Sun Ra Egypt 1971

    Strut
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    • Sun Ra – Discipline No. 27
    • Sun Ra – Solar Ship Voyage
    • Sun Ra – Cosmo-Darkness
    • Sun Ra – The Light Thereof
    • Sun Ra – Friendly Galaxy No. 2
    • Sun Ra – To Nature's God
    • Sun Ra – Why Go To The Moon?
    • 1. Discipline No. 27
    • 2. Solar Ship Voyage
    • 3. Cosmo-Darkness
    • 4. The Light Thereof
    • 5. Friendly Galaxy No. 2
    • 6. To Nature's God
    • 7. Why Go To The Moon?
    • 8. Space Loneliness No. 2
    • 9. Discipline No. 11
    • 10. Discipline No. 15
    • 11. Nidhamu
    • 12. Starwatchers / Theme Of The Stargazers
    • 13. Discipline No. 2
    • 14. Shadow World
    • 15. Third Planet
    • 16. Space Is The Place
    • 17. Horizon
    • 18. Discipline No. 8
    • 19. Next Stop Mars
    • 20. Pleiades
    • 21. We'll Wait For You
    • 22. The Bridge
    • 23. Nidhamu (Part 1)
    • 24. Nidhamu (Part 2)
    • 25. Discipline No. 2
    • 26. They'll Come Back
    • 27. Calling Planet Earth
    • 28. Imagination
    • 29. Discipline
    • 30. Angels And Demons At Play
    • 31. We Sing This Song
    • 32. Space Is The Place
    • 33. Organ Interlude
    • 34. Angels And Demons At Play
    • 35. Egyptian Oasis 1
    • 36. Egyptian Oasis 2

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                          • 2×LP£34.00
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                          Blue Note Re:ImaginedDecca / Blue Note

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

                          • Jorja Smith – Rose Rouge (from St Germain Tourist, 2000)
                          • Ezra Collective – Footprints (from Wayne Shorter Adam’s Apple, 1966)
                          • Poppy Ajudha – Watermelon Man (Under The Sun) (from Herbie Hancock Takin’ Off, 1962)
                          • Jordan Rakei – Wind Parade (from Donald Byrd Places and Spaces, 1975)
                          • Skinny Pelembe – Illusion (Silly Apparition) (from Andrew Hill One for One, 1969)
                          • Alfa Mist – Galaxy (rom Eddie Henderson Sunburst, 1975)
                          • Steam Down feat. Afronaut Zu – Etcetera (from Wayne Shorter Etcetera, 1965)
                          • Yazmin Lacey – I’ll Never Stop Loving You (from Dodo Greene My Hour of Need, 1962)
                          • 1. Jorja Smith – Rose Rouge (from St Germain Tourist, 2000)
                          • 2. Ezra Collective – Footprints (from Wayne Shorter Adam’s Apple, 1966)
                          • 3. Poppy Ajudha – Watermelon Man (Under The Sun) (from Herbie Hancock Takin’ Off, 1962)
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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
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                          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
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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
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                          Penny PennyYogo YogoAwesome Tapes From Africa

                          The rags-to-riches chronicle of Penny Penny's life would be remarkable if he had only released his smash debut Shaka Bundu and packed houses for a few years. But the inimitable South African singer and dancer known for his trademark top ponytail and emphatic anthems was no one-hit wonder. In the aftermath of Shaka Bundu's nationwide explosion, far beyond his country the album resonated with ever bigger audiences. He performed up and down the continent, building fanbases in more than a dozen countries. So his sophomore album Yogo Yogo - released in 1996 - solidified Penny Penny's standing in pop music nationally and provided new energy to his pan-African stadium-filling adventures. "I was very busy between Shaka Bundu and Yogo Yogo. Shows every week, local and outside the country. There was no relaxing from 1995 until 1999." The album also reflects the era in which it emerged. If Shaka Bundu arrived triumphantly amid newfound political freedom in South Africa with the end of Apartheid and Nelson Mandela's election, Yogo Yogo was a next level expression for the maturing artist. He wanted to get a message out. Composed with Joe Shirimani, who also produced the album, the sound and compositional style echoes the earlier recording but the topical nature of the lyrics became more deliberate, more didactic. In the song "Ingani" Penny proclaims, we are all one people even though we may speak different languages, we are all Nguni—a larger historical grouping that includes many of the ethnic groups in modern South Africa. "Kulani Kulani," which means grow up, urges young people to say no to drugs and yes to education. Ama Owners, referring to the public transport drivers involved in violent rumbles, asks the nation's drivers to relax because we need them for our safe arrival. Penny's success as a Xitsonga artist should not be under-estimated in the context of popular music at the time in South Africa.

