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  • 01. On Old Broadway
    02. Toma Guajira
    03. Look To Me
    04. You Put A Hurt In My Heart
    05. Rhythm And Soul
    06. Mojo Shingling
    07. Barbara With The Kooky Eyes
    08. Tell Her I Love Her
    09. Let Me Do My Thing
    10. Come Live With Me
    11. Rose Marie With The Funny Knees
    12. Hey Mama
    13. Lost In The Jungle
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    107th STREET STICKBALL TEAM

    Saboreando, Pot Full Of Soul

    [engl] This is a band project from the late 1960s with a very young Bobby Marin, a leading figure in the invention of BOOGALOO music, a cocktail of Latin music, Rhythm & Blues, Soul and Rock’n’Roll oft he day clearly geared towards the western pop music that made the top of the charts. As he grew up on 107th Street in Harlem / NYC he and his mates played a game called Stickball during the day which is a street variation of baseball originating from the New York area while at night he rehearsed with a doo wop ensemble named THE LATIN CHORDS and others from his team got together in a percussion group in buildings on the opposite site of the street. It was no miracle that both groups soon merged into one act that became the 107TH STREET STICKBALL TEAM producing this sole LP in 1969 with a 7“ decoupled probably upfront that featured the two album tracks „On old Broadway“ and „Mojo shingaling“. Well shaped originals of the full length vinyl go for 200,00 € now as a mono pressing, while even those which fetch lower prices never fall beyond 100,00 €. Therefore this reissue on Everland Records suits us fans of outstanding 1960s music fairly well with even four bonus tracks added that band leader Marin unearthed from his personal vaults. This is clearly a typical album in the field of BOOGALOO music of the later 1960s. Western popular music such as beat with British roots, American soul music with lush arrangements and orchestration and the well known elements of bossa nova, salsa, cha cha cha and merengue team up in an exciting sound that gave us some very intense albums during the short span of it’s real popularity in between 1966 and 1969 around NYC but also far out in the latin world. The anthems of one’s life in the Bronx or in Harlem given by the likes of Tito Puente could be felt pouring out of the relaxed, yet intensely pulsating rhythms from drums and percussion on this record while the melodic constructions on top of this groundwork were either soul inspired such as with the hauntingly dreamy opener „On old broadway“ with a great pop appeal and beautiful horn section and vocal arrangements, had a bluesy approach such as the ballad „Look to me“ in three – quarter time at first but adopting a latin melody and cha cha cha beat towards the end of the song or showed a 1960s pop beat affinity with the vocal melodies on top of a bed of ever grooving mid paced salsa rhythms with powerful horns accompanying the basic structures as you can hear it in the two minute shorty you put a hurt in my heart. But this was only one side oft he coin. There were even more traditional latin songs to be found here which were even sung in Spanish. „Toma Guajira“ could easily be an evergreen on the dancefloor in every bar in Havanna. The mixture was breathtaking for you did not get away from dancing and twirling to the enthralling rhythms upon which sometimes the instruments could take a frantic path such as the organs or the saxophone in the soul inspired instrumental „Barbara with the kooky eyes“, which has this typical late 60s atmosphere. Wherever you put the needle in the groove the music will grab you by the heart and legs. The four bonus tracks fit well with the original album and if you would not know they were added only for this reissue you would never realize they would have stayed unreleased for about 50 years. „Come live with me“ is a hot blooded latin groover with a late 50s soul and doo wop feel merged with cumbia and salsa elements. The melodies drag you straight into the clubs of Cuba’s capital. „Rosemary with the funny knees“ is rather modern soul pop and Northern soul of the day in which more of these Cuban aspects appear for a moment but with the late 60s sound prevailing. It feels like the band drifts from one one world into the other and back without losing a beat. „Hey mama“ is a cross of 60s doo wop vocal music and Latin sounds that makes up a prototypical boogaloo style dance floor sweeper. „Lost in the jungle“ adds some 1950s exotica elements to the haunting 60s pop with latin rhythm groundwork and once more frantic performances from the horns and the singers make it an instant classic. I could go on raving about this album but instead I recommend to buy a copy of the reissue and get the full boogaloo experience. If I should limit myself to only one record from this style it would certainly be this.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.10.2018
    EAN
    EAN 0710473183734
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    15.10.2018
    EAN
    EAN 0710473184236
     
