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Storyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978.
Tremendous work from trumpeter Benny Bailey – a musician who doesn't always get the chance to record as a leader, but one who always blows us away when he does! Benny in this setting is way different than in his work with bigger bands like the Clark/Boland Big Band, or the Quincy Jones ... CD
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BA Jazz (180 gram pressing)
Vik/Assencionale (Netherlands), 1961. (reissue)
Great early work from Jorge Lopez Ruiz – an Argentine bassist who we already know for his more experimental recordings in the 70s – already sounding like a committed modernist here at the start of the 60s, in very hip group that also includes a young Gato Barbieri! The titles a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Kent (UK), 1960s/1970s. 3 CDs
An incredible collection of southern soul – and actually way more than the usual CD compilation, and almost instead a time machine back to the glory days of the genre! The set comes in a heavy slipcase, with a huge booklet of notes – not just track-by-track stories on all the 75 songs ... CD
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EMI/BBE (UK), Late 70s.
No charity needed here – as reedman Eji Oyewole's got a wealth of talent on his own! Eji's a musician with roots in the 60s Nigerian scene, but left to follow a personal path through Europe and the US, where he picked up some wonderfully funky styles which are then brought home to create ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s.
A stunning entry into one of the best Christmas collections ever – a rock-solid collection of rare Holiday funk and soul singles from back in the day – almost all of which we'd never heard before! Tramp Records are already great when it comes to normal funk reissues – but these ... CD
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Black Saint (Italy), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. 9CD
A huge run of greatness from Roscoe Mitchell – one of the most important musicians to come out of the AACM scene in Chicago, and a player who may well have been one of the best to really flower in the freedoms offered by the Black Saint/Soul Note label! By the time of these records, Mitchell ... CD
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Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1977.
An unreleased set of solo performances from trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith – one that we'd rank right up there with his most adventurous work of the 70s! Smith comes across wonderfully on the record – full of soul and imagination, and easily as impressive on his solo instruments as ... CD
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Vogue/Light In The Attic, 1966.
A very groovy record from the legendary Francoise Hardy – a set that's not only got the lovely lady out front on vocals and acoustic guitar, but one that also features totally great arrangements from Brit maestro Johnny Harris – who gives most of the record a slightly different vibe ... CD
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Cochin Moon
North Korea (Japan), 1978. (reissue)
A wonderfully weird little record from Japanese electronic musician Harumo Hosono – conceived as a soundtrack for an imaginary Bollywood film, but a set that's much more an electric masterpiece that we'd rank with Hosono's best work! The tracks are long, and rhythmically pulsing – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1974/1979. Gatefold
A stunning exploration of the "solo ensemble" concept from the legendary Joe McPhee – a mode that might seem like an oxymoron in its name, but which actually features McPhee working with overdub techniques to play alongside himself on a range of different brass and reed instruments! ... CD
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Fortuna (Netherlands), 1972. (reissue)
Great sounds from the Israeli scene of the early 70s – an EP of work recorded in Jaffa with a very lively feel – and a mix of percussion, organ, and stringed instrumentation that almost feels like some of our favorite Turkish tracks from the time! The vocals have this powerful vibe ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fresh Selects, 2015.
Strongly effective work from Coultrain – who's still standing firmly here as one of the more distinctive creative voices of the post millennium underground soul scene! From the beginning, Coultrain has been a master of mood, and that remains the case on Side Effex Of Make Believe – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sutro Park, 1972. 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
One of the weirdest records Sun Ra ever made – music to accompany the strange film Space Is The Place – which itself was an odd mixture of science fiction and blacksploitation-type action! The sounds here are sometimes in the usual Arkestra mode – wonderfully exotic rhythms mixed ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Black Saint (Italy), 1975/1984/1985. 4CD
A relatively small slice of the long and storied career of tenorist Archie Shepp – but a great one too, and a set of records that marks some of Shepp's more spiritual modes at the time! The package might well be worth it alone for the classic Sea Of Faces – a great little set from ... CD
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Garden 2nd Set
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1981.
The second half of Cecil Taylor's wonderful Garden performance – a key moment from the early 80s that really seems to show Taylor finding even more focus than ever, while also setting his spirit freer than anyone might have imagined! The man and his piano become one during the performance ... CD
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Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s.
A killer collection of funky soul from the Caribbean – not tracks that have a typical island sort of sound, with roots in calypso, soca, or reggae – and instead just he kind of key cuts that match the best underground work on the New York scene! Keep in mind that lots of American disco ... CD
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Joy Road/Joy Road Part 1 & 2 (Nottz Remix)
Strata/Street Corner, 1975.
A masterful slice of mid 70s Strata jazz funk by Lyman Woodard! "Joy Road" is a spacious number in which Woodard's keyboard roll from laidback to a spiritually resonant soar – with an arrangement that's also spacious enough for Norma Bell's sax to standout in a really sublime way. ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Mr Bongo
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. 2LP Gatefold
A killer collection of work from percussionist Jack "Mr Bongo" Costanzo – a cat who's way cooler than you might guess from his gimmicky nickname – not only one of the most powerful forces on the west coast Latin scene in the 50s, but also one of the jazziest too! Jack's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Warner/Robinsongs (UK), 1976/1979. 2 CDs
Two gems from The Undisputed Truth – back to back in a single package! First up is Method To The Madness – a killer classic from the second chapter of the Undisputed Truth – that time when the group stepped away from their Motown home, and followed producer/creator Norman ... CD
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Sony (Japan), 1986.
A special album of solo piano from Richie Beirach – originally recorded only for the Japanese market, and done in a style that's even more sensitive than some of Beirach's similar material for ECM! Richie mixes both original material and standards here – interspersing modern modes with ... CD

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