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Black Fire! New Spirit!Soul Jazz Records' new release Black Fire! New Spirits! Explores deep, radical and spiritual jazz in the USA in the period between 1957-75. In the 1960s and into the 1970s, jazz music in the USA was in an almost constant state of revolution, with the music and lives of African-American artists radicalised by the advent of the civil rights movement, Black Power, and a new spiritual awakening. For over 20 years now Soul Jazz Records have been exploring this rich area of deep and spiritual jazz music with an array of albums such as Freedom, Rhythm and Sound, Universal Sounds of America, New Thing, Soul Jazz Love Strata East and more. Soul Jazz Records have also released a steady stream of reissues of lost and classic deep jazz releases over the years from artists such as Art Ensemble of Chicago, Steve Reid, Pharaoh Sanders and others. This new album features groundbreaking and revolutionary artists such as Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, The Last Poets and Yusef Lateef as well as many rare and deep lost tracks from lesser known artists such as Creative Artists Ensemble, Granchan Moncur, Lloyd McNeill, Tyrone Washington and others.1. Yusef Lateef - Chang, Chang, Chang
2. The Last Poets - It's A Trip
3. Don Cherry - Utopia And Visions
4. Richard Davis - Dealin'
5. Archie Shepp And Jeanne Lee - Blase
6. Harold McKinney And The Creative Profile - In The Moog
7. Grachan Moncur III And The Jazz Composers Orchestra - Angela's Angel
8. Creative Arts Ensemble - Flashback Of Time
9. David Lee Jr - Second Line March
10. Lloyd McNeill And Marshall Hawkins - The Banjo Lesson
11. Tyrone Washington - Universal Spiritual Revolt
12. Pheeroan Ak Laff - Tzaddi Vau (Part 1)
13. Joe Henderson - Black Narcissus
14. Doug Hammond - Spaces And Things$31.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Includes 4-Page Booklet
Black Beauty, Miles Davis At Fillmore West, was recorded on April 10, 1970 at Fillmore West, San Francisco, when Davis performed as the opening act for the Grateful Dead. The recording took place shortly after the release of Miles' classic album Bitches Brew. The album was released in 1973, originally in Japan only.
Black Beauty, a true jazz-rock album, captured one of Davis' first performances at a rock venue during the early stages of his electric period. At the concert, he led his band (saxophonist Steve Grossman, bassist Dave Holland, keyboardist Chick Corea, drummer Jack DeJohnette, and percussionist Airto Moreira) through one continuously performed set list.
The songs in the band's setlist were as followed: Directions, Miles Runs the Voodoo Down, Willie Nelson, I Fall In Love Too Easily, Sanctuary, It's About That Time, Bitches Brew, Masqualero, Spanish Key, and The Theme. They were performed as one continuous and uninterrupted piece of music, a practice Davis had begun in 1967. He later explained in his autobiography that performing these kinds of long musical suites without breaks allowed more space for improvisations in concert.
The original Japanese booklet is included in this vinyl package.LP 1
1. Black Beauty Part I
2. Black Beauty Part II
1. Black Beauty Part III
2. Black Beauty Part IV$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Weather Report/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Begins!
The Original 1976 Jazz Rock Fusion Classic Black Market Album
Featuring Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Chester Thompson, Alex Acuna And The Debut Of Jaco Pastorius
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured By R.T.I.
The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early seventies with their hypnotic blend
of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful musicianship of their
superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic reeds and the late great Joe Zawinul on a
stunning array of keyboards and electronic instruments. Both of these legendary musicians/composers worked with
Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and
Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.
Throughout the remainder of the late seventies and beyond, Weather Report's fine arsenal of recordings would
take the band to the top of all the popular music charts. The 1976 fusion classic Black Market would go on to yield
one of the biggest albums of their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus major showings in the pop and
R&B charts. Black Market also introduced the world to the late great bassist legend Jaco Pastorius.
No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with smashes like Joe Zawinul's title
track Black Market, the powerful Elegant People by Wayne Shorter and of course Zawinul's tribute to his recently
deceased bandleader Cannonball Adderley with Cannon Ball.
As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Black Market also features the all-star
line-up of Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius (bass), Chester Thompson (drums) and Alex Acuna (percussion).
Friends likes Michael Narada Walden and Alphonso Johnson also contribute to the amazing recording sessions. All in
all, Black Market took the fans by storm, forever retaining the title superstars to the Weather Report franchise.
Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Black Market by Weather Report.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl
domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from years ago.
To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for
a very short time being offered in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album cover design,
plus the inner sleeve artwork now displayed beautifully inside the gatefold cover.
Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with their amazing Black Market an audiophile first
time vinyl release, only from your friends at Friday Music. Cannon Ball!1. Black Market
2. Cannon Ball
4. Elegant People
5. Three Clowns
6. Barbary Coast
7. Herandnu$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Du Jazz Dans Le RavinImport
Limited Edition Vinyl With ACV Quality
Gainsbourg, the original bad boy of French pop, the man who updated the French chanson and made it hip again infusing it with the youth culture of the late 50s and 60s, ruled by jazz, drugs and free love. Very different from his celebrated later works, the music captured on this limited edition vinyl edition finds Gainsbourg mixing traditional chanson and big-band jazz rather than the avant garde pop that went on to define his career outside of France. This record presents a revealing insight into the early years of this iconic figure.
Audiophile Clear Vinyl
Audiophile Clear Vinyl is made using the highest quality co-polymer available and processed without any carbon additive in order to dramatically reduce the "electrical distortion" often found on records. By itself the co-polymer of vinyl is transparent. In order to make the record black in color the plant must use a carbon additive with trace metals that can become magnetized. This is what causes electrical distortion during playback. That is the reason why we choose to offer our records in the following manner:
- Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV)
- 140 gram
- 25 minutes maximum per side
1. Le Claqueur De Doigts
2. La Nuit D'octobre
3. Adieu CrÉature
5. Mambo Miam Miam
7. Jeunes Femmes Et Vieux Messieurs
8. L'amour Ã La Papa
9. Du Jazz Dans Le Ravin
10. Douze Belles Dans La Peau
11. La Recette De L'amour Fou
12. La Femme Des Uns Sous Le Corps Des Autres
13. Le PoinÇonneur Des Lilas
14. Ce Mortel Ennui
15. La Jambe De Bois
16. L'eau À La Bouche
18. Black March$28.99Clear Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-FAN-7822xVince Guaraldi Trio
Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus
Special Vinyl Reissue
Impressions of Black Orpheus is the legendary album by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, originally released in 1962. The album contains both original
compositions and covers of songs from the 1959 film Black Orpheus. It spawned the hit single Cast Your Fate to the Wind, which won the 1963 Grammy
Award for Best Original Jazz Composition.
This unique and memorable album has been newly released on vinyl, and is essential for all jazz and vinyl collectors, as well as fans of the famed 1959
Brazilian film.1. Samba De Orpheus
2. Manhã De Carnaval
3. O Nosso Amor
5. Cast Your Fate To The Wind
6. Moon River
8. Since I Fell For You$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black Night Is Falling - Live at The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz ClubBlack Night Is Falling finds John Lee Hooker in fine voice and backed by a driving band composed of John Garcia on guitar, Steve Jones on bass, and Larry Wild Man Martin on drums, with the end result being an excellent example of Hooker at his best. Highlights include impressive romps through Hooker's signature tunes, Boom Boom, which simply blazes with raw energy here, and One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer, which is delivered as a wonderfully paced barroom cautionary tale. This is what the live Hooker sounded like with a sympathetic band behind him, a band that luckily wasn't afraid to push him a little. After the first song, Hooker says "I want to tell you one thing. This is the best blues club in town", and from it's opening in 1975, and for more than a decade later, The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club brought the best blues, jazz, Cajun, and salsa players from around the world to Montreal.1. Chicken And Gravy
2. It Serves Me Right To Suffer
3. Boom Boom
4. Black Night Is Falling
5. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
6. One Room Country Shack$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Feeling Of Jazz1962 Set from Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Contains New Material and Fresh Interpretations of Classics
Spectacular Audiophile Restoration Series Resurrects UK Label Black Lion: Mastered at Bernie Grundman Studios by Chris Bellman and Pressed at Pallas
EQ Notes and Curation Performed by Iconic Engineer Steve Hoffman; LPs EQ'd and Set Up by Bernie Grundman
Conceived, Designed, and Manufactured for Collectors and Enthusiasts: Vinyl Jacket Features Exclusive Art
Age never slowed Duke Ellington. Recorded at four different sessions in 1962 at Bell Studio in 1962, The Feeling of Jazz is one of the rarest titles America's greatest composer ever released, and contains both never-before-heard originals as well as reinterpretations of Ellington classics. Performed by the Duke Ellington Orchestra, which included players such as Paul Gonsalves, Johnny Hodges, Harold Baker, and Jimmy Hamilton, the material contains a wealth of spot-on solos and stop-on-a-dime changes.
