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New Releases and Pre-Orders | Friday, 14th May

New Releases | Friday, 30th April 2021 Sons of Kemet return with 'Black to the Future' their take on new London Jazz, on the Impulse label which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. As part of the celebrations Impulse have a 2cd and 4lp box set compilation , plus two of their classic 1961 albums from Gil Evans and Ray Charles released on the Acoustic Sounds 180gm Analogue label. There are new albums from Jorja Smith and Marion Meadows on CD, plus two different albums from Nat Birchall one on CD, the other on LP plus a new exclusive limited edition 12" from...
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Album Of The Day | Marc Moulin – The Placebo Years (Music On Vinyl) | Thursday, 13th May 2021

Culled from the three albums that made Placebo a much sought- after name in soul & jazz music history, Marc Moulin - The Placebo Years combines 7 tracks that belong in any vinyl collection. Belgian composer Marc Moulin formed Placebo with his close friend, guitar player Philip Catherine, in 1971, and released 3 superb jazz funk albums: Ball Of Eyes, 1973 and Placebo. Sampled by Madlib, J. Dilla, Pete Rock and many more. Placebo Years is released as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on turquoise coloured vinyl. Buy th LP HERE Check out the album below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkxkmzWCPsc&list=OLAK5uy_mY1D5FWM3c7JlZl8LnoIsGEFv_AVUfwxY&ab_channel=MarcMoulin-Topic
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Bob Marley and the Wailers 75th Anniversary, Reissue, Original and CD – Remembering Bob Marley 40 Years On

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley's untimely passing when he sadly succumbed to cancer at the age of 36 in 1981. Up until that point, his legend burned brightly, recording numerous albums over the course of his career that would canonise his iconic status within the music scene as one of its enduring greats, a giant of reggae music who fused elements of Ska, Rocksteady, Soul and Rock together to create a universal and contemporary sounding Reggae that could be enjoyed by global audiences. He sold over 75 million records worldwide at his peak, and is considered as...
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Album Of The Day | Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson – Anthology (Soul Brother Records) | Monday, 10/05/2021

Gil Scott Heron is justifiably recognised as one of the most unique black music artists of all time. His music transgresses all musical barriers in the same way that Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley and Marvin Gaye did. Along with his song writing partner, MD and co-producer Brian Jackson he recorded some of the most memorable songs of the 1970’s, songs which combined a message with powerful rhythms. They brought to our attention issues that most other recording artists and the media chose to overlook. Their songs always gave food for thought to the listener in the same way their contemporaries...
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New Releases | Friday, 07th May 2021

Legendary Afro-beat Drummer Tony Allen has a posthumous album, 'There Is No End' available on CD, LP and very limited edition alternative collectors art sleeve LP. Go Go Penquin have a remix album on limited Coloured vinyl. The latest two Blue Note Tone Poet albums are here from Dexter Gordon and Andrew Hill 'Passing Ships'.  We also have back in stock three classic Blue Note albums from their 180gm Analogue series. Chester Thompson is the latest Black Jazz label reissue and there are good reissues from Manu Dibango, rare Soul/Funk from Syndicate and The Cult, an unissued live Gary Bartz...
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Album Of The Day – Francisco Mora Catlett Mora! Pt 1 & 2

Far Out Recordings is delighted to present Mora!, and for the first time ever on vinyl Mora! II. Mexican-American percussionist and former member of the Sun Ra Arkestra, Francisco Mora Catlett originally recorded and released his debut solo LP as a private press in 1987, but the sequel he recorded over the course of the next few years with an expanded Detroit jazz brass section was shelved for decades to follow. A pan-American melting pot of hypnotic afro-cuban rhythms, frenetic batucadas and fiery sambas, Mora I & II are holy grails of latin jazz, masterminded by an unsung hero of the genre. Born in Washington DC,...
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Album Of The Day | Dego – The Negative Positive | 5th May 2021

Dego—one of the longest standing servants of the Broken Beat scene—gives us his most latest offering "The Negative Positive", inundated with shuffling and sporadic electronic broken beats, swaggering bassweight and stuttering, jerking rhythmical syncopation overlaid by his idiosyncratic key work and brooding, assonant melodies. The album is a pinnacle of his musical output, a maturation of earlier Broken Beat and a more succinct amalgamation of Broken, urban electronic sounds with rawer Jazz moods and Funk energy. "This Is A Message To You", one of the album's highlights, trundles and jerks to an unquantised kick pattern with a round, squelchy moog...
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Album Of The Day | Bobby Womack The Poet & The Poet II

Bobby Womack recorded the iconic ‘The Poet’ album for the Beverly Glen label in 1981, it was later reissued on Motown. It is one of his best ever albums including the driving modern soul classic ‘So Many Sides of you’, upper mid tempo ‘Secrets’, ‘Where do we go from here’ and ‘Lay your lovin’ on me’ and great ballads ‘If you think you’re lonely now’ and ‘Games’. Classic Womack, Classic Soul   Bobby Womack – The Poet II Bobby Womack followed up ‘The Poet’ with Poet II in 1984 . It is another great album and features Patti Labelle on...
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New Releases | Friday, 30th April 2021

There are a lot of releases this week, a real mixed bag.  Dego returns with a full album of broken beat on 2000 Black, Marcus Joseph is the latest UK Jazz artist on Jazz:refreshed, and Snarky Puppy guitarist Mark Letteri has a new album. Bobby Womack's classic Poet albums have welcome remastered issues. Nathan Bartell independent Soul records are compiled by Atrhens of the North and there are reissues of rare Jazz albums from Kohsuke Mine, Ian Carr, Placebo, Francisco Mora-Catlett on Far-Out, plus we are back in stock of Hugo Heredia Jazz dance classic and Billy Cobham's all time...
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Album Of The Day | Kohsuke Mine – First | Thursday, 29th April 2021

BBE Music present the latest in the acclaimed J Jazz Masterclass Series: Kohsuke Mine ‘First’, the debut album by one of the leading artists in the new wave of modern jazz that swept Japan in the late 60s and early 70s. ‘First’ epitomises the shifting sound of the Japanese modern jazz scene of the time, characterised by rich textures and tones, kinetic rhythms, punctuated by urgent, angular melody lines. Reissued for the first time since original 1970 release, Mine is joined by master keyboard player Masabumi Kikuchi on electric piano, and two American players – bassist Larry Ridley and drummer...