                          • – Ibola Aids
                          • – Ingani
                          • – Amarumasi
                          • – Kulani Kulani
                          • – Hai Kamina
                          • – Yogo Yogo
                          • – Ti Samboko
                          • – Ama Owners
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                          The AwakeningHear, Sense And FeelBlack Jazz Records

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

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

                          • – Awakening - Prologue Spring Thing
                          • – Convulsions
                          • – Kera's Dance
                          • – Brand New Feeling
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                          Billy BrooksWindows Of The MindWewantsounds

                          Wewantsounds reissue this killer, in-demand, funky jazz rarity from trumpeter, Billy Brooks, featuring that classic break on 'Forty Days', as sampled by Tribe Called Quest on 'Luck of Lucien'!

                          • – Fourty Days
                          As Serious As Your lifeJohn Coltrane And Beyond By Valerie WilmerSerpent's Tail

                          Truly seminal work, first published in 1977 by writer and photographer Valerie Wilmer, that details the incredible energy and characters behind the African-American revolution in jazz of the 60's and early 70's. As well as placing the 'new' music in its political and social context, there is also reference to the role of women, recording and getting the music heard, and entire chapters devoted to the following musicians: John Coltrane, Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra, Albert Ayler and Chicago's AACM. If you're at all interested in the 'new thing' jazz or African-American politics of the 60's then you really do need to read this book! Seriously...

                            • Book (400g)£12.99
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                              Original secondhand Pluto Press early out of print edition in ok cond
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                            The Bug feat. Dis FigIn BlueHyperdub

                            Dark, claustrophobic dancehall vibes and noxious, hip hop dread from The Bug and producer/vocalist Felicia Chen aka Dis Fig - ace!

                            • – Around Me
                            • – Come
                            • – Destroy Me
                            • – Blood
                            • – In 2 U
                            • – Levitating
                            • – Forever
                            • – Blue To Black
                            • – Take
                            • – No Return
                            • – You
                            • – End In Blue
                            TenderloniousRagas From Lahore: Improvisations with Jaubi22a

                            Following on from the release of 'Tender in Lahore' earlier in 2020, 22a releases the full LP-length suite of improvised Ragas from a one day recording session in Lahore with instrumental quartet, Jaubi (who brought us the excellent 'Lahore State Of Mind') . Features four previously unreleased tracks. Deeply meditative, cosmic, raga-jazz trance music!

                            • – Azadi
                            • – Kirwani
                            • – Impressions
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                            Dezron Douglas & Brandee YoungerForce MajeureInternational Anthem Recording Company

                            Original compositions alongside cover versions of classics by the likes of Alice and John Coltrane, The Stylistics, The Jackson 5, Pharoah Sanders, Kate Bush and The Carpenters by harpist and bass player Derzon Douglas and Brandee Younger. A simple, hypnotic, dreamy and beautiful release via International Anthem Recording Company!

                            • – Intro (Coffee)
                            • – Gospel Trane
                            • – Equinox
                            • – The Creator Has a Master Plan
                            • – Sing
                            • – You Make Me Feel Brand New
                            • – We'll Be Right Black
                            • – Never Can Say Goodbye
                            • – This Woman's Work
                            • – Nothing Stupid
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                            Sun RaNidhamuStrut

                            'Nidhamu' is one of a number of albums that Sun Ra recorded during an Egyptian tour in 1971. Features songs from a concert in Cairo with his Astro-Intergalactic-Infinity Arkestra plus a solo keyboard performance, recorded that same year.

                            • – Space Loneliness No. 2
                            • – Discipline No. 11
                            • – Discipline No. 15
                            • – Nidhamu
                            Makaya McCravenUniversal Beings E&F SidesInternational Anthem Recording Company

                            An addendum to Makaya McCraven's critically-acclaimed 2018 releases, 'Universal Beings'. 'E&F Sides' presents 14 pieces of "organic beat music" cut from the original sessions, prepared and produced by Makaya as a soundtrack to the Universal Beings documentary film, which follows Makaya to Los Angeles, Chicago, London and New York City for a behind the scenes look into the making of the artists breakthrough album, taking the viewer through the story of Makaya's life, his process and the community of musicians that helped bring this project to life.

