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Michel ColombierLes Onze Mille Verges/Tarot ... CD
Music Box (France), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $23.99
A pair of wonderful soundtracks from the great Michel Colombier – and film music that's every bit as groovy as some of his backings for French singers at the time! First up is Les Onze Mille Verges – a great mix of the groovy and the romantic – and one of the best soundtracks ever from mad French arranger Michel Colombier! The album kicks off with Colombier's famous "Batucada Erotica" – a darkly jagged number that brings together percussion and voices into a really striking groove, one that's made the track a favorite for years in the jazz dance crowd. Other tracks move into a style that's either mellower or more orchestral – the mellower cuts dipping along with a style that's half French (ala Francis Lai's 70s work), and half like some of the best mellow Italian soundtrack work of the same period. A few tunes have weird chorus vocals – almost in a Carmina Burana mode – and titles include "Les 11,000 Verges", "Wanda E Nadege", "Batucada Erotica", "Natacha", "Port Arthur", and "Strip Tease Pour Un Japonais". Tarot is a soundtrack that has a slightly different style – some nice use of vocals by Nanette Workman on a few tunes – a singer who brings a bit more soul to the record than the usual throwaway disco lyrics you'd hear on other European film scores. Lots of other numbers make use of keyboards, but in a very different way – sometimes stark and cold, but still quite tuneful – sometimes bubbling with a more Rhodes-like vibe that creates a nice sense of balance. Titles include "Breakdown", "Blind Luck", "Tarot", "Incantation", "Reading The Cards", "Doggie Style", and "Hearing Aid". CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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New Miles Davis & Michel LegrandDingo ... CD
Warner, 1990. Used ... $3.99
A beautiful later album from Miles Davis – and a tremendous collaboration with composer Michel Legrand, in a set that returns Miles to the French soundtrack tradition he first started back in the late 50s! Some of the tracks here are quite spare – the kind of moody, ethereal solo moments that Miles still does better than most folks at this point in time – and other numbers feature fuller musical backings that echo some of the older Legrand soundtrack flair, but which come off with a slightly more contemporary approach too. Chuck Findley also handles some of the trumpet solos on the album – so all the musings here are not Miles' alone – and titles include "The Departure", "The Arrival", "The Dream", "Paris Walking I", "Going Home", "The Jam Session", and "Club Entrance". CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)

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Michel GenestCrystal Fantasy ... LP
Sona Gaia (Germany), 1984. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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New Jean Michel JarreMagnetic Fields ... LP
Polydor, 1981. Very Good- ... $1.99
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(French pressing on Dreyfus, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)

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Jack JonesJack Jones Sings Michel Legrand ... LP
RCA, 1971. Very Good ... $0.99
Proof that Jack Jones is a much better singer than you might think! Forget hits like "Love Boat" or "Wives And Lovers", and check out a record like this – a wonderfully dark batch of tracks composed by French soundtrack genius Michel Legrand, recorded in Paris with arrangements and backings by Legrand himself! The record is one of the few English language albums to truly get the vocal interpretation of Legrand's work right – and it's got a depth of expression that you'd never expect to hear from Jones, a complicated approach to the tunes that's actually not that distant from a singer like Scott Walker (no surprise, as Walker always claimed that Jones was one of his biggest influences!) Titles include "One At A Time", "The Years Of My Youth", "Pieces Of Dreams", "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", and "Blue Green Grey & Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Michel LegrandCops & Robbers ... CD
MGM/Kritzerland, 1973. New Copy ... $19.99
Wonderful lost work from Michel Legrand – a fantastic, and fantastically overlooked, 70s soundtrack – completely essential to have in a CD version like this, since most of the music hardly appeared in the film at all! The score takes off nicely from some of Legrand's more famous work of the 60s and early 70s – with a mixture of warm themes, jazzy elements, and some of the funkier touches you'd expect from a cop/crime film – all at a level that's a bit less sentimental than some of his French film work, with just the right qualities to fit the offbeat story of the movie. There's a real Dave Grusin sort of approach going on at times – although with a bit more acoustic piano than electric keyboards – but Legrand also throws in a few softer bits to round things out nicely, and create a lot more depth in the music than you might expect for a low-budget film. Really great stuff overall – the kind of soundtrack that should have gotten proper release at the time, as it easily matches any of Legrand's bigger LP hits – and presented with great notes on both the film and music. Titles include "Papa Joe The Padrone", "Downtown", "Wall Street", "The Chase", "The Sleep Song", "The Sellers", and "Uptown". CD
(Limited edition of 1000 copies.)

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Michel LegrandEva ... CD
Bella Casa (UK), 1962. New Copy ... $3.99
A fantastic lost soundtrack from Michel Legrand! The score is a lightly jazzy one, done for a film starring Jeanne Moreau and directed by Joseph Losey – and the music's a perfect blend of Legrand's earlier straighter jazz work, with some of his later talent for groovy orchestrations. The overall feel is quite dark – with the kind of jazz-based soundscapes that were showing up in some other French soundtracks at the time, and sweet little noirish feel. Titles include "Water Ski", "At The Bar", "Eva's Room", "Dumped Tivian", "One Morning In Roma", "Eva & Tivian", "The Wedding", and more, plus "Adam & Eve" – which is sung in a vocal version by the great Tony Middleton – and "Loveless Love", sung by "Billy Holiday"! CD

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Michel LegrandLe Sauvage ... LP
Barclay (France), 1975. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An overlooked 70s score from Michel Legrand – very groovy! LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Michel LeGrandLeGrand Jazz ... CD
Polygram, 1959. Used ... $4.99
A classic album – one that pairs the arranging talents of the great French composer Michel Legrand, with a host of American jazz players – including Miles Davis, Ben Webster, Milt Hinton, Donald Byrd, Hank Jones, and John Coltrane. The tracks are a beautiful blend of Legrand's best arranging styles from his soundtrack work, and they show his keen talent for setting up complicated orchestrations, then letting the soloist step forth into the spotlight with individual brilliance. The titles are mostly jazz standards, but they're done in a great way, with lots of twists and turns that keep things fresh. Titles include "Round Midnight", "Night In Tunisia", "Nuages", "In A Mist", and "Django". CD

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Michel LegrandMichel Legrand Chante L'Ete 42 ... CD
Play Time (France), Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
Although a lot of Michel Legrand's soundtrack work has been reissued over the years, we haven't always been able to track down his vocal stuff, which is just about as groovy as his film scoring! He's got a warm raspy voice, and although his pipes won't win him any awards at the Opera, he sings like Bacharach, and (also like Burt) is probably one of the best interpreters of his own work. This CD brings together vocal tracks from an album in the early 70's, and adds a lot of bonus cuts, for a total of 23 titles that include "Le Messager", "Retour En Java", "L'ete Picasso", "Pres De Santiago", "Dis Moi", and "L'amour Et La Mort". Very moody, very warm, and with a lot of groovy electric piano! CD
(Out of print.)

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Michel LegrandNoel Noel Noel ... CD
Verve, 2011. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A heavenly Christmas set from the mighty Michel Legrand – an arranger/composer/musician who's seemed to do just about everything in his long and storied career, but who finally comes up with a Holiday record late into his life! The set features a host of famous singers joining Legrand – Iggy Pop, Jamie Cullum, Carla Bruni, Ayo, Mika, Rufus Wainwright, Madeleine Peyroux, and others – each singing lead on a different tune in the set, and joining together on one key tune too – all supported by full, soaring arrangements that definitely show Michel at the height of his powers – straightly hitting just the right holiday vibe, but also bringing in a nice does of jazz, too. Titles include "Let It Snow", "White Christmas", "Santa Baby", "Vivie Le Vent", "Noel D'Espoir", and "Jous Sapins". CD

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Michel LegrandOther Side Of Midnight ... CD
20th Century/Intrada, 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
A fairly lush soundtrack from Michel Legrand – scored for a WWII period piece that starred Susan Sarandon, but done at a level that matches some of Legrand's more famous film music from the 70s! Orchestrations are rich, and filled with sentiment – and the album's got an especially strong standout theme – performed in a number of variations, and with haunting "Summer of 42"-styled piano tinkling over the larger string arrangements, in a very Legrand-like way! The 40s setting helps the soundtrack avoid any disco cliches – which were common at the time – and allows for a continued strong focus on Legrand's skills at the helm of the orchestra. Tracks include "Chanson Pour Noelle", "Paris Montage", "Late Dinner At Demeris", "Demeris' Party", and "Other Side Of Midnight". CD

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Michel LegrandSummer Of 42/Picasso Summer ... CD
Intrada, 1969/1971. New Copy 2CD ... $29.99
A pair of great soundtracks from the legendary Michel Legrand – including a huge amount of never-heard work from The Picasso Summer! First up, though, is Summer Of 42 – one of Michel Legrand's greatest moments of the 70s – a sweetly romantic score that lasted a lot longer than the film it was written to accompany! The soundtrack features the haunting "Summer Of 42 Theme", also known as "The Summer Knows" – a drifting sad melody, done up here in a number of versions, and combined with some other orchestral themes written for various emotional passages in the film. Titles include "High IQ", "The Picasso Suite", "Summer Song", "Montage – But Not Full Picasso", "The Danger", and "Awakening Awareness". Picasso Summer is even more incredible – with a haunting main theme that's somewhere in the same territory as "42", but a really big range of music that extrapolates that theme with other warm melodies and the kind of perfectly balanced sensitive sounds we love so much from Legrand. The movie itself is quite obscure – an Albert Finney road trip in Europe that's almost Legrand's answer to Henry Mancini's Two For The Road – although Michel's music is often much more complex. 2CD package features the 11 track "Picasso Summer" suite, plus 23 more tracks from the soundtrack – including "Summer Song", "High IQ", "Chemin De Fer", "Pentaque", "To The Gates", "Lonely Two", "Apart", "The Cape & The Gore", "The Dancer", "Not Picasso", and "Head For Home". CD

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Michel Legrand & CoLe Jazz Grand ... CD
Gryphon/Five Four (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $8.99
A wonderful session of straight jazz work by Michel Legrand – a larger group outing that's one of the few albums he ever cut in this style! The set has all the warmth and imagination of Legrand's best jazzy soundtrack work – strong themes, bold statements, and a sense of personal investment that comes through even in a larger ensemble – yet the work here is also delivered with even more freedom for solo work than Legrand's film scores, with plenty of longer exploratory passages that showcase the takents of key soloists like Gerry Mulligan, Phil Woods, and Jon Faddis. Most of the album's first side features an extended track suite entitled "Southern Routes" played by a big band – and side two features shorter titles played by a septet, with titles that include "La Pasionaria", "Malagan Stew", "Iberia Nova", and "Basquette". CD

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Michel Legrand With Ray Brown & Shelly ManneAt Shelly's Manne-Hole ... LP
Verve, 1968. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A nice little live set – recorded at Shelly Manne's club in LA, and one that features a trio with Michel Legrand on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – all playing together on a combination of improvisational, original tunes and some more familiar ones! The improvisational tunes are really the standouts here – quite unusual not only for the time, but also for Legrand, who was known strongly by this point as a composer. Four of the album's songs were created on the spot – with titles that include "The Grand Brown Man", "Ray's Riff", "Another Blues", and "Los Gatos" – the remaining familiar tunes include "A Time For Love", "Watch What Happens", "My Funny Valentine", and "Willow Weep For Me". A nice return to jazz for Legrand – one of his few from the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original textured cover. Cover has a promo sticker in one corner.)

