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Michel ColombierLes Onze Mille Verges/Tarot ... CD
Music Box (France), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $14.99
A pair of wonderful soundtracks from the great Michel Colombier – and film music that's every bit as groovy as some of his backings for French singers at the time! First up is Les Onze Mille Verges – a great mix of the groovy and the romantic – and one of the best soundtracks ever from mad French arranger Michel Colombier! The album kicks off with Colombier's famous "Batucada Erotica" – a darkly jagged number that brings together percussion and voices into a really striking groove, one that's made the track a favorite for years in the jazz dance crowd. Other tracks move into a style that's either mellower or more orchestral – the mellower cuts dipping along with a style that's half French (ala Francis Lai's 70s work), and half like some of the best mellow Italian soundtrack work of the same period. A few tunes have weird chorus vocals – almost in a Carmina Burana mode – and titles include "Les 11,000 Verges", "Wanda E Nadege", "Batucada Erotica", "Natacha", "Port Arthur", and "Strip Tease Pour Un Japonais". Tarot is a soundtrack that has a slightly different style – some nice use of vocals by Nanette Workman on a few tunes – a singer who brings a bit more soul to the record than the usual throwaway disco lyrics you'd hear on other European film scores. Lots of other numbers make use of keyboards, but in a very different way – sometimes stark and cold, but still quite tuneful – sometimes bubbling with a more Rhodes-like vibe that creates a nice sense of balance. Titles include "Breakdown", "Blind Luck", "Tarot", "Incantation", "Reading The Cards", "Doggie Style", and "Hearing Aid". CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Michel ColombierMichel Colombier ... LP
Chrysalis, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve.)

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Serge Gainsbourg/Alain Goraguer/Michel ColombierSerge Gainsbourg Et Le Cinema ... LP
Doxy (Russia), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 21.99
Early film music from the great Serge Gainsbourg – nice work from a stretch before Serge got totally funky in the movies, but could still bring some very groovy elements to a picture! The work here features arrangements by Alain Goraguer and Michel Colombier – both of whom helped unlock the coolest sides of Serge's talents – and music is often jazzy, with a hint of Latin or exotic elements too – and many of the tracks here are instrumental, but still wonderfully haunting! Juliette Greco sings on "Strip Tease", and Serge sings on "L'Eau A Bouche" and "Comment Trouvez Vous Ma Soeur" – and other titles include "No Love For Daddy", "Erotico Tico", "Wake Me At Five", "Black March", "Cha Cha Du Loup", and "Rocking Horse". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Serge Gainsbourg/Michel ColombierAnna (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips (France), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A late 60s soundtrack by Serge Gainsbourg – but a record that's easily as great as any of his studio albums from the same time! The bulk of the album has a spare, punctuated groove that's somewhat funky – quite a bit like Melody Nelson in its sense of space and timing – and its sex-heavy groove that bubbles up nicely from the bottom of bassy backings and mod orchestrations. Serge sings a bit – as does Anna Karina and Jean-Claude Brialy, Gainsbourg's co-stars in the film – and the orchestrations on the record were handled by Michel Colombier, and easily rank as some of his greatest work ever! Titles include both vocal and instrumental versions of "Sous Le Soleil Exactement", "Pas Mal Pas Mal Du Tout", "Boomerang", "Un Jour Comme Un Autre", "Ne Dis Rien", "Roller Girl", "GI Jo", "Pistolet Jo", "Photographes Et Religieuses", "Rien Rien J'Disais Ca Comme Ca", and "Un Poison Violent, C'Est CA L'Amour". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Serge Gainsbourg/Michel ColombierManon 70/Le Jardinier D'argenteuil/Si J'etais Un Espion ... CD
Universal (France), Mid 60s. Used ... $9.99
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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✨✧ Richard Galliano & Michel PortalBlow Up ... CD
Dreyfus (France), 1996. Used ... $6.99
(Out of print.)

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Michel Graillier & Alain Jean MariePortrait In Black & White ... CD
Musidisc (France), 1991. Used ... $6.99
(Out of print.)

