• Hastings Street Jazz Experience – Mark 1
      • Hastings Street Jazz Experience – Jamil
      • Hastings Street Jazz Experience – Song For "M"
      • Hastings Street Jazz Experience – A Little Love For You (Love Sounds)
      • Hastings Street Jazz Experience – Yes Lord
      • Hastings Street Jazz Experience – Arjuna
      • Hastings Street Jazz Experience – Nobody Had To Tell Me
      • Hastings Street Jazz Experience – Now You're Gone
      • 1. Mark 1
      • 2. Jamil
      • 3. Song For "M"
      • 4. A Little Love For You (Love Sounds)
      • 5. Yes Lord
      • 6. Arjuna
      • 7. Nobody Had To Tell Me
      • 8. Now You're Gone

      Classic private-press deep spiritual Jazz album originally released in Detroit, USA 1976

      Now available for the first time ever on CD as an exquisite Jap-style deluxe box-edition and obi, exact reproduction digitally remastered CD in stock now!

      Also available as:

      Superb collectors edition very limited deluxe (1000 copies worldwide )  VINYL release on Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound. This album is cut as an EXPANDED DOUBLE ALBUM at 45RPM and is extremely loud! Pressed on bespoke 180gsm remastered audiophile vinyl, comes with japanese-style obi strip and thick card sleeve.

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

      This extemely rare Detroit Jazz Composers Ltd's album was originally released locally in Detroit in 1976, and has been digitally remastered. The deep underground jazz scene that existed in Detroit in the 1970s has proved to be a rich mine - full of hidden gems, lost classic recordings, small-cottage run collectively-run record labels, and spiritually aware and conscious music and artistry. 

      Alongside the Tribe Records musicians' collective of Phil Ranelin, Wendell Harrison and Marcus Belgrave, Detroit was also home to Kenny Cox and Charles Moore's Strata Records, who released music by Maulawi, Lyman Woodard and Kenny Cox. There were also many other tiny bespoke labels releasing radical and progressive music from the city's underground scene. The Detroit Jazz Composers Ltd's Hastings Street Jazz Experience is one such classic lost deep spiritual jazz album. 

      Perhaps more significantly Detroit jazz music connected to the city's own musical bag, be it the soul of Motown or the proto-punk of the MC5 or The Stooges -  Strata Records' Charles Moore played with MC5 and White Panther/MC5 manager John Sinclair was a key figure in the Detroit Artists Workshop for jazz musicians in the 1960s.

       The Detroit Jazz Composers Ltd. is a one-off collective coming together of many of Detroit's superb jazz musicians together with one of Motown's finest soul singers, Kim Weston, alongside a full orchestra and choir - and is one of the most spiritually uplifting set of recordings you will ever hear.

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      Lloyd McNeill and Marshall HawkinsTanner SuiteUniversal Sound

      Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound are releasing here the third album from deep jazz flautist and composer Lloyd McNeill (alongside the earlier ‘Asha’ and ‘Washington Suite’ - both now sold out).

      Tanner Suite is one of the most beautiful and by far the rarest of all of McNeill’s records, a unique piece of music especially commissioned by the Smithsonian National Gallery Of Art in the late 1960s to accompany an exhibition of the work of Henry Ossawa Tanner, the first African-American painter ever to gain international success.

      Tanner Suite was originally released in 1969 as a private individually numbered pressing of 1000 copies on McNeill’s own Asha Record company and has never been issued since. Soul Jazz Records new pressing of this album is also limited to 1000 copies each on vinyl and CD. Both editions come in heavyweight exact-replica hard tip-on USA card sleeve original artwork.

      This beautiful and intense set of pieces based around improvisation was the soundscape to the significant exhibition of Tanner's work, created at an important point in post-civil rights African-American self-definition. The music is both profound and spiritual.

      Lloyd McNeill is flautist, composer and painter. As musician he studied with Eric Dolphy, played with Nina Simone, Mulatu Astatke, Nana Vasconceles, Ron Carter, Dom um Romao and Sabu Martinez. In the mid-1960s McNeill headed to Paris and became friends with Pablo Picasso. 

      • – Black Expatriate
      • – Tanner Blue
      • – Daniel In The Lion's Den
      • – The Banjo Lesson
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      Jackie MittooThe Keyboard King At Studio OneUniversal Sound

      As Soul Jazz Records enter into the mighty vaults of Studio One, the most respected label in reggae history, we present you with this showcase of Jackie Mittoo, one of the defining figureheads of reggae music !

      From forming The Skatalites, at age 15, alongside Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook and others, to his work as writer, arranger, producer at Studio One records during the sixties, writing and playing for artists such as Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths and The Heptones (to name a few), to his career as a solo artist as well as leader of bands such as The Soul Brothers, Soul Vendors and The Sound Dimension, Jackie Mittoo is at the heart of reggae music. He was one of the instigators of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae. In the seventies, DJ music and Dancehall were based upon classic rhythms of the sixties, many using the instrumental tracks that Jackie Mittoo created at Studio One at this time.

      This compilation features the work of Jackie Mittoo at Studio One. It features music recorded as a solo artist (as opposed to the numerous singers that he accompanied). Most of these are taken from his recordings in the mid sixties where he was recording on an almost daily basis at Studio One's Brentford Road studios developing the funky reggae sound that was his trademark.

      Soul Jazz Records are releasing this CD as the first of a series of Reggae artists to be covered following the success of the 100% Dynamite releases. Jackie Mittoo is as much an icon of Reggae as he is to fans of Funk music. He is without doubt the funkiest keyboard player ever to come out of Jamaica !

      Reviews:

      "CD of the Week. The coolest man who ever lived" THE GUARDIAN***** "

      Named by MOJO as one of the 100 cult heroes of all time, this is a lovingly curated compilation" THE INDEPENDENT

      "After Soul Jazz Records' groundbreaking 100% Dynamite CD's comes Jackie Mittoo. If you've caught the funky reggae bug, you need this" MUZIK

      "Rocksteady, compulsively funky Ska and Soul. An excellent Soul Jazz compilation" MOJO

      • Jackie Mittoo – Get Up And Get It
      • Jackie Mittoo – Black Organ
      • Jackie Mittoo – Killer Diller
      • Jackie Mittoo – Totally Together
      • Jackie Mittoo – Hot Tamale
      • Jackie Mittoo – Reggae Rock
      • Jackie Mittoo – Oboe
      • Jackie Mittoo – Juice Box
      • Jackie Mittoo – Summer Breeze
      • Jackie Mittoo – Drum Song
      • Jackie Mittoo – P. Cafe
      • Jackie Mittoo – Henry The Great
      • Jackie Mittoo – Stereo Freeze
      • Jackie Mittoo – Wall Street
      • Jackie Mittoo – Darker Shade Of Black
      Gilberto GilLouvacaoUniversal Sound

      NOW ON CD as deluxe Jap-style hard-cased exact repro digitally remastered box edition with Obi-card.

      also:

      Superb collectors edition very limited deluxe (1000 copies worldwide ) VINYL ONLY  release on Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound. bespoke 180gsm remastered audiophile vinyl, w/jap obi strip and thick card sleeve.

