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Fabrice Charles, Michel Doneda & Gunter MullerDirect Chamber ... CD
33REVPERMI (France), 2000. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Michel ColombierMichel Colombier ... CD
Chrysalis/Anthology (France), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
A great bit of funky fusion from Michel Colombier – and quite different than his early work on the Paris scene of the late 60s! Colombier is perhaps best remembered today for his legendary Messe Pour Le Temps Present – written with Pierre Henry – and for the beautifully baroque arrangements he did for pop albums by Brigitte Bardot, Serge Gainsbourg, and others! Colombier still has a great sense of arranging here – and he's working with some top-level American jazz talents – including Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Lee Ritenour and Larry Carlton on guitar, Jaco Pastorius on bass, Michael Brecker on tenor, Airto on percussion, and Steve Gadd and Peter Erskine on drums. The groove is somewhere between 70s full-on fusion, and cop show themes from the early 80s – and titles include "Do It", "Layas", "The Dancing Bull", "Sunday", and "Dreamland". CD

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✨✧ Michel ColombierOld Fool Back On Earth ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Very Good 2LP ... $3.99
A weird one from Michel Colombier – the baroque French arranger who's probably best known for his funky 60s work with Pierre Henry. The album's an extended concept album – with a mix of fusion, rock, and soul tracks – all linked by a pretty silly story. There's a lot of soul talents in the mix – and the record's got vocals by Nanette Workman, Phil Perry, Patti Austin, James Ingram, and Phillip Ingram – and there's a few decent songs amidst the 2LP set. Titles include "The Minotaur", "I Call You My Love", "Alone", "Angel Of Love", "Nightbird", and "Alone Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has some pen on front and a few creases.)

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eRikm & Michel DonedaRazine ... CD
Monotype (Poland), 2011. Used ... $3.99
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(Small cutout on digipack spine.)

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Serge Gainsbourg/Michel ColombierLe Pacha/Vidocq/Comment Trouvez Vous Ma Soeur? ... CD
Rambling (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
Stunning sounds from the team of Serge Gainsbourg and Michel Colombier – and maybe the most perfect example of why Gainsbourg soundtracks can be so great! First up is the duo's fab music for the film Le Pacha – a wonderful blend of trippy touches and more subtle jazzy moments, plus bits of electric sitar and bassy funk – shifting effortlessly from track to track to create a mad melange of musical grooves! Cuts include the classic "Requiem Pour Un Con", which is a funky gem – plus "Psychastenie", "Joss A La Calvados", "Un Noel 67", "Cadavres En Serie", "Batucada Meurtriere", and Brigitte Bardot singing "Harley Davidson"! Next is Vidoq – a handful of songs originally penned for a TV series in the 60s, and very unusual work from Serge! The tunes include two very offbeat vocal numbers, sung in this deep-voiced style – plus a few more serious instrumentals, but with a weird twist. Titles include "Le Mariage De Vidocq", "A Vous De Jouer", "L'Evasion", and "Chanson Du Forcat". Comment Trouvez-Vous Ma Soeur – or "how do you find my sister?" – seems like a perfect title for a film to feature music from Serge – and the music definitely follows suit! The movie's from 1964, so captures that pivotal time when Gainsbourg was shifting from classier French styles to groovy ones – both modes featured here in the instrumentals directed by Colombier, and on Serge's vocal reading of the title tune. Tracks include "Erotico Tico", "No Love For Daddy", "La Course Au Mariage", "Rendez Vous A L'Eglise", "Surboum Chez Ma Soeur", and "Quart D'Heure Americain". CD

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Jean Michel JarreZoolook ... LP
Dreyfus (France), 1984. Very Good+ ... $9.99
World sounds meet 80s electronics – and the result is a groundbreaking batch of tracks from Jean-Michel Jarre, one that sounds a heck of a lot better today than we remember 20 years ago! Jarre's got a great sound here – dark, evocative, and with enough colonialist tension between the sources and their manipulation to create an unsettling feel overall. He's getting help from guests that include Laurie Anderson, Adrian Belew, Yogi Horton, and Marcus Miller – and titles include "Ethnicolor", "Diva", "Zoolook", "Blah Blah Cafe", and "Zoolookologie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original French pressing, including the inner sleeve.)

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Lee Konitz/Michel PetruccianiToot Sweet ... LP
Owl (France), 1982. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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Michel LegrandBonjour Paris (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/El (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $13.99
Dreamy sounds from the legendary Michel Legrand – working here in a mode that's maybe a bit more lush and romantic than some of his later soundtrack work – yet at a level that's still head and shoulders above most of his 50s instrumental contemporaries! The set's got a melancholy vibe throughout – that sense of leaving that not only evokes a visitor having to head home after a trip in Paris, but also all the sadness and loss that the city experienced during the wartime years as well – even later, as American Gis had to head home – and were an obvious market for a record like this in the US! Tracks include "Bonjour Paris", "French Can Can", "Le Mer", "Two Loves Have I", and "A Paris Dans Chaque Faubourg". CD features lots of bonus tracks – including Yves Montand singing "Joli Maie", plus the tracks "Domino", "Pigalle", "Clopin Clopant", "Le Gars De Rochechouart", and "Boum". CD

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Michel LegrandComplete Michel Legrand/Jacques Demy (Parapluies De Cherbourg/Les Demoiselles De Rochefort/And Lots More!) (11CD box set) ... CD
Universal (France), 2013. New Copy 11 CDs ... $46.99
An incredible treasure trove of music – the complete film scores that Michel Legrand penned for his films with director Jacques Demy – plus rare bonus tracks, alternate versions, vocal takes, and even a bit of working sessions and studio work as well! We've always been huge fans of this key cinematic collaboration – a musical match heard most famously in the films Les Parapluies De Cherbourg (Umbrellas Of Cherbourg), Les Demoiselles De Rochefort (Young Girls Of Rochefort), and Peau D'Ane (Donkey Skin) – music scored by Legrand with a sublime blend of his jazzy roots and some of the more joyous elements in the narrative – still some of our favorite soundtrack work ever! But here, in this great box with 11 CDs in tiny sleeves, you also get full soundtracks for Lola, Les Sept Peches Capitaux, La Baie Des Anges, L'Evenement Le Plus Important Depuis Que L'Homme A Marche Sur La Lune, Lady Oscar, Parking, and Trois Places Pour Le Vingt Six. Plus, the set also features a series of "Suites Symphoniques" for the three famous films – an English language version of Young Girls Of Rochefort, a CD of working sessions and playbacks, and another CD that features vocal and instrumental interpretations of the tunes – by Sergio Mendes, Bud Shank, Astrud Gilberto, Tony Bennett, Bill Evans, Isabelle Aubret, and many others! A real treasure – and the sort of set we never thought we'd see! CD

