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Bernard Baschet/Michel Deneuve/Alain Dumont4 Espaces Sonores ... LP
Transversales Disques (France), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
A very cool entry in the underground legacy of 70s sound sculpture recordings – that is, recordings that were made based around the sounds created by specific objects designed to make noise! In Chicago, we had Harry Bertoia, whose creations were often designed to interact with organic forces – but the Baschet brothers in France had a more dynamic approach – one that almost had them creating these sculptures that were like Harry Partch instruments, but played in a more indirect way! The title here – four sound spaces – should give you a good idea of the vibe of the record – as there's often as much space around the sounds as the sounds themselves – with each performance utilizing the sculptures as a way to sonically explore the space in which they reside. Titles include "Resurgence", "Errance", "Iranon", and "Polykinese". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition)

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Jean Michel BernardJean Michel Bernard Plays Lalo Schifrin ... CD
Varese, 2017. Used ... $1.99
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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Michel CamiloMano A Mano ... CD
EmArcy/Universal, 2011. Used ... $7.99
... CD

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Michel CamiloTriangulo ... CD
Telarc, 2002. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert/Rafal MazurJoy Of Being ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. Used ... $2.99
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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Michel Cornaire & Orch Les Perles Noires Du BeninAmanicer/Revolution Baba ... 7-inch
Voix Africaine (Benin), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Michel DelpechMeilleurs Souvenirs ... LP
Barclay (France), Mid 60s-Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)

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Michel DelpechMichel Delpech (2LP) ... LP
Barclay (France), Mid 60s-Mid 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Stan Getz & Michel LegrandCommunications '72 ... CD
Verve/Universal (Japan), 1971. Used ... $14.99
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". CD
(SHMCD pressing, Includes obi.)

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Michel GodardSous Les Voutes, Le Serpent ... CD
MA, 2001. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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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 JarreConcert Pour La Tolerance ... CD
JMJ (Luxembourg), 1995. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Jean Michel JarreMetamorphoses ... CD
Dreyfus (France), 2000. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout mark, disc has call letters written in marker.)

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Frankie Laine & Michel LegrandReunion In Rhythm ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good ... $0.99
... 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 LegrandLegrand Ecran ... LP
Bell (France), 1973. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Hard-to-find work by Michel Legrand – screen themes for films that include Maison De Poupee, Le Feux De La Chandeleur, Le Gang Des Otages, L'Impossible Objet, La Vielle Fille, Les Maries De L'An 2, and Un Homme Est Mort! LP, Vinyl record album
(Top cover seam is unglued.)

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Michel LegrandBonjour Paris (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/El (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $6.99 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 LegrandBrian's Song – Themes & Variations (with bonus track) ... CD
Bell/Sony (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99
A wonderful little record from Michel Legrand – one of his best non-soundtrack albums of the time! The album is titled after the theme to the soppy film Brian's Song – but it's got a lot more to offer than that – and has Legrand performing versions of soundtrack numbers from a variety of films, using sweet 70s orchestrations in a manner that builds off his best 60s work – but also opens up the sound a bit more. There's a spacious feel here we really love – soaring strings over electric basslines, and lots of tight piano work from Legrand himself – and titles include "Picasso Summer", "Pieces of Dreams", "I Will Say Goodbye", and "Dis-Moi". Also includes the bonus track "It's Good To Be Alive". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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Michel LegrandCops & Robbers ... CD
MGM/Kritzerland, 1973. New Copy ... $13.99 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 LegrandLa Flute A 6 Schtroumpfs ... LP
Polydor (France), Late 70s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Some of the most whimsical music ever penned by Michel Legrand – 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 Schtroumpfs", "Le Ballet De Torchesac", "Le Roi E La Flute", and "La Fete". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing.)

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Michel LegrandLes Demoiselles De Rochefort (Young Girls of Rochefort) (50th Anniversary 5CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), 1966. New Copy 5CD ... $21.99
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 LegrandMichel Legrand Recorded Live At Jimmy's ... LP
RCA, 1975. Near Mint- ... $1.99
One of a few key efforts done by Michel Legrand for RCA in the 70s – sessions that stand out as some of his best jazz work from the decade, and which present Legrand in unfettered brilliance, both as a player and arranger! This live date still has the original compositions and sense of arrangement that we love so much in Legrand's soundtrack work – but it's also looser and freer, with more room for improvisation to expand upon the gentle warmth of Michel's imagination. Legrand is on piano – both electric and acoustic – and other players include Phil Woods on alto, Ron Carter on bass, Grady Tate on drums, and George Davis on guitars. Legrand sings a bit, in his beautiful sort of way – scatting wonderfully on a version of "Orson's Theme", and performing the lyrics on the haunting "Blue Green Grey & Gone". Other titles include "Organ Eyes", "I Will Wait For You", and "Watch What Happens". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel Legrand & CoLe Jazz Grand ... LP
Gryphon, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
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 center split top seam.)

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Michel Legrand/Bobbie GentryOde To Billy Joe ... LP
Warner, 1978. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A very cool lost moment from the great Michel Legrand – a selection of soundtrack tunes he did for a late 70s TV film based on the Bobbie Gentry tune! Side one is all Legrand – side two features songs by Gentry, Thurman Box, Hoyt Ming, and Morgan Gilmer – all more country-oriented. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Michel Legrand/Mireille MathieuL'Evenement Le Plus Important Depuis Que L'Homme A Marche Sur La Lune ... LP
Philips (France), 1973. Near Mint- ... $38.99
A rare Michel Legrand soundtrack – for this unusual Jacques Demy film that was also known as "A Slightly Pregnant Man"! LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel Legrand/Vladimir CosmaOum – Le Dauphin Blanc – L'Epave Mysterieuse ... LP
Riviera (France), Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
A French kiddie cartoon, but one with music by two of the coolest soundtrack talents of the scene at the time! The set features music, spoken dialogue, and songs. LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a cool booklet inside the cover! Cover has some light aging.)

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Pedro Paulo Castro Neves & Michel LegrandPedro Paulo Castro Neves E Michel Legrand ... LP
Pointer (Brazil), 1985. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A beautiful collaboration – featuring these sublime readings of the music of Michel Legrand – arranged by the maestro himself, and featuring a mix of Brazilian jazz styles in the instrumentation! The vocal readings are wonderful – both artists sing, and really get to the heart of the tunes – and the set also features a few Brazilian numbers too. Titles include "How Do You Keep The Music Playing", "Auto Retrato", "Canto De Ossanha", "His Eyes Her Eyes", "The Way She Makes Me Feel", and "Passos E Assovios". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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Michel PetruccianiBig Sur California ... LP
Owl (France), 1983. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel PetruccianiPianism ... LP
Blue Note, 1986. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Michel PetruccianiPromenade With Duke ... CD
Blue Note, 1993. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print. CD case has a cutout mark.)

