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Tania Maria And The Viva Brazil QuartetLive At The Blue Note ... CD
Concord, 2002. Used ... $3.99
A stunning live set from Tania Maria – recorded with her Viva Brazil combo in a mode that's very similar to her classic recordings from 70s France! The sound here is great – Tania on keyboards and vocals, with backing only from bass, drums, and percussion – a spare framework that allows Tania to groove in a free and breezy way over the album's long tracks. The result is an instant classic – one of Tania's best records in years, and a delight throughout, especially if you dig her older albums! Titles include "Granada", "Quase", "Funky Tamborim", "Florzinha", "E Carnaval", and "Valen". (Brazil, Vocalists) CD
 
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Cassandra Wilson5 Original Albums (Blue Light Til Dawn/New Moon Daughter/Traveling Miles/Belly Of The Sun/Glamoured) (5CD set) ... CD
Blue Note/Universal (Germany), 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 5CD ... $24.99
Five full Blue Note albums from singer Cassandra Wilson – all packaged here in tiny LP-styled sleeves! First up is Blue Light Til Dawn – a beautiful early album from Cassandra Wilson – a singer who already had a really deep sound, right at the start – and definitely hit her stride with music like this! The album mixes jazzy currents with rootsier elements – some of them from a more global perspective – and the production is nicely understated, so that Wilson's strongly in the lead throughout. Titles include "Sankofa", "Black Crow", "I Can't Stand The Rain", "Children In The Night", "Hellhound On My Tail", "Come On In My Kitchen", and "Tell Me You'll Wait For Me". New Moon Daughter is a pivotal set from Cassanda Wilson – and a record that firmly established her as one of the freshest new singers in jazz at the time! The album's awash in rootsy, dusky tones – and has an earthiness that's clearly inspired by older blues, but expressed by Cassandra in voicings that are more clearly jazz-based. Titles include an unusual range of covers – used in this way many years before the Starbucks generation of vocalists made it common place – with covers that include "Last Train To Clarksville", "Harvest Moon", "Skylark", and "Love Is Blindness" – alongside originals that include "Until", "A Little Warm Death", "Find Him", "Solomon Song", and "Memphis". Traveling Miles is Cassandra Wilson's tribute to Miles Davis – a pretty brave and ambitious move, writing lyrics to classic Miles compositions – and a winning one! Wilson produced the record, too, and her genuine love of the material makes it worthy – as does her fairly earthy, timeless production. Made in the late 90s, and it honestly hasn't aged a day. Very impressive! It's a Miles-centric set, but there's a couple non-Miles numbers too, and the titles include "Run The Voodoo Down", "Traveling Miles", "Time After Time", "When The Sun Goes Down", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Resurrection Blues (Tutu)", "Piper", "Prancing", "Right Here, Right Now" and more. Belly Of The Sun is an almost rootsy effort from Cassandra Wilson – recorded with small combo backing, and still handled in the sweetly swinging style of her other Blue Note work – but also with some folksy touches that create a more intimate feel on the record than you might think. Of course, part of the reason for that is that a few of the tunes on the set are classic blues numbers – handled by Wilson in an updated style that has kind of a fake authentic quality to it. We still prefer her on the smoother jazzier sides of the set – like the album's great remake of Jobim's "Waters Of March", or the mellow tune "Only A Dream In Rio". Other tracks include "Road So Clear", "Hot Tamales", "Show Me A Love", 'Drunk A Cooter Brown", "Wichita Lineman", "The Weight", and "Justice". On Glamoured, Cassandra Wilson's sounding as soulful as ever – with none of the fluff that you might think from an album called "Glamoured"! The sound is mellow and laidback, with a group that includes Wilson on guitar, alongside a few other guitarists, percussion, and even a bit of harmonica. The instrumentation gives the album a warm and earthy feel that works well with Wilson's vocals, and titles include "Heaven Knows", "I Want More", "Sleight Of Time", "If Loving You Is Wrong", "Fragile", and "What Is It". CD

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Bob DoroughRight On My Way Home ... CD
Blue Note, 1997. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print original pressing, not a CDr.)

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✨✧ Eliane EliasThree Americas ... CD
Blue Note, 1996. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print, promotional sticker on booklet cover.)

