Magazine tagged Jazzman

November 3, 2017

Various – Jukebox Mambo Vol.3 (Jazzman)

Since the release of their first Jukebox Mambo compilation album in 2012, Jazzman Records, with the curatorial expertise of DJ Liam Large, have been opening ears and minds to the delights of Latin-tinged Rhythm & Blues. This, the third release in the seri

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October 23, 2017

Jazzman Records releases the third volume of its Jukebox Mambo compilation series

Since the release of their first Jukebox Mambo compilation album in 2012, Jazzman Records, with the curatorial expertise of DJ Liam Large, have been opening ears and minds to the delights of Latin-tinged Rhythm & Blues. This, the third release in the seri

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August 29, 2016

‘Follow Me To The Popcorn’ – the untold history of the Belgium Popcorn scene

Originating in Belgium at the tail end of the 1960s and into the 70s, Popcorn was a music and dance scene with an emphasis on often obscure black American records of the then recent past. Drawing immediate parallels with the UK's Northern Soul scene from

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April 28, 2016

New twin release from The Greg Foat Group on the enlightened Jazzman label

Greg Foat's music evokes a spirit of time and place. The 1960s (and early 70s) was a time when British modern jazz was breaking free from its trad jazz and mainstream fetters and discovering a whole new world of home-grown original music. London was posit

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November 17, 2015

Red Hot Skin Slappin’ Bongo Bashin’ Latin Jazz n’ Mambo Bangers from Jack Costanzo

The phrase 'living legend' is undoubtedly overused but there can be few people more deserving of such an accolade than Jack Costanzo. Born on the 24th September 1919, Costanzo is arguably the most significant percussionist of the modern era. Playing with

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October 26, 2015

Alan Lee – an Australian jazz anthology

There are few Australian originals in jazz, though vibraphonist Alan Lee surely ranks alongside the best. Australian jazz is and always will be an interpretation of the American art form, but throughout his long career Leehas ploughed his furrow undaunted

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June 19, 2015

New release from celebrated jazz quintet The Greg Foat Group

This major new release from the Greg Foat Group sees celebrated jazz quintet making the most of the acoustics of an ancient church, accompanied by a full ensemble of supporting musicians. The fourth album from the celebrated jazz combo will further deligh

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June 4, 2015

Rare, obscure and esoteric jazz from the UK

Thought you knew about British jazz? Think again. Diving into the unknown world of the private pressing, Jazzman Records presents some of the rarest and wildest British jazz ever recorded! The major stars of British jazz such as Stan Tracey, Michael Garri

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March 13, 2015

Various – Spiritual Jazz Vol.6 – Vocals (Jazzman)

'Esoteric, Modal and Deep Jazz Vocals 1960-86' - The power of the human voice, especially when held in song, has long been known to be immensely influential, potent and emotive across all of humankind. When conveying a message, the spoken word - whether i

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February 27, 2015

Spiritual Jazz 6: Esoteric, Modal and Deep Jazz Vocals 1960-86

'Esoteric, Modal and Deep Jazz Vocals 1960-86' - The power of the human voice, especially when held in song, has long been known to be immensely influential, potent and emotive across all of humankind. When conveying a message, the spoken word - whether i

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November 25, 2014

“Jukebox Mambo Vol.2” – Afro-Latin accents in Rhythm & Blues 1947-61

Long awaited follow up to the original game-changing Jukebox Mambo set of sweltering rumba accented Rhythm & Blues. Two years in the making, this sequel ploughs deeper still into the revolutionary '40s and '50s Afro-American musical canon, pulling toge

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September 3, 2014

Jazzman Records set to release 5th installment of Spiritual Jazz compilation series

Until it was swept aside by the pop explosion of the 1960s, jazz was the most popular modern sound on earth. From the New World and the Caribbean to Africa, across the Soviet Bloc and the British Empire to the Far East, jazz music was embraced, adopted, p

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December 3, 2013

The very best of the brilliant French jazz innovator Jef Gilson

'A collection of previously unreleased recordings, rehearsals, demos and alternate takes from the personal archive of the brilliant French jazz innovator' - Since his passing in 2012, we have surveyed the substantial personal archive of Jef Gilson's aceta

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September 6, 2013

A whole album of previously unreleased soul and funk gems recorded by Master Plan Inc

