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Antonio Carlos Jobim & Luis BonfaOrfeu Negro (Black Orpheus) ... LP
Doxy, 1959. New Copy ... $20.99
One of the greatest soundtracks ever – a record that set a whole new standard for audio representation of a film! The mad music for the set was composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, with lyrics by Vincius De Moraes – and performed by Luiz Bonfa on guitar – but despite such prime bossa pedigree, the whole thing's got a sound that goes way beyond the familiar – a crazy mix of batucada percussion, samba rhythms, bossa guitar, and loads of sound effects from the film – so much so that the first half of the record is almost a sound-for-sound replication of the first 20 minutes of the movie! The sound collage is amazing – an extremely unique approach to soundtrack representation, and one that's never been done so beautifully since. A truly breathtaking record, filled with mindblowing sounds – and an early example of the genius that would explode in 60s music in Brazil. Some key bossa classics are represented here in early versions – including "Felicidade", "O Nosso Amor", and "Manha De Carnaval" – but they're wrapped up in odd sounds and rhythms that really make them sound different! LP, Vinyl record album
(140 gram vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Antonio Carlos Jobim & Luiz BonfaBlack Orpheus – Original Soundtrack (Fontana pressing) ... LP
Fontana, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the greatest soundtracks ever – a record that set a whole new standard for audio representation of a film! The mad music for the set was composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, with lyrics by Vincius De Moraes – and performed by Luiz Bonfa on guitar – but despite such prime bossa pedigree, the whole thing's got a sound that goes way beyond the familiar – a crazy mix of batucada percussion, samba rhythms, bossa guitar, and loads of sound effects from the film – so much so that the first half of the record is almost a sound-for-sound replication of the first 20 minutes of the movie! The sound collage is amazing – an extremely unique approach to soundtrack representation, and one that's never been done so beautifully since. A truly breathtaking record, filled with mindblowing sounds – and an early example of the genius that would explode in 60s music in Brazil. Some key bossa classics are represented here in early versions – including "Felicidade", "O Nosso Amor", and "Manha De Carnaval" – but they're wrapped up in odd sounds and rhythms that really make them sound different! LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing.)

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NietzscheMusic Of Friedrich Nietzsche – Valerie Kinslow/Erik Oland/Orpheus Singers/Sven Meier/Lauretta Altman/Wolfgang Bottenberg ... CD
Atma (Canada), 1998. Used 2CD ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Don ShirleyOrpheus In The Underworld/Improvisations ... CD
Collectables, 1956/1957. Used 2CD ... $6.99
CD
(CD case has a cutout notch.)

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Isao Suzuki TrioBlack Orpheus (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $22.99
A beautifully spare session from the mid 70s – one that features bass and cello from Isao Suzuki – stretching out here in a sound that's totally unique! The trio's a great one – with Donald Bailey on drums and Tsuyoshi Yamamoto on both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes – the latter of which sounds amazing next to Suzuki mellow-stepping lines. If you've heard any of Suzuki's other albums from the period, the style is somewhat similar – quite soulful throughout, but with an easygoing, open feel that's quite different than many American sessions of this nature – and which makes it clear that the bassist is the leader, not the pianist! Titles include a great version of "Manha De Carnaval", plus "Angel Eyes", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Who Can I Turn To", and "Blues". CD
(Blu-spec CD.)

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Svoboda/GoossenSymphony No 4 Op 69/Ex Libris Op 113/Orpheus Singing – Lawrence Leighton Smith/Louisville Orchestra ... LP
First Edition, 1987. Near Mint- ... $5.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Luiz BonfaBlack Orpheus Impressions ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groovy blend of bossa themes and some of the lighter pop treatments that Bonfa often received – not really a problem for us, as the approach always filled out his sound a bit more, and made for some catchy tunes with a very groovy style! Tracks include "Bahia Soul", "Dois Amores", "Song Of The Hills", "Dreamy", "Samba De Orfeu", "Na Paz Do Amor", and "Rancho De Orfeu" – and arrangements are by Deodato, Bonfa, and Arnold Goland. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Vince GuaraldiCast Your Fate To The Wind – Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful record of light, lyrical piano jazz – and one of the best-selling jazz albums ever on Fantasy Records! Vince Guaraldi started the set as a tribute to the film Black Orpheus – and some of the album features his nice renditions of Jobim/Bonfa tunes like "Manha De Carnaval" and "Samba De Orpheus". However, Guaraldi also managed to pen his own amazing track – "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" – a lyrical romping piano instrumental that went onto become a huge charting instrumental hit during the 60s. The track's been heard a million times over the years, but it's still pretty darn great – and it's surrounded in a nice set with other tunes that have the same feel – including "O Nosso Amour", "Alma-Ville", "Since I Fell For You", and "Moon River". Also features 5 bonus tracks, 4 previously unreleased! CD
 
