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Michel ColombierWings (second pressing) ... LP
A&M, 1971. Very Good+ ... $2.99
French arranger/composer Michel Colombier was responsible for some incredibly beautiful and nicely funky baroque easy recordings during the late 60s. This album has him working in America, bringing his unusual style to the A&M studios, and working with Herb Albert to realize a new level of pop that stretched beyond the usual chart styles of A&M in the 60s. About the half the tracks are instrumentals, and the rest are vocals, with lyrics by Paul Williams – and performances by Lani Hall, Herb Albert, and Bill Medley. The record includes the nice funky break track "Pourquoi Pas?", plus other mellower moments like "Emmanuel", "All In All", "Thalassa", and "Earth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, & hype sticker.)

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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 DonedaAnatomie Des Clefs ... CD
Potlatch (France), 1998. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Michel Doneda/Tetsu Saitoh/Alain JouleM'uoaz ... CD
Scissors (Japan), 1997. Used ... $12.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Michel Edelin's Flute Fever Orchestra with NicoleKalamania ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2017. Used 2CD ... $11.99
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
(Digipack has a small cutout hole.)
Also available Kalamania ... CD 22.99

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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
Also available Kalamania ... CD 11.99

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Michel Frizot & Cedric De VeigyVU – The Story Of A Magazine (hardcover) ... Book
Thames & Hudson, 2009. New Copy ... $6.99 75.00
That VU isn't the Velvet Underground – but instead the title of an amazing French magazine from the prewar years – still a landmark in graphic design, and presented here in a very large, very vivid book that offers up pages and pages from the original publication! The book begins with a bit of history, then quickly moves into reproductions of articles and full pages that ran in VU during the 30s – with an especially strong focus on its revolutionary approach to photography – which was almost the magazine's answer to the newsreel styles of the time. The images spin out on paper in ways that still are quite striking and revolutionary – some in action montages, some in collage, some juxtaposed with almost surreal effect – and the book is over 300 pages, and is the closest you'll ever come to experiencing this landmark publication! Super-heavy, hardcover, and lavish artbook style presentation. Book

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Michel GodardCastel Del Monte ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2000. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Michel GoguelatTwist Again A Moscou ... LP
Milan (France), 1986. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Michel Graillier & Riccardo Del FraSoft Talk Sketch ... CD
Sketch (France), 2000. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Lena Horne & Michel LegrandLena & Michel ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1975. Used ... $24.99
A sweetly mellow album of 70s work from Lena – cut in a mode that's as soulful as her sides for the Skye label a few years earlier, and handled by the same producer too! The main difference in the style is the presence of Michel Legrand – working here in a mode that's still got the warm, lush styles of his best soundtrack recordings, but which also has a funkier New York undercurrent. Instrumentation is by a core group of studio funkers that include Richard Tee, Paul Griffin, Joe Beck, Grady Tate, and Cornell Dupree – and the sound has a laidback and mellow approach to soul that's a nice change for Lena. Titles include "Let Me Be Your Mirror", "I Will Wait For You", "Loneliness", "Being A Woman", "Nobody Knows", "Everything That Happens To You Happens To Me", and "Thank You Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lee Konitz/Michel PetruccianiToot Sweet ... CD
Owl (France), 1982. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Michel LambertOut Twice ... CD
482 Music, 2003. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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Michel LegrandCops & Robbers ... CD
MGM/Kritzerland, 1973. Used ... $14.99
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.)
Also available Cops & Robbers ... CD 19.99

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Michel LegrandCops & Robbers ... CD
MGM/Kritzerland, 1973. New Copy ... $19.99
Wonderful lost work from Michel Legrand – a fantastic, and fantastically overlooked, 70s soundtrack – completely essential to have in a CD version like this, since most of the music hardly appeared in the film at all! The score takes off nicely from some of Legrand's more famous work of the 60s and early 70s – with a mixture of warm themes, jazzy elements, and some of the funkier touches you'd expect from a cop/crime film – all at a level that's a bit less sentimental than some of his French film work, with just the right qualities to fit the offbeat story of the movie. There's a real Dave Grusin sort of approach going on at times – although with a bit more acoustic piano than electric keyboards – but Legrand also throws in a few softer bits to round things out nicely, and create a lot more depth in the music than you might expect for a low-budget film. Really great stuff overall – the kind of soundtrack that should have gotten proper release at the time, as it easily matches any of Legrand's bigger LP hits – and presented with great notes on both the film and music. Titles include "Papa Joe The Padrone", "Downtown", "Wall Street", "The Chase", "The Sleep Song", "The Sellers", and "Uptown". CD
(Limited edition of 1000 copies.)
Also available Cops & Robbers ... CD 14.99

