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Living VoicesLiving Voices Sing Christmas Music/The Little Drummer Boy ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1962/1965. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Two different Christmas albums from the Living Voices – a surprisingly spooky studio group put together by RCA in the 60s! The records both have this slightly weird sort of vibe – a male/female vocal chorus, of the sort that might have been in the backdrop on a TV Christmas special at the time – but with these offbeat blue currents that almost seem to undercut their inherent schmaltz – a style that's oddly moving in that subtle way that vintage Holiday records can sometimes produce. Arrangements on the first record are by Ralph Hunter, and Anita Kerr handled the second – both good talents for such projects – and titles include "Wassail Song", "Jingle Bells", "Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers", "Be A Santa", "Do You Hear What I Hear", "Blue Christmas", and "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day". CD

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Loose EndsLittle Spice (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Soulmusic.com (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
A really nice batch of early 80s soul from Loose Ends – one of the best-remembered groups who were making strong soul music in Britain in the period – but who actually recorded this excellent first album at Philadelphia's Alpha Studios! Making the record in Philly was a wise decision – the sounds range from classic-level slow jams, to solid modern soul, to touches of electro – plus some more dancefloor-oriented groovers – coming across like work of deft scene veterans rather than a full length debut for the group! The songs were written by the band who, at that time, included Jane Eugene, Carl McIntosh and Steve Nichol – and titles include "Hangin On A String", "Choose Me", "Music Takes Me Higher", "Dial 999", "Tell Me What You Want", "A Little Spice", "So Much Love", and "Let's Rock". This great version comes with a wealth of bonus tracks – 7 of them, including "In The Sky (UK Single – Long Version)", "Only A Day Away", "No Stranger To Darkness (UK Single)" and more. 15 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Love, Peace, & HappinessHere 'Tis ... CD
RCA/P&C, 1972. Used ... $9.99
A tremendous little record from Love Peace & Happiness – a great vocal trio from the early 70s, and one who really shine with this overlooked gem for RCA! The trio were part of the New Birth/Nite Liters universe that producer Harvey Fuqua brought to the label at the time – and they've got a hip sound that's right up there with the other two groups – with whom they were very intimately involved – working here with arrangements from Fuqua that are almost his contribution to post-Motown sounds in the 70s, the way that Holland-Dozier-Holland were working at Invictus. Ann Bogan really soars with righteous leads in the group – and gets equal support from brothers Leslie and Melvin Wilson – who really help underscore some of the bolder elements of the music – especially on the funkier cuts. Titles include "I Don't Want To Do Wrong", "Lonesome Lonely & Alone", "Don't Knock My Love", "If I Owned The World", "You Can't Cheat the Cheater", "Stay", "Mind", and "You've Chosen Me". Great reissue – with excellent sound and very detailed notes! CD

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Main IngredientEuphrates River/Afrodisiac ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $16.99
Two of our favorite albums by The Main Ingredient – back to back on a single CD! Euphrates River is a wonderfully complex batch of tunes that shows that the group were taking a cue from some of their hipper contemporaries, and pushing past a stock hit formula. Bert DeCoteaux was still arranging, but the group produced themselves, giving the record a sexy funky feeling in the best parts, not that dissimilar from some of Marvin Gaye's work, or records by groups like The Isley Brothers or The O'Jays. Includes great versions of two Seals & Crofts songs – "Summer Breeze" and "Euphrates" – both a perfect example of this style, as is "Happiness Is Just Around The Bend" – plus a great reading of Willie Hutch's "California My Way", which has a super-dope sample at the beginning. Of course, the album still includes material like their hit " "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely", a sweetly style AM radio pop hit in the band's best style of earlier years. Afrodisiac is one of the most righteous albums ever from the Main Ingredient – as you might guess from its title and stylish cover! The group are really opening up here – and show a distinct Stevie Wonder influence throughout – not just because they perform their own hip takes on a number of tunes by Stevie, but also because Wonder himself plays a bit on the record! Rhythms are inventive, and grooves nice and complex – way past standard chart soul, into a heady mix that holds up beautifully over the years. Keyboards slide in great with the harmonies – and titles include great versions of Stevie Wonder tunes "Superwoman", "Where Were You When I Needed You", "Something Lovely", "Girl Blue", and "I Am Yours" – plus the great breakbeat track "You Can Call Me Rover", which has a very tight drum sound at the beginning, and tight soul harmonies all the way through. Also features a hip take on the Isleys' "Work To Do" too! CD

