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Philips/Byrd/Rosseter/Gaultier/Despond/Bachelar/JoLusty Gallant – Music Of Englands Golden Age – (Robin Hood – Elizabethan Ballad Settings For Lute Orpharion & Cittern/Lord Herbert Of Che ... CD
Harmonia Mundi, 1992/2001. Used 2CD ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Beethoven/Mendelssohn/Tchaikovsky/Schubert/SibeliuOriginal Masters – George Szell – Decca & Philips Recordings 1951 to 1969 (5CD set) ... CD
Decca, 1950s/1960s. Used 5CD ... $24.99
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(Out of print.)
 
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Arnaldo BaptistaArnaldo Baptista Box (Loki/Elo Perdido/Faremos Uma Noitada Excelente/Singin Alone/Let It Bed) (5CD set) ... CD
Philips/Canal (Brazil), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $49.99 102.99
A special box set of work from this key member of Os Mutantes – one that looks at all the many facets of his compelling solo career! The first album in the set is the landmark Loki – an incredibly crazy and messed-up album of tracks cut by Arnaldo Baptista after the breakup of Os Mutantes. Baptista wrote all of the songs, except for one, which lists "Os Mutantes" in the credits – and the tracks feature his booze-drenched vocals right up front, with backing by piano, and some very theatrical arrangements that are quite different than the work of his earlier Tropicalia group. The record is tough to describe – sort of a mix of early 70s Euro singer/songwriter trends, particularly those of the Saravah scene – with maybe a bit of post-psyche rock, with piano as the most dominant instrument in the mix. There's a surprisingly personal feel to the whole thing – and titles include "Uma Pessoa So", "Nao Estou Nem Ai", "Desculpe", "E Facil", and "Navegar De Novo". The package also features Singin Alone, from 1982 – a very spare, very boozy solo LP by this ex-Mutantes member. Most of the tracks have him sitting at the piano, singing along in very raspy vocals, with most of the lyrics in English. The record is very different from the Mutantes records, but is an excellent bit of work in the rock singer-songwriter tradtion (which might here include Leonard Cohen or Tom Waits, as comparable examples.) We don't really know what Baptista's up to at this point, but the record is a haunting solo work, with many great tracks like "Jesus, Come Back To Earth", "I Fell In Love One Day", and "O Sol". Next is Elo Perdido – a collaboration with Patrulha Do Espacao - followed by Let It Bed, a more recent album that shows that Baptista had developed into a surprisingly sensitive songwriter. But maybe most amazing is Faremos Uma Noita Da Excelente – a live set from 1978 that also features work from Patrulha Do Espacao – and which wasn't issued at the time! CD

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BeethovenPiano Sonatas No 5 In C Minor Op 10 No 1, No 6 In F Op 10 No 2, & No 7 In D Op 10 No 3 – Alfred Brendel ... CD
Philips, 1995. Used ... $2.99
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Maria BethaniaMel ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1979. Used ... $14.99
A gentler, more laidback album that some of Maria Bethania's more dramatic efforts from the early 70s – but still a pretty great little record, served up with a sense of poise and power that few of her contemporaries could match! Backings are arranged by Perinho Albuquerque, in a way that's often relatively spare, but still full at the bottom – letting the vocals take most of the top of the sound, in a way that makes for a nicely personal quality to the record. Tracks include numbers written by Joyce, Caetano Veloso, and Luiz Gonzaga Jr – with titles that include "Queda D'Agua", "Mel", "Gota De Sangue", "Da Cor Brazileira", and "Ela E Eu". CD
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Claude BollingVivre La Nuit ... CD
Philips/Rambling (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $16.99
Some of the grooviest work we've ever heard from Claude Bolling – a wicked 60s score for a film that featured Serge Gainsbourg on screen, and a host of mod singers on the soundtrack! Bolling brings in a great range of jazzy modes – hardly the trad or classical-styled sounds you'd know from his bigger albums, and more the sort of soul jazz he recorded only briefly in the 60s. About half the tracks are instrumentals by Claude – with bits of Hammond and guitar heard to best effect on the funky "Blue Beat". But the vocal cuts are equally great – still penned by Bolling, often with lyrical help from Nicole Croisille – sung by vocalists who include Jose Bartel, Gerry Beckles, The Girls, and Danielle Licari. Titles include "Voici Le Jour", "Heart & Soul", "Once More", "Good Cook", "Blue Strip", "Vivre La Nuit", "Get That Feelin", and "Purple Night". CD

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✨✧ BorodinPrince Igor – Mikhail Kit/Galina Gorchakova/Gegam Grigorian/Vladimir Ognovienko/Valery Gergiev/Kirov Chorus & Orchestra St Petersburg (3CD ... CD
Philips, 1993. Used 3CD ... $4.99
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(Out of print. Includes original book and slipcase!)

