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Issue No 119
Echoes Of The Past, 2017.
A great new issue of Echoes Of The Past – the appropriately old school style zine devoted to the classic vocal group style of the past – and hopefully keeping the legacy alive for decades to come come! This issue has pieces on the sometimes silky, sometimes gritty groove of The ... Magazine (Magazines)
Blue Note, 2017.
Jose James has a very different look on the cover this time around – and he's got a very different sound, as well – something that might be underscored by the parental advisory logo in the bottom corner of the image! The music is far from the straight jazz or rootsy soul of previous ... CD (Neo Soul)
Live At The Blue Whale
Mashibeats/Ropeadope, 2017.
A jaw-dropper of a record from Mark De Clive-Lowe – much more of a jazz album than anything he's ever done before – and a set that's recorded live, too – which is also more of a change! The style here is wonderful – with Mark handling piano, keyboards, and some live effects ... CD (New Grooves)
BBE (UK), 1970s. 3LP Gatefold
Tremendous work from the 70s jazz underground – music that comes from a special place where freedom and rhythm walk hand in hand! Most of the artists here are ones with a legacy that includes some more outside performances – but the cuts here are all upbeat and grooving – often ... LP, Vinyl record album (Funky Compilations)
Planetary Prince
Mack Avenue, 2017.
A fantastic debut as a leader from pianist Cameron Graves – an artist you might know from Kamasi Washington's album The Epic – and an even more tremendous talent when he gets his own chance to shine in the spotlight! Graves has a very bold, righteous vision here – a mode that's ... CD (Jazz)
Electronic Tapes
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s/2017.
dQuite an unusual package – one that brings together unheard electronic experiments from Ahmed Malek – the Algerian composer who's better-known for more famous soundtrack material in the 60s and 70s! The music here is all from rare tapes that were Malek's own experiments, and are ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
Uganda – Dawn Of African Rock
Toshiba/Universal (Japan), 1972. (reissue)
One of the coolest records we've ever heard from Japanese drummer Akira Ishikawa – even wilder than some of his famous funk sessions of the time! The set definitely lives up to its African Rock promise – as it features lots of sparely percussive tracks that build beautifully – ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
Sacco E Vanzetti
RCA/Goodfellas (Italy), 1971. (reissue)
An unusual period score by Ennio Morricone – and a record that turned out to be one of his most successful of the 70s! The film, as you might guess from the title, is about the famous and unjust trial of Italian-American activists Sacco & Vanzetti – and in keeping with that setting ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
Jambu
Nacional, 2017.
Fantastic funky work from Jungle Fire – a group we've heard before, but who never seemed to blow us away this much! In a moment when so many other groups are grabbing an Afro Funk sort of vibe, these guys hit a space that's almost completely their own – more Latin America, taken across ... CD (Deep Funk)
Roma Violenta
Sub Ost (Italy), 1975. 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
One of the greatest Italian crime soundtracks of all time – a totally groovy little record that's done in a style that's quite different than American crime scores of the time, but still completely wonderful! Most of the instrumentation here is relatively spare – almost a small combo ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
Code Noir
Afrasia, 2017.
Fantastic work from Carmen Lundy – one of our favorite jazz singers of all time, and an artist who keeps on giving us her best as the years go on! This album's definitely some of Carmen's best – as it features the singer working with a wonderful group that includes Jeff Parker on ... CD (Vocalists)
Trunk (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. 3CD
Not exotica, but Britxotica – a cool variant of the American postwar love of the sounds of the islands and the jungles – served up here in a really hip batch of tracks from the UK scene of the late 50s and early 60s! Many of these numbers are rooted in jazz, and there's definitely some ... CD (Funky Compilations)
Wahoo!
Warner/Svart (Finland), 1972. Gatefold (reissue)
Funky funky Finland! Don't be put off by the long name, or the overuse of vowels in the title – because this album's a killer batch of funky jazz, filled with loads of choppy sax riffs, sweet Fender Rhodes licks, and plenty of heavy drums. The record's got a hard fusion groove – and ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
Ostinato (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s.
Fantastic sounds from the unique musical crossroads of Cape Verde – an island culture that's closest to Africa in geographical terms, but which also has a strong influence from European colonization, and some shared musical modes from the Caribbean scene! Later Cape Verdean global stars have ... CD (Global Grooves)
Mojo, 2017.
Brit rock uberlegend Ray Davies is on the cover – for a feature on his life spent surviving and saving the legacy of The Kinks – plus features on Neil Young, Thin Lizzy, Anohni (formerly Antony), The KLF, Sugs, Live To Experience and more! As always, Mojo is loaded with the biggest ... Magazine (Magazines)
Dub Store (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s.
A second set of crucial solo work from Bunny Wailer – material that comes from the time when Bob Marley was hitting huge global success on his own, then passed away too early, and left Bunny as one of the key forces to carry on the original ideas of the Wailers trio! And actually, by that ... CD (Reggae)
Gemelli/Sonor (Italy), 1970. (reissue)
A fantastic Italian soundtrack from Amedeo Tommasi – an overlooked gem from the golden age, and one that's got an equal balance of groovy tunes and more offbeat numbers! The set's definitely got the right funky touches in spots – tunes that have nicely strong bottom currents with ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
HoZac, 2017.
A wild ride through trailblazing path of protopunk legends The Electric Eels and the early 70s Cleveland underground rock scene – a turbulent scene in a then incredibly gritty, struggling midwestern American city – with bands and sounds that predate and helped steamroll the path that ... Book (Books)
Summer Games
Love/Svart (Finland), 1973. Gatefold (reissue)
A beautiful blend of progressive jazz and folk styles – one of the mellower albums from 70s Finnish guitarist Jukka Tolonen, but a great little set nonetheless! The album's got a warmly organic quality that puts it firmly in the context of some of the Brazilian/fusion experiments from the US ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1961/1962. 3CD
Groovy sounds from 60s France, plus a few Canadian tracks too – all numbers that take off in the globally-popular twist style of the time, but which feature French language lyrics in the lead! The "twist" here is taken in a nicely wide way – more romping rockers that draw ... CD (French)

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