Unbreakable


Unbreakable

 Rock Horn Project
El Experimento Caribeno


El Experimento Caribeno

 Sr. Langosta
Wake Up Call


Wake Up Call

 David Weiss & Point Of Departure
Live At The Blue Whale

Mark de Clive-Lowe delivers an outstanding 4 track EP recorded live at Los Angeles’ Blue Whale jazz club.


Live At The Blue Whale

 Mark de Clive-Lowe
Afro-Caribbean Mixtape

Create to survive in a hostile society.
-Max Roach


Afro-Caribbean Mixtape

 Nicholas Payton
Affinity

Traditional Irish music for the 21st century, blending concertina with orchestral elements. 


Affinity

 Atlas
New Standard Duo

New Standard Duo is a hip, new take on the standard jazz duos of the yester-years. 


New Standard Duo

 New Standard Duo
Greatest Hits

Solid blue eyed blues from Moscow to Philly traveler Max Fisher.


Greatest Hits

 Max Fisher
The FEEL

Dallas Texas native and extraordinary bandleader RC Williams delivers a masterpiece. 


The FEEL

 RC & The Gritz
Portal of Gold


Portal of Gold

 The 4 Korners
Red Hook Soul

Solid groove from an elite group of New York jazzmen. 


Red Hook Soul

 Michael Blake
Analog Spirit Quest Vol. 2

Analog Spirit Quest, Vol. 2 - The quest continues for Michael Kammers (MK Groove Orchestra) and Michael and Nick Rufolo (The Brothers Nylon) in this three track release.


Analog Spirit Quest Vol. 2

 MK Groove Orchestra
Beekman Vol. 2

Modern Jazz from a diverse group of international musicians.


Beekman Vol. 2

 Beekman
SSP! Plays Duke Ellington’s Far East Suite

Slavic Soul Party! celebrates 50 years of the Far East Suite


Altadena

ALTADENA, composed by rising star jazz pianist Richard Sears, presents drummer Tootie Heath - the legendary hard-bop sideman - in his most assertive and dynamic performance on record to date. 


Altadena

 Richard Sears
Lashes

organic instrumentation over electronic sequences creates a haunting alt-rock feel. 


Lashes

 Corey King
Kings & Queens

Eddie’s anticipated third album is a celebration of African American culture and the human experience.


Kings & Queens

 Eddie Moore & The Outer Circle
Cousoumeh

Groundbreaking and raw new jazz featuring steel pan in the mix. 


Cousoumeh

 Akinola Sennon
Mind Behind Closed Eyes

Fresh Cut Orchestra returns to Ropeadope Records on August 26, 2016 with Mind Behind Closed Eyes, a highly varied collection of pieces from the three composers. 


Mind Behind Closed Eyes

 Fresh Cut Orchestra
Killiam Season 1

Killiam Shakespeare, led by renowned musical duo Steve Mckie and Corey Bernhard, return with Killiam Season 1, featuring Grammy award-winning artist and producer, DJ Jazzy Jeff


Killiam Season 1

 Killiam Shakespeare
Dream Diaries


Dream Diaries

 Jason Fraticelli
FunSlowRide

A collective work which brings together different voices allowing them to sing and speak at the same time, as if they were only one voice.


FunSlowRide

 FunSlowRide
On Our Way To Forever


On Our Way To Forever

 Jim Stephens’ Full Tilt Boogie Band
Fiction

In an industry becoming increasingly overcrowded with crossover acts, Portland, Oregon’s Trio Subtonic has carved out their own identity… - JazzTimes.com


Fiction

 Trio Subtonic
Centuries Of Heat

With a solid groove throughout and the Angelo Moore required pair of party tunes to keep it jumping, Centuries Of Heat tackles topics that are on everybody’s mind.


Centuries Of Heat

 Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step
Metamorphosis


Metamorphosis

 Leon Foster Thomas
Spark And Echo

Mark Lettieri, Wes Stephenson, Jason Thomas, Shaun Martin, Milo Deering, Bobby Sparks. 


Spark And Echo

 Mark Lettieri
Warehaus West Vol. 1

The newest album, an homage to the band’s warehouse studio space, aims to capture the band laying down live performances in their element.


Warehaus West Vol. 1

 Spare Parts
Psychmonde

With an ambitious vision and unmatched work ethic, A Love Electric continues to create its legacy as a unique and inspiring voice in the international creative music conscience.


