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New Monday MichiruSoulception ... CD
Adventure Music, 2012. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from Monday Michiru – quite possibly her greatest album in years, and one that really draws together all the best elements of her style! The vocals are wonderful – soaring, fluid, and filled with soul – almost more confident than ever – and set to these small group jazz arrangements that still bounce around with lots of contemporary rhythms – yet all played live, almost in a clubjazz mode – which makes for a perfect backdrop for Monday's lyrics! As always, the vibe is righteous, and the spirit is totally uplifting – the kind of amazing music that's held us rapt, watching her career for the past two decades – never disappointed, and always blown away by the rich progression in her music. Monday plays a bit of flute on the record, Ed Motta sings guest vocals on a version of the Milton Nascimento classic "Bridges" – and other titles include "Adventures", "What Is In A Soul", "Map Of The Soul", "What Defines You", "Brasilianos", "Til Morning Comes Again", and "The Elusive Song". CD
(Promotional sticker over barcode.)

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New Monday MichiruAlternate Routes ... CD
Artist Share, 2008. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Great remixes from Monday Michiru's Routes album – and a set that really continues her strong tradition of collaboration with some of the hippest talents of the underground! As with some of our favorite Michiru remixes from years back, the tracks here are more re-imaginations or re-recordings of her music than anything else – hardly just new beats or keyboards added into the mix, and often versions that have the tunes taken in rich new directions – always with the soulful, positive energy we love in Monday's originals. Collaborators include Part Time Heroes, Jephte Guillame, and Carlos Mena – and titles include "The Right Time (Yellowtail rmx)", "Hung Up (PTH sprung up mix)", "You Don't Know (feat Part Time Heroes)", "Philosophy Road (PTH hideout mix)", "The Right Time (Jephte's tet kale mix)", and "Don't (Casamena backyard mix)". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Monday MichiruBrasilified ... CD
Billboard (Japan), 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from Monday Michiru – and a record that reminds us all over again why we love her music so much! The album's got Monday serving up all the Brazilian sounds you'd guess from the title – but always with that positive, upbeat style we've always dug in her music – a vibrant sort of energy that's very different than not only other singers of Brazilian music, but also from most of Michiru's contemporaries on the underground scene! The instrumentation is quite jazzy throughout – thanks to arrangements from Simone Giuliani and Alex Sipiagin – but there's also plenty of groove, too – a great mix of Brazilian roots and jazzier funk, of the sort you'd find on older projects from guys like Gilles Peterson or Patrick Forge. Monday's vocals sound better than ever in this setting – really reaching for the skies with a new sense of glory – and titles include "Zanzibar", "Bossamore", "Celebrate", "New Morning", "Beautiful People", "Sunrise", "Things I Say", and "Bedtime Story". CD
 
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Lisa OnoDream ... CD
Deck Disk (Brazil), 1999. Used ... $14.99
Bossa versions of American jazz standards – done by Japanese singer Lisa Ono with arrangements by Oscar Castro Neves, sung in English. Whew, that's a mouthful – but the album's a nice one, and it's one of Lisa's more expensive Japanese-only recordings that have finally been released in Brazil. The album does a great job of showing the influence of American composers on Brazilian styles – as you'll hear on tunes like "Undecided", "Tea for Two", "In the Mood", "Night & Day", and "As Time Goes By" – and the album also features one original tune, "Angel's Eyes", which Lisa wrote with singer Monday Michiru! CD
(Out of print.)

