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  • Modes and Blues: 8th February 1964 Modes and Blues: 8th February 1964 Quick View

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    Modes and Blues: 8th February 1964


    Live At Ronnie Scott's


    This is a previously unreleased mono recording of Modes and Blues from the Tubby Hayes Quintet's weekly Ronnie Scott's residency on 8th February 1964. Regarded as one of the masterworks of British modern jazz, Modes and Blues shows the Quintet at the very height of its powers, channelling the new musical flavours and inspiration that Tubby Hayes had absorbed from the cutting edge of jazz and the new directions of John Coltrane.


    Recorded with Hayes' approval by Les Tomkins on his Ferrograph tape recorder, this is one of the most engrossing of all his stretch-out epics. Hayes digs in deep with marathon and breathtaking soloing, trumpeter Jimmy Deuchar delivers his characteristically lyrical improvisation, and there's dynamic interplay and drive from the great Terry Shannon, Freddy Logan and Allan Ganley rhythm section.


    The Quintet had barely a few months left to run at the time of this performance, splitting in August 1964, fearing its music had atrophied into self-parody. Modes and Blues is among its many triumphs, a performance that shows how high the band had set the aspirational bar for British modernism, and, as such, is as much a cultural document as a musical souvenir.

    1. Modes and Blues (Part One)
    2. Modes and Blues (Part Two)
    Tubby Hayes Quartet
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  • Ethiopia Super Krar Ethiopia Super Krar Quick View

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    Ethiopia Super Krar

    Ethiopia Super Krar is the debut album by London-based Ethiopian band, The Krar Collective. The group is steadily making waves at festivals and venues in the UK, headed by the trio: Temesegen Zeleke (a former pupil of the Ethio-jazz veteran Mulatu Astatke) on krar, Robel Tesfaye on traditional Ethiopian kebero drums, and singer-dancer Genet Assefa.



    Inspired by the rich cultural diversity of Ethiopia, a land steeped in history of 80 different language and ethnic groups, The Krar Collective is, of course, all about the krar - a six-stringed harp-like instrument, tuned to a pentatonic scale that is characteristic of Ethiopian and Eritrean music. The krar is often played by singer-poets called azmari, similar to the west African griot, the Italian cantautore or British bard. The lyre itself is an ancient instrument that originated in the Nile River and spread across north and eastern Africa, Europe and Asia. Today the krar is used both as an acoustic, bass and electric instrument, and paired up to compliment the electric guitar.




    Ethiopia Super Krar is rooted in tradition but remains undisputedly fresh. The tracks were recorded to tape on an original 1960s 24-track reel-to-reel machine, which lends a live quality to the recording. Zeleke describes their sound as "Ethiopian traditional music with a rocky edge. Someone called us 'the White Stripes of Ethiopia' cos we just have drums and six strings".



    Rhythmically hypnotic, melodic, bluesy and upbeat, the Krar Collective have got us all shaking our shoulders to the ancient sounds of the krar.

    1. Guragigna
    2. Oromigna
    3. Ambassel
    4. Wello
    5. Konso
    6. Mr Astatke
    7. Ete-mete
    8. Welaita
    9. Tizita
    10. Ende Eyerusalem
    Krar Collective
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  • BBC Jazz Club BBC Jazz Club Quick View

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    BBC Jazz Club

    Featuring Alan Skidmore


    This dynamic but sadly short-lived lineup of The Ronnie Scott Quintet - Ronnie Scott & Alan Skidmore: tenor saxophones, Gordon Beck: piano, Jeff Clyne: double bass and Johnny Butts: drums - recorded this sensational BBC Jazz Club session at the Paris Studios in London, which was originally broadcast on "The Jazz Scene on March 27th, 1966. The 23-year-old Alan Skidmore was already a blisteringly impressive soloist and the band's energy and enthusiasm offer a reminder of the halcyon days of British jazz in the 1960s.

    1. Oleo
    2. The 1612 Overture
    3. Where Are You?
    4. Sonnymoon for Two
    5. A Night in Tunisia
    The Ronnie Scott Quartet
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  • Everything's Beautiful Everything's Beautiful Quick View

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    Everything's Beautiful

    Everything's Beautiful brings Miles Davis' sound into the 21st century, blending a diverse group of master takes and outtakes from across Miles' incredible tenure with Columbia Records (1955-1985) with original reinterpretations. Robert Glasper produced the collaboration. I didn't want to do just a remix record, Glasper noted when discussing the 11-song set. My idea was to show how Miles inspired people to make new art.


    Knowing that Miles didn't have one audience, Glasper recruited a legion of diverse guest artists to add to the magic of the project including familiar collaborators like R&B musicians Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Bilal and KING. They are joined by British soul singer-songwriter Laura Mvula; hip-hop producer Rashad Smith; Grammy-nominated Australian neo-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote, rapper/producer Illa J; jazz guitarist John Scofield, who collaborated with Davis; and the legendary Stevie Wonder.

