• Gerry Weil – The Bull’s Problem
    • Gerry Weil – The Message
    • Gerry Weil – Johnny’s Bag
    • Gerry Weil – What Is A Man
    • Gerry Weil – Little Man
    • 1. The Joy Within Yourself
    • 2. The Bull’s Problem
    • 3. The Message
    • 4. Johnny’s Bag
    • 5. What Is A Man
    • 6. Little Man

    Olindo Records launch their sister label Musica Infinita with a reissue from an overlooked cornerstone of Venezuelan jazz - 'The Message' by Gerry Weil. Originally released in 1971, the influence that ‘Bitches Brew’ era Miles, Hendrix, Tower of Power and fusion had on this album; even the cosmic, big band jazz sound of Sun Ra . ‘The Message’ is an exceptional release packed with raw funk grooves, big band horns, and Gerry’s unique, gravelly vocal that's hidden in amongst the swirling, psychedelic, jazz melody. Killer release!

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    Soul of A Nation: Afro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black PowerSoul Jazz Records

    This album coincides with the massive new exhibition Soul of A Nation - Art in the Age of Black Power at Tate Modern, London.


    Watch Channel 4 news piece here

    Read Guardian feature here

    The album shows how the ideals of the civil rights movement, black power and black nationalism influenced the evolvement of radical African-American music in the United States of America in the intensely political and revolutionary period at the end of the 1960s following the assassinations of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and the rise of the Black Panther party.

    Featuring groundbreaking artists such as Gil Scott-Heron, Roy Ayers, Don Cherry, Oneness of Juju, Sarah Webster Fabio, Horace Tapscott, Phil Ranelin and many others, Soul of A Nation shows how political themes led to the rise of ‘conscious’ black music as new afro-centric styles combined the musical radicalism and spirituality of John Coltrane and radical avant-garde jazz music alongside the intense funk and soul of James Brown and Aretha Franklin and the urban poetry and proto-rap of the streets.

    The Soul of a Nation exhibition draws on the links between Black art forms – art, music, poetry - and how they came together during the civil rights and black power era as part of the wider black arts movement across the United States.

    Iconic African-Amercian revolutionary figures such as Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Angela Davis, John Coltrane, Muhammad Ali all appear in the radical artworks of Barkley L. Hendricks, Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Lorraine O’Grady and Betye Saar.

    Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records) will appear with the curators on the panel of Jazz for Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power discussion at the gallery as part of the show. You can book a ticket for this event here

    The Soul of a Nation album comes with extensive sleeve-notes and exclusive photography in a large 36-page outsize booklet and slipcase. Double gatefold vinyl album edition comes with full colour inners + bonus download code and includes full sleeve-notes/photography.

    Read More Reviews of the Soul of A Nation Exhibition:

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    • Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
    • Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry – Sounds From The Bush
    • Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Red, Black and Green
    • Philip Cohran and The Artistic Heritage Ensemble – Malcolm X
    • Sarah Webster Fabio – Sweet Songs
    • Phil Ranelin – Vibes From The Tribe
    • Horace Tapscott with the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra – Desert Fairy Princess
    • David McKnight – Strong Men
    • Joe Henderson – Black Narcissus
    • Oneness Of Juju – African Rhythms
    • Doug Carn – Suratal Ihklas
    • Duke Edwards and The Young Ones – Is It Too Late ?
    • Carlos Garnett – Mother Of The Future
    • 1. Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
    • 2. Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry – Sounds From The Bush
    • 3. Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Red, Black and Green
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    Trees SpeakQuantize Humanize / ScheinweltSoul Jazz Records

    SOLD OUT!

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    German Rock + John Carpenter/John Barry + New York No Wave synth/guitar DIY bomb! +

    Trees Speak take it to the next level - complete with vocoder vocal, Moog, vibes with two KILLER tracks on a super-limited white label 7" (including a single-only edit) from their upcoming hi-concept PostHuman 3rd album coming up on Soul Jazz Records.

    Climb aboard the high-speed musical train that is Trees Speak!

    This is a MONSTER white label 7" WORLD EXCLUSIVE to Sounds of the Universe and only 100 copies printed! DO NOT MISS OUT - one per person only

    Insane tripped out moody John Carpenter/Goblin/Morricone soundtrack +Propulsive, motorik instrumental loaded with fuzzy, hypnotic, analogue effects on the flip! HEAVY

    This is one of the best new singles we have heard in ages!

