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Modern Jazz QuartetDjango ... LP LP format
Prestige, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $34.99
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.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet (Atlantic) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD CD format
Atlantic (Japan), 1957. Used ... $19.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Modern Jazz Quartet/Milt Jackson QuintetMJQ ... LP LP format
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
(NYC 50th street pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp! Cover has some light wear, some light stains, a tiny split on the bottom seam, and a very small peeled mark at the opening.)

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MombasaAfrican Rhythms & Blues ... CD CD format
Spiegelei/Sonorama (Germany), 1975. New Copy ... $18.99
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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New Thelonious MonkLive At The It Club – Complete ... CD CD format
Columbia, 1964. Used 2CD ... $8.99
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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Chris MontezMore I See You – Call Me (plus bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
A&M (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastically sweet pop from Chris Montez! Chris had a light little voice that was perfect for the A&M Records approach of the 60s – a style that has him singing gently over arrangements that glide and bounce around with ease, sometimes handled by Herb Alpert, in a breezy sunny LA mode that makes us want to be driving down Highway 101 with the top down, AM radio blasting out all of Chris' early singles at once! Chris' real genius here is the way that he takes standards and pop tunes – and, working with Herb, crafts them into a whole new sound – stripped down, streamlined, and perfect for the 60s! Titles include "One Note Samba", "The More I See You", "Fly Me To The Moon", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Call Me", "Hey Baby", and "Little White Lies". A great package – as the CD features the whole album in both mono and stereo – 24 titles in all! CD

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New Jeanne MoreauSucces Et Confidences ... CD CD format
Jacques Canetti/Because (France), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $10.99
A wealth of early work from the great Jeanne Moreau – her first album as a singer, plus music from films, and other 60s tracks too! The core album is 12 Chansons – a classic album of vocal tracks from one of France's greatest actresses – the lovely Jeanne Moreau, who also turns out to be one heck of a great singer as well! The set is packaged with images from many of Jean's classic films – Jules et Jim, Ascenseur Pour L'Echaufaud, La Notte – all set inside a gatefold cover with an incredibly sexy photo of Jeanne on the front – an image that might well be worth the whole package alone! But the music is even better – all very poetic tunes written by Cyrus Bassiak for Moreau – this was the first of their two collaborations – with lovely jazz-tinged music arranged by Francois Rauber and Ward Swingle, both of whom know how to hit a hip style of things that works perfectly for Jean. The whole thing's great – very groovy, and a real lost chapter of Moreau's charms – and titles include "La Peu, Leon", "Moi Je Prefere", and "L'Amour Flou". CD also features material from the second album for the Jacques Canetti label – including "Tout Morose" and "Tu M'Agaces" – plus "Le Tourbillon" from Jules Et Jim, unreleased 1953 tracks "L'Amour S'En Vient L'Amour S'en Va" and "J'Ai Choisi De Rire" – and the titles "Je M'Ennuie La Nuit Sans Toi", "Le Nombril", "Cet Amour", "Paris Est Tout Petit", and "J'Ai Le Memoire Qui Flanche". CD

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Airto MoreiraI'm Fine, How Are You? ... CD CD format
Warner (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
A lot smoother than most of Airto's other work – and almost more of a soul record than a jazz one – but also a great batch of grooves with a really spirited feel! Airto's percussion is still relatively up front in the mix, and smooth funky LA arrangements take the album to a warm soulful place – giving the more uptempo tracks a tight dancefloor groove that's still kept a bit rootsy by all the acoustic percussion. Tom Scot lays down great solos on two tracks – "I'm Fine, How Are You" and "The Road Is Hard (But We're Going To Make It)" – and other good tracks include "The Happy People" and "Celebration Suite". CD

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New Ennio MorriconeFor A Few Dollars More (10 inch color vinyl pressing) ... LP LP format
AMS (Italy), 1965. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 35.98
An archetypal record all the way through – with some of the best Morricone western styles from the period – and still one of the greatest in its genre! To match the darkness of the film, Morricone's working here in a spare, stark mode – using bits of guitar and whistling to state the themes of the tunes in a simple, yet dramatic way. The legendary Alessandro Alessandroni handles both of these aspects of the record – as well as the I Cantori Moderni choir which sings on a few numbers too. Edda Dell'Orso lends her haunting, wordless vocal, too – and the titles include "Per Qualche Dollaro In Piu","La Resa Dei Conti", "Psserviatori Osservati", "Il Corpo", "Poker D'Assi", "Carillon", "Addio Colonnello" and Il Visio Di Uccidere". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ennio MorriconeIl Prefetto Di Ferro ... LP LP format
Beat/Dagored (Italy), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 32.98
Dark brilliance from Ennio Morricone – a great 70s thriller that mixes in some great extra elements with the music! Il Prefetto Di Ferro has a core sound that's very much in keeping with Morricone's approach to crime and cop films – a bit warmer and funkier at times than his horror scores, but also touched here with some slight Mediterranean moments on guitar or flute – little "Sicilian" touches to set the mood of the film, in a way that also creates some nicely exotic touches. The record features some vocals and guitar from Rosa Balestrieri – a new collaborator for Morricone – and titles include "La Mafia", "Omerta", "Canto Di Sicilia", "Siccita", "Morte Di Ferrarello", and "Una Rete Di Protenzi". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ennio MorriconeL'Assoluto Naturale (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Cinevox/Quartet (Spain), 1969. New Copy ... $22.99
An incredible soundtrack from Morricone's best period ever! The score has that totally sublime Morricone quality that you'll find on on a small handful of his best works – like La Donna Invisible, Photo Prohibite, Le Casse, and Metti Una Sera A Cena – and it's filled with amazingly precise orchestral washes of sound, pierced by smaller solo instruments, tuned with strangely angular qualities. If you've ever wondered why people think Morricone's one of the 20th century's best composers – this is the kind of CD that will open your mind. The whole incredibly complex, yet never too academic – and always extremely pleasant and lovely to listen to! We love this one to death and it's an honor to have it in stock! Titles include "L'Assoluto Naturale", "Sempre Piu Verita", "E Facile", "Il Profumo Della Tua Pelle", and "Sembaravi Desiderare" – and this limited CD features 7 more bonus tracks too! CD