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Pierre Henry/Michel ColombierMesse Pour Le Temps Present ... CD
Philips (France), 1967. New Copy ... $16.99
Fantastic! This classic bit of funky electronic French stuff has been showing up in bits and pieces on various compilations over the past few years (most notably the cut "Psyche Rock", which has some sample history to it), but this is the full release of this amazing collaboration between electronic music pioneer Pierre Henry and Michel Colombier – a soundtrack for a full length ballet of groovy electronic pieces that sounds as fresh today as it did back in the late 60s! It's great all the way through, and many tracks have the same feel as the famous "Psyche Rock" – funky, chunky, and bristling with electric energy. Other tracks have a very spare electronic sound – there's odd bubbling sounds, cool funky beats, and some very groovy melodies. CD

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✨✧ Lee Konitz/Michel PetruccianiToot Sweet ... LP
Owl (France), 1982. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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Francis Lai & Michel LegrandLes Uns Et Les Autres ... LP
RCA (France), Late 70s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
Two of the greatest French soundtrack composers ever – working side by side in this epic soundtrack for a late 70s film by Claude Lelouch! The story spans decades of French histories, and the style of the music follows suit – starting with early 20th Century danceband work, and moving into some later styles that approach the more familiar soundtrack modes of Lai and Legrand – especially on the more lush, more fluidly flowing numbers that dominate as the work moves on. There's a few vocals in the mix, but most of the tracks are instrumental – with instrumentation that includes keyboards, piano, clarinet, and strings. Titles include "Body & Soul Inc", "Serenade For Sarah", "Les Allemands A Paris", "Dad & Co", "Les Uns Et Les Autres", "Ballade Pour Ma Memoire", and "Ballet Apocalypse". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel LarueSongs Of The American Negro Slaves ... LP
Folkways, 1960. Very Good ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing booklet.)

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

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Michel LegrandHappy Ending ... LP
United Artists, 1969. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A slice of genius from Michel Legrand – one of his brilliant late 60s soundtracks, not as well remembered as, but cut during the same period as The Thomas Crown Affair. The soundtrack is probably best remembered for the incredible theme "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life" – sung here in 2 versions by Michael Dees, and also served up in a nice instrumental take as well. But overall, the whole record is pretty darn great – not as out and out groovy as some of Legrand's other work, but with a great mix of moody, jazzy, and atmospheric – handled with some really great instrumental touches that are all Legrand, all the way! Titles include "Smooth Sailing", "Collage", "Diamonds Are Forever", "Floating Time", "Hurry Up N Hurry Down", and "Whistle While You Swing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Michel LegrandHoliday In Rome (2x7" ep) ... 7-inch
Columbia, 1955. Near Mint- 2x7" Gatefold (pic cover)... $9.99
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Michel LegrandLes Demoiselles De Rochefort (Young Girls of Rochefort) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
One of our favorite soundtracks ever – a jazzy swinging ode to love found and love lost – all penned by the legendary Michel Legrand! The work was composed in collaboration with director Jacques Demy for his 1966 film of the same name – and, like the previous Demy/Legrand collaboration, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, the movie's a story in song – one that has much of the dialogue presented as sung lyrics to the tunes. The mode takes off from a Hollywood musical style, and pushes the genre into territory that's much hipper, very French, and with a soaring approach that's filled with plenty of mod 60s jazz grooves. Legrand's genius has never sparkled so brightly – and his ability to interweave different themes, stories, and grooves is simply amazing! Titles include "Chanson Des Jumelles", "Chanson De Delphine", "Nous Voyageons De Ville En Ville", "Chanson D'Andy", "La Femme Coupee En Morceaux", and "Marins Amis Amants Ou Maris". CD

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Michel LegrandLes Parapluies De Cherbourg/Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (US version) ... LP
Philips, 1965. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
Fantastic! This is the US release of the Michel Legrand score to Jaques Demy's incredible 1965 film The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg. Every word of dialogue in the film is sung, and Legrand came up with an amazing array of themes to carry the emotion of the film. Embedded in here are lines that later became worldwide hits – like "I Will Wait For You" and "Watch What Happens" – but in this version, the songs are just themes in the huge pastiche of dialogue and narrative, and they lurk behind the score in a beautiful way. This is one of our favorite all-time soundtracks, and this US version has a heavy cardboard gatefold sleeve, with a book in the middle that has lines from the film, and very nice pictures of Catherine Deneuve! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing in the extravagant gatefold cover with booklet.)

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Michel LegrandMichel Legrand Chante – Les Moulins De Mon Coeur ... LP
Philips (France), Late 60s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $11.99
A wonderful collection of vocal work from the great Michel Legrand – an artist we love as much as a singer as we do a composer and arranger! The set fetaures backings directed by Legrand himself, plus Vladimir Cosma, Christian Chevallier, and Ivan Jullien – and the set features a total of 24 great tracks from the 60s! LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel LegrandNoel Noel Noel ... CD
Verve, 2011. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A heavenly Christmas set from the mighty Michel Legrand – an arranger/composer/musician who's seemed to do just about everything in his long and storied career, but who finally comes up with a Holiday record late into his life! The set features a host of famous singers joining Legrand – Iggy Pop, Jamie Cullum, Carla Bruni, Ayo, Mika, Rufus Wainwright, Madeleine Peyroux, and others – each singing lead on a different tune in the set, and joining together on one key tune too – all supported by full, soaring arrangements that definitely show Michel at the height of his powers – straightly hitting just the right holiday vibe, but also bringing in a nice does of jazz, too. Titles include "Let It Snow", "White Christmas", "Santa Baby", "Vivie Le Vent", "Noel D'Espoir", and "Jous Sapins". CD

