JAZZ DISPENSARY ANNOUNCES SOUL DIESEL VOL. 2, A NEW COMPILATION OF SMOLDERING SOUL-JAZZ GROOVES FEATURES RARE AND LONG OUT-OF-PRINT TRACKS

On April 21, Jazz Dispensary will release Soul Diesel Vol. 2 exclusively for Record Store Day’s main event on April 21, 2018. 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 analog 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.

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.

Head to the official Record Store Day site to locate the nearest participating retailer.

Track Listing

Side A:

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

Side B:

1. Rusty Bryant – Cootie Boogaloo

2. Cal Tjader – Mamblues

3. Idris Muhammad – Wander