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    • John Coltrane – moment's notice
    • 1. blue train
    • 2. moment's notice
    • 3. locomotion
    • 4. i'm old fashioned
    • 5. lazy bird
    • 6. blue train*
    • 7. lazy bird*
    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

    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 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 ColtraneBlue World (1964) [Previously Unreleased]Impulse!

        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!

        • – Blue World
        John Coltrane1963: New DirectionsImpulse!

        FREE UK SHIPPING ON VINYL BOX SET!

        John Coltrane 1963: New Directions collects all of John Coltrane’s 1963 Impulse recordings in the order in which they were recorded. 5-LP and 3-CD sets include artwork featuring original collages. The box shows us the growth in Coltrane’s musical journey in 1963 that ultimately resulted in 1964’s Crescent and, 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 Blue Note

                                      Tony AllenThere Is No EndBlue Note

                                      Posthumous release of 'There Is No End' by legendary Afrobeat drummer, Tony Allen! The album features guest vocal appearances from the likes of Danny Brown, Sampa the Great, Lava La Rue, and more.

                                      • – Tony’s Praeludium
                                      • – Stumbling Down (feat. Sampa The Great)
                                      • – Crushed Grapes (feat. Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon)
                                      • – Très Magnifique (feat. Tsunami)
                                      • – Mau Mau (feat. Nah Eeto)
                                      • – Coonta Kinte (feat. Zelooperz)
                                      • – Rich Black (feat. Koreatown Oddity)
                                      • – Cosmosis (feat. Ben Okri + Skepta)
                                      GoGo PenguinRMXBlue Note

                                      Remixes of the electronic jazz/fusionists from the likes of James Holden, Nathan Fake, Squarepusher, Clark, Portico Quartet, Machinedrum and more!

                                      • – Kora (Cornelius remix)
                                      • – Atomised (Machinedrum remix)
                                      • – Embers (Yosi Horikawa remix)
                                      • – F Maj Pixie (Rone remix)
                                      • – F Maj Pixie (Squarepusher remix)
                                      • – Open (Nathan Fake remix)
                                      • – Signal In The Noise (808 State remix)
                                      • – Totem (James Holden remix)
                                      • – To The Nth (Shunya remix)
                                      • – Petit_A (Clark remix)
                                      • – Don't Go (Portico Quartet remix)
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                                      McCoy TynerTender Moments (Tone Poet Edition)Blue Note

                                      On his second Blue Note album Tender Moments, pianist and composer McCoy Tyner explored the colors and textures available in a nonet setting with some of the finest musicians of the time: Lee Morgan on trumpet, Julian Priester on trombone, Bennie Maupin on tenor saxophone, James Spaulding on alto saxophone and flute, Bob Northern on French horn, Howard Johnson on tuba, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums. Highlights of the session include dedications to John Coltrane (“Mode to John”) and Thelonious Monk (“The High Priest”) as well as the stunning ballad “All My Yesterdays.”

                                        • LP (180 gram)£35.00
                                          Deluxe, 180g 'Tone Poet' edition in a gatefold sleeve.
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                                        Stanley TurrentineThat's Where It's At (Tone Poet Edition)Blue Note

                                        What happens when you combine Stanley Turrentine’s blues-drenched tenor saxophone with Les McCann’s soulful and funky piano? You end up with one of both men's best albums, an album considered to be one of the foundational sessions of soul jazz.

                                        Turrentine and McCann are joined by bassist Herbie Lewis (a member of McCann’s group at the time) and drummer Otis Candy Finch. Stand out tracks include 'Smile, Stacey', the deep blue groove of 'Soft Pedal Blues' and the in-the-pocket soul of 'Light Blue'.

                                        That’s where it’s at!

                                        • – Smile, Stacey
                                        • – Soft Pedal Blues
                                        • – Pia
                                        • – We'll See Yaw'll After While, Ya Heah
                                        • – Dorene Don't Cry, I
                                        • – Light Blue
                                        Anthony WilliamsCivilization (1987)Blue Note

                                        Blue Note 87

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                                          Horace Silver QuintetSong For My Father (1963)Blue Note

                                          Mind-numbingly CLASSIC 

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                                            MadlibShades Of BlueBlue Note

                                            Madlib invades Blue Note! Hip hop producer extroardinaire and world class jazz fiend Madlib gets let loose in the Blue Note vaults with his sampler!

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                                              Donald Byrd Chant Blue Note

                                              High quality 180 gram reissue on the Blue Note Tone Poet series of Donald Byrd’s 1961 recording, not released until 1979, and featuring Herbie Hancock and Pepper Adams. Includes an early version of Duke Pearson's haunting "Chant" which Donald Byrd re-recorded with voices two years later on his "New Perspective" album.

