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I Believe In Miracles (reissue)
I Believe In Miracles (reissue) (translucent yellow vinyl 7" limited to 300 copies Nachpressung)
Cat: SUN 7001YELLOW. Rel: 08 May 24
I Believe In Miracles (3:56)
I Believe In Miracles (instrumental) (3:58)
Review: Back in 2010 composer and Latin jazz specialist Claudio Passavanti put together a scaled-down ensemble of Latin musicians and percussionists to record a salsa cover version of the Jackson Sisters disco classic "I Believe In Miracles". The seven-inch single was a riproaring success, with jazz and Afro-Latin DJs around the world turning it into a bona fide scene anthem. Happily, Passavanti has decided to reissue it on red vinyl to celebrate the track's tenth birthday. It's a superb cover all told and, somewhat surprisingly, "I Believe In Miracles" actually works really well as a Salsa record. Full of fiery horns, sing-along, Boogaloo style vocals and infectious percussion, we actually prefer it to the over-played Jackson Sisters take. Recommended!
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Tags: Latin Jazz
 in stock $12.69
Mr Bongo Edits Volume 1: Danny Krivit
Mr Bongo Edits Volume 1: Danny Krivit (12" in debossed sleeve)
Cat: MRB 12057. Rel: 07 Mar 23
Sabu Martinez - "Hotel Alyssa Soussie" (6:36)
Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion Inc - "Lupita" (7:16)
Review: Mr Bongo continue to churn out top-quality re-edits and here they enlist Danny Krivit aka. Mr. K, the New York producer who has longstandingly helped prop up the dance scene there since the early 1960s. Krivit is responsible for perhaps some of the earliest and most significant disco and funk edits on Earth, so we're more than happy to hear these new ones out, in which he lends his ear to two mambi from Latin extraordinaires Sabu Martinez and Nico Gomez. Percussive clanks and boxy slaps abound on this audiophiles' charm.
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 in stock $14.81
Lillygood Party Vol 2
Lillygood Party Vol 2 (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: BBE 581CLP. Rel: 17 Mar 20
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Stacy Kidd - "How Bad I Want Ya" (feat Peven Everett - GU Peak True Time mix) (9:00)
The Elements Of Life - "Children Of The World" (feat Josh Milan - Ben Brophy edit) (12:29)
David Murray & The Gwo-Ka Masters - "Gwotet" (feat Pharoah Sanders - Alex Attias edit) (7:40)
Mausiki Scales - "Freedom Flight" (6:48)
Universal Tongues - "Open Up Your Mind" (feat Elle - Honeycomb vocal mix) (8:43)
MJ Lallo - "Star Child Going Home" (4:45)
Review: Veteran producer, selector and all round champion of impeccable grooves Alex Attias is back on BBE with a second volume of his "Lillygood Party" collection. These are some seriously tasteful jams skirting house but with an emphasis on soul. Peven Everett sounds resplendent on Stacy Kidd's "How Bad I Want Ya" while The Elements Of Life's "Children Of The World" is a soaring slice of jazz funk strapped to a smooth house beat. There's even Pharoah Sanders jamming his sax over a peppy rhythm section and spiritually charged house meanderings from Universal Tongues featuring Elle. It's a collection that surprises and satisfies at every turn.
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Tags: Latin Jazz | Gwo Ka
 in stock $21.17
Guilherme Coutinho E O Grupo Stalo (reissue)
Guilherme Coutinho E O Grupo Stalo (reissue) (heavyweight vinyl LP with obi-strip)
Cat: MAR 022. Rel: 09 Sep 20
Atalala (3:46)
As Feras (3:46)
Foicera (3:46)
Rio Corrente (4:32)
Macareu (4:25)
Fuga (2:26)
Flauta De Bambu (1:52)
Tema Pro Alvarito (7:27)
Review: Since it was first released in the collective's native Brazil in 1978, the self-titled debut album from Guilherme Coutinho E O Groupo Stalo has become a sought-after item amongst collectors of Latin jazz. This reissue - the first of any kind - proves why. Offering a mixture of samba-soaked Latin jazz rhythms, sweet vocals, spacey analogue synthesizer sounds, Azymuth style electric piano motifs, MPB style songwriting and Brazilian jazz-funk stylistic tropes, it's a joyously sunny and quirkily off-kilter affair that impresses from start to finish. Production wise it's a little loose and fuzzy round the edges, but that only adds to the album's obvious allure. Recommended!
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 in stock $28.05
CUBA: Music & Revolution Culture Clash in Havana Experiments In Latin Music 1975-85 Vol 1
Grupo Irakere - "Chequere Son" (5:23)
Conjunto Rumbavana - "El Son Del Campeon" (5:04)
Juan Formell & Los Van Van - "Mi Ritmo Caliente" (3:15)
Grupo Monumental - "Mi Son Caridad" (3:55)
Grupo De Experimentacion Sonora Del ICAIC - "Sondeando" (3:17)
Las D'Aida - "Con Cadencia Y Con Dulzura" (4:45)
Juan Formell & Los Van Van - "Y No Le Conviene" (4:01)
Pablo Milanes - "Te Quiero Porque Te Quiero" (3:15)
Emiliano Salvado - "Luna Wanestain" (8:31)
Los Reyes 73 - "Un Lamento Hecho Cancion" (4:04)
Eduardo Ramos - "Vocacion Revolucion" (2:34)
Grupo Monumental - "Hasta Las Cuantas" (4:19)
Los 5 U 4 - "Solo Esta Musica" (2:38)
Grupo De Experimentacion Sonora Del ICAIC - "Cancion Con Todos" (3:26)
Orquesta Los Van Van - "Yo Se Que Van Van" (1:24)
Grupo Monumental - "Nadie Se Siente Cansado" (2:59)
Orquesta Ritmo Oriental - "Maria, Baila El Son" (2:54)
Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo - "Rompe Cocorioco" (4:21)
Los Reyes 73 - "Grandes Amigos" (4:21)
Paquito D'Rivera - "La Patica" (3:08)
Grupo De Experimentacion Sonora Del ICAIC - "Grifo" (6:13)
Raul Gomez - "Dacapo" (3:47)
Grupo Irakere - "Juana 1600" (4:57)
Review: Gilles Peterson's obsession with Cuba is long running and well documented over various compilations from across the years. His latest focusses on Experiments in Latin Music from 1975 to 85 and the title suggests it will be the first of an ongoing series on Soul Jazz, compiled in collaboration with Stuart Baker. Across three vibrant sides of vinyl all manner of grooves are offered up, some more traditional, some bravely out there, all drawing on the jazz, funk, Brazilian tropicalia and disco - mixed with classic Latin and salsa - which made it to the island in the 70s.
