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New Releases | Friday, 16th April 2021

New Releases | Friday 16th April 2021 There are few new releases this week, but there are some good quality titles. First up we have what has become something of a rarity these days: a new Soul album, from our own Soulful Emma Louise (S.E.L.) , a nice mixture of Up and mid tempo Soul cuts and Soulful House. There are some good Soul vinyl reissues from Jackie Wilson and Brown Sugar and a rare P Funk album from Mutiny.  Jazz Reissues from Shamek Farrah from the Strata East label and an early Dorothy Ashby plus a great Afro-Funk compilation on Analog...
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New Releases – Friday 9th April 2021

New Releases | Friday 9th April 2021 We are delighted to present the latest title in our Classic album series : Kamal and the Brothers 'Dance' a superb Jazz and Spiritual Jazz album from 1983 ft Idris Muhammad and many other great musicians.  It includes the jazz dance classic 'Brotherhood'  and is available on CD from today. It will subsequently be issued on Vinyl for Record Store Day on Sat 12th June. Kaidi Tatham has a new album 'An Insight to all minds' on LP, Tom Misch joins FKJ on a great limited edition 12" 'Losing My Way' and the Celeste album is now out...
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New Releases | Friday 2nd April 2021

There are not that many releases this week but there are some good albums. Gary Bartz teams up with Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge for Jazz is dead 6 , one of the best of the series so far. Dr Lonnie Smith has a new album on Blue Note which is mainly live and Michael Lington has a duets album. Roy Porter sound machine's two rare Funky Jazz albums get a welcome limited edition vinyl reissue and Matthew Halsall 'Oneness 3lp set gets a limited repress. Takuya Kuroda 'Fly Moon Die Soon' album and Toots and the Maytals Funky...
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New Releases | 19th March 2021

It's a mixed bag of releases this week with new albums from La Note on Futuristica, George Anderson, Jeremy Pelt and the Giles Peterson Indaba compilation now on LP as well as CD, plus two good Soul compilations from Kent and we have found a few more copies of the Dusty Springfield CD comp. There are some good Jazz vinyl reissues from Charles Rouse, Stanley Cowell, Freddie Hubbard and Milt Jackson. The 45's include GarciaWalker&Durrell version of Beloyd 'Get into my life', The Exits, Lew Kirton, Gigi & The Charmaines. PRE-ORDER Pre-order for next week for Teena Marie, Floating Points...
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New releases and pre-orders 12th March 2021

Myles Sanko returns with another strong new Soul album 'Memories Of love' illustrating what a great talent this guy is, it's a really nice album well worth checking out. Nubiyan Twist are another UK based Jazz band who blend Jazz, Soul and Afro influences to create a really fresh sound and a strong album 'Freedom Fables' . American Gypsy's in demand album from 1974 is reissued with its original Dutch cover and on limited coloured vinyl. Manu Dibango's excellent 'Waka Juju' album is now out on CD and LP, Afro-tinged Funk and some great Jazz tracks. The JB's brilliant first...
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New releases and pre-orders 5th March 2021

Nicola Conte returns with another interesting album covering a variety of musical styles. Veteran Drummer Joe Chambers releases a new album on Blue Note, and Madlib returns with a Jazzy oriented album. There are also new albums from Robin Thicke, Phil Dawson qt and Eddie Cachon. There are some great reissues this week from Asha Puthli, Henry Franklin and Gene Russell on Black Jazz, Sivuca, Bubba Thomas, Strut, and four very limited edition high quality mastered Chet Baker albums amongst others. PRE-ORDER Pre-order for next week for really good albums from Myles Sanko and Uk Jazz/Afro band Nubyian Twist, see...
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New releases and pre-orders 26th February 2021

It's a massive week for new releases this week. We have brand new albums from Sheree Brown, Adrian Younge (Cd out now Lp in May), The Menahan Street band, Invisible Session and Richard Elliot. Matthew Hasall brilliant Into Forever lp gets a limited edition Clear Vinyl run and BBE's J -Jazz series a third volume spread over a 2cd or 3LP set, there is also the second volume of Wamono Japanese Jazz series. There are some great vinyl reissues with Aretha Franklin's brilliant 'Young Gifted & Black amongst 5 in Rhino Coloured Vinyl Black History month limited editions. Some of...
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New releases and pre-orders 19th February 2021

Will Downing returns with a really nice album on his own label 'Song Garden' great to hear his voice again. The Colemine label have introduced many good new Soul artists and their new compilation Brighter Day Ahead highlights many of them, available on CD, Lp and limited Coloured vinyl. Curtis Mayfield's brilliant 'Roots' 1971 album gets a welcome vinyl reissue as part of Rhino' s Black history month series of limited Coloured Vinyl releases, watch out for more next week in the pre-order section. The long lost New York Disco Orchestra 'Reverie' album from 1978 is reissued on CD and...
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New releases and pre-orders 12th February 2021

There are some really good New and Reissue Jazz albums this week. Pride of place goes to Nick Walters from the excellent London band Ruby Rushton, his third solo album 'Implicate order' . Work Money Death have an album with the longest title that i can ever remember , thankfully the two track titles are more economical with words 'Dawn' and 'Dusk' and the music is really good influenced by Pharoah Sanders or Alice Coltrane. Another London outfit Lokkhi Terra have an album with some interesting Latin grooves. There are two reissues on the Black Jazz label from Rudulph Johnson...