    1. Talking Shit
    2. Ghetto Walkin - featuring Bilal
    3. They Can't Hold Me Down - featuring Illa J
    4. Maiysha (So Long) - featuring Erykah Badu
    5. Violets - featuring Phonte
    6. Little Church - featuring Hiatus Kaiyote
    7. Silence Is The Way - featuring Laura Mvula
    8. Song For Selim - featuring KING
    9. Milestones - featuring Georgia Ann Muldrow
    10. I'm Leaving You - featuring John Scofield and Ledisi
    11. Right On Brotha - featuring Stevie Wonder
    Miles Davis & Robert Glasper
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  • The Jazz Age (Awaiting Repress) The Jazz Age (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Jazz Age (Awaiting Repress)

    If there was ever a musical icon and a decade destined to come together it is Bryan Ferry and the Roaring Twenties. The artist as creative powerhouse with a dazzling career of endless surprise, delight and innovation, and the decade - a time of modernity, decadence and bright young things - all driven on by the thrill of it all.


    So what better way to celebrate and mark the 40th year anniversary of Ferry's incredible career as a singer and songwriter, than by rearranging his own compositions and have them performed in a 1920's style by his very own Jazz Orchestra? It began as an idea, fueled by Ferry's fascination of that time between the wars known as The Jazz Age. He decided the songs were to be all completely instrumental reinterpretations. A lot of the music I listen to nowadays is instrumental, he explains and I wanted to let my songs have a different life, a life without words.


    He put together his very own jazz orchestra comprised of many of the great British jazz players from his past tribute to the 1930's, the album As Time Goes By - including his long-term musical director Colin Good, with whom Ferry worked closely on these new arrangements. The 13 songs have been chosen from 11 albums, from his very first release Roxy Music (1972) to his recent solo record Olympia (2010)

    1. Do The Strand
    2. Love Is The Drug
    3. Don't Stop The Dance
    4. Just Like You
    5. Avalon
    6. The Bogus Man
    7. Slave To Love
    8. This Is Tomorrow
    9. The Only Face
    10. I Thought
    11. Reason Or Rhyme
    12. Virginia Plain
    13. This Island Earth
    The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
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  • Soft Machine Six Soft Machine Six Quick View

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    Soft Machine Six

    Limited 1000 Numbered Copies On Transparent Vinyl


    Soft Machine, the English Progressive Rock band from Canterbury is considered one of the most influential bands of their era.


    Six includes a live record and a studio record and eventually won first place in the Melody Maker British Jazz Album of the Year award in 1973.


    Sax player and songwriter Karl Jenkins, new member of Soft Machine, makes a mighty impact on the band's sound.

    LP 1


    1. Fanfare
    2. All White
    3. Between
    4. Riff
    5. 37½
    6. Gesolreut
    7. E.p.v.
    8. Lefty
    9. Stumble
    10. 5 From 13 (For Phil Seamen With Love & Thanks)
    11. Riff Ii


    LP 2


    1. The Soft Weed Factor
    2. Stanley Stamps Gibbon Album (For B.o.)
    3. Chloe And The Pirates
    4. 1983

    Soft Machine
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  • Mirrors Mirrors Quick View

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    Mirrors

    Recorded in 2012, this is a suite of music composed by Kenny Wheeler set to poems by Stevie Smith, Lewis Carroll and W.B. Yeats, sung by the iconic Norma Winstone and the 24 price choir the London Vocal Project. Mirrors features some of the finest musicians in contemporary British Jazz including pianist Nikki Iles, saxophonist Mark Lockheart, bassist Steve Watts and drummer James Maddren, A unique record, Mirrors is vast in conception and world class in its execution.
    1. Humpty Dumpty
    2. The Broken Heart
    3. The Hat
    4. Black March
    5. Breughel
    6. The Lover Mourns
    7. Tweedledum
    Kenny Wheeler / Norma Winstone / London Vocal Choir
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  • Rock Dust Light Star Rock Dust Light Star Quick View

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    Rock Dust Light Star

    Rock Dust Light Star is the seventh album from British Jazz Funk pioneers Jamiroquai. Fronted by the charismatic Jay Kay, this is the band's first album in five years, following Dynamite with the kind of catchiness that made Jamiroquai a household name. Recorded between Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Thailand, Rock Dust Light Star features the single 'Blue Skies', a Take That-esque uplifting pop song - a departure from tracks such as 'Space Cowboy'. This record shows the group's talent remains as strong as it was in 1994.
    1. Rock Dust Light Star
    2. White Knuckle Ride
    3. Smoke And Mirrors
    4. All Good In The Hood
    5. Hurtin'
    6. Blue Skies
    7. Lifeline
    8. She's A Fast Persuader
    9. Two Completely Different Things
    10. Goodbye To My Dancer
    11. Never Gonna Be Another
    12. Hey Floyd
    Jamiroquai
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  • Agharta Agharta Quick View

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    Agharta

    Agharta was recorded on the afternoon in 1975, at one of two concerts Miles Davis performed at the Osaka Festival Hall in Japan. He performed with his septet-flautist and saxophonist Sonny Fortune, bassist Michael Henderson, drummer Al Foster, percussionist James Mtume, guitarist Reggie Lucas, and Pete Cosey, who played guitar, synthesizer, and percussion.