      This is the extremely rare debut first album from Gilberto Gil, first released in Brazil in 1967, at a time when Gil was a man already at the height of his creative powers and yet barely a few years into his career. 

      In 1967 Gil was already established as a Bossa Nova star in Brazil and had helped launch Musica Popular Brasileira, introducing traditional northern folkloric styles into the urban bossa nova style to create a new hybrid that effectively defined Brazilian popular music for the next 25 years.

      Just around the corner the musical and cultural anarchy of the Tropicalia movement was about to be created by Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Tom Ze and Os Mutantes. 

      Gil had first met Caetano Veloso in Bahia in the early 1960s. Alongside Maria Bethania, Gal Costa and Tom Ze they had formed the Group from Bahia. In 1965 he moved to Sao Paulo to launch his solo career after Elis Regina had a hit with Gil's own composition Louvacao.

      This debut 1967 album showed how confident Gil was in his musical inventiveness. As well as the title track, the album includes seminal tracks that have become classics of Brazilian contemporary music. 

      Viramundo (later covered by Sergio Mendes) effortlessly blended the north-eastern accordion baiao and xaxado rhythms of Luiz Gonzaga. Procissao, in contrast, took its starting point as the religious processions found in the Afro-Brazilian centre of Salvador. Songs such as Roda, instantly became classics of Brazilian popular music.

      Add to this the lyricism of poets and artists Chico Buarque, Torquato Neto, Capinam, Caetano Veloso, Tom Ze and Gil himself and we are presented with one of the most significant debut albums of Brazilian music from one of the most important artists in Brazil to this day.

      • – Louvacao
      • – Beira Mar
      • – Lunik 9
      • – Ensaio Geral
      • – Me Perdoe Maria
      • – A Rua
      • – Roda
      • – Rancho Da Rosa Encarnada
      • – Viramundo
      • – Mancada
      • – Água De Meninos
      • – Procissao
      • – Minha Senora
      • – A Moreninha
      Donald Alexander Strachan and The Freedom EnsembleSoul Translation: A Spiritual SuiteUniversal Sound

      Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound are releasing “Soul Translation: A Spiritual Suite" a superb lost USA deep jazz independent private-press album originally self-published by Donald Alexander Strachan and the Freedom Ensemble on Triad Music Concepts in 1975.

      This great soulful/spiritual jazz album was the only album that Strachan released and consequently has become a lost rarity -  a must for fans of Tribe, Strata-East and other conscious jazz from the 1970s and features in Gilles Peterson/Soul Jazz Records' Freedom, Rhythm and Sound book.

      Donald Alexander Strachan is composer, conductor, guitarist, vocalist and more leading a large 11-piece line-up that includes Jay Hoggard on vibes.

      Strachan studied in New York City in the 1970s with composer/saxophonist Sam Rivers and Ghanaian Drum-master Abraham Adzenyah as well as avant-garde guitarist/composer Bruce Johnson all of who helped shape his unique sound.

      In the 1980s Strachan entered into the collaborative world of cinema by composing musical scores and has been involved in cinema ever since both musically, as a scriptwriter and director. Donald Alexander Strachan and the Freedom Ensemble’s “Soul Translation: A Spiritual Suite" is a unique product of Strachan’s multicultural and African-American heritage and aesthetic - polyrhythmically complex and spiritually intense.

      This is a bespoke high quality hardback-cased Japanese thick card CD edition with exact-reproduction artwork from the original album.

      The 180-gram vinyl thick card exact-reproduction artwork is strictly limted to 1000 copies wordwide. 

      • – Temptation
      • – The Word
      • – Song of Searching
      • – Spiritual Travelers
      • – Masters of The Bourchakoun
      • – Silent Jubilation
      • – Tenth Door
      • – Aquarian Voices
      • – Soul Release
      Oliver LakeNtu: Point From Which Creation Begins (1971)Universal Sound

      VINYL COMES WITH FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD VOUCHER FROM OUR WEBSITE ONLY!

      Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound are reissuing jazz composer Oliver Lake's Ntu: The Point From Which Creation Begins, his stunning rhythmical Afro-centric deep spiritual jazz debut album originally recorded in 1971. This classic spiritual deep jazz album digitally remastered and cased in bespoke original artwork exact reproduction on hardboard Jap-style box case CD and a very limited (1000 worldwide) heavyweight 180gm audiophile vinyl edition.

      This album features in Gilles Peterson/Soul Jazz Records’ own Freedom, Rhythm and Sound large-format book of revolutionary jazz.

      Saxophonist Oliver Lake’s unique career path includes working with Lou Reed, A Tribe Called Quest, Bjork, composing for the Brooklyn Philharmonic and as long time member of the avant-garde jazz group World Saxophone Quartet. This genre-defying, wide-ranging and cross-pollinating creativity is a consequence of Lake’s musical roots in the radical Black Arts Movement of 1960s Afro-America.

      Oliver Lake’s career began in a creatively charged time and place. In the late 1960s, Lake alongside Julius Hemphill and Charles ‘Bobo’ Shaw, co-founded The Black Artists Group (BAG), the St Louis-based equivalent to Chicago’s Art Ensemble of Chicago/Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians collective.

      Out of this BAG collective came many other variant groups and arts projects which included The Human Arts Ensemble, Red Black & Green Solidarity Unit, Onawali Dancers, Malinque Rhythm Tribe, BAG Drama Dept., Great Black Music Orchestra of St. Louis, Fire-Earth-Air-Water, Me We & Them and the Julius Hemphill Quartet.

      The first recordings from Oliver Lake and the Black Artist Group collective, true to keeping with the era’s radicalism, self-definition and economical empowerment value system, kept a wide birth from the mainstream music industry and were released on the private pressing record label, Universal Justice, self-distributed at concerts and events.

      In 1971, after appearing on two collective projects by The Human Art Ensemble and Children of The Sun, Oliver Lake recorded his own debut album Ntu: The Point From Which Creation Begins, self-financed for release on his own Passin Thru’ record company. However, shortly afterwards the tape of this album was put in storage, as Lake and the other BAG members headed off to Europe in the path of The Art Ensemble of Chicago and other free jazz African-American musicians, many of whom were finding a new open-minded audience across the Atlantic.