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Paul Piot & Michel RoyIl Etait Une Fois Le Diable (Devil Story) ... CD
Omega Productions (France), 1985. New Copy ... $12.99
Paul Piot is a name we know from the French sound library scene of the 70s, but here he works with partner Michael Roy to make some music that's as creepy as the cover! Yet the sounds here aren't the usual keyboards and electronics from the video horror generation – as Piot definitely brings in some of the richness of his sound library experience – fleshing the tunes out with some richer melodies and more emotive moments, even if most of the instrumentation is still electronic. Titles include "Main Theme", "Normandy Land", "The Chase", "Castle Theme", "The Boat Legend", and a long "Unreleased Suite". CD
(Limited to 500 copies!)

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Michel PolnarefPolnarevolution (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Disques AZ/Universal (France), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
Killer work from Michel Polnareff – one of our favorite French pop singers ever – and one of the few who could mix in a trippy style with some of the more upbeat modes of a few years before! Backings here are from a very cool combo – Dynastie Crisis – who use heavy drums, organ, and fuzzy guitar with some wonderfully echoey production which only seems to give the sound an even more watery vibe than some of Polnareff's previous records! The sound feels live – although we can't tell for sure from the notes – and we've also been told that Jean-Claude Vannier had a hand in the larger arrangements. Titles include "La Mouche", "La Trompette", "Qui A Tue Grand Maman", "Ame Caline", "Dans La Maison Vide", "Gloria", and "Love Me Please Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Michel PolnareffKama Sutra (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Universal (France), 1990. New Copy ... $11.99
A wonderful return to form from one of the coolest French singers ever – a set recorded at the start of the 90s, but which really just seems to offer up an update of Michel Polnareff's earlier dreamy sound! The instrumentation and rhythms are more electric than before, but the production still has that spaced-out vibe that works beautifully with Michel's vocal approach – creating cool, slinky waves that are the 90s equivalent of the Euro sex style of the early 70s! Titles include "Besoin De Toit", "Kama Sutra", "Lna Ho", "Amour Cachets", "Les Boul A Zero", and a nice take on "Goodbye Marylou". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Michel PolnareffLove Me Please Love Me/L'Amour Avec Toi/Ne Me Marchez Pas Sur Les Pieds ... 7-inch
Disc AZ (France), 1966. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Michel PolnareffPolnareff's (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Disc AZ (France), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99
One of the best albums ever by Michel Polnareff – a set that takes his totally wonderful sound and gives it a very groovy extra punch up from the bottom! Polnareff's usual cool style of French pop vocals are stepped up more than usual with some great arrangements by Bill Shepherd and Anthony King – with lots of bass underneath and a funky French sound that really pushes the tracks over the top with a mode that's more 70s than 60s, in the best possible way. Michel takes on a new sort of majesty in the setting, but never loses his cool – and titles include "Voyages", "Mais Encore", "Monsieur L'Abbe", "Hey You Woman", "Qui A Tue Grand'Maman", "A Minuit, A Midi", and "Petite Petite". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Michel WaisviszCrackles ... LP
Claxon/FMP (Germany), 1978. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Weird album of electronics, released in conjunction with FMP, and played by Michel Waisvisz on a "crackle synthesizer" – whatever that is! The sound is nice and raw, with a good harsh electronic sound that seems to hint at later developments in industrial music. Titles include "De Brug Gaat Open", "First Dancesteps", "A Cheval", and "Crackles". LP, Vinyl record album

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BachOrgan Works Vol 9 – Michel Chapuis ... LP
Telefunken (Germany), 1970. Near Mint- 2LP ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original book and box – both in good shape!)

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Bob CooperBob Cooper Plays The Music Of Michel Legrand Vol 1 ... LP
Discovery, 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of the nicest jazz combo takes on the music of soundtrack maestro Michel Legrand that we've ever heard – largely because Cooper & Co really open up the tunes, and make some inventive changes to their sound! The work's in a small group mode throughout – with Bob's tenor in 2 different groups – one with Michael Fahn on valve trombone, Ross Tompkins on piano, Charles Burghofer on bass, and John Guerin on drums; the other with Mike Wofford on piano, leading a trio. The style is laidback, but never lazy – a loving exploration of Legrand themes from soundtracks, both familiar and lesser-known. Titles include "His Eyes Her Eyes", "Watch What Happens", "Siren Song", "To Love", "Her Hair", "Love Me Discover Me", and "Ina's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Takayuki HamadaChronique Michel Legrand – De Ses Debuts A Aujourd'hui ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $32.99
A beautiful book on the decades of recorded output from one of our favorite composers ever – the legendary Michel Legrand – an artist known to most folks for his famous soundtracks of the 60s and 70s – but also a jazz musician, singer, and even a very groovy instrumental arranger! All those many aspects of Legrand's music are brought together here wonderfully – in a rich discography that's done in a similar style to some of the Japanese jazz discographies in our racks – but with maybe even a wider-ranging approach, given that Legrand's records were issued in so many countries over so many years! The style here is familiar if you know those other discographies – each record gets a listing with a reproduction of the cover in color, plus release date, label, catalog number, and even songs and other details. The book also features short reviews of many of the records, and longer text on Legrand – all of which is in Japanese – but the volume also balances things out beautifully for non-Japanese readers, with lots of photos and other beautiful images. The soundtrack section is especially great, as it also includes lots of rare singles and EP releases – and the book also features chapters on Legrand's jazz work, his vocal releases, live records, collaborations, musicals, and arrangements for a huge amount of singers. There's even a special sleeve gallery at the back, with lots more rare album covers in full color – and even a listing of all his scores for films. A beautiful book if you love Michel Legrand as much as we do – 255 pages, with loads of beautiful full color images! Book

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Satie/DebussySocrate/Chansons De Bilitis – Marie Terese Escribano/Emiko Liyama/Michel Bebard/Gerlinde Lorenz/Friedrich Cerha/Ensemble Die Reihe ... LP
Candide, 1969. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Includes original insert!)
 
