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Wood Brass & SteelWood Brass & Steel ... LP
Turbo, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Wonderful! This is a lost bit of New Jersey funk on the Turbo label, featuring a group that includes Doug Wimbish and Skip McDonald before they became part of the Sugarhill house band, and then part of the On-U Sound collective. The album's a great mix of warmly soulful instrumental grooving – with some tracks that have a tight uptempo feel, and others that are slower and harder, but equally jazzy. The whole thing's the kind of funky record that you'd love to find while digging through the crates – and it's had long life over the past few decades, thanks to the rich variety of tunes on the set. Includes the classic cut "Funkanova", an uptempo jazzy intrumental that continued to be a club favorite throughout the house years – plus loads of other good cuts, too, like "WBS Theme" and a version of "Always There". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Debo BandFlamingoh (Pink Bird Dawn) EP ... CD
CRC, 2011. Used Gatefold ... $3.99
A strong set from the Ethiopian groove-inspired Debo Band – a Boston based group with a deep love of Ethio jazz and funk – doing it proudly on this EP of live recordings from their trip to East Africa in the winter of 2010! Captured during their short residency an Addis Ababa nightclub, it's a completely solid, vibrant interpretation of classic brass-heavy funk & jazz of 70s Ethiopia. Guest vocalist Selamnesh Zemene and traditional drummer Asrat Ayalew perform with the group, which includes vocalist Bruck Tesfaye, accordionist Stacey Cordeiro, violinists Kaethe Hostetter and Jonah Rapino, sax players Danny Mekonnen and Abye Osman, guitarist Brendon Wood, sousaphone player Arik Grier, bass player PJ Goodwin and drummer Keith Waters. Includes "Musicawi Silt", "Belomi Benna", "Mignoten Man Yawkal" and "Lantchi Biye". CD

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JJ Band (El Chicles & Chakachas)JJ Band ... CD
Polydor/Sonorama (Germany), 1970. New Copy ... $15.99
Incredible funk, soul, jazz, post psychedelia and funk rock from the JJ Band – recorded in Brussels and featuring core players who were also integral members of Chakachas & El Chicles! The JJ Band find a hard grooving style steeped in horns, with heavy drums, bass and percussion, fuzzy guitar, and group vocals that range from psych styled group singing and soaring, kind of blue eyed soul. It's a mix of originals and tripped out cover tunes – ranging from walloping funk and funk rock, to some more laidback styles, but most of the tunes have pretty punchy sound. Totally great, and all to rare stuff! Titles include "Love In Them There Hills", "Now I've Found Out", "Leaving You", a fantastic, brass funk & psych jazz take on "Norwegian Wood", "Bip Bip", "To Love Somebody" and more. Also includes 2 bonus tracks recorded earlier and not on the original Polydor version, which was only released in Belgium and Canada: "Cousins Jack" and "Nicky's At The PC". CD

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Spirit Of AtlantaBurning Of Atlanta (with bonus track) ... CD
Buddah/Solaris, 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Totally great – and a record you probably know nothing about! The album's one of the greatest ever to come out of the Hotlanta scene of the 70s – a tight batch of funk tracks with a heck of a lot of guitar. The set was produced by Tommy Stewart, of "Bump and Hustle" fame – and it's got an unusual style that's equally appealing to fans of funk, and fans of clubbier music – lots of tight playing, hard riffing, and longer grooves that soar along with impeccable grace. The whole thing's almost like the classic Wood Brass & Steel album – but with some rougher edges that make it even better! Includes the great tracks "Vine City" and "Messin Around", both of which are very long funk tracks, plus shorter cuts that are just as funky, like "Down Underground", "Freddie's Alive and Well", and "Buttermilk Bottom". Don't pass this up, it's a funky monster classic! This CD version includes a bonus 7-inch edit of "Buttermilk Bottom". CD