  • 01. Yogasvin
    02. Introgovertz
    03. Sterling No. 1
    04. Cold Hawaii
    05. Cinematic
    06. Druid
    07. Synthetic Beach
    08. Bomygre
    09. Mass Confusion

    ADDISABABABAND

    II

    Killer Worldmusic Jazz Funk aus Aarhus Dänemark! Unbedingt antesten.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.11.2019
    EAN
    EAN 4260016924332
     
  • 01. Naive
    02. Come Back
    03. It's Too Late
    04. Dis moi oui ou non
    05. Hey!
    06. Tu m'ennuies
    07. Stay feat. Charlène
    08. Let Us Live
    09. Seule
    10. There's A Kind Of Hush
    11. Nothing Without You

    ADELIANS, THE

    s/t

    [engl] THE ADELIANS is part of the Q-Sounds Recordings nebula, a bunch of skilled musicians playing under various names (RADEK AZUL BAND, 5 JACKALS, LES CHACALS) and backing some of the most talented young female soul singers in France. Forget about your nu-soul « band of the day » sensation for THE ADELIANS are here to stay. On their first album for Specific Recordings, they display a brand of soul that is hot, sexy, fuzzy and catchy as hell, mixing raw soul with a definite 60's and 70's flavour.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.02.2016
     
  • 01. Sensation
    02. Tropical Moonlight
    03. Ijere
    04. Cupid
    05. Litany Of Freedom
    06. Happy Nigeria
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    ADOLF AHANOTU

    Sensation

    [engl] At a time when bandleaders in Nigeria used titles as an affectation, Dr. Adolf Ahanotu was the real deal. He had a PhD in music compilation and Master’s degrees in education and communication. He also played a mean tenor sax, an instrument he mastered touring Owerri with the Mirabels. Ahanotu’s scholarly background is apparent in the impeccable arrangements and the way each track is labelled with its musical type. The banging opening track, ‘Sensation’ is disco, notes the helpful doctor. The legendary ‘Ijere’ is to be considered Remire or Afro Jazz. ‘Litany of Freedom’ is reggae, ‘Cupid’ is rock and ‘Tropical Moonlight’ classified as the blues. The mandatory ode to the nation, ‘Happy Nigeria’, is labelled as calypso. But these are not dry, scholarly pieces. ‘Sensation’ reeks of dance floor freakiness not the hallowed halls of academia. And listen to the pitch bend craziness on ‘Injere’. Sure, Dr. Ahanotu had studied the rules. But he wasn’t afraid to break them. From the freaked-out opening seconds of the title track you are left in no doubt: The doctor is in the house. Mastered and produced by Goddy Oku. - Peter Moore
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    11.05.2017
    EAN
    EAN 0710473190909
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    11.05.2017
    EAN
    EAN 0710473190916
     
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    AFET SERENAY

    Bir Of Çeskem...

    [engl] Really an amazing atmospheric and psych–influated album by Afet Serenay. Mind–blowing tunes by the players, band members were famous musicians and the band called "ARILAR" (which means The Bees). Some hard–hitting rhythm section blending into a prime example of the swingin’ sound of the cool influences of Psychedelic Folk... Most of the songs are from traditional Turkish folk songs with groovy arranges, drum attacks, percussions, saz and absolutely superb moog sounds going there and here... Lovely and tasty Turkish Delight..! Enjoy the sound =) ARSIVPLAK has long delved into the weirdest, most wonderful forms of psychedelia from Turkey throughout the last few decades. Metin Alatli, Tayfun, Halit Kakinç, Ruacan as a producer, Arsivplak also reimagined Turkish folklore through a classic synthesizer on the sublime "Volga Nehri (Turkish Disco Folk)" in 2012, "Moog Edits" in 2015 and the new edit album after 4 years.. Whether it’s the moog organ or the electric–saz there are no casual players with each instrument taking decades to master and the label showcase these shared characteristics between funk–jazz and traditional Turkish disco–folk music." Here you go "Mirror". Enjoy..!! ARSIVPLAK has long delved into the weirdest, most wonderful forms of psychedelia from Turkey throughout the last few decades. Metin Alatli, Tayfun, Halit Kakinç, Ruacan as a producer, Arsivplak also reimagined Turkish folklore through a classic synthesizer on the sublime "Volga Nehri (Turkish Disco Folk)" in 2012, "Moog Edits" in 2015 and the new edit album after 4 years.. Whether it’s the moog organ or the electric–saz there are no casual players with each instrument taking decades to master and the label showcase these shared characteristics between funk–jazz and traditional Turkish disco–folk music." Here you go "Mirror". Enjoy..!!
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    12.07.2018
     
