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Jack Millman All StarsShades Of Things To Come ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
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
(Heavy blue label pressing. Cover has a split spine and a light stain along the bottom.)

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Roberto Miguel MirandaRaphael ... LP
Nimbus, 1980. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Hard-swinging soul jazz from the LA underground of the end of the 70s! Bassist Roberto Miranda leads a tight group that's heavy on Latin percussion, but which also has quite a strong 70s soul jazz spiritual vibe – with vocals on some cuts, and a stretching modal groove on others that recalls the best work of the Nimbus scene. Players include Vincent Goila, Nels Cline, and Vanessa Burch – and titles include "Faith", "The Creator's Musicians", "Columbia", "A Case In Point", and "Bembe". LP, Vinyl record album

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Barbara MitchellGet Me Through The Night ... LP
Capitol, 1984. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Pop electro soul from Barbara Mitchell – an artist who was hitting the same sort of vibe that Denice Williams was selling big at the same time, but who never cracked the charts as strongly overall! The tunes here are heavy on keyboards and synthetic percussion – but given the catchiness of the songs, and the hook-heavy arrangements overall, these instrumental elements are used in a way that's a lot more pop than some of the more street-oriented electro soul of the time. Barbara's vocals are full and straightforward, and titles include "I'm Ready For Love", "C'Est La Vie", "I Don't Want To Know Why", "Get Me Through The Night", "Who Are You", and "Don't Say It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp & some wear.)

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Red Mitchell-Harold Land QuintetHear Ye!!!! Hear Ye!!!! ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1961. New Copy ... $8.99
Killer work from a very unique little group – the short-lived union of bassist Red Mitchell and saxophonist Harold Land – heard here in one of the hippest dates from the LA scene of the early 60s! Mitchell's a well-known name from more straight ahead sides of the 50s, but working here with Land he really hits a great groove – that harder sort of soulbop sound that was coming out of LA for a few brief years in the 60s – played with a sense of tightness and fire that matched the best work of the time in New York! The whole group here is great – and the amazing Carmell Jones is in the group on trumpet, alongside Frank Strazzeri on piano and Leon Pettis on drums. The solos are great, and the writing is too – with some lively lyrical original compositions that include "Comara", "Pari Passu", "Catacomb", and "Triplin Awhile". A great bridge between Land's earlier sessions under his own name, and his later partnership with Bobby Hutcherson! CD
Also available Hear Ye!!!! Hear Ye!!!! ... CD 6.99

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Red Mitchell-Harold Land QuintetHear Ye!!!! Hear Ye!!!! ... CD
Atlantic, 1961. Used ... $6.99
Killer work from a very unique little group – the short-lived union of bassist Red Mitchell and saxophonist Harold Land – heard here in one of the hippest dates from the LA scene of the early 60s! Mitchell's a well-known name from more straight ahead sides of the 50s, but working here with Land he really hits a great groove – that harder sort of soulbop sound that was coming out of LA for a few brief years in the 60s – played with a sense of tightness and fire that matched the best work of the time in New York! The whole group here is great – and the amazing Carmell Jones is in the group on trumpet, alongside Frank Strazzeri on piano and Leon Pettis on drums. The solos are great, and the writing is too – with some lively lyrical original compositions that include "Comara", "Pari Passu", "Catacomb", and "Triplin Awhile". A great bridge between Land's earlier sessions under his own name, and his later partnership with Bobby Hutcherson! CD
(Out of print 1989 Atlantic jazz pressing, original CD – not a CDr.)
Also available Hear Ye!!!! Hear Ye!!!! ... CD 8.99

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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. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
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
(Green & blue label pressing.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetDjango ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Good ... $16.99
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 deep groove and RVG etch/stamp. Cover has wear, a split spine and partially split top & bottom seams.)
Also available Django (RVG remaster series) ... CD 3.99

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Modern Jazz QuartetDjango (RVG remaster series) ... CD
Prestige, Mid 50s. Used ... $3.99
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 16.99

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Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet (Atlantic) (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1957. Used ... $6.99
One of the first Modern Jazz Quartet albums on Atlantic – a 1957 set that finds the crew in one of their freshest periods – laying down their soon-to-be trademark style in a fashion that warrants the self-titled tag! The set kicks off with a stellar medley of standards, all given the tight MJQ touch! The crew strolls through "They Say It's Wonderful", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Body And Soul" and more in that 10 minute stretch. Other album highlights include the drum-heavy "La Ronde", a sweet reading of "Night In Tunisia", "Baden Baden", "Bag's Groove" and "Yesterdays". CD