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VariousKon & Amir – Off Track Vol 2 – Queens ... LP
BBE (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 3LP ... About June 10, 2016
Kon and Amir do it again – and really blow our minds with the depths of their musical knowledge! The collection's the second in a series to focus on music unearthed by the famous New York cratedigging duo – and it's every bit as on track as the first volume in its presentation of rare and soulful grooves! Kon serves up an amazing batch of obscure club tunes – tracks that really represent the farthest reaches of the underground scene of the 70s and 80s – very few of which we'd ever heard before, some of which are augmented with some edit work to expand the grooves. Amir's tracks are an even hipper blend of world music styles – a range of grooves from around the globe, some earthy, some a bit more polished – but all of them great, and very different than the usual bag of material that ever gets reissued! Kon tracks include "Long Live Music (Kon's edit)" by Wood Brass & Steel, "You've Got Me Goin Baby (Kon's edit)" by The Fabulous Conti Family, "Don't Think About It (Kon's live edit)" by Venise, "Keep On Moving" by Phillip & Lloyd, "Let Yourself Go (Kon's edit)" by Sparkle, and "Live It Up (Kon's dub re-touch)" by Sweet Touch. Amir's tracks include "Save D Musician" by Black Truth Rhythm Band, "Samba" by Super Boire Band, "Se Djro" by Orchestre Black Dragons, and "Okpo Videa Bassouo" by Pedro Gnonnas Et Ses Panchos. 16 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Spirit Of AtlantaBurning Of Atlanta ... LP
Buddah, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Totally great – and a record you probably know nothing about! The album's one of the greatest ever to come out of the Hotlanta scene of the 70s – a tight batch of funk tracks with a heck of a lot of guitar. The set was produced by Tommy Stewart, of "Bump and Hustle" fame – and it's got an unusual style that's equally appealing to fans of funk, and fans of clubbier music – lots of tight playing, hard riffing, and longer grooves that soar along with impeccable grace. The whole thing's almost like the classic Wood Brass & Steel album – but with some rougher edges that make it even better! Includes the great tracks "Vine City" and "Messin Around", both of which are very long funk tracks, plus shorter cuts that are just as funky, like "Down Underground", "Freddie's Alive and Well", and "Buttermilk Bottom". Don't pass this up, it's a funky monster classic! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Burning Of Atlanta (with bonus track) ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ VariousFunky 8 Corners – All Platinum Club Classics ... CD
All Platinum/Sequel (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The subtitle of this set should be "All Platinum FUNK Classics" – because this set's pretty darn funky! A few of the tracks on this set have appeared on other recent Sequel reissues of work on All Platinum – but the collection of 20 cuts does a great job of sorting through some of the rarer moments on the label, and brings together some killer funky tracks that have only ever surfaced on funky 45s, or long out of print LPs! The groove runs from raw funk to jazzy club grooves – and titles include "Funkanova" by Wood Brass & Steel, "Cosmic Blues" by Eddie Fisher, "Funky Robot" by Dave Baby Cortez, "Dance To The Music" by The Whatnauts Band, "In The Bottle" by Brother To Brother, "Funk You" by BBP, "Hypertension" by Calender, "(Assistant's Rag) When You're Hot, You're Hot" by Mother Freedom Band, "Dance Girl" by the Rimshots, "Tons Of Dynamite" by Frankie Crocker, "Is It Funky Enough?" by Communicators & Black Experiences Band, "Always There" by Wood Brass & Steel, and lots lots more! Way better than any other All Platinum set that we've ever stocked, too! CD

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✨✧ Magnus BrooSwedish Wood ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Swedish wood, with plenty of brass – thanks to bold, imaginative work as a leader from trumpeter Magnus Broo – easily one of the most important voices on his instrument working today! The group is a beautifully tight quartet – and Broo's trumpet gains plenty from the equally bold basslines of Torbjorn Zetterberg – a player whose name may not be familiar to American audiences, but one who always seems to set a special sort of fire whenever he joins a session! There's a pulsating grace from Zetterberg that really gets things going – maybe the "wood" promised in the title, given the richness of its tone – which Magnus matches with this beautifully blown mix of soul and soaring, almost in a legacy of Woody Shaw or some of his generation. And the group also features added bass from Joe Williamson – making for a twin bottom-up groove that reminds us of similar sessions from the 60s – punctuated nicely by the drums of Hakon Mjaset Johansen. Titles include "I Hear You", "Swedish Wood", "Oh What A Beautiful Day", "Acoustic Kitten", "Thoughts Are Things", and "New Weather". CD