    Produced and recorded by Teo Macero, the album's four seemingly unstructured segments emphasize the playing of Davis' sidemen rather than his own trumpet. It eschews both melody and harmony in favor of a combination of riffs, crossing polyrhythms, and Funk-oriented grooves for soloists to improvise throughout.


    The album has received retrospective acclaim as an important and influential Jazz-Rock record. Its abrasive music and Cosey's innovative playing influenced a generation of young musicians, including those in the British Jazz scene.

    LP 1
    1. Prelude (Part 1)
    2. Prelude (Part 2) / Maiysha


    LP 2
    1. Interlude
    2. Theme From Jack Johnson

    Miles Davis
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  • An Evening With Mr Percussion An Evening With Mr Percussion Quick View

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    An Evening With Mr Percussion

    Limited Edition

    Only 500 Copies Made

    Mono Version. An Evening With Tony Kinsey' was originally released in 1961 on legendary UK jazz label, Tempo and features Tubby Hayes playing throughout with Bill Le Sage on piano/vibes, Jimmy Deuchar on trumpet and Lennie Bush on bass. Tony Kinsey was a key figure in British post-war modern jazz and as resident band leader at the Flamingo was at the heart of the Soho jazz scene.


    The LP is pressed on high quality 180g vinyl and is housed in '50s/'60s period style 'flip back' glossy sleeve.

    1. Weber the Great
    2. World of Blue
    3. Girl In Blue
    4. Bassman
    5. Beathaven
    6. What a Gas!
    7. Runnymede Groove
    8. Portrait
    Tony Kinsey
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  • Tubby's New Groove (Pure Pleasure) Tubby's New Groove (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Tubby's New Groove (Pure Pleasure)

    Over the past decade there has been a small avalanche of previously unreleased live recordings by the late, great Tubby Hayes, arguably the UKs most accomplished post-war jazz instrumentalist and a figure already accorded - quite rightly - legendary status. Each has added much to our knowledge of Tubby's musical activities outside the recording studio, but this new release unearths a session which had lain forgotten since 1959 and which significantly is an addendum to what has long been seen as Tubby's first album masterpiece Tubby's Groove. Indeed the music contained on this LP is among the most significant pieces of British jazz history to have been discovered in a long, long time.



    This new LP is every bit the equal of the original album and, as previously stated, in parts the music even outstrips its predecessor. Regardless of provenance these rediscovered recordings are, in this writer's opinion, some of the most important of Tubby Hayes career and will doubtless only add to our appreciation and admiration of a player who was truly deserving of the status of world-class. Over fifty years on, Tubby's immense musicianship, talent and creative charisma can still stun new listeners and this new album is the perfect introduction to a performer in whom we can still be proud.



    Musicians:



    • Tubby Hayes (tenor saxophone)

    • Terry Shannon (piano)

    • Jeff Clyne (bass)

    • Phil Seaman (drums)



    Recording: December 1959 at DECCA Studios, London



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Tin Tin Deo
    2. Visa
    3. Supper At Phil's
    4. Symphony
    5. Hook's Way
    6. The Trolley Song
    Tubby Hayes
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  • Punk 45: Burn, Rubber City, Burn - Akron, OH 1975-80 Punk 45: Burn, Rubber City, Burn - Akron, OH 1975-80 Quick View

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    Punk 45: Burn, Rubber City, Burn - Akron, OH 1975-80

    Soul Jazz Records' new 'Punk 45' album Burn, Rubber City, Burn charts the rise of the music scene in the mid-west city of Akron, Ohio, at a time when the city and the rubber industry it was associated with was in deep decline. Featuring a fantastic collection of Akron groups including Devo, The Bizarros, Rubber City Rebels, Jane Aire, Chi-Pig, The Waitresses and more. The album follows on from Soul Jazz Records' earlier Punk 45 albums about USA and British punk (Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself! and There Is No Such Thing As Society) as well as the cover art book Punk 45. Burn, Rubber City, Burn coincides with the release of as a second album about Ohio's early punk scene, Extermination Nights in the Sixth City featuring the music scene of nearby Cleveland.
    1. The Bizarros - I Bizarro
    2. The Waitresses - The Comb
    3. Hammer Damage - Laugh
    4. Devo - Mechanical Man
    5. Tin Huey - Squirm You Worm
    6. The Bizarros - Lady Doubonette
    7. Chi-Pig - Ring Around The Collar
    8. Devo - Auto Modown
    9. Rubber City Rebels - Kidnapped
    10. Denis Defrange And Mark Frazier - The Manikin Shuffle
    11. Jane Aire & The Belvederes - When I Was Young
    12. Tin Huey - Puppet Wipes
    13. Chi-Pig - Apu Api (Help Me)
    14. The Bizarros - Nova
    15. Rubber City Rebels - Such A Fool
    16. Denis Defrange - Sector Wars
    17. Ralph Carney - Closet Bears
    18. 15 60 75 The Numbers Band - Narrow Road
    Various Artists
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  • Punk 45: Extermination Nights in the Sixth City - Cleveland, OH 1975-80 Punk 45: Extermination Nights in the Sixth City - Cleveland, OH 1975-80 Quick View

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    Punk 45: Extermination Nights in the Sixth City - Cleveland, OH 1975-80