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 in stock $35.74
The Sultan's Swing Sessions
Cat: CCP 04. Rel: 06 Jul 22
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
The New Beginning (6:35)
Forever Now (6:06)
Hitchfunkers Slide To The Galaxy (4:53)
Libera Tu Mente (4:02)
Lotta Arlotto (4:43)
Review: Those who keep a keen eye on the contemporary British nu-jazz scene should already have encountered producer Tom Funk's The Sultan's Swing project. He's already released a trio of fine albums under the alias, each of which combines authentic jazz, jazz-funk and acid jazz instrumentation (provided courtesy of a rotating cast of guest musicians) with nods to trip-hop, downtempo, dub, Balearica and Latin beats. The Sultan's Swing Sessions, Funk's contribution to the Colin Curtis Presents series, takes a similar approach, with predictably excellent results. Our picks of a very strong bunch are the gently spaced-out dancefloor Latin jazz of 'Lotta Arlotto', the summery jazz-fusion of 'Hitchfunkers Slide To The Galaxy' and impeccable opener 'The New Beginning'.
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Tags: Latin | Jazz Funk | Latin Jazz
 in stock $20.38
Disco Beat Down EP
Cat: FFP 016. Rel: 09 Jan 23
Disco (6:48)
Beat Down (6:05)
Review: Some high-grade re-edit action here, as dusty-fingered Chicagoan crate diggers Sadar Bahar and Marc Davis join forces with pal (and credited mixer) Rahaan on two fine tweaks of suitably obscure tracks. A-side 'Disco' is a groovy, funky, horn-heavy affair; a sumptuously string-laden, orchestrated blend of righteous gospel-soul, Philadelphia International style proto-disco and grooves reminiscent of those frequently employed on Steely Dan's most up-beat moments. 'Beat Down' meanwhile is a jaunty, percussive and sun-soaked slab of dancefloor-ready Latin jazz that speeds up as it goes along. The jazz dancers will love it!
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 in stock $13.76
Wave (reissue)
Wave (reissue) (gatefold 180 gram vinyl LP + CD with obi-strip)
Cat: LR 349LP. Rel: 08 Jan 18
Wave (2:48)
The Red Blouse (5:01)
Look To The Sky (2:17)
Batidinha (3:06)
Triste (2:00)
Mojave (2:17)
Dialogo (2:50)
Lamento (2:40)
Antigua (3:07)
Captain Bacardi (4:27)
The Red Blouse
Look To The Sky
Captain Bacardi
 in stock $23.82
De Las Colonias Del Rio De La Plata (reissue)
De Las Colonias Del Rio De La Plata (reissue) (LP + booklet with obi-strip)
Cat: ALT 013. Rel: 14 Oct 21
O'Placar (6:19)
Para Nosotros Solamente (4:47)
Balewada (3:57)
Los Berugos Wor (4:50)
La Hora De La Sed Maldita (4:15)
El Viaje De Dumpty (5:09)
Eterna Presencia (4:37)
Mira Tu (4:55)
Review: It would be fair to say that De Las Colonias Del Rio De La Plata is something of a little-known gem. Recorded in two days in Buenos Aries back in the autumn of 1976, the album remains the sole recorded output of Argentine keyboardist and producer Jorge Lopez Ruiz's jazz-fusion outfit, Viejas Raices. The album itself has long been sought-after by Latin jazz collectors, hence this handy - if frustratingly limited - vinyl reissue. Musically, it's a blast from start to finish, with Lopez Ruiz's electric piano and ARP synthesizer sounds riding extra-percussive Latin jazz grooves and some seriously groovy upright bass. Alternately floor-friendly and pleasingly laidback, the album's funky beauty and impressive musicianship is only heightened by the lack of fiery horns.
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Tags: Latin Jazz
 in stock $48.97
Dap Walk/El Barrio
Dap Walk/El Barrio (limited 7")
Cat: OGR 837. Rel: 16 Feb 23
Luchito - "Dap Walk" (3:56)
Nestor Alvarez - "El Barrio" (4:06)
Review: Original Gravity, Luchito Rodriguez and Nestor Alvarez return with yet two more Latin groove versions of funk and soul classics, emulating two sounds not yet brought together enough. 'Dap Walk' is a shot-by-shot cover of the song of the same name by Ernie And The Top Notes - a slick and slippery interpretation that translates the original AAVE of the song's intro into Spanish. 'El Barrio', meanwhile, opts for 70s crime thriller vibes, instrumentally verging on expressionism via djembe, brass sections and vibraslaps.
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Percussion Maddness: Part One
Cat: VR 194. Rel: 24 Sep 20
Deep House
Tumbao (6:51)
Our Love (feat Anane) (5:12)
Love Remains The Same (feat Josh Milan) (3:47)
Quintero's Jam (feat Hilton Ruiz) (7:26)
Gbagada, Gbagada, Gbogodo, Gbogodo (feat Francis Mbappe) (8:58)
G-Force (feat EOL Soul Brothers) (4:52)
Aquilas Coisas Todas (8:35)
Play For Me (feat EOL Soul Brothers) (5:03)
Review: For his next album project, the Master at Work that is Louie Vega links with Luisito Quintero, a veteran percussionist who has played with La India and others in the New York scene. He is as creative and original as they come and fuses afro-Latin rhythms and bossa nova sounds into fresh new forms and now serves up Part One of his Percussion Madness album. It ranges from seductive deep house to swaggering Stevie Wonder style funk via irresistible afro beats. Luisito has shared the stage with Robert Plant, Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys and more, but deserves just as many plaudits for his own solo work.
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 in stock $23.56
A La Memoria Del Muerto (reissue)
A La Memoria Del Muerto (reissue) (heavyweight vinyl LP)
Cat: VAMPI 174. Rel: 28 Mar 17
A La Memoria Del Muerto (4:23)
Mi Verdadero Son (3:31)
Payaso (4:51)
Los Niches (2:54)
La Fruta Bomba (3:29)
Achilipu (3:50)
A Bailar Oriza (3:49)
Descarga Fruko (3:58)
Bomba Africana (3:05)
Baho Kende (4:01)
Rumbo A La Ciudad (4:43)
Tihuanaco (3:19)
Review: Julio Ernesto Estrada, simply known as Fruko, is a Colombian composer, multi-instrumentalist, and orchestra leader who pretty much gave salsa its name from the early 1970s. You go ask any serious DJ who is into South American music, and the name Fruko will no doubt get dropped on a regular basis. In fact, up until now, this man's records have made themselves scarce on the second-hand market, and there is a very particular sort of crowd whose willing to spend big money on them. A La Memoria Del Muerto is his second LP, from 1972, and what is perhaps the man's most definitive work. It's just one of those albums that runs fluidly from start to finish, showcasing all of its native beauty with effortless skill and furore. Rampant trumpets, seductive piano keys, kinetic percussion, and a sense of tropicality make this into a spectacular piece of work.
