Siria LP cover art for Monolith Cocktail

For those of you who’ve never visited or haven’t had the chance to follow our selections, here’s the  deal: five ‘choice’ tracks from our resident Cafe Revue sessions.

Via our Spotify account and residency at the Attibassi cafe in Chichester, a selection of tracks each week: covering a myriad of musical styles from spiritual jazz, Krautrock, psych, soundtracks, Afrobeat, Highlife, soul, R&B, golden age of Hip Hop…the list is endless. With an assortment of reissues, back catalogue, classics and some of the newest releases – some even exclusive to the Monolith Cocktail.

All years are taken from the versions we play, whether off subsequent later compilations, reissues or, in many cases the original.

Yusef Lateef  ‘A Night In Tunisia’  (Savoy Jazz)  1957

Gil  Evans  Orchestra  Plays  The  Music  Of  Jimi  Hendrix  ‘Crosstown Traffic’  (RCA)  1975 

Stetsasonic  ‘Talkin All That Jazz’  (Tommy Boy)  1988


Rob  ‘Make It Fast, Make It Slow’  (Soundway Records)  2012

Mestre Cupijo e Seu Ritmo  ‘Mingau de Acai’  (Analog Africa)  2014

Osibisa 'Heads' LP cover

Fairfield Parlour  ‘In My Box’  (Vertigo)  1970

Mom’s Boys  ‘Children Of The Night’  (Capitol)  1967

Osibisa  ‘Sweet America’  (MCA)  1972

The Keyboard Conclave  ‘Shooting Gallery Rose’  (Streetjazz)

Sun Ra and his Arkestra  ‘Call For All Demons’  (Delmark Records)  1967

Stan Getz LP cover, choice tracks from Attibassi session

Remi Kabaka Adenihun ‘Black Goddess’ (Soundway) 2010

Bola Johnson ‘Lagos Sisi’ (Vampisoul) 2010

Stan Getz ‘La Fiesta’ (Verve) 1975


Dorothy Ashby ‘The Moving Finger’ (Boutique) 2008

ESG ‘Dance’ (99) 1983

Black Monk Time cover

The Monks ‘Monk Chant’ (Taken from live concert in Germany)

Which you better believe helped shape this…


Can ‘Father Cannot Yell’ (United Artists) 1969

Sorriso Selvagem ‘The Gentlemen’ (Mr Bongo) 2011

Because it’s his birthday this weekend and as he did turn me on to these guys. A special dedication to Greg Foat…


Nucleus ‘Song For The Bearded Lady – Live 1970’ (Hux) 2006

And finally…..golden age of Hip Hop treat….


Digital Underground ‘Rhymin’ On The Funk’ (Tommy Boy) 1990

Cold Blood

In tribune to Scott Asheton


The Stooges ‘Fun House’ (Elektra) 1970

P.E Hewitt Jazz Ensemble ‘Bada Que Bash’ 1975

Cold Blood ‘Baby I Love You’ (Reprise) 1973

Béatrice Amy ‘J’en ai Assez’ (Jazzman Records) Featured on the Jef Gilson ‘Chansons de Jazz’ compilation 2013

And to usher in the first signs of Spring…going on Summer….


The Beach Boys ‘California Saga (California)’ (Brother Records) 1973

The Make Up


Third Eye ‘Ogetnom’ (Street Jazz Records) 1994

The Frank Derrick Total Experience ‘No Jive – Live at Fiddlers’ (PS Records) 1974

Cypress Hill ‘Psychobetabuckdown’ (Columbia) 1991

Merchandise ‘Begging For The Life/ In The City – Edit’ (4AD) 2014

The Make-Up ‘Here Comes The Judge – Live at the the Cold Rice(Discord Records) 1996


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