  • 01. Matanbaye
    02. Gbemegiwo
    03. Womba
    04. Danmalio
    05. Babanato
    06. Dabina Meka
    07. Tou Tou
    08. Fela Tribute
    09. Dunia

    AFRICAN CONNECTION

    Queens & Kings

    African Connection wurden 2016 von Musikern aus Ghana, Amerika und Dänemark gegründet. Wie sollte es auch anders sein, ist ihr Sound inspiriert von Fela Kuti, Pionier des Afrobeat und nicht nur in Nigeria eine Legende. Ihr Schlagzeuger, Frank "CC YoYo“ Ankrah, spielte mit Fela in den 80er Jahren und war Student von Tony Allen. Die muttersprachlichen Lyrics von African Connection stammen von allen drei ghanaischen Mitgliedern der Band und behandeln unterschiedlichste gesellschaftliche Themen. Neben den Songs thematisiert auch der Titel des Albums „Queens and Kings“ die Rolle der Frau und ihre Unterdrückung. Musikalisch verbinden African Connection Highlife, Funk, Afrobeat, Rock'n'Roll und westafrikanische Traditionen miteinander und bieten somit eine signifikante und moderne Interpretation und damit auch Erweiterung des Genres.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    30.03.2018
    EAN
    EAN 4260016921751
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    30.03.2018
    EAN
    EAN 4260016921768
     
  • 01. Matanbaye
    02. Gbemegiwo

    AFRICAN CONNECTION

    The Akatakyiwa Session

    Vorab-Single zum Afropsychedelic Knaller des Jahres. Aufgenommen in Ghana und limitiert auf 500 Stück.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    02.03.2018
     
  • 01. Awedny
    02. Njoom Al Leyel
    03. Nisyan
    04. La Ya-Hob
    05. Yumma
    06. Shams
    07. Ya Blady
    08. Sinini
    09. Summar Al Layali
    10. Falah
    11. Al Hob
    12. Ya Hussad
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    AHMED FAKROUN

    Ahmed Fakroun

    [engl] Insanely popular across the Maghreb, name-checked in international spy novels and beloved of music adventurers like David Byrne, Libyan superstar Ahmed Fakroun is the most astounding raï-disco-electronica pioneer you never heard of. His 1983 album, Mots D'Amour, recently reissued by PMG, is regarded as a global fusion classic. This self-titled anthology of songs from the late 70’s is an altogether mellower affair. The grooves are slower and sweeter, and Fakroun’s multi-instrumentalist chops on the saz, mandol and darbouka drum really come to the fore. The album includes tracks from two of Ahmed’s rarest and most sought-after 7”s. ‘Nysan’ has an almost West Coast vibe: think Ned Doheny via Benghazi. Balearic-minded collectors will love the haunting flute runs in ‘Awedny’, produced by Tommy Vance, and ‘Njoom Al Leyel’. There’s even a touch of lilting reggae on ‘Falah’ and ‘Yu Hussad.’ Ahmend Fakroun is the perfect late night, come-down album. Especially after a hot and sweaty evening in a raï club, somewhere in North Africa.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    05.08.2016
    EAN
    EAN 0710473190565
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    05.08.2016
    EAN
    EAN 0710473190572
     
  • 01. Unity
    02. His Highness Erediauwa 1 Oba Of Benin (Part 1)
    03. His Highness Erediauwa 1 Oba Of Benin (Part 2)
    04. Gratitude
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    AIGBE LEBARTY

