BRAND NEW REISSUES


The Kindred Spirits Reissue series drops 2 new classics. Found in an off off city limit warehouse these are: PETER FISH - THE SILVER APPLE and CHA CHA SHAW - KINGDOM COME, available now via the store. After the jump more info.....





The reissue series of Kindred Spirits brought you lost classics such as Hal Singer & Jef Gilson - Soul Of Africa, Gary Marks - The Gathering and others... All classics in its genre.
Now dropping 2 new sure shots, in perfectly restored and remastered condition:
CHA CHA SHAW - KINGDOM COME & PETER FISH - THE SILVER APPLE.

Never one to get pinned down to a single style, Charles 'Cha Cha Shaw' has lent his bluesy burnished tone to spiritual jazz heavyweights like John Coltrane, Rashied Ali, and Elvin Jones, while also complimenting the funk soul brothers and
sisters such as Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, The Ohio Players, and Rick James ‐ just to hit the tip of the iceberg.
While Cha Cha earnt his rep playing on classics such as Curtis Mayfield's 'Superfly' and 'Freddie's Dead' and The Tempations' 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone', it was as a band leader that he was able to combine his free spiritual modeswith a funky dip for your hip.
'Kingdom Come' was his second album for Smithsonian Folkways back in 1979, and the opener 'Melted Soul' sets the tone for the LP ‐ a tripped out mixture of funky heavy drums, echoey guitars and modal piano that sounds like some late 70's Sun Ra jam, and is far too short for it's own good. Elsewhere though, Charles loosens out into extended tracks, namely 'Kid Zaro', 'Right On', and 'Mr Zip', at times sounding like Phil Cohran or Joe McPhee, but keeping a distinct AEC or Black Renaissance style funk to proceedings. 'Kingdom Come' is Cha Cha Shaw's search to find the common melodies in different disparate styles, and combines abstract free jazz tones with spiritual gospel modes, while jamming over late 70's funk back beats. Way ahead of his time, and still taking cha‐cha‐chances!



Peter Fish is mainly known as a composer/arranger/producer for feature films, Top 10 singles and network television series. But jazz lovers will probably recognize him for his quality work as a jazz composer and multi-instrumentalist.

During the 70's young Peter Fish moved to New York and found himself in an environment where he was constantly surrounded by music and co-talent. It didn't take long before Peter Fish created a collective of jazz musicians. Fish and his band of musical minds performed regularly throughout New York's club circuit. Ali's Alley (drummer Rashied Ali's spot), Barbara's in Greenwich Village, Mikell's on the Upper West Side and small clubs in Brooklyn where places you could frequently sink into a beautiful session. This wonderful group of players included some who would go on to be amongst the brightest lights of modern jazz, including Jay Clayton (Vocals) and Adam Nussbaum (Drums).

In the summer of 1975 Peter gathered his collective to record 5 compositions. The outcome was this great album 'THE SILVER APPLE' heavily which was influenced by Coltrane and his quartet, as well as by Cecil Taylor, Maurice McIntyre, Roswell Rudd and many musical greats. It's a monumental LP as it will take you back to a truly unique time of jazz in New York.