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Michel LegrandThomas Crown Affair (with bonus tracks) ... CD
United Artists/Quartet (Spain), 1968. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the greatest soundtracks of the 60s – and a crowning moment of international fame for French composer Michel Legrand! Legrand already had plenty of records under his belt by the time he scored this great film – a heist movie with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway – and he brings all that experience to bear in his music here – with sounds that run from jazzy groovers to bossa instrumentals to a few vocal numbers that are completely sublime, and which show his music works equally well in English as it does in French! Noel Harrison sings the landmark "Windmills Of Your Mind", and Legrand himself sings on the killer "His Eyes Her Eyes" – both of which get instrumental versions as well – and other instrumental tracks include "The Chess Game", "Playing The Field", "The Boston Wrangler", "Doubting Thomas", "The Crowning Touch", and "Room Service". Plus, this CD features loads of unheard bonus tracks – and includes not just the 13 track album, but also 19 more titles from the original film score! CD
(Limited edition of 1000 copies.)
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Albert AylerAlbert Ayler In Greenwich Village (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Impulse (Germany), 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
One of the first big moments of Albert Ayler's work in the jazz mainstream – and a record that doesn't dim his greatness at all from the earlier sides recorded for ESP! The album's got a sharply angular sound that more than lives up to its vibrant cover image – a well-honed approach to improvisation, showcased by Ayler in a set of recordings done upon his return from work on the European scene. The material was recorded on two different dates – featuring two different groups: one with Alan Silva, Beaver Harris, and Joel Friedman; the other with Donald Ayler, Henry Grimes, and Michel Sampson. Titles are long, with the searing emotional sound that Ayler was peaking at during this time – and titles include "For John Coltrane", "Change Has Come", and "Truth is Marching On". LP, Vinyl record album

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Albert AylerStockholm/Berlin 1966 ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 1966. Used ... $12.99
Stunning live recordings from Albert Ayler's European tour of late 1966 – during a peak creative period for Ayler – while working with an incredible group! This excellent CD captures them in Stockholm for Swedish radio on November 10, 1966 – followed by an equally well documented set in Berlin from one week prior. The performances themselves are energetic throughout, and in turns elegiac, playful and all-out intense! It's awe-inspiring material with emotional depth – that facet enhanced a bit by the presence of a violin – by Dutch player Michel Samson, who is great here. Donald Ayler's trumpet communicates brilliantly with the violin and William Folwell's double bass. Beaver Harris holds it down on drums, while Ayler blazes away in the leader, taking the group into unpredictable movements. Greatness! Includes "Truth Is Marching In", "Omega (Is The Alpha)", "Our Prayer – Bells" and "Infinite Spirit – Japan" from Stockholm, juxtaposed with differing performances of those titles in Berlin, plus the riveting closer "Ghosts – Bells", also from Berlin. CD

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Chet BakerMr B ... LP
Timeless (Holland), 1984. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A great overlooked session – with excellent piano from Michel Grallier! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Jacques BrelQuand On N'A Que L'Amour (10 inch LP) ... LP
Philips (France), 1957. Very Good ... $14.99
Early genius from Brel – a fantastic 10" LP that's filled with some tremendous early tunes! Part of the strength of the set is the arrangements – handled by Andre Popp and Michel Legrand, both of whom give the compositions the right sort of lively spin to match Brel's wit and subtle humor. The title track is his initial reading of "Quand On N'A Que L'Amour" – later translated into "If We Only Have Love" – and the rest of the tunes include "L'Air De La Betise", "Pardons", "Les Pieds Dans Le Ruisseau", "Les Bles", and "J'En Appelle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few creases and some pen on back.)

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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 4CD ... $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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French ToastFrench Toast ... CD
Electric Bird/King (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $12.99
A lesser-known fusion set recorded for the Japanese Electric Bird label – but one that features great contributions from a host of American players – including Lew Soloff on trumpet, Jerry Dodgion on alto, and Peter Gordon on French horn – as well as Michel Camilo on piano! Calmilo did the arrangements with Gordon and Dodgion, and the overall vibe is more acoustic than usual efforts of this type from the label – especially given that there's a fair bit of extra percussion used alongside the drums, which brings in some occasional Latin touches. Titles include "Joe Cool", "Why Not", "Ion You", "BA Express", "Calentando Man", and "Butter". CD

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Lee GagnonJazzzzz ... LP
Barclay (Canada), Late 60s. Very Good- ... $14.99
One of the hippest albums ever from this Canadian reedman – with compositions and trumpet from Ron Proby, and a quintet lineup that includes Sonny Greenwich on guitar and Michel Donato on bass! All tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Ode To The Ode", "Gene Structure Ramble", "Rybo-Nucleic Rhumba", and "Skin Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has taped seams, adhesive remnants on front, and some pen on back. Labels have pen and marker.)