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Michel MagneMusique Taschiste ... LP
Cacophonic (UK), 1957. New Copy ... $13.99
Striking sounds from Michel Magne – an artist who's best known for his groovy soundtracks of the 60s – but who steps out here with a rare experimental set from the late 50s! The style is very much in keeping with the most compelling of the postwar generation in France – as Magne mixes together electronic and acoustic sounds with amazing power – modes that are sometimes as spacious as Pierre Henry, other times as sonically powerful as Xenakis – yet always very much Michel's own unique musical vision! Instrumentation includes some great cymbalum, plus piano, violin, vibes, and percussion – as well as some amzing vocalizations from Jaqueline Dano and Christiane Legrand. Titles include "Memoire D'Un Trou", "Self Service", "Concertino Triple", "Meta Mecanique Saccadee", "Larmes En Sol Pleureur", and "Pointes De Feu Amorties Au Dolsal". LP, Vinyl record album

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Emeline MichelRasin Kreyol ... CD
Time Square, 2004. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Michel'leHung Jury ... LP
Death Row, 1998. Sealed 2LP ... $6.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Oscar Peterson & Michel LegrandTrail Of Dreams – A Canadian Suite ... CD
Telarc, 2000. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Michel PetruccianiBest Of Michel Petrucciani ... CD
Blue Note, 1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Michel PuigStigmates – Dirige Par Rene Leibowitz ... LP
BYG/Actuel (France), Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
A compelling "chamber opera" of sorts by Michel Puig – performed by a group of instrumentalists and vocalists led by Rene Leibowitz. The chamber tag is apt, as the peformance is very spare and intimate – and feels more like the kind of avant jazz of the late 60s European underground than it does a stale overly academic work. A lot nicer than you'd expect, and with the kind of soul that you'd find on the best BYG sets at the time. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some light wrinkling – but is nice overall.)

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New Rita ReysRita Reys Sings Michel Legrand ... CD
CBS (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Dutch singer Rita Reys takes on the work of French soundtrack maestro Michel Legrand – and the result is one of her greatest albums of the 70s! Rita's take on Legrand's work is a bit different than some of her contemporaries – a bit more fluid, and somewhat emotive – almost more so than the original Legrand recordings used for film soundtracks. But it's also that approach which makes these tunes stand out nicely – a presentation that adds a new level of feeling to the music, and which is augmented by some great guest work by Louis Van Dyke on piano and Toots Thielemans on harmonica! Arrangements are by Rogier Van Otterloo, and include a few tracks with added voices behind Rita's lead. Rita sings in English throughout – and titles include "Ask Yourself Why", "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", "Where Is The Love", "The Hands Of Time", "Pieces Of Dreams", "The Years Of My Youth", and "The Summer Knows". CD

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Michel Rubini/Denny JaegerHunger ... CD
Varese, 1983. Used ... $1.99
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(Booklet has a sticker.)

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Dorothea Schurch, Michel Seigner & Ernst ThomaInterni Pensieri ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 1997. Used ... $4.99
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Martial Solal/Michel MagneElectrode – Martial Solal Joue Michel Magne ... LP
Ducretet Thomson/Cacophonic (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
One of the coolest records we've ever heard from legendary French pianist Martial Solal – a set that has his sharp, angular lines spinning out over longer, fuller compositions from soundtrack genius Michel Magne – all arranged superbly by the great Jean-Claude Vannier! The trio of talents is incredible together – and make a record that's got all the charms of Magne's best film scores, yet retains the sharpest edge of Solal's important jazz recordings of the 60s too – a blend that really astounds us, and makes the record stand as a highlight from all players involved. Titles include "Air Liquide", "Clair Obscur", "Organique", "Electrodes", and "Poignee De Ciel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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New Phil Woods with Michel Legrand and his OrchestraImages ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderful record – one in which Phil Woods blows alto solos over the arrangements of Michel Legrand – handled in the masterful style of Legrand's best jazzy soundtrack work, and in a way that lets Woods hit some of his best solos of the 70s! Legrand's always been great at this sort of album for any jazzman – and here, he unlocks a romantic tone in Woods' style that is a nice counterpart to some of the hippy-dippiness that he'd been showing in other sides from the 70s. The real highlight is the 14 minute title track – "Images" – a cool extended jazzy romp which has Woods' alto running through hard tight changes alongside Legrand's dynamic orchestra – but there's plenty of other nice numbers, including "The Summer Knows", "Windmills Of Your Mind", "Nicole" and "I Was Born In Love With You". CD

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New Michel De VillersLine For Lions ... CD
RDC/Melodie (France), 1993. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print.)

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Michel LegrandYoung Girls Of Rochefort (US pressing) ... LP
Philips, Late 60s. Sealed Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of our favorite soundtracks ever – a jazzy swinging ode to love found and love lost – all penned by the legendary Michel Legrand! The work was composed in collaboration with director Jacques Demy for his 1966 film of the same name – and, like the previous Demy/Legrand collaboration, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, the movie's a story in song – one that has much of the dialogue presented as sung lyrics to the tunes. The mode takes off from a Hollywood musical style, and pushes the genre into territory that's much hipper, very French, and with a soaring approach that's filled with plenty of mod 60s jazz grooves. Legrand's genius has never sparkled so brightly – and his ability to interweave different themes, stories, and grooves is simply amazing! This US package is even better than the original French one – with a nice colored book inside the gatefold cover that has some great photos and lyrics (translated) for the songs. Titles include "Nous Voyagons De Ville En Ville", "Depart De Camionners", "Arivee Des Camionneurs", "Chanson De Maxence", "Marins, Amins, Amants Ou Maris", and "Chanson De Jumelles". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the nice gatefold sleeve with the great booklet! Cover has a small cutout mark.)
 
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New Albert AylerLorrach/Paris 1966 ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1966. New Copy ... $19.99
A crucial European performance by Albert Ayler in the mid 60s – one that wasn't issued until many years after the recording, but which has become one of the sharpest pictures of his genius at the time! The vibe here is different than the Ayler albums for ESP – still very much in the same territory, but with this approach that's really reaching out with a deeply spiritual consciousness – an energy to embrace the whole history of jazz, both very old and very new – and re-form its entire ideology into a richly personal expression. Ayler's tremendous on tenor, but Don Ayler is often equally great on trumpet – and the unusual group features Michel Samson on violin, William Fowell on bass, and Beaver Harris on drums. Titles include really unique readings of "Bells", "Prophet", "Our Prayer/Spirits Rejoice", "Ghosts", "Truth Is Marching In", and "Spiritual Rebirth/Light In Darkness/Infinite Spirit". CD

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New Albert AylerStockholm/Berlin 1966 ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 1966. New Copy ... $19.99
Stunning live recordings from Albert Ayler's European tour of late 1966 – during a peak creative period for Ayler – while working with an incredible group! This excellent CD captures them in Stockholm for Swedish radio on November 10, 1966 – followed by an equally well documented set in Berlin from one week prior. The performances themselves are energetic throughout, and in turns elegiac, playful and all-out intense! It's awe-inspiring material with emotional depth – that facet enhanced a bit by the presence of a violin – by Dutch player Michel Samson, who is great here. Donald Ayler's trumpet communicates brilliantly with the violin and William Folwell's double bass. Beaver Harris holds it down on drums, while Ayler blazes away in the leader, taking the group into unpredictable movements. Greatness! Includes "Truth Is Marching In", "Omega (Is The Alpha)", "Our Prayer – Bells" and "Infinite Spirit – Japan" from Stockholm, juxtaposed with differing performances of those titles in Berlin, plus the riveting closer "Ghosts – Bells", also from Berlin. CD

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Henri CrollaJazz In Paris – Quand Refleuriront Les Lilas Blancs ... CD
Universal (France), 1955. Used ... $11.99
Rare work by guitarist Henri Crolla – one of the lesser-known guitarists of the 50s Paris scene, but an important player nonetheless! The set brings together 6 titles from a 45 rpm ep, plus 7 more from a 10" album – featuring players that include Martial Solal (recording as Lalos Bing) and Maurice Vander on piano, Michel Hausser on vibes, and Maurice Meunier on tenor and clarinet. Titles include "Love For Sale", "Ay Ay Ay", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Quand Refleuriront Les Lilas Blancs", "Yardbird Suite", and "Solitude". CD
(Out of print.)