    Unity

    [engl] In 1979, long-time Highlife veteran Aigbe Lebarty decided to try his hand at high-energy disco funk. Checking the Lebartone Aces at the door, he borrowed the Sex Bombers from Prince Omo Lawal-Osula and created Unity, a sure-fire dance floor stomper that channels ‘Ring My Bell’ into a clarion cry for, well, unity ... and a good time. The title track is the undisputed highlight of the album. It rattles along in a wonky, skittish fashion, with the high-pitched toms dueling with the Sex Bombers in a musical game of Space Invaders. ‘His Highness Erediauwa 1 Oba Of Benin (Part 1 &2)’, sees Aigbe slips back into Highlife like a comfortable pair of slippers. The tracks were a gift to Erediauwa, who had just been crowned the 38th ruler of the Edo people in Benin City. Like eastern Nigeria, Benin City had remained a haven for highlife, so no surprises there. Spookily, the re-issue of this album by PMG coincides with the passing of his Highness Erediauwa 1 and the coronation of his successor. There is no word whether a follow-up is in the works.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.11.2016
    EAN
    EAN 0710473190503
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    01.11.2016
    EAN
    EAN 0710473190510
     
  • 01. Right On Bird
    02. High Stakers
    03. Tuesday In Jackson
    04. Satine Dog
    05. On Tip Toe
    06. 1973 Carmen Avenue
    07. Shadowy
    08. So Be It
    09. Just Over
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    AIRTO FOGO

    Airto Fogo

    [engl] Featuring superb drummer Sylvain Krief, Airto Fogo’s sole album from 1976 is one of the best instrumental jazz–funk / rare–groove albums ever recorded in France. Heavy drums, Rhodes, analogue keyboards, deep bass, hot horns, Blaxploitation & Latin touches...Highly recommended if you like PLACEBO, CCPP, BEN & THE PLATANO GROUP, THE J.B’S, GODCHILD...
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    19.06.2017
     
  • 01. Celebration
    02. Let's Be Free
    03. Miss Selfishness
    04. Groove The Funk
    05. Centepede
    06. Love
    07. We're Laughing
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    AKTION

    Celebration

    [engl] Mix righteous fuzz guitar, bad-ass keyboards and ecstatic African rhythms and what have you got? Celebration by Aktion - a slab of of heavy Afro-funk-pysch-rock from the hardest working band in 70s Nigeria. Aktion had a residency at the Lido Night Club and Restaurant in Warri but toured constantly. Drummer Ben Alaka and Bass player Renny Pearl Nwosa created a bedrock of hardcore rhythm that allowed the rest of the band to cut loose and follow their own groove. Celebration, their second album, sees Aktion at the height of their powers. Ben Alaka had claimed his crown as the best drummer in the country (Proof: the intro to ?Centepede?), keyboardist Zeaky George has got his freak on (have a listen to ?We?re Laughing?) and Jimi Lee?s searing guitar breaks were leaving scorch marks across every track (?Celebration?, ?Groove The Funk?, take your pick.) Sadly, Celebration was also their last album. Renny and Lemmy left to form The Stormmers. Jimmi Lee hooked up with Mona Finnih and discovered disco. But Celebration remains a psych rock monster - and a funky, fuzz-filled tribute to Nigeria?s rocking east. - Peter Moore, www.africanrevolutions.com
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    22.01.2018
    EAN
    EAN 0710473191159
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    22.01.2018
    EAN
    EAN 0710473191142
     
  • 01. Groove The Funk
    02. Sugar Daddy
    03. I Don't Have To Cry
    04. My Baby
    05. I've Got To Hope For Tomorrow
    06. Masqurade
    07. I'm In Love
    08. Tell Me Baby
    09. Play With Me
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    AKTION

