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Jazz — Coming Soon 📣

XA wealth of jazz in many styles -- bop, hardbop, soul jazz, spiritual, rare groove, modal, improvised music, funk, free jazz, fusion, avant garde, and trad!

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Khan Jamal

Infinity
Jam'brio/Jazz Room (UK), 1982. (reissue)
LP ... About April 30, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Billy Harper

Black Saint
Black Saint/Our Swimmer (Germany), 1975. (reissue)
LP ... About June 11, 2021
Stunning work from one of the greatest players of the post-Coltrane generation – a classic session recorded overseas in the mid 70s, and one that's filled with soulful expressions from the great Billy Harper! Harper's tenor kicks off the set with an immediately gripping sound – as ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ken Rhodes

Profile
Amayana/Sconsolato (Germany), 1974. (reissue)
LP ... About February 20, 2021
That's Ken Rhodes, not Fender Rhodes – but the acoustic pianist is more than funky enough on his own – even without any electricity in the mix! The set's got this wonderful rhythm duo – drummer George Greene and bassist Joachim Knauer – who often come on with this really ... LP, Vinyl record album

Roy Porter

Jessica
Vistone/Mo Jazz (UK), 1974. (reissue)
LP ... About April 2, 2021
A wonderful mix of soul jazz, funky rhythms, and even more experimental moments – a truly tremendous effort from LA drummer Roy Porter, and the first set issued under the name of his Sound Machine group! The groove here is really unconventional – filled with unusual timings, phrasings, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Roy Porter

Inner Feelings
Vistone/Mo Jazz (UK), 1975. (reissue)
LP ... About April 2, 2021
A crazy bit of funk from drummer Roy Porter – a player who first rose to fame during the LA bop years of the late 40s, but who sounds even hipper here in the 70s! The album's got a madly skittish approach to funk – one that's highly rhythmic, but often in unconventional ways – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ian Carr with Nucleus

Belladonna
Vertigo/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. (reissue)
LP ... About March 19, 2021
A jazz rock classic! A pivotal album in the career of British jazzman Ian Carr – one that had him really opening up into some trippy, spacey grooves with some really great Fender Rhodes work on the set by Dave MacRae, plus Hohner electric piano by Gordon Beck, and some nice touches on guitar ... LP, Vinyl record album

Hamid Drake/Elaine Mitchener/William Parker/Orphy Robinson/Pat Thomas

Some Good News
OTOroku (UK),
LP ... About February 26, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
Honey Pie, 1971.
LP ... About March 19, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
Atlantic (Japan), 1957. (reissue)
LP ... About February 1, 2021
An amazing record – quite possibly one of the greatest jazz albums of all time, and a session that has Charles Mingus stepping boldly forward in a whole new direction! The album shakes loose the sometimes too-academic modern tones of Mingus albums from the previous year or two – and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Mike Taylor

Mandala
Jazz In Britain (UK),
LP ... About March 1, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Group Sounds Four & Five

Black & White Raga (180 gram pressing)
Jazz In Britain (UK), Mid 60s.
LP ... About February 10, 2021
A fantastic group from the British scene at mid 60s – music from a time when the UK world of jazz was exploding from the work of artists like Joe Harriott and Tubby Hayes, but also held some other tremendous talents as well! The group here has trumpeter Henry Lowther and tenorist Lyn Dobson ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ensemble Al-Salaam

Sojourner
Strata East/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. (reissue)
LP ... About April 1, 2021
Sublime spiritual jazz from Strata East – one of the label's rarest recordings, and one of its hippest too! The set has an incredibly righteous feel – a blend of keyboards, saxes, guitar, percussion, and vocals that steps off with a very deep feel – one that's heavy on the best ... LP, Vinyl record album

Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet

Blue Beginnings (180 gram pressing)
Jazz In Britain (UK), 1964.
LP ... About April 1, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
Universal (Japan), (reissue)
LP ... About April 21, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Mikio Masuda

Mickey's Mouth
East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1976. (reissue)
LP ... About April 21, 2021
A killer set of electric keyboards – with a groove that stretches from wigged-out Herbie Hancock to the laidback style of Bob James on CTI! Mikio Masuda plays a range of different instruments – from Fender Rhodes to Clavinet, Yamaha organ, ARP, and mini-Korg – and the group ... LP, Vinyl record album

 


Upcoming Releases

Quentin Coaxum

You & I
Quentin Coaxum, 2021.
LP ... About January 29, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

