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    • Emma-Jean Thackray – Baro Bop
    • 1. Baro Bop
    • 2. Interlude #1
    • 3. Walrus
    • 4. Interlude #2
    • 5. Birthday Cake
    • 6. Interlude #3
    • 7. Morley Bottoms
    • 8. Wet Nose

    **Repress of her CLASSIC debut via her own Movementt label**

    Debut EP from the super talented and award winning London based jazz trumpeter and producer, Emma-Jean Thackray. 'Walrus EP' is a truly unique collection of experimental jazz, off key percussion and beats.

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    Emma-Jean ThackrayLey LinesMovementt

    **Repress of this CLASSIC release on her own Movementt label**

    London-based, Yorkshire born trumpeter and producer continues to push the boundaries of modern day jazz in her own unique style. 'Ley Lines' is a true showcase of her talents as everything you hear on this record is her doing - from the vocals on the EP opener 'Make Do', to the trumpet line's on the exquisite 'Red Bush', as well as the catchy rhythms and hook on the Fela Kuti inspired title track 'Ley Lines'.

    • – Make Do
    • – Howley (Interlude)
    • – Red Bush
    • – Catford Bridge (Interlude)
    • – Ley Lines
    • – The End
    • 12" EP£12.00
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    Crown Ruler Sound (Compiled By Jeremy Spellacey)Spacetalk

    Another exemplary compilation on Spacetalk with obscure (and utterly brilliant!) disco and funk oddities picked by revered digger, Jeremy Spellacey!

    • Ezy & Isaac – Let Your Body Move (Oba Balu Balu)
    • Stimela – I Love You
    • Kosmik 3 – I’m Gonna Pack (Jeremy Spellacey edit)
    • Mike Fabulous – Wang East (Instrumental)
    • Feladey – Forest Music (Anambra Na-imo)
    • Larry Maluma & Kalimba – Kamusale
    • Acayouman – Funk Around
    • J.K. Mandengué – Afrika
    • The Staple Singers – Slippery People (Club Version)
    • Brother Resistance – Can I Get A Witness
    • Legacy – Monday Blues
    • La Banda de Martin – Mi Dueño
    • Devon Russell – Move On Up
    • Costa & Chyps – Detroit City Cats (Instrumental Long Version)
    • Wilfred Percussion – Andei
    • 1. Ezy & Isaac – Let Your Body Move (Oba Balu Balu)
    • 2. Stimela – I Love You
    • 3. Kosmik 3 – I’m Gonna Pack (Jeremy Spellacey edit)
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    • 2×LP£18.99
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    Ruby RushtonTrudi's Songbook: Volume Two22a

    Following on from the success of 'Trudi's Songbook: Volume 1', Tenderlonious led jazz outfit Ruby Rushton come through with 'Volume 2' in the same year. Comprised of a further six cuts the listener is treated to another journey through modern day jazz with heavy afro and hip hop influences. Includes a killer version of the Herbie Hancock classic 'Butterfly' as well as the much lauded 'Tisbury Truckin'. Another triumph for 22a and the UK jazz scene!

    Nominated for Gilles Peterson's 'Jazz Album Of The Year' - ESSENTIAL!

    • – Tisbury Truckin
    • – Butterfly
    • LP£15.99
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    • CD£9.99
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    Matthew HalsallSalute to the SunGondwana Records

    'Salute to the Sun' features lush, wholly improvised tunes inspired by "ambient rainforest and jungle field recordings", deeply soulful music built around hypnotic harp and kalimba patterns; deep Strata-East inspired spiritual jazz grooves and some of Halsall's most beautiful playing and inspiring healing melodies yet recorded. Stunning release!

    • – Harmony with Nature
    • – Joyful Spirits of the Universe
    • – Canopy & Stars
    • – Mindfulness Meditations
    • – Tropical Landscapes
    • – Salute to the Sun
    • – The Energy of Life
    • 2xLP (+ Download Code)£24.00
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    Billy Parker's Fourth WorldFreedom Of Speech (Remastered 2017 EditionX)Strata-East
    ONE OF THE RAREST AND BEST STRATA-EAST ALBUMS OF ALL TIME!MASSIVE new Strata-East vinyl BILLY PARKER'S FOURTH WORLD w/ Dee Dee Bridgewater, Cecil Bridgewater, Cecil McBee, Donald Smith (Lonnie Liston's brother). 100% ESSENTIAL!!!!! WILL SELL OUT!!! 180 gm gatefold sleeve vinyl reissue.w/Get With It
    • – Dance Of The Little Children
    • – Get With It
    • LP£26.99
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    Rammellzee & K-RobBeat BopMr Bongo

    Enigmatic, hip-hop/no-wave genius! The combination of graffiti/performance artist Rammellzee and rapper K-Rob, along with the visual aesthetic of the great Jean-Michel Basquiat, is legendary. Unmissable reissue!