    • Trees Speak – Quantize Humanize
    • Tress Speak – Scheinwelt
    • 7"£10.00
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    Gary Bartz, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammadJazz Is Dead 006Jazz Is Dead

    Legendary US saxophonist Gary Bartz and leading US producer Adrian Younge with Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest! Killer, jazzy, hip hop instrumentals with Bartz doing his things over the top - don't miss!

    • – Spiritual Ideation
    • – Day by Day
    • – Distant Mode
    • LP£28.00
      Black vinyl edition
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    • CD£12.00
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    Carcass IdentityCarcass IdentityPhase Group

    Debut album from Brussels based duo Carcass Identity via Lo Kindre's and Mr TC's superb Phase Group label!

    Mid-tempo, hypnotic techno making minimal waves in the direction of cold, 80s industrial music experiments through to the curious, exotic, tribal pulse of Harmonious Thelonious, Wolf Muller, Lena Willikens and Toulouse Low Trax. So good!

    • – Things To Forget
    • – Spiraling Paradigm
    • – Freedom Principle
    • – Quiet Spectator
    • – Kundu Basket
    • – Desultory
    • LP£15.00
      Limited edition of 250 copies only!
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    MandalaMandalaMad About Records

    **Deluxe reissue of this extremely rare, privately-pressed Brazilian jazz/psych album!**

    Mandala made only one eponymous album, recorded in 1971 but released only in 1976. A very rare and influential album, featuring future members of Grupo Um (Nazario and Zeca Assumpcao who also played with Hermeto and Egberto Gismonti) and Pau Brasil (Nelson Ayres) - two seminal bands from the Brazilian instrumental scene of the 80s. The sound is a mix of Jazz Fusion with a Brazilian footprint - with a dash of psychedelic atmosphere and the spiced influence of oriental music.

    • – Pitha'ta
    • – Alga
    • – Matilho
    • – Estilingue
    • – Nadava
    • – El-Baion
    • LP£27.00
      Deluxe reissue in thick carton cover w/ OBI strip & insert
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    MadlibSound Ancestors (Arranged By Kieran Hebden)Madlib Invazion

    Gil Evans to Miles Davis…. Holger Czukay to the ensemble known as Can….Jean Claude Vannier to Serge Gainsbourg on Histoire de Melody Nelson. That’s the only way to explain the specificity of Four Tet and Madlib’s collaboration, in this special album that showcases a two-decade long friendship that has resulted in an album that follows Madlib’s classics like Quasimoto’s The Unseen, Madvillainy and his Pinata and Bandana albums with Freddie Gibbs. Ace!

    • – There Is No Time (Prelude)
    • – The Call
    • – Theme De Crabtree
    • – Road Of The Lonely Ones
    • – Loose Goose
    • – Dirtknock
    • – Hopprock
    • – Riddim Chant
    • – Sound Ancestors
    • – One For Quartabê/Right Now
    • – Hang Out (Phone Off)
    • – Two for 2 - For Dilla
    • – Latino Negro
    • – The New Normal
    • – Chino
    • – Duumbiyay
    • LP£30.00
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    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)
    StasisTime Is Right EPFencepiece

    **Classic early 90s UK techno gem from the mighty Stasis!**

    Originally released in 1993 this highly sought-after single appeared on small independent Time Is Right featuring a collaboration with unsung UK techno hero, Nuron. Deep, dreamy, emotive, other-worldly tracks that sound just as fresh today! Essential reissue!

    • Stasis – Disco 4000 (Witness The Future)
    • Stasis – So-lar
    • Stasis feat. Nuron – Vanmannans Answer
    • 12" EP£15.00
      Limited, individually hand-numbered vinyl reissue
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    STR4TAAspectsBrownswood

    Following on from THAT immediately 'sold out' 12" of early in 2020, Gilles Peterson and Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick's STR4TA project return with their debut full-length 'Aspects' - inspired by the gritty DIY sounds of the cult 80s Brit Funk era, STR4TA combine all the best elements that scene, reminiscent of influential bands like Freeez and Atmosfear!