All serious record collectors agree that finding rare records can be a difficult, time consuming and often expensive business. Finding previously unknown records takes this challenge to another level; another step further and you're into the realm of lost

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September 6, 2012

Various – Spiritual Jazz Vol.3 (Jazzman)

At the end of the '50s, Miles Davis' Kind of Blue heralded the revelatory arrival of modal jazz. As the vibrations of these giant steps resonated across the world, European jazz musicians reassessed their bearings and began to steer a new course. Across t

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August 31, 2012

“Spiritual Jazz Vol.3” – esoteric, modal and deep jazz from the European undergound

At the end of the '50s, Miles Davis' Kind of Blue heralded the revelatory arrival of modal jazz. As the vibrations of these giant steps resonated across the world, European jazz musicians reassessed their bearings and began to steer a new course. Across t

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March 30, 2012

The fantastic funky jazz sound of Hilton Felton …

"This is the fantastic funky jazz sound of Hilton Felton, and let me tell you that the cool, rhythmic, pulsating drive of this album will get next to your mind. The city of Washington DC claims Hilton Felton, we love him here and we want the rest of the c

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March 6, 2012

Raw, earthy, deep jazz – Spiritual Jazz at its finest! …

"A whole album of earthy, deep and sublime Spiritual Jazz - a definition of the genre" - Suffused with spiritual uplift but lacking any saccharine in either content or production values, Azanyah communicates in a language that harks back to the great mess

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December 1, 2011

Jukebox Jam: A collection of raucous, rollicking’ rambunctious ’50s/’60s RnB bangers …

The Jukebox Jam club night began in Summer 2007 as a raucous monthly celebration of authentic US Rhythm & Blues of yesteryear. Two years later, the club's founder Liam Large linked up with Jazzman to release high-quality, short-run 7" singles of the often

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December 1, 2011

Lost treasure from 1974: A 24k nugget of previously unreleased psychedelic soul …

The original plan was rather more straightforward. We had intended simply to license the masters for the obscure '77 Cali funk-soul single "What About The Child", credited to otherwise unknown outfit Gold, for a direct 45rpm reissue. And so began the sear

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November 14, 2011

Tino Contreras – Mexico’s best kept musical secret …

A lifetime of waltz-time exotica, latinesque choral chants and psychedelic modal jazz from Mexico's best kept musical secret! Our never-ending mission to reveal the under-appreciated-yet-worthy-of-attention jazz masters around the world has now taken us f

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July 1, 2011

The finest recordings made during a lifetime in jazz from an exceptional yet neglected French genius …

A lifetime in jazz from the illustrious French musician, producer, composer, arranger, band leader, sound engineer, music teacher, label-owner, and multi-instrumentalist par excellence! Introduction It's always an honour for us to re-release cool & ob

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May 23, 2011

The Greg Foat Group – Dark Is The Sun (Jazzman)

To catch the attention of our discerning, critical and cynical ears, any demos that people send to us here at Jazzman have to be pretty damn good. Yes they all get listened to, but very few make it this far as an official Jazzman CD and vinyl release. In

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May 17, 2011

Jazzman Records presents the debut album by The Greg Foat Group …

To catch the attention of our discerning, critical and cynical ears, any demos that people send to us here at Jazzman have to be pretty damn good. Yes they all get listened to, but very few make it this far as an official Jazzman CD and vinyl release. In

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March 24, 2011

Reissue of very rare album by Californian soul outfit Terea …

In the olden days the music business was a torrid set of affairs run by hustlers, sharks and gangsters. Broken promises, deceit and corruption was the order of the day, and to be thrown out of a window was seen as a rite of passage into the business. Amon

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February 14, 2011

The Sidewinders – Flatfoot Hustlin’ (Jazzman / Holy Grail Series)

Our never-ending quest for the ultimate Holy Grail LP has encountered many precious rarities and sought-after gems on the way, and The Sidewinders "Flatfoot Hustlin'" is no exception. Incredibly rare, so much so that it's only become known to collectors i

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January 13, 2011

Sharp reissue of super rare funk by The Sidewinders …

Our never-ending quest for the ultimate Holy Grail LP has encountered many precious rarities and sought-after gems on the way, and The Sidewinders "Flatfoot Hustlin'" is no exception. Incredibly rare, so much so that it's only become known to collectors i