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✨✧ BrahmsSymphony No 3 In F Op 90/Rhapsody Op 53 – Jard Van Nes/Bernard Haitink/Boston Symphony Orchestra ... CD
Philips, 1993. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Britten/Debussy/Takemitsu/Honegger/DenisovToward The Sea III – Lachrymae/Sonate/Toward The Sea III/And Then I Knew 't Was Wind/Petite Suite/Duo – Aurele Nicolet/Nobuko Imai/Naoko Y ... CD
Philips, 1993. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Chico BuarqueConstrucao ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1972. Used ... $11.99
If you've ever been wondering which album to get by Chico Buarque – this is it! The record's a stunning batch of sophisticated sides, done in collaboration with Roberto Menescal, and with help from Jobim and MPB4! The album builds on the style of Buarque's excellent late 60s songwriting, and adds in some of the more complicated approaches to arrangement that were being developed in Brazil at the end of the 60s – in a way that pushes Chico's work to the next level, and which makes this record sit right up there with work at the time by Jobim or Edu Lobo. Titles include "Samba De Orly", "Valsinha", "Acalanto", "Deus Ilhe Pague", and "Construcao". Really beautiful – with a lot of soul, and a great sound! CD
(Note: the CD has a few slight dips in sound at times, very brief and nothing major – and this is an issue with the original mastering of the record.)

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✨✧ Gal CostaIndia ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the richest, most expressive albums ever from the great Gal Costa – a set from her immediate post-Tropicalia years, and one that shows that she's got a lot more to offer than just a wild sense of experimentation! Gilberto Gil is the musical director here – with help from Rogerio Duprat and Arthur Verocai – and the album's got the lofty feel you'd expect from all three talents – a rich blend of all the modern developments in Brazilian music that had taken place in the 60s, but infused with a newly rootsy sense as well – one that takes the whole thing back to a personal, expressive territory that's really wonderful. Instrumentation includes work on keyboards by Wagner Tiso and Tenorio Jr, plus a bit of guitar from Roberto Menescal – and Gal does a great version of Caetano Veloso's "Relance" – alongside other tracks that include "Passarinho", "Da Maior Imortancia", "India", "Volta", and the funky "Pontos De Luz". The whole thing's incredibly beautiful – and it's got Gal in a wild bikini cover, too! CD

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Miles Davis/Art BlakeyNouvelle Vague On CD (Ascenseur Pour L'echafaud/Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1960)/Des Femmes Disparaissent) ... CD
Philips (Germany), 1958/1959. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Francois De RoubaixL'Homme Orchestre (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Rambling (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the greatest soundtracks ever written by one of the maddest composers we've ever heard! Although Francois DeRoubaix never gets as much fame as some of the other big French composers, his work from the late 60s and early 70s is completely insane – as you'll hear on this groovy gem from 1970! The album's got a stunning array of great tracks – from funky groovers, to moody 60s numbers, to oddly-instrumentated numbers that show DeRoubaix as sort of a late 60s Raymond Scott – a wonderfully hip soundtrack talent who gets plenty of freedom to do his thing on this wonderful film score! Two tracks have vocals – "Yacht", sung by Olivier De Funes, and "Les Poupons" – sung by Olivier & Louis De Funes – and one more track, "Ballet Du Reve", has a cool spoken bit. Other titles include "Claquettes", "Audition", "Footing", "Judo", "Piti Piti Pas", and "Les Grosses Caisses". CD also features 7 bonus tracks too. CD

