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    Enrique Rodriguez and The Negra Chiway BandFase LiminalSoul Jazz Records

    Powerful new spiritual jazz from Chile on Soul Jazz Records!

    This album comes as a very limited one-off unique pressing of 1000-edition vinyl, limited editon CD and digital release.

    Enrique Rodríguez and the Negra Chiway Band group have an instantly powerful and unique sound that is reminiscent of the ensembles of Sun Ra and his Arkestra as well as Horace Tapscott and his Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, one that channels the righteous spirits of Alice Coltrane, John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and McCoy Tyner together with a stunning Latin rhythmical and new consciousness and percussive energy. Added to this are elements of the Samurai film soundtracks of Akira Kurosawa, Popol Vuh’s musical spirituality (especially their work with film director Werner Herzog), Tibetan Buddhism and over-blowing chants, that all combine to give a truly unique new sound.

    Enrique Rodríguez is a composer, percussionist, keyboardist, and producer from Santiago, Chile, whose work shows many similarities with the music featured on Soul Jazz Records’ recent collection ‘Kaleidoscope - New Spirts Known and Unknown’, featuring new forward-looking jazz artists including Mathew Halsall, Theon Cross, Emma-Jean Thackray and Makaya McCraven.

    Like all these artists, Rodríguez’s work is a progressive and experimental fusion of earlier influences that combine into a new and definitely 21st century ground-breaking sound that, on account of its South American setting, give the group its truly unique feeling. Hypnotic modal piano riffs, powerful brass and flutes, an army of Latin percussion instruments, and addictive vocal chants all combine in this powerful mix of radical 60s Afro-centric jazz, eastern spirituality and cosmology, and Latin American rhythmical movement.

    Awesome!

    • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Dónde ?
    • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Descenso
    • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Vindakalla-Welukan (Autoconfrontación)
    • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – No Quiero Seguir Así
    • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Acabar de Conocerse
    • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Paso Firme
    • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Dónde ? (Alternate Take)
    • 1. Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Dónde ?
    • 2. Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Descenso
    • 3. Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Vindakalla-Welukan (Autoconfrontación)
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    Brazil Funk Power - Brazilian Funk & Samba SoulLimited Edition Record Store Day 7" BoxsetSoul Jazz Records

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    Soul Jazz Records' Brazil Funk Power – Brazilian Funk & Samba Soul features ten superb, rare and classic Brazilian funk and soul cuts across five individual bespoke 7" singles housed in a box set.

    This release is the 2nd of Soul Jazz Records 3 Record Store Day 2020 titles and is an exclusive one-off pressing, limited-edition collectors seven-inch box set, which will be deleted on the day of release.

    This release features some of the funkiest Brazilian music ever made - music by Jorge Ben, Banda Black Rio, Tim Maia, Toni Tornado, Cassiano performing some of the best tunes ever to come out of Brazil!

    Classics from the superb 70s Afro-Brazilian Funk & Soul era of Brazil’s own Black Power Movement (‘Movimento Negro’) sit alongside a dancefloor-heavy selection of Samba Soul and Boogie, Afro-percussive Brazilian funk and more!

    All tracks have been digitally re-mastered and the singles come housed in a thick, heavyweight deluxe card box.

    This box set is a one-off pressing exclusively for Record Store Day.

    • Jorge Ben – Meus Filhos, Meu Tesouro
    • Brasil Ritmo – Novo Dia
    • Azymuth – Manha
    • Donato & Deodato – Whistle Stop
    • Tim Maia – Gostava Tanto De Voce
    • Jorge Ben – Taj Mahal
    • Cassiano – Onda
    • Luiz Gonzaga Jr – O Comeco Da Festa
    • Novos Baianos – Tinindo Trincando
    • Dom Um Romao – Kitchen (Cosinha)
    KaleidoscopeSoul Jazz Records

    Soul Jazz Records’ new album ‘Kaleidoscope – New Spirits Known and Unknown’ brings together many of the ground-breaking artists involved in the new jazz scene that has developed in the UK over the last few years. Featured artists include Matthew Halsall, Yazmin Lacey, Ill Considered, Tenderlonious, Theon Cross, Emma-Jean Thackray and many, many more in this ground-breaking release.

    As well as sharing a pioneering spirit in these new artists’ approach to frontier-crossing musical boundaries, a further theme of this album is that many also share a determination to independent practices - and most of these artists’ recordings featured here are either self-published or released on independent labels. While the attention of this new wave of jazz artists has up until now has been London-based, this album shows how this movement is spread across the whole of Britain (and indeed beyond).

    ‘Kaleidoscope – New Spirits Known and Unknown’ shows that while there is commonality in these artists approach to music, there is a wide variety of styles – from deep spiritual jazz, electronic experimentalisation, punk-edged funk, uplifting modal righteousness, deep soulful vocals and much more.

