Collectable Series: 3 of 4 with extended booklet includes backstage photos and 3D photos + glasses. Live DVD documenting Bonamassa’s 4 unique shows in London at the Borderline, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Hammersmith Apollo and Royal Albert Hall in March 2013 will be released in October 29th. The DVDs will be called "Tour de Force: Live In London". Every show will be sold separately.
Saxophonist Winston 'Mankunku' Ngozi's 1968 masterpiece Yakhal'inkomo stands in the front rank of global jazz recordings. A certified jazz classic in South Africa, it has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and has never been out of print. But like so many other crucial South African jazz LPs, it was never released outside the country, and went unheard at the time by the wider world.
The biggest volume so far in the Spiritual Jazz series from Jazzman Records – and maybe the best as well! This fantastic collection looks at the huge legacy of spiritual jazz that flowed from the Japanese scene in the postwar years – sounds that had their initial expression around the same time that the modal jazz of Miles and Coltrane was bursting forth in the US, but which also too so many twists and turns of its own – with some very strong influences along the way from Japanese folk and culture! Much of this music was initially restricted only to release on Japanese labels – and even later, as some of the artists attained fame, the global circulation of their music only happened with more commercial recordings.