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Michel Camilo & TomatitoSpain Forever ... CD
Verve, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
The third pairing of pianist Michel Camilo and guitarist Tomatito, and maybe the best so far – as the musicians have gotten past the initial idea of their collaboration and criss-crossing of jazz and flamenco modes – and instead seem to have moved off into a special space that's all their own! The music here has kind of a gentle, understated vibe – beautifully recorded, at a level that means that the most subtle colors and phrases can come through – as the duo move back to rework a range of European musical modes – not just jazz or guitar idioms, but also a wider range of currents that include pages from the books of Eric Satie and Ennio Morricone. Titles include "Agua E Vinho", "Our Spanish Love Song", "Gnoissienne No 1", "About You", "Armando's Rhumba", "Manha De Carnaval", "Nuages", and "Cinema Paradiso". CD

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Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert/Rafal MazurJoy Of Being ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. New Copy ... $14.99
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 ColombierMichel Colombier ... CD
Chrysalis/Anthology (France), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
A great bit of funky fusion from Michel Colombier – and quite different than his early work on the Paris scene of the late 60s! Colombier is perhaps best remembered today for his legendary Messe Pour Le Temps Present – written with Pierre Henry – and for the beautifully baroque arrangements he did for pop albums by Brigitte Bardot, Serge Gainsbourg, and others! Colombier still has a great sense of arranging here – and he's working with some top-level American jazz talents – including Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Lee Ritenour and Larry Carlton on guitar, Jaco Pastorius on bass, Michael Brecker on tenor, Airto on percussion, and Steve Gadd and Peter Erskine on drums. The groove is somewhere between 70s full-on fusion, and cop show themes from the early 80s – and titles include "Do It", "Layas", "The Dancing Bull", "Sunday", and "Dreamland". CD

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Michel Cornaire & Orch Les Perles Noires Du BeninAmanicer/Revolution Baba ... 7-inch
Voix Africaine (Benin), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jean Michel DavisVibraphone Jazz ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
The title definitely gets it right – but also only gives you part of the picture here – as Jean Michel Davis not only plays vibes, but also a bit of marimba – and the album's split up into three different sections that each offer a slightly different take on the instrumentation! The first third is titled "Yesteryear Vibes" – and features Davis working through small combo readings of older standards – with help from Frederic Loiseau on guitar, Raphael Schwab on bass, and Julien Charlet on drums. The second third is titled "Good Vibes Triptich" – and is quite nice – tunes that really make the most of the tones of the vibes and marimba, with some nicely sparkling currents. The last section is titled "Ethereal Vibes" – and is maybe a bit more complex than the second, but also similar in spirit – and often a bit more dynamic than you'd guess from the name. Titles include "Luba", "Song For Nora", "Dancing In The Sky", "After You", "Deux Points Magenta", "Mondeville", "Star Eyes", "Carinhoso", and "Stella By Starlight". CD

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Michel Doneda. Benat Achiary & Kazue SawaiTemps Couche ... CD
Victo (Canada), 1998. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through booklet.)

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Michel Edelin's Flute Fever Orchestra with NicoleKalamania ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2017. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 25.99
Two different projects from flute player Michel Edelin – one album of work by his incredible Flute Fever Orchestra, and one album of solo material too! The orchestra has a sound that's much better than its slightly cheesy name – nothing too feverish, and instead this very soulful, very spiritual blending of the sounds of four different flutes with bass and drums – in a manner that recalls some of the combined-instrument projects from Strata East in the 70s – like their piano or bass choir records! In addition to Edelin on a variety of flutes, the group also features the great Nicole Mitchell, plus Sylvaine Helary and Ludivine Issambourg – plus Peter Giron on bass and John Betsch on drums. Titles include "Somewhere About Here", "Totem", "Granville Island", "Le Chant Du Faune Fou", and "Joyful Struggle". The solo material actually has a slightly similar vibe, as Edelin's using overdub to bind together his own lines on a variety of flutes – but on titles that are shorter, more focused, and maybe more melodic overall – yet still with a strong sense of freedom, a bit like the Jimmy Giuffre experiments in the late 50s and early 60s. Titles on those tracks include "Mad Mouse", "Blue", "Hush", "The Best Time", "Elephant Cha Cha", "Grey", and "This Way Please". CD

