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Michel BergerBeaurivage ... LP
WEA (France), 1981. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a hype sticker.)

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Jean Michel BernardJean Michel Bernard Plays Lalo Schifrin ... CD
Varese, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
New takes on the famous soundtrack work of the great Lalo Schifrin – served up in a mode that's every bit as jazzy and groovy as the original! The set begins with some key cop and crime themes from Lalo's breakout years of the 60s and early 70s – and that music really sets the stage for the album, which unfolds in a set of tracks that stand as a strong tribute to the tonal color and rhythmic genius of the maestro! Jean Michel Bernard plays Fender Rhodes, piano, and Hammond – in a core group that also includes vibe, muted trumpet, and some reeds – and there also seems to be larger orchestrations on most numbers, but in a way that really lays in the background, and never gets in the way of the instrumental energy in the lead. Schifrin himself plays a bit of guest piano – and titles include "Mannix", "Bullitt", "Dirty Harry Suite", "The Cat", "Lalo's Bossa Nova", "Manteca", "Mission Impossible", "That Night", and "The Plot". CD

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Jean-Michel CaradecDernier Avis ... LP
RCA (France), 1981. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert/Rafal MazurJoy Of Being ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. Used ... $11.99
An improvising trio who've got a familiar structure, but a great sound of their own – as the lineup features Rafal Mazur on an acoustic bass guitar, which creates some very unique moments alongside the tenor of Francois Carrier and drums of Michel Lambert! Carrier's got this snakey sense of soul that really makes the record great – blowing freely, but often with this sense of cohesion that makes his farther flights come back into contact with more clustered edgey notes – all given gentle accents by Lambert's drums, then set apart in sound with the work of Mazur. Carrier also plays a bit of Chinese oboe at one point – and titles include "Blissfulness", "Omnipresent Beauty", "Disappearance", "True Nature", and "Mystery Of Creation". CD

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Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert/Rafal MazurOneness ... CD
FMR, 2017. Used ... $11.99
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Miles Davis & Michel LegrandDingo ... CD
Warner, 1990. Used ... $4.99
A beautiful later album from Miles Davis – and a tremendous collaboration with composer Michel Legrand, in a set that returns Miles to the French soundtrack tradition he first started back in the late 50s! Some of the tracks here are quite spare – the kind of moody, ethereal solo moments that Miles still does better than most folks at this point in time – and other numbers feature fuller musical backings that echo some of the older Legrand soundtrack flair, but which come off with a slightly more contemporary approach too. Chuck Findley also handles some of the trumpet solos on the album – so all the musings here are not Miles' alone – and titles include "The Departure", "The Arrival", "The Dream", "Paris Walking I", "Going Home", "The Jam Session", and "Club Entrance". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Michel DelpechMeilleurs Souvenirs ... LP
Barclay (France), Mid 60s-Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)

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Stan Getz & Michel LegrandCommunications '72 ... LP
Verve, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
Some of the best work that Stan Getz ever recorded – a fantastic collaboration with French soundtrack maestro Michel Legrand! The album features larger orchestrations by Legrand, often touched with voices – swirling, swaying, and swinging in a style that's as hip, modern, and fresh as some of the greatest soundtracks Legrand wrote in the 60s. The setting lets Stan really open up – blowing freely in his best post-Coltrane mode, but with a tightness that's missing from other records – and a soulful approach to the tunes that really leaves us breathless! Tremendous stuff – a record that's unlike anything else we can describe, and one we've treasured for years! We love this one to death, and never tire of hearing it! Titles include "Soul Dance", "Flight", "Redemption", and "Bonjour Tristesse". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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Pierre Henry/Michel ColombierMesse Pour Le Temps Present ... LP
Philips (France), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A legendary album – one that came from the more serious side of the French electronic scene of the 60s – but which has gone on to great fame in a number of different scenes – thanks to its mad blend of funk and electronics! There's grooves here you'll recognize from famous hip hop or club samples, and styles that clearly pave the way for later groups like Stereolab – but back in the 60s, this is where it all began – when electronic pioneer Pierre Henry decided to work with groovy French arranger Michel Colombier – on a batch of tracks for a ballet that were years ahead of their time! The styles here are wonderful – and in addition to the funkier cuts, there's also some spare electronic moments that link back towards some of Henry's more academic catalog – which makes for a great album as the funk bursts out of the spookier sounds. The set includes the full Messe Pour Le Temps Present – done with Colombier – plus parts of Le Voyage, Variations Pour Une Porte Et Un Soupir, and La Reine Verte. Titles include the famous "Psyche Rock", plus "Teen Tonic", "Jericho Jerk", "Too Fortiche", "Les Divinites Paisibles", "Mort", "Danse Du Jeune Homme", and "Rock Electronique". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jean Michel JarreEquinoxe ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A seminal session from 70s French synth maestro Jean-Michel Jarre – his 8-part "Equinoxe" suite, a great bit of electronics that was almost France's answer to Kraftwerk at the time! Jarre's style is a bit warmer and more focused on the melody – and the range of keyboards and synthesizers used on the album create a rich tapestry of sound that almost has a soundtrack-y feel at the best moments. LP, Vinyl record album

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Jean Michel JarreMagnetic Fields ... LP
Polydor, 1981. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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(US pressing.)

