Leon’s Creation – ‘This Is The Beginning’

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San Fransisco late 1960, two of the biggest groups to emerge from this scene were Santana and Sly and The Family Stone. For a while they were two of the biggest acts in the US and scores of local bands tried to follow in their footsteps. They were hard acts to follow and very few got to the stage of making a 45, never mind a whole LP.

One of the best to do just that were Leon’s Creation, whose debut LP “This Is The Beginning” Acid Jazz are reissuing here. A native of San Francisco Leon Patillo led the group, whose multi racial line-up echoed that of his heroes on the local scene. Self contained and gigging locally they made their debut album at the tiny Studio 10 who also custom pressed the album in extremely limited numbers

Released on Acid Jazz licensed directly from Leon Patillo, the package comes with in depth sleeve notes and is beautifully illustrated in both LP and CD formats. Release 09/03/2018

Los Aggrotones ‘It’ll Never Be Over For Me’ Video

Check out this incredible video for our newest release ‘It’ll Never Be Over For Me’ by Los Aggrotones. A spectacular reimagining of one of the all time greatest Northern Soul tunes.

Limited edition vinyl single (backed with one of the bands original organ instrumentals) as a taster for the labels release of their European debut LP later in 2018.

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Note For Note with New Street Adventure

We noticed a lot of people were asking for one last New Street Adventure single to commemorate the band’s last ever gig. Unfortunately this wasn’t possible but we did put this podcast together which looks in-depth at one of their most popular songs ‘The Big AC’.

Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller present Jazz On The Corner

When Acid Jazz founder Eddie Piller asked the actor Martin Freeman to do a jazz radio show they could hardly imagine the response. From around the world emails and tweets inundated the show and they swore to themselves that they couldn’t leave it there.

Now, two years on this compilation of their favourite jazz has arrived. From the rolling hard bop of Lee Morgan and Art Blakey, via screaming soul organ, jazz funk original acid jazz onwards to the post modern spiritual jazz of Kasami Washington, this is an incredible journey.

Released in March on double CD and Vinyl with deluxe gatefold packaging this is the album that will launch Acid Jazz’s 30th Anniversary celebrations.

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Tracklist
Disc 1 Martin’s Side
1/ If you’re going to the city – Mose Allison (3.47)
2/ Terra firma irma – Joe Gordon (7.42)
3/ Kozo’s Waltz – Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers (6.49)
4/ Listen Here – Eddie Harris (7.37)
5/ Some kinda mean – Sam Jones (5.49)
6/ Get up off your knees – David Axelrod (3.38)
7/ Psychedelic – Lee Morgan (6.32)
8/ A walk on the wild side – Jimmy Smith (5.57)
9/ Now at last – Blossom Dearie (3.20)
10/ Trees and grass and things – Charles Williams (4.33)
11/ The Rhythm Changes – Kamasi Washington (7.44)
Disc 2 Eddie’s Side
1/ Bend Your Head Down Low – Geoffrey Stoner (3.58)
2/ Just In Time To See The Sun – Leon Thomas (2.59)
3/ Chains – Blacks & Blues (3.26)
4/ Look At Me, Look At You –Marlena Shaw (4.01)
5/ Sphynx – Brand New Heavies (6.13)
6/ The Hipster – Harold McNair (4.37)
7/ Sad Little Girl- Les McCann (2.52)
8/ Mi Hermano – Blue Mitchell (5.24)
9/ Mother Of The Future – Norman Connors (6.50)
10/ Cherrystones – Eugene McDaniels (3.12)
11/ Bolivia – Ulf Sandberg (8.13)

Release date – March 23rd 2018


Pre-order Los Aggrotones – ‘It’ll Never Be Over For Me’

We are proud to announce our first release of 2018 ‘It’ll Never Be Over For Me’ by Los Aggrotones. A spectacular reimagining of one of the all time greatest Northern Soul tunes.

We’re proud to release this as a limited edition vinyl single (backed with one of the bands original organ instrumentals) as a taster for the labels release of their European debut LP later in 2018.

Release date 26/01/2017
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“Hutson” & “Hutson II” Now Available to Pre-order

The next step in our exploration of Leroy Hutson’s catalogue presents “Hutson” & “Hutson II”.

These albums have been collectors’ items since the mid 1980s when the rare groove scene began to covet them, this is their first reissue in 20 years and they are available to preorder now!

Both albums will be released on the 23rd February 2018. Pre-order “Hutson” here and “Hutson II” here.

Acid Jazz Are Seeking A New Intern

Acid Jazz are seeking a committed and enthusiastic intern for 3 months between January and the end of March 2018. Applicants need to be aged between 17 and 23, have a passion for soul and jazz music and want to learn the music industry from the floorboards up. Great prospects for the successful applicants.

Full details on application

Please send CV and cover letter to dom@acidjazz.co.uk