Ramsey Lewis

R2 News May 2012

R2 News May 2012

More wonderful news :)…

As the R2 Classics Re-issue series goes into full swing, the Legendary Ramsey Lewis talks to Chris Philips about his classic albums ‘Funky Serenity’, ‘Salongo’ and ‘Sun Goddess’, working with Teo Macero, Maurice White and Charles Stepney, sampling, the digital age and keyboards. He has released over 80 albums in a career spanning over half a century and still going strong. Check out the exclusive r2 podcast here…

• Larry Young’s Fuel re-issue

The third release in the re-issue series is Larry Young’s Fuel. Larry Young was part of the earliest fusion experiments in the late 60’s/early 70’s, playing on Miles Davis’ “Bitches Brew”, recording with Jimi Hendrix and being part of Tony Williams’ groundbreaking “Lifetime” project.

Larry Young’s Fuel” is one of THE essential electric jazz sets of the 70s – and features the classic break cut “Turn Out the Lights” – plus other great tracks. The follow up album “Spaceball” in 1976 takes the fusion of funk, rock, soul, and jazz to new heights.

Both albums became highly collectable “rare grooves” among the UK funk, soul and jazz fans. This package brings both albums together for the first time. Both albums have been digitally re-mastered from the original tapes. Release date: May 15th. Check the whole series here…

• Karizma Collection limited edition

The Karizma Collection limited edition hand sprayed triple vinyl has been flying out. We have the very last few copies here at r2 towers. If you want to order one email us here. info@r2records.com

• United 80 in store

Finally, this Saturday 5th May Kyri R2 will be playing at the wonderful United 80 store in Brixton market 7pm-11pm. The store has some incredible music and fantastic original clothing. We hope to see some of you there.

Peace.

R2 Fam.