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John McLaughlinBelo Horizonte ... CD
Warner (Germany), 1981. Used ... $6.99
Beautiful later work from guitarist John McLaughlin – a record that moves heavily into a Brazilian-inspired vibe – not necessarily in the actual style of the music, but more in the sunny spirit that embraces the whole session! The album was recorded in Paris with airy backing that includes keyboards by Katia Labeque and Francois Couturier, saxes from Francois Jeanneau, and guest guitar from Paco De Lucia – but the overall direction of the set is fiercely dominated by McLaughlin's fluid work on acoustic guitar, still standing strong here even with the electric touches in the instrumentation. Titles include "Waltz For Katia", "La Balene", "Very Early", "One Melody", "Belo Horizonte", and "Stardust On Your Sleeve". CD

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Carmen McRaeGreat American Songbook ... CD
Atlantic, 1971. Used ... $4.99
The title sounds a bit ambitious, but the album's actually a great intimate date from Carmen McRae – a beautifully-recorded small combo performance – caught live at Donte's in LA, with a sound that hearkens back to some of Carmen's best work of the 50s! The format is spare and simple – backing by a quartet that features Joe Pass on guitar, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Chuck Domanico on bass, and Chuck Flores on drums – all grooving with a light and lively touch behind Carmen's wonderful vocals – served up here with a lot more freedom than she was getting on most of her studio dates from the time. The "great American songbook" is really just a catch-all for a very wide variety of work included on the record – and the album's hardly the staid "songbook" sort of album you'd guess from the title. Instead, Carmen really opens herself up to a lot of great tunes, from classic to contemporary – with titles that include "Three Little Words", "The Ballad Of Thelonious Monk", "Behind The Face", "Sunday", "Day By Day", "If The Moon Turns Green", "At Long Last Love", and "A Song For You". CD

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Sergio MendesSergio Mendes' Favorite Things ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good- ... $3.99
A sweet little pairing of the keyboards of Sergio Mendes and the early arranging styles of Dave Grusin – and a set that's quite different than some of Sergio's vocal albums with Brasil 66! The style here is all instrumental – and Mendes plays both piano and electric piano, plus a bit of harpsichord too – working with a hip LA group that features Grusin on organ, Tom Scott on flute and soprano sax, and John Pisano on guitar – plus a bit of Brazilian percussion from Joao Donato and Moacir Santos! The result is a heavenly 60s groove – some slight larger backings, plus great work from the jazzy group at the core – and titles include a stunning version of "Ponteio" – plus other Brazilian groovers like "A Banda", "Veleiro", and "Tempo Feliz". There's also a few tracks of US material like "I Say a Little Prayer" and "Comin' Home Baby", done with a nice bossa groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing.)

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MetersNew Directions ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1977. Used ... $8.99
The Meters take their Crescent City groove in a slightly different direction – giving things a warmer, sunnier feel than their previous records – and bringing in a fair bit more vocals, too – yet still keeping all the right funky elements at the bottom! The move is a bit like that made by Allen Toussaint when he was helping out so many other artists in LA during the 70s – a tightness that's different than indie funk, but also a great way to evolve the New Orleans sound past its more regional roots! In other words, don't expect The Meters on Josie – but appreciate the record as a great bit of mainstream funk – one that has the Neville Brothers doing some of their best vocals as The Meters lay into a groove. Titles include "No More Okey Doke", "Funkify Your Life", "Give It What You Can", "My Name Up In Lights", "We Got The Kind Of Love", and "Be My Lady". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Franco MicalizziCinema A Mano Armata ... CD
Beat/Dagored (Italy), 2006. New Copy ... $13.99
A totally great batch of soundtrack funk from the legendary Franco Micalizzi – composer of some of the best Italian cop and crime work of the 70s, heard here in a new version of some of his grooviest tunes! The recording is of relatively recent vintage, but the style is classic 70s all the way through – a really strong, really faithful recasting of the best modes we love in Italian soundtracks of the period – as Micalizzi himself leads a larger group through a host of his best compositions from years back – including work from the films La Banda Del Gobbo, Roma A Mano Armata, Genova A Mano Armata, and Il Cinco L'Infame Il Violento! Funky rhythms mix with sweet electric touches and some especially great horn work – and titles include "Running To The Airport", "Stridulum Theme", "Trinity", "Big Fight", "Bargain With The Devil", and "Folk & Violence". CD

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Franco MicalizziI Due Volti Della Paura (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sonor/GDM (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A sublime 70s film score from Franco Micalizzi – who seems to be working here in his most Morricone-like modes – right down to his excellent use of wordless vocals from the legendary Edda Dell'Orso! The music is often dreamy and airy – those beautiful melodies that Morricone could come up with at the time – but Micalizzi also adds in a few more dramatic twists of his own, including a stunning tenor solo on one track – which glides effortlessly across the music with the vibe of Stanley Turrentine's Salt Song album. Keyboards figure in on most tracks – and take an especially strong role as the album moves on – and titles include "Sospetto", "Gimkana", "Con La Mente A Dio", "Ansio Disperata", and "Beat For Two". LP, Vinyl record album

