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MessiaenTurangalila Symphony – Yvonne Loriod/Jeanne Loriod/Seiji Ozawa/Toronto Symphony Orchestra ... CD
RCA, 1968. Used ... $8.99
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MetrosSweetest One ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1967. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
One of the greatest Northern Soul albums ever – completely great all the way through, and filled with songs that have been burning up dancefloors for years! The vocals are incredible – soaring harmonies that hold together perfectly, even when the grooves are hard and heavy – and the instrumentation is great too – handled by the Pied Piper team, who were kind of a Motown offshoot that featured Jack Ashford on vibes and percussion, Dave Hamilton and Ray Monette on guitar, and Joe Hunter on piano. Hunter and Ashford handled the arrangements – with a pitch-perfect sound that's completely sublime – sweet and grooving at the same time, and put together with the same kind of care you'd find at Motown – but with all the harder-edge qualities that always made indie work from Detroit so great. Every cut is a winner, and the set is the only full album ever done by the group – with cuts that include "Egyptian Love", "Till The End Of Time", "Since I Found My Baby", "Sweetest One", "Unlucky Sun", "I'll Never Forget You", "Do The Pied Piper", and "I'm With You All The Way". Great reissue – fully remastered from the original tapes – with new liner notes too! CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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✨✧ Luciano MicheliniLa Conquista Di Luna ... CD
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99
A journey into space with a wonderful sound – served up here as a set of cosmic instrumentals from Luciano Michelini, most of which have a pretty groovy vibe! The mix of 60s instrumentation, spacey touches, and light electric moments reminds us of Peter Thomas or Johnny Harris at their best – and although Michelini's not as well-known as those giants from his generation, he works here with a vibe that perfectly matches everything we love in their music! Light funky rhythms trip along the bottom – peppered with cool keyboards or woodwinds, and occasional wordless vocals – all in this way that provides a wonderful 60s fantasy of the moon, and one that's actually a lot more exciting than any of the real moon landing records out there. Titles include "Tycho", "A Mrs Armstrong", "Il Volto Nascosto Di Luna", "Meteoriti", "Richiamo Di Terra", and "Odissea Nello Spazio". CD
Also available La Conquista Di Luna (with bonus CD) ... LP 22.99

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Miucha & Antonio Carlos JobimMiucha & Antonio Carlos Jobim ... CD
RCA/Sony (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
A pretty darn sweet vocal session from the duo of Miucha and Antonio Carlos Jobim – recorded with lots of bossa overtones, very much the same spirit as the legendary Elis & Tom album of the mid 70s! Chico Buarque participates in the session, and Jobim even lends his vocal talents to a track or two – but his real talent, though, is his work on the arrangements – as he gives the whole thing a beautifully dreamy quality, in the manner of his best 70s work, with lots of strange off-kilter melodies floating around the mix of strings, piano, and flute! Miucha's vocals are lovely, and titles include "Sei La A Vida Tem Sempre Razao", "Vai Levando", "Comigo E Assim", "Samba Do Aviao", and "Saia Do Caminho". CD
Also available Miucha & Antonio Carlos Jobim ... CD 6.99

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Miucha & Antonio Carlos JobimMiucha & Antonio Carlos Jobim ... CD
RCA/BMG (Brazil), 1977. Used ... $6.99
A pretty darn sweet vocal session from the duo of Miucha and Antonio Carlos Jobim – recorded with lots of bossa overtones, very much the same spirit as the legendary Elis & Tom album of the mid 70s! Chico Buarque participates in the session, and Jobim even lends his vocal talents to a track or two – but his real talent, though, is his work on the arrangements – as he gives the whole thing a beautifully dreamy quality, in the manner of his best 70s work, with lots of strange off-kilter melodies floating around the mix of strings, piano, and flute! Miucha's vocals are lovely, and titles include "Sei La A Vida Tem Sempre Razao", "Vai Levando", "Comigo E Assim", "Samba Do Aviao", and "Saia Do Caminho". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Miucha & Antonio Carlos Jobim ... CD 14.99