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✨✧ Aksak MaboulUn Peu De L'Ame Des Bandits (with bonus CD) ... LP
Crammed (Belgium), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
One of our favorite mixing of modes from the old school – a tremendous second album from the legendary Aksak Maboul! The record mixes arty playfulness with some rootsier elements – bits of Eastern instrumentation, jazz, improvisation, and even some post-punk elements – all in a way that makes for one of the most creative recordings of its time – a set that easily provides key inspiration for more recent genre-crossing acts like this! There's a bit of Y or Ze Records whimsy at times – but the end result is much deeper, and much more compelling– as you'd expect from a group that features Fred Frith on guitar, Chris Cutler on drums, Marc Hollander and Michel Berkmans on reeds, and Denis Van Hecke on a range of cool cellos! Each tune has a slightly different flavor, but there's still a really unified feel to the record too – one of those European projects that comes together like nothing you'd hear from the US. Titles include "Geistige Nacht", "A Modern Lesson", "Palmiers En Pots" and "Cinema". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download and bonus CD!)

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Harry AllenFrench Lullaby (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Venus (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $52.99
Tenorist Harry Allen serves up a great French lullaby of his own – crafted together from the work of famous Parisian songwriters like Michel Legrand, Charles Trenet, and others – and delivered here in a small combo instrumental mode! The setting is great – as Allen's deep tenor is balanced with the guitar of Jacob Fisher, which makes for a different presentation than a piano might have given the record – as Hans Beckenroth provides bass and Kristian Leth handles drums – all in a well-recorded ate that's up to the standard that we've come to love from Venus Records. Titles include "I Will Wait For You", "The Summer Knows", "Chateau En Suede", "I Wish You Love", "My Way", and "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Albert AylerAlbert Ayler In Greenwich Village ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used ... $9.99
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 In". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chet BakerChet Baker At Capolinea (Red) ... LP
Red (Italy), 1983. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A sweet Italian set from Chet Baker – a secene that always seemed to bring out his most lyrical side! Players here include Nicola Stilo on flute, Diane Varvra on soprano, and Michel Grallier on piano – on titles that include "Dream Drop", "Estate", "Francamente", "Finestra Sul Mare", and "Lament". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chet BakerChet Baker Sings Again ... CD
Timeless (Holland), 1985. Used ... $14.99
An unusual later set – with Chet on trumpet and vocals – in a quartet with Michel Graillier on piano, Ricardo Del Fra on bass, and John Engels on drums! CD
(Out of print.)

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Brigitte BardotBrigitte Bardot Show (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
AZ/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $29.99
One of the greatest Brigitte Bardot albums you could ever buy – some of the grooviest, sexiest work the famous French actress ever cut! The album's overflowing with excellent original material written by Bardot by Serge Gainsbourg and Francis Lai – two of our favorite French composers of the 60s, and both a very good choice to work with Brigitte! Bardot sings in a sexy, whispery style that's a bit like Jane Birkin, but somewhat different too – and the arrangements are by Michel Colombier, Paul Pio, and Christian Gaubert – three talents who definitely keep things groovy. There's a few instrumentals mixed in with the vocal tracks – but that's totally fine with us, because they're all pretty great – and there's plenty of moments with a nice groove and a bit of funk. Titles include "Harley Davidson", "Ay Que Viva La Sangria", "Gang Gang", "David B", "Mister Sun", "Paris", "On Demenage", and "Contact" – plus the excellent "Marseillaise Generique" instrumental – used to great effect in Austin Powers! CD features an insane number of bonus tracks – including "John Et Michael", "Quand Mon Amour Danse", "Soyons Deux", "Sei Arrivato Amor Mio", "Plaisir D'Amour", "Depus Que Tu M'As Quittee", "Mon Leopard Et Moi", "La Fille De Paille", "Le Soleil", "C'Est Une Bossa Nova", and "Sur Le Boulevard Du Rhum". CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Comes in a cool flip-back cover, too – like a vintage French album!)

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✨✧ Stelvio CiprianiDov'e Anna ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1976. New Copy ... $18.99
A set that was originally created in the prime electric years of the great Stelvio Cipriani – but one that has him working on acoustic piano throughout – often using weird effects and production elements to change up the sound of the instrument! There's a great main theme to the soundtrack – one that really sounds beautiful on piano, like a famous melody by Francis Lai or Michel Legrand – and Cipriani knows how to deliver the sound with this mix of erotic elements that really change nicely over the course of the album – sometimes more personally expressive, sometimes moodier – all working together as a beautiful suite of tracks. Stelvio handles all the piano parts himself, amidst nicely light larger backings – and the set features a total of 28 tracks in all. CD
Also available Dov'e Anna (180 gram pressing ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Stelvio CiprianiDov'e Anna (180 gram pressing ... LP
Digitmovies (Italy), 1976. New Copy ... $24.99
A set that was originally created in the prime electric years of the great Stelvio Cipriani – but one that has him working on acoustic piano throughout – often using weird effects and production elements to change up the sound of the instrument! There's a great main theme to the soundtrack – one that really sounds beautiful on piano, like a famous melody by Francis Lai or Michel Legrand – and Cipriani knows how to deliver the sound with this mix of erotic elements that really change nicely over the course of the album – sometimes more personally expressive, sometimes moodier – all working together as a beautiful suite of tracks. Stelvio handles all the piano parts himself, amidst nicely light larger backings – and the set features a total of 12 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)
Also available Dov'e Anna ... CD 18.99

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Francois De RoubaixL'Essential Francois De Roubaix ... CD
Universal (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
Some of the coolest soundtrack music you'll ever hope to hear – all played by a cat who could equally handle the sitar, guitar, Fender Rhodes, and electronics pictured on the cover! Francois De Roubaix is easily one of our favorite soundtrack composers ever – a French talent at the end of the 60s who never got the same international exposure as some of his countrymen, but who had an ear for odd instrumentation and funky undercurrents that rivals that of Serge Gainsbourg, Michel Colombier, or Jean-Claude Vannier – although we might even be tempted to say that Francois is even more way-out than any of them! This collection really lives up to its "essential" promise – and mixes together weird electronic numbers, bass-heavy funk tracks, jazzy groovers, and lots more – all with arrangements and production that are totally fresh, and which should turn you into the same sort of De Roubaix fanatic that we've been for years. Titles include "Le Samourai", "L'Homme Orchestre", "La Vie A Bord", "Les Caids", "Bataille Navale", "Clara 1939", "Journal De Bord", "Le Rapace", "La Scoumoune", "Dernier Domicile Connu", "Tom/Les Prisonniers", "Adieu L'Ami", and "Far From Dallas". CD