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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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✨✧ Jef GilsonJef Gilson Archives – A Collection Of Previously Unreleased Recordings, Rehearsals, Demos & Alternate Takes ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Amazing sounds from Jef Gilson – one of the coolest, hippest jazz musicians working on the European scene of the 60s and 70s! Gilson has his own label – Palm Records – and was noted for his keen sense of collaboration, and openness to new ideas – not just modern elements that were moving around the postwar scene, but also some crucial crossovers with other global styles as well – and his list of collaborators over the years included reedman Michel Portal, trumpeter Bernard Vitet, prog rocker Christian Vander, and exotic jazz musician Lloyd Miller. Gilson's music was often issued in small pressings over the years, or buried under the names of bigger stars in his collaborations – but this wonderful package finally shows the genius in his full light – by bringing forth a host of rare tracks from Gilson's own archives, carefully selected by the Jazzman Records team. There's a really wonderful array of sounds going on here – some straighter jazz grooves, some offbeat rhythms, some exotic instrumental passages, and some occasional forays into Latin or African modes – all instantly compelling, and with the sort of unique sounds that are bound to have you digging for some of Gilson's commercially released music. Titles include "Choro In Blue", "Chant Inca", "Lamento", "Three Four One", "Anamorphose", "Java", "Agnus Dei", "Java Pour Raspail", and "La Cigale Et La Fourmi". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jean-Luc GodardHistoire(s) De Musique ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1980. Used ... $14.99
A wonderful collection of music from the films of Jean-Luc Godard – sounds that are almost as striking as the images on the screen! Given that most Godard soundtracks were only issued as 45s in France, this collection is a lot more complete than you might think – offering up the key tracks released from many of these films, and presenting a rich document of the music used during some of Godard's most productive years. There's a strong jazz undercurrent to many tunes – echoes of the new wave use of straighter jazz soundtracks, but with larger orchestrations and darker moods on some numbers – always with a strong sense of image and subtle power. CD features 22 tracks in all – including music from Une Femme Est Une Femme, Vivre Sa Vie, Le Plus Vieux Metier Du Monde, and Les Plus Belles Escroqueries Du Monde by Michel Legrand; A Bout De Souffle by Martial Solal, Le Mepris by Georges Delerue, Alphaville by Paul Misraki, Week-End and Pierrot Le Fou by Antoine Duhamel, and Sauve Qui Peut by Gabriel Yared. CD
(Out of print.)

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HeldonAllez Teia (with download) ... LP
Superior Viaduct, 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
Moody French prog from Heldon – the rare Allez Teila LP from 1975 – a trippy blend of guitars, mellotron, ARP and VCS 3 synth and tape effects – used to mind-altering effect! The synths are especially hypnotic, but the guitars are quite prominent, too. Very cool stuff, influenced by, and living up to material by giants such as Eno, Fripp & Wyatt. Titles include "In The Wake Of King Fripp", "Aphanisis", "Omar Diop Blondin", "Moebius", The 2 part "Fluence", "St Mikael Samstag Am Abends" and "Michel Ettori". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Dick HymanFantomfingers ... LP
Project 3, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
Pretty darn groovy stuff from Dick Hyman, and a record that has him getting some great tones out of the Baldwin organ! In fact, he seems to use his experience with the moog to find new ways of playing the organ, so that some of the tones and sounds have more of a moogy feel than you'd expect. The set includes a nice funky version of Ray Charles' "Booty Butt", a jazzy taken on "Put Your Hand In the Hand", Michel Legrand's "The Summer Knows", Hyman's own extended "Fantomfingers", and the cut "A Mama & A Papa", which has a loping bassline that might make a nice sample! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few blemishes on the glossy finish.)

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Francois JeanneauTechniques Douces ... LP
Owl (France), 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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
(US pressing on Inner City.)