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

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Michel LegrandMichel Legrand Big Band Plays Richard Rodgers ... LP
Philips, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A pretty wonderful album by Michel Legrand – way better than you'd guess from the title! Sure, the tunes are mostly numbers by Richard Rodgers, but Legrand handles them here with the best of his soundtrack skills – really opening them up with some amazingly deft arrangements, and working with a stellar set of American jazz players to give the tunes a sound that's as jazzy as possible – and swinging them with the inherent lyricism that always makes us love his music! Players are a great lineup – with Clark Terry and Ernie Royal on trumpets, Urbie Green and Bob Brookmeyer on trombones, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Jerry Dodgion and Phil Woods on alto, Julious Watkins on French horn, Gary Burton on vibes, and Tommy Flanagan and Hank Jones on piano. Titles include "This Can't Be Love", "Falling In Love With Love", "Bali Hai", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "There's A Small Hotel", and "The Lady Is A Tramp". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Michel LegrandMichel Legrand Big Band Plays Richard Rodgers/Broadway Is My Beat ... CD
Philips/Vocalion (UK), 1962/1963. Used ... $11.99
2 jazzy gems from Michel Legrand – back to back on a single CD! Michel Legrand Big Band Plays Richard Rodgers is a pretty wonderful album by Legrand – way better than you'd guess from the title! Sure, the tunes are mostly numbers by Richard Rodgers, but Legrand handles them here with the best of his soundtrack skills – really opening them up with some amazingly deft arrangements, and working with a stellar set of American jazz players to give the tunes a sound that's as jazzy as possible – and swinging them with the inherent lyricism that always makes us love his music! Players are a great lineup – with Clark Terry and Ernie Royal on trumpets, Urbie Green and Bob Brookmeyer on trombones, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Jerry Dodgion and Phil Woods on alto, Julious Watkins on French horn, Gary Burton on vibes, and Tommy Flanagan and Hank Jones on piano. Titles include "This Can't Be Love", "Falling In Love With Love", "Bali Hai", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "There's A Small Hotel", and "The Lady Is A Tramp". On the second album, Broadway is the beat, but the sound has plenty of Parisian touches, too – thanks to arrangements from the mighty Michel Legrand! Legrand's in a mode here that's somewhere between his earliest soundtracks, and the European-themed records he cut for Columbia in the late 50s – styles that are a bit more warm and sentimental than in later years, with evocative elements designed to coax the Broadway-based listener out on a voyage across the Atlantic! Strings are relatively full, and sometimes used with great dynamic energy – and titles include "Bewitched", "There's A Boat Dat's Leavin Soon For New York", "Old Devil Moon", "With A Little Bit Of Luck", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", and "Yesterdays". CD
(Out of print.)

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Michel LegrandMichel Legrand Et Ses Amis ... CD
Sony (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $19.99
Wonderful work from Michel Legrand – the French composer, musician, and singer who first rose to fame in the 50s – and has managed to keep his creativity flowing strongly over the decades! This set is exactly what's promised by the title and cover – an album that features Legrand playing piano and handling arrangements for a variety of guest singers young and old – a very vibrant array of different French singers, whose shifting presence really illustrates the continued warmth of Michel's music. Singers include Muriel Robin, Thomas Dutronc, Maurane, Charles Aznavour, Brigitte, Lambert Wilson, Emilie Claire Barlow, and Christophe Willem – and Legrand himself sings on one track too. Titles include "Paris Violon", "Alcatraz", "L'Adieu", "Ca Va Ca Va", "La Valse Des Lilas", "Nous Voyageons De Ville En Ville", "Quand Tu Reviendras", and "La Chanson De Maxence". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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✨✧ Michel LegrandOther Side Of Midnight ... LP
20th Century, 1977. Sealed Gatefold ... $4.99
A fairly lush soundtrack from Michel Legrand – scored for a WWII period piece that starred Susan Sarandon, but done at a level that matches some of Legrand's more famous film music from the 70s! Orchestrations are rich, and filled with sentiment – and the album's got an especially strong standout theme – performed in a number of variations, and with haunting "Summer of 42"-styled piano tinkling over the larger string arrangements, in a very Legrand-like way! The 40s setting helps the soundtrack avoid any disco cliches – which were common at the time – and allows for a continued strong focus on Legrand's skills at the helm of the orchestra. Tracks include "Chanson Pour Noelle", "Paris Montage", "Late Dinner At Demeris", "Demeris' Party", and "Other Side Of Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is a bit shopworn, with a hole at the opening.)
 