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✨✧ Spirit Of AtlantaBurning Of Atlanta ... LP
Buddah, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
Totally great – and a record you probably know nothing about! The album's one of the greatest ever to come out of the Hotlanta scene of the 70s – a tight batch of funk tracks with a heck of a lot of guitar. The set was produced by Tommy Stewart, of "Bump and Hustle" fame – and it's got an unusual style that's equally appealing to fans of funk, and fans of clubbier music – lots of tight playing, hard riffing, and longer grooves that soar along with impeccable grace. The whole thing's almost like the classic Wood, Brass & Steel album – but with some rougher edges that make it even better! Includes the great tracks "Vine City" and "Messin Around", both of which are very long funk tracks, plus shorter cuts that are just as funky, like "Down Underground", "Freddie's Alive and Well", and "Buttermilk Bottom". Don't pass this up, it's a funky monster classic! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
Also available Burning Of Atlanta (with bonus track) ... CD 12.99
 
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Charlie ByrdBrazilian Byrd ... LP
Columbia, 1964. Sealed ... $19.99
Charlie Byrd gets some top-shelf treatment here – in a wonderful album of tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim, all recorded with full backing arrangements, and sound quality that's a lot better than some of Byrd's previous albums! The setting has Charlie's acoustic guitar right up front in the mix – mic'ed so close you can really hear his work on the strings – while light brass, woodwind, and string backings dance nicely, and more quietly, behind him. There's a very Verve-like approach to the whole record – obviously a market that Columbia were trying to reach with this one – and the album's easily one of Charlie's strongest for the label from the 60s. Arrangements are both by Byrd and Tom Newsom – and titles include "Dindi", "Jazz N Samba", "The Girl From Ipanema", "Corcovado", "Amor E Paz", "Samba Do Aviao" and "Amor E Paz". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Pure Pleasure pressing.)

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Joe Byrd & The Field HippiesAmerican Metaphysical Circus ... CD
Columbia/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $15.99
An amazing little record from Joe Byrd – an artist with roots in serious music, but who's serving things up here with a wild hippie aesthetic that makes the whole thing come across more like a "happening" than the usual sort of studio album – but in ways that also echo an earlier generation of Americanist composition too. The process of the record mimics some of Byrd's famous work in New York – and has a very collaborative feel overall, with elements of electronics, acoustics, and vocals coming together beautifully! There's some great tabla, harpsichord, moog, and organ on the record – plus more serious woodwinds and brass – and vocals from Victoria Bond, Susan De Lange, Christie Thompson, and Ernie Anderson – plus Joe himself. Titles include "Kalyani", "Moonsong Pelog", "You Can't Ever Come Down", "Gospel Music", "Nightmare Train", "Leisure World", and "The Elephant At The Door". CD
Also available American Metaphysical Circus ... LP 13.99

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✨✧ Joe Byrd & The Field HippiesAmerican Metaphysical Circus ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good ... $13.99
An amazing little record from Joe Byrd – an artist with roots in serious music, but who's serving things up here with a wild hippie aesthetic that makes the whole thing come across more like a "happening" than the usual sort of studio album – but in ways that also echo an earlier generation of Americanist composition too. The process of the record mimics some of Byrd's famous work in New York – and has a very collaborative feel overall, with elements of electronics, acoustics, and vocals coming together beautifully! There's some great tabla, harpsichord, moog, and organ on the record – plus more serious woodwinds and brass – and vocals from Victoria Bond, Susan De Lange, Christie Thompson, and Ernie Anderson – plus Joe himself. Titles include "Kalyani", "Moonsong Pelog", "You Can't Ever Come Down", "Gospel Music", "Nightmare Train", "Leisure World", and "The Elephant At The Door". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s gray label Masterworks pressing.)
Also available American Metaphysical Circus ... CD 15.99

