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Tropicalia: The Definitive 1968 Classic Brazilian Album — Ou Panis et Circencis

This is the definitive Tropicalia concept album, originally released in 1968 and featuring all the key players in the movement: Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Os Mutantes, Tom Ze and N...

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 — Stillness: The Original Classic 1970 Brazil Album

Absolutely 100% killer Brazil album.

Includes stunning versions of "For What It's Worth", "Chelsea Morning" and Gilberto Gil's "Viramundo"! The bomb.

 

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Pharoah Sanders — Elevation (1974)

A beautiful package, Soul Jazz Records' Universal Sound is proud to present the re-issue of Pharaoh Sanders "Elevations" originally released on Impulse Records in 1974.

 

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Michael White — Spirit Dance (1972)

Deep spiritual jazz released in limited edition luxurious CD box (a la japanese stylee), as well as a heavyweight 180 gm audiophile double-vinyl pressing edition  (very limited and very lou...

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Gilberto Gil — Louvacao

NOW ON CD as deluxe Jap-style hard-cased exact repro digitally remastered box edition with Obi-card.

 

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Superb collectors edition very limited deluxe (1000 copi...

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Hastings Street Jazz Experience — Detroit Jazz Composers Ltd.

Classic private-press deep spiritual Jazz album originally released in Detroit, USA 1976

 

Now available for the first time ever on CD as an exquisite Jap-style deluxe box-e...

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Donald Alexander Strachan and The Freedom Ensemble — Soul Translation: A Spiritual Suite

Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound are releasing “Soul Translation: A Spiritual Suite" a superb lost USA deep jazz independent private-press album originally self-published by Donald Alexan...

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Oliver Lake — Ntu: Point From Which Creation Begins (1971)

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Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound are reissuing jazz composer Oliver Lake's Ntu: The Point Fr...

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Baden Powell — A Vontade (1964)

Soul Jazz Records Original Brazil Classics:

 

Brazilian guitarist and composer Baden Powell successfully radicalised and revolutionised Brazilian music when his album 'Baden...

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Louisa 'Markswoman' Mark — Breakout

Louisa ‘Markswoman’ Mark’s debut album, Breakout, is a landmark in the history of British reggae music. 

 

This seminal album is released in its origi...

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Carroll Thompson — Hopelessly In Love

Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sounds are issuing this seminal 1981 reggae album from Caroll Thompson.

 

Thirty years on, this long out-of-print album stands out as one of the ...

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Roy Brooks & The Artistic Truth — Black Survival

Roy Brooks and the Artistic Truth’s Black Survival album is a true holy-grail for deep and spritual jazz collectors around the world.

 

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Tamba Trio — Tempo

Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sounds Original Brazil Classics series.

 

 

Following on from our earlier release ‘Avanco’ comes Tempo – an album ...

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Elis Regina — Samba, Eu Canto Assim !

Soul Jazz Original Brazil Classics:

 

In 1965, Elis Regina dominated the world of Brazilian music. Riding high on her success, the powerfully-voiced singer was the star of h...

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Elis Regina — In London

Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sounds Original Brazil Classics series.

 

Legendary Brazilian vocalist Elis Regina's stunning 1969 landmark London album.

 

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Tamba Trio — Avanco

This is the second in our series of classic and groundbreaking Brazilian albums from the early 1960s.

 

This is a bespoke digitally remastered, high quality box-edition CD o...

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Edu Lobo — A Musica De Edu Lobo Por Edu Lobo

Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound are issuing ‘Edu Lobo por Edu Lobo’, the legendary Brazilian vocalist/composer’s stunning debut album originally released in Brazil in 1965.

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Eddie Russ — Fresh Out

Eddie Russ’s debut album Fresh Out was recorded in Detroit in 1974. The album featured the group The Mixed Bag, which Russ put together in 1972 from members of the local Detroit jazz commu...

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Steve Colson & The Unity Troupe — Triumph!

In the early 1970s pianist and composer Adegoke Steve Colson and vocalist Iqua Colson were both members of The Association for Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), the radical home of jazz ...

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Lloyd McNeill Quartet — Washington Suite

Universal Sound are releasing this extremely rare and in demand deep, spiritual jazz album, Lloyd McNeill’s ‘Washington Suite’. 

 

The CD and album ar...

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Pheeroan ak Laff — House of Spirit : Mirth

American composer and drummer Pheeroan AkLaff's celebrated ‘House of Spirit:Mirth’ features in our recent revolutionary jazz records book (compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Bake...

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David Lee Jr. — Evolution

Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound are releasing this ‘lost classic’ radical deep spiritual jazz album from David Lee Jr.

 

Originally released in New York in 197...