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Michel JonaszLa Nouvelle Vie ... LP
WEA (France), 1981. Very Good ... $6.99
Features Andre Ceccarelli on drums – and the set features some arrangements from Ivan Jullien. Jonasz wrote all tunes – and sings and plays keyboards, including some Fender Rhodes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve. Top cover seam is unglued.)

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Francis Lai & Michel LegrandLes Uns Et Les Autres ... LP
RCA (France), Late 70s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $5.99
Two of the greatest French soundtrack composers ever – working side by side in this epic soundtrack for a late 70s film by Claude Lelouch! The story spans decades of French histories, and the style of the music follows suit – starting with early 20th Century danceband work, and moving into some later styles that approach the more familiar soundtrack modes of Lai and Legrand – especially on the more lush, more fluidly flowing numbers that dominate as the work moves on. There's a few vocals in the mix, but most of the tracks are instrumental – with instrumentation that includes keyboards, piano, clarinet, and strings. Titles include "Body & Soul Inc", "Serenade For Sarah", "Les Allemands A Paris", "Dad & Co", "Les Uns Et Les Autres", "Ballade Pour Ma Memoire", and "Ballet Apocalypse". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear on the top seam.)

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Frankie Laine & Michel LegrandReunion In Rhythm ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing, with deep groove. Cover has splitting on the seams, light surface wear, and a sticker spot.)

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Michel LegrandConcert Legrand ... CD
RCA/Sony (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
A haunting set from French soundtrack maestro Michel Legrand – an obscure album of orchestral tunes from the mid 70s, handled with a lot more strings than you'd usually hear in his work, but in a way that comes off sounding delightful! Legrand has a talent for making any kind of setting swing, and he certainly shows that in this set – a moodily concocted batch of tracks that fit perfectly with his best soundtrack work of the time. There's a slight bit of electricity in some of the tracks, and the album features solo work by Phil Woods on alto, Derek Watkins on trumpet, and Don Lusher on trombone. Titles include "Pieces Of Dreams", "Sweet Gingerbread Man", "Christine", "Wonder Where I'll Be Tomorrow", "The Saddest Thing Of All", and "Happy". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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Michel LegrandCops & Robbers ... CD
MGM/Kritzerland, 1973. New Copy ... $19.99
Wonderful lost work from Michel Legrand – a fantastic, and fantastically overlooked, 70s soundtrack – completely essential to have in a CD version like this, since most of the music hardly appeared in the film at all! The score takes off nicely from some of Legrand's more famous work of the 60s and early 70s – with a mixture of warm themes, jazzy elements, and some of the funkier touches you'd expect from a cop/crime film – all at a level that's a bit less sentimental than some of his French film work, with just the right qualities to fit the offbeat story of the movie. There's a real Dave Grusin sort of approach going on at times – although with a bit more acoustic piano than electric keyboards – but Legrand also throws in a few softer bits to round things out nicely, and create a lot more depth in the music than you might expect for a low-budget film. Really great stuff overall – the kind of soundtrack that should have gotten proper release at the time, as it easily matches any of Legrand's bigger LP hits – and presented with great notes on both the film and music. Titles include "Papa Joe The Padrone", "Downtown", "Wall Street", "The Chase", "The Sleep Song", "The Sellers", and "Uptown". CD
(Limited edition of 1000 copies.)