    Soul Jazz Records' new 'Punk 45' album Extermination Nights in the Sixth City charts the rise of underground punk in the mid-west city of Cleveland, Ohio, which for many people is the true birthplace of punk music in the mid-1970s. Featuring a fantastic collection of punk 45 singles from Cleveland groups including Pere Ubu, electric eels, The Pagans, Rockets From The Tomb, Mirrors, X-X and more. The album follows on from Soul Jazz Records' earlier Punk 45 albums about USA and British punk (Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself! and There Is No Such Thing As Society) as well as the cover art book Punk 45. Extermination Nights in the Sixth City coincides with the release of as a second album about Ohio's early punk scene, Burn, Rubber City, Burn - featuring the music scene of nearby Akron.
    LP1
    1. The Pagans - Street Where Nobody Lives
    2. Jazz Destroyers - Love Meant to Die
    3. Pere Ubu - Final Solution
    4. The Broncs - Tele
    5. Electric Eels - Splittery Splat
    6. The Pagans - Dead End America
    7. X - X
    8. Defnics - 51%
    9. Pere Ubu - Heart of Darkness


    LP2
    1. The Human Switchboard - the Human Switchboard
    2. X - X
    3. Pressler - Morgan One Plus One
    4. The Pagans - I Juvenile
    5. Poli Styrene Jass Band - Drano in Your Veins
    6. Mirrors - Hands in My Pockets
    7. Electric Eels - Bunnies
    8. Styrene Money - Everything Near Me
    9. Rocket From the Tombs - Life Stinks

    Various Artists
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  • Affinity Affinity Quick View

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    Affinity

    Includes CD


    Formed in 1970, Affinity broke the British jazz-rock mold by combining the hauntingly powerful vocals of Linda Hoyle (lauded by critics as the British Grace Slick) and the Hammond organ wizardry of Lynton Naiff (considered the rising star of jazz-pop in the style of Brian Auger) with convincing elements of psych and blues, often close to that of Julie Driscoll & the Trinity.


    Unfortunately, despite the critical acclaim the band received at the time, they only stayed around long enough to release one LP. Featuring 8 rare tracks, not found on their original LP, including two tracks from their rare single and two tracks from their 1969 acetate.

    1. I Am and So Are You

    2. Night Flight
    3. I Wonder If I Care As Much
    4. Mr. Joy
    5. Three Sisters
    6. Coconut Grove
    7. All Along the Watchtower
    8. Elis Coming

    9. United States of Mind

    10. Yes Man

    11. If You Live

    12. I Am the Walrus

    13. You Met Your Match

    14. Long Voyage

    15. Little Lonely Man
    Affinity
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  • Jacintha Goes To Hollywood Jacintha Goes To Hollywood Quick View

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    Jacintha Goes To Hollywood

    Jacintha Goes To Hollywood sees the sensual and seductive voiced chanteuse take on the challenge of performing theme songs and other well-known movie related tunes. The program features an eclectic mix of musical material, from the almost over familiar "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" and "California Dreaming" to "On Days Like These" from the original British version of The Italian Job.
    1. On Days Like These

    2. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

    3. Alfie

    4. Windmills Of Your Mind

    5. California Dreaming

    6. A Man And A Woman

    7. Easy Living

    8. Que Sera Sera

    9. The Summer Knows 

    Jacintha
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  • Inner City Beat! (Awaiting Repress) Inner City Beat! (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Inner City Beat! (Awaiting Repress)

    Includes Graphic Novel


    Soul Jazz Records new release Inner City Beat! Detective Themes, Spy Music and Imaginary Thrillers 1967-1975 is a unique 2LP release that comes with an exclusive limited-edition, specially created 60-page graphic novel (by the mysterious cult 1960's pulp-fiction writer Mark 'Badly' Antingham). The music on the album is a killer selection of funky, deep, rare, exciting and dance floor heavyweight 'spy themes', 'detective music' and thriller from the 1960s and 1970s. The music spans heavyweight break-beat funk, deep and heavy jazz, super-catchy mod themes, imaginary super-charged orchestral soundtracks and more. These tracks are put together from British library music companies (DeWolfe, KPM, Conroy, Amphonic) all of whom supplied music regularly to television and film around the world during this period, often for use in detective and spy programmers, series and films. To accompany this unique album, Soul Jaxx have also commissioned the creation of a special 60-page graphic novel which features the stunning artwork of the elusive illustrator John C. Pattereson in partnership with the celebrated 1960's pulp fiction cult novelist Mark 'Badly" Antingham. The graphic novel is set in the imaginary seedy streets of East London in the 1960's, in a world full of corrupt police, political intrigue and violent sadistic criminals. This unique limited-edition graphic novel comes free with the initial run of the album Inner City Beat. This vinyl album also includes the full graphic novel. There is also a worldwide digital download release for this Soul Jazz Records release.

