Vinyl releases on pre order

This is – in my opinion – one of the very best Riverside Monk sessions and a jazz collection must have. This Craft OJC reissue is the mono version, which is the definitive mix to have. The stereo mix has issues with microphone placement and resulting sound quality issues.

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Alicia Olatuja & Michael Olatuja - Olatuja, Whirlwind Recordings (2024)

Fr1th - Mind Blossom, Mello Music Group (2024)

Debut from South London based musician and producer Fr1th based on the EP available on Tidal sounds like it could be a real winner.

Peggy Lee, Julien Wilson, Theo Carbo, Dylan van der Schyff - Open Thread, Earshift Music (2024)

Very interesting project by group of Australian, Melbourne based musicians the first single from the LP Easy Pour is available to stream.

The Travellers - Black Black Minds, Greensleeves (2024)

Reissue of the now rare 1977 release produced by Prince Jammy and backed by the Roots Radics.

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Lightnin’ Hopkins - Live From The Ash Grove, Plus. - Wiener Records (2024)

The music is fantastic but not sure about Wiener Records might just have to give it a try anyway.

The legendary blues guitarist performed at Los Angeles’ famed Ash Grove venue on many occasions over the club’s decade-and-a-half existence. Ten of the songs on this set are compiled from two separate performances at the club, and none of the performances on the album have previously been available commercially.

Tracks 1-14 consists of acoustic tracks with song introductions from a set recorded on November 29, 1970. Tracks 15-16 are acoustic performances from September 22, 1965. The disc is rounded out with four electric tracks with his band from Palo Alto’s In Your Ear club recorded on August 18, 1971. While most of the tunes are originals, the set lists include some distinctive cover versions of the R&B classics “What I’d Say” and “Hi-Heel Sneakers,” along with some folk/gospel nuggets, “Don’t The Moon Look Pretty” and “How Long Has It Been.”

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Stan Getz - Sweet Rain, Verve/Acoustic Sounds (2024)

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Paul Weller - 66 Remixes, Polydor (2024)

As is usual PW releases a 12" of remixes from his LP releases tbh the last couple have been a bit hit and miss 2020’s Sunset Remixes from the On Sunset LP with remixes by James Skelly and
Seckou Keita was pretty good but the Cosmic Fringes remix from Fat Pop Vol 1 by the Pet Shop Boys wasn’t memorable at all but the two clips I’ve heard of these two 66 remixes the first of Flying Fish by Alexis Taylor – front man of Hot Chip and DJ and producer Pilooski and the other of Nothing by Richie Stevens of virtual band Spacemonkeyz are both really good.