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B-FatsI Found Love (lp, lover's rap mix) ... 12-inch
Orpheus, 1989. Very Good+ ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Dennis CoffeyUnder The Moonlight ... LP
Orpheus, 1989. Very Good- ... $3.99
Titles include "Mr Slick", "Tuff Enuff", "Got To Have You", "In The Pocket", "Sunrise", "Where Did Love Go", and "Breakout". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Compton's Most WantedIt's A Compton Thang ... CD
Orpheus/Universal (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $14.99
Pivotal west coast rap from Compton's Most Wanted! NWA cast such a long shadow in the late 80s, especially in the nascent gangsta rap and G Funk scenes, it was tough for top shelf peers and followers to get their due, but CMW deliver the goods and this record stands the test of time! Production by LA old school-er the Unknown DJ and CMW's DJ Slip give this set a nice stripped down west coast sound, with MC Eiht holding up his own end of things (and taking up the slack for the Chill MC) on the mic. 11 tracks in all, including "It's A Compton Thang", "One Time Gaffled Em", "This Is Compton", "Late Night Hype", "Duck Sick", "I'm Wit Dat" and "Rhymes Too Funky Pt 1 (Live at Lonzo's 1988)". CD

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✨✧ Andre WardCrystal City ... CD
Orpheus, 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
 
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Laurindo AlmeidaConcerto De Aranjuez ... CD
East Wind (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
Guitarist Laurindo Almeida returns to a bit of his roots here – but he also shows off a lot of the jazz experience he's picked up along the way! The album features Almeida working solo on acoustic guitar – although possibly overdubbed alongside himself at times – and while the set begins with the serious title composition, things never get too much in the realm of classical guitar – and instead have Almeida skirting many different styles, including a bit of bossa guitar – and working with this uniquely echoey recording style that makes each note resonate with a richly expressive sound! Titles include "Cool Cat Keeps Coat On", "Holiday For Strings", "Songs From Black Orpheus", "The Summer Knows", and "Star Dust". CD

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✨✧ Charlie ByrdByrdland ... LP
Columbia, 1966/1967. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Byrdland features Charlie in small group settings – grooving with sax by Teo Macero, trumpet by Hal Posey, and bass by Joe Byrd. The tracks are a mix of bossa tunes and pop numbers – including "Meditation", "Samba De Orpheus", "Arabesque", "Work Song", "Mr Lucky", and "Manha De Carnaval". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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Richie Cole & Hank CrawfordBossa International ... LP
Milestone, 1987. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Twin alto frenzy from the team of Richie Cole and Hank Crawford – a set that has lots of the sharp edges that you'd expect from Cole's 70s classics on Muse! Not all of the material is bossa – although there are a few nice samba-styled groovers – as other cuts have the boppish inflections that Cole's always been great at, which makes for a nice setting for Crawford to show off some of his own chops as well. Other players include Emily Remler on guitar, Marshall Hawkins on bass, and Victor Jones on drums – and the set's a live one, so most tracks are nice and long. Titles include "Bossa International", "Samba De Orpheus", "Snowfall", "Fantasy Blues", and "Confirmation". LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul DesmondTake Ten (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
That's "Take Ten", not "Take Five" – a great title cut that echoes Paul Desmond's previous work with Dave Brubeck – but which then gives way quickly to some sweet bossa-styled grooves done with guitar from Jim Hall! The album's one of the strongest of the Hall/Desmond collaborations for RCA – A sublime showcase not just for Paul's impeccable alto, but also for the amazing tones and chromes that fly freely from the strings of Jim's guitar! Both players are set up with just a bit of gentle backing – light percussion from Connie Kay, and a bit of bass from Gene Cherico or Gene Wright. The whole thing's a well-conceived study in economy, as the two players craft sly and subtle lines around spare drum and bass backings – slowly hanging sound in space to weave a rich web of sound that's as compelling as it seems to be effortless! Titles include "Take Ten", "El Prince", "Embarcadero", "Samba De Orfeu", "Theme From Black Orpheus", and "Alone Together". CD