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Buddy MilesChapter VII ... CD
CBS/Wounded Bird, 1973. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A killer chapter in the great early run of Buddy Miles – really genre-busting work that managed to cross over big to a number of crowds back in the day! As with his Mercury work, Miles has a wicked mix of soul, funk, rock, and blues going on here – but one that's percolated together strongly, so that it's not just a cribbing of famous styles – and instead comes across as something really new in the process – kind of a fresh vibe for all the cats who were willing to cross the tracks and change things up in their music at the time. Johnny Bristol handles production for the set, but it's still got the heavy groove you'd find on earlier Miles records – and the album features guest appearances from Carlos Santana, plus Latin percussion luminaries Wille Bobo and Victor Pantoja. Titles include "LA Resurrection", "Life Is What You Make It (parts 1 & 2)", "Elvira", "Hear No Evil", "Love Affair", "Visions", and "Crossfire". CD

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Jack Millman All StarsShades Of Things To Come ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
A great lost treasure from the LA scene of the 50s – one of the few albums recorded by trumpeter Jack Millman as a leader, working here with a well-named set of "all stars" that includes Jimmy Giuffre, Buddy Collette, Harry Babasin, and Larry Bunker. The set's got a similar feel to other west coast work of the time, but the tracks are tighter, more composed, and a bit more swinging – sort of halfway between swing and the chamber jazz of some of the headier groups. Titles include "The Great Lie", "Along About F", "Butterfingers", "Thinking Of Russ", and "Da Bloosiest Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Vinyl has some pressing flaws that cause a light click or two.)

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MiraclesCity Of Angels ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
At the beginning of the 70s, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles parted company – and while to some, it might have looked like the group would flounder without the help of their famous leader, The Miracles hit the 70s wonderfully, and continued to grow tremendously as a group! Of course, part of that growth was due to the fact that Smokey had been replaced by singer Billy Griffin – who shared many of his talents, but also brought his own approach to the group. This concept record called City Of Angels, was their 4th, and probably most successful LP, with some smart production and nice arrangements from Freddie Perren and Wade Marcus. Includes "Night Life", "Love Machine", "Free Press", "Ain't Nobody Straight In LA", "Poor Charlotte", "Waldo Roderick DeHammersmith" and "Smog". CD

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Red MitchellRejoice! (LP sleeve reissue) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/LP Time (Spain), 1961. Used ... $14.99
Brilliant work from one of the most important forces on the LA scene of the 50s – and one of the few early albums Red Mitchell cut under his own name! The album's a live set that has Red playing jazz cello – mostly plucking the instrument like a bass, with the great Jimmy Bond handling the real bass work on the set in the rhythm section! Given Bond's usual ability to make a session groove, the sound here is plenty darn nice throughout – a romping, vamping sort of style that's got a much deeper feel than you might expect from an album of jazz cello. The rest of the group includes Frank Strazzeri on piano, Frank Butler on drums, and Jim Hall on guitar – the last of whom matches notes nicely with Mitchell, almost in a grittier take on west coast jazz counterpoint. Titles include "Jim's Blues", "Rejoice", "Black Eyed Peas", and "Night In Tunisia". CD
(Out of print. Includes Spanish obi.)

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MndsgnYawn Zen (with download) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
Enigmatic beatcraft from LA's Mndsgn – definitely among the more tripped out and distinctive producer/artists in the Stones Throw realm – and that's saying something! Yawn Zen is an apt title, but don't take "yawn" the wrong way. The vibe is dreamy (as opposed to sleepy), mediative and moody. Very cool stuff, and a bit reminscient of the Brainfeeder camp, but still right at home on the ever adventurous Stones Throw roster. Includes "Yawn", "Homewards", "Sheets", "Frugality", "Exchanging", "Convert", "Arklite", "Camelblues", "Txt (MSGS)", "AM", "Afternoon Shuffle" and "Zen". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 downlad card.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetComedy ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
A great early 60s set from Modern Jazz Quartet! This one marked the then growing sophistication in the sound of the Modern Jazz Quartet – a concept album based on themes and characters from the Italian tradition of commedia dell'arte. The music is served up in gentle sound poems that have a haunting, timeless sort of feel – very spare and melancholy – with lots of tragic overtones, and hardly the comedic sound you'd expect from the title! Diahann Carroll sings on the track "La Cantatrice" – and other numbers include "Spanish Steps", "Columbine", "Piazza Navona", and "Harlequin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetDjango ... CD
Prestige/OJC, Mid 50s. Used ... $4.99
A stone classic from the Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded back when the group still featured Kenny Clarke in its membership, but already with some of the more serious, somber tones that would mark the combo's more famous years! Tracks here are from a variety of sessions in 1953, 1954, and 1955 – and trace an evolution of the MJQ style from initial more composed renditions of bop and modern jazz, to some of the more ambitious colors and tones of the Lewis-penned songbook. Titles include longish readings of "Django" and "La Ronde Suite", plus "Milano", "But Not For Me", "The Queen's Fancy", and "Delaunay's Dilemma". CD
Also available Django ... LP 14.99