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Kurt EllingClose Your Eyes ... CD
Blue Note, 1995. Used ... $2.99
We want to hate this guy! Why? Well, because years ago, when he was still just a divinity grad student at the University of Chicago, we used to catch him sitting in on sessions all over the south side. At the time, his vocal stylings used to make us wince – but those years in the trenches definitely did something right, as Elling has emerged to be one of the freshest male vocalists that jazz has seen in 25 years. Sure, he does have an unfortunate habit for doing this annoying "jazz hipster" monologues – some of which are on these record, and which are a bit unbearable – but when he sings, really sings, he's got a way of putting over a song that can match the best of the elite (and small) group of true male jazz vocalists of the past 25 years (like Jon Hendricks, Mark Murphy, and Cleveland Watkiss). This is his first album, and it's still our favorite. Well worth having if you're into jazz vocals, and with great readings of "Close Your Eyes", "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", and "Wait Till You See Her" – plus Elling's own catchy composition "Never Say Goodbye". CD

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Kurt EllingFlirting With Twilight ... CD
Blue Note, 2001. Used ... $7.99
Think what you may about this groove-patched hipster – we still think he's one of the best jazz vocalists of our time! Kurt Elling's carrying a torch that few other singers could handle – a direct line back to the genius male jazz vocal work of singers like Mark Murphy and Jon Hendricks, armed with the confident emotionality and freely expressive style of the former, and the jazz-based virtuosity and sense of humor of the latter. This recent Blue Note session is very much in Elling's best mode – a bit too sweet in parts, but filled with some great numbers that show him always pushing the envelope, not content to just be a "modern classic" vocalist, as might be said for some of his female contemporaries in the jazz vocal realm. Titles include "Say It", "While You Are Mine", "I'm Thru With Love", "Orange Blossoms In Summertime", "Detour Ahead", "Lil Darlin", and "Easy Living". And sure, we wish there were more original compositions – as on other albums – but Elling really still does a great job with the standards! CD
(Out of print.)

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Kurt EllingLive In Chicago ... CD
Blue Note, 2000. Used ... $6.99
We think this guy's one of the best new jazz vocalist to emerge over the past decade, and this album – his 4th for Blue Note – is far and away his best! The album was recorded live at Chicago's Green Mill nightclub – with nice small combo backing by Laurence Hobgood, Rob Amster, and Michael Raynor, plus guest horn work by Von Freeman, Eddie Johnson, and Ed Peterson. Kahil El'Zabar also plays percussion, and Jon Hendricks joins in on vocals a bit. But the best part is Elling's voice – which is a sweet mix between Mark Murphy at his best, and earlier vocalese masters, like Hendricks or Joe Lee Wilson. The album features mostly straight-ahead jazz vocalizing – with little of the hipster monologues that have ruined other Elling albums – and it includes an incredible version of Wayne Shorter's "Night Dreamer", plus the cuts "Oh My God", "Esperanto", "My Foolish Heart", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", and the King Pleasure classic "Don't Get Scared". A real treat – especially if you like Cleveland Watkiss' Green Chimneys album, or any of the good Mark Murphy recordings for Muse! CD
(Out of print.)

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Lena HorneBeing Myself ... CD
Blue Note, 1998. Used ... $4.99
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(Case has a cutout notch.)

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Jose JamesNo Beginning No End ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
A great new chapter in the career of Jose James – and a record that really seems to take his already-amazing vocals to a whole new level! In a relatively short career, Jose's already been turning a lot of heads with his work on other projects, his jazz-based recordings, and his debut for Gilles Peterson's album – yet this Blue Note set may well be his best record to date – and a set that definitely seems to find just the right place for his classic-styled approach to soul music vocals! Backings are mostly live, with a cool small funk group feel – but a bit more laidback too, almost with the jazzy touches you'd hear on some of Gil Scott-Heron's best 70s work, inflected with hipper changes with a 21st Century vibe. The whole thing's great – as important to Blue Note's move into soul as the Robert Glasper Experiment album – and titles include "Vanguard", "Heaven On The Ground", "Come To My Door", "Trouble", "Sword & Gun", and "It's All Over Your Body". (Neo Soul, Vocalists) CD