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Main IngredientRolling Down A Mountainside/Music Maximus ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy ... $16.99
Double greatness from The Main Ingredient – two full albums on a single CD! Rolling Down A Mountainside is mid 70s magic from The Main Ingredient – a set that has the trio working with even more sophistication than on previous records, yet still holding onto all the harmonies that always made them great! Cuba Gooding's lead is wonderful – rich and full of feeling, and slinking nicely over arrangements from Rene Hall and Bert DeCoteaux, both of whom bridge the simpler styles of earlier work with some of the deeper ideas going down in soul music at the time. The title track is a killer a wonderful spacey soul track with sweeping arrangements and some weird moogy bits in the background – perfect for the group's sweet style, and a complicated captivating number that pushes past the formula of their earlier hits. The rest of the album follows with equally compelling modes – and titles include "Rolling Down A Mountainside", "Thanks For The Laughs", "That Ain't My Style", "Family Man", "I Want To Make You Glad", and "The Good Old Days". Music Maximus is wicked work from The Main Ingredient – a set that's even fuller and funkier than before, yet still a perfect setting for the tremendous harmonies of the trio! The "Roman orgy" cover makes this one look like it might be more of a disco effort – but the overall sound is a sweet mix of modern soul grooves, tight funky charts, and some deeper ideas that are arranged wonderfully by Leon Pendarvis and Lou Courtney. The approach is possibly most like Courtney's own great albums of the time – rooted in a respect for older soul styles, yet really able to open up to new ideas too – and the album features a great funky version of Leon Ware's "Instant Love", plus the tracks "Car Of Love", "Many Women In My Life", "Half A Chance", "I Gotta Know You", "Can't Get Ready For Losing You", and "Who You Really Are". CD

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Henry ManciniArabesque ... CD
RCA (Spain), 1966. Used ... $4.99
Not as famous as other Henry Mancini soundtracks of the 60s – but a gem through and through, and a record that really shows the maturing talents of the maestro! The album mixes together lush orchestrations with some of the lighter jazz you'd expect from Mancini – the latter a nice counterpoint to the former, which in itself is still light years better than most of what was coming from mainstream Hollywood at the time. There's some really inventive instrumental moments on the record – played by Jack Sheldon on trumpet, Dick Nash on trombone, Ted Nash on alto sax, and Jimmy Rowles on piano. Check out the bongo-driven "Something For Sophia", a great little number dedicated to Sophia Loren, one of the stars of the film – or groove to the "Arabesque Theme", a dark-toned number that has some nice descending parts that keep things nice and spooky. "Shower Of Paradise" has some nice moody themes with strings – and the album contains a 5 minute "Zoo Chase" suite that has some good crime moments too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Henry ManciniMancini Concert/Mancini Plays Love Story ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1970/1971. New Copy ... $16.99
Two overlooked 70s albums from Henry Mancini – back to back on a single CD! First up is Mancini Concert – an early 70s concert from Henry Mancini – one that follows in the same format of his 60s albums in the same mode, by offering up a larger orchestral take on all the cool, groovy elements that make Mancini's music so great! Most numbers here are larger extrapolations from different sources – shorter melodies woven into a larger tapestry by Hank, then given a sweet spin by the vivid orchestrations used on the record – with solos by musicians who include Dick Nash on trombone, Pete Candoli on trumpet, and Shelly Manne on drums. The "Medley From Jesus Christ Superstar" comes off nicely, as does the "Overture From Tommy" – and other titles include "Portrait Of Simon & Garfunkel" and "Big Band Montage". Love Story is apretty wild album from Henry Mancini – one that's a lot better than the title might make it sound! The set's made up of a lot of late 60s/early 70s film themes – but Mancini's approach to them is nothing short of mad – mixing in strange arrangements, complicated rhythms, and weird touches that include harmonica, tinkling piano, and some dreamy chorus vocals! The whole thing's got a complicated approach to sound that's totally great – and which moves the music way past simple cover versions of hit film themes at the time. Titles include "Theme For Three", "Borsalino", "Loss Of Love", "Thank You Very Much", "MASH", "Love Story", and "The Harmonica Man". CD