    • – Beat Bop (Vocal)
    • – Beat Bop (Instrumental)
    • 12"£17.00
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    The ProphetsKing Tubby's Prophecies Of DubPressure Sounds

    Since it first appeared in 1976, King Tubby's dub-wise reworking of tracks by Yabby You's Prophets project has become a sought after item amongst reggae aficionados. Remarkably, it has never been reissued before, making this first vinyl edition in 23 years a must-have for those addicted to weighty bass, heavy riddims and echoing effects. There's much to enjoy from start to finish, including the delay-laden horns and gentle grooves of "Fair Lady", the surprisingly cheery skank of "Tear Gas In Waterhouse", the seductive solos of "Tradition Skank" and the low-slung, bass-heavy throb of "Serious Rebellion", a stripped back dub straight from the top drawer.

    • – Fair Lady
    • – Babylon Red
    • – South West Block
    • – Tear Gas In Waterhouse
    • – Traditin Skank
    • – Earth Fear
    • – Black Out
    • – Serious Rebellion
    • – Gun Man From Waterhouse
    • – Bad Man Skank
    • – Passing Through
    • – Was Alive
    • – Ten To One Version *CD bonus
    • – Words Dub *CD bonus Track
    • – Man To Man Version *CD Bonus
    • – A Living Version * CD bonus Track
    Tala ValaTala ValaWhite Label

    Start the year off with a killer 5 track limited 12" (only 110 pressed) of atmospheric lo-fi darkwave instrumental jazz, check the driving "Thelema" Highly recommended!

    • – Get Off My Witch
    • – Thelema
    • – Insomniconga
    • – Proto 93
    • – Cihuacalli
    • 12"£10.99
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    Tony Allen & Jeff MillsTomorrow Comes The HarvestBlue Note

    Detroit techno pioneer, Jeff Mills in collusion with the late legendary Afro-beat drummer, Tony Allen - on Blue Note!

    • – Locked And Loaded
    • – Altitudes
    • – On The Run
    • – The Seed
    • 10"£12.00
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    Gilles Peterson & Brownswood Recordings present: Future Bubblers 4.0Brownswood Recordings

    The fourth instalment of the Future Bubblers compilation! The programme, started by Brownswood founder, Gilles Peterson, has garnered a reputation of being at the forefront of cutting-edge music, having previously released tunes by artists such as Yazmin Lacey & Skinny Pelembe. This fourth volume continues the tradition of wonky soulful, electronic rhythms and jazz-infused vibes featuring future classics from the likes of Forest Law, HMD, Iman Houssein, An Alien Called Harmony and more!

    • – Forest Law - Slow One
    • – Quko - My Darling Spaceship
    • – HMD - If I
    • – Kiddus - Slow
    • – An Alien Called Harmony - N.H.H. (Needlessly Heedlessly Headless)
    • – KinKai - Scatty Brain Dump
    • – Iman Houssein - Slow Things Down
    • – Lazy H - When The Horns Come In
    • LP£13.00
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    Ipa​-​BoogieIpa​-​BoogieAcid Jazz

    Reissue of this sought-after, 1978 release from Ipa-Boogie originally released on Albarika Store, the legendary record label that defined the sound of Benin and influenced the entire region of West Africa and beyond!

      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
      • LP£28.00
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      • CD£17.00
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      Siassia & TokobinaSiassia & Tokobina EPNouvelle Ambiance

      A new label from Hugo Mendez, co-founder of Sofrito! 

      A series dedicated to cross-cultural experimentation, kicking off with this exhilarating dive into the African underground of 1980s Paris - a four-track EP from Congolese singer Albert Siassia, backed by a group of young French dreads, rechristened Tokobina. A mixture of post-punk, rumba, afro-disco and reggae, in two dancefloor sureshots reviving their sole 12” from back in the day, plus previously unreleased fire from the same session! Essential release!

      • – Mama Africa
      • – In the World
      • – Pointe Noire
      • – Sangi
      • 12"£9.99
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      Nu EraAquarian AndroidOmniverse Records

      Another stellar journey into Marc Mac's cosmic soul as Nu Era. This time across a 5 track EP, Marc imagines a futuristic meeting of soulful techno in a head on collision with 70's fusion and 80's electro boogie!