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Miucha & Antonio Carlos JobimMiucha & Tom Jobim (1979) ... CD
RCA/Sony (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
This second collaboration between these two great talents is every bit as wonderful as the first – a great later set of bossa-revival work, done by Tom Jobim and Miucha in a similar mode to his earlier work with Elis Regina! The set was recorded in New York, with spacious production from the legendary Aloysio De Oliveira – and the result's a beautiful combination of lilting melody and warm vocals that shows that Jobim could still sound wonderful, even after his initial 60s classics. Chico Buarque and Joao Donato contribute to the magic, and titles include "Turma Do Funil (No Baixo Leblon)", "Triste Alegria", "Sublime Tortura", "Samba Do Carioca", "Falando De Amor", "No Cego", and "Dinheiro Em Penca". CD

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Hugo MontenegroHurry Sundown (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Intrada, 1967. New Copy 2 CDs ... $29.99
One of the richest 60s moments from composer Hugo Montenegro – a soundtrack that's penned with a mix of string styles that are a nice bridge between the differing instrumental styles that Hugo would use in the 50s and the 60s! Some of the numbers showcase Montenegro's strong ability to score a scene with subtle feeling – inflections of the instruments in these ways that are gently expressive, but never too sentimental while other numbers have a bit more of that color and tone that Hugo would really explode into bigger flourishes in some of his 60s action and comedy work. There's a few other interesting elements – a bit of field chorus singing, to fit the southern sharecropper narrative – and a few especially nice jazzy tracks that really stand out! Titles include "Breakfast In Bed", "Playing With Dynamite", "Charlie's Trip", "Love Me Vivian", and "Hurry Sundown Blues". 2CD version features a huge amount of material never heard before – 28 tracks from the film, and 12 more unused cues – including some great sax numbers – plus the 12 titles from the original LP release. 53 tracks in all! CD

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Beny MoreCuban Originals ... CD
RCA, 1950s. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Beny MoreVery Best Of Beny More Vol 3 ... CD
RCA, 1950s. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print. CRC pressing.)

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Ennio MorriconeIl Maestro E Margherita ... CD
RCA/Beat (Italy), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
A beautifully mellow soundtrack from Ennio Morricone – and in ways that are a bit different than some of his more familiar scores from the time! The instrumentation here is heavy on strings, often with lighter woodwinds in the front – and all tunes have a slow-building melody that's really lovely – somewhat sweeter than the usual Morricone instrumental, but still with a haunting quality overall. Edda Dell'Orso sings wordless vocals on half of the album's tracks – further helping develop this compelling little tune – and the whole thing moves along at a pace that's even gentler than La Donna Invisible! CD features 11 tracks in all – including "Incontro", "Titoli E Finale", and nine varations on "Il Maestro E Margherita". CD

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Phineas NewbornFabulous Phineas ... CD
RCA (UK), 1958. New Copy ... $8.99
Phineas Newborn is certainly fabulous here – thanks in part to some great guitar work from his brother Calvin! The session's got a little extra "kick" than some of Phineas' other records from the time – a slightly rougher edge that comes from Calvin's raspy guitar work on most of the tunes – played in a way that steps along with the keys of the piano on the leads, but slides out on its own solos as the tunes roll on. Phineas himself is still boldly in charge of the record – playing in that grandly commanding way of his from the 50s – a style that often makes equal use of space as it does his striking the keys – very poised, but also still quite soulful as well. 2 tracks are solo numbers, and titles include "What's New", "Pamela", "45 Degree Angle", "Back Home", and "I'll Remember April". CD

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Harry NilssonNilsson Schmilsson ... CD
RCA, 1971. Used ... $5.99
One of Nilsson's best ever albums – with a more streamlined overall sound than some of his wildly eclectic earlier LPs – really putting a tight focus on both his vocal and songwriting genius! There's an easygoing charm to the album that's pretty much unrivaled in his catalog (and highlighted by the early morning cover photo) – backed by guitars, keys, and in some spots horns – with loads delicate moments and oddball humor. Pure greatness! Titles include "Gotta Get Up", "Driving Along", "Early In The Morning", "The Moonbeam Song", "Down", "Without You", "Coconut", "Let The Good Times Roll", "Jump Into The Fire" and "I'll Never Leave You". This RCA Original Masters series CD has 6 bonus tracks, including a Spanish language version of "Without You", demo versions of "Moonbeam Song" and "Gotta Get Up", "How Can I Be Sure Of You" and more. CD