    Groove The Funk

    [engl] Groove the Funk is a essential and influencal early Afro-Funk LPs from 1975. The album was released in Nigeria and the whole LP is really something excitingly special, carrying a unique style of fuzz guitar and keyboard with ecstasy rhythms that can be experienced only from the heart of Africa. Nigeria had a rich musical history with a variety of bands that were playing their unique Afro-Funk with incredible rhythms. In Aktion's case thanks to one of the best drummers of that time, Ben Alaka. Sadly most of the scene vanished like in Zambia and their Zam Rock scene, but thanks to collectors worldwide a part of Nigerian music heritage remained with us to be enjoyed. One of the most explosive bands were Aktion (also known as The Action 13 or The Actions). They were from Warri, which is a city in south Nigeria and their debut album was released by Clover Recording Organization from city of Aba. Clover Records founder Ben Okonkwo was a very influential man for the Nigerian music scene. His label released a lot of music including (Super)Wings, Akwassa, The Visitors, Mary Afi Usuah, Folk 77, The Doves, The Apostles, Mansion as well as some fine compilations of Clover artists. Aktion were among the most exciting bands coming from the scene. Renny Pearl Nwosa was the group's leader together with Lemmy Faith Nwani, who was a well respected drummer playing even for the best known Nigerian Funk band The Funkees (soon out on PMG). Renny and Lemmy together also formed the band The Stormmers, who recorded 2 incredible albums (also out soon on PMG). Aktion were playing all across their part of the country. Nigeria had a very well known club called Lido Night Club and Restaurant and AKTION were staying there for awhile. They played many college campuses all around Nigeria and also many villages to entertain Eastside students. Aktion later on recorded and successfully released another album Celebration in 1977 (out soon on PMG as well) and then some members moved on to join The Stormmers and One World. Groove the Funk is a very exciting intervention in one of the most exploding scenes coming from Africa. It's afrobeat in its best form mixed with amazing funky-psych grooves. Lot's of fuzz guitar and bad-ass keyboard playing. Certainly a great look into Nigerian scene.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    25.07.2016
    EAN
    EAN 0710473190220
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    25.07.2016
    EAN
    EAN 0710473190176
     
  • 01. Have Patience
    02. No One Else
    03. We Believe In Peace
    04. Everybody's
    05. Love Me Now
    06. Make Your Self (What You Wanna Be)
    07. Give Me Some Funk
    08. Jam All Night
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    AKWASSA

    In The Groove

    [engl] Nigeria has been one of these African countries with a rich western oriented music scene spawning some highly praised garage rock acts like OFEGE and some hot blooded steaming funk acts. One of these groups taking a turn on music that was happening a few thousand miles west in the USA about five or six years prior was AKWASSA and here we gotta listen to their second album “In the groove” and the title actually says it all. They play some funky music that would make James Brown (God rest his soul) or Betty Davis (Miles Davis' beautiful and highly gifted wife) go crazy for and they do it with a routine you would rather expect with American superstars. AKWASSA impress with a tight as a teenie's ass rhythm section grooving some hypnotizing beats that consist of wild percussions and an airy drumming tied together by some captivating bass lines. Upon this rhythmical basement you find a grinding organ scrubbing your senses and a clean wah wah driven guitar that erupts into fuzzed out solos from time to time. The mid ranged voice comes with a rich tone and nobody would question me if I'd tell him this was a US act. Well, okay, there is a little accent but at least his English is grammatically perfect. In the end it does not matter much for the voice is one instrument that adds a patch of color to the whole picture. How great to know this Afro Funk classic from the 70s can now be enjoyed by a young audience with an open mind. Old school funksters, take your chance, this is sheer bliss.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    05.12.2015
    EAN
    EAN 5291103811883
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    05.12.2015
    EAN
    EAN 5291103811890
     
  • 01. Funky Girl
    02. Be Yourself (And Don't Let Nobody Be You)
    03. Feel Alone
    04. Orule
    05. La'Ila (Poor Man's Cry)
    06. Tell Me
    07. I Don't Want No-Body (To Tell Me What To Do)
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    AKWASSA

    La'ila

    [engl] Akwassa were among the best Afro-Beat bands coming from Nigeria. They released La'ila in 1975 and were one of the early Nigerian Funk bands to get an album out. They were related to the Heads Funk Band and most members were part of both bands. They managed to release two albums as Akwassa. Their debut La'ila came out on a well known Afro-Beat label Afrodisia Records. Akwassa were originally a duo made of Felix Day (guitar and vocals) and Kevin Coburn (organ, synthesizer and vocals). Felix Day is actually Feladey, the guitarist in Aktion (another top notch Nigerian band reissued by PMG). On La'ila the band used a lot of synthesizers and the overall sound is very pleasing. Overall the album has a raw and unpolished sound, but that's what brings that certain spark for being among the very best in the Afro-Beat genre.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    25.07.2016
    EAN
    EAN 0710473190275
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    25.07.2016
    EAN
    EAN 0710473190251
     