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Stelvio CiprianiFemina Ridens/La Morte Cammina Con I Tacchi Alti/L'Iguana Dalla Lingua Di Fuoco ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1969/1971. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
A treasure trove of work from the great Stelvio Cipriani – three full albums in a single package! First up is Femina Ridens – penned for a 1969 Italian thriller with psycho-sexual overtones, and done with music that has elements of both! At some points, Cipriani has all the erotic touches of his best early 70s work – but at others, he uses late 60s modes that evoke Morricone and Piero Umiliani, especially the latter's playful use of instrumentation in his more outlandish soundtracks! The music grows a bit more tense as the film moves on, but usually has a sense of lightness overall – and a number of tracks feature wordless vocals, sung either by Edda Dell'Orso or I Cantori Moderni. The CD offers up beautiful remastering of the music, and features 7 bonus tracks that weren't on the original release – a total of 19 tunes that include "Week End With Mary", "Love Symbol", "Hot Skin", "Chorus & Brass Fugato", "Redezvous In The Castle", "Femina Ridens", "The Run In The Alley", and "The Shower". Next is La Morte Cammina Con I Tacchi Alti – music set to loads of sweet scoring that includes bossa-inspired rhythms, bubbling organ lines, and some great female vocals from Nora Orlandi! The record's a fair bit like some of Morricone's best from the period – with a similar mixture of the dark and the light dancing together magically, all in a blend that's sometimes lush, but which often has a stripped-down, nicely compressed feel that gets right to the core elements of the most beautiful tunes. Given the bloody images used on the cover and inside the notes to the booklet, you'd hardly expect the record to be so sweet – but it's filled with dreamy numbers that go way beyond the simple slasher theme of the film! Titles include "Fantasia Tragica", "Night Club Girl", "Shopping", "Felicita", "Dopo Cena", "Hallory Mano Di Legno", "Rivelazioni Di Un Assassino", "Al Pub", and "Il Comandante". Last is L'Iguana Dalla Lingua Di Fuoco – tremendous stuff, and the kind of soundtrack that's putting Stelvio Ciprani at the top of our list of favorite composers these days! The film itself is a dark early 70s Italian horror movie – but Cipriani's music is much lighter, almost dreamy at times – with a blend of slightly erotic themes, and a few slightly darker moments. The lighter tracks dominate, though – and even when supposedly tense, they use a beautifully spare, beautifully timed sort of instrumentation that flows softly and sweetly – not really funky, but with an inherent sense of rhythm, however mellow and slow. Woodwinds are almost watery at times, and titles include "Nuovo Delitto", "Tema D'Amore", "Night Club", "Intrusione", "Scogliere", "Interrogatorio", and "Lotta & Morte Dell'Assassino". CD

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Miles DavisFacets No. 1 ... LP
CBS, 1956/1958/1962. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Import collection of some more obscure Miles moments from the late 50s Columbia years! There's 4 tracks recorded with the orchestra of Michel Legrand – and players that include Coltrane, Phil Woods, Jerome Richardson, and Bill Evans: "Jitterbug Waltz", "Round Midnight", "Wild Man Blues", and "Django". 2 tracks from a recording by the Brass Ensemble Of The Jazz & Classical Music Society, one led by John Lewis, the other by Gunther Schuller, are surprisingly wonderful – very much in the mode of Miles' work with Gil Evans, with a similar glistening sound on Miles' trumpet, and warm chromatic washes of sound underneath to provide the perfect soloing vehicle. And there are 4 numbers, a pair each from the Coltrane/Garland incarnation of the quintet, "Sweet Sue" & "Budo", and a transitional sextet from 1962, "Devil May Care" & "Blue Xmas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and some surface wear.)