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Serge Gainsbourg/Michel ColombierLe Pacha/Vidocq/Comment Trouvez Vous Ma Soeur? ... CD
Rambling (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Stunning sounds from the team of Serge Gainsbourg and Michel Colombier – and maybe the most perfect example of why Gainsbourg soundtracks can be so great! First up is the duo's fab music for the film Le Pacha – a wonderful blend of trippy touches and more subtle jazzy moments, plus bits of electric sitar and bassy funk – shifting effortlessly from track to track to create a mad melange of musical grooves! Cuts include the classic "Requiem Pour Un Con", which is a funky gem – plus "Psychastenie", "Joss A La Calvados", "Un Noel 67", "Cadavres En Serie", "Batucada Meurtriere", and Brigitte Bardot singing "Harley Davidson"! Next is Vidoq – a handful of songs originally penned for a TV series in the 60s, and very unusual work from Serge! The tunes include two very offbeat vocal numbers, sung in this deep-voiced style – plus a few more serious instrumentals, but with a weird twist. Titles include "Le Mariage De Vidocq", "A Vous De Jouer", "L'Evasion", and "Chanson Du Forcat". Comment Trouvez-Vous Ma Soeur – or "how do you find my sister?" – seems like a perfect title for a film to feature music from Serge – and the music definitely follows suit! The movie's from 1964, so captures that pivotal time when Gainsbourg was shifting from classier French styles to groovy ones – both modes featured here in the instrumentals directed by Colombier, and on Serge's vocal reading of the title tune. Tracks include "Erotico Tico", "No Love For Daddy", "La Course Au Mariage", "Rendez Vous A L'Eglise", "Surboum Chez Ma Soeur", and "Quart D'Heure Americain". CD

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✨✧ Michel GoguelatTwist Again A Moscou ... LP
Milan (France), 1986. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Stephane Grappelli & Michel PetruccianiFlamingo ... CD
Dreyfus (France), 1995. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Michel LegrandLegrand Ecran ... LP
Bell (France), 1973. Near Mint- ... $29.99
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

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Michel LegrandBonjour Paris (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/El (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $9.99
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 LegrandCavalcade ... CD
Chrysalis, 1991. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Michel LegrandEVA – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Doxy, 1962. New Copy ... $21.99
A fantastic lost soundtrack from Michel Legrand! The score is a lightly jazzy one, done for a film starring Jeanne Moreau and directed by Joseph Losey – and the music's a perfect blend of Legrand's earlier straighter jazz work, with some of his later talent for groovy orchestrations. The overall feel is quite dark – with the kind of jazz-based soundscapes that were showing up in some other French soundtracks at the time. Titles include "Water Ski", "At The Bar", "One Morning In Roma", "Eva & Tivian", "The Wedding", and "Adam & Eve", which is sung in a vocal version by the great Tony Middleton! LP, Vinyl record album

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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.)

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Michel LegrandLady Oscar ... LP
Kitty (Japan), 1979. Near Mint- ... $28.99
An unusual later collaboration between composer Michel Legrand and director Jacques Demy – for a French/Japanese co-production! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese album, with insert.)

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Michel LegrandLe Sauvage ... LP
Barclay (France), 1975. Near Mint- ... $16.99
An overlooked 70s score from Michel Legrand – very groovy! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original French pressing.)

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Michel LegrandMichel Legrand ... LP
Bell (France), Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Very nice album of moody vocal tracks recorded by the great French soundtrack composer. Michel's voice is lovely and fragile, and he sings with a raspy sound that makes these tracks come alive in ways we didn't expect. Most tracks are originals, and music direction is by Armand Migiani. With the tracks "Dans Le Meme Instant", "Dans Ses Yeux", "L'Ete Picasso", "Chaines", and "Les Premieres Amours". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes in a glossy black gatefold cover.)

