the first release on yeyeh is a compilation of tracks by dutch poet simon vinkenoog. a former poet laureate. and renomated one-man band spinvis. more than ten years after the birth of this album. it has been pressed on vinyl for the very first time.
a journey. a journey through sound. a journey of eighty-one years. simon vinkenoog s sound. simon sings. speaks. yells. hiccups. and cries. as a poet. as a witness. passer-by. survivor. instigator. benefactor and chronicler of the remarkable twists of his own lifetime. a collage of music. sound and poetry. compiled with several hours of archived material. carefully edited and soundtracked by spinvis.
comes in gatefold sleeve.
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.
balance records is happy to release -paul cut- while no stranger to the french scene paul is one of the up and coming dj/producers out of paris. this release finds it roots in jazz (chicago /paris?). a1 starts with some heavy beats. which later combined with the other elements can bring the madness to any dance floor. side . a2 brings another kind of madness which shakes you from inside like heated particles with its jazzy vibes. b2 heats you in a subtly way. when you expecting it the least with background sounds inspired from jazz. and once they suck you in you start to be driven by them. like being stuck in the waves. b1 will draw anyone inner energy with its piano. it s a great track to lead to the end of the night or even closing. for the love birds and the loners on the dance floor. b2 heats you in a subtly way when you expecting it the least with background sounds borrowed from jazz. and once they suck you in you start to be driven by them. like being stuck in the waves.
the ppa duo outta london is back with another burning hot 7inch on gamm. just like on the first 7inch they go for two rare jazz-funk tracks where they not only rework the originals but also add their own instrumentation on top. song for you (by popcorn) got a real nice boogie funk feel and sounds like an early 80s production from the uk even though its actually a rare florida production. green machine is jazz-funk original by o donel levy but now re-tweaked and with vintage clavinet and percussion added over the original track. another ppa home run!
sfetsas formed gfo in 1976. in order to accomplish an ambition dating back to his 1960 s avant-garde period in paris: to create a piece of work that would expand the boundaries of greek traditional music. the result is a progressive-jazz fusion masterpiece comprising complex and intriguing compositions. and performed by athens best musicians of the day.
(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.
into the light continues its journey to unearth and update overlooked greek music. this time focuses on a smooth. warm. youthful yet intelligent work that finds effortlessly its place in the tiny greek electronic scene of the mid 90s. gilbr (versatile): each release on this label is good news. there is no exeption. the nireus years- is a rare selection of eight unheard home recordings produced between 1995 and 1997 by the then 16-year old angelo ioakimoglu in athens. the album encompasses his most special productions ranging from bucolic new age to dubbed out midi electronics. jazzy r&b to mediterranean ambient trance!
the shakedown is the debut album from tenderlonious and features a new band - the dream team of top talent he named the 22archestra. who he leads seamlessly throughout. listeners are exposed to the full breadth of tender s technical and compositional skills. ranging from subtly meandering jazz. to hip-hop. afrobeat. latin and exhilarating free form jazz.
pharoah sanders is spiritual jazz. is devotional music. is the greatest living link between john coltrane. kamasi washington. and the next generation of this great lineage. his tenor sound. his singing voice. his compositions. and his recordings have already stood the test of time. in his time. endured. ever-aged so finely. and have now (in my opinion) surpassed critique. pharoah sanders is a giant. an innovator. colorful. prayerful. and worthy of all our attention. celebration. and enthusiastic. even ecstatic accolades!
you won’t find many producers quoting plato - ‘inner symbols’ takes its cue from the philosopher’s words “music is a moral law. it gives soul to the universe. wings to the mind. flight to the imagination. charm and gaiety to life and everything”. influences are many and all. ranging from colonization and african diaspora to korean shamanism. doug hammond to junior byles.
UNTINTED: SOURCES FOR MADLIBS SHADES OF BLUE (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl UK19.06.18
as one of the most prolific hip hop producers of all time madlib collaborated with different artists and recorded own songs under different pseudonyms. during his outstanding year 2003 he released the crown on his work. the remix album shades of blue. the album untinted contains the source material for the project and is a fantastic intro to compare all the material from both recordings. it s a great dose of jazz in which madlib focuses on the soul and jazz stuff he used for the recordings. with songs by among others herbie hancock. horace silver and donald byrd the 12-track album gives you an indication of the way madlib created his pieces. pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
for its third release. chuwanaga goes back in the past with the reissue of -(where is the) sunshine- by kalima. a rare 7- originally released in 1981 and produced in baltimore by afro-american pianist and producer derrick amin. part i on the a side and part ii on the b side form a real journey. a beauty in its own style fusing jazz. soul and spirituality as well as political values.