  • 01. Bells
    02. Vibrations aka (tune Q)2
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    ALBERT AYLER

    Bells

    Wie zum Beispiel "A Love Supreme" untrennbar mit John Coltrane verbunden ist, so besteht eine unlösbare Verbindung zwischen "Bells" und Albert Ayler. Mit Sicherheit ist jedem Jazzfreund, der sich für Free Jazz der 1960er-Jahre interessiert, diese ikonische, rund 20 Minuten währende Improvisation und dessen ungewöhnliche Entstehungs- bzw. Veröffentlichungsgeschichte geläufig. "Bells" wurde am 1. Mai 1965 bei einem Konzert mehrerer ESP-Künstler in New York City aufgenommen. Bei dem Auftritt standen mit Ayler (Tenorsaxofon) sein Bruder Donald (Trompete), Charles Tyler (Altsaxofon), Lewis Worrell (Bass) und Sunny Murray (Drums) auf der Bühne. Es war das erste Mal, dass die Formation in dieser Besetzung spielte. Bernard Stollman, Gründer und Chef von ESP, war von "Bells" so begeistert, dass er das Stück direkt als One-track-LP herausbrachte. Deren Nachpressung auf 180 Gramm schwerem, weiß eingefärbtem Vinyl wird 2017 auf der B-Seite allerdings durch eine Aufnahme ergänzt. Auch diese ist Ayler-Kennern nicht unbekannt. Sie stammt vom 10. Juli 1964 und wurde unter den Titeln "Vibrations" bzw. "(tune Q)2" auf verschiedenen Alben veröffentlicht. Die Begleitmusiker Aylers sind Gary Peacock (Bass) und Sunny Murray (Drums).
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.12.2017
    EAN
    EAN 0825481101011
     
  • 01. Spirits
    02. Wizard
    03. Ghosts, First Variation
    04. Prophecy
    05. Ghosts, Second Variation
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    ALBERT AYLER

    Prophecy

    Albert Ayler (1936-70) war ein US-amerikanischer Saxofonist, Sänger und Komponist sowie ein zentraler Wegbereiter des Free Jazz. Allerdings: In diesem Genre war keiner so umstritten wie Ayler, der durch seinen radikalen Bruch mit allem, was man bis dahin unter Jazz verstand, Kollegen und Kritik nicht selten ratlos zurückließ. Im Juli 1965 nahm Ayler gemeinsam mit Gary Peacock (Bass) und Sunny Murray (Drums) sein epochales Werk "Spiritual Unity" als erstes Jazzalbum für das neue Avantgardelabel ESP-Disk auf. Der "Rolling Stone" wählte dieses in seiner Liste der 100 besten Jazz-Alben auf Platz 81. Drei Wochen vor den Albumaufnahmen gab das Trio am 14. Juni 1964 ein Konzert im Cellar Cafe in New York City. Dieses kann man als Generalprobe für "Spiritual Unity" sehen, denn neben "Prophecy" spielten Ayler, Peacock und Murray auch die vier Albumtracks "Ghosts: First Variation", "Wizard", "Spirits" und "Ghosts: Second Variation". Glücklicherweise wurde der Auftritt vom kanadischen Literaten Paul Haines mitgeschnitten. ESP brachte die LP jedoch erst Jahre viele später, lange nach Aylers Tod, heraus.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    02.06.2017
    EAN
    EAN 0825481303019
     
  • 1. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (6:43)
    2. I Didn't Know What Time It Was (8:21)
    3. Moanin' (16:34)
    4. Good Bait (10:16)
    5. I'll Remember April (6:48)
    6. Rollins' Tune (5:14)
    7. Tune Up! (7:46)
    8. Free (9:09)
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    ALBERT AYLER

    Something Different! The First Recordings Vol. 1 & 2

    [engl] The complete session finally back on CD! Recorded in Stockholm on October 25th, 1962, this session marks one of Ayler's earliest recordings, featuring a European backing group he assembled during his brief stay there, before returning to the States in 1963 and beginning his legendary run with ESP-Disk and Impulse! Though his genius was not yet fully formed, one can easily hear he's headed that direction, and this rare and long out of print recording is an essential piece of the history of one America's most uniquely lyrical voices on the saxophone.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    01.02.2018
    EAN
    EAN 3891121306211
     
