Posted on

New Releases, Reissues and Restocks | Friday 14th June

There are some great new releases, reissues and restocks this week. Bluey's Jazzier group Citrus Sun release their excellent fifth album 'Anaconga' on CD , the LP due in two weeks. Don Glori has a fantastic second album 'Don't Forget To Have Fun' excellent new funky jazz. Sugaray Rayford has a new southern soul/blues album and Mr Bongo reissue Junior Parker 'Love Ain't Nothing But A Business Goin On' from the Groove Merchant vaults including the rare groove 'Taxman'. There is also a 180gm analogue Acoustic Sounds LP version of Billie Holiday Body And Soul. Plenty of restocks of great...
Posted on

Album Of The Day | Citrus Sun – Anaconga

Citrus Sun is Bluey's Jazzier group and 'Anaconga' their fifth album is a mixture of covers and original material featuring some great musicians as you would expect. The album has a real feel good vibe throughout. 'Mister Mellow' is a nice laid back cover of a Maynard Ferguson track featuring Kevin Robinson on trumpet. Erykah Badu's 'Honey' is given a jazzier groove and features Natalie Duncan on vocals. Ronnie Foster's much sampled mid tempo jazz funk groove 'Mystic Brew' is given a slightly lusher treatment ft Graham Harvey on keyboards, then the tempo rises midway as Charlie Allen on guitar...
Posted on

New Releases, Reissues and Restocks | Friday 7th June

There are some really good new albums, reissues and restocks this week. Zan is one of the best retro 80's boogie style new soul albums for sometime really strong throughout, available as a limited edition LP on BDQ records. On the same label Chris Bangs produced Nova Vida 'Ritmo Davida' has some nice latin-esq grooves including the singles 'My Only' and 'Empty Faces'. Luther's 1977 album 'This Close To You' gets a very long overdue reissue on LP and first time CD release. The Soul Searchers excellent 'Salt Of The Earth' album gets a coke clear vinyl reissue. There are a...
Posted on

New Releases, Reissues and Restocks | Friday 31st May

There are some great new 45s this week. Kelly Finnigan has a superb new single 'Leave You Alone' on Colemine available in either black or pink marbled vinyl. D.C Lee's version of 'Be There in The Morning' is really good and there are two full length classic jazz dance tracks  7" singles from BGP from Patrice Rushen and Charles Earland which play at 33 1/3 with a new printed sleeve, they look and sound great. Kent has produced a very limited edition 7 x 7" box set featuring singles from the rarest soul label Shrine. Mo Kolours has a very...
Posted on

New Releases, Reissues and Restocks | Friday 24th May

Our good friend and excellent saxophonist Sean Khan presents the Modern Jazz and Folk Ensemble on Acid Jazz records. The Spinners return celebrating 70 years with 10 new tracks on 'Full Circle' featuring original member Henry Famborough. The Sextones excellent 'Love Cant Be Borrowed' album gets a clear vinyl LP release. Offline have a really nice funky cinematic instrumental Soul release 'La Couleur De La Mer', and we are back in stock of the brilliant Circling Sun album 'Spirits'. There are some strong reissues with Lonnie Smith 'Funk Reaction'  the standout, but Fania All Stars ' Latin Soul Rock' and the Harvey...
Posted on

New Releases, Reissues and Restocks | Friday 17th May

Another great week for new releases and reissues this week. Kirk Whalum has a new album available on CD and there is also a stellar live album from Yussef Dayes recorded in the Malibu mountains. Cymande's classic album 'Promised Heights' gets a reissue on pink vinyl plus Hank Mobley's 'Workout' and Stanley Turrentine's 'Blue Hour,' the next two available in the Blue Note classic album series. In the jazz vein there is also two new reissues on Acoustic Sounds from Kenny Burrell and Hampton Hawes plus Brian Auger's 1969 album 'Brian and Jules'. Soul Jazz have put together a brilliant...
Posted on

New Releases, Reissues and Restocks | Friday 10th May

There are some great new albums, reissues and restocks this week. Jordan Rakei has a new album 'The Loop' out on CD, LP and coloured LP. Bryony Jarman Pinto returns with an excellent second album on LP only at the moment, we still have a few copies of her debut album here. Nat Birchall 'New World' is now finally available on CD as well as LP, and veteran pianist Kenny Barron has a new album. The unreleased Yellowtail track ft Mark Murphy appeared on the excellent Jazz Alliance International compilation recently and is now available on a 12". The delayed...
Posted on

Album Of The Day | Gil Scott-Heron/Brian Jackson – Winter In America

The fifth album by the inimitable Gil Scott-Heron and the first to be co-billed with his musical counterpart Brian Jackson. 'Winter In America' is a formidable album which in many ways requires no words to describe. Gil's racial proclamations are in full force in this record dealing with African American society during the 1970s although this time executed with a quietness that accompanies Jackson's arrangements perfectly. The album features the original version of the classic track 'The Bottle' as well as more delicate tunes such as 'Peace Go With You, Brother' and 'A Very Precious Time'. A classic album that...
Posted on

New Releases, Reissues and Restocks | Friday 3rd May

Kamasi Washington triumphantly returns with another strong album ''Fearless Movement' available as 2CD,  2LP or 2LP coloured vinyl sets. We are delighted to have 10 A1 posters to give away to the first 10 people to buy the LP in the shop or order online for shop collection, plus 20 stickers to send to the first people to order the LP online. In addition we have fabulous LP size colour print of the album signed by Kamasi. This can be won by anybody who buys the Cd or LP in store or online by 20th May, whose names will be...
Posted on

New Releases, Reissues and Restocks | Friday 26 April

There are some good new releases, reissues and restocks this week. The Jazz Defenders have a new album of classic jazz grooves, and the Andre 3000 instrumental album is now available on vinyl. Jalen Ndonga has another non album track 45 , there is an unreleased pairing of Sharon Jones cuts and a new one from Leon Dinero all very good on the Daptone label.There are some good jazz vinyl reissues from Sonny Rollins, Red Garland, Gerry Mulligan, Chico Hamilton, Thelonious Monk and Latin jazz from Ray & His Court and Ray Barretto.The Rollins is amongst some nice CD reissues that includes...