Originally released by the UK label Black Lion, an imprint that specialized in resurrecting rare gems from US jazz and blues legends, The Feeling of Jazz represents a critical juncture in Ellington's career and a can't-miss opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts to get closer to the man and his music. Helmed by ORG, this historical reissue is afforded the ultimate in audiophile production standards, resulting in sonics and presentation befitting the museum-like worth of this record's existence.
Mastered from the original master tapes at Bernie Grundman Studios by Chris Bellman and pressed at Pallas, the 180g LP was curated by legendary engineer Steve Hoffman and eq'd by Grundman himself. A better team you cannot find; every step involved serious quality-control measures to guarantee gorgeous sound. The superb vinyl jacket features exclusive artwork. This is what being a collector is all about. The title isn't widely known, but this reissue preserves historically significant music that will be enjoyed by generations to come.
Jazz fans, audiophiles, and music fanatics, don't sleep on this extraordinary treasure.1. Taffy Twist
4. What Am I Here For
5. Take the 'A' Train
6. I'm Gonna Go Fishin'
8. Black and Tan Fantasy
9. The Feeling of Jazz
10. Jump for Joy
11. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart/Don't Get Around Much Anymore$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
URPD-MOV-1899xGare du Nord
Sex 'n' Jazz (Expanded)Limited Edition Of 1,000 Numbered Copies On White Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Gatefold Sleeve With Deluxe Spot Varnish
Remastered Expanded Edition
Featuring Marvin Gaye And Paul Carrack
First Time On Vinyl!
Originally released in March 2007, Sex 'n' Jazz, starring Marvin Gaye, Paul Carrack, and Erik Truffaz, immediately captured the public's attention and became an overnight success for Dutch groove jazz band Gare du Nord. Tracks like Marvin & Miles, You're My Medicine and Beautiful Day would become instant classics and kick-started a new jazz pop wave in The Netherlands.
The appeal of the album was also recognized by jazz label Blue Note and in 2009 a remixed version of the album hit the shelves. With the key tracks, originally mixed in the chill mode, dramatically remixed in club soul style, the blue label parachuted Sex 'n' Jazz into platinum heaven.
This 2017 expanded edition brings together both the Blue Note remix album master and the original vintage album master from early 2007 for the very first time. State of the art remastered, this landmark edition of Sex 'n' Jazz sounds as crispy as ever. This must be the ultimate fan experience to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the trendsetting club soul masterwork and its prelude.
Ten years after its original release, the album is now available on vinyl for the first time. The first limited, individually numbered edition is pressed on white vinyl. Only 1,000 copies available.
Further decades may pass and public taste may change, but it will always be just the right time for Sex 'n' Jazz.LP 1
1. Somethin' In My Mouth (Sex 'n' Jazz 1)
2. Marvin & Miles
3. Ride On (Featuring Paul Carrack)
4. Cool Summer Breeze
5. Beautiful Day
6. You're My Medicine (feat. Marvin Gaye)
7. More Medicine
8. Chet's Chat
9. Quiet Storm
10. I Want Love
11. Lobster For Love (Sex 'n' Jazz 2)
12. Hey, Mr. Glider (feat. Erik Truffaz)
13. Hot Glue
1. Marvin & Miles
2. Somethin' In My Mouth (Sex 'n' Jazz 1)
3. Ride On
4. You're My Medicine
5. More Medicine
6. Summer Breeze
7. Beautiful Day
8. Chet's Chat
9. Lobster For Love (Sex 'n' Jazz 2)
10. Hey, Mr. Glider
11. Quiet Storm
12. I Want Love
13. Hot Glue$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Black PearlsRecorded in 1958 during a session at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder in Hackensack, NJ, Black Pearls captures Coltrane at the height of his powers,
perfecting what would come to be known as his sheets of sound soloing technique. With an all-star combo in tow featuring trumpeter Donald Byrd and
the Red Garland Trio (Garland on keys, Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor on drums), Coltrane displays an absolute mastery of his craft in what
would be the group's last date together. Another gem in an illustrious career, Coltrane's Black Pearls offers in equal measure dazzling solos and
unmatched group unity. An essential recording for Coltrane fans and jazz-lovers alike, Black Pearls is now available on vinyl.1. Black Pearls
2. Lover, Come Back To Me
3. Sweet Sapphire Blues$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
High-definition premium 180gm vinyl pressing of this classic Jazz album. Wax Time Records.1. Black Pearls
2. Lover Come Back To Me
3. Sweet Sapphire Blues
4. Theme For Ernie$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black Talk!The young organist Charles Earland converted the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" into an anthem called "Black Talk" and came up with one of the huge soul-jazz hits of the early Seventies. In this album, Earland worked the same magic with two other pop songs, "Aquarius" and "More Today than Yesterday," giving them the urgency and forward movement of R&B but managing to inject them with jazz values. He was greatly aided by a pair of soloists-trumpeter Virgil Jones and tenor saxophonist Houston Person-who added fuel to Earland's fiery concept. Guitarist Melvin Sparks and the quintessential soul jazz drummer Idris Muhammad helped keep the blaze going. It is not coincidence that his blues composition, and Earland himself, were called "The Mighty Burner."