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Michel LegrandSummer Of 42 – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Warner, 1971. Very Good- ... $2.99
One of Michel Legrand's greatest moments of the 70s – a sweetly romantic score that lasted a lot longer than the film it was written to accompany! The soundtrack features the haunting "Summer Of 42 Theme", also known as "The Summer Knows" – a drifting sad melody, done up here in a number of versions, and combined with some other orchestral themes written for various emotional passages in the film. Titles include "High IQ", "The Picasso Suite", "Summer Song", "Montage – But Not Full Picasso", "The Danger", and "Awakening Awareness". LP, Vinyl record album

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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- ... $79.99
A rare Michel Legrand soundtrack – for this unusual Jacques Demy film that was also known as "A Slightly Pregnant Man"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Bottom cover seam is slightly unglued.)
 
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Albert AylerLive At Slug's Saloon, Vol 2 ... CD
ESP/Base (Italy), 1966/1982. Used ... $8.99
The second volume of Ayler's classic set at Slugs from 1966. Ayler's leading a quintet with brother Donald on trumpet, Michel Sampson on violin, Lewis Worrell on bass, and Ron Jackson on percussion. The music is open-ended & free flowing, but keeps coming back to themes from Ayler's classics "Initiation" and "Ghost". Great stuff, and one of the best live recordings of his work. CD
(Out of print.)

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Clarence Gatemouth BrownDrifter Rides Again ... LP
Barclay (France), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $36.99
An unusual one – recorded partly at Ardent Studios, with help from the Memphis Horns – and partly at the French studios of Michel Magne! LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Francois De RoubaixFrancois De Roubaix Anthologie Vol 1 ... CD
Play Time (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $24.99
Incredible soundtrack work! We know little or nothing about Francois De Roubaix, and the films these tracks are from are even more obscure – but trust us, this is a great set of tracks! De Roubaix follows in a tradition of strange baroque arrangements that's vaguely similar to early work by Michel Colombier, with touches of romanticism from Francis Lai – but it's got a strange twist that's all its own. These tracks feature odd bits of electronics, weird guitar parts, haunting woodwind passages – and almost always, a commitment to keen melody and inventive instrumentation. A few cuts are a bit cheesy, but others are jaw-droppingly fresh – and are some of the best soundtrack work we've been exposed to in a long time. There's a total of 35 cuts in all – with tracks from the films Chapi-Chapo, Les Aventuriers, Commissaire Moulin, Tante Zita, Sial IV, and Le Provocateur. CD
(Out of print. Limited, numbered edition.)

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Bill EvansYou Must Believe In Spring (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner, 1977. Used ... $7.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Serge GainsbourgLe Cinema De Serge Gainsbourg (5CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 5CD ... $26.99
The coolest collection we've ever seen to focus on the soundtrack work of the great Serge Gainsbourg – and the most complete as well! The 5CD package really digs deep – and seems to offer up tracks from just about every single film that Gainsbourg was involved with – from his own compositions, to partnerships with greats like Alain Goraguer, Michel Colombier, and the mighty Jean-Claude Vannier – all of whom come up with very groovy, often funky instrumentation that rivals Serge's own releases! In fact, we might well even say that we find the Gainsbourg soundtrack material to be even cooler – as the films often gave Serge a chance to experiment, and try out new ideas he wouldn't do on his own records. The package includes selections (usually more than one) from dozens of films that include Vidocq, Toutes Folles De Lui, L'Eau A La Bouche, Strip-Tease, Le Jardinier D'Argenteuil, Ce Sacre Grand Pere, Manon 70, L'Horizon, L'Une Et L'Autre, Cannabis, La Horse, Sex Shop, Le Pacha, Slogan, Tapage Nocturne, Melancholy Baby, Projection Privee, and lots lots more. Plus, also includes bonus tracks with Anna Karina, Juliette Greco, Fred Pallem, and even Nico! CD

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Serge GainsbourgManon 70/Se J'etais Un Epsion/Mister Freedom/Anna ... CD
Philips/Rambling (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Some of the grooviest soundtrack work ever from Serge Gainsbourg – and that's saying a heck of a lot! The CD begins with the legendary score to Manon 70 – a collaboration between Gainsbourg and Michel Colombier, and one that's graced with some breathy vocals from Serge, and some wonderfully hip instrumentation from Colombier! There's some slight exotic touches in the mix – a bit of sitar, some nice percussion, a touch of Hammond – plus some straighter orchestral moments. Next up is Si J'Etais Un Espion from 1967 – which features some great instrumental tracks that snap along with some great jerky undercurrents – the start of that funky Gainsbourg sound that we love so much. Le Jardinier D'Argenteuil follows with a slightly more serious feel – and then the groovy TV soundtrack for Anna ends the whole thing up – with some especially wonderful 60s French pop grooves, and tunes that are different than the Anna film soundtrack! CD features 19 tracks in all – including "Manon", "Regards Echanges", "Auto Stop", "Breakdown", "Pop D'Epoque", "Denoument Et Final", "Jerks En Cavalerie", "Anna", "Roller Girl", and "New Delire Again". CD

