Closer To The Source // The Man! Out May 11th 2018

LEROY HUTSON

 Acid Jazz Records continue their re-issue series of Hutson classics with Closer To The Source // The Man!

 11.05.18

 Plus Barbican show announced

 

 Celebrating thirty years of existence, London-based Acid Jazz Records continues to thrill with both new and old. As part of their Leroy Huston re-issue campaign through 2018, the label are pleased to announce details of two further albums Closer To The Source and The Man! set for release on May 11th on vinyl, CD and digitally.

 

Recently nominated for Soul Artist Of The Year at 2018’s Jazz FM Awards, Hutson sees a deluxe re-issue of 1978’s classic Closer To The Source unveiled replete with bonus tracks and extensive sleeve notes coupled with the earlier outing and his second album for Curtom The Man! again with additional sleeve notes and bonus tracks.

 

Perfectly poised between soul and club music, the remastered Closer To The Source includes the favourite ‘Get To This (You’ll Get To Me)’ and ‘You’re A Winner’. Meanwhile 1974’s The Man! Includes his version of Donny Hathaway’s signature track, ‘The Ghetto’ (co-written with Hathaway), ‘Ella Weez’ and ‘Could This Be Love’ whilst the cd features a bonus track, the now hard-to-find mono version of ‘Ella Weez’.

 

The time has never been more right for a new generation of soul fans to get to know these albums and for previous generations to fall in love with them all over again…these albums have been reissued with Hutson’s full support, the full tracklisting are as follows:

 

CLOSER TO THE SOURCE:                                          THE MAN:

In The Mood                                                                  Can’t Say Enough About Mom

Where Did Love Go                                                    Gotta Move – Gotta Move

They’ve Got Love                                                        Ella Weez

Get To This (You’ll Get To Me)                                 Give This Love A Try

Closer To The Source                                                 The Ghetto ‘74

Heaven Right Here (On Earth)                                  After The Fight

Everybody’s A Masterpiece                                      Could This Be Love

You’re A Winner                                                          Dudley Do-Right

Where Did Our Love Go (single edit)                       Ella Weez (mono version)

In The Mood (single edit)

Reality                                                 

 

 

Following two sold-out shows at London’s Jazz Café at the end of last year, Leroy Hutson makes a welcome return with an appearance at London’s Barbican Hall on July 12thpurchase tickets here

 

Pre-order Closer To The Source: LP / CD / digital

Pre-order The Man! : LP / CD / digital

 

Leon’s Creation – ‘This Is The Beginning’

Pre-order // 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

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.

Pre-order here.

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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