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Ennio MorriconeLe Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene/Il Ritorno Del Ringo ... CD CD format
GDM (Italy), 1965/1970. New Copy 2CD ... $34.99
A pair of legendary Ennio Morricone scores – back to back in a very limited collection! First up is one of our favorites – Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene – one of the greatest soundtracks ever from the legendary Ennio Morricone – a real standard-setting record that's one of the top choices we go to again and again to illustrate the genius of his music! The score is a fantastic mix of the two best sides of Morricone's work – the kind of light, lilting melodies that are schooled in bossa, but turned loose on their own devices – and the darker, more atonal passages that would come to play more strongly during the 70s. The light wins over the darkness in most of the record – especially the tracks that feature the sublime wordless vocals of Edda Dell'Orso, which swell and fall with the movement of the strings and keyboards. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Le Foto Proibite", "Nel Vuoto", "Intermezzino Pop", "Amor Come Dolore", and "Quelle Foto". The second soundtrack is the striking spaghetti western classic – Il Ritorno Di Ringo – penned for the second Ringo film in the 60s, and with music that's even more compelling than the first! There's a great Morricone sense of balance in the mix – as gentle moments mix with darker ones, on titles that include "The Return Of Ringo", "The Disguise", "Sheriff Carson", "The Fuentes", and "The Wedding & The Revenge". Also includes all the material from the rare album "La Storia I Dialoghi Le Canzoni De Il Ritorno Di Ringo" – which features Italian dialogue about the film from the film, plus music as well. CD
(Limited to 300 copies!)

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Ennio MorriconePer Un Pugno Di Dollari (Fistful Of Dollars) (10 inch LP) ... LP LP format
GDM (Italy), 1964. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
A landmark record – not only in the history of the western, but in that of Ennio Morricone! The soundtrack, written for this hit Clint Eastwood spaghetti western, is everything you'd want in a 60s western – driving orchestral passages, twanging guitar parts, and spooky little bits that isolate the mood of a scene nicely. The work's an instant classic, and is still one of Morricone's strongest western soundtracks – even if it is one of the most familiar. Very cool pressing – as a gatefold 10" LP – with titles that include "Quasi Morto", "Senza Pieta", "Titoli", "La Reazione", "L'Inseguimento", and "Per Un Pugno Di Dollari". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl!)

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New Ennio MorriconeVeruschka ... LP LP format
Right Tempo (Italy), 1971. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $14.99
One of the most haunting Morricone soundtracks ever – and one of the grooviest too! The album's a perfect blend of our two favorite styles of Morricone work – that of the floating female vocal over a gentle groove, and the darker, tenser side of his music. The main "Verushka" theme is one of his most beautiful – a variation of female vocals with a gentle edge, in the tradition of classic soundtracks like La Donna Invisible or Le Photo Proibite. This theme shifts from mood to mood over the course of the LP, occasionally giving way to some more atonal passages and other more jazz-based tunes – more of which are included here than on the original release, thanks to an expanded reissue job by Right Tempo! In fact, the whole thing's bubbling over with great music – one of the best Morricone reissues we've ever stocked – done with great sound and a huge array of extra tracks! Titles include a number of takes on the "Verushka" theme, plus "Astratto", "La Bambola", "Le Fotografie", "Magia", "La Spiaggia", and "Dopo L'Intervista". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ennio Morricone (as Leo Nichols)I Crudeli ... CD CD format
GDM (Italy), 1967. New Copy ... $28.99
A really wonderful western soundtrack from Ennio Morricone – done at a level that's a bit different than the usual style for the time – with more of some of the elements that the maestro might bring to later horror material! The main theme is wonderful – with a snapping snare and haunting trumpet part – but then later tracks have a more brooding sense of tension – sometimes abstracting off the main theme in a very spacious way, sometimes working with oddly tuned strings, and that great Morricone way of isolating and abstracting a single instrument – so that the original sound is quite obscured, leaving the listener to reach with their ears with a great sense of curiosity! The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "I Crudeli", "La Congiura", "Dopo La Congiura", "Un Momento", and "Minacciosamente Lontano". CD

