* BGP's critically acclaimed jazz and funk classics series reaches its fourth instalment. The aim is to bring you the super-rare and usually unreissued albums on CD with notes and incredible mastering for fantastic sound. The five albums in the fourth series cover jazz, funk and soul and are all sought after by collectors.
* Brazilian trombone maestro Raul De Souza flits between jazz and funk with ease. He was a founder member of Bossa Rio with Sérgio Mendes, while his late 70s Capitol albums are jazz-funk classics that filled floors around the world. "Colors", his first US album, is a fine example of 70s Brazilian jazz fusion.
* Produced by Airto Moreira, and featuring a star-studded line up of musicians including Cannonball Adderley, Jack De Johnette and Richard Davis, it blends straight jazz with the exotic rhythms of Brazil. Stand-out tracks include a funked-up version of Moacir Santos' `Nana' and the jazz dance `Festival' that features outstanding percussion work from Kenneth Nash.