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Zara McFarlaneSongs Of An Unknown Tongue ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A beautiful tribute to the deep roots of the Jamaican homeland of Zara McFarlane – but a set that sounds unlike any Jamaican music we've heard before! This isn't dub or reggae – but sounds that delve much more deeply into past musical traditions of the island – styles collected by McFarlane on a soul-searching visit to Jamaica, as research for a different project – brought back to London and transformed into music that's every bit as personal, powerful, and progressive as the sounds we've loved on Zara's previous records! Her key collaborators here are bassist Wu Lu and percussionist Kwake Bass – both from the Touching Bass collective – and there's a great mix of acoustic and electric elements in the backings, which are often relatively spare. Titles include "Everything Is Connected", "Roots Of Freedom", "Run Of Your Life", "State Of Mind", "Saltwater", "My Story", and "Black Treasure". CD

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Gilles PetersonLockdown FM – Broadcasting In A Pandemic (hardcover) ... Book
Brownswood (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $79.99
A truly remarkable book, and unlike anything else we've ever seen – part discography, part photography, part travelogue – and together, an amazing testament to both the human spirit, and the power of music to see us all through! Gilles Peterson put the book together as something of a visual diary of the year 2020 – one that begins with global travels in the pre-pandemic months (including a great visit to Chicago!), and which then shows how his physical world was shrinking in the Spring, while he was still able to use his broadcasting, internet, and other outlets as a way to continue to bring the world together in music! There's no ego here – that's us foregrounding Gilles more than he does – as the scope of the book is very wide, and includes key musical moments of 2020, obituaries, record releases, and so much more – spun out in almost 600 pages, with full color photographs throughout. The book also has lots of record cover images – and at times, also feels like a discography in parts – with set lists, notations of cool albums, and lots lots more. And if you can believe it, this massive volume only covers the first six months of the year – which has us waiting for volume two! Book

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Str4ta (Jean-Paul Bluey Maunick)Aspects ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $20.99 21.99
A contemporary set, but one with a vibe that stretches back to the glory days of early 80s funk in England – served up by Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick, of Incognito fame – a talent whose contributions were key to the scene back in the day! If you know Bluey, you'll know his talent for a richly soulful groove – but the style here is very lean, with live drums, heavy basslines, and plenty of sweet keyboards too – all with a stark quality that's a lot like the best sounds of the post-disco years, when groups like this were taking things back to basics. There's plenty to love here if you love UK sounds from the time by Atmosfear and Freeez – but the music is maybe even leaner than both – and served up by a great group of familiar associates, including Ski Oakenfull, Peter Hinds, and Matt Cooper on keyboards. Titles include "Rhythm In Your Mind", "Kinshasa", "Give In To What Is Real", "After The Rain", "We Like It", "Steppers Crusade", "Vision 9", and "Aspects". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousFuture Bubblers 4.0 ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Gilles Peterson presents the future of music from his very well-regarded perspective – served up here on eight tracks from some real up-and-coming talents on the London underground – working in a blend of modes that's very much in the best Brownswood Records spirit! The tracks move between contemporary soul, hip hop, jazz, and funky modes – but as with most of the work in the great Bubblers series, they tend to open new doors in sound along the way – music that's not easy to define and categorize, and we mean that in the best way possible. Titles include "Scatty Brain Dump" by Kin Kai, "If I" by HMD, "My Darling Spaceship" by Quko, "Slow One" by Forest Law, "Slow" by Kiddus, "Slow Things Down" by Iman Houssein, "NHH" by An Alien Called Harmony, and "When The Horns Come In" by Lazy H. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGilles Peterson Presents MV4 (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 31.99
A fantastic moment of music from a single day in the studio – a real outpouring of creative activity from the contemporary London scene! MV4 stands for studio four at Maida Vale – a legendary London recording spot, host on this day to some of the hippest talents in the city, brought together under the guidance of Gilles Peterson, who wanted to record some of his favorites for a broadcast on the BBC – a great blend of soul and jazz that really reflects the creative energy of the city! As with so much other work from London of late – especially releases on the Brownswood label – there's a very collaborative spirit going on, and almost all the tracks feature keyboard work from the great Joe Armon-Jones, whose warm tones really add a lot of soul and spirit to the sessions – alongside vocals from Oscar Jerome, Fatima, and Hak Baker – and saxophone from Nubia Garcia. The Ishmael Ensemble get one track of their own – "The Chapel/Tunnels" – and other tunes include "Hold", "Only", "Starting Today", "Do You Really", "Almost Went Too Far", and "Thirsty Thursday". LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousIndaba Is ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A fantastic overview of contemporary work from the South African scene – most of it jazz-based, and brought together here as a great discovery of underground material we never would have heard otherwise! The set follows in a similar spirit to other Brownswood label explorations of the contemporary scenes in London and Havana – and like the music on those collections, there's a real genre-expanding sound going on here – plenty of jazz-based solos, but often mixed with vocals, keyboards, and a range of inventive touches – tying older South African currents with a more righteous, more expansive global vibe that's not only wonderful – but which comes off without any sort of overdone elements. The music is far past the world music cliches of previous decades – truly revolutionary and instantly timeless – with titles that include "All Ok" by Lwanda Gogwana, "Umthandazo Wamagenge" by The Brother Moves On, "Dikeledi" by Thandi Ntuli, "Prelude To Writing Together" by The Ancestors, "Ke Nako" by Bokani Dyer, "What Is History" by The Wretched, "Umdali" by Sibusile Xaba, and "Abaphezulu" by Iphupho L'Ka Biko. CD
Also available Indaba Is ... LP 22.99