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Michel LegrandHoliday In Rome (2x7" ep) ... 7-inch
Columbia, 1955. Near Mint- 2x7" Gatefold (pic cover)... $1.99
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Michel LegrandLa Rancon De La Gloire (The Price Of Fame) ... CD
Play Time (France), 2015. New Copy ... $18.99
A relatively recent soundtrack from Michel Legrand – but one that shows that the legendary maestro's lost none of his touch over the years! If anything, there's a depth and complexity here that may surpass some of Legrand's work – orchestral modes that often evoke his score for Peau D'Ane in the way woodwinds and strings lightly intertwine and allow beautiful melodies to flourish – those kind of special themes that allow Legrand to deliver so much feeling with so little effort. Titles include "La Sortie De L'Ombre", "Rosa Et Samira", "Osman Et Eddy", "La Cure", "Chaplin", "En Avant", "Guet Apens", and "Crooker". CD

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Michel LegrandLe Baron De Munchausen/La Flute A 6 Schtroumphs ... CD
Universal (France), Late 70s. Used ... $6.99
Some of the most whimsical music ever penned by Michel Legrand – music for two animated films from the late 70s! First up is Legrand's excellent score for a Baron Munchausen film – handled with these surprisingly deep tones at times, yet still mixed with a sense of fable-like wonder, too – a bit like his landmark score for Peau D'Ane from a decade before. Like that one, there's some nice sing-song moments here, and some more serious elements that balance things out beautifully – and trust us, the whole thing is way better than any US animated scores that were coming out at the time! Titles include "Sur La Route De Trukesban", "Recit Du Baron", "Theme De L'Aventure", "Chanson De La Sirene", and the playful vocal tune "Chanson Du Baron". Next up is music scored for an early Smurfs film – a very odd setting for Legrand, but one that he still handles beautifully! There's a handful of serious tunes, mixed in with music that's a lot more playful and cartoony – including a number of strange vocal songs, sung in goofy voices. Titles include "Hyme Au Travail", "La Flute A Six Schtroumphs", "Le Ballet De Torchesac", "Le Roi E La Flute", and "La Fete". CD also features one cool bonus track – "Building A Bird House" – from a TV special called Michel's Mixed-Up Musical Bird! CD
(Rear tray card has a ripped corner.)

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Michel LegrandLes Demoiselles De Rochefort (Young Girls of Rochefort) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $9.99
One of our favorite soundtracks ever – a jazzy swinging ode to love found and love lost – all penned by the legendary Michel Legrand! The work was composed in collaboration with director Jacques Demy for his 1966 film of the same name – and, like the previous Demy/Legrand collaboration, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, the movie's a story in song – one that has much of the dialogue presented as sung lyrics to the tunes. The mode takes off from a Hollywood musical style, and pushes the genre into territory that's much hipper, very French, and with a soaring approach that's filled with plenty of mod 60s jazz grooves. Legrand's genius has never sparkled so brightly – and his ability to interweave different themes, stories, and grooves is simply amazing! Titles include "Chanson Des Jumelles", "Chanson De Delphine", "Nous Voyageons De Ville En Ville", "Chanson D'Andy", "La Femme Coupee En Morceaux", and "Marins Amis Amants Ou Maris". CD

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Michel LegrandParis Rome Vienna (aka I Love Paris – plus bonus cuts) ... CD
Columbia/El (UK), 1954. New Copy ... $3.99
String-heavy early genius from a young Michel Legrand – tracks from some of his best travelogue albums for Columbia from the 50s! The first half of the set is Legrand's original I Love Paris album – a sparkling postwar musical fantasy of Paris, made up of a host of famous themes from French pop music of the 20th century, all set to lush string arrangements! The album's not as upbeat or jazzy as some of Legrand's later soundtrack work, but it's got a wonderful quality all its own – a warmly romantic vision of a Paris that was still putting the pieces back together less than a decade after WWII, presented in a way that glosses sweet sounds over darker corners with a vaguely eerie feel. The record instantly made Legrand an international favorite, and features 16 tracks that include "Mademoiselle De Paris", "The Last Time I Saw Paris", "Paris Canaille", "Autumn Leaves", "A Paris", "La Vie En Rose", "Under Paris Skies", and "April In Paris. Next up are 11 more tracks from another postwar site – Italian themes from Legrand's Holiday In Rome record, done in a similar style to the Paris session – with titles that include "Vieni Vieni", "Aveva Un Bavero", "Fiorin Fiorello", "Torna A Surriento", and "Funiculi Funicula". The travels are completed in Vienna – with 3 more titles from Legrand's Vienna Holiday album, including "Vilia", "Third Man Theme", and "The Cafe Mozart Waltz". CD

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✨✧ Michel Legrand & CoLe Jazz Grand ... LP
Gryphon, 1978. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
A wonderful session of straight jazz work by Michel Legrand – a larger group outing that's one of the few albums he ever cut in this style! The set has all the warmth and imagination of Legrand's best jazzy soundtrack work – strong themes, bold statements, and a sense of personal investment that comes through even in a larger ensemble – yet the work here is also delivered with even more freedom for solo work than Legrand's film scores, with plenty of longer exploratory passages that showcase the takents of key soloists like Gerry Mulligan, Phil Woods, and Jon Faddis. Most of the album's first side features an extended track suite entitled "Southern Routes" played by a big band – and side two features shorter titles played by a septet, with titles that include "La Pasionaria", "Malagan Stew", "Iberia Nova", and "Basquette". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Michel MagneCompartiment Tueurs/Le Gentelman De Cocody/Par Un Beau Matin D'Ete/Avec La Peau Des Autres/Johnny Banco/De La Part Des Copains ... CD
Rambling (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $24.99
Incredibly groovy French soundtrack work from the 60s – with a feel that's like some of the best American crime jazz of earlier years, mixed with some more progressive moments that feel like they were lifted from European sound library work! The tunes on the set come from 6 different soundtracks scored by Michel Magne – Compartiment Tueurs, Johnny Banco, De La Part Des Copains, Par Un Beau Matin D'Ete, Le Gentleman De Cocody, and Avec La Peau Des Autres – all different films in mood and story, which makes for a nicely wide-ranging set! We've always loved Magne's work on more famous soundtracks, on on this set, his full talents are displayed amidst an amazing array of great tunes – a total of 24 tracks in all. CD