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Klaus DoldingerDoldinger Goes On ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $22.99
A lost treasure from German saxophonist Klaus Doldinger – one of his best records from the 60s, recorded at a key point when he was really shifting his style! The set's still got Klaus working with keyboardist Ingfried Hoffmann, whose work on organ made his early records so great – but on this set Hoffmann also shifts from organ to piano on a few of the tracks, working through a modal jazz style that has strong leanings towards the nascent Saba/MPS groove of the time! Doldinger himself is also really opening up – playing soprano sax as well as tenor, and going for a snakey sort of tone that fits in really well with the modally grooves, and which also sets the stage for a European style of sax work of the 70s, without all of the overindulgences that would show up in his own later work. Really great stuff all the way through, and a groove-happy album that's filled with delights! Titles include "Watch It", "Just A Little Bit Of Soul", "Five For You", "Tears", and "Quartenwalzer". Never issued in the US, either! CD

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Serge GainsbourgGainsbourg Percussions (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips (France), 1964. Used Gatefold ... $5.99
Groovy groovy groovy! A rare early session by Serge Gainsbourg, recorded with French jazz great Alain Gouraguer – and done with a really wonderful Latin-esque sound! The album's one of Serge's greatest from the early years – a sublime blend of Left Bank jazz and American Latin rhythms – all topped off by Gainsbourg's darkly compelling vocals. Gouraguer's especially great on the set – creating these moody and rhythmic passages that are really Serge's first attempt to hit a groove! Titles include "New York USA", "Coco & Co", "Les Sambassadeurs", "Machins Choses", "Les Yeux Doux", "Pauvre Lola", "Quand Mon", "Tatou Jeremie", and more! CD

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Serge GainsbourgManon 70/Se J'etais Un Epsion/Mister Freedom/Anna ... CD
Philips/Rambling (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
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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Gilberto GilGilberto Gil (1969) (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1969. Used ... $11.99
The rare 3rd album by Gilberto Gil, and a key piece of the Tropicalia puzzle – one of the most wildly experimental albums from those years, and Gil's last before going into exile! The sound is much more electric than his other albums from the late 60's – and the production, songwriting, and instrumentation get very crazy at times – but never too crazy to cover up Gilberto's excellent singing, which is still as filled with feeling as ever. Arrangements are by the mighty Rogerio Duprat, who does as great a job here of balancing Gil's sensitivities as he does on Gal Costa's sublime efforts from 1969 – and the instrumentation is a weird and wonderful mix of Bahian rhythms, fuzzy guitar, and crazy electronics – all heartfelt one minute, freaked out the next. Tracks include "Cerebro Eletronico", "Volks Volkswagen Blue", "Futurivel", and "2001", which was written by Tom Ze and Rita Lee – plus the wild cut "Objecto Semi-Identificado", which is sort of a John Cage-esque track of found radio and electronics, with vocals by Gil! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Dizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of ParisDizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of Paris ... CD
Philips, 1963. Used ... $8.99
A rare 60s meeting of groovy talents from both sides of the Atlantic – and a record that matches the trumpet of Dizzy Gillespie with the hiply swinging vocals of The Double Six Of Paris! The group were a wonderfully groovy precursor to the Swingle Singers – and sung in a scatting approach to jazz vocals that was very much in the tradition of Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross – but also drew inspiration from the earlier work of Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure, and others. Their sound is great – much more 60s groovy than some other vocal groups – and pairing them with Dizzy gives this record an added punch that some of their other sessions are missing! Backing is small combo throughout – with either Bud Powell or Kenny Barron on piano, Kenny Clarke on drums, and James Moody on tenor – and with the presence of Diz, most of the material here is of bop orientation – taken at a fast and lively clip! Lalo Schifrin arranged the whole session too – and titles include "One Bass Hit", "Blue N Boogie", "Emanon", "Groovin High", "Ow", "The Champ", "Tin Tin Deo", "Hot House", and "Con Alma". CD
(Out of print pressing with a slightly different cover.)