London Experimental Jazz Quartet

Invisible Roots
Scratch/Roundtable (Australia), 1974. (reissue)
LP ... About January 29, 2021
That's London, Ontario – not London, England – which means that the group have an even more far-flung sound than you might expect! The album's a brilliant and overlooked gem from the Canadian scene of the 70s – really mindblowing music by a group who are equally great at grooving ... LP, Vinyl record album
Decca, 1958. Gatefold (reissue)
LP ... On January 29, 2021
A wonderful album from George Russell – and a refreshing change from his overly-academic modernist work! The session's an unusual one – a musical portrait of New York City, performed with an all-star cast that includes John Coltrane, Art Farmer, Bill Evans, Phil Woods, Benny Golson, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Blue Note, 1966/1984. Gatefold (reissue)
LP ... On January 29, 2021
One of our favorite albums ever from the legendary trumpeter Lee Morgan – a set that Blue Note recorded in the mid 60s, but didn't show the world until almost two decades later! The album's got Lee as his lyrical best – working almost with a sense of exoticism, especially on the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Blue Note, 1994. 2LP Gatefold
LP ... On January 29, 2021
Features John Scofield and Pat Metheny on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Bill Stewart on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
Blue Note, Late 50s. (reissue)
LP ... On January 29, 2021
One of the most obscure of the Paul Chambers albums on Blue Note – and one of the most interesting as well! Although best known for his solid rhythm work on late 50s hardbop recordings, Chambers breaks out here with a more introspective, more exploratory style on the bass – using the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Black Fire/Strut, 1977. (reissue)
LP ... On January 29, 2021
An intense album of spiritual jazz tracks – played by Lon Moshe and the Southern Freedom Arkestra! The album was recorded in 1976, during the height of the Black Fire DC underground scene – and Moshe's playing vibes at the head of a large group that's perhaps the most spiritual ... LP, Vinyl record album

Clifford Brown & Max Roach

Study In Brown (180 gram pressing)
EmArcy/Verve, 1955. (reissue)
LP ... On January 29, 2021
Classic material from the team of Clifford Brown and Max Roach – and a set that features the west coast hardbop group that included Harold Land on tenor, George Morrow on bass, and Bud Powell's brother Richie on piano. Tracks are short, and played with great boppish fire and fury – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Cosmic Eye (Amancio D'Silva)

Dream Sequence (180 gram pressing)
EMI/Roundtable (Australia), 1972. (reissue)
LP ... About January 29, 2021
The most mindblowing work we've ever heard from guitarist Amancio D'Silva – a really freewheeling blend of jazz and Indian music, and a set that goes far beyond most of his other albums! The album definitely lives up to the dream sequence promised by the title – as it features one long ... LP, Vinyl record album
Atlantic (Japan), 1957. (reissue)
LP ... About February 1, 2021
An amazing record – quite possibly one of the greatest jazz albums of all time, and a session that has Charles Mingus stepping boldly forward in a whole new direction! The album shakes loose the sometimes too-academic modern tones of Mingus albums from the previous year or two – and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Amancio D'Silva

Konkan Dance
Roundtable (Australia), 1974.
LP ... About February 1, 2021
A previously unissued album from Indian guitarist Amancio D'Silva – recorded during his legendary run of work at Lansdowne Studios, but making its first-ever appearance here! The work on the set is every bit as far-reaching and progressive as some of D'Silva's official releases – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jazzman (UK), 2021.
LP ... On February 1, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Mike Osborne

Outback
Turtle/Eargong (UK), 1970. (reissue)
LP ... About February 1, 2021
Early genius from British saxophonist Mike Osborne – his first session as a leader, recorded in the company of some of the greatest players on his scene! Osborne's got a strong vision here that's apparent from the first note of the set – a mixture of freedom and cohesive energy that ... LP, Vinyl record album

Evan Parker

Snake Decides
Incus/OTOroku (UK), 1986. (reissue)
LP ... About February 1, 2021
An insanely wonderful piece of work from saxophonist Evan Parker – and maybe the record that will really have you deciding that Parker's a genius! The set is all solo soprano sax, recorded live in St Paul's church in Oxford – which creates this really rich sense of sound – but ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sarang Bang (New Zealand), 1966.
LP ... About February 1, 2021
A beautiful set from the Australian jazz underground of the 60s – two never-heard live recordings by the group of altoist Bernie McGann – a player who was one of the strongest modernists working down under at the time! Bernie's got this open, soaring tone on his horn that's really ... LP, Vinyl record album

