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Jazzman Records (Record label)
Jazzman Records is an English record label from London, that re-releases rare soul, jazz and funk records. It was founded by Gerald Short in 1998. The universe of Jazzman Records includes numerous sub-label like FUNK45, SOUL7, Stark Reality, Soul Spectrum, Fryers and Jukebox Jam. Even before he founded the label, Gerald Short sought as record collector and as DJ Jazzman Gerald to recover rare and forgotten music and to provide a platform. Jazzman Records does the same job and makes this rare music for everyone available again. The label has specialized in Afro-American music from the last 60 years, the 1950s R & B, funk and soul of the 1960s and 1970s to contemporary jazz. So Jazzman Records repeatedly manages to put the focus on artists, who have been overlooked in the past but whose work deserves a reconsideration. Among them Jef Gilson, Gold, Brief Encounters, Owen Marshall, who can be rediscovered in the series of the label named »Holy Grail«. But also special compilations like »Florida Funk«, »California Funk« or »Spiritual Jazz« close gaps for a better understanding of Afro-American music.
Jazzman Records in Features
Music Portrait | posted 14.05.2020
Muriel Grossmann
Abstraction with a sea view
Saxophonist Muriel Grossmann reaches abstraction on the Balearic Islands, rides the waves with hard bop and even amazes billionaires with standards. Who is the secret pioneer of the spiritual revival?
Recent Articles
Music News | posted 18.01.2021
Lon Moshe & Southern Freedom Arkestra
Exclusive Edition: »Love Is Where The Spirit Lies«
Strut has just released »Love Is Where The Spirit Lies« by Lon Moshe & Southern Freedom Arkestra. This is the first reissue since 1977. And we have an exclusive Yellow Vinyl Edition available.
Music News | posted 29.06.2020
Joell Ortiz & Kxng Crooked
Exclusive Edition: »H.A.R.D.«
Joell Ortiz and Kxng Crooked (aka Crooked I), both from the rap supergroup Slaughterhouse have announced a new album on Mello Music with »H.A.R.D.«. Vinyl will follow in September. We have a strictly limited colour edition in our assortment.
Music Portrait | posted 17.12.2020
On The Corner
Bangers for the backroom
With his label On the Corner Records, Pete Buckenham serves a heady stew of afro-futuristic jazz concepts and contemporary street grooves beyond the genre ascriptions, and is opening the gates to the sound universe of tomorrow.
Music Review | posted 20.07.2020
Adult Fantasies
Towers Of Silence
A very deserving compilation brings us Stroom these days with »Towers Of Silence« from the Belgian Adult Fantasies.
Music News | posted 09.07.2020
Logic System
Reissued: »Venus«
The album »Venus«, first released in 1981, by Hideki Matsutake alias Loi’gic System, who plays with the Yellow Magic Orchestra, is now being reissued via Wewantsounds. Exclusively at HHV Records in a limited edition.