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Great Jazz TrioStandard Collection Vol 2 – Autumn Leaves ... CD
Limetree/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
A bit of a variation on Hank Jones' Great Jazz Trio – at least in comparison to the group's better-known records from the Japanese scene in the late 70s and early 80s – but a variation that brings along some mighty nice changes, too! The rhythm section duo here is especially vibrant – rich basslines from Mads Vinding, and some tightly snapping drums from Billy Hart – who has this way of punctuating the tunes differently than previous drummers in the trio – creating a whole new scenario of swing for Hank to work with. Jones' piano is at the top of his gem at this point in his career – and titles on this second volume include "Angel Eyes", "Black Orpheus", "Gone With The Wind", "Dark Eyes", "Alone Together", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", and "On Green Dolphin Street". CD

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Antonio Carlos Jobim & Vinicius De MoraesBrasilia – Sinfonia Da Alvorada ... LP
Doxy, 1958. New Copy ... $14.99
Not the usual bossa nova you might expect from Antonio Carlos Jobim – but instead a larger, more ambitious piece of music – written for the opening of the city of Brasilia, to mark a whole new generation in Brazilian modernism! The music is often orchestral, and shows the wonderful ear for a score that Jobim would develop in later 60s arrangements – a style that hints at the bossa backings to come, but which also has some of the darker currents of the Black Orpheus soundtrack, although less percussion. Vinicius De Moraes adds in some great spoken bits – and titles include "O Planalto Deserto", "O Homem", "Coral", "A Chegada Dos Candangos", and "O Trabalho E A Construcao". LP, Vinyl record album
(140 gram vinyl pressing!)

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Manhattan Jazz QuintetConcierto De Aranjuez ... CD
King (Japan), 1994. New Copy ... $16.99
A different album than usual for the Manhattan Jazz Quintet – as you might guess from the album's title reference to the famous composition by Rodrigo – which seems to inspire the group into a whole new range of colors and tones! The instrumentation is more varied than before, while the group's still staying as a quintet – as Lew Solof plays trumpet, flugelhorn, and French horn – and George Young adds in alto, soprano, and flute to his usual lines on tenor sax. These new instruments make for plenty of fresh inflections – and the rhythms also change up a bit, too – with either Eddie Gomez or Charnett Moffett on bass, and Steve Gadd or Victor Lewis on drums. Titles include "Black Orpheus", "Concierto De Aranjuez", "Blue Bossa", "Watermelon Man", and "Alfie's Theme". CD

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✨✧ Marpessa DawnMarpessa Dawn EP Collection ... CD
Barclay (Japan), Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very cool compilation that features rare French recordings made by the lovely actress featured in the film Black Orpheus. The first batch of tracks have a lively loud raw quality, similar to the stuff on the original soundtrack – and titles of these include "Carnaval Samba", "Samba D'Orphee", and "Adieu Tristesse". Other tracks have more of a French pop feel, with titles like "La Fille De La Montagne", "C'est Lui Ma Vie", and "Va-t En Vit Mon Amour". Very nice stuff overall, and some extremely rare recordings served up in a lovely package! CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Vince Guaraldi & Bola SeteLive At El Matador ... LP
Fantasy, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hip little live date from the team of Vince Guaraldi and Bola Sete – one that's a bit heavier on Vince's piano than Bola's guitar – but in a way that's a-OK with us! There's a sweetly gliding sensibility to the whole set – that warm lyricism and subtle soul that Guaraldi always brought to his own 60s gems for Fantasy Records – a style made most famous by his work on the Peanuts cartoons at the time, but which comes off with an even deeper vibe here. There's a bit of rhythm backing behind the players – although that's also somewhat gentle too – and titles include long versions of "Favela" and "More", plus the "Black Orpheus Suite" – and the tracks "El Matador", "I'm A Loser", and "People". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has an ink stamp on back.)