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Johnny GriffinNight Lady ... CD
Philips/Universal (Germany), 1964. New Copy ... $8.99
A rare European gem from Johnny Griffin – recorded in quartet formation with backing from the rhythm trio of the Clarke Boland Big Band! Johnny was working with the trio in the bigger group at the time, but he gets plenty of space to state his case here – stretching out on hard-bitten, almost-modern solos that are some of his most adventurous to date on record – supported strongly on the album's longish tracks by Francy Boland on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums! There's a quality to Griffin's tone that's incredible – urgent, edgey, but never too far out – completely in command of itself, and able to run free, but without wasting at note at all – unlike some of his over-stretched European solos of later years. The set features beautiful long readings of Boland's "Night Lady" and "Old Stuff", plus Griffin's "Scrabble", and versions of "Summertime", "All The Things You Are", and "Little Man You've Had A Busy Day". CD

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Bobby HebbSunny ... CD
Philips/Trocadero (Germany), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
Sublime pop soul genius from Bobby Hebb – a standout record that really made his career, and a dusty nugget we never tire of hearing! Bobby was really unique at the time – singing a mixture of soul and pop that kept things real while still crossing over big – earning him an equal audience on both sides of the charts. Part of the credit for the album goes to producer Jerry Ross and arranger Joe Renzetti – who work here in a careful, almost gentle approach to pop – one that's never overblown, and which really lets Bobby's vocals step out front on the title hit "Sunny", plus other tunes that include "Crazy Baby", "I Am Your Man", "Where Are You", "Yes Or No Or Maybe Not", and "Love Love Love". CD
Also available Sunny (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Masabumi KikuchiEnd For The Beginning ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the most soulful sessions we've ever heard from Japanese pianist Masabumi Kikuchi – a brilliant quintet outing that features some really great work on tenor and soprano sax! Kikuchi's piano is usually enough to grab our attention, but the album's got a great added bonus in the presence of Kosuke Mine on soprano sax and Hideo Miyata on tenor – both players whose horns bring in some added sharpness to the date, and further underscore the spiritual elements in Kikuchi's music – almost with the same mix of reeds and driving rhythms you'd find in the post-Coltrane work of Elvin Jones. Titles include "Green Dance", "Bell", "Admire But Destest", "Gin Kai", and "Drizzling Rain". CD

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Masabumi KikuchiIn Concert ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
Heavy electric piano from Masabumi Kikuchi – played here on two side-long tracks that really stretch out! The album's a live one, and features Kikuchi working with a sextet – a great lineup that features soprano sax, bass, and drums – plus some added organ and keyboards next to Masabumi's own keyboards – especially nice on one track that also features piano! There's a sensitivity to these tunes that's wonderful – a hint at the straighter Japanese trio mode that would dominate later in the 70s, but played with some of the best boldness that scene was bringing to its work at the start of the decade. Titles are both originals – "Yellow Carcass In The Blue" and "Dancing Mist" – both with a sound as evocative as their titles! CD
 
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Georges BrassensLe Temps Ne Fait Rien (19CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 19 CDs ... $79.99
An amazing run of music from one of the hippest French artists ever – the legendary George Brassens, a singer/songwriter who was equally important to the sound of postwar French music as Jacques Brel or Serge Gainsbourg! In fact, Brassens may have been one of the first to touch on some of the territory explored by the latter – as his songs often included sexual themes and controversial topics in a playful way – and some of his best-known songs dealt with subjects like pornography, misogyny, cuckoldry, and other topics not usually included in pop music. Brassens has the same sort of wit as Brel – able to poke holes in the proper manners of French society – but his presentation is very different, as he mostly just sings alongside his own acoustic guitar – at a level that's very personal, and which further underscores his strengths as a singer/songwriter. Most of Georges' material has never been presented to the American market – which makes him a real discovery to most of our ears – but his influence on France has been undeniable, which you'll discover in this massive package of music which includes over 300 titles in all – every bit of Brassens' work in the studio for Philips Records, plus additional CDS of rare material, live recordings, and even some bonus archival recordings! The 19CD package comes with a beautiful 48 page book – with notes on all the recordings in French, and lots of images too. CD

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Jacques BrelLive In Paris 1960/1961 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1960/1961. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Rare live material from the great Jacques Brel – almost all of which has never been issued before, and stands as a much-needed addition to his catalog of classics in the 60s! The recordings are great – done for radio, and re-presented here with fidelity that's every bit as rich as Brel's live recordings on Philips – which, like these tracks, really show the sense of animation and expression that Jacques brought to his presentation of his lyrics – the sense of wit and intelligence that always made Brel the best (and possibly only) true interpreter of his songs! The tunes are the stuff of legend – biting commentary on love, live, and postwar French society – with backings from the larger Olympia Orchestra on most tracks, plus accordion by Jean Corti, and piano by Francois Rauber. Titles include "Bruxelles", "La Statue", "Rosa", "La Valse A Mille Temps", "Seul", "La Dame Patronnesse", "Les Singes", "Les Paumes Du Petit Matin", "L'Ivrogne", and "Quand On A Que L'Amour". CD