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Michel MagneLe Repos Du Guerrier/Don Juan 73/Barbarella ... CD
Universal (France), 1958/1962/1963/1964/1968/1972. New Copy ... $14.99
Incredibly groovy work from French film composer Michel Magne – all of it for the films of Roger Vadim, including some music for Barbarella that wasn't part of the regular US soundtrack for the movie! The music represents some of the more involved soundtracks for Vadim films – but also echoes some of his better-known jazz scores too – thanks to Magne's ability to shift effortlessly between fuller orchestrations, and smaller, lighter instrumental themes. There's a real mix of moods going on here – sometimes subtle, or somber – other times more all-out playful, especially on some of the later soundtracks! CD features 8 tracks from Barbarella – including "L'Envol Du Vaisseau", "Poursuite Spatiale", "L'Adieu A Barbarella", "Bossa De L'Espace", and "Plainte Des Prisonniers"; plus 7 more from Don Juan 73 – including "Swedish Dream", "Don's Waltz", "Intermission", "Burn", and "Confession Par Mister Eye". Also features one or two tracks each from the films Les Rendez-Vous Manque, Le Repos Du Guerrier, Le Vice Et La Virtu, and La Ronde. CD

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✨✧ Michel Magne & His OrchestraTropical Fantasy ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
A beautiful lost bit of Exotica from the early 60's! Michel Magne recorded this "adventure in exotic sounds and percussion" in the Barclay Studios in Paris – as one of the excellent albums he cut in France before moving onto more famous soundtracks – and the set's got a wonderful mix of percussion, woodwinds, vibes, and piano – but also features tiny bit of tape manipulation, which gives the whole thing an even groovier sound! The feel is way cooler than the usual exotica groove – key proof of Magne's early musical vision – and titles include "Congo", "Tabu", "Sahara", "Two Silhouettes", and "Tropical". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel & Tony PetruccianiConversation ... CD
Dreyfus (France), 1992. Used ... $7.99
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(Barcode has some marker.)

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Michel PetruccianiBest Of Michel Petrucciani ... CD
Blue Note, 1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)
 
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Albert AylerAlbert Ayler In Greenwich Village (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Impulse (Germany), 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
One of the first big moments of Albert Ayler's work in the jazz mainstream – and a record that doesn't dim his greatness at all from the earlier sides recorded for ESP! The album's got a sharply angular sound that more than lives up to its vibrant cover image – a well-honed approach to improvisation, showcased by Ayler in a set of recordings done upon his return from work on the European scene. The material was recorded on two different dates – featuring two different groups: one with Alan Silva, Beaver Harris, and Joel Friedman; the other with Donald Ayler, Henry Grimes, and Michel Sampson. Titles are long, with the searing emotional sound that Ayler was peaking at during this time – and titles include "For John Coltrane", "Change Has Come", and "Truth is Marching On". LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles DavisFacets No. 1 ... LP
CBS, 1956/1958/1962. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Import collection of some more obscure Miles moments from the late 50s Columbia years! There's 4 tracks recorded with the orchestra of Michel Legrand – and players that include Coltrane, Phil Woods, Jerome Richardson, and Bill Evans: "Jitterbug Waltz", "Round Midnight", "Wild Man Blues", and "Django". 2 tracks from a recording by the Brass Ensemble Of The Jazz & Classical Music Society, one led by John Lewis, the other by Gunther Schuller, are surprisingly wonderful – very much in the mode of Miles' work with Gil Evans, with a similar glistening sound on Miles' trumpet, and warm chromatic washes of sound underneath to provide the perfect soloing vehicle. And there are 4 numbers, a pair each from the Coltrane/Garland incarnation of the quintet, "Sweet Sue" & "Budo", and a transitional sextet from 1962, "Devil May Care" & "Blue Xmas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and some surface wear.)

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Miles DavisLast Word – The Warner Brothers Years (Tutu/Siesta/Amandla/Dingo/Doo Bop/Miles & Quincy/Live) (8CD set) ... CD
Warner, 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 8 CDs ... $59.99 64.98
The complete final recordings of Miles Davis – and music that shows that the legendary trumpeter was still continuing to grow strongly in his later years! The set features a great scope of sounds – from soundtrack projects with Marcus Miller and Michel Legrand, a live tribute to Gil Evans recorded with Quincy Jones, other excellent live material, and some important records that show the late Davis embracing new rhythms of the 80s, in the same way he worked with funk, soul, and rock styles in the 70s! The package is a great deal at this price – and features 86 tracks on 8CDs – all with original artwork and notes – in a box that includes the albums Tutu, Music From Siesta, Amandla, Dingo, Doo Bop, Miles & Quincy Live At Montreux, Live Around The World, and Live Performance From Nice Festival – the last of which never came out at the time, and was only later included as bonus tracks on a 2CD version of Tutu. CD
Also available Last Word – The Warner Brothers Years (Tutu/Siesta/Amandla/Dingo/Doo Bop/Miles & Quincy/Live) (8CD set) ... CD 47.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisLast Word – The Warner Brothers Years (Tutu/Siesta/Amandla/Dingo/Doo Bop/Miles & Quincy/Live) (8CD set) ... CD
Warner, 1980s/Early 90s. Used 8 CDs ... $47.99
The complete final recordings of Miles Davis – and music that shows that the legendary trumpeter was still continuing to grow strongly in his later years! The set features a great scope of sounds – from soundtrack projects with Marcus Miller and Michel Legrand, a live tribute to Gil Evans recorded with Quincy Jones, other excellent live material, and some important records that show the late Davis embracing new rhythms of the 80s, in the same way he worked with funk, soul, and rock styles in the 70s! The package is a great deal at this price – and features 86 tracks on 8CDs – all with original artwork and notes – in a box that includes the albums Tutu, Music From Siesta, Amandla, Dingo, Doo Bop, Miles & Quincy Live At Montreux, Live Around The World, and Live Performance From Nice Festival – the last of which never came out at the time, and was only later included as bonus tracks on a 2CD version of Tutu. CD
(Still sealed!)
Also available Last Word – The Warner Brothers Years (Tutu/Siesta/Amandla/Dingo/Doo Bop/Miles & Quincy/Live) (8CD set) ... CD 59.99

