and one 7” that follow up to number #1 of the series, Akouphène. Whether you prefer roots or steppas, the Signz Series showcases all flavours in reggae music! “Rebel Daawtaz” is a Jamaican roots vibe, “Drip Dub” and “Fight The Power Dub” are full on steppas, “Bubble Riddim” is on the digital reggae tip. These releases will wake up your inner MC. Icing on the cake, brand new tracks! “No War” with Junior Roy and “Mr Government”, the legendary reggae artist Eek-A-Mouse features on two tracks recorded at the Dubquake studio.

    Selectors, get your sirens and delays ready!

    • – Party Ram
    • – No More War
    Roy HaynesCymbalism (1963)New Jazz

    Oh man this is deep and beautiful. Roy Haynes + Frank Strozier + Ronnie Mathews + Larry Ridley. Recorded for Prestige offshoot New Jazz label in 1963. Wicked deep jazz.

    • – Modette
    • CD£9.99
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    • LP£16.00
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    Cosmic Vibrations feat. Dwight TriblePathways & PassagesSpiritmuse Records

    New, extraordinary music by Cosmic Vibrations ft Dwight Trible. An interplanetary journey from this new, LA based 6-strong ensemble of experienced musicians that define "spiritual jazz in the 21st century."

    Divine vocals by Dwight Trible, Sun Ra-esque jazz with world influences, laced with indigenous instruments, taking you into a cosmic journey of spiritual improvisation and beyond. Cosmic Vibrations’ Pathways & Passages is an awakening, an opportunity to soar deeper into an altered awareness, an unfolding from a multi-faceted cosmic realm into the Cosmos. Simply superb new release via Spiritmuse!

    • – Nature’s Vision
    • – Blue Skies
    • – How Long
    • – Motherless Child
    • – Water Flow
    • – Movin’ On
    • – OLBAP
    • – Tragedy Escapes
    • LP£32.00
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    • CD£18.00
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    Café Exil: New Adventures In European Music 1972-1980Ace Records

    When David Bowie and Iggy Pop escaped LA to go Interrailing in the mid-70s, they heard a new European music that was largely devoid of Anglo-American rock influence: the German motorik sound, flashes of jazz, experimentation and electronica. In West Berlin, one of their favourite haunts was Kreuzberg’s Cafe Exil, a smoky hang-out for beats and intellectuals; this is its imaginary soundtrack.

    • Rubba – Way Star
    • Annette Peacock – Pony
    • Focus – Tommy
    • Amon Düül II – A Morning Excuse
    • Steve Hillage – Octave Doctors
    • Faust – Jennifer
    • Michael Rother – Feuerland
    • Streetmark – Eileen
    • Toni Esposito – L'Eroe Di Plastica
    • Brian Eno – No One Receiving
    • Popol Vuh – Hüter Der Schwelle
    • Soft Machine – Penny Hitch
    • Jan Hammer Group – Don't You Know
    • Piero Umiliani – Canoe
    • Cortex – Troupeau Bleu
    • Cluster – Sowiesoso
    • 2×LP£28.00
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    • CD£12.00
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    O.B.F. ft PupajimWater - Signz Series #3Dubquake Records

    Musical innovations are often a streak of good luck. What would today’s sessions sound like without Dub versions? These instrumental versions were invented by King Tubby, it all started when the vinyl for “On the Beach” by the Paragons was unintentionally pressed without vocals. That one mistake paved the way to more than 50 years of musical experiments. At O.B.F – Dubquake Records we don’t forget our roots. Since you can’t get your scoops shaking, we decided to provide you with the tunes to rattle your socially distanced house parties. Get ready to hear dub versions of some of the best tunes on O.B.F’s second album “Signz”. It’s not one, not two but five 12” and one 7” that follow up to number #1 of the series, Akouphène. Whether you prefer roots or steppas, the Signz Series showcases all flavours in reggae music! “Rebel Daawtaz” is a Jamaican roots vibe, “Drip Dub” and “Fight The Power Dub” are full on steppas, “Bubble Riddim” is on the digital reggae tip. These releases will wake up your inner MC. Icing on the cake, brand new tracks! “No War” with Junior Roy and “Mr Government”, the legendary reggae artist Eek-A-Mouse features on two tracks recorded at the Dubquake studio.

    Selectors, get your sirens and delays ready!

    • Pupajim – Water
    • Shanti D – Your Love