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Jackson Do PandeiroO Rei Do Ritmo (15CD set) ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 15CD ... $139.99
An insane collection of work from one of the most important percussionists in Brazil during the second half of the 20th Century – an artist who more than earns the king of rhythm title of this set! Jackson Do Panderio's so great at his work, he was nicknamed after his instrument – the pandeiro, that large Brazilian percussion item that looks a bit like a big tambourine – but which is often played deftly with the hands, in a style that's a bit like a conga, but with a sound that's sometimes more drum-like – opening up into a range of lively grooves in the hands of someone as talented as Jackson! The collection offers up 15 albums' worth of material – a few full original records done for Philips, complete with cover art – and a huge range of other recordings that appeared on singles, EPs, and compilation tracks over the years – brought together here in different settings that really trace Jackson's career – from early forro material, to important samba sides, and everything in between. Jackson's music has been woefully missing from the reissue market – apart from a handful of greatest hits sets over the years – and this massive package is the first to ever fully show the huge range of his mighty talents! CD

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Serge Gainsbourg & OthersIntegrale Serge Gainsbourg et Ses Interpretes Vol 1 – 1957 to 1960 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $16.99 29.99
A massive document of the early years of the great Serge Gainsbourg – presented both in his original recordings, and performances of his songs by some of his hipper contemporaries! The set's about 50% Serge – with material from the early EP and single releases for Philips – and the rest is really great work that features unusual takes on Gainsbourg songs – some by instrumental groups, some by male or female singers, and some by vocal groups as well! It's great to hear all the different interpretations of Gainsbourg's tunes – and the way these singers take on his witty and sometimes controversial lyrics – set to instrumentation that includes lots of the jazz and Latin touches that Serge was using in his own work. Highlights include a number of jazz instrumentals by Alain Goraguer – and vocal titles that include "Ronsard 58" by Michelle Arnaud, "Le Poinconneur De Lilas" by Les Freres Jacques, Douze Belles Dans La Peau" by Simone Bartel, "Devense D'Afficher" by Pia Colombo, "Le Claquer De Doigts" by Trumpet Boy, "Douze Belles Dans La Peau" by Jacques Lasry, "Mambo Miam Miam" by Los Goragueros, "Mes Petites Odalisques" by Hugues Aufray, "La Recettte De L'Amour Fou" by Michele Arnaud, and "Ell N'Avait Que Dix Sept Ans" by Francis Lemarque with Serge Gainsbourg. 66 tracks in all – a great 3CD package – with 13 tracks on CD for the first time! CD

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Michael KiwanukaLove & Hate ... CD
Interscope, 2016. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A set that arguably has even more majesty than the debut album from Michael Kiwanuka – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of that now-classic record! Production here is by Dangermouse, Inflo, and Paul Butler – and there's an airiness to some songs that really has Kiwanuka's vocals floating in space – maybe more iconic than before, and held nicely in a balance between open sonic elements and more crispily-focused instrumental touches. Michael uses folksy currents in his vocals that almost recall Nina Simone during her Philips Records years – and titles include "Black Man In A White World", "One More Night", "Love & Hate", "Rule The World", "Father's Child", "The Final Frame", and "Cold Little Heart". CD
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Cesar Camargo MarianoOcteto de Cesar Camargo Mariano ... CD
RGE/Bomba (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
Excellent early bossa work from pianist Cesar Camargo Mariano! Cesar's probably best known for his funky fusion work of the late 70s, and for his accompaniment of Elis Regina on some of her classic Philips sides in the same decade – but back at the time of this recording, he was leading a tight little jazz combo filled with fire and life. Cesar's in the lead on piano, and the record's got some wailing solos on sax, guitar, and trombone – grooving hard in a crack bossa jazz mode, and standing out as one of the best examples of the style from the time! The album includes his classic track "Samblues", a bossa dancefloor groover if there ever was one – plus lots of other nice tracks like "Barra Limpa", "Blues Por Mancini", "Sambinha", and "Margarida B". Nice and jazzy, with a very tight sound! CD

