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✨✧ Monday MichiruPortraits In Time – 2002 to 2013 ... CD
Adventure, 2016. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99 15.99
A wonderful portrait of Monday Michiru – one of our favorite singers of the past 20 years – equally well-versed in jazz, soul, and Brazilian modes – all of which come together on this collection of very well-chosen and overlooked tracks! The special 2CD package brings together music from some of Monday's smaller label and under-distributed titles – including a number of import-only selections, a few collaborations with other artists, and a really wonderful array of tunes that show just how much Michiriu has grown since she first started out! Monday hit some great fame in the mid 90s in Japan – but during recent years, she's been living in the US mostly, and really working on her craft away from the limelight – opening up with expressive jazz inflections that rival some of her best inspirations of previous decades, while still holding onto the richly soulful power that brought her some strong early attention. If you've missed hearing Monday at all, this set is a great introduction – and even if you've followed her as closely as we have, we'll bet that there's some tracks here you might not have in your collection. 23 tracks in all – including "Dreams Of Tomorrow", "Mi Vida", "Sometimes", "One (Alter Ego version)", "Generations", "Epiphany", "Aldeia De Ogum", "Nexus Interlude", "Hung Up", "Genetic Imprints", "Just Be Good To Me", "No Matter What", "Belle O Byron Bay (Bluey mix)", "No Answer", "The Cosmic Laws", and "Cut To The Chase". CD

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Monday MichiruRoutes ... CD
Artist Share, 2006. Used ... $12.99
Another top-shelf session from Monday Michiru – one of the few current artists who's been able to hold our attention for so many years, thanks to an ever-deepening quality in her work! Back at the end of the 90s, we were first amazed when Monday moved simpler dance-based work into more complicated singer-songwriter soul – and we've listened in wonder as she's picked up stronger jazz, Latin, Brazilian, and soul influences as the years have gone on – really growing into her own, and maturing wonderfully with age! This album's way way past the early efforts that were so strongly shaped by her co-collaborators – and features production and all original songs by Monday – recorded live in the studio with a warmly glowing quality that matches the righteous vibe of the tunes and the free-soaring spirit of her vocals. If you were ready to get tired of Monday's sound and style, this isn't the album to do it – because each new track is a surprising delight, and makes us fall in love with her work all over again! Titles include "I'm Still Here", "Yellow Light", "Dig Deep", "The Right Time", "Hung Up", "Be Who You Are", "Touch The Sky", "A New Way", and "Philosophy Road". CD
(Out of print US pressing.)

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✨✧ Monday MichiruSoulception ... CD
Adventure Music, 2012. Used ... $4.99
Fantastic sounds from Monday Michiru – quite possibly her greatest album in years, and one that really draws together all the best elements of her style! The vocals are wonderful – soaring, fluid, and filled with soul – almost more confident than ever – and set to these small group jazz arrangements that still bounce around with lots of contemporary rhythms – yet all played live, almost in a clubjazz mode – which makes for a perfect backdrop for Monday's lyrics! As always, the vibe is righteous, and the spirit is totally uplifting – the kind of amazing music that's held us rapt, watching her career for the past two decades – never disappointed, and always blown away by the rich progression in her music. Monday plays a bit of flute on the record, Ed Motta sings guest vocals on a version of the Milton Nascimento classic "Bridges" – and other titles include "Adventures", "What Is In A Soul", "Map Of The Soul", "What Defines You", "Brasilianos", "Til Morning Comes Again", and "The Elusive Song". CD
 
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Mondo GrossoCloser (Japanese pressing) ... CD
For Life (Japan), 1998. Used ... $9.99
A great set of modern soul grooves by Mondo Grosso! The group's always been one of our favorite Japanese acid jazz combos, and on this 1998 album, they hit a sweet smooth soulful sound that's totally great – with stunning production, warm jazzy arrangements, and good soulful vocals in a Brand New Heavies or Monday Michiru tradition. The album also includes a few totally cool stripped-down funky instrumentals – like "89.5" and "Outro...Murphy Said" – which both have a heavy downtempo groove, and some great funky effects. Other titles include "Things Keep Changin", "Untitled", "Shoulda Been Lovin You", "Until The Day", "Everday Life", and a very cool cover of "Laughter In The Rain". CD

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✨✧ Mondo GrossoMan From Sakura Hills ... CD
For Life (Japan), 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most soulful albums by this tasty Japanese combo! Most of the tracks on the record have a strong uptempo groove, with strident soulful female vocals – very much in the manner of those you'd hear on a Monday Michiru record. The album's only got 6 tracks – but they're all very strong, and they all features remixing by the likes of The Roots, No I.D., and others. Titles include "I Can't Go For That (Freedom Jazz Samba Mix)", "Everyday Life (Everyday Dreaming Mix)", "Closer (Roots Remix)", "Things Keep Changing (No IDs Use Your Common Sense Mix)", and a very groovy version of "Laughter In The Rain". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Alex SipiaginLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2013. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily 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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Yasuko AgawaSunglow ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $26.99
A classic groover from Yasuko Agawa – proof that the Japanese scene had an ear for soul in the years before Monday Michiru! The early 80s set is made up from equal parts jazz, soul, and Brazilian influences – all used nicely with tight, fusiony production that really works nicely with Yasuko's lighter-voiced approach to the lyrics. One of the highlights of the record is a remake of Viva Brasil's "Skindo-Le-Le", a great little groover with a catchy riff that's right in the Gilles P mode – but other tracks are pretty great too, and come together in a mix of different modes that's somewhat similar to an American jazzy soul album from the same time. Most of the arrangements are by keyboardist Naoya Matsuoka – and titles include "She-Senior Dreams", "Cinema", "Island Breeze", "Here & Now", and the very appropriate "Pardon My English". CD
(K2 HD Pro Mastering – HQ CD!)
 
 
 



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