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El RegoEl Rego (plus bonus 45 & download) ... LP
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy LP & 7 Inch ... $16.99
Monumental Afro Soul from El Rego Et Ses Commandos – El Rego's best recordings from the late 60s to early 70s – a beautifully done compilation put together by Daptone and Frank Gossner, the deep digging West African music expert behind Voodoo Funk! Theophile Do-Rego is a legend in his native Benin, essentially credited as the godfather of Benin funk – but to date, he hasn't been celebrated around the world nearly as famously as the superstars of African music hailing from Nigeria and Ghana. That's something that can change really quickly if enough people pick up this truly great compilation of pioneering recordings. Singer El Rego and his excellent, diversely capable band – sax and flute by Baboni Oudou, sax by Michel Diogo, guitar by Oscar De Souza, trumpet by Emmanuel Ganssounou, guitar by Roger Coffi, tumba by Marcelin Kpohonon, additional vocals by Christian Agueh, and bass by band leader Paul Hounnou – take a tighter approach to funky soul. Just a couple tracks on this set roll past the 4 minute mark – which gives it a tighter soul sound, along with some Benin blues and some riveting JB-indebted vocal affections. We owe Voodoo Funk and Daptone big for putting this together! Includes "Feeling You Got", "Zon Dede", "E Nan Mian Duku", "Dkobime", "Dis-Moi Oui", "Djobime", "Hessa" (the centerpiece of the album, 3 minutes of Afro Soul perfection. . .the whole set is great, but this track is unforgettable), "Kpon Fi La", "Do Do Baya", "Vive Le Renouveau", "Achuta", "Cholera" and "Ke Amon-Gbetchea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for album download plus a bonus 45 with 2 extra tracks: "E Ma Non Tin Me" and "Se Na Min".)

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Bill EvansYou Must Believe In Spring ... CD
Warner, 1977. Used ... $4.99
Wonderful late work by Evans – recorded in 1977, but not issued until after his death in 1980. The session benefits from the bass work of Eddie Gomez – rich, round, and warm – a perfect accompaniment for Evans' sometimes faltering piano work at the time – and a player that Evans was incredibly lucky to be working with during much of his later years. The set includes a wonderful version of Michel Legrand's "You Must Believe In Spring", plus the tracks "Theme From Mash", "The Peacocks", "Sometime Ago", and "Gary's Theme". CD also features 3 previously unissued bonus tracks – "Without A Song", "All Of You", and "Freddie Freeloader". CD
(Out of print original pressing.)

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Jef GilsonJef Gilson Archives – A Collection Of Previously Unreleased Recordings, Rehearsals, Demos & Alternate Takes ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $26.99
Amazing sounds from Jef Gilson – one of the coolest, hippest jazz musicians working on the European scene of the 60s and 70s! Gilson has his own label – Palm Records – and was noted for his keen sense of collaboration, and openness to new ideas – not just modern elements that were moving around the postwar scene, but also some crucial crossovers with other global styles as well – and his list of collaborators over the years included reedman Michel Portal, trumpeter Bernard Vitet, prog rocker Christian Vander, and exotic jazz musician Lloyd Miller. Gilson's music was often issued in small pressings over the years, or buried under the names of bigger stars in his collaborations – but this wonderful package finally shows the genius in his full light – by bringing forth a host of rare tracks from Gilson's own archives, carefully selected by the Jazzman Records team. There's a really wonderful array of sounds going on here – some straighter jazz grooves, some offbeat rhythms, some exotic instrumental passages, and some occasional forays into Latin or African modes – all instantly compelling, and with the sort of unique sounds that are bound to have you digging for some of Gilson's commercially released music. Titles include "Choro In Blue", "Chant Inca", "Lamento", "Three Four One", "Anamorphose", "Java", "Agnus Dei", "Java Pour Raspail", and "La Cigale Et La Fourmi". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry GoldsmithLast Run – Original Soundtrack ... LP
MGM, 1971. Very Good+ ... $13.99
An excellent soundtrack to this early 70s thriller that starred George C Scott! Jerry Goldsmith has come up with some strong action themes that are very much in a Lalo Schifrin mode – mixing guitar, electric harpsichord, and strings with a harder-edged groove so that there's a lot of space in the overall blend of elements – allowing each one to step out nicely, identified on its own! Even the mellower tracks are great – with an airy feel that recalls some of Michel Legrand's best action scores at the end of the 60s – with colors that flow out and really give the record a sense of soul! Steve Lawrence sings "The Last Run" in a mode that recalls Matt Munro's performances on other thriller soundtracks – and other titles include "Claudie's Stockings", "The Trap", "Border Crossing", "Rickard Escapes", and "Double Cross". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Francois JeanneauTechniques Douces ... LP
Owl (France), 1976. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Free-flowing and angular reed work from Francois Jeanneau – a fair bit more soulful than you might guess from the "techniques" in the title! The setting is relaxed and almost informal, but moves along with that subtle sense of groove that often marked the best Owl Records sessions from years back – a rhythmic approach that comes from the flowing piano of Michel Graillier, the punctuated bass of JF Jenny-Clark, and the tight drum work of Aldo Romano. Jeanneau's out sometimes, but mostly just fluidly exploratory – a bit post-Coltrane, but with more space between the notes at times. Titles include "En Marge", "Autrefois Les Baleines", "Heliodanse", "Le Lynx", and "Techniques Douces". LP, Vinyl record album
(Inner City pressing. Cover has a small split on the bottom seam, some light wear, and some marker on the back.)

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New Hans KollerLegends Live – Stadtische Festhalle Pirmasens 1959 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Jazz Haus (Germany), 1959. New Copy ... $25.99 29.99
Wonderful work from the always-great Hans Koller – the tenorist whose work made such a huge impact on the German scene in the postwar years! Hans is captured here in a radio broadcast with excellent fidelity, and which serves as a much-needed addition to his hard-to-find recorded catalog of the time! The set features some killer tracks that really show off Koller's sense of sound shaping and tone – that approach that made him as important a tenor modernist in Germany as Lee Konitz was on the alto in the US. Players include Roger Guerin on trumpet, Michel De Villers on baritone, and a young Martial Solal on piano – and one number features Koller with just a bit of bass, and another with just Solal's piano and bass. Titles include "Benny's Blues", "Dawborn's Mood", "Margaret Rose", and "Oscar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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New Karin KrogWe Could Be Flying ... CD
Meantime (Norway), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
Magnificent work from European jazz vocalist Karin Krog – a landmark album that shows why she sings like no other singer! On this 1974 session, Karin moves far beyond the standard jazz of her roots – into territory that's spacey, cosmic, and filled with the best influences bubbling underground in the Euro scene of the 70s. The backing group features Steve Kuhn on keyboards, Steve Swallow on bass, and Jon Christensen on drums – all working out these beautiful modal patterns that unlock Karin's cool and icy vocals. The tunes are all pretty incredible too – vocal versions of originals by Kuhn, like "Meaning Of Love", "Sometime To Go", and "Raindrops Raindrops"; a very cool version of Joni Mitchell's "All I Want", a rare Jon Hendricks' lyrical version of JJ Johnson's "Lament", and a sweet and breezy take on the Michel Colombier tune "We Could Be Flying"! CD

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New Charles LloydNight In Copenhagen ... LP
Blue Note, 1983. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A great return to the limelight for reedman Charles Lloyd – heard here in one of his most open, expressive settings in years – with all the best exotic touches of his famous early years still very much intact! Lloyd plays tenor and flute, plus a bit of Chinese oboe as well – an instrument that really underscores some of the more inventive qualities in his music, and which works well with some of the modal energies in the set. The great Michel Perucciani makes a key appearance here on piano – and shades the tunes with a sensitive sound that also helps Lloyd find the new directions he'd take strongly in years to come – and the remaining group features Palle Danielsson on bass and Son Ship Theus on drums. Bobby McFerrin sings in a few spots, but at a level that's hipper than his hits – and titles include "Lotus Land", "Lady Day", "Of Course Of Course", "Night Blooming Jasmine", and "El Encanto". LP, Vinyl record album

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McSweeney'sMcSweeneys Issue 34 ... Book
McSweeneys, 2010. New Copy ... $4.99 20.00
An issue of McSweeney's with a special bonus – a whole book! The issue comes in a plastic slipcover that features the core volume – a thick journal with writings by Tom Barbash, Sean Casey, Daniel Handler, Lawrence Minh Bui Davis, Anthony Doerr, Bridge Clerken, David Means, and others – plus a totally great section of self-portraits by a range of talents who include Sarah Silverman, Michel Gondry, Rashida Jones, Mike Leigh, Jonathan Lethem, Jonathan Ames, and others. In the other side of the slipcover is the book The End Of Major Combat Operations by Nick McDonell – a scathing look at the continuing engagement of American troops in Iraq! Book

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Jacques Pelzer with Barney WilenNever Let Me Go ... CD
Igloo (France), 1990. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Beautiful sounds from French reedman Jacques Pelzer – one of the most soulful talents on his scene next to the great Barney Wilen – who, coincidentally, is also along as a partner for the record! The core of the set features Pelzer with the Open Sky Unit – a combo that features Eric Legnini on piano on most tracks, save for a few that feature guest work from Michel Grailler – with drums from Micheline Pelzer, and some nicely warm bass from Bart De Nolf, who brings in some strong, deep undercurrents. Pelzer plays alto, soprano, and flute – and Wilen's playing either tenor or soprano sax – both with those warmly fluid lines he brought to his best later recordings. Tracks are mostly standards, but really transformed by the pair – and titles include "Never Le Me Go", "Tidal Breeze", "This Is Always", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "My Romance", "For Minors Only", and "White Blues". CD

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Andre PoppLe Coeur En Fete ... LP
AZ/Wah Wah (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Easily one of the most trippy albums ever from Andre Popp – a French arranger who's usually best known for his lounge recordings of the 50s and 60s – but who's working here in a more psych-inspired mode that's right up there with the work of Jean Claude Vannier and Michel Colombier! Like both of those artists, Popp uses conventional instrumentation, turned towards trippier rock-era styles – a bit of flute, light guitar, touches of organ and piano – all held together by electric bass that sews things up from the bottom – and produced with lots of cool studio effects that further trip out the core sounds! The work is way different than Andre's gentler pop instrumental records – and titles include the funky "Pour Celui Qui Viendra", plus "Tric Trac", "Ophelia", "Ave", "Theme In G Minor", and "Toutes Les Pommes Du Paradis". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500.)

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Django ReinhardtJazz In Paris – Django Et Compagnie ... CD
Universal (France), Late 30s. Used ... $4.99
Unusual work by guitarist Django Reinhardt – a collection of sides that features him backing up Parisian vocalists from the 30s, and working with a few other larger groups at the time. Django's guitar is right out front on most tracks – and the groups include Wal-Bert et Son Jazz Francais and Michel Warlop & His Orchestra, plus singers Yvonne Louis, Micheline Day, and Andre Pasdoc. The CD features 17 tracks in all – and titles include "Horizons Nouveaux", "Love Again", "Y A Du Soleil Dans La Boutique", "Points Roses", "Un Instant D'Infini", and "Novel Pets". CD
(Out of print.)

