Two fabulous compilations of very different aspects of 70s/80s Japanese music- the first wonderfully beautiful ambient, the second the fun and brilliant Japanese version of yacht rock. It’s amazing how there is always more great music that you knew nothing about.
The Time for Peace is Now
A great compilation of funk inflected small label gospel from the 70s and early 80s. Astonishingly catchy and infectious.
Eric Dolphy- Musical Prophet
Brilliant comprehensive compilation of recordings made in two days in 1961 by short lived but massively important jazz innovator Dolphy. Just joyous, wonderfully satisfying stuff that deserves to sit right on the top shelf next to the very best of Coltrane’s 60s records.
Typically high quality Soul Jazz Records compilation of Afro-futurist funk from the late 70s, full of funky computers ‘programmed to make you dance’ , alien invasions, space ships and laser guns.
Probably forgotten loads.