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✨✧ Michel LegrandHappy Ending ... LP
United Artists, 1969. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A slice of genius from Michel Legrand – one of his brilliant late 60s soundtracks, not as well remembered as, but cut during the same period as The Thomas Crown Affair. The soundtrack is probably best remembered for the incredible theme "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life" – sung here in 2 versions by Michael Dees, and also served up in a nice instrumental take as well. But overall, the whole record is pretty darn great – not as out and out groovy as some of Legrand's other work, but with a great mix of moody, jazzy, and atmospheric – handled with some really great instrumental touches that are all Legrand, all the way! Titles include "Smooth Sailing", "Collage", "Diamonds Are Forever", "Floating Time", "Hurry Up N Hurry Down", and "Whistle While You Swing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Michel LegrandLe Mans – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Sealed ... $19.99
A very cool soundtrack to this excellent Steve McQueen film! The soundtrack's quite different than most of Legrand's work from the time – in that it's kind of a collage of music, sounds from the film, racing bits, and other material – all fused into a beautiful blend that's still quite musical, and which acts almost as an aural representation of the film itself. Legrand gets out some great melodies that rank with his other work of the time – but they sound different, with racing cars blasting through them! Includes 2 vocal numbers with lyrics by Marilyn & Alan Bergman – "The Shooting Gallery" and "A Face In The Crowd" – plus the tracks "Delaney's Arrival & Memories", "The Race, First Laps", and "The Race, Final Laps". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Michel LegrandLes Demoiselles De Rochefort (Young Girls of Rochefort) (50th Anniversary 5CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), 1966. New Copy 5CD ... $29.99
A dream come true – a special 5CD box set, based around one of our favorite soundtracks ever – with a huge amount of added music! The core score is presented on CDs 1 and 2 – fantastic music from the film Les Demoiselles De Rochefort (aka Young Girls Of Rochefort) – 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! This double-length set presents the expanded original score – with many songs that were not on the original single version of the soundtrack, plus key bits of dialogue to help transition the tunes. 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". CD2 also features 11 more tracks – the Instrumental version of the score, directed by Legrand in 1966. CD3 features a beautiful English Language version – with the voices of Jackie Ward, Sue Allen, Earl Brown, and others – all singing English versions of the songs, done by Earl Brown and Julian More. CD4 features work tracks that are wonderful – many with just Legrand at the piano and singing lyrics, others with orchestral tracks – a total of 21 tracks in all. CD5 features remakes and other versions of songs from the film – done by Bud Shank, Chico & The Gypsies, Johnny Griffin, Phil Woods, Trotter Trio, Brigitte, Claude Parent, Bill Evans, Yuri Buenaventura, and others. The whole thing comes with a huge booklet of notes – with lots of information on the film and its music. CD

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Michel LegrandLes Demoiselles De Rochefort (Young Girls of Rochefort) (French version – double LP) ... LP
Philips (France), 1966. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
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! This double-length set presents the expanded original score – with many songs that were not on the original single version of the soundtrack, plus key bits of dialogue to help transition the tunes. 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent French reissue on Mercury. Cover has a bumped corner and some smudges on back.)
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Albert AylerAlbert Ayler In Greenwich Village ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
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
(2015 Back On Black reissue pressing.)

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Cold Diamond & MinkThis Love (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
We're not sure what "cold diamond" would be – but if we had to guess, it would definitely sound like this excellent group – who serve up a chilled-out, laidback version of the funk instrumental – very slow-stepping, with a speed that's even below El Michel's territory – as gently riffing guitar and organ cook together a gentle groove that's almost begging for some harmony vocals over the top! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ray Davies & The Button Down BrassThemes From The Exorcist, The French Connection, The Sting, & Other Great Films/Flashpoint ... CD
Pye/Vocalion (UK), 1974/1975. New Copy ... $18.99
Two great albums from Ray "funky trumpet" Davies – not the lead singer of The Kinks, but a heck of a groovy British bandleader from the 70s! First up is an album of Themes From The Exorcist and other films – all familiar movie themes from the early 70s, penned by artists like Michel Legrand and Lalo Schifrin – but served up here by Ray's Button Down Brass in a very cool style – compressed funk, ala the best crime/cop modes of the time – but with lots of individual touches that make the songs very different than the original versions! Titles include "Point Blank", "Enter The Dragon", "Klute", "French Connection", "Tubular Bells", "Cops & Robbers", and "Beyond Tomorrow". Flashpoint continues with some great film themes again served up in the magic Ray Davies mode – a funky big band approach that makes the record every bit as compelling as the American Cop Shows album from Henry Mancini – but maybe groovier, too. Titles include "Kojak", "Big Boss", "Man With The Golden Gun", "Mr Majestyk", "Magnum Force", "Fist Of Fury", and "Airport 1975". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works in standard players!)

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Miles DavisFacets Vol 2 (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Sony (Japan), 1956/1958. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A Japanese collection of some more obscure Miles moments from the late 50s Columbia years! Side one features tracks recorded with the orchestra of Michel Legrand – and players that include Coltrane, Phil Woods, Jerome Richardson, and Bill Evans. Titles on that side include "Jitterbug Waltz", "Round Midnight", "Wild Man Blues", and "Django". Side two features 2 tracks – "Pharoah" and "Three Little Feelings" – from a recording by the Brass Ensemble Of The Jazz & Classical Music Society, led by John lewis. These tunes 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. LP, Vinyl record album
(In nice shape!)