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✨✧ Henry ManciniMancini Country/Country Gentleman ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1970/1974. New Copy ... $16.99
Two unusual Nashville-tinged albums from Henry Mancini – back to back on a single CD! Mancini Country is quite an interesting set – not what you might expect from the mostly-urbane Henry Mancini – but a record that fits surprisingly well into his early 70s catalog! At the time, Hank was moving away from some of the bolder, jazzier modes of his start – and heading towards moodier, mellower music that had a great late nite vibe. His use of isolated piano and chorus is well-known on other records of the time – and comes through great here on tracks that were recorded both in Nashville and Hollywood. Titles are mostly country classics – many from the RCA catalog – recast as Mancini instrumentals – with titles that include "Let It Be Me", "Last Date", "Almost Persuaded", "The End Of The World", "Phone Call To The Past", "I Can't Stop Loving You", and "Make The World Go Away". Country Gentleman has Henry Mancini moving towards some sweet updates of his older piano and chorus mode – using country tunes as the template, but also working in some nice 70s elements to the arrangements and orchestrations! Things are a bit less dark than other albums in his late nite vibe of the period – and there's occasional flourishes in the instrumentation that are almost a playful poke at country styles, handled with the usual Mancini class. Titles include "With One Exception", "Delta Dawn", "If You've Got The Time", "Your Cheatin Heart", "For The Good Times", and "Come Live With Me". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – works on standard CD players!)

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Henry ManciniMancini's Angels/Theme Scene ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1977/1978. Used ... $14.99
Two groovy late 70s albums from Henry Mancini – back to back on a single CD! Mancini's Angels has happy Hank surrounded by plenty of cleavage – a cover that's perfect for the album's title play on the hit Charlie's Angels show! Mancini does a great job with the theme to that one, and also adds in some cool keyboards you wouldn't have heard on the original – and the rest of the album is a mix of other mid 70s TV themes, plus some cool originals penned by Mancini himself, but with a very similar flavor – often quite funky, in a soundtrack sort of way. Titles include "Charlie's Angels", "Car Wash", "Silver Streak", "Inspector Clouseau Theme", "Gonna Fly Now", "What's Happening", "The Moneychangers", and "Evergreen". The Theme Scene features plenty of cool 70s soundtrack themes – titles pulled from both film and TV use, some with a feel that's every bit as funky as Henry Mancini's great work on the Cop Show album! Titles include "The Cheap Detective", "Star Trek", "Heaven Can Wait", "Children Of Sanchez", "Battlestar Galactica", "Once Is Not Enough", "Three's Company", "NBC News Theme", and "Fantasy Island". CD
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Henry ManciniTheme From Z & Other Film Music/Debut – The Philadelphia Orchestra Pops ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy ... $16.99
A Henry Mancini double header – two albums back to back! First up is Theme From Z – cool Mancini work from the start of the 70s – a record that offers a nice step forward from his scoring styles of the 60s, with a slightly orchestral feel as well! The arrangements here are full, but still have a nice sort of focus – and include solos by players like Mancini on piano, Jimmy Rowles on electric calliope, Dick Nash on trombone, Ted Nash on alto, and Art Smith on recorder. Some of the best tracks have a groovy feel that really fits the date of the record, while others have a more traditional soundtrack approach – and tunes include "Theme From Z", "Airport Love Theme", "Raindrops Keep Fallin On My Head", "A Man A Horse A Gun", "Patton Theme", and Jobim's "Love Theme From The Adventurers". Debut has Henry Mancini making his debut as a conductor of the Philadelphia Pops – a larger orchestra than you'll usually hear on most Manini albums, which allows Hank to really open up in some more sophisticated modes! The songs are mostly more serious Mancini compositions – with solos on flute, oboe, violin, harpsichord, and trumpet – and titles include "Beaver Valley 37", "Dream Of A Lifetime", "Drummer's Delight", "Speedy Gonzalez", and "Strings On Fire". CD

