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UPCOMING RELEASES
CD/ LP/ Digital
Jazz Quintet 60
”The Last Call” (Sono-99)
Lost Danish Hard-Bop 1962-63
March 17, 2017
CD/ 2LP/ Digital
Various Artists
”Cool Europa” (Sono-100)
Unknown Progressive Jazz 1959-62
April 28, 2017
CD/ LP/ Digital
Helmut Brandt Orchestra
”Spree Coast Jazz” (Sono-101)
Lost Modern Jazz 1963
June 16, 2017

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THIRD EYE FT. WILTON GAYNAIR Connexion
CD & LP: Sonorama C-77/ L-77
1977 masterpiece by international jazz band „Third Eye“ featuring Jamaican saxophone legend Wilton Gaynair (1927-1995). Four epic tracks filled with deep grooves, Latin/ African influences and stratospheric abstraction. Terrific mixture of modal, spiritual, bop and fusion, recorded from the master tapes. Mainly contains original material by Gaynair, played by Gerd Dudek (sax/ fl), Ali Haurand (b), Frank Köllges (dr/ perc), Rob van den Broeck (fender/synth) and Steve Boston (congas). First reissue - 6-page-digipack CD and limited vinyl LP - with original cover and new sleeve notes ...more...
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ATTILA ZOLLER Jazz Soundtracks
CD & LP: Sonorama C-76/ L-76
Collection of previously unreleased soundtrack recordings, produced 1962-67 in a Berlin studio. Soulful jazz from the arthouse films of Hansjürgen Pohland - “The Bread of Our Early Years”, “Cat and Mouse”, “Tamara” - improvised directly in front of the screen by Hungarian-born guitarist Attila Zoller (1927-1998) and his musicians. Lost treasure by “one of the 10 most underrated jazz guitarists of all time” (JazzTimes). 6-Page Digipack CD and Vinyl LP, transferred from the master tapes, incl. artworks from Deutsche Kinemathek and new sleeve notes. “Attila is one of my heroes” (Pat Metheny). ...more...
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GLORIA STEWARD & MANFRED BURZLAFF QUARTET –
Jazz For Dancing
Vinyl-LP: Sonorama L-74
Exclusive vinyl LP! Amazing jazz vocal album by the Berlin "Old Eden" house band from 1965, including unique versions of standards from the American Songbook, performed at the level of the Clarke-Boland Sextet. Only recording session of the American singer Gloria Steward, accompanied by vibraphonist Manfred Burzlaff and his quartet featuring U.S. pianist Bob Degen, produced at Audio Tonstudio in Berlin. One of the few great and internationally sought after vocal LPs of the early German jazz scene, with original cover artwork, new analog mastering and fresh liner notes. ...more...
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HELMUT BRANDT COMBO – Berlin Calling
CD & LP: Sonorama C-75/ L-75
Ten remastered slices of finest Cool and Modern Jazz from Germany, played by one of the best baritone saxophonists and arrangers  of his generation. Compilation of unreleased tracks from the Helmut Brandt estate, recorded at AFN and SFB studios in Berlin or at the German jazz festival between 1956 and 1958, with original material - “Nordlicht”, “Bami”, “Sum” or “Berlin Calling” - plus great versions of “Yesterdays” or “Love For Sale”. Truly distinctive arrangements with Conny Jackel on trumpet in a beautiful “four brothers” style, played in the spirit of the Miles Davis Capitol Orchestra ...more...
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MARIO RUSCA TRIO – Reaction
CD & LP: Sonorama C-73/ L-73
Fantastic and rare debut LP of Italian jazz pianist, recorded 1974 at the Fontana Studio in Milan for the small label Dynia World. Trio featuring Mario Rusca (piano), Franco Cerri`s son Stefano Cerri (electric bass) and Gianni Cazzola (drums). First reissue of a fascinating Modern Jazz & Post-Bop album with shimmering sound colours and unique versions of Ron Carter's "First Trip", Monk's "Straight No Chaser" or "Blue In Green" and "Waltz For Debby" by Bill Evans. Newly mastered  for superior sound, comes with original artwork and sleeve notes as a 6-Page Digipack-CD/ limited Vinyl LP  ...more...
