fresh from bringing us two incredible volumes of ‘a journey into deep jazz’ and providing an introduction to black saint & soul note records on bbe, if music’s jean-claude joins forces with victor kiswell for new compilation, ‘world jazz grooves’. pressing on triple 180 gram vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve.
beautiful 1lp edition classic with 350g cardboard sleeve, sticker - the holy grail album mkwaju by acclaimed japanese percussionist midori takadas mkwaju ensemble wrwtfww records is proud to announce the highly anticipated official reissue of holy grail album mkwaju by acclaimed japanese percussionist midori takadas mkwaju ensemble, sourced from the original masters
limited edition of 2000 copies, featuring 42 tracks on 4x12 inch vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve. includes tracks from diana krall, gregory porter, stan getz, us3, louis armstrong, nina simone, jose james and many many more.
das vinyl kenya special remix bietet einen klingenden vorgeschmack auf eine kompilation, die das label soundway demnächst unter dem titel kenya special: selected east african recordings from the 1970s and 80s veröffentlicht. damit ist jetzt schon mal klar: dieser sampler wird ein fest! die 12 inch beinhaltet zwei geremixte stücke der kollektion und zwei exklusive songs - mithin handelt es sich also um vier songs, die man als afro-aficionado in der sammlung haben sollte.
the standard edition. lp edition: mastered at half speed, 140g vinyl, sticker we release jazz (wrwtfww records new sister-label) is thrilled to present the official reissue of criminally overlooked japanese jazz gem mellow dream (1977) by hokkaido pianist wunderkind ryo fukui, released in conjunction with the its legendary predecessor scenery, sourced from the original masters and mastered at half speed. firmly standing on the foundation he laid down with scenery, ryo fukui continues his exploration of modal, bop and cool jazz sounds with meticulous grace and absolute mastery.
bbe music is proud to present the next instalment in the j jazz masterclass series: ‘east plants’ by takeo moriyama, one of japan’s finest jazz drummers. the double vinyl release is housed in a gatefold sleeve.
the groundbreaking 1996 debut album from composer and saxophonist chris bowden is finally available again! the album has been hi-spec remastered and is available as heavyweight double vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
musikalisch besonderer fund mit feinstem sinfonischem jazz aus dem berlin der nachkriegszeit. unbekannte aufnahmen des orchesters unter der leitung von werner müller, produziert april 1960 und september 1961. exzellenter crossover von westcoast, hard bop, moderner klassik und blues, mit exklusiven auftragswerken: blues in studio 7 (helmut brandt), ouverture in jazz (klaus wüsthoff) und feuilleton in jazz (peter sandloff), dazu jazz versionen von pavane und sakura, sakura, gesungen von caterina valente. neues aufregendes kapitel des progressiven jazz in deutschland. exklusive 10inch vinyl-lp & digital mit müllers avanciertesten produktionen.
beraadgeslagen, or drummer lander gyselinck (stuff., labtrio, etc) and keyboardist / singer fulco ottervanger (stadt, de beren gieren, etc) together on the tandem. a musical think tank with drums, keys, texts and bells. for ten years they have been playing together in the most invisible places, but every now and then they show themselves to the world with disco classics that never reached the market. soulful and unpredictable. funcy 2018. balancing between surrender and control, that s how beraadgeslagen, and music in its entirety, is at its best.de standaard like the music at an amusement park attraction the efteling fairies on acid, something like that, or as a mo wax groove that was teleported from the nineties. – de morgen
the standard edition - territory - no sales to japan ryo fukui’s 1976 highly sought-after jazz masterpiece scenery- lp edition: mastered at half speed, 140g vinyl, sticker we release jazz (wrwtfww records’ new sister-label) is proud to present its first release, the official reissue of ryo fukui’s highly sought-after masterpiece scenery (1976), sourced from the original masters and available on limited edition 180g vinyl mastered at half speed for audiophile sound and on digipack cd.
the remarkable second album, “indigo”, from singer and pianist kandace springs is a 13-track lp of originals and choice covers that showcases the full breadth of kandace’s artistry from smoldering r&b (“piece of me”) to gorgeous jazz ballads (“unsophisticated” featuring roy hargrove) to the pop songcraft of “breakdown” and “don’t need the real thing,” the album’s lead single which is out today. all but two tracks are produced by drummer/producer karriem riggins (common, erykah badu) with additional production by jamie hartman (rag n bone man), jimmy hogarth (amy winehouse, corinne bailey rae), jimmy harry (madonna, p!nk) and evan rogers and carl sturken (rihanna).
