New releases and pre-orders 4th May 2018

There are some great albums out this week, mainly jazz based but some real gems.
Lakecia Benjamin really shines on ‘Rise’ a superb album of funky jazz grooves. Joe Armon Jones from Ezra Collective makes his debut album on Brownswood ‘Starting today’, which is another great album highlighting the emerging British Jazz artists. Jessica Lauren returns with another strong album and guitarist Chance Hayden debuts with a nice album ft Jarrod Lawson on an incredible cover of Donny Hathaway’s ‘Someday we’ll all be free’. Ghostnote give us some Snarky puppy-ish madness , and there are good albums from Eddie Henderson, David Garfield,and Robin McKelle and more.
Ed Motta compiled ‘Too slow to disco’ a good comp of Brazilian Aor on CD and we still have a few Coloured vinyl copies from RSD. There are good vinyl reissues from Kimiko Kasai, Natural High and
Metro Area, a couple of very good World music titles from Chiekh Lo  and Ali Farke Toure.

Pre-orders

There are some great new albums coming out in the next couple of weeks, from Sean Khan, Ezra Collective and more,  see the pre-order titles here.

Thanks to everybody who has ordered from the RSD on line feature last week, we had a record number of orders and will catch up so everything is shipped by today.
We have managed to source some more copies of quite a few of the RSD releases, including some of the heavily in demand titles.
To help you with your choice we have selected 20 titles from each music genre showing the highlights which you can view here.
Although we have sold a lot of records we still have some really good titles available, so grab them while you can. We have started to put some soundclips on some of the titles for you to check , and if you haven’t already seen them check the videos for our two great releases from Jarrod Lawson and Mary Clark here.
We also recorded 6 videos showing and talking through the Soul Jazz Blues and Reggae releases. which you can view here.
You can still hear 32 of the RSD tracks on the special radio show we recorded featuring them here, and watch the videos going through the Soul ,Jazz Reggae and world titles here.

Marcia Carr & Vanessa Freeman DJ set in store

Thanks to everybody who come for the DJ Marcia Carr in store in the week with Vanessa Freeman and Johnny Reckless, it was a fun event, you can watch it here.

Radio show

I hope that you enjoyed the show last Sunday if you missed it you can hear it on the podcast here. I hope that you can join me again this Sunday at 10am on Solar radio/sky 0129 and DAB for another Soul Brother Selection. I will be featuring many of the new releases and some of RSD titles.
Have a great bank holiday weekend – we are open on Bank holiday Monday 11am – 5pm.
Laurence