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Jose JamesYesterday I Had The Blues – The Music Of Billie Holiday ... CD
Blue Note, 2015. Used ... $6.99
A sublime take on the music of Billie Holiday – served up in the tremendous vocals of Jose James! In the notes, James recalls that the music of Holiday is one of his first memories of childhood – and goes onto explain how much her music has meant to him over the years – a relationship we can clearly hear in the love and care he brings to the music! The setting is one of the most straight jazz that James has ever worked with – and backing is by a hip trio that features Jason Moran on piano and Fender Rhodes, John Patitucci on bass, and Eric Harland on drums – all of whom usually lay back with this slow-stepping vibe that's wonderful – and very different than the kind of accompaniment you'd hear on Holiday's original recordings. Yet Jose's raspy vocals really get at the same sort of heartbreaking feel in the lyrics, but from a different masculine perspective – an approach that's simple, subtle, and extremely effective. Titles include "God Bless The Child", "Strange Fruit", "Body & Soul", "Good Morning Heartache", "Lover Man", "Tenderly", and "Fine & Mellow". (Neo Soul, Vocalists) CD

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Bobby McFerrin5 Original Albums (Spontaneous Inventions/Simple Pleasures/Medicine Music/Bang Zoom/Beyond Words) (5CD set) ... CD
Blue Note/Universal (Germany), Late 80s/1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 5CD ... $24.99
Bobby McFerrin's a singer who's known to most for one huge hit early on in his career – but he's also way more than that, and a very creative vocal artist who kept on growing long after the hits had passed! This 5CD collection is a great testament to the continuing strengths of McFerrin – as it features his initial album for Blue Note, which had him reinventing the sound of vocal jazz for a whole new generation – then follows him through bigger hit years, then into some strong later records that showcase both his technical talents as a vocalist, and his sensitivity as a singer. The package features five full albums, each in tiny LP-styled sleeves – and includes the records Spontaneous Inventions, Simple Pleasures, Medicine Music, Bang Zoom, and Beyond Words. CD

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Gregory PorterNat King Cole & Me ... LP
Blue Note (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 35.98
The great Gregory Porter in a very different setting than usual – working here with larger backings from an entire orchestra, as part of the album's tribute to Nat King Cole during his glory days at Capitol Records! The style here isn't the King Cole Trio vibe of the mid 40s, but instead that lush, larger approach of the 50s – when Nat took his jazz roots and transformed them into something even more sophisticated and powerful, at a level that also helped raise both his profile and that of many of his contemporaries – opening the door for generations of musical growth to come. Porter pays back that monumental favor – by turning his amazing vocals loose on a host of standards from the Nat Cole songbook – with core backing by a quartet that features Christian Sands on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Ulysses Owens on drums – plus a bit of guest trumpet from Terence Blanchard. Arrangements and orchestrations are by Vince Mendoza – and titles include "Smile", "Nature Boy", "Love", "Quizas Quizas Quizas", "Mona Lisa", "When Love Was King", "Miss Otis Regrets", "The Christmas Song", "I Wonder Who My Daddy Is", and "Pick Yourself Up". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Nat King Cole & Me (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Gregory PorterNat King Cole & Me (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 23.98
The great Gregory Porter in a very different setting than usual – working here with larger backings from an entire orchestra, as part of the album's tribute to Nat King Cole during his glory days at Capitol Records! The style here isn't the King Cole Trio vibe of the mid 40s, but instead that lush, larger approach of the 50s – when Nat took his jazz roots and transformed them into something even more sophisticated and powerful, at a level that also helped raise both his profile and that of many of his contemporaries – opening the door for generations of musical growth to come. Porter pays back that monumental favor – by turning his amazing vocals loose on a host of standards from the Nat Cole songbook – with core backing by a quartet that features Christian Sands on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Ulysses Owens on drums – plus a bit of guest trumpet from Terence Blanchard. Arrangements and orchestrations are by Vince Mendoza – and titles include "Smile", "Nature Boy", "Love", "Quizas Quizas Quizas", "Mona Lisa", "When Love Was King", "Miss Otis Regrets", "The Christmas Song", "I Wonder Who My Daddy Is", and "Pick Yourself Up". A great special edition – in a hardcover book-like package, with pages of notes inside – and bonus tracks "But Beautiful", "Sweet Lorraine", and "For All We Know". CD
Also available Nat King Cole & Me ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Ike QuebecBallads ... CD
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
(Jazz, Vocalists) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dianeve ReevesWhen You Know ... CD
Blue Note, 2008. Used ... $6.99
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✨✧ Dianne ReevesIn the Moment – Live in Concert ... CD
Blue Note, 2000. Used ... $8.99
Sweet sophisticated vocals from the great Dianne Reeves – singing here in a beautifully mellow live setting, more stripped-down than on a lot of her other studio albums. The group's very jazz-oriented – and Dianne shines nicely on great versions of "Afro Blue", "Triste", "The First Five Chapters", "Bridges (Travessia)", "Suzanne", and "Mista". Nice stuff, and our favorite album from her in years. CD
(Out of print.)