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9.99.9 (with bonus track) ... CD
RCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy ... $18.99
9.9 are looking like some ladies of the eighties on the cover of this debut set – and while the album's definitely got the feel of its time, the group actually go back a lot further in soul music – and originally were the group who recorded under the name of Margo Thunder for Capitol Records in the 70s! That longer legacy really comes through in their vocals – as the girls have a rock-solid sound that's much better than some of the quickie soul sessions of the time – a quality that's further brought out by the production and songwriting talents of Richard Dimples Fields, who even sings a bit on the record too. Many of the cuts have that catchy vibe of Dimples' own material – and titles include "All Of Me For All Of You", "Hot Blood Pressure", "I'll Help You Forget About Him", "Little Bitty Woman", I Like The Way You Dance", "Hooked On You", and "Feel The Fire". CD features bonus track – "All Of Me For All Of You (remixed version)". CD

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Nite-LitersA-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1973. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
A masterpiece of hard and heavy funk – from one of the best bands of the early 70s! The Nite Liters were a legendary funky combo that provided the backing for some of New Birth's best albums – but on their own, they were even funkier, and had a sound that was part JBs, part Meters, and all funky! This album may well be the group's best – their last for RCA, and a set that really has them honing their edge incredibly. The drums are amazing, the keyboards great, and the horns have this quality that's both complex, yet right on the money – making for a richness in sound that really sets the group apart from their contemporaries. A few singers from The New Birth provide chorus vocals on a few tracks – but most of the set is instrumental, and the record's one we'd gladly stack next to our Meters albums on Josie or JBs classics on People. Every track's a gem – and titles include "Drumology", "Excuse Me While I Do My Thing", "Serenade for a Jive Turkey", "Happy Hooker", "Craaashing", "Damn", "Pee-Foul", and a sweet cover of "Valdez in the Country" that's been sampled at least once over the years! CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)
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A-Nal-Y-Sis ... LP 9.99
A-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD 4.99

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Nite-LitersA-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1973. Used ... $4.99
A masterpiece of hard and heavy funk – from one of the best bands of the early 70s! The Nite Liters were a legendary funky combo that provided the backing for some of New Birth's best albums – but on their own, they were even funkier, and had a sound that was part JBs, part Meters, and all funky! This album may well be the group's best – their last for RCA, and a set that really has them honing their edge incredibly. The drums are amazing, the keyboards great, and the horns have this quality that's both complex, yet right on the money – making for a richness in sound that really sets the group apart from their contemporaries. A few singers from The New Birth provide chorus vocals on a few tracks – but most of the set is instrumental, and the record's one we'd gladly stack next to our Meters albums on Josie or JBs classics on People. Every track's a gem – and titles include "Drumology", "Excuse Me While I Do My Thing", "Serenade for a Jive Turkey", "Happy Hooker", "Craaashing", "Damn", "Pee-Foul", and a sweet cover of "Valdez in the Country" that's been sampled at least once over the years! CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)
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A-Nal-Y-Sis ... LP 9.99
A-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD 7.99

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OdysseyOdyssey (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/BBR (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A crossover classic from the late 70s – a record that was born in the clubs, but bred in the mainstream – and the start of a very good relationship between Odyssey and RCA! The album will forever be known for its classic cut "Native New Yorker" – a seminal groover that balances disco rhythms with mainstream 70s soul – but overall, the record's got even more to offer than that gem – including some surprisingly well-done mellower cuts that really make great use of the vocals of Lillian and Louise Lopez. Production is by Sandy Linzer and Charles Calello – the latter of whom is clearly right at home with the groovers – and in addition to "Native New Yorker", other cuts include "Ever Lovin Sam", "You Keep Me Dancin", "Thank You God For One More Day", "Weekend Lover", "Easy Come Easy Go", and "Golden Hands". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Weekend Lover (single rmx)" and "Native New Yorker (12" disco version)". CD

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Dicky OliverDicky Oliver ... CD
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A 60s album recorded in Italy – but with a groove that's midway between Memphis and the mod sounds of the London scene – thanks to a heavy dose of Hammond and horns! The tunes are all instrumental, and leap right into the fray with these romping rhythms that often snap along in the best Euro jerk mode of the mod years – funky, but not all the way – which leaves the organ lines to carry a lot of the groove as well – all with a lean, clean sound that would make Booker T proud! Horns are tight, but nicely restrained – usually just used to punctuate the groove, until a tenor comes in and blows a mighty mean solo – and the set mixes original tunes with some great American covers – in a set list that includes "South West", "The Chicken", "Let Yourself Go", "The Funky Drummer", "Blues For Dicky", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", and "High & Low". CD

