Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad bring us Jazz Is Dead 9 – The Instrumentals , seeming completing their series. Wayne Shorter ‘All Seeing Eye’ is the latest album in the Blue Note Tone Poet Series. Full Flava have a remix Double CD and Paprika Soul reappear with a nice album with takes on classic Soul and Jazz tracks along with remixes. The Steely Dan and Donald Fagan Live albums are now also out on vinyl and we are back in stock of Lady Blackbird ‘Black Acid Soul’ on Cd and LP – see her on Later with Jools Holland next week , plus also back in Donald Byrd Elektra anthology on CD and the Disco 75 3CD set.
We are sad to learn of the passing of Dr Lonnie Smith one of the funkiest Organ players , Malcolm has written a tribute which will be published soon.