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MoondogStory Of Moondog (180 gram purple & green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Prestige/4 Men With Beards, Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 23.99
Incredible work from the enigmatic Moondog – his third, and to that point, possibly most angular record for Prestige to date! The work here is quite different than some of Moondog's later, more serious compositions – in a mode that's much earthier, personal, and spontaneous – a little more in keeping with the mostly-jazz catalog on Prestige (although admittedly, all Moondog records are still a strange fit for the company!) There's a spare, stark modern style and a looser, freer sound, with lots of off kilter, but hypnotic percussion. The tracks are largely played on instruments created by Moondog himself, including a triangular drum and a string instrument struck with a clave, and tripod suspended log hit with rubber mallets. Titles include "Up Broadway", "Perpetual Motion", "Gloving It", "Two Quotations In Dialogue", "5/8 In Two Shades", "Moondog's Theme", "Wildwood", "Organ Rounds" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on purple & green vinyl!)

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Lee MorganStandards ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $16.99
A great Lee Morgan set – and one of his rarest! The album was recorded in 1967, but unissued until 1998, when Blue Note unveiled the material as part of its "standards" series that featured label players performing material not of their own composition. Unlike the other records in the series, though, this set by Morgan is not filled with snoozy evergreens, and instead features some excellent reworkings of 60's pop tracks and a few traditional numbers. The group's a septet, with instrumentation that hearkens to other Morgan sessions from the time – like Infinity or Sixth Sense – and players include Wayne Shorter, James Spaulding, and Herbie Hancock. Duke Pearson did the arrangements, and titles include "If I Were A Carpenter", "A Lot Of Livin To Do", and "This Is The Life". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeDrammi Gotici ... LP
GDM (Italy), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... About February 25, 2018
Chilling Late 70s soundtrack work from maestro Morricone – his score for the 1977 Italian television series Drammi Gotici – and certainly appropriate sounds for a gothic drama! The material has lots of tense strings, eerie chiming sounds, sparer moments and classical flourishes. Viola by Dino Asciolla and the voice of Edda Dell'Orso bring on the mood – dark, atmospheric and also oddly beautiful supernatural styled soundscapes from Ennio Morricone! Titles include "La Casa Della Streghe", "Drammi Gotici", "Ma Non E' Un Vampiro", "Kaiserstrasse", "Diario Di Un Pazzo" and many more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeGuns For San Sebastian ... LP
MGM, 1968. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Bold, brash scoring from Ennio Morricone – a soundtrack that's a bit more dramatic than some of his better-known westerns from the time, done here with full orchestrations and a mix of haunting themes! The story is set in 18th century Mexico – and Morricone's music has some slight western elements, but a lot more straight dramatic ones as well – tense moments of action, and quieter, subtler points of personal interaction. Edda Dell'Orso sings just a bit on the record – and titles include "The Chase", "Building The Dam", "Burning Village", "Attack", "Teclo's Death", and "Music At The Governor's Dinner". LP, Vinyl record album
(MCA Classics pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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Ennio MorriconeLe Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene (picture disc) ... LP
Dagored (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
One of the greatest soundtracks ever from the legendary Ennio Morricone – a real standard-setting record that's one of the top choices we go to again and again to illustrate the genius of his music! The score is a fantastic mix of the two best sides of Morricone's work – the kind of light, lilting melodies that are schooled in bossa, but turned loose on their own devices – and the darker, more atonal passages that would come to play more strongly during the 70s. The light wins over the darkness in most of the record – especially the tracks that feature the sublime wordless vocals of Edda Dell'Orso, which swell and fall with the movement of the strings and keyboards. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Le Foto Proibite", "Nel Vuoto", "Intermezzino Pop", "Amor Come Dolore", and "Quelle Foto". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lon MosheLove Is Where The Spirit Lies ... CD
Black Fire, 1977. Used ... $6.99
An intense album of spiritual jazz tracks – played by Lon Moshe and the Southern Freedom Arkestra! The album was recorded in 1976, during the height of the Black Fire DC underground scene – and Moshe's playing vibes at the head of a large group that's perhaps the most spiritual ensemble on the already pretty darn spiritual Black Fire label. Tracks are long and free floating – as vibes and marimba mix with piano, strings, percussion, trumpet, and occasional vocals. Titles include "Low Ghost", "Ballad For Bobby Hutcherson", "Doin The Carvin For Thabo", "Survival Raga #9", and "Love Is Where The Spirit Lies". CD

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Gerry Mulligan QuartetGerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz – PJLP 2) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1953. Good ... $11.99
Gerry's second 10" album for the Pacific Jazz label – and almost as groundbreaking as the first! Not only is the quartet with Chet Baker featured strongly on side 1 – with classics that include "Cherry", "Carson City Stage", and "Motel" – but Lee Konitz joins the group on side two, cutting things up with his angular alto sax – a sound that's beautifully placed next to the poised horns of Mulligan and Baker, in a way that really gives the record even more life! Titles on that side include "Sextet", "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me", "Lover Man", and "Lady Be Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, splitting and a sticker.)