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Nina SimoneFolksy Nina ... CD
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $14.99
Nina's folsky, but she's also jazzy too – and the album's from a key time in which she was finding a very special way to bring the two modes together! Simone could have been a straight jazz singer if she wanted – but as records like this always remind us, she was always striving for something different – a bolder, more righteous way of expressing herself – opening up with a new sort of power that was perfect for the coming change in the 60s! The album's a live one – a setting that always seems to have Nina hitting her stride – and even the familiar tunes take on new energy in the context – a sense of pride and spirituality that's already as great as her work to come for Philips Records. Titles include "Erets Zavat Chalav", "Silver City Sound", "The Young Knight", "The Twelfth Of Never", "Vanetihu", "Lass Of The Low Country", and "When I Was A Young Girl". CD
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Nina SimoneSilk & Soul (expanded edition) ... CD
RCA, 1967. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
One of Nina's first for RCA – a mixture of jazz and soul tunes handled with some classy arrangements by Sammy Lowe, most of which feature nice electric bass work at the bottom by Gene Taylor! Taylor's bass gives the tracks a nice "dip" that's not exactly funky, but does provide a strong kick that keeps things moving along nicely – in a way that points towards the direction Nina would take in the 70s, and which makes this album a fair bit hipper than some of her Philips work! Nina's not as over the top as on other records, but still lays it out quite hiply – and tracks include "Consummation", "Go To Hell", "Love O Love", "It Be's That Way Sometime", "Turn Me On", and "Some Say". CD features bonus tracks "Save Me" and "Why Must Your Love Well Be So Dry". CD

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TomcatsRunning At Shadows – The Spanish Recordings 1965/1966 ... CD
RPM (UK), 1965/1966. New Copy ... $9.99
Killer work from The Tomcats – a Brit group of the mid 60s, but one who had a lot more success recording in Spain for Philips Records than they did back home! The group later morphed into the psych outfit July – but here, they have a tight, raw sound – maybe more garagey than some of their contemporaries from the UK – filled with lots of rough-edged inspiration from the American scene of a few years before, and delivered in the stripped-down, lean and mean style that some of the other Spanish groups were using at the time. The collection also adds in one unissued track, plus a few more by the related Second Thoughts – all for a heady package of 60s garage guitar numbers that include "Macarenas", "Seventh Son", "Looking For My Baby", "For Your Love", "You Gotta Help Me", "Cocaine", "It Ain't Right", "Running At Shadows", "La Neurastenia", "Don't Ask For Me", and "Two Minds In Tune". CD

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VariousGidon Kremer – Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon (22CD set) ... CD
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 22CD ... $86.99 99.99
Violinist Gidon Kremer is a musician whose solo and small group work has been crucial in transforming the face of classical performance in the past few decades – but he's also an equally stunning artist in a concerto setting, as you'll hear on this fantastic collection of his recordings for the Deutsche Grammophon and Philips label! Kremer's violin always has a bit of an edge – modern even in a familiar setting, and open to new phrasings and sounds that only seem to get richer, and bolder in front of an orchestra. And his ear for repertoire is equally thrilling – as the set not only features works by older giants like Bach, Beethoven, and Schubert – but also a huge range of material from modern and later composers – including Shnittke, Glass, Milhaud, Chausson, Vieuxtemps, Part, Lurie, and others – a range of compositions that make this set one of the most wide-ranging in styles of any collections we've seen like this. Conductors include Pierre Boulez, Leonard Bernstein, Claudio Abbado, Colin Davis, Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, and even Kremer himself – and as with other packages from Deutsche Grammophon, this 22CD set features mini LP-styled replicas of all the original albums – complete with original album artwork, and additional notes in a booklet. CD