quest, transit, chaos, mutation, transfiguration, ascension and illumination. these are some of the steps followed in the journey of life that are embodied on each track of the album adonai. the solo debut of the multi-instrumentalist composer marco paul condenses a career of more than ten years, in which, the search for the truth of oneself and authentic sound has traveled and nurtured from different genres and cultures. adonai is an odyssey that combines sounds and images of the earthly and oneiric worlds: an audiovisual work that opens several windows to the different perceptions of the facts that make up the life of the human being. the 180 gram vinyl includes a download code.
righteous expensive: motohiko hamase’s 1986 album “reminiscence” scores a decent prize at online vinyl selling platforms and it is worth each coin! it’s a perfect “refuge from nasty reality”, as the glorious british 20jazzfunkgreats blog once said. and it comes from a man that knows his trade: bass play - an artisan on which he also already wrote many theoretical books in his more than four decades long career.
180g vinyl lp (incl. download code) due for an autumn release on far out recordings, rasif sees amaro freitas take a deserved step onto the world stage. from the afro-brazilian maracatu born on the sugar plantations of slavery, to the high intensity carnival rhythms of frevo and baião, amaro s heavily percussive approach to jazz is as indebted to these pernambuco traditions as it is to coltrane, parker and monk.
after years of playing with the moroccan community of brussels, music maker and jazz musician luc mishalle knows every trick of the cross-fertilization of gnawa music, jazz & brass. gnawa is the northern african islamic sufi music with healing vibrations and spiritual lyrics, played by the descendants of african slaves. the album title “beats & pieces” refers to the collaborations with belgian percussionist roel poriau (think of one, antwerp gipsy-ska orkestra), tunisian electronic producer sofyann ben youssef (ammar808, kel assouf) and moroccan-belgian gnawa master maalem driss filali.
“there are actions which we have neglected and which never cease to call us.” avantgarde, improv, psychedelia - der soundtrack zur wehmut, die in uns allen steckt. die vinyl-lp erscheint inklusive album-cd.
mop mop is the brainchild of andrea benini, musician, producer, dj who has been active for more than ten years exploring a large variety of musical genres, from club to jazz music. „kiss of kali“ is the name of his second album - originally released in 2008 only on cd, now available on vinyl for the first time.
till today fumio itabashi is a vital part of the japanese jazz culture as a live performer and film score composer. those who want to see how he makes love with his piano should check the world wide web for the french documentary jazzed out, that captured his unique way of playing in one episode. but as music is always firstly for the ears, and not for the eyes, this little letter in-front of you would rather like to recommend to play the “watarase” recordings loud to get hooked by the highly infectious piano gems that have been recorded at nippon columbia 1st studio in tokyo on 12th and 13th of octo-ber 1981. they will haunt you. they will come for good. and they will force you to be a good friend with the repeat button – whatever medium you chose to surrender to the piano jazz music of fumio itabashi.
singer, songwriter and lifelong fan josé james honors the great bill withers with the september 28 release of “lean on me” (blue note), a loving tribute album that features 12 of the legendary singer and songwriter’s most undeniable and soulful songs in honor of his 80th birthday year. “lean on me” was produced by blue note president don was and recorded in capitol’s legendary studio b with a dream team band: pino palladino (bass), kris bowers (keys), brad allen williams (guitar), and nate smith (drums), along with special guests including vocalist lalah hathaway, saxophonist marcus strickland, and trumpeter takuya kuroda.
well, this is different… fourth kind the self titled mini album on omniverse records. it’s hard to pinpoint a genre with records like this, produced by marc mac of 4hero and similar to some of the 4hero output, it defies genre and fits somewhere in-between many. the production is heavily reliant on synthesisers and vintage drum machines in places but is full of real life and organic movements, this is partly down to the signature drums played by luke parkhouse. the only other guest spot is filled by nu jazz funker pascal strauss aka luman child who plays bass guitar on “take me to your sky” which along with “afterglows” are the closest we get to dance tracks, in most parts a 70s fusion feel is present. the short interlude type tracks are just as important and i would go as far as to say vital to telling the story. moogs, arps and solina strings weave patterns throughout, all in all, across the 10 tracks the album is a journey of mood and emotions. 180g pressing.