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Tags: Latin | Latin Jazz | Colombian
 in stock $25.40
Si Me Faltaras Tu
Cat: BC 02445. Rel: 04 Jun 18
Si Me Faltaras Tu (2:38)
Parachute (3:02)
Review: Marie and Necalli's new Thee Lakesiders project has been snapped up by the Big Crown imprint and slapped up onto tasty 7" format! We just love new soul and jazz, with too many reissues filling up our charts these days, and especially if it sounds anywhere near as fresh as this. "Si Me Faltaras Tu" is a straight-up soul groover, made with LA's sun-kissed charm and South American sensibilities, while "Parachute" is the stand-out piece, all lo-fi and stripped-back, but filled with enough mystique and garage sensibility to render it comparable to the very best psych acts of the 70s. TIP!
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Tags: Latin Jazz
 in stock $13.24
Relafica Negra En Tiempo De Siembra
Cat: MP 606SG. Rel: 09 Feb 23
Un Dos Tres Y Fuera Vs Gaudi & Don Letts - "Relafica Negra En Tiempo De Siembra" (Gaudi & Don Letts aka The Rebel Dread) (3:49)
Cumbia Moderna De Soledad - "Busca Perro" (Greg Foat & James Thorpe remix) (3:52)
Review: Cultural icon Don Letts joins forces here with the masterful musician Greg Foat and producer James Thorpe to make a new entry into the Relatin project series. It is one where artists engaged with Latin musical roots from another era and update them for the here and now. Here they bring plenty of heavy dub vibes and great special awareness to a tune by Venezuelans Un Dos Tres. Greg Foat & James Thorpe also step up with a remix that is just as heavy and summery.
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Tags: Latin | Latin Jazz | Dub Reggae
 in stock $11.64
Esperanto (gatefold LP)
Cat: FVR 172LP. Rel: 26 Aug 21
Cosa Suave (5:04)
Hermoso Dia (4:26)
Alegria (7:07)
Vereda Tropical (2:56)
Caucaguita (4:26)
Angela La Espanola (8:55)
Ticket To Ride (4:44)
Cancion Para Un Osito De Peluche (0:52)
Review: Esperanto is widely heralded as a Venezuelan jazz-Ffsion masterpiece. It was first released in 1980 and is a real collector's item that is hard to find an expensive. French label Favourite now presents a first ever reissue of the eponymous LP that was recorded in Caracas by a number of talented musicians. It has strong Latin and funk overtones. Squelchy synth sounds and is a must-have for anyone interested in this fine fusion sound. The band started off playing jam sessions that grew ever more refined to the point that they eventually lay down this enduring masterclass.
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Come With Me (reissue)
Cat: SB 7043RE. Rel: 19 Jul 23
Come With Me (4:13)
Lost In Amazonia (4:19)
Review: This one is such an evergreen summer classic that it sells out whenever it reappears and gets reissued on a regular basis. Last time was last summer but now the rays are back in our lives we're glad it is available one more. Brazilian jazz vocalist Tania Maria is a true icon with a huge back catalogue of music behind her. Here, Soul Brother look back to her 1983 album Come With Me and lift a pair of pearlers for this vital 7". 'Come With Me' is a sundown slinker, with Maria's airy tone gliding over the sprightly piano chords while on the flip 'Lost In Amazonia' is a joyous, scat-powered slice of jazz funk with incredible slap bass flex. Essential summer grooves.
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 in stock $14.81
Moving Ahead
Cat: SCLP 490. Rel: 29 Sep 20
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Naihi (6:19)
Face The Music (5:00)
Cuiaba (4:38)
Que Dilema (5:20)
Marombo (album version) (5:11)
Vicky (4:18)
Naihi's Son (5:19)
Damay (4:37)
Desencantado (5:54)
Guava (4:16)
Foresta Esotica (5:52)
Kerewan (5:56)
Review: Those who've been followed the nu-jazz sound closely over the last two decades should already be familiar with the work of Italian trumpeter Gerardo Frisina; after all, this is the Schema regular's eight studio set since the dawn of the century. In our opinion, Moving Ahead is also one of the best, with Frisina expanding on his usual Latin-jazz inspired sound via tracks that variously incorporate elements of samba house, West and East African drum music, jazz house, dub and tropical-tinged jazz-funk. Yet for all the subtle eclecticism, there are constant threads that run throughout, specifically densely packed percussion and Frisina's haunting trumpet and sax solos.
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 in stock $31.23
Black Samba EP
Black Samba EP (limited 12")
Cat: CCP 06. Rel: 19 Apr 23
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Black Samba (4:48)
Musa (Cumulative Collective rework) (5:23)
Cla Samba (feat Josue Ferriera) (5:05)
So Da Manha (7:05)
Review: Colin Curtis Presents is dropping some real heat this month with a pair of fine fusion EPs including one from GeeW and now this one from JuJu. This is another excellent transmission from the forefront of the contemporary British nu-jazz scene by Roderick Stewart. 'Black Samba' is one of those nimble and ass-wiggling rhythms the is punctuated by big horns, funky chords, busy percussion and a cool sense of style. 'Musa' (Cumulative Collective rework) keeps the life-affirming Roy Ayers melodies going over more effortlessly funky bass and 'Cla Samba' (feat Josue Ferriera) and 'So Da Manha' bring more Brazilian vibes to this superb EP.
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 in stock $24.34
Joyful Sound
Joyful Sound (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: SCLP 515. Rel: 02 Feb 23
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Duende (7:31)
Dansi Na (Medley with Mahaba) (4:47)
Parkview Theme (6:08)
Hechizo Mgico (5:49)
Almost Free (7:19)
Africa (Brazil) (5:00)
Kilig (5:02)
On Again (album version) (5:59)
Naquela Base (New Blend) (4:34)
Gujarat (4:29)
Merida (4:28)
Misterioso (5:02)
Hombre (5:32)
Kilig (reprise) (2:26)
Review: Playful Italian club cuts from Gerardo Frisina on his astutely named LP Joyful Sound. Taking influence from well-trodden sounds, perhaps each describable (at least by genre pedants) as Afro-Latin music, broken beat, jazzdance and minimal house - whatever the symbiotic result, it sounds great. We're caught off-guard as low-end scraping pulsers like 'Almost Free' blend surprisingly brilliantly with dreamy piano-minimal bits such as 'Kilig'.