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VariousJazz Club – Psychedelic Jazz – The Best Mindblowing Spaced-Out Jazz Grooves ... CD
Jazzclub (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99
Psychedelic Jazz galore – a wonderful look at the hip blend of funky grooves and tripped-out production that emerged at the end of the 60s! The sounds here are every bit as amazing now as they were a few decades back – a genre-busting blend of electric instrumentation, chunky rhythms, and weird techniques – all mixing up elements from soul, funk, rock, Latin, and other sources into a really unique sort of groove! The work here is both from the US and overseas – pulled from Universal-owned labels like MPS, Chess, and Philips – and the package does a great job of mixing key examples of the genre with some other under-reissued gems. 16 tracks in all – including "The Squire" by Mike Nock, "The Fuzz" by Roy Ayers, "Burning Spear" by Jimmy Smith, "Summertime" by Gabor Szabo, "Zoom" by Volker Kriegel, "Uwiii" by Wolfgang Dauner, "The Moving Finger" by Dorothy Ashby, "Big Family" by Free Orbit, "Love Me" by Johnny Teupen, "Ganges Delta" by Okko, "Misty Purple" by Kuhn Brothers & The Mad Rockers, "Guru-Vin" by Don Sebesky, and "Season Of The Witch" by Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger. CD

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✨✧ Jorge BenA Banda Do Ze Pretinho ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky, soulful, and totally wonderful – a wicked late 70s live set from Jorge Ben – and one of his few post-Philips albums that really holds onto the best energy from earlier years! The date's a live one, and the group grooves in a style that's got plenty of Africa Brasil touches – mixed with some other soulful and funky modes too – always great for Jorge's wonderful vocals, especially on some of the earthier tracks. The production is nice and lean – with a core focus on Jorge's great voice, and the funky instrumentation of the band – which really lets the fantastic sound of the record come through strongly, without some of the heavier elements on some of Jorge's 80s records. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Troca Troca", "Bom Dia, Boa Tarde Boa Noite Amor", "A Banda Do Ze Pretinho", "Denize Rei", "Berenice", "Amante Amado", and "Era Uma Vez Treze". CD

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✨✧ VariousChris Sullivan Presents The Wag – Iconic Tunes From The Wag Club 1983 to 1987 (4CD set) ... CD
Harmless (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare jazz, funk, and soul – all presented in a great tribute to one of the coolest clubs on the London scene of the 80s – the legendary Wag, home to a hotbed of rare groove activity in the years before the acid jazz years broke the whole thing wider – served up here in a special 4CD set that's overflowing with 53 classic cuts from back in the day! Even if you don't know The Wag, the set's a killer batch of funk from the 70s, with a few tracks from bracketing decades, too – all served up at a mighty nice price, given all the great music – and packaged in a special box with a huge booklet of notes on the club – which gets raves from folks as diverse as Joe Strummer, Paul Weller, Kid Creole, David Bowie, Norman Jay, and Prince. Titles include "In The Bottle" by Brother To Brother, "Right On" by Clarence Wheeler & The Enforcers, "Home Is Where The Hatred Is" by Esther Philips, "Cookies" by Brother Soul, "Wicky Wacky" by Fatback, "Pick Up The Pieces One By One" by AABB, "The New Killer Joe" by Benny Golson, "Return Of The Prodigal Son" by Freddie Hubbard, "The Word" by Junkyard Band, "Genius" by Quando Quango, "Supernature" by Cerrone, "You + Me = Love (long version)" by Undisputed Truth, "Dancing In Outer Space" by Atmosfear, "Time Moves On" by Strutt, "K-Jee" by The Nite Liters, "I Got It" by New York Port Authority, "All this Love That I'm Giving" by Grace Jones, "17th Street" by Gil Scott-Heron, "Shorty The Pimp" by Don Julian & The Larks, "Woman Of The Ghetto" by Doris Duke, "Mambo Show" by Eddie Palmieri, "Ozonio" by Dom & Jadir De Castro, "Life On Mars" by Dexter Wansel, "Can You Get It" by Mandrill, and "Crystal World" by Cyrstal Grass. CD