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Miles DavisMiles Davis At Newport – 1955-1975 – The Bootleg Series Vol 4 (4CD box set) ... CD
Legacy, Mid 50s/1960s/Mid 70s. New Copy 4 CDs ... $43.99 49.98
Not just Miles Davis live at Newport – but Miles at Newport over the course of 20 years, in the space of eight different live performances – almost all of which are previously unreleased! Apart from the 1958 and 1969 Newport material here, most of the 4CD set features all-new, all-great vintage Miles material – with Newport performances from 1955, 1958, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, and 1975 – the last three of which are Newport festivals in Europe and New York. And these aren't just random tracks, but full sets, too – even with some announcements at the start or end – and players include Gerry Mulligan and Zoot Sims for the 1955 concert; John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, and Bill Evans in 1958; Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams for 1966 and 1967; Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, and Chick Corea in 1969; a big electric group with Keith Jarrett, Gary Bartz, Michel Henderson, and Mtume in 1971; and Pete Cosey, Davie Liebman, Reggie Lucas, and Mtume for the 1973 and 1975 shows. A huge amount of material – 4 CDs in a great package, with detailed notes, too! CD

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Serge GainsbourgManon 70/Se J'etais Un Epsion/Mister Freedom/Anna ... CD
Philips/Rambling (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
Some of the grooviest soundtrack work ever from Serge Gainsbourg – and that's saying a heck of a lot! The CD begins with the legendary score to Manon 70 – a collaboration between Gainsbourg and Michel Colombier, and one that's graced with some breathy vocals from Serge, and some wonderfully hip instrumentation from Colombier! There's some slight exotic touches in the mix – a bit of sitar, some nice percussion, a touch of Hammond – plus some straighter orchestral moments. Next up is Si J'Etais Un Espion from 1967 – which features some great instrumental tracks that snap along with some great jerky undercurrents – the start of that funky Gainsbourg sound that we love so much. Le Jardinier D'Argenteuil follows with a slightly more serious feel – and then the groovy TV soundtrack for Anna ends the whole thing up – with some especially wonderful 60s French pop grooves, and tunes that are different than the Anna film soundtrack! CD features 19 tracks in all – including "Manon", "Regards Echanges", "Auto Stop", "Breakdown", "Pop D'Epoque", "Denoument Et Final", "Jerks En Cavalerie", "Anna", "Roller Girl", and "New Delire Again". CD

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Serge Gainsbourg/Jean-Claude VannierCannabis/Ce Sacre Grand Pere ... CD
Rambling (Japan), 1967/1970. New Copy ... $24.99
2 incredible soundtracks from Serge Gainsbourg – both of them from his best period of work! Cannabis is a tremendously funky set of tunes – and some real standout soundtrack material from the legendary Serge Gainsbourg! Serge is working here with some great help from Jean-Claude Vannier – the guiding force behind Melody Nelson – and Vannier brings some great grooves to the record, really going for those sexy riffs and breaks that make us love Gainsbourg's music so much! There's a bit of vocals, but the main focus is on the instrumentation – which shifts nicely from track to track, taking the themes in some very nice directions – all of them definitely up to the sexy standard of Serge. The score to Ce Sacre Grand Pere is included here as bonus work – and features tracks written by both Serge and Michel Colombier. The overall feel is more orchestral and traditionally soundtrack-styled, but there are a few really sly funky tracks that offer up Serge at his sexy best! The set's got 21 tracks in all, and titles include "Cannabis", "Jane Dans La Nuit", "Danger", "Avant De Mourir", "Cannabis-bis", "Piege", "I Want To Feel Crazy", "Le Deuxieme Homme", "Champetre Et Pop 1", "Nous Les Jericho", and "L'Herbe Tendre". CD

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Serge Gainsbourg/Jean-Claude VannierCannabis/Ce Sacre Grand Pere ... CD
Universal (France), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
2 incredible soundtracks from Serge Gainsbourg – both of them from his best period of work! Cannabis is a tremendously funky set of tunes – and some real standout soundtrack material from the legendary Serge Gainsbourg! Serge is working here with some great help from Jean-Claude Vannier – the guiding force behind Melody Nelson – and Vannier brings some great grooves to the record, really going for those sexy riffs and breaks that make us love Gainsbourg's music so much! There's a bit of vocals, but the main focus is on the instrumentation – which shifts nicely from track to track, taking the themes in some very nice directions – all of them definitely up to the sexy standard of Serge. The score to Ce Sacre Grand Pere is included here as bonus work – and features tracks written by both Serge and Michel Colombier. The overall feel is more orchestral and traditionally soundtrack-styled, but there are a few really sly funky tracks that offer up Serge at his sexy best! The set's got 21 tracks in all, and titles include "Cannabis", "Jane Dans La Nuit", "Danger", "Avant De Mourir", "Cannabis-bis", "Piege", "I Want To Feel Crazy", "Le Deuxieme Homme", "Champetre Et Pop 1", "Nous Les Jericho", and "L'Herbe Tendre". CD

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Juliette GrecoLa Muse De Saint Germain – 1950 to 1957 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1950s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 26.99
The title certainly gets it right – as the lovely Juliette Greco was perhaps the most distinct voice on the left bank of Paris in the postwar years – a singer who forever helped transform the sound of chanson, and pave the way for the sexy styles of other singers to come in the 60s! Greco's style here is simple, but powerful – never as overly-emotive as some of her contemporaries, and always presented with an open, honest knowledge of the world's charms and its challenges – which really comes through in the well-selected batch of work for the set. Greco sings here with backing from Michel Legrand, Andre Popp, Henri Patterson, Andre Grassi, and others – and the 2CD set features 36 tracks, and a booklet with notes in French and English – alongside tracks that include "Java Partout", "La Valse Brune", "La Fete Est La", "Coin De Rue", "Chanson Pour L'Auvergnat", "Miarka", "Chandernagor", "Embrasse Moi", "L'Ombre", "A La Belle Etoile", and "Il Y Avait". CD

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Karin KrogWe Could Be Flying ... CD
Meantime (Norway), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
Magnificent work from European jazz vocalist Karin Krog – a landmark album that shows why she sings like no other singer! On this 1974 session, Karin moves far beyond the standard jazz of her roots – into territory that's spacey, cosmic, and filled with the best influences bubbling underground in the Euro scene of the 70s. The backing group features Steve Kuhn on keyboards, Steve Swallow on bass, and Jon Christensen on drums – all working out these beautiful modal patterns that unlock Karin's cool and icy vocals. The tunes are all pretty incredible too – vocal versions of originals by Kuhn, like "Meaning Of Love", "Sometime To Go", and "Raindrops Raindrops"; a very cool version of Joni Mitchell's "All I Want", a rare Jon Hendricks' lyrical version of JJ Johnson's "Lament", and a sweet and breezy take on the Michel Colombier tune "We Could Be Flying"! CD