      Ntu: The Point From Which Creation Begins remained unreleased until 1976 when an association with major label Arista/Freedom issued a number of Lake and the Black Artists Group’s early releases and unreleased tapes. Long unavailable, this album has now itself become a rarity.

      Heavily progressive, rhythmical and intense, the album features Lake alongside an all-star cast of St. Louis’s finest radical, avant-garde and deep jazz musicians which includes Joe Bowie (Lester’s brother, who also later formed Defunkt and worked with James White and The Blacks), Don Moye (on loan from the Art Ensemble of Chicago), and regulars such as Charles Bobo Shaw.

      Lake returned from Europe to live in New York in the second-half of the 1970s to firmly ensconce himself in the emerging Loft Jazz scene, which soon became the dominant avant-garde movement of this era, and Lake an intrinsic member. At this time Lake also formed the World Saxophone Quartet alongside Julius Hemphill, Hamiet Bluiett and David Murray, which continues it’s own radical path to this day.

      • – Africa
      • – Tse'lane
      • – Electric Freedom Colors
      • – Eriee
      • – Zip
      Voodoo DrumsDrummers Of The Societe Absolument Guinin (Haiti)Universal Sound

      Unique collection containing authentic rhythms of Haitian Voodoo drumming. Recorded in Port-au-Prince, Haiti by Soul Jazz Records, this album features The Drummers of the Societe Absolument Guinen.

      Voodoo is the African religion at the heart of Haitian life. The complex rhythms of the drums are used to bring down African spirits in Voodoo ceremonies. These drums are the link between the music of Africa and the Caribbean. With links to Cuban Santeria, Jamaican and Trinidadian Afro-religions, Voodoo rhythms are the heaviest, most intense of all. Soul Jazz Records.

      REVIEWS

      "Soul Jazz yet again come correct with the roots and culture. This amazing set of ritual breakbeats Haitian style has to be the most phenomenal, left field battle breaks album you could imagine. The rhythms used cause spirits to manifest themselves in the physical world, all powerful, some benevolent, others less so. Enjoyable and really quite mind expanding, this is recommended to anyone who thinks traditional music is not for them. Really unparallelled, both in terms of quality and the competition." Boomkat

      "Haitian Voodoo is a religion of the new world that came about during the 16th century African slave trade. During their rituals they use drums to bring spirits down to the earth, faccilitating a possession of a worshipper by a specific spirit. Soul Jazz released these pristine recordings and I think it’s one of the best recordings of a drum ensemble I’ve ever heard. It documents the broad tonal range of these drums. I had to check the liner notes to make sure there wasn’t a bass guitar or synthesizer in the mix!" Type

      "This record, which consists entirely of recordings of voudou drumming made in Port-Au-Prince, is one of a series of Soul Jazz releases exploring Haitian music, all of which are worth your attention. Nonetheless there's something about the intensity and virtuosity of this particular drums-based album that's particularly transportive. Beautifully recorded so each strike of each drum punches with all the force of an electronic dance music kickdrum, it captures the extraordinary complexity and sophistication of these ceremonial rhythms, which shift, interlock and switch angle of attack with a logic that's near-indecipherable as a listener unable to see visually how they unfold. These drum rituals are central to Haitian voudou, whose roots lie in closely related religions on the West Coast of Africa, and which originated in the 18th century when Haiti was a French slave colony. Their roles in ceremonies seem as complex and detailed as the rhythms themselves, involved in drawing participants together through the shared pulse of the beat and inciting spiritual possession. Yet their power to awe and mesmerise isn't dimmed through being relatively unfamiliar with the traditions that underlie them; these recordings are dynamic and riveting in their intricacy and power." Quietus

      "I haven't heard anything quite like this; the rhythms are very deeply orchestrated yet it also sounds like improvisation. There are tonalities and textures coming from this album like I've never heard. A great album by Soul Jazz, it's very well recorded, the drums sound so warm and nuanced, a great representation of each drum in the mix. Some of the sounds I have no idea how they are getting them. I would love to see this group play! As a drummer, this album is bending my ear and setting off the dancing devils in my soul!! Unreal!" Guardian Guide

      • – Yanvalou
      • – Africanadou
      • – Rongol
      • – Zepol
      • – Dahome
      • – Congo
      • – Mai
      • – Parigol
      • – Contredance
      • – Afranchi
      • – Juba
      • – Petro
      • – Kita
      • – Boumba
      • – Koye
      • – Zepol
      • – Areyen
      • – Mas Karon
      • – Ibo
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      Elis ReginaSamba, Eu Canto Assim !Universal Sound

      Soul Jazz Original Brazil Classics:

      In 1965, Elis Regina dominated the world of Brazilian music. Riding high on her success, the powerfully-voiced singer was the star of her own television show (O Fino da Bossa), winner of the first national broadcast musical competition (for TV Excelsior) and a stunning live performer on stage.

      Having emerged out of the Bossa Nova wave of the early 1960s, Elis Regina's stunning theatrical mixture of boss nova, samba, jazz and other music styles placed her at the top of her profession and her unique style effectively launched MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira), the new post-bossa nova modern musical movement in Brazil that would reign supreme for the next 20 years, as singers such as Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, Chico Buarque and others embraced this new style.

      Artistically Elis Regina surrounded herself with only the finest songwriters and musicians such as Edu Lobo, Carlos Lyra, Marcos Valle, Vinicius de Moraes, Baden Powell.

      Whilst her music was apolitical, her criticism of the military dictatorship ( from a coup in 1964), led to persecution by the state, at one point the authorities forcing her to sing the Brazilian national anthem at a stadium concert, under threat of her family's safety.

      Elis was married twice, first to boss nova songwriter Ronaldo Boscoli and secondly to the musician Cesar Mariano. She tragically died in 1986, aged 36.

      Samba, Eu Canto Assim is one of Elis Regina's definitive albums recorded at the height of her career and long regarded as a classic release in Brazil. This is a bespoke high quality box-edition hardback-cased card CD edition of this seminal album with exact-reproduction artwork from the original album. 

      • Elis Regina – Reza
      • Elis Regina – Menino Das Laranjas
      • Elis Regina – Por Um Amor Maior
      • Elis Regina – Joao Valentao
      • Elis Regina – Maria Do Maranhao
      • Elis Regina – Resolucao
      • Elis Regina – Sou Sem Paz
      • Elis Regina – Pot - Pourri: Consolacao / Berimbau / Tem Do
      • Elis Regina – Aleluia
      • Elis Regina – Eternidade
      • Elis Regina – Preciso Aprender A Ser So
      • Elis Regina – Ultimo Canto
      Tamba TrioTempoUniversal Sound

      Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sounds Original Brazil Classics series.

      Following on from our earlier release ‘Avanco’ comes Tempo – an album blending bossa nova and jazz with an unparalleled experimentalism. Originally released in Brazil in 1964, The Tamba Trio’s third album Tempo is a deep bossa jazz masterpiece.

