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The Pyramids  Idris Ackamoor 

Shaman!

165 LEI

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2LP | NEW  | 2020

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Jazz

Evolving around Ackamoor's intricate compositions, the album takes us effortlessly across moods and emotions through a series of expansive, extended pieces. Starting with ritual, soul-searching, and masculine vulnerability on the title track, the band explores timeless existence on ‘Eternity’ and mourns the sudden loss of loved ones in the prescient ‘When Will I See You Again?’, a track which gains new relevance amidst the current COVID-19 crisis. Ackamoor pays tribute to his mentor Cecil Taylor on the angular ‘Theme For Cecil’ and renders homage to the ancestors on ‘Salvation’ and ‘The Last Slave Ship’, recalling the last ship to bring slaves to the US from Africa, the Clotilda. The superb ‘Virgin’ is an anthem of forgiveness, new beginnings and self-healing. ‘Shaman!’ marks another significant landmark in The Pyramids' discography with the band at the peak of their powers. It is produced by Malcolm Catto at his analogue HQ, Quatermass Studio, in London. Cover artwork features an exclusive new painting by Japanese artist Tokio Aoyama. 

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Mulatu Astatke 

New York - Addis - London (The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975)

159 LEI

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2LP | NEW  | 2011

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Latin Jazz World

Ethio jazz. That's what Mulatu Astatke called his style of music when he invented it back in the 1960s, and it means exactly what it implies: Ethiopian melodies played on Western instruments with room for improvisation. Astatke was a pioneer for his country's modern music. 

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Ebo Taylor 

Life Stories

169 LEI

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2LP | NEW  | 2017

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Afrobeat Funk World

A first ever retrospective of one of Ghana’s golden generation of highlife and Afrobeat artists, Ebo Taylor. The compilation covers his full career from his time leading Apagya Showband to work with Pat Thomas, side bands Uhuru-Yenzu and The Pelicans and solo hits including ‘Love And Death’.

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Various Artists 

Nigeria 70 (No Wahala: Highlife, Afro-Funk & Juju 1973-1987)

169 LEI

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2LP | NEW  | 2019

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Funk World

As part of their 20th Anniversary celebrations, Strut present the first new volume in their pioneering ‘Nigeria 70’ series for over 8 years, bringing together rare highlife, Afro-funk and juju from the ‘70s and early ‘80s. Compiled by collector and DJ Duncan Brooker, this new selection of tracks is receiving its first international release outside of Nigeria.

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Oneness Of Juju 

African Rhythms 1970 - 1982

199 LEI

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3LP | NEW  | 2020

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Funk Jazz Jazz-Funk

Strut present a comprehensive 3LP compilation of the seminal Oneness Of Juju, led by Plunky J. Branch. Tracing their career from the band’s earliest work in 1970 with South African exiled jazzman Ndikho Xaba in San Francisco, the compilation covers the band’s journey to New York’s loft jazz scene, forming Juju and releasing two landmark albums of hard-hitting percussive jazz on Strata-East.

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Various Artists 

Disco Not Disco

175 LEI

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3LP | NEW  | 2019

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Disco House

Strut present a new repress of the influential first volume of ‘Disco Not Disco’ compiled by Joey Negro and Sean P as part of the label’s 20th Anniversary. Released when interest in the myths, history and playlists of original New York clubs like Paradise Garage and The Loft was at its peak, the album drew on the outer limits of leftfield disco championed by Levan and Mancuso, bringing together unlikely dancefloor anthems by rock acts like Yoko Ono and Ian Dury, obscurities from cottage labels like BC and Splash and selected oddities from the unique mind of avant-garde hero, Arthur Russell. It was essentially a celebration of the sonic melting pot in New York during the early ‘80s, an era when punk had burnt itself out and disco had become commercial and saccharine; in its place, the post-punk movement threw up brilliant oddities which tore up the accepted rulebook.

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Dennis Coffey ‎ 

Dennis Coffey

109 LEI

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2LP | NEW  | 2011

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Funk Jazz Soul

Guitarist of choice for major artists as diverse as Del Shannon, Funkadelic and The Temptations, Coffey was a member of the original Motown ’Funk Brothers’ backing band and was key in bringing heavy wah wah guitar to soul and R&B during the late ’60s. The canon of classics featuring Coffey’s work is immense.

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