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✨✧ Rob McConnellBoss Brass & Woods ... CD
MCA/Impulse, 1985. Used ... $9.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Marty PaichPicasso Of Big Band Jazz ... CD
Candid (UK), 1957. Used ... $7.99
Brassy LA sunshine big band from Marty Paich – with plenty of subtle, grooving twists & turns, too – with lots of lighter touches and late 50s Hollywood style! Marty is better remembered for his studio arrangement and production genius than as a band leader, but shows a really steady hand here handling a big group of jazz players including Pete Candoli, Herbie Harper, Herb Geller, Mel Lewis and others. Titles are mostly Paich compositions, with the exception of the centerpiece "What's New". Other numbers include "From Now On", "Walkin On Home", "Black Rose", "Tommy's Toon", "Easy Listnin", "Nice And Easy"and "Martytini Time" CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)

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Bill RussoWorld Of Alcina ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of the most ambitious recordings ever from Bill Russo – the composer/arranger who first rose to fame with Stan Kenton, and who's working here in an even more modern extension of Kentonite ideals! Side one of the record features Russo's beautiful composition "The World Of Alcina" – a tune originally written as a jazz ballet, but which comes across here with the fluid tones and deep colors of some of the more serious jazz soundtracks from the time. The 18 minute piece features some especially great work on horns – played by a large brace of brass instruments used with the careful, sensitive styles that clearly show an influence from Kenton. Side two features shorter tunes – most composed by Russo too, and played in ways that resonate more strongly with west coast small combo work of the time. There's a nice sense of counterpoint on most numbers, and a few tunes feature great interplay between Russo's valve trombone, Bill Porter's slide trombone, and the twin tenors of Sandy Mosse and Bill Trujillo – while others have a more open soloing style, with just Russo and Trujillo as the main horns. Rhythm is by Eddie Baker on piano, Israel Crosby on bass, and Mickey Simonetta on drums – and tracks include "For My Sister", "Under The Greenwood Tree", "L'Affair Bugs", "Bill's Blues", and "Speculum". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with the "long playing unbreakable" logo.)

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Piero UmilianiIl Vigile ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1960. New Copy ... $18.99
A whimsical little soundtrack from Piero Umiliani – scored for an Italian comedy that stars the great Alberto Sordi – in a performance set to music from the maestro that's nicely upbeat and groovy! The mode here is more early 60s Italian than the mod styles of the late 60s – a blend of romping orchestrations topped with playful woodwinds, skittish percussion, and some occasionally more slinky lines in brass – all served up in these short little numbers that work together in almost a cartoony way over the course of the whole album – a very vivid portrait in sound, even away from the screen! CD features 29 titles in all – 4 from the original 7" EP, and 25 that appear here for the first time ever. CD
(Limited edition.)

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Edgar VareseMusic Of Edgar Varese Vol 2 – Arcana/Deserts/Offrandes – Robert Craft/Precht/Columbia Symphony (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Modern Silence, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
Three very different slices of the genius of Edgar Varese – presented here on a set of classic Columbia recordings from the early 60s! "Arcana" is perhaps the most ambitious work here – structured for an orchestra of 120 musicians, 70 of whom are string players – although the core energy of the piece seems to come from the 8 percussionists who handle a wide variety of instruments – creating those stark sounds that mark some of Varese's most important compositions – which the strings, brass, and woodwinds cluster around in equally powerful ways! "Deserts" is a piece that's more subtle, and much longer – mixing a variety of electronic sounds and instrumental moments, with shifting sonic spaces and volumes throughout – all to make up a side-long recording filled with moody moments and more powerful electronic bursts. "Offrandes" is a selection of two songs – in a haunting blend of woodwind instruments, percussion, and trumpet – plus vocals from soprano Dona Precht. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition of 500 copies.)