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El RegoEl Rego ... CD
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Monumental Afro Soul from El Rego Et Ses Commandos – El Rego's best recordings from the late 60s to early 70s – a beautifully done compilation put together by Daptone and Frank Gossner, the deep digging West African music expert behind Voodoo Funk! Theophile Do-Rego is a legend in his native Benin, essentially credited as the godfather of Benin funk – but to date, he hasn't been celebrated around the world nearly as famously as the superstars of African music hailing from Nigeria and Ghana. That's something that can change really quickly if enough people pick up this truly great compilation of pioneering recordings. Singer El Rego and his excellent, diversely capable band – sax and flute by Baboni Oudou, sax by Michel Diogo, guitar by Oscar De Souza, trumpet by Emmanuel Ganssounou, guitar by Roger Coffi, tumba by Marcelin Kpohonon, additional vocals by Christian Agueh, and bass by band leader Paul Hounnou – take a tighter approach to funky soul. Just a couple tracks on this set roll past the 4 minute mark – which gives it a tighter soul sound, along with some Benin blues and some riveting JB-indebted vocal affections. We owe Voodoo Funk and Daptone big for putting this together! The CD comes with a great booklet featuring notes by Gossner and personal reflections by El Rego. Includes "Feeling You Got", "Zon Dede", "E Nan Mian Duku", "Dkobime", "Dis-Moi Oui", "Djobime", "Hessa" (the centerpiece of the album, 3 minutes of Afro Soul perfection. . .the whole set is great, but this track is unforgettable), "Kpon Fi La", "Do Do Baya", "Vive Le Renouveau", "Achuta", "Cholera" and "Ke Amon-Gbetchea". CD

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✨✧ Serge Gainsbourg/Jean-Claude VannierCannabis/Ce Sacre Grand Pere ... CD
Universal (France), 1970. Used ... $10.99
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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✨✧ Jerry GoldsmithLast Run – Original Soundtrack ... LP
MGM, 1971. Sealed ... $9.99
An excellent soundtrack to this early 70s thriller that starred George C Scott! Jerry Goldsmith has come up with some strong action themes that are very much in a Lalo Schifrin mode – mixing guitar, electric harpsichord, and strings with a harder-edged groove so that there's a lot of space in the overall blend of elements – allowing each one to step out nicely, identified on its own! Even the mellower tracks are great – with an airy feel that recalls some of Michel Legrand's best action scores at the end of the 60s – with colors that flow out and really give the record a sense of soul! Steve Lawrence sings "The Last Run" in a mode that recalls Matt Munro's performances on other thriller soundtracks – and other titles include "Claudie's Stockings", "The Trap", "Border Crossing", "Rickard Escapes", and "Double Cross". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Jerry Goldsmith/Dave GrusinLast Run/Crosscurrent/Scorpio Letters ... CD
MGM/Film Score Monthly, 1967/1971. Used ... $18.99
A trio of very groovy soundtracks – all brought together on one CD! First up is The Last Run, scored by Jerry Goldsmith with some strong action themes that are very much in a Lalo Schifrin mode – mixing guitar, electric harpsichord, and strings with a harder-edged groove so that there's a lot of space in the overall blend of elements – allowing each one to step out nicely, identified on its own! Even the mellower tracks are great – with an airy feel that recalls some of Michel Legrand's best action scores at the end of the 60s – with colors that flow out and really give the record a sense of soul! Steve Lawrence sings "The Last Run" in a mode that recalls Matt Munro's performances on other thriller soundtracks – and other titles include "Claudie's Stockings", "The Trap", "Border Crossing", "Rickard Escapes", and "Double Cross". Next is another great one from Goldsmith – the music to Crosscurrent (also known as The Cable Car Murder), penned here with bold themes that step off with a lot of action and chase-styled modes – often using a bold piano line out front of some very snapping funky drums! Titles include "Main Title", "The Killer", "End Title", and variations on "Moose Chase". Last up is Dave Grusin's score for The Scorpio Letters – his first soundtrack ever for a feature film, even if it was one that only aired on TV in the US! Grusin's style here is less funky than in later years, but still plenty darn great – often done in a blend of woodwinds and strings that cascade along gently, but often with some sort of undercurrent of rhythm. The music ebbs and flows along nicely – with a few more sentimental themes, but mostly a strong televisual pulse that echoes some of Dave's earlier music for the UNCLE TV show. Titles include "Max The Knife", "Miss Gunther", "Phoebe's Theme", "After You", "No Pass", "Bianeri", "Last Chase", and "Wrap Up/End Title". CD
(Out of print.)