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Orquesta AragonCuban Originals ... CD
RCA, 1999. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Os CobrasO LP ... CD
RCA (France), 1964. Used ... $7.99
A landmark session of bossa jazz – about as great as you can get for the genre! This little beauty was recorded in 1964 – and it features work by some of Brazil's greatest bossa musicians of the time: Milton Banana on drums, Tenorio Jr on piano, Raulzinho on trombone, and Paulo Moura on saxes. The group's incredibly tight – and despite the individual fame of the players, they come together as a seamless unit, one in which the egos of each is put aside for the sake of the bossa grooves! Brilliant stuff throughout – and essential for any collection. Titles include "The Blues Walk", "Mar Amar", "Chao", "40 Graus", "Uganda", "Praia", "Moca Da Praia", and "Nana". CD
(Out of print.)

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PerigeoAntologia (Azimut/Abbiamo Tutti Un Blues/Genealogia/La Valle Dei Templi/Non E Posi Cosi Lontano/Live At Montreux/Live In Italy) (8CDs/DVD) ... CD
RCA (Italy), Mid 70s. Used 8 CDs & DVD ... $36.99
A really great run of music from one of our favorite Italian groups of the 70s – a combo who might be called prog rock, but who also have a very fusion-heavy vibe as well! Perigeo seem to come more from the jazz world than some of their Italian prog contemporaries – as they've got these really well-crafted keyboard and guitar solos on some of these albums – as well as some rhythms that occasionally get nice and funky too, which no doubt led to a few of these albums getting issued over here in the US! Yet although we know a few of those early Perigeo gems, this set shows that they were extremely productive in the mid 70s – as the collection features five full albums on individual CDs, recorded over just a four year span – plus the group's rare Live At Montreux set from 1975, and another 2CD live set from Italy in 1976 – as well as DVD video material too! The package is a stunner, even if you know a few of the group's other albums – and it features the full albums Azimut, Abbiamo Tutti Un Blues Da Piangere, Genealogia, La Valle Del Templi, Non E Poi Cosi Lontano, Live At Montreux 1975, and Live In Italy 1976 – plus the DVD as well. Box also includes a nice book – with notes on the group and their music in Italian. CD
 
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Ran BlakeFilm Noir ... CD
Novus/International Phonograph, 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 21.98
One of the most evocative albums we've ever heard from pianist Ran Blake – a set that's got all the sharp edges of some of his most adventurous solo work, but one that also has Ran working in a few different settings, often with a very poetic feel! The set's not a hokey retro-crime record – as you might fear from the title (and countless later jazz albums that evoke that aesthetic) – and although Blake's working through melodies from older films, plus a few original numbers in the same spirit, his presentation is completely unique – and explosively personal throughout! His own piano is tremendous – blocks of sound and runs of notes that are extremely imaginative, and which flow forward from the same dark spirit we love on Blake's other recordings. And they're often balanced with shifting contributions from other musicians – players who include John Heiss on flute, Paul Meyers on bass, Ted Curson on trumpet, and Daryl Lowrey on alto and soprano sax – all of whom make some great additions to the set. Titles include a nice take on "The Pawnbroker" – plus other film titles that include "Eve", "Touch Of Evil", "Le Boucher", "Pinky", and "Doktor Mabuse" – as well as Blake originals "Spiral Staircase" and "Garden Of Delight". CD
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✨✧ Joanna BroukHearing Music ... CD
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 17.98
Beautiful sounds from Joanna Brouk – an artist who was sometimes lost amidst the new age scene of the 80s, but one who's got a much deeper, more intellectual approach overall! True, Brouk's music does have a certain meditative spirit – but she also was a student of Terry Riley and Robert Ashley, and drank deep of the new compositional spirit of the time – especially in the work of Riley, which is often reflected here, but in a more contemplative way than his own recordings. Music sometimes features a core line on flute, opening up and unfolding slowly – and there's also some nice piano, and even a bit of conch shell and Orca sounds too. Double-length set features the usual strong Numero Group level of notes and history – and contains 22 tracks in all, some of which were only ever issued on cassette! CD
Also available Hearing Music ... LP 18.99