    Soul Jazz Records’ new release comes as a superb one-off pressing special deluxe triple album edition which comes with a bonus limited-edition one-off pressing 7" single, a standard triple album, and a deluxe double CD pack. This album also comes with extensive sleevenotes, artist interviews and exclusive photography.

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    Soul Jazz records are also releasing an exclusive one-off pressing double-headed 12” single featuring Theon Cross and Pokus released on the same day as the ‘Kaleidoscope’ album release. These two tracks do not feature on the vinyl edition of the album - this 12" single will will also be deleted on day of release.

    • Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – When The World Was One
    • Yazmin Lacey – 90 Degrees
    • Hector Plimmer – Communication Control
    • Ill Considered – Long Way Home (Live At The Crypt)
    • The Expansions – Mosaic
    • Chip Wickham – Red Planet
    • Levitation Orchestra – Odyssey
    • Emma-Jean Thackray – Walrus
    • Tenderlonious and The 22archestra – The Shakedown
    • Pokus – Pokus One
    • Theon Cross – Candace Of Meroe
    • Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin – Tanner's Tango
    • Collocutor – Gozo
    • Makaya McCraven – Untitled
    • Nat Birchall – Ancient World
    • Ruby Rushton – Moonlight Woman
    • Ebi Soda – Dimmsdale
    • The Cromagnon Band – Thunder Perfect
    • SEED Ensemble – Mirrors
    • Ishmael Ensemble – Kito's Theme
    • Vels Trio – Yellow Ochre (Part 1)
    • 1. Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – When The World Was One
    • 2. Yazmin Lacey – 90 Degrees
    • 3. Hector Plimmer – Communication Control
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    Theon Cross / PokusCandace of Meroe / Pokus OneSoul Jazz Records

    This is a one-time only pressing of this 12" single and will be deleted on release. Two killer tracks that are not on the vinyl version of the Kaleidoscope album. Theon Cross's superb Candace of Meroe and Pokus' equally striking Pokus One

    • Theon Cross – Candace of Meroe
    • Pokus – Pokus One
    • Limited-edition one-off 12" single£12.99
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    Voguing: Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92Photographs and interviews by Chantal Regnault, Introduction by Tim LawrenceSoul Jazz Books

    BACK IN PRINT!!! The ESSENTIAL book about Voguing featuring 200+ photographs, interviews and text on the LEGENDS of the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92.

    Introductory essay is by Tim Lawrence, author of the seminal music books: 'Life and Death on The New York Dance Floor',‘Love Saves the Day: A History of American dance music culture, 1970-79’ and ‘Hold on to your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973-92’.

    Voguing came out of the extraordinary house ballroom scene that emerged in Harlem, New York in the 1980s where men competed against one another for their dancing skills, the realness of their drag and their ability to walk on a catwalk runway like a model.

    These wild years of voguing and the house ballroom scene are vividly captured at its height in hundreds of amazing, previously unpublished photographs. A visual riot of fashion, gender, polysexuality and subversive style, Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York 1989-92 is also a fascinating and timely document on sexuality and race.

    In 2018 a new American TV drama series, Ryan Murphy's POSE premiered, set in the Voguing and House Ballroom world.

    Photographer Chantal Regnault lived in New York between 1989-92, photographing the hidden and underground Voguing and House Ballroom Scene at its height – the book features the dancers Willi Ninja, Jose and Luis Xtravaganza (who all worked with Madonna) – LEGENDARY ‘mothers’ of the gay and transgender world – Avis Pendavis, Peppa LaBeija, Carmen Xtravaganza, Dorian Corey, Paris Dupree and more.


    SELECT REVIEWS:

    "Photographer Chantal Regnault immersed herself in the Voguing scene with passion, accumulating a treasure trove of unpublished photographs now gathered in this book. A beautiful subversive and rare document but also a sociological testimony of a musical movement undeniably linked to sexual and cultural identity." PARIS VOGUE

    "Fabulous images documenting the phenomenon of Voguing in New York's house ballrooms in the 1980s and early 90s" THE GUARDIAN

    "An amazing insight into the roots of music, polysexuality and subversive style that defined a party era." EVENING STANDARD

    "This photography book captures all the fierce shade-throwing, catwalk-walking competition of gay ballroom culture in the 1980s ... 10,10,10." GAY TIMES

    Read Quietus feature here

    Read Guardian interview with Chantal Regnault here

    See Guardian photo gallery here

    200 page deluxe 24x30cm flexibound book,

      Soul Jazz Club Flyer #5100% Dynamite (at Blue Angel)Soul Jazz Records

      Postcard-sized flyer from surely the best club in the world ever! Queues round the block to get in every night for about 15 years! Dynamite created its own world - the best secret ever for the people who used to come every two weeks listening to reggae, funk and soul (later jungle and ragga too) it nevertheless began attracting curious famous people (who nevertheless all had to pay their £4 to get in!). Sinead O'Connor (who came with Adrian Sherwood!), Kylie Minogue, Peaches Geldof, Richard Branson's son (who tried to get in free) ...

