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New releases and pre-orders 15th November 2019

It's a great week for New and Reissue Jazz releases. Sokratis Votskos may not be a familiar name but he has made a beautiful new Spiritual and Modal Jazz album out on CD and Lp on Jazzman. British Jazz artist Daniel Casimir teams up with vocalist Tess Hirst for a nice album of Jazz and Neo Soul on Jazz Refreshed on Lp only. Najee and Al Foster have good new CD albums. There are good reissues of rare albums from Japanese artists Miyasaka Plus 5 and Hozan Yamaoto. There are another four vinyl reissues albums in the Blue Note 80...
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New releases and pre-orders 8th of November 2019

Matthew Halsall's two 2008/2009 albums have been released for the first time on vinyl in remastered and remixed form with bonus cuts and document his earliest recordings with flautist Chip Wickham, saxophonist Nat Birchall, harpist Rachael Gladwin, bassist Gavin Barras and drummer Gaz Hughes. These two albums are an essential addition to fans of Halsall's work and of spiritual jazz too. Snarky Puppy keyboardist Bill Laurence's stunning live performance in Cologne is released on vinyl and CD while Incognito mark almost 40 years in the business with a typically joyous, well produced set full of polished, catchy tunes. Michael Kiwanuka's...
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New releases and pre-orders 1st of November 2019

Dalata have recorded a very nice Jazzy groove album 'Birds' recorded at Boogie Back studios in north London. Veteran Wallace Rooney makes a very nice straight ahead jazz album. G & D is a hip hop soul album ft Georgia Anne Muldrow on a limited LP.. there are quite a few new jazz albums as well. There are some great reissue 45's this week including many limited edition DJ copies of Outta Sight releases. Pick of the week are Voices of East Harlem rare groove anthem, Independents and Debra Anderson modern soul dancers.Check this list of Outta Sight 45's we...
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New releases and pre-orders 25th of October 2019

It's a quieter week but the quality is high. Pride of place is shared by a handful of albums that each offer something totally different. Carmen Lundy's 'Modern Ancestors' set is another winner : beautiful music from one of the most unique and very best Female Jazz vocalists and songwriters of our time, Cornell'CC' Carter's lauded 'Absoultely' set is in on CD but the LP is still delayed, Calvin Richardson makes a strong return with a trademark southern soulful R&B set that once again sets the bar high with some timeless sounds, Kizzy Crawford's debut is a triumphant celebration of...
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New releases and pre-orders 18th of October 2019

New releases this week include the highly anticipated album from Cornell CC Carter - Absoulutely - which further enhances his reputation as a new soul force. Hannah Williams & The Affirmations return with the powerful 50 Foot Woman - they've beefed up the sound and added some blues touches to the heavy funk template and the result is a juggernaut of an album, while vocalist Alicia Olatuja's stunning tones grace her powerful album Intuition Songs From The Minds Of Women, a set of cover versions that stand along well against the originals. Expansion treat us to four Al Hudson &...
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New releases and pre-orders 11th of October 2019

Cornell Cc Carter has recorded possibly his best album to date 'Absoulutely' which is arriving on CD on Monday. The LP will be later in the month. The Pendletons have created a very authentic early 80's sound boogie and two step with a really nice album '2 Steps away' . Kirk Whalum is one of the premier saxophonists and his new album 'Humanite' features many guest vocalists. Leo Richardson is another good Uk based saxophonist 'Move' will further establish him. Kaidi Tatham returns with another really good 12" single , this guy is still really hot ! There are a...
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New releases and pre-orders 4th of October 2019

Soul Togetherness 2019 is hot off the presses now in stock on both LP and Cd formats, shipping today and in store for shop collection over the weekend. Ronin Arkestra from Japan have made an outstanding new jazz album 'Sonkei' available on LP. Mr reliable Ty Causey has another good new album 'Hypnotic' , he is such a consistent Soul artist. Ramsey Lewis now in his 80's has reunited with Urban knghts and made a really good album 'VII' . Down to the Bone have a remix double CD, and there are new Jazz albums from Portico Quartet, Bill Evans,...
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New releases and pre-orders 27th September 2019

Soulutions return with their new album 'Fate' which has been highly anticipated, good new Soul from the NE setting Solar and radio other stations alight. Johnny Gill returns with Game Changer II that will appeal to his fans. Matthew Halsall has a superb CD/3LP OF Spritual jazz. Neue Grafik Ensemble are the latest London jazz based band to release a good album. John Coltrane 'Blue World' is another excellent album of previously unreleased material to see the light of day. There are some good Soul reissues from Edwards generation, Freddie Butler, vook County and collections from Lalah Hathaway, Emotions, Harold...
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New releases and pre-orders 20th September 2019

It is another massive week for releases this week , what a month September is turning out to be. Soul Togetherness 2019 CD has arrived a week early and is available in store and for shipping today, it is one of the best if the series in recent years Brandon Williams has made another quality album 'Love Factor' beautiful melodic Soul music. We still have a few copies Brooklyn Funk Essentials return with a good Funky Soul album. Joe Armon Jones has made another great new Jazz album, and another Ezra Collective spin off Pyjaen have a limited edition LP...
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New releases and pre-orders 13th of September 2019

It is another massive week for new releases and reissues this week, with some great Soul and Jazz titles on CD LP and 45's, something for everybody here. Dego has an excellent new Double LP on 2000 Black which whilst broken Beat has as very heavy boogie influence, this should appeal to a broader audience. Terri Green Project, One Way and Victor Haynes new soul albums have been getting a lot of radio play on Solar etc and are finally released on limited edition CD's. Butch and Rhonda Coleman have made a very classy Jazzy Soul album which is arriving...