ltd repress. almost 2 years after the success of the album the tony allen experiments and a few months after the release of the 7inch amore. nu guinea return to the scene with a new lp published by their newborn label ng records. after touring the world looking for sounds suitable for their vibrations. nu guinea decided to go back to square one. napoli. where massimo di lena and lucio aquilina were born and raised. they watched their city from a distance reconstructing its energy from their studio in berlin. calibrating the synths on the meridian of vesuvius. the volcano that has always protected and threatened napoli. nuova napoli is the result of a long musical research that has become a historical investigation on the sound that shaped napoli during the 70s and 80s. starting from the contamination of genres (disco. jazz-funk. african rhythms) which ended up in nu guinea’s dna. in this album the synthesizers fill the spaces between the past and the future. tightening in a single body acoustic instruments. electronics and voices in neapolitan dialect. it is the first time that the duo has worked with such a large group of musicians. some of whom are exponents of the contemporary neapolitan scene. warning: we recommend listening to nuova napoli while walking in the alleys of napolis historic center. around wet clothes hanging and street vendors on tiny three-wheelers.
a deluxe 3-lp-set on 10 inch vinyl. celebrating the 60 years of miles davis’ revolutionary soundtrack to louis mallevs movie. first vinyl edition comprising both the original soundtrack and the complete session takes. includes the previously unreleased track “l’interrogatoire de julien” and new album notes by franck bergerot. remastered from the original analog tapes. cut at abbey road studios.
scissor and thread is proud to present leland the debut album by francis harris. this long anticipated lp is a requiem to the artists father. released to coincide with the second anniversary of his passing. the album. harris most expansive work to date. features danish vocalist gry on three tracks including lostfound. the first single and video which was remixed by mathew herbert and debuted on pitchfork. also featured throughout are emil abramyan. whose poignant performance on cello evokes comparison to arthur russell. and greg paulus (no regular play/matthew dear band). whose improvisational free jazz inspired trumpet accents converse thoughtfully with harris own tonal melodies performed on piano and guitar. determined to produce electronic music with warmth and true dynamic range. harris recorded and mixed leland at jsm studios on an analog ssl and then enlisted legendary engineer joe lambert to master the project. leland has been featured on pitchfork. magnet. ghetto blaster. aol spinner. urb. mixmag. yourstru.ly. and the village voice. amongst many others. leland will be available in a limited edition triple lp set with free mp3 download!
ziggy zeitgeist has become a staple of the australian music scene. touring and recording with melbourne nu-soul/ future-jazz collective. ‘30/70’ has enabled zeitgeist to forge new frontiers in improvisation and drum-set application. zeitgeist has stepped up to the role of bandleader in the debut self-titled album zeitgeist freedom energy exchange.
on ‘loveplaydance’. legendary tokyo dj and producer toshio matsuura charts a new direction. casting musical cornerstones in a fresh light. the toshio matsuura group features tom skinner (drummer for sons of kemet and owiny sigoma band amongst others) as its musical director. as well as some of the uk’s most exciting jazz-influenced musicians. drawing on years of surveying and curating different corners of music. matsuura deftly combines this talented pool of players into one singular. wide-ranging album.
those who preordered. do not have to do so again - we will contact you when we have stock! this ep is a collection of songs that were recorded during the past couple of years. says baba.they all represent things ive been going through. just day to day stuff travelling. djing. meeting people. being alone a lot. falling in love. parties. hang overs etc. showtime as a title just means its showtime. before every gig. every day of travel. always somewhere. pressure. stress. excitement. gig-economy self-loathing and megalomani. swedish-born 24-year-old baba stiltz (real name) has been steadily releasing his idiosyncratictake on dance music to growing fanfare. a playful brand of electronic music that crosses boundaries and genres unlike many before.opening the ep withjazz inflected slow-jam showtime and peaking with maze-the kind of summer floor-filler babaissucha natural at crafting-his range is fully on show for the showtime ep.
comprised of vancouver producers and multi-instrumentalists nick wisdom and astrological. canadian duo potatohead people boast a number of noteworthy accolades thanks to a their signature sound drawing influences from 90 s boom-bap. future soul. classic jazz. deep house and boogie/funk. beginning with a series of ep s. including their landmark -kosmichemusik- ep. potatohead people s productions quickly made their way to artists like illa j who tapped the duo to produce his now critically acclaimed self-titled album. as well as producers like kaytranada (who co-produced illa j s -strippers- with the pair). supporters such as soulection. nightmares on wax. pomo. dj spinna. big boi. and phife dawg have also played formidable roles in championing the sound of potatohead people worldwide.