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 in stock $38.10
The Jazz Room Vol 2
The Jazz Room Vol 2 (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: BBE 678CLP. Rel: 04 May 23
Eternal Buzz Brass Band - "Sounds Good" (6:40)
Cesar's Salad - "Manteca" (6:50)
Chip Wickham - "Rebel No 23" (7" edit) (3:58)
The Stance Brothers - "Roll Call" (3:56)
Cruisic - "Jazz Carnival" (4:39)
Daniel Crawford - "Water No Get Enemy" (5:38)
Los Po-Boy-Citos - "Fried Neckbones & Some Home Fries" (4:50)
Raul Monsalve Y Los Forajidos - "Black & Decker" (4:50)
Clare Fischer - "African Flutes" (8:12)
Cheick Tidiane Seck - "Niger Mambo" (8:00)
Florian Pellissier Quintet - "The Hipster" (5:30)
Take Vibe - "Golden Brown" (3:09)
Fast 3 - "Don't You Want Me?" (8:27)
Review: The Jazz Room is a hotly curated selectors' V/A compiled by jazz expert and BBE label owner Paul Murphy. Following the success of the original comp first released in 2019, this one comes up after a full four years' worth of curating and mulling, and aims to represent the full range of both classic and contemporary jazz sounds, from New Orleans to Latin jazz, in quick succession. Consisting of contemporary jazz versions of the likes of Fela Kuti, Raul Monsalve and, for some reason, The Human League, said contributions by the likes of Cruisic and Clare Fischer aim to trace the - yes, the - comprehensive throughline of jazz from past to present, all while refusing to abstain from BBE's trademark eclecticism. Highlights include 'Rebel No. 23' and Fast 3's Hammond-organ-injected 'Don't You Want Me'. Most importantly, no track goes without a driving, bright-bursting mood of energy.
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 in stock $31.75
Vamo Vive
Vamo Vive (limited 7")
Cat: FUR 7414. Rel: 26 Jan 23
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Vamo Vive (4:30)
Ed E (4:40)
Review: Mistura Pura is an alias for Italian jazz funk artist Federica Grappasonni, who first came to light via the 2018 album Hollywood Spritz on Ubiquity. After a follow-up two years later, finally Grappasonni is back with this classy 7", which we can only assume precedes another long player for Ubiquity soon after. 'Vamo Vive' and 'Ed E' are everything you could wish for from her welcome return, bursting with infectious groove and exquisite musicality. Cop this smoking hot single now and be the first to spread the good word about this stellar artist and her latest sounds.
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The Good The Jazz & The Funky 2
Cat: CCP 03. Rel: 10 Jun 22
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Por Do Sol (Sunset) (6:10)
Freestylin' (6:24)
Frodesia (5:49)
Change At 96 (6:20)
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Glucklich VI
Cat: CPT 6171. Rel: 14 Jul 23
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
The Matheus Combo - "Aderico" (3:25)
Christian Knobel - "Sambomambo" (8:16)
Wutrio - "Hallo Hoppel" (3:34)
Midnight Gigolos - "Brother Samba" (5:54)
Marcia Maria - "Brasil Nativo" (5:03)
Debbie Cameron & Richard Boone - "Stop Foolin' Yourself" (3:14)
A Bossa Eletrica - "Sob A Luz Do Sol" (5:06)
Guillermo Reuter - "Mr Jenkins" (3:37)
Jean Marc Jafet - "Offering" (5:47)
Jon Lucien - "Come With Me To Rio" (4:13)
Sonzeira - "The Mystery Of Man" (Rainer Truby & Corrado Bucci presents Truccy remix) (8:23)
Grupo Ebano - "Pe No Chao" (3:31)
Review: This is a new compilation album by the German DJ and producer Rainer Truby, coming as the sixth installment of the Glucklich series, which aims to showcase the best in contemporary jazz and jazz-adjacent music on an international scale. It's the latest to top up a longstanding series, which has been going since 1994. What one might call nu-jazz, broken beat and nu-soul appears across as string of contributions from the likes of Kyoto Jazz Massive, Nicola Conte, Jazzanova, Quantic and more on this slinky curator's gem.
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The Electric Jazzroom EP
Cat: JAZZR 010. Rel: 22 Jul 21
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Walpataca - "Caliente" (5:27)
Vienna Art Orchestra - "Un Poco Loco" (6:44)
Review: Paul Murphy's Jazz Room Records serve up two underground dance floor hits from the London circuit here. Latin supergroup Wild And Infectious's 'Caliente' takes care of the a-side and has banging piano riffs and heavy bass laid down by Descarga originator Cachao, all run through with some superb driving vibes from Tany Gil with a big percussion meltdown from Walfredo De Los Reyes added for good measure. ON the reverse, The Vienna Art Orchestra serve up a great new version of a Bud Powell classic.
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Tags: Latin Jazz
 in stock $5.82
Skunk Juice: Dirty Funk From The Big Apple
Cat: BGPD 303. Rel: 01 Feb 17
Skunk Juice (2:15)
A Gritty Nitty (2:54)
The Chili Peppers - "Chicken Scratch" (2:42)
New Orleans (3:33)
Fever (2:47)
Hi Heel Sneakers (2:44)
Why I Sing The Blues (with Betty Barney - live) (3:32)
Work Song (2:42)
Juicy Lucy (3:08)
Toe Jam (2:23)
The Chili Peppers - "Fly Vines" (4:40)
We Got More Soul (with Betty Barney - live) (5:07)
 in stock $18.52
Jazz Carnival
Cat: MSP 101. Rel: 19 Aug 22
Jazz Carnival (9:30)
Jazz Carnival (Space Jazz mix) (6:15)
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CUBA: Music & Revolution Culture Clash in Havana Experiments In Latin Music 1975-85 Vol 1
Grupo Irakere - "Chequere Son"
Conjunto Rumbavana - "El Son Del Campeon"
Juan Formell & Los Van Van - "Mi Ritmo Caliente"
Grupo Monumental - "Mi Son Carida"
Grupo De Experimentacion Sonora Del ICAIC - "Sondeando"
Las D'Aida - "Con Cadencia Y Con Dulzura"
Juan Formell & Los Van Van - "Y No Le Conviene"
Pablo Milanes - "Te Quiero Porque Te Quiero"
Emiliano Salvador - "Luna Wanestain"
Los Reyes 73 - "Un Lamento Hecho Cancion"
Eduardo Ramos - "Vocacion Revolucion"
Grupo Monumental - "Hasta Las Cuantas"
Los 5 U 4 - "Solo Esta Musica"
Grupo De Experimentacion Sonora Del ICAIC - "Cancion Con Todos"
Orquesta Los Van Van - "Yo Se Que Van Van"
Grupo Monumental - "Nadie Se Siente Cansado"
Orquesta Ritmo Oriental - "Maria, Baila El Son"
Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo - "Rompe Cocorioco"
Los Reyes 73 - "Grandes Amigos"
Paquito D'Rivera - "La Patica"
Grupo De Experimentacion Sonora Del ICAIC - "Grifo"
Raul Gomez - "Dacapo"
Grupo Irakere - "Juana 1600"
Review: It may only be January, but we already have a strong contender for 'compilation of the year'. Put together by devout crate-diggers and Cuban music enthusiasts Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker, Cuba: Music & Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana 1975-85 celebrates a particularly fertile moment in the Caribbean country's musical development - one in which the country's traditional salsa and mambo sounds were being fused with a variety of other styles, most notably Brazilian tropicala, and the funk, soul and disco sounds emerging from the U.S.A. The results, as showcased via 23 tracks stretched across two CDs, are incredible, pitching traditional Cuban vocals and percussion sounds with heavy bass, life-affirming horns, futurist synthesizer flourishes and wah-wah guitars. Throw in detailed, eye-opening sleeve notes, and you have a genuinely must-have compilation. Bravo!