jan felix may gehört zu einer generation, die keine stilistischen berührungsängste kennt. neue verbindungen zu kreieren, statt an alten abgrenzungen festzuhalten, lautet die devise. dabei zeigt may, ende 1993 geboren, kompositorische und spielerische präzision, innovativem gestaltungswillen und humor. schon mehrfach wurde er ausgezeichnet, beispielsweise 2016 bei der internationalen jazzwoche burghausen, wo er den solisten-wettbewerb gewann und mit seiner band den zweiten platz belegte. zwar zählt frank zappa nicht direkt zu mays vorbildern, eine gewisse verwandtschaft in der geisteshaltung lässt sich aber erahnen. etwa im gewitzten mix aus klassischen und modernen einflüssen, die bei jan felix may von jazz über elektronische musik bis zu impressionismus und progressive rock reichen. der junge pianist und komponist weiß, wie man ausgeklügelte musik so attraktiv gestalten kann, dass sie neben hartgesottenen spezialisten auch viele andere offene ohren aus unterschiedlichen generationen erreicht. -red messiah-, jan felix mays fantastisches debütalbum, klingt frisch und ungewohnt anders. das album erscheint auf 180 gramm vinyl.
another outstanding jazz fusion release for dynamite cuts. limited edition 7” release of 2 masterpieces by alice babs and nils lindberg s orchestra. both tracks ‎,taken from the “music with a jazz flavour” lp, <br / >dynam7019 track a1 – “been to canaan” – this amazing jazz-fusion vocal has stood the test of time always in demand. never before pressed and released as 45. a massive dancer and a must have release. track b2 – “it don’t mean a thing if it aint got the swing” – this famous jazz standard covered by many different artists, but with alice she makes it her own, backed up by the nils lindberg’s orchestra <br / > 1x45 vinyl release with full colour sleeve vinyl: x 500 only very limited
helsinki’s we jazz records launches a new series of live recordings, the -we jazz live plates-, offering a closer look into the label’s live activities. the first installment of the series is a recording from berlin captured in october 2017. the six-tracker features black motor, bowman trio and jaska lukkarinen trio offering two potent slices of raw live jazz each. all of the compositions herein are previously unreleased or new arrangements.
the album -berlin 27.10.17- was recorded at club monarch located in berlin’s kottbusser tor during the second annual scope festival (a collaborative effort of berlin’s xjazz and we jazz). the dense atmosphere of the packed club is present in the recordings which showcase three major acts from the vibrant finnish scene. musically, the album ranges from the undeniable swing of jaska lukkarinen trio’s -roger- and bowman trio’s -the hillary step- to the scorching updated version of black motor’s -branches-, subtitled here as -berliner musik-.
the -we jazz live plates- series offers an easy access into the label’s live productions via simple yet elegant lp packaging in plain cardboard sleeve with a postcard featuring the full download added inside.
der produzent und digger fuzati (klub des loosers) hat zusammen mit dem französischen modulor label das le tres jazz club label ins leben gerufen, das zuvor exklusive reissues an jazz raritäten aus japan veröffentlicht hat. nun wird erstmalig das superrare und vielgesuchte modal jazz album -glass flowers- aus dem jahr 1969 auf vinyl wiederveröffentlicht. the elysian spring sind rainer bertrams (piano, vibes, flute), bruce krasin (saxophone, flute), lenny ezbicky (drums) und jimmy bridges (bass). ein einleger dokumentiert die geschichte von the elysian spring der aufnahme dieses meisterwerks.
2lp in gatefold sleeve with liner notes. 180gr vinyl. including download card. an outstanding collection of musical gems from belgium s thriving jazz scene. compiled by belgian dj and eclectic connoisseur lefto.
fantastic jazzy funk! this is the second record by azymuth – and it’s way way better than anything they ever cut in america! it’s got a wonderful vibe that mixes brazilian fusion influences with the tight grooves of a maurice white-inspired generation – and the result still sounds amazingly great today. the record has great electric keyboards, some nice deep floating basslines and percussion, and it stands as some of the coolest, dopest stuff in this genre. with the great cuts “tarde”, “tamborim, cuica, ganza, berimbau”, “falcon love call”, and “aguia nao come mosca”. pressing on 180 gram vinyl.