PALMARES FANTASY FEAT. HERMETO PASCOAL (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl. 180 g BE06.06.18
(180 g pressing) for his third album for far out recordings. london based multi-instrumentalist and one of europes finest saxophonists sean khan ventures to rio de janeiro to collaborate with iconic brazilian polymath hermeto pascoal.
acid jazz is pleased to announce that it has teamed up with the legendary fania records for our latest 7 inch release. june 1st will see us release ray barretto’s “mercy mercy baby” lifted from his classic album “acid” produced by harvey averne. it is backed by an astounding and previously unreleased instrumental version. which is longer than the released version and has a stunning trumpet solo making it a summer dance-floor cooker. released on a specially designed label. which pays tribute to the first gold fania labels. this will be limited to a run of a 1000.
im basement des legendären westlondoner flamingo clubs gab es den weniger bekannten americana club. wo jimi hendrix 1966 erstmals in england live auftrat. paul mccartney seine spätere ehefrau linda eastman kennenlernte und mitte der 1950er jahre ein mod-allnighter mit r&b. blues. jazz. calypso und ska stattfand. dem dieser gleichnamige lp-sampler mit 16 erfrischenden tracks gewidmet ist.
recorded in philadelphia in 1969. the deirdre wilson tabac’s sole album is a beautiful blend of funk. jazz and soulful pop. possessing the complex grooves. thrilling breaks and ethereal weirdness that the rotary connection pedalled so brilliantly. the lp failed to connect with audiences upon its original release.
in the decades since. it has deservedly attracted a considerable cult following. however. almost inevitably. it has become increasingly tricky to pick up a copy in good condition for anything less than eye-watering sums. as such. we’re delighted to present the first officially licensed vinyl reissue of this undoubted masterpiece of freaky funk-rock. limited to just 500 copies.
gifted culture collective kicks off with zinnigheddas jam berlin. first 12” of a series of three releases recorded exclusively during improvised jam sessions. gifted culture wants artists to breath and to represent in music the contemporaneity that surrounds us. gifted culture catches that very moment on tape. this is an itinerant music project. to highlight the context as influence on the artistic process. during the first session two thou. autre. xinner and demo gather together during a sunday night in kreuzberg with an electric bass and a bunch of synthesizers. there they start to tell us how they feel the “now”.
nichts passt besser zu dieser aussage auf diese wundervoll zusammengestellte und verzaubernde musikselektion. die. wie auch jeder agnes obel-song. ruhe und frieden ausstrahlt. es ist die entschleunigte antithese zur rush hour. wie ein zugefrorener see an einem sonntagmorgen. agnes obel verbindet songs der enigmatischen jamaikanerin nora dean (eine duke reid produktion) mit dem kargen. bitterbösen -party girl- von michelle gurevich. das den gleichnamigen französischen film inspirierte. wehmütige stimmen von the bulgarian folklore choir. nina simone. ray davies und agnes selbst treffen auf mehr oder weniger elektronische tracks von yello. can und der griechischen kultkomponistin lena platonos. garniert wird die kollektion mit neuem agnes obel-material wie den dänischen song -glemmer du-. die vertonung von inger christensens -poem for death-. sowie den song -bee dance-. die doppel-lp erscheint als limitierte 180g pressung mit allen 19 ausgespielten tracks. audiophil auf halber geschwindigkeit gemastered. inkl. bonus-download-code mit allen tracks (einmal komplett ausgespielt. einmal als mixset) in wav/mp3-formaten. im gatefold mit antistatischen innentaschen plus kunstdruck in 12- größe.
ryo fukuis 1976 highly sought-after jazz masterpiece scenery in a deluxe limited edition 2018 reissue. 180g. half speed master. gold sticker. obi tag. stoughton sleeve. limited to 2000 (wrj001) we release jazz (wrwtfww records new sister-label) is proud to present its first release. the official reissue of ryo fukuis 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.
ryo fukuis 1977 highly sought-after jazz gem mellow dream in a deluxe limited edition 2018 reissue. 180g. half speed master. gold sticker. obi tag. stoughton sleeve. limited to 1000 (wrj002) 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 available on limited edition 180g vinyl mastered at half speed for audiophile sound as and on digipack cd.
there is a memory of a forgotten past. or an unknown future. that momentary seed of thought of a time where the unearthly and the spiritual reigned supreme. an abundant force of the senses . linking to the deeper paths of consciousness. where our roots merged and linked with the universal network of thought. where magic and mystery where not seen as illusion. but a treasure of collective inspiration. captured in the now and the endless. the same and the opposite intertwined. the light and the dark. the thing with five eyes is jason kohnen’s phoenix rising from his previous disassembled ‘darkjazz’ projects the kilimanjaro darkjazz ensemble and the mount fuji doomjazz corporation. the continual journey into unknown musical territories. ‘noirabesque’ is that current day journey into those worlds that have been or are still to come. a boundless universe. on this adventure kohnen is accompanied by algerian / french singer leila bounous. who perfectly adds the oriental and mystical vocal timbre to the album. pressing on 180 gram double vinyl. housed in full coloured sleeve.