      The group were centred around the genius pianist/composer Luiz Eca, alongside Bebeto on flute and bass and Helcio Milito on drums. Emerging out of Brazil’s new Bossa Nova scene at the start of the 1960s, they became the key group of musicians associated with all the major singers of the period - Carlos Lyra, Edu Lobo, Nara Leão, Sylvia Telles and more - as well as a stunning body of work as a group in their own right.

      This is a bespoke high quality box-edition CD of this seminal album with exact-reproduction artwork of the original album.

      There is also a very collectable limited edition (1000 worldwide), exact-repro vinyl edition with hardback American-pressed sleeve and heavyweight 180 gm vinyl.

      • – Boranda
      • – Nuvens
      • – Se Eu Pudesse Voltar
      • – Barumba
      • – Pregao
      • – Danielle
      • – Berimbau
      • – O Amor Em Paz
      • – A Morte De Um Deus De Sal
      • – Yansa
      • – Consolacao
      • – Moto Continuo
      Steve Colson & The Unity TroupeTriumph!Universal Sound

      In the early 1970s pianist and composer Adegoke Steve Colson and vocalist Iqua Colson were both members of The Association for Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), the radical home of jazz music in Chicago, and spiritual home of the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

      In 1980, Colson released ‘Triumph!’, recorded in Chicago with a stellar line-up of Art Ensemble and AACM members in the group including Joseph Jarman and Doug Ewart. This album was released on the private-press Silver Sphinx label, and distributed mainly in the local Chicago area. Universal Sound/Soul Jazz Records are releasing this extremely rare deep spiritual jazz album for the first time ever as a hardback edition CD and a very limited edition of 1000 –copy exact reproduction vinyl.

      • – Lateen
      • – Cidigie - Dicesui
      • – For Paul
      • – Unknown
      • – Temple at Dendera
      • – Triumph of the Outcasts, Coming
      Pheeroan ak LaffHouse of Spirit : MirthUniversal Sound

      American composer and drummer Pheeroan AkLaff's celebrated ‘House of Spirit:Mirth’ features in our recent revolutionary jazz records book (compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker).

      This album was originally released in 1979 on the composer Oliver Lake's bespoke private-press label Passin Thru' Inc., a not for profit label 'dedicated to fostering, promoting and advancing the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the arts'.  Consequently 'House of Spirit' remains one of the most elusive deep jazz releases of its time to collectors.

      Aklaff was an original of the Detroit jazz scene of the early 70s alongside musicians of the Tribe (Wendell Harrison, Phil Ranelin, Doug Hammond) and Strata collective (Kenny Cox and Charles Moore) and local luminaries such as Travis Biggs before moving to New York in the mid-1970s to work at the centre of the vibrant Loft/radical jazz scene. Here he worked and recorded with original greats such as Oliver Lake,  Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Davis (with numerous releases on India Navigation and other radical NY avant-jazz labels). At this time Coltrane drummer Rashied Ali became mentor to AkLaff, with Aklaff practically living at Ali's legendary club/live space 'Ali's Alley'.

      In the 1980s Aklaff continued his solo career with releases such as 'Fits Like A Glove' (1985), and 'Sonogram' (1989) featuring the cream of the New York 80s avant-garde players (Sonny Sharrock, Geri Allen etc) as well his continued work alongside artists of the calibre of Don Byron, Anne Claudine Myers, Julius Hemphill, Henry Threadgill and Oliver Lake.

      ‘House of Spirit: Mirth’ is one of the most radical of deep jazz releases of its time. Avant-garde beyond a doubt but with an Afro-centric rhythmical intensity hard to find in the myriad of independent free/loft jazz recorded in New York at the time.

      Influenced by Alice Coltrane, Sun Ra, Duke Ellington and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, AkLaff also studied African drumming travelling to and working in the Ivory Coast, Togo, Swaziland, Malawi, Liberia as well as Nigeria, where he performed with Fela Kuti.

      Pheeroan AkLaff currently performs as a solo artist in New York and as part of the Cecil Taylor group. In 2006 he also co-founded Seed Artists Inc. for Artists and Communities, a non-profit organisation promoting inter-generational activities, concerts and music lessons, based in Brooklyn.

      This bespoke perfect replica reissue comes in a limited edition hardback box-case CD edition and a very limited  heavyweight vinyl and gatefold sleeve edition of 1000 copies worldwide.

      • – Ayin of Love
      • – Tzaddi Vau
      • – Michelle Del
      • – Jarawa
      • – Freedom
      • – 3 in 1
      Travis BiggsChallengeUniversal Sound

      Following on from their recent New Thing album of Deep Jazz in USA (Sun Ra, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Alice Coltrane, Archie Shepp), Soul Jazz Records are re-issuing this lost classic album.

      Travis Biggs' "Challenge" is a boogie/jazz-funk/jazz lp originally recorded in Detroit in 1975.

      This one off-album initially came out on his own tiny T & C label with a pressing of 500 copies and was used by Travis as a demo.

      This is the second of 3 lost albums that Soul Jazz Records are re-issuing following on from first appearing on New Thing. As well as the track "Tibetan Serenity" (as featured on "New Thing" album), the album also includes super-rare versions of Stevie Wonder's "I Wish" and a cover of the Loft/Paradise Garage classic track, Steve Miller's "Fly Like An Eagle".

      • Travis Biggs – I Wish
      • Travis Biggs – Autumn Jewel
      • Travis Biggs – Fly Like An Eagle
      • Travis Biggs – Ven A. Bailar Conmigo
      • Travis Biggs – Solar Funk
      • Travis Biggs – The Do-Do Walk
      • Travis Biggs – Stone Country
      • Travis Biggs – Tibetan Serenity
      OchoOcho 2Universal Sound

      The second of three albums by Ocho, one of the defining bands of the Latin New York Funk sound. Led by Chico Mendoza, Ocho have been featured heavily in Soul Jazz Records "Nu Yorica" series and these re-issues are the three definitive albums by the group. Along with other artists such as Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Joe Bataan and Tito Puente, Ocho mixed Latin, Funk and Jazz in equal measure. The music of Ocho has never been fully available in this country before and Soul Jazz Records are releasing them in their entirety for the first time. These releases come on CD and luxury vinyl. Ocho 1 includes "Coco May May" as featured on Nu Yorica. Ocho 2 includes "What are you Doing For The Rest Of Your Life" also featured on the "Nu Yorica" series. And Ocho 3 includes the Latin Funk classic "Hot Pants Road".