NOVA BOSSA NOVA (20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION) (LP, 180 G VINYL+MP3)
12" Vinyl lp, 180gr + mp3 BE25.09.18
180g vinyl lp (incl. download codes) marking sixty years of bossa nova, and twenty years since marcos valles first release for far out recordings, what better time to bring back this era-defining classic from the brazilian master composer?
lp + download. as prodigies of the new wave of belgian jazz, mdciii effortlessly marry the virtuosity and free spirit of jazz to influences from the other end of the musical spectrum: from tribal rhythms and roots to far out electronics.
following hard on the heels of bbe delving into the archives of detroit’s strata records and delivering their widely acclaimed and hugely in-demand exploration of j-jazz, comes another crate digger’s delight- ralph thomas’ ‘eastern standard time’, which dropped the usa back in in 1980, on the obscure zebra jazz imprint.
»janus« ist eine zusammenstellung seltenen materials von sun ra und seinem arkestra, das aus aufnahmen von 1963 bis 1970 stammt, die sowohl während live- als auch studioauftritten eingespielt wurden. der space-age jazzschamane bringt hier eine vielzahl von stilen und stimmungen auf die bühne. die tracks wurden remastert und auf audiophiles vinyl bei pallas in deutschland gepresst.
THE ROUGH GUIDE TO LATIN RARE GROOVE VOL. 2 (LTD LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl D11.07.18
das »latin rare groove«-repertoire ist eine goldmine, von der es nun weitere schätze zu entdecken gibt. das glitzernde edelmetall reicht von ray pérez venezolanischer combo los kenya über die retro-funk-klänge der new mastersounds bis zu einem unveröffentlichten kleinod des new yorker salsa-orchesters conjunto alayon aus den siebzigerjahren mit dem jungen posaunisten jimmy bosch (»el trombon criollo«). die limitierte vinyl-lp erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
direkt im anschluss der nutzung von ›you can’t always get what you want‹ im staffelfinale der emmy-prämierten tv show big little lies, erscheint ›chill in saint tropez‹, ituanas debütalbum, zum ersten mal als cd sowie auf vinyl. das album liefert kollaborationen mit são vicente und dem tango tripping project und enthält lounge versionen von klassikern wie bob marleys waiting in vain, the doors light my fire und astrud gilberto & stan getz garota de ipanema. als bonustrack enthält das album zudem den special big little lies edit von ›you can’t always get what you want‹, so wie er in der hbo erfolgs-show eingebunden ist. dies ist eine weitere großartige ergänzung für ihre lounge music sammlung.
lp + download code with bonus tracks + booklet. steiger are a piano trio trying to find a balance between composition and improvisation through the use of experimentation and electronics. the trios highly anticipated sophomore album give space was recorded at 7 different locations, with the music composed to fit and fight these locations within a dialogue of acoustics, atmospheres and appetition.
ZAMAAN YA SUKKAR - EXOTIC LOVE SONGS AND INSTRUMENTALS FROM THE EGYPTIAN 60S (LP+MP3)
12" Vinyl+mp3 BE05.09.18
compilation (lp+mp3 un-earthed latin and jazz-tinged tracks will let your mind drift off to the glamorous nightlife of 60s cairo. meet some forgotten souls of the egyptian music scene and cinema world. sensual voices and bolly-wood-like orchestra sounds inflame the senses of the body with an in-tangible exotic twist! all music is remastered from original 45s pro-duced by sono cairo
jazz-improvisation, synkopierte beats und revolutionäre haltungen waren in der arabischen welt seit dem frühen 20. jahrhundert gegenwärtig. der rough guide erkundet die heutige lebendige szene und offenbart, wie durch die vermischung von jazz und arabischer musik schönste musikalische mixturen entstehen. das limitierte 180 gramm vinyl erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
free your mind and float away, you’re now entering the mode of the growing bin. hamburg’s centre for audio enlightenment is back with another sublime sensory experience, this time from the land of the rising sun. . keen to get another stamp on his passport, basso reached out to japanese duo singu, two open minded cats who just love to jam. marrying kiyo’s free drumming with keta ra’s melodic mastery of keyboard and guitar, the two-piece fuse free jazz, post-rock, kosmische and ambient into immersive and esoteric improvisations. free from any compositional concerns, the hiroshima outfit trade in energy, emotion and expression
strut continue their essential work with the godfather of ethio jazz, mulatu astatke, with the first official reissues of his early classics afro latin soul volumes 1 and 2 from 1966, recorded as the ethiopian quintet. arriving after astatkes life-changing years studying at berklee college in boston, the albums were the first experiments in his pioneering sound, fusing ethiopian cultural music with afro latin and jazz forms
LE CERCLE ROUGE (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK)(180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl D07.08.18
original soundtrack - super deluxe version, (including 4 tracks never released on vinyl before, this feature is exclusive to this edition, see the tracklisting), 180g vinyl, mastered at half speed, heavy cardboard old stoughton tip-on sleeve, obi, gold sticker info we release jazz is delighted to present the official reissue of the original soundtrack of jean-pierre melvilles 1970 film noir classic le cercle rouge (starring alain delon, bourvil, gian maria volontè, and yves montand) composed by french soundtrack master eric demarsan, available on limited edition 180g vinyl lp mastered at half speed and including 4 bonus tracks not available on previous pressings of the album.