high quality reissue of steve lacy s rare japanese collaboration album distant voices. 180gr. vinyl and 4 page insert with liner notes by julian cowley. remastered & cut by rashad becker. thelonious monk. mal waldron. don cherry. roswell rudd. derek bailey. musica elettronica viva – saxophonist steve lacy played with them all. renowned for remarkable solo concerts that confirmed his mastery of the soprano horn and that carried its instrumental language into previously unexplored regions. lacy also loved to collaborate with musicians who could inspire him to stretch the boundaries of his own artistry.
the chisa years: 1965–1975 (rare and unreleased) is a compilation album by south african jazz trumpeter hugh masekela. the album consists of 14 rare or forgotten tracks recorded by stewart levine and hugh masekela from 1965 to 1975 when they ran their own chisa records label. thom jurek of allmusic wrote “in sum. there isn’t a weak moment on this entire collection. it’s appeal is wide and deep and one can only hope this is the first of many volumes of this material to appear. bbe records has done a stellar job in making this slab available.” dan nishimoto of the prefix magazine stated “the compilation focuses on masekela’s original idea of “african american music.” from the early experiments of the zulus (a group featuring m’bulu) in mixing doo-wop. rhythm & blues and south african gospel and the mbaqanga/”grazing in the grass”-style work of the generically named johannesburg street band to the clearly fela-influenced ojah (masekela’s band in the mid-’70s. consisting of players from ghana and nigeria) and the readyfor-primetime belting of m’bulu. each track reveals a multi-pronged effort to find and challenge the notion(s) of how african and american cultural forms could interact.”
parisian dj & producers duo. cleon & jazzy pidjay. are back as last bongo in paris. with a hot new 12inch filled with latin & brazilian soul-funk vibes. with raw drums. heavy breaks and jazzy flavor. these 5 tracks ep should quickly become a hit for all groovers and dancefloors!! cléon & jazzy pidjay have been united through their love of music and hip-hop culture for a while. dj cleon is one of the finest producer in france for breakdance battle music. also respected as a fine wax digger. mixing all kinds of music together. such as disco. funk. soul. jazz. breakbeat. hip-hop and more old and new records. alongside his mate jazzy pidjay and his great production and mixing skills. they give a new dancefloor life to hidden and forgotten musical treasures. through funky uptempo tracks
‘lillygood party!’ is the brand new bbe compilation from highly respected swiss dj alex attias. taking its name from a party he runs in his native lausanne. lillygood has gradually evolved into a radio show and even a label. now on its 4th release. refecting the music he plays at the clubnight. ‘lillygood party!’ is packed with funk. disco. deep house and boogie bullets from across the globe. “the idea is to present not only rare or difcult tracks to fnd. simply good grooves for people to play out. or listen to at home.”
from rare japanese disco gems. through spiritual jazz. to genre defying sounds from broken-beat cohorts kaidi tatham and dego. ‘lillygood party!’ takes a unique trip inside the musical mind of one of dance music’s true nonconformists.
alex attias got his start in back in ’88 playing funk. house. jazz. and disco. as well as producing under various monikers such as mustang. freedom soundz or beatless. moving to london in ’97 he started his ‘visions’ label and found himself at the epicentre of the emerging west london ‘broken beat’ scene which grew around his studio at goya. releases on people. planet e. ubiquity. neroli. archive and compost followed. as well as remixes for incognito. 4hero. ennio morricone. sun ra. art blakey. roni size and laurent garnier among others.
independently released album of 80s influenced / new era boogie. disco and jazz fusion performed and recorded by skymark. great songwriting and drum programming skills are on display throughout while he deftly works an array of synths (arp. prophet. moog. roland and korgs). big tip!
unveröffentlichter soundtrack des norwegischen kultfilms operasjon cobra aus den späten 70er jahren. das album von 1978 wurde mit einer all-star-besetzung aus talenten wie knut riisnæs. henryk lysiak und thor andreassen aufgenommen. remastered von den ursprünglichen mastertapes. erscheint das album in einer limitierten auflage von 500 stück.
the youthful jazz iconoclasts of schntzl are undoubtedly among that much-talked-about new wave of belgian jazz.this brand new ep paper. wind is a moving collection of melancholic snapshots in which they keep flirting with minimalism and subtle electro.
fuzati (klub des loosers) producer and die-hard crate digger has teamed up with modulor to launch le très jazz club. label exclusively dedicated to vinyl reissue and jazz. for his third and fouth releases. le très jazz continues his journey through japanese jazz! with this reissue of “orang-utan” by legendary bassist and cello player isao suzuki. le tres jazz club offers a remarkable and highly sought-after free jazz album. the eponymous track is a sublime mix of free jazz and jazz fusion. leaded by sax player kenji mori and kazumi watanabe on guitar. essential!