Black Talk! went on to become an enormous hit, spending most of 1970 on the best-seller charts.1. Black Talk
2. The Mighty Burner
3. Here Comes Charlie
5. More Today Than Yesterday$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
In 1969, the High Priestess Of Soul, Nina Simone, descended onto the stage of the Philharmonic Hall in New York to record her new live-album, Black Gold.
It became a legendary performance, with the first recording of the Civil Rights song 'To Be Young, Gifted And Black',
a song which is not addressed to white people primarily. Though it doesn't put you down in any way...it simply ignores you. For my people need all the inspiration and love that they can get.
Black Gold also contains a rendition of Sandy Denny's 'Who Knows Where The Time Goes,' in a minimalist arrangement that ends in an uplifting orchestration true to both the writer of the song and the performer. Throughout the entire performance Ms Simone keeps a regal, aloof and sometimes goofy composure, her monologues in between songs ushering the listener a little closer to her moving performance.
Her eclectic style takes us past a number of different music forms; past Soul and Gospel and Folk, Jazz and Broadway; her androgynous and distinctive timbre floats somewhere between melancholy and bliss, and yet we always feel that Ms Simone is taking us exactly where she wants us to go.
Overall, Black Gold is a poignant and touching album from the peak of her performing and recording period that should not be overlooked.1. Introduction
2. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair - Part 1 & 2
3. Ain't Got No - I Got Life
4. West Wind
5. Who Knows Where The Time Goes
6. The Assignment Song
7. To Be Young, Gifted And Black$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Weather Report was one of the most influential jazz-fusion groups of their era, and outlasted many of its contemporaries such as Herbie Hancock's Headhunters and The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Despite many personnel changes over its 16 year lifespan, they continued to create groundbreaking music under the guidance of Joe Zawinul.
Bandmembers Zawinul, Shorter and Moreira all played the bands of Miles Davis and at first Weather Report was a direct extension of Miles' 'In A Silent Way'/ 'Bitches Brew' period.
But when bassist Jaco Pastorius became a bandmember in 1976, Weather Report entered their most popular phase including the release of 'Black Market'.
This sixth album is influenced greatly by African music. Combined with jazz we could describe this genre as world fusion.1. BLACK MARKET 06:30
2. CANNON BALL 04:35
3. GIBRALTAR 07:45
1. ELEGANT PEOPLE 05:02
2. THREE CLOWNS 03:14
3. BARBARY COAST 03:05
4. HERANDNU 06:35$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Cypress Hill's 1993 release Black Sunday helped to expand the group's audience with its deftly culled soul and Latin jazz samples and funky grooves. Tracks like I Wanna Get High, Insane in the Brain and I Ain't Goin' Out Like That have all gone on to become hip-hop classics, each featuring the signature rolling bass hooks that defined Cypress Hill's sound before the group began to experiment with heavy metal.1. I Wanna Get High
2. I Ain't Goin' Out Like That
3. Insane In The Brain
4. When The Ship Goes Down
5. Lick A Shot
6. Cock The Hammer
8. Li'l Putos
9. Legalise It
10. Hits From The Bong
11. What Go Around Come Around Kid
12. A To The K
13. Hand On The Glock
14. Break 'em Off Some$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Vinyl Lacquers Cut By Alex DeTurk At Masterdisk
Pressed At R.T.I.