      • Ocho – Oye Mi Son Cha Cha Cha
      • Ocho – La Batanga

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      In 1971, after appearing on two collective projects by The Human Art Ensemble and Children of The Sun, Oliver Lake recorded his own debut album Ntu: The Point From Which Creation Begins, self-financed for release on his own Passin Thru’ record company. However, shortly afterwards the tape of this album was put in storage, as Lake and the other BAG members headed off to Europe in the path of The Art Ensemble of Chicago and other free jazz African-American musicians, many of whom were finding a new open-minded audience across the Atlantic.

      Ntu: The Point From Which Creation Begins remained unreleased until 1976 when an association with major label Arista/Freedom issued a number of Lake and the Black Artists Group’s early releases and unreleased tapes. Long unavailable, this album has now itself become a rarity.

      Heavily progressive, rhythmical and intense, the album features Lake alongside an all-star cast of St. Louis’s finest radical, avant-garde and deep jazz musicians which includes Joe Bowie (Lester’s brother, who also later formed Defunkt and worked with James White and The Blacks), Don Moye (on loan from the Art Ensemble of Chicago), and regulars such as Charles Bobo Shaw.

      Lake returned from Europe to live in New York in the second-half of the 1970s to firmly ensconce himself in the emerging Loft Jazz scene, which soon became the dominant avant-garde movement of this era, and Lake an intrinsic member. At this time Lake also formed the World Saxophone Quartet alongside Julius Hemphill, Hamiet Bluiett and David Murray, which continues it’s own radical path to this day.

      • – Africa
      • – Tse'lane
      • – Electric Freedom Colors
      • – Eriee
      • – Zip
      Black Fire ! New Spirits !Soul Jazz Records

      Soul Jazz Records’ new release Black Fire! New Spirits! is a deluxe double CD (and limited triple LP) exploring deep, radical and spiritual jazz in the USA in the period 1957-1975.

      In the 1960s and into the 1970s jazz music in the USA was in an almost constant state of revolution, with the music and lives of African-American artists radicalised by the advent of the civil rights movement, Black Power, and a new spiritual awakening.

      For over 20 years now Soul Jazz Records have been exploring this rich area of deep and spiritual jazz music with an array of albums such as Freedom, Rhythm and Sound, Universal Sounds of America, New Thing, Soul Jazz Love Strata East and more. Soul Jazz Records have also released a steady stream of reissues of lost and classic deep jazz releases over the years from artists such as Art Ensemble of Chicago, Steve Reid, Pharaoh Sanders and others.

      This new album features groundbreaking and revolutionary artists such as Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, The Last Poets and Yusef Lateef as well as many rare and deep lost tracks from lesser known artists such as Creative Artists Ensemble, Granchan Moncur, Lloyd McNeill, Tyrone Washington and others.

      This album coincides with the recent ‘Black Fire! New Spirits! Images of A Revolution: Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75’ book, published by Soul Jazz Books, which as well as including pioneering artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Roland Kirk and Alice Coltrane also features many of the artists included in this album. 

      REVIEWS

      "This double-disc set is the companion soundtrack to Soul Jazz's book of the same name. It documents 14 wide-ranging tracks by well-known foundational artists and those who followed the New Thing path to other realms during a fertile period during and after the Civil Rights Era. Soul Jazz has always done an admirable job both in curation and presentation." All Music

      Read full All Music review here

      • Yusef Lateef – Chang, Chang, Chang
      • The Last Poets – It's A Trip
      • Don Cherry – Utopia and Visions
      • Richard Davis – Dealin'
      • Archie Shepp and Jeanne Lee – Blase
      • Harold McKinney and The Creative Profile – In The Moog
      • Grachan Moncur III and The Jazz Composers Orchestra – Angela's Angel
      • Creative Arts Ensemble – Flashback Of Time
      • David Lee Jr – Second Line March
      • Lloyd McNeill and Marshall Hawkins – The Banjo Lesson
      • Tyrone Washington – Universal Spiritual Revolt
      • Pheeroan Ak Laff – Tzaddi Vau (Part 1)
      • Joe Henderson – Black Narcissus
      • Doug Hammond – Spaces and Things
      Lloyd McNeill and Marshall HawkinsTanner SuiteUniversal Sound

      Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound are releasing here the third album from deep jazz flautist and composer Lloyd McNeill (alongside the earlier ‘Asha’ and ‘Washington Suite’ - both now sold out).

      Tanner Suite is one of the most beautiful and by far the rarest of all of McNeill’s records, a unique piece of music especially commissioned by the Smithsonian National Gallery Of Art in the late 1960s to accompany an exhibition of the work of Henry Ossawa Tanner, the first African-American painter ever to gain international success.

      Tanner Suite was originally released in 1969 as a private individually numbered pressing of 1000 copies on McNeill’s own Asha Record company and has never been issued since. Soul Jazz Records new pressing of this album is also limited to 1000 copies each on vinyl and CD. Both editions come in heavyweight exact-replica hard tip-on USA card sleeve original artwork.

      This beautiful and intense set of pieces based around improvisation was the soundscape to the significant exhibition of Tanner's work, created at an important point in post-civil rights African-American self-definition. The music is both profound and spiritual.

      Lloyd McNeill is flautist, composer and painter. As musician he studied with Eric Dolphy, played with Nina Simone, Mulatu Astatke, Nana Vasconceles, Ron Carter, Dom um Romao and Sabu Martinez. In the mid-1960s McNeill headed to Paris and became friends with Pablo Picasso. 

      • – Black Expatriate
      • – Tanner Blue
      • – Daniel In The Lion's Den
      • – The Banjo Lesson
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      Donald Alexander Strachan and The Freedom EnsembleSoul Translation: A Spiritual SuiteUniversal Sound

      Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound are releasing “Soul Translation: A Spiritual Suite" a superb lost USA deep jazz independent private-press album originally self-published by Donald Alexander Strachan and the Freedom Ensemble on Triad Music Concepts in 1975.

      This great soulful/spiritual jazz album was the only album that Strachan released and consequently has become a lost rarity -  a must for fans of Tribe, Strata-East and other conscious jazz from the 1970s and features in Gilles Peterson/Soul Jazz Records' Freedom, Rhythm and Sound book.

      Donald Alexander Strachan is composer, conductor, guitarist, vocalist and more leading a large 11-piece line-up that includes Jay Hoggard on vibes.

      Strachan studied in New York City in the 1970s with composer/saxophonist Sam Rivers and Ghanaian Drum-master Abraham Adzenyah as well as avant-garde guitarist/composer Bruce Johnson all of who helped shape his unique sound.

      In the 1980s Strachan entered into the collaborative world of cinema by composing musical scores and has been involved in cinema ever since both musically, as a scriptwriter and director. Donald Alexander Strachan and the Freedom Ensemble’s “Soul Translation: A Spiritual Suite" is a unique product of Strachan’s multicultural and African-American heritage and aesthetic - polyrhythmically complex and spiritually intense.

