Offering a series of five heavyweight digs.
Jazz Dispensary, the branch of Craft Recordings that answers to a higher power, is thrilled to announce a partnership with Vinyl Me, Please to offer a series of five heavyweight digs from their 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 in form and musical content-storytellers via wax who aim to connect with their customers via personalized musical travelogues. As such, they’re a perfect pairing with Jazz Dispensary, whose blunted dives into the catalogs of the premier funky jazz recordings of the hazed out ’60s and ’70s are legend. It’s a realm of sound that contains an Arabian Nights’ worth of twists and turns, backroads and epic journeys. All releases in the series will be pressed on highest-quality 180-gram vinyl with exact replicas of the original cover artwork on heavy stock tip-on jackets. Limited to 1,000 pieces per title, the numbered releases will each have their own uniquely colored vinyl, matched to the theme of the release. The series will kick off with David Axelrod’s cult classic groove journey Heavy Axe, followed by a rhythm trip by the great Jack DeJohnette, and will conclude with a triple-threat of albums from Bernard Purdie, Idris Muhammad and Leon Spencer on November 20th. VMP will also be offering a very limited-edition beanie celebrating the partnership as a free gift to those who purchase the full bundle of albums.
David Axelrod – Heavy Axe on “Timber” vinyl (street date: 10/14)
For the dusty-fingered deep diggers who have a sixth sense for sample-worthy sounds and unique headnodders, the name David Axelrod is gospel. An arranger with A-List credits a mile long, Axelrod had