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BARNEY WILEN – Moshi Too
CD & 2LP: Sonorama C-72/ L-72
Another world premiere from the estate of French jazzman Barney Wilen. A deep journey into the world of his unknown tapes from psychedelic Africa. 80 minutes of previously unreleased recordings from 1969-70, not to be found on the tenor player`s regular “Moshi” album. Dark and trance-like amalgam of Afro blues, acid rock jams, polyphonic rhythms and spiritual jazz influences from the likes of Coltrane or Sanders, mixed with playbacks and ethnic music from Algeria, Niger, Burkina Faso and Senegal. 6-Page Digipack CD with booklet & 2LP vinyl set in gatefold cover  ...more...
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VARIOUS ARTISTS – Now`s The Time Vol. 2
CD & LP: Sonorama C-71/ L-71
Second compilation with rare and exciting modern jazz music of legendary musicians such as Albert and Emil Mangelsdorff,  Joki Freund, Hans Koller, Fritz Hartschuh, Dusko Goykovich and others. Eight previously unknown tracks from rare vinyl records or archives, that reflect "the state of the art” of jazz in Germany between 1957 and 1969. Rediscovery of lost recordings from the early days of the German jazz scene, compiled by Stephan Steigleder and Ekkehart Fleischhammer, newly mastered and with extensive liner notes from eye-witness Siegfried Schmidt-Joos  ...more...
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JOY UNLIMITED – Instrumental Impressions
CD & LP: Sonorama C-70/ L-70
Lost classic for the collectors of Italian Library Funk: One of the most sought after cult LPs on the tiny Devega label from Milan, produced in 1972 for license purposes only. The German progressive band “Joy Unlimited” plays a terrific mixture of funk `n`soul , jazz, psych rock and Latin moods, with clever arrangements and perfect grooves. Twelve excellently produced soundtracks for an imaginary film of the counterculture, spiced with killer breaks and electronic effects. First LP & CD release of their famous “unofficial” album, carefully remastered  and with the original cover design  ...more...
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INTERCITY SOUND ASSOCIATION – Phillysound
CD & LP: Sonorama C-69/ L-69
Rare German disco-funk album from 1975, produced and arranged by Klaus R. Nagel (of “Joy Unlimited" fame) and Fritz Muenzer. Twelve instrumental tracks for the dancefloor in a Phillysound style, destined for the promotion at TV and radio stations. One of the few sophisticated and powerful LP adaptations from the early days of the German disco boom, with original compositions, the string section of the SDR (South German Broadcasting) and catchy solo lines of saxophone, trumpet, flute or analog synthesizers. First remastered reissue with original cover artwork. ...more...
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HEINZ KIESSLING & PETER JACQUES – Q1
LP: Sonorama L-68/ LP SOLD OUT
Legendary library funk album from Germany, originally produced 1974 in tiny amounts for the small Quadriga label of Heinz Kiessling and never sold to the shops. Outstanding production music for tv, movies or advertising - 12 tracks oscillating between wild instrumental soul and jazz-funk, laid back bossa grooves and occasional female vocals. Best works from behind the scenes by the orchestras of Heinz Kiessling and Peter Jacques, heavily sought after by collectors and DJs. First in a series of limited “vinyl only” reissues of all three Quadriga LPs (Q1, Q2, Q3). ...more...
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THE EUROPEAN ALL STARS – 1961
CD & LP: Sonorama C-67/ L-67 LP SOLD OUT
First reissue of a sadly forgotten European jazz LP with thirteen leading musicians from twelve countries, recorded 1961 at the Kongresshalle in Berlin and produced by Joachim-Ernst Berendt. Stunning modern jazz concert with R. Ross (bs), A. Mangelsdorff (tb), H. Koller (ts), A. Domnerus (as), Sadi (vib), F. Cerri (g), M. Solal (p), T. Montoliu (p), D. Goykovich (tp), M. Falay (tp), E. Amundsen (b), W. Schiöpffe (dr) and even a vocal track sung by M. Zetterlund - compositions by Mingus, Monk, Sadi, M. Solal and F. Boland, original 1:1 cover artwork and liner notes ...more...
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