      This is from the early days at the Blue Angel in Islington and lists the Soul Jazz Sound System with regular guests Jerry Dammers, Pete Holdwsorth (Pressure Sounds), Manassah, Dave Hill (Nuphonic), Mark Ainley (Honest Jons), Wilbur Wilberforce and The Equaliser. Not bad for £4

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        Soul Jazz Club Flyer #2100% Dynamite Xmas Specials + Saturday Night Fish FrySoul Jazz Records

        Double-sided flyer with two of our favourite clubs - 100% Dynamite and Saturday Night Fish Fry. 100% Dynamite was Saturdays every two weeks and Fish Fry was Saturdays every four weeks - which gave us one night off a month!

        This flyer was for three Xmas specials which featured the Blood and Fire Soundsystem among other specials. Admission £4!

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          Soul Jazz Club Flyer #6Lone Ranger/Andrew Weatherall/David HolmesSoul Jazz Records


          Dynamite flyer - Xmas special with Lone Ranger, New Year's eve special, followed by Andrew Weatherall in January and David Holmes in February - £5 to get in! Geenie max!

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            Soul Jazz Club Flyer #1Nicky Siano's Gallery at Elektrowerkz (2004)Soul Jazz Records

            Soul Jazz Records one-night only club event in 2004 - The legendary Nicky Siano flew in for a one-off recreation of his legendary 70s New York club The Gallery, which as Nicky often says, 'more of a party than a disco'. This night was no exception with the whole of Electrowerkz covered in tinsel and balloons and about 1500 peeps shaking their thang to Nicky's awesome DJing style mixing funk, soul and disco. Good night!

            The event coincided with the release of Nicky's Gallery compilation which was Soul Jazz Records' 100th release at the time!

            Driving home after the event we had to stop someone running down Islington High Street with one of the massive six-foot tall blown up photographs - this one of Nicky Siano dressed up as the Statue of Liberty - that decorated the space. The person kindly gave it back - we still have it!

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              Soul Jazz Club Flyer #4Nu Yorica! at Notting Hill Arts ClubSoul Jazz Records

              Very groovy club night that we like a lot! Monday nights at the Notting Hill Arts Club ran for a few years circa 2000. A very mad but successful mix of latin and disco. My favourite memory is of one evening that started off with Yoruban-dressed people dancing to ritual Santeria music and ended the evening with formation line-dancing to Eddie Drennon's Latin Hustle! Best seguing of two tracks was always Ocho's 'What Are You Doing For The Rest of Your Life' into The Trammps 'Disco Inferno' - worked every time!

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                Soul Jazz Club Flyer #3Nu Yorica! Opening night at GossipsSoul Jazz Records

                Opening night! Latin, disco, soul and funk - a great combination! Our Nu Yorica night had been up and running for a couple of years in Notting Hill on Monday nights and we decided to move to Gossips in Soho, London to make it a weekend club. Gossips was a fantastic 70s throwback club - complete with mirror balls and walls and red velvet-esque furniture - very faded glamour which suited us just fine. It soon became apparent that there were a few idiosyncrasies to the space - depsite its long history the club always had problems with neighbours so the music could never be pumped up loud enough. This got really weird when the DJ booth had to be moved to a different room to the people dancing! (try it!). Lots of good nights despite this!

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                Here's someone yibbedy-yabbadying about visiting the club on instagram - see what you missed!

                "#london ... circa 2000 #gossipsnightclub #soho #soholondon #soholondon... I’m almost positive this is a small hotel now. #londontube from #kingscrossstation over to #coventgardenstation and a little May humidity walk to #nuyorica #souljazzrecords #souljazzsoundsystem champion selectors had that ish on lock and it was all new sound to me. I went because of the flyer. Either way I got drenched into the real world of #soul #funk #latin #jazz #brazilian vibes all meshed to one and the vibes were crisp and welcoming. @souljazzrecords shop, slick label .. releases (which I started getting an ear for years later and would buy on spot), and nights to educate your ear drums = a rounded out influence in all aspects"

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                  Soul Jazz Club Flyer #7Saturday Night Fish FrySoul Jazz Records

                  Two-sided flyer - Andy Weatherall guested at our Fish Fry Night monthly all night funk and soul session held in a fetish club in South London. Andy Weatherall played a few times playing only funk 45s and rocked it every time!

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                  Here's someone talking about the night back in the day (somewhere around the end of the 1990s):

                  "Tiny little blink-and-you-miss-it venue currently home to the fab Saturday Night Fish Fry night, The Fringe is a sweaty, grubby place - just the way we like it. The main dancefloor is downstairs and always rammed. Upstairs there's a smokey chillout room which comes complete with a bizzare S&M cage and plenty more fetish accessories. Look but don't touch is our advice".



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                    Black RiotSoul Jazz Records

                    VINYL FACTORY COMPILATION OF THE YEAR 2020!!!