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Circle (reissue)
Circle (reissue) (limited yellow vinyl 7")
Cat: SC 707 YELLOW. Rel: 30 Jun 23
Circle (2:11)
Circle (Gerardo Frisina Re edit) (3:29)
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Greasy Mike - Shipwrecked On A Tropical Island Volume 2 :16 Sweaty Sides Of Hot & Sultry Exotica From Weirdsville USA
Alfredo Martinez - "Tabu" (3:17)
Phyllis Branch - "Babalu" (2:57)
Jack Medell - "Enchantment" (2:43)
Harvey Anderson - "Jivaro" (2:19)
Maria Elena - "Temptation" (2:22)
Robert Mersey - "Kookaburra" (2:46)
Ty & Ed - "Martinique" (2:09)
Blue Bells - "Atlantis" (2:23)
Coral & The South Seas - "Bongo Heat" (2:48)
Vitin Aviles Y Su Orquesta - "Miserlou" (2:50)
Dariel Kay - "Ho-Ba-La-La" (2:49)
Hank Levine - "Midnight" (2:23)
Hector Cari & The Dancing Strings - "Rumba Rhapsody" (2:55)
Davy Jones & The Dolphin - "Strictly Polynesian" (1:57)
Jim Solley & The Lubocs - "Malaquena" (2:32)
Rick & Trisha - "The Lonely Sea" (2:22)
Review: Jazzman recently served up a big and freaky old collection of Halloween themed jazz sounds from Greasy Mike. Now the venerated digger and collector opens up his archives once more for another deep dive, this time under the heading of 'Shipwrecked On A Tropical Island.' As such these are Afro-tinged jazz sounds with shimmering steel drums and gently breaking waves. There are Afro-Cuban spinners like Phyllis Branch's 'Babalu' and samba shufflers full of soul. An epic and escapist collection that takes you to another world.
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Deeper Than Black EP
Deeper Than Black EP (limited 12")
Cat: CCP 05. Rel: 19 Apr 23
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Deeper Than Black (7:32)
Alzira Vida (8:23)
Ocean Drive (6:21)
Difi The Hifi (6:50)
Review: We're not sure who GeeW is but since 2021 they have served up three super fusion EPs, one on Ten Lovers Music and two on Colin Curtis Presents, which is where they return now for the third time. Their Deeper Than Black EP is a magic one that draws on all forms of jazz, soul, Latin, bossa, funk and house to cook up broken beat explorations doused in sunshine and with one eye on the stars. The title cut is a lively and vibrant jam with layers of percussion and mad Rhodes jams, 'Alzira Vida' is a little more chill but no less expertly arranged and 'Ocean Drive' then gets more dance with its prickly broken beats and lush horns. 'Difi The Hifi' is high-paced fusion brilliance.
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Natureza (gatefold LP)
Cat: FARO 234LP. Rel: 02 Dec 22
Feminina (11:24)
Misterios (5:35)
Coracao Sonhador (5:34)
Moreno (4:44)
Descompassadamente (4:49)
Ciclo Da Vida (8:29)
Pega Leve (3:42)
Review: Veteran Brazilian singer-songwriter Joyce first teamed up with Mauricio Maestro for Visions Of Dawn, a 2009 album of samba, bossanova and folk which celebrated everything vital about Latin American music culture. Now they're back on Far Out with a new album of sunkissed magic that will take you right back to that feel-good place they explored on their first collaboration, taking in delicate balladry and playful whimsy steeped in soul and sentiment. It's a joyous listen from two totems of Brazilian music, produced, arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman.
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Firebird (limited LP)
Cat: AJXLP 661. Rel: 27 Jan 23
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Samba Do Sueno (3:41)
Firebird (4:03)
Dinamita (4:12)
Ritmo Picante (3:33)
Sambara (5:01)
East Coast (4:04)
Bam Bam (4:49)
Kitchen (3:52)
Circuit Break (4:33)
Lifetimes (4:43)
Review: Chris Bangs is widely, albeit not so, known for coining the term 'acid jazz'. If it weren't for him it's likely we wouldn't have modern day future jazz pushers like Soul Jazz or Brownswood. This new compendium, 'Firebird', charts the DJ and producer's latest sonic explorations, blurring the boundaries between every influence from contemporary jazz, UK electronic dance, and Latin dance styles from bossa nova to salsa. It also contains several examples of what is known as his 'East Coast' sound, which pays homage to the fusion of jazz and funk and which spread throughout UK nightclubs as far back as the early 80s.
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Num Dia Azul (reissue)
Cat: MRBLP 279. Rel: 25 Oct 23
Num Dia Azul (In A Blue City) (4:16)
Sinal Verde (Green Light) (5:05)
So Danco Samba (I Only Dance The Samba) (4:20)
Calma Mulher (Cool It Woman) (3:48)
Cancao Da Chuva (Song Of The Rain) (4:50)
Sambawalk (6:07)
Choro Sambaiao (4:59)
Review: Minas' 'Num Dia Azul' is a sublime slice of private-press bossa nova meets jazzy MPB perfection. Warm and bubbling with youthful spirit, the music is simultaneously loose in swagger, yet slick and tight. The album was originally released in 1983 and reflects the great music coming out of Rio at the time, yet 'Num Dia Azul' wasn't recorded in Rio, but actually in the USA. Adding to its later obscurity, hundreds of copies were also destroyed in a house fire. They say cream always rises to the top; later in the 2010s, the word amongst collectors and DJs was spreading about this mythical under-the-radar recording.
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Color De Tropico Vol 2
Cat: ELPALMASLP 10. Rel: 25 Apr 22
Los Kings - "Empecemos (Let's Start)" (3:03)
Las Cuatro Monedas - "Buena Suerte" (3:30)
Nelson Y Sus Estrellas - "Maria La Bella" (3:11)
Mario Y Sus Diamantes - "Santo Domingo" (2:41)
Orquesta La Playa - "Negro Soy" (3:32)
Anselmo Y Su Conjunto - "Seis Pajueliao" (2:41)
La Retreta Mayor - "Liquido Elemento" (2:49)
Grupo Almendra - "Tutti Frutti" (3:37)
Review: Late last year, El Palmas Music dropped Color De Tropico, a terrific collection of vintage Venezuelan music that showcased far-sighted fusions of cumbia, salsa, and numerous American and European styles (jazz, rock, soul and so on). This speedy follow-up covers similar sonic ground and is every bit as essential as its predecessor. Highlights abound from start to finish, but our picks include the rocking, organ-laced psyche-cumbia of Los Kings' 'Empecemos (Let's Start)', the Venezuelan reggae-soul of 'Buena Suerta' by Las Cuatro Monedas, the percussion-and-synths brilliance of Mario Y Sus Diamentes' 'Santo Domingo' and the plucked guitars and infectious rhythms of Anselmo Y Su Conjunto's 'Seis Pajueliao'. The latter is a bona fide tropical treat!