    • – Aspects
    • – Rhythm In Your Mind
    • – Dance Desire
    • – We Like It
    • – Steppers Crusade
    • – After The Rain
    • – Give In To What is Real
    • – Kinshasa FC
    • – Vision 9
    • LP£21.00
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    Burial / Four Tet / Thom Yorke ‎Her Revolution / His RopeXL Recordings

    A handful of these back in stock - go!

    • – Her Revolution
    • – His Rope
    • 12"£9.00
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    Pluto PluckThe Good ThingTRS

    Long-awaited reissue of this undercover gemstone. “Anything other than gospel music was a sin,” Rudolph “Pluto Pluck” Richards said of his formative years on Hagley Park Road near Half Way Tree in Kingston, Jamaica. Despite his strict Christian upbringing, the wafts of music and smoke pouring in from neighbourhood dancehall parties were too great an allure. By the time he was a young man, his head was swirling with “girls, parties, fun stuff,” Richards recalled. Taking inspiration from times spent in the presence of local celebrity Bob Marley— who would often greet him with a “wah happen yout”. Richards crafted “The Good Thing” in 1981. Issued under the name Pluto Pluck on Wesley Wint’s Prospect Heights, Brooklyn-based PLD concern, “The Good Thing” is a dreamy and addictive reggae expression of romance and youthful discovery.
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    • – The Good Thing
    • – I Want You Now
    • 12"£17.00
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    Ron TrentJazz It UpGroovin Recordings

    Groovin reissue this 2008 deep, spiritual house classic from Chicago legend, Ron Trent!

    • – Jazz Funk Freedom
    • – Sweet Chocolate
    • 12"£13.00
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    Virtual Dreams: Ambient Explorations In The House & Techno Age 1993-1997Music From Memory

    Music From Memory focus on some of the more obscure end of the ambient techno/house music sphere in the mid-90s. Features some absolute gems from the likes of LFO, Richard H. Kirk, Global Communication, Bedouin Ascent, LA Synthesis and more!

    • – MLO - Birds And Flutes
    • – Pulusha – Isolation (Part Two)
    • – MDA Analog - Rainful Memories
    • – Space Time Continuum - Fluresence
    • – David Moufang – Sergio Leone's Wet Dream
    • – LA Synthesis – Frozen Tundra Dub
    • – Richard H. Kirk – Oneski
    • – Sideral – Mare Nostrum
    • – The Primitive Painter - Levitation
    • – Sun Electric – Love 2 Love
    • – LFO – Helen
    • – Dubtribe Sound System – Sunshine's Theme (Sunshine's Remix)
    • – Human Mesh Dance - ∞
    • – Link – Arcadian (Global Communication Remix)
    • – The Arc - Orphic Mysteries
    • – Bedouin Ascent - Joyriding III
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    Penn CentralRight On TrackTramp Records

    Previously unreleased AOR/yacht rock album from Pennsylvania group Penn Central! The band recorded the album for a talent contest in 1980 where it remained in obscurity until this issue via Tramp Records!

    • – Sometimes
    • – Lost Without You
    • – Little Bit Me, Little Bit You
    • – Goodbye Morning
    • – Make It Happen
    • – I'll Sing Your Song, Too
    • – Glass Angel
    • – Want You To Stay
    • – See You Again Someday
    • LP + Download Code£18.00
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    Alonzo TurnerWhoever Said ItDiscs Of Fun And Love

    Reissue of this rousing, floor-filling disco/modern soul gem from 1977!

    • – Whoever Said It (Part 1)
    • – Whoever Said It (Part 2)
    • 7"£10.00
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    Nubiyan TwistFreedom FablesStrut

    Woven around soul searching, cautionary tales and parables for modern life, 'Freedom Fables' is the most accomplished album by the UK collective, effortlessly fusing different soul, jazz and global styles with deft musicianship and lyrical delivery.

    • – Morning Light
    • – Tittle Tattle
    • – Buckle Up
    • – Keeper
    • – Ma Wonka
    • – Flow
    • – 27-7
    • – If I Know
    • – Wipe Away Tears
    • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£26.00
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    • CD£11.00
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    Somewhere Between: Mutant Pop, Electronic Minimalism & Shadow Sounds of Japan 1980-1989Light In The Attic

    Light In The Attic release 'Somewhere Between: Mutant Pop, Electronic Minimalism & Shadow Sounds of Japan 1980–1988', a collection of tracks that were created “during Japan’s soaring bubble economy of the 1980s, an era in which aesthetic visions and consumerism merged. The music echoed the nation’s prosperity and with financial abundance, came the luxury to dream.”

