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.
in a time when jazz music is entering a contemporary renaissance and exciting the ears and minds of new audiences, zombie zombie s Étienne jaumet offers us his unique, idiosyncratic take on the sound with the sprawling “8 regards obliques”, his 3rd solo album with the versatile label
JAZZ IN DETROIT / STRATA CONCERT GALLERY / 46 SELDEN (5X12 LP)
5x12" Vinyl D02.11.18
the radical discovery by amir abdullah of 5 two-track master tapes in the care of hermine brooks – widow of innovative detroit drummer roy brooks – of the charles mingus quintet recorded live in detroit at strata concert gallery is cause for some serious celebration. these electrifying recordings took place during mingus’ week-long residency in february 1973. they were broadcast live by drummer/producer and broadcaster robert “bud” spangler for wdet fm – a public radio station dedicated to jazz – from kenny and barbara cox’s multi-purpose home for strata records at 46 selden. entrance to the gig was $5 dollars in advance and $6 on the door.
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.
beautiful 1 lp edition 140g vinyl, heavy 350gsm sleeve, sticker wrwtfww records is extremely excited to present the official reissue of cult album lingua franca-1 (originally released in 1983) by groundbreaking kyoto band ep-4, available on vinyl housed in heavy 350gsm 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
mukatsuku kicks off the incoming autumn period with two delicious slabs of dreamy jazzual bliss from spanish artist and multi-talented musician marc friedli aka skymark. both tracks are presented here in a single form for the first time. “flying fantasy” is taken from the “resistance sonore” album on marc’s own label imprint modern sun from 2016 here in an exclusive instrumental version. on the flipside “rhodes e serenidade” is lifted from the “waves from the nucleus” long player from 2015.
pellegrino presents his new project -zodyaco-. inspired by the ancient mythology of the stars and their deep influence on the sea life, the record is the result of nocturnal jams in the wake of the italian jazz-funk tradition, exotic fusion and mediterranean mysticism. a tribute to the stars and their reflections on the sea.
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.
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.
phenomenal only album released by transs, a supergroup band project led by fariz rm, that came out in the early 80s. a full blend of soul, funk, cosmic disco, brazilian jazz and synth-pop. this album had a very big impact on the indonesian music scene at that time, and quickly became the trendsetter of the jazz fusion genre throughout the 1980s.
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.
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.
dusty archives, the backrooms of record stores, private reel to reel stashes, master tapes - these are the environs of the dynamic range experience. dynamic range is a new label focused on unearthing deep soul, funk and disco jams that continue to resonate with todays dancers and dj’s. time spent scouring the bowels of the majors and independents has unsurprisingly resulted in numerous gems being added to the dr wants list. high quality, fully licensed reissues are the order of the day, always taken from the correct master source and re-presented to hungry record heads the world over. to repeat, this is a fully legit operation - avoid the sharks at all costs!
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.
french producer lb aka labat returns with a new lp named “fake memories” on his own label alélah records. he surprises us with some more hip-hop and r’n’b music, liberating his love for jazz rythms and harmonics. known for his talent at playing with samples, this new lp expresses his actual potential, offering a large use of instrumental stuff : violin and piano chords, guitar riffs… together with delicate voices that balance with the old school drums and procure gentleness to the sharp hats. the b3 eponymous track even discloses the man’s voice, with lyrics sang by himself
the space groove odyssey of the natural yogurt band continues in the black grooves of the milky way. after exploring the majestic neptune and its 13 moons, revealing one of the best-kept secrets of the cosmic-groove ascending jazz universe, natural yorgurt band continues its mission as david bowman and franck poole of clarke and kubrick, in 1968 simple coincidence or bad shot of the not so artificial and petty intelligence of carl900 the story does not say it (yet) but we can think that the sound of this new 45t of four intergalactic gates brings incredibly futuristic answers the mysterious origins of this music that lives in us! -everything will be fine- we slip from the depths of the galaxy before inviting us to wave on the moogulation of a dreamlike -punchbag-. everyone seeks his groove and tnyb leaves us free to choose our path, preferably milk, on a -this way or that way- beautiful to cry the stars. do not miss that they perform miracles ... has anyone ever heard of turning water into wine? wait ... oh my gods!
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).
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.
with zebra, the fourth arp longplayer, ny-based artist / producer / dj, alexis georgopoulos, has boldly stepped into vastly new musical territory – blurring the lines between electronic and acoustic, between the experimental impulse and the addictive pop sensibility. reaching across genres — colliding modern composition with post-pop structures, dub techniques and three-dimensional geometries — georgopoulos creates a delirious mélange of sound, spellbinding in its range. the 45rpm deluxe double vinyl includes a download code.
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.
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.