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                              Sun RaHorizonStrut

                              Sun Ra's 11th studio album 'Horizon' was recorded at the Ballon Theatre in Cairo, Egypt. Contains a wild version of the classic 'Space Is The Place' and 'The Satellites Are Spinning'.

                              • – Starwatchers
                              • – Discipline 2
                              • – Shadow World
                              • – Third Planet
                              • – Space Is The Place
                              • – Horizon
                              • – Discipline 8
                              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
                              Brian EnoFilm Music 1976 - 2020UMC

                              17 tracks from Eno’s most recognisable film and television work spanning 5 decades - inc. his work for the likes of David Lynch, Derek Jarman, Peter Jackson, Michael Mann and more.

                              • – ‘Beach Sequence’ from ‘Beyond The Clouds’, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, 1995
                              • – ‘Deep Blue Day’ from ‘Trainspotting’, directed by Danny Boyle, 1996
                              • – ‘Dover Beach’ from ‘Jubilee’, directed by Derek Jarman, 1978
                              • – ‘Final Sunset’ from ‘Sebastiane’, directed by Derek Jarman, 1976
                              • 9. – ‘Beach Sequence’ from ‘Beyond The Clouds’, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, 1995
                              • 11. – ‘Deep Blue Day’ from ‘Trainspotting’, directed by Danny Boyle, 1996
                              • 13. – ‘Dover Beach’ from ‘Jubilee’, directed by Derek Jarman, 1978
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                              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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                              Roger Eno and Brian EnoMixing Colours ExpandedDeutsche Grammophon

                              The next station on Roger and Brian’s immersive journey. The full collection of music released by Roger and Brian Eno on Deutsche Grammophon. Tracks from 'Mixing Colours' and 'Luminous' are combined on this release.

                              • – Spring Frost
                              • – Burnt Umber
                              • – Celeste
                              • – Wintergreen
                              • – Obsidian
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                              Hallelujah Chicken Run BandTake OneAnalog Africa

                              **A collection of Zimbabwean group Hallelujah Chicken Run Band’s tracks from 1974-1979.**

                              Originally playing the Congolese Rumba and Afro-rock styles popular in the capital, the band found success once they began incorporating elements of traditional Shona music. Rapidly growing in popularity after winning a national music contest during 1974, the Hallelujah Chicken Run Band became key players across Zimbabwe’s music scenes. 'Take One' collects their biggest hits as well as rare tunes from between 1974-1979. Another essential release via Analog Africa!

                              • – Mudzimu Ndiringe
                              • – Kare Nanhasi
                              • – Tamba Zimba Navashe
                              • – Ngoma Yarira
                              • – Sekai
                              • – Manheru Changamire
                              • – Gore Iro
                              • – Mukadzi Wangu Ndomuda
                              • – Alikulila
                              • – Tinokumbira Kuziva
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                              Tokyo DreamingWewantsounds

                              A superb, extensive exploration of Tokyo's cutting edge 80s sound through the music of cult Japanese label Nippon Columbia and its Better Days imprint - all selected by British radio presenter and DJ, Nick Luscombe.

                              The selection mixes electro, synth-pop, funk and ambient and features such artists as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mariah, Shigeo Sekito, Juicy Fruits, Hitomi "Penny" Tohyama and Yumi Murata. The tracklist includes many sought-after rarities and hidden gems which have never been released outside of Japan.

                              • – Ryuichi Sakamoto - The End Of Asia
                              • – Mariah - Shinzo No Tobira
                              • – Chika Asamoto - Self Control
                              • – Jun Fukamachi - Treasure Hunter
                              • – Yumi Murata - Watashi No Bus
                              • – Hitomi Penny Tohyama - Rainy Driver
                              • – Yumi Seino - La Maison Est En Ruine
                              • – Kyoko Furuya – Tokyo
                              • – Kazue Itoh - Chinatown Rose
                              • – Kazumi Watanabe - Tokyo Joe
                              • – Juicy Fruits - (Jenie Gets Angry)
                              • – Haruo Chikada & Vibra-Tones - Soul Life
                              • – Colored Music - Heartbeat
                              • – Akira Sakata - Room
                              • – Yasuaki Shimizu - Semi Tori No Yasuaki Shimizu - Semi Tori No Hi
                              • – Shigeo Sekito - The Word II
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                              Kellee PattersonMaiden VoyageBlack Jazz Records

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

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

                              • – Maiden Voyage