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Sylvia Striplin — Give Me Your Love

Soul Jazz are issuing this seminal in-demand super-rare boogie-funk-soul album produced by Roy Ayers originally released on his own independent Uno Melodic label in 1981.

 

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Roy Ayers — Lots Of Love

Roy Ayer’s superb ‘Lots of Love’ was originally released on his own independent Uno Melodic label in 1983. The album is one of his deepest releases stylistically, spanning ever...

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Lloyd McNeill Quartet — Asha

Soul Jazz are issuing this super-rare deep jazz album from the Lloyd McNeill Quartet. This album was originally released by flute player Lloyd McNeill on his own private-press Asha Recording Com...

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Eighties Ladies — Ladies Of The 80's

Soul Jazz are issuing this seminal super-rare rare-groove album produced by Roy Ayers originally released on his own Uno Melodic label in 1980.

 

This amazing one-off album ...

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Edward Larry Gordon — Celestial Vibration

Universal Sound is releasing the first album by the Eno-produced ambient artist Laraaji. ‘Celestial Vibrations’ is a cosmic journey sounding unlike anything else when it was first re...

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E.M.A.K. — A Synthetic History Of E.M.A.K. 1982 - 88

Soul Jazz/Universal Sound are releasing this stunning new compilation of underground German electronic experimentalists, E.M.A.K. (‘Elektronische Musik Aus Koeln’), Cologne’s s...

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Message From The Tribe — An Anthology of Tribe Records

Newly packaged and remastered edition. CD comes in new Soul Jazz box-case with 60-page mini-Tribe book/magazine and very limited edition 5 postcard set. The LP is now available as an expanded do...

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Steve Reid — Odyssey Of The Oblong Square

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Drummer extraordinaire and legend, Vietnam conscientious objector, ex-Black Panther, Reid has played with everyone from James Brown to Sun Ra, Fela Kuti and...

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Nathan Davis — If

Soul Jazz Records continues its occasional re-issuing of seriously collectable deep jazz records from the 1970s, on their subsidiary Universal Soun...

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Travis Biggs — Challenge

Following on from their recent New Thing album of Deep Jazz in USA (Sun Ra, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Alice Coltrane, Archie Shepp), Soul Jazz Records are re-issuing this lost classic album.

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Hannibal — Children Of The Fire

Soul Jazz records are releasing this super-rare lost classic deep jazz album by Hannibal Peterson and The Sunrise Orchestra.

 

Hannibal Peterson has played with Pharoah Sand...

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Steve Reid — Rhythmatism

Soul Jazz Records are releasing this second release of deep spiritual jazz by Steve Reid and The Master Brotherhood

 

Steve Reid was a true pioneer of US left-field deep jaz...

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Marcus Belgrave — Gemini

Originally released in 1974 on the independent Tribe Records, this album features many of the Detroit heavyweight artists such as Wendell Harrison and Phil Ranelin, who have both had releases on...

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A Certain Ratio — To Each...

Soul Jazz Records are proud to re-issue one of the seminal Post-Punk albums of all time. Following on from last month�s The Graveyard and The Ballroom, ACRï¿&fra...

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Impact! — Reggae, Funk & Soul From Impact! & Randy's Records

Super funky Reggae compilation from Soul Jazz Records! Soul Jazz Records are releasing this compilation featuring the cream of Reggae, Funk and Soul from the Impact and Randy’s Records la...

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Voodoo Drums — Drummers Of The Societe Absolument Guinin

This release features the Voodoo Drums of Haiti and was recorded by Soul Jazz Records in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Unlike Hollywood's version of Voodoo (Zombies, the walking dead and human sacrifi...

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Steve Reid — Nova

This classic album of deep Jazz was originally released in 1976.

 

Steve Reid is one of the featured artists on Soul Jazz Records "Universal Sounds of America" alongside The...

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Ocho — Numero Tres

The third of three albums by Ocho, one of the defining bands of the Latin New York Funk sound. Led by Chico Mendoza, Ocho have been featured heavily in Soul Jazz Records "Nu Yorica" series and t...

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Ocho — Ocho 2

The second of three albums by Ocho, one of the defining bands of the Latin New York Funk sound. Led by Chico Mendoza, Ocho have been featured heavily in Soul Jazz Records "Nu Yorica" series and ...

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Ocho — Ocho

The first of three albums by Ocho, one of the defining bands of the Latin New York Funk sound. Led by Chico Mendoza, Ocho have been featured heavily in Soul Jazz Records "Nu Yorica" series and t...

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Jackie Mittoo — The Keyboard King At Studio One

As Soul Jazz Records enter into the mighty vaults of Studio One, the most respected label in reggae history, we present you with this showcase of Jackie Mittoo, one of the defining figureheads o...

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