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New BachMass In B Minor – Michel Corboz/Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra Of Lausanne ... LP
RCA, 1974. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold .... $0.99
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Luciano Biondini, Michel Godard & Lucas NiggliMavi ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2013. Used .... $9.99

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Michel ColombierUne Chambre En Ville ... CD
Universal (France), 1982. New Copy 2CD .... $16.99
A rare score from French arranger Michel Colombier – penned for an equally-obscure film directed by the great Jacques Demy! The album follows the same musical style as some of Demy's better-known work from the 60s – like Umbrellas Of Cherbourg or Young Girls Of Rochefort – although the overall style is a bit darker, and Colombier's music definitely rises to the challenge. Vocals don't feature as heavily as on some of Demy's movies with Michel Legrand, but they still have a strong role in the music – and this beautiful 2CD package brings the complete score to light for the first time – quite an achievement considering that the film never even made it to video. Titles include "Edith Et Sa Mere", "Violette Amoureuse", "Visite D'Edmond", "La Chambre D'Hotel", "Chez La Baronne", "La Rupture", and "Mme Pelletier Et Sa Fille". CD

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Lol Coxhill & Michel DonedaSitting On Your Stairs ... CD
Emanem (UK), 2013. New Copy .... $16.99
Sublime soprano sax duets from the team of Lol Coxhill and Michel Doneda – both playing at a level that's almost more about sound overall than just notes and music – that great ear for textures and shapes that have made us love Coxhill's work since the 70s! The tracks are mostly long, and clearly improvised – very well-recorded live performances that really capture the subtle sounds and lower-end moments, then burst into bright colors when more tunefull passages appear. Doneda really echoes the inherent warmth of Coxhill's horn – and the set features four duets, plus a solo track each from Lol and Michel. CD

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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

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Michel De Villers/Claude BollingJazz In Paris – Danse A Saint Germain Des Pres ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/1961. New Copy .... $6.99 11.99
Reissue of two different swing-based albums from Paris! The first 12 tracks on the CD feature solo work by Michel De Villers on alto sax, over arrangements by Andre Persiani – on tracks that include "Topsy", "Mes Freres", "Symphonie D'Un Soir", "Rock De L'Inauguration", and "Demain" – kind of a mixture of swing and R&B, with a focus on the 50s dancefloor. The next 10 tracks are some great early work from Claude Bolling – a bit less boogie woogie than some of his other 60s recordings, featuring a group with Ivan Jullien on trumpet, Gerard Badinin on clarinet and tenor, Michel Gaudry on bass, and Roger Paraboschi on drums. The small combo plays tunes that include "En Chantant Cet Air La", "Rock A Bye Bolling", "La Piege", "Bach To Swing", and "Tranquillement". CD

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Michel FugainMichel Fugain Et Le Big Bazar (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
CBS/Culture Factory (France), 1972. New Copy Gatefold .... $15.99 19.99
A really joyous groove from Michel Fugain and his Big Bazar group – a sound that's a bit hard to describe, but which really grabs us right away! There's definitely some groovy rhythms going on in the set – and the style is kind of an updated French pop mode from the late 60s – swinging in a way that absorbs plenty of influences from the outside scenes, particularly some Brazilian ones – but with a sound that's definitely French all the way through. Fugain's vocals are in the lead, often supported by a chorus – and the backings by Jean Bouchety have this really cool soundtrack feel at points – especially when the rhythms are upbeat and grooving. Titles include "Allez Bouge-Toi", "Attention Mesdames Et Messieurs", "Notre Societe", "Les Gens Irremplacables", "Leda Leda", and "L'Arche De Noe". CD
(Limited edition – and a beautiful package, just like the original LP!)

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Serge Gainsbourg/Michel ColombierManon 70/Le Jardinier D'argenteuil/Si J'etais Un Espion ... CD
Universal (France), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $14.99
Some of the grooviest soundtrack work ever from Serge Gainsbourg – and that's saying a heck of a lot! The CD begins with the legendary score to Manon 70 – a collaboration between Gainsbourg and Michel Colombier, and one that's graced with some breathy vocals from Serge, and some wonderfully hip instrumentation from Colombier! There's some slight exotic touches in the mix – a bit of sitar, some nice percussion, a touch of Hammond – plus some straighter orchestral moments. Next up is Si J'Etais Un Espion from 1967 – which features some great instrumental tracks that snap along with some great jerky undercurrents – the start of that funky Gainsbourg sound that we love so much. Le Jardinier D'Argenteuil follows with a slightly more serious feel – and then the groovy TV soundtrack for Anna ends the whole thing up – with some especially wonderful 60s French pop grooves, and tunes that are different than the Anna film soundtrack! CD features 19 tracks in all – including "Manon", "Regards Echanges", "Auto Stop", "Breakdown", "Pop D'Epoque", "Denoument Et Final", "Jerks En Cavalerie", "Anna", "Roller Girl", and "New Delire Again". CD

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Stan Getz with Michel LegrandJazz In Paris – Communications 72 ... CD
Universal (France), 1972. New Copy .... $9.99
Some of the best work that Stan Getz ever recorded – a fantastic collaboration with French soundtrack maestro Michel Legrand! The album features larger orchestrations by Legrand, often touched with voices – swirling, swaying, and swinging in a style that's as hip, modern, and fresh as some of the greatest soundtracks Legrand wrote in the 60s. The setting lets Stan really open up – blowing freely in his best post-Coltrane mode, but with a tightness that's missing from other records – and a soulful approach to the tunes that really leaves us breathless! Tremendous stuff – a record that's unlike anything else we can describe, and one we've treasured for years! We love this one to death, and never tire of hearing it! Titles include "Soul Dance", "Flight", "Redemption", and "Bonjour Tristesse". CD

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Jean Michel JarreOxygene ... CD
Polydor, 1976. Used .... $12.99
France's huge contribution to the classic catalog of 70s synth records – proof that Germans weren't the only ones who could make huge-selling spacey albums! The record's strength is Jarre's slightly romantic approach to scoring, which creates some dreamy melodies that really help hold the extended suite of tracks together. Some tunes are spare, and others have a nice Kraftwerk-type beat! CD
(Out of print.)

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Karin KrogYou Must Believe In Spring – Songs By Michel Legrand ... CD
Meantime (Norway), 1974. New Copy .... $16.99
One of our favorite singers and one of our favorite composers – brought together in a dream of a vocal jazz album! We've always loved the tunes that Michel Legrand penned for films of the 60s and 70s – as they've got a depth, sincerity, and jazziness that goes beyond most of his contemporaries – but they've also never sounded better than in the hands of vocalist Karin Krog and arranger Palle Mikkelborg, who both really deliver a unique twist on the Legrand sound! Mikkelborg's arrangements for the set are extremely beautiful – sometimes using funky backings, sometimes softer strings – but always getting the right balance between emotion and grooviness that Legrand brought to his original recordings of the work. And guitarist Philip Catherine plays some nicely complicated lines that electrify the tunes with a weird, moody feel – often "singing" alongside Karin's deeply icy vocals in a really wonderful way. The tracks are all taken at slightly longer readings than you might expect, which makes for even more room for creative invention – and titles include "Watch What Happens", "Ask Yourself Why", "I Will Wait For You", "Once Upon A Summertime", and "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life". CD

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Michel LegrandCastles In Spain ... CD
Columbia/El (UK), 1956. New Copy .... $6.99
One of the great early albums in Michel Legrand's "travelogue" period – a set done at the same time as his musical portraits of Paris and Rio, and served up with a similar flair for the dramatic! The style here is somewhat different than Legrand's better-known soundtrack work of the 60s – and like his other travelogue albums, the record is sort of an imagined version of Spain – a musical fantasy of the country, served up in a style that mixes fuller orchestrations with some lighter, more isolated instrumental moments. There's a fair bit of acoustic guitar alongside the strings, and also some Spanish-styled rhythms at times – never too dramatic, but enough to help the overall flavor of the project. Titles include "Andaluza", "Espana", "La Danse Du Feu", "Espana Cani", "El Choclo", "El Gato Montes", and "Sant Marti Del Canigo". CD

