Posted on Group:

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 album. Shaun Escoffrey, Kim Waters and Oli Silk all have new albums. Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller are back with Jazz on the corner 2.
There are some great reissue singles this week from David Rufin, Patrice Holloway, Jerry Butler and Roy Ayers produced 12″ Jamez Bedford and Rick Holmes, plus the latest Attack the dancefloor from Joey Negro.

**Late addition** Pre-order for Izo Fitzroy’s superb album arriving Monday/Tuesday next week.


Pre-order for later in the month for Lianne La havas and great jazz reissues from Nathan Davis and Art Blakey. See all pre-order titles here

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.

Stunning vinyl collection just in

Check out these amazing Original Vinyl Rare Soul and Funk and Jazz and Jazz Funk albums which have just arrived from the large collection we are buying. There are some incredibly rare titles here , some we haven’t seen for years, if ever. There are many more to follow next week or they can be viewed in store now. Several titles have already sold to people seeing the vid, so check it out here 

See  soul albums  – here and jazz albums here


We are delighted to be bringing Earl White Jr’s 1977 modern soul rarity ‘Very Special Girl’ out on a 45. The manufacturing has been delayed so we are expecting them on the 19th June (next Friday) instead of today. Check the video here

RSD 20

Record Store Day has now been postponed again and will now take place on three days , 29th August, 26th September and 24th October. The lists of which titles will be each day will be published on 1st June. Hopefully by that time we will be able to invite you to the shop , but keeping social distance and on-line from 6pm on each day for what titles are still available. See the list here

‘Fill the Gap’ – classic albums on vinyl…

In the meantime you can see our ‘fill the gap’ feature here

We are now back in stock of the majority of Bill Withers Lps and CDs which you can see in our feature here. Also the fantastic 9cd set of his complete albums is now in stock.

An introduction to Blue Note – 10 albums you must hear

Arguably Blue Note is the greatest Jazz label ever and was responsible for releasing so many classic albums over its 80+ year history. Its halcyon era was 1950’s/ 1960’s, when it pioneered Hard Bop. At various times, its roster included the likes of Art Blakey, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan and Horace Silver plus geniuses such as Miles Davis. The label recorded the first albums by a host of legends – for example, Jimmy Smith, Herbie Hancock and Freddie Hubbard to name just a few. The label remained active in the Jazz Funk era and Donald Byrd’s 1973 album ‘Black Byrd’ was not only ground-breaking but was Blue Note’s biggest selling LP at that time.

Selecting 10 classic albums (100 would be hard enough) is a challenge, but this introductory selection is just a taster. See the list here

Collector’s vinyl

Recent original Vinyl Soul and Jazz LP arrivals can be seen here, there are some great collectors items still available.

Recent Original vinyl 12″ singles and Original vinyl 45’s here.
The massive range of Outta Sight Modern and Northern Soul 45’s can be seen here.

Our current best selling albums and singles can be seen here.

Radio Show

Our usual spot on Solar will be suspended for the time being as we practise responsible social distancing by not putting ourselves or others at risk, both by travelling to the studio and also being in the studio. We think that the health of ourselves and others while also protecting the NHS is important at this time.

We are however going to continue to bring you the best weekly releases and collector’s pieces with a weekly two-hour mix that you can find on our Mixcloud. At present we don’t have the facility to record voiceovers, but hopefully you can still enjoy the music.

We timestamp the playlists and provide a download link so you can listen any time, anywhere.

Find the latest show here.

See all radio mix playlists here 

Have a great weekend.

Laurence and Jason