No digital 'plug-ins' of any kind were used in this recording. All of the recording, processing, effects and mixing was done in the analog domain using tape and mostly vintage equipment.
''For all intents and purposes, this album is the black version of [The Beach Boys'] Smile-- at best, it will go down in the Smile/There's a Riot Goin' On/Miles Davis' On the Corner category.'' - Questlove
The prodigal son of the soul and funk canon, D'Angelo, is back! His ever-awaited third studio album, Black Messiah, is his first album since the critically acclaimed Voodoo, bringing to an end a 14-year hiatus. The album blends 70's jazz-funk and neo-soul.
Anyone who's been keeping up should be keen to the fact that the long-lusted over project was recorded in full analog, so the liner notes' PSA "For best results, listen at maximum volume" should be taken as a direct order for fervent D'lievers. And what better way to experience the gritty greatness of the release than a heavy-bodied vinyl pressing for the audio junkies?
The album features tracks co-penned by Kendra Foster (Parliament/Funkadelic) and Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest). It's also co-produced by Questlove (The Roots), bassist Pino Palladino (John Mayer Trio, The RH Factor), and drummer James Gadson (Bill Withers, Temptations, Beck, Jamie Lidell).
*Executive Produced by Kevin Liles and Alan Leeds
* Produced by D'Angelo, Questlove, Pino Palladino, James Gadson
* Mixed by Russell Elevado
* Additional Mixing by Ben Kane
* Engineered by Russell Elevado and Ben Kane
* Additional Engineering by Tony Rambo
* Mixed at M.S.R. Studios and Henson Studios
* Mastered by Dave CollinsLP 1
1. Ain't That Easy
2. 1000 Deaths
3. The Charade
4. Sugah Daddy
5. Really Love
1. Back to the Future (Part I)
2. Till It's Done (Tutu)
4. Betray My Heart
5. The Door
6. Back to the Future (Part II)
7. Another Life$23.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Black LightUS only vinyl pressing of their 1998 album of noir-infused dramatic power! Fans of Calexico have already come to expect the unexpected from Tucson, Arizona residents Joey Burns and John Convertino. Calexico?s influences have traditionally come from sources as diverse as Portuguese Fado, 50?s jazz, Gypsy or Romany music and its offshoots, 60?s surf and twang - from Link Wray to Duane Eddy - to the spaghetti western epics of Ennio Morricone. Recorded at Wavelab Studio, Tucson AZ by Craig Schumacher and Nick Luca. For fans of Roots, Folk, Blues and Country.Gypsy's Curse
The Ride (Part II)
Where the Water Flows
The Black Light
Minas De Cobre (For Better Metal)
Over Your Shoulder
Old Man Waltz
Frontera$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black Action FigurePart Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary LP Reissue Campaign
A Blue Note essential, Black Action Figure is part of the Blue Note 75 anniversary LP reissue campaign. Key to the initiative is high quality audio at affordable prices. Originally released in 1999, this is the jazz vibraphonist's second album for Blue NoteLP 1
1. Club Madness
2. Feline Blues
3. There Is No Greater Love
4. Of Things To Come
5. After The Day Is Done
6. Conversations At The Mess
7. Black Action Figure
2. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
4. Bass Vibes
5. The Alchemist
7. Faded Beauty
8. Musical Silence$24.99Vinyl LP Reissue - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Black Rhythm HappeningThis, the second Blue Note album by Eddie Gale, was released in 1969 and includes jazz heavy weight Elvin Jones on drums and sax man Jimmy Lyons. This is a blend of soul jazz, free form freak outs and a gospel-influenced street choir, and it's suggested listening for fans of Sun Ra & Brother Ah, John Coltrane's late '60s LPs, and Ornette Coleman and Albert Ayler's more groove-oriented recordings. The original vinyl LPs go for big bucks on Ebay, and this is the first time this Blue Note album has ever been reissued. Remastered from the original master tapes with original artwork.1. Black Rhythm Happening
2. The Gleeker
3. Song Of Will
4. Ghetto Love Night
5. Mexico Thing
6. Ghetto Summertime
7. It Must Be You
8. Look At Teyonda$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black Sunday 20th AnniversaryCypress Hill's 1993 release Black Sunday helped to expand the group's audience with its deftly culled soul and Latin jazz samples and funky grooves. Tracks like I Wanna Get High, Insane in the Brain and I Ain't Goin' Out Like That have all gone on to become hip-hop classics, each featuring the signature rolling bass hooks that defined Cypress Hill's sound before the group began to experiment with heavy metal.1. I Wanna Get High
2. I Ain't Goin' Out Like That
3. Insane In The Brain
4. When The Ship Goes Down
5. Lick A Shot
6. Cock The Hammer
8. Li'l Putos
9. Legalise It
10. Hits From The Bong
11. What Go Around Come Around Kid
12. A To The K
13. Hand On The Glock
14. Break 'em Off Some$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
$34.99$20.99Save $14.00 (40%)
Black Radio (On Sale)The Robert Glasper Experiment's Blue Note Records/EMI release Black Radio is a future landmark recording that boldly stakes out new musical territory and transcends any notion of genre, drawing from jazz hip-hop, R&B and rock, but refusing to be pinned down by any one tag.