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Christiane LegrandOf Smiles And Tears ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
Brazilian rhythms meet French pop – all in an incredible album from the lovely Christiane Legrand! Christiane's probably best known for her work in the Swingle Singers – or for being the sister of the famous Michel Legrand, who she helped on a few soundtracks – but she sounds especially wonderful here, in a set of early 70s tracks based around the compositions of Marcos Valle, Milton Nascimento, Baden Powell, and other Brazilian artists! The music here is really the best blend of all elements involved – some of the lighter jazziness you might expect from a score penned by brother Michel, a few of the more ambitious touches from baroque Brazilian pop, and the sweetly soaring vocals that you'll recognize from Christiane's work in her famous group. MPB interpreted by Parisians always has a special quality – and we'd rank this one right up there with similar Brazilian experiments of the 70s by Claude Nougaro or Pierre Barouh! Titles include "Rome (Children's Games)", "La Riziere (Cancao Do Sol)", "Catavento", "Vai (Canto De Ossanha)", "Cent Mille Poissons Dans Ton Filet (O Cafona)", "Avec Des Je Avec Des Ja (Voce E Eu)", and "Deux Camarades (Morro Velo)". CD

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Jean-Pierre MelvilleJean-Pierre Melville – Le Cercle Noire ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
A tremendous collection of French film soundtracks – all penned to accompany the famous work of Jean-Pierre Melville, and all nearly as integral to the movies as the image itself! Melville is a very sound-conscious director, and the music for his films is a key force in guiding the actions of the camera – as much a narrative force as a scene-setting device, as you'll hear in the wonderful music on this set! The package features work from 10 different Melville films from the years 1959 to 1972 – and is presented with great notes in both English and France, with some key images from the movies too. Includes material from Bob Le Flambeur by Jo Boyer, Deux Hommes Dans Manhattan by Christian Chevallier, Leon Morin Pretre by Martial Solal, Le Doulos by Paul Misraki, L'Aine Des Ferchaux by Georges Delerue, Le Samourai by Francois De Roubaix, L'Armee Des Ombres by Eric Demarsan, Le Cercle Rouge by Eric Demarsan, Un Flic by Michel Colombier, and Musique Inedit Pour Le Cercle Rouge by Michel Legrand. CD

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Oscar PettifordBlues In My Mind ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1958. New Copy ... $18.99 24.98
An ultra-hip live set from bassist Oscar Pettiford – recorded in Germany during the late 50s stretch when he'd taken up residency overseas, and was making some great connections on the scene! This set definitely reflects Pettiford's reach at the time – as it's got an excellent group that includes Dusko Goykovich on trumpet, Michel Hausser on vibes, Hans Koller on tenor, Roger Guerin on trumpet, and Attila Zoller on guitar – all top-shelf talents of the time who really make the record shine! Tracks have that tightly arranged quality that Pettiford brought to his 50s American recordings – but also have a looser, more open vibe that allows the solos to really stretch out – especially on some of the album's longer numbers. The full concert is presented here for the first time ever – and titles include "Are You Real", "HEC Blues", "Happy Afternoon", "Rue Dauphine", "Blues Around Joe", "Autumn Leaves", and "Minor Meeting". CD
Also available Blues In My Mind ... LP 28.99

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Oscar PettifordBlues In My Mind ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), 1958. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
An ultra-hip live set from bassist Oscar Pettiford – recorded in Germany during the late 50s stretch when he'd taken up residency overseas, and was making some great connections on the scene! This set definitely reflects Pettiford's reach at the time – as it's got an excellent group that includes Dusko Goykovich on trumpet, Michel Hausser on vibes, Hans Koller on tenor, Roger Guerin on trumpet, and Attila Zoller on guitar – all top-shelf talents of the time who really make the record shine! Tracks have that tightly arranged quality that Pettiford brought to his 50s American recordings – but also have a looser, more open vibe that allows the solos to really stretch out – especially on some of the album's longer numbers. The full concert is presented here for the first time ever – and titles include "Are You Real", "HEC Blues", "Happy Afternoon", "Rue Dauphine", "Blues Around Joe", "Autumn Leaves", and "Minor Meeting". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Blues In My Mind ... CD 18.99

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Howard RobertsEquinox Express Elevator ... LP
Impulse/ABC, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $13.99
We love this record – and for the keyboards as much as for the guitar! Although Howard Roberts has always been known around here as a great funky guitarist who's made some pretty sweet records, this record is totally unlike anything else he did in the early days, and it will blow your mind! The whole thing is sort of a complicated electronic instrumental suite in the David Axelrod mode – with Roberts playing crazy guitar over weird electronic passages and jazzy changes that are slow, spooky, and just ripe for sampling and production work. Roberts even plays a bit of moog guitar himself – and other keyboards include Fender Rhodes from Mike Wofford, organ from Dave Grusin, and more moog from Ed Michel! Titles include "Harold J Ostly The County Tax Assessor", "TTTT", "The Single On This Side", "Unfolding In", "Timelaps", "Slam", and "Mavro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Henri SalvadorHenri Salvador (3 CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), 1950s. Used 3CD ... $19.99
A wonderful package – and one of the first strong collections of the work of Henri Salvador! Salvador was a key figure in the postwar jazz scene of Paris – a strong vocalist who often accompanied himself on guitar, with a range of strengths that worked equally well on mellow ballads, hard R&B, Carribean-influenced grooves, and vocalese type numbers. This beautiful set brings together 68 tracks that Salvador recorded for Barclay during the 50s – with backing by a range of accompanists that include Michel Legrand, Michel Magne, Andre Popp, and Quincy Jones. A number of other tunes are recorded with smaller groups of unusual instrumentation – from rock and roll to calypso – and since most of the tracks appeared on shorter eps, the set's nicely broken up into discreet musical packages that showcase his styles nicely. The booklet is full color, with cover images and notes on the releases in French – and the whole thing's a great lost peek into Salvador's rich career from the time! CD
(Out of print.)

