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New releases and pre-orders 31st July 2020

It is a massive week for releases with something for everybody. Carmichael Musiclover has yet another new Soul album 'Lifeline' and Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Mohammad link up with Roy Ayers for 'Jazz is dead 2' CD out now, Lp due mid August, and the Jazz is dead 1 cd and Lp are now in stock albeit in limited quantities. Emma Jean Thackray is the latest london jazz artist to have a Night dreamer Direct to disc album released, and the long awaited Free nationals album is finally available on CD as well as Lp. Charles Tolliver has a...
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New releases and pre-orders 24th July 2020

Shop now open The shop at 1 Keswick Road, SW15 2HL is now open from 11am – 6pm Monday – Saturday. We can only allow 2 people in the store at a time so please be prepared to wait if needs be. Please note, face coverings are mandatory unless you have a validated exemption. Stunning vinyl collection just in Don’t miss out on the amazing Original Vinyl Soul and Jazz LPs from the incredible collection that we are buying. The rare trophy collectors albums are selling out fast, so if you want to secure any of these please order soon to...
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New release and pre-orders 17th of July 2020

Lianne La Havas returns with an album for summer illustrating her unique style of Soul and Jazz available on CD, LP and limited edition Peppermint Green LP. Lettuce deliver some Funky Jazz and keyboardist Christian Sands gives us some serious Jazz ft Marcus Strickland amongst other notable players. Euge groove keeps the flag flying for Smooth Jazz. There is a nice Blue Note re-imagined double A side 45 from Jorja Smith and Ezra Collective. There are some good reissues and compilations with a Thom Bell retrospective, Vinyl albums from Kleeer, Darrow Fletcher and The Ohio Players. PRE-ORDER Pre-order for next...
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New releases and pre-orders 10th of July 2020

Izo Fitzroy has made a great new soul album steeped in the Blues, Gospel and Soul but sounding very contemporary as well. The Lightening Orchestra have a nice Funky Jazz album on Acid Jazz. The latest edition of the Too slow to Disco compilation series features the ladies and is possibly the strongest so far, available on Cd and Ltd Green Vinyl. There are some great limited edition jazz reissues from Nathan Davis, Art Blakey and Horace Tapscott on high quality vinyl, a classic Earth Wind and Fire on limited coloured vinyl and two later classics from the late great...
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New releases and pre-orders 3rd of July 2020

Greg Foat returns with a stunning new album on Strut which blends funky jazz with touches of sublime classical ambient and continues his legacy as one of the best new jazz figures of recent times.  Unmissable. Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad introduce their jazz is dead project with a compilation featuring all the artists they are making albums with . The Cd is in now, pre-order Lp due on 24th July. Chris Big Dog Davis is the house producer at Shanachie and he has lined up an all star line up including Maysa and Bluey for his own debut...
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New releases and pre-orders 26th of June 2020

South London's Simon Jefferis' album Vibrations is a rich tapesty of jazz influenced styles that typifies the restless melting pot that much of the jazz from the capital currently comprises - skittering beats, broken, chopped and reformed pieces, lazy tempos, laid back grooves and pacier numbers put him alongside the likes of Joe Armon-Jones, Project X, Tom Misch and co. Derrick Hodge's third album 'Color of Noize' reflects a melting pot of influence and experience with jazz flow, hip-hop groove, soulful depth, spiritual uplift, and creative fire — but the concept is best described in more abstract terms while Maceo...
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New releases and pre-orders 19th of June 2020

It's a great week for new releases and especially reissues this week. We have new albums from Bluey,his usual uplifting Jazzy soul 'Tinted Sky' authentic new southern soul from veteran Don Bryant and New Spiritual jazz from Vibration Black Finger. We are delighted that Dee Dee Bridgewater's amazing classic 'Afro Blue' album from 1974 is finally reissued on CD and LP, one of my favourite albums this is essential !" We also have some great 45's including rare modern soul from Earl White, Brenda Jones, Wendell Watts and Joel Ramirez. There are a couple of very limited edition singles from...
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New releases and pre-orders 12th of June 2020

There are some good albums this week with Kahil El Zabar (of the ethnic Heritage Orchestra) and David Murray 'Spirit Groove' leading the way, and good sets from Connie Han and Boney James. We have a few more copies of the illusive DW3 cd but these may be the last batch so please order early to avoid disappointment (all backorders have been shipped). Z records 'Under the Influence' series featuring underground disco and boogie tracks reaches volume 8 compiled by Woody Bianchi, and underground band 24 Carat Black have their third and previously unreleased album issued on Numero LP. We...
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New releases and pre-orders 5th of June 2020

We are delighted to present the incredible Gary Bartz who has teamed up with Uk band Maisha to record a wonderful New Spiritual Jazz album. I was privileged to see these guys play together at the London Jazz festival last autumn around the time when they recorded this album and they really captured the spirit of Bartz early to mid 70's work with Ntu Troop, whilst keeping it fresh, dont miss out on this ! Smooth & Turrell have made a very good Soul/Disco album and The Devonns have a good retro sounding Chicago soul album. Natalie Slade keeps the...
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New releases, pre-orders and back in stock | 29th May 2020

BEST SELLERS Check out the best selling albums and singles this week at this link WE ARE NOW MAIL ORDER ONLY UNTIL RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED As you may know the shop is now closed for walk in business to conform with the Government Covid19 regulations but we are still operating mail order services, and will do as long as we are able to. Future release dates are likely to be changeable as product supply especially from USA and Europe become harder to source due to flight restrictions. **************We can now take pre-paid orders for shop collection at an arranged time). Hopefully...