• Kellee Patterson – Maiden Voyage
    • 1. Magic Wand Of Love
    • 2. Look At The Child
    • 3. Soul Daddy (Lady)
    • 4. Maiden Voyage
    • 5. Don't Misunderstand
    • 6. See You Later
    • 7. You
    • 8. Be All Your Own

    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'.

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    Kellee PattersonMaiden VoyageBlack Jazz

    Fantastic album on Black Jazz, originally released in 1974 and featuring a great vocal version of Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage".

    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
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    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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    • CD£16.00
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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
    • LP£28.00
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    • CD£17.00
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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
    • LP£26.00
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    • CD£17.00
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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
    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
    • – Waltz For Zweetie
    Doug Carn feat. The Voice of Jean CarnSpirit Of The New LandBlack Jazz Records

    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!

    • – My Spirit
    • – Arise And Shine
    • – Trance Dance
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    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!

    • – My Spirit
    • – Arise And Shine
    • – Trance Dance
    • LP£26.00
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    • CD£17.00
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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
    • LP£26.00
      Out of stock
    • CD£17.00
      In stockAdd to Bag
    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
    • – Waltz For Zweetie
    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
    Cleveland EatonPlenty Good EatonBlack Jazz Records

    HEAVY RARE DEEP FUNK/JAZZ BLACK JAZZ ALBUM!

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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
      In stockAdd to Bag
    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!

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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
    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 *
    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
    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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    JellyEverybody Needs Lovin, Nows The TimeFantasy Love Records

    Killer, laid-back funky soul power from Detroit '78 by Herman Kelly affiliate ('Dance To The Drummer's Beat'), Aaron McCarthy Jr, a.k.a. 'Jelly'! Fantasy Love doing it once again by unearthing this monster rarity - and what a TUNE! Don't miss!

    • – Everybody Needs Lovin, Nows The Time
    • 7"£13.00
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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
    • 2×LP£32.00
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    Ennio MorriconeMorricone SegretoDecca

    **The hidden, dark-tinged and psychedelic side of the maestro!**

    This collection, featuring 7 previously unreleased tracks, explores what is possibly Morricone’s richest creative period, between the end of the 1960s to the early 80s, demonstrating Morricone’s long lasting influence for generations of musicians and film directors to this day.

    'Morricone Segreto' is an acid-tinged sonic journey through mysterious voices, fuzz guitars, airy strings, eerie synths and modern grooves from the Academy award-winning composer who was always ahead trends, dictating style in his own way.

    • – Vie-Ni (alt. take)
    • – Vita e Malavita
    • – Tette e Antenne, Tetti e Gonne
    • – Patrizia (alt. take – con voci)
    • – Psychedelic Mood
    • – Jukebox Psychédélique
    • – Fondati Timori
    • – Non Può Essere Vero
    • – Eat It (versione singolo)
    • – Nascosta nell’Ombra
    • – Beat per Quattro Ruote
    • – Stark System (Rock)
    • – Il Clan dei Siciliani (Tema n. 5)
    • – Ore 22
    • 2×LP£32.00
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    The London Experimental Jazz QuartetInvisible RootsThe Roundtable

    First vinyl reissue of this sought-after and obscure album 'Invisible Roots' by The London Experimental Jazz Quartet; an overlooked jewel from the Canadian jazz scene and features the INCREDIBLE avant jazz funk masterpiece 'Destroy the Nihilist Picnic'! KILLER!

    • – Destroy the Nihilist Picnic
    • LP (180 gram)£25.00
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    Cornell CampbellHold OnSkankin' Society

    The Gorgon in fine style! Back in 2017, Cornell Campbell teamed up with The 18th Parallel to put out the beautiful ‘Lovely Feeling’, a roots reggae 7” reminiscent of Randy’s early 70s sound. A few months later, Cornell and the Swiss band went back in studio to pay another tribute to the Jamaican sound of the 70s. Do you remember ‘Dance in A Greenwich Farm’ or ‘Two Face Rasta’ ? Kingston, 1975. Bunny Lee’s flying cymbals riddims mixed by King Tubby and his big knob, Cornell Campbell’s golden years.
    Led by legendary drummer Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace, The 18th Parallel tried to dive deep into the reggae of 1975 to bring back this feeling on ‘HOLD ON’: flying riddim, choping guitar, heavy filter mix by Roberto Sánchez and the one and only Cornell Campbell himself behind the microphone. Flash it!
    credits

    • Cornell Campbell – Hold On
    • The 18th Parallel – Rhythm
    • 7"£11.00
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    Jimi TenorAulosPhilophon

    Funk, soul and Afrobeat mutations from the mind of Jimi Tenor!