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

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Jef GilsonEnfin! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Modern Silence (Italy), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Some of the earliest music ever from groundbreaking French pianist Jef Gilson – and proof that right at the start, he was already in a unique space that was all his own! Gilson was a real standout in the European postwar scene – and he was one of the first in the 60s to really try to find a new voice for himself and his contemporaries – a great lineup here that works in shifting arrays on these beautifully vivid compositions by Gilson – tracks that always have a pulsating rhythmic core, but some very unusual modern solos out front! There's a mix of earthy elements and forward-thinking instrumentation that reminds us maybe of Randy Weston at his most modern – or like some of the music on the British scene to come – but given the date of these sides, Gilson may well have beat everyone to the punch. Players include Michel Portal on alto, Francois Jenneau on soprano, Jean Louis Chautemps on tenor, Ivan Jullien on trumpet, Mowgli Jospin on trombone, and Jacques Thollot on drums – and titles include "Anamorphose", "Bitonalite", "Le Grand Bidou", "Indicatif L'Autoroute 1", "Curious", "Three Four One", and "Blue Bizz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Jerry GoldsmithLast Run – Original Soundtrack ... LP
MGM, 1971. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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

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Barry GuyBlue Shroud ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
Barry Guy's almost returning to the style of the London Jazz Composers Orchestra here – working with a strong set of avant improvisers on an extended performance that gives most of the individuals plenty of time in the spotlight, while still working together as a whole! Guy plays bass, and directs – across the course of a 71 minute performance of "The Blue Shroud" – with musicians who include Per Texas Johansson on tenor and clarinet, Michel Godard on tuba and "serpent", Torben Snekkestad on soprano sax and reed trumpet, Ben Dwyer on guitar, Augusti Fernandez on piano, Maya Homburger on violin, Julius Gabriel on baritone, Savina Yannatou on voice, Fanny Paccoud on viola, and Lucas Niggli and Ramon Lopez on drums and percussion. CD

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Andrzej KorzynskiAkademia Pana Kleksa ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1983. New Copy ... $16.99
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". First time on CD – with bonus tracks, and some detailed notes on the unusual production of the film! CD

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Steve KuhnWatch What Happens ... CD
MPS (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $23.99
A bold brilliant statement from pianist Steve Kuhn – his next great record after the seminal Three Waves, and a record that pushes the envelope even further! From the title, you might think that Kuhn's playing some familiar 60s standards for MPS – but he's really working strongly in his own agenda here, stepping forward in strong new voice he was bringing to piano at the time, and even going a bit more outside than ever before. The trio includes Palle Danielsson on bass and Jon Christensen on drums – and although familiar, some of the titles have a sense of freedom that really transforms them. Titles include Burt Bacharach's great "Windows On The World", Michel Legrand's "Watch What Happens", Gary McFarland's "Once We Loved", Carla Bley's "Ad Infinitum", and Kuhn's own "Silver". CD
(K2 HD Pro Mastering pressing!)

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Abbey LincolnPainted Lady (aka Golden Lady) ... CD
Blue Marge (France), 1980. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
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 On The Stage", "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". CD

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Bruno NicolaiDefense De Savoir ... CD
RCA/CAM (Italy), 1973. Used ... $6.99
A cool little soundtrack from Bruno Nicolai – penned for a French film instead of an Italian movie – and with a sound that's a bit different than usual! Nicolai makes nice use of some sweeter themes here – a hint of the modes you might find in Michel Legrand or Francis Lai in the 70s – which lightens things up a bit at the start, before some darker, moodier moments creep into the mix – underscoring the film with some more traditional Giallo elements – those tense, spine-tingling styles that Bruno developed with his frequent partner, Ennio Morricone. There's some isolated piano and guitar lines that have a stark, scraping sort of feel – used to great effect on some of the more upbeat numbers – and a few standout bits have electric bass kind of rumbling up from the bottom, which creates a nice sense of urgency. Titles include "La Verite", "Le Pouvoir", "Theme De Juliette", "Sans Espoir", "Concert A La Cour", "Tango Express", and "Tourbillon Final". CD
(Out of print.)