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Dharma QuintetArchipel ... LP
Souffle Continu (France), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
Dharma are taking on a different approach here – dropping the Quintet from their name, even though they're still a five piece – and working on a number of shorter tracks that are in contrast to the longer improvisations on previous albums! Yet despite the change, there's still a mindblowingly creative sound to the group – especially when on the shorter tracks, they still manage to explode with new styles and instrumental moments that must have left them breathless as they were spontaneously creating the record in the studio! The lineup features electric piano and percussion from Patricio Villarroel, saxes from Jean Francois Sicard, guitar from Gerard Marais, bass from Michel Gladieux, and drums from Jacques Rondreux – on titles that include "Octopus", "Koan", "Hauts Plateaux De La Thierach", "La Ballade Du Borgne", "Sylvacane", "Mara", and "Histoire Sans Paroles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – heavy vinyl, with booklet of notes!)

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Dharma QuintetMr Robinson ... LP
Souffle Continu (France), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
The first amazing album from Dharma Quintet – an important force on the French avant jazz scene at the start of the 70s, even though most of their outside attention was from their work with other musicians! Yet together, there's a power to the group that's really striking – almost a step back from the complete freedoms of the post-1968 moment – as they seem to balance improvisation with a very keen ear for the larger structure of their performance with a sympathetic understanding that seems to belie their youth together as musicians. We're not saying that the album's not outside, as it's got plenty of those moments too – but there's a cohesive energy that's beautiful, flowing from the saxes of Jean-Francois Sicard and Gerard Coppere, the piano and electric piano of Patricio Villarroel, the bass of Michel Gladieux, and drums of Jacques Mahieux. Titles include "Jerkologie", "Augure", and "Balada Y Tres". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – heavy vinyl, with booklet of notes!)

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Dharma TrioSnoopy's Time ... LP
Souffle Continu (France), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
Snoopy's in the title, but the music here is quite far from the Peanuts jazz of Vince Guaraldi – given that the Dharma combo were one of the most on-fire avant combos of the French scene in the 70s! The group here is a trio, not their usual quintet formation – a lineup that really gives a lot of space to pianist Patricio Villarroel, who's working with an electric version of his instrument that has lots of sharp tones and edges – almost like one of those keyboards you might have heard Sun Ra using at the time! The tracks move effortlessly from structure to freedom – with wonderful work from Michel Gladieux on bass and Jacques Mahieux on drums – while Villarroel finds a way to make his instrument as tuneful as it is noisy – sometimes hitting moments of dark beauty that almost remind us of the Model Shop soundtrack. Titles include "Gloglou's Mood"," Enafrito", "End Starting", "Minton's Memory", and "Leo Smirglub Von Bischmouck". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – heavy vinyl, with booklet of notes!)

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✨✧ El Michels Affair featuring Piya MalikUnathi/Zaharila ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 9.98
The cover's a bit unusual for a single by El Michels Affair, and the music is too – especially given that group here work with singer Piya Malik – whose entrancing vocals really bring a new sound to their groove! "Unathi" has some elements that are in the familiar El Michel's mode – that swirling exotic take on funk – but the vocals really transform the tune, and give it all sorts of different points of energy in a really great way. "Zaharila" is a bit mellower and mooder – but still has the same wonderful sort of east-meets-west approach! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bill EvansYou Must Believe In Spring (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner, 1977. Used ... $5.99
Wonderful late work by Evans – recorded in 1977, but not issued until after his death in 1980. The session benefits from the bass work of Eddie Gomez – rich, round, and warm – a perfect accompaniment for Evans' sometimes faltering piano work at the time – and a player that Evans was incredibly lucky to be working with during much of his later years. The set includes a wonderful version of Michel Legrand's "You Must Believe In Spring", plus the tracks "Theme From Mash", "The Peacocks", "Sometime Ago", and "Gary's Theme". CD also features 3 previously unissued bonus tracks – "Without A Song", "All Of You", and "Freddie Freeloader". CD

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Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte BardotBonnie & Clyde (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $28.99
An incredible collaboration between Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot – one of Serge's first duet albums ever – and a gem all the way through! In the year before he cut "Je T'aime Moi Non Plus" with Jane Birkin, Serge recorded this great album with Brigitte Bardot in which he worked out many of the same ideas. The album is probably best known for the track "Bonnie & Clyde" – which has been sampled to great fame over the years – but there's loads of other great tracks on here, with a mix of styles that joins Serge's jazzy years with his softcore 70s work – very cool, very groovy, and years ahead of its time. Some tracks are duets, and some are sung individually by Serge or Brigitte, but they're all great, and titles include "Intoxicated Man", "L'eau A La Bouche", "Un Jour Comme Un Autre", "Comic Strip", and more! Arrangements by Alain Gourager, Michel Colombier, and Claude Bolling – and the cover's got a great shot of Serge & BB as Bonnie & Clyde! CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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HeldonAllez Teia ... CD
Bureau B (Germany), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Heldon aren't afraid to wear their influences on their sleeve – especially given that the leadoff track here is a nod to King Crimson – with the title "In The Wake Of King Fripp"! And yet while Robert Fripp and his famous group certainly inspired the duo of Richard Pinhas and Georges Grunblatt, their approach is quite different too – more atmospheric, and even open to some acoustic elements too – with a style that's often slowly unfolding in the pursuit of beauty, with none of the intensity you might know from Fripp. In fact, the whole thing's maybe closest to the Fripp/Eno album Evening Star – which was actually recorded at the same time, making the two records almost simultaneous expressions of the same ideologies. Really beautiful throughout – with titles that include "In The Wake Of King Fripp", "Aphanisis", "Omar Diop Blondin", "Moebius", "Fluence", "St Mikael Samstag Am Abends", and "Michel Ettori". CD

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Andre HodeirAnna Livia Plurabelle ... LP
Philips/Carlyne (France), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A totally cool session of avant Parisian jazz – assembled by the great Andre Hodeir, whose Jazz Et Jazz is one of the best modernist jazz efforts from postwar France. The work attempts to set music to the writings of James Joyce – and it features the voices of Nicole Croisille and Monique Aldebert, plus the musicians Pierre Michelot on bass, Bernard Lubat on vibes, Daniel Humair on drums, Michel Portal and Pierre Gossez on saxes, and Roger Guerin on trumpet. A bit odd – but very nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(1980 pressing.)