8 remixes from robert glasper experiments artscience – remixed by kaytranada and glasper. it will also include a feature from talib kweli. the 180 gram 12 inch vinyl ep will only be released in the us. uk. & canada as a rsd special.
named after the tenor saxophone. actually. jimi tenor is not just jimi tenor - he s as well jimi keys. jimi flute. jimi vox and jimi composer. yeah. he is. as a multi-instrumentalist and music master in general. all of this! but wait: active since the mid-80 s he s also jimi legend. and if you overlook his whole oeuvre then finally you will find out that on top of all of this he s jimi genius.
das debütalbum des multitalentierten keyboarders. komponisten und produzenten joe armon-jones. mitbegründer des ezra collective. zeichnet sich durch unverwechselbare tiefe. wärme. freude und virtuosität aus. mit jazz als ursprung. verarbeitet er vielfältige inspirationen aus dub. hiphop bis soul. an den aufnahmen beteiligt waren weitere mitglieder der jungen londoner jazz-szene wie moses boyd. nubya garcia und oscar jerome. auf tour geht er mit künstlern wie ata kak und pharoahe monch.
since the early 1990s. keyboard player jessica lauren has been a familiar part of london s alternative music scene. jessica s keyboard skills have augmented the live performances and studio recordings of world renowned artists such as jean carne. tom browne. dexter wansel and james mason. japan s united future organisation. and uk soul diva juliet roberts. her previous freestyle album jessica lauren four (2012) highlighted jessica s minimalist approach. something rare and refreshing in the jazz world: she instills her compositions and playing with a refined sense of space which makes her music as much about what she doesn t play as what she does.
the palm tree needs no introduction to anyone who has visited this part of town. diamond boozer and blitz survivor. it stands solitary on the regents canal between mile end and the roman road. quietly resisting the urge to move with the times. on weekend evenings you can enjoy the jazz standards of the great american songbook played by the musicians who feature on the album. no ticket required. tom oldham (@tommyophoto) is a london-based portrait photographer. shooting portraits of musicians. sports stars and talented folk all round the world. his work has been widely recognised by the taylor wessing photographic portrait prize. the open series in the aop awards and most recently the sony world photography awards 2018. andy gangadeen is a drummer of international renown. playing with bands as prominent and diverse as duran duran. massive attack. spice girls and chase & status. he a true pioneer of live dance music drumming and has been known to pick up the sticks at the palm tree from time to time
night palms is a compilation lp dedicated to night palms’ artist trevor tarczynski (rip). 7 individual tracks written. performed and produced by brian ellis. boy dude. xl middleton feat. ghost. mat/matix. moon b. jomeo pugz. elegant borzoi feat. megan doherty. cover/jacket artwork by trevor tarczynski with layout by margaux solano and inner label artwork/layout by michael steffen.
esbe is an multi-genre music producer from los angeles. california. he is known for his atmospheric instrumental production which incorporates sound elements from extensive use of jazz and soul samples. his latest release. bloomsday. is a collection of 19 essential instrumentals.
genre busting south african jazz and kwaito meets cuba (chucho valdez). brazil (flora purim). cameroon (brice wassy) and drum n bass (bristol). first time on vinyl. remastered sound. new liner notes. exclusive track. gatefold with printed inners.
rather than rely on their usual full band. live performance. one-room live single recording session. the making of ‘dragonz’ was a departure for the apples. a multi-studio project spanning three continents. they assembled new instrumental tracks based on loops created in the studio and presented them to a wide-ranging selection of vocal collaborators to complete the picture with. and applied this method to the capturing of longstanding live favourites as well. the concept of a “vocal album” was implemented on non-vocalist songs as well. treating the omnipresent turntables’ sample work not as the central element to the band. but rather its frontman. though containing disparate influences. guests and production methods. ‘dragonz’ is undeniably apples. might be their most focused lp to date. and it is certainly their most middle-eastern. elements of the region’s indigenous genres have always been present in the band’s work. but never has their influence been as pronounced.
BACK TO NEW ROOTS (LP. 180 G VINYL. SHRINK WRAPPED)
12" Vinyl. 180 g UK03.05.18
hell yeahs next project is to revisit a collection of jazz covers of dance classics. back to new roots (serotonin fuelled jazz covers) was first released in 2011 by 3io. a band lead by double bassist manuel moretti and including richard maggioni on piano and matteo giordani on drums. they were veterans on the italian jazz circuit and put out a couple albums. but they are no more
back in the day. french pianist. composer and all-round jazz superstar jean-françois quiévreux. a.k.a. jef gilson. was up there alongside the likes of peers john coltrane. oscar peterson. and sun ra. in a fitting homage to the decades worth of sublime music. and his sad passing away in 2012. french quarter palm unit have released a lively. honest tribute. upbeat and contemporary re-interpretative vision of his legacy
broken district is a new label launched by the creative minds of jus jam. momla and antwan. the project is born with the idea of exploring alternative music styles that blend the influences of the label s creators. including jazz. house-music. hip-hop. funk. soul. and experimental music. in order to give a global overview of the label s territory. broken district is kicked-off with a series of va eps. momla inaugurates the label s first release with an instrumental funk ballad. he is using soul samples. synths and an electronic piano to create a smooth vibe. led by a catchy bassline. up next. hip-hop producers yepes & plae casi are stepping out of their favourite field to incorporate house-music rhythmic elements over an old-school r&b flavour. berlin-based producer marian tone is closing the first side with a laidback. jazzy hip-hop instrumental. the other side opens with the copenhagen-based talent jeppe wolmer. -normal position- is a modern take on disco & boogie. with a rhythmic bassline and reverbing rhodes. ending with acid infused synths. concluding this first release. label s co-founder jus jam gives us another glimpse of his musical talent through a dreamy journey that blends house-music. hip-hop and jazz together. welcome to the broken district.