Psychmonde

 A Love Electric
WorldSpeak


WorldSpeak

 The Flowdown
Bye Bye Blackbird

Catalano’s instantly recognizable, powerful and dynamic tenor playing—yet at the same time nimble and thoughtful—is on full display on his upcoming May 27 release, Bye Bye Blackbird.


Bye Bye Blackbird

 Frank Catalano
Scattering

Progger’s regular personnel were joined by some of New York’s finest young musicians, including Nate Werth (percussion) and Justin Stanton (keyboards) of Snarky Puppy, to explore larger textures and a hugely diverse sound palette for the new music. 


Scattering

 Progger
Speak Now EP

Blazing horns, reggae guitars and Afro-Latin rhythms delivered with punk rock energy.


Speak Now EP

 Karikatura
Polytronic

An eclectic mix of electronica, hip hop, samples, live instrumentation and drum’n’bass beats.


Polytronic

 Lex Sadler’s Rhythm & Stealth
InConcept


InConcept

 Notify
Lost Signals

The songs on Lost Signals cover themes of atonement, forgiveness, war, peace, liberation, love, death, and sex. 


Lost Signals

 Jeremy Danneman
Spaghetti Blaster

Electro funk is the foundation, with elements of jazz, Hip-Hop, and rock throughout


Spaghetti Blaster

 Badge And Talkalot
Joint Effort

The Unity Band cultivates sonic experiments that fuse elements of HIp-Hop, Jazz, Funk, and World music


Joint Effort

 Tacuma Bradley’s Unity Band
Atlas

ATLAS is a complex and intriguing album that challenges and delights.


Atlas

 Light Blue Movers
Claffy

Just shy of 40 minutes, this groundbreaking LP introduces many of New York’s unheard young talent - including vocal powerhouse Michael Stephenson.


Claffy

 Claffy
Rise


Rise

 Nuf Said
EverybodyEverybody

EverybodyEverybody is essentially a song cycle, offering an unbroken stream of music and sound, songs and interstitial bits, from top to bottom. 


EverybodyEverybody

 The Sharp Things
Soul Science


Soul Science

 Grant Green Jr.
Through The Badlands

Arthur Vint & Associates’ debut album “Through The Badlands” evokes visions of the western American landscape, with its vast open expanses and rocky terrain. 


Through The Badlands

 Arthur Vint & Associates
Killiam Shakespeare

Killiam Shakespeare’s debut album, recorded with guitarist Anthony Decarlo, bassist Andre Pinckney and percussionist Aaron Draper, is a successful blend of musical genius that will captivate audiences across the world.


Killiam Shakespeare

 Killiam Shakespeare
CINCINNATI

“Cincinnati is a major part of why I sound like I do, and the reason I am inspired to play music.” - Freekbass


CINCINNATI

 Freekbass
Kondona

Elikeh creates a danceable sound that is unique and completely their own. 


Kondona

 Elikeh
Shimmer And Melt

The powerful new weapon in the musical arsenal of saxophonist and bandleader Avram Fefer.


Shimmer And Melt

 Big Picture Holiday
Church Remixed

Church, remixed by producers worldwide, including Leonard Charles, AtJazz, Daz-I-Kue, and Myele Manzanza. 


Church Remixed

 Mark de Clive-Lowe
Havana Nu Beat Suite

An homage to the people and the music of Havana, with special guests Randy Brecker and Ornette Coleman!


Havana Nu Beat Suite

 Frank Catalano
Feet On The Floor


Feet On The Floor

 Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Day Dreamer

Jesse’s most personal album to date, with guests Sarah Charles and Takuya Kuroda.


Day Dreamer

 Jesse Fischer
Stretch Music

Stretch Music features a cast of this generations most daring conceptualists.


Stretch Music

 Christian Scott
Smashed World

Reminiscent of MMW and The Benevento-Russo Duo.


Smashed World

 Soule Monde
Farmer’s Vineyard

Funky as always, with a comfortable jazz feel.


Farmer’s Vineyard

 Ethan Farmer
Analog Spirit Quest Vol 1

Analog Spirit Quest Vol. 1 is the first release from the collaboration of The Brothers Nylon (Twins Nick and Michael Rufolo) and Michael Kammers (MK Groove Orchestra).


Analog Spirit Quest Vol 1

 MK Groove Orchestra
Royal

ROYAL, aka ‘The Resurgence Of King Shit’, is the ‘future of freshly skilled, free and popular music’ (Devon Lee)


Royal

 ROYAL
Seven Summers

Seven years ago Shaun began a project of his own. A story of his life, a contribution to the world of music from his eyes (and ears). In demand by many, Shaun took his time with the album as the story expanded to include a wider range of experience.