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Michel LegrandComplete Michel Legrand/Jacques Demy (Parapluies De Cherbourg/Les Demoiselles De Rochefort/And Lots More!) (11CD box set) ... CD
Universal (France), 2013. New Copy 11 CDs .... $39.99
An incredible treasure trove of music – the complete film scores that Michel Legrand penned for his films with director Jacques Demy – plus rare bonus tracks, alternate versions, vocal takes, and even a bit of working sessions and studio work as well! We've always been huge fans of this key cinematic collaboration – a musical match heard most famously in the films Les Parapluies De Cherbourg (Umbrellas Of Cherbourg), Les Demoiselles De Rochefort (Young Girls Of Rochefort), and Peau D'Ane (Donkey Skin) – music scored by Legrand with a sublime blend of his jazzy roots and some of the more joyous elements in the narrative – still some of our favorite soundtrack work ever! But here, in this great box with 11 CDs in tiny sleeves, you also get full soundtracks for Lola, Les Sept Peches Capitaux, La Baie Des Anges, L'Evenement Le Plus Important Depuis Que L'Homme A Marche Sur La Lune, Lady Oscar, Parking, and Trois Places Pour Le Vingt Six. Plus, the set also features a series of "Suites Symphoniques" for the three famous films – an English language version of Young Girls Of Rochefort, a CD of working sessions and playbacks, and another CD that features vocal and instrumental interpretations of the tunes – by Sergio Mendes, Bud Shank, Astrud Gilberto, Tony Bennett, Bill Evans, Isabelle Aubret, and many others! A real treasure – and the sort of set we never thought we'd see! CD

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New 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 .... $6.99
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 LegrandHow To Save A Marriage & Ruin Your Life ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good .... $11.99
A great little soundtrack from Michel Legrand – an early American effort, done for a less-remembered Dean Martin film! The title track features vocals from the Ray Conniff singers, who sweeten up Legrand's sound a bit more than usual – but other tracks are instrumentals, and have a sprightly orchestral sound that's really great – possibly a bit less "French" than other Legrand scores, but still pretty wonderful. The theme that runs through all tunes is great, and handled on a variety of woodwinds and piano throughout. Titles include "The Sunnyside", "Punch & Judy Waltz", "Winds Of Change", "S'Il Vous Plait Bossa Nova", "Main Theme In Jazz", and "Thinking Voices". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo Masterworks pressing. Cover has a partially removed tracklist sticker on the front, some pen, a spot of tape with a small rip on the spine, a small edge rip on the back paste-on, and WGN Library letters on the back. Label has a sticker.)

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Michel LegrandLes Trois Mousquetaires (Three Musketeers)/La Rose Et La Fleche ... CD
Universal (France), 1973/1976. New Copy .... $14.99
70s soundtrack work from the mighty Michel Legrand – his score for the famous Three Musketeers film directed by Richard Lester, and unissued music for the film Robin & Marian! The Musketeers music is quite dramatic – often filled with action, but with a few tender spots as well – and although somewhat more conventional in terms of scoring, there's still some of those sweeter Legrand touches we love so much – especially in some of the orchestral moments that echo his energy from Peau D'Ane. As you might guess from the story, there's a few period themes at points – although not as many as you might expect – and this balance continues in the Robin & Marian soundtrack from 1976, in music that would mostly be right at home in any other 70s film as well. CD features 24 tracks in all, with notes in French and English – and titles that include "Bustling Buckingham", "He Ain't Heavy He's The Cardinal", "Four Abreast", "Sword For Your Supper", "To Love A Queen", "Back From The Crusades", "Reunion", "The Attack", "The Chase Fugue", and "An Unforgotten Love". CD

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Michel MagneL'Indic/Un Ange Au Paradis/Le Complot ... CD
Music Box (France), 1973/1983. New Copy .... $24.99
A trio of sweet soundtracks from Michel Magne – the first from the early 80s, the other two from the 70s! L'Indic has this great mix of sweeping strings and jazzy harmonica solos – a bit like a Toots Thielemans soundtrack at times, but a bit more dramatic at others – especially when the harmonica drops out. Titles include "Air De La Rue", "Parking Danger", "Grand Theme D'Amour", and "Jungle En Beton". Un Ange Au Paradis is from 1973, and has a wonderful feel overall – still a bit of the whimsy that Magne brought to his best 60s material, carried off with these sprightly piano lines that have a great undercurrent of sentiment too. Tracks include three variations on the "Un Ange Au Paradis" theme, plus "Un Ange En Enfer". Le Complot is a bit mellower – with a moody piano or harmonica line, this great undercurrent of melancholy – very much in the best early 70s French soundtrack mode. Titles include "Theme De L'Amitie Et De La Mort" and "Theme Principal Du Film". CD
(Limited edition of 500.)

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Michel MagneMusique Taschiste ... CD
Cacophonic (UK), 1957. New Copy .... $8.99
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". CD
Also available Musique Taschiste ... LP 22.99

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Michel MagneMusique Taschiste ... LP
Cacophonic (UK), 1957. New Copy .... $22.99
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
Also available Musique Taschiste ... CD 8.99

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Michel MagneSerie OSS 117 ... CD
Universal (France), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $14.99
Groovy 60s spy soundtrack work – with a mod French twist! The CD documents a series of excellent scores by French composer Michel Magne – written for a run of mid 60s films based around the character of OSS 117 – a James Bond-like secret agent known to the French public through a series of 242 successful novels! The scope of OSS 117's adventures was large – as globe-spanning as that of James Bond, a fact that gave Magne plenty of room to throw in cool exotic, groovy, and jazzy elements to the soundtracks – in a style that was ultimately a heck of a lot more lively than that of John Barry, and which easily matches the best 60s soundtrack work of Lalo Schifrin, Jerry Goldsmith, or Hugo Montenegro! We'd honestly never heard any of these tracks before – but our love of Magne led us to the set, and we were certainly rewarded – as the 23 track package is overflowing with incredibly groovy tunes, and has the feel of some of the best Crippled Dick collections from years past! The four films on the set include OSS 117 Se Dechaine, Banco A Bangkok Pour OSS 117, Furia A Bahia Pour OSS 117, and Atout Coeur A Tokyo Pour OSS 117 – and titles include "OSS 117 Hully Gully", "Banco A Bangkok", "Poursuite Thailandaise", "Hubert Rit Jaune", "Samba Furiosa", and "Slow Du Soleil Levant" – as well as a bonus remix track by Roudoudou! CD

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Michel Magne & His OrchestraTropical Fantasy ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $7.99
A beautiful lost bit of Exotica from the early 60's! Michel Magne recorded this "adventure in exotic sounds and percussion" in the Barclay Studios in Paris – as one of the excellent albums he cut in France before moving onto more famous soundtracks – and the set's got a wonderful mix of percussion, woodwinds, vibes, and piano – but also features tiny bit of tape manipulation, which gives the whole thing an even groovier sound! The feel is way cooler than the usual exotica groove – key proof of Magne's early musical vision – and titles include "Congo", "Tabu", "Sahara", "Two Silhouettes", and "Tropical". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel Petrucciani/Jim Hall/Wayne ShorterPower Of Three ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1986. New Copy .... $22.99
A key moment in the career of pianist Michel Petrucciani – and a set that features an amazing collaboration with guitarist Jim Hall, and a fair bit of great tenor and soprano sax from Wayne Shorter too! Hall's guitar is heard on every track on the set – ringing out in those wonderfully spare, openly flowing notes he first started crafting in the 50s – a surprisingly wonderful counterpart to the piano of Petrucciani, which seems to take on an even more sensitive and evocative feel for the date. Shorter comes in on a few of the album's tracks – arcing great lines over the colors of the pair, in a way that's a bit like some of the Jimmy Giuffre experiments with Hall in the 50s – but more tuned towards Shorter's own sense of tone and timing. Titles include "Careful", "Bimini", "Morning Blues", "Limbo", and "Waltz New". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Michel PortalAlors!! ... CD
Futura (France), 1970. New Copy .... $14.99 16.99
A landmark French avant session from the start of the 70s – and one of the most bracingly brilliant albums ever recorded by saxophonist Michel Portal! Portal's paired here with British reedman John Surman – and the duo play some amazingly complex lines on the date – very freewheeling, but not entirely without structure – as Portal handles alto sax and bass clarinet, and Surman blows soprano, baritone, and bass clarinet as well. Other group members include Barre Phillips on bass, Stu Martin on drums, and Jean-Pierre Drouet on percussion – and the use of two percussion players, without piano, makes for a very unique quality to the record. Titles include "Oo Bam Ba Deep", "Ca Boom?", "Undercurrent", "Yes, Oh Yes, You Wonderful Sun Kissed Maiden", and "Y En A Marre". CD

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Michel Wintsch/Christian Weber/Christian WolfarthWilisau ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 2013. New Copy .... $19.99
Very open, spacious sounds from pianist Michel Wintsch – working here at a level that goes far beyond the usual trio mode – neither straight nor free, but a really evocative sound space in between! The performance is from the Willisau jazz festival, but has the intimacy of some personal sonic explorations between the trio members in private – beautifully balanced between long lines from Witsch, alongside quieter passages that allow the drums of Christian Wolfarth and bass of Christian Weber some equally creative moments. The work is improvised, yet never too frenetic or overdone – and titles include "2.8 Feet Below/Tiny Fellows/Distant Neighbors", "Fragile Paths", and "North West". CD

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VariousJean Michel Basquiat In Downtown 81 – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Virgin (France), Early 80s. Used .... $19.99
The jagged sound of the New York underground – circa 1981! The compilation is a selection of older tunes used in the film Downtown 81 – starring Jean-Michel Basquiat, and featuring the sights and sounds of the uniquely cross-cultural world in which he made his mark. Tracks are a mix of funk, punk, electronics, and more – and titles include "Bob The Bob" by The Lounge Lizards, "Desire" by Tuxedomoon, "K Pasa Pop I" by Coati Mundi Hernandez, "So Far So Real" by Gray, "The Closet" by Lydia Lunch, "Tangita" by Pablo Calogero, "Cheree" by Suicide, "Detached" and "Blonde Redhead" by DNA, "Cavern" by Liquid Liquid, "Contort Yourself" by James White & The Blacks, "15 Minutes" by Chris Stein, "Copy" by The Plastics, and "Beat Bop" by Rammelzee Vs K-Rob. CD
(Out of print.)