      • – Phoenix
      • – Starlight (feat. Senay)
      • – Galaxian
      • – Atari 800
      • – Afroboticks
      • 12"£8.99
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      Martial SolalLocomotionUnderdog Records

      This ultra-groovy, jazz-funk/avant-garde album features legends Henri Texier and Bernard Lubat, and was originally released in 1974 on the PSI label - masterpiece!

      • – Locomotion
      • – Un Drôle D’Escalier Roulant
      • – Nage Sur Le Dos Majeur
      • – Un Train Vaut Mieux Que Deux Tu L’Auras
      • – Péage Ingrat
      • – Cheval Qui Rit Vendredi...
      • – Est-Il Espiègle !
      • – Les 24 Heures Démentes
      • LP (180 gram)£18.00
        Coloured vinyl edition
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      Joe Henderson feat. Alice ColtraneThe ElementsMilestone Records

      Deluxe, official reissue of this killer deep jazz LP!

      A unique one-off project featuring both Joe Henderson and Alice Coltrane alongside Michael White, Ndugu, Charlie Haden and Kenneth Nash - highly recommended!

      • – Fire
      • – Air
      • – Water
      • – Earth
      • LP (180 gram)£32.99
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      Joe BataanLatin Strut / Peace, Friendship and SolidaritySoul Jazz Records


      100% Nu Yorican LATIN FUNK masterpiece out now!

      NEW SUPER LTD. first edition of 300 copies. Only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe.

      This is perhaps the toughest latin funk tune ever recorded - heavyweight percussion, blistering horns, wah-wah guitar - it's all here!

      THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. Ships friday.

      See all the EXCLUSIVE 45s titles only available here!

      • Joe Bataan – Latin Strut
      • Joe Bataan – Peace, Friendship and Solidarity
      • 7"£9.99
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      SEED EnsembleDriftglassJazz Re:freshed

      Emerging London-based collective SEED Ensemble, fronted by Nerija and Kokoroko's alto saxophonist, Cassie Kinoshi. The ten piece band combine jazz with inner-city London, West African and Caribbean influenced grooves, exploring a blend of genres through their unique and original compositions / arrangements.

      • – The Darkies
      • – Afronaut (feat. XANA)
      • – Stargaze #1: KATIN
      • – The Dream Keeper (feat. Cherise Adams-Burnett)
      • – WAKE (For Grenfell)
      • – Stargaze #2: LAU
      • – Mirrors
      • – Interplanetary Migration (feat. Mr Ekow)
      • New 2×LP £22.00
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      • CD£10.00
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      RootsWords Of WarningDon One

      Very rare and little known alternate cut to the Roots' classic "Evil That You Do." Roots were a male/female duo of Peter and Carol, and the classic "Evil..." features Carol on lead and Peter on backing. What many never knew is that the tune was also released under the title "Words of Warning", in an alternate take with Peter doing lead and Carol on backing! Another gem from Randy's studio 17 and the small but fantastic Don 1 label!

      • Roots – Words Of Warning
      • Kindred Band – Word Of Dub
      • 7"£7.99
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      Flying VipersCuttingsJump Up! Records


      Flying Vipers’ sound is of another time and place. Deeply in debt to the original Jamaican engineers of the ’70s who turned their mixing consoles into the lead instrument, the Vipers lay down steady drum & bass driven rhythms with jazz tinged melodies and post-punk attitude. Recorded and mixed on a vintage cassette 8-track in a dank basement in Waltham Massachusetts, the songs are manipulated with twists and turns of the console, saturated tape delays and exaggerated EQ until the track becomes something new. Cuttings is the Vipers first full length album, building on the foundation of The Green & Copper Tape EPs while adding more horns, vintage synths, and eccentric effects. The band may have been begrudgingly prophetic when they released the first single “Two Twenties Clash” in February 2020, as shortly after the world turned upside down dealing with the Covid-19 crisis and America struggles with reconciling its racist foundations. Within its 12 instrumental tracks, Cuttings is a sonic search for meditation amidst the madness.

      • – Leaf Miner
      • – Two Twenties Clash
      • – Gesho
      • – Flight of the Gorgon
      • – Willy's Wonder
      • – Scorpio Son
      • – Twin Donuts
      • – Puff Adder
      • – Devil's Harvest
      • – Cloudkill
      • – Son Of Scorpio
      • – Mash Tun Babylon
      • LP£17.99
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      NemPurest ForceMighty Oak

      New limited roots single from Scottish Soundsystem and label Mighty Oak with singer Nem, check dub version.