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Hubert Rostaing/Maurice MeunierJazz In Paris – Clarinettes A Saint Germain Des Pres ... CD
Universal (France), 1956/1957. Used ... $4.99
Two dreamy French classics back to back! The first 12 tracks on the set are pulled from an obscure 1957 Vega LP, issued under the name of Hubert Rostaing, who was the clarinetist on the session, and featuring work by Martial Solal on piano and Michel Hausser on vibes. The mixture of vibes and clarinet is a great one – and gives the album a hiply swinging sound that really fits the angular compositions on the set, most of which are by Rostaing. The next 12 tracks are from a 1956 album on Barclay, issued under the name of Maurice Meunier, who plays alto and clarinet on the album, in a group that includes Raymond Fol on piano and Pierre Michelot on bass. Titles include "Dig", "Samakoutra", "I Know, Don't Know How", "Ca Va Boullir", "J'en Suis Saise", "L'Heure Tourne", "Trop Tot", and "Bonjour Benny". CD

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New Samo SalamonEleven Stories ... CD
Samo, 2012. Used ... $11.99
With Michel Godard and Roberto Dani. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bernie SenenskyNew Life ... LP
PM, 1975. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A wonderful little record from Canadian pianist Bernie Senensky – his first as a leader, and an incredibly strong debut that's filled with life, love, and a keen sense of imagination! The tracks are all originals penned by Bernie, and the set's recorded in a spacious, open style that's very much in keeping with other jazz work at the time on the PM label – but done in a mode that's gentler and sweeter than some of the heavier-hitting jams that PM was known for. Senensky's got a wonderful ear for a lyrical tune – and many of the numbers on the set leap along in a lively mode that gives the album a few great jazz dancers. Bass is by Michel Donato, drums are by Marty Morell – and titles include "Poochie", "Lolito's Theme", "Little Waltz For A Little Boy", "BB", and "Another Gift". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear near one spot on the opening edge, but is nice overall.)

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New Louis Van DykePavane ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the mellowest pianists in the world – heard here on an album that may well be his best! Louis Van Dyke has a style that's unlike anyone else we can think of – a way of advancing notes on the piano with a subtle sound that's clearly part of the Bill Evans generation, but which has an even greater sense of space overall – this slow-moving sense of wonder that makes each note stand out quite strongly – with a sense of expectation that definitely holds us rapt, even given the mellow nature of the recording. Louis picks a great batch of work to reflect his ideals here – 60s soundtrack gems by Michel Legrand and Francis Lai, other tracks from Bacharach and Blossom Dearie, and even his great reworking of a theme from Faure. Titles include "Pavane", "Catherine's Theme", "I Will Wait For You", "Sweet Georgie Fame", "What The World Needs Now Is Love", and "The Windmills Of Your Mind". CD

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Maria VelascoUne Americaine A St Germain Des Pres ... LP
Guilde Du Jazz (France), Late 50s. Very Good ... $43.99
An obscure set from the lovely Maria Velasco, who plays piano and sings – and works here with a group tha includes Bernard Hulin on trumpet, Jean Pierre Sasson on guitar, Emmanuel Soudieux on bass, Dave Pochonet on drums, and Michel Fitouki on bongos and congas! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is nice, but has a split spine, and a smaller split on the bottom.)

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Various69 Annee Melodique – Une Certaine Idee De La Variete Francaise 1964 to 1973 ... CD
Fanon, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99 20.98
Sublime French pop from the turn of the 70s – a really trippy collection that shows the great expansion in sound since the "yeh yeh" scene of a few years before! Not all the tracks here hail from 1969 – but they definitely fit the title's reference to a sly, sexy tune by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin – both of whom are featured here individually, alongside a host of their contemporaries who will really expand your listening palette! The arrangements alone are wonderful – often subtle funk mixed with soaring strings and a range of groovy touches – and three of the album's tracks are instrumental, furthering a focus on the musical backdrops. Titles include "The Girl From Salina (part 3)" by Christophe, "Kawasaki" by Jane Birkin, "Long Sera L'Hiver" by Sheila, "Je Me Repose" by Dalida, "La Chanson De Tessa" by Michele Arnaud, "Canon" by Michel Colombier, "Bass In Action" by Tonio Rubio, "Proverbes" by Jacques Dutronc, "L'Amour A Plusieurs" by Ann Sorel, and "Nocturnes" by Jehan Jonas. CD
Also available 69 Annee Melodique – Une Certaine Idee De La Variete Francaise 1964 to 1973 ... LP 26.99

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Various69 Annee Melodique – Une Certaine Idee De La Variete Francaise 1964 to 1973 ... LP
Fanon, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $26.99 29.98
Sublime French pop from the turn of the 70s – a really trippy collection that shows the great expansion in sound since the "yeh yeh" scene of a few years before! Not all the tracks here hail from 1969 – but they definitely fit the title's reference to a sly, sexy tune by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin – both of whom are featured here individually, alongside a host of their contemporaries who will really expand your listening palette! The arrangements alone are wonderful – often subtle funk mixed with soaring strings and a range of groovy touches – and three of the album's tracks are instrumental, furthering a focus on the musical backdrops. Titles include "The Girl From Salina (part 3)" by Christophe, "Kawasaki" by Jane Birkin, "Long Sera L'Hiver" by Sheila, "Je Me Repose" by Dalida, "La Chanson De Tessa" by Michele Arnaud, "Canon" by Michel Colombier, "Bass In Action" by Tonio Rubio, "Proverbes" by Jacques Dutronc, "L'Amour A Plusieurs" by Ann Sorel, and "Nocturnes" by Jehan Jonas. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 69 Annee Melodique – Une Certaine Idee De La Variete Francaise 1964 to 1973 ... CD 19.99

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New VariousMobilisation Generale – Protest & Spirit Jazz From France 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Born Bad (France), Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99
Seminal sounds from the Parisian jazz community of the early 70s – a scene that had as much late 60s revolutionary energy as the American one – and which steps forth here in a beautiful blend of righteous themes and really far-reaching styles! The politics of the set are obvious from the cover and title – but there's also a deeply spiritual feel, too – that same sense of searching in the post-Coltrane generation of the US, but played out in a host of very different ways that make the music a great new discovery! American musicians interacted heavily with French jazz players in the post-1968 scene – and you can definitely hear that influence at work, mixed with other creative European modes that really give the music a special cross-cultural feel. Some key elements of the post-colonial scene are at play as well – and titles include "De L'Orient A L'Orion" by RK Nagati, "Attention L'Armee" by Atarpop 73 & Le Collectif Le Temps Des Cerises, "Samba Miaou" by Full Moon Ensemble, "Le Cri" by Michel Roques, "Hey" by Chene Noir, "Athee Ou A Te" by Beatrice Arnac, "Nous Ouvrirons Les Casernes" by Mahjun, "Je Suis Un Sauvage" by Alfred Panou & Art Ensemble Of Chicago, and "Les Elephants" by Frederic Rufin & Raphael Lecomte. CD

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VariousMojo Club Presents Dancefloor Jazz Vol 7 – Give Me Your Love (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Motor/Universal (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
A searing entry into the Mojo Club series – and one that really shows the way the compilations have evolved over the years! The album's heavier on soul music than ever before – but also features some tremendous jazz, Brazilian, and European gems as well – a wonderful set list that really keeps things fresh! Titles include "Give Me Your Love" by The Sisters Love, "Wouri" by Manu Dibango, "Maracaibo" by Michel Legrand, "Take Us Down To The River" by Michael Naura, "Sambao" by Walter Wanderley, "Roots" by Willie Bobo, "Soul Soul Soul" by Wild Magnolias, "Strange Games & Things" by Love Unlimited Orchestra, "Praise The Lord" by Mary Lou Williams, "In Memory Of" by Randy Weston, "Nao Bate O Coracao" by Astrud Gilberto, "Mundo Deserto" by Elis Regina, and the great "El Soul Condor" by Certain Lions & Tigers (a very rare German release from 1970!) Plus, the LP version includes 4 bonus cuts by the likes of Serge Gainsbourg, Ekseption, Os Reis Du Batuque, and Fats Sadi – all very nice rarebits! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMood Mosaic Vol 8 – Funky In A Minor Mode ... CD
Partners In Crime (Italy), 1999. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the best-ever releases in this amazing series – and a smoking batch of great little cuts that mix dope guitar, funky hammond, and odd off-beat grooves in a very nice way! The whole thing's nicely packaged, with a fresh approach to funk tunes that's quite different from a lot of recent compilations we've stocked – and we're still grooving to this one, even though we've played it three times in a row! Tracks include "Petite Soul" by Little Ed, "Contagious" by Kenneth Wells, "Gasoline Alley" by Dave Grusin, "Pick & Shovel" by The Touch, "Mind Blow" by Roger Hamilton Spotts, "Un Homme De Mort" by Michel Legrand, "Chicano Chaser" by Ian Langley, "Studio 69" by The Mohawks, "Soul Thing" by Tony Newman, "It's Your Thing" by The Invaders, and "Move Your Hand" by La Clave. 20 cuts in all! CD

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New Jacques Pelzer with Barney WilenNever Let Me Go ... CD
Igloo (France), 1990. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Beautiful sounds from French reedman Jacques Pelzer – one of the most soulful talents on his scene next to the great Barney Wilen – who, coincidentally, is also along as a partner for the record! The core of the set features Pelzer with the Open Sky Unit – a combo that features Eric Legnini on piano on most tracks, save for a few that feature guest work from Michel Grailler – with drums from Micheline Pelzer, and some nicely warm bass from Bart De Nolf, who brings in some strong, deep undercurrents. Pelzer plays alto, soprano, and flute – and Wilen's playing either tenor or soprano sax – both with those warmly fluid lines he brought to his best later recordings. Tracks are mostly standards, but really transformed by the pair – and titles include "Never Le Me Go", "Tidal Breeze", "This Is Always", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "My Romance", "For Minors Only", and "White Blues". CD
(Note: booklet is wrinkled and stuck together from water damage.)
 
