Jazz Dispensary are set to release their next limited-edition title, Soul Diesel Vol. 2, exclusively for Record Store Day on April 21.
Soul Diesel Vol. 2 is the second installment from the Soul Diesel “strain,” a distinctly potent brand of smoldering soul-jazz made popular by 2016’s Record Store Day box set offering, Jazz Dispensary: Cosmic Stash, in which varying styles of jazz (e.g. soul-jazz, jazz-funk, fusion, etc.) were compiled to compliment the effects of Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid cannabis strains.
The latest offering in the ongoing series boasts searing grooves and expansive audio remastered from the original analogue tapes, pressed on smoking hot 180-gram opaque orange swirl vinyl. This limited-edition RSD-exclusive release features original, psychedelic paint-marbling artwork by fine artist Danielle Garza aka Ellierex
and packs a sonic punch with huge drum breaks, breakneck grooves, and rare and long-out-of-print tracks from the Prestige and Galaxy Records vaults making their return to vinyl.
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Featured performers include heavy-hitters of soul-jazz: Billy Butler, Melvin Sparks, Gene Ammons, Grover Washington Jr., Merl Saunders, Bernard Purdie, Rusty Bryant, Cal Tjader, Idris Muhammad, and beyond.
1. Billy Butler – The Twang Thang
2. Melvin Sparks – Who’s Gonna Take The Weight [single version]
3. Gene Ammons – Jungle Strut
4. Merl Saunders Quintet – Soul Grooving
1. Rusty Bryant – Cootie Boogaloo
2. Cal Tjader – Mamblues
3. Idris Muhammad – Wander
Soul Diesel Vol. 2
marks the third release from the Jazz Dispensary family
, following the much sought-after Cosmic Stash
and Holiday Treats
releases. The 4-LP collection, Cosmic Stash
, was released for Record Store Day’s main event on April 16, 2016. A true extrasensory experience, the limited-edition package fused genre-bending music with high-concept design, presenting a unique and artistic entry in the weed-culture conversation. Comprised of four distinct musical “strains”- Soul Diesel
, Purple Funk
, OG Kush
, and Astral Travelin’
, the box featured a bevy of sampled tracks instantly recognizable to modern listeners and provided hours of top shelf listening enjoyment. Click here
for more info.
Holiday Treats was released exclusively for Record Store Day’s Black Friday event (November 25, 2016), the limited-edition LP offers funky chestnuts from the likes of Booker T. & the MGs, Electric Jungle, and The Jive Turkeys, plus adventurous outings from Kenny Burrell, Rotary Connection, Pharoah Sanders, and more. Pressed on candy-red vinyl, this eclectic 10-track compilation comes housed in an eye-catching gummy-themed cover and delivers a healthy dose of the funky drum-breaks, soulful groove, and far-out vibrations that fans of the Jazz Dispensary series have come to love.