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Don CostaEchoing Voice & Trombones ... LP
United Artists, 1960. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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(Stereo deep groove pressing. Cover has an old price sticker.)
 
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Jack DaughertyJack Daugherty & The Class Of Nineteen Hundred & Seventy One ... LP
A&M, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
A lost treasure from A&M – a very hip set of big band jazz from LA, played by a group that's stuffed with great underground players. Hal Blaine is on drums, as is Paul Humphrey, and other players include Joe Pass, Dennis Budimir, Don Menza, Larry Carlton, and other likely suspects from the studio jazz scene. Tracks are all tightly strung, in an A&M style – with great production, a soaring approach to the mellow numbers, and some really tight playing on some of the album's funkier tracks. Titles include "Number Nine", "You Got It", "La Costa Drive", "Brothers & Sisters", "Feel So Good", "Getting Up", and "Someone To Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eric DolphyVintage Dolphy ... LP
GM Recordings, 1962/1963. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Some of the most striking Eric Dolphy work we've ever heard – a set of live performances from the years 1962 and 1962 that feature Dolphy in a free-thinking mode that surpasses even the modernism of his classic studio sides! The recordings feature Dolphy amidst a variety of players – including a number of unlikely suspects like Barry Galbraith, Eddie Costa, and Jim Hall – and although some of the tracks have a moody and introspective third stream quality (3 of the numbers are written by Gunther Schuller), others are quite open, and almost have an ESP-like intensity. One longer title is a jam session take on Charlie Parker's "Donna Lee" – recorded with a lineup that includes Phil Woods, Nick Travis, Benny Golson, Don Ellis, and Lalo Schifrin! Other titles include "Iron Man", "Half Note Triplets", "Densities", and "Night Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Connie FrancisConnie & Clyde – Hit Songs Of The 30s ... LP
MGM, 1968. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Quite an unusual little album from Connie Francis – her attempt to join in on the Bonnie & Clyde album craze of the late 60s – but a set that's got a different feel than most! While others were steeped in country and bluegrass sounds, the approach here is mostly in a 30s pop vocal mode – playful arrangements from Don Costa, occasionally augmented to give them an "old time" feel in the studio – and vocals from Connie that are quite different than her usual pop modes – really changed up nicely to fit the different spirit of the tunes. Titles include "Ace In The Hole", "Gold Diggers Medley", "Connie & Clyde", "Maybe", "Button Up Your Overcoat", and "Am I Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and factory stickers.)

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Eydie GormeLove Is A Season ... LP
ABC, 1958. Very Good ... $0.99
A season-themed album from Eydie Gorme – a great date from the early years, and one that has her working with jazzy backings from the great Don Costa! Don's got a great ear for both sides of Eydie's talents – the upbeat, swinging style that always sounds cheery – and the straighter, more serious way with a ballad that doesn't always get its due! The tunes all have season-based themes – a format used by other singers over the years, certainly, but a really great foil here for Gorme's many-varied talents – as the shifting months of the year give her good reason to change her tune from track to track. Titles include "Love Is A Season", "Winter Night", "June In January", "On The First Warm Day", "I'll Remember April", "Easter Parade", and "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny NashI Got Rhythm ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
An excellent early album form Johnny Nash – one that's quite different than his later hits, and which has Johnny singing in a jazzy sort of mode that reminds us a lot of Jesse Belvin! Like Belvin, Johnny's got a warmly sweet voice that's lighter than Billy Eckstine, Joe Williams, or other contemporaries crossing the bounds between jazz and R&B – and this album showcases that style especially well, by setting Nash up with some strong arrangements from Don Costa – all nicely bright, and with plenty of breakout jazz moments. Titles include "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "I Got Rhythm", "S Wonderful", "Baby Won't You Please Come Home", "Baby Baby Baby", and "It's All Right With Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has a stain on front and some ink stamps & pen on back.)

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Betty RocheTake The A Train ... CD
Bethlehem, 1956. Used ... $3.99
One of the few small group sessions from vocalist Betty Roche – a singer who was known for her work with Duke Ellington, but who sounds even better in this setting! Betty's got a style that's warmly raspy – a bit more edge than some of the cooler vocalists on the Bethlehem label at the time, but still backed with a group that's slightly modern – in keeping with other dates on the label. The combo features Eddie Costa on vibes, Donn Trenner on piano, Conte Candoli on trumpet, Whitey Mitchell on bass, and Davey Williams on drums – all grooving gently with Betty on a set of tracks that includes "Take The A Train", "Something To Live For", "All My Life", "All Too Soon", "You Don't Love Me Any More", "Go Away Blues", and "September In The Rain". CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank SinatraCycles ... LP
Reprise, 1968. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Arranged by Don Costa – with tracks that include "Rain In My Heart", "Both Sides Now", "Cycles", "Pretty Colors", "Wandering", "Moody River", and "My Way Of Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraSinatra & Company ... LP
Reprise, 1971. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent set – one of Sinatra's last great albums! Side one features more bossa material – with arrangements by Deodato, and a guest appearance by Jobim. The tracks have the floating easy groove of Sinatra's album with Jobim from earlier years – and there's some great numbers like "Drinking Water", "Don't Ever Go Away", "One Note Samba", and "This Happy Madness" that feature English language versions of bossa favorites. Side two is less great– with poppish tunes arranged by Don Costa, and titles that include "Leaving On A Jet Plane", "I Will Drink The Wine", "Close to You", and a very odd version of "Bein Green"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ TemptationsTemptations In A Mellow Mood ... CD
Motown, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Temptations in a mellow mood, but one that's still plenty darn swinging – thanks to some jazzy arrangements from HB Barnum, Oliver Nelson, and Don Costa! The groove here is more in a vocal group mode from years past – Temptations harmonies turned more towards standards and crossover classics – but there's still an undeniable Motown sound going on too, thanks to the vocal range of the group, and the way they handle these tunes! Titles include "A Taste Of Honey", "For Once In My Life", "Try To Remember", "The Impossible Dream", and "That's Life". CD
(Out of print early Motown pressing with the tan border.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraMan & His Music ... LP
Reprise, Mid 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A very cool package – one that has Frank Sinatra narrating his career in music – as he performs re-recorded versions of classics, with backings by Nelson Riddle, Johnny Mandel, Count Basie, Gordon Jenkins, Don Costa, and Billy May! The spoken bits are wonderful – and the whole thing is one of the best "texts" you could ever find on the Sinatra persona in the 60s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono tri-color label pressing. Cover has a split on the top seam and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Perry ComoIt's Impossible ... LP
RCA, 1970. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A key later album in the career of Perry Como – and a record that has him hitting a nicely mature sort of sound! The title track was a big hit for Perry, and is still relatively well-