    Peter Reno and Barry Stoller - Sparks
    Syd Dale - Danger Musicians At Work
    Clive Hicks - Transit
    Norrie Paramor - Theme From New Scotland Yard
    Francis Coppieters - Funky Chimes
    Dave Richmond- Gotta Getaway
    Dave Richmond - Heavy Lead
    Reg Tilsley - Ode To A Stone
    Ernest Copley - Fuel Injection
    Brass Incorporated - On A Bicycle
    Made For 3
    Tilsley Orchestral - The Ratcatchers
    Ernest Copley - Dynamic Patterns David Lindup - Men of Action
    Brass Incorporated - Come One, Come All
    Francis Coppieters - Cross Talk
    The International Studio Orchestra - High Diplomacy
    Syd Dale - The Hell Raisers
    Johnny Pearson - Product Efficiency
    Johnny Hawksworth - Conveyor Belt
    The International Studio Orchestra - Police Five
    Johnny Pearson - Grand Prix
    David Lindup - Superformance
    Ernest Copley - Crossflow
    Johnny Hawksworth - Workshop
    Various Artists
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  • Duets II Duets II Quick View

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    Duets II

    In a 1965 interview with LIFE, Frank Sinatra said: For my money, Tony Bennett is the best singer in the business.
    He excites me when I watch him. He moves me. He's the singer who gets across what the composer has in mind, and probably a little more.


    And for the past sixty-odd years, Tony has been doing exactly that. With 15 Grammy Awards and a multitude of Gold and Platinum status recordings under his arm, this man sure knows how to work those pipes.


    Duets II is another collection of American Songbook standards performed in the best of ways.


    Duets II includes collaborations with the best voices of music: Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Norah Jones and k.d. lang grace the recording booth with this legendary singer.
    But it is the tragic and premature passing of Amy Winehouse that makes this album truly special; her appearance on the duet 'Body And Soul' is the last known recording of the British songbird, and it is a truly heartrending version of the 1930 jazz classic.


    Includes the last known recording of Amy Winehouse





    LP 1

    1. The Lady Is A Tramp duet with Lady Gaga

    2. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) duet with John Mayer

    3. Body And Soul duet with Amy Winehouse

    4. Don't Get Around Much Anymore duet with Michael BublÉ

    5. Blue Velvet duet with k.d. lang

    6. How Do You Keep The Music Playing duet with Aretha Franklin

    7. The Girl I Love duet with Sheryl Crow

    8. On The Sunny Side Of The Street duet with Willie Nelson

    9. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) duet with Queen Latifah


    LP 2
    1. Speak Low duet with Norah Jones

    2. This Is All I Ask duet with Josh Groban

    3. Watch What Happens duet with Natalie Cole

    4. Stranger In Paradise duet with Andrea Bocelli

    5. The Way You Look Tonight duet with Faith Hill

    6. Yesterday I Heard The Rain duet with Alejandro Sanz

    7. It Had To Be You duet with Carrie Underwood

    8. When Do The Bells Ring For Me duet with Mariah Carey

    Tony Bennett
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  • Local Customs: Lone Star Lowlands Local Customs: Lone Star Lowlands Quick View

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    Local Customs: Lone Star Lowlands

    The second in Numeros series of peeks into the world of regional studios hones in on Mickey Rouses Lowland operation out of Beaumont, Texas. Long after the Boppers plane crashed and the Winter brothers (Johnny and Edgar) and Janis Joplin split, Texas Golden Triangle was home to a vibrant scene of musicians, songwriters, and entrepreneurs just trying to make it in Houston, let alone the world.


    From the ashes of a vibrant garage and stage band scene, the Lowland studio and its clientele were formed. Holed up in a rundown strip mall, groups like Mourning Sun, Insight Out, Sage, Sassy, Mother Lion, Hope, Circus, and Boot Hill tracked out hundreds of demos, most of which were put on the shelf and left to bake in the South East Texas heat. Until now.


    Over the last two years, Numero has painstakingly gone through every tape in the studios archives, selecting the best of the best (28 for this 2xLP) for this peerless compilation. The songs themselves run the gamut; southern boogie rock, CSNY clones, British blues thunder, garage-psych hangovers, Morricone-esque supper club instrumentals, yacht rock, and what can only be described as Bobby McPherin fronting the Velvet Underground, are threaded together in the way only a tightly-knit scene can be. Forget bringing these treasures back to life, Numeros giving them the life they never had.

    1. Lowlands Studio Band - Trash One
    2. Insight Out - Live My Life Today
    3. Mother Lion - Simple House
    4. Sassy - She's My Daughter
    5. Bobby Welch - Yellow River
    6. Insight Out - It Makes You Feel So Bad
    7. Linda Crowe - I Still Remember
    8. Circus - Love Of The Morning
    9. Mourning Sun - Where's Love Gone Today
    10. Mother Lion - I'm The Fool
    11. Sage - I Found My Music
    12. Bobby Welch - Benshaw Glenn
    13. Hope - Tomorrow
    14. Next Exit - Take A Look At Your Friends
    15. Circus - Give Me Time
    16. Boot Hill - No Control
    17. D.O.A. - Lady Tell Me Why
    18. Sage - Everyday Is Saturday
    19. Hope - Dream Away
    20. Mourning Sun - Let's Take A Walk In The Woods
    21. Roy Briggs & Alton Tew - You Know I Love You
    22. Donald Thomas - Calling Me Home (demo)
    23. Lowland Studio Band - Lizard
    24. Unknown - Unknown
    25. Bobby Welch - Laughing Girl
    26. Sage - Let Me Listen
    27. Insight Out - My Loneliness
    28. Boot Hill - Groundhog Day
    Various Artists
    $25.99
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    FRKWYS Vol. 11 - Contos De Lisboa

    For the the eleventh volume of FRKWYS, an unrestricted series pairing contemporary
    artists with their influential predecessors, gifted guitar squire Steve Gunn meets roving,
    radiating legend Mike Cooper in Lisbon, Portugal.