  • 01. Ghosts
    02. Children
    03. Holy Spirit
    04. Ghosts
    05. Vibrations
    06. Mothers

    ALBERT AYLER QUARTET

    Ghosts

    [engl] This 1965 album by free jazz master Albert Ayler and his quartet is one of the classics of their style and fetches up to 150,00 Euros for a very good copy among collectors. I have to admit that this record contains some of the most intriguing and wicked music I ever experienced. And I say that from the point of view of a John Coltrane aficionado. Well, Ayler and his mates Don Cherry on trumpet, Sonny Murray on drums and Gary Peacock on bass guitar are definitely on par with the before mentioned god of free jazz and others like Ornette Coleman. If you listen to this album from the pop music perspective you may find only screeching and overblown saxes and some non structured fiddling on drums and bass so that it's far different than the average mainstream. But if you have a fondness for soundscapes, improvisations and music that creates more of an atmosphere rather than fluffy melodies, this is just yours. We talk about a 1964 live session in a Copenhagen studio. From time to time Ayler and his band start with straight melody lines and soon let it all run free before partly returning to recognizable and memorable melodies. In this case I speak about the title track and at least Ayler returning to play some sweet and swinging sax harmonies while drums and bass still rumble and blast completely improvised lines in the back. The composition named „Vibrations“ is another of these outbursts of insanity. Ayler and Cherry duel each other who might be the most free and twisted player. Murray pounds the kettles and cymbals like a maniac and Peacock joins in on standing bass. It is an ongoing rumbling and definitely strange but if you let it take you away, you will be completely enchanted. Free jazz fanatics will surely love this to deaf. For fans of Coltrane and Coleman a must have.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    25.07.2016
    EAN
    EAN 3891121305733
     
  • 01. Don's Dawn
    02. A Y
    03. ITT
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    ALBERT AYLER, DON CHERRY

    New York Eye And Ear Control

    In der Jazzszene gelten die Kollektivimprovisationen zu "New York Eye And Ear Control" als Verbindung zwischen Ornette Colemans epochaler Einspielung "Free Jazz" und der nicht minder berühmten Aufnahme "Ascension" von John Coltrane. Die drei Stücke, darunter die beiden Endlostracks "AY" (21:24) und "ITT" (23:22), wurden am 17. Juli 1964 von Albert Ayler (Tenorsaxofon), Don Cherry (Trompete, Kornett), John Tchicai (Altsaxofon), Roswell Rudd (Posaune), Gary Peacock (Bass) und Sunny Murray (Drums) eingespielt. Sie dienten als Soundtrack für den Kurzfilm "Walking Woman" des kanadischen Filmemachers Michael Snow. Experten sind sich einig, dass die Aufnahmen zu den besten gehören, die Ayler mit anderen Bläsern einspielte. Wie bereits das Originalalbum erscheint auch dessen Nachpressung bei ESP-Disk.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.12.2017
    EAN
    EAN 0825481101615
     
  • 01. Improvisation Zu Einem Klang
    02. Tower Blues
    03. Heat Wave
    04. Jo-Jo Blues
    05. Hershey Bar
    06. Spicy
    07. Joe Und Joe
    08. Vierd Blues
    09. Lover Man
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    ALBERT MANGELSDORFF

    Mainhattan Modern

    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    23.10.2015
    EAN
    EAN 882119008012
     
  • 01. N'Gwode
    02. Keep New York Clean
    03. Mothers Day
    04. Home Sweet Home
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    ALEKE KANONU