                                              • – I'm An Old Cowhand From The Rio Grande
                                              • – Chant
                                              Freddie HubbardHub-TonesBlue Note

                                              **Classic album/classic Blue Note sleeve!**

                                              The trumpeter/flugelhornist’s classic 1963 album. His fourth Blue Note LP. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio on 10th October 1962 . Featuring an all-star band of James Spaulding (alto sax), Herbie Hancock (piano), Reggie Workman (bass) and Clifford Jarvis (drums). The album showcases four superb Hubbard originals (the title track, ‘Prophet Jennings’, ‘Lament For Booker’, ‘For Spee’s Sake’) plus a memorable take on the standard ‘You’re My Everything’, featuring some stunning Hubbard/Hancock interplay. Produced by Alfred Lion.

                                                Lou DonaldsonSay it LoudBlue Note

                                                One of the great Blue Note funk albums from 1969! Features Idris Muhammad on drums and Charles Earland on B3!


                                                • – Say it loud I'm black and I'm proud
                                                • – Snake Bone
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                                                McCoy TynerExpansions (1969)Blue Note

                                                Seminal deep modal jazz on Blue Note w/ Woody Shaw, Gary Bartz, Ron Carter, Herbie Lewis and Freddie Watts. Produced by Duke Pearson. HEAVY!

                                                Orig= Blue label liberty pressing Rare Original = USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG (spine wear,ageing)

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                                                • – Vision
                                                • – Smitty's Place
                                                • – Peresina
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                                                Grant GreenTalkin' AboutBlue Note

                                                1964. With Elvin Jones and Larry Young.

                                                  Donald ByrdAt The Half Note Cafe Volume 1Blue Note

                                                  D. Byrd + Pepper Adams, Duke PEarson, Laymon Jackson, Lex Humphries.  New USA vinyl

                                                    Freddie HubbardBreaking PointBlue Note

                                                    Freddie Hubbard + James Spaulding, Ronnie Mathews, Eddie Khan, Joe Chambers. Deep and essential Blue Note. New USA vinyl issue

                                                      VariousBlue Break Beats (Volumes 1-3)Blue Note

                                                      Absolutely killer compilation of some of Blue Note's finest releases - The jazz break beats that inspired hip-hop artists. Includes Donald Byrd, Eddie Henderson, Grant Green, Ronnie Foster, Herbie Hancock and many more!   

                                                        Gregory PorterTake Me To The AlleyBlue Note

                                                        Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with his new album 'Take Me To The Alley' the much-anticipated follow-up to his million-selling Grammy-winning 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit. Includes Porter's version of 'Holding On' the hit single that he wrote with Disclosure.

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                                                          Andrew HillGrass Roots (1968)Blue Note

                                                          Andrew Hill's best album, very highy recommended!


                                                          • – Mira
                                                          Stanley TurrentineA Chip Off The Old Block (1975)Blue Note

                                                           One of the few albums Stanley Turrentine recorded with his wife, Shirley Scott. features Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax; Shirley Scott, organ; Earl May, bass & Al Harewood drums.

                                                          Original= Blue Note / United Artists pressing

                                                          • – One O'Clock Jump
                                                          • – Midnight Blue
                                                          • – Blues In Hoss' Flat
                                                          • – Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
                                                          • – Cherry Point
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                                                          The 3 Sounds"Hey There" (1961)Blue Note

                                                          New York pressing original Blue Note Stereo orig. WITH "P" (ear) and VAN GELDER Stamp w/original Blue Note inner sleeve. V. RARE!

                                                            • Original LP£60.00
                                                              Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl, has some surface marks plays solid!

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                                                            Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit Blue Note
                                                            Grammy-nominated jazz singer Gregory Porter's debut album for legendary jazz institution, Blue Note. "Liquid Spirit" follows up two albums for indie label Motema, and of course his smash hit and Gilles Peterson favourite "1960 What?". Fourteen tracks consistng of Porter's personal song-writing delivered in soulful unmistakable voice. Includes his striring rendition of jazz standard "I Fall In Love Too Easily," as well as covers of Abbey Lincoln's "Lonesome Lover" and Ramsey Lewis' hit "The ‘In' Crowd."
                                                            • – No Love Dying
                                                            • – Lonesome Lover
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                                                            Grant Green Grant's First Stand (1961)Blue Note

                                                            Guitarist Grant Green's debut on Blue Note as he's joined by Baby Face Willette on organ and Ben Dixon on drums. Smokin!