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Modern Jazz QuartetDjango ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
A stone classic from the Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded back when the group still featured Kenny Clarke in its membership, but already with some of the more serious, somber tones that would mark the combo's more famous years! Tracks here are from a variety of sessions in 1953, 1954, and 1955 – and trace an evolution of the MJQ style from initial more composed renditions of bop and modern jazz, to some of the more ambitious colors and tones of the Lewis-penned songbook. Titles include longish readings of "Django" and "La Ronde Suite", plus "Milano", "But Not For Me", "The Queen's Fancy", and "Delaunay's Dilemma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with RVG etch.)
Also available Django ... CD 4.99

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Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet (Atlantic) ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good ... $3.99
One of the first MJQ albums on Atlantic – and a bit fresher than some of their later outings, when it seemed like they were churning records out at the drop of a hat! Titles include an extended medley of standards, all given the MJQ touch – plus the drum-heavy "La Ronde", and the tracks "Baden Baden", "Bag's Groove", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet (Prestige LP 170) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Ah, the genius of the early Modern Jazz Quartet – summed up perfectly in two words: Kenny Clarke! At this early point in the group's history, Kenny was in the quartet on drums – and his magic touch on the kit makes for a style that's a bit harder, and a bit more swinging than some of the later albums from the MJQ, especially those on Atlantic. Additionally, Milt Jackson was coming off of his bop years at Blue Note – another good influence on these sides, as most of the tracks swing with that mix of bop and modern that you'd find on the the best Jackson 10" recordings from the time. This tasty early album is some of our favorite work by the group – and features tracks that include "La Ronde", "Milano", "One Bass Hit", and "Django". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of splitting on the spine & seams, and some light wear.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet Plays Jazz Classics ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A stone classic from the Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded back when the group still featured Kenny Clarke in its membership, but already with some of the more serious, somber tones that would mark the combo's more famous years! Tracks here are from a variety of sessions in 1953, 1954, and 1955 – and trace an evolution of the MJQ style from initial more composed renditions of bop and modern jazz, to some of the more ambitious colors and tones of the Lewis-penned songbook. Titles include longish readings of "Django" and "La Ronde Suite", plus "Milano", "Vendome", "The Queen's Fancy", and "Delaunay's Dilemma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing, still in the shrink.)

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Modern Jazz Quartet/Milt Jackson QuintetMJQ ... LP
Prestige, 1952/1954. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Nice stuff from the early days of the MJQ – recorded back when Kenny Clarke was still playing drums with the group, and giving them a bit more of a bottom! One side of the record features material recorded from one of the quartet's first sessions – in late 1952, with the tracks "La Ronde", "Vendome", and "Rose Of The Rio Grande". The rest of the record features material by Jackson's group with Horace Silver on piano, Percy Heath on bass, Kenny Clarke on drums, and the obscure Henry Boozier on trumpet. That material's a bit more bop-oriented, and titles include "Opus De Funk", "Buhania", and "Soma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label pressing, with a NJ address, RVG etching, and deep groove. Cover has a 1" center split on the top seam & some light wear – but this is a nice copy overall.)

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Thelonious MonkLive At The It Club – Complete ... CD
Columbia, 1964. Used 2CD ... $6.99
A lost Thelonious Monk treasure from the 60s – a really open-ended live set recorded in LA in 1964, but not issued by Columbia until the early 80s – making the package a wonderful re-discover of Monk's genius during these years! The tunes are much more freewheeling than some of the studio work cut by Monk's quartet at the time – stretched out takes on Monkish favorites, played by Thelonious on piano, Charlie Rouse on tenor, Larry Gales on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – all with plenty of room for extended solos. This wonderful 2CD package brings together the complete recordings from the show – offering up many tracks in their full recorded versions, and adding in a few unreleased tracks too – titles that include "Bemsha Swing", "Blue Monk", "Well You Needn't", "Misterioso", "Gallops Gallop", "Teo", "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", "All The Things You Are", "Blues Five Spot", "Evidence", "Bright Mississippi", and "Nutty". CD

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MonophonicsSound Of Sinning ... CD
Transistor Sound, 2015. New Copy ... $12.99
Heavy funk, but with a definite psychedelic twist – as you might guess from the image on the cover! The Monophonics have strong qualities that tie them back to 60s soul – including the kind of tight rhythms, funky currents, and even soulful vocals you'd find on vintage singles – but they're also not afraid to layer in a fuzzy guitar, too – which really trips things out nicely, and may well make them one of the headiest combos in the funky underground today! There's currents here that echo material by Connie Price & The Keystones, or El Michels Affair – but what sets these guys apart from both is their honest, earnest approach to the music, especially the lyrics – which are often delivered with the heartfelt quality of a vintage Stax Records single. Titles include "Promises", "Falling Apart", "La La La Love Me", "Hanging On", "Strange Love", "Too Long", "Find My Way Back Home", and "Lying Eyes". CD
Also available Sound Of Sinning ... LP 18.99
 
 
 



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