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Henry ManciniVisions Of Eight ... CD
RCA (Spain), 1973. Used ... $9.99
A wonderful Henry Mancini soundtrack, and one of his most overlooked – possibly because it was scored for an odd little film that featured the work of eight different directors! The mood of the film changes a lot based on the directorial style, but the score's got some really wonderful moments that offer the best that Mancini had to offer at the time – including some really nice lightly dancing groovers that sparkle with a 70s bossa style – and others that have that cool, pillowy approach to sound that Henry was using on his great mellow records of the period. Titles "Salute To The Olympians", "Ludmilla's Theme", "Spaced Out", "Warm Up", "Soft Flight", and "The Race". CD
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Jackie McLeanMonuments ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
A rare electric outing from legendary altoist Jackie McLean – and one that comes off surprisingly well, given that the move was quite a shift for the reedman! The album's got a spiritual current that McLean developed in some of his earlier 70s material – like his gems for the Steeplechase label – but also mixes in some funky fusion elements too, in a blend that almost puts Jackie in the territory that Gary Bartz hit with his Music Is My Sanctuary album – another musician who made a similar shift at the time! Production is by Mitch Farber, who also wrote most tracks – and Jackie really holds his own in the setting! Titles include the classic funk numbers "On the Slick Side" and "Long Time Lover" – plus "Gotta Get A Piece Of Your Soul", "The Molimo", and "Dr Jeckyll & Mr Funk". CD

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MeijeringTwo Men & A Lady – Music By Chiel Meijering – Amsterdam Guitar Trio ... CD
RCA, 1989. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print. CD case has a cutout hole.)

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Memphis HornsHigh On Music/Get On Up & Dance ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1976/1977. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A pair of killers from this legendary group! High On Music is one of the funkiest albums ever from The Memphis Horns – that super-tight instrumental combo headed by Andrew Love on tenor and Wayne Jackson on trumpet! Both players had years in the Memphis soul scene under their belt by the time of this set – and instead of just going for familiar modes, they wisely try to reach for a whole new groove – bringing in a bit of New York funk from the time, particularly the tighter ensemble sound of the Fatback generation. Booker T still handles production, which ensures a link to Memphis roots – and there's some great keyboards, which underscore the horns nicely. Titles include "Freedom Train", "Get It Up", "80 Proof Red", "Move Your Feet", "Keep On Doin' It", "Crystal Mellow", "Love's Mood", and "Beale Street Shuffle". On Get Up & Dance, The Memphis Horns expand their groove – still serving up their great blend of funky soul horns, but also adding in a bit of vocals too! The core focus of the album is still instrumental – based around that amazing sound led by Memphis soul legends Andrew Love and Wayne Jackson – but given the dancefloor orientation of some of the best tracks here, vocals are a perfect blend for the sound – lyrics that never dominate too much, but which have a great way of underscoring the groove! Singers include DJ Rogers, Lani Groves, Deniece Williams, and James Gilstrap all sing on the record – and titles include "Just For Your Love", a smooth mellow stepper that's pretty darn catchy – plus "Love Is Happiness", "Get Up And Dance", "Memphis Nights", "What The Funk", "Don't Abuse It", "Keep On Smilin", and "Waitin For The Flood". CD

