Two new vinyl titles will be reissued on July 28th as part of Jazz Dispensary’s Top Shelf Series: The Elements, a cosmic, four-part improvisation from Joe Henderson featuring Alice Coltrane, and the hard-grooving, politically-charged Harlem Bush Music – Uhurufrom Gary Bartz Ntu Troop. As with all Top Shelf releases, both albums have been remastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180-gram audiophile-quality vinyl at Quality Record Pressings (QRP), and housed in faithfully reproduced, old-school style replica jackets. Each LP will have a limited-edition worldwide run of 1,000 copies, complete with a Jazz Dispensary “AUTHORIZED DEALER” window cling. The titles will also be available at streaming outlets, mastered for iTunes, and in Hi-Res digital (96/24 and 192/24).
These two releases fall on the heels of the Top Shelf series’ March 31st launch, which kicked-off with Rusty Bryant’s incendiary soul-jazz statement, Fire Eater and Charles Kynard’s deeply funky Afro-Disiac. The album-centric program, which is focused on reintroducing rare and previously unavailable titles, will offer a total of eight releases in 2017, including forthcoming reissues by Funk, Inc., The 3 Pieces, Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers, Azar Lawrence and more.
LISTEN l Joe Henderson featuring Alice Coltrane “Earth”