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Alejandro Almenares: Casa de Trova – Cuba 50’s

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La Casa de Trova. The house of the troubadours. It’s a place of almost mythical status in Cuban music, the home of so many of the glorious songs that have come out of the island. Even Paul McCartney has made his pilgrimage there. For Alejandro Almenares, it’s a place he visits every single day, still carrying his guitar as he goes to play and talk with friends. And it’s the inspiration behind his album Casa De Trova. For Almenares, the connection to the house is deep. His musician father, Angel Sanchez Almenares, was one of the founders of the Casa.
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Allen Toussaint Life, Love And Faith – Speakers Corner 180g Vinyl

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This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head.
Allen Toussaint had it all around him – the voices and spirits of black music, rhythm ’n’ blues, funk and soul. He was born in New Orleans and grew up there, the birthplace of jazz. As from 1960, he worked as a record producer and an A&R man at Minit Records, an independent label, which was closely associated with the transformation of the New Orleans Sound. His compositions for fellow musicians landed them in the charts, he frequently participated by performing with them on the piano, and so became a connoisseur and master of all possible sounds.
 
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Andy Bey : Experience And Judgment – Speakers Corner 180g Vinyl

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This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head.
This album inspired numerous jazz singers, including Gregory Porter. Jamie Cullum says: »What I love about Andy Bey is that he creates an atmosphere. As soon as he opens his mouth, you’re transported to another place.«
 
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Archie Shepp & Mal Waldron : Left Alone Revisited – Pure Pleasure Records 180g Vinyl

£39.95
"This overall mix is vibrant and cleaner with most ambient live “noise” eliminated. The stereo separation is excellent." Robbie Gearson, Audiophiles Audtion
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Billy Cobham: Total Eclipse – Pure Pleasure Records 180g Vinyl

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Ever since his time with John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra (1971–1973), the drummer Billy Cobham is one of electric fusion jazz’s greatest heroes. "Total Eclipse" was the third album he made as a leader within just a few months, and here again he composed all the numbers himself.
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Cecil McBee Sextet feat Chico Freeman : Music From The Source – Pure Pleasure Records 180g Vinyl

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Recording with a sextet at the New York jazz club Sweet Basil in August 1977, McBee’s band included Chico Freeman on reeds, Dennis Moorman on piano, Joe Gardner on trumpet, Steve McCall on drums, and Famoudou Don Moye on percussion. Two complete albums of music were released by Enja Records from this engagement, the ground breaking recordings Music From the Source [1978] and Compassion [1979].
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Charles Mingus And His Jazz Groups – Mingus Dynasty – Pure Pleasure Records

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Mingus Dynasty, like its predecessor and Columbia companion Mingus Ah Um, was recorded in 1959, a watershed year for the insuperable, eruptive bassist-composer Charles Mingus. Leading what amounted to a repertory company comprising some of New York's best and most creative improvisers, Mingus musically challenged two ensembles (a tentet and a nonet that includes two cellos) as they never had been challenged before.
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Duke Ellington: The Great Paris Concert – Pure Pleasure Records

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This set came about, in part, as a result of Ellington's signing to Frank Sinatra's Reprise label in November 1962, with the ending of his exclusive contract to Columbia. Six numbers from the three Paris dates were initially edited and released by Reprise as part of the ten-song Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits, but the bulk of the performances from those shows didn't surface until many years later as The Great Paris Concert on two LPs.
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Eric Bibb – Friends Pure Pleasure Vinyl

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Friends is the accurate and revealing title for New York Bluesman Eric Bibb's tenth album since 1997. The cuts here feature rootsy folk and blues collaborations with different 'friends' in differering small group settings. The set starts with a killer accoustic slide duet between Bibb and Guy Davis on the nugget '99 1/2 Won't Do'. The control between Davis' sweet and smoky delivery and Bibb's husky wail - akin to Blind Willie Johnson's in places - offers a double-sided dimension in interpretation for the listener, as well.  
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Eric Bibb – Natural Light – Pure Pleasure Vinyl

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Stereo Recording Natural light by Eric Bibb is as strong as his previous efforts and produced once again by his longtime bassist Dave Bronze. Eric's voice and guitar playing shines all over whether he's doing a solo acoustic number as in Champagne Habits and the beautiful Lucky Man' Rag where he is joined by a wasboard player, or in the full band numbers such as the cover of the sixties Jackie Wilson hit Higher and Higher.  
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Fred Wesley: A Blow For Me, A Toot To You- Speakers Corner 180g Vinyl

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This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head.
Thanks to their first-class training in funk and soul while playing in James Brown’s Band, Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker were the obvious choice when it came to participating in George Clinton’s P-Funk empire – the Godfather of Soul had had an enormous influence on Clinton anyway.
   
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Freddie Hubbard : Straight Life – Pure Pleasure Records 180g Vinyl

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One of the great jazz trumpeters of all time, Freddie Hubbard formed his sound out of the Clifford Brown/Lee Morgan tradition, and by the early ’70s was immediately distinctive and the pacesetter in jazz.
“If you don’t own this LP your jazz collection has a big hole that needs filling” Dennis Davis
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