A tasty new one! Seksu Roba mix together modern electronics, older funky breaks, and melodic riffs that remind us of a thousand soundtracks from days gone by. The album's got a simple elegance that's just great – with no real vocals apart from the occasional stray sample, and a very unified ... (New Grooves, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent little album – with a very funky sound! Don't be put off by the "jazz rock" in the title – because there's very little rock in here – just some hard funky drums and fuzzy use of guitar – served up by Don Sebesky in his approximation of the sound of ... (Jazz, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
About 30 years back, Joseph Lanza first turned us on to an amazing array of 60s easy listening records that we'd never fully given their due – and here, he continues the journey, but with a key shift into the world of psychedelia too! The book is a wonderful look at the way that easy ... (Books, Now Sound)read moreBook
A wonderful batch of instrumentals from the legendary Raymond Scott – and a set that features some of Scott's most wonderful compositions ever! These numbers all date from the 30s, and were originally released as 78s on the Master Records label – but this later Columbia package really ... (Jazz, Now Sound)read moreCD
A beautiful tribute to the music of Eden Ahbez – the original "nature boy" himself, and a mystical west coast composer who was to the LA scene what Moondog was to New York! The songs here come from unrecorded sheet music left behind by Eden – songs composed in the early 60s, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very groovy work from Thedorakis – tracks that take off on his work for the movie Z, with a swinging late 60s European sound! Tracks are short, but have lots of playful elements – and titles include "I Will Give You A Golden Ball", "I Will send To You Dear Mother", ... (Soundtracks, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cutout hole.)
Murder Inc (Irving Joseph) —
Murder Inc+ ... LP Time, Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A very cool little record – one that imagines itself as a crime jazz soundtrack for a movie that doesn't exist – yet manages to come across with all the best styles of the time, with a quality to rival the best from Henry Mancini, Pete Rugolo, and Elmer Bernstein! Like famous scores by ... (Jazz, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light thin stain on a portion of the spine, but looks great overall.)
An excellent little groover from that great period where CTI was affiliated with A&M, this record is the kind of pop/jazz/easy listening crossover stuff that's been such a hit with the loungecore fans over the years. Don Sebesky handled the arrangements – and players include Herbie ... (Jazz, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sticks & Bones – percussion and trombones – a great little combination in the hands of hi-fi arranger Marty Gold! The album's one of Marty's most dynamic for RCA – a nice little set that soars with creative arrangements that definitely push the sound spectrum of the average ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, some aging, and a bit of pen and writing in marker on back.)
A real mind-trip – and an incredible document of the times – not just ideas floating around in the late 60s, but also new ways of making records too! The album is loosely based around ideas and writings from The Medium Is The Massage – McLuhan's important 1967 book, co-written ... (Spoken Word, Now Sound)read moreCD
(Wall To Wall stereo pressing with deep groove. Includes the UA inner sleeve. Cover has a dent a the center of the spine and some notes in pen inside the gatefold.)
Tito Puente —
Tambo ... CD RCA (France), 1960. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A wonderful bit of exotica from Tito Puente – an album done in collaboration with producer Marty Gold, and featuring a highly percussive sound that Gold himself was exploring on his own albums of the period! There's a heck of a lot of percussion on the set – in styles that mix both ... (Latin, Now Sound)read moreCD
Although the Anita Kerr singers were not often the swinginest group in town, this LP has them doing a nice selection of Bacharach material, including "What's New Pussycat?", "Are You There (with Another Girl)", and "Windows of the World". (Vocalists, Now Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has a cut corner and mis-aligned color separation.)
Moody and mellow – and perfect for late nite listening! The album has the tinkling piano of Mancini set over lush orchestrations – breezy, yet dark at the same time, outwardly simple, but filled with complex riffing and sophisticated washes of color and emotion. The larger group ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary album – one that came from the more serious side of the French electronic scene of the 60s – but which has gone on to great fame in a number of different scenes – thanks to its mad blend of funk and electronics! There's grooves here you'll recognize from famous hip ... (Out Sound, Now Sound)read moreCD
A mystical trip through the south seas – courtesy of Italian soundtrack composer Piero Umiliani, working here in a rare sound library setting! The tracks are moody and ethereal – with lots of spare percussion, and some dreamy island-type touches – like floating voices, isolated ... (Sound Library, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jay Richford & Gary Stevan (Brugnolini/Torossi) —
Feelings (with bonus CD) ... LP Carosello/Schema (Italy), 1974. New Copy LP & CD (reissue)...
A legendary sound library set from the 70s Italian scene – exactly the kind of record that got so many folks digging for sound library funk so many years ago! The record's a masterpiece of funky rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, and warmer touches – served up with plenty of Fender Rhodes ... (Sound Library, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD.)
Piero Umiliani —
Polinesia ... CD Omicron/Dialogo (Italy), 1975. New Copy ...
A mystical trip through the south seas – courtesy of Italian soundtrack composer Piero Umiliani, working here in a rare sound library setting! The tracks are moody and ethereal – with lots of spare percussion, and some dreamy island-type touches – like floating voices, isolated ... (Sound Library, Now Sound)read moreCD
Sounds like Herb Alpert, but it grooves in ways that we hardly expected – playful, creative, and filled with so many more rhythms than just the Tijuana groove we might have thought! There's a real deepening sense of instrumental pop going on here – as Herb explores some of the darker ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label stereo pressing. Includes the Herb Alpert inner sleeve. Cover has clear tape inside the opening, in fantastic shape otherwise.)
One of the strongest recordings ever made of the mad mad Lord Buckley! The album was issued in the late 60s for Frank Zappa's Straight label – but it features material recorded more than a decade before – at a time when Buckley was still alive, and one of the most bad-rapping comedian's ... (Comedy, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album