    Sharing their vision over lengthy living room guitar sessions and evenings of cold wine
    in Fado taverns, Gunn and Cooper created Cantos de Lisboa, an album with variable
    vernacular shades and musical forms from Portugal's antiquity.


    Cantos means "corner" in Portuguese, as well as "chant" or "song" (this latter meaning
    evolved from the Latin antecedent referring to stanzas of verse in poetry). For two artists
    whose roots lie in the country blues and its subverted offshoots, the proverbial "corner"
    is actually home, the undisturbed spot where music can flourish.


    A tranquil interlude for these two travellers to create off-guard improvisations in their
    shared style of deconstructed guitar music, Cantos de Lisboa is a curious detail in the
    periphery of their snapshot of Portugal.


    In his fifty-year-plus career, Cooper's global ventures have transported his music to
    exotic locales parallel to Lisbon. 2004's Rayon Hula musically translated the patterned
    flora of aloha shirts (Cooper's signature garment) as looped samples of famed Hawaiian
    vibraphone player Arthur Lyman for an avant vivified form of exotica.


    Rayon Hula signaled Cooper's vital re-emergence as a dexterous alchemist of slide
    guitar. Cooper's discography is colored with similar instances of casually conceptual,
    improvisatory guitar music, including his 1970 masterpiece Trout Steel (an album Gunn
    recalls in Cantos de Lisboa's liner notes as shaping his own ambitions and music).
    For his part, Gunn's path to Portugal was compelled by his kinship to Cooper and
    his ilk's experimentation with guitar-picked country blues and 70s British folk. Gunn's
    extracurricular immersion in free jazz and psychedelia, no doubt influenced by his
    Philadelphia upbringing and surroundings, ensures his playing never grits or grids and
    always soars to ecstatic heights.


    These musical emblems were gracefully memorialized on Gunn's celebrated Time
    Off (Paradise of Bachelors, 2013) and across a substantial catalog of solo, duo and
    ensemble work that resembles that of a veteran player more than a young guitar
    slinger.


    On Cantos de Lisboa, Gunn and Cooper take emotive cues from Fado, the regional
    music of Portugal, which is in close plaintive spirit to the blues. A melancholy seeps into
    the music, while steering a wide berth from any bummer notes or pastiche. Cooper's
    sparse effects toolkit and stately, gliding cadences are nimbly employed, while Gunn's
    ashen voice and steady strum lend an intensely organic feel to the album's improvisatory
    portraits.


    The latter half of Cantos de Lisboa echoes the "saudade" theme as referenced in
    the blissful opening track, Cooper's howl spiriting the Portuguese word that translates
    roughly into "loss" or "longing." Saudade is said to be the core feature of Fado music. In
    Cantos de Lisboa, Saudade becomes a spirit inhabiting the album's corners, but never
    disrupting the musicians' collaborative evocations.


    In the hands of these two limitless guitarists, Cantos de Lisboa convenes in an abstract,
    almost field recorded take on lap-steel and American Primitive guitar styles. For the
    brief idyll, Gunn and Cooper's collaboration is remarkably rich, marking their passage
    through Portugal not just as a time to revel in an ancient city, but a time for focused
    collaboration and creative consonance.

    1. Saudade Do Santos-o-Velho
    2. Pena Panorama
    3. Song For Charlie
    4. Pony Blues
    5. The Enchanted Moura
    6. Lampedusa 2013
    7. Saramago
    Mike Cooper & Steve Gunn
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    The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 is an epic game score by British Academy Award winner Jason Graves (Dead Space, City of Heroes: Going Rogue, the Tomb Raider reboot) for the brand new Sony Playstation game by the same name.


    The Order: 1886 takes place in a painstakingly recreated Victorian-Era London, which features familiar places such as the Palace of Westminster, Mayfair, White chapel, the Crystal Palace, Big Ben, and the London Tube. But take a closer look. This alternate vision of London features new advances in technology brought about by an accelerated Industrial Revolution and the centuries-old conflict between Human and Half-breeds.


    The British Academy Award winner Jason Graves is an American television, film and video game music composer, who is renowned worldwide for his cinematic, immerse and award-winning music. Jason's musical background as a classically trained composer, jazz drummer, keyboardist, guitarist and world percussionist allows him to compose in many different genres of music. As a result, his game credits alone include more than eighty titles, ranging from Electronic and Rock to full symphonic scores. He performs world percussion and guitar on many of his own scores and has conducted and recorded his live orchestral scores.