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✨✧ Sadao WatanabeBossa Nova 67 ... CD
JVC/Koch, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jazzy bossa from 60s Japan – one of a few great albums made in the genre by saxophonist Sadao Watanabe, easily one of the best bossa jazz players in the east at the time! The style here is simple, subtle, and very much in the best spirit of similar records coming from the US – a kind of Getz-inspired groove that mixes Sadao's work on alto and flute with lightly tippling rhythms from a five piece backing combo on piano, guitar, bass, drums, and percussion. Watanabe's reeds have a nice kind of edge at this point in his career – a sound that's not nearly as sweet as Americans attempting this music, and which gives an almost earthy approach that comes through beautifully in the echoey production. Titles include "Bonita", "Dindi", "Mas Que Nada", "Man & A Woman", "She's A Carioca", "So Danco Samba", "Black Orpheus", and "Girl From Ipanema". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Sadao Watanabe & Charlie MarianoCharlie Mariano & Sadao Watanabe ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1967. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare look at a little-known chapter in the career of Charlie Mariano – recordings made while living in Japan in the late 60s, done in the company of up-and-coming Japanese reedman Sadao Watanabe! The pair seem perfectly matched here – no surprise, given that both players are ones that come from a mainstream background, but who can also bring in earthier, more primal tones to their instruments. And while the tracks in the set are mostly familiar 60s standards and soul jazz tunes, the interplay between the reeds is really tremendous – dipping, turning, and carving out notes with sharp edges and unusual turns that take the record way past the obvious. Many of the tunes have a bossa groove at the base – in keeping with Watanabe's Brazilian-influenced sound of the era – but the presence of Mariano makes the record sound a fair bit different as well! Titles include "One Note Samba", "Work Song", "Goin Home", "On The Trail", "Comin' Home Baby", "Black Orpheus", and "Lord Don't Let Them Drop that Atomic Bomb On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early gatefold pressing! Vinyl is clean, but with light surface marks. Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Paul DesmondTake Ten (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA, 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
That's "Take Ten", not "Take Five" – a great title cut that echoes Paul Desmond's previous work with Dave Brubeck – but which then gives way quickly to some sweet bossa-styled grooves done with guitar from Jim Hall! The album's one of the strongest of the Hall/Desmond collaborations for RCA – A sublime showcase not just for Paul's impeccable alto, but also for the amazing tones and chromes that fly freely from the strings of Jim's guitar! Both players are set up with just a bit of gentle backing – light percussion from Connie Kay, and a bit of bass from Gene Cherico or Gene Wright. The whole thing's a well-conceived study in economy, as the two players craft sly and subtle lines around spare drum and bass backings – slowly hanging sound in space to weave a rich web of sound that's as compelling as it seems to be effortless! Titles include "Take Ten", "El Prince", "Embarcadero", "Samba De Orfeu", "Theme From Black Orpheus", and "Alone Together". CD also features alternate takes of "Embarcadero" and "El Prince". CD
Also available Take Ten (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Das Saxophonorchester Frankfurt/Frankfurt SaxophDas Saxophonorchester Frankfurt/Frankfurt Saxophone Orchestra – Live ... LP
SAJ/FMP (Germany), 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Pretty fierce stuff from this German all-sax group that includes Alfred Harth as the major writer, arranger, and soloist. The record has a fair number of short tracks, but they have an incredibly dense and loud sound – and redd players include Max Eipp, Thomas Conrad, Chris Becker, Gerhard Gugel, Florian Nikel, Robert Sprun, Ole Schmidt, Michael Kloss, and others. Titles include "Theme Fur Orpheus", "Halloween Fantasies", "Unisono", "Harth Rock" – and versions of Trane's "Giant Steps" and Zappa's "Sofa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Jose FelicianoAlive Alive O! ... LP
RCA, 1969. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful little live album from Jose Feliciano – recorded in London at the end of the 60s, with a sound that's often more stripped down than his studio work of the time! Jose's on vocals and guitar, backed by only a bit of bass and percussion – so the record's almost got the intimacy of a solo effort, which is quite astounding – given the obvious size of the concert setting! The double-length nature of the record allows Jose to stretch out a bit more than usual – and take on a nice variety of material that really show his growing talents at the time. Titles include "High Heel Sneakers", "Mama Don't Allow It", "La Entrada De Bilboa", "The Comedy Bit", "Malaguena", "No Dogs Allowed", "Day Tripper", "Black Orpheus Medley", "California Dreamin", "Light My Fire", "Day In the Life", and "El Voh". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
 
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Miles DavisEarly Miles – 1951 & 1953 ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $15.99
An album that compiles early Miles Davis sides from two different Prestige sessions of the early 50s. One features Miles with a sextet that includes Sonny Rollins, Bennie Green, John Lewis, Percy Heath, and Roy Haynes – on the tracks "Morpheus", "Down", "Blue Room", and "Whispering". The other session features a septet, with Lewis, Kenny Clarke, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Leonard Gaskin, and Sonny Truitt. Titles include "Tasty Pudding", "Floppy", "Willie The Wailer", and "For Adults Only". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing – in a green-tinted cover.)
 
 
 



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