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VariousIndaba Is ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 23.99
A fantastic overview of contemporary work from the South African scene – most of it jazz-based, and brought together here as a great discovery of underground material we never would have heard otherwise! The set follows in a similar spirit to other Brownswood label explorations of the contemporary scenes in London and Havana – and like the music on those collections, there's a real genre-expanding sound going on here – plenty of jazz-based solos, but often mixed with vocals, keyboards, and a range of inventive touches – tying older South African currents with a more righteous, more expansive global vibe that's not only wonderful – but which comes off without any sort of overdone elements. The music is far past the world music cliches of previous decades – truly revolutionary and instantly timeless – with titles that include "All Ok" by Lwanda Gogwana, "Umthandazo Wamagenge" by The Brother Moves On, "Dikeledi" by Thandi Ntuli, "Prelude To Writing Together" by The Ancestors, "Ke Nako" by Bokani Dyer, "What Is History" by The Wretched, "Umdali" by Sibusile Xaba, and "Abaphezulu" by Iphupho L'Ka Biko. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Indaba Is ... CD 11.99

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VariousWorldwide Family Vol 2 – Presented By Kutmah ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2012. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Crispy cosmic contemporary sounds from the 21st Century underground – pulled together by Kutiman, and featuring a host of previously-unreleased tracks! Beats are in the forefront on most numbers, as are inventive styles of production – ways of folding together sounds into fresh new tones and timings – modes that are abstract, yet never too much so to be soulful – a balance we can really appreciate! Kutiman's ear is really great here – and things are definitely in the best modes we've come to expect from the contemporary Brownswood scene too. Titles include "Twin Flame" by Gaby Hernandez, "LA" by Shash'U, "Leaving Home" by Lapti, "Higher" by Tehbis, "Ridda Montain" by Mo Kolours, "Creeper Shit" by Groundislava, "Blunt Hopes" by Esmk, "Thanks" by Seven Davis Jr, and "Are You Feelin Hot" by Hudson Mohawk. CD