The first full-length album from the Grammy-nominated keyboardist's electric Experiment band (Casey Benjamin/sax & vocoderist, Derrick Hodge/bass and Chris Dave/drummer) also features many of Glasper's famous friends from the spectrum of urban music, seamlessly incorporating appearances from a jaw-dropping roll call of special guests including Erykah Badu, Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Shafiq Husayn, KING, Ledisi, Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Meshell Ndegeocello, Stokley Williams and Mos Def.
Throughout, the Experiment wears its eclecticism on its sleeve, presenting new collaborative originals and surprising cover songs. They transform the Afro-Cuban standard Afro Blue with Badu, Sade's Cherish The Day with Hathaway, David Bowie's Letter to Hermione with Bilal and Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit with Benjamin's vocoder vocal.
This title is not eligible for further discount.1. Lift Off ft. Shafig Husayn/Mic Check
2. Afro Blue ft. Erykah Badu
3. Cherish the Day ft. Lalah Hathaway
4. Always Shine ft. Lupe Fiasco and Bilal
5. Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) ft. Ledisi
6. Move Love ft. KING
7. Ah Yeah ft. Musiq Soulchild and Chrisette Michele
8. The Consequences of Jealousy ft. Meshell Ndegeocello
9. Why Do We Try ft. Stokely Williams
10. Black Radio ft. Mos Def
11. Letter to Hermione ft. Bilal
12. Smells Like Teen Spirit$34.99 $20.99 Save $14.00 (40%)Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black Radio, Volume 2On their 2012 breakout Black Radio, Robert Glasper Experiment laid out a new paradigm for creative music, reaching beyond entrenched genre boundaries to create a singular vision that drew from all reaches of contemporary black music and beyond. Black Radio drew unanimous praise from critics across the board and earned Glasper the highest chart positions of his career when the album debuted at #10 on Billboard's Top Current Albums chart, also claiming the #1 spot on both the Billboard Jazz chart and the iTunes R&B chart. The album kept earning accolades all the way to the 2013 GRAMMY Awards where Black Radio was awarded Best R&B Album.
In 2013, RGE ups the ante with the release of Black Radio 2 (Blue Note), another genre-defying effort that takes the Black Radio blueprint and builds to even greater heights. The core remains the Experiment, as astoundingly versatile a band as has ever existed, featuring Robert Glasper on keyboards, Derrick Hodge on bass, Mark Colenburg on drums, and Casey Benjamin on vocoder and saxophone. Providing the vocals throughout is another jaw-dropping roll call of vocalists including Common, Patrick Stump, Brandy, Jill Scott, Dwele, Marsha Ambrosius, Anthony Hamilton, Faith Evans, Norah Jones, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Luke James, Emeli SandÉ, Lalah Hathaway, and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.