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Rahn Burton TrioPoem ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1992. Used ... $15.99
A great lost sleeper from pianist Rahn Burton – a set that's even better than most of the DIW trio material from the time, thanks to some extremely thoughtful work by Burton on the keys! The trio here features Walter Booker on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and the record has a warmly glowing sound, but one that's never too sleepy – a style that's a bit like some of the best soulfully expressive work by Ronnie Matthews or Michel Saradaby from the time, and done with a similar balance of modal energy and lyricism. Titles include "The Poem", "Light Blue", "Lazy Bones", "Green Veil", "Derby Town Blues", "Chinatown", and "Almost Spring". CD
(Out of print.)

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

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Miles DavisFacets No 1 ... LP
CBS, 1956/1958/1962. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Import collection of some more obscure Miles moments from the late 50s Columbia years! There's 4 tracks recorded with the orchestra of Michel Legrand – and players that include Coltrane, Phil Woods, Jerome Richardson, and Bill Evans: "Jitterbug Waltz", "Round Midnight", "Wild Man Blues", and "Django". 2 tracks from a recording by the Brass Ensemble Of The Jazz & Classical Music Society, one led by John Lewis, the other by Gunther Schuller, are surprisingly wonderful – very much in the mode of Miles' work with Gil Evans, with a similar glistening sound on Miles' trumpet, and warm chromatic washes of sound underneath to provide the perfect soloing vehicle. And there are 4 numbers, a pair each from the Coltrane/Garland incarnation of the quintet, "Sweet Sue" & "Budo", and a transitional sextet from 1962, "Devil May Care" & "Blue Xmas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing.)

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

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Bill Evans & Eddie CostaComplete Quartet Recordings (Guys & Dolls Love Vibes, plus more) ... CD
Decca/Lonehill (Spain), 1958. Used ... $9.99
An unusual repackaging of the Decca album Guys & Dolls Love Vibes – originally issued under Eddie Costa's name as the leader, and presented here with a bonus track by the same pairing of Costa and Evans! If you're put off by showtune-oriented jazz sessions, forget the theme of this one and just open your ears – because the album's a lot hipper than you'd expect! Sure, it's one of those "jazz meets Broadway" albums (in this case, tunes from Guys & Dolls), but the group's a sharply modern one – and features the vibes of Eddie Costa in a quintet that includes Bill Evans, Wendell Marshall, and Paul Motian. The Evans/Motian axis is especially strong, and frees the tracks from their usual readings – bringing Costa into territory that he rarely hits on record again for years. Titles include "Adelaide", "Guys & Dolls", "If I Were A Bell", "I'll Know", and "Luck Be A Lady". The bonus track is "Django", performed by a group that includes Evans & Costa, from the Michel Legrand Legrand Jazz sessions in 1958. CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelma HoustonDevil In Me ... LP
Motown, 1977. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Thelma's one of those singers who must have been waiting years for disco to come around and help her find a reason to sing! Her career was slightly ill-timed in the beginning, coming along with a baroque soul beginning that was great, yet somewhat out of place in the early 70s. But enter a record like this – which takes Thelma's beautiful voice and fills it up with strings and disco rhythms – and you've got a well-done set that suddenly makes her whole sound make sense! Arrangements are surprisingly great, and relatively cliche-free on the best numbers – handled by Kim Richmond, James Carmichael, Greg Wright, and Michel Rubini. Titles include "I'm Here Again", "Triflin", "I've Got The Devil In Me", "Give Me Something To Believe In", "Memories", "Your Eyes", and "I Can't Go On Living Without Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Francois JeanneauTechniques Douces ... LP
Owl (France), 1976. Very Good ... $9.99
Free-flowing and angular reed work from Francois Jeanneau – a fair bit more soulful than you might guess from the "techniques" in the title! The setting is relaxed and almost informal, but moves along with that subtle sense of groove that often marked the best Owl Records sessions from years back – a rhythmic approach that comes from the flowing piano of Michel Graillier, the punctuated bass of JF Jenny-Clark, and the tight drum work of Aldo Romano. Jeanneau's out sometimes, but mostly just fluidly exploratory – a bit post-Coltrane, but with more space between the notes at times. Titles include "En Marge", "Autrefois Les Baleines", "Heliodanse", "Le Lynx", and "Techniques Douces". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later French pressing.)