      • – Purest Force
      • – Purest Force version
      • 7"£7.99
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      When Jah Shall ComePressure Sounds

      Bunny Lee recorded a massive volume of remarkably consistent music in the 70s. This compilation brings together rare and unreleased cuts that put the listener bang in the middle of a typical recording session, complete with false starts and studio banter.

      Linval Thompson is represented by two unreleased tunes, and is also heard in the runup to 'Tommy's Vibration'. Once the 'flying cymbal' sound had taken off, Bunny often recorded a 'flyers' and a straight version of the same rhythm: 'Tommy's Vibration' is a classic but little known Tommy McCook instrumental on the flyers cut of Linval's 'Jah Jah A The Conqueror'. 'Ethiopian Rock' is a total scorcher, the only recorded tune by the deejay Jah Smile, before Bunny persuaded him to turn to singing and changed his name to Barry Brown.

      In a healthy spirit of competition, Bunny often tried out different singers on tunes that he thought would hit, hence Ronnie Davis's soulful take on Johnny Clarke's 'Every Knee Shall Bow', Johnny's version of Horace Andy's 'Better Collie', and Johnny and Horace sharing vocals on 'No Man Is An Island', all unreleased until now. 'No Babylon Shall Escape In This Time' has Johnny Clarke and 'Bongo' Herman Davis recorded over the original version side of Johnny's 'None Shall Escape The Judgement'. 'Life Of My Own' is a beautifully constructed lament by a singer who neither Bunny nor various expert ears have managed to identify: at Bunny's suggestion he is credited as 'The Raver'. 'War Zone' and 'Keep On Running' are examples of Tubby's mixes that have had further effects dubbed on elsewhere; sound systems and foreign record labels occasionally did this to manufacture their own specials from existing mixes. 'Jamaican Fruit Of African Roots' has recently been the subject of the fascinating documentary 'Shella Record: A Reggae Mystery'; the Lennox Brown cut here has only just been discovered. Also included are two stinging dubplates by Cornell Campbell: the first is aimed straight to the head of Arrows sound system, while the second, recorded in the early 80s, sums up the vital partnership of two of Jamaica's musical giants:



      * previously unreleased ** CD bonus track

      • Tommy McCook – Tommy's Vibes
      • Johnny Clarke – No Babylon Shall Escape In This Time *
      • Jah Smile – Ethiopian Rock
      • Lennox Brown – Jamaican Fruit Of African Roots *
      • Ronnie Davis – Every Knee Shall Bow *
      • Cornell Campbell – King Tubby's vs Arrows Dubplate *
      • Al Campbell – One Room Shack
      • John Forbes – War Zone
      • Linval Thompson – Look How Long Nyabinghi Calling You *
      • The Raver – Life Of My Own *
      • The Aggrovators – Bell Road Rock *
      • Cornell Campbell – Keep On Running
      • U-Roy – The Right To Live
      • Al Campbell – Wicked A Go Feel It
      • Tommy McCook – Joe Frazier *
      • Johnny Clarke – No Man Is An Island *
      • Linval Thompson – Go Jah Jah Pickney *
      • Johnny Clarke – Better Collie *
      John GordonErotica SuiteEverland Jazz

      Everland Jazz reissue John Gordon's 1978 LP 'Erotica Suite'. This is super rare, deep, spiritual, modal jazz - one of the rarest albums to come from the Strata East vaults! 

      • – 1st Movement - Desire
      • – 2nd Movement - Fulfillment
      • – 3rd Movement - Aftermath
      • – 4th Movement - Consequences
      • – Ora Lee Tingle
      • – Neleh
      • – Blue Na
      • LP£21.99
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      Claude CooperTangerine Dreams / Two Mile HillFriendly Recordings

      This one's a bit special - it's the first release on new label Friendly Recordings!

      Claude Cooper is an illusive Bristol-based producer.

      These tunes are genre-defying...it's jazz, it's beats, it's breaks.

      Limited edition 300 pressed black vinyl..last copies!

      • – Tangerine Dreams
      • – Two Mile Hill
      • 7"£11.00
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      We Out HereBrownswood Recordings

      Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings releases an album of exclusives that focuses on London’s bright-burning young jazz scene, this compilation brings together a collection of some of its sharpest talents featuring the likes of Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia, Shabaka Hutchings and more!

      • Maisha – Inside The Acorn
      • Ezra Collective – Pure Shade
      • Moses Boyd – The Balance
      • Theon Cross – Brockley
      • Nubya Garcia – Once
      • Shabaka Hutchings – Black Skin, Black Masks
      • Triforce – Walls
      • Joe Armon-Jones – Go See
      • Kokoroko – Abusey Junction
      • 2×LP£19.99
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      • CD£11.99
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