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Roy AyersDaddy Bug ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $19.99
A brilliant set of straight jazz material from Roy Ayers – a set recorded for Atlantic at a time when he was working for the label in Herbie Mann's group – but done in a much more righteous groove that really points the way towards Roy's growth in the 70s! The lineup changes a bit throughout the set – but all cuts feature Herbie Hancock on piano, who helps give the record a solid modal groove that works great with the sound of Roy's vibes – and other players include Buster Williams and Ron Carter on bass, Sonny Sharrock on guitar, and Freddy Waits and Bruno Carr on drums. There's a bit of added strings and woodwinds at points – already showing Ayers' ear for larger, more ambitious sounds – and the whole record's arranged by the ultra-hip William Fischer. Titles include the classic "Daddy Bug", plus "Bonita", "I Love You Michelle", "Emmie", "Shadows", "It Could Only Happen With You", and "Look To The Sky". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry BergonziShifting Gears ... CD
Savant, 2012. Used ... $9.99
Modern tenor sax vet Jerry Bergonzi is indeed Shifting Gears a bit – into a quintet mode – and it's one of the finer Savant sets we've heard in quite a while! The record features all original material by Bergonzi – and it has an easy going feel for the most part, but it's done with unique horn arrangements that really bring in some leftfield tones and color. There's also plenty of fine soloing by Bergonzi and his great group – which includes Bruce Barth on piano, Phil Granadier on trumpet, Dave Santor on bass and Andrea Michelutti on drums. Titles include "Flying Red", "High Tops", "They Knew", "Wibble Wobble", "Doin The Hen", "Zoning", Dr Zoltan" and "Between Worlds". CD
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New Clifford BrownClifford Brown Quartet In Paris ... LP
Prestige, 1953. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Hard to get work by Clifford Brown – 1953 recordings originally done in Europe for the Vogue label! Brown's working here in front of a Parisian trio that features Henri Renaud, Pierre Michelot, and Benny Bennett. There's 12 tracks in all, with multiple takes of "I Can Dream, Can't I?", "The Song Is You", "You're A Lucky Guy" and "Come Rain Or Come Shine" plus "It might As Well Be Spring" and "Blue & Brown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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Miles DavisJazz Track ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
Although not actually a proper album – this is still one of the greatest Miles Davis albums of all time! Side one features 10 tracks from Miles' amazing soundtrack to the film Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud – with excellent work by French players Barney Wilen, Rene Urtreger, and Pierre Michelot, on haunting moody tracks like "Generique", "Lassassinat De Carala", "Au Bar Du Petit Bac", and "Dinner Au Motel". Great stuff – and with a wonderful sound that's like no other Miles album! Side 2 is equally great – as it features 3 classic sextet tunes – "On Green Dolphin Street", "Put Your Little Foot Right Out", and "Stella By Starlight" –peformed with Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, and Bill Evans in that amazing Kind Of Blue mode of perfection. Truly one of our favorite albums of all time! LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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Vito Di Modugno with Jerry BergonziEast Side ... CD
Red (Italy), 2011. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
A really great Hammond player, with a vibe that's quite different than usual – and some phrasing that makes for a mighty fresh take on this classic instrument! Vito handles the Hammond with a deftness and real understanding of sound – so that he can compress a note into a tight focus one minute, then let it resonate strongly the next – all at a level that really merges nicely with the other complicated instrumentation of the tunes – played by a strong lineup that includes Michele Carrabba on tenor and soprano sax, Pietro Condorelli on guitar, and Massimi Manzi on drums – plus guest work from Jerry Bergonzi on tenor and Fabio Morgera on trumpet. Two tunes are Woody Shaw numbers – showing a definite influence on Di Modugno from Larry Young – and titles include "Tilt", "Sidran", "Jury's Bite", "East Side Blue", "The Incredible Truth", "Unity", and "Clemmy". CD

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El Michels AffairSounding Out The City/Loose Change (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2005. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99
Easily one of the greatest new funk records of the 21st Century – and a set that goes way beyond some of the cliches that are currently gripping others in the deep funk underground! El Michels Affair have a cool, easygoing style to their music – one that's as much 70s jazz as it is 60s funk – and which makes for tunes that have a looser structure overall, which allows much more room for instrumental interplay, and the kind of sweet surprises that make the album so great! These guys have a real penchant for an unusual rhythm and interesting instrumental flair – and they borrow as much from 70s soundtracks and Latin albums as they do from the funky 45 era that clearly gave them their start. Totally fresh all the way through, and a record that delights us a lot more than we might have expected! Titles include "Detroit Twice", "El Pueblo Unido", "Behind The Blue Curtains", "Ocho Rios", "Hung Up On My Baby", "This Song's For You", and "Slide Show". 2CD set also features the excellent Loose Change record – recorded around the sessions for their Sounding Out The City album, and appearing here for the first time ever! The set shows an even richer vibe than on that classic album – great little funky moments that really have El Michels stepping way past their contemporaries – to a point where so few other funk groups have touched, even a decade later! The set's got five great instrumentals, all awash in that hip blend of sweet soul, funky rhythms, and harder edges the group pioneered – plus a vocal track from Lee Fields too! Titles include "A Little Sloppy (full version)", "Kiddy Ditty", "Little House", "Yennicita (alt)", "This Song's For You (alt)", and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix". CD

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Lee FieldsEmma Jean ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
An amazing chapter in the career of Lee Fields – an artist who's been moving our souls for decades, but who just keeps on growing in these really great ways! Unlike the fragile style of My World, or the heady southern soul of Faithful Man, Emma Jean's got this very different vibe – laidback, and definitely with a southern twinge – but with this mellow style that almost takes us back to country soul experiments of artists like Bobby Womack or Joe Tex in the 60s! Not that the style is straight country soul, though – because the backing is by El Michels, who have a strong funk pedigree – but who work with Fields here in this slow-stepping mode that really builds up energy – delivering Lee's vocals with all the power of before, but in an even more personal way. The result is another amazing set from an artist who never falters for a minute – and one of the few contemporary singers who can ever match the depth and strengths of 60s deep soul greats. Titles include "Standing By Your Side", "Just Can't Win", "In The Woods", "Stone Angel", "It Still Gets Me Down", "Don't Leave Me This Way", "Eye To Eye", and "Paralyzed". CD
Also available Emma Jean (colored vinyl with download) ... LP 17.99

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Lee FieldsEmma Jean (colored vinyl with download) ... LP
Truth & Soul, 2014. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
An amazing chapter in the career of Lee Fields – an artist who's been moving our souls for decades, but who just keeps on growing in these really great ways! Unlike the fragile style of My World, or the heady southern soul of Faithful Man, Emma Jean's got this very different vibe – laidback, and definitely with a southern twinge – but with this mellow style that almost takes us back to country soul experiments of artists like Bobby Womack or Joe Tex in the 60s! Not that the style is straight country soul, though – because the backing is by El Michels, who have a strong funk pedigree – but who work with Fields here in this slow-stepping mode that really builds up energy – delivering Lee's vocals with all the power of before, but in an even more personal way. The result is another amazing set from an artist who never falters for a minute – and one of the few contemporary singers who can ever match the depth and strengths of 60s deep soul greats. Titles include "Standing By Your Side", "Just Can't Win", "In The Woods", "Stone Angel", "It Still Gets Me Down", "Don't Leave Me This Way", "Eye To Eye", and "Paralyzed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital download. Limited colored vinyl version – nearly sold out!)
Also available Emma Jean ... CD 13.99

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Lee FieldsProblems ... LP
Soul Fire/Truth & Soul, 2002. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99
Tight!! Lee Fields, one of the great criminally under appreciated funky geniuses of the 70s is back with another pounding, raw funk classic that still finds the man at the peak of his powers, decades after he first made mark on the funk landscape! This is Lee's first full length effort for Soul Fire, a label that we all know goes to painstaking lengths to carefully carry the torch lit by the People Records scene in the 70s into the future, and it's great to see a titan like Lee do amazing work for a great label that does it purely for the love! Lee is absolutely on fire on all 10 of these tracks, with a Godfather like delivery that knocks us out of our chairs every time, whether it's that fiery funk howl that we love so much, or a smooth, soulful glide on the occasional ballad. He's backed up by a bona fide funky orchestra at Soul Fire Studios that includes TONS of hot drums, propulsive percussion, and some driving conga work that steers things into an afro funk groove on several of the tunes. The group MVP, other than Lee himself, could be multi instrumentalist Leon Michels, whose work on flute, keys, tenor and baritone sax, as well guitar and bass not only helps keep the classic 70s feel going, but keeps things crackling at breakneck speed. This isn't newfangled funk revival, this is the real deal from one of the originators – a 33-minute funk maelstrom that will knock you right out of your chair, and have you restarting it the second it ends! Includes "Problems", "The Right Thing", "Rapping With Lee", "I Don't Know Where I'm Going", and "Honey Dove". Oh, if only all of our heroes remained this vital! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Problems (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99
Problems ... LP 14.99

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New Lee FieldsProblems ... LP
Soul Fire/Truth & Soul, 2002. Near Mint- (reissue)... $14.99
Tight!! Lee Fields, one of the great criminally under appreciated funky geniuses of the 70s is back with another pounding, raw funk classic that still finds the man at the peak of his powers, decades after he first made mark on the funk landscape! This is Lee's first full length effort for Soul Fire, a label that we all know goes to painstaking lengths to carefully carry the torch lit by the People Records scene in the 70s into the future, and it's great to see a titan like Lee do amazing work for a great label that does it purely for the love! Lee is absolutely on fire on all 10 of these tracks, with a Godfather like delivery that knocks us out of our chairs every time, whether it's that fiery funk howl that we love so much, or a smooth, soulful glide on the occasional ballad. He's backed up by a bona fide funky orchestra at Soul Fire Studios that includes TONS of hot drums, propulsive percussion, and some driving conga work that steers things into an afro funk groove on several of the tunes. The group MVP, other than Lee himself, could be multi instrumentalist Leon Michels, whose work on flute, keys, tenor and baritone sax, as well guitar and bass not only helps keep the classic 70s feel going, but keeps things crackling at breakneck speed. This isn't newfangled funk revival, this is the real deal from one of the originators – a 33-minute funk maelstrom that will knock you right out of your chair, and have you restarting it the second it ends! Includes "Problems", "The Right Thing", "Rapping With Lee", "I Don't Know Where I'm Going", and "Honey Dove". Oh, if only all of our heroes remained this vital! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Problems (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99
Problems ... LP 17.99