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Bobby CarcassesJazz Timbero ... CD
Candela, 1998. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Jimmy CastorButt Of Course/Supersound/E-Man Groovin (with bonus track) ... CD
Atlantic/Robinsongs (UK), 1974/1975/1976. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
A trio of albums from Jimmy Castor – complete with bonus tracks too! First up is Butt Of Course – a funky funky classic from Jimmy Castor – a set that kicked off a tight run of records for Atlantic – and which firmly established his rep as a master of 70s funk! The sound of the set follows nicely from Jimmy's work on RCA – some of the fuzzy "Troglodyte" guitar work of those years, lots of earthy rhythms on the bottom, and Castor's trademark sense of wit – which was firmly in place even during his Latin Soul years! There's a few smoother, sweeter moments too – but these all come off nicely – and as always, Castor's a one-man soul music machine – able to handle plenty of sounds and styles with effortless ease! Titles include "Bertha Butt Boogie", "E Man Boogie", "Hallucinations", "Let's Party Now", "Potential", and "One Precious World". On Supersound, Jimmy Castor bursts forward with a groove that's different than his fuzzier work for RCA Records, but still equally funky throughout! Castor's still quite the multi-instrumentalist on the record – as in addition to singing lead, he plays plenty of soprano sax and timbales – the latter of which have this great skittish energy that really pushes the grooves forward strongly! And although the timbales are quite different than in Jimmy's earlier Latin work from the late 60s, there's a definite Latin-izing element in the way they're used – kind of an "it's not heavy enough – let's add more percussion" approach to the core 70s funk styles of the combo! Tunes are nicely quirky, and have a sense of humor in keeping with the cover – and titles include "Magic In The Music", "Supersound", "Bom Bom", "King Kong", and "A Groove Will Make You Move". E Man Groovin is a great extension of the funky style that Castor first started forging at RCA – touches with plenty of Jimmy's multi-instrumental touches on tenor, alto, and timbales – and given that great monster-inspired approach to lyrics – which ensures that the whole thing stays plenty vivid throughout! Vocals are nice and rough, and the instrumentation is heavy on basslines and clavinet – on titles that include the two part "Dracula", plus "Super Love", "I Love A Mellow Groove", "E Man Groovin", "I Don't Want To Lose You", and "Space Age". 2CD set features bonus tracks – "Space Age (12" disco version)", "King Kong (part 1)", "Supersound (7" version)", "The Christmas Song", "Merry Christmas", and "Bertha Butt Boogie (7" version)". CD

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Joe ChambersLandscapes ... CD
Savant, 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Joe Chambers has always been one hell of a compelling artist – first famously as a drummer on important 60s modern sessions, but over the years also a tremendous leader, and a multi-instrumentalist whose work in a variety of settings never sounds gimmicky or forced at all! That quality really comes through here – as the record's only a trio date, with Rick Germanson on piano and Ira Coleman on bass – yet Chambers runs through a huge range of moods on instruments that include drums, congas, bongos, vibes, marimba, and piano – sometimes played with overdubs that allow Joe to expand the sound in especially nice ways on some of the more Latin-styled tracks. Joe plays solo piano on the title "Landscapes", and other trio tracks include "Samba De Marcatu", "pas De Trois", "Ecaroh", "The Outlaw", and "Havana". CD

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Stelvio CiprianiMark Il Poliziotto ... CD
Cinevox (Italy), 1975. New Copy ... $15.99
Funky Cipriani – and one of the best 70s soundtracks by the amazing Italian composer! The score is for a mid 70s cop film, and it's got a sound that blows away even most American funky cop soundtracks – using wah wah guitar to the Nth degree, in order to super-charge the massively funky rhythms on the set – and somehow managing to produce the other instruments in the set with this weird echo that sort of makes them jump between the speakers! There's incredible off-kilter piano, lots of spacey horns, and even a bit of electric harpsichord, which really sounds amazing. As funky as it is brilliant, and filled with amazing tracks that really blow us away – titles that include "Mark Il Poliziotto", "La Fine Di Cobb", "Lei E La Madre", "Bambole Di Droga", "Mercato", "Kruber Il Tedesco", "Tenerezza", and "Porte Chiuse". CD

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Gerson ConradRosto Marcado – Arquivo ... CD
Warner (Brazil), 1981. Used ... $18.99
A solo album by this former member of Secos & Molhados – not nearly as avant and wild as work by that group, but a great record nonetheless! Gerson's emerging here as a sensitive singer/songwriter – almost hitting Lo Borges/Milton Nascimento territory in his style, working with larger arrangements that have an ambitious feel, yet still going for more of a rock sound on other tracks. Production is great – with lots of cool compressed moments, and a few jazzy flourishes – and titles include "Precipico", "Sementes", "Amor Amor", "A Sede E A Fonte", and "O Tempo". CD
(Out of print.)

