Ben Webster: Gone With The Wind

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  Originally reissued on white color vinyl for Record Store Day 2016, Ben Webster’s Gone With The Wind is now widely available on 180 gram black vinyl. This incredible performance had previously been out of print for nearly three decades, and we’re proud to keep it alive as part of our ongoing Black Lion reissue series. The recording took place at the legendary Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen during January of … Read More

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

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