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Mireille MathieuMireille Mathieu Sings Ennio Morricone ... LP
Ariola (Germany), 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
Although Mireille Mathieu's overblown vocal style is sort of a strange choice for the cool arrangements that Ennio Morricone was scoring during the early 70s, this classic meeting of Mathieu and Morricone is an enduring album that offers some of the most famous vocal interpretations ever of Morricone's best European work. A must for Morricone fans everywhere, and with the tracks "J'oublie La Pluie Et Le Soleil", "La Califfa", "La Donna Madre", "Je Me Souviens", and "Melodie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing, with great booklet!)

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Les McCannLes McCann Plays The Hits ... LP
Limelight, 1966. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Play the hits Les does – but in a very groovy way! He's got a nice little combo on the record that includes Plas Johnson and Seldon Powell on saxes, plus some Latin percussion by Johnny Pacheco and Ron Rich. The great Leroy Vinnegar rounds out the group on bass, providing the rich strong groove that he adds to Les' best recordings of the 60s. Includes an excellent 2-part version of "Sunny", an early version of "Compared To What", and the tracks "Summer Samba", "Sad Little Girl", "Les Skate", and "Pretty Flamingo". A great set of pop soul jazz from LA! LP, Vinyl record album

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Howard McGhee & Teddy EdwardsWise In Time ... CD
Storyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
Great late life work from these two important figures on the LA jazz scene of the postwar years – trumpeter Howard McGhee and tenorist Teddy Edwards – both sounding wonderful here in a very relaxed, open setting! The record's got an approach that's especially marked by the deeper, soulful tone that Edwards adopted from the 60s onward – that great ear for a ballad, which McGhee follows strongly in his performance, although with a tone that's maybe a bit more offbeat. The rest of the group features Art Hillery on piano, Leroy Vinegar on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and titles include a great version of "I Want To Talk About You", plus "Crescent", "Time Waits", "Ruby My Dear", and "If You Could See Me Now". CD

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John McLaughlinBest Of John McLaughlin ... CD
Sony/Wounded Bird, 1970s. New Copy ... $3.99 12.98
An overstuffed collection of work from this legendary guitarist – a set that features the great John McLaughlin in so many of his best modes from the 70s! John's got a very spiritual current in his music, no matter what the setting – and the collection features McLaughlin working with his Indian-tinged Shakti group, the One Truth Band, and even alongside the legendary Carlos Santana, for an especially beautiful set of tracks! Titles include "A Love Supreme", "Friendship", "The Unknown Dissident", "The Life Divine (quad version)", "Lotus Feet", "Face To Face", "La Danse Du Bonheur", "New York On My Mind", and "The Dark Prince". CD

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Medallions Featuring Vernon GreenSpeedin' ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Wonderful west coast vocal group work from Vernon Green & The Medallions – a group who were rooted in doo wop, but who also step out here with a sound that paves the way for plenty of soul as well! There was something different about some of these great LA groups from the 50s – a quality that was often tighter than some of the more street corner work of the east coast – a sensibility that really comes through in vocals like this, which seem to be striving even further for a powerful punch in the overall package! Green's lead really gives the harmonies something to focus around – and the tracks are a great mix of playful numbers and more heartbreaking tunes – with titles that include "Shedding Tears For You", "Unseen", "Give Me The Right", "Dear Darling", "59 Volvo", "Buick 59", "Coup De Ville Baby", "Push Button Automobile", "Rocket Ship", "The Telegram", and "I Wonder Wonder Wonder". CD

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Terry MelcherTerry Melcher ... LP
Reprise, 1974. Very Good+ ... $24.99
If Charles Manson had got him instead of Sharon Tate, Terry Melcher would have never given us this wonderful record – so we're tipping our hat to Charlie's mistake for this overlooked gem of the 70s! Despite a rich career in the background of the LA scene of the 60s and 70s, Melcher almost never appeared as a lead act on his own – which makes the record even more of a standout – and kind of a long-awaited musical moment, put together with help from Bruce Johnston on production and support from a wide variety of LA hipsters Melcher had been supporting himself over the years. Terry's got a great ear for songs here – picking hip works by a host of others, and contributing some of his own gems too – and singing them all with a style that's unique, and probably helped a lot by the studio, but which somehow really resonates with us too. Worth it alone for his cover of "These Days" – and other tracks include "Beverly Hills", "Arkansas", "Just A Season", "4th Time Around", and a medley of "Halls Of Justice/Positively 4th Street/Like A Rolling Stone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & light wear.)