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Day & TaxiAll ... CD
Percaso (Switzerland), 1992. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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Day & TaxiMaterial ... CD
Percaso (Switzerland), 2003. Used ... $5.99
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✨✧ Francesco De MasiQuella Sporca Storia Nel West ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1968. Used ... $14.99
A really beautiful little soundtrack from Francesco De Masi – scored with a depth of feeling that's really surprising, and which goes way past the obvious! There's some beautiful woodwind passages that arc and turn with a quality that's almost fragile – yet bold enough to paint a vivid picture of the western setting of the film – mixed with some more dramatic numbers that still have a relatively unusual feel – almost as if De Masi was working as hard as he could to create a soundtrack that was different from other westerns of the period – while still staying within a familiar instrumental structure. Maurizio Graf sings the driving title tune "Find A Man" – and the CD features a whopping 27 titles that include "Emily E Johnny", "La Medaglia", "Addio Orace", "Santana E Johnny", "L'Assalto Di Santana", "Paura Notturna", "Non C'E Scampo", "Passi Nel Tempo", and "Johnny Sulla Croce". CD

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✨✧ Paul Desmond with Jim HallEasy Living ... CD
Bluebird/BMG, 1966. Used ... $7.99
Paul Desmond doesn't get any better than this – blowing his icy cool alto next to warm guitar lines from the mighty Jim Hall – a classic RCA Records pairing in jazz, heard to great effect on this classic album! There's a slight bossa groove to some of the rhythms, which is great for Desmond's sound – and the backing is also free of piano, so the guitar and alto hang together wonderfully by themselves – suspended in space, dipping and turning around each other beautifully! The pair get some very light rhythmic accompaniment from Connie Kay on drums, and either Percy Heath or Gene Wright on bass – on titles that include "That Old Feeling", "Easy Living", "Blues For Fun", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "When Joanna Loved Me". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "All Through The Night" and "Rude Old Man". CD
(Out of print.)

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Nick Didkowvsky/Bunita Marcus/Mary Wright/OrlandoBang On A Can Vol 3 – Live – I Kick My Hand/Adam & Eve/Lizard Belly Moon/Colores Ultraviolandos/Carcass/Lung Ta ... CD
CRI, 1994. Used ... $4.99
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FatbackIs This The Future? ... CD
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1983. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
The sound of the future, circa 1983 – a time when Fatback were continuing their great run of grooves from the 70s – but also picking up a fresh element from the old school scene of the time! Case in point is the great title cut here – which has almost an early hip hop sort of beat, and a cool recitation over the top – musing over the question posed by the title, before sliding into some other great grooves! The rest of the cuts follow suit in a wonderful way – proving once again that although there might have been other large funk groups on the market, few folks could cut a groove as well as Fatback. Titles include "Funky Aerobics", "Is This The Future", "Double Love Affair", "Spread Love", "Finger Lickin Good", "Sunshine Lady", and "The Girl Is Fine". CD

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FugaziRepeater + 3 ... CD
Dischord, 1990. Used ... $6.99
The second great Fugazi album, or first, depending on how ya want to define define "album" and how self-righteous you are in that opinion (don't know about you, but it's difficult for us to think of 13 Songs as a compilation) – but it's great all the same! Loud, angry and punchy in both tone and sound, it's pure beginning-to-end catharsis. Still, the songs resonate so much deeper than most of their peers, circa 1990. Titles include "Turnover", "Repeater", "Breandan #1", "Merchandise", "Blueprint", "Two Beats Off", "Shut The Door", "Reprovisional" and more. CD