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Marlena ShawFrom The Depths Of My Soul ... LP
Blue Note, 1973. Very Good+ ... $24.99
An excellent set of sophisticated soul cuts from Marlena Shaw – and a album that more than lives up to the title! Marlena really sparkles here – thanks to impeccable arrangements by Wade Marcus that perfectly mix together jazz and soul – finding that unique space that Shaw and a handful of other singers were exploring at the time. As with some of her other Blue Note albums, the record's got a great sense of cohesion – beginning with a nice dramatic prelude, which then gives way to sublime vocals from Merlena. Along with the soulful strings, the instrumentation includes lots of clavinet and electric piano – another nice approach, one that ushers a little bit of funk into the mix – and titles include "Easy Evil", "Hum This Song", "But For Now", "The Feeling's Good", "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely", Wildflower", "Waterfall", and "Say A Good Word". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Frank SinatraLive In Australia 1959 ... CD
Blue Note, 1959. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Joe WilliamsPresenting Joe Williams and Thad Jones Mel Lewis ... CD
Blue Note, 1968. Used ... $9.99
A funky big band album, recorded by Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, with the great Joe Williams on vocals! The record is one of the most sought-after by the team – probably because it includes the hard breakbeat version of "Get Out of My Life Woman" that's been sampled often over the years. (Actually, hasn't every version of it been sampled by someone?) The other tracks are pretty funky, too, with nice soul groovers like "Night Time Is The Right Time", "Woman's Got Soul", and "How Sweet It Is". Players include Pepper Adams, Joe Farrell, Jerome Richardson, and Roland Hanna – and the Jones/Lewis group is at the height of its hipness here! CD
(Out of print.)

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Cassandra WilsonBelly Of The Sun ... CD
Blue Note, 2002. Used ... $3.99
A laidback, and almost rootsy effort from Cassandra Wilson – recorded with small combo backing, and still handled in the sweetly swinging style of her other Blue Note work – but also with some folksy touches that create a more intimate feel on the record than you might think. Of course, part of the reason for that is that a few of the tunes on the set are classic blues numbers – handled by Wilson in an updated style that has kind of a fake authentic quality to it. We still prefer her on the smoother jazzier sides of the set – like the album's great remake of Jobim's "Waters Of March", or the mellow tune "Only A Dream In Rio". Other tracks include "Road So Clear", "Hot Tamales", "Show Me A Love", 'Drunk A Cooter Brown", "Wichita Lineman", "The Weight", and "Justice". CD
(Out of print.)

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Cassandra WilsonTraveling Miles ... CD
Blue Note, 1999. Used ... $2.99
Cassandra Wilson's tribute to Miles Davis – a pretty brave and ambitious move, writing lyrics to classic Miles compositions – and a winning one! Wilson produced the record, too, and her genuine love of the material makes it worth – as does her fairly earthy, timeless production. Made in the late 90s, and it honestly hasn't aged a day. Very impressive! It's a Miles-centric set, but there's a couple non-Miles numbers too, and the titles include "Run The Voodoo Down", "Traveling Miles", "Time After Time", "When The Sun Goes Down", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Resurrection Blues (Tutu)", "Piper", "Prancing", "Right Here, Right Now" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Patricia BarberCole Porter Mix ... CD
Blue Note, 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Patricia BarberCompanion ... CD
Blue Note/Premonition, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Patricia BarberLive – A Fortnight In France ... CD
Blue Note, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Patricia BarberMythologies ... CD
Blue Note, 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Eliane EliasLong Story ... CD
Manhattan/Blue Note, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kurt EllingMessenger ... CD
Blue Note, 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early genius from Kurt Elling – one of Blue Note's best vocal signings of the 90s, and a richly talented singer who's still not well understood by many audiences! The set's got Kurt doing a bit of everything he does great – completely transforming old standards like "Nature Boy" and "April In Paris"; coming up with new lyrics for harder jazz numbers, like Jimmy Heath's "Gingerbread Boy" or Donald Byrd's "Tanya Jean"; and working through compelling original material that includes "It's Just A Thing", "Endless", and "The Messenger". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Dianne ReevesGrand Encounter ... CD
Blue Note, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Horace Silver with Andy BeyUnited States Of Mind Trilogy (That Healin Feelin/Total Response/All) ... CD
Blue Note, Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing document of righteous soul jazz – the full recordings for Horace Silver's United States Of Mind trilogy – done in collaboration with singers Andy and Salome Bey! The sound is completely different from Silver's work of the 60s – very righteous and message-oriented, with lyrics that often express social and political issues of the time – but which are delivered by the singers in a hip style that takes them far beyond their era – so much so, in fact, that all three albums are really only being appreciated to their fullest years later! Most of the recordings feature smaller combo instrumentation from groups that have Silver playing mostly electric piano – alongside musicians that include Randy Brecker, George Coleman, Houston Person, Idris Muhammad, Harold Vick, and Cecil Bridgewater – and overall, the tunes almost feel more like work that would have been issued on the Strata East label, instead of the usual Blue Note grooves of the time. Wonderful to have back out again – especially in this complete version, which features 28 tracks on 2CDs! Titles include "Big Business", "The Happy Medium", "Won't You Open Up Your Senses", "Soul Searchin", "All", "From The Heart Through The Mind", "Total Response", "Cause & Effect", "Wipe Away The Evil", and "Peace". (Jazz, Vocalists) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Maxi AndersonMaxi ... LP
Blue Note, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the only albums ever cut by Maxi Anderson – a hell of a soul singer who's lent her talents to a number of sessions over the years, but who sounds especially great here in the lead! Anderson's got a vibe that's almost like Minnie Riperton at the time – a warmly glowing approach to soul that's sophisticated, yet sweet and personal too – set up nicely here with some great Cali arrangements from Gene Page, who slides in an undercurrent of funky soul at the bottom – especially on some of the album's great Skip Scarborough cuts. Titles include "Dancin To Keep From Cryin", "Glory Glory", "Delta Road", "Lover To Lover", "Let Him In", "By Your Side", "Walk Softly", "The Perfect Day", and "Music On My Mind". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & light wear.)
 
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Laika FatienMisery – A Tribute To Billie Holiday ... CD
Nocturne (France), 2008. Used ... $9.99
A really great little album – and light years from the straight torch tribute you might expect! Laika Fatien's working here with bold piano help from Robert Glasper – a player whose soulful, flowing tones have made his Blue Note albums some real recent treasures in our collections – and whose music here is a perfect match for Laika's righteous style of singing! Although the tunes are familiar numbers from the Billie Holiday songbook, the execution is quite different than the originals – often not as fragile, with a brooding sense of power that's totally great – especially on the tunes that bring in some added work from saxophonist David El Malek. If you dug Laika's previous album, you'll like this one equally well – and hopefully the Holiday connection will hip some new listeners to her sound too, and bring this excellent singer a wide new audience. Titles include "Lady's Back In Town", "You Can't Lose A Broken Heart", "All Of You", "Misery", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Strange Fruit", "Gloomy Sunday", and "Left Alone". CD

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Carmen McRaeCan't Hide Love ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... About July 25, 2018
Sweet soul from Carmen McRae – a great 70s album for Blue Note, and one that has the classic singer moving into some very groovy material! The feel here is much more soul than jazz – at least the jazz of the torchy style from Carmen's roots – but as you'd guess from McRae, the vocals still bring plenty of great inflections to play – personalizing even familiar tunes, and really helping to push the level of an already-great record! Arrangements are by Gerald Wilson, Dave Grusin, Johnny Mandel, and Thad Jones – and the set includes Carmen's hip cover of "Can't Hide Love" – plus "I Wish You Well", "Only Women Bleed", "Lost Up In Loving You", "Would You Believe", "A Child Is Born", and "All By Myself". CD

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeMs Jazz ... LP
Groove Merchant, Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A relatively hip set of tracks – similar to some of Carmen's work on Atlantic and Blue Note from the same time, in which she's singing a range of material that goes past her earlier jazz vocal titles, showing an interest in the hipper sounds of the pop realm. The group's a small one, with Zoot Sims on tenor and Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar – and tracks include "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", "Masquerade", "You & I", "It's The Good Life", and "Livin". LP, Vinyl record album

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Elsie Bianchi TrioElsie Bianchi Trio – At Seiler's Atlantis (10 inch LP) ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
A rare early session from the lovely Elsie Bianchi – best known for her classic 60s sides on Saba/MPS, heard here in a very similar format! The set features Elsie working with her combo from the Swiss Atlantis nightclub in the early 60s – and was originally issued as a limited-number 10" LP, used only as a promotional item by the club! As on her classic Sweetest Sound album, Elsie sings on a number of tunes – always in English, and in a laidback and mellow way that sounds wonderfully sweet next to her work on piano. The rest of the group includes a bit of clarinet next to the bass and drums – and on a few tracks, Elsie's even overdubbed with a bit of accordion as well! Titles include the originals "Atlantis Blues" and "Baron Lazar" – plus versions of "I Got It Bad", "You're Driving Me Crazy", "Stormy Weather", "After You've Gone", and "No Moon At All". Note: the package features the same material as the Atlantis Blues reissue years ago, but in the original format of the release. LP, Vinyl record album

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Billie HolidayLady Love (United Artists) ... LP
United Artists, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Rare live work from Billie Holiday – mostly from the early 50s, but not issued until a few years after her death – in a well-done package from United Artists! The tunes were mostly recorded under the supervision of Leonard Feather – and come from two different German tour dates – one with Carl Drinkard on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Elaine Leighton on drums – the other with a larger group that features Sonny Clark and Beryl Booker on piano, Red Norvo on vibes, Buddy DeFranco on clarinet, and Jimmy Raney on guitar! The second set features longer tracks with a bit more improvisation – a nice treasure from these key years of Billie – on titles that include "Lover Come Back To Me" and "Billie's Blues". The trio sides are a bit more straight, but still plenty great – with titles that include "Blue Moon", "All Of Me", "My Man", "I Cover The Waterfront", and "I Cried For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 60s pressing. NOTE: Cover has staining & peeling on the bottom half, a split spine, and a split bottom seam.)

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Lou RawlsTobacco Road ... LP
Capitol, 1963. Sealed ... $16.99
A real breakthrough for Lou – a set that again paired him with arranger Onzy Matthews, and which even more deeply explored the unique space between jazz, soul, and the blues that became Rawls' prime territory back in the 60s! Matthews' backings are hip and jazzy throughout – filled with bold horn touches from players that include Lou Blackburn, Curtis Amy, Sonny Criss, and even Horace Tapscott – who's playing trombone here instead of his more familiar piano. Ray Crawford's guitar underscores a good number of the tracks here with that clean, lean, single-note style of his – but Lou is the clear star throughout with his deeply-voiced lyrics of older familiar tunes. Titles include his landmark reworking of "Tobacco Road", plus "Summertime", "Stormy Weather", "Rocking Chair", "Ol Man River", "St Louis Blues", and "Sentimental Journey". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed! Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Kurt EllingGate ... CD
Concord, 2011. Used ... $6.99
Brilliant stuff from the great Kurt Elling – one of our favorite modern vocalists, pretty much from the first note we heard out of him – here covering popular tunes from the worlds of jazz, rock and soul on one of the best albums producer Don Was has worked on in years! Everything just gels wonderfully here for us – with timelessly laidback jazzy instrumentation and purely sublime vocals from Kurt. A win for for Elling, Was and the songwriters and artists they cover – who include Joe Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, King Crimson and more. Includes "Matte Kudasai", "Steppin' Out", "Norwegian Wood", "Nighttown Lady Bright", "Golden Lady", "Samurai Cowboy", "Blue In Green" and more. CD

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Manhattan TransferBrasil ... LP
Atlantic, 1987. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Titles include "Agua", "Soul Food To Go", "Capim", "Notes From The Underground", "Jungle Pioneer", and "The Zoo Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a hype sticker.)
 
 
 



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