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Lee FieldsProblems (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Soul Fire/Truth & Soul, 2002. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
Tight!! Lee Fields, one of the great criminally under appreciated funky geniuses of the 70s is back with another pounding, raw funk classic that still finds the man at the peak of his powers, decades after he first made mark on the funk landscape! This is Lee's first full length effort for Soul Fire, a label that we all know goes to painstaking lengths to carefully carry the torch lit by the People Records scene in the 70s into the future, and it's great to see a titan like Lee do amazing work for a great label that does it purely for the love! Lee is absolutely on fire on all 10 of these tracks, with a Godfather like delivery that knocks us out of our chairs every time, whether it's that fiery funk howl that we love so much, or a smooth, soulful glide on the occasional ballad. He's backed up by a bona fide funky orchestra at Soul Fire Studios that includes TONS of hot drums, propulsive percussion, and some driving conga work that steers things into an afro funk groove on several of the tunes. The group MVP, other than Lee himself, could be multi instrumentalist Leon Michels, whose work on flute, keys, tenor and baritone sax, as well guitar and bass not only helps keep the classic 70s feel going, but keeps things crackling at breakneck speed. This isn't newfangled funk revival, this is the real deal from one of the originators – a 33-minute funk maelstrom that will knock you right out of your chair, and have you restarting it the second it ends! Includes "Problems", "The Right Thing", "Rapping With Lee", "I Don't Know Where I'm Going", and "Honey Dove". Oh, if only all of our heroes remained this vital! CD
(A stellar and much deserved reissue of the incredible Soul Fire album that paved the way for the funk revival of the 00s – with heavy duty cardboard LP style sleeve! Essential!)
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Problems ... LP 17.99
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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsMy World ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2009. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
One of the best new soul records we've heard in years – a tremendous accomplishment for the mighty Lee Fields, and a set that's quite different than any of his other work! We've always loved Lee's funk and deep soul sides, but this album's something new altogether – almost done in the hard-edge, downtempo mode of the east coast harmony scene of the late 60s and early 70s – like some of the best group soul work coming out of New Jersey or Philly, with some super-dope production and instrumentation that's really amazing! The grooves follow strongly in the same laidback style as recent El Michels work – no surprise, given the El Michels connection to the music – with beats that are hard, but slow – and instrumentation that's funky, but in a mellow sort of way. Lee's vocals are as deep as ever – very much trained in the James Brown tradition, but turned here towards a really unique groove that makes us completely reevaluate his talents – an amazing achievement not just for Fields, but also for the whole Truth & Soul/El Michels crew! An instant classic – with tracks that include "My World", "Ladies", "Expressions Theme", "Honey Dove", "Money I$ King", "Love Comes & Goes", "Do You Love Me", and "Last Ride". CD
Also available My World ... LP 16.99

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New Lee Fields & The ExpressionsMy World ... LP
Truth & Soul, 2009. Near Mint- ... $16.99
One of the best new soul records we've heard in years – a tremendous accomplishment for the mighty Lee Fields, and a set that's quite different than any of his other work! We've always loved Lee's funk and deep soul sides, but this album's something new altogether – almost done in the hard-edge, downtempo mode of the east coast harmony scene of the late 60s and early 70s – like some of the best group soul work coming out of New Jersey or Philly, with some super-dope production and instrumentation that's really amazing! The grooves follow strongly in the same laidback style as recent El Michels work – no surprise, given the El Michels connection to the music – with beats that are hard, but slow – and instrumentation that's funky, but in a mellow sort of way. Lee's vocals are as deep as ever – very much trained in the James Brown tradition, but turned here towards a really unique groove that makes us completely reevaluate his talents – an amazing achievement not just for Fields, but also for the whole Truth & Soul/El Michels crew! An instant classic – with tracks that include "My World", "Ladies", "Expressions Theme", "Honey Dove", "Money I$ King", "Love Comes & Goes", "Do You Love Me", and "Last Ride". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available My World ... CD 13.99

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsMy World – Instrumentals ... LP
Truth & Soul, 2009. New Copy ... $12.99
Killer instrumentals from the My World album by Lee Fields – a set that features none of Lee's vocals at all – just some great slow funk grooves by The Expressions! The vibe here is wonderful – even without Fields on deck – and in a way, leaving the vocals off unlocks a whole new side of the album's brilliance – showing the kind of roots the group hits with their music. The Expressions features the mighty Leon Michels on sax, bass, guitar, and keyboards – and overall, there's plenty of El Michels' elements in the music – slow, snakey rhythms – a slight dash of southern funk – and a great way of staying mellow and laidback, yet still funky and soulful too! Titles include "Money Is King", "My World Is Empty", "Love Comes & Goes", "Do You Love Me", "These Moments", and "Ladies". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dexter GordonOur Man In Paris ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Very Good ... $14.99
One of our favorite Dexter Gordon sessions for Blue Note – and a unique album that's one of the first to illustrate his growing role in the European jazz scene! The group's a quartet – which let's Dex stand out front with plenty of space for marvelous tenor work – and it features Parisian bassist Pierre Michelot, plus Americans Bud Powell on piano and Kenny Clarke on drums – two players who were already making a bit name for themselves overseas. The album's a perfect link between Gordon's earlier American work and his long string of European sessions to come – and titles include a great take of "Scrapple from the Apple", plus excellent readings of "Stairway to the Stars" and "Night in Tunisia". The format is simple, but the sound is magic – classic Dexter Gordon in a tight Blue Note mode! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner, half split top seam, and a name in pen. Label has a name in pen.)
Also available Our Man In Paris (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP 16.99

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Dexter GordonOur Man In Paris (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
One of our favorite Dexter Gordon sessions for Blue Note – and a unique album that's one of the first to illustrate his growing role in the European jazz scene! The group's a quartet – which let's Dex stand out front with plenty of space for marvelous tenor work – and it features Parisian bassist Pierre Michelot, plus Americans Bud Powell on piano and Kenny Clarke on drums – two players who were already making a bit name for themselves overseas. The album's a perfect link between Gordon's earlier American work and his long string of European sessions to come – and titles include a great take of "Scrapple from the Apple", plus excellent readings of "Stairway to the Stars" and "Night in Tunisia". The format is simple, but the sound is magic – classic Dexter Gordon in a tight Blue Note mode! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Our Man In Paris ... LP 14.99

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Jay-ZKingdom Come (with bonus DVD) ... CD
Roc-A-Fella, 2006. Used CD & DVD ... $4.99
Jay Z picks up pretty close to the point where he left off for Kingdom Come – his first album in 3 years – and you can only call it a comeback if you really thought he'd stay away! For Kingdom Come he uses a number of the same production geniuses as he did for the Black Album and his previous LPs – including Just Blaze, Kanye and the Neptunes – and Dr Dre's along for the ride, too. Overall, the album lacks the arch drama that made the Black Album such a great front-to-back listen, but Kingdom Come starts fairly strong and sustains well enough to warrant a welcome home. Tracks include "Oh My God", "Kingdom Come", "Show Me What You Got", "Lost One" feat Chrisette Michele, "Do U Wanna Ride" feat John Legend, "30 Something", "Reflective", "Anything" feat Usher & Pharrell, "Hollywood" feat Beyonce, "Trouble", "Dig A Hole" feat Sterling Simms, "Minority Report" Ne-Yo and "Beach Chair" featuring Chris Martin. This edition includes a bonus DVD. CD

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Alogte Oho Jonas & His Sounds Of Joy (Sahel Souls)Zota Yinne/Starlet Road Filling Station Romance ... 7-inch
Philophon (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $9.99
The Sahel Souls deliver a great laidback groove on "Zota Yinne" – a tune that slinks along with a mix of dub and Ghana styles – with cool chorus vocals over the top! "Starlet Road" has an equally moody vibe – almost an El Michels take on Afro Funk – with vibes ringing out nicely over the slow dubby rhythm! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lady (Terri Walker & Nicole Wray)Lady (with download) ... LP
Truth & Soul, 2013. New Copy ... $18.99
The long-overdue return of soulsinger Terri Walker – teamed up here brilliantly with Nicole Wray, and served up in a format that's even better than before! Lady have a style that's totally great – a really old school female duo, presented with strong Truth & South touches that really take us back to late 60s/early 70s indie girl soul – a time when things could be powerful one minute, and fragile the next – especially as the vocals going back and forth really find their own sort of intimate space! Terri's still every bit as great as she was on her contemporary soul albums from the past decade – but this old school approach somehow makes her sound even better than before – and Nicole's a great partner, as is the whole El Michels-ish lineup in the backing group! Titles include "Money", "Hold On", "Karma", "Sweet Lady", "If You Wanna Be My Man", "Waiting On You", "Get Ready", and "Tell The Truth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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Le Jazz Groupe De Paris (Andre Hodier)Jazz In Paris – Le Jazz Groupe De Paris Plays Andre Hodeir ... CD
Universal (France), 1956. Used ... $8.99
A classic slice of the jazz scene in 50s Paris – as Andre Hodier, the famous French jazz critic, leads a group of some of Paris' best 50's boppers through a set of his own compositions, plus newly arranged bop classics. The band includes standout European players like Pierre Michelot, Fats Sadi, Nat Peck, and Roger Guerin – and Hodier's work is a great mix of boppish ideals with more modernist touches, slightly fragmented, but still with a nice sense of swing at their core. Sadi's vibes are especially nice on the set, and the record ranks as one of the few from the time in which he really takes a strong lead. Titles include "Triads", "Milano", "Paradoxe 1", "Bicinium", "Tension-Detente", and "On A Scale". CD

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New Lou LevyYa Know ... CD
Phonogram/Gitanes (France), 1993. Used ... $12.99
A relatively recent set from pianist Lou Levy, but an unusual one as well – since Lou has augmented his usual trio lineup with an extra bassist for the session! Lou's acoustic piano is featured here with drums from Alvin Queen, and bass from both Pierre Michelot and Eric Von Essen, the latter of whom also plays a bit of cello as well – making for a mix of plucked and bowed bass sounds that really deepen the bottom colors of the record. Yet Levy's also the clear star here, and if anything his work on piano here is far greater than even his better-known earlier sides – soulfully flowing, yet never sleepy – always with a sense of grace and exploration that really amazes us – an ability to digest modern ideals, but make them come out as warmly personal expressions that you'd never hear so perfectly from other younger players. Titles include "Lunartique", "Davana", "Quarte's Fever", "The Hymn", "Paradise", and "Ya Know". CD
(Out of print.)