“california love (mit cory henry) 7” edit / shiznit” ist die 7”-single des multi-instrumentalisten sly5thave’s “the invisible man: an orchestral tribute to dr. dre”. in dieser folge wird eine Überarbeitung von dre’s notorischer “california love” mit snoop dogg’s zeitlosem “shiznit” gepaart. das album entstand aus einem konzert namens “cali-love”, das für die gemeinnützige musikorganisation playing for change zusammengestellt wurde und dem bau einer musikschule in compton gewidmet war. zum auftakt der ersten tournee von sly5thave präsentieren tru thoughts diese limitierte 7” pressung von zwei der herausragenden stücke des albums.
originally released in 1981 via elite / mca records, ‘en trance’ is a joyous album that arguably represents the pinnacle of the brit-funk sound. the band consisted of bassist, and keyboardist lester j. batchelor, drummer ray johnson, guitarist andy sojka, saxophonist stewart cawthorne, singer and guitarist tony antonio and producer jerry pike. the album captures the excitement of these exceptional players demonstrating utmost originality in the studio. more atmosfear and elite records reissues are available/coming soon on mr bongo, including ‘xtra special’ and ‘dancing in outer space’ on 12”. official mr bongo reissue. remastered. licensed from chemical discs.
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.
liliterete edition von 1000 nummerierten exemplaren auf weißem vinyl inklusive downloadcode. mit spannung erwartetes debütalbum des londoner produzenten und multiinstrumentalisten leifur james, der - ähnlich wie der gleichgesinnte floating points - auf eine organische art analoge elektronik und warme akustikinstrumente zu einer begnadeten melange aus jazz, psychedelia, klassik, blues, electronica, folk, world und soul fusioniert, teilweise angereichert mit seinen soul-vocals. das ergebnis ist ein weiträumiges, besinnliches, dennoch energetisches werk aus reichhaltigen strukturen voller nuancierter elektronischer instrumentals, dubby synths und jazz-breaks.
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.
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
“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.
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.
lock yourself into the beat, but don’t become prisoner to it. the techno pioneer jeff mills understands that only too well. in his quest to liberate himself from the tyranny of the sequencer, mills couldn’t wish for a better partner than the father of afrobeat.
9 months of gestation that ignites in 7 titles of contemplative pop, hovering funk, cosmic soul built all this: the jazz fusion of soft machine, the krautrock of the wizards of can, the irresistible languor of italian crooners (toto cutugno and lucio battisti in the lead) as the soundtracks, so sensual, composed by pino donnagio for brian de palma... but if antoine kogut makes this references his own, it is because he considers each of the titles of sphere of existence as «songs, not tracks». with his deep voice he has the ambition to tell us a story through them: his own, and that of the world in which we live with as a guiding idea that all phillip k. dicks predictions have come true today. which ones? youll have to look in the multiple circles assembled by antoine kogut to compose sphere of existence.
limited edition of 500 numbered copies. the double vinyl is housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with download code included.
lucky brown is forging new paths by soaking up musical styles from all over the world to infuse with his own trademark sound. those who praise the cross-cultural musical experiments of mulatu astatke of the 1960s and menahan street band of the 2000s will love this album.
der drummer poogie bell, bekannt als langjähriger groovemeister von bassgröße marcus miller und verlässlicher sideman von künstlern wie stanley clarke, david sandborn, chaka khan, erykah badu, angelique kidjo oder al jarreau, zeigt auf exhibition continues eine völlig andere seite seiner musikalischen welt. die eklektische sammlung führt den in pittsburgh geborenen bell in anspruchsvolles terrain, das deutlich über das klassische pocket playing hinausgeht. auf seinem nunmehr bereits sechsten album als leader verbindet er viele elemente – streicher, soulstimmen, tiefgründige liedtexte und einflüsse aus gospel, jazz, afro-cuban und fusion. ein anspruchvolles werk mit tiefgang!
skinny pelembe corrals together a cast of talented friends for his new ep. it’s his most ambitious release to date, boasting a different group or artist featuring on each of its tracks, each of them an act he’s met through music or through linking with brownswood’s celebrated talent development programme future bubblers two years ago. across its four entries, he bridges hip-hop, psych-rock and jazz-influenced tangents, cutting out a diverse cross-section of the city’s music scene. it’s a document of the connections he’s made as an artist, and is the most collaborative project he’s worked on so far. the title of the ep comes from some advice which skinny noted to himself on an old notebook. each of its songs started as a rough idea which was then fleshed out and re-imagined with his collaborators.
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.
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.
wiederveröffentlichung des gesuchten jack wilkins mainstream records albums “windows“. es wurde 1973 von bob shad produziert und als trio mit mike moore am bass und einem jungen bill goodwin am schlagzeug aufgenommen. das album wurde spätestens durch das sample für a tribe called quests -sucka ni**a- von der coverversion des freddie hubbard klassikers -red clay- ein gesuchter kultklassiker in der hip hop fangemeinde. später wurde es für songs von angie stones und chance the rapper erneut gesampled. das album erscheint im deluxe-klappcover mit unveröffentlichten sessionfotos und neuen linernotes von kevin le gendre (jazzwise, echoes, bbc radio3 jazz line up).
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.
!!! 2018 repress !!! of nu guinea’s outstanding ‘world’ ep – the neapolitan duo is set to release new material on tartelet later in the year as part of the labels 10 th anniversary. the beautifully dislocated bougainvilles live lays out some warm analogue textures across a live percussion base, while the vocal edit of title track nu world ploughs a similar furrow to obscure 80’s afro-disco, with rich musical synth work over a pacey afro groove and undeniable jazz-funk flair. the flute mix passes over the vocal refrain from mix one and just gets down and wigs-out on those solos - an absolute killer! exotica dance club sounds like herbie visited the salsoul studios with his banks of analogue gear and jammed out into the small hours, as we head home on the beatless outro, all synth washes and lavish ear candy.
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?