fires of quidel is the culmination of son swaggas first year as a band. a year spent refining their music. building connections as bandmembers and friends. and finally recording at greenfield studios with analog gear to bring their sound to life. with this album son swagga present themselves to the world and showcase the passion they bring to music as well as the individual talents of the bandmembers.
ghent based pianotrio steiger have earned their place in the ever growing peloton of young belgian jazz innovators. as a result. they won the young jazztalent price at the 2017 gent jazz festival. with their luscious and rigid grooves in minimalistic framing. they cose themselves between schntzl and de beren gieren. likewise minded young beljazzbands that don’t take it so closely with traditions. they play jazz with a rock’n’roll attitude. sdban ultra is very pleased to present a sampler of their debut album ‘and above all’ on a limited 10” vinyl for record store day 2018. this release marks their introduction on sdban ultra. their sophomore album is expected next fall. ‘and above all’ houses both jazz and modern compositions. avant-garde and experimental electronics. steiger takes inspiration from jazz and refers to the traditions but equally pulls those apart. for example in the chaotic miniature bachfag and in the intimate inverse/reverse . with berlin revisited the band clearly chooses electronic instrumentation. it is reminiscent of the electronic jazz of the noughties: bands like triosk. sofa surfers and flanger did not so much work towards jazz but used the genre as a stepping stone to dive into the cosmos. steiger are launching themselves into infinity on this track with a pounding beat. shrill cymbals. overdriven keys and an unwieldy bass.
ghent bassed saxophonist mattias de craene (mdc) has caused a stir in the past few years as frontman of jazz rock sensation nordmann. after their second place at humo s rock rally in 2014. nordmann became one of the most exciting bands in the new golden class of belgian jazz groups. 2018 sees mattias fronting his own project mdciii. flanked by two special drummers - simon segers (de beren gieren / black flower / absynthe minded) and lennert jacobs (the germans / hong kong dong). he takes you on a slightly intoxicating musical trip balancing between psychedelic rock. tribal rhythms and energetic free jazz. the band will release their debut album in october 2018. in the meantime they drop a self-titled ep as a teaser. with two tracks of both over 8 minutes. the listener can acquaint the unique musical melting pot of mdciii. for one of the tracks singer sylvie kreusch (warhaus) was recruited and she makes an almost hypnotic contribution.
after the big succesfull of the “metti una bossa a cena”. gerardo frisina now presents the unbelievable. amazing 2nd volume. a precious recovery of the past to revitalise the present. which builds up new ideas of the future. “metti una bossa a cena”. whose title is completely inspired by the famous soundtrack by ennio morricone. goes on into this research field. discovering very rare tracks of this italian bossa panorama. we believe the result is perfect. gerardo frisina. track compiler of this project. has brought to light some rare tracks and perfectly matched them to create a unique and elegant thread.
from the boom of the international neo-lounge revival italy has become the point of attraction of an almost maniacal interest. there is a lot of research work from different italian labels behind it. thanks to them even the latest generations have the chance to meet the made in italy sound of the soundtracks and library music and even more notoriety has been given to the genial arrangers. composers and musicians who have characterised the italian lounge scene of 60’s/70’s. such as ennio morricone and piero piccioni. a precious recovery of the past to revitalise the present. which builds up new ideas of the future. “metti una bossa a cena”. whose title is completely inspired by the famous soundtrack of ennio morricone. goes on into this research field. discovering very rare tracks of this italian bossa panorama. we believe the result is perfect. gerardo frisina. track compiler of this project. has brought to light some rare tracks and perfectly matched them to create an unique and elegant thread.
reissue of the sought after birth act of the afro and jazz-parisian scene that fascinated so many musicians and music fans throughout the 70s and 80s. comes in a heavyweight tip-on sleeve. considered as one of the most important afro-parisian jazz records of the seventies. soul of africa sees texas tenor sax giant hal singer team up with french pianist jel gilson. and his afrocentric. big jazz band. originally released in 1974 on legendary french imprint french le chant du monde. and re-issued in 2008 on dutch imprint kindred spirits. super-sonic jazz records provides yet another opportunity to get ahold of this driving. testament to spiritual. ethno-jazz.