                                                            • – Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
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                                                            Kenny BurrellMidnight Blue (1967)Blue Note

                                                            CLASSIC Blue Note album on limited press 180gm vinyl

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                                                              Lee Morgan The Sidewinder (1963)Blue Note

                                                              All time soul jazz classic from trumpeter Morgan on Blue Note joined by Joe Henderson, Billy Higgins, Barry Harris and Bob Cranshaw.

                                                              • – the sidewinder
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                                                              Sabu MartinezPalo Congo (1957)Blue Note

                                                              Tough, tough Afro and Afro-Cuban rhythms as conguero Sabu is joined by Arsenio Rodríguez ,Raul "Caesar" Travieso, Israel Moises "Quique" Travieso, Ray "Mosquito" Romero, Evaristo Baro, Willie Capo, Sarah Baro.

                                                              • – el cumbanchero
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                                                              Nat AdderleyDon't Look BackSteepleChase

                                                              Reissue of this cult ‘70s SteepleChase LP by trumpeter Nat Adderley. The tight arrangements, funky themes and great playing from a group that includes saxophonists John Stubblefield and Ken McIntyre, plus drummer Buddy Williams make it a must for DJs, vinyl enthusiasts and jazz fans alike.

                                                                Ray BarrettoLa Cuna (1981)CTI

                                                                Latin jazz dance classic - Barretto's take on Stevie Wonder's 'Pastime Paradise.'
                                                                Special reissue available on 180g virgin vinyl, with pure analogue audiophile mastering (£23.99 version).

                                                                • – pastime paradise
                                                                • Reissue LP£11.99
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                                                                The Jazz Room compiled by Paul MurphyBBE

                                                                Cult, UK jazz dance hero Paul Murphy teams up with BBE to deliver his first compilation on the label: a blazing selection of up-tempo, dancefloor-friendly jazz tunes on ‘The Jazz Room’. Features essential and less obvious music from the likes of Art Pepper, Art Ensemble of Chicago and more!

                                                                • Imperial Tiger Orchestra – Emnete (Live)
                                                                • Art Pepper – Mambo De La Pinta
                                                                • New York Ska Jazz Ensemble – Boogie Stop Shuffle
                                                                • Lucas Van Merwijk & his Cubop City Big Band – 4Beat Cha Cha Cha
                                                                • Terje Terasmaa – Yatra-Ta
                                                                • Rhythmagic Orchestra – African Mailman
                                                                • Onward International – Foot In The Door
                                                                • Blue Mode – Smells Like Teen Spirit
                                                                • 1. Imperial Tiger Orchestra – Emnete (Live)
                                                                • 2. Art Pepper – Mambo De La Pinta
                                                                • 3. New York Ska Jazz Ensemble – Boogie Stop Shuffle
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                                                                Cannonball AdderleySoul Of The BibleCapitol

                                                                Superb early 70's deep jazz produced by Cannonball Adderley and David Axelrod! Will appeal to fans of Harry Whitaker's Black Renaissance! Check 'Space Spirtual'! Highly recommended!

                                                                • – Obeah
                                                                • Reissue 2×LP£20.00
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                                                                Cannonball Adderley Somethin' Else (1958)Blue Note

                                                                A stunning album, 'Somethin' Else' was a collaboration between three men - Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley, the credited bandleader; Alfred Lion, the producer and that inescapable great of jazz, Miles Davis.

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                                                                  Donald ByrdStreet Lady (1973)Blue Note

                                                                  Classic jazz funk album written and produced by the magnificent Mizell brothers! Includes 'Lansana's Priestess'.



                                                                  • – Lansana's Priestess
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                                                                  Miles Davis Porgy and Bess (1958)CBS Records

                                                                  Seminal and controversial album recorded under the direction of Gil Evans in 1958. 

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                                                                    The Legendary Studio One RecordsSoul Jazz Records

                                                                    Brand new album featuring non-stop killer Studio One cuts from The Skatalites, Heptones, Lone Ranger, Horace Andy and loads more. 

                                                                    Album comes in jewel case with slipcase style CD, limited edition gatefold heavyweight double vinyl and EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD from here.

                                                                    This is the first new Studio One/Soul Jazz release in over 3 years and is being released to coincide with our forthcoming monster new deluxe hardback 12x12" 200 page full colour book featuring hundreds of super classic and rare Studio One sleeves. 