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MombasaAfrican Rhythms & Blues ... CD
Spiegelei/Sonorama (Germany), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99
A sublime blend of spiritual jazz and African rhythms – and one of the few 70s recordings made by Mombasa, a European group put together by LA trombonist Lou Blackburn! The record's got a much more righteous sound than any of Blackburn's work of the 60s – a boldness and sense of pride that comes from its blending of percussion, acoustic bass, and soaring horn lines on trombone, trumpet, and bamboo flute! Other African elements slide into the music too – like bits of kalimba – and the lack of piano or keyboards on the record makes for an especially earthy sound, one that trades rhythm from the percussion with melodies from the horns in a really magical way. Tracks are long, and the set was recorded with the same post-colonial energy as similar work from Paris or London at the time – a really righteous groove that longs to be rediscovered! Titles include "Nairobi", "Massai", "Holz", "Kenia", "Makishi", and "Shango". CD

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Max MonnoBrasil 2015 ... CD
Four (Italy), 2015. New Copy ... $13.99
Guitarist Max Monno pays tribute to the Sergio Mendes sound of the 60s – in case you couldn't guess from the title and cover! Yet the music here isn't just a rehash of Brasil 66 – and instead showcases on all the great styles that Mendes allowed with his experiments at the time – that freeing of bossa rhythms from their simpler constraints, the way that the voice was really unlocked in Brazilian music – to a mode that would later influence so many other global singers – and even the reworking of jazz instrumentation through strong interplay between rhythm and melody. The group features wonderful lead vocals from Francesca Leone – a singer who would really make Sergio proud – and instrumentation includes guest trumpet from Fabrizio Bosso, plus flute, piano, guitar, and lots of percussion. Titles include "Upa Neguinho", "Casa Forte", "Mas Que Nada", "Lapinha", "Going Out Of My Head", "Groovy Samba", "Roda", "O Pato", "Gene", and "Ho Ba La La". CD

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✨✧ MonophonicsSound Of Sinning ... LP
Transistor Sound, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Magnificent Montague with Bob BakerBurn Baby Burn – The Autobiography Of Magnificent Montague (paperback) ... Book
University Of Illinois, 2003. New Copy Book ... $6.99 19.95
Magnificent Montague in his own words – the incredible life story of the man James Brown calls The Don Of Radio – the voice 50s & 60s soul music from Chicago, to New York to LA! Montague weaves the tale of his career in radio, from segregation era voice on the airwaves, to station owner, to important collector and preservationist of black cultural memorabilia. Co-written by Bob Baker, who listened to Montague on the airwaves as a teenager. An amazing story! Paperback, 192 pages. Book

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Giorgio MoroderDeja Vu ... CD
RCA, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
A huge comeback album from electronic pop pioneer/avant disco trailblazer Giorgio Morodor! The post-millennium resurgence in critical and commercial dues being paid to Giorgio has been a pretty heartening thing to see over the years, and it's all the more pleasing that's culminated in a major album that's worthy of his legacy. To his credit, it's not purely deja vu – while there's plenty of spacey elements from throughout his legendary career, it's got a very contemporary sheen – this isn't a cat content to repeat himself. SO many artists whose work is steered towards dancefloors and steeped in electronics owe much to Morodor – and many of them are guest stars here – including Sia, Kylie Minogue, Kelis, Britney Spears, Charli XCX and more. Titles include "U With Love", "Deja Vu" with Sia, "Diamonds" wtih Charli XCX, Don't Let Go" with Mikky Ekko, "Back & Forth" with Kelis, "I Do This For You" with Marlene La Disco and more. CD

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Ennio MorriconeChi L'Ha Vista Morire? ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1972. Used ... $29.99
Master Morricone in giallo mode – a lost early 70s genre effort from one of the greatest composers of all time! Chi L'Ha Vista Morire deals with a child murderer, and Morricone amps up the chill factor by working heavily with oddly bright-sounding choral arrangements – with instrumentation done in a more modern mode than some of his other work. He utilizes chimes, drums, electric guitars and keyboards – probably influencing Goblin and freakier film music to come! Tracks include "Chi L'Ha Vista Morire", "La Bela Riposava", "Il Girotondo Delle Note", "La Mia Mama", "Il Gioco Delle Vocali", "Dindon Campanon", "El Primo Baso", "Canto Della Campana Stonata", and "Solo Grida". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ennio MorriconeCosa Avete Fatto A Solange? (What Have You Done To Solange?) ... LP
Dagored (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
A beautiful illustration of the balance of light and darkness in the best work of Ennio Morricone – and an obscure soundtrack that dances between both sides of the spectrum! The main theme is incredibly sweet – one of those lightly drifting Morricone numbers that features wordless vocals from Edda Dell'Orso – but other tunes then go much deeper into the depths – hitting odd tones, moody instrumental passages, and somber rhythms that are then surprisingly offset by lighter numbers that are peppered throughout the score. This expanded package features 21 tracks from the film – and instrumentation includes a number of unusual twists that are not typical of Morricone at the time. Titles include "Cadenze", "Aleatorio", "Cosa Avete Fatto A Solange", "Raccapriccio", "Una Tromba E La Sua Notte", "Fine Di Solange", and "Pensierosamente". LP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl limited to 1000 copies!)