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December 13, 2010

The Brief Encounter – Special Release (Jazzman / Holy Grail Series)

The elusive and mysterious "Special Release" album by the Brief Encounter has eluded many an intrepid record collector over the years. Despite being a relatively well-known and highly-respected soul/funk band, their highly sought-after album on Seventy Se

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December 1, 2010

Reissue of exceptionally rare soul & funk LP by The Brief Encounter …

The elusive and mysterious "Special Release" album by the Brief Encounter has eluded many an intrepid record collector over the years. Despite being a relatively well-known and highly-respected soul/funk band, their highly sought-after album on Seventy Se

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September 2, 2010

Exact repress of Boris Gardiner’s legendary “Every Nigger Is A Star” …

We reach for the vinyl heavens again and catch a celestial delight - an exact repress of Boris Gardiner's legendary "Every Nigger Is A Star", the long-lost soundtrack to a near mythical Jamaican film! Long a grail-status LP for reggae and funk aficiona

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July 8, 2010

Reissue of rare private press jazz LP by Bobby Jackson …

Some people dream of performing in a band, with all the excitement and fun it brings. Others dream of making a record, buzzing off the achievement and kudos. And a few more would love to own and run their very own music venue, with the décor and music po

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May 17, 2010

Roy Brooks & The Artistic Truth – Ethnic Expressions (Jazzman)

Easily one of the most coveted and sought-after of all jazz LPs is the elusive Holy Grail that is Roy Brooks' "Ethnic Expressions". It's not just rarity that makes a record of this nature so desirable, nor is it the compelling music within ... sometimes,

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May 5, 2010

Reissue of incredibly rare spiritual jazz LP by Roy Brooks & The Artistic Truth …

Easily one of the most coveted and sought-after of all jazz LPs is the elusive Holy Grail that is Roy Brooks' "Ethnic Expressions". It's not just rarity that makes a record of this nature so desirable, nor is it the compelling music within ... sometimes,

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April 19, 2010

Various – California Funk (Jazzman)

After several years of extensive work and painstaking research the latest in our explorations into regional US funk obscurities is finally here. Has the wait for "California Funk" been worth it? Well, let's see what we have: 21 of the finest, rarest and m

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March 25, 2010

“California Funk” – a collection of rare and hard to find funk songs from California …

After several years of extensive work and painstaking research the latest in our explorations into regional US funk obscurities is finally here. Has the wait for "California Funk" been worth it? Well, let's see what we have: 21 of the finest, rarest and m

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January 15, 2010

Limited reissue of a totally obscure private press LP from singer-songwriter George Smallwood …

Limited reissue of a totally obscure private press LP of real quality soul music, from up-tempo disco movers to crossover floor fillers and deep modern ballads, there are several good reasons why this LP has been so prized amongst lovers of progressive, r

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January 5, 2010

Reissue of John Heartsman’s unbelievably rare self-pressed double LP “Music Of My Heart” from 1977 …

Reissue of an unbelievably rare private press album that's chock full of the good stuff – all kinds of funky femme soul, cool n' groovy organ/flute/guitar jazz and a good ol' dose of the blues! It's the fourth installment in our Holy Grail series, an

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November 9, 2009

Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro

We've all heard the Dap-Kings from the USA, the Poets of Rhythm from Germany, and the New Mastersounds from the UK. Well now it's time to make way for a neat dose of super duper hard 'n heavy funk from Japan – it's the debut UK album from Mountain Mocha

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November 2, 2009

Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro are the new funk sensation from Japan …

We've all heard the Dap-Kings from the USA, the Poets of Rhythm from Germany, and the New Mastersounds from the UK. Well now it's time to make way for a neat dose of super duper hard 'n heavy funk from Japan – it's the debut UK album from Mountain Mocha

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October 29, 2009

J-Rocc teams up with Jazzman Records and delivers one of the finest collaboration mixes to date …

Widely considered to be the one of the world's best club DJs, J-Rocc teams up with Jazzman Records and unsurprisingly delivers one of the finest collaboration mixes to date. Digging deep into the 200+ catalogue of tunes that is Jazzman and Funk 45, the Be

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