                                                                    • The Skatalites – Ball of Fire
                                                                    • The Heptones – I'm Your Man
                                                                    • Lone Ranger – Everything She Want
                                                                    • Horace Andy – New Broom
                                                                    • Michigan and Smiley – Rub A Dub Style (12" Mix)
                                                                    • The Maytals – Treat Me Bad
                                                                    • Freddie McKay – Watch Your Step
                                                                    • Pablove Black – Mr. Music
                                                                    • Wailing Souls – Run My People
                                                                    • Willie Williams – Master Plan
                                                                    • The Skatalites – Fidel Castro
                                                                    • Marcia Griffiths – Hold You Tight
                                                                    • Dub Specialist – Sitting With Stupid
                                                                    • Prince Jazzbo – Rock For Dub
                                                                    • Super and Sleepy – Enemy
                                                                    • Dub Specialist – Luanda
                                                                    • Doreen Schaeffer – This Love
                                                                    • Ernest Ranglin – Ranglin Doddlin'
                                                                    Herbie HancockMaiden Voyage (1965)Blue Note

                                                                    Brilliant, brilliant album - every track's a winner! Highly recommended!

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                                                                      CanFuture DaysSpoon Records

                                                                      ESSENTIAL 1973 album of dreamy kraut rock from Can! This is a beautiful rhythmic album of subtle and complex, deeply immersive, one-of-a kind, other-worldly music that floats over you like a hazy summer sunset! Their best album! Highly recommended classic reissue! Check it out!

                                                                      • – Future Days
                                                                      • – Spray
                                                                      • – Bel Air
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                                                                      Eddie PalmieriMambo Con Conga Is MozambiqueTico

                                                                      Introducing the new conga-led 'Mozambique' rhythm plus Guaracha, Bolero, Cha-Cha and Comparsa, Eddie Palmieri, 1966.

                                                                      Original = Original Venezuelan Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG- name taped on front spines taped

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                                                                      • – Mi Mambo Conga
                                                                      • – Que Suene La Orquesta
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                                                                      Lee MorganExpoobidentVee Jay Records

                                                                      1960 album from trumpeter Lee Morgan featuring Eddie Higgins, Art Blakey, Art Davis and Cliff Jordan.

                                                                        • LP£11.99
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                                                                        BurialKindred EPHyperdub

                                                                        Hyperdub's purveyor of ghostly garage breakbeats, returns with this hotly tipped three-tracker a whole year since "Steet Halo" dropped!

                                                                        "Kindred" has the desperate, melancholy feel that made us fall in love Burial all those years back; clanging metallic, kinetic swinging garage beats, barely-audible vocals and thunderous dark soundscapes.

                                                                        "Loner" delves deeper into the dark, taking on a sinister tone with paranoid arpeggios that dart in and out of rumbling low-end, prog-chords and ghostly chants. The EP ends with the hopeless, grainy gloom of "Ashtray Wasp".  The dark can be so beautiful. Buy!

                                                                        • – kindred
                                                                        • – loner
                                                                        • – ashtray wasp
                                                                        • 12"£7.99
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                                                                        Serge GainsbourgHistoire De Melody NelsonPhillips

                                                                        The best Serge Gainsbourg album by miles!

                                                                        Serge Gainsbourg's work with arranger Jean Claude Vannier led to Gainsbourg being dubbed the French David Axelrod (!) - the comparison is apt in that there are clear similarities in the leftfield rock-soul-jazz-orchestral pop fusion sound and a similar unsettling hazy melancholia!

                                                                        The stand out track is definitely the low-slung late night chugging groover Melody/Cargo Culte, as sampled by Portishead!

                                                                        *Vinyl is heavyweight 180g + MP3 download voucher

                                                                        Recommended!

                                                                        • – Melody
                                                                        • – Cargo Culte
                                                                        • LP£22.99
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                                                                        Donald ByrdThe Cat WalkBlue Note

                                                                        Classic Blue Note recording with a quintet featuring Pepper Adams and Duke Pearson

                                                                          • Reissue LP£16.00
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                                                                          Moritz Von Oswald TrioVertical AscentHonest Jon's

                                                                          Great album from Basic Channel/Rhythm and Sound's Maurizio AKA Mauritz Von Oswald, alongside Vladislav Delay and Max Loderbauer!

                                                                          Excellent expansive dubby techno!