    “Thanks to the idyllic economic climate and innovations in domestically manufactured music gear, creators on the edges were empowered to focus on satisfying their artistic visions in the open headspace of home studios.”

    “These tracks exist in a space of transition when the major label grip on the Japanese recording market began to give way to the escalation of independents

    Across its 14-tracks, 'Somewhere Between' spans ambient, pop, electronic, minimal, and so-called “shadow sounds”, with music from Mkwaju Ensemble, Naoki Asai, Noriko Miyamoto, and more.

    • – Noriko Miyamoto – Arrows & Eyes
    • – Mishio Ogawa – Hikari No Ito Kin No Ito
    • – Yoshio Ojima – Days Man
    • – Mkwaju Ensemble – Tira-Rin
    • – R.N.A-ORGANISM – WEIMAR 22
    • – Naoki Asai – Yakan Hikou
    • – Takami Hasegawa – Koneko To Watashi
    • – Mammy – Mizu No Naka No Himitsu
    • – Dip in the Pool – Hasu No Enishi
    • – Wha Ha Ha – Akatere
    • – D-Day – Sweet Sultan
    • – Perfect Mother – Dark Disco-Da·Da·Da·Da·Run
    • – Neo Museum – Area
    • – Sonoko – Wedding With God (À Nijinski)
    • 2×LP£36.00
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    • CD£15.00
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    Ranking JoeZion HighRanking Joe

    One tune Four killer roots reggae versions from Ranking Joe & Dennis Brown with mixes by king tubby all backed by the mighty Revoultionairesin 1980 at channel One.

    • Ranking Joe – Zion High
    • King Tubby – Home Sweet Home Dub
    • Dennis Brown – Home Sweet Home
    • The Revolutionaires – Home Sweet Home Dub
    RAMZicoconFATi Records

    RAMZi returns with another killer genre-crossing album of fuzzy, tropical infused drone / new age / 4th world club experiments for her regular label, FATi Records.

    • – La Route Des Etoiles
    • – Coeur Dodu
    • – Spring Emu
    • – Chonki
    • – Malaga Trancehall
    • – Nos Enfants
    • – Babyboom 2020
    • – Sluggin
    • – Mutation
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    Studio One Rockers (Black vinyl edition)Soul Jazz Records

    Owned and founded by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, Studio One's output serves as a comprehensive guide to the history of Reggae music. The music on Studio One Rockers covers all areas of Reggae such as Ska, Rocksteady, Roots and Dancehall, all areas in which Studio One led the field.


    Studio One Rockers features many legendary Studio One tracks brought together for the first time by Soul Jazz Records. From the beginning of Reggae, when the Skatalites developed a new sound of Ska in 1962 up until today, Studio One has been the number one innovator in Jamaican music.


    Included in this compilation are classic Ska tracks ("Phoenix City"), Rocksteady ("Feel Like Jumping"), Roots music ("Truth and Rights"), Dancehall (Freddy McGregor, Michigan and Smiley) and many more.


    Featured here are many of the classic tracks from Studio One. From Dawn Penn's legendary "No, No, No" to classics such as Horace Andy's "Skylarking" and Marcia Griffith's "Feel Like Jumping".


    The Coxsone Soundsystem in the early 60s was one of the three main soundsystems operating in Jamaica alongside his competitors, Prince Buster and Duke Reid. The Studio One catalogue is possibly the largest in Jamaican music and this release is the first in a series of Studio One compilations on Soul Jazz Records.


    This album comes with an in depth interview with Mr C.S. Dodd, about how he set up and ran his record label in the 1960s and 1970s.


    "Compilation of the month. 100% Essential" SEVEN "Compilation of the month. A compilation of unbelievable quality. Awesome" MUZIK "A who's who of Jamaican music" MUSICWEEK "An essential slice of musical history" WAX "The most credible compilation of reggae you can 

    • Sound Dimension – Real Rock
    • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping
    • Freddy Mcgregor – Bobby Babylon
    • Horace Andy – Skylarking
    • Lennie Hibbert – Village Soul
    • Brentford All-Stars – Greedy G
    • Johnny Osbourne – Truth And Rights
    • Ernest Ranglin – Surfin
    • Michigan & Smiley – Eye Of Danger
    • Dawn Penn – No, No, No
    • The Skatalites – Phoenix City
    • Prince Jazzbo – Crabwalking
    • Jackie Mittoo – Hot Milk
    • Lone Ranger – Badder Dan Dem
    • Cedric Brooks – Ethiopia
    Trees SpeakShadow FormsSoul Jazz Records

    Super-limited new 1000 copies special ox-blood red vinyl edition!