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LocatelliL'Arte Del Violino – Violin Concertos Op 3, Nos 1, 8 & 9 – Roberto Michelucci/I Musici ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Gold label mono pressing. Cover has light wear and a bit of seam splitting.)

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Mariano Loiacono & Paula ShocronWarm Valley ... CD
Rivo (Argentina), 2012. New Copy ... $11.99
The title's a famous tune by Duke Ellington, but given the great flugelhorn work of Mariano Loiacono on the record, we're more tempted to think of Art Farmer – and his wonderful sound in small group settings in years past! Loiacono plays with a sound that's round, but has a nice sort of bite, too – one that really works well with the punctuated piano lines of Paula Shocron, which do a lot to help the album swing in a subtle way that never overwhelms the horn. Sebastian Loiacono plays tenor on a few tracks – and the rest of the group features Jeronomi Carmona on bass and Eloy Michelini on drums. Titles include "Elvin", "Bird Song", "Blues For My Hero", "Lover", "Stablemates", and of course, "Warm Valley". CD

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MicheleMagic Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
West End/Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
A classic set of disco grooves – initially recorded in Paris, then sweetened up strongly at the Sigma Studios in Philly! The core sounds are in the warmer side of the Euro disco spectrum – but it's clear that the Philly touches are what really make things cook – thanks to a new mix of the whole set by the mighty Tom Moulton, and the addition of sweet female chorus vocals by the "Sweethearts Of Sigma" trio! Most tracks are nice and long, and have riffing guitar and moog bits along with the pulsating rhythms – and titles include "Magic Love", "Hold Me Squeeze Me", "Disco Dance", and "Can't You Feel It". CD features bonus tracks – "Disco Dance (Patrick Cowley 12" mega mix)", "Can't You Feel It (single)", "Feel It (orig inst)", and "Can't You Feel It (orig 12" Masters At Work rmx)". CD

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James MoodyAmericans Swinging In Paris – In A Rush ... CD
EMI (France), 1950. Used ... $8.99
Rare Moody from his early years in Paris – a beautiful blend of bop and modern ideas, played with a heck of a lot of soul! Moody always had a tone and a style that was quite different than a lot of his bop contemporaries, and these French recordings are a perfect summary of the strength of that style. Moody's recorded here on a total of 18 tracks, all from 1950, with players that include Jacques Dieval, Raymond Fol, Gerald Wiggins, Kenny Clarke, Pierre Michelot, Nat Peck, and Red Allen. Titles include "Voila", "Delooney", "In The Anna", "Nath", "Lou Easy", "No", "Ouch", "I'll Get You Let", and "Be Good Girl". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bernard PeifferJazz In Paris – La Vie En Rose ... CD
Universal (France), 1952/1953. Used ... $9.99
Bernard Peiffer was one of the greatest pianists working in the French scene of the postwar years – a technical master of the keys, with a level of skill to equal that of Oscar Peterson, and a rhythmic, pulsating style that had some nice traces of Errol Garner. Peiffer's genius is captured beautifully in this 21 track set – a collection of recordings from 1952 and 1953, originally issued as 78rpm singles by the Blue Star label, but remastered here for the collection! Pieffer's work on the keys is tremendous throughout – and on some tracks he's playing solo, while others feature rhythm work from Pierre Michelot on bass and Jean-Louis Vale on drums. The CD features a total of 21 tracks in all, including 2 previously unreleased tunes – and titles include "La Vie En Rose", "Ballad In Paris", "Hit That Jive Jack", "Tired Blues", "Don't Blame Me", "Midday On Champs Elysees", and "Slow Burn". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bud PowellLive At The Blue Note Cafe Paris 1961 ... CD
ESP, 1961. New Copy ... $9.99 12.99
A greatly expanded version of ESP's classic album of live Bud Powell material – one that adds in an extra batch of long tracks that features Zoot Sims blowing tenor with the trio! The core album here features Powell's piano in that famous Paris trio with Kenny Clarke on drums and Pierre Michelot on bass – working in a batch of tracks that features a fair bit of compositions by Thelonious Monk – a somewhat surprising choice, but one that Powell handles beautifully – with plenty of angular edges and sharp tones that show that he's still very much on top of his game at this point! Other numbers are a bit more in the bop standard mode, but still pretty great – and titles include "Night In Tunisia", "Thelonious", "Monk's Mood", "Round Midnight", "Shaw Nuff", and "Lover Man". But almost even better is the material with Zoot Sims – 3 long tracks that all hit the 10 minute mark, and which not only show Powell's trio in the same great shape as on the other tracks – but which also let us hear how Zoot could really open up in the freedom of a live setting. Sims tracks include "Groovin High", "Taking A Chance On Love", and "Bud's Blues/52nd Street Theme". CD

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Michele RosewomanHarvest ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1993. Used ... $3.99
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Michelle ShockedCaptain Swing ... CD
Mercury, 1989. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Thee Michelle Gun ElephantPlasma Dive EP ... CD
Damaged Goods (UK), 2000. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Thee Michelle Gun ElephantRumble ... LP
Triad (Japan), 1999. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker on back.)

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Caetano VelosoNoites Do Norte (Brazilian pressing) ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2000. Used ... $4.99
A far-reaching album by Caetano – with a wide scope of sounds and influences, from tribal/ethnic percussion, to subtle jazzy backdrops, to guitar-driven numbers that hint at a brief return to rock music. The rich tapestry of themes and images are perfectly linked by Veloso's always-wonderful voice – impeccably rich-toned, with a sound that only seems to get better with age. To us, the record's his first really striking album since 1997's Livro – although it's got a lot more subtlety, in the manner of some of his mid 70s work, like Bicho or Joia. Titles include "Michelangelo Antonioni", "Zera A Reza", "13 De Maio", "Zumbi", "Meu Rio", and "Sou Seu Sabia". CD
(Includes book and slipcase.)

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New Whitefield BrothersEarthology ... CD
Now Again, 2010. Used ... $3.99
The long-awaited return of the Whitefield Brothers – melding global funk and tripped out psychedelia as masterfully as on their massive In The Raw album – and tripping it out and funking it up even more this time! The psychedelic sounds get more pronounced play this time out, but it's still well within the funk realm – gritty drums and percussion under fuzzed out rhythms, keys that range from a jazzy funk groove to thick layers of fuzz and bubbling atmospherics, exotic string accents, heady bass grooves and more. Their reach is global, too, with influences from the east and the west – and a heck of an impressive guest roster – with leftfield MCs on a couple gems – Edan & Mr Lif on "The Gift" and Percee P & MED on "Reverse" – plus Bajka, Brooklyn funk revival masters the El Michels Affair, and fellow psych funk traveller Quantic. Titles include "Joyful Exaltation", "Safari Strut", "Taisho", "Sad Nile", "Ntu", "Pamukkale", "Alin", "Breakin Through" feat El Michels Affair, "Sem Yelesh", "Lullaby For Lagos" feat Quantic, "Chich" and more. CD

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New Tony WilliamsForeign Intrigue ... LP
Blue Note, 1985. Near Mint- ... $2.99
An intriguing little set from drummer Tony Williams – and a set that shows him still very much in command of his talents well into the 80s! Tony's playing here with all the bold, open energy of his classic recordings – and although he picks up a bit of electric percussion at points, he still plays it all "live" – and really seems to defer to the richer acoustic sounds of the group's great lineup – an all-star setting that includes Wallace Roney on trumpet, Donald Harrison on alto, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Ron Carter on bass, and Mulgrew Miller on piano! The richness of the alto and trumpet are tremendous – and Hutcherson's vibes ring out beautifully, a perfect balance of tone and timing. Titles include "Foreign Intrigue", "My Michele", "Takin My Time", "Sister Cheryl", and "Arboretum". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Yvette MicheleMy Dream ... CD
Loud, 1997. Used ... $2.99
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VariousBlame It On The Dogg – A Southern Blues & Soul Compilation Vol 1 ... CD
Essential, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
A huge amount of work produced and presented by the legendary Swamp Dogg – a hell of a great deep soul singer in his own right – but a talent who also helped so many other artists in the 60s and 70s! The range of talents here is really surprising – not just the tight roster of deep soul singers we usually associate with the Dogg's productions – but some bigger names we never realized worked with him at all, and a range of lesser-known talents who really get a lot of grit in their grooves from his studio work and songwriting. Titles on this first volume include "Second Chance" by ZZ Hill, "That's All Right" by Lightnin Slim, "Cherry Pie" by Bobby McClure, "Star Gary" by Gary US Bonds, "Brown Sugar" by Ruth Brown, "I've Got A Reason To Smile" by Eddie Floyd, "Pleasure & Pain" by Michelle Williams, "Songs To Sing" by Raw Spitt, "What's So Wrong With You Loving Me" by Kenny Carter, and "Don't Trust A Woman" by Slick N The Family Brick. CD

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VariousDJ Nori – Spirit Of Sunshine – Nori's West End Mix ... CD
West End/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
A great little set that not only features a funky remix of club classics from the legendary West End label – but one that also includes a fair bit of obscure singles as well! DJ Nori does an excellent job of digging deep here – and mixes West End hits with some lesser-known nuggets that really give the whole set an edge, and highlights that sharp approach to a groove that made the label one of the most exciting imprints in the post-disco years! You can really hear a new sort of energy at play in the original tunes – and Nori not only respects that, but has a way of making all the best elements bristle anew – in an 80 minute mix that features the cuts "Hey Everybody" by People's Choice, "Do It To The Music" by Raw Silk, "Keep On Dubbin" by Forrrce, "Girl I Like The Way That You Move" by Stone, "Hot Summer Nights" by Love Club, "Heat You Up" by Shirley Lites, "Is It All Over My Face (male vocal)" by Loose Joints, "Can't You Feel It" by Michele, "You're A Star" by Jakki, "There's Never Been" by Kenix, "Spirit Of Sunshine" by Chuck Davis, "Hot Shot" by Karen Young, and "Don't Make Me Wait" by Peech Boys. CD