                                                                          The fastidious density of sound, the massive bass and detailed upper registers (Ricardo Villalobos has called Vertical Ascent ‘a frequency massage’), the stripped, stepping repetitiousness, the seriousness — all present and correct, these signatures of Moritz' work with Mark Ernestus as Basic Channel, Maurizio, and Rhythm And Sound. The startling newness here stems from the qualities of live performance — the driving, clattering percussion in particular, and the loose, improvisatory approach — and the exploded palette of sounds, including a trace of steel drums, and something like a cuica. The Trio is Moritz alongside Vladislav Delay (whose early records were released on the Basic Channel imprint Chain Reaction) and Max Loderbauer (from NSI, on Sahko). At the heart of their epic excursions here is a dream crossing of classic Berlin techno, On-The-Corner Miles Davis, Larry Heard and Can, as at home with calypso as it is Stravinsky.

                                                                          Recommended!

                                                                          • – Pattern 1
                                                                          • – Pattern 3
                                                                          • – Pattern 4
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                                                                          Hugh MasekelaThe Promise Of A Future (1968)Universal City

                                                                          Includes the all-time classic original version of "Grazing In The Grass".


                                                                          • – Grazing In The Grass
                                                                          • Original LP£12.00
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                                                                          DJ ShadowEndtroducing.....Mo Wax (1994)

                                                                          It's a classic ...

                                                                            • CD£7.99
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                                                                            Miriam MakebaMiriam Makeba (1960)Radio Corporation

                                                                            Recorded in New York in 1960 w/ The Harry Belafonte singers and guitarist Perry Lopez

                                                                              • Original LP£10.00
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                                                                              Marvin GayeWhat's Going OnMotown

                                                                              Essential, classic, soul masterpiece!.


                                                                                • CD£7.99
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                                                                                Studio One IronsidesSoul Jazz Records

                                                                                Soul Jazz Records continues to dig deeper into the vaults of the mighty Studio One, the most important record label in the history of Reggae music.

                                                                                Founded by legendary producer Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd and famously dubbed 'the university of Reggae' by Chris Blackwell, Studio One is the Reggae equivalent of Motown - launching and establishing the careers of countless Reggae artists - everyone from Bob Marley to The Skatalites.

                                                                                This new instalment features many classic Studio One cuts alongside a heavy dose of superb rarities and spans all eras - everything from classic ska and rocksteady  to the deepest roots, heaviest dub and dancehall roots.

                                                                                As ever the album includes an incredible line-up of only the finest reggae artists - The Skatalites, Freddie McGregor, Alton Ellis, The Gladiators, Johnny Osbourne, Cornell Campbell, Dennis Alcapone, Prince Jazzbo, Lone Ranger - all of whom made their names at Studio One.

                                                                                Studio One Ironsides refers back to a time in the 1960s and 1970s when Clement Dodd was at the height of his powers, releasing so much amazing music that Studio One had to invent new label names to trick radio DJs, wary of playing too much music from the legendary studio, into playing records. These creatively titled new label names included Ironsides, Money Disc, ND Records, BongoMan, Forward and more.

                                                                                The large accompanying booklet contains extensive text from reggae historian Noel Hawks, interesting information on each track and label scans.

                                                                                Soul Jazz Records' Studio One Ironsides is released in CD- jewel case, 24-page booklet with card slipcase, as well as a heavyweight double-vinyl edition in deluxe strong gatefold sleeve (with full sleeve notes) and also as a digital download.

                                                                                • Fabian Cooke – Mother and Child
                                                                                • Marcia Griffiths – Mark My Word
                                                                                • Freddie McGregor – I Man A Rasta
                                                                                • Prince Jazzbo – Natty Ting A Ling
                                                                                • The Paragons – Danger In Your Eyes
                                                                                • Drum Bago & The Rebel Group – Reggae Version
                                                                                • Don Drummond – Nanny's Corner
                                                                                • The Stingers – Rasta Don't Stop No One
                                                                                • Lone Ranger – Three Mile Skank
                                                                                • The Soul Sister – Another Night
                                                                                • Freddie McGregor – Come Now Sister
                                                                                • Dennis Alcapone – Joe Frazier
                                                                                • The Soul Brothers – Soho
                                                                                • Alton Ellis – Can I Change My Mind
                                                                                • Johnny Osbourne – Jealousy, Heartache and Pain
                                                                                • The Gladiators – Bongo Red
                                                                                • Pablove Black – Jamrec Dub
                                                                                • Cornel Campbell – I'm Still Waiting
                                                                                Les McCann And Eddie HarrisSwiss Movement (1969)Atlantic

                                                                                Includes the first recorded, seminal version of the Eugene McDaniels-penned classic "Compared To What"!


                                                                                  • Original LP£10.00
                                                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG- (left spine pretty split and water wear)
                                                                                    100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
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                                                                                  • New LP (180g)£18.99
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                                                                                  • CD£7.99
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