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Phil Woods & the Catania City Brass OrkestraPhil On Etna – Live In Catania ... CD
Philology (Italy), 1989. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
CD

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✨✧ Joe Byrd & The Field HippiesAmerican Metaphysical Circus (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing little record from Joe Byrd – an artist with roots in serious music, but who's serving things up here with a wild hippie aesthetic that makes the whole thing come across more like a "happening" than the usual sort of studio album – but in ways that also echo an earlier generation of Americanist composition too. The process of the record mimics some of Byrd's famous work in New York – and has a very collaborative feel overall, with elements of electronics, acoustics, and vocals coming together beautifully! There's some great tabla, harpsichord, moog, and organ on the record – plus more serious woodwinds and brass – and vocals from Victoria Bond, Susan De Lange, Christie Thompson, and Ernie Anderson – plus Joe himself. Titles include "Kalyani", "Moonsong Pelog", "You Can't Ever Come Down", "Gospel Music", "Nightmare Train", "Leisure World", and "The Elephant At The Door". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
American Metaphysical Circus ... LP 13.99
American Metaphysical Circus ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Gene KrupaGene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements ... CD
Verve, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gene Krupa and Gerry Mulligan – hardly a pairing that we would have thought of – but one that works surprisingly well here, and which showcases Mulligan's increasing fascination for larger group settings! The album features Gene on drums with a set of players that include Kai Winding, Urbie Green, Phil Woods, Hank Jones, and Barry Galbraith – but the real star of the set is Gerry, who's not playing here, but conducting the larger group of jazz players through charts that are all his own, and which display the same love of fluid ensemble horn parts that he used in his own smaller combo work. There's a lot more brass in the mix than you'd usually get from Gerry – which gives the album a bit more of a Krupa kick – and Gene also gets some nice space to show himself on drums. Titles include "Yardbird Suite", "Margie", "Bird House", "The Way Of All Flesh", "Disk Jockey Jump", "Birds Of A Feather", and "Mulligan Stew". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Carlo SavinaL'Ira Di Achille (with bonus track) ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1962. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A full, rich soundtrack in the classic Italian "blood and sandals" mode – scored to accompany the story of Achilles, who's at his heroic best during most of the narrative! Carlo Savina's music is rich in dramatic themes – often with brassy touches that evoke a more ancient era, softened with strings from time to time, and given some slight Asia Minor exotic inflections at the best moments – especially via woodwinds – those sounds that are usually our favorites on this sort of soundtrack! CD features a whopping 29 tracks in all – served up with that excellent sound quality that makes Digitmovies CDs some of the best in the business! CD
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Johnny WilliamsCheckmate/Rhythm In Motion ... CD
Columbia/Film Score Monthly, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 early 60s Columbia classics from Johnny Williams – one a soundtrack, and one a batch of instrumental tunes! Checkmate is one of the greatest crime jazz TV soundtracks ever – a searing batch of tracks from the pen of Johnny Williams! The work on the set is possibly more famously known from the Shelly Manne album of small combo performances – but this original soundtrack is possibly even more exciting, as Williams uses some great twists and turns in the larger orchestrations – creating really evocative moody passages, yet still sticking to a jazzy approach overall. There's some soaring tunes that groove in a nicely compressed way – moving much more into a 60s mode, and leaving the cliches of 50s crime jazz behind – and overall, we've gotta say that this one may be Williams' finest soundtrack moment ever! Titles include "The Black Knight", "Fireside Eyes", "The King Swings", "Shy Youth", "Far Out Place", and "Cyanide Touch". Rhythm In Motion is a rare album of stereo-heavy instrumentals by Williams – done in a style that's quite similar to the RCA Stereo Action series of the time – with lots of unusual instrumentation, and a wide-ranging sound that leaps back and forth from speaker to speaker! There's plenty of jazzy interplay in the music – similar to Williams' 60s soundtrack work – and the large array of woodwind, brass, and rhythm players includes west coast jazzmen like Pete Candoli, Shelly Manne, Jimmy Rowles, Larry Bunker, and others. Titles include "The Varsity Drag", "Fascinatin Rhythm", "Johnny One Note", "An Occasional Man", "Sunny Disposish", "Buckle Down Winsocki", and "My Heart Belongs To Daddy". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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