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    It's a big one ... Absolutely stunning second album from Trees Speak new on Soul Jazz Records.

    Trees Speak’s new album ‘Shadow Forms’ is a blend of 1970s German electronic and ‘motorik’ Krautrock instrumentals (think Harmonia, Can, Cluster, Popul Vuh, Neu!), haunting and powerful 1960s & 1970s soundtracks (think Italian prog-rock Goblin and John Carpenter horror movies, Morricone and existential John Barry spy movies), together with a New Nork no wave electronic synth and guitar analogue DIY-ness (think Suicide, anything on Soul Jazz’s New York Noise series or Eno's New York No Wave)!

    Trees Speak’ segue together all these elements into ‘Shadow Forms,’ which follows on from their critically-acclaimed debut LP ‘Ohms,’ released on Soul Jazz Records less than six months ago.

    Trees Speak are Daniel Martin Diaz and Damian Diaz from Tucson, Arizona and their music often draws on the cosmic night-time magic of Arizona’s natural desert landscapes. ‘Trees Speak’ relates to the idea of future technologies storing information and data in trees and plants - using them as hard drives – and the idea that Trees communicate collectively.

    Trees Speak - Shadow Forms:

    Records of the week-Drift/Album of the week-Resident/Album of the week-Norman/Records of the Year-South/Albums of the Year-Concrete Island/Albums of the month-Reveal/Albums of the Year-Piccadilly/Albums of the Year-Buzzsaw

    • Trees Speak – Large Array
    • Trees Speak – Tear Kisser
    • Trees Speak – Those Who Know
    • Trees Speak – Transforming
    • Trees Speak – Automat
    • Trees Speak – False Ego
    • Trees Speak – Communication
    • Trees Speak – Crystal System
    • Trees Speak – Agonize Signal
    • Trees Speak – Magick Knives
    • Trees Speak – Shadow Forms
    • Trees Speak – Outtake 3
    • Trees Speak – Transmitter
    Trees SpeakPostHumanSoul Jazz Records

    This is incredibly Trees Speak’s third album on Soul Jazz Records to be released in the space of one year – and it’s amazing!

    Trees Speak’s new album ‘Post-Human’ once again blends 1970s German electronic and ‘motorik’ Krautrock instrumentals (think Harmonia, Can, Cluster, Popul Vuh, Neu!), haunting and powerful 1960s & 1970s soundtracks (think Italian prog-rock Goblin and John Carpenter horror movies, Morricone and existential John Barry spy movies), together with a New York No Wave electronic synth and guitar analogue DIY-ness (think Suicide, anything on Soul Jazz’s New York Noise series or Eno's New York No Wave)!

    The new album ‘Post-Human’ draws further upon German krautrock high-concept albums from the likes of Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze from the 1970s, as Trees Speak create their own powerful new landscapes of sound that manage to be at once contemporary as well as both timeless and with a sense of science-fiction futurism.

    Trees Speak’ seamlessly segue together all these musical elements into ‘Post-Human,’ a conceptually expansive album which follows on from their critically-acclaimed debut LP ‘Ohms,’ and the follow-up ‘Shadow Forms’ released on Soul Jazz Records less than six months ago.

    This powerful new album is a high-concept collage of retro-futurist science-fiction music, which is fantastically illustrated by a specially commissioned cover design by the artist Eric Lee, a dramatic vision of life after humanity.

    Trees Speak are Daniel Martin Diaz and Damian Diaz from Tucson, Arizona and their music often draws on the cosmic night-time magic of Arizona’s natural desert landscapes. ‘Trees Speak’ relates to the idea of future technologies storing information and data in trees and plants - using them as hard drives – and the idea that Trees communicate collectively.

    The album includes an INDIES ONLY exclusive bonus 45 single with two extra tracks ‘Machine Vision’ and ‘Seventh Mirror’ available with the vinyl edition of this amazing and ground-breaking new album.