    1. The Knights' Theme
    2. The Enduring Pride
    3. Airborne Pursuit
    4. The Rampage
    5. Agamemnon Rising
    6. The Darkness Within
    7. Commandeered
    8. In The Darkest Hour
    9. The Covenant
    10. The Hidden Enemy
    11. A Knight's Burden

    12. The Rebellion
    13. An Uneasy Alliance
    14. The Knighthood
    15. The Edge Of Sanity
    16. The Scourge
    17. The Enemy's Den
    18. The Trial
    19. Brother, Let Us Embrace

    20. Last Man Standing
    21. Sir Galahad
    Jason Graves
    $35.99
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    Cool Cat Blues (Pure Pleasure)

    At last! ... British blues legend Georgie Fame finally has his Magnum Opus committed to the stuff we all love.



    Contained within is a collection of Blues, Jazz and R&B standards mixed with some originals. This musicians' musician is backed by a world class band including Steve Gadd, Robben Ford, Richard Tee, Will Lee, Ralph MacDonald, Hugh McCracken and an uber horn section. Fame's classy, economic Hammond and great voice inspires superb duets with Bozz Scaggs and Richard Tee. Van Morrison, Fame's erstwhile boss, joins him on Moondance and one of his heroes, Jon Hendricks, aids him to fly through Little Pony. There is a slowed down, super sexy Yeah,Yeah and a blistering take on Willie Dixon's I Love The Life I Live. If you like Brother Ray, Mose Allison, Hoagy Carmichael, Van the Man, Peggy Lee and Lambert, Hendricks & Ross then you'll love this.



    On an audiophile note, this studio album from 1990 was recorded 'live' with most tracks done in one or two takes, no overdubs and entirely in the analogue domain. A great album, beautifully recorded, finally done justice on two slabs of 180g by Pure Pleasure.




    Musicians:



    • Georgie Fame (vocal, piano, organ)

    • Van Morrison (vocal)

    • Bob Malach (saxophone)

    • Richard Tee (piano, organ)

    • Michael Weiss (piano)

    • Ben Sidran (vocal, tambourine)

    • Robben Ford (guitar)

    • Dennis Irwin, Will Lee (bass)

    • Steve Gadd (drums)

    • Ralph MacDonald (percussion)




    Recording: 1990 at Skyline Studios, New York City, by James Farber

    Production: Ben Sidran




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Cool Cat Blues
    2. Every Knock Is a Boost
    3. Moondance
    4. It Should Have Been Me
    5. Yeah Yeah
    6. I Love the Life I Live, I Live the Life I Love
    7. Big Brother
    8. Georgia on My Mind
    9. Cat's Eyes
    10. You Came a Long Way from St. Louis
    11. Survival
    12. Little Pony
    13. Rocking Chair
    Georgie Fame
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Travelling With My Portable Electric Phonograph Volume 1

    Import


    What did South Africa and South East Asia of the 1940s and 50s have in common? In both places the local population was trying to gain independence from British colonialism. Although colonialism is never a good thing, there are always some positive outcomes when two cultures collide, especially when it comes to music. The Zulu of South Africa are the largest ethnic group in the country and are well known for their rich musical traditions. In the 1940s, however, Zulu musicians began fusing traditional Zulu choral music (often sung by migrant mine workers), like Mbube and Isicathamiya, with the instruments and rhythms of Western jazz. A continent away in India, we see that the same kind of musical revolution was taking place during this same period. Calcutta in particular became a musical hotbed beginning in WWII, when it became one of the major ports for the South East Asian Theatre of the War. The jazz scene was dominated by house bands from the various luxury hotels and British social clubs, with these bands often recording for the South East Asian division of E.M.I. Interestingly, one of the hottest stars on this scene during the 1940s was Teddy Weatherford, an African American 'expat' from the Chicago jazz scene. Beginning in 1942, following the Japanese invasion of Burma (Myanmar), hundreds of thousands of refugees poured into India, among these great jazz musicians like Reuben Solomon (of Iraqi Jewish descent) of 'The Rangoon Gymkhana Club' fame. Batuk Nandy, on the other hand, was a well-known steel guitar player who rose to fame by making "filmi" music for Bollywood films, while Bismillah Khan was an Indian shehnai (a traditional flute-like instrument) master, and one of only three classical musicians to have ever won the Bharat Ratna prize, the highest civilian prize in India. Khan was also one of the few musicians to perform at Delhi's Red Fort in 1947 for India's Independence celebrations. Despite the obvious negative outcomes, different cultures and religions forced together in the face of economic and political adversity has historically been a recipe for great music, and as this album testifies, India and South Africa were no different.