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Ennio MorriconeCosa Avete Fatto A Solange?/Spasmo ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1972/1974. New Copy 2 CDs ... $32.99
A beautiful illustration of the balance of light and darkness in the best work of Ennio Morricone – on a pair great early 70s soundtracks! Cosa Avete Fatto A Solange on the first CD is an obscure soundtrack that dances between both sides of the spectrum! The main theme is incredibly sweet – one of those lightly drifting Morricone numbers that features wordless vocals from Edda Dell'Orso – but other tunes then go much deeper into the depths – hitting odd tones, moody instrumental passages, and somber rhythms that are then surprisingly offset by lighter numbers that are peppered throughout the score. This expanded package features 21 tracks from the film – and instrumentation includes a number of unusual twists that are not typical of Morricone at the time. Titles include "Cadenze", "Aleatorio", "Cosa Avete Fatto A Solange", "Raccapriccio", "Una Tromba E La Sua Notte", "Fine Di Solange", and "Pensierosamente". Spasmo is another great mix of sweetness and darkness – perfectly blended together. The main theme of the film – "Bambole" – is one of those Mondo Morricone type numbers that floats along on a gossamy sheen – vocals gliding softly over light woodwinds, stepping rhythms, and a bit of electric harpsichord – all used gently, but beautifully to create a wonderfully groovy little tune. But other numbers on the album are much more tense – strings drawn tighter, and sometimes into more atonal passages – and offset by descending woodwind passages that further underscore the melacholoy of the film! Additional instrumentation includes some abstracted and slightly fuzzy guitar – and the whole album beautifully blends the sweet and dark tracks together with a great sense of pacing. Titles include "Bambole", in a number of variations – plus variations on "Spasmo" and "Stress Infinito". 34 tracks on 2CDs! CD

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Ennio MorriconeEnnio Morricone – Great Original Movie Themes (5CD set) ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $34.99
A treasure trove of wonderful work from Ennio Morricone – a special box set that distills down all his best themes for a range of films from the 60s and 70s – with a real focus on the obscure Italian movies we love so much! There's a few tracks here from later, bigger films – but most of the material comes from the late 60s onwards – and features the maestro really hitting his stride in an amazing blend of isolated sounds and fuller orchestrations – modes that were often used in exploratory ways throughout the film scores, but really came to a point in the main themes for the movies! The package features five CDs, a book, and 100 tracks in all – with themes from films that include Mosca Addio, E Ridendo L'Uccise, L'Uomo Proiettile, Gente Di Rispetto, Che C'Entriamo Noi Con La Rivoluzione, Il Mio Nome E Nessuno, Spasmo, Ruba Al Prossimo Tuo, Barbalu, Citta Violenta, Verushka, Novencento, Rappresaglia, Gli Indifferenti, and lots lots more! CD

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Ennio MorriconeGli Intoccabili (Machine Gun McCain) ... LP
Cinevox (Italy), 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
A classic 60s soundtrack from maestro Ennio Morricone – and a set of music that's lasted a lot longer than the film – which starred John Cassavettes in the role of Machine Gun McCain! Morricone's really coming into his own here – and uses some of the drama of his western work, blended with his growing ability to craft a simple, haunting melody – often the kind of dreamy tune you'd hardly expect to find in a movie like this! A few tense moments move into a slight atonal range – but most numbers have that cool, compressed style that made Morricone so great in the late 60s – with bits of Hammond, guitar, strings, and even some slight horns. The set's got two vocal numbers sung by Jackie Lynton – titles include "La Ballata Di Hank McCain", "Come Quando Fuori Piove", "Irene", "Defilee", "Gli Intoccabili", "Rosemary", "Come Lei", and "Sogno Dopo Sogno". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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