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                    LIMITED EDITION COMES WITH FREE GRAPHIC STORY!

                    Soul Jazz Records’ new Black Riot: Early Jungle, Rave and Hardcore is a brand new collection of heavyweight ragga-influenced hardcore jungle tracks from the early 1990s. Dark and heavy!

                    Featuring classic and seminal tracks from the likes of Levictus and Krome &Time, alongside a host of rare and little-known ragga & junglist hardcore tunes from the likes of Babylon Timewarp’s hypnotic Durban Poison, Rhythm for Reasons’ mad ‘The Smokers Rhythm’, The Freaky rave-y breakbeat sound of ‘Time and Age,’ Trip One’s super dark ‘Snowball’ and loads more!

                    Expect super heavy basslines, equally heavy twisted Amen drum loops, even heavier ragga vocals! Original jungle style - roots and culture - from the earliest days of drum and bass.

                    Included with the album is a free limited-edition graphic mini-novel “Black Riot: The Mysterons save Planet Earth from the Xatheroid Angels.” This is the third collaboration between Soul Jazz Records and writer/illustrator Paulo Parisi, the highly respected author of graphic books on Jean Michel Basquiat and John Coltrane.

                    This new graphic story continues the story of black electronic dance music – this time set around the birth of Jungle and continues onwards from Soul Jazz’s earlier ‘Invasion of the Killer Mysterons’ (Jamaican electronic Dub, co-compiled by Kevin Martin (The Bug)) and Mysterons Invade the Jackin’ Zone (about Chicago Acid & Experimental House).


                    • Rhythm For Reasons – The Smokers Rhythm
                    • Babylon Timewarp – Durban Poison
                    • The Terrorist – RK1
                    • DJ Dubplate – Tings A Go On
                    • Leviticus – Burial (Lovers Rock Mix)
                    • The Freaky – Time and Age
                    • Trip One – Snowball Remix
                    • DJ Krome & Mr. Time – Ganja Man
                    • New Vision – Way Of Life
                    • DJ Dubplate – Original Rubadubstyle
                    • Hi Fi Power – Chill Out (Raggafunks U)
                    • Nu Jacks featuring Ivory Ranks – House Sensation
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                    The Wailing SoulsTrouble Maker / Run My PeopleSoul Jazz Records

                    Seminal, uplifting, righteous, soulful roots anthem!

                    • The Wailing Souls – Trouble Maker
                    • The Wailing Souls – Run My People
                    Jackie MittooOboe / Wall StreetSoul Jazz Records

                    BACK IN STOCK!!

                    MONSTER STUDIO ONE TUNE FIRST TIME EVER ON A SINGLE !

                    Two highly sought after tracks from Jackie Mitoo's legendary 'Showcase' album, originally released on Studio One in 1980

                    Hypnotic, blissed out funky reggae from Jamaica's finest - Bagga Walker on bass, Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace on drums, Ernest Ranglin on guitar and, of course, the inimitable Jackie Mittoo on keyvoards

                    Cut super loud on a 12" single, its literally impossible to find a copy of this album, and if you did it would set you back hundreds of £'s

                    Housed in a heavyweight card Studio One sleeve these won't be around for long ! Very Limited edition 1000 copies worldwide 12” pressing

                    • Jackie Mittoo – Oboe
                    • Jackie Mittoo – Wall Street
                    Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of RastafariTales Of MozambiqueSoul Jazz Records

                    Soul Jazz Records are releasing Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation’s seminal 1975 album Tales of Mozambique in an expanded double album/single CD/digital format, fully remastered and with the inclusion of two bonus rare single-only tracks, full sleevenotes, exclusive photographs and interview.

                    Count Ossie is the central character in the development of Rastafarian roots music, nowadays an almost mythical and iconic figure. His importance in bringing Rastafarian music to a populist audience is matched only by Bob Marley’s promotion of the faith internationally in the 1970s.

                    Count Ossie’s drummers performed on the first commercially released single to integrate Rastafarian traditional music with popular music: the vocal group The Folkes Brothers’ groundbreaking song ‘Oh Carolina’, recorded for producer Prince Buster in 1959. In 1966 his drummers greeted the momentous arrival of Haile Selassie at Kingston airport.

                    His legendary jam sessions up in his Rastafarian compound in the hills of Wareika, Kingston, are famous for the many Jamaican musicians who attended including The Skatalites players – Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond, Johnny Moore, Lloyd Knibbs – and many others.

                    The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari formed in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1970, a union of Count Ossie’s Rastafarian drummers – variously known as his African Drums, Wareikas or his Afro-Combo – and the saxophonist Cedric Im Brooks’ horns group, The Mystics.

                    The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari are the defining group in bringing authentic Rastafarian rhythms into the collective consciousness of popular music, their unique music is at once rooted in the deep traditions and rituals of traditional drumming and chanting alongside a forward-thinking, even avant-garde, artistry influenced by the likes of John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders and other pioneering African-American jazz artists radicalised and charged by the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

                    Tales of Mozambique is a truly unique and fascinating ground-breaking album.