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✨✧ Jorge BenAlo Alo, Como Vai? ... CD
Som Livre/Bomba (Japan), 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tighter than Jorge Ben's funky work from the early 70s – but still pretty darn great! The record's got Jorge working in a smoother vein than on his Philips sides, with the same sort of modern soul approach that Marcos Valle and other older Brazilian singers were using at the time. But since Jorge's always been a soulster from the start, the style works perfectly for his warm vocals and his keen talent for putting over a groove. Arrangements have kind of a brassy funky samba groove – and titles include "Ma Ma Ma Ma Mae", "Solitario Surfista", "Olha A Pipa", "Cae Cae Caetano", "Alo Alo, Como Vai?", and "A Cegohna Me Deixou Em Mardureira". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Elis ReginaElis 70 Anos (Essa Mulher/Saudade Do Brasil Vols 1 & 2/Montreux Jazz Festival/bonus tracks) (4 CD set) ... CD
Warner (Brazil), 1979/1980/1982. New Copy 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Seminal sounds from the last few years of the legendary Elis Regina – brought together in one box set! First up is the album Elis Essa Mulher – really great late work from Elis – recorded in the company of arranger Cesar Mariano, whose masterful touch made for some of Elis' best albums of the 70s! Cesar arranged and conducted here, and although the production is perhaps a bit more contemporary than Elis' work for Philips, the vocals are sublime – much more driving and jazzy than a few years before, really working hard to dig deep and get the best sound out of each of the tunes! Titles include "Cai Dentro", "Basta De Clamares Inocencia", "Eu Hein Rosa", "As Paraencias Engagem", and a nice version of Joyce's "Essa Mulher". Saudade Do Brasil Vols 1 & 2 is a great little album by Elis – recorded for Warner/Elektra at the end of her career, but very much in the spirit of her classic work for Philips in the 70s. Like so many of those records, this one features arrangements and keyboards by Cesar Camargo Mariano – and the list of tracks is a stellar blend of work by some of Brazil's finest writers. Includes a wonderful version of Milton Nascimento's "Maria Maria" – plus "Alo Alo Marciano", "O Primeiro Jornal", "Marambaia", "Menino", "Redescobrir", "Sabia", "Onze Fitas", "Conversando No Bar", and "Redescobrir". Montreux Jazz Festival is a stunning live recording from Elis Regina – one of the last few records she cut during her short time on this planet – and one of the best as well! The album's got a jazzy fire that's missing from some of Regina's other material of the time – and Elis sings with a group that includes a stellar guest performance by Hermeto Pascoal on a number of tracks, and runs through a lively set of tracks that includes a bunch of excellent groovers – upbeat numbers that almost get a bit funky at times. A highlight of the album is the long cut "Cobra Criada", which builds slowly into a complex funky line, with Elis scatting madly over the top. Other goodies include "Asa Branca", "Cai Dentro", "Garota De Ipanema", and a great remake of "Upa Neguinho", with nice messed-up arrangements. Comes with 7 bonus tracks – including "Mancada", "Samba Dobrado", "Aguas De Marco", "Onze Fitas", "Agora Ta", and "Rebento". CD

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✨✧ VariousAmazing Bossa Nova – Journey To Rio De Janeiro ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1960s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
The title certainly gets things right – as the 2CD collection is filled with amazing bossa nova tunes – mostly from the classic 60s years of the genre, with a few sweet bits from later years too! The set's got 36 tracks split into two different "themed" discs – one titled On The Beach, with tunes that are perfect for a sunny summer afternoon in the sand – the other titled On The Hill, showing some of the more sophisticated currents of the bossa world as it began to mature! A good deal of the work is from the Universal catalog – on labels that include Verve, Philips, and Elenco – and the set also brings in a few choice bits from other sources too – even a few original mono mixes from the 60s. Titles include "Moca Flor" by Tamba Trio, "Agua De Beber" by Astrud Gilberto, "Espere Um Pouco" by Quarteto Em Cy, "Estamos Ai" by Leny Adrade, "We & The Sea" by Tamba 4, "Coisas Do Brasil" by Leila Pinheiro, "Desafinado" by Laurindo Almeida, "Aguas De Marco" by Elis Regina & Antonio Carlos Jobim, "Coracao Vagabundo" by Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa, "Batucada" by Marcos Valle, "Quiet Nights" by Wanda De Sah, "Garota De Minha Cidade" by Johnny Alf, "Sonho De Um Carnaval" by Milton Banana Trio, "Retrato Em Branco E Preto" by Nara Leao, "Carta Ao Tom 74" by Vinicius De Moraes & Toquinho, "Reza" by Edu Lobo, and "Lamento Do Morro" by Doris Monteiro. CD
 
 
 



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