Harun Ghulam Barabbas & Alaeddin Adlernest

Breath Of The Masters – Smile
Black Monk (Austria),
LP ... About February 5, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
Black Monk (Austria),
LP ... About February 5, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Fitz Gore & The Talismen

Soundmagnificat
Sonorama (Germany), Mid 70s.
LP ... About February 5, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Dylan Baldi/Jayson Gerycz

After Commodore Perry Service Plaza
American Dreams, 2021.
LP ... On February 5, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
Northern Spy, 2021.
LP ... On February 5, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Calvin Keys

Shawn-Neeq
Black Jazz, 1971. (reissue)
LP ... On February 5, 2021
A stone classic on the Black Jazz label – and one of the most unique guitar albums ever! We're not sure what the title meant originally – but over the past few decades, it's come to stand for some heavy heavy guitar work from the legendary Calvin Keys – a record that's really ... LP, Vinyl record album

Rudolph Johnson

Spring Rain
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1971. (reissue)
LP ... On February 5, 2021
One of the few albums ever cut by reedman Rudolph Johnson – a hell of a saxophonist, and one with a great ability to combine the spiritual with the searing – a bit like Joe Farrell at his CTI best, but not as freewheeling – nicely focused, and a little bit funky in all the right ... LP, Vinyl record album

Roscoe Mitchell & Mike Reed

Ritual & The Dance
Astral Spirits, 2021.
LP ... About February 5, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner, 1976. (reissue)
LP ... On February 5, 2021
A super huge hit for George – the record that took him from being a funky jazz guitarist into an R&B superstar! The album features George playing and singing over arrangements by Claus Ogerman – some of Ogerman's best of the 70s, ones that mix together his trademark pillow of sound ... LP, Vinyl record album
ATA (UK),
LP ... About February 5, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Patricia Brennan

Maquishti
Valley Of Search,
LP ... On February 5, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
Mercury/Verve, 5 x 10 Inch Box Set
LP ... On February 5, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

David Axelrod

Seriously Deep
Polygram/Get On Down, 1975. (reissue)
LP ... On February 5, 2021
An amazing slice of music from the legendary David Axelrod – quite different than his better-known sides for Capitol and Reprise Records – and plenty darn funky overall! Axelrod is at his studio best here – stepping off the funky jazz modes he produced for Cannonball Adderley, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Group Sounds Four & Five

Black & White Raga (180 gram pressing)
Jazz In Britain (UK), Mid 60s.
LP ... About February 10, 2021
A fantastic group from the British scene at mid 60s – music from a time when the UK world of jazz was exploding from the work of artists like Joe Harriott and Tubby Hayes, but also held some other tremendous talents as well! The group here has trumpeter Henry Lowther and tenorist Lyn Dobson ... LP, Vinyl record album
Blue Note, 1963. (reissue)
LP ... On February 12, 2021
One of Joe Henderson's first true moments of greatness – a landmark session recorded with a quintet that includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Pete LaRoca on drums! LaRoca's very free on the drum kit, and gives the set a rhythmic looseness that's a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Blue Note, 1958. (reissue)
LP ... On February 12, 2021
A landmark album – even if it was the only session that Cannonball Adderley ever cut for Blue Note! The album was recorded at a time when Adderley was working with Miles Davis – and as such, the session features a group that includes Miles, blowing in a cool tone that's a perfect ... LP, Vinyl record album
Astigmatic (Poland), 2020.
LP ... On February 12, 2021
A really great take on the music of Sun Ra – served up by a group from the contemporary Polish scene – one who clearly have a strong influence from Ra and his Arkestra, but who also take the sounds in really great directions of their own! The group is maybe a bit heavier on keyboard ... LP, Vinyl record album

Movement In The City

Black Teardrops
Sharp Flat, 1981. (reissue)
LP ... About February 15, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Terrace Martin

Velvet Portraits
De Rap Winkel, 2016. (reissue)
LP ... About February 15, 2021
A jaw-dropper from Terrace Martin – the kind of record that sneaks on the market under everyone's ears, but will no doubt be one of those sets we'll all go back to again and again over the years! Martin's got a beautifully fresh take on funky jazz – steeped somewhat in the classic ... LP, Vinyl record album

Joshua Abrams

Represencing
Eremite/Aguirre (Belgium), 2012. (reissue)
LP ... About February 18, 2021
Brilliant work from composer/arranger/creator Joshua Abrams – one of the most creative figures to come out of the Chicago scene in the past couple decades – no hyperbole necessary! On Represencing Josh is largely working with the guimbri – the North African traditional string ... LP, Vinyl record album