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Dick HymanFantomfingers ... LP
Project 3, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $16.99
Pretty darn groovy stuff from Dick Hyman, and a record that has him getting some great tones out of the Baldwin organ! In fact, he seems to use his experience with the moog to find new ways of playing the organ, so that some of the tones and sounds have more of a moogy feel than you'd expect. The set includes a nice funky version of Ray Charles' "Booty Butt", a jazzy taken on "Put Your Hand In the Hand", Michel Legrand's "The Summer Knows", Hyman's own extended "Fantomfingers", and the cut "A Mama & A Papa", which has a loping bassline that might make a nice sample! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a gloss bubble along the spine.)

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Bobby JasparQuintessence – Paris/New York/Europe – 1953 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99 29.99
A great overview of work from Belgian reedman Bobby Jaspar – a hell of a tenorist, and a great flute player too – one who really hit his heights on postwar recordings made on both sides of the Atlantic! Bobby rose to fame on the French scene of the early 50s, but also quickly picked up interest in the US too – and this massive collection traces Jaspar's talents in many different modes – including work as a leader on recordings for labels that include Vogue, Blue Star, and Swing – plus many other contributions to other artists' groups, and even some work with singers too. As with other titles in the Quintessence series, there's a really comprehensive presentation of the music, along with notes in both English and French – and Jaspar is featured as a leader, and on tracks with Andre Hodier, Sacha Distel, Milt Jackson, JJ Johnson, Barry Galbraith, Helen Merrill, Toshiko Akioshi, Blossom Dearie, Michel Hausser, Jef Gilson, Rene Thomas, Don Rendell, Christian Chevallier, and even Miles Davis. 48 tracks in all! CD

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Stanley Jordan, Charles Lloyd, Cecil McBee, etcOne Night With Blue Note Preserved Vol 4 ... LP
Blue Note, 1985. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A landmark concert from the mid 80s – one held to honor the resurrection of the Blue Note label, featuring a wealth of some of the best players for the label – from the 80s back to the 50s bebop years. This is the last of 4 LPs, issued both separately and in a box set format, and features a nice quintet featuring Stanley Jordan, Charles Lloyd, Michel Petrucciani, Cecil McBee, and Jack DeJohnette. Tracks include "The Blessing", "Tone Poem", "Lady Day", "El Encanto", "How Long", "When You Wish Upon A Star", and "Jumpin Jack". LP, Vinyl record album

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Andrzej KorzynskiAkademia Pana Kleksa ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
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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✨✧ Abbey Lincoln with Archie SheppGolden Lady ... LP
Inner City, 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A wonderfully moody album from Abbey Lincoln – one that's a bit more laidback than some of her other efforts, but no less soulful! There's kind of a broken, jagged sound to the record – a late nite vibe that's blue and melancholy, and which gets some great support from the tenor sax of Archie Shepp – which often gets a chance to solo on most tracks! The rhythms are gentle, often a bit spare – and handled by Hilton Ruiz on piano, Jack Gregg on bass, and Freddie Waits on drums – and the set also features work from trumpeter Roy Burroughs. Tracks include three original compositions, "Painted Lady", "Throw It Away", and "Caged Bird", plus a sublime version of Stevie Wonder's "Golden Lady". Also includes Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady", and Michel Legrand's "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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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 ... $13.99 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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Oscar PetersonBlues Etude ... LP
Limelight, 1966. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An overlooked 60s gem from Oscar Peterson – one of his great sides for Limelight Records, and possibly the most soulful of the bunch! The group's a trio – with either Sam Jones or Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – and they've got a really great feel, one that's a bit different than some of Oscar's earlier groups of the 60s. Hayes' work on drums is nicely sensitive, and almost takes backseat to Peterson's rhythmic piano lines at times – and Jones' work on bass is always a treat, and kicks some of the best tracks here into a really great groove! The record's got a few great original titles, too – like the midtempo groover "Bossa Beguine", and the groovy "L'Impossible", a cool little instrumental that sounds like it was from a soundtrack by Francis Lai or Michel Legrand, and the title track "Blues Etude". Other titles include "Let's Fall In Love", "Shelley's World", "I Know You Oh So Well", and "Stella By Starlight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Venezuelan pressing, with titles in Spanish.)

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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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Pierre Schaeffer & Groupe De Recherches MusicalesMusique Experimentale ... LP
Cacophonic (UK), 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Groundbreaking work from the French scene of the postwar years – easily one of the most important places to put the word "experiment" in experimental music! The sounds here really live up to the promise of the title – really revolutionary explosions in sound from musicians who aren't afraid to combine the electric and the acoustic – in combinations by Luc Ferrari, Romuald Vandelle, Andre Boucourechliev, and Michel Philippot – all performed under the direction of Pierre Schaeffer! Many of these works use tape, electronics, or other electric elements combined with acoustic source material – all with lots of dark corners, but also some slight elements of whimsy too. Works include "Volumes", "Totologos II", "Texte II", "Ambiance II", and "Crucifixion". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny Simmons & Moksha SamnyasinNomadic ... CD
Svart (Finland), 2014. New Copy ... $6.99
A really unusual setting for reedman Sonny Simmons – a set that's quite different than his spiritual avant classics, as it has him working with the rockish trio Moksha Samnyasin! Yet the sound is still quite spiritual, too – as the tracks are long, open, and extremely evocative – each with very poetic titles, and a sound that mixes the brooding electric bass of Thomas Bellier with lighter lines on sitar from Michel Kristof – creating a balance that's perfect for the exploratory notes that Simmons brings to the music on Cor Anglais and alto sax! Drummer Sebastien Bismuth can play with a heavy sound at times – kicking in dark energy that unites him with the bass – but our favorite moments are when he's more laidback, and working more with percussion and electronics, and letting Simmons dominate the lead more strongly. Titles include "Help Them Through This World", "We Are Entering The Place Of That", "When It Comes I Don't Fight It", and "I Put It In A Dark Area Where I Can't Remember No More". CD

