Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Kudu series released only on 7-inch singles format

A mysterious series of "new" Kudu singles began to be distributed in Europe and Asia last January. By now, the two best-selling items on the website of England's Juno Records are by Ron Carter (two tracks from the 1976 LP "Anything Goes", his last solo album produced by Creed Taylor) and Esther Phillips (tracks from the Grammy-nominated "Alone Again, Naturally" released on CD, in 2008, by the Reel Music label).

Juno is also still selling a Grover Washington Jr. single that came out in 2008, as well as the 12" EP reissues of Idris Muhammad's dancefloor anthem "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This", with Grover's "Mister Magic" on Side B, AND that unbelievable EP with Freddie Hubbard's "Gibraltar" on Side A and Hubert Laws' "Family" on Side B. The 12" EPs are priced £6.80 and can be ordered through these links: (Idris) (Freddie Hubbard)

The 7'' singles are priced £4.25.
Availability at Juno: Guaranteed In Stock! Ships within 24 hours. And don't worry: they ship to all over the world!
For more details, to order or simply listen to sound samples:

The Ron Carter item includes "Baretta's Theme (Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow)" and "De Samba".
Esther's single features "Let Me In Your Life" and "Use Me," the tune that Jamie Cullum sang when he sat in with the CTI All-Stars during their concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival 2009, scheduled for DVD released this year.