Joshua Abrams

Natural Information
Eremite/Aguirre (Belgium), 2010.
LP ... About February 18, 2021
Some of the most meditative, spiritual sounds we've ever heard from the great Josh Abrams – a record that goes way past his more familiar work on bass – even though that's pretty darn great! For this set, Abrams reaches out to a host of different instruments – including the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Howard Riley

Flight
Turtle/Eargong (UK), 1971. (reissue)
LP ... About February 18, 2021
A complete classic from British pianist Howard Riley – exactly the sort of record that made him as important a new voice on the piano as Cecil Taylor in the US or Alexander Schlippenbach and Martial Solal on the European scene! The set's got the free, fiery vibe of some of Taylor's best work ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hi Hat, 1973. 2LP
LP ... About February 19, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Herbie Hancock & Carlos Santana

Live Under The Sky 1981
Hi Hat, 1981. 2LP
LP ... About February 19, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
Tidal Waves, 1963. (reissue)
LP ... About February 19, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Ken Rhodes

Profile
Amayana/Sconsolato (Germany), 1974. (reissue)
LP ... About February 20, 2021
That's Ken Rhodes, not Fender Rhodes – but the acoustic pianist is more than funky enough on his own – even without any electricity in the mix! The set's got this wonderful rhythm duo – drummer George Greene and bassist Joachim Knauer – who often come on with this really ... LP, Vinyl record album

Clarence Peters

Magnetic Atmosphere
SeriE.WOC (Belgium), (reissue)
LP ... About February 20, 2021
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Shamek Farrah & Sonelius Smith

World Of The Children (180 gram pressing)
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1977. (reissue)
LP ... About February 20, 2021
An amazing session of spiritual soul jazz – and one of the rarest albums on Strata East! Shamek Farrah's soulful alto is matched with the free spiritual piano of Sonelius Smith, for a totally memorable session that virtually defines the essence of the Strata East sound! The music is free, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Stanley Cowell

Musa (180 gram pressing)
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1974. (reissue)
LP ... About February 20, 2021
A solo piano set from Strata East mainman Stanley Cowell – but a record that's got enough soul and spirituality to rival a full group recording! Although working alone here, Cowell's touch on the keys is astounding – often flowing and highly rhythmic, with a pulsating sense of energy ... LP, Vinyl record album
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1974. (reissue)
LP ... About February 20, 2021
Tenorist Charlie Rouse is best known for his angular work with Monk in the 60's, but this album's a rare bit of funky soul jazz from the 70s – with a very different sound than you'd expect! A number of the tracks have electric guitar, cello, and extra percussion – all of which make for ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ron Everett

Glitter Of The City
Jazzman (UK),
LP ... On February 22, 2021
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Wessel Ilcken, Tony Vos, Rob Madna, & Others

Jazz Behind The Dikes 2 (180 gram white vinyl pressing)
Philips/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands),
LP ... About February 26, 2021
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Hamid Drake/Elaine Mitchener/William Parker/Orphy Robinson/Pat Thomas

Some Good News
OTOroku (UK),
LP ... About February 26, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Johan Lindstrom Septett

On The Asylum
Moserobie (Sweden),
LP ... About February 26, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Don Cherry

Cherry Jam
Gearbox, 1965. (reissue)
LP ... On February 26, 2021
Never-issued work from Don Cherry – and a really key piece of the puzzle in the career of this legendary trumpeter! The recordings were done for Swedish Radio, with great fidelity – more than just live tracks captured in a club, and instead some really thoughtful material that marks an ... LP, Vinyl record album

Black Unity Trio

Al-Fatihah
Salaam Records/Gotta Groove, 1969. (reissue)
LP ... On February 26, 2021
Amazing spiritual jazz treasure – the only album ever issued by this obscure avant trio from the Cleveland scene – a group that includes a young Abdul Wadud on bass and cello! The style is nicely loose and open, but also very different than the sound of the AACM at the time – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Incus/OTOroku (UK), Late 60s/1970s. 4LP & Cassette (reissue)
LP ... About February 26, 2021
The set includes Parker's first four solo albums – Saxophone Solos, The Snake Decides, Monoceros and Six Of One, along with a cassettte of bonus tracks from the sessions. LP, Vinyl record album