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Alain GoraguerLa Planete Sauvage – Original Soundtrack Recording ... LP
Pathe/Superior Viaduct, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A totally excellent soundtrack! This is one of the maddest we've heard from the 70s – with a baroque mix of wah wah funk and sophisticated orchestrations, very much in the mode of work by David Axelrod or some of the backings heard on Serge Gainsbourg's best records. No surprise it's handled by Alain Gouraguer, a groovy Frenchman with a style that's a mix of the late 60s baroquery of Michel Columbier, and some of the smooth sexiness of the best Italian composers of his age. Great electric piano, wah wah guitar, and soaring strings – with a sound that's as odd as the cover! Titles include "Le Bracelet", "Deshominisation", "Mort De Draag", "La Femme", "Mira Et Ten", and "Ten Et Medor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue pressing – with heavy vinyl and cover!)

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✨✧ Thelma HoustonDevil In Me ... LP
Motown, 1977. Very Good ... $0.99
Thelma's one of those singers who must have been waiting years for disco to come around and help her find a reason to sing! Her career was slightly ill-timed in the beginning, coming along with a baroque soul beginning that was great, yet somewhat out of place in the early 70s. But enter a record like this – which takes Thelma's beautiful voice and fills it up with strings and disco rhythms – and you've got a well-done set that suddenly makes her whole sound make sense! Arrangements are surprisingly great, and relatively cliche-free on the best numbers – handled by Kim Richmond, James Carmichael, Greg Wright, and Michel Rubini. Titles include "I'm Here Again", "Triflin", "I've Got The Devil In Me", "Give Me Something To Believe In", "Memories", "Your Eyes", and "I Can't Go On Living Without Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, an unglued bottom seam, and some staining.)

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Andrzej KorzynskiAkademia Pana Kleksa ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A weird and wonderful lost soundtrack from Polish composer Andrzej Korzynski – done for a movie that was essentially a children's story, but with a great array of unusual sounds and very cool 80s keyboards! The music is very much in par with some of Korzynski's other classics – and maybe has an even more eerie sort of vibe, given the mix of sweetness and dark that comes across – as some themes feel a bit redemptive, but others have a very moody sort of approach! The whole thing almost reminds us of an 80s variation of the same territory as the Peau D'Ane soundtrack by Michel Legrand – and the music also features some straighter electric piano, guitar, and orchestrations alongside a Yamaha keyboard. Titles include "Laser Golaraza", "Wilki Zdobywaja Zamek", "Inwazja Wilkolakow", "Zaklad Golarza Filipa", "Lustro", and "Leckcja Pryzrody". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Francis LaiMore Love Themes ... LP
Kapp, 1971. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Nice spare easy set of tracks by the great French soundtrack composer! Very moody stuff, recorded in England, and with arrangements by French arrangers Michel Colombier and Christian Gaubert – and a sound that's like the best mellow moments on Lai's famous soundtracks. Tracks include "Insensatez", "Live For Life", "Mon Amour, Mon Amour", "This Guy's In Love With You", and "A Man & A Woman". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mike Moreno3 For 3 ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Great tones from guitarist Mike Moreno – a player who sounds even more chromatic here than we remember from previous records – working in a nicely loose trio that features Doug Weiss on bass and Kendrick Scott on drums! The record's got a nicely individual vibe – and it's clear that Moreno's really grown a lot over the years – really finding a nice sort of energy with Weiss and Scott, whose work here allows a certain sort of flexibility, but without ever resorting to some of the too-atmospheric modes of a certain side of the guitar jazz spectrum. Moreno takes on some compelling material here – songs by Milton Nascimento, Radiohead, and Michel Legrand – in addition to more familiar jazz numbers – and titles include "The Big Push", "Clube Da Esquina", "Time For Love", "Perhaps", "You Must Believe In Spring", and "Glass Eyes". CD

