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Ampsa
Mississippi, 1978. (reissue)
A beautiful album from Idrissa Soumaoro and L'Eclipse – one recorded during a time of great political unrest in Mali, and a set that was never commercially issued – but just originally given away by the Malian Association for the Blind! The album's got all the power of earlier albums ... LP, Vinyl record album
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New Constellation
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2015.
A tremendous new project from Quantic – a set that has him moving into spiritual jazz territory, with all the depth and care he brought to previous funk and Latin projects! The music here is a mix of electric and acoustic modes – played by Will Holland on guitar with a group that also ... CD
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Kay Dee, Early 70s. 2 x 7 inch (pic cover)
Two massive grooves from this obscure Chicago group – both of them great! Ron Grace of The Procedures had spent previous years working at Curtom Records – and "Give Me One More Chance" feels a lot like some of the best early Leroy Hutson productions for the label – a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Soul Jazz (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s.
Way way more than just the usual roots reggae collection – a stunning set that documents the growth of Rastafari ideals in Jamaican music – with examples that range from years before the birth of reggae, through that style's bit growth in the 70s! The set includes this very large ... CD
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Butterscotch Rum
Buddah/Sony (Japan), 1971.
Very cool stuff – and a very strange record for Gary McFarland! The album features tracks that are a lot more vocal-oriented than his earlier work – but the same great sense of wild arrangements and strange subtle genius is still firmly in place. McFarland, as much as any ... CD
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Warner/Bomba (Japan), 1975.
A tremendous little album from Joyce – a rare session originally only issued in Italy, recorded in a folksy style that's a bit different than her other work! Tracks are all pretty short – many under 2 minutes long – and feature spare guitar, percussion, and lovely vocals from ... CD
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Legacy, Mid 50s/1960s/Mid 70s. 4CD
Not just Miles Davis live at Newport – but Miles at Newport over the course of 20 years, in the space of eight different live performances – almost all of which are previously unreleased! Apart from the 1958 and 1969 Newport material here, most of the 4CD set features all-new, all-great ... CD
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Refazenda
Warner/Bomba (Japan), 1975.
One of the funkiest albums you'll ever hear from Gilberto Gil – a really cool record that's done in the same sort of samba soul style that Jorge Ben was using in the 70s – with similarly wonderful results! The rhythms are great – a really compelling mix of rootsy elements and ... CD
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Black Lion/ORG, 1971. (reissue)
Live brilliance from the Sun Ra Arkestra – a set recorded in Tivoli in 1971, with a mix of modes that has the Arkestra swinging from spiritual passages to some very outside moments as well – sometimes with a sense of texture that's extremely powerful! The first half of the set features ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Love Bullet
WeJazz (Finland), 2015.
One of the straightest jazz projects we've heard in years from Timo Lassy – a set that really gets back to the kind of soulful sounds we first loved in his music – served up here with a wicked 60s vibe, and plenty of organ in the mix! The group's a quintet, with added percussion ... CD
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Equipe/Bomba (Japan), 1964.
Snapping percussion, sweet jazzy organ, and other great instrumentation – all dancing wonderfully together in this early bossa jazz set from Eumir Deodato! The album's got a simple brilliance that's totally great – and a sense of color, tone, and timing that really shows Deodato's ... CD
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Reggae 2
Atlantic (Japan), 1976.
A lesser-known follow-up to Herbie Mann's first album of reggae-styled instrumental grooves – and one that's every bit as sweet as the first! Like that record, the approach here is one that has Mann working with Kingston-bred rhythms from a lineup that includes Winston Wright on organ, ... CD
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Blue Note, Early 50s. (reissue)
Tremendous work from a trumpeter who was taken from us all too soon – the legendary Fats Navarro, an important early voice in the sound of bop! The album's a short one, but every track is a gem – as Navarro blows beautifully in groups led by Bud Powell, Tadd Dameron, and Howard McGhee ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Woman
Blues Babe/Atlantic, 2015.
Jill Scott's first album away from Hidden Beach – and a set that really marks a tremendous comeback for the singer! Jill sounds better here than we remember in years – as sharply focused and musically pointed as on her tremendous debut from the start of the century – with energy ... CD
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Airline, Late 40s/Early 50s. 2CD
A compelling mix of tracks from the legendary Sister Rosetta Tharpe – one that's definitely the concert album promised in the title, but one that seems to bring together performances from many different shows! The music here seems to span the space of a few decades, which is great – ... CD
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Rough Guide, Late 60s.
Cumbia sounds get trippy – as a host of Latin American artists picked up the electric guitar in the 60s, and really helped transform the style with some psychedelic touches! Most of these tracks feature cumbia rhythms at the core, but take the music far from its Colombian roots – ... CD
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Mississippi, 2004.
Gospel, but with a very bluesy style – sung by Isaiah Owens, who accompanies himself throughout on electric guitar! The approach is one that's much more common of older blues musicians – and Owens certainly carries himself in that way – but the themes are definitely spiritual, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Zapp III
Warner (Japan), 1983.
Zapp's 3rd album, and one that shows them still very much on top of their game! The mix of tight bass, keyboards, and occasional vocoder bits is firmly in place from their first two albums – a stunning legacy of ensemble funk that pushes the older P-Funk ethos into hip new territory for the ... CD
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Concept
Cotillion (Japan), 1978.
A key early classic from Slave – as the set features the group's first work with drummer Steve Arrington, who not only opened up their rhythmic concept, but also gave them a great new sound on lead vocals! Arrington's approach here is very much in the spirit of Slave's first 2 records – ... CD
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Mississippi, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s.
Wonderful work from that special place where blues and gospel intersect – where the spirit comes to play with more secular expressions – and the result is something completely sublime! The work here spans the space of a few decades, but is unified by the strong presence of guitar on ... LP, Vinyl record album

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