      This is a bespoke high quality hardback-cased Japanese thick card CD edition with exact-reproduction artwork from the original album.

      The 180-gram vinyl thick card exact-reproduction artwork is strictly limted to 1000 copies wordwide. 

      • – Temptation
      • – The Word
      • – Song of Searching
      • – Spiritual Travelers
      • – Masters of The Bourchakoun
      • – Silent Jubilation
      • – Tenth Door
      • – Aquarian Voices
      • – Soul Release
      DiscoSoul Jazz Records

      Fantastic new album of disco, modern soul and boogie from 1978-82 on Soul Jazz Records.


      This album is released to coincide with the massive new 360-page deluxe hardback book Disco – An Encyclopedic Guide To The Cover Art of Disco featuring over 2,000 album cover designs as well as over 700 12” sleeves, including sections on roller disco, disco instruction albums and more. There are also interviews and introductions by Tom Moulton, Nicky Siano, Mel Cheren (West End Records), Ken Cayre (Salsoul), Marvin Schlachter (Prelude) and more. This book is compiled by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt, text by Claes Widlund.


      This album here is an amazing collection of rare and independent tracks from Disco’s halcyon period – 1978 to 1982 – expertly compiled by Disco Patrick, who also compiled the new deluxe book. Blurring the musical lines between disco, modern soul and boogie this double album features many exclusive and hard to find records from the era.


      Included here are in-demand classics such as The Fantastic Aleems featuring Leroy Burgess, John Gibbs and the US Steel Orchestra, rare Patrick Adams and Peter Brown productions, Jessie G, The Easton Assassin (a 12” given out free at boxing matches!) and much more!
      The album comes as a double CD, two separate volumes of heavyweight double-album vinyl (with free download codes) and worldwide digital release.

      • The Fantastic Aleems featuring Calebur – Hooked On Your Love (John Morales Mix)
      • Superfunk – Superfunk
      • Jessie G – That's Hot
      • Jupiter Beyond – The River Drive
      • The Sunburst Band – The Easton Assassin
      • John Gibbs and the US Steel Orchestra – Trinidad (Special Disco Mix)
      • Sparkle – Disco Madness
      • Chain Reaction – Sweet Lady
      • Wayne Ford – Dance To The Beat Freakout
      • Sympho-State – You Know What I Like
      • The Fantastic Aleems featuring Corky Hodges – Movin' To The Beat
      • Something Extra – Sexy Lady
      • Stwange Poweple – Get Up
      • Chemistry – Skateboard
      • Cirt Gill and The Jam-A-Ditty Band – Turn This Disco Out
      • Sugar Bear Johnson – When Your Jones Come Down
      • Retta Young – My Man Is On His Way
      • The Imperials – Fast Freddie The Roller Disco King
      • Cordial – Wave
      • 1. The Fantastic Aleems featuring Calebur – Hooked On Your Love (John Morales Mix)
      • 2. Superfunk – Superfunk
      • 3. Jessie G – That's Hot
      • View full info and tracklisting
      • 2×LP Record A£23.00
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      • 2×LP Record B£23.00
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      • Deluxe 2×CD£12.00
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      Travis BiggsChallengeUniversal Sound

      Following on from their recent New Thing album of Deep Jazz in USA (Sun Ra, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Alice Coltrane, Archie Shepp), Soul Jazz Records are re-issuing this lost classic album.

      Travis Biggs' "Challenge" is a boogie/jazz-funk/jazz lp originally recorded in Detroit in 1975.

      This one off-album initially came out on his own tiny T & C label with a pressing of 500 copies and was used by Travis as a demo.

      This is the second of 3 lost albums that Soul Jazz Records are re-issuing following on from first appearing on New Thing. As well as the track "Tibetan Serenity" (as featured on "New Thing" album), the album also includes super-rare versions of Stevie Wonder's "I Wish" and a cover of the Loft/Paradise Garage classic track, Steve Miller's "Fly Like An Eagle".

      • Travis Biggs – I Wish
      • Travis Biggs – Autumn Jewel
      • Travis Biggs – Fly Like An Eagle
      • Travis Biggs – Ven A. Bailar Conmigo
      • Travis Biggs – Solar Funk
      • Travis Biggs – The Do-Do Walk
      • Travis Biggs – Stone Country
      • Travis Biggs – Tibetan Serenity
      Florian Fricke / Popol VuhKailash: Pilgrimage to the Throne of the Gods (Double album + DVD)Soul Jazz Records

      Popol Vuh - Kailash: Pilgrimage to the Throne of the Gods

      Super-deluxe collectors very limited edition Popol Vuh box set vinyl + DVD and 2CD + DVD!

      Kailash is a new collection of work from Florian Fricke, leader of Popol Vuh, seminal group in the German rock scene of the 1970s (Can, Faust, Amon Duul, Ash Ra Tempel, Tangerine Dream) and creators of classic soundtracks to the films of Werner Herzog (Aguirre the Wrath of God, Nosferatu, Fitzcaraldo and others).

      Popol Vuh took their name from an epic mythological text from the 16th century Quiché Maya people of Guatemala, the name translates as ‘meeting place, together or common house’

      Kailash brings together essential and unreleased piano recordings, together with Fricke’s travelogue film Kailash, about his spiritual voyage to Tibet’s 22,000 ft. Kailash mountain, ‘Throne of the Gods’, and the accompanying soundtrack album to this film.

      This collection is released as a deluxe 2CD + DVD set and as a one off 1000 copies worldwide collectors bespoke box set 2LP + DVD with bonus cards/inserts.

      Essential Piano Recordings:  For the first time, this compilation on Soul Jazz Records unites a careful selection of Florian Fricke’s most favourite piano tracks and compositions, both released and previously unreleased. Aside from his groundbreaking work with Popol Vuh, Fricke’s background is that of a classical composer and it was one of his late wishes to release ‘piano only’ recordings.

      These essential piano recordings by Florian Fricke should be considered as something like the core, or the heart, of many Popol Vuh compositions. They contain tracks from 1972-1989 that Florian Fricke would have liked on a piano only album, enriched with further song improvisations that have been found posthumously, after he passed away in 2001. Some of these are studies for key tracks of Popol Vuh (for example ‘Hosianna Mantra’, 1972). Others are reoccurring patterns and sequences, with Florian often working with recurring motives frequently further developed with the group. 

      This record is devoted to his inspiration and creativity as a contributor to an ongoing spiritual journey for others.

