PLEASURE’S LONG-OUT-OF-PRINT DISCO-FUNK CLASSIC JOYOUS REISSUED

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  We’re excited to announce the newest title in our acclaimed Top Shelf Series, Pleasure’s long out-of-print classic, Joyous. Produced by Wayne Henderson (The Jazz Crusaders), the 1977 album delivers instant party vibes, thanks to a lively blend of soul, funk, disco, and jazz. As with every title in the album-centric Top Self Series – which reissues the highest-quality, hand-picked rarities …

JOHNNY HAMMOND’S FUSION MASTERPIECE GEARS RETURNS TO VINYL

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We are proud to announce Johnny Hammond’s 1975 funk-jazz masterpiece, Gears, as the latest release from our acclaimed Top Shelf series. Produced by Larry and Fonce Mizell, who were instrumental in the development of fusion, the keyboardist’s classic album offers a euphoric blend of jazz, soul, funk, and disco for a supremely groovy listen. As with all titles in the album-centric …

NEW COMPILATION HAUNTED HIGH COMING RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY

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Available 11/25 at record stores all over the world for RSD Black Friday 2022, we’re excited to announce our brand-new compilation Haunted High, a surreal collection of tunes that explore the furthest depths of outer space—and the human mind. Launch into the atmosphere with energizing music that will stimulate the senses, culled primarily from the mid-’70s catalogs of Flora Purim, Mongo …

JAZZ DISPENSARY AND VINYL ME, PLEASE ANNOUNCE A SECOND COLLECTION OF REISSUES

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We are are thrilled to partner with Vinyl Me, Please for a second installment of album reissues, following our inaugural collaboration, in 2020. This latest bundle continues our sonic journey with four cosmically funky catalog gems from the early to mid-’70s. The reissues include Bayeté’s boundary-pushing debut, Worlds Around the Sun; Gary Bartz’s uplifting The Shadow Do; Idris Muhammad’s sumptuous …

AZYMUTH’S TELECOMMUNICATION REISSUED ON 180-GRAM VINYL

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From the sandy beaches of Rio, to the cold waves of the internet. We’re thrilled to announce a brand-new vinyl reissue of Azymuth’s samba-jazz opus Telecommunication. Back on vinyl for the first time since its release in 1982, this funky fusion record from the influential Brazilian trio was handpicked by the Jazz Dispensary sound sommeliers. Set for release on July 15th …

NEW RECORD STORE DAY COMPILATION SUPER SKUNK COMING APRIL 23RD

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We’re delighted to announce the return of our beloved Record Store Day compilations with Super Skunk: a brand-new blend that’s hard on the drums and horns…and easy on the ears. Featuring tracks by Cannonball Adderley, the Bar-Kays, and Gary Bartz, among others, Super Skunk will take listeners on the ultimate groove trip—zigzagging between hard-bop soul jams and rhythmic meditations. Side …

BRAND NEW JAZZ DISPENSARY T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE TO ORDER

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We know you’ve all been waiting a long time for this. Two brand new Jazz Dispensary t-shirts are now available to order. A classic tee with the Jazz Dispensary logo printed on a blue/green mineral washed T-shirt for those who dig the classics, and an imaginary festival tee for those whose minds can conjure a sublime evening of music right from their …

JAZZ DISPENSARY CELEBRATES 4/20

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In the early ’70s, five Californian teenagers made a ritual out of gathering every day at 4:20 pm to smoke together, thus planting the seeds for the day during which we annually celebrate the highs and the lows of life (mostly the highs though). Craft Recordings’ cratedigger imprint Jazz Dispensary, which highlights the finest jazz and funk deep cuts from …

THE DANK D FUNK BLEND VOL.2 COMING FOR RSD DROP 1 ON 6/12

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Doyle Davis (of Grimey’s Nashville) returns to Jazz Dispensary with a sequel to his bestselling Record Store Day Black Friday compilation. The Dank D-Funk Blend Vol.2 is a brand-new compilation of tracks covering all bases of the groove spectrum, from the Latin soul heat of Ray Barretto to the mesmerizing vibrations of Cal Tjader. Side A opens with the sizzling, …

JAZZ DISPENSARY ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH VINYL ME, PLEASE

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Here come the goods. We’re very excited to announce a partnership with Vinyl Me, Please to offer a series of five heavyweight digs from our secret stash of the finest, funkiest, dankest grooves on the planet.   Vinyl Me, Please (VMP) is a subscription service that brings its members monthly installments of curated vinyl packages of the utmost quality, both …