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.
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
Check out Leroy Hutson on Saturday’s Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on BBC Radio 6 Music! Listen Here.
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.
Marking the end of 2017, we look back at some of our favourite releases over the last twelve months. Listen back to our playlist which includes Judy Dyble & Andy Lewis, Leroy Hutson, New Street Adventure & many more. Find it here.
Hutson returns with his second 7″ single on Acid Jazz Records, this time recorded in 1982 it see’s the master veer into boogie territory. Another exclusive Acid Jazz Hutson 7″, backed with the evergreen ‘Get To This (Get To Me)’, both tracks making their first appearance on a 7 inch.
‘Positive Forces’ has now sold out – we reckon this one will too.
Men Of North Country’s new single ‘Lost Tobacco Road’ featured on their new album ’The City’ is set to be performed in the next month on the 25th and 26th of August at London’s Got Soul and Brighton Mod Weekender, following its release on August the 11th. The soul gem from Israel display memorable melodies, infectious hooks and refreshingly honest lyrics to their listeners. ‘The City’ is the group’s second album following their debut, ‘The North’, and has received commendable attention. Particularly from the live session that the band appeared on – Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on BBC 6 music and the track also appeared on Lauren Laverne’s ‘Best Live Music on BBC6 2016’.
New Street Adventure and Mark Morriss are both on tour over the coming months.
New Street Adventure will be heading out around the release of their 2nd album ‘Stubborn Sons’ pre-order here!
Get your tickets below!
Thu 20th April: LONDON XOYO
Fri 21st April: OXFORD The Cellar [Oxford]
Sat 22nd April: BRIGHTON Patterns
Thu 27th April: MANCHESTER The Ruby Lounge
Fri 28th April: WARWICK The Copper Rooms
Sat 29th April: BRISTOL The Louisiana
Mark Morriss will also be playing a range of dates in Manchester as well as in Coventry, Lewes and Norwich over the next few months. Be sure to head down to any of these dates which can be found here!