Evan Parker

Saxophone Solos
Incus/OTOroku (UK), 1983. (reissue)
LP ... About February 26, 2021
Completely unfettered solo saxophone work from Evan Parker – extremely intense, but not in an all-out blowing kind of way! Instead, Parker's got some incredible control on the valves here – playing with a frenetic sort of mode that's really incredible – freely improvising, but ... LP, Vinyl record album

Evan Parker

Six Of One
Incus/OTOroku (UK), 1982. (reissue)
LP ... About February 26, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Matthew Halsall

Salute To The Sun
Gondwana (UK), 2020.
LP ... About February 26, 2021
A gem of a record from trumpeter Matthew Halsall – one of our favorite jazz musicians of the past 20 years, and an artist who just seems to be growing and growing with each new release! This set picks up on the organic, meditative quality of some of Halsall's recent records – but it ... LP, Vinyl record album

Mike Taylor

Mandala
Jazz In Britain (UK),
LP ... About March 1, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
Virgin (UK), 1977. (reissue)
LP ... About March 1, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Pekka Pohjola

Pihkasilma Kaarnakorva
Love/Svart (Finland), (reissue)
LP ... About March 1, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Matti Rag Paananen

Horoscope
Finnlevy/Svart (Finland), 1973. (reissue)
LP ... About March 1, 2021
An amazing little record – really beyond categorization, but if we had to try, we might call it a mix of psychedelic jazz, lyrical moments, and other tripped-out touches! At some level, there's a touch of the late 60s soul jazz modes from the US going on here – the point when reedmen ... LP, Vinyl record album
Svart (Finland),
LP ... About March 1, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Eero Koivistoinen

Original Sin
Svart (Finland),
LP ... About March 1, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Masayuki Takayanagi & Kaoru Abe

Station 70
Craftman (Japan), 1970. (reissue)
LP ... About March 3, 2021
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Kuzu (Dave Rempis/Tashi Dorji/Tyler Damon)

Glass Delusion
Astral Spirits, 2021.
LP ... On March 5, 2021
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Riverside/Craft, 1958. (reissue)
LP ... On March 5, 2021
A classic album from Chet – and one that's got a perfect mix of vocal and instrumental moments, of the sort you don't find easily on other albums! Chet plays trumpet and sings, and is backed by Kenny Drew, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones – a different style of group from his west coast ... LP, Vinyl record album
Riverside, 1959. (reissue)
LP ... On March 5, 2021
With Herbie Mann on flute and tenor, Zoot Sims on alto and tenor, Pepper Adams on baritone, and even some piano from Bill Evans! LP, Vinyl record album
Riverside/Craft, 1958. (reissue)
LP ... On March 5, 2021
Quite a great session for Chet Baker – one that has him recording in New York, with a hip lineup that includes some incredibly soulful players! The tunes on the set feature Chet in either quartet or quintet formation – working with Johnny Griffin on tenor, Al Haig on piano, Paul ... LP, Vinyl record album
Riverside/Craft, 1959. (reissue)
LP ... On March 5, 2021
One of a handful of late 50s albums that Chet Baker recorded for Riverside – all of which are some of his last great 50s work in the studio, before a shift in the 60s to a wider-ranging approach to his music! The style here is definitely in the "classic" Baker mode set down for ... LP, Vinyl record album

Pino Palladino & Blake Mills

Notes With Attachments
Impulse, 2021.
LP ... On March 12, 2021
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Fire (Mats Gustafsson)

Defeat
Rune Grammafon (Germany),
LP ... About March 19, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Ian Carr with Nucleus

Belladonna
Vertigo/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. (reissue)
LP ... About March 19, 2021
A jazz rock classic! A pivotal album in the career of British jazzman Ian Carr – one that had him really opening up into some trippy, spacey grooves with some really great Fender Rhodes work on the set by Dave MacRae, plus Hohner electric piano by Gordon Beck, and some nice touches on guitar ... LP, Vinyl record album
Honey Pie, 1971.
LP ... About March 19, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
ESP, 1975. (reissue)
LP ... About March 19, 2021
A rare non-Sun Ra session from bassist Ronnie Boykins! Boykins was one of Ra's most long-term players – a key part of the Arkestra for many years – but on this album, he hits a totally different sound –and one that's somewhat spiritual as well! The group's got a great sax-heavy ... LP, Vinyl record album
United Artists/Loneos Editions (Netherlands), 1970. (reissue)
LP ... About March 20, 2021
One of the great space rock records of the early 70s – the debut from the mighty Embryo – a lynchpin in the uncompromising jazz, prog & rock to come – and really one of the more underappreciated early Krautrock efforts! Embryo is working in a pretty amazing mode here, with ... LP, Vinyl record album
United Artists/Loneos Editions (Netherlands), 1971. (reissue)
LP ... About March 20, 2021
Early prog jazz genius from the mighty Embryo – and an album that perfectly fuses their love of world rhythms and electric jamming grooves! The percussion by Edgar Hofmann ranges from playful to hypnotic – with heavy drums and basslines crafting some incredible rhythms that spin out ... LP, Vinyl record album