                    Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari are the central group featured on Soul Jazz Records recent "Rastafari - The Dreads Enter Babylon” a collection showing the influence of Rastafari in Reggae and Jamaican popular culture.

                    Soul Jazz Records will also be releasing Count Ossie and The Rasta Family 'Man From Higher Heights’ in the near future.

                    * Bonus tracks

                    REVIEWS

                    " All roads in Rastafarian roots music lead to Count Ossie.He’s the lead character in this compelling subplot, the musician who was one of the first to put Rasta tenets into the heart of popular music.

                    He did so from his camp in the hills above Kingston, Count Ossie and his drummers casting a spell on the musicians who gathered to check him out and then went on to spread the word about the powerful nyabinghi rhythms and mesmerising percussion.

                    This is a reissue of the 1975 album Count Ossie made with his Rastafarian drummers and saxaphonist Cedric ‘Im’ Brooks’s group The Mystics.

                    It’s a groundbreaking, majestic work, by turns righteous in tone and joyous in execution. It’s the sound of Ossie and his ensemble narrating a history lesson and you’d be daft not to want to find out more."  IRISH TIMES

                    • – Sam's Intro
                    • – Tales Of Mozambique
                    • – Selam Nna Wadada (Peace & Love)
                    • – No Night In Zion
                    • – I Am A Warrior
                    • – Wicked Babylon
                    • – Let Freedom Reign
                    • – Lock, Stock And Barrel
                    • – Nigerian Reggae
                    • – Run One Mile
                    • – Rasta Reggae*
                    • – Samia*
                    Trees SpeakOhmsSoul Jazz Records

                    Super-limited new 1000 copies special white vinyl edition!

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                    When the band Trees Speak, coming out of nowhere, released an exclusive one-off 100-pressing white label 45, described as CAN/NEU! meets LIQUID LIQUID, it sold out so quickly (in less than 30 mins - one for sale on Discogs now at £400!) that Soul Jazz Records decided to release their album almost immediately.

                    Here it is! And it's awesome!

                    Soul Jazz Records rarely release new music but found the music of TREES SPEAK’s album ‘OHMS’ so stunning and to have so many elements of music that they admired that they felt compelled to release it.

                    The group Trees Speak are from Tucson, Arizona and create new music that sounds like GERMAN KRAUTROCK meets NO WAVE/POST-PUNK and PSYCH ROCK – music for fans of CLUSTER, TANGERINE DREAM, CAN, NEU!, SILVER APPLES and early KRAFTWERK.

                    The album ‘OHMS’ sounds at times like a tripped out & moody JOHN CARPENTER/GOBLIN/MORRICONE soundtrack that seamlessly segues into propulsive, ‘motorik’ Krautrock instrumentals loaded with fuzzy, hypnotic mellotron, synths and analogue effects, as well as elements of ART ENSEMBLE free jazz, and all at times reaching a kind of post-rave psychedelia. More recent comparisons would include BEAK and GHOST BOX who draw upon similar themes and styles.

                    Trees Speak are Daniel Martin Diaz and Damian Diaz plus musicians from the Tucson, Arizona scene such as Giant Sand, XIXA and James Hunter. ‘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 - 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 -Love Records/Albums of the Year -Concrete Islands

                    • Trees Speak – Soul Sequencer
                    • Trees Speak – Nitrous Cross
                    • Trees Speak – Shadow Circuit
                    • Trees Speak – Blame Shifter
                    • Trees Speak – Spirit Duplicator
                    • Trees Speak – Nobody Knows
                    • Trees Speak – Sadness In Wires
                    • Trees Speak – State Of Clear
                    • Trees Speak – Sleep Crime
                    • Trees Speak – Knowing
                    • Trees Speak – Splendid Sun
                    • Trees Speak – Ohms
                    • Trees Speak – Out Of View
                    • Trees Speak – Psychic Wounds
                    • Trees Speak – Silicone Emotions
                    • Trees Speak – Octave Cycle
                    • Trees Speak – Witch Wound
                    Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 OrganizationBlessing (Nigeria, 1978)Soul Jazz Records

                    This is the first in Soul Jazz Records’ new series of one-off pressings of limited-edition 1000 copies vinyl-only releases of Afro-funk/Afro-beat exact-replica, super-rare albums that were previously only ever released in Nigeria.

                    The series starts with Kollington Ayinla’s celebrated 1978 album ‘Blessing,’ a rare lost classic of Nigerian Fuji music, featuring Ayinla’s sharp political lyrics together with his new band Fuji ’78. ‘Blessing’ blends the heavily percussive style of Fuji music with a stunning array of modern instruments, including synthesizers, Bata drums and guitars, to create one of the most forward-thinking and heavily danceable sounds ever to come out of Nigeria – a highly successful mixture of profound Fuji rhythms and Fela Kuti-style Afrobeat.