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VariousDou Da Dou – The Unlimited French Lost Catalogue – Phase 1 ... CD
Vadim (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $12.99
A groovy collection of French pop from the late 60s and early 70s – with lightly psychedelic nuggets and an all around beautiful snapshot of an inimitable era! The tracklist includes some artists we've obsessed over for years, such as France Gall, Franois D Roubaix and Maledictus Sound – but it goes way deeper than other collections for some material that's a real discovery for us – and easily as wonderful as much of the best known period French pop! The mad 60s vibe is in full effect throughout – but buzzing, lightly psychedelic guitar riffery, off kilter and globally influenced percussion, groovy duets, funky bass and horn blasts and beyond – elements that are secondary to the truly excellent and effervescent songcraft! 15 tracks in all: "Dou Da Dou" by Michele Richard, "Le Train De 10h03" by Orlane Paquin, "Obsessions 68" by Sophie Makhno & Colin Verdier, "Zoizoi" by France Gall, "Piti-Piti-Pas" by Francois De Roubaix, "Syncopated Motion" by Eddie Warner, "Kriminal Theme" by Maledictus Sound and more! CD

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VariousFallin Off The Reel Vol 1 – Truth & Soul Singles Collection ... CD
Truth & Soul, 1970s/2000s. New Copy ... $11.99
A treasure trove of great funky bits from the last few years – 19 tracks from the Soul Fire/Truth & Soul Catalog – none of which have ever been on CD before! The work here is all great – very much in the best mode of the deep funk underground, but also showing the unusual sounds and styles the T&S crew have come up with on recent records – modes that are far more than retro funk, and which have really set them apart from the Desco and Daptone scene before them! Added to the newer cuts are also some great rare numbers too – dark little gems reissued by Truth & Soul that sit nicely alongside the current tracks. Given that any one of the singles would cost you about half the price of the CD, you're getting a tremendous funky bargain here – nearly an hour of great music that includes "Honey Dove" and "Do You Love Me" by Lee Fields & The Expressions, "Feeling Good" by Bama & The Family, "Easy Easy Easy" and "KC Stomp" by Timothy McNealy, "CREAM" and "Glaciers Of Ice" by El Michels Affair, "Gotta Clean Up The World (parts 1 & 2)" by Funky Music Machine, "So Glad" by The Evil D's, "These Moments" and "Money Is King" by The Expressions, "Creation" by El Michels Affair, "Lima Blues" and "Mas Y Mas" by Bronx River Parkway, and "Drums Of Asiko" by Asiko. CD

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VariousFallin Off The Reel Vol 2 – Truth & Soul Singles Collection ... CD
Truth & Soul, Early 70s/Early 2000s. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
Heavy funk from two different decades – some real lost treasures from the 70s, stacked up here with some equally great work from recent years! The package is a massive second helping from the Truth & Soul family of labels – one that not only shows their continuing dedication to the best in deep funk, but also a recent turn towards older soul from the 70s – served up on a host of recent reissues that are really great! Most work here was only issued on 45s by the label – making the overstuffed collection a bargain at this price, especially given that some of the 45s aren't that easy to find of late. CD is different than the LP, with some tracks that are exclusive to this format, and vice-versa – and it features 18 tracks that include the previously unreleased "Odyssey Revised" by The Fabulous Three – plus "Love Comes & Goes" and "My World" by Lee Fields, "This One's For My Baby" and "PJs" by El Michels Affair, "An Earthquake's Coming" and "Is It Me You Really Love" by Black Velvet, "Just A Little While Longer" and "I Can't Help Myself" by Funky Music Machine, "Nora Se Va" and "La Valla" by Bronx River Parkway, "What's Going On" and "I'm Glad You're Mine" by Timothy McNealty, and "Agua Con Sol" by Bronx River Parkway. CD

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New VariousMotown Christmas ... CD
Motown, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Not the usual Motown Christmas set you might imagine – as the record features new material, not old Holiday soul classics – and many of the numbers are special duets recorded just for this project! The set list is impressive – way better than we were expecting – and although the cover art is a bit underwhelming, our hats are off to Motown for re-igniting the label's commitment to quality Christmas tunes! Titles include "Go Tell It On The Mountain/Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Gregory Porter & Anita Wilson, "The Christmas Song" by Ne Yo & Tasha Cobbs, "It's Christmas Time" by Smokey Robinson & Kevin Ross, "This Christmas" by Brian Courtney Wilson & Gene Moore, "Angels We Have Heard On Hihg" by Kierra Sheard & Chrisette Michele, "Mary Did You Know" by India Arie & Gene Moore, "O Holy Night" by Smokie Norful, "O Come All Ye Faithful" by Tasha Cobbs, and "Bethlehem" by Kem & Janice Gaines. CD
Also available Motown Christmas ... LP 16.99

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New VariousMotown Christmas ... LP
Motown, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 19.99
Not the usual Motown Christmas set you might imagine – as the record features new material, not old Holiday soul classics – and many of the numbers are special duets recorded just for this project! The set list is impressive – way better than we were expecting – and although the cover art is a bit underwhelming, our hats are off to Motown for re-igniting the label's commitment to quality Christmas tunes! Titles include "Go Tell It On The Mountain/Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Gregory Porter & Anita Wilson, "The Christmas Song" by Ne Yo & Tasha Cobbs, "It's Christmas Time" by Smokey Robinson & Kevin Ross, "This Christmas" by Brian Courtney Wilson & Gene Moore, "Angels We Have Heard On Hihg" by Kierra Sheard & Chrisette Michele, "Mary Did You Know" by India Arie & Gene Moore, "O Holy Night" by Smokie Norful, "O Come All Ye Faithful" by Tasha Cobbs, and "Bethlehem" by Kem & Janice Gaines. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Motown Christmas ... CD 13.99

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VariousVamps Et Vampire – The Songs Of Serge Gainsbourg ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99
Serge Gainsbourg never slept – and during his short time on this planet, managed to cut not only a host of incredible records for himself, but also write and produce some amazing music for a whole host of female singers too! The work on this set is mostly French – and features a range that goes past just the likely compatriots from Serge's inner circle, to include bigger names from Parisian pop who were touched by his sublime songwriting skills, and his innate ear for a sexy groove! The album's a wonderfully focused collection of female French numbers – all of which have that undeniable slinky sound we love in Gainsbourg's own recordings too. Titles include "Pour Aimer Il Faut Etre Trois" by Isabelle Aubert, "Les Yeux Pour Pleurer" by Nana Mouskouri, "La Chanson De Prevert" by Vicky Autier, "La Javanaise" by Juliette Greco, "Baudelaire" by Catherine Sauvage, "Les Sucettes" by France Gall, "Elastique" by Charlotte Gainsbourg, "Tandem" by Vanessa Paradis, "Lulu" by Bambou, "Con C'Est Con Ces Consequences" by Jane Birkin, "L'Anamour" by Francoise Hardy, "Reves Et Caravells" by Michele Arnaud, "Jane B" by Jane Birkin, "Hier Ou Demain" by Marianne Faithfull, "Strip Tease" by Juliette Greco, and "Contact" by Brigitte Bardot. CD

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New Dexter GordonOur Man In Paris ... CD
Blue Note, 1963. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of our favorite Dexter Gordon sessions for Blue Note – and a unique album that's one of the first to illustrate his growing role in the European jazz scene! The group's a quartet – which let's Dex stand out front with plenty of space for marvelous tenor work – and it features Parisian bassist Pierre Michelot, plus Americans Bud Powell on piano and Kenny Clarke on drums – two players who were already making a bit name for themselves overseas. The album's a perfect link between Gordon's earlier American work and his long string of European sessions to come – and titles include a great take of "Scrapple from the Apple", plus excellent readings of "Stairway to the Stars" and "Night in Tunisia". The format is simple, but the sound is magic – classic Dexter Gordon in a tight Blue Note mode! CD reissue also includes 2 non LP bonus cuts – "Our Love Is Here To Stay" and "Like Someone In Love". CD
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Our Man In Paris ... LP 14.99
Our Man In Paris (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP 16.99

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New Mamas & PapasAll The Leaves Are Brown – The Golden Era Collection ... CD
MCA, Late 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Attention fans of The Mamas & The Papas: Christmas has come early this year! This totally excellent set is better than any fan of this groovy late 60s vocal group could have ever hoped for – as it features 4 of their classic LPs for Dunhill, presented in their entirety, mixed with additional bonus tracks! This one is a huge surprise to all of us who've had to be content with only greatest hits collections by the group for years – and it's the first time we've really been able to hear (on CD) all the subtle mania of the group. These guys are way more than just their hits "Monday Monday" and "California Dreamin" – as John & Michelle Phillips, Cass Elliott, and Denny Doherty were as much a part of the mad, twisted, late 60s LA scene as Brian Wilson, Arthur Lee, or Van Dyke Parks. There's a whopping 52 tracks in all, plus a totally excellent booklet of notes – and titles include "Dancing In The Street", "I Saw Her Again", "Words Of Love", "Straight Shooter", "Got A Feelin", "Safe In My Garden", "Gemini Childe", "Nothing's Too Good For My Little Girl", "Midnight Voyage", "Creeque Alley", "Dedicated To The One I Love", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "I Saw Her Again", and lots more! CD

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New Henri RenaudHenri Renaud On Saturne ... CD
Saturne/Paris Jazz Corner (France), 1951. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An incredible chapter in the career of French modernist Henri Renaud – rare early material done for the Saturne Records label – only ever issued as 78rpm picture discs back in the 50s! The music here predates much of Renaud's more famous work for Vogue – and features unique small combo performances from players that include Bobby Jaspar and Sandy Mosse on tenor sax, Jimmy Gourley on guitar, and Pierre Michelot on bass! The style is often a bit looser and more easygoing than some of Renaud's better-known and more tightly scripted sessions – still with tunes that are relatively short, given the 78rpm format – but done in a relaxed manner that features some especially great work on the saxes! Booklet features great images and notes in both French and English – with titles that include "Godchild", "Milestone No 2", "Tenderly", "Any Old Time", "A New Date", "Lady Be Bad", and "If I Had You". CD
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