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Tags: Salsa | Latin Jazz | Latin Funk | Cumbia
 in stock $28.05
Descargas (reissue)
Descargas (reissue) (180 gram vinyl LP + insert)
Cat: VAMPILP 246. Rel: 13 Apr 22
Volando (2:23)
Tumba Coco (3:13)
La Juventud A Gogo (2:59)
Noche Buena (2:16)
Echate Pa' Lla (2:37)
Brava Pachanga (2:18)
Guajireate (2:28)
Mamblues (2:20)
El Hueso (2:52)
Busco Una Chiquita (2:58)
Guaracha Y Bembe (2:32)
Melodia En Flauta (2:31)
Review: Peruvian percussionist Coco Lagos y Sus Orates dropped this Descarges album in 1967. He called up talents including Alfredo Linares, Charlie Palomares, Otto de Rojas and Mario Allison to cook up its irresistible percussive Latin charms. It has long been all but impossible to find on wax and so this overdue reissue is welcome indeed. The record feature a version of Cal Tjader's 'Mamblues' and a classic by the so-called father of boogaloo, Joe Cuba, in the form of 'Brava pachanga.' It is a lively and vibrant album with percolating rhythms and tin pot percussion that hit deep.
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Tags: Latin | Latin Jazz | Boogaloo
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Cat: FE1017/2. Rel: 30 Jul 20
Naquela Base (2:50)
Devaneio (5:05)
Primavera (5:37)
Simplesmente (3:55)
Feitico Da Vila (6:21)
Dueto (7:39)
Amor De Nada (3:59)
Eugenie (4:19)
Minha Saudade (3:00)
Desenhos (2:49)
Review: To many this is where Brazilian jazz truly began: 1966, the legendary saxophonist and composer Victor Assis Brasil laid down his debut album at just 21. Still as smoky and sentimental as it was 50 years ago (but sadder knowing his life was cut short by a rare disease just 15 years later), the playful sense of space, rhythm and technique displayed (and a slight freedom from the US and European sounds of the time due to him living in Brazil) are delivered with a rawness, clarity and sense of fun such as the R&B double bass backdrop of "Simplesmente" or the cat and mouse style counterplay between the horns on "Dueto". A touching and ultimately timeless piece of jazz history.
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 in stock $39.70
That Girl From Ipanema
Cat: TDP 54034. Rel: 21 Jul 20
The Girl From Ipanema (3:16)
Meu Piao (3:37)
Far Away (With Chet Baker) (4:11)
We'll Make Today Last Night Again (3:08)
Black Magic (A Gira) (3:03)
All I’ve Got (6:10)
Love For Sale (3:10)
Wanting You (2:40)
The Puppy Song (2:53)
Mamae Eu Quero/Chica Chica Boom Chic (3:00)
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Cat: EQX 014V. Rel: 20 Jan 22
Pra Ele (3:17)
Viva Hermeto (4:24)
De Ca Pra La (2:55)
Acalanto (4:34)
Samba De Avedore (feat Hermeto Pascoal) (3:57)
Lucas E Lena (3:57)
Entre Os Girassois (4:35)
Ventania (2:45)
Bandas E Bandeiras (4:59)
Na Carioca (4:46)
Review: Mariana Zwarg is an accomplished Brazilian flutist and saxophonist who presented her Universal Sexteto group in 2020 with the Nascentes album. Released on CD by Scubidu Music, it's now getting a vinyl pressing thanks to Equinox in Australia, getting the music further afield, which it thoroughly deserves. Zwarg's group deals in a modern, sprightly kind of jazz led by her own joyous vocals and flute flurries, but there's also a sense of the deep heritage of Brazilian jazz hanging behind everything she does. It's a vibrant album bursting with kinetic energy - just the kind of revitalising tonic to lift the spirits through long winter months in the Northern hemisphere.
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Supernova EP
Cat: CCP 07. Rel: 07 Aug 23
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Supernova (7:45)
Nu Horizonz (8:00)
Subtonix (8:29)
Brazilian Freeez (6:00)
Review: Gee wizz, we've got a 'Supernova' on our hands. The eponymous UK-based producer Gee W has gone above and beyond on this fresh EP for Colin Curtis Presents, topping up the label's slick repertoire with four unusually improvisatory club numbers. With each track playing out as spiritual/noir jazz freakouts live-improvised over quantized club skeletons, pieces such as 'Nu Horizonz' and 'Subtonix' enchant and impress with their multifarious layers and impressive array of instrumental choices, from vibraphone ting to trumpet parp to bass lick.
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Tags: Latin Jazz
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Mr Bongo Record Club Vol 6
Mr Bongo Record Club Vol 6 (limited translucent red vinyl 2xLP + insert (indie exclusive))
Cat: MRBLP 270TR. Rel: 28 Jul 23
Dora Morelenbaum - "Japao" (3:27)
New York Community Choir - "I'll Keep My Light In My Window" (12" mix) (5:54)
General Lee - "Pleasure" (3:58)
The Drive - "Africa Bossa" (5:56)
Chiemi Eri - "Okosa-Bushi" (2:18)
Manny Corchado & His Orchestra - "Pow-Wow" (3:34)
Sven Wunder - "Easy Going" (4:15)
Dina Ogon - "Bakom Glaset" (3:10)
Vee Gees - "Talkin" (2:52)
Mave & Dave - "Do You Really Want My Love" (3:11)
Hazel Scott & The Braza Brasi - "Ye-Me-Le" (2:54)
Inês Soares - "Um Amor Para Toda A Vida" (2:21)
Haréton Salvanini - "Estrada" (4:06)
Copa 7 - "Copa Sete No Samba" (2:53)
Mirna - "A Volta" (2:30)
Dina Ogon - "Tombola 94" (4:01)
Unknown Artists - "I Do You Love" (2:56)
Ash Soul, Inc - "I Do Love You" (2:59)
Ponderosa Twins Plus One - "Bound" (3:14)
Matty - "Blood" (3:29)
Shira Small - "Eternal Life" (2:26)
Review: This is the sixth instalment of the Record Club series, which celebrates the eclectic and diverse music collection of Mr Bongo, the most eminent record label and store to specialize in world music, funk, soul, jazz and more. Record Club Vol. 6 contains 20 lesser-known originals from various countries and genres - exhaustively, these treasured numbers hail from Brazil, Sweden, the USA, South Africa, Portugal, Japan, Trinidad and Tobago, and Canada - all while aiming to evoke the feeling of impressing your crush by way of home-dubbed cassettes in lieu of flowers. Neat!