                    Kollington Ayinla ranks alongside his friend and competitor Ayinde Barrister as the two most important artists to dominate Fuji music from its inception in the 1970s through to the 1990s by which time it had grown to become one of the most popular dance genres in Nigeria.

                    At the start of the 1980s Ayinla started his own record company, Kollington Records, to release his music and remains to this day an extremely prolific artist, having recorded over 50 albums, most of which have never been released outside of Nigeria.

                    • – E Ye Ika Se
                    • – Oromo Adie Fo
                    • – Ko S'Ohun Tan O Le Fi Gberaga
                    • – Adio Shile
                    • – Won Ti Gbe Oye Fun Mi
                    • – Pataki L'Omo
                    • – To Ba Jisoro Mi
                    • – Engineer Olatunji / Iya Suna
                    • – Odun Titun De
                    • – Ao Toro Emi Gesa Fun Enia
                    • – Ki Aiye Ma Gbagbe Mi
                    Soul Jazz Records presents Apala:Apala Groups in Nigeria 1967-70Soul Jazz Records

                    Soul Jazz Records new ‘Apala: Apala Groups in Nigeria 1967-70’ is the first ever collection of Apala music to be released outside of Nigeria.

                    The album focusses on a wide selection of recordings made in Nigeria in the 1960s, a time when Apala music was at the height of its popularity. Apala is a deeply rhythmical, hypnotic and powerful musical style that combines the striking nasal-style vocals and traditions of Islamic music, the Agidigbo (thumb piano), and the equally powerful drumming and percussion rhythms and techniques of the Yoruba of Nigeria.

                    The most significant figure in Apala music is undoubtedly Haruna Ishola who features throughout this album. Ishola holds an almost mythological status in his role as populariser of Apala music in Nigeria. Ishola’s singing was believed to be so powerful that, without proper restraint, it could kill the recipient of his music.

                    Apala is a popular music that also functioned as a form of cultural resistance – Apala music involved no western instrumentation and is sung in the Yoruba language, its aesthetic an implicit cultural rejection of the British Empire’s colonial rule over Nigeria which lasted from 1901 until independence in 1960.

                    Apala music was popular and widely accepted in Nigeria due to its philosophical and profound lyrical content alongside the complex rhythmic patterns of this heavily percussive style, which highlighted many of the percussion instruments of south-west Nigeria.

                    Apala is one of a number of popular urban styles of music that came out of Nigeria in the 20th century and sits alongside the more well-known (in the West) styles of Fuji, Highlife, Juju and Afrobeat. Of these modern forms Apala remains perhaps the most ‘roots’ style (sometimes described as ‘neo-traditional’) due to the authenticity of its sound. It has similar Islamic roots to other neo-traditional styles of Nigeria – including Waka and Sakara – examples of which are also included on this collection contextualising the music of Apala.

                    These recordings were originally made and released locally by Decca and EMI Records as well as a variety of independent labels in Nigeria and have never been released outside of the country before. Soul Jazz Records are releasing this album as a deluxe double gatefold vinyl (+ download code), CD, slipcase and booklet, both containing full text and photography.

                    • Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – Ewure Ile Komoyi Ode
                    • Adebukonla Ajao and Her Group – Aboyin Ile
                    • Rapheal Ajide and His Apala Group – Adura Fun Osiwowo
                    • Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – Orin To Mo Gbon Wa
                    • R.A. Tikalosoro and His Group – Agilinti Lomu
                    • Adebukonla Ajao and Her Group – A.B.D. Alawiye
                    • Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – Asa Ko Gbodo Wole Gbeiyele
                    • Adeleke Aremu & His Group – Egbe Arowolo
                    • Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – Rufai Baolgun
                    • R.A. Tikalosoro and His Group – Kiniun Kuro Leran Amu Sere
                    • Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – S. Aka
                    • Adebukonla Ajao and Her Group – Lekele Bale
                    • Kasumu Adio and His Apala Group – Odale Ore
                    • Ayisatu Alabi and Her Group – Oko Lolomo
                    • Jimoh Agbejo Bo Ogun and His Group – Oriki Ibeji
                    • Ayisatu Alabi and Her Group – Omo Olobi
                    • Rapheal Ajide and His Apala Group – Orin Aje
                    • Adebukonla Ajao and Her Group – Sunday Babayemi
                    • 1. Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – Ewure Ile Komoyi Ode
                    • 2. Adebukonla Ajao and Her Group – Aboyin Ile
                    • 3. Rapheal Ajide and His Apala Group – Adura Fun Osiwowo
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                    Studio One Records Official T-ShirtCoxsone Records (Grey)Studio One/Soul Jazz Records

                    EXCLUSIVE!!! Studio One/Coxsone Records Official T-shirt!