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Georges Delerue/Michel ColombierL'Ain Des Ferchaux/Un Flic ... CD
Universal (France), 1963/1972. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A pair of soundtracks for films by Jean-Pierre Melville – back to back on a single CD! First up is L'Aine Des Ferchaux – scored by Georges Delerue with a strong sense of drama, maybe even more than you're used to expecting from a Melville film – although given the need for "American" tones in the music, the drama's perhaps well-placed! Delerue's already got that great ear for rich feeling with very subtle tones – and balances things out nicely with a more more restrained, more "adult" numbers. Titles include "Manhattan Deux Hommes", "A La Dimitri", "La Route", "Slow Du Desespoir", and "Maudet Et Ferchaux". Un Flic is more the Melville you might expect – an excellent crime film from the early 70s, scored by Michel Colombier with a great mix of jazz and moodier, mellower elements! The score begins with a sweet vocal track – "C'Est Ainsi Que Les Choses Arrivent", sung by Isabell Aubret – then moves through some beautifully blue tunes that are simply tremendous overall. Titles include "Un Monsieur Distingue", "Chez Luce", "Night Club Trois Heures Du Matin", "Chaussee D'Antin", and "Pre Hold-Up". CD

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Pierre Henry/Michel ColombierMesse Pour Le Temps Present ... CD
Philips (France), 1967. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic! This classic bit of funky electronic French stuff has been showing up in bits and pieces on various compilations over the past few years (most notably the cut "Psyche Rock", which has some sample history to it), but this is the full release of this amazing collaboration between electronic music pioneer Pierre Henry and Michel Colombier – a soundtrack for a full length ballet of groovy electronic pieces that sounds as fresh today as it did back in the late 60s! It's great all the way through, and many tracks have the same feel as the famous "Psyche Rock" – funky, chunky, and bristling with electric energy. Other tracks have a very spare electronic sound – there's odd bubbling sounds, cool funky beats, and some very groovy melodies. CD

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Miroslav Vitous with Michel PortalRemembering Weather Report ... CD
ECM, 2009. Used .... Just Sold Out!
Bassist Miroslav Vitous was a key member of the legendary combo Weather Report, so he's obviously a great choice to head a record like this – but the sound of the album's quite different than any easy fusion expectations you might have, put together in ways that definitely showcase the ECM setting of the session! Vitous' basslines are more complicated than ever – those rich, rumbling tones we first came to love many years back – and they're joined here with a core quartet that includes Franco Ambrosetti on trumpet, Gary Campbell on tenor, and Gerald Cleaver on bass – all players with an atmospheric sensibility that matches Miroslav's modes on the record. The lack of any keyboards really makes the album differ from any familiar Weather Report grooves – as does the presence of Michel Portal on guest bass clarinet – so you might do best thinking of the record as more of a "poem" to Weather Report than a straight homage – but a great poem that's filled with all the richest sounds Vitous has to offer. Titles include "Variations On Wayne Shorter", "Variations On Lonely Woman", "Semina", "Surfing With Michel", and "When Dvorak Meets Miles". CD
(In the original slipcover too.)
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Georges ArvanitasSoul Jazz ... LP
Columbia/Vadim (France), 1960. New Copy (reissue).... $15.99
One of the most hard-hitting albums ever cut by pianist Georges Arvanitas – an early effort that's all soul jazz all the way through! Although Arvanitas is best known as a committed modernist, especially in later years, this sweet early 60s session is a stone cooker in the best mode of Blue Note dates of the time – tight, swinging, and perfectly poised with just the right space for some excellent solos from Francois Jeanneau on tenor, Bernard Vitet on trumpet, and Arvanitas himself on piano – all grooving in a style that would make the Jazz Messengers proud, but also one that's got some key touches of postwar Parisian jazz too. Bass is by Michel Gaudry and drums are by Daniel Humair – and titles include "Oblivion", "This Here", "Poco Loco", "Bouncin With Bud", "Bohemia After Dark", and "Mister X". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie Lockjaw DavisWhat's New? ... LP
Mahogany (France), 1975. Near Mint- .... $14.99
A rare French set – with Eddie on tenor, Michel Attenoux on alto, Patrick Artero on trumpet, Claude Gousset on trombone, and Gabriel Garvanoff on piano. LP, Vinyl record album

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Jacques DutroncJacques Dutronc Vol 1 (1966) (aka Les Plays Boys) (LP sleeve edition – plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Vogue/Culture Factory (France), 1966. New Copy Gatefold .... $15.99 19.99
Seminal early work from the groovy French pop singer Jacques Dutronc! Dutronc's part of an elite group of magical French singers that includes France Gall, Michel Polnareff, Serge Gainsbourg, and Jane Birkin – and his work from this time is always pretty darn great. This 1966 album features some excellent guitar-heavy groovers, with Dutronc singing in a slightly emotive yeh-yeh kind of way that should really send you, even if you can't speak french! In a great gatefold cover, too! Tracks include "Les Cactus", "L'Espace D'Une Fille", "Mini-Mini-Mini", "La Fille Du Pere Noel", and the classic "Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi". This edition includes 4 bonus tracks: "Les Gens Sont Fous, Les Temps Sont Flous" (alternative version), "Il Mondo Va Cosi ("Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi" Italian demo version) and 2 more. CD
(Limited edition.)

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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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EmilyEmily ... CD
Pathe/RPM (UK), 1972. New Copy .... $9.99
A weird and wonderful little record – the only album ever made by American singer Emily Bindiger – cut at the tender age of 16 in France, with backing from the band that usually supported Michel Polnareff! The style here has that sweet mix of acoustic and electric elements we love in Polnareff's music – recorded in a similarly echoey way – but Emily's English language inflections and lyrical presentation also make the record sound quite different overall – often times as dark and spooky as you might guess from the image on the cover! Titles include "Song For Steven", "Jesus Said", "Confession", "Sunflower Seeds", "Song Of Decision", and "Old Lace". CD

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Serge Gainsbourg/Jean-Claude VannierCannabis/Ce Sacre Grand Pere ... CD
Universal (France), 1970. New Copy .... $14.99
2 incredible soundtracks from Serge Gainsbourg – both of them from his best period of work! Cannabis is a tremendously funky set of tunes – and some real standout soundtrack material from the legendary Serge Gainsbourg! Serge is working here with some great help from Jean-Claude Vannier – the guiding force behind Melody Nelson – and Vannier brings some great grooves to the record, really going for those sexy riffs and breaks that make us love Gainsbourg's music so much! There's a bit of vocals, but the main focus is on the instrumentation – which shifts nicely from track to track, taking the themes in some very nice directions – all of them definitely up to the sexy standard of Serge. The score to Ce Sacre Grand Pere is included here as bonus work – and features tracks written by both Serge and Michel Colombier. The overall feel is more orchestral and traditionally soundtrack-styled, but there are a few really sly funky tracks that offer up Serge at his sexy best! The set's got 21 tracks in all, and titles include "Cannabis", "Jane Dans La Nuit", "Danger", "Avant De Mourir", "Cannabis-bis", "Piege", "I Want To Feel Crazy", "Le Deuxieme Homme", "Champetre Et Pop 1", "Nous Les Jericho", and "L'Herbe Tendre". CD

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Jef GilsonJef Gilson Archives – A Collection Of Previously Unreleased Recordings, Rehearsals, Demos & Alternate Takes ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy .... $16.99
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". CD
Also available Jef Gilson Archives – A Collection Of Previously Unreleased Recordings, Rehearsals, Demos & Alternate Takes ... LP 26.99

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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
Also available Jef Gilson Archives – A Collection Of Previously Unreleased Recordings, Rehearsals, Demos & Alternate Takes ... CD 16.99

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Stephane Grappelli & Stuff SmithJazz In Paris – Stuff & Steff ... CD
Universal (France), 1965. New Copy .... $9.99 11.99
The legendary meeting of two of the greatest jazz violinists ever! Stephane Grappelli was one of the best-recorded European jazz artists by the time of this 1965 album – and here, he gets the chance to play with Stuff Smith, an American talent on the instrument who was decidedly less well-known, but every bit as great (actually, far better, and more expressive, at least in our book!) Steph and Stuff play with backing by a French rhythm section that includes Rene Urtreger, Michel Gaudry, and Michel Delaporte – and tracks include "S'posin", "Skip It", "Blues In The Dungeon", and "This Can't Be Love". CD

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Thelma HoustonDevil In Me ... LP
Motown, 1977. Near Mint- .... $1.99
Thelma's one of those singers who must have been waiting years for disco to come around and help her find a reason to sing! Her career was slightly ill-timed in the beginning, coming along with a baroque soul beginning that was great, yet somewhat out of place in the early 70s. But enter a record like this – which takes Thelma's beautiful voice and fills it up with strings and disco rhythms – and you've got a well-done set that suddenly makes her whole sound make sense! Arrangements are surprisingly great, and relatively cliché-free on the best numbers – handled by Kim Richmond, James Carmichael, Greg Wright, and Michel Rubini. Titles include "I'm Here Again", "Triflin", "I've Got The Devil In Me", "Give Me Something To Believe In", "Memories", "Your Eyes", and "I Can't Go On Living Without Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, tape on the spine, and some creases.)