    With ‘Post-Human,’ Trees Speak take the listener deep into their unique musical world of unknown visions of the past and the future.

    ABOUT Ohms: Album of the Month - Splintered Eye /50 Best albums 2020 - Pop Matters / Favourite albums 2020 -The Soap Company / Albums of the Year 2020 -Bear Tree Records / Independent Albums of the Year 2020-Love Records / Albums of the Year 2020-Concrete Islands

    ABOUT Shadow Forms: Records of the week-Drift / Album of the week-Resident / Album of the week-Norman / Records of the Year 2020 -South / Albums of the Year 2020 - Concrete Island / Albums of the month - Reveal / Albums of the Year 2020 -Piccadilly / Albums of the Year 2020-Buzzsaw / About Shadow forms / Records of the week-Drift / Album of the week-Resident / Album of the week-Norman / Records of the Year-South / Albums of the Year-Concrete Island / Albums of the month-Reveal / Albums of the Year-Piccadilly /Albums of the Year-Buzzsaw

    About Ohms:

    “This might well be the Dark Side of the Moon of the XXI century” Discogs


    • Trees Speak – Double Slit
    • Trees Speak – Glass
    • Trees Speak – Chamber of Frequencies
    • Trees Speak – Divided Light
    • Trees Speak – Elements of Matter
    • Trees Speak – Magic Transistor
    • Trees Speak – Scheinwelt
    • Trees Speak – PostHuman
    • Trees Speak – Synthesis
    • Trees Speak – X Zeit
    • Trees Speak – Incandescent Sun
    • Trees Speak – Healing Rods
    • Trees Speak – Steckdose
    • Trees Speak – Amnesia Transmitter
    • Trees Speak – Quantize Humanize
    • Trees Speak – Gläserner Mensch
    • Trees Speak – Machine Vision
    • Trees Speak – Hidden Machine
    Steve ReidNova (1976)Soul Jazz Records

    New edition of this seminal album available as a 1000 copies edition only on new premium RED vinyl!

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    'A truly phenomenal artist.' GILLES PETERSON

    'Steve Reid is one of the greatest drummers. He is a musical genius' KIERAN HEBDEN (Four Tet)

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    As a radical jazz artist, Steve Reid played with an extraordinary group of artists – including Miles Davis, Sun Ra, Fela Kuti, James Brown, Ornette Coleman, Lester Bowie, Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, Dionne Warwick, Archie Shepp, Chief Bey, Olatunji, Arthur Blythe, , Dextor Gordon, Gary Bartz, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sam Rivers, Leon Thomas, Lonnie Smith and Horace Silver!

    Reid was born in the South Bronx, and grew up in Queens, New York. He played in the house band at Harlem's Apollo Theatre, accompanying James Brown, as well as playing in Sun Ra's Arkestra. He lived next to John Coltrane, worked in a department store with Ornette Coleman, had a son who played drums with NWA. He began his career as a teenager in the 1960s as a drummer at Motown when he played on Martha and The Vandellas "Heatwave" (aged 14).

    At the end of the 1960s Reid was sentenced to four years in jail as a conscientious objector of the Vietnam war. On his release from prison in 1974, he formed the Legendary Master Brotherhood and started the independent record label, Mustevic Sound, to release his debut LP Nova in 1976. This album is released in its entirety and with full original cover art here. Nova was the first in a series of stunning independent records he released in the 1970s.

    At the start of the 21st century, his career took a new twist when Steve Reid began a successful collaboration with Kieran Hebden (Four Tet). Hebden referred to Reid as his ‘musical soul mate’, resulting in a number of joint albums.

    Steve Reid died in New York in 2010. Subsequently the Steve Reid Foundation was set up in his name, to help aspiring musicians and artists.

    • Steve Reid – Nova
    • Steve Reid – Lions Of Juda
    • Steve Reid – Free Spirits-Unknown
    • Steve Reid – Long Time Black
    • Steve Reid – Sixth House
    Dennis BrownBubbling Fountain (Love Jah)Ranking Joe

    Limited Edition issue of the sought after 12" version of his 1980 roots steppers classic "Bubbling Fountain" with two dub plate special dubs making up the package....Buy!

    • – Bubbling Fountain (Love Jah)
    • – Love Jah Dub
    • – Ray Symbolic Love Jah Dub Special
    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
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