SUBWAY SALSA - THE MONTUNO RECORDS STORY (3X12 LP)
3x12" Vinyl UK28.08.17
the shop record mart, one of latin new yorks most important historic musical landmarks, served as the home base for montuno records, a small but important independent label started by proprietor jesse moskowitz in the 1970s.
this collection samples the recordings from montunos catalogue that exemplify danceable afro-antillean music, from nuyorican salsa to haitian compas, latin jazz to traditional cuban genres as well as several interesting hybrids incorporating funk, doo wop and brazilian sounds.
ncludes tracks by key artists such as airto moreira, manny oquendo y libre, son de la loma, totico y sus rumberos, lou pérez.
comprehensive liner notes by pablo yglesias aka dj bongohead, including an in-depth interview with jesse moskowitz, plus original lp artwork and many unseen pictures.
(180 gr) following on from their seminal light as a feather lp, outubro (october) was originally released in 1980 and began azymuth’s run of prolific output for milestone records throughout the decade.
this double album features many of the great brazilian jazz bossa groups involved in the bossa nova explosion of the early 1960s. the amazing hard driving music, played by these groups who backed the famous bossa nova singers of the day - elis regina, jorge ben,joão gilberto - became known as hard bossa or samba jazz.
this album tells the story of this musical journey - an essential key to understanding the link between 1960s bossa nova and the brazilian fusion that emerged in the usa in the 1970s. absolutely killer tunes throughout!
>afro cosmic music< was probably the real first dj cult, created in the late seventies in italy. the sabor do brasil series documents this movement, volume one was compiled by daniele baldelli himself. the compilation represents a combination of afro brasilian cosmic dance music. volume five is a collection of 11 classic bossa nova, samba, exotica and experimental tracks, including some rare edits and long versions.
3 track re-issue of three killer rare tracks from the crew behind the automan series, future state >future state< has a definite proto-house / techno feel and was bigg in both chicago and detroit when it was released in 1984, also included is an 82 cult hit by codek
to celebrate 20 years of µ-ziq, and planet mus 300th release, mike paradinas, owner of planet mu has prepared this carefully compiled, limited edition album charting his unreleased productions from the start of his career in the early nineties. curated by his wife and partner in the band heterotic, lara rix-martin, the twelve tracks on this double album run the gamut of his various styles from the placid, evocative ambient rhodes of air to the syncopated industrial techno of toy gun 2 and lots more inbetween
BOSSA JAZZ: THE BIRTH OF HARD BOSSA, SAMBA JAZZ AND THE EVOLUTION OF BRAZILIAN FUSION 1962-73 (2XCD + BOOKLET)
2x cd UK29.12.11
2011 two cd compilation that explores the brazilian jazz groups and artists at the center of the bossa nova explosion of the early 1960s, known as samba jazz or hard bossa. groups such as the sergio mendes trio, tamba trio, quarteto novo, bossa tres, zimbo trio feature alongside the greatest instrumentalists of the era in brazil - dom um romao, raul de souza, baden powell, edson machado, joao donato and others. at the end of the 1960s, many brazilian artists left brazil for the united states leading to an explosion in fusion where brazilian music met jazz and this album includes the work of the most successful of these artists such as airto moreira (who played in miles davis group) and deodato. the album comes with extensive sleevenotes contextualizing the music in its political and social context within both brazil and the united states.