Seven Summers

 Shaun Martin
Funked

Just when you thought it was safe to listen to music, Big Fun 3 has come out with some new jams entitled ‘Funked’


Funked

 Big Fun 3
Help

Jeremy’s second release, deep and mysterious.


Help

 Jeremy Danneman
Out On A Limb

‘jazz chops and penchant for mind-bending improvisational boogie’ (Offbeat)


Out On A Limb

 Naughty Professor
Mucho Leo

Leo Sidran’s fourth album is very personal - self produced and recorded, with Leo in all roles.


Mucho Leo

 Leo Sidran
A Positive Light

Taking cues from sounds spanning reggae, soul, pop and world music, A Positive Light - the new album by Philadelphia and New York based indie-progressive artist Kuf Knotz - pushes the boundaries of hip-hop


A Positive Light

 Kuf Knotz
Soul Brother Where Art Thou?

Greg Hester’s tribute to James Brown, with Mr. Brown’s band backing him up and special guest vocalists.


Lady Boom Boom

The first in a trilogy from NY saxophonist Jeremy Danneman


Lady Boom Boom

 Jeremy Danneman
From The Vine

The album dips into various soundscapes and grooves, deftly migrating from ephemeral to slicing, which bespeaks the bandleaders’ range of experiences.


From The Vine

 Fresh Cut Orchestra
Step Into The Light

Nick Rosen’s soulful debut, with special guests Terreon Gully and Oteil Burbridge


Step Into The Light

 Nick Rosen
Shoulder Season

The band’s third album, Shoulder Season, is compiled from seven live performances across the US.


Shoulder Season

 Sidewalk Chalk
Benskin

The lead single from the self titled debut recoding from Tunisian (by way of Paris) Yacine Boulares. 


Benskin

 Ajoyo
Neighborhood

This is powerful, intoxicating jazz, not just for the sake of the art form but for the purpose of communication with the world.


Neighborhood

 Walking Distance
Rise

Moving from delicate duet to powerful guitar driven gospel to jazzy covers, Rise is a wonderful collection of influences delivered Shayna Steele style.


Rise

 Shayna Steele
Tha Truth

Tha Truth is a monster of a record from veteran bassist Bill Dickens. 


Tha Truth

 Bill Dickens
Bluebird

Bluebird runs the gamut from modern alternative to old time rock and roll. 


Bluebird

 Kalen & The Sky Thieves
Man Is A Monster

The newest take on Afrobeat, better defined as transglobal funk, from Will Rast (Antibalas) and The Funk Ark


Man Is A Monster

 The Funk Ark
Passion Dance Orchestra

The guitarist, producer/dj and composer Lars Bartkuhn delivers with his “PASSION DANCE ORCHESTRA” a multicultural, chamber-symphonic journey of cinematic complexity based on a strong fundament of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic power.


Passion Dance Orchestra

 Lars Bartkuhn
Son Of A Hero

Todd Clouser, Hernan Hecht, and Aaron Cruz are joined by John Medeski.


Son Of A Hero

 A Love Electric
The Book Of Eedo Vol. 2

Combining their unique songwriting skills, Adam & Kizzie have set out to share the gift of music in the best way their hearts know how. The EEDO way.


The Book Of Eedo Vol. 2

 Adam & Kizzie
Humanbeing

“HumanBEING is simply a reflection of what I have seen and experienced through my lenses.”


Humanbeing

 Raja Kassis
Inward Looking Outward

Inward Looking Outward began with a flash of inspiration as JJ reflected on spirituality and physicality, and sought to find the center of these themes.


Inward Looking Outward

 J.J. Wright
Love Supreme Collective

Frank Catalano’s homage to John Coltrane.


Love Supreme Collective

 Frank Catalano
Sur La Voie Ensoleillee

Sur La Voie Ensoleilee (On the High Road) speaks of a positive, enlightened, and determined worldview.


Sur La Voie Ensoleillee

 Malika Tirolien
Audiography

This is audio alchemy designed to light up your senses. We invite you to take a trip with HUW.


Audiography

 HUW
Barren Serenade

Like the Daliesque pachyderm-scape that adorns its cover, Boston-born trio Elephant Wrecking Ball (EWB) will stretch and knead your musical frame of reference with Barren Serenade - their first release on Ropeadope Records. 


Barren Serenade

 Elephant Wrecking Ball
From Japan

1993 - 2003


From Japan

 Takashi Tsuzuki
From Tokyo

2003 - 2010


From Tokyo

 Takashi Tsuzuki
Fade Out

Harder, Heavier, Funkier than ever.