    • – Sugar And Spice
    • – Small Things
    • – Aulos I
    • – Ten Dimensions
    • – Afroeuropean
    • – Aulos II
    • – Vocalize My Luv
    • – Lover's Bridge
    • – 128 Cosmic Rock
    • – My Baby
    • – Ki' Igba
    • – Aulos III
    • LP£20.00
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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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    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
    • LP£25.00
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    • CD£16.00
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    Vin GordonVin Gordon In De GardenStop Point Records

    First time on vinyl (limited press), originally released in 2008 on French CD only. Recorded in Jamaica with the original Wailers horn section featuring David Madden & Glen Da Costa. Updates of killer Studio 1 tracks "Race Track" "Heavy Skank" also wicked cut of "African Thing" by Osibisa.

    • – African Thing
    • – Race Track
    • – Double Take
    • – Stepping In
    • – Melodies In The Hill
    • – Jones Town Special
    • – Heavy Skank
    • – See You
    • – Stone Valley Dub
    Star Feminine BandStar Feminine BandBorn Bad Records

    Without warning, this group of young girls from a remote region of Benin is shaking up the world of garage rock with breathtaking freshness, ingenuity, energy and playing!

    • – Peba
    • – Rew Be Me
    • – Femme Africaine
    • – Montealla
    • – La Musique
    • – Idesouse
    • – Iseo
    • – Timtitu
    • LP£19.00
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    • CD£14.00
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    George DekkerNanaR.I.T.S

    Superb update of the old skinhead fav from the Room In The Sky posse with Pioneer singer George Dekker on fine form whilst on the flip mighty DJ Oxman moving things forward! Nice.

    • George Dekker – Nana
    • The Inn House Crew – It Sweet Sa
    • 7"£8.00
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    Le DealJazz TraficantesFavorite Recordings

    SUPERB, golden-era style jazz set from this talented group of French musicians, Le Deal. Killer, killer release!

    • – Jazz Traficantes
    • – Riot in Chinatown
    • – Custom Agents
    • – Mexican Junkanoo Suite (Part 1)
    • – Mexican Junkanoo Suite (Part 2)
    • – Mexican Junkanoo Suite (Part 3)
    • LP£21.00
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    Sun Ra ArkestraSwirlingStrut

    Marshall Allen directs the Arkestra's first studio album in over twenty years, ‘Swirling'! This new recording represents the "continuation of a heartfelt rebirth of the Arkestra under Allen’s guidance since Sun Ra left the planet in 1993"; a big band line-up featuring long-standing Arkestra members including Danny Ray Thompson, Michael Ray, Vincent Chancey, Knoel Scott, Cecil Brooks, Atakatune, Elson Nascimento and Tyler Mitchell, the album is a full-blooded, cosmic celebration of Sun Ra’s legacy.

    • – Satellites Are Spinning/Lights On A Satellite
    • – Seductive Fantasy
    • – Swirling
    • – Angels And Demons At Play
    • – Sea Of Darkness/Darkness
    • – Rocket No. 9
    • – Astro Black
    • – Infinity/I'll Wait For You
    • – Sunology
    • – Door Of The Cosmos/Say
    • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£25.00
      Limited gold vinyl edition
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    • CD£12.00
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    New Life TrioVisions Of The Third EyeEarly Future Records

    Official super limited-edition bespoke independent press release of this SEMINAL and iconic, 1979, spiritual jazz classic!

    Super-rare, spiritual jazz masterpeice from the legendary drummer Steve Reid with Brandon Ross on guitar and David Wertman on bass.

    This stunning release includes a 20 page fanzine featuring an in-depth testimonial and interview with Brandon Ross, and an essay by Finders Keepers' Andy Votel, as well as archival photos, scores and reviews. ESSENTIAL!

    This album was originally released on Steve Reid's own Mustevic Sound label in New York.

    The hypnotic 'Empty Streets' featured on Soul Jazz Records' early Universal Sounds of America release. You may also recognise the cover art as the basis for our book/album project Freedom, Rhythm and Sound made with Gilles Peterson back in 2009.

    This is a 100% essential purchase!

    • – Empty Streets
    • LP + Download Code£29.00
      Deluxe vinyl reissue w/ download code and 20 page zine.
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    Joseph Cotton, Vin Gordon, Winston Reedy & Barry IsaacsWedding Dance / The Kiki Kiki RiddimRoom In The Sky

    Released in tandem with George Dekker's "Nana" 7" update comes this 4 track 33rpm 7" single featuring vocalist Joseph Cotton, Winston Reedy, Barry Issacs all riding the Kiki Kiki Riddim.

    • Joseph Cotton – Wedding Dance
    • Winston Reedy – Feel The Rhythm
    • Barry Issac – Wanty Wanty
    • The Inn House Crew – The Kiki Kiki Riddim
    • 7"£8.00
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