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MergeMerge ... CD
RCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
Funky grooves merge into sweet soulful moments – on this wonderful debut from an obscure Chicago group! The music is clubby at points, but also mellows out at others – mixing bassy grooves with spacier moments that have an especially nice vibe – and which really showcase a sophisticated modern soul side of the group! And the production work features plenty of old talents from Brunswick Records – including Chicago soul giants Carl Davis, Eugene Record, and Sonny Sanders – who really put the record together with a lot of care, at a level that should have made these guys huge. A great lost set, but well worth discovering – and tracks include "Volcanic Voodoo", "Take It To The Top", "What Makes You Wanna Lie To Me", "You're My Everything", "Show Him The Way To Go", and "Worry". CD

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MessiaenTurangalila Symphony – Yvonne Loriod/Jeanne Loriod/Seiji Ozawa/Toronto Symphony Orchestra ... CD
RCA, 1968. Used ... $4.99
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(CD case has a cutout hole.)

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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

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Glenn MillerUnforgettable ... CD
RCA, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $1.99
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Charles MingusTijuana Moods (expanded edition) ... CD
RCA, 1957. Used 2CD ... $18.99
Oh how we love this album – and we think it may well be the best album ever from Charles Mingus! The set was recorded in that magical Mingus year of 1957, but oddly not released until 1962 – missing some of the initial frenzy of his discovery during the Atlantic and Columbia years. But the album's actually a treasure that predates the better-known latter sides – with a sharpness and intensity that Mingus hardly ever matched again! The group is one of his strongest ever – with Shafi Hadi on alto, Clarence Shaw on trumpet, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, and Bill Triglia on piano. There's a slight Latin vibe, as you might expect from the title – but it's very slight overall, and most of the tunes are in that sharply angular, fully expressive style that flowered most strongly for Mingus in the late 50s. There's not a wasted moment of music on the whole album – with tight solos and incredible rhythms that dominate every second of the extended tracks – and titles include "Dizzy Moods", "Flamingo", "Los Mariachis", "Ysabel's Tabel Dance", and "Tijuana Gift Shop". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Tijuana Moods ... LP 9.99
 
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Arcade FireSuburbs ... CD
Merge, 2011. Used Gatefold ... $1.99
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Arcado (Mark Dresser/Mark Feldman/Hank Roberts)For Three Strings & Orchestra ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1992. Used ... $9.99
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Mark Dresser, Mark Feldman & Hank RobertsArcado String Trio – #28/81 ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1989. Used ... $9.99
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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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Gruppo Jazz MarcaCommunicazione Sonora ... CD
Arision (UK), 1981. Used ... $3.99
A simple piano trio session, but one that dances along wonderfully – filled with soulfully rolling bass, lyrical keyboard lines, and a great batch of modal grooves! The group's headed up by pianist Roberto Magris, a player who shares a lot with countryman Marco Di Marco – a style that breaks free of older piano trio modes, and uses the group format in spirited ways that draw on soulful changes of the 70s – really pushing the rhythmic combination of the players, yet without falling into simple patterns of funk. Magris' touch on the keys is filled with colors and deep tones – shading in the record strongly, while still moving forward with the dance of the grooves. Titles are all originals, and include "Sguardo", "Comunicazione Sonora", "Pierrot", "Messaggio", and "Colori D'Autunno". CD

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Lauer/Wilson/Gideon/Newman2 Plus 2 – New American Piano Music By Two Men & Two Women – Sonatina/Intercalations/Of Shadows Numberless/Variations & Fugue On BACH – M ... CD
Newport Classics, 1988. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Frederico Garcia LorcaColeccion De Canciones Populares Espanolas ... CD
Sonifolk (Spain), 1931. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Mark McKenzieDisappearance of Garcia Lorca ... CD
Intrada, 1997. Used ... $2.99
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(Spine has a cutout notch. Out of print.)

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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 2 CDs ... $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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