Fade Out

 Big Fun 3
Church

Mark de Clive-Lowe takes us on a magical trip into his imagination.


Church

 Mark de Clive-Lowe
Mixtape Symphony

A dense, long form album inspired by and dedicated to Roy ‘Futureman’ Wooten, Mixtape Symphony further reveals the vision and direction of Jonathan Scales, composer.


Mixtape Symphony

 Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
Eyes Wide

The album is a covert tribute to New York City, where the band spent a year of relative stasis and creative hibernation after three consecutive years of touring.


Eyes Wide

 Karikatura
Parliament

Inspired by post apocalyptic science fiction, this album is Mike’s answer to the genre that has intrigued many across the globe for years.


Parliament

 Mike Nagoda
Live At Studio BPM, Vol 2


Live At Studio BPM, Vol 2

 MK Groove Orchestra
The 45 Homestead Project

The incredible sophomore album from Philadelphia singer Nicky Egan. Soulful and sexy, with a little bit of grit.


Pharoah’s Kitchen

The legendary Col Bruce Hampton, Ret. takes on the blues and pins them to the mat.


Pharoah’s Kitchen

 Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.
Out Of The Blue

‘Standing strong in the field of Jazz’ ... Adam Smale is one of the serious devotees: an exciting new voice on the scene - take notice’ (Pat Martino)


Out Of The Blue

 Adam Smale
We Like It Here

From the moment Snarky Puppy played its first overseas show to a sold-out London crowd, they felt at home in Europe. Recorded live with a studio audience in the Netherlands, ‘We Like It Here’ captures the band at its most explorative point in its career, in both composition and improvisation. 


We Like It Here

 Snarky Puppy
Bella Ciao

The first single from Underground System, a new rendition of a traditional anti-fascist folk song.


Bella Ciao

 Underground System
35MM

Imagine yourself as a top-tier international double agent,
making your entrance to a billionaires’ yacht party off the coast
of the Mediterranean by parachuting in from a remote
controlled helicopter.


35MM

 Fumihito Sugawara
Spare Parts

Spare Parts is sought after in every type of market, pleasing the discerning ears of music aficionados and new listeners alike.


Spare Parts

 Spare Parts
Live At Studio BPM, Vol 1

“Live at Studio BPM, Vol 1.” is just the beginning of this dynamic partnership, with many exciting musical releases on the horizon.


Live At Studio BPM, Vol 1

 MK Groove Orchestra
20 Country Love Songs

The name of their album, ‘20 Country Love Songs,’ is intended as an homage to the vinyl treasures found in crates at second-hand shops around the world.


20 Country Love Songs

 Black Gold 360 & Fumihito Sugawara
Creative/Destruction


Creative/Destruction

 MK Groove Orchestra
Pastiche Soul Machine

It's got a very serious Bowie/Space Oddity-meets-Dukes of Stratosphear vibe to it... WXPN.


Pastiche Soul Machine

 Rich Mystics
Loverdose

It's got a very serious Bowie/Space Oddity-meets-Dukes of Stratosphear vibe to it... WXPN.


Loverdose

 Rich Mystics
Aqualude

A musical story of the sea.


Family Dinner - Volume 1

A Grammy nominated masterpiece of live recording. Snarky Puppy with special guests Lalah Hathaway, Lucy Woodward, Tony Scherr and many more.


Family Dinner - Volume 1

 Snarky Puppy
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra

Scales is to Steel pans… what Bela Fleck is to the banjo - An uber-innovator. (Driftwood Magazine)


Jonathan Scales Fourchestra

 Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
Bring It Back!

recorded by Craig Welsch in Boston and mixed at the "Play On Brother" studio by the great Alan Evans.


Bring It Back!

 Akashic Record
City Limits

The debut album from Russia’s freshest jazz band.


City Limits

 Analog Attention
Big Fun 3.2

The new Big Fun 3 project takes over where the first CD left off with new grooves and with new players.


Big Fun 3.2

 Big Fun 3
The Ulysses Cycle

An immersive project from composer Russ Kaplan, The Ulysses Cycle is the story of Ulysses as told through the eyes (and ears) of a jazz musician. 


The Ulysses Cycle

 Russ Kaplan
Live In Boston

A full length collection from OG’s month long residency at The Church in Boston, with special guests.


Live In Boston

 Otis Grove
Anamorphic

An atmospheric and melodic soundtrack of compositions, drawing inspiration from the world of cinema. 


