Danny Wilson, March 2021
We've been really humbled that so many of our friends from around the place have been staying in touch, ordering records and keeping the spirit and conversation going...It's given us all a real purpose and focused the mind on all the fantastic music that's come out over the past year. We're really lucky to have some really great friends of the shop and I just can't wait to see their happy faces, chew the fat and have a cuppa with folks!
There's been some really inspiring records passing through the shop...been a great time to really get immersed in some wonderful music...listening and re-listening...Really loving the reissue of Pierre Barouh's 1982 album Le Pollen, a fascinating mix of French Chanson and Japanese experimental electronic sounds, Cymande's debut is just stunning...and I'm loving the latest Cassandra Jenkins album too... I've also been really enjoying all the 'Soul 4 Real' singles...they're a small label from Bilbao who dig pretty deep into the vaults and come up with gold time and time again...They have a new Jimmy Gresham seven on it's way soon too!
Del Day, March 2021
What with packing boxes to be sent all around the world from our online sales to constantly ordering and updating loads of fabulous new releases to the site, it’s been anything but quiet. We've started getting the shop ready for opening in April and we are currently anticipating some lovely new racking which we are pretty excited about.
Jazz and yoga has been my mantra during these last two months so was especially excited to see the run of Don Cherry reissues coming out again. Cherry, whose wonderful ability to flit between genres like some kind of horn wielding hummingbird has always been a joy has found a new place in my heart with his wonderful Relativity Suite form 1973. Featuring the likes of Charlie Haden, Dewey Redman and Carlos Ward fuses Cherry’s interest of Indian mantras with that of a free spirited orchestra. It’s both therapeutic and utterly compelling. The jazz addiction has been equally supplemented with the likes of Nels Cline, Charles Lloyd, the brilliant Shintaro Quintet album and the lush Chet Baker reissues. A special mention for the Daniel Knox album Won’t You Take Me With You that has been like hanging out with a rather eccentric new best mate, all socially distanced of course!