      Kailash – Pilgrimage to The Throne of the Gods:  The holiest mountain in Asia, in a far away corner of west Tibet, amidst wild and ragged landscape, nearly entirely cut off from the rest of the world, is called Kailash. For the pilgrims of four religions this 6675m high mountain is the ‘throne of gods’, or ‘navel of the world’ – a place where the divine takes an earthly shape. For thousands of years pilgrims have travelled to this place to worship the mystery of the mountain circumnavigating it on foot. The path around Kailash is an archaic ‘path of initiation’.

      Florian Fricke and filmmaker Frank Fiedler (also an original founding Popol Vuh member) made their own spiritual trek along this path and documented the journey. Accompanying epic landscape scenes in the film is the music of Florian Fricke and Popol Vuh, spiritual music inspired by this unique journey.

      This posthumous project has been put together with the full cooperation and assistance of Florian Fricke’s family.

      Werner Herzog: ‘Florian was always able to create music I feel helps audiences visualize something hidden in the images on screen, and in our own souls too.’

       ‘Herzog on Herzog’

      REVIEWS:

      "A loving tribute ... a comprehensive package" Pitchfork

      Read full Pitchfork feature here

      Pleas Note - the digital download MP3 album is audio only 

      • – Spirit of Peace 1
      • – Spirit of Peace 2
      • – Spirit of Peace 3
      • – Mahayana (Karuna)
      • – The Heart
      • – Earth View
      • – Moses
      • – Garden of Pythagoras
      • – West Tibet - Land of the Nomads
      • – The Garden Morya
      • – Manasarowar - The Turquoise Lake
      • – Nomads Move
      • – Last Village
      • – West Face - Place Of Death
      • – The Kora - Ritual Circuit Of The Sacred Mountain
      • – Valley Of The Gods
      • – Buddha's Footprint
      • – Transhimalaya
      • Deluxe 2×CD+DVD Box Set£0.00
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      • 2×LP + DVD in a box£29.99
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      Steve Colson & The Unity TroupeTriumph!Universal Sound

      In the early 1970s pianist and composer Adegoke Steve Colson and vocalist Iqua Colson were both members of The Association for Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), the radical home of jazz music in Chicago, and spiritual home of the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

      In 1980, Colson released ‘Triumph!’, recorded in Chicago with a stellar line-up of Art Ensemble and AACM members in the group including Joseph Jarman and Doug Ewart. This album was released on the private-press Silver Sphinx label, and distributed mainly in the local Chicago area. Universal Sound/Soul Jazz Records are releasing this extremely rare deep spiritual jazz album for the first time ever as a hardback edition CD and a very limited edition of 1000 –copy exact reproduction vinyl.

      • – Lateen
      • – Cidigie - Dicesui
      • – For Paul
      • – Unknown
      • – Temple at Dendera
      • – Triumph of the Outcasts, Coming
      Yusef LateefThe Doctor Is In...And Out (1976)Atlantic

      Lateef recorded classic soul jazz material at Atlantic during the 1970s that belied some serious experimentalism that lies beneath the music - early sampling and electronics being but two examples. Check out all his Atlantic dates - innovative stuff.

      • – The Improvisers
      • Original LP£20.00
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      The DreamMartin Luther King, Jr And The Speech That Inspired A NationEcco

      A riveting account of the origins and legacy of Martin Luther King's immortal "I Have a Dream" speech. On August 28th, 1963, when he delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, King's prophetic utterances started the long overdue process of changing America's idea of itself. His words would enter the American lexicon, galvanizing the civil rights movement, becoming a touchstone for all that the country might someday achieve.

        • Book (400g)£8.99 £5.00
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        Roy AyersVirgo VibesAtlantic

        Originally released in 1967. Deep, deep,deep. Roy is joined by Charles Tolliver, Joe Henderson, Bruno Carr, Reggie Workman, Jack Wilson, Harold Land and Buster Williams. Like we say ... deep.

        • – The Ringer
        • LP (180 gram)£19.99
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        Rakim Told Me Hip-Hop Wax Facts, Straight From The Original Artists by Brian Coleman Wax Facts

        For years, hip-hop fans have been robbed of context and background when buying and enjoying classic albums from the Golden Age: the 1980s. Rakim Told Me brings you these invisible liner notes, one album at a time, with new angles and engaging stories. 21 albums are examined in-depth, and facts are uncovered with the turn of every page.

        Journalist Brian Coleman has, over the past decade, immersed himself in and written about the hip-hop artform as a columnist for national magazines like XXL, Scratch,CMJ and URB. In this volume, The ‘80s, he digs deep, one-on-one, with legendary artists like Rakim, De La Soul, Ice-T, Public Enemy, KRS-One, Run-DMC, Slick Rick, Too $hort and many more. Rakim Told Me lets you dive head-first into the world of your favorite hip-hop artists and the classic albums they produced.

        These are pure wax facts straight from the original artists, brought to the surface again after years of invisibility. So dig out your turntable, clean off your Zulu Nation medallion, crack open a chapter, and relive hip-hop’s most creative and captivating era.

          • Book (150g)£13.99
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          Gary BartzJuju Street SongsPrestige

          Brilliant spiritual jazz featuring the beautiful vocals of Andy Bey!

            • Reissue LP£10.99
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            Lloyd McNeill QuartetAsha (1969)Soul Jazz Records

            New edition of this very rare deep spiritual jazz album, the debut release from flautist Lloyd McNeill released on his private-press Asha Record label and recorded in Washington, DC in 1969 (originally only 500 copies were ever made).  First reissued on Soul Jazz Records’ Universal Sound sub-label in 2011 (long deleted) and now available newly digitally remastered on Soul Jazz Records main label.

            Lloyd McNeill is a multidisciplinary artist – a painter who lived in Paris in 1965 and was a friend of Picasso, a musician who has worked with Nina Simone, Nana Vasconceles, Ron Carter, Cecil McBee and many more and a music anthropologist, poet and teacher.

            In the 1960s he was involved in the civil-rights movement and produced music for ballet, paintings and installations. His music mixes jazz with Latin, Brazilian and African rhythms that McNeill learnt was studying anthropology in his travels through much of Africa and Brazil (where he joined with Dom Salvador, Paulinho da Viola, Paulo Maura and Martinho da Vila).

            The album comes with extensive sleevenotes and interview with Lloyd McNeill as well as exclusive photos and text. Vinyl is heavyweight vinyl pressing + download code limited to 1000 worldwide.

            Lloyd McNeill features on two earlier Soul Jazz releases, 'New Thing' and 'Freedom, Rhythm and Sound". Soul Jazz Records have also recently reissued Lloyd McNeill's stunning 'Washington Suite' album recorded in 1970.

            • – Asha
            • – As A Matter Of Fact
            • – Two Thirds Pleasure
            • – Dig Where Dat's At
            • – St. Margaret's Church
            • – Effervescence
            • – Warmth Of A Sunny Day
            • LP + Download Code£24.00
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            • CD£12.00
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            CortijoCortijo Y Su Maquina Del Tiempo - And His Time MachineCoco

            AMAZING experimental Latin Jazz LP! This is an essential purchase for lovers of leftfield 1970s jazz with a latin groove! Very highly recommended!