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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
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ Oscar PettifordBlues In My Mind ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), 1958. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99 36.98
An ultra-hip live set from bassist Oscar Pettiford – recorded in Germany during the late 50s stretch when he'd taken up residency overseas, and was making some great connections on the scene! This set definitely reflects Pettiford's reach at the time – as it's got an excellent group that includes Dusko Goykovich on trumpet, Michel Hausser on vibes, Hans Koller on tenor, Roger Guerin on trumpet, and Attila Zoller on guitar – all top-shelf talents of the time who really make the record shine! Tracks have that tightly arranged quality that Pettiford brought to his 50s American recordings – but also have a looser, more open vibe that allows the solos to really stretch out – especially on some of the album's longer numbers. The full concert is presented here for the first time ever – and titles include "Are You Real", "HEC Blues", "Happy Afternoon", "Rue Dauphine", "Blues Around Joe", "Autumn Leaves", and "Minor Meeting". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Monthly #8 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2016. New Copy ... $2.99 3.99
The comic series that tells the tale of the early days of hip hop – but presents the story in the style of a Marvel Comics tabloid from the 70s! Ed Piskor's approach to the material is really unique – and he extrapolates historical details into an extended narrative of the scenes with colorful comic-style images. The monthly series anthologizes the stories in a way that's even truer to Piskor's comic book influences than the graphic novel collections. Amazing! Issue #8 looks at the dawn Run DMC era – straight from the streets of Hollis, Queens – plus comic book take on the story behind "Beat Bop" with Rammellzee & Jean-Michel Basquiat, Herbie Hancock's "Rockit", Rick Rubin and the young Beastie Boys, World Class Wreckin Cru and more! Book

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✨✧ Flora PurimEvery Day Every Night ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
A beautifully soulful record from Flora Purim – still awash with touches from her Brazilian roots, but also done with a great 70s LA sound! Airto's helping Flora out on production, but the real hero here is Michel Colombier – who handles most of the arrangements and wrote a good deal of the tunes with Purim and Airto – mixing his own expansive studio talents with their organically-forged groove, in a way that makes the record a real standout from the California fusion scene of the 70s! Players include Randy Brecker, Lee Ritenour, George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Harvey Mason, and other jazz heavyweights – and titles include "The Hope", "I Just Don't Know", "In Brasil", "Blues Ballad", "Why I'm Alone", "Walking Away", and "Samba Michel". LP, Vinyl record album

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Elis ReginaElis Como e Porque ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1969. Used ... $8.99
One of our favorite albums ever from the incredible Elis Regina – a record that really has her hitting new levels in her style – moving past simple bossa into a realm of music that's all her own! The backings are arranged by Roberto Menescal, who also moves into some great new territory here – a soaring, spacious mode that's way different than his gentler bossa – and which really has some of the growing complications that were showing up in Brazilian music at the end of the 60s. There's a fair bit of jazz in the mix, but also a fair bit of majesty too – and the tunes soar out with a much livelier feel than some of Regina's later albums. Titles include amazing renditions of "Canto De Osssanha", "O Barquinho", "Giro", "O Sonho", "Casa Forte", and "Vera Cruz" – plus a tasty version of Michel Legrand's "Recit De Cassard", from Umbrellas Of Cherbourg. CD
Also available Elis Como e Porque ... LP 44.99
 
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BerliozLes Troyens – Ben Heppner/Michelle DeYoung/Petra Lang/Sara Mingardo/Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus (4CD set) ... CD
London Symphony Orchestra, 2000. Used 4CD ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ FouldsWorld Requiem – Jeanne Michele Charbonnet/Catherine Wyn Rogers/Stuart Skelton/Gerald Finley/Leon Botstein/BBC Symphony Orchestra ... CD
Chandos (UK), 2008. Used 2CD ... $14.99
... CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works in standard players!)

