JAZZ DISPENSARY RADIO 4/20 BROADCAST ON DUBLAB

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Back in 1971, in Marin County, California, five students at San Rafael High School started meeting at 4:20 p.m. by the campus’ statue of chemist Louis Pasteur to partake. Little did they know that this tradition would go on to become synonymous with smoking weed, later giving birth to the holiday of April 20th. To celebrate this very special day, …

RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY EXCLUSIVE – JAZZ DISPENSARY: THE DANK D-FUNK BLEND

Chris Coyne

The newest installment in our ongoing compilation series features a mind-expanding collection of rare and funky tracks from the ’60s and ’70s, culled from the Prestige Records catalog by guest curator Doyle Davis, co-owner of Grimey’s Records in Nashville, TN. Jazz Dispensary: The Dank D-Funk Blend offers the highest-quality experience for the funk fan, with hard-driving grooves like the upbeat “Message From the Meters” by Funk, Inc., …

AZAR LAWRENCE’S SUMMER SOLSTICE REISSUED ON 180-GRAM VINYL

Chris Coyne

Jazz Dispensary is pleased to announce the first ever vinyl reissue of Azar Lawrence’s groundbreaking free-jazz album Summer Solstice, out November 15th, as part of the Jazz Dispensary Top Shelf Series which focuses on audiophile quality pressings of rare and out of print titles. Originally issued in 1975, this spiritual free-jazz album remains one of the highlights of the illustrious career of Azar Lawrence, one of the …

ELECTRIC RELAXATION PLAYLIST

Chris Coyne

Ease into Electric Relaxation, a new Jazz Dispensary playlist that opens the door to a world of laid-back, mellow grooves full of stereo-panning keys, floating synth pads, spiritual expansions, and sonic meditations. The ultimate chill-out playlist to soundtrack your 4/20 and beyond…

RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE – JAZZ DISPENSARY PURPLE FUNK VOL 2

Chris Coyne

We dug into the Galaxy Records and Prestige Records vaults to create an intoxicatingly funky follow-up to the Cosmic Stash box set breakout LP, Jazz Dispensary: Purple Funk. Purple Funk, Vol. 2 features rare, newly remastered sides from Bobby Rush, Johnny Hammond, Pleasure and many more jazz-funk titans. This limited edition, RSD-exclusive release features original psychedelic paint-marbling artwork by Danielle Garza (aka Ellierex) and is pressed on 180-gram, purple …

SPARC AND JAZZ DISPENSARY ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF THE “PRIVATE STOCK SERIES”

Chris Coyne

For 420, the annual celebration of cannabis culture that falls this year on Friday, April 20th, leading cannabis industry partner SPARC and the Jazz Dispensary   label announce the first installment of the Private Stock Series. Exclusively available at one of SPARC’s four dispensary outlets, Private Stock Series #001 features two classic songs that exemplify soul, funk, and good times. Not coincidentally, both also reference the joys of cannabis. This release …

SOUL DIESEL VOL. 2 COVER ARTIST ELLIEREX DISCUSSES HER PROCESS, LOVE OF MUSIC & MORE

Chris Coyne

Danielle Garza a.k.a. Ellierex is a Los Angeles-based mixed media artist. Wildly swirled colors and kaleidoscopic designs of a psychedelic nature are the outcome of her painting, redefining the medium of handmade paper marbling. An aqueous surface painting technique produces patterns similar to smooth marble or other kinds of stone. She “hits the remix button” on traditional marbling by combining …