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✨✧ WarmthBest Of Don McCaslin's Warmth (with bonus download) ... LP
Tramp (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from a very unique combo – one that features lots of vibes mixed with Fender Rhodes and piano – plus these great offbeat vocals that have a very personal feel! Both the lyrics and phrasing remind us a bit of the sorts of singing you'd find on some of Gary McFarland's coolest albums – but done in more of a 70s style, with some of the wit that we love from Bob Dorough – and both of these bigger-name artists would be a great comparison for the uniquely hip style that Don McCaslin's going for in his music! The set's the first to bring together rare tracks from the small label releases of the Warmth group – really cool Cali sounds that are as soulful as they are mellow – and completely charming all the way through. Titles include "Praise Poems", "Afro Blue", "Simon Rodia's Song", "Viva Marquez", "The Invisible Summer", "Lazy Afternoon", and "The World Through Alice's Hair". (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – includes download!)

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✨✧ WarmthBest Of Don McCaslin's Warmth ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from a very unique combo – one that features lots of vibes mixed with Fender Rhodes and piano – plus these great offbeat vocals that have a very personal feel! Both the lyrics and phrasing remind us a bit of the sorts of singing you'd find on some of Gary McFarland's coolest albums – but done in more of a 70s style, with some of the wit that we love from Bob Dorough – and both of these bigger-name artists would be a great comparison for the uniquely hip style that Don McCaslin's going for in his music! The set's the first to bring together rare tracks from the small label releases of the Warmth group – really cool Cali sounds that are as soulful as they are mellow – and completely charming all the way through. Titles include "Praise Poems", "Afro Blue", "Simon Rodia's Song", "Viva Marquez", "The Invisible Summer", "Lazy Afternoon", and "The World Through Alice's Hair". (Jazz, Vocalists) CD
 
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Mel TormeMel Torme & The Marty Paich Dek-Tette ... CD
Bethlehem (Japan), Mid 50s. Used ... $4.99
An incredible album from Mel Torme – easily his best set ever, and a record that helped raise the bar for all other singers back in the 50s! A key part of the success of the set is the presence of Marty Paich as an arranger – as Marty swings the whole thing with a fluid groove that's really amazing, and which is a style that hadn't ever been done on record this well before. The group is filled with hip west coast players like Pete Candoli, Jack Montrose, Bob Cooper, and Bud Shank – all of whom really soar together, and elevate Mel's vocals from the older velvet fog mode, into a leaner, hipper style that's really tremendous! Titles include "The Blues", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Lulu's Back In Town", "The Carioca", "Sing For Your Supper", and "Lullaby Of Birdland". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sammy Davis, Jr.That's All! ... LP
Reprise, 1966. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The greatest entertainer ever? We think so – and this 2LP set offers Sammy D in the best possible way to get him: live, and in the very familiar turf of the Sands Hotel. This live album, and it's counterpart (At The Cocoanut Grove, also on Reprise) are, in our opinion, Sammy's best recordings – because they feature him ripping through a bunch of material, doing lots of great impressions and medleys, and really swinging with a tight little combo led by Michael Silva, the drummer. The groove is really jazzy – way jazzier than on some of Sammy's studio LPs from the time – and he runs through a range of material from pop tunes to standards, done in a style that's far different than you'd expect for the titles. The vocals are tight, heartfelt, but also given a professional little finesse that really makes them sparkle. Titles include "Ain't I", "Another Spring", "On A Clear Day", "As Long As She Needs Me", "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home", "The Lady Is A Tramp", and 2 fantastic medleys with lots of jazzy songs. Heck, Dean Martin never got a chance to cut a double live album – and Frank really ever did one – so given that Sammy got a chance to do two of them, you've gotta figure the format really worked for him! This is the real Mr. Entertainment, and you owe it to yourself to hear him as he really was. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original tri-color mono pressing.)
 
 
 



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