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Andrzej KorzynskiAkademia Pana Kleksa ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1983. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Andrzej KorzynskiAkademia Pana Kleksa ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A weird and wonderful lost soundtrack from Polish composer Andrzej Korzynski – done for a movie that was essentially a children's story, but with a great array of unusual sounds and very cool 80s keyboards! The music is very much in par with some of Korzynski's other classics – and maybe has an even more eerie sort of vibe, given the mix of sweetness and dark that comes across – as some themes feel a bit redemptive, but others have a very moody sort of approach! The whole thing almost reminds us of an 80s variation of the same territory as the Peau D'Ane soundtrack by Michel Legrand – and the music also features some straighter electric piano, guitar, and orchestrations alongside a Yamaha keyboard. Titles include "Laser Golaraza", "Wilki Zdobywaja Zamek", "Inwazja Wilkolakow", "Zaklad Golarza Filipa", "Lustro", and "Leckcja Pryzrody". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Francis LaiMore Love Themes ... LP
Kapp, 1971. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Nice spare easy set of tracks by the great French soundtrack composer! Very moody stuff, recorded in England, and with arrangements by French arrangers Michel Colombier and Christian Gaubert – and a sound that's like the best mellow moments on Lai's famous soundtracks. Tracks include "Insensatez", "Live For Life", "Mon Amour, Mon Amour", "This Guy's In Love With You", and "A Man & A Woman". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stefano MarcucciTempo Di Demono, Papi, Angioli, Incensi E Cilici (10 inch LP) ... LP
Flipper/Finders Keepers (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
One of the weirdest Italian soundtracks you're ever likely to hear – mad music from the 70s, originally written for a demonic religious performance! Stefano Marcucci has roots in the psych scene, but also recorded the set in the Sound Workshop of Piero Umiliani – and the work has just the sort of mix of fuzz and electronics you'd expect from that pedigree – some really way out analogue electronic elements at times, mixed with more familiar song structures and some chorus vocals – often set to a psych funk groove that reminds us of some of the grooviest French arrangers at the end of the 60s, such as Michel Colombier and Jean Claude Vannier. The chorus vocals are especially offbeat – as they sound like they're going to be sweet, but feel more satanic in the end – and titles include "Pange Lingua", "Inferno", "Coro Dei Penitenti", "Allejua", "Rendete Grazi", "Gli Occhi Di Tutti", and "Roma Nobilis". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy NeeleyMisirlou ... LP
Tru Sound/Prestige, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $33.99
One of the few albums ever recorded by Jimmy Neeley – an unsung piano genius of the 50s and 60s, with a sound and style that placed him right up there with the best work of Ahmad Jamal! Like Jamal, Neeley has a bit of a flair for the exotic – and also like Jamal, his trio performances are very well crafted, fitting together bass (by Michel Mulia) and drums (by Rudy Lawless) into a seamless blend of percussive and rhythmic expression that really grooves nicely with the piano. Titles include "The Chase", "Misirlou", "Getting A Taste", "Lament For The Lonely", and "Gone With The Wind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing!)

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Flora PurimEvery Day Every Night ... LP
Warner, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
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
(Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)

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

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Serge ReggianiSerge Reggiani ... LP
Polydor (France), 1973. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Great work from Serge Reggiani – the actor who became a singer late in life! Features arrangements by Michel Legrand and Alain Goraguer! LP, Vinyl record album
(Gatefold flap pressing. Cover has one small mark from an old sticker.)