Prince Billy Mahdi Wright

You Got Dat Wright
Raenii/P-Vine (Japan), 1982. (reissue)
LP ... About March 25, 2021
A wonderful bit of lost spiritual soul jazz from Chicago – recorded in the early 80s, but with a progressive and righteous feel that's very much in the 70s Strata East vein! The group's led by Billy Mahdi on tenor, soprano, and flute – and features Corky McClerkin on piano, Eldee Young ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ahmed (Pat Thomas/Antonin Gerbal/Joel Grip/Seymour Wright)

Nights On Saturn (Communication)
Astral Spirits, 2021.
LP ... On March 26, 2021
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Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet

Blue Beginnings (180 gram pressing)
Jazz In Britain (UK), 1964.
LP ... About April 1, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Angel Bat Dawid & Tha Brothahood

Live
International Anthem, 2021.
LP ... About April 1, 2021
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Polydor/Sam Records (France), Mid 60s. (reissue)
LP ... About April 1, 2021
An amazing record that predates many ideas in soul jazz by a decade! Drummer Ron Jefferson was a lesser-known member of the LA bebop scene of the late 50s and early 60s, but by the time he cut this album for French Polygram in the mid 60s, he'd been to Africa, and had discovered a whole new set of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ensemble Al-Salaam

Sojourner
Strata East/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. (reissue)
LP ... About April 1, 2021
Sublime spiritual jazz from Strata East – one of the label's rarest recordings, and one of its hippest too! The set has an incredibly righteous feel – a blend of keyboards, saxes, guitar, percussion, and vocals that steps off with a very deep feel – one that's heavy on the best ... LP, Vinyl record album

John Lewis & Sacha Distel

Afternoon In Paris
Atlantic/Sam Records (France), 1956. (reissue)
LP ... About April 1, 2021
We would gladly trade every other John Lewis album for a copy of this album – because the album's a treasure all the way through – and a really unique set, with a really unique feel! The session features Lewis' piano in the company of a hip French group that includes Sasha Distel on ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/SAM (France), 1958. (reissue)
LP ... About April 1, 2021
A fantastic early recording from the great French tenor saxophonist Barney Wilen! The session's a monster – cut with rhythmic backing by Milt Jackson on piano (!?), Percy Heath on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – and two cuts feature additional percussion by Gana M'Bow, which gives ... LP, Vinyl record album
Universal/Sam Records (France), 1958.
LP ... About April 1, 2021
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by pianist Ronnell Bright – a player best known for his accompaniment behind famous vocalists, like Sarah Vaughan and Nancy Wilson! This rare date was cut in Paris – at a time when Bright was visiting the city with Vaughan – and it's a ... LP, Vinyl record album

Roy Porter

Jessica
Vistone/Mo Jazz (UK), 1974. (reissue)
LP ... About April 2, 2021
A wonderful mix of soul jazz, funky rhythms, and even more experimental moments – a truly tremendous effort from LA drummer Roy Porter, and the first set issued under the name of his Sound Machine group! The groove here is really unconventional – filled with unusual timings, phrasings, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Roy Porter

Inner Feelings
Vistone/Mo Jazz (UK), 1975. (reissue)
LP ... About April 2, 2021
A crazy bit of funk from drummer Roy Porter – a player who first rose to fame during the LA bop years of the late 40s, but who sounds even hipper here in the 70s! The album's got a madly skittish approach to funk – one that's highly rhythmic, but often in unconventional ways – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Amanda Whiting

After Dark
Jazzman (UK), 2021.
LP ... On April 9, 2021
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Jorge Lopez Ruiz & Pocho Lapouble

Viejas Raices De Las Colonias del Rio De La Plata
Trova/Altercat (Germany), 1976. (reissue)
LP ... About April 15, 2021
One of the coolest records we've ever heard from this legendary Argentine pianist – a set that has Jorge Lopez Ruiz playing lots of Fender Rhodes, and mixing it in with both rootsy Latin percussion and a number of other keyboards too! The set's almost a South American version of some of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Bernard Purdie (Pretty Purdie)