On Black Radio 2, the emphasis is on songwriting with 11 of the 12 tracks new originals, from the soaring lead track "I Stand Alone" featuring rapper Common and vocalist Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy through Jill Scott's sensual ode to connection "Calls" to the reinvention fantasy "Somebody Else" featuring BRIT Award winner Emeli SandÉ. The lone cover is the album closer, a spine-tingling version of Stevie Wonder's "Jesus Children of America" by vocalist Lalah Hathaway that also features a poignant spoken word tribute to the 20 young victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting by poet Malcolm-Jamal Warner. The album was produced by Glasper along with executive producers Nicole Hegeman and Eli Wolf.1. Baby Tonight (Black Radio Intro)
2. I Stand Alone - featuring Common and Patrick Stump
3. What Are We Doing - featuring Brandy
4. Calls featuring - Jill Scott
5. No Worries - featuring Dwele
6. Trust - featuring Marsha Ambrosius
7. Yet To Find - featuring Anthony Hamilton
8. You Own Me - featuring Faith Evans
9. Let It Ride - featuring Norah Jones
10. Persevere - featuring Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco and Luke James
11. Somebody Else - featuring Emeli SandÉ
12. Jesus Children of America - featuring Lalah Hathaway and Malcolm-Jamal Warner$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Capra Black (Pure Pleasure) (Pre-Order)Capra Black remains one of the seminal recordings of jazz's black consciousness movement. A profoundly spiritual effort that channels both the intellectual complexity of the avant-garde as well as the emotional potency of gospel, its focus and assurance belie Billy Harper's inexperience as a leader. Backed by an all-star supporting unit including trombonist Julian Priester and drummer Billy Cobham, Harper's tenor summons the brute force and mystical resolve of John Coltrane but transcends its influences to communicate thoughts and feelings both idiosyncratic and universal. This is music of remarkable corporeal substance that somehow expresses the pure language of the soul.
- Billy Harper (saxophone)
- Dick Griffin, Julian Priester (trombone)
- Jimmy Owens (trumpet)
- George Cables (piano)
- Reggie Workman (bass)
- Billy Cobham, Elvin Jones, Warren Smith (drums)
- Barbara Grant, Gene McDaniels, Laveda Johnson, Pat Robinson (vocals)
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. Capra Black
2. Sir Galahad
3. New Breed
4. Soulfully, I Love You/Black Spiritual Of Love
5. Cry Of Hunger$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Black Codes (From The Underground)Limited Edition - Only 2000 Copies Pressed
Cut at 33 1/3rpm and Pressed on 180g Audiophile-Grade Vinyl at Pallas in Germany!
Mastered From the Original Master Tapes by Bernie Grundman
With his brother Branford (who doubles here on tenor and soprano) often closely emulating Wayne Shorter, and the rhythm section (pianist Kenny Kirkland, bassist Charnett Moffett, and drummer Jeff Watts) sounding a bit like the famous Herbie Hancock-Ron Carter-Tony Williams trio, Wynton is heard at the head of what was essentially an updated version of the mid- to late-'60s Miles Davis Quintet. The music is brilliantly played and displays what the "Young Lions" movement was really about: young musicians choosing to explore acoustic jazz and to extend the innovations of the pre-fusion modern mainstream style.
Limited Edition - Only 2000 Copies Pressed
180g Audiophile-Grade Vinyl
Mastered from original master tapes
Mastered by Bernie Grundman
Pressed at Pallas in Germany
Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
Branford Marsalis, saxophone
Charnett Moffett, bass
Jeff Tain Watts, drums
Ron Carter, bass
Kenny Kirkland, keyboards1. Black Codes
2. For Wee Folks
3. Delfeayo's Dilemma
4. Phryzzinian Man
5. Aural Oasis
6. Chambers of Tain
7. Blues$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Friday & Saturday Night At The Black HawkImport
2 LPs on 180 Gram Vinyl - Gatefold Sleeve
This legendary live recording captures Miles Davis at his finest over two nights at the Black Hawk Nightclub in 1961.
Original Albums Produced By Irving Townsend
Miles Davis - Trumpet
Hank Mobley - Sax (tenor)
Wynton Kelly - Piano
Paul Chambers - Bass
Jimmy Cobb - DrumsLP 1 - Friday Night - Recorded On April 21st 1961, At The Blackhawk Nightclub, San Francisco, CA
2. Bye Bye Blackbird
3. All Of You
4. No Blues
5. Bye Bye/The Theme
6. Love, I've Found You
LP 2 - Saturday Night - Recorded On April 22nd 1961, At The Blackhawk Nightclub, San Francisco, CA
1. Well, You Needn't
3. So What
5. If I Were$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now