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Jumping JacquesSugar & Spice ... CD
Petra (Italy), 1968. New Copy ... $11.99
A very cool group that's as groovy as their name! The Jumping Jacques were a 60s French vocal group who took elements of other French groups – like The Swingle Singers or Les Double Six – and worked in a mode that was very mod, and very 60s! The tunes on the set sparkle with inventive vocal pyrotechnics – dipping bass parts, floating soprano lines, skipping scatting tenor and alto bits – all coming together in a lovely blend of male and female vocals, dancing lightly with all the charm of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66. Most tracks are non-verbal – in that the vocals are working in more of a scatting instrumental mode, jazzily grooving on a set of original tunes by leader Jacques Hendrix. Very cool, and very much in the mode of mid 60s Michel Legrand soundtracks, The Gimmicks, and other bits of European grooviness! Titles include "Let Them Eat Cake", "Gossip & Chatter", "Someday We'll Know", "Somehow I Feel I Must Be Dreaming", "Offbeat Fugue", and "Love Me Now". CD

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Christiane LegrandElle Et Ils – La Belle Voix Comme Un Bijou ... CD
Barclay (Japan), Early 60s. Used ... $11.99
Very groovy stuff from the great Christiane Legrand – a fantastic French singer who's the sister of Michel Legrand, and a key part of the Les Double Six! This long-overdue set collects tracks from Christiane's rare early 60s eps for Barclay in France – 16 groovy tracks that have a hip jazz vocal sound, and a swinging groove that will send you straight to the left bank! Titles include "Cha Cha Du Coeur", "Elle Et Il", "Ca N'en Finit Pas", "La Joie D'Aimer", "Les Citrons De Tel-Aviv", "A La Colette", and "Bras Dessus, Bras Dessous". CD
(Out of print.)

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Christiane LegrandOf Smiles And Tears ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Brazilian rhythms meet French pop – all in an incredible album from the lovely Christiane Legrand! Christiane's probably best known for her work in the Swingle Singers – or for being the sister of the famous Michel Legrand, who she helped on a few soundtracks – but she sounds especially wonderful here, in a set of early 70s tracks based around the compositions of Marcos Valle, Milton Nascimento, Baden Powell, and other Brazilian artists! The music here is really the best blend of all elements involved – some of the lighter jazziness you might expect from a score penned by brother Michel, a few of the more ambitious touches from baroque Brazilian pop, and the sweetly soaring vocals that you'll recognize from Christiane's work in her famous group. MPB interpreted by Parisians always has a special quality – and we'd rank this one right up there with similar Brazilian experiments of the 70s by Claude Nougaro or Pierre Barouh! Titles include "Rome (Children's Games)", "La Riziere (Cancao Do Sol)", "Catavento", "Vai (Canto De Ossanha)", "Cent Mille Poissons Dans Ton Filet (O Cafona)", "Avec Des Je Avec Des Ja (Voce E Eu)", and "Deux Camarades (Morro Velo)". CD

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Claude NougaroParis Mai ... LP
Philips, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Great work from one of the jazziest, hippest French singers of the 60s! Includes some great small combo backing with Maurice Vander on piano and Eddy Louiss on Hammond – plus larger groups led by Michel Colombier, Christian Chevallier, and Vander! LP, Vinyl record album

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Oscar PetersonBlues Etude ... CD
Limelight/Universal (Japan), 1965. Used ... $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". CD
(Out of print.)

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PoulencSonatas – Fevrier/Menuhin/Fournier/Civil/Wilbraham/Iveson/Debost/Portal/Gabai/Bourgue/Wallez ... LP
EMI (UK), 1973. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
Excellent work from this sometimes-overlooked French composer– small group material, some of his best compositions ever! Even features some clarinet from jazzman Michel Portal, too LP, Vinyl record album

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Bud PowellBlues For Bouffemont ... CD
Black Lion (Germany), 1964. Used ... $6.99
A rare French session from the last years of Bud Powell's life – recorded with Michel Gaudry on bass and Arthur Taylor on drums! Produced by Jef Gilson and Alan Bates, too. CD
(Out of print.)
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Roy AyersDaddy Bug ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A brilliant set of straight jazz material from Roy Ayers – a set recorded for Atlantic at a time when he was working for the label in Herbie Mann's group – but done in a much more righteous groove that really points the way towards Roy's growth in the 70s! The lineup changes a bit throughout the set – but all cuts feature Herbie Hancock on piano, who helps give the record a solid modal groove that works great with the sound of Roy's vibes – and other players include Buster Williams and Ron Carter on bass, Sonny Sharrock on guitar, and Freddy Waits and Bruno Carr on drums. There's a bit of added strings and woodwinds at points – already showing Ayers' ear for larger, more ambitious sounds – and the whole record's arranged by the ultra-hip William Fischer. Titles include the classic "Daddy Bug", plus "Bonita", "I Love You Michelle", "Emmie", "Shadows", "It Could Only Happen With You", and "Look To The Sky". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gato BarbieriIn Search Of The Mystery ... CD
ESP, 1967. Used ... $5.99
One of the first albums ever cut as a leader by reedman Gato Barbieri – and a very sharp-edged session that's quite different than his better-known work in the 70s! Barbieri's tenor here has an incredible tone – as deeply soulful as Pharoah Sanders or late John Coltrane, and blown with a great sense of freedom – really stretching out on the album's long tracks. Gato never lets himself get too unfocused, though – and the album's an illustration of a side of his talents that was perhaps only shown this well on his recordings with Don Cherry. Players include Calo Scott on cello, Sirone on bass, and Bobby Kapp on drums – and the album's got a vibe that easily matches other ESP sets from the time by Charles Tyler or Sonny Simmons. Titles include "In Search Of The Mystery", "Obsession No 2", "Michelle", and "Cinematheque". CD

