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Novi SingersNovi Sing Chopin ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1971. New Copy ... $12.99
Two of Poland's greatest musical assets – together on one album – as the groovy groovy Novi Singers turn their talents towards the work of Frederic Chopin – singing his compositions in a jazzy harmony style that's quite similar to the 60s classics of The Swingle Singers! The approach is really great – as Chopin's warm and romantic style of writing is a perfect match for Novi's magical vocal harmonies – with just the right mix of flourishes and melody to really show off their amazing talents. Novi are singing here in all-acapella style – and titles include "Preludium Des Dur Op 28 Nr 15", "Ballada F-Moll Op 52", "Grande Valse Brillante Op 34 Nr 2", "Mazurek E Moll Op 41 Nr 2", and "Scherzo H-Moll OP 20" – not the catchiest titles in the world, but some really great music. CD
 
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Aruan OrtizAruan Ortiz Trio – Live In Zurich ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Pianist Aruan Ortiz really blows us away here – working on three long tracks that show a completely unique approach to the piano, but one that's as melodically pleasing as it is experimental! The trio features the great Chad Taylor on drums, and also on a bit of mbira – and Ortiz really seems to have resonance with him, as he plays these piano notes that as rhythmic as they are tuneful – balanced out by some occasional freer elements from bassist Brad Jones, whose mostly a player who has the same sense of deep soul that we love in Taylor's approach. All three musicians are a real revelation, and the long performance also features a bass solo from Jones, and inventive arrangements of slices of Chopin and Ornette Coleman. Wonderful throughout – and the kind of illuminating record that will make us dig for new jazz records until we leave this planet! CD

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VariousAll That Disco 100 (6CD set) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 6CD ... $48.99
100 disco and dance tracks, all in a mighty nice package – and a set that's maybe got as much funky soul and upbeat grooves as it does more mainstream work from the clubs! The package goes past the obvious late 70s disco years – and begins with some earlier soul from the 70s, then even moves into some big 80s dancefloor tracks as well – the kind of delightful pop numbers that seem to be getting a lot more play from the younger generation who didn't live through the music the first time around! Titles include "I Just Can't Say Goodbye" by Philly Devotions, "The Bump" by The Commodores, "Summer Place 76" by Percy Faith, "Shining Star" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Love's Theme" by Love Unlimited Orchestra, "Lady Marmalade" by Labelle, "Dazz" by Brick, "Sky High" by Jigsaw, "Yes Sir I Can Boogie" by Baccara, "Boogie Nights" by GQ, "This Is It" by Melba Moore, "Do It Any Way You Wanna" by People's Choice, "Rockin Soul" by Hues Corporation, "Disco Inferno" by Trammps, "The Boss" by Diana Ross, "Super Freak" by Rick James, "Lovely One" by The Jacksons, "Paradise" by Change, "Got To Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn, "Best Of My Love" by The Emotions, "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Boys Town Gang, "Le Freak" by Chic, "I'm In The Mood For Dancing" by The Nolas, "Hello Mr Monkey" by Arabesque, "DJ In My Life" by Annie, "I Like Chopin" by Gazebo, "Wanted" by The Dooleys, "I Was Made For Lovin You" by Kiss, "Dschingis Khan" by Genghis Khan, "Breakout" by Swing Out Sister, "Let's Hear It For The Boy" by Deniece Williams, "Living In America" by James Brown, "Digging Your Scene" by The Blow Monkeys, "Conga" by Miami Sound Machine, "Hold Me Now" by Thompson Twins, "Don't You Want Me" by Human League, "Take On Me" by A-Ha, "Maneater" by Hall & Oates, "Respectable" by Mel & Kim, "Toy Toy" by Sinitta, "Two Of Hearts" by Stacey Q, "Venus" by Bananarama, "Eat You Up" by Angie Gold, "You Spin Me Round" by Dead Or Alive, "Point Of No Return" by Expose, "People Hold On" by Lisa Stansfield, "Give Me UP" by Michael Fortunati, and "Cha Cha Cha" by Finzy Kontini. CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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VariousRe:Works – Piano ... CD
Decca, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Some of the most famous melodies in classical music – all served up here from core recordings in the Decca Records catalog, then reworked by a host of contemporary producers and studio talents! Make no mistake – these aren't dance tunes, and the mixers aren't out to dismantle the melodies – and instead, the approach is a bit like that great 80s moment when Mark Stewart & The Maffia built a song around the music of Eric Satie – who's featured here, alongside Debussy, Pachelbel, Beethoven, and Chopin! The package is one that's very much in keeping with some of the more contemporary, more electronic reworkings from Deutsche Grammophon – and titles include "Gynopedie No 1 (Cagedbaby rmx)", "Gnossienne No 2 (Raf Rundell rmx)", "Moonlight Sonata (Dusty Kid rmx)", "Prelude No 15 (Third Son rmx)", "Canon In D Major (Hardway Brothers rmx)", "Clair De Lune (Vito Gatto rmx)", "Gynopedie No 3 (Lixo rmx)", and "Adagio (Soul Mekanik rmx)". CD

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✨✧ Mikio MasudaDear Friends ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful acoustic work from pianist Mikio Masuda – a Japanese keyboardist that most folks know for his electric material of the 70s, but who's equally great here in an all-piano mode from the 80s! There's a warmth and glide to Masuda's style that clearly shows an approach he learned from the electric years – but the acoustic instrumentation also underscores a greater depth in his music – a balance of subtle elements with an inherent sense of soul at the core, augmented by work from Hideo Kawahara on bass, Shingo Okudaira on drums, and Tatsuji Yokoyama on percussion. The whole thing recalls some of our favorite acoustic piano trio sets from the Japanese scene of a few years before – and titles include "Little Waltz", "Istanbul", "That's So Nice", "Passion Flower", "Impromptu Of Blue", and a great version of Chopin's "Prelude No 4". CD
(K2 HD Pro Mastering – HQ CD!)
 
 
 



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