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Keith JarrettBridge Of Light – Keith Jarrett/Michelle Makarski/Marcia Butler/Patricia McCarthy/Thomas Crawford/Fairfeild Orchestra ... CD
ECM, 1993. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Lady Wray/El MichelsQueen Alone – Instrumentals ... LP
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
An all-instrumental version of Lady Wray's Queen Alone record – one that features no vocals at all from the woman herself, and which instead works perfectly as a great illustration of the instrumental talents of Leon Michels and crew! Michels produced and directed the whole album – and is here at the head of the lineup on drums, guitar, keyboards, and saxes – all instruments he plays beautifully, in a mode that's maybe more of a 60s soul-styled version of the usual sinister El Michels funk approach. You can definitely hear where the vocals might come into the mix, but it's also wonderful to hear the group on their own – on titles that include "Do It Again", "Smiling", "It's Been A Long Time", "Cut Me Loose", "Underneath My Feet", "Bad Girl", and "They Won't Hang Around". LP, Vinyl record album

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LisztGreat Transcriptions – Claudio Arrau/Michele Campanella/Misha Dichter/Zoltan Kocsis/Alexander Uninsky ... CD
Philips, 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)


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MalipieroPiano Concertos Nos 1-6/Variazioni Senza Tema – Sandro Ivo Bartoli/Michele Carulli/Rundfunk Sinfoniorchester Saarbrucken ... CD
CPO, 2005. Used 2CD ... $9.99
... CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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Luciano MicheliniAnna Quel Particolare Piacere (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Dagored (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A hell of a charmer from Italian composer Luciano Michelini – a record that's funky one minute, sexy and slinky the next, and always full of surprises as it steps through a big array of short little tunes! Michelini's got an especially great ear for the kind of groovy bossa numbers that we love from guys like Ennio Morricone or Armando Trovajoli, but he also has this way of bringing in a fuller feeling to his arrangements – maybe echoing French composers at times, but without any sort of sentimentality. There's a great jazzy riff to the title track, which gets repeated a few times – and tracks include "Il Mestiere Di Uccidere", "Ritratto Di Un Boss", "La Giostra Dei Pensieri", "Quell'Amaro Tormento", "Occhi Di Bimbo", "La Cruda Realta", and "Una Voce Una Speranza". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – on colored vinyl!)

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

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Michele RosewomanSource ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1984. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Fetaures Baikida Carroll on trumpet, Roberto Miranda on bass, and Pheeroan Aklaff on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a slight bump in one corner.)

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Bud ShankMichelle ... CD
World Pacific/Elemental (UK), 1965. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
Bud Shank takes on the sounds of The Beatles – and a whole host of other 60s pop stars as well – all with results that are as jazzy as they are groovy! The album's one of a few that Bud cut for Liberty in this format – alto and flute spread out over fuller backings from Bob Florence, a great arranger who knows how to make things swing by bringing in some wonderful 60s touches! There's a bit of guitar at times, some compressed horns – ala A&M – and some overall mod rhythms that help change things up nicely from tune to tune. Titles include "Michelle", "Yesterday", "Blue On Blue", "Sounds Of Silence", "Turn Turn Turn", "As Tears Go By", and "Girl". CD
(Limited edition!)

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Michele Zanoni, Guido & Maurizio De AngelisMalombra ... CD
Hexacord (Italy), 1983. Used ... $14.99
An obscure slinky soundtrack from Italy – recorded for a 1983 film that was also known as Erotic Games, but done with a sweet feel that's like some of the best sex scores from the 70s! The whole thing moves along at a pretty mellow speed – really taking its time with the thin keyboard lines and bass bits that push along with the score – unfolding slowly into these great little moody tracks. The set features 14 titles in all, including some variations on the main theme. CD
(Out of print.)

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Gato BarbieriObsession ... LP
Charly, 1967. Very Good ... $6.99
Pretty fierce stuff from Gato Barbieri – a firey avant session that's very much in the mode of his work for ESP, and his playing with Don Cherry in the late 60s. The set was recorded in Milan in 1967, with a trio that includes JF Jenny Clark on bass and Aldo Romano on drums – and Gato's pretty free and unbridled in his tenor solos, playing with the style he was using a lot at the time, part-Coltrane, but with the soulfulness of Pharoah Sanders even in the freer moments. Titles include "Michelle" and "Obsession". LP, Vinyl record album
(Spanish Affinity pressing.)