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Serge Gainsbourg/Michel ColombierLe Pacha/Vidocq/Comment Trouvez Vous Ma Soeur? ... CD
Rambling (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $23.99
Stunning sounds from the team of Serge Gainsbourg and Michel Colombier – and maybe the most perfect example of why Gainsbourg soundtracks can be so great! First up is the duo's fab music for the film Le Pacha – a wonderful blend of trippy touches and more subtle jazzy moments, plus bits of electric sitar and bassy funk – shifting effortlessly from track to track to create a mad melange of musical grooves! Cuts include the classic "Requiem Pour Un Con", which is a funky gem – plus "Psychastenie", "Joss A La Calvados", "Un Noel 67", "Cadavres En Serie", "Batucada Meurtriere", and Brigitte Bardot singing "Harley Davidson"! Next is Vidoq – a handful of songs originally penned for a TV series in the 60s, and very unusual work from Serge! The tunes include two very offbeat vocal numbers, sung in this deep-voiced style – plus a few more serious instrumentals, but with a weird twist. Titles include "Le Mariage De Vidocq", "A Vous De Jouer", "L'Evasion", and "Chanson Du Forcat". Comment Trouvez-Vous Ma Soeur – or "how do you find my sister?" – seems like a perfect title for a film to feature music from Serge – and the music definitely follows suit! The movie's from 1964, so captures that pivotal time when Gainsbourg was shifting from classier French styles to groovy ones – both modes featured here in the instrumentals directed by Colombier, and on Serge's vocal reading of the title tune. Tracks include "Erotico Tico", "No Love For Daddy", "La Course Au Mariage", "Rendez Vous A L'Eglise", "Surboum Chez Ma Soeur", and "Quart D'Heure Americain". CD

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Ghalib GhallabPleasured Pressure ... CD
Circa, 1990. Used ... $1.99
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Romolo GranoArcana/L'Uomo Del Tesoro Di Priamo ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1972/1977. New Copy ... $19.99
Two 70s Italian soundtracks – back to back in a single CD set, and as musically compelling as they are obscure! First up is Arcana, a score that features arrangements from Berto Pisano – a maestro who's got a great way of drifting moody sounds through groovier moments – working here in a blend of offbeat strings, keyboards, and very cool vocalizations from Edda Dell'Orso – all at levels that feel different than some of the other Italian work of the time. Some tracks have a very ancient quality, but in atmosphere – as they still retain a 70s vibe in the production and instrumentation – while others start slow, and take off a bit more once they get going – in a set of 7 titles that include "Taranta", "Arcana", "Introversione", "L'Uomo Con se Stesso", and "Sacro E Profano". L'Uomo Del Tesoro Di Priamo is an obscure television soundtrack from the mid 70s – one that's arranged here by Gianni Oddi, with a mix of modes that features some interesting global elements coming into play with more upbeat passages too – usually a bit of ethnic strings amidst more familiar 70s backings – sometimes moody, sometimes electric. Titles include "Micene", "Danza Turca", "Bunarbashi", "Richerche Archeologiche", and "Mistero Di Troia". CD

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Keiji HainoAbandon All Words At A Stroke So That PrayerCan Come Spilling Out ... CD
Alien8 (Canada), 2001. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
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(Out of print, includes boi.)

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Toni HarperToni ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the first "adult" albums by a young Toni Harper – first known as a child sensation in the 40s, but stepping out nicely as a torchy vocalist in the 50s! The album's got a really great, really mellow Verve approach – laidback, late nite jazz instrumentation – provided by a cool combo that features Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums – with lots of room for Harper to really stretch out over the top! The approach is great – nicely different from some of the tighter, fuller arrangements on some of Harper's RCA albums – and titles include "Can't We Be Friends", "A Foggy Day", "Like Someone In Love", "Love For Sale", and "Gone With the Wind". CD
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Terumasa HinoPyramid ... CD
Sony/Epic (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
Full-on funky fusion from Terumasa Hino – one of his later sets recorded in the US, and done with a sparkling R&B-influenced approach! Terumasa's horn is still wonderfully soulful, even in the tighter arrangements – and in a way, the set proves that the initial changes being made on the Japanese scene earlier in the 70s could continue to find a great outlet for growth in the US. Players on the set include Kenny Kirkland on keyboards, Lou Volpe on guitar, and Richie Morales on drums – and the album also features work by Ronnie Cuber, David Sanborn, Don Alias, Jerry Dodgion, and Leon Pendarvis. Titles include "Pyramid", "T Funk", "Silent Slope", "Igor's Hideaway", "Arcadia", and "Sunfields". CD
 
 
 



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