    Aleke

    [engl] After spending much of the ‘70s humping his congos around New York as a session musician, Nigerian Aleke Kanonu pulled in some favours to record an album of his own. The result was Aleke, a criminally obscure Afrobeat/Funk/Jazz masterpiece featuring Buddy Williams on drums, George Davis on guitar and a cameo from Wynton Marsalis on flugelhorn. There are only four tracks on the album but they are all killers. N’Gwode sounds like Fela Kuti and Manu Dibangu hanging out with Bobby Womack, probably somewhere across 110th Street. ‘Keep New York Clean’ struts like Shaft after a successful bust. And ‘Mothers Day’ keeps things sweet and soulful, before Wynton Marsalis brings back the groove with his flugelhorn on ‘Home Sweet Home’. Until recently you would have had to take out a second mortgage to get hold of Akele. And sold a kidney for the Happiness/Nwanne, Nwanne, Nwanne 12’’ Kanonu released a year later. Thankfully PMG has re-issued the LP and the EP, with the CD version containing both.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    25.07.2016
    EAN
    EAN 0710473190381
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    25.07.2016
    EAN
    EAN 0710473190398
     
  • 01. Happiness
    02. Nwanne, Nwanne, Nwanne
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    ALEKE KANONU meets TOLBERT, THE MIRACLE MAN

    Happiness / Nwanne, Nwanne, Nwanne

    [engl] Bringing together the undisputed talents of Nigerian percussionist Aleke Kanonu and soul legend from Alabama, O.C. Tolbert, this 12” created quite the buzz when it was released in New York in 1982. Shops and leading DJs were clamouring for it, but short supply saw it disappear into obscurity. The A-side, ‘Happiness’ is an uptown style Gospel ballad where Tolbert’s gravelly, soulful voice channels years of hurt an pain. The B-side, ‘Nwanne, Nwanne, Nwanne’, is an Afrobeat disco monster that rattles along on the back of Kananu’s awesome percussion skills. Both tracks were written and produced by Jack Taylor, a producer, songwriter and purported gangster from Harlem and released on his own label. This reissue comes courtesy of the good folk of PMG, purportedly cool guys, based in Austria.
    Format
    12''EP
    Release-Datum
    01.11.2016
    EAN
    EAN 0710473190541
     
  • 01. La Chica de Bahia
    02. Melodia Para Un Hombre Sol
    03. Sofisticado
    04. Esperar
    05. Un Momento Mas
    06. Poema 12
    07. Soledad
    08. Triste Sabor
    09. Cariñosamente
    10. Delicadeza
    11. Siluetas
    12. Esta Samba
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    ALFONSO SANTISTEBAN

    Bossa ’68

    [engl] Rare bossa album from 1968 by Spanish easy listening and lounge master.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.02.2018
     
  • 01. Toca Alfredo Toca
    02. El Casabe
    03. Charanguenado
    04. Que Rico Bailo Yo
    05. Hot To Trot
    06. My Favorite Things
    07. Canto Del Corazon
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    ALFREDO DE LA FE

    Alfredo

    [engl] Now we enter territories of smooth disco grooves and spicy samba rhythms as solid background for whipping melodies of the most charming kind. This is a lush late 70s disco production with an affinity for jazz that showcases a band lead by a truly gifted violin player. Elements of electronic dance and pop music and Latin sounds embrace each other and get tied together by sexy funky bass guitar lines. Samba, Salsa and whatever South America has to offer join forces with the Western club music of the day and in between all those fluffy but rich arrangements some freaked out piano eruptions and twisted song structures prove Alfredo De La Fe's fondness for the jazz scene aside from the mainstream. His violin turns into a screeching demon raging upon an ever flowing pulse of percussions, bass and drums. And the beat will definitely not leave you alone for the whole playing time. Alfredo's violin is the secret star of this record and he as the multicultural band leader, born in Cuba, living in the USA after 16 years in Columbia, knows to enchant and fascinate his listeners with songs that have the charm of pop and the edges great jazz offers, fused into one vivid world of sound. The deep and wide structures invite you to take a trip through a pulsating city with music, dances and happy spirits everywhere. My favorite here is the truly modernized but utterly hypnotizing “My favorite things” I only used to know from John Coltrane before. Folks, Alfredo De La Fe might play a really smooth, happy and lightweight music but this man really pulls it off. No wonder that original pressings of this album go for 180,00 Dollars. Now we can change that with a beautiful fresh reissue and if you are a lover of Latin music, disco and funk, be welcome to lend your ears to Alfredo De La Fe.
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    05.12.2015
    EAN
    EAN 5291103812019
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    05.12.2015
    EAN
    EAN 5291103812002