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Vol 1
Vol 1 (LP)
Cat: AJXLP 623. Rel: 13 May 22
Bella (11:24)
Oya Ka Jojo (8:13)
Mercenariat Africa (6:33)
Gbemeho (9:56)
Review: Originally released in 1980 on the Alberika label, Orchestre Les Volcans du Benin Vol. 1 has long been a 'holy grail' LP for Afro-Cuban aficionados. It now sees it's first official reissue on Acid Jazz Records, with four infectious tracks across the two sides, including Oya Ka Jojo - latin dancefloor dynamite and a DJ must-have. Remastered by Nick Robbins at Sound Mastering and presented in a wonderful colour sleeve, it's an opportunity to finally own this special and highly sought after LP.
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Tags: African | Latin | Latin Jazz | Afro Cuban
 in stock $26.21
Dilijans (reissue)
Cat: COMET 118. Rel: 18 Jan 23
Deblozay (8:29)
Pwoblem (7:48)
Dilijans (6:14)
Tribilasyon (6:34)
Tem (0:32)
Review: Ayizan's lone album, 'Dilijans' originally came in 1984. Since then, it has been seen as something of a slept-on, hard-to-find classic. Musically it joined the dots between "compas" (a style popular in Dominica and the Antilles) with folk, jazz, funk and soul. This is the latest reissue and a great chance to cop a record that is the epitome of breezy, soulful, sun-kissed tropical goodness. Top tunes range from the chant-along, carnival-ready flex of the title track and marimba-fired, beat-free brilliance of 'Tem'.
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Tags: Latin Jazz | French
 in stock $27.80
A Kind Of Prayer EP
Cat: CCP 08. Rel: 07 Aug 23
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
A Kind Of Prayer (5:05)
Waiting For The Sun (5:36)
Bring The Fonk (5:16)
Barra Nova (Eastern Bloc Extension) (6:03)
Review: Colin Curtis Presents another superb EP here which has been put together "to enlighten the listener to the two very different sides of this project." On the A-side, Stefano De Santis showcases a vintage spiritual jazz side with Afrobeats and plenty of funk in the drums. On the flip is a more broken boogie vibe with big disco strings courtesy of The Sunlight Orchestra. It's a life-affirming sound that fills you with sunshine and then last of all comes an Eastern Bloc Extension of 'Barra Nova' that rides on lush broken-beats all lit up by lush chords.
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Tags: Latin Jazz
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Con El Ritmo Del Tambo (reissue)
Cat: JAZZR 023. Rel: 27 Apr 23
El Eden De Los Roncos (0:46)
Pineiro (5:18)
Esa Brujeria (8:15)
Raices Cubanas (1:25)
Yo Tengo A Chango (2:33)
Chino's Yambu (1:38)
Rumba En El Solar (6:09)
La Confianza, Pongan Atencion, La Mulata Encarnacion (3:38)
Cuba Y Africa Son (3:04)
Con El Ritmo Del Tambo (4:29)
Review: This second instalment of Jazz Room's Pure Latin re-releases comes in the form of Orquesta Mayombe's masterpiece, Con Ritmo Del Tambo. First emerging in 1980 and now considered to be a classic example of Nu Yorican El Barrio sound, this is an essential record for fans of Tata Vasquez. Featuring Afro-Cubano jazz heavyweights including Chocolate Armenteros, Jose Mangual, Mauricio Smith, and Orestes Vilato, as well as an astounding seven-person percussion section, it's safe to say this release packs a punch. Travelling through ten dazzling, floor-filling cuts of Afro-Cuban via New York Jazz age tracks, this is a must-have for fans of Latin jazz.
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CUBA: Music & Revolution Culture Clash In Havana Experiments In Latin Music 1975-85 Vol 2
Cat: SJRCD 496. Rel: 05 Nov 21
Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo - "Y Que Bien"
Orquesta Los Van Van - "Por Que Lo Haces"
Los Latinos - "Quemando"
Farah Maria - "Amame Y No Pienses Mas"
FA 5 - "Muevete Con Las Fuerzas Del Corazon"
Tambores De Enrique Bonne - "Como Arrullos De Palma"
Ricardo Eddy Martinez - "Expresso Ritmico"
Los Papines - "Solo De Tumba Y Bongo"
Grupo Sintesis - "Aqui Estamos"
Los Van Van - "Llegada"
Grupo Raices Nuevas - "Baila Mi Guaguanco"
Luis Carbonell - "La Rumba"
Orquesta Riverside - "En Casa Del Trompo No Bailes"
Juan Formel & Los Van Van - "Llegue, Llegue"
Grupo Los Yoyi - "Tu No Me Puedes Conquistar"
Los Papines - "Para Que Niegas?"
Grupo De Experimentacion Sonora Del ICAIC - "Cuba Va!"
Raul Gomez - "Luces En La Pista"
Los Brito - "El 4-5-6"
Leo Brouwer - "Tema De El Rancheador De La Naturaleza"
Ricardo Eddy Martinez - "La 132"
Los Reyes 73 - "Finalizo Un Amor"
Review: Given that Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker's Cuba: Music and Revolution - Culture Clash in Havana is one of the standout compilations of 2021, hopes are naturally sky-high for this speedy sequel. Like its predecessor, volume 2 focuses on music and made and released on the Caribbean island between 1975 and '85, this time round largely focusing on rare fusions of salsa, Latin jazz, disco, soul and funk, mostly licensed from records that have never been available outside Cuba. It's another stunning selection all told, with highlights including the heady Cuban disco/salsa fusion of Orquesta Los Van Van, the fiery disco-funk of FA 5, the heavily percussive hedonism of Luis Carobonell and the fuzzy psychedelic rock of Grupo De Experimentacion Sonora Del ICAIC. In a word: essential.
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Meu Balanco (reissue)
Cat: MRBLP 266. Rel: 17 Mar 23
Luar Do Sertao (3:08)
Sonho No Ceu (1:54)
Meu Balanco (3:18)
Lady Samba (2:07)
Apenas Um Coracao Solitario (2:56)
Jael (2:50)
Walking (3:03)
Satiricon (2:37)
Carmen (1:56)
Meiguice (2:22)
Petit Fils (Pour Pablito) (2:41)
Zoraia (3:21)
Review: Mr. Bongo takes us back to the release of Waltel Blanco's jazz-funk masterwork, 'Meu Balanco', first released in 1995. Noted for its accumulation of Blanco's various skills picked up over the course of his years as a session musician in Brazil - for the likes of Marcos Valle and Elis Regina, to name a few - this LP is a rollicking instrumental ride, just as suitable for film soundtracking as it is for home listening. Many-an electric piano, bass lick and buzzing horn cement the vibe of the boom in Latin cinema at the time of its release.