a true japanese jazz holy grail album, this 1975 album was made solely as a business card for an influential businessman and only a few hundred were known to be pressed. the quartet comprises a group of students who never shared a stage with each other and only formed for this one album yet the album sounds as if they ve been playing together for decades. deep modal jazz, frenetic, fizzy and energetic, these five tracks are some of the most coveted and sought after songs from the japanese jazz golden age
2lp in gatefold sleeve with liner notes. 180gr vinyl. including download code with bonus live recordings. this collection of rare and previously unreleased recordings pays homage to the life and jazz of jack sels.
“running through with the sadness” represents hungry march band’s first full-length studio album in over a decade, and their first pressed to vinyl. the record is an explosion of irreverent energy and a veritable lesson in spastic instrumental dance music. it was meticulously produced over the course of years, indicating a forward step in the evolution of the radical street brass sound.
born in argentina, saxophonist and flutist hector “costita” bisignani arrived to brazil in the late 1950s and in the following years played with some of the biggest names of the era such as joão donato, manfredo fest and sérgio mendes. . in 1964 he recorded “impacto” with his sextet, an explosive mix of tough jazz and brazilian samba widely considered his best work. the album’s ten tracks include three costita compositions, songs by tom jobim and vinícius de moraes and a superb version of horace silver’s ‘tokyo blues’. a killer samba-jazz lp! presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl.
the a-side features a set from the miles davis sextet with john coltrane and julian cannonball adderly, recorded live at newport jazz festival in 1958. thelonious monk quartet and pee wee russell’s set recorded live at newport jazz festival in 1963. pressing on 180 gram vinyl.
(180gr) after a twenty-year search for the man behind the cult 70s jazz-funk group opa, far out are honoured to present barrio opa: a new work from fattoruso and his team of world-class musicians, including the sensational candombe drumming of the renowed silva brothers. recorded at sondor studios, montevideo, the album is the natural development of the original opa sound, fusing afro-uruguayan rhythms, jazz harmony and heavy funk attitude, under hugos unique musical vision. more recently fattorusos music has been sampled by the likes flying lotus and madlib.
at the vanguard of a new unbridled french jazz scene, and attracted to the rich ramifications of modern grooves, the florian pellissier quintet has since its inception in 2002 expressed an attraction for far-flung pursuits though discernible on previous albums today this fascination is front and center of bijou voyou caillou, the quintet’s fourth album, coming out on the heavenly sweetness label on april 27.
​,,,re-issue of hard-to-find 1971 jazz album, originally recorded and released in finland. fascinating fusion of modern jazz and elements of caribbean music, african roots and pan. quintet featuring rudy smith from trinidad & tobago, plus musicians from barbados, surinam, and ghana. tip! lars samuelson, a jazz trumpet player and producer in sweden who heard this quite unique quintet, was captivated by their concept and sound, and asked them to record an album. otinku, the resulting album, was recorded in stockholm in 1971, produced by samuelson, and originally released on the odeon label, a subsidiary of emi finland. with an afro-jazz/caribbean orientation, the selections are a rich mixture of jazz standards and original compositions, including recently re-discovered killer funk tunes otinku and sugar daddy, and a fine steel jazz version of bags groove. the album was their only release and is now a sought after item for steel pan/caribbean music fans and vinyl diggers.