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Lucky ThompsonJazz In Paris – Lucky Thompson With Dave Pochonet All Stars ... CD
Universal (France), 1956. Used ... $4.99
Prime mid 50s work from Lucky Thompson – recorded in Paris with the group of drummer Dave Pochonet, and featuring tracks that are longer than usual for a Thompson session! Thompson is on tenor throughout – and the other players include either Henri Renaud or Martial Solal on piano, Michel De Villers on baritone and alto, and Fernand Verstraete on trumpet. There's a bit looser feel to the set than some of Thompson's tighter sides from the US – and titles include "Let's Try Again", "Stewin Up A Wig", "Fascinating Blues", "Home Free", and "One For The Boys & Us". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lucky ThompsonLucky Thompson With Gerard Pochonet & His Quartet ... CD
Dawn/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1956. Used ... $6.99
An obscure French session cut by the great American tenor player Lucky Thompson, with a group of Parisian players that includes Martial Solal on piano, Pierre Michelot on bass, Michel Hausser on vibes, and Gerard Pochonet on drums. Thompson's sweet tenor sound is given nice backing by the vibes/piano lineup, and the session includes a lot of nice tracks like "Indian Summer", "You Go To My Head", "I Cover The Waterfront", and "East Of The Sun". CD
(Out of print.)

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Francois TusquesFree Jazz 1965 (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Cacophonic (UK), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A key album of experimental jazz from the mid 60s French scene – and one of our favorite recordings ever by pianist Francois Tusques! Despite the "free jazz" title of the set, the overall feel here is a bit more like that of the Blue Note "new thing" generation – as Tusque's group has a good sense of sound, space, and the overall tension between the instruments – a tension that's exhibited most strongly in some of the record's more controlled moments. The ensemble's a sextet – with Michel Portal on bass clarinet, Francois Jenneau on saxes and flute, Bernard Vitet on trumpet, Charles Saudrais on percussion, and Bernard Guerin on bass – and titles include "Description Automatique D'Un Paysage Desole (parts 1 & 2)", "La Tour Saint-Jacques", and "Souvenir De Loiseau", in 3 versions. LP features 2 bonus tracks, not on the original album! LP, Vinyl record album
(Also includes a very cool insert – which replicates the original French notes.)

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Norma WinstoneDescansado – Songs For Films ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Norma Winstone won us on this album right away – with a leadoff take on Michel Legrand's "His Eyes Her Eyes" – which is then followed by a range of well-selected songs from film soundtracks! In keeping with Winstone's long legacy in music, the choices and presentation are somewhat offbeat – but there's also maybe more song structure and straight vocals here than some of Norma's more experimental records – handled with a voice that has even more feeling and experience than decades past, which really makes a little bit of lyric go a long way! The core trio features Glauco Venier on piano and Klaus Gesing on soprano sax and bass clarinet – and the album also features some work by Mario Brunello on cello and Helge Andreas Norbakken on percussion. Titles include "His Eyes Her Eyes", "Malena", "Lisbon Story", "Vivre Sa Vie", "Descansado", "What Is A Youth", "Il Postino", "Theme From Taxi Driver", "Amarcord", and "Meryton Town Hall". CD

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Clive ZandaClive Zanda Is Here With Dat Kinda Ting (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Gayap/Cree (Germany), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 29.98
A totally great little record that refers to itself as "calypsojazz innovations" – but which is even better than that label might make you think! The groove here is hardly calypso – as it's funkier, chunkier, and a much more heavy take on inspirations from the islands than we've ever heard – driven on by a killer drummer and bassist, and topped with these killer solos from pianist Clive Zanda – an artist we've never heard before, but who leaves us breathless with this set! The whole thing's maybe more soul jazz overall, but with a touch of lyricism too – a bit like the best work by Michel Sardaby, but funkier too – and titles include "Chip Down", "Mr Walker", "Kitty Kang", "Ogun", "Fancy Sailor", "Major To Minor", and "Dat Kinda Ting". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousC'Est Chic! – French Girl Singers Of The 60s ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
Fantastic French femmes from the 60s – and a great illustration of the way that girl power really took over the sound of the Parisian scene at the time! These tunes have a punch that few American or British tracks of the period could ever hope to match – a way of staying sweet, yet really hitting hard with a groove – sometimes with fuzzy guitars or organ, sometimes with a fuller blast of orchestrations – always completely charming and immediately appealing – even if you can't understand the lyrics! Most numbers feature work by some top-shelf arrangers from the tight Parisian scene – including Alain Goraguer, Jacques Denjean, Michel Colombier, and Ivan Julien – and titles include "Le Coeur Au Bout Des Doights" by Jacqueline Taieb, "Laisser Tomber Les Filles" by France Gall, "Voila" by Francois Hardy, "Il Suffit D'Un Jour" by Liz Brady, "L'Adorable Femme Des Neiges" by Christie Laume, "Impatiente" by Les Gams, and "Les Filles C'Est Fait Pour Faire L'Amore" by Charlotte Leslie. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousFilmusic ... LP
Filmusic, Mid 70s. Sealed ... $4.99
A weird (unofficial?) collection of 70s film music – with tracks that include "Our Time" by Michel Legrand, "Coogan's Bluff" by Lalo Schifrin, "Harry & Walter Go To New York" by David Shire, "Reincarnation Of Peter Proud" by Jerry Goldsmith, "Victory At Entebbe" by Charles Fox, "Midway" by John Williams, "The Marseille Contract" by Roy Budd, "Scorpio" by Jerry Fielding, "All The President's Men" by David Shire, and "Up The Sandbox" by Billy Goldenberg. LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Still sealed, but with a frayed and split spine.)

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VariousMood Mosaic Vol 1 – The Haschish Party ... CD
Partners In Crime (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderfully groovy set – every bit as great as you might guess from the title and the cover – and the very first installment in the now-legendary Mood Mosaic series! The set's one of the few to bring together tunes from the groovier side of the spectrum at the end of the 60s – work from British, French, American, and German sources – all awash in a great blend of funky, easy, and pop-oriented modes! There's a nicely trippy feel throughout – and titles include "Hascisch Party" by George Garvarenz, "Kiss This" by Claude Denjean, "Acka Raga" by Shocking Blue, "Mas Que Nada" by Luiz Enriquez, "En Melody" by Serge Gainsbourg, "Love For Sale" by Marian McPartland, "Batucada" by Phil Crewe, "Marins Armins Amant Ou Maris" by Michel Legrand, and "Sitar Beat" by Klaus Doldinger. CD