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Django ReinhardtJazz In Paris – Swing 48 ... CD
Universal (France), 1947. Used ... $1.99
Some of the last great recordings by Django Reinhardt – a series of 78 rpm recordings for the Blue Star label in Paris, done in a variety of settings, both large and small! About half the tracks on the CD feature Django with the Hot Club lineup that included Hubert Rostaing on clarinet and Joseph Reinhardt on rhythm guitar – and other titles include 2 recorded with the quintet of trumpeter Rex Stewart, 1 with the Orchestre Du Boeuf Sur Le Toit, and 1 with a quintet that includes Michel De Villers on alto sax. The CD features 12 titles in all, all remastered from the original 78s – and titles include "Vette", "Swing 48", "Minor Blues", "Peche A La Mouche", "Danse Norvegienne", and "Blues For Barclay", done in 2 takes. CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny Simmons & Moksha SamnyasinNomadic ... LP
Svart (Finland), 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Billy StrayhornPeaceful Side Of Billy Strayhorn (Solid State) ... LP
United Artists, Early 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
A rare set of Billy Strayhorn tracks recorded in Paris by Alan Douglas. The tracks are incredibly haunting, and mostly feature Strayhorn's solo piano with spare backing by Parisian bassist Michel Goudret. There are a a few short moments on the record that add backing voices or strings – but even in those moments, Strayhorn's tender tentative piano is right up front in the mix. The whole thing's a treasure, and a rare peek at the solo talent that made Ellington's band one of the best. Titles include "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing", "Lush Life", "Strange Feeling", and "Chelsea Bridge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and splitting on the top seam.)

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Lucky ThompsonLucky Thompson (with Gerard Pochonet, 1956) ... LP
Inner City, 1956. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Great Parisian recordings from Lucky Thompson – cool cuts from the mid 50s, done with the combo of drummer Gerard Pochonet! The sound here is great – in that although Lucky's blowing tenor, he's already showing signs of some of the phrasing he'd pick up more on soprano sax – kind of a light, clean tone that's really great. Players include Martial Solal on piano, Pierre Michelot on bass, Michel Hausser on vibes, and Jean Pierre Sasson on guitar – and the LP features 12 titles that include "Undecided", "Tenderly", "But Not For Me", "Indian Summer", "You Go To My Head", "I Cover The Waterfront", and "East Of The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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BachComplete Concerti For Harpsichord & Orchestra – Ruggero Gerlin/Hughette Dreyfus/Nicole Henon/Michele Tedeschi/Blandine Verlet/Roland Douatt ... LP
Nonesuch, 1963. Very Good+ 5LP ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Includes original book and box – both of which are in good shape!)

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El Michels AffairReturn To The 37th Chamber ... Cassette
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
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". Cassette

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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.)

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

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Michele HendricksKeepin Me Satisfied ... LP
Muse, 1988. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Really lovely work from Michelle Hendricks – a set that's quite different than the work of her famous father Jon, but equally groovy in the end! Michelle's more of a direct vocalist than her dad – less inclined to vocalese, and more lyrically directed, but in a really wonderful way that's often drenched in soul – hitting some of the same hip indie modes that Carmen Lundy was pushing at the same time. There's a bit of scatting on the set, and Jon guests on one track with a boppish feel – but the best numbers are almost those that come off straight, with a really great sort of soulful energy. Players include Slide Hampton on trombone, Claudio Roditi on trumpet, and David Leonhardt on piano – and tracks include "What's Going On", "How Insensitive", "If It's Magic", "Sassy Strut", "Everbody's Boppin", "Keep On", and "Time To Say". LP, Vinyl record album

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Keith JarrettBridge Of Light – Keith Jarrett/Michelle Makarski/Marcia Butler/Patricia McCarthy/Thomas Crawford/Fairfeild Orchestra ... CD
ECM, 1993. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Michelle Kinney & Louis BelogenisKnot Other Than Love ... CD
Aphid, 1990. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a cut corner.)

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MessiaenMelodies – 3 Melodies/Poemes Pour Mi/Chants De Terre Et De Ciel/Harawi (Chants D'Amour Et De Mort) – Michele Cammand/Marie Madeleine Petit ... CD
EMI (France), 1977. Used 2CD ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print. CD case has a cutout notch.)

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MicheleDisco Dance (Mega mix, disco) ... 12-inch
West End, 1977. Very Good ... $8.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Luciano MicheliniLa Conquista Di Luna (with bonus CD) ... LP
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD!)

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Michele RosewomanOccasion To Rise ... CD
Evidence, 1993. Used ... $5.99
With Rufus Reid on bass and Ralph Peterson on drums! CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Michele RosewomanSource ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1984. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Fetaures Baikida Carroll on trumpet, Roberto Miranda on bass, and Pheeroan Aklaff on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Michele RosewomanSpirit ... CD
Blue Note, 1994. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bud ShankMichelle ... CD
World Pacific (Japan), 1965. Used ... $9.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Michelle WillsonSo Emotional ... CD
Bullseye Blues, 1996. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr. Punch through barcode.)

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



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