The latest edition of the sharpest compilation in the racks. Ady Croasdell and Dean Rudland dig out 24 jazz, bluesy, latino grooves, which are destined for or have already achieved greatness.
The latest volume digs deep into the archives of black America, to come up with tracks from obscure 45s or were hidden on LPs by labels big and small. We have in-demand 45s by Reuben Wilson and Billy Larkin on Flodavieur and Frenchy and The Chessmen’s rare Dave Hamilton productions.
We’ve revisited the ultimate mod jazz label, Prestige, and dug out tunes that are now earning their collectable stripes. From the sanctified organ groove of Shirley Scott’s ‘Sister Sadie’, to Etta Jones’ sublime version of ‘Nature Boy’, a big record on the popcorn-influenced European scene and highly collectable.
Old favourites such as Googie Rene and Hank Jacobs (as part of the TKO’s) return to bring more of their immaculate grooves and perhaps best of all is the Nightbeats’ previously unreleased ‘Leavin’ Town’. It could have been recorded specifically with Mod Jazz in mind.