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New Bob MosesBittersuite In The Ozone ... LP LP format
Mozown, 1975. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A key piece of self-issued jazz from percussionist/pianist Bob Moses – the first record on his Mozown label, and an album that managed to travel incredibly in the underground jazz circles of the 70s. Moses has a great lineup of players working with him on the set – including vocalist Jeanne Lee, bassist Eddie Gomez, drummer Billy Hart, and hornmen Randy Brecker, Howard Johnson, and David Liebman. The set's got an introspective quality that often seems to double back on itself – free at times, but rhythmically circular at others – making for more tension than release, in a style that played well with crowds at the time. Titles include "Mfwala Myo La La", "Stanley Free", "Message To The Music Bizness", and "Bittersuite In The Ozone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Natural NumbersNatural Numbers In Dub (with download) ... LP LP format
Stones Throw/Dub Club, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
Contemporary dub project from Tom Chasteen, co-founder of LA's venerable Dub Club – working here with all star band as Natural Numbers – with utmost love and respect for classic Jamaican dub! The rhythms are laid down by a great group of players that includes Ras Benji on drums and percussion, Fully Fullwood on bass, Freddy Flint on rhythm guitar, Mark Lightcap on lead guitar, Roger Rivas on keys, Mikael Jourgenson and Chasteen himself on synths – with vocals on a few cuts by Cornell Campbell, and a couple with Bionic Clark. Titles include "Theme For King Richard", "Unconditional Dub", "Dubble Trouble", "Nairobi Dub", "Pressurizer", "Dub In The City", "One Duppy Two Duppy Three Duppy", "Salida Dub" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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Randy NewmanRandy Newman (180 gram pressing) ... LP LP format
Reprise/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
An insanely wonderful first album from Randy Newman – and a perfect example of the way his unique style was a key confluence of all the best elements simmering underneath both late 60s LA and late 60s Warner Brothers! There's an instantly nostalgic quality to the record, but one that's nicely undercut by Newman's familiar sense of wit – a bit more subtle here, and presented with amazing backings from Van Dyke Parks – who almost brings in a lightly symphonic touch at times. The work's almost in the vein of hipper jazz sides by Bob Dorough or Dave Frishberg at the time – and although some of the tunes are familiar from later versions, they still sound best here in Randy's originals. Titles include "Love Story", "So Long Dad", "I Think He's Hiding", "Laughing Boy", "Cowboy", "The Beehive State", "Davy The Fat Boy", and "Bet No One Ever Hurt This Bad". LP, Vinyl record album

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Philippe NicaudErotico Nicaud ... CD CD format
Barclay/Universal (France), 1970. New Copy ... $11.99
Sexy grooves from 70s France – exactly the kind of record that we'd never find coming out in the US! Philippe Nicaud has this whispering, talking sort of style – kind of a cross between Serge Gainsbourg and Rod McKuen, set to music that's much more in the spirit of the former – with hip funky French touches in the rhythms, and lots of cool tripped-out instrumentation in the mix! Nicaud voice sets the scene wonderfully for the erotic themes of the set – and even on the few numbers where he sings a bit more, his style is still plenty great – with a raspy edge that's almost the summation of Euro erotic for the time. Titles include "Cuisses Nues Bottes De Cuir", "Leger Leger", "La Marie Des Champs", "Bonne Nuit Chuck", "Tout Bas Tou Bas", "Cover Girl", "Le Jardin Merveilleux", "Les Cigales Et Les Fourmis", and "Breve Rencontre". CD
Also available Erotico Nicaud ... CD 8.99

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Philippe NicaudErotico Nicaud ... CD CD format
Barclay/Universal (France), 1970. Used ... $8.99
Sexy grooves from 70s France – exactly the kind of record that we'd never find coming out in the US! Philippe Nicaud has this whispering, talking sort of style – kind of a cross between Serge Gainsbourg and Rod McKuen, set to music that's much more in the spirit of the former – with hip funky French touches in the rhythms, and lots of cool tripped-out instrumentation in the mix! Nicaud voice sets the scene wonderfully for the erotic themes of the set – and even on the few numbers where he sings a bit more, his style is still plenty great – with a raspy edge that's almost the summation of Euro erotic for the time. Titles include "Cuisses Nues Bottes De Cuir", "Leger Leger", "La Marie Des Champs", "Bonne Nuit Chuck", "Tout Bas Tou Bas", "Cover Girl", "Le Jardin Merveilleux", "Les Cigales Et Les Fourmis", and "Breve Rencontre". CD
Also available Erotico Nicaud ... CD 11.99
 
 
 



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