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Claude Nougaro & OthersClaude Nougaro Et Ses Interpretes Vol 2 – 1956 to 1962 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 29.98
Early work from one of our favorite French singers ever – not only some of his first few recordings, but also a huge host of material by other contemporaries who recorded their own takes on the compositions of Claude Nougaro! Nougaro was the ultimate left bank hipster in the postwar years – strongly influenced by American jazz, to a point where he would often pen his own French lyrics to American jazz tunes, and come up with his own jazzy material too – even to a point where he'd go onto record with a fair bit of jazz musicians from both Paris and the US! That influence is already in place here, as the tracks offer up material very different than familiar French chanson – work that's groovier more upbeat, and often filled with hip instrumental touches to match the inherent poetry of Nougaro's words. And although we've made it a point to track down everything Claude ever recorded over the years, we've actually not heard most of the other work here – which represents the bulk of the collection. Titles include "Allons-Y Gaiement" by Nicolle Croisille, "Marguerite" by Michel Roger, "Peau D'Ane" by Les Rockets with Irene Hilda, "Le Rouge Et Le Noir" by Pia Colombo, "Le Jazz Et La Java" by Yves Montand, "Le Tango Des Jumeaux" by Marcerl Amont, "Les Touristes" by Philippe Clay, "Un Petite Fille" by Rauber Et Goraguer, "Le Poisson Dans L'Eau" by Emil Stern, "Laisse Moi Doucement Rigoler" by Jimmy Walter, "Les Don Juan" and "Le Cinema" by Michel Legrand, "Je Ne Te Dis Pas" by Jean-Jacques Debout, and "Les Pantoufles A Papa" by Jaques Helian – plus nine tracks by Claude himself! CD

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Quire (Christine Legrand)Quire ... LP
RCA, 1976. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A very groovy little record! Quire is a harmony group led by Christine Legrand – sister of Michel Legrand, and ex-member of similar groups The Swingle Singers and Les Double Six. The music on the set is very much like that of the latter – in that it's harmony vocal versions of famous jazz tunes, done in an instrument-less style that recalls the work of the Swingles. The sound is quite odd, but wonderful – handled with the dreamy delightful style we've always come to love in Christine's work. Titles include "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Blue Rondo A La Turk", "Django", "Misty", "Body & Soul", and "Waltz For Debby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Philippe SardeLes Choses De La Vie ... LP
Philips/Transversales Disques (France), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
Our favorite album ever from French soundtrack maestro Philippe Sarde – and maybe one of our favorite French soundtracks too! There's a really special quality to this music – as rich as some of Sarde's other scores, but maybe linked more towards the new wave of subtle expression that came about in French cinema after the nouvelle vague – that quality that you might hear in the music of Francis Lai at his most subtle moments, handled perfectly here. Tracks are relatively short – mostly spare variations on a sad, dreamy little melody that's played in the film as the car of the main character slowly crumbles in an accident – a death that begins the movie, which then tells the story backwards! The tune only features swells of strings and piano, but it's compelling enough to hear in a number of variations here – and mixed with a few other great melodies too, including one song sung by the film's stars Michel Piccoli and Romy Schneider. Titles include "L'Accident Ralenti", "Prelude A L'Accident", "La Chanson D'Helene", and "La Mort". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Jean Claude VannierL'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches (UK pressing) ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99
A baroque instrumental masterpiece from Jean Claude Vannier – Serge Gainsbourg's right hand man at the start of the 70s, and a key figure in the legendary Histoire De Melody Nelson album! The feel here is very much along the lines of work that Serge was doing at the time – larger orchestrations mixed with smaller instrumentation – in a level that's often funky, always baroque, and very much in the best Sexopolis styles of the French pop scene of the time! There's a marked similarity here to some of the work of Michel Colombier – but unlike Colombier, and Gainsbourg, there's no vocals at all on these tracks – and the main genius is carried by Vannier's incredibly arranged strings, rolling rhythms, fuzzy guitars, and dark little soundtrack-styled groove! Some tracks are wonderfully funky, others are moody and tripped-out – and the whole thing's a masterpiece that we'd file right up there with our favorite French work of the time! Titles include "L'Enfanta La Mouche Et Les Allumettes", "Danse Des Mouches Noires Gardes Du Roi", "Mort Du Roi Des Mouches", "Le Papier Tue-Enfant", "Les Garde Volent Au Secours Du Roi", and "Petite Agonie De L'Enfant Assassin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited 10th anniversary repress.)