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✨✧ Shabaka & The AncestorsWisdom Of Elders ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic jazz group from the contemporary South African scene – one who've got a very righteous vibe, and a sound that's maybe even more far-reaching than any jazz we've heard from that scene back in the 60s or 70s! The group's led by Shabaka Hutchings on tenor, but is a very collaborative ensemble – with these tremendous upfront vocals from Siyabonga Mthembu, a singer with a very unique approach, and a spiritual current that we'd rank right up there with work by Leon Thomas, Dwight Trible, or Joe Lee Wilson, even though Mthembu's very much his own man. The group's also got two other great horn players – Mthunzi Mvubu on alto and Mandla Mlangeni on trumpet – plus Fender Rhodes and piano from Nduduzo Makhathini, and a wonderfully early array of bass, percussion, and drums – which lay down a fantastic groundwork for each tune. The music starts somewhere in the spiritual territory of the post-Coltrane scene – but really takes off immediately with its own individual spirit – ala Kamasai Washington – and the performance is live and unadorned, without some of the studio efforts that show up on other Brownswood label releases. Beautiful work throughout – an instant classic that we'd rank right up there with the best material by folks like Nat Birchall or Matthew Hallsall, but very different too. Titles include "Nguni", "Mzwandile", "Joyous", "The Sea", "The Observer", and "Give Thanks". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tino ContrerasLa Noche De Los Dias ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant late statement from Tino Contreras – the legendary Mexican drummer who's been part of the jazz scene in Mexico City for decades – and who can still give the world wonderfully vibrant music like this! There's a deeply spiritual vibe to the record – a sound that's like some of Tino's most far-reaching work of the late 70s – and the group here features added percussion alongside piano, organ, saxes, and guitar – both acoustic and electric, which creates a great bridge in the sense of sound – as the music swirls together with a sense of majesty that almost recalls the best Latin America projects of Gato Barbieri on Impulse Records. All tunes are originals by Contreras, delivered with a fantastic spirit by the group – and titles include "Mascaras Blues", "Nina Yahel", "El Sacrificio", "Al Amanecer", and "Malinche". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Str4ta (Jean-Paul Bluey Maunick)Aspects ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A contemporary set, but one with a vibe that stretches back to the glory days of early 80s funk in England – served up by Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick, of Incognito fame – a talent whose contributions were key to the scene back in the day! If you know Bluey, you'll know his talent for a richly soulful groove – but the style here is very lean, with live drums, heavy basslines, and plenty of sweet keyboards too – all with a stark quality that's a lot like the best sounds of the post-disco years, when groups like this were taking things back to basics. There's plenty to love here if you love UK sounds from the time by Atmosfear and Freeez – but the music is maybe even leaner than both – and served up by a great group of familiar associates, including Ski Oakenfull, Peter Hinds, and Matt Cooper on keyboards. Titles include "Rhythm In Your Mind", "Kinshasa", "Give In To What Is Real", "After The Rain", "We Like It", "Steppers Crusade", "Vision 9", and "Aspects". CD
Also available Aspects ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ VariousWe Out Here ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
London is exploding again with fantastic music – and this time around, it's the city's jazz underground that comes forward to remind us what a unique musical crossroads the city can be! The work here represents an incredible new scene that's pushing boundaries all over again – not the avant jazz of London improvisers, nor the electric sounds of the broken beat world, or retro funk of another scene – but fantastic acoustic jazz that at one level brings back deeper spiritual sounds from generations back, but at another flings forward its sounds with inspiration that will be setting the standard for years to come. We've only had a few of these artists on record before, and together they work beautifully as a strong new proclamation of talent – on titles that include "Once" by Nubya Garcia, "Inside The Acorn" by Maisha, "Pure Shade" by Ezra Collective, "The Balance" by Moses Boyd, "Brockley" by Theon Cross, "Walls" by Triforce, "Black Skin Black Masks" by Shabaka Hutchings, "Go See" by Joe Armon Jones, and "Abusey Junction" by Kokoroko. CD