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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 ... $2.99
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Edwin BirdsongSuper Natural ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good+ (reissue)... $9.99
A fantastic record – one of Birdsong's rare early ones, with a messed-up approach to funk that he rarely matched again! The album was cut at the time Birdsong was working with Roy Ayers – but it was produced by Birdsong himself, and he also handled all the keyboards on the set. The group's a stripped-down combo, without the slicker sound of some of his later work – and there's a fuzzy funk approach to most of the best tracks, with lots of guitar and bass. Titles include "If I Ever", "Any Color", "Rising Sign (Funky)", "Flow Through My Heart", "Turn Around Hate (Communicate)", "I Love You Michelle", "Tune From Callicoon", and "Last Exit Before The Toll". LP, Vinyl record album

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Boogie KingsBoogie Kings – Blue Eyed Soul ... LP
Montel Michelle, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $6.99
A tight mix of rock and soul from The Boogie Kings – issued on a small Louisiana label! Includes their "Philly Walk" single too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some tape on the edges.)

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Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street BandTelephone Song/Tired of Fighting ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2008. New Copy ... $4.99
Classic style funky soul from Daptone supergroup the Menahan Street Band – featuring members of the Dap-Kings, El Michels Affair, and Budos Band – and a killer guest vocal by Charles Bradley! "The Telephone Song" sounds like a lost soul nugget, from the gritty 70 style instrumentation to the old school telephone sound effect that kicks it off – with Charles's achingly soul vocals in full control. The flip side is essentially the instrumental version, titled as "Tired Of Fighting" as it appears on the Menahan Street Band's Make The Road By Walking. The very embodiment of the neo classic funky soul sound! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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BreakestraDusk Til Dawn ... CD
Strut, 2009. Used ... $5.99
Killer work from leading lights of the neo classic funk scene – the mighty Breakestra – their debut for Strut Records and some of the best work they've ever done! Music Man Miles & the crew knock us out each time, and the 4 years between the stellar Hit The Floor LP and this one was worth the wait. The funky undercurrent is the common connective tissue, with deep soul sounds in the mix, too, with multi instrumentalist Miles on lead vocals on a number of tunes, Mix Master Wolf doing his thing on others, plus guests Afrodyte, Chali 2na and the late DJ Dusk – and some tight instrumentals. They run the gamut from stripped down JBs style feverishness, to gritty jazz funk, Latin percussion, and beyond. Breakestra helped kick start the underground funk scene back in the late 90s, and they're as strong as ever a decade later! Titles include "Need A Little Love", "Dark Clouds Rain Soul", "Come On Over" feat Afrodyete, "Back At The Boathouse", "Get It Right", "Show You The Way", "Me & Michelle". "Posed To Be" feat Chali 2na, Mixmaster Wolf & DJ Dusk, "Joyful Noise", "Lowdown Stank", "Set The Sun" and more. CD