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Lewis TaylorLewis II ... CD
Island (UK), 2000. Used ... $9.99
It's been four years since Lewis Taylor's stunning debut album – but it's been worth the wait! Few recent singers have grabbed our attention so much – and we'd put Lewis into an "instant classic" soul category that would include the elite group of Omar, Monday Michiru, Jamiroquai, and Laurnea. The production on this album's a bit heavier than on his first one – with more beats creeping into the mix, and a bit more bass pumping up his voice – but this doesn't make Lewis falter a bit, as he holds it firm all the way through, with a vocal intensity that we wish was showing up in most of the chart soul these days! Titles include "Never Be My Woman", "You Make Me Wanna", "Lewis II", "Into You", "Blue Eyes", and "The Way You Done Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousRoyalties Overdue ... CD
Mo Wax (UK), 1994. Used 2CDs ... $38.99
A nice piece of history! It's easy in these post-Headz days to forget the sort of records Mo Wax was putting out in the early days, and though there's some seminal trip hop included here, like Shadow's "Influx" and RPM's "Food Of My De-Rhythm", there's some straight up acid jazz too, and not bad at that, like the early DJ Krush single "Slow Chase", with live sax & organ, and his collaboration with Monday Michiru "Hear Between The Silence", Marden Hill's "Come On", the Gil Scott-Heron-ish "If" by Step and the Federation's "Life So Free". But the real kicker fo rus was the inclusion of one of our favorite early singles, Palm Skin Productions beautiful reading of Miles' classic "In A Silent Way", with Chris Bowden blowing beautifully on soprano. CD
(Long out of print!)

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VariousShowa 64 – A Definitive Compilation Of House, Soul, Jazz, Downbeat, & Abstract Beats Full Of Eastern Promise From 1975-1998 ... CD
Disorient/Mr Bongo (UK), Mid 70s/1980s/1990s. Used 2CD ... $18.99
Not really a funk compilation, but a sparkling batch of rare tracks from Japan – most of which were never issued in the west! The folks at Mr. Bongo put this set together with the aid of their operatives in Tokyo, and its one of the freshest we've heard in a long time. Most of the tracks are of more recent vintage, and include work by Japanese artists we do stock at times – like Ryuichi Sakamoto ("Riot In Lagos"), Pizzicato 5 ("Porno 3003"), Monday Michiru (in a remixed version of Disco Dub Band's "For The Love Of Money"), DJ Krush (doing a remix of "Shangri-la of the Europa" by Sugiza), and U.F.O. ("Off Road – Karafuto Remix"). Other stuff's of stranger variety – like the wild comedy bits by Snakeman Show, who are actually YMO under another name, doing hilarious parodies of English speaking people! Other tracks include "Speak Low" by Anne Young & Yuji Ohno Trio, "Sound Sniper In Sri Lanka" by World Famous, "Mic Check" by Cornelius, "Osorezan" by Kiyoshi Yamaya, and "Time & Days" by Crue-l Grand Orchestra. Lots of variety, a lovely package, superb notes, and a strikling mad batch of tracks that surprised us to no end! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Lewis TaylorLewis II ... CD
Island (UK), 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's been four years since Lewis Taylor's stunning debut album – but it's been worth the wait! Few recent singers have grabbed our attention so much – and we'd put Lewis into an "instant classic" soul category that would include the elite group of Omar, Monday Michiru, Jamiroquai, and Laurnea. The production on this album's a bit heavier than on his first one – with more beats creeping into the mix, and a bit more bass pumping up his voice – but this doesn't make Lewis falter a bit, as he holds it firm all the way through, with a vocal intensity that we wish was showing up in most of the chart soul these days! Titles include "Never Be My Woman", "You Make Me Wanna", "Lewis II", "Into You", "Blue Eyes", and "The Way You Done Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Alex SipiaginLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A stunning showcase for the talents of trumpeter Alex Sipiagin – and maybe his greatest record so far! You might know Alex as the husband of singer Monday Michiru, but he's a hell of a trumpeter in his own right – and really stretches out here in the company of a killer quintet that includes Seamus Blake on tenor, David Kikoski on piano, Boris Kozlov on bass, and Nate Smith on drums – all working in that long, extended style we love so much from this Smalls series! Both Sipiagin and Blake have these well-crafted long solos that hold us rapt with their sense of soul and imagination – and Kikoski, as always, balances his talents beautifully between lyrical lines and harder rhythmic impulses. Titles include "Live Score", "Calming", "Pass", "Returning", and "Videlles". CD
 
 
 



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