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Carlos Garnett Black Love
With Dee Dee Bridgewater, Buster Williams, Norman Connors and full crew, from 1974. Some blazing Black Jazz, a couple of ballads, and the fuzzy deep-funk classic Taurus Woman.



Solomon Ilori And His Afro-Drum Ensemble Igbesi Aiye / Gbogbo Omo Ibile
Vinyl debut of 1964 Blue Note recordings Donald Byrd, Elvin Jones and co in amongst resplendent Nigerian drumming. Around thirteen minutes of classic Pharoah and Alice Coltrane vibes, each side.



Hugh Brodie And The Real Thing
JAROFRO, is the idea. Fine JAzz, ROck, aFRO-Funk, by turns. A warm, enthusiastic session from New York, 1975.



Kenny Dorham Afro-Cuban
1955 and 57: with Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Art Blakey and Carlos 'Patato' Valdes on the first four.




Gwigwi Mrwebi Mbaqanga Songs
'The South African folk music that makes people glad to be alive!'
With Dudu Pukwana and Chris McGregor.



Herbie Hancock The Prisoner
Herbie Hancock (piano and electric piano), Joe Henderson (tenor sax, alto flute), Johnny Coles (flugelhorn), Buster Williams (bass), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (drums), Hubert Laws (flute), Romeo Penque (bass clarinet)





London Is The Place For Me 4: African Dreams And The Piccadilly High Life
'*****', The Times, Independent On Sunday, Daily Telegraph, What's On, Evening Standard, The Independent. 'Marvellous pop catchy, fun, young, effortless', The Times; 'one of the delights of the age', Songlines.



Sun Ra Beyond The Purple Star Zone
Recorded during a residency at the Detroit Jazz Center in the last week of 1980. Rocket Number Nine is a composite of great Arkestra songs and Ra poetry; the title track a french horn trio, with percussion.



Moondog The Viking Of Sixth Avenue
'*****' The Guardian, Time Out; ' utterly out of time', The Guardian; 'utterly contemporary', Time Out; 'utterly brilliant', The Independent On Sunday.



Moondog Moondog And His Friends
Originally released by Epic in 1953.



Moondog Playing Moondog Music
Originally relelased on the Moondog label in 1955.



London Is The Place For Me 2: Calypso And Kwela, Highlife And Jazz From Young Black London
'superlative', Mojo; 'sensational', The Observer; 'hugely evocative and poignant', Daily Telegraph; '*****' The Times, Metro; 'sheer joy from start to finish', Sunday Telegraph.



London Is The Place For Me 1: Trinidadian Calypso In London, 1950-56
'an exquisitely poignant, evocative record', Daily Telegraph; 'wonderful... album of the year', Sunday Times; 'simply a classic album. Music by the people, for the people,' The Voice.