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Sarah VaughanFeelin Good ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Sarah Vaughn hit a very groovy new style on her handful of records for the Mainstream label in the early 70s – a new approach that offered her amazing voice a way to stretch out with some of the new sophistication of the time! The arrangements are still jazz, but they've taken a direction that other younger singers, like Nancy Wilson, were following as the decade began – maybe more adult themes in the lyrics, and a way of balancing out the larger charts without ever getting in the way of the singer – which is especially important here, in the way that the album demonstrates that phrasing that not only made Sarah so unique at the start, but which got even more amazing as the years moved on. The arrangers are a hip lot who are definitely up to the job – and include Michel Legrand, Peter Matz, and Jack Elliott – on titles that include "Run To Me", "And The Feeling's Good", "Just A Little Lovin", "Deep In The Night", "When You Think Of It", and a nice take on "Easy Evil". CD

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Sarah VaughanSend In The Clowns ... LP
Mainstream, 1974. Near Mint- ... $5.99
The cover's a bit goofy, but the album's a standout in the 70s career of Sarah Vaughan – one of those sets in which she tried out newer, more contemporary material – and found that both her voice and the new style of arranging were a surprisingly good fit! Vaughan has help here from talents who were working both in soul and jazz at the time – as the album features charts by Paul Griffin, Wade Marcus, Gene Page, Michel Legrand, and Ernie Wilkins – and has a gentle, laidback vibe that glows with a few electric currents – almost in Kudu Records modes, but a bit more expansive overall, and with less of an easy nod to funk. Titles include "Wave", "Do Away With April", "Love Don't Live Here Anymore", "On Thinking It Over", "Right In The Next Room", and "I Need You More". LP, Vinyl record album
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Brahms/SchubertBallades Op 10/Piano Sonata In A Minor Op Post – Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli ... LP
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1981. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Melissa Chiu/Michelle YunNam June Paik – Becoming Robot (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2014. New Copy ... $22.99 65.00
A heady look at the life and work of Nam June Paik – the man who virtually invented video art at the end of the 60s, and went on to work in a range of other amazing media too! The core of the book features images from a large retrospective of Paik's career – stills from videos, drawings, sculptures, robots, and a range of other unusual items – plus photographs of so many of those important "moments" that graced Paik's career – those creative outbursts that could never be hung on a living room wall, nor resold over the years. There's some great shots of famous collaborations with cellist Charlotte Moorman – plus lots more we'd never seen too. The book also features essays on Paik by Bill Viola, Yoko Ono, and others – plus a few other writings on his work – and even a section of his own words too. Harcover, full color, and 190 pages. Book

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El Michels AffairReturn To The 37th Chamber ... CD
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
El Michels return again to the Wu-Tang chambers – and the results this time might even be better than before! Wu-Tang forged their initial sound out of a love of offbeat samples and unusual funk – so it's only fitting that one of the hippest funk groups around strip the music right down to its roots – performing new live interpretations with their wickedly sinister groove – all at a level that makes the whole thing a slow funk masterpiece from start to finish! El Michels has always been one of the few real standouts in the deep funk scene – and it's records like this that keep us loving them so much. And even though the set features vocals from Lee Fields on two tracks, and Lady Wray on one more – the instrumental groove is what dominates and draws our ears, on tracks that include "Tears", "Sipped Up", "Shadow Boxing", "Iron Man", "4th Chamber", "Shaolin Brew", "Drums For Sale", "Verbal Intercourse", "Tearz", and "Wu Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin Ta F Wit". CD

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El Michels AffairTearz/Verbal Intercourse ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
The label says El Michels, but the record also features vocals from Lee Fields & The Shacks – singing in this slow-stepping harmony chorus that often gives way more strongly to the instrumentation – in a moody, late nite funk approach that's one of the finest moments in the El Michels legacy! "Verbal Intercourse" is a bit dubbier, and maybe marks a new path for the group – although the tune's still got loads of badass 70s slow funk elements in the mix – including a weird cat-sounding guitar! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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El Michels Affair & The ShacksStrange Boy/No Surprise ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 9.98
One of the moodiest tracks we've heard from El Michels in a while – and one that gets a nice female vocal in the lead! The core instrumentation has all those great hallmarks of El Michels funk – a slow vibe, and lots of deep currents at the bottom – while the female singer of The Shacks almost recreates a blue-eyed female soul style from years back, but at just the right pace to match the mood of the cut. "No Surprise" is a similar laidback number – and almost has a psychedelic fuzziness – as if Galaxie 500 teamed up with El Michels! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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El Michels Affair with Lee Fields4th Chamber/Snakes ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
El Michels take it back to basics here – and serve up some wickedly funky sounds on "4th Chamber" – a cut that's got great heavy drums at the bottom, but just the kind of spooky keyboard line you might expect from its Wu-Tang title reference! "Snakes" is quite different – a vocal cut that has an even slower funk approach – and raspy vocals that would have made the blue-eyed soul crowd of the 70s plenty proud! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lea MicheleLouder ... CD
Columbia, 2014. Used ... $3.99
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✨✧ Michele RosewomanQuintessence ... CD
Enja, 1987. Used ... $6.99
Features Michele Rosewoman on piano – with Steve Coleman on alto, Greg Osby on alto and soprano sax, Anthony Cox on bass, and Terri Lyne Carrington on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Gato BarbieriBolivia ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Soaring, searing sounds from the young Gato Barbieri – one of his classic albums for the Flying Dutchman label, and very much in the vein of his first few for Impulse Records! The Latin element isn't as strongly stated in the music as you might guess from the title, but the inspiration is definitely there – although more subtle than on Gato's Latin America series for the other label – and the tunes are a wonderful blend of soulful soloing, modal grooves, and unbridled emotion! Lonnie Liston Smith is playing piano on most cuts, and he's a perfect blend for Barbieri's horn – giving it the same sort of soulful base as in his classic recordings with Pharoah Sanders – and pushing the tracks with a pulsating modal undercurrent that keeps things moving throughout! Titles include "Merceditas", "Eclypse/Michellina", "Bolivia", and "Vidala Triste". CD