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Jumping JacquesSugar & Spice ... CD
Petra (Italy), 1968. New Copy .... $11.99
A very cool group that's as groovy as their name! The Jumping Jacques were a 60s French vocal group who took elements of other French groups – like The Swingle Singers or Les Double Six – and worked in a mode that was very mod, and very 60s! The tunes on the set sparkle with inventive vocal pyrotechnics – dipping bass parts, floating soprano lines, skipping scatting tenor and alto bits – all coming together in a lovely blend of male and female vocals, dancing lightly with all the charm of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66. Most tracks are non-verbal – in that the vocals are working in more of a scatting instrumental mode, jazzily grooving on a set of original tunes by leader Jacques Hendrix. Very cool, and very much in the mode of mid 60s Michel Legrand soundtracks, The Gimmicks, and other bits of European grooviness! Titles include "Let Them Eat Cake", "Gossip & Chatter", "Someday We'll Know", "Somehow I Feel I Must Be Dreaming", "Offbeat Fugue", and "Love Me Now". CD

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Hans KollerLegends Live – Stadtische Festhalle Pirmasens 1959/Liederhalle Stuttgart 1960 ... CD
Jazz Haus (Germany), 1959/1960. New Copy .... $16.99 18.99
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 two different live settings, both of them great – radio broadcasts with excellent fidelity, and which serve as a much-needed addition to his hard-to-find recorded catalog of the time! Session one 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 on the first date 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". The remaining four tracks on the set feature the unique Hans Koller Brass Ensemble – a compelling group that makes for a shimmering setting for Koller's tenor. Titles include "OP", "Ella's Dream", "Tune For Antibes", and "I'll Close My Eyes". CD

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Marden HillCadaquez ... CD
El (UK), 1988. New Copy .... $6.99
Some great work by one of the grooviest groups of the 80s! Back when it seemed like nobody cared about 60s soundtracks, Burt Bacharach, and other easy instrumental sounds, Marden Hill were a lone outpost in pop – flying the flag of sounds first created by John Barry, Michel Legrand, and other film composers of years back – and really blowing our minds with their great work for the legendary El Records label! Their work here is a wonderful mix of jazzy orchestrations, hard-driving themes, and lots of light touches, like scatting wordless vocals and breezy solo instruments. Titles include "What's All The Fuss About?", "Masque", "Oh Constance", "Bacchus Is Back", "Satellite" and "Bar Room Fly". CD

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Jean-Pierre MelvilleJean-Pierre Melville – Le Cercle Noire ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $14.99
A tremendous collection of French film soundtracks – all penned to accompany the famous work of Jean-Pierre Melville, and all nearly as integral to the movies as the image itself! Melville is a very sound-conscious director, and the music for his films is a key force in guiding the actions of the camera – as much a narrative force as a scene-setting device, as you'll hear in the wonderful music on this set! The package features work from 10 different Melville films from the years 1959 to 1972 – and is presented with great notes in both English and France, with some key images from the movies too. Includes material from Bob Le Flambeur by Jo Boyer, Deux Hommes Dans Manhattan by Christian Chevallier, Leon Morin Pretre by Martial Solal, Le Doulos by Paul Misraki, L'Aine Des Ferchaux by Georges Delerue, Le Samourai by Francois De Roubaix, L'Armee Des Ombres by Eric Demarsan, Le Cercle Rouge by Eric Demarsan, Un Flic by Michel Colombier, and Musique Inedit Pour Le Cercle Rouge by Michel Legrand. CD

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Claude NougaroAllez Y Les Bergeres (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch
Philips (France), Early 60s. Very Good+ (pic cover).... $9.99
Includes the tracks "Allez Y Les Bergeres", "La Chanson", "Le Paradis", and "Le Roughe Et Le Noir" – with Michel Legrand! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Bud PowellBlues For Bouffemont ... LP
Fontana (Holland), 1964. Near Mint- .... $29.99
A rare French session from the last years of Bud Powell's life – recorded with Michel Gaudry on bass and Arthur Taylor on drums! Produced by Jef Gilson and Alan Bates, too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on Trio.)

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Django ReinhardtJazz In Paris – Swing 48 ... CD
Universal (France), 1947. Used .... $7.99
Some of the last great recordings by Django Reinhardt – a series of 78 rpm recordings for the Blue Star label in Paris, done in a variety of settings, both large and small! About half the tracks on the CD feature Django with the Hot Club lineup that included Hubert Rostaing on clarinet and Joseph Reinhardt on rhythm guitar – and other titles include 2 recorded with the quintet of trumpeter Rex Stewart, 1 with the Orchestre Du Boeuf Sur Le Toit, and 1 with a quintet that includes Michel De Villers on alto sax. The CD features 12 titles in all, all remastered from the original 78s – and titles include "Vette", "Swing 48", "Minor Blues", "Peche A La Mouche", "Danse Norvegienne", and "Blues For Barclay", done in 2 takes. CD

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New Solis LacusSolis Lacus ... LP
EMI/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1975. New Copy .... $22.99
A Fender Rhodes treasure – the one and only album from Solis Lacus – a hip 70s Belgian group who were contemporaries of Placebo – and work here in very similar modes! The album's resplendent in Rhodes lines from Michel Herr – a great keyboardist with an excellent ear for space, sound, and timing – working here in ways that are never too overdone, with a group who know how to take off, but never get too jammingly overdone – nor too rock-fusion either – which really keeps things soulful throughout! The sextet lineup includes trumpet, tenor, soprano sax, Rhodes, and lots of percussion – and as with Placebo, there's a nice structure to the rhythms on most of these cuts – ways of hitting a groove that are very different than American Rhodes work of the time – and which makes a record like this a wonderful new discovery in sound! Titles include "Utopic Cities", "Little Green Man", "Sea Of Tranquility", "Remake", "Open Air", and "Peace Please". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousBilongo – A Third Collection Of Modern Afro Rhythms ... CD
Comet (France), 1970s. Used .... $14.99
This series just keeps on getting better and better! This is the third volume in the set that began with Racubah, continued with Oulelele, and which comes up this time with a fantastic array of rare African funk tunes from the 70s – rarer than any other set we've seen on other compilations of this sort, and sure to keep things interesting for folks who've already bought all their Fela and Manu Dibango albums. Nearly every cut on here is from the 70s – and most are from rare French sources of the type that you'd probably never find, even if you spent your Saturdays digging around flea markets in Paris (and believe us, we've tried that!) The grooves are incredible, and tracks include "Je Suis Un Sauvage" by Alfred Panou & The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, issued originally only on a Saravah 7" single; "A Coltrane", by the French saxophonist Richard Raux; "Bilongo", from Antillian percussionist Henri Guedon; "Woza Cindi", by South African jazz group Julian Bahula's Jazz Afrika; "Zombi", a French 70s club version of the Fela tune, recorded by Ephraim Nzeka – and the tracks "La Danse Des Grands Singes Nus" by Les Dums, "Make It Funky" by Roots Foundation, "Welcome New Warmth" by Michel Sardaby, and "Meci Bon Dieu" by Georges Edouard Nouel. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousC'Est Chic! – French Girl Singers Of The 60s ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy .... $14.99
Fantastic French femmes from the 60s – and a great illustration of the way that girl power really took over the sound of the Parisian scene at the time! These tunes have a punch that few American or British tracks of the period could ever hope to match – a way of staying sweet, yet really hitting hard with a groove – sometimes with fuzzy guitars or organ, sometimes with a fuller blast of orchestrations – always completely charming and immediately appealing – even if you can't understand the lyrics! Most numbers feature work by some top-shelf arrangers from the tight Parisian scene – including Alain Goraguer, Jacques Denjean, Michel Colombier, and Ivan Julien – and titles include "Le Coeur Au Bout Des Doights" and "Ce Soir Je M'En Vais" by Jacqueline Taieb, "Laisser Tomber Les Filles" and "Le Temps De La Rentree" by France Gall, "Voila" by Francois Hardy, "Caque Nuit" by Les Surfs, "Donne Moi" by Petula Clark, "Un Chagrin A Oublier" by Alice Dona, "Il Suffit D'Un Jour" by Liz Brady, "L'Adorable Femme Des Neiges" by Christie Laume, "Impatiente" by Les Gams, and "Les Filles C'Est Fait Pour Faire L'Amore" by Charlotte Leslie. CD