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Tags: MPB | Brazilian | Latin Jazz | Latin Funk
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El Rey Bravo
El Rey Bravo (limited 180 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: 77186 1. Rel: 07 Apr 14
Malanga Con Yuca (Potatoes & Beans)
Oye Como Va (Listen How It Goes)
Tokyo De Noche (Tokyo After Dark)
Tombola (Circus)
Traigo El Coco Seco (My Head Is Dry)
Africa Habla (Africa Speaks)
Batacumba (Brazilian Beat)
La Pase Gozando (I Had A Ball)
Tito Suena El Timbal (Sound The Drum)
Donde Vas (Where Are You Going?)
Gato Miau, Miau (Cat Miau, Miau)
Guaguanco (bonus track)
Tags: Latin | Salsa | Latin Jazz
 in stock $14.81
Jukebox Mambo IV: Afro Latin Accents In Rhythm & Blues 1946-1962
Cat: JMANLP 136. Rel: 23 Feb 23
Marie Knight & Sister Rosetta Tharpe - "Calvary" (2:43)
The Dundees - "Evil One" (feat Carlyle Dundee) (2:13)
The Heartbreakers - "Wanda" (2:46)
Helene Polite & The Dallas Reddick Trio - "Love For Sale" (3:17)
Oscar Pettiford & his Quartet - "Oscalypso" (2:48)
Bixie Crawford & The Fletcher Smith Quartet - "Go Way Blues" (2:40)
Preston Love & his Orchestra - "Ali Baba's Boogie" (2:38)
Mamie Ree & Jake Porter - "I Wake Up Early In The Morning" (1:58)
Monchito & his Orchestra - "Caldonia" (2:41)
Betty Mattson - "What Is This Thing Called Love" (2:17)
Effie Smith & Johnny Criner Orch - "Mambo Blues" (2:40)
Titus Turner - "Big Mary's" (2:13)
The Blasts - "Canaveral Rock" (2:34)
The Royals - "I Want You To Be My Baby - Mambo" (2:14)
Eunice Davis - "My Beat Is 125th St" (3:04)
Frank Butler - "Girl Of My Dreams" (2:35)
Mr Bo - "Heartache & Troubles" (2:38)
Otis Smith & his Orchestra - "You're So Good Looking"
The Dukes Of Rhythm - "Buddha's Boogie" (2:11)
Innocentay - "Voodoo Shango" (3:31)
Lawrence Stone - "Dark Of Night" (2:18)
Lawrence Peel & The Filatones - "Song Of Sadar" (2:43)
Kiki Williams & The Ellis Stukey Quintet - "When Love Is New" (2:18)
Review: Jazzman's Jukebox Mambo series continues to be an authoritative exploration of mid-Century, Afro-Latin accented rhythm & blues. On this fourth edition the selections range from the late 1940s to the early 1960s, capturing a unique cultural moment in the post-war era when Afro-Latin rhythms were infusing the music and engendering new forms in pop music of the day. From jazz, gospel and doo hop to calypso, blues and rock & roll, there's a veritable feast of styles on offer here, all expertly sequenced and sure to teach even a seasoned listener a thing or two.
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Tags: Latin | Latin Jazz
 in stock $25.94
Poder Del Alma II (remastered)
Poder Del Alma II (remastered) (LP + insert + mp3 download code)
Cat: PHS 077. Rel: 12 Jan 24
Bacanal '76 (4:20)
Amanecer Entre Las Hojas (8:45)
Mimo (4:04)
Chicharron (9:26)
Fruta Podrida (5:15)
La Conga De Las Dos Razas (2:54)
Review: A formerly impossible to find second album by Nicaraguan band Poder De Alma, first released in 1975. A cool mix of Latin funk, jazz, salsa and psychedelic grooves, this one includes some of the group's most sought-after tracks like 'Bacanal' 76,' 'Mimo' or the antiracist statement 'La Conga de las Dos Razas.' After recording their first LP in Guatemala, the Nica supergroup travelled to Costa Rica to register their second album; this time, the recording studio and equipment available to them (including a Mini-Moog) were an improvement compared to their prior project and the band saw a new line-up. The result was a powerful album which is now one of the holy grails of Latin funk worldwide.
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Tags: Salsa | Latin Jazz
 in stock $30.17
Hit The Bongo! The Latin Soul Of Tico Records (75th Anniversary Edition)
Cat: 725091 0. Rel: 26 Oct 23
Ray Barretto Y Su Charanga Moderna - "El Watusi" (2:30)
Willie Bobo - "Bobo! Do That Thing" (2:39)
Willie Bobo - "Be's That Way" (3:03)
The Joe Cuba Sextet - "El Pito (I'll Never Go Back To Georgia)" (3:03)
The Joe Cuba Sextet - "Bang! Bang!" (2:32)
Candido - "Madrid" (2:46)
Ray Barretto - "Babalu" (2:07)
Eddie Palmieri & Cal Tjader - "Come An' Get It (Boogaloo)" (2:55)
Tito Puente Y Su Orquestra - "Fat Mama" (2:58)
The Joe Cuba Sextet - "Oh Yeah!" (2:28)
The Joe Cuba Sextet - "Sock It To Me" (2:26)
Tito Puente/La Lupe - "Steak-O-Lean" (3:27)
Tito Puente's Orchestra - "TP's Shing-A-Ling" (2:49)
The Joe Cuba Sextet - "Hey Joe, Hey Joe" (2:44)
The Joe Cuba Sextet - "Psychedelic Baby" (3:10)
Eddie Palmieri & His Orchestra - "The African Twist" (2:33)
La Lupe - "Fever" (2:45)
The Modern Sound Of Al Escobar - "Tighten Up" (2:48)
The Modern Sound Of Al Escobar - "The Horse" (2:11)
Celia Cruz/Tito Puente - "Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In" (3:37)
Gilberto Sextet - "Yes I Will" (part 1) (3:59)
Tito Puente & His Orchestra - "Hit The Bongo" (3:36)
Tito Puente & His Orchestra - "Oye Como Va" (4:31)
Jimmy Sabater - "Times Are Changin'" (3:09)
The Joe Cuba Sextet - "Do You Feel It?" (3:38)
Joe Panama & Company - "My People" (3:42)
Review: The first Latin soul collection featuring a mix of chart-topping hits and deeper cuts from the crown jewel of the mambo era Tico Records, celebrating the iconic imprint's 75th Anniversary. The 2xLP set includes 26 tracks from trailblazers Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Joe Cuba, Celia Cruz, Eddie Palmieri, La Lupe, Willie Bobo and more. New liner notes by DJ Dean Rudland tell the story of the New York City label that launched the careers of some of the most revered names in Latin music.
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