AFRO-LATIN. JAZZ AND FUNK EVOLUTIONARY AND REVOLUTIONARY SOUNDS FROM THE TWO CONGOS (5X7 INCH BOX. RSD)
5x7" Vinyl box UK20.04.18
unique soul jazz records’ record store day seven-inch box set which brings together a stunning five-single/ ten track selection of mind-blowingly groovy selection of african. latin. jazz and funk music from the congo. absolutely killer and essential tracks (mostly unknown) from the masters of the vibrant congo scene in the 1960s – featuring the groups franco & ok jazz. rock-a-mambo. african jazz. african fiesta and more. roots african meets dizzy gillespie. james brown. ray barretto & more. the bomb! this unique box-set edition is only available as a one-off pressing especially for record store day 2018.
first ever vinyl release of this iconic critically acclaimed soul album from 2014 for rsd 2018. this record is one of the most significant and award winning soul albums of the 21st century. the album is presented as a double vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. limited to 750 copies. the album draws on the spirit of donny hathaway and marvin gaye along with influences from stevie wonder and many of the soul and jazz greats. but jarrod has created his own identity. the twelve self-penned songs have meaningful lyrics and a spirituality which is uncommon in contemporary music. making it a future classic. it has been one of the bestselling independent soul albums in the last decade. jarrod lawson has performed many times in the uk supporting the album at many venues including ronnie scott’s. jazz café and at shepherds bush empire as part of the london jazz festival. building up a large fan base. jarrod also recorded a session for gilles peterson’s bbc6 which increased his profile.
5 dirty tracks by gbo for a new 7- from bmm records. if this disk does not break your neck it will be refunded .) 5 tracks ep. deep. phonk and ghetto af. boris lodel (aka gbo) is a drummer / producer based in strasbourg. in eastern france. drummer since his childhood. it is at the corner of a cloud he met the -giant mic Ô-. his nebulous mentor. following this mystical experience he took the name of gbo and was introduced to the art of sampling to complete the quest entrusted to him: to produce the perfect beat. at the controls of his mpc. he travels today the galaxy looking for the pearls of soul. jazz or hip-hop.
black acre favourites return with a new ep featuring a special remix from the one and only daniele baldelli! the original pioneer of the cosmic scene delivers a tripping dance floor remix alongside the a live 12 min version on this special limited twelve inch. taken from the second clap! clap! album. ode to the pleiades is delivered here in a way you’ve never heard before. think khidja or that amazing insanlar record on honest jon’s from a while back. rolling. tribal percussion. turkish saz. thumping modern kick drums and loads of whistle blowing. simply screams party time to us.
“yuxtaposición” is a recently unearthed treasure recorded by a tight italian trio in miami during the early seventies. until now. this music has only been heard in office backgrounds. tv commercials and movie soundtracks. but the perseverance of an admirer brought about its first-ever release on the italian schema label. imagine hearing a 1972-era cal tjader quartet without cal tjader and you get an idea of what to expect. it’s slightly latin. lightly funky and truly enjoyable. “yuxtaposición” offers enough to interest a jazz listener. but the sounds heard in these 35 minutes are really better appreciated as mood music. lead man. cabildo. composer of all ten tunes here. has a knack for writing jazzy little hooks that launch his tasty. well-crafted keyboard solos. often alternating fender rhodes and piano within the same song. his playing maintains a hypnotic command that recalls bob james’ cti style. electric bassist bobby fares and percussionist max ronnie make subtle. supportive contributions that serve only to enhance cabildo’s sound. there’s a funny thing about yuxtaposición too. it’s kind of like developing an addiction. you may not pay much attention to it at first. but before you know it. you’re hooked. you need to hear it to be satisfied. a very nice surprise.
“troupeau bleu” is the 1st and most famous album which had been recorded by the french jazz-funk band legend. cortex. the obscure french jazz group that’s been a favorite of funky collectors for years! reissued last in 2008 by underdog records. it’s now back in stock in a final limited repressing of 500 copies. reissued by trad vibe records under official license from alain mion. in 1974. alain mion. alain gandolfi & jeff huttner formed the mythical band. cortex. who then recorded several lps. including the legendary “troupeau bleu”. “troupeau bleu”. recorded in 2 days in july 1975. is a real musical u.f.o. an unclassifiable record. a mixing of thousand flavours. the kind of records you will discover listening after listening. the result is a stunning electric groove with a feeling that’s really fresh. nice and warm. and funky in all the right parts!
ghanaian legend ebo taylor returns with perhaps his finest album to date. but don’t take our word for it. that’s coming straight from the man himself. and he should know after more than 60 years in the business.