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New VariousFreedom Jazz France – Spiritual Jazz From The Hexagon 1968 to 1986 ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $24.99
One of the hippest, deepest collections of European jazz we've ever heard – a really wonderful set that opens up a whole new side of the French scene of the 60s, 70s, and 80s – filled with music that we've never heard before! Unlike other sets of this nature, which focus on American players overseas – this one is filled with homegrown talent, often working in styles that echo the spiritual and modal sounds of the US underground of the post-Coltrane years – very rich in feeling and righteous in message – freely expressive, but never going too far out to lose their groove! We know some artists here, but not from these recordings – and others are pulled from the kind of totally obscure French albums you'd only find after years of digging around in Paris flea markets. Titles include "Colchiques" by Eddy Louiss, "Doorstep" by Octet De Dreux, "Notes So High" by Stella Levitt, "Ricardo" by Michel Roques, "La Musique D'Orphee" by Chene Noir, "Le Musichien" by Francois Tusques, "Creole Girl" by Noah Howard, "Israel Suite" by Rupture, and "Lido" by Les Prospections. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousJazz In Paris Deluxe Edition Vol 1 – Champs-Elysees (3CD box set plus book) ... CD
Universal (France), 1930s/1940s/1950s/1970s. Used .... $34.99
A lovely assortment of tunes from the Jazz In Paris CD series – packaged here as a lavish 3CD set, along with a beautiful booklet of images, vintage photographs, and writings in both French and English! The set's like a time machine back into the glory days of the early Paris jazz scene – and features recordings from the 30s through the 70s – many of which have been issued in the Jazz In Paris series, but a few of which seem to be showing up here for the first time. The booklet alone is worth the price of the package, as it's especially beautifully done – but the set also features 3CDs of music, a total of 48 tracks that include "Trombones A Tout Faire" by Michel Legrand, "The Man I Love" by Jack Dieval, "Cherokee" by Raymond Fol, "Margie" by Sidney Bechet, "Mad Monk" by Tyree Glenn, "Swamp Mist" by Rex Stewart, "Sad Walk" by Chet Baker, "Tire Tire L'Aiguille" by Mary Lou Williams, "Vega Blues" by Andre Ekyan, "Three Little Words" by Lester Young, "Meeting" by Rene Thomas, "Moment's Notice" by Slide Hampton, "Bag's Groove" by Eddie Louiss, "Florence Sur Champs Elysees" by Miles Davis, and "Blue Lester" by Maurice Vander. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousLa Guepe Vol 3 – Bananaticoco: European Airlines To Rio ... CD
Dare Dare/Pulp Flavor (France), 1999. New Copy .... $11.99
Killer jazzy Brazilian grooves! It's common knowledge that Brazilian music has always found a wider audience in Europe than America (at least for most of the past 30 years) – and that a large number of European jazz and groove artists have created their own versions of the music, coming up with some killer hybrids of funk, fusion, and Brazilian rhythms. This excellent set brings together a dozen great cuts in that style – mostly from French, Italian, and German sources recorded during the 70s. The cuts are all super-rare (natch), and the selection of material is put together in a great way that keeps the whole thing very lively. Titles include "Ye Me Le" by Brazil Selection, "Kinky Peanuts" by Sesso Matto, "Bamba" by Dimenzio, "Vai Vai" by Jean Pierre Sabar, "Batucada Erotica" by Michel Colombier, "Senhor Piloto" by Tega & Ricardo, and "Casa Di Moda" by G & Moi Angeus. Also features one authentic Brazilian groover, the great cut "Agibore" by MPB4 – a killer funky number issued only on a 1973 promo LP by the Brazilian Ministry of Telecommunications for a European meeting! CD

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VariousNouvelle Vague – Musiques Et Chansons De Films (3CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD .... $22.99
The music of the French New Wave – brought out beautifully in an overstuffed 3CD set! The late 50s shift in French cinema is arguably one of the most important film moments in the 20th century – and although the movies are best remembered for their directors, stars, and striking images – most of the films also had some pretty amazing music as well! In fact, we've always felt that the music was integral to the Nouvelle Vague – from famous jazz scores, to lovely lyrical passages, to bold orchestral arrangements that also ended up having a huge impact on wider European music as well. This package is the first we've ever seen to really dig deep into the New Wave – and it brings together 80 tracks from dozens of films – a really wide variety of music, provided by artists who include Michel Legrand, Georges Delerue, Paul Misraki, Pierre Jansen, Miles Davis, Maurice Jarre, Jean Constantin, Martial Solal, Michel Magne, Antoine Duhamel, Alain Romans, and others – from movies that include 400 Blows, Jules & Jim, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Les Bonnes Femmes, Une Femme Est Une Femme, Breathless, Weekend, Lola, Cleo De 5 A 7, Le Bonheur, Alphaville, and many others! Some films are represented by a few tracks, others by famous themes – and the package also features a booklet with notes in French and English too. CD

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VariousResurrection – Rock Chretien Et Messes Rhythmees Du Quebec 1964 to 1978 (180 gram vinyl – with bonus download) ... LP
Mucho Gusto (Canada), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy .... $19.99
Church rock from 60s Quebec – a surprisingly great set of work that's way better than you might think from the concept! French Canada has always been strongly Catholic place – but it's also one that's pretty creatively inspired, too – so it's no surprise that in the wake of Vatican 2, lots of younger musicians were trying to find a way to get the message across – but in cool, groovy styles that really show the changes in sounds at the time! Some of these cuts are as freaky and fantastic as those heard on psych compilations from the Mucho Gusto label – and others have a cool funky approach – with lots of weird rhythms and offbeat instrumentation that's hardly what you'd expect to hear when walking into a church – and more in line with some of the more experimental rock-mass work from the US. Titles include "Raconte Moi" by Les Nocturnes, "Pierre" by Michel Conte, "Dieu Ne Se Mange Plus" by Jacques Michel, "Rappelle Toi Seigneur" by Steve Fiset, "Si Tous Les Hommes Voulaint" by Touladi & Gilles Jerome, "Ma Petite Esperance" by Les Messageres De Joi, "J'Ai Grand Desire De Votre Amour" by Les Allegros, "Gloire A Toi Tu Viens Nous Sauver" by Operation Jeunesse, and "Alleluia" by Pierre Labelle & Rene Angelil. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download card too!)

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Kaleidoscopic Spatial OrchestraDreams Of The Future ... CD
Marge (France), 1998/2012. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Not an orchestra, but the work of a single individual – yet served up with a sound that's more blistering than most large ensemble! Michel Coffi conceives the record as a "new challenge for the music of the future" – an "interactive collaboration" that heavily mixes and processes sounds from a wide array of sources – sometimes found, sometimes performed – all brought together in Coffi's larger sound design with a very explosive aesthetic! Many sounds are so compressed together they explode like beats, and most of the elements in the blend are just on the cusp of recognition – so that you keep thinking you hear something you know, but aren't entirely sure. Definitely a record that lives up to its promise – with titles that include "Blue Ocean", "Total Clash", "Electro Breakdown", "Peppermint Sax", "Natural Swing", "Black Tribal Imbroglio", and "Red Track". CD
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Gato BarbieriIn Search Of The Mystery (Happy Bird pressing) ... LP
Happy Bird (Germany), 1967. Sealed .... $9.99
One of the first albums ever cut as a leader by reedman Gato Barbieri – and a very sharp-edged session that's quite different than his better-known work in the 70s! Barbieri's tenor here has an incredible tone – as deeply soulful as Pharoah Sanders or late John Coltrane, and blown with a great sense of freedom – really stretching out on the album's long tracks. Gato never lets himself get too unfocused, though – and the album's an illustration of a side of his talents that was perhaps only shown this well on his recordings with Don Cherry. Players include Calo Scott on cello, Sirone on bass, and Bobby Kapp on drums – and the album's got a vibe that easily matches other ESP sets from the time by Charles Tyler or Sonny Simmons. Titles include "In Search Of The Mystery", "Obsession No 2", "Michelle", and "Cinematheque". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a bent corner, and the shrinkwrap has some shopwear and a couple of holes on the front.)

