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June ChristySomething Cool (with bonus tracks!) ... CD
Capitol, 1953. Used ... $6.99
From its booze-soaked title cut, to its haunting selection of lonely ballads like "Midnight Sun" and "Stranger Called The Blues", this is one of the most fantastic vocal jazz albums of all time – and a record that we'd recommend instantly to anyone! June Christy has an incredibly icy tone on the record, filled with sorrow, regret, and loneliness – all of which are amplified even more deeply by Pete Rugolo's eerie, off-kilter arrangements. And, on this CD reissue, you'll also hear the pair in a whopping amount of extra material, pulled from singles and albums issued around the same time, for a total of 24 cuts in all. Titles include "Magazines", "Whee Baby", "I'm Thrilled", "Out Of Somewhere", and "The Night We Called It A Day". Fantastic stuff! CD
(Out of print version – with long-deleted bonus tracks! Small cutout notch through spine.)

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Jamie CullumCatching Tales ... CD
Verve, 2005. Used ... $2.99
Jamie Cullum's second album for Verve, and quite possibly an even stronger pop effort than the first! Cullum's still got plenty of his jazz roots intact, but he's also going here for a tighter groove than before – one that has his catchy original tunes nicely focused on the hooks, yet still presented in a relatively stripped-down mode that has Jamie's piano work driving most of the groove. There's a few mis-steps here – like Dan The Automator's help on "Get Your Way" – but overall, most of the record retains the gentle charm that first got Cullum going, yet also manages to improve on it a bit too. And with a few more steps, Jamie will be quite far from jazz – but that seems to be a very good thing for his career overall! Titles include "Catch The Sun", "7 Days To Change Your Life", "Nothing I Do", "London Skies", "Get Your Way", "Mind Trick", "21st Century Kid", and "Oh God". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole. CD case has a promotional sticker.)

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Chiemi Eri & Carl JonesCrazy Rhythm ... CD
King (Japan), 1962. Used ... $6.99
Plenty of crazy rhythms here – as singers Chiemi Eri and Carl Jones are joined by Japanese jazzmen who include Nobuo Hara & His Sharps & Flats, saxophonists Sadao Watanabe and Sleepy Matsumoto, guitarist Shungo Sawada, and the Hideo Shiraki Quintet! The backings on all tracks are superb – and elevate the already-great team of Eri and Jones to a wonderful new level – one that easily matches some of the hippest vocal jazz sessions cut in the US during the same period, especially some of the more inventive albums on the soul jazz side of the spectrum. Titles include "The Big Twister", "My Funny Valentine", "Just Squeeze Me", "Love Is Here To Stay", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Midnight Sun Will Never Set". CD
(SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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Kimiko Kasai with Herbie HancockButterfly ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1979. Used ... $18.99
A great album of soulful jazzy tracks from Japanese singer Kimiko Kasai – with keyboards from Herbie Hancock and Webster Lewis – incredible and unjustly overlooked! Kimiko sings in English, and the record's got a nice smooth fusion groove with funky moments, post Headhunters. It's almost in the mode of Herbie's work for the US in the late 70s, but truth be told, we like this better! It features some great versions of Herbie Hancock tunes – including "Maiden Voyage", "Sunlight", "Butterfly", "Tell Me A Bedtime Story", and "Harvest Time" – and it's also got a nice version of Stevie Wonder's "As", plus "Head In The Clouds" and the funk steeped opener "I Thought It Was You". CD

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LexiaLexia (aka Jean Leccia Interpolation) ... CD
MGM/Think (Japan), 1972. Used ... $19.99
A fantastic album – with a really groovy approach! The record is the only one we've ever seen from arranger Jean Leccia – and it's got a two-vocal lead approach that's pretty darn great. Soul singer Pat Henderson joins up with male vocalist Ed Whiting – in a style that's part harmony, but which also has a focus on the solo leads from time to time. Leccia's arrangements are a mix of bouncy jazz and dreamy pop – sweet and slow at times, but with some majestically groovy moments at others – baroquely skipping alone in a style that reminds us of some of the best European vocal groovers of the time, mixed with a healthy dose of California sunshine pop! Titles include the killer "Lady Rain", plus "Lovelight", "Drop", "Love Is", "Carnival", "Lovely Bird", "Only A Dream", "Mother Of Us All", and "Good Morning To You". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Lexia (aka Jean Leccia Interpolation) ... CD 29.99

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New GimmicksGimmicks In Acapulco ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1971. Used ... Just Sold Out!
No doubt about it – these guys are groovy! Groovy like Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – with a sweet male/female harmony vocal style, applied here to a mixture of bossa nova tunes and 60s pop numbers, recorded in Mexico by this Swedish combo, with a sound that would make A&M weep! There's a great selection of tunes on the package that keep things nice and fresh – fresher than Sergio Mendes, even – as the tracks run from a cover of "California Soul", to obvious numbers like "Wave" and "Mas Que Nada", to lesser-known gems like "Good Old Brandy On The Rocks", "Coco Loco Samba", "Honeymoon In Las Brisas", and "Acapulco Sunset". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Jeanne Lee/Mal WaldronAfter Hours ... CD
Owl/Sunnyside, 1994. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Beautiful duets between Lee and Waldron – sparely recorded, with no other instrumentation save for Lee's vocals and Waldron's piano. The range of material includes older standards done with an eerie edge – like "Caravan", "Every Time We Say Goodbye", and "You Go To My Head" – plus great Waldron originals like "Fire Waltz" and "Straight Ahead", and a version of Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)