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VariousParis In The Spring – Presented By Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A totally fresh take on French sounds of the late 60s – served up here with a sound that's as revolutionary as the image on the cover! This isn't the dreamy strings of familiar Paris in the Spring – but instead, the sound of change that happened in and around 1968 – as a whole new generation of younger French musicians, singers, artists, and intellectuals were really making themselves known in bold new ways! You'll recognize a few names here – like Serge Gainsbourg or Brigitte Fontaine – but the collection goes way beyond those bigger names, and features loads of obscure artists from the scene that will be a real revelation. The collection was done by the same Saint Etienne team that gave us the excellent English Weather and Songs For The Carnegie Deli compilations on Ace – and titles include "L'Elu" by Ilous & Decuyper, "La Metaphore" by Jacques Dutronc, "Looking For You" by Nin Ferrer, "Chanson D'Un Jour D'Hiver" by Cortex, "Couleurs" by Leonie, "Leslie Simone" by William Sheller, "Litanies" by Triangle, "Baleines" by Francois De Roubaix, "Lileth" by Leonie, "Ystor" by Ys, "Chanson Pour Que Tu M'Aimes U Peu" by France Gall, "Le Victime" by Karl Heinz Schafer, "Les Adventures Extraordinaires D'Un Ballet De Banque" by Bernard Lavilliers, "Helicoptere" by Mireille Darc, "Les Garde Violent Au Secours Du Roi (alt version)" by Jean Claude Vannier, and "La Chanson D'Helene" by Romy Schneider & Michel Piccoli. CD
Also available Paris In The Spring – Presented By Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs ... LP 29.99

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VariousParis In The Spring – Presented By Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
A totally fresh take on French sounds of the late 60s – served up here with a sound that's as revolutionary as the image on the cover! This isn't the dreamy strings of familiar Paris in the Spring – but instead, the sound of change that happened in and around 1968 – as a whole new generation of younger French musicians, singers, artists, and intellectuals were really making themselves known in bold new ways! You'll recognize a few names here – like Serge Gainsbourg or Brigitte Fontaine – but the collection goes way beyond those bigger names, and features loads of obscure artists from the scene that will be a real revelation. The collection was done by the same Saint Etienne team that gave us the excellent English Weather and Songs For The Carnegie Deli compilations on Ace – and titles include "L'Elu" by Ilous & Decuyper, "La Metaphore" by Jacques Dutronc, "Looking For You" by Nin Ferrer, "Chanson D'Un Jour D'Hiver" by Cortex, "Couleurs" by Leonie, "Leslie Simone" by William Sheller, "Litanies" by Triangle, "Baleines" by Francois De Roubaix, "Lileth" by Leonie, "Ystor" by Ys, "Chanson Pour Que Tu M'Aimes U Peu" by France Gall, "Le Victime" by Karl Heinz Schafer, "Les Adventures Extraordinaires D'Un Ballet De Banque" by Bernard Lavilliers, "Helicoptere" by Mireille Darc, "Les Garde Violent Au Secours Du Roi (alt version)" by Jean Claude Vannier, and "La Chanson D'Helene" by Romy Schneider & Michel Piccoli. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Paris In The Spring – Presented By Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs ... CD 12.99

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VariousPsyche France Vol 4 – 1970 to 1980 (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Warner (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $26.99
Rare grooves from the French scene's trippiest years – the kind of cuts that will come as a good addition to your well-played records by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin! Most of this work is much more obscure, but mostly comes from the same time – the late 60s and early 70s, despite the date range in the title – and the artists are working in an equally explosive approach to French pop – using elements from psychedelic music, electric jazz, and funk – to create these amazing little masterpieces in sound! Even if you don't dig the language, your ears will find plenty here to love – and titles include "L'Homme De L'Univers" by Bernard Chabert, "Les Magiciennes" by Richard De Bordeaux, "Le Musicien" by Lawrence, "La Fille A La Moto" by Dani, "Laisse Ta Main Dans Ma Main" by Philippe Chatel, "L'amour Sans Amour" by Michel Zacha, "Le Coeur En Julliet" by Isabelle, "Liberte Equalite Fraternite" by JJ & Beb, "La Fille Du Premier" by Paipllon, and "Licornes" by Igor Wakhevitch. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSalut Les Copains – 1964 Les Hits ... LP
Europe 1/Universal (France), 1964. New Copy 2LP ... $14.99
A very cool collection that pays tribute to an explosive postwar decade in the French music scene – a time when the overseas market was really embracing the new styles of rock and soul from America and England, but also making some wonderful music of its own! The series does a great job of mixing up modes – so that you'll hear a French tune one minute, an English one the next – with an ever-evolving sense of styles as the series move on – especially as a lot more French material tends to dominate in the latter half of the 60s! The effect is almost like tuning into Paris radio during the year in the title – and it's no surprise that the whole thing was done as a project by Europe's Radio 1, in collaboration with Universal – at a level that's way better than some of those overstuffed schlockier hits package on the market. Titles on this 1964 volume include "D'Accord D'Accord" by Danyel Gerard, "Un Verre De Whisky" by Monty, "Needle In A Haystack" by The Velvelettes, "My Boy Lollipop" by Millie Small, "Toujours Un Coin Qui Me Rappelle" by Eddy Mitchell, "Chez Les Ye Ye" by Serge Gainsbourg, "Laisse Tomber Les Filles" by France Gall, "Wishin & Hopin" by Dusty Springfield, "J'Arrive Trop Tard" by Michel Delpech, "Girl From Ipanema" by Astrud Gilberto, "Chaque Jour C'Est La Meme Chose" by Claude Francois, "Moi Je Joue" by Brigitte Bardot, "A Present Tu Peux T'En Aller" by Les Surfs, "Le Penitencier" by Johnny Hallyday, and "Sur Ton Visage Une Larme" by Lucky Blondo. LP, Vinyl record album
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Melissa Chiu/Michelle YunNam June Paik – Becoming Robot (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 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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Michelle ConteLucky Me! ... CD
Jen Bay, 2002. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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DebussyImages (Vols 1 & 2)/Children's Corner – Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli ... LP
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light edge wear.)