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New Jerry BergonziIntersecting Lines ... CD
Savant, 2014. New Copy .... $14.99 16.98
The title's a great one for this album – not just because tenorist Jerry Bergonzi always seems to have this forward-thinking, linear quality about his work – but also because his talents here intersect strongly with the alto sax of Dick Oatts! The pair really create some magic here – a balance between Bergonzi's bold tone and that raspier, more personal sound of Oatts – wrapped up beautifully with bass from Dave Santoro and drums from Andrea Michelutti – no piano at all, which only seems to further the fluid quality of the saxophones! There's a loose, free swing to the record – a quality that's still quite rhythmic, but which opens up without the piano and lets the saxophonists get very expressive – sparking stunning lines on original Bergonzi tracks that include "Creature Feature", "Tanzania", "Dig Oatts", "Itchy", "Arbonius Unt", and "Horton's Lament". CD

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Michelle BladeCheatin Game ... CD
Pryme (Canada), 1994. Used .... $8.99
(Out of print.)

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Frank ChacksfieldPlays Simon & Garfunkel & Jimmy Webb/Plays The Beatles Songbook ... CD
Phase 4/Vocalion (UK), 1970/1971. New Copy .... $16.99
Easy listening jazz orchestra takes on the top pop songwriters of the day from Frank Chacksfield on 2 LPs – 1971's Chacksfield Plays Simon & Garfunkel & Jim Webb and 1970's Chacksfield Plays The Beatles' Songbook! Chacksfield groovy sweep works really well on Simon & Garfunkel & Jimmy Webb, with the right notes period sound library style, a smile inducing largeness in the arrangements, but still with the tighter melodic core of the material. Titles include "Homeward Bound", "Mrs Robinson", "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", "Ceclila", "Wichita Lineman" and more. No group's work was more adaptable to groovy orchestral arrangements the John, Paul, George & Ringo, and Chacksfield is well beyond being merely up to task, and this set is loads of groovy fun. Includes "Get Back", "Michelle", "Yesterday", "A Hard Day's Night", "Norwegian Wood", "Come Together" and more. CD

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Miles DavisJazz Track (mono) (2013 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Columbia, 1958. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
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
(Limited numbered edition.)

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Dr JohnLocked Down (plus CD) ... LP
Nonesuch, 2012. New Copy .... $21.99
The best records in years – maybe decades – from the legendary Dr John – and a set that stands up strongly next to the messed-up Crescent City vibe of his 70s classics! Big thanks are due to Black Keys' guitarist Dan Auerbach – who produced and supervised the whole recording – and helped create the kind of rootsy studio proceedings that make for just the right vibe to help the Doctor hit all his best classic modes! Leon Michels brings in some great keyboards, too – and an undercurrent of El Michels funk – and Dr John's vocals really sparkle in the setting – stepping out with all the weird raspy elements we love so much. Titles include "Ice Age", "Getaway", "Kingdom Of Izzness", "You Lie", "Eleggua", "My Children My Angels", "Locked Down", and "Big Shot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes CD.)

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El Michels AffairCreation/Behind The Blue Curtains ... 7-inch
Truth & Soul, 2005. New Copy .... $5.99
Wicked stuff – and 2 tracks that offer a whole new take on the modern sound of deep funk! "Creation" is a weird little offbeat number that snaps along the beats, blasts them with horns, and almost goes for a Chicago Brunswick sort of style! There's a bit of strings lilting along with the grooves, and even some vibes that seem to sneak out from time to time! The vibes come in even more strongly on the flipside – making "Behind The Blue Curtains" sound somewhere between the work of Lionel Hampton on Brunswick, and some of the recent instrumental funk from the Madlib side of the spectrum! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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El Michels AffairSounding Out The City (remastered) ... LP
Truth & Soul, 2005. New Copy (reissue).... $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". LP, Vinyl record album
(This 2008 repress of the LP is newly remastered.)

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsMy World ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2009. New Copy .... $9.99 17.98
One of the best new soul records we've heard in years – a tremendous accomplishment for the mighty Lee Fields, and a set that's quite different than any of his other work! We've always loved Lee's funk and deep soul sides, but this album's something new altogether – almost done in the hard-edge, downtempo mode of the east coast harmony scene of the late 60s and early 70s – like some of the best group soul work coming out of New Jersey or Philly, with some super-dope production and instrumentation that's really amazing! The grooves follow strongly in the same laidback style as recent El Michels work – no surprise, given the El Michels connection to the music – with beats that are hard, but slow – and instrumentation that's funky, but in a mellow sort of way. Lee's vocals are as deep as ever – very much trained in the James Brown tradition, but turned here towards a really unique groove that makes us completely reevaluate his talents – an amazing achievement not just for Fields, but also for the whole Truth & Soul/El Michels crew! An instant classic – with tracks that include "My World", "Ladies", "Expressions Theme", "Honey Dove", "Money I$ King", "Love Comes & Goes", "Do You Love Me", and "Last Ride". CD
Also available My World ... LP 12.99

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsMy World ... LP
Truth & Soul, 2009. New Copy .... $12.99
One of the best new soul records we've heard in years – a tremendous accomplishment for the mighty Lee Fields, and a set that's quite different than any of his other work! We've always loved Lee's funk and deep soul sides, but this album's something new altogether – almost done in the hard-edge, downtempo mode of the east coast harmony scene of the late 60s and early 70s – like some of the best group soul work coming out of New Jersey or Philly, with some super-dope production and instrumentation that's really amazing! The grooves follow strongly in the same laidback style as recent El Michels work – no surprise, given the El Michels connection to the music – with beats that are hard, but slow – and instrumentation that's funky, but in a mellow sort of way. Lee's vocals are as deep as ever – very much trained in the James Brown tradition, but turned here towards a really unique groove that makes us completely reevaluate his talents – an amazing achievement not just for Fields, but also for the whole Truth & Soul/El Michels crew! An instant classic – with tracks that include "My World", "Ladies", "Expressions Theme", "Honey Dove", "Money I$ King", "Love Comes & Goes", "Do You Love Me", and "Last Ride". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available My World ... CD 9.99

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Michele FreemanNice & Slow/Try My Loving ... 12-inch
Polydor, 1979. Near Mint- .... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Serge Gainsbourg/Michele Arnaud/Jean Claude PascalSongs On Page One ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s. New Copy .... $6.99
Very early work from Serge Gainsbourg – plus some other French pop of the time! First up is material from Gainsbourg's album Du Chant A La Une – some of Serge's first recordings, and a mixture of left bank chic, jazzy rhythms, and some of the strangest songwriting to grace the Parisian scene! All titles feature great backings by Alain Goraguer, Serge's longtime musical partner, who brings in some wonderful elements to the songs – embellishing them with cool vibes, offbeat piano, snapping snare drum, and bubbling bass to match the oddly-crafted lyrics of the tunes. Titles include "Ronsard", "Ce Mortel Ennui", "Le Poinconneur Des Lilas", "Douze Belles Dans La Peau", "Charleston Des Demanageurs De Piano", and "L'Alcool". CD also includes a rare Radio France performance of "Mes Petites Odalisques". The package then moves into completely different territory – by offering up 6 sweeter tracks by Michele Arnaud – some versions of Gainsbourg tunes like "Douze Belles Dans La Peau", "Ronsard 58", and "La Recette De L'Amour Fou" – a very nice comparison, but handled very differently. The set closes with 2 more Gainsbourg tunes sung by Jean Claude Pascal – versions of "La Recette De L'Amour Fou" and "Douze Belles Dans La Peau". CD

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Michele GraillierFairly ... CD
Quantum Records (France), 1991. Used .... $6.99
(Out of print.)

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Jon Hendricks & CompanyLove ... LP
Muse, 1982. Very Good+ .... $2.99
Jon's going back to the Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross format here – working with a group of singers known as Company (featuring family members Michele and Judith Hendricks), running through vocalese versions of jazz tunes with the same solo line trading style used by LHR in the 50s and 60s. The songs are pretty hip, and the backing is mostly small combo or trio instrumentation. Titles include "Love", "Tell Me The Truth", "The Swinging Groove Merchant", "In A Harlem Airshaft", "Willie's Tune", "Lil Darlin", and "Bright Moments". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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Andre HodeirJazz In Paris – Jazz & Jazz ... CD
Universal (France), 1960. Used .... $6.99
Brilliant work from the modernist underground late 50s Paris! Andre Hodeir was one of the city's best-known jazz composers and arrangers at the time – a key part of the postwar scene, and its development into its own style away from strictly American sounds. Hodier's working here with a great batch of French players that include Martial Solal, Roger Guerin, Pierre Gossez, and Pierre Michelot – plus the then-French resident Kenny Clarke. The music swings much more than on other sessions of this type, and works extremely well throughout at blending tight jazzy lines with very "out there" concepts – especially in a way that we never really see in 50's recordings like this. Christine Legrand is on vocals, and although this was years before the Swingle Singers did their thing, and especially before they went onto do avant garde material by Berio, she's got these insane vocals here that are simply astounding. Tracks include "Jazz Et Jazz", "Trope A Saint-Trop", "Jazz Cantata", and "Osymetrios". Very good stuff, and unlike anything else we can think of! CD
(Out of print.)