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                      Johnny Osbourne / Prince JazzboTruth and Rights / CrabwalkingSoul Jazz Records

                      It's the bomb! Two massive Studio One cuts back to back.

                      • Johnny Osbourne – Truth and Rights
                      • Prince Jazzbo – Crabwalking
                      Space Funk - Afro Futurist Electro Funk In Space 1976-84Soul Jazz Records

                      ‘Space Funk – Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84’, is an intergalactic journey into black space, fuelled by funk, powered by computers.

                      ‘Space Funk’ is a lovingly compiled collection of superb, rare and off-the-wall space funk and electro releases mostly released on small independent labels in the late 1970s and 1980s.

                      Reactors are reacting, boosters are boosting, pack your funk and shake your booty! Computer funk … makes you jump! This is the space funk program!

                      The album comes in deluxe artwork and three formats – digipack + slipcase CD, a very limited deluxe 2xLP + bonus 7” single + download vinyl version, and a standard 2xLP + download standard vinyl version.

                      Features music by Jamie Jupitor, Solaris, Robotron 4, Juju & the Space Rangers and many more intergalactic space warriors!

                      The shuttle program has been altered – there is no Star Wars only electro funk jam joyriders in Space – hold tight!


                      • L E O – Fee Fi Fo Fum
                      • The Sonarphonic – Super Breaker
                      • Santiago – Bionic Funk
                      • Frank Cornilius – Computer Games
                      • JUJU & The Space Rangers – Plastic
                      • Jamie Jupitor – Computer Power
                      • Solaris – Space Invaders
                      • Copperfield – Make It Good To Me Baby
                      • Robotron 4 – Electro-?
                      • Ernest Flippin II – Supersonic Space Lady
                      • Funk Machine – Funk Machine
                      • Ramsey 2C-3D – Fly Guy and The Unemployed
                      • Osé – Computer Funk
                      • 7 Below Zero Band – Seven (We Are)
                      • Rodney Stepp – Break-Out
                      Soul Jazz Records presents Steve ReidRhythmatism (1976)Soul Jazz Records


                      Soul Jazz Records are issuing the awesome deep jazz album Rhythmatism (1976) from the legendary Steve Reid long out of print in a new edition very limited 1000-copies COLOURED vinyl (+download code) and CD.

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                      ‘Steve Reid is one of the greatest drummers.

                      He is a musical genius’ KIERAN HEBDEN (Four Tet)

                      ‘A truly phenomenal artist.’ GILLES PETERSON

                      ‘Steve Reid reflects the spirit of a generation- Art Ensemble of Chicago, John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, the Black Artists Group.’ THE WIRE


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                      Drummer and composer extraordinaire Steve Reid’s Rhythmatism is one of his deepest and most radical of albums of all time and features some of the heaviest jazz players - Arthur Blythe ‘AKA Black Arthur’, Charles Tyler, David Wertman and others – joining Reid. The album was originally released on Reid’s own Mustevic Sound label in 1976

                      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 in 1976. Rhythmatism is released in its entirety and with full original cover art here and is one of 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 – Kai
                      • Steve Reid – Rocks (for Cannonball)
                      • Steve Reid – Center Of The Earth
                      • Steve Reid – C You Around
                      • Steve Reid – One Minute Please
                      Nigeria Soul Power 70 (Expanded Double LP Set)Soul Jazz Records

                      Seriously rare, killer and classic Nigerian 70s Afro-Funk, Afro-Disco & Afro-Rock tunes bought together.

                      Originally released as a now-long-out-of-print collectors’ 7” RSD box, this fully expanded album release now also includes extra tracks from Sonny Okosuns, Wings, Chief Kollington Ayinla and more.

                      Soul Jazz Records’ Nigeria Soul Power 70 album showcases the influence of funk, rock and disco on Nigerian music during the 1970s

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                      While for many people the fusion of funk and jazz music with Nigerian rhythms and aesthetics began with Fela Kuti and his afro-beat sound, in fact this can be traced further back to the phenomena of the 1960s Nigerian artists and house bands in nightclubs and hotels who interpreted US soul and pop music with a local flavour and none more so than Geraldo Pino, the ‘African James Brown’ who features heavily in this collection. Other similarly inspired Nigerian funk and soul artists featured here included Tony Grey and his Ozimba Messengers and Don Bruce and The Angels.

                      Nigeria Soul Power 70 includes a number of tracks from the group Wings originally known as BAF (Biafran Air Force) Wings, an army band formed during the Biafran civil war in Nigeria. The groups’ heavy mixture of funk, rock and African styles was popular among many Nigerian groups at the time.

                      Beneath the shadow of the few Nigerian artists who signed international recording deals in the 1970s – Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Chief Ebenezer Obey – lies a vast wealth of largely undiscovered musical transmutation and cultural cross-pollination, and included here are heavy afro-funk/rock and disco tracks from artists such as the legendary Sonny Okosuns as well as rare cuts from little-known outside of Nigeria - groups such as Colomach and MFB. Most of these obscure artists signed to major labels in Nigeria in the commercial slipstream that opened up as Philips, Decca and EMI tried to emulate the international success of the big three international Nigerian artists.