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El Michels AffairReturn To The 37th Chamber ... CD
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 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
Also available Return To The 37th Chamber (with bonus download) ... LP 19.99

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El Michels AffairReturn To The 37th Chamber (with bonus download) ... LP
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $19.99 22.98
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Please Note – LP sleeves are variable.)
Also available Return To The 37th Chamber ... CD 11.99

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El Michels AffairShadowboxin/Iron Maiden ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
El Michels and Wu-Tang – always a wonderful combination, as you'll hear on this fantastic funky 45! The group take on "Shadowboxin" and strip it right down to its roots – just bassline, slow-stepping drums, and a wicked bit of organ – completely different without any vocals, but maybe showing a further side of the Genius/GZA genius! The Ghostface track "Iron Maiden" is remade on the flip – just badass downturning groove, tight horn blasts, and some very cool organ that comes across with a nicely spooky vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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El Michels AffairSounding Out The City ... LP
Truth & Soul/Big Crown, 2005. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
Easily one of the greatest new funk records of the 21st Century – and a set that goes way beyond some of the cliches that are currently gripping others in the deep funk underground! El Michels Affair have a cool, easygoing style to their music – one that's as much 70s jazz as it is 60s funk – and which makes for tunes that have a looser structure overall, which allows much more room for instrumental interplay, and the kind of sweet surprises that make the album so great! These guys have a real penchant for an unusual rhythm and interesting instrumental flair – and they borrow as much from 70s soundtracks and Latin albums as they do from the funky 45 era that clearly gave them their start. Totally fresh all the way through, and a record that delights us a lot more than we might have expected! Titles include "Detroit Twice", "El Pueblo Unido", "Behind The Blue Curtains", "Ocho Rios", "Hung Up On My Baby", "This Song's For You", and "Slide Show". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Luciano MicheliniLa Conquista Di Luna ... CD
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99
A journey into space with a wonderful sound – served up here as a set of cosmic instrumentals from Luciano Michelini, most of which have a pretty groovy vibe! The mix of 60s instrumentation, spacey touches, and light electric moments reminds us of Peter Thomas or Johnny Harris at their best – and although Michelini's not as well-known as those giants from his generation, he works here with a vibe that perfectly matches everything we love in their music! Light funky rhythms trip along the bottom – peppered with cool keyboards or woodwinds, and occasional wordless vocals – all in this way that provides a wonderful 60s fantasy of the moon, and one that's actually a lot more exciting than any of the real moon landing records out there. Titles include "Tycho", "A Mrs Armstrong", "Il Volto Nascosto Di Luna", "Meteoriti", "Richiamo Di Terra", and "Odissea Nello Spazio". CD

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Jocelyn MichelleTime To Play! ... CD
Chicken Coup, 2016. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Guy MichelmoreJackboots On Whitehall – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Moviescore (Sweden), 2010. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Michelle PhillipsVictim Of Romance (with bonus tracks) ... CD
A&M/Real Gone, 1977. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A surprisingly compelling album from Michelle Phillips – recorded years after the breakup of The Mamas & The Papas – with a smooth late 70s LA sound that works perfectly for her more mature sexy approach! Jack Nitzsche handled the production and arrangements on most of it, and the album's got more of an edge than you might think from first look or listen – slightly self-reflexive, and less a comeback attempt than an expression of identity finally put on record. Wonderful! Titles include "Aching Kind", "Trashy Rumors", "Let The Music Begin", "Victim Of Romance", "Where's Mine", "Just One Look", "Paid The Price", "Lady Of Fantasy" (the lone track here produced & arranged by John Phillips) and more. This expanded edition has nice booklet notes, too – plus 3 rare bonus tracks: a Nitzsche-produced version of "Guerita" (earlier cut with John Phillips) and a some sweet covers of "Practice What You Preach" and "Had A Lot Of Love Last Night". CD

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✨✧ RossiniIl Turco In Italia – Cecilia Bartoli/Michele Pertusi/Alessandro Corbelli/Ramon Vargas/Riccardo Chailly/Orchestra E Coro Del Teatro Alla Sca ... CD
London, 1998. Used 2CD ... $8.99
... CD
(Includes original book and slipcase!)

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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 ... $11.99
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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✨✧ Clifford BrownClifford Brown Paris Collection Vol 3 ... LP
Vogue (France), 1953. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Incredible 1953 recordings from Clifford Brown – done in Paris, but as important to his short catalog as his American work of the time! Side one features work in groups with Gigi Gryce on alto, Jimmy Cleveland on trombone, and either Quincy Jones or Henri Renaud on piano. Side two features quartet tracks with Renaud, Pierre Michelot on bass, and Benny Bennett on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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John DanserDanser Revolution ... CD
Grapevine/Everland (Austria), 1977. New Copy ... $15.99
A revolutionary groove from the John Danser Octet – a cool funky jazz combo with a really unique sort of feel! The set's got a tightly-arranged feel, but is still nice and rough around the edges – hardly the slick jazz you might expect from the date, thanks to an acoustic lineup, and a choppy way of hitting the rhythms that makes almost every track a groover – and which gives the album a feel that's almost like some small combo project from a larger funky big band! The horns are great, but always nice and laidback – and include trombone, trumpet, and some sweet flute at points – and the piano often leads the grooves with a really sly sort of feel – almost modal, but kind of in its own space too. Titles include "Revelli Rock", "Monkey", "Jazz Waltz", "5 x 5", "Talkin Pretty/Michelle", "Boo Be Da", "Cool", and "Carmina". CD
Also available Danser Revolution ... LP 22.99

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John DanserDanser Revolution ... LP
Grapevine/Everland (Austria), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A revolutionary groove from the John Danser Octet – a cool funky jazz combo with a really unique sort of feel! The set's got a tightly-arranged feel, but is still nice and rough around the edges – hardly the slick jazz you might expect from the date, thanks to an acoustic lineup, and a choppy way of hitting the rhythms that makes almost every track a groover – and which gives the album a feel that's almost like some small combo project from a larger funky big band! The horns are great, but always nice and laidback – and include trombone, trumpet, and some sweet flute at points – and the piano often leads the grooves with a really sly sort of feel – almost modal, but kind of in its own space too. Titles include "Revelli Rock", "Monkey", "Jazz Waltz", "5 x 5", "Talkin Pretty/Michelle", "Boo Be Da", "Cool", and "Carmina". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Danser Revolution ... CD 15.99

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Miles DavisAscenseur Pour L'Echafaud (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fontana (France), 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
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. Titles include "Florence Sur Les Champs-Elysees", "L'Assassinat De Carla", "Diner Au Motel", "Evasion De Julien", "Nuit Sur Les Champs-Elysees", "Le Petit Bal", "Au Bar Du Petit Bac" and "Sur L'Autoroute". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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