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsNaturally ... LP
Daptone, 2004. New Copy .... $13.99 16.98
The long-anticipated second album from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings is a stunner – undoubtedly stronger than the group's fantastic debut – and a record that not only transcends the late model funk revival genre, but stands on footing as solid as the best hard funky soul of the late 60s and early 70s! If you're expecting a rehash of the heavy funk jams that burned on the Dap Dippin' album you won't be disappointed, but get ready for a deep, natural (hence the title) soulfulness that not only caught us off guard, but really forms the big, hard-beating heart of the album. The frothing, frenetic funk is as tight as ever, and in spots just as furious, but the attention to songcraft this time out is just as searing and indelible. The eight piece Dap Kings continue to be the best band in the land – with El Michels on baritone sax, Neal Sugarman on tenor, Homer Steinweiss on drums, not-so-secret weapon Bosco Mann on bass, vibes and piano. Guest appearances include fellow Daptone powerhouse vocalist Lee Fields on the the duet "Stranded In Your Love", and strings courtesy of the Bushwick Philharmonic, but make no mistake, this is the band's album. Amazing stuff from in indispensable group – an album that'll keep spinning in our circles for as many years as the great albums by the gritty soul forefathers do! Tracks include "How Do I Let A Good Man Down?", "Natural Born Lover", "My Man Is A Mean Man", a soulful reading of Woodie Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land", "Your Thing Is A Drag", "Fish In A Dish" and "All Over Again". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kings & QueensKings & Queens (with bonus download) ... LP
Impossible Ark (UK), 2013. New Copy .... $24.99
A very hip, very cool project from the Nostalgia 77 side of the universe – an offshoot project by various members of that group, done in a style that's a lot more funky than usual! The tracks have either male or female vocals – both very soulful singers – and the instrumentation has this cool laidback approach to funk that's somewhere in the El Michels' camp, but which is sometimes a bit more upbeat too! The whole thing's nicely stripped-down – not one of those funk efforts that's always trying way too hard – and titles include "Firefly", "I'm Looking", "Chicken", "If", "Pig", "When I Get Home", and "Wishin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very limited vinyl pressing – with bonus download too!)

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Michele Lacerenza1000 Dollari Sul Nero ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1966. New Copy .... $16.99
Loads of great guitar in this classic 60s western – sometimes twangy, sometimes driving, and sometimes mixed nicely with trumpet – all for a sound that really makes the score one of the best from the spaghetti western generation! There's a bold, fresh approach to the whole thing – a style that's really confident in its execution, and which really makes you feel like the film's striking out to some great new territory. We're honestly not that familiar with other work by Michele Lacerenza, but this one's a gem – and also features some chorus vocals from I Cantori Moderni, harmonica from Franco De Gemini, and trumpet from Michele himself! CD features a total of 24 tracks – including "Al Tramonto", "Caccia", "Inseguimento", "Leggende Del West", "Contro I Nemici", "Spiando Il Nemico", and "In Chiesa". CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Lady (Terri Walker & Nicole Wray)Lady ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2013. New Copy .... $15.99
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". CD

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Ramsey LewisRoutes/Three Piece Suite ... CD
Columbia/Robinsongs (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy .... $13.99
A pair of late Columbia gems from Ramsey Lewis – back to back on a single CD! Routes features Ramsey Lewis in two modes – both of them great! The set's got Ramsey working with two different producers, each on a different side of the record – and both of them bring a nice inflection to the soulful groove that Lewis had already developed at Columbia Records! Side one's done with Larry Dunn, who brings in some Earth Wind & Fire talent in the studio – and puts Ramsey in that tight, funky, soul-based groove he always did so well with the group – cast here in that great Columbia Records blend of acoustic piano and electric backings, which always seemed to create a deeper soul than other fusion modes of the time. Side two features Allen Toussaint working with Ramsey – definitely bringing up some New Orleans funk influences from the Crescent City – yet also keeping things nicely electric too, very much in the mode that Toussaint used best at Warner Brothers at the end of the 70s. Titles include "Whisper Zone", "High Point", "Looking Glass", "Come Back Jack", "Hell On Wheels", and "Colors In Space". Three Piece Suite is filled with stellar grooves from the great Ramsey Lewis – a set that has the pianist teaming up with Chicago soul arranger Tom Tom 84, in a wonderful fusion of jazz solos and R&B rhythms! The style's never too smooth, and never that commercial – always served up with that level of class and sophistication that made Ramsey a winner right from the start – and still very much in the forefront with a record like this! Tom Tom brings a nice depth to the record, and avoids any too-smooth cliches – and the Ramsey's lead lines are often acoustic, which makes for a nice mix with the electric rhythms of the backdrops. Titles include "Love Is", "Will You", "Michelle", "Don't Ever Go Away", "Expansions", and "She's Out Of My Life". CD

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Francisco Lo VuoloSegment ... CD
Rivo (Argentina), 2012. New Copy .... $16.99
We first fell in love with the piano of Francisco Lo Vuolo on his albums with reedman Carlos Lastra – especially his chunky yet flowing sensibility – one that's inherently modal, even before any contributions from the bass and drums! The bass here is especially great – handled by Cristian Bortoli, his partner on the Lastra records – and supported by some nicely subtle work on drums from Eloy Michelini – a player who does a heck of a lot with a little, sometimes in ways that almost make you think he's not there! Tunes are mostly standards, but really transformed by Francisco's touch – and titles include "Yesterdays", "Monk's Mood", "Easy To Love", "The Eye Of The Hurricane", "Local 47", and "My Funny Valentine". CD

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Mariano Loiacono & Paula ShocronWarm Valley ... CD
Rivo (Argentina), 2012. New Copy .... $16.99
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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New Jacques LoussierPlay Bach Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Universal (France), 1959/1960. Used .... $11.99
2 groundbreaking albums for the Paris jazz scene, offered up on one CD. Although Loussier's formula was often copied during the 60s, at the time of these recordings, his mix of jazz and classical styles was fairly revolutionary – and a perfect way to link the postwar European love of jazz with older musical traditions on the continent. And sure, Bach got overdone during the 60s by artists like Swingle Singers or Walter Carlos – but this set's some of the first jazz Bach ever recorded, and thanks to some great rhythm work by Christian Garros and Pierre Michelot, it still sounds pretty darn jazzy! Titles include "Prelude No 1 In C Major", "Fugue No 1 In C Major", "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring", "Toccata & Fugue In D Minor", "Aria", Fugue No 16 In G Minor", and "Allemande" from "Partita No 1 In B Flat Major". CD

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Jacques Loussier TrioPlay Bach No. 5 ... LP
London, Mid 60s. Very Good .... $6.99
Even though Jacques Loussier's Play Bach albums are tried and true, and very familiar, we still think they're one of the grooviest contributions that the French made to music in the 60's. Loussier's trio (with Pierre Michelot on bass) plays groovy jazz arrangements of Bach compostions, and the music has a very cool feel that sounds like it was lifted from some groovy 60's French soundtrack. This volume's got "Sicilienne in G Minor", "Chorale No 1", "Theme From Passacaglia", and the extended "Tocatta No 4 in C Major". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some staining, peeling, and splitting along the spine, and a cutout notch.)

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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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Os Sambeatles (Manfredo Fest)Os Sambeatles ... CD
Fermata/Braz Bossa Roots (Brazil), 1966. New Copy .... $11.99
A bossa nova take on The Beatles – served up with plenty of great keyboard work from the legendary Manfredo Fest! Fest is well know to bossa fans for his killer combo sides of the 60s – and although this album's a much more obscure effort, it follows in a very similar vein – instrumental and strongly jazz-based, with piano or organ as the main solo instrument, soaring over the top of some tightly crackling rhythms! The tunes are all Lennon/McCartney compositions – played with lots of inventive touches that really take them from their roots, and open them up as new groovers filled with keyboard improvisation. Titles include "All My Loving", "Help", "Can't Buy Me Love", "Michelle", "Hard Day's Night", and "Ticket To Ride". CD

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New Michele RosewomanGuardians Of The Light ... CD
Enja/Koch, 2000. Used .... $7.99

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Michelle ShockedShort Sharp Shocked ... CD
Mighty Sound, 1988. Used 2 CDs .... $4.99
Also available Short Sharp Shocked ... LP 1.99

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Michelle ShockedShort Sharp Shocked ... LP
Mercury, 1988. Very Good+ .... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Short Sharp Shocked ... CD 4.99

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Martial SolalMartial Solal Trio (10 inch LP) ... LP
Vogue (France), 1955. Near Mint- .... $38.99
Early trio material from this French modernist – with Pierre Michelot or Jean Marie Ingrand on bass, and Jean Marie Viale or Pierre Lemarchand on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese reissue pressing, with obi!)

