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New Monday MichiruAdoption Agency ... CD CD format
Kitty (Japan), 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great record that has Monday working with a host of different producers and remixers – all of whom do a great job with her jazzy soul sound. The album features production and playing by United Future Organization, Airto, Dred Scott, Flora Purim, DJ Krush, The Angel, Ray Hayden from Opaz, and DJ Murphy from Kyoto Jazz Massive. Lots of the cool modern soul/acid jazz grooves that Monday does so well, with nice hard-grooving backgrounds, and tight soulful vocals over the top. Tracks include "Groovement (The Dred Mix)", "La Flora (Airto Tropical Remix)", "Broken Tears (Broken Headphones Mix)", "Fading Beauty (Chillin' Winter Mix)", and "Scat Attack (Why Not? Mix)". Nice stuff, and very tough to find outside of Japan! CD

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New Monday MichiruBrasilified ... CD CD format
Billboard (Japan), 2013. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from Monday Michiru – and a record that reminds us all over again why we love her music so much! The album's got Monday serving up all the Brazilian sounds you'd guess from the title – but always with that positive, upbeat style we've always dug in her music – a vibrant sort of energy that's very different than not only other singers of Brazilian music, but also from most of Michiru's contemporaries on the underground scene! The instrumentation is quite jazzy throughout – thanks to arrangements from Simone Giuliani and Alex Sipiagin – but there's also plenty of groove, too – a great mix of Brazilian roots and jazzier funk, of the sort you'd find on older projects from guys like Gilles Peterson or Patrick Forge. Monday's vocals sound better than ever in this setting – really reaching for the skies with a new sense of glory – and titles include "Zanzibar", "Bossamore", "Celebrate", "New Morning", "Beautiful People", "Sunrise", "Things I Say", and "Bedtime Story". CD

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New Monday MichiruBrasilified Nights ... CD CD format
Hydra (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Monday Michiru returns to one of our favorite modes from her early years – collaborative grooves cut with some of the best talents of the underground – all of whom breathe incredible new life into her Brasilified album! We loved that record to death – and so did most of you – but the work here is almost even better – as it brings Monday's soulful vocals back to the sort of grooves that first won her fame on the international scene – as the jazz and Brazilian elements of the core record are still held intact, but the rhythms are wonderfully varied, and move seamlessly into a clubby vibe too – thanks to work by Little Louie Vega, Yukihiro Fukutomi, Steal Vibe, Black Edition, Zero DB, and others! Yet there's also a surprisingly unified feel to the record too – no jumps in spirit and sound from track to track – and we attribute that not just to the work of the remixers, but also to their respect of Michiru's music. Titles include "Brasilified (Yukihiro Fukutomi rmx)", "Bossamore (Zero DB rmx)", "Zanzibar (Louie Vega EOL mix)", "New Morning (Black Edition rmx)", "Sunrise (Steal Vybe's journey into the sun rmx)", and "Celebrate (Blk Mrks main room navigation mix)". CD

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New Monday MichiruMermaid ... CD CD format
Polydor (Japan), 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bit shorter than her usual albums, but a great batch of tracks that has Monday's soulful voice in a setting that's a little bit more club-oriented than usual. The grooves are warm and jazzy, with lots of nice acoustic touches that keep things rooted in the same style as her earlier albums. The record includes a cool Masters At Work remix of "Sunshine After The Rain", a junglist take on Minnie Riperton's "Lovin' You", plus other good cuts that include "Love Flow", "Far To Go", "Where Is The Passion", and the instrumental track "Mermaid". Score another big one for Monday! If this album got better release here in the states, trust us, she'd be massive! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
 
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Khari CabralClementine Sun ... CD CD format
Solunari, 2012. Used ... $7.99
A wonderful record from Khari of Jiva – a set that's as warmly beautiful as you'd expect from the cover! Khari's got all the sweet, soulful touches we love in his music with Jiva – and the set's also got the Brazilian jazz elements that you'd expect from the Antonio Carlos Jobim homage on the cover – particularly the CTI-era Jobim, as there's some wonderful production to the set – and a vibe that's jazzier overall, and more sophisticated than even the great grooves of Jiva! Khari's got plenty of great guests, too – including India Arie, Russell Gunn, Monday Michiru, Sabrina Malheiros, and Incognito – all a perfect choice for the warm, sunny groove of the set! The whole thing's wonderful – maybe even the best thing so far from Khari – and titles include "Clementine Sun", "Coolamon Waltz", "Never In Your Sun", "Belle Of Byron Bay", "The Dove", "Ninos", "How Can We Go Wrong", and "Major Bossa". CD
(CD jacket has some wear.)

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Lisa OnoDream ... CD CD format
Deck Disk (Brazil), 1999. Used ... $4.99
Bossa versions of American jazz standards – done by Japanese singer Lisa Ono with arrangements by Oscar Castro Neves, sung in English. Whew, that's a mouthful – but the album's a nice one, and it's one of Lisa's more expensive Japanese-only recordings that have finally been released in Brazil. The album does a great job of showing the influence of American composers on Brazilian styles – as you'll hear on tunes like "Undecided", "Tea for Two", "In the Mood", "Night & Day", and "As Time Goes By" – and the album also features one original tune, "Angel's Eyes", which Lisa wrote with singer Monday Michiru! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Alex SipiaginLive At Smalls ... CD CD format
Smalls Live, 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A stunning showcase for the talents of trumpeter Alex Sipiagin – and maybe his greatest record so far! You might know Alex as the husband of singer Monday Michiru, but he's a hell of a trumpeter in his own right – and really stretches out here in the company of a killer quintet that includes Seamus Blake on tenor, David Kikoski on piano, Boris Kozlov on bass, and Nate Smith on drums – all working in that long, extended style we love so much from this Smalls series! Both Sipiagin and Blake have these well-crafted long solos that hold us rapt with their sense of soul and imagination – and Kikoski, as always, balances his talents beautifully between lyrical lines and harder rhythmic impulses. Titles include "Live Score", "Calming", "Pass", "Returning", and "Videlles". CD
 
 
 



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