    1) CASPER SHIKI & His Guitar - Umtandaso (Zulu guitar jive)

    2) LATIN STARS - Sarah (vocal group + guitar, Zulu jive)

    3) LATIN STARS - Umama Uleth'u Shugela (vocal group + guitar, Zulu jive)

    4) NYASALAND CLUB SINGERS - Kapasure (vocal with guitar and accordion, sung in Chichewa, South-Central Africa)

    5) CASPER KASINO KIDS - Ungu Wam' (female vocal trio + piano, Zulu jive)

    6) CASPER KASINO KIDS - Thula Thula (female vocal trio + piano, Zulu jive)

    7) DOROTHY MASUKA With Her Trio (Zulu) - Ma ndi phupha wena - (blues vocal + piano, clarinet, Johannesburg, 1953)

    8) GROUPO DE TOTOKO FRANCOIS - Bololo o Kolilo (Recorded in Kimongo, Republic of Congo c. 1940s)

    9) MAMETIGUDI & His Dancers - Hamba na lo isoko la yo


     


         India


    10) (Zulu vocal with drums and sticks c. 1950)

    11) THE RANGOON GYMKHANA CLUB ORCHESTRA - My Melancholy Baby (Calcutta, c. 1940)

    12) TEDDY WEATHERFORD & His Band - Hoe Down (Calcutta, 1942

    ) 13) TAJ MAHAL HOTEL DANCE ORCHESTRA - Chattanooga Choo Choo (Calcutta, 1942)

    14) REUBEN SOLOMON & His Jive Boys - Constantly (Calcutta, 1943)

    15) MAURICE ARNOLD & His Jive Boys - Doggin' Around (Calcutta, 1945)

    16) BATUK NANDY (Electric Guitar) - Instrumental film music (Calcutta, 1960s)

    17) A. RAHMAN & Columbia Orchestra - Oh, Juita Ku (Malaya, 1949)

    18) BISMILLAH KHAN & Party - Shehnai instrumental (India, c. 1949)

    Various Artists
    $22.99
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    Folk Blues

    By the time the folk / blues revival of the 1960s rolled around, and hoards of radio-addicted American and British teenagers had begun seeking out the roots of rock & roll, John Lee Hooker had already had numerous hits and his loud and raw electric Delta blues was blaring from radio sets across the nation. Soon every budding rock band from London to San Francisco was naming him as a primary influence and playing (or trying to play) his songs. Thanks to this wide crossover fan base he toured heavily during this period, spreading his foot stomping boogie all over the USA and Europe. The tracks on this particular album, however, is a collection of sides from 1954 (with the exception of 1952's Rock House Boogie) when Hooker was still recording in Detroitprimarily for Modern Records (where Hooker landed his first #1 hit, Boogie Chillen, in 1948), but also simultaneously moonlighting for numerous other labels under many different pseudonyms in an attempt to pay the rent. In an era of millionaire musicians it is difficult to imagine how a man with so many number one hits could still be short on cash, but at this time black musicians were often paid next to nothing for their recordings and forced to forfeit their royalties to the record labels. Here Hooker is backed by the great Eddie Kirkland on second guitarhis constant sideman during this period. Hooker's style was notoriously difficult to play behind, and Kirkland, a brilliant guitarist in his own right, was one of the few who had a good enough ear to keep up with all of the off-tempo changes. This album does not feature any of Hooker's hits, and while that may be a drawback with some lesser artists, when you are dealing with one of the giants of both the blues and, by association, rock & roll, it is actually both refreshing and rewarding to gain exposure to some of his lesser known material.
    Side A:


    1. Baby I'm Gonna Miss You
    2.Half A Stranger
    3. Shake Holler And Run
    4. Down Child
    5. Gonna Boogie


    Side B:


    1. Bad Boy
    2. Rock House Boogie
    3. Let's Talk It Over
    4. Baby You Ain't No Good
    5. Lookin' For A Woman

    John Lee Hooker
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    When I Look In Your Eyes

    Years after the '90s, the decade will be remembered for the rise of pianist-vocalist Diana Krall. Simply put, this British Columbian-born artist is one of the most engaging musicians to emerge from the heap of scat-happy singers high on pyrotechnics, but short on poetry. Stamped with the imprimatur of the Nat King Cole trio and blessed by her apprenticeship with the late West Coast piano giant Jimmy Rowles, Krall simply sings songs the way they're supposed to be sung: with devotion to the lyric and with attention to the groove.


    This album finds Krall in familiar company with compatriots Russell Malone (on guitar), bassist John Clayton, drummers Lewis Nash and Jeff Hamilton, and vibraphonist (and former Bill Evans associate) Larry Bunker--all supported by Johnny Mandel's svelte string arrangements. Krall and crew take Irving Berlin's chestnut Let's Face the Music and Dance and the Sinatra-signatured I've Got You Under My Skin south to Brazil via a sexy bossa nova. Malone's lush guitar accompaniment complements Krall's heartfelt delivery on When I Look in Your Eyes, and Michael Franks's Popsicle Toes dances courtesy of Hamilton's drum work. Devil May Care, East of the Sun (and West of the Moon), The Best Thing for You, and the stridish I Can't Give You Anything but Love groove with a minimum of waste, while Mandel's simpatico strings steal the show on I'll String Along with You, Pick Yourself Up, and Do It Again. All of which further illuminate the cool fire from this fine gift from North of the Border. --Eugene Holley Jr.

    LP 1
    1. Let's Face The Music And Dance
    2. Devil May Care
    3. Let's Fall In Love
    4. When I Look In Your Eyes
    5. Popsicle Toes
    6. I've Got You Under My Skin


    LP 2
    1. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
    2. I'll String Along With You
    3. East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)
    4. Pick Yourself Up
    5. The Best Thing For You
    6. Do It Again

    Diana Krall
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