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

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✨✧ Sonny CrissJazz In Paris – Mr Blues Pour Flirter ... CD
Universal (France), 1963. Used ... $3.99
Some of the rarest work ever by Sonny Criss – and a key link between his LA bop sides of the mid 50s, and his Prestige comeback sides of the late 60s! The CD features tracks from a rare album that Criss cut in Paris during the early 60s, while he was living in the city and working with the cream of its jazz players. This all-star set has Criss blowing some wonderfully soulful alto in a combo that includes Georges Arvanitas on organ and piano, Rene Thomas on guitar, Pierre Michelot on bass, and Philippe Combelle on drums. The original album is one of the rarest sides we've ever found ourselves looking for over the years – and it's wonderful to have the material back out again with such great fidelity! It's wonderful to hear Criss blowing with an organ/guitar group – but even the piano tracks are pretty darn great. Titles include "Early & Later (parts 1 & 2)", "St Louis Blues", "Once In a While", "Green Dolphin Street", and "Day Dream". CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisAscenseur Pour L'Echafaud (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fontana (France), 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
One of our favorite-ever Miles Davis albums – and a stunning soundtrack that began a rich legacy of jazz scores in France! Miles recorded this material during late-night post-gig sessions with a great group that includes French players Barney Wilen, Rene Urtreger, and Pierre Michelot, plus American ex-patriot Kenny Clarke. Wilen's playing is fantastic, and it's great to hear him and Miles together on the score's spooky meandering passages. Titles include "Florence Sur Les Champs-Elysees", "L'Assassinat De Carla", "Diner Au Motel", "Evasion De Julien", "Nuit Sur Les Champs-Elysees", "Le Petit Bal", "Au Bar Du Petit Bac" and "Sur L'Autoroute". LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles DavisEuropean Tour '56 With The Modern Jazz Quartet & Lester Young ... CD
Definitive (Spain), 1955/1956/1957. Used ... $7.99
An assortment of great live work from Miles Davis mid-50s years – some of it with especially noteworthy guest stars and unusual lineups! The first 2 long tracks on the set have Davis working with Lester Young on tenor and rhythm by the Modern Jazz Quartet – in a style that really lets Young stretch out on the openings of both tracks, sounding as beautiful here as on any of his best studio sides from the time! Another 5 tracks feature Davis with European rhythm by Rene Utreger piano, Pierre Michelot bass, and Christian Garros drums – with a bit of tenor again from Young, but mostly in a format that's dominated by Davis' trumpet. 4 more tracks are pulled from a 1955 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival – and feature a group with Davis on trumpet, Zoot Sims on tenor, Gerry Mulligan on baritone, and Thelonious Monk on piano. Last up are 2 more tracks from a 1957 date at Birdland with Bobby Jaspar and Tommy Flanagan – making for a total of 14 tracks that include "How High The Moon", "What's New", "Tune Up", "Four", "Walkin", "Lady Be Good", "Hackensack", "Now's The Time", "All Of You", and "Round Midnight". CD

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Miles DavisJazz Track ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
Although not actually a proper album – this is still one of the greatest Miles Davis albums of all time! Side one features 10 tracks from Miles' amazing soundtrack to the film Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud – with excellent work by French players Barney Wilen, Rene Urtreger, and Pierre Michelot, on haunting moody tracks like "Generique", "Lassassinat De Carala", "Au Bar Du Petit Bac", and "Dinner Au Motel". Great stuff – and with a wonderful sound that's like no other Miles album! Side 2 is equally great – as it features 3 classic sextet tunes – "On Green Dolphin Street", "Put Your Little Foot Right Out", and "Stella By Starlight" –peformed with Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, and Bill Evans in that amazing Kind Of Blue mode of perfection. Truly one of our favorite albums of all time! LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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Miles Davis with Barney WilenAmsterdam Concert ... CD
In Crowd (Spain), 1957. Used ... $6.99
A lost Miles Davis concert – recorded in 1957, with many of the same players he used for his classic soundtrack to the French film Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud! The group's a quintet with French players Barney Wilen on tenor, Rene Utreger on piano, and Pierre Michelot on bass – grooving with help from Kenny Clarke on drums – and tracks are longish and include many late 50s jazz standards – like "Bag's Groove", "Four", "Walkin", "Round Midnight", and "Lady Bird". Barney Wilen's young tone is razor sharp at this point – and makes for a great counterpoint to the sweeter horn of Miles, coming together with the same magic they shared in their wonderful soundtrack work together. There's a bit of crackle in the recording quality, but the concert's well worth seeking out! CD

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DeliusFennimore & Gerda – Cameron/Michelow/Worthley/Sinclair/Robinson/BBC Symphony (2LP box) ... LP
1962. Sealed ... $3.99
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Dokkerman & The Turkeying FellazIllegal Move (with download) ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
A modern funk melting pot from Hungary! Group leader Tamas "Dokkerman" Michelberger is on keyboards, leading a great 9 piece group strongly rooted in gritty 70s funk – heavy drums and fierce bass grooves, and horns that show some love to JBs style funky soul as well as strains of African styled funk, and that extends to the guitars, too – but they're not all dismissive of their richly diverse European heritage. That all makes it sound like there might be too many ingredients, but that's not the case all – the gritty funk at the core holds it together nicely! Strong modern funk on Tramp, which continues to be strong source for both rare vintage and contemporary grooves! Includes "Vigyazz, Kesz, Ot", "Illegal Move", "Plan B", "Beast Chase", "Antilope", "Mango Season", "La Casa En Llamas", "Once", "Snake Bite" and "Tinigondok". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes full album download code.)