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Bernie SenenskyNew Life ... CD
PM, 1975. New Copy ... $11.99
A wonderful little record from Canadian pianist Bernie Senensky – his first as a leader, and an incredibly strong debut that's filled with life, love, and a keen sense of imagination! The tracks are all originals penned by Bernie, and the set's recorded in a spacious, open style that's very much in keeping with other jazz work at the time on the PM label – but done in a mode that's gentler and sweeter than some of the heavier-hitting jams that PM was known for. Senensky's got a wonderful ear for a lyrical tune – and many of the numbers on the set leap along in a lively mode that gives the album a few great jazz dancers. Bass is by Michel Donato, drums are by Marty Morell – and titles include "Poochie", "Lolito's Theme", "Little Waltz For A Little Boy", "BB", and "Another Gift". CD
(Custom-printed CD.)
Also available New Life ... LP 9.99

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Bernie SenenskyNew Life ... LP
PM, 1975. Very Good ... $9.99
A wonderful little record from Canadian pianist Bernie Senensky – his first as a leader, and an incredibly strong debut that's filled with life, love, and a keen sense of imagination! The tracks are all originals penned by Bernie, and the set's recorded in a spacious, open style that's very much in keeping with other jazz work at the time on the PM label – but done in a mode that's gentler and sweeter than some of the heavier-hitting jams that PM was known for. Senensky's got a wonderful ear for a lyrical tune – and many of the numbers on the set leap along in a lively mode that gives the album a few great jazz dancers. Bass is by Michel Donato, drums are by Marty Morell – and titles include "Poochie", "Lolito's Theme", "Little Waltz For A Little Boy", "BB", and "Another Gift". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, taped seams, and a card pocket on front.)
Also available New Life ... CD 11.99

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UncutIssue 228 – May 2016 (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
Uncut (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $10.99
The great PJ Harvey is on the cover – and this issue also has features on Brian Wilson, The National's Grateful Dead revival project, Jack White & T Bone Burnett's epic joint effort, Jean Michel Jarre, Donovan, Cheap Trick and more – plus a free CD with tracks by Mogwai, Woods, Andrew Bird, Jayhawks, Sturgill Simpson and many more. Magazine

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Bill WithersWatching You Watching Me ... LP
Columbia, 1985. Very Good ... $3.99
A sweet little 80s session from Bill Withers – a lot less acoustic than his soul of the 70s, but in a way that works surprisingly well! As always with Bill, the vocals are the main thing, and the passage of time has done nothing to take off his edge – that warmly raspy quality that's instantly recognizable, and which comes through with all of its original charm – even amidst the smoother, more electric approach of the album's backings. There's a number of tracks on here that hit a mellow, midtempo groove that works quite well – and Bill did most of the production himself, with help from collaborators who include Ralph MacDonald, Michel Colombier, and Denny Diante. Titles include "Watching You Watching Me", "Oh Yeah", "Something That Turns You On", "You Try To Find A Love", "We Could Be Sweet Lovers", and "Heart In Your Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
 
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ArcsArcs Vs The Inventors EP (10 inch single) (2015 Black Friday Release) ... 12-inch
Nonesuch, 2015. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
Gritty garage rock/blues/soul drenched supergroup – with a lineup that includes Dan Auerbach of Black Keys, Leon Michels of the El Michels Affair and other underground funk projects, Homer Steinweiss of the Dap-Kings and others – joined on this EP by the mighty Dr John and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos! Titles include "Skull Session", "Blessed & Burned", "Janitor", "Young", and "Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Roy AyersDaddy Bug ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A brilliant set of straight jazz material from Roy Ayers – a set recorded for Atlantic at a time when he was working for the label in Herbie Mann's group – but done in a much more righteous groove that really points the way towards Roy's growth in the 70s! The lineup changes a bit throughout the set – but all cuts feature Herbie Hancock on piano, who helps give the record a solid modal groove that works great with the sound of Roy's vibes – and other players include Buster Williams and Ron Carter on bass, Sonny Sharrock on guitar, and Freddy Waits and Bruno Carr on drums. There's a bit of added strings and woodwinds at points – already showing Ayers' ear for larger, more ambitious sounds – and the whole record's arranged by the ultra-hip William Fischer. Titles include the classic "Daddy Bug", plus "Bonita", "I Love You Michelle", "Emmie", "Shadows", "It Could Only Happen With You", and "Look To The Sky". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chet BakerChet Baker In Paris – Legendary Barclay Sessions 1955-56 ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... $7.99
Wonderful lost work from Chet Baker! Chet recorded these sides during visits to Paris in 1955 and 1956, and they feature some of his best work from the mid 50s. Most of the material is in quartet format, and two of the tracks on the CD have Chet working with the legendary pianist Richard Twardzik, a fantastic talent who passed away in Paris at a tragically young age. Other groups on the set feature great European talents like Francy Boland, Gerard Gustin, and Raymond Fol – and a few tracks even feature Baker as the lead soloist with a larger group, in arrangements by Pierre Michelot or Francy Boland. There's a total of 14 tracks in all, and although the CD doesn't include all of the Barclay material, most of it's pretty darn rare in any format, and the presentation of the material is impeccable! Titles include "Sad Walk", "Tenderly", "Chet", "Just Duo", "Tasty Pudding", "Exitus", and "In A Little Provincial Town". CD

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Rossano BaldiniLight (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Albore Jazz (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
A very different set than the last album from Rossano Baldini – as the record not only bills him as playing piano, but also working on "sound design" too – which is a great way to describe the spacious, textural feel of the set! The album's still a piano jazz record, but with washes of other elements too – some effects from Pierpaolo Ranieri, who also plays bass, and unusual lines on trombone from Gianluca Petrella, and just a bit of live electronics from Michele Rabbia, who also plays percussion and drums. Many of the tunes are jazz remakes of more electronic numbers – work by Bjork, Kraftwerk, Autechre, Aphex Twin, and others – and the approach almost makes the whole record kind of feel like a This Mortal Coil approach to jazz. Titles include "Fahrenheit Fair Enough", "Noon", "Yulquen", "Das Model", "Pleasure Is All Mine", and "Psyche Rock". CD

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Gato BarbieriIn Search Of The Mystery ... LP
ESP, 1967. Very Good+ ... $33.99
One of the first albums ever cut as a leader by reedman Gato Barbieri – and a very sharp-edged session that's quite different than his better-known work in the 70s! Barbieri's tenor here has an incredible tone – as deeply soulful as Pharoah Sanders or late John Coltrane, and blown with a great sense of freedom – really stretching out on the album's long tracks. Gato never lets himself get too unfocused, though – and the album's an illustration of a side of his talents that was perhaps only shown this well on his recordings with Don Cherry. Players include Calo Scott on cello, Sirone on bass, and Bobby Kapp on drums – and the album's got a vibe that easily matches other ESP sets from the time by Charles Tyler or Sonny Simmons. Titles include "In Search Of The Mystery", "Obsession No 2", "Michelle", and "Cinematheque". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & white label pressing. Cover has light wear and aging with a center split top seam.)