sunlight by herbie hancockis a 1978 jazz-funk. fusion album. it features hancock’s vocals through a vocoder as well as performances by drummer tony williams and bassist jaco pastorius. this was when hancock began heading towards a more mainstream smooth jazz/r&b fusion. similar to fellow jazz-fusion pianist patrice rushen. the album produced a hit-single entitled “i thought it was you”. as a whole the album tends to lay more toward funk than a jazz record. and is reminiscent of much of the electro-funk of the time. this release marks the beginning of the 80s electro-era style that was more refined in herbie’s later albums such as “future shock” and “sound-system”. pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
limitierte edition auf gelbem doppel-vinyl. nach einem „beat-tape“. einer von den kritikern gelobter ep und unzähligen ausverkauften shows vor begeisterten fans erscheint mit „geography“ nun endlich das debut-album des nachwuchs-talents auf dessen eigenem label „beyond the groove“ und wartet mit gastbeiträgen von weiteren loyle carner. poppy ajudha. de la soul und goldlink auf. blue-eyed-soul für freunde von mayer hawthorne oder jordan rakei.
standard edition auf schwarzem doppel-vinyl. nach einem „beat-tape“. einer von den kritikern gelobter ep und unzähligen ausverkauften shows vor begeisterten fans erscheint mit „geography“ nun endlich das debut-album des nachwuchs-talents auf dessen eigenem label „beyond the groove“ und wartet mit gastbeiträgen von weiteren loyle carner. poppy ajudha. de la soul und goldlink auf. blue-eyed-soul für freunde von mayer hawthorne oder jordan rakei.
wah wah 45s will release orange whip. the new album by their latest signing. honeyfeet. the outfit. who have received praise from the likes of the guardian. have also set festivals alight up and down the country with their unique melange of sounds. for the last couple of years the honeyfeet (who name from a line in the blues brothers film) have been a conduit for the ideas and expressions of an exotic mixture of manchester based musicians. this genre-defying band incorporate styles including jazz. folk and hip hop into their music. someone once called it folk-hop and barrelhouse-pop. and that’s just vague enough to make sense.
the first collaboration of kuniyuki and japanese legendary jazz pianist fumio itabashi. it’s originally released in 2009.recorded for kuniyuki’s third album “walking in the naked city”. kuniyuki and itabashi invited henrik schwarz as vocalist.maybe you remember henrik&kuniyuki’s house version. itabashi said river is one of the best song which i have produced.
finally available on vinyl!
japanese guitarist kazumi watanabe has been a treasure of leftfield music in the far east since the 70s. and jazzy conscious are doing a great service in highlighting the delicate talents of this gifted artist for a new generation. there s a new age lilt to the looped up melodic chime patterns that course through -garuda- as they flirt with watanabe s effervescent playing. kuniyuki then hops on the b side to deliver a contemporary remix of the track that shapes out a brooding. immersive atmosphere populated by earthly drums and looming reverb.
the comeback of the growing bins favourite private german jazz funk gem. spring is in the air and groove is in the heart for hamburgs most loveable record label. following the freak beat festival of wolf and wandts instrumentalmusik comes a release thats been in the pipeline since the organic imprint first took root the first reissue of the beautiful senora. beguiling and brilliant. this private press princess makes you want to dance. dream and do cartwheels. then breaks your heart when you realise youll never meet her a rare beauty indeed. so its time to let basso play cupid and introduce you to the love of your life
a mixture of live recording and studio post-production. on jupiter sounds unique to any other album sun ra made. the arkestra reflects a disco pulse right back on itself. and delivers one of the most cohesive albums of their career. the title track is a masterpiece of gentle atonal harmony. while ufo pushes along at a cracking disco-ish pace with fierce brass and spacey dub effects. this is a timeless ra classic.
schauspieler und musikliebhaber martin freeman (the hobbit. sherlock. the office) wurde in seiner teenagerzeit in den 80er jahren durch musik von bands wie brand new heavies und dem james taylor quartet geprägt. “jazz on the corner” bündelt die beinahe obsessive liebe von eddie piller. mitgründer des einflussreichen londoner labels acid jazz. und martin freeman zu jazz. cd1 ist von freeman kompiliert. cd2 von piller. auf vinyl sind die tracks durchmischt und über die 4 seiten verteilt. das doppel-vinyl erscheint im klappcover.
famous for their matching. colourful suits and always-happy smiles. beyaz kelebekler (white butterflies) were a mixed-gender turkish band very popular during the 70s. they released one album plus numerous 45s in turkey and other countries like holland and italy. in 1976 during the last day of their european tour. just after one gig in cologne. beyaz kelebekler visited a studio of a friend which was still in construction. they decided to record a few songs. just for fun and for testing the new studio equipment. it was a very basic. one take recording. using an 8-channel mixer. a few mics and a reel-to reel tape machine. the result was an amazing example of anatolian psych-funk. featuring wah-fuzz guitar. flute. heavy drums. joyous male / female vocals. unreleased until now. here is the first ever release of these surprising recordings. rescued from the only surviving cassette tape.