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Gerry Mulligan/Paul DesmondGerry Mulligan Quartet/Paul Desmond Quintet ... LP
Fantasy, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $34.99
A 50s Fantasy album that brings together 2 earlier 10" jazz sessions – one by Mulligan and one by Desmond, both unusual outings for the players. Side one features Gerry Mulligan working with a strong early group – Chet Baker on trumpet, Chico Hamilton on drums, and Carson Smith on bass – on 4 tracks recorded in San Francisco, and 4 others recorded slightly later in LA. The tunes are short, piano-less, and have that fluid 50s Mulligan groove – and titles include "Turnstile", "Limelight", "Carioca", "Bark For Barksdale", and "Line For Lyons". Side two is a session that features 4 tracks with Paul in a quintet with Dick Collins on trumpet and Dave Van Kriedt on tenor sax – working without a piano, and in a fluid-grooving style that recalls a lot of the Gerry Mulligan style of the time. The other 4 tracks from the set are even more unique – and have Desmond blowing dreamily over a "with voices" chorus – done with the Bill Bates singers in a style that's warmer than similar work by Charlie Parker, and which really points the way towards some of the Desmond solo genius of the 60s. Titles include "Jeruvian", "Garden In The Rain", "Misty Window", "Winky", "Soon", and "Will I Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep red vinyl pressing, with deep groove – and cover is great!)

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Mark MurphyBeautiful Friendship – Remembering Shirley Horn ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $13.99
Tremendous work from the great Mark Murphy – a great reminder that he's still one of the greatest jazz vocalists to come our way in the past 50 years! The short set's a loving tribute to the late Shirley Horn – delivered by Mark in some of his most personal, poetic modes in years – with backing from a trio that features Alex Minasian on piano and Curtis Lundy on bass – plus guest trumpet from Til Bronner on two of the album's tracks! Bronner's trumpet rings out warmly alongside Murphy's vocals – which have the same edge we've loved for so many years. The pairing is one that would definitely make Shirley Horn smile – and titles include "A Beautiful Friendship", "Get Out Of Town", "Here's To Life", and "But Beautiful". CD

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Mark MurphyWhat A Way To Go ... CD
Muse, 1990. Used ... $9.99
Mark Murphy at sort of a low point – singing lots of smooth and mellow songs, without as much of the flair of his best 70s work, or some of the renewed fervor of recent years. The record does feature one great groover – the tune "Dingwalls", dedicated to the London club that Giles Peterson and Patrick Forge helped turn into a jazz dance palace on Sunday afternoons in the late 80s, and which is done as sort of a beat/scat sort of number. Other titles include "Saxophone Joe", "Clown In My Window", "Jamaica", "All My Tomorrows", and "I Fall In Love Too Easily". CD
(Out of print, booklet has a slight cut corner.)

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NairobiFunky Soul Makossa (rap, voc)/Free Beats/Makossa Jam ... 12-inch
Streetwise, 1982. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A great Arthur Baker and John Robie electro remake of Manu Dibango's funky global classic, with The Awesome Foursome! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Streetwise sleeve.)

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Fabiano Do NascimentoTempo Dos Mestres ... CD
Now Again, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A really beautiful second album from Fabiano Do Nascimento – and a set that really blows away his debut! This record's got an "instant classic" vibe right from the start – the kind of set that you could easily listen next to 70s gems by artists like Lo Borges, Milton Nascimento, or Edu Lobo – with a sound that hangs between the complexity and soul of all three of those artists – but a presentation that's also very personal and unique! Fabiano plays acoustic guitar throughout, with a cascading vibe that's incredibly compelling – and often offset by light flute and percussion, which skitter alongside his beautiful vocals – in ways that are always upbeat, but never too polished – really preserving this organic core in his music! The sound is sublime – sophisticated, but very organic – and if you know us at all, we're not ones to throw around the term "classic" lightly when it comes to Brazilian music. Titles include "Planalto", "Baiao", "Brasilerinho", "Ja Que Tu", "Oye Nana", "O Tempo", "Canto De Xango", and "Louva A Deus Mantis". CD

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Milton NascimentoMinas (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 1975. Used ... $9.99
A mid 70s masterpiece from Milton Nascimento – a record that still has the soaringly ambitious touches of his other work from the time, but which also comes across with a slightly personal feel too! Nascimento's voice is near-perfect – even more spacious and heavenly than before – and the backings have a positive, triumphant quality that's extremely upbeat and bright, yet without sounding commercial at all. There's still plenty of jazzy undercurrents in the music – which was co-written with Fernando Brant, Toninho Horta, and Ronaldo Bastos – and players on the record include Wagner Tiso on keyboards, Toninho Horta on guitar, and Nivaldo Ornelas on flute. There's an additional chorus on some tracks – with vocals by Joyce, Horta, and others – and although the overall sound is impossible to describe adequately, it's a heavenly mix of complicated arrangements, unusual instrumentation, and Milton's fantastic voice. Titles include "Minas", "Idolatrada", "Paula e Bebeto", "Leila", "Ponta De Areia", "Gran Circo", and "Simples". CD also includes two bonus cuts – a cool cover of "Norwegian Wood" and "Caso Voce Queira Saber". CD
(Out of print earlier Brazilian pressing – with bonus tracks!)

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Native SonShining ... CD
JVC (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $24.99
Tremendous grooves from the height of the Japanese fusion scene – served up with a focus, polish, and personal quality that few American combos could muster at the time! Native Son are one of those rare fusion combos that manage to strike a balance between professional sparkle and some of the more human elements in jazz – and like The Crusaders at their best, they work here in a style that's wonderfully focused, but never too cloyingly commercial – long tunes that spin out with great keyboards from Takehiro Honda, warm saxophone from Kohsuke Mine, and soaring trombone from Hiroshi Fukumura. Titles include "Tit For Tat", "Shining", "Blue Lagoon", "Go For It", and "The Strand Stomp". CD
(K2 HD Pro Mastering – HQ CD!)
 
 
 



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