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Qunestine StrongOne Hundred Years From Now (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Truth & Soul, Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue).... $5.99
The singer's got an odd name, and the single's got an even odder groove – one that's funky, but kind of slow and offbeat – which creates a perfect match for the lyrics! There's a strange sense of sadness to the tune – not the joyous groove of usual tracks like this – and almost more the bluer elements of a weepy ballad – even though the instrumentation has a great El Michels-like laidback approach to funk! The instrumental is almost even cooler – with some sweet guitar riffs and nicely watery piano lines in the middle! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Thee Michelle Gun ElephantRumble/Smokin' Billy/GWD/Hi China!/Bowling Machine (live) (CD Single) ... CD
Damaged Goods (UK), 1999. Used .... $2.99

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Tommasi TrioZamboni 22 ... CD
Rearward/Schema (Italy), 1960. New Copy .... $15.99
Heavily grooving Italian jazz from 1960 – featuring the piano of Amedo Tommasi, and the twin-horn team of Cicci Santucci and Enzo Scoppa! Santucci plays trumpet and Scoppa plays tenor, and together, the pair were one of the tightest front lines working south of the Alps. We've stocked sets that include some of their funky work from the 70s – but this little gem is a rare early appearance in a straight bop mode, grooving nicely all the way through with the soulfulness of a rare side on Blue Note or Prestige from the same time! Titles include "Mulatto", "Zamboni 22", "Ballad For Micheline", "Coltrane", and "Auto Strada Del Sole". CD

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Armando TrovajoliSe Permettete Parliamo Di Donne ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1964. New Copy .... $26.99
A groovy early score from Armando Trovajoli – and one that's definitely got a number of tracks in the mod side of his spectrum! The main theme and a few other numbers use plenty of guitar – romping in a style that echoes some London modes of the mid 60s, but with a definite Trovajoli twist! Yet others bring in more jazz – and echo Armando's roots in that style – shown with a bit more flourish than his earlier records, yet a style that's also different than his soundtrack work in years to come. The set features piano from Trovajoli himself, and a bit of harmonica from Franco De Gemini – and vocals are by Michele on the title track, and by I Cantori Moderni on a few others. CD features 23 tracks in all – including "Se Permette Parliamo Di Donne", "Lo Stracciarolo", "Un Amore Difficile", and "Il Carcerato". CD
(Limited to 500 copies)

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Michele WhiteSweet Innocent (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sunshine Sound/Clinck (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $22.99
Sweet and innocent, but pretty darn soulful too – an overlooked set from the late 70s glory days of the TK Records scene – recorded down in Miami with lots of all the right touches! The backings are smooth, but a bit funky too – in that great blend TK was doing once the label really took off towards the charts – an approach that really makes the whole record shine, even before Michele's vocals come into the mix! Tim McCabe produced and wrote all the songs – and titles include "Sweet Innocent", "Good Time Lover", "My Baby's Loving", "Closer", "It's You My Baby", "Don't Go", and "Hold Me". CD

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Whitefield BrothersEarthology (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Now Again, 2010. New Copy Gatefold .... $11.99 17.98
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
(Comes in a nice gatefold booklike cover.)

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Whitefield BrothersIn The Raw ... CD
Soul Fire/Now Again, 2002. Used .... $8.99
Whomp! These guys bring it all down on the beat – hitting harder than Cassius Clay at the Rome Olympics in '60, packing bass, guitar, and drums into one funky punch – pounding out a hard heavy groove all the way through their entire debut LP! Of course, these guys have the talent to do it right – sporting a connection to the fellow early oughties funk standard bearers Poets Of Rhythm that you can certainly hear in some of the album's more stoned-out grooves – and like that hip combo, the Whitefield Brothers maintain a strong mix of classic funky modes, with just the right touches of professional trippiness to push the whole thing over the top. An instant classic from El Michels, Bosco Mann, Neal Sugarman, Jay Whitefield and others who fly the flag for classic style underground funk – with tracks that include "Rampage", "Prowlin", "In The Raw", "Sol Walk", "Eji", "Thunderbird", "Weiya", and "Yakuba". CD

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New Michelle WilliamsUnexpected ... CD
Music World/Columbia, 2008. Used .... $3.99

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Yvette MicheleDJ Keep Playin (main w/ rap, main no rap, inst, reggae rmx, reggae inst) ... 12-inch
Loud, 1997. Near Mint- .... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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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 .... $26.99
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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VariousJazz In Paris Deluxe Edition Vol 2 – Montmartre (3CD box set plus book) ... CD
Universal (France), 1930s/1940s/1950s. Used 3CD/book .... $34.99
A rich document of the Montmartre jazz scene in Paris – featuring tracks recorded in the 30s, 40s, and 50s – all packaged on 3CDs alongside a beautiful booklet of vintage photographs! The set's got images from many years of jazz in Montmartre – as well as writings on the scene in both French and English, all lavishly packaged in a beautiful box – and supported by a wealth of great music that shows the best spirit of Paris at the time! The work nicely complements other titles in the Jazz In Paris CD series – and includes a variety of rare singles by artists that include Louie Williams, Bill Coleman, Harry Cooper, Les Amis De Django, Jean Wetzel, Micheline Day, Stephane Grappelli, Gus Viseur, Arthur Biggs, Marlene Dietrich, Louis Armstrong, and Mitchell's Jazz Kings. 61 titles in all! CD
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VariousWants List 2 – Another 18 Soulful Rare Grooves ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), 1970s. New Copy .... $16.99
An amazing collection of funky nuggets – one that's overflowing with hip soul, funk, and break tracks! The set's the second in a series put together by the staff of London's Soul Brother Records – and like the first, it features some of the most sought-after rare grooves and sample tracks from the 70s – a rich array of titles from a variety of different labels, all collected with a keen ear for the older tracks that are still breaking big well into the 21st Century! And since these guys also run a record store themselves, they've gone way past the obvious – and have chosen an all-essential batch of tunes that aren't easily available on the market, including some killer tracks from major labels that we've been waiting years to see reissued. Titles include "Oops Here I Go Again" by Edna Wright, "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More" by Kellee Patterson, "Sho Nuff" by Sly Slick & Wicked, "All I Want Is You" by Four Flights, "Live For Love" by GC Cameron, "I Feel So At Home Here" by Michelle Wiley, "Shake It Up" by The Vibrations, "My Music" by Samuel Jonathan Johnson, "Heaven" by Ruth Copeland, "It's Got To Be Mellow (1976)" by Leon Mellow, "Making Room For Love" by Alton McClain & Destiny, and "When We're Makin Love" by Denise LaSalle. CD

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VariousWants List 3 – 17 Classic, In-Demand & Soulful Rare Grooves ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), 1970s. New Copy .... $16.99
Sublime 70s soul all the way through – a tremendous collection of mellow groovers and midtempo steppers – quite possibly the best volume so far in the Wants List series! The cuts here are all wrapped around a really unified groove – that 70s style that was never too funky, nor too uptempo – just nicely laidback and warm, yet still with a bubbling, gentle sort of rhythm. Production is full on most tracks, but there's always a great edge in the vocals – and although many of the artists here are bigger names, the cuts on the set (as you might guess from the title!) represent some of their more obscure tracks from the decade! Titles include "Lovely Lady" by Vernon Burch, "Trying To Get Next To You" by Arnold Blair, "If I Can't Stop You" by CB Overton, "Is This Really Love" by Charles Drain, "Show Me The Way To Love" by Carl Davis & The Chi-Sound Orchestra, "Midnight Lovers" by Passion, "Smother Me With Your Love" by Betty Wright, "The Rub" by George & Gwen McCrae, "Feed Me your Love" by The Fatback Band, "Harder & Harder" by Archie Bell, "The Man In The Street" by William Bell, "Sweet Music Soft Lights & You" by Ken Williams, "Wondering" by Betty Everett, "Electrified Love" by Ernie Hines, and "Feel Good" by Michelle Wiley. CD

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VariousZabriskie Point (2013 Black Friday Release) ... LP
MGM/Water Tower, 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue).... $29.99
Groundbreaking psychedelia and tripped out folk from Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, John Fahey, Roscoe Holcomb, Kaleidoscope, Patti Page and The Youngbloods – the soundtrack to Michelangelo Antonioni's counterculture portrayal Zabriske Point! Includes "Heart Beat, Pig Meat", "Crumbling Land" and "Come In Number 51" by Pink Floyd, "Mickey's Tune" by Kaliedoscope, "Tennessee Waltz" by Patti Page, "Excerpt From Dark Star" by Grateful Dead, "Dance Of Death" by John Fahey and more. LP, Vinyl record album