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Cathy BerberianPop Art ... LP
Vinyl Ermitage, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $19.99
Cathy Berberian's a hell of a hip singer – one who could work in very avant modes, yet also get name-checked by Donald Fagan at the same time – thanks to the wide-ranging scope of her work! That scope is explored very fully here – as Berberian performs a range of material that runs from sharp commentary by Kurt Weill, to very offbeat performances of Beatles material, to some more familiar avant vocal material – scored by frequent partner Luciano Berio, as well as William Walton – and even featuring one piece composed by Berberian herself! Titles include "Stripsody", "Sequenza III", "Avendo Gran Disio", "Tarantella", "Song Of Sexual Slavery", "Surabaya Johnny", "Yesterday", "Ticket To Ride", "Something Lies Beyond The Scene", and "Michelle". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny CrissJazz In Paris – Mr Blues Pour Flirter ... CD
Universal (France), 1963. Used ... $6.99
Some of the rarest work ever by Sonny Criss – and a key link between his LA bop sides of the mid 50s, and his Prestige comeback sides of the late 60s! The CD features tracks from a rare album that Criss cut in Paris during the early 60s, while he was living in the city and working with the cream of its jazz players. This all-star set has Criss blowing some wonderfully soulful alto in a combo that includes Georges Arvanitas on organ and piano, Rene Thomas on guitar, Pierre Michelot on bass, and Philippe Combelle on drums. The original album is one of the rarest sides we've ever found ourselves looking for over the years – and it's wonderful to have the material back out again with such great fidelity! It's wonderful to hear Criss blowing with an organ/guitar group – but even the piano tracks are pretty darn great. Titles include "Early & Later (parts 1 & 2)", "St Louis Blues", "Once In a While", "Green Dolphin Street", and "Day Dream". CD

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Miles DavisCinema Of Miles Davis ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $11.99
A compelling exploration into the use of the music of Miles Davis in film – one that begins with a famous French soundtrack from the new wave generation, then moves onto vintage Miles tunes that were used in other movies over the years! The core of the record features Davis' score to the 1957 film Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud – one of our favorite-ever Miles Davis albums – and a stunning soundtrack that began a rich legacy of jazz scores in France! Miles recorded this material during late-night post-gig sessions with a great group that includes French players Barney Wilen, Rene Urtreger, and Pierre Michelot, plus American ex-patriot Kenny Clarke. Wilen's playing is fantastic, and it's great to hear him and Miles together on the score's spooky meandering passages. Alongside that body of work, the CD also features Davis songs that were used in a variety of films from the 70s onward – tracks that weren't written for the films, but which had strong use in movies that include Lenny, Kerouac, Tacones Lejanos, Ginger & Rosa, Talented Mr Ripley, and La Flor De Mi Secreto. These titles include "Saeta", "Blue Haze", "Tempus Fugit", "Well You Needn't", "It Never Entered My Mind", "Nature Boy", "Solea", and "Blue In Green". Also features a selection each by Lenny Bruce and Jack Kerouac! CD

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Stan GetzEarly Stan (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1949/1954. Used ... $11.99
A 60s album that collects earlier 10" sessions by Stan – one from 1949, and one from 1954! The 1949 sessions have Stan playing in a group with Terry Gibbs, Shorter Rogers, and George Wallington – on tunes that include "Michelle (parts 1 & 2)", "T&S", "Cuddles", and "Terry's Tune". The 1954 sessions are a bit more in the classic "Early Stan" mode – as they feature Getz working in a quintet with Jimmy Raney on guitar and Hall Overton on piano – very much in the Roost mode that first got Stan his fame, with that amazing tone really opening up on numbers that include "Motion", "Lee", "Signal", and "Round Midnight". CD features 4 bonus alternate tracks too! CD
(Out of print.)

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