Sun Ra: Standards

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— Released for the first time on vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day 2018, Sun Ra’s Standards will finally be available everywhere on black vinyl beginning August 16th. The album showcases Ra’s grounding in the jazz tradition, with unique takes on standards like “Time After Time,” “Easy to Love,” and “But Not for Me,” and is a great place to start for uninitiated listeners looking to dive into Sun Ra’s … Read More

Pluralone: Io Sono Quel Che Sono b/w Menina Mulher Da Pele Preta

  Pluralone – Io Sono Quel Che Sono b/w Menina Mulher Da Pele Preta   We’re thrilled to announce the newest release from Josh Klinghoffer (Dot Hacker), and the inception of his new project, Pluralone. The upcoming release features two covers, one in Italian and one in Portuguese. “Io Sono Quel Che Sono” was originally popularized by Italian singer Mina. “Menina Mulher Da Pele Preta” was written and performed by … Read More

Beverly Glenn-Copeland: Primal Prayer

We’re thrilled to announce our reissue of the incredible album, Primal Prayer, by legendary Canadian/American singer, composer, and transgender activist, Beverly Glenn-Copeland. Originally released in 2004 under the moniker ‘Phynix,’ these 8 tracks are dynamically and rhythmically complex, and creatively fuse a plethora of genres such as jazz, classical, and world music. Throughout a 50 year recording career, the music of Beverly Glenn-Copeland has been hailed as brilliantly genre defying. The … Read More

Unknown Instructors: Unwilling to Explain

We’re thrilled to announce the release of Unwilling to Explain, the forthcoming album from Unknown Instructors. Like previous albums, the line-up includes the former rhythm section of Minutemen and Firehose, bassist Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley, with Toledo-based poet Dan McGuire on vocals. On this fourth effort, the group adds guitarist J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr) to mix. Unwilling to Explain blends flavors of jazz, punk rock, spoken word, noise, and art-rock … Read More

Free Jazz February

If you haven’t noticed, we’ve been doubling down on our offerings of avant-garde and free jazz, and we’re not slowing down anytime soon! We’re happy to announce the release of three fantastic free jazz records, coming next month. You can all about them below, and pre-order copies from our online shop.   Cecil Taylor’s solo piano set at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1974 drew critical acclaim, earning five star … Read More

February 2019: Bunk Johnson & Leadbelly, Earl Hines, and Ben Webster

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We’re very excited to announce three new fantastic reissues coming in February 2019. Bunk Johnson & Leadbelly At New York Town Hall 1947, Earl Hines’ My Tribute To Louis, and Ben Webster’s The Horn will all hit the shelves at fine record stores everywhere on February 15th. In addition to the widely available black vinyl editions of each release, limited edition color vinyl pressings will be sold exclusively at Barnes & Noble. See below for … Read More

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