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Jerry BergonziSpotlight On Standards ... CD
Savant, 2016. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
The tunes may be standards, by tenorist Jerry Bergonzi makes them into something else entirely with his performance here – taking these really open-ended runs on the familiar numbers, in these beautiful waves of soul and sound with Hammond organist Renato Chicco! The two work together at a sublime level – as Bergonzi's horn has those raspy tones that we love so much, and almost a Joe Henderson-like balance between modernist impulses and a soulful core. Chicco's amazing – almost Don Patterson-like in his fluidity – handling both the keys and the basslines, and getting some spacious rhythms from drummer Andrea Michelutti. The whole thing's great – maybe one of Jerry's most compelling records in years – and titles include "Bi Solar", "Witchcraft", "First Lady", "Dancing In The Dark", "Out Of Nowhere", "Stella By Starlight", and "Blue Cube". CD

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Clifford BrownClifford Brown In Paris ... LP
Prestige, 1953. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Hard to get work by Clifford Brown – 1953 recordings originally done in Europe for the Vogue label! On the first record, Brown's working in front of a Parisian trio that features Henri Renaud, Pierre Michelot, and Benny Bennett. There's 11 tracks in all, including "I Can Dream, Can't I?", "The Song Is You", "You're A Lucky Guy" and "Come Rain Or Come Shine" plus "It Might As Well Be Spring" and "Blue & Brown". On record 2, Brown's working here with Gigi Gryce in a sextet that features Henri Renaud, Pierre Michelot, and Benny Bennett – plus some big band material too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Miles DavisAscenseur Pour L'Echafaud ... LP
Fontana, 1957. Near Mint- (reissue)... $29.99
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
(Late 80s US pressing. Cover has a promo stamp, light wear, and hype stickers.)
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Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99
Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud (expanded edition) ... CD 3.99

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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
Also available
Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud ... LP 29.99
Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud (expanded edition) ... CD 3.99

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Miles DavisAscenseur Pour L'Echafaud (expanded edition) ... CD
Fontana, 1958. Used ... $3.99
One of our favorite-ever Miles Davis albums – even if it is a soundtrack that he recorded in France! The CD issue of this material features a whopping 20 minutes of extra material, for a total of 26 moody jazz tracks that were originally recorded for the French film Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud (Elevator To The Gallows). 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 "Nuit Sur Les Champs-Elysees", "Assassinat", "Le Petit Bal", and "Au Bar Du Petit Bac". Great stuff, and one of the best jazz soundtracks ever! CD
Also available
Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud ... LP 29.99
Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Serge Gainsbourg & OthersIntegrale Serge Gainsbourg et Ses Interpretes Vol 2 – 1960 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $12.99 29.99
Key years in the music of the mighty Serge Gainsbourg – served up here in a selection of work by Serge himself, and a lot of Gainsbourg tunes sung and performed by his contemporaries! Right from the start, Serge's unusual way with a tune was noted by other folks on the French scene – and his music was quickly taken up by other hip talents in Paris at the end of the 50s and start of the 60s – a time when Gainsbourg's talents exploded not just through his own famous records, but through reinterpretations of his sounds by these other supporters. The range of sounds here is great – from Gainsbourg's own groovy mix of jazz, Latin, and other modes on material from his early albums and EP releases – served up here alongside lots of other work that includes "Vilaine Fille Mauvais Garcon" by Petula Clark, "Viva Villa" by Les Riff, "La Chanson De Prevert" by Michele Arnaud, "Ronsard 58" by Helen Martin, "Les Amours Perdues" by Juliette Greco, "Quand Tu T'Y Mets" by Les Mercenaires, "Black Trombone" by Catherine Sauvage, "Accordeon" by Anne Gacoin, "La Chanson De Prevert" by Vicky Autier, "Le Poinconneur De Lilas" by Les Freres Jacques, and "Los Cigarillos" by Los Jorge Nova Bossas. 58 tracks on 3CDs! CD
 
 
 



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