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Roy EldridgeMany Faces Of Jazz Vol 9 ... LP
Vogue (France), 1950. Near Mint- ... $11.99
There's nothing little about the talents of Roy Eldridge on the trumpet – as you'll hear in this hip set of tracks from the start of the 50s – material recorded in Paris with help from some great American sidemen! Half the tracks feature Roy's trumpet in a quintet with Zoot Sims on tenor, Dick Hyman on piano, Pierre Michelot on bass, and Ed Shaughnessy on drums – grooving in the relaxed, swing-based style that you'd expect from Eldridge's 50s work on Verve. Roy sings just a bit on the set – scatting alongside the lead vocals from Anita Love on a version of "It Don't Mean A Thing" – and singing a duet with Anita on the R&B-ish "There Ain't No Flies On Me". Other tracks include "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams", "The Man I Love", "Wild Driver", "Easter Parade", and "Just Fooling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – even nicer vinyl and cover than the original French version!)

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Lee FieldsEmma Jean – Instrumentals ... LP
Truth & Soul, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99
Instrumental versions of all the tracks from Lee Fields' Emma Jean album – served up at a level that really lets us hear how great the music is! Leon Michels is at the helm on keyboards, guitar, and even some sax and flute – and the overall vibe has a mix of deep soul and richer ideas that's similar to his tribute to Isaac Hayes a few years back, but maybe a bit rootsier overall! There's kind of a warm glow to the whole thing that recalls 70s Hi Records at its best – almost a Willie Mitchell sort of feel – and titles include "Stone Angel", "Magnolia", "Paralyzed", "Eye To Eye", "In The Woods", "All I Need", "It Still Gets Me Down", and "Talk To Somebody". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee FieldsEmma Jean (colored vinyl with download) ... LP
Truth & Soul, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99
An amazing chapter in the career of Lee Fields – an artist who's been moving our souls for decades, but who just keeps on growing in these really great ways! Unlike the fragile style of My World, or the heady southern soul of Faithful Man, Emma Jean's got this very different vibe – laidback, and definitely with a southern twinge – but with this mellow style that almost takes us back to country soul experiments of artists like Bobby Womack or Joe Tex in the 60s! Not that the style is straight country soul, though – because the backing is by El Michels, who have a strong funk pedigree – but who work with Fields here in this slow-stepping mode that really builds up energy – delivering Lee's vocals with all the power of before, but in an even more personal way. The result is another amazing set from an artist who never falters for a minute – and one of the few contemporary singers who can ever match the depth and strengths of 60s deep soul greats. Titles include "Standing By Your Side", "Just Can't Win", "In The Woods", "Stone Angel", "It Still Gets Me Down", "Don't Leave Me This Way", "Eye To Eye", and "Paralyzed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital download. Limited colored vinyl version – nearly sold out!)

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✨✧ Lee Fields & The ExpressionsMy World ... LP
Truth & Soul, 2009. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the best new soul records we've heard in years – a tremendous accomplishment for the mighty Lee Fields, and a set that's quite different than any of his other work! We've always loved Lee's funk and deep soul sides, but this album's something new altogether – almost done in the hard-edge, downtempo mode of the east coast harmony scene of the late 60s and early 70s – like some of the best group soul work coming out of New Jersey or Philly, with some super-dope production and instrumentation that's really amazing! The grooves follow strongly in the same laidback style as recent El Michels work – no surprise, given the El Michels connection to the music – with beats that are hard, but slow – and instrumentation that's funky, but in a mellow sort of way. Lee's vocals are as deep as ever – very much trained in the James Brown tradition, but turned here towards a really unique groove that makes us completely reevaluate his talents – an amazing achievement not just for Fields, but also for the whole Truth & Soul/El Michels crew! An instant classic – with tracks that include "My World", "Ladies", "Expressions Theme", "Honey Dove", "Money I$ King", "Love Comes & Goes", "Do You Love Me", and "Last Ride". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stan GetzEarly Stan ... LP
Prestige, 1949/1954. Very Good ... $14.99
A 60s album that collects earlier 10" sessions by Stan – one from 1949, and one from 1954! The 1949 sessions have Stan playing in a group with Terry Gibbs, Shorter Rogers, and George Wallington – on tunes that include "Michelle (parts 1 & 2)", "T&S", "Cuddles", and "Terry's Tune". The 1954 sessions are a bit more in the classic "Early Stan" mode – as they feature Getz working in a quintet with Jimmy Raney on guitar and Hall Overton on piano – very much in the Roost mode that first got Stan his fame, with that amazing tone really opening up on numbers that include "Motion", "Lee", "Signal", and "Round Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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