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Gato BarbieriIn Search Of The Mystery (second cover) ... LP
ESP, 1967. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the first albums ever cut as a leader by reedman Gato Barbieri – and a very sharp-edged session that's quite different than his better-known work in the 70s! Barbieri's tenor here has an incredible tone – as deeply soulful as Pharoah Sanders or late John Coltrane, and blown with a great sense of freedom – really stretching out on the album's long tracks. Gato never lets himself get too unfocused, though – and the album's an illustration of a side of his talents that was perhaps only shown this well on his recordings with Don Cherry. Players include Calo Scott on cello, Sirone on bass, and Bobby Kapp on drums – and the album's got a vibe that easily matches other ESP sets from the time by Charles Tyler or Sonny Simmons. Titles include "In Search Of The Mystery", "Obsession No 2", "Michelle", and "Cinematheque". LP, Vinyl record album
(Second pressing – with color photo cover.)

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Don Byas/Bud PowellTribute To Cannonball (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99
A gem of a session from the European expatriot scene of the postwar years – not really a tribute to Cannonball Adderley, but a rare meeting of Bud Powell and Don Byas in the studio, produced by Cannonball in Paris in 1961! The record has a tremendous amount of fire and focus – especially on the part of Powell, who could sometimes falter in a European setting – and although Byas' horn might seem a contrasting choice for Bud, he really burns with a lot of energy here – arcing, soaring, and turning with lines that show that his talents hadn't dimmed at all out of the American limelight. As always with his few productions from the time, Cannonball shows a great deal of sensitivity and patience with the players – probably a key factor of the success of the set. Also noteworthy is the rest of the group – which includes Idrees Sulieman on trumpet, Pierre Michelot on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. Titles include "Jeannine", "Just One Of Those Things", "All The Things You Are", "I Remember Clifford", and "Jackie My Little Cat". CD

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Miles DavisComplete Amsterdam Concert ... CD
Celluloid, 1957. Used ... $14.99
A lost Miles Davis concert – recorded in 1957, with many of the same players he used for his classic soundtrack to the French film Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud! The group's a quintet with French players Barney Wilen on tenor, Rene Utreger on piano, and Pierre Michelot on bass – grooving with help from Kenny Clarke on drums – and tracks are longish and include many late 50s jazz standards – like "Bag's Groove", "Four", "Walkin", "Round Midnight", and "Lady Bird". Barney Wilen's young tone is razor sharp at this point – and makes for a great counterpoint to the sweeter horn of Miles, coming together with the same magic they shared in their wonderful soundtrack work together. There's a bit of crackle in the recording quality, but the concert's well worth seeking out! CD
(Out of print.)

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Dokkerman & The Turkeying FellazIllegal Move ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $12.99
A modern funk melting pot from Hungary! Group leader Tamas "Dokkerman" Michelberger is on keyboards, leading a great 9 piece group strongly rooted in gritty 70s funk – heavy drums and fierce bass grooves, and horns that show some love to JBs style funky soul as well as strains of African styled funk, and that extends to the guitars, too – but they're not all dismissive of their richly diverse European heritage. That all makes it sound like there might be too many ingredients, but that's not the case all – the gritty funk at the core holds it together nicely! Strong modern funk on Tramp, which continues to be strong source for both rare vintage and contemporary grooves! Includes "Vigyazz, Kesz, Ot", "Illegal Move", "Plan B", "Beast Chase", "Antilope", "Mango Season", "La Casa En Llamas", "Once", "Snake Bite" and "Tinigondok". CD
Also available Illegal Move (with download) ... LP 16.99

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Dokkerman & The Turkeying FellazIllegal Move (with download) ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
A modern funk melting pot from Hungary! Group leader Tamas "Dokkerman" Michelberger is on keyboards, leading a great 9 piece group strongly rooted in gritty 70s funk – heavy drums and fierce bass grooves, and horns that show some love to JBs style funky soul as well as strains of African styled funk, and that extends to the guitars, too – but they're not all dismissive of their richly diverse European heritage. That all makes it sound like there might be too many ingredients, but that's not the case all – the gritty funk at the core holds it together nicely! Strong modern funk on Tramp, which continues to be strong source for both rare vintage and contemporary grooves! Includes "Vigyazz, Kesz, Ot", "Illegal Move", "Plan B", "Beast Chase", "Antilope", "Mango Season", "La Casa En Llamas", "Once", "Snake Bite" and "Tinigondok". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes full album download code.)
Also available Illegal Move ... CD 12.99

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Serge Gainsbourg & OthersIntegrale Serge Gainsbourg et Ses Interpretes Vol 1 – 1957 to 1960 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $16.99 29.99
A massive document of the early years of the great Serge Gainsbourg – presented both in his original recordings, and performances of his songs by some of his hipper contemporaries! The set's about 50% Serge – with material from the early EP and single releases for Philips – and the rest is really great work that features unusual takes on Gainsbourg songs – some by instrumental groups, some by male or female singers, and some by vocal groups as well! It's great to hear all the different interpretations of Gainsbourg's tunes – and the way these singers take on his witty and sometimes controversial lyrics – set to instrumentation that includes lots of the jazz and Latin touches that Serge was using in his own work. Highlights include a number of jazz instrumentals by Alain Goraguer – and vocal titles that include "Ronsard 58" by Michelle Arnaud, "Le Poinconneur De Lilas" by Les Freres Jacques, Douze Belles Dans La Peau" by Simone Bartel, "Devense D'Afficher" by Pia Colombo, "Le Claquer De Doigts" by Trumpet Boy, "Douze Belles Dans La Peau" by Jacques Lasry, "Mambo Miam Miam" by Los Goragueros, "Mes Petites Odalisques" by Hugues Aufray, "La Recettte De L'Amour Fou" by Michele Arnaud, and "Ell N'Avait Que Dix Sept Ans" by Francis Lemarque with Serge Gainsbourg. 66 tracks in all – a great 3CD package – with 13 tracks on CD for the first time! CD

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Serge Gainsbourg & OthersIntegrale Serge Gainsbourg et Ses Interpretes Vol 2 – 1960 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $16.99 29.99
Key years in the music of the mighty Serge Gainsbourg – served up here in a selection of work by Serge himself, and a lot of Gainsbourg tunes sung and performed by his contemporaries! Right from the start, Serge's unusual way with a tune was noted by other folks on the French scene – and his music was quickly taken up by other hip talents in Paris at the end of the 50s and start of the 60s – a time when Gainsbourg's talents exploded not just through his own famous records, but through reinterpretations of his sounds by these other supporters. The range of sounds here is great – from Gainsbourg's own groovy mix of jazz, Latin, and other modes on material from his early albums and EP releases – served up here alongside lots of other work that includes "Vilaine Fille Mauvais Garcon" by Petula Clark, "Viva Villa" by Les Riff, "La Chanson De Prevert" by Michele Arnaud, "Ronsard 58" by Helen Martin, "Les Amours Perdues" by Juliette Greco, "Quand Tu T'Y Mets" by Les Mercenaires, "Black Trombone" by Catherine Sauvage, "Accordeon" by Anne Gacoin, "La Chanson De Prevert" by Vicky Autier, "Le Poinconneur De Lilas" by Les Freres Jacques, and "Los Cigarillos" by Los Jorge Nova Bossas. 58 tracks on 3CDs! CD