Soul Is...Pretty Purdie (clear vinyl pressing)
Flying Dutchman/Tidal Waves, 1972.
LP ... About April 16, 2021
A wild one! After the straight hard funk of some of his earlier recordings as a leader, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie breaks out here in a compelling album of soul jazz tracks done in a number of styles. The approach is sort of big studio funk – with some cuts that have a harder sound, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Impulse, 1961. (reissue)
LP ... On April 16, 2021
A pivotal session for Gil Evans – one that brought his genius to the American public strongly and successfully, without the help of Miles Davis! Sure, Gil had recorded albums as a leader before this one – but the sparkling quality of this set is right up there with the charts he ... LP, Vinyl record album
Universal (Japan), (reissue)
LP ... About April 21, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Mikio Masuda

Mickey's Mouth
East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1976. (reissue)
LP ... About April 21, 2021
A killer set of electric keyboards – with a groove that stretches from wigged-out Herbie Hancock to the laidback style of Bob James on CTI! Mikio Masuda plays a range of different instruments – from Fender Rhodes to Clavinet, Yamaha organ, ARP, and mini-Korg – and the group ... LP, Vinyl record album

Les DeMerle

Spectrum
United Artists/P-Vine (Japan), 1970. (reissue)
LP ... About April 21, 2021
One of the few albums ever cut by Les DeMerle, one of the hippest drummers of his time – made legendary thanks to legions of samplers and beatheads in the 90s! The album is one of Les' best records – a tight batch of funky big band tracks, with lots of nice grooves, and a very hip ... LP, Vinyl record album

Khan Jamal

Infinity
Jam'brio/Jazz Room (UK), 1982. (reissue)
LP ... About April 30, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
Blue Note, 1969. 2LP (reissue)
LP ... On May 7, 2021
Astounding work from pianist Andrew Hill – a rare session that was recorded for Blue Note in 1969, and issued here for the first time! The work has an extremely ambitious approach – with Hill leading a 9 piece group that includes Woody Shaw, Dizzy Reece, Julian Priester on trombone, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Blue Note, 1964. (reissue)
LP ... On May 7, 2021
An unusual set for both Dexter and Blue Note – first, because the set was recorded in Europe (not at Rudy Van Gelder's), and second because the tracks are all quite long! The album was recorded in Paris – and is cut in an open-ended format that's very much in the mode that Gordon would ... LP, Vinyl record album

Billy Harper

Black Saint
Black Saint/Our Swimmer (Germany), 1975. (reissue)
LP ... About June 11, 2021
Stunning work from one of the greatest players of the post-Coltrane generation – a classic session recorded overseas in the mid 70s, and one that's filled with soulful expressions from the great Billy Harper! Harper's tenor kicks off the set with an immediately gripping sound – as ... LP, Vinyl record album
Futura/Souffle Continu (France), 1972. (reissue)
LP ... About January 22, 2021 (delayed)
An amazing meeting of two of the most revolutionary talents on the European jazz scene of the early 70s – American expat Sahib Shihab, blowing some of his most exotic reeds ever – and pianist Jef Gilson, working here on electric keys and ondioline! The album's got a sound that echoes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Futura/Souffle Continu (France), 1971. (reissue)
LP ... About January 22, 2021 (delayed)
One of the most striking albums ever from French experimentalist Jef Gilson – and one of the most outside as well! The album's from the same vintage as some of Gilson's world jazz experiments on the Palm label, but the overall feel here is much more free – with Jef working on a fuzzy ... LP, Vinyl record album

Shintaro Nakamura with Shunzo Ohno

Evolution
Street Noise/BBE (Japan), 1984. (reissue)
LP ... On January 22, 2021 (delayed)
Soaring piano lines, burning trumpet solos, and soulful tenor sax – all wrapped together beautifully in this obscure Japanese session from the 80s – a date that has all the free-thinking power and unbounded energy of some of our favorite American soul jazz sessions from a decade before! ... LP, Vinyl record album

Henry Grimes Trio

Call (180 gram pressing)
ESP, 1966. (reissue)
LP ... About January 22, 2021 (delayed)
One of the only albums as a leader from bassist Henry Grimes – a hell of a great player who'd made his name working with Sonny Rollins, but who steps out here into much freer territory! The group features Grimes at the helm on bass, but also features killer contributions from Perry Robinson ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/Get On Down, 1959. 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
LP ... On January 22, 2021 (delayed)
One of Charles Mingus' true classics – and an essential album in any jazz collection! This 1959 gem was recorded by Mingus at a key point in his career – when he was rising from the jazz underground into the ranks of America's elite jazzmen, penning some of the most challenging work of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Tori Handsley