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Sergio MendesHorizonte Aberto ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Quite a compelling album from Sergio Mendes – one that was never issued in the US, and which is a nice contrast to his American records of the time! The vibe here is maybe a bit more Brazilian, and a bit more jazzy, than some of the more soul-based sounds that Sergio was cutting in LA – a bit of a return to bossa roots, but given some more 70s electric currents, too – and set to great arrangements with help from Oscar Castro Neves, Dave Grusin, and Waltel Branco – in that swirling mix of vocals, percussion, and jazzy instrumentation that we love in Sergio's music. The set features guest appearances from trumpeter Marcio Montarroyos and singer Djavan – both of whom further the Brazilian current of the set – and all lyrics are in Portuguese, on titles that icnlude "Milagre", "To Voltando", "Horizonte Aberto", "Desenredo", "O Mar E Meu Chao", "Adeus America", and a sublime reading of Toninho Horta's "Aquelas Coisas Todos". CD

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✨✧ Sergio MendesSergio Mendes' Favorite Things ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $6.99
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
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Look Around ... LP
A&M, 1967. Very Good ... $7.99
Dreamy bossa pop from the A&M studios of the 60s – the Brasil 66 sound at its best! The style here is a perfect blend of real Brazilian influences and some of the hipper styles bubbling in the LA studio scene of the time – all locked together perfectly by Sergio Mendes, in the twin-voiced style that let Brasil 66 transform any tune they could get their hands on! There's some really great numbers here of Brazilian origin – including Joao Donato's "The Frog", Marcos Valle's "Batucada", and Gilberto Gil's "Roda" – not to mention Sergio's own "Look Around", which is an especially charming number! Other titles include "The Look Of Love", "Pradizer Adeus", and "Like A Lover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker)

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Franco MicalizziCinema A Mano Armata ... LP
Beat/Dagored (Italy), 2006. New Copy ... $22.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Miucha & Antonio Carlos JobimMiucha & Antonio Carlos Jobim ... CD
RCA/Sony (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
A pretty darn sweet vocal session from the duo of Miucha and Antonio Carlos Jobim – recorded with lots of bossa overtones, very much the same spirit as the legendary Elis & Tom album of the mid 70s! Chico Buarque participates in the session, and Jobim even lends his vocal talents to a track or two – but his real talent, though, is his work on the arrangements – as he gives the whole thing a beautifully dreamy quality, in the manner of his best 70s work, with lots of strange off-kilter melodies floating around the mix of strings, piano, and flute! Miucha's vocals are lovely, and titles include "Sei La A Vida Tem Sempre Razao", "Vai Levando", "Comigo E Assim", "Samba Do Aviao", and "Saia Do Caminho". CD
Also available Miucha & Antonio Carlos Jobim ... CD 6.99

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Miucha & Antonio Carlos JobimMiucha & Antonio Carlos Jobim ... CD
RCA/BMG (Brazil), 1977. Used ... $6.99
A pretty darn sweet vocal session from the duo of Miucha and Antonio Carlos Jobim – recorded with lots of bossa overtones, very much the same spirit as the legendary Elis & Tom album of the mid 70s! Chico Buarque participates in the session, and Jobim even lends his vocal talents to a track or two – but his real talent, though, is his work on the arrangements – as he gives the whole thing a beautifully dreamy quality, in the manner of his best 70s work, with lots of strange off-kilter melodies floating around the mix of strings, piano, and flute! Miucha's vocals are lovely, and titles include "Sei La A Vida Tem Sempre Razao", "Vai Levando", "Comigo E Assim", "Samba Do Aviao", and "Saia Do Caminho". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Miucha & Antonio Carlos Jobim ... CD 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 deep groove and RVG etch.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet (Atlantic) ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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
(Red & green Broadway label pressing.)

