The SorcerersThe Sorcerers

Label:ATA Records (3) – ATALP002
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK & Europe
Style:Afro-Cuban Jazz


A1Pinch Of The Death Nerve4:29
A2The Horror3:38
A3Arid Plain3:24
A4Suur Toll4:43
B1The Viking of 5th Avenue4:38
B2Cave Of Brahma4:30
B3Who Put Bella In the Wych Elm?3:44
B4Night Of The Sorcerer6:24

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Sorcerers (CD, Album)ATA Records (3)ATACD002UK & Europe2015
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The Sorcerers (CDr, Album, Promo)ATA Records (3)ATA002UK & Europe2015
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The Sorcerers (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Repress, White vinyl)ATA Records (3), ATA Records (3)ATA LP002, ATA002UK & Europe2019
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The Sorcerers (LP, Album, Misprint, Reissue)ATA Records (3)ATA002UK & Europe2019



  • fitzillitch's avatar
    Please note that the repress have a different careful!
    • c.h.e.r.o.k.e.e's avatar
      Repress sounds great...white vinyl nice and flat, no damn edge warps or bowling happening on this one. Very little surface noise as well.........great job ATA.
      • Edward_Bear's avatar
        repress is happening! preorders for September 27 check it here!!!
        • AlexVale's avatar
          Taking influences from Ethiopiques ethiojazz as well as the soundtracks to the European horror films of the 60s and 70s, The Sorcerers seamlessly blend these disparate elements into one cohesive package. Based in ATA Records' home of Leeds, The Sorcerers are made up of the cream of the city's jazz and world scene. Forming the backbone of the ATA Records house band they incorporate bass clarinets, flutes, and vibraphone alongside bass, guitar organ and drums, providing Ellingtonian textures on top of a solid rhythmic foundation.

          After featuring on the "Funk, Soul & Afro rarities: An Introduction to ATA Records" compilation from Here and Now records last year, they set to work recording a full length LP at the studios of record label ATA Records.

          Initially inspired by the work of Ethiopian composer Mulatu Astatke, the Sorcerers have deftly incorporated a wide breadth of musical influences from the creepy metallic textures and quietly insistent rhythm section of "Pinch Of The Death Nerve" through to the Moondogesque melodies of the Viking of 5th street and the KPM inspired orchestration of closing track night of the sorcerer. The LP also includes an alternate version of "Cave Of Brahma", a heavily Mulatu influenced track that featured on the ATA Records compilation. The album has a dark undercurrent that weaves throughout all 8 tracks, underpinning the album with an unsettling and evocative theme.

          Support comes from Jazzman Gerald, Jimi Tenor, Shawn Lee, Nightmares On Wax and Mulatu Astatke himself who heard the album during a recent trip to London. On hearing the record he exclaimed "Who's this? The Sorcerers? It's cool! This is great. Give me the cd man!". He has since gone on to play The Sorcerers on his Addis Ababa radio show.


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