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Bobby JasparBobby Jaspar & His Modern Jazz ... CD
Vogue (France), 1954/1955. Used ... $9.99
Very cool reissue of this rare early album by one of the greatest of the early French beboppers. Bobby Jaspar plays tenor only on this session, and he's backed by a group of groovy Frenchmen that include Maurice Vander, Pierre Michelot, and Roger Guerin – on a set of nice tracks that includes 2 cuts by Francy Boland ("Kabasoutra" and "Coraline"), one by Andre Hodeir ("Paradoxe"), and two by Jaspar himself ("Blossom" and "Amevalet"). 23 tracks in all including a few alternate takes. CD
(Out of print.)

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Mamas & PapasCass John Michelle Dennie ... LP
Dunhill, 1966. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Black label pressing. Cover has a sticker. Label has a sticker and some marker.)

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Warne Marsh & Red MitchellBig Two – Hot House ... CD
Storyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
Tenorist Warne Marsh is a hell of a player, no matter what the group – but he can be especially nice in an unconventional setting like this – a set of spare duo recordings with bassist Red Michell! And Mitchell, too, really opens up in more intimate territory – which, like Marsh, he seemed to explore a lot more in the later years of his career – making the record a natural fit for both players, and one that comes across with even better results that we might expect! Neither player is held to standard jazz conventions, and both play with a very open style, yet one that's never free jazz at all – just this richly expressive sense of exploration that's a joy to hear throughout. Most tunes are standards, but transformed tremendously in the process – and titles include "Undertow", "Loverman", "Ornithology", "Background Music", "Easy Living", "It Could Happen To You", and "Tea For Two". CD

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Luciano MicheliniL'Isola Degli Uomini Pesce ... CD
Cometa (Italy), 1979. New Copy ... $19.99
A spooky cover, and some spooky music to match – served up by the lesser-known Italian composer Luciano Michelini! The soundtrack's from the late 70s, but it's got a full, orchestral feel that reminds us a lot more of Italian work from a decade before – especially some of the more dramatic, dynamic adventure scores that reigned during the apex of Italian fantasy films. A few tracks have some 70s touches – bits of funky rhythms at the bottom, or slight electronics – but overall, most of the instrumentation comes from strings and well-placed brass – used starkly and with a great deal of power throughout! Titles include "Atlantide", "Palude", "I Mostri", "Naufragio", "Cosa Resta Dell'Amore", "Il Laboratorio Sotterraneo", "Rito Magico", and "Il Violenti". CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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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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Georges Moustaki & OthersGeorges Moustaki Et Ses Premiers Interpretes – Integrale 1955 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99 29.99
Most folks know Georges Moustaki as a grey-haired, full-bearded fellow from his records of the 70s – but back at the start of his career he was a sharp-dressed singer/songwriter who could match the cool and class of some of his best French contemporaries in the postwar years! This set focuses on all that made Moustaki great in the early days – in a 3CD package that features a full CD of his own initial recordings, including some he cut under the name of Eddie Salem – and two more CD's worth of material from other French singers who quickly championed Georges' songs with their own recorded versions! The package is every bit as great as the similar sets from Fremeux on Serge Gainsbourg and Claude Nougaro – and titles include "J'Attends Le Jour", "Mon Ile De France", "De Shanghai A Bangkok", "Ya Me Leili", "J'Ai Deja Dit Non", and "Reste Avec Moi" by Georges Moustaki – plus "Eden Blues" by Irene Lecarte, "Il N'Y A Plus D'Amandes" by Henri Salvador, "Ma Ville A Peur Du Loup" by Noelle Norman, "La Saint Paris" by Paul Roby, "Mi Muchacha" by Les Whiskys, "Dunkerque" by Michele Arnaud, "De Shanghai A Bangkok" by Barbara, "Le Passager Clandestin" by Daniele Rouille, and "Un Etranger" by Edith Piaf. 70 titles in all! CD

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NasHip Hop Is Dead ... CD
Def Jam, 2006. Used ... $3.99
Leave it to career iconoclast Nas to declare Hip Hop Is Dead on his Def Jam debut – a defiantly straight up hip hop record that's one of the leanest full lengths he's delivered since his abbreviated debut masterpiece! Hip Hop Is Dead, not surprisingly, is actually a very lively LP – and it's tried-and-true hip hop – another in Nas's strong series of subsequent LPs of the 00s. Nas once released a perfect piece of work – something very few artists in any idiom ever do – setting up a nearly impossible standard to live up to, but, Hip Hop Is Dead is well worth your time. Production by Salaam Remi (natch), LES, Kanye West, Scott Storch (who delivers a Kanye-like sound on one cut) and others. Titles include "Money Over Bullsh*t", "You Can't Kill Me", "Carry On Tradition", "Hip Hop Is Dead" feat Will I Am, "Black Republican?" feat Jay Z, "Not Going Back" feat Kelis, "Still Dreamin" feat Kanye West & Chrisette Michelle, "Hold Down The Block", "Blunt Ashes", "Play On Playa", "Where Are They Now?", "Let There Be Light" feat Tre Williams, "Hustlers" feat The Game & Marsha Ambrosious and more. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Bud PowellLive At The Blue Note Cafe Paris 1961 ... CD
ESP, 1961. Used ... $8.99
A greatly expanded version of ESP's classic album of live Bud Powell material – one that adds in an extra batch of long tracks that features Zoot Sims blowing tenor with the trio! The core album here features Powell's piano in that famous Paris trio with Kenny Clarke on drums and Pierre Michelot on bass – working in a batch of tracks that features a fair bit of compositions by Thelonious Monk – a somewhat surprising choice, but one that Powell handles beautifully – with plenty of angular edges and sharp tones that show that he's still very much on top of his game at this point! Other numbers are a bit more in the bop standard mode, but still pretty great – and titles include "Night In Tunisia", "Thelonious", "Monk's Mood", "Round Midnight", "Shaw Nuff", and "Lover Man". But almost even better is the material with Zoot Sims – 3 long tracks that all hit the 10 minute mark, and which not only show Powell's trio in the same great shape as on the other tracks – but which also let us hear how Zoot could really open up in the freedom of a live setting. Sims tracks include "Groovin High", "Taking A Chance On Love", and "Bud's Blues/52nd Street Theme". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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