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MojoIssue 275 – October 2016 (with bonus CD & 2 art prints) ... Magazine
Mojo, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
An issue of Mojo that's so special, they had to seal it in an envelope! The issue comes with two special Beatles art prints – in support of the 20 page story of The Beatles on tour – augmented with new interviews with Paul and Ringo – and the issue also features a bonus CD titled Return To The Star Club, with 15 tracks that inspired the fab four. The issue's not just a Beatles one, though – as it also has articles on Alan Vega, Mark E Smith, De La Soul, the lost Led Zeppelin session, and the legendary trouble at the Altamont Rock Festival! There's lots more too – including the usual great Mojo reviews of new records and reissues. Magazine

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Mondo SangueL'Isola Dei Dannati (Island Of The Damned) (180 gram pressing – with bonus poster) ... LP
All Score Media (Germany), 2016. New Copy ... $32.99
A contemporary album, but one that serves as an overdue soundtrack for Luchino Martello's film Island Of The Damned from 1978 – presented here with just the right sort of sounds from Mondo Sangue! The music hits that perfect mix of groovy styles and island elements that we love in Italian soundtracks for tropical settings in the 70s – a bit of electric funk, touches of organic rhythms, and an overall style that's steeped in slinky sex – all with a vibe that's probably closest to the music of Stelvio Cipriani at the time! Production and presentation is perfect – the whole thing hardly sounds contemporary at all – and titles include "La Caccia Di Cocco", "Stranded & Exhausted", "Notte Senza Sonno", "La Castrazione Di Frank", "Rito Di Iniziazione Psichedelico", and "Arriva L'Aiuto". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited hand-numbered edition of 666 copies – with a very cool bonus poster!)

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Phil Moore & The Afro Latin SoultetAfro Brazil Oba! ... LP
Tower, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A very unique little record – and one with a sublime blend of Latin, soul, and vocal styles! The record's a fair bit more sophisticated than most other efforts like this from the 60s – thanks to a strong batch of talents that includes Gil Fuller on arrangements, Phil Moore III on piano, Leni Groves on vocals – and a host of small combo players who include Joe Pass on guitar, Hadley Caliman on tenor and flute, and Francisco Aquabella on percussion! There's a warmly soulful west coast jazz sound here that's perhaps the strongest aspect of the record – a style that steps off nicely from the hipper side of LA, but throws in a few Latin influences – making for a really great sound that's totally fresh, and which really makes this record stand out from the pack! Titles include a great version of "What Is Wrong With Groovin", plus "Midnight Blue", "Batucada", "I Want Your Kiss", "Lavender Lady", and "The 8th Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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Nate MorganJourney Into Nigritia (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Nimbus, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99
A lost spiritual jazz classic from pianist Nate Morgan – maybe the musician's best-remembered moment, and for good reason too! The set's got this soaring, spiritual vibe that's much more early 70s than you'd guess from the date of recording – a post-Coltrane spirit with lots of modal energy in the rhythms, carved out by Nate in these bold, dark lines on piano – and topped with some excellent work on alto sax from the great Dadisi Komolate! Both players were key figures in the under-documented LA scene of this period – and work together to make tremendous sounds on this album – on titles that include "He Left Us A Song", "Journey Into Nigritia", "Morning Prayer", "Mother", and "Study in CT". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 250 copies! Beautiful pressing – with heavy vinyl and cover, and maybe even nicer than the original!)

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Ennio MorriconeCome Un Girotondo ... LP
Gemelli (Italy), Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $48.99
An obscure Morricone album that was recorded for the CEM sound library label in Italy. The record is mostly made up of tracks that Morricone did for the film Forza Italia – and these have a beautiful spare spacey sound, with light haunting melodies, in the tradition of his work on scores like La Donna Invisible. Some of the other tracks have more of an avant orchestral feel, and they show Morricone at his atonal/off-kilter best. Includes the groovy cut "Pavana 3a", which has a very catchy theme to it, plus the tracks "Come Un Girotondo", "Pressione Estremea", "Tensione Romantica", and "Allucinazione Notturna". Very groovy cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered collectors series! 70s pressing.)

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Ennio MorriconeEspion Leve Toi (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Music Box (France), 1982. New Copy ... $18.99
An overlooked gem from Ennio Morricone – great work from his French period of the early 80s, when he was scoring in some especially great ways! The movie's got a spy theme, but as always with Morricone, the music is a lot more than you'd expect – often done with these melodies that are building and brooding, with one key offbeat element throbbing with the rhythm – including some nicely askew piano on a few of the best themes here, which is sometimes matched by trumpet work from Italian jazz legend Oscar Valdambrini! There's a mature approach to the music that really fits the Lino Ventura presence in the narrative – and the trumpet is often muted or subdued, in a way that compresses it beautifully with the rest of the orchestrations. Titles include "Espion Leve Toi", "Marche En La", "Bugle Pour Anna", "Secret Nocturne", "Telephone Sans Reponse", and "Melodie Pour Anna". CD also features 12 more bonus tracks not on the original album! CD
 
 
 



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