NPR Tiny Desk (Home): Fabiano do Nascimento

Now-Again | Jul. 2, 2020 | News | ,

GUARANTEED IN AND SHIPPING VIA OUR RAPPCATS WEBSTORE: FABIANO DO NASCIMENTO’s THIRD ALBUM FOR NOW-AGAIN – PRELÚDIO

Fabiano do Nascimento performs solo and in tandem with a small combo in a special set for NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series, featuring compositions from his various Now-Again albums.

Words on Fabino’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert by NPR’s Abby O’Neil:

The seraphic sounds by Brazil-born, L.A.-based guitarist Fabiano do Nascimento are hypnotic and transcendent, an amalgamation of Afro-Brazilian jazz, folklore, bossanova and samba. The combination of his overdubbed rhythmic and melodic guitar lines, coupled with the delicate hands of piano player David Bergaud and drummer Julien Cantelm, just seem to hit differently. It’s a wandering journey that put me into what feels like the Samadhi state in meditation, where the brain frequency surrenders and the soul completely takes over.  (more…)

Ray Alexander Technique – Let’s Talk – LP #17 in Now-Again Reserve

Now-Again | Jun. 21, 2020 | News |

The elusive gemstone of 1970s Harlem soul and funk from the Ray Alexander Technique, officially reissued for the first time with bonus tracks and previously unreleased alternate mixes.

After myriad Coronavirus-related delays, it is shipping to subscribers now. Interested fans can still sign up and receive it immediately. We will announce the next Now-Again Reserve title in mid July.

SUBSCRIBE: NOW-AGAIN RESERVE – there are a limited amount of “Catch Me Up” subscriptions still available to get you the entire run of NOW-AGAIN RESERVE releases.

Renowned for its enviable combination of musical muscle and malleability, guitarist/songwriter Raymond Alexander Jenkins’ tight four-piece unit was so revered on the uptown club circuit that it was offered the opportunity to serve as the Apollo Theater house band. Jenkins demurred, hopeful and confident in his group’s chances at making it on its own, and Let’s Talk is the sublime result of their hard work. (more…)

Now-Again x Vinyl Me, Please x Strawberry Rain – The Story of Zamrock Box Set

Now-Again | Jun. 3, 2020 | News | ,

The Story of Zamrock, a Now-Again x Vinyl Me, Please x Strawberry Rain release – SOLD OUT.

The Story of Zamrock is told through 8 Zambian garage, progressive and funk rock albums, including WITCH’s private-pressed version of their landmark Introduction and an unreleased album by The Fireballs.


Heavyweight two-piece slip and hand-numbered slash box.
Audio restoration & remastering by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters.
Limited to 750 copies
Pressed on 180g black vinyl with heavyweight tip-on jackets.
24-page booklet with extensive liner notes and newly unearthed photos.

ORDER » THE STORY OF ZAMROCK (more…)

An Introduction To Sweet Funk – A Live Mix By Egon

Now-Again | May. 28, 2020 | News | ,

If you’re looking for something to take up 30 minutes of your time and you’ve already rewatched, with bemused horror, everything about that guy and his tigers, then dig into a summery Sweet Funk primer with Egon’s mix, now up at Spotify. It’s a live mix of tracks from our Loving On The Flipside anthology and related music, some of which hasn’t made it up on to digital distribution services, and some of which we’ve been trying to get sorted out for reissue for some time.

Spiritual Jazz History – Reflecting On The East with Juju’s James “Plunky” Branch.

Now-Again | May. 11, 2020 | News | ,

The exterior of The East, late 1970s.

Juju/Oneness of Juju’s Plunky Branch in front of the historical home of The East, 2019.

ON SALE: BLACK FIRE 5LP SET
5 legendary albums of Spiritual Jazz and Deep Funk. Shipping immediately via our web store at Rappcats.

Juju’s Live At The East 1973 is part of our definitive reissues of five classic albums from the Black Fire collective. These 5 records are presented individually and as part of an obi-wrapped set that offers a value priced set of the albums. Limited edition, one time pressing.

Here, watch a short film documenting Juju/Oneness of Juju’s founder and saxophonist James “Plunky” Branch returning to the historical home of the legendary Brooklyn jazz venue and cultural center The East alongside Now-Again’s Eothen Alapatt in early 2019. This piece was filmed and edited by Josh Tyson-Fermin

In this piece, Plunky reflects on The East, its importance and legacy, and the cauldron of music now called “Spiritual Jazz.”.

Now-Again issued Juju’s Live At The East 1973 in conjunction with Vinyl Me, Please in 2019. It’s out now and is part of our Black Fire 5LP Set. It is one of only three jazz albums, alongside Pharoah Sanders’ Live At The East and Mtume’s Land of the Blacks, recorded at the venue.

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