Lots of great Jazz!

Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1974. (reissue)
One of the hardest to find records on Strata East, and one of the best – a darkly-crafted session of pure beauty, one that lives up to all the best promise of the label! The tracks are long, the sound is bold, and the whole thing moves at a pace that none of the bigger jazz labels were ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Strut (UK), Mid 70s.
A fantastic album from Sun Ra and the Arkestra – one that we'd rank right up there with our favorites on the Saturn Records label! The work here has never been issued, and it's extremely beautiful, too – pulled from a few just-discovered studio sessions done after the group was parting ... CD (Jazz CD)
Born Bad (France), 1970s/Early 80s.
Fantastic sounds from an unsung French music hero – sonic genius Bernard Estardy, whose talents mostly lay behind the studio window, where he worked magic with some of the best French singers of the 60s through the 90s! Yet during that time, Estardy was also recording some very cool cuts of ... LP, Vinyl record album (Sound Library LP)
Katalyst, 2018.
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A beautiful set of spiritual jazz from South Africa – recorded recently, but very much in the same soulful tradition of the best of that scene from the early 70s onward! The tracks are long, flowing, and open – set up in a fantastic way by the rich, round work of the bass of Benjamin ... CD (Jazz CD)
Philadelphia International/Robinsongs (UK), Mid 70s. 2CD
Massive work from this legendary group – a studio ensemble who started out backing some of the best soul singers on the Philly scene of the 70s – but who soon got the chance to shine in the spotlight on their own! The musicians are all the cream of the crop of the city's scene – ... CD (Soul CD)
Incus/Honest Jons (UK), 1974. (reissue)
Seminal work from Derek Bailey – solo guitar sounds that influenced an entire generation! The music here captures Bailey at a key early shift – a really bold move into territory that nobody had ever explored before – on both electric and acoustic guitar, and playing the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1973. (reissue)
One of the most spiritual recordings put out by the Strata East label – and the album that put tenor giant Billy Harper on the map! Harper leads a hip group here – one that features George Cables on piano, Reggie Workmanon bass, Jimmy Owens on trumpet, and Julian Preister on trombone ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Rozenblit/Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s.
Fantastic forro from the Brazilian scene of the 60s – a really hard-hitting collection of work from Camarao – and some of the sharpest use of the accordion you'll ever hear! This isn't the accordion of the polka world, Lawrence Welk, Paris musette, or even Tex-Mex music – as the ... CD (Brazil CD)
Energy Of Love
Philadelphia International/Intermusic (Spain), 1974.
A fantastic album from The Intruders – their last full record as a group, and a set that really shows all the growth they'd experienced as a harmony group in just a few short years! We love their early singles, and even their previous album for Philly International – but there's also ... CD (Soul CD)
Soundway (UK), Mid 80s.
Sweet electro grooves from the South African scene of the 80s – funky, soulful sides that are quite different than some of the nation's sounds that were getting bigger global play at the time! The 80s was a time of great worldwide awareness of the political struggles of South Africa and its ... CD (Global Grooves CD)
Amendoim/Far Out (UK), 1981. (reissue)
A Brazilian duo with a really wonderful sound – one that manages to merge acoustic instrumentation, vocal harmonies, and some light electric touches – all with a sound that's both jazzy and folksy at the same time! Edu Passeto and Gui Tavares have this unique vibe that maybe reminds us ... LP, Vinyl record album (Brazil LP)
Cosmic Language
Jazzman (UK), 2018.
The language of saxophonist Nat Birchall has always been pretty cosmic – but this time around, he seems to be reaching out even more – working on these long-spun tracks with a really unique quartet! The group features sublime work on harmonium from Adam Fairhall – an instrument ... CD (Jazz CD)
High Note, 2018.
Saxophonist Azar Lawrence has been having a hell of a renaissance in recent years – and a record like this only helps move that process forward – providing a mighty large feather in Azar's ever-growing cap! The album's a great one from start to finish – a evolution of the ... CD (Jazz CD)
Brainfeeder, 2018.
A chopped-up take on Thundercat's album Drunk – handled here by OG Ron & The Chopstars – who provide a surprisingly sensitive take on the music! The album's billed as "chopped not slopped" – and that claim definitely seems right – as the music here is mostly ... CD (New Grooves CD)
Incus/Honest Jons (UK), 1976. (reissue)
Some of the coolest duet recordings made by Derek Bailey in the 70s – and that's saying a lot, given his famous albums with Anthony Braxton, Hank Bennink, and others! For this seminal mid 70s set, Bailey brings his guitar to play with the mindblowing cello work of Tristan Honsinger – ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Tempo/Sommor (Spain), 1972. (reissue)
A funky little record from a groovy German trio – one who recorded this gem at the start of the 70s, with a vibe that's very similar to some of the best MPS material at the time! The group features Joe Nay on drums, Pawel Jarzebski on bass, and Kristian Schultze on keyboards – the last ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Reprise/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1961. (reissue)
Don't think "waltz music", think "modal jazz" – because the version of jazz waltz that Shorty Rogers serves up here is a great precursor to the great grooves to come on the European scene – especially the work from the artists at MPS Records! Tunes all have this ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Le Cloche/Kane
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1967.
A totally cool little Japanese soundtrack from the 60s – done for a film that features a bunch of younger teens who head out the beach – and which is scored with music that perfectly fits the mood! There's a really great range of 60s film modes going on here – as some tunes ... CD (Soundtracks CD)
Odin (Norway), 2018.
Fantastic work from this avant jazz supergroup – their first album away from the Jazzland label, and a set that maybe seems to show a whole new direction for the quintet! Some of the music here has a stronger set of arrangement at the core – balanced between the completely incredible ... CD (Jazz CD)
Redefinition, 2018.
Heavy-hitting instrumentals from the legendary DJ Spinna! Here's hoping the promise of the Volume 1 subtitle of these Unpicked Treats really does mean more are coming post haste, as this is top shelf Spinna, who may have crafted these with qualified MCs in mind, but it's tremendous as a standalone ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop LP)

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