              CymandeCymandeJanus

              Classic funk outfit from London! Includes the legendary tracks 'Bra' and 'The Message'!!!

              Highly Recommended!!!

                • Reissue LP£21.99
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                Lloyd McNeill QuartetWashington Suite (1970)Soul Jazz Records

                Soul Jazz Records’ new ox-blood red coloured vinyl limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide LP (+ download code) issue of this very rare deep spiritual jazz album first released as a private-press album in 1970 on flautist Lloyd McNeill’s own Asha Record label in Washington, DC.

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                CLASSIC! DEEP Jazz includes the wicked 'Home Rule'

                Lloyd McNeill is an African-American flautist, painter, poet, and photographer born in Washington, D.C., in 1935. His multi-disciplinary creative life led to encounters and friendships with Nina Simone, Picasso, Eric Dolphy, Nana Vasconceles and other legendary cultural figures. Lloyd McNeill’s hypnotic ‘Washington Suite’ was originally commissioned as a piece of music for the Capital Ballet Company, in Washington, DC.

                McNeill grew up through the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. In the mid-1960s he moved to France where he became friends with Picasso, working with a number of émigré-jazz musicians whilst living in Paris. In the late 1960s he taught jazz and painting workshops at the New Thing Art and Architecture Center in Washington. In the 1970s he travelled throughout Brazil and West Africa studying music and taught music anthropology in the US.


                • – Home Rule
                • – Just 71% Moor
                • – 2504 Cliffbourne Pl.
                • – Fountain In The Circle
                • – City Tryptych
                • – Fountain In The Circle
                • LP (Coloured Vinyl) + Download Code£25.00
                  Expected 23 JulPreorder
                • CD£12.00
                  Expected 23 JulPreorder
                • MP3 Release£7.99
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                Tropicalia: The Definitive 1968 Classic Brazilian Album Ou Panis et CircencisUniversal Sound

                This is the definitive Tropicalia concept album, originally released in 1968 and featuring all the key players in the movement: Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Os Mutantes, Tom Ze and Nara Leao. If you have the Soul Jazz Records' 'Tropicalia' compilation then this is the perfect accompaniment.

                Here you will find the original, groundbreaking mix of psychedelic rock combined with with boleros, sambas, bossa nova and jazz into a carnival-esque parade which redefined and first announced the new global sound of Brazilian music.

                What is stunning is that this anarchic and groundbreaking release was recorded at the height of the Brazilian military dictatorship, during an era where censorship, repression and the threat of violence was a constant in all (musical and) daily life inside the country.

                Rolling Stone magazine in Brazil has voted this album no.2 in the 100 Best Brazilian albums of all-time.

                This classic album is Tropicália’s manifesto - a fantastical syncretic fusing of psychedelic rock & pop, Brazilian traditional music and the avant-garde. Soul JAzz Records are proud to be presenting this original album in full exact reproduction glorious cover art and fully remastered sound.

                Essential!

                • Gilberto Gil – Misere Nobis
                • Caetano Veloso – Corocao Materno
                • Os Mutantes – Panis et Circencis
                • Nara Leao – Lindoneia
                • Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa & Os Mutantes – Parque Industrial
                • Gilbero Gil – Geleia Geral
                • Gal Costa & Caetano Veloso – Baby
                • Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil – Tres Caravelas
                • Caetano Veloso – Enquanto Seu Lobo Nao Vem
                • Gal Costa – Mamae Coragem
                • Gilberto Gil – Batmacumba
                • Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa & Os Mutantes – Hino Ao Senhor Do Bonfim Da Bahia
                • CD£12.00
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                Jean-Pierre DecerfSpace Oddities: 1975 - 1978Born Bad Records

                Oddball space disco tracks compiled from library tracks composed between 1975 and 1978. From the early 70s to the mid-80s, this self-taught musician composed about twenty albums of production and library music with generic cover art and titles (Out of the Way, Magical Ring, Keys of the Future, Pulsations, More and More, etc.) that theme "interstellar travel". 

                • – Surrounding Seas
                • – Light Flight
                • – Leavin my place
                • – Black safari
                • LP£14.99
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                Sun Ra & His Solar ArkestraThe Magic City (Remastered and Expanded Stereo Version)Cosmic Myth Records

                Full stereo and remastered version of this classic Sun Ra album originally from 1969 - fantastic edition!

                • – The Magic City
                • – The Shadow World
                • – Abstract Eye (a.k.a. Cosmic Eye)
                • – Abstract "I"
                • – Other Worlds (Alternate)
                • – The Magic City (Mono Version Ending)
                • New LP £25.99
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                Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66Stillness: The Original Classic 1970 Brazil Album Universal Sound/Soul Jazz Records

                Absolutely 100% killer Brazil album.

                Includes stunning versions of "For What It's Worth", "Chelsea Morning" and Gilberto Gil's "Viramundo"! The bomb.

                This classic and groundbreaking album was recorded in Los Angeles in 1970, at a time when Sergio Mendes was at the height of his commercial status with his incredibly successful musical blend of Brazilian flavours and American pop sensibility. 'Stillness' was a decisive break away from commercial pop towards a more serious and mature sound.

                 Powerful new vocal songs such as Stillness and Righteous Life signified a new era in the music of Sergio Mendes. The Brazilian influence is, if anything, even more pronounced than before as Mendes and guitarist Castro-Neves - originally two central figures in the Bossa Nova scene in Rio de Janeiro in the early 1960s - dig deep into Brazilian music with amazing versions of Gilberto Gil's Viramundo and Caetano Veloso's Lost in Paradise.

                 But what is new about this album is the perfect blending of this Brazilian sensibility with the deep West Coast sound at the start of the 1970s. Mendes augments his Brasil '66 group with Los Angeles players to stunningly interpret songs by Buffalo Springfield (For What It's Worth), Joni Mitchell (Chelsea Morning) and Blood, Sweat and Tears (Sometimes in Winter), creating a fantastic unique and mature new sound.

                Long-regarded a cult classic due to the club tracks 'For What It's Worth', 'Viramundo'', and the spiritual and musical depth of tracks such as Stillness and Righteous Life, Stillness' is a tour-de-force album.

                • – Stillness
                • – Righteous Life
                • – Chelsea Morning
                • – Cancao Do Nosso Amor
                • – Viramundo
                • – Lost In Paradise
                • – For What It's Worth
                • – Sometimes In Winter
                • – Celebration Of The Sunrise
                • – Stillness (Reprise)
                • New LP £16.99
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                • CD£12.00
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