                      Finally featured here is Kollington Ayinla, one of the co-founders of Nigerian Fuji music, who gives us perhaps the heaviest of all tracks on this album. Ayinla is the great moderniser of the Fuji sound and in the late 1970s began adding Bata drums and synthesizers to his authentic music to create a powerful and heavy new fusion of traditional and modernist aesthetics, embracing both new technology and experimentation while rooted firmly in Nigerian historical lineage.

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                      Nigeria Soul Power 70 is released as a heavyweight gatefold double vinyl LP (+ free download code), deluxe slipcase CD and digital album.

                      • Geraldo Pino – Shake Hands
                      • Sonny Okosuns Ozziddi – Dance Of The Elephants
                      • The Wings – We'll Get Home
                      • Alhaji (Chief) Prof. Kollington Ayinla – E Ye Ika Se
                      • Colomach – Kassa Kpa Sama Kpa
                      • Geraldo Pino – Heavy Heavy Heavy
                      • MFB – Beware
                      • Tony Grey and The Ozimba Messengers – You Are The One
                      • Sonny Okosuns Ozziddi – Oba Erediauwa I
                      • The Wings – Single Boy
                      • Geraldo Pino – Power To The People
                      • Original Wings – Igba Alusi
                      • Don Bruce and The Angels – Sugar Baby
                      • Geraldo Pino – Africans Must Unite
                      Congo Revolution - Revolutionary and Evolutionary Sounds From The Two Congos 1955 - 62Soul Jazz Records

                      This stunning new release looks at the explosion of music that came out of the Congo in the years leading up to independence in 1960. Congolese rumba, a wild combination of African, Jazz and Latin influences, created future stars of its now legendary creators – Franco, Grand Kalle, Tabu Ley, Dr. Nico, Papa Wemba - and all feature here in their ground-breaking early groups such as O.K.Jazz, Brazzos, Rock-A-Mambo, African Jazz and The Beguen Band.

                      The Congo is in fact two countries – The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC, formerly Zaire) and the Republic of the Congo. Congo Revolution was first released as a sampler 7” box set for RSD, and this expanded release includes a 50-page booklet/double gatefold and inner sleeves containing extensive text explaining the evolution of the music and history of the two Congos, and how music, politics and popular culture intersected at the point of independence from the two Congos’ European colonisers – Belgium and France – through songs such as ‘Vive Patrice Lumumba,’ and ‘MNC Uhuru,’ which celebrated the Congolese independence leader prior to his political assassination.

                      Also included is the stunning images of the Congolese photographer Jean Depara who documented the Congo’s vibrant nightlife in the period 1955-65 as well as being the official photographer for the superstar Congolese artist Franco up until his death in 1989. Depara also documents the rise of the Bills (Congolese teenagers who dressed as cowboys) and sharp-suited évolués (which later gave rise to the fashion-conscious phenomenon of the Congolese ‘Sapeurs’). These superb images are reproduced in collaboration with Revue Noire in France.

                      This album comes as a deluxe heavyweight double vinyl with gatefold sleeve and individual inner sleeves, CD with slipcase and 50-page outsize booklet and as digital release.

                      • Brazzos et OK Jazz – Cha Cha Cha Del Zombo
                      • Brazzos Et OK Jazz – Tcha Tcha Tcha Mi Amor
                      • Essous et Rock-A-Mambo – Baila
                      • Edo et O.K. Jazz – Kumavula Tubakueto
                      • O.K. Jazz – Sois Sage Amour
                      • Nino & Rock-a-Mambo – Allegria
                      • Bagette et Le Vedette Jazz Orchestre – Rhythmo Vedette Jazz
                      • Franco et O.K. Jazz – Tokeyi Kobina Calypso
                      • Essous et Orchestre Bantou – Luiza
                      • Beguen Band – Yo Me Moera
                      • African Jazz – Vive Patrice Lumumba
                      • Dewayon & Conga Jazz – Na Lingi Na Ngai Kubala Te
                      • Kongo Jazz – La Belle Lucie Botayi
                      • Grupo O.K Jazz – Grupo O.K Jazz
                      • Rock-A- Mambo – Cherie Nini
                      • African Jazz – Flowers of Luckness
                      • African Fiesta – Merengue Nico
                      • Rock-a-Mambo – Les Voyous
                      • Wendo Kolosoy with Beguen Band – Marie Louise
                      • African Jazz – Ngonga Ebeti Independance
                      • African Jazz – MNC Uhuru
                      • 1. Brazzos et OK Jazz – Cha Cha Cha Del Zombo
                      • 2. Brazzos Et OK Jazz – Tcha Tcha Tcha Mi Amor
                      • 3. Essous et Rock-A-Mambo – Baila
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