Anamorphic

 HUW
Kashoo

We wrote this album for you to dig when you’re hanging out, you know, at home, with your trendy friends or the people you’re real with or getting ready to hit the town or having a cheese soiree or whatever.


Avant Lounge

The general sound of the album captures a late 1960’s jazz lounge. 


Dog To The Bone

Happy Dog Project, from Athens, Greece are simply trying to put more music in our life.


Sonic Mining Company

Sonic Mining Company is the latest collaboration from legendary guitarist Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie, The Cure, Public Enemy), prolific bassist Frank Swart (Norah Jones, Patty Griffin, Morphine), and naughty drummer Adam Abrashoff (Funkwrench, SIMO).


Lo 2 1 - Farewell Mr. Familiar

Lo 2 1 is a project of imagination. It is a soundtrack for a movie that exists solely in my head about a single, middle-aged salaryman,


Lo 2 1 - Farewell Mr. Familiar

 Fumihito Sugawara
Prepared Piano

The piano was altered using a wide variety of household items and left that way for four months. (dred scott)


Prepared Piano

 dred scott
Going Nowhere

‘a disciple of psychedelic subterfuge, coupled with post-cool intensity.’ sf weekly


Going Nowhere

 dred scott
Ekundayo

Welcome to a cycle of free creation that breathes the urgent atmosphere of today’s big cities.


American Story

Laced with sadness and sometimes drunken desperation, the record struggles with and ultimately finds a positive space.


American Story

 Greg Hester
You & Me

You & Me was conceived as two sides of a story, by a young woman wise beyond her years.


A Love Electric

‘A Love Electric is possibility and energy. I come from a rock place as a player. I still love Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and the total madness in noise.’


A Love Electric

 A Love Electric
Oneirism Op. 1

A unique blend of jazz and classical music from Warsaw Poland.


Life Under The Chemtrails

The second release from Aldo De Sanctis, our resident musical explorer from Rome.


The Runk

The Rock and The Funk = The Runk


The Runk

 Otis Grove
Lady

Lady’s debut EP shows the remarkable vocal talent of one Kate Faust.


Who Is This America?

Antibalas fuels the fires of controversy with their powerful musical rhetoric.


Who Is This America?

 Antibalas
Bewildered Herd

A group of “smooth jazz assassins” (Skerik, Mike Dillon and Brad Houser) that finally stood up to the forces of evil once and for all.


Big Fun 3

The album, Big Fun 3, was tracked live with all three players in the room so that they could best feed off of each others’ input.


Big Fun 3

 Big Fun 3
This Goes…

From start to finish Fumi-hito knows where he wants the journey of your ears to begin


This Goes…

 Fumihito Sugawara
Monophonic Multiphonic

The debut album from Takashi Tsuzuki, producer and lecturer at Nagoya Music Academy.


Monophonic Multiphonic

 Takashi Tsuzuki
Pueblo Vivo/Vibrant People

La Otra Banda (Spanish for “the other band") is a conflux of globalism, tradition and Third World colonization.


Hustlers, Killers, and Thieves

Laced with sadness and sometimes drunken desperation, the record struggles with and ultimately finds a positive space


Love

‘The Spinning Leaves are a fantastically talented duo that play acoustic music with flair and warmth and vibrancy. This ain’t your old folk. It’s new folk steeped in tradition for the modern world’
(Bruce Warren / WXPN Philadelphia)


Circles


Circles

 Drive If You Must
Concerning Small Town Abberations

Part rock, part punk, part jazz, part epic ambiance with an edge


Dirty’s Mobile Beat Shack


Dirty’s Mobile Beat Shack

 Dirty Drummer
Fatty Acid

Producer Jon Sheldrick is far from a hippy but he knows how to let it all hang out.


Live at the Rockwood Music Hall

With his seventh album, jazz pianist Dred Scott and his Trio deliver a hefty helping of the downtown cool that has earned them one of the most fervent followings on the New York jazz scene


Night on Leghorn

A red cat in the dog house is a 10 year old project in the making that revolves around one (Italian) dude named Aido who roamed Rome (when in Rome!) as a guitarist for hire. 


Cycles


Cycles

 Indigone Trio & Strings
Amplexus


Amplexus

 HUW
Bounce


Bounce

 Bodega
Johari Window


Johari Window

 Carlon
Crank It Up

Otis Grove’s debut - The title says it all.


Crank It Up

 Otis Grove
Book of Silk

Forging a new acoustic sound that defies categorization while striking universal emotional chords, Tin Hat Trio makes freewheeling chamber music for the 21st century.


Book of Silk

 TIn Hat Trio