As We Stand
Cadillac (UK), 2020.
LP ... About January 20, 2021 (delayed)
Tori Handsley may not look like your usual jazz musician on the front cover – but she's part of the contemporary London scene, and really breaks out here alongside some killer drums from the great Moses Boyd! Handley plays both piano and electric harp with lots of cool effects – and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Horace Tapscott & Pan Afrikan People's Arkestra

Live At Century City Playhouse 1979
Nimbus, 1979. 3LP Gatefold
LP ... About January 20, 2021 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

Billie Harris

I Want Some Water
Nimbus, 1979/1983.
LP ... About January 20, 2021 (delayed)
A spiritual jazz classic from the hip LA scene of the late 70s – led by saxophonist Billie Harris, and featuring a group that includes Horace Tapscott on piano! We don't know much about Harris, but he's got a freewheeling spiritual sound that's very much in the Coltrane-inspired mode, yet ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jazzaggression (Finland), 1971.
LP ... About January 15, 2021 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

Carl M Neumann/Christian Reim Quartet

Live At Molde International Jazz Festival 1976
Jazzaggression (Finland),
LP ... About January 15, 2021 (delayed)
Beautiful live work from alto saxophonist Carl Magnus Neumann – a Norwegian player with a richly expressive tone and a very fresh groove! Neumann's a player we don't really know much at all – but he shines wonderfully on this date – stretching out in long, creative lines that are ... LP, Vinyl record album

Christian Reim Sextet

Mona Lisa – Moldejazz 73
Jazzaggression (Finland), 1973.
LP ... About January 15, 2021 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Matthew Putman, Hilliard Greene, & Federico UIghi

Telepathic Mysteries Vol 1
577, 2020.
LP ... On January 8, 2021 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album
GAD (Poland), 1979.
LP ... About January 5, 2021 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

John Taylor

Pause & Think Again
Turtle/Eargong (UK), 1971. (reissue)
LP ... About December 18, 2020 (delayed)
Marvelous work from pianist Mike Taylor – maybe the greatest album we've ever heard from this under-recognized British genius, and a set that's got some of Taylor's most inventive writing and arrangements! The group's larger than some of Taylor's usual settings – and features John ... LP, Vinyl record album

Derek Bailey & Mototeru Takagi

Live At Farout
No Business (Lithuania),
LP ... About December 5, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

Nate Wooley/Liudas Mockunas/Barry Guy/Arkadijus Gotesmanas

Nox
No Business (Lithuania),
LP ... About December 5, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

Sabu Toyozumi/Mats Gustafsson

Hokusai
No Business (Lithuania),
LP ... About December 5, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

Juozas Milasius/Tomas Kutavicius/Dalius Naujokaitis

Live At Wilisau 1993
No Business (Lithuania),
LP ... About December 5, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

Barry Guy

Irvin's Comet
No Business (Lithuania),
LP ... About December 5, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album
Brubeck Editions, 1959.
LP ... About December 4, 2020 (delayed)
Rare material from the sessions for one of the greatest jazz albums ever – the legendary 1959 Time Out album by the Dave Brubeck quartet – expanded here with unreleased outtakes from the recording date, which include two tracks that were not even on the original record! The sound of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Clifford Thornton

Ketchaoua
BYG/Actuel, 1969. Gatefold (reissue)
LP ... About November 15, 2020 (delayed)
An early gem from the great Clifford Thornton – maybe his best-known album over the years, thanks to its placement on the post-68 series of French free jazz releases on the BYG/Actuel label – but a set that's got a much more New York vibe overall, and stands as a key precursor to so ... LP, Vinyl record album
Blue Note/Parlophone, 2000. 2LP
LP ... On January 29, 2021
Killer jazzy grooves from the French jazz house scene – and hands down one of our favorite albums of the 00s! St Germain take a Blue Note 70s sound as their base – with lots of sweet Hammond riffs, mellow Fender Rhodes licks, funky flute lines, and spacey percussion – then they ... LP, Vinyl record album

Roots (Barney Rachabane)

Roots
Frederiksberg, 1975. (reissue)
LP ... On February 1, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Antonio Neves

Pegada Agora E Essa
Far Out (UK),
LP ... About February 9, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
 



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