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✨✧ MaishaThere Is A Place ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A record with a soaring spirit from the contemporary London scene – a fantastic full-length statement from Maisha, a group we'd heard about over the years – but are only now getting a chance to enjoy! The group's led by drummer Jake Long, but features this really tremendous work on tenor and flute from Nubya Garcia – who's got a majestic approach that's very much in the best spiritual jazz modes, but which also maybe gets a bit more personal at times too – especially on the passages with flute, which really brings a lyrical beauty to the record – and the group also features guitar, keyboards, bass, and two more percussionists! Long's rhythm progressions are nicely inventive, and very organic – and the sound is fleshed out at times by the slight addition of added strings, harp, and a bit of trumpet – all to underscore the more righteous currents in the music. Really fantastic – one that might knock Kamasi Washington off your turntable – with titles that include "Osiris", "Azure", "Kaa", "There Is A Place", and "Eaglehurst/The Palace". CD

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✨✧ Kassa OverallI Think I'm Good ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
We really loved Kassa Overall's debut, but we're completely blown away with this full length set – as the record's got a visionary sound that's completely his own – a really new mix of jazz, soul, and funk that's bound to make Kassa one of the most important talents in years to come! Overall sings and plays drums – the latter of which are used in very open, creative ways – amidst a keyboard-heavy set of instrumentation that also includes work from Sullivan Fortner on piano, Brandee Younger on harp, Aaron Parks on keyboards, Vijay Iyer on Fender Rhodes, Joel Ross on vibes, and Theo Croker on flugelhorn! Kassa finds a way to bring in these guests, and others – but always at a level that never changes the core style too much – so that it's always clear we're always in very personal territory, with a style that's poetic one minute, funky the next, and always extremely beautiful. Titles include "Please Don't Kill Me", "Visible Walls", "Was She Happy", "Sleeping On The Train", "Landline", "Darkness In Mind", and "The Best Of Life". CD
 
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Cosmic Vibrations featuring Dwight TriblePathways & Passages ... LP
Spiritmuse, 2020. New Copy ... $33.99 34.99
A great spiritual jazz group – one put together at the suggestion of Dwight Trible, and which features his amazing vocals as the cornerstone! The group have some sonic roots in the past, but also embrace some of the newer freedoms of the current spiritual jazz scene – modes that would be right at home in both the world of London's Brownswood Records, or Chicago's International Anthem – really moving past the obvious, and in ways that have Trible's vocals maybe sounding more righteous and important than ever before! Dwight's as much a poet as he is a singer – and gets superb accompaniment here from Derf Reklaw on congas and flute, Pablo Calogero on tenor and flutes, Christopher Garcia on indigenous percussion, and Breeze Smith on percussion, drums, and loops. There's a very deep sonic texture to the whole album – one that's echoed by the cover image – a dark tapestry of sound from which the voice, flute, and tenor especially soar out – on titles that include "Nature's Vision", "Blue Skies", "How Long", "Motherless Child", "Water Flow", "Movin On", "Olbap", and "Tragedy Escapes". LP, Vinyl record album

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OkuteOkute ... CD
Chulo, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A contemporary Cuban group, but one who fit easily in the long cultural legacy of Havana – as the combo have a way of taking timeless modes and making them come alive again in all new ways – often really stripping things down to their roots, with an intimate, earthy presentation that you wouldn't even find on classic Cuban records from many years back! In a way, the style here is similar to some of the recent Gilles Peterson/Brownswood Records projects from Havana – really tapping into the overlooked richness that still flows from the city's corners with a group like this – heavy on percussion, working in a variety of rhythms, often with guitar or tres in the mix – and topped with some wonderfully soulful vocals. Titles include "Caridad", "Na Na Saguey", "Devuelvame La Voz", "Rumbarimbula", "Gaston's Rumba", and "Chichiribako". CD
Also available Okute ... LP 17.99

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OkuteOkute ... LP
Chulo, 2021. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
A contemporary Cuban group, but one who fit easily in the long cultural legacy of Havana – as the combo have a way of taking timeless modes and making them come alive again in all new ways – often really stripping things down to their roots, with an intimate, earthy presentation that you wouldn't even find on classic Cuban records from many years back! In a way, the style here is similar to some of the recent Gilles Peterson/Brownswood Records projects from Havana – really tapping into the overlooked richness that still flows from the city's corners with a group like this – heavy on percussion, working in a variety of rhythms, often with guitar or tres in the mix – and topped with some wonderfully soulful vocals. Titles include "Caridad", "Na Na Saguey", "Devuelvame La Voz", "Rumbarimbula", "Gaston's Rumba", and "Chichiribako". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Okute ... CD 12.99

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VariousBamaLoveSoul Presents – On Deck Vol 3 – More Future Soul Classics For The New B Boy Generation ... CD
BBE (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
A 3rd great collection from BamaLoveSoul – one that's every bit as "future soul" as it promises on the cover! Years back, most hip hoppers were initially raised on soul music – these days, it's the other way around – as so many ears come to underground soul through more familiar hip hop – as both listeners and artists alike are shaped by that aesthetic, which is something BamaLoveSoul really gets! The music here has all the vibrant freshness of the earliest gems on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood label – and often share a similar blurring of Neo Soul, hip hop, and a fair bit of global elements too – on tracks that include "Help Me" by Saturn's Children, "Her" by Rob Milton with Ill Camille, "Essential" by Sean Haefeli, "Not Enough" by Renee Dion, "Alive" by Waju & Garimastah with Muc J, "When I Call" by Salah Anase, "Jazzspormer" by Jazz Spastiks, "Holy Breath" by J Mitchell Melodiousfly, and "Space Homeboy Part 2 (other mix)" by Doc Mastermind. CD

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VariousBlue Note Re:Imagined 2020 ... LP
Blue Note, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $31.99 35.99
The sound of Blue Note Records – reimagined, but by a younger British group of musicians who don't record for the label at all! The sound here is more like recent work on Brownswood, A22, or Impulse Records – as the collection features lots of great contributions from artists who are really reinventing the sound of jazz – not in cheapo remix ways, or styles that are gimmicky – but modes that are deeply committed to the spirit of older music, yet expressing things in ways that are groundbreaking and completely unique! There's an equal balance of electric and acoustic elements here, and plenty of strong jazz solos throughout – very different than some of the Blue Note projects of this sort from previous decades. Titles include "Montara" by Blue Lab Beats, "Speak No Evil" by Emma Jean Thackray, "Wind Parade" by Jordan Rakel, "Galaxy" by Alfa Mist, "Search For Peace" by Ishmael Ensemble, "A Shade Of Jade" by Nubya Garcia, "Prints Tie" by Shabaka Hutchings, "Footprints" by Ezra Collective, "Watermelon Man" by Poppy Ajudha, "Illusion" by Skinny Pelembe, "I'll Never Stop Loving You" by Yazmin Lacey, "Etcetera" by Steam Down, and "Maiden Voyage" by Mr Jukes. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNew Horizons – A Bristol Jazz Sound (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Worm Discs (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $22.99
A great little collection that seeks to put the Bristol scene on the map – and to show the kind of inventive jazz the city's been offering up in recent years! The compilers aim to demonstrate that Bristol has as many newly-creative acts as the sort that have been bubbling up in London on labels like Brownswood – and the range of material here really shows a similar way of blending newer ideas and older execution – especially strong in the rhythm department, and with an effortless mixing of acoustic and electric modes. If you've been digging sounds from Comet Is Coming, Nubya Garcia, and Joe Armon-Jones, this set is a great place to take that interest further – on work that includes "Bergson" and "Jabba" by Waldo's Gift, "3.3 Encke Ups" and "Sea Of Apathy & Indifference" by Run Logan Run, "Flump (Ishamel Ensemble rework)" and "Grook" by Snazzback, "Owl" by Lyrebird, and "Bourdain" by Alun Elliott Williams. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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