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Pierre Challet & His OrchestraStrings In Hi-Fi ... LP
Mercury, 1960s. Very Good ... $1.99
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Ferrante & TeicherHeavenly Sounds In Hi Fi ... LP
ABC, Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
One of the best non-Winchester albums from the team of Ferrante & Teicher – not as crazy as some of their work, but still with some good elements of the piano trickery that made them famous. Titles include "Out Of This World", "East Of The Sun", "Over The Rainbow", "Stars In My Eyes", and "Stella By Starlight". Also features the original tracks "Serenade To A Star" and "Beyond The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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John KeatingJohn Keating Incorporated – Hits In Hi Fi 1 ... LP
EMI (Japan), 1974. Very Good ... $19.99
One of the great John Keating electronic LPs from the 70s – blending his cool big band style with lots of work on Arp, Fender Rhodes, and other keyboards all played by Francis Monkman and Johnny himself! This one's got straight electronics all the way through, except for the rhythm section, which is acoustic. Includes a number of pop soul covers, the best of which are "Love's Theme" and "Never Never Gonna Give You Up". Not totally "spacey" all the way through – like the Space Experience records – but with some good tracks, including "Eye Level"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert. Record has some light surface marks from the old inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonArtistry In Voices And Brass ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $0.99
Moody mid-60's set in which Kenton has Pete Rugolo re-arrange some of his classics, then set them to lyrics written by Milt Raskin, which are then sung by a wispy chorus. Mood music, but with an edge, and nice modernist Kenton overtones. Titles inlcude "Flame", "Moonlove", "Daydreams In the Night", and "Night Song". (Jazz, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Michael Ganot & Paris Opera OrchestraBaroque Connection – Great Film Music In The Style Of Handel & Vivaldi ... LP
Angel, 1973. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
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Ronnie AldrichCome To Where The Love Is ... LP
Phase 4/Decca/London, 1972. Sealed Gatefold ... $0.99
Ronnie Aldrich and his "two pianos" show you where the love is, all the while running through lush, easy arrangements of breezy pop numbers with the London Festival Orchestra and Chorus. Nothing but mellow goodness here to keep the mood flowing all night long, with a dozen tracks in all, including "Love Theme From The Godfather", "Alone Again (Naturally", "Song Sung Blue", "Popcorn", "Where Is The Love", "Theme From Lost Horizon", "Without You", "Come To Where The Love Is", "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" and "Jenny's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Laurindo AlmeidaAcapulco '22 ... LP
Tower, Late 60s. Very Good ... $16.99
Excellent work from Laurindo – a truly wonderful album, played with small combo backing, which gives the set a jazzier feel than usual! Players include Jimmy Rowles on organ, Bob Cooper on tenor, Howard Roberts on guitar, and Shelly Manne, Milt Holland, and Chico Guerro on percussion – and although there's no credits for the arrangements on the album, the overall feel is similar to Roberts best work for Capitol, especially because Rowles' work on organ gives the record such a groovy sound! Titles include "Acapulco 1922", "Misirlou", "Satin Doll", "More", "Till Then", "What Kind Of Fool Am I", and "Desafinado". LP, Vinyl record album

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Laurindo AlmeidaClassical Current – Electronic Excursions ... LP
Warner, 1969. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A wonderful record from guitarist Laurindo Almeida – way way better than the title might make you think, and quite different from his albums for Capitol! The album is subtitled "electronic excursions", and while it's not exactly electronic, it does feature Almeida soloing over some nicely groovy backings that drift along in a very spacious way. There's a bit of keyboards in the mix somewhere, lots of strings, and some airy grooves that make the album dance in a magical way that most of Almeida's work does not. Arrangements are by Larry Cansler, Pete King, and Lex De Azevedo (David Axelrod?) – and titles include "The Lamp Is Low", "Till The End Of Time", "Full Moon & Empty Arms", "Moon Love", and "When I Write My Song". (Jazz, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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Laurindo AlmeidaLook Of Love & The Sounds Of Laurindo Almeida ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A very groovy album by Laurindo Almeida – one of his best bossa cookers in a swinging 60s mode! The album features lots of great acoustic guitar from Laurindo, but spun over fuller arrangements by Lex De Azvedo, Clare Fischer, and Dick Grove – all of whom get that right sort of jaunty, breezy style to really showcase the evolution of the bossa on the west coast scene of the 60s! Production is great – handled by Lex – and really still lets the gentle acoustic guitar step out in front of the rest of the group – on groovy titles that include "The Look Of Love", "Windy", "I Love You", "When I Look In Your Eyes", "A Beautiful Friendship", and "Alfie". LP, Vinyl record album

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassGoing Places ... LP
A&M, 1965. Very Good ... $1.99
Herb Alpert's definitely Going Places by the time of this set – and his trademark Tijuana Brass sound proves itself to be a great fit for just about any sort of number! The album kicks off with the wonderful "Tijuana Taxi", a sublimely jaunty tune that almost takes Herb into Bacharach territory – and which is followed up by the even-greater "Spanish Flea" – an ear-popping anthem that's one of the greatest bits of 60s instrumental pop ever recorded! And over and above those two tunes, the album's still got plenty more to offer too – a wonderful array of tracks all given the Tijuana touch, with titles that include "More & More Amor", "Mae", "Walk Don't Run", "Felicia", and "Cinco De Mayo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassHerb Alpert's Ninth ... LP
A&M, 1967. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Wonderfully jaunty and jagged work from trumpeter Herb Alpert – and a session that has him opening up the Tijuana Brass groove a bit more than usual! There's clearly an influence here of the Brazilian sound that was showing up strongly at A&M Records at the time – heard to greatest effect on the album's version of Chico Buarque's "A Banda", but also in gentler, more subtle ways that seem to emerge in other tunes that trade the group's older sound for one that has more of a bossa sense of subtlety. Also, there's some great A&M pop that's beginning to emerge here too – as in the album's great takes on "The Happening" and "Love So Fine" – both of which really sound beautiful here! Other tracks include "Cowboys & Indians", "Flea Bag", "Love Nest", and "Bud". LP, Vinyl record album

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassSRO ... LP
A&M, 1966. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A standing room ovation in the A&M Studios – certainly the kind of reception we'd imagine Herb would get during these glory years of his career! The set's one of the most no-nonsense Tijuana Brass sessions of the 60s – a tightly crafted album that has a bit more jazz than usual sneaking in on some of the tunes, but still enough of that snapping, punchy rhythmic approach that makes Herb and the group so great! As usual, the fluidity here is the strongest point – as the A&M touch takes a sound that should be hokey, and flips it into something really really groovy through warm use of compression in the studio. Titles include "Blue Sunday", "Bean Bag", "Work Song", "Our Day Will Come", "Mexican Road Race", and "Freight Train Joe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Label has some marker and a sticker.)

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Leda Annest/Phil MoorePortrait Of Leda ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
A wonderfully moody session from the late 50s – one that features the eerie vocals of Leda Annest over the orchestrations of Phil Moore! Leda's got a haunting voice that's somewhere in the range of Yma Sumac, but a bit less dramatic – more kind of a wordless instrument, used amidst the orchestrations in broad washes of color and tone. Moore scored the entire piece for Leda's voice – an extended 3 part suite that runs through series of dark, jazz, and playful moods – all featuring some incredible vocals by Leda! LP, Vinyl record album

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Eden Ahbez & OthersWild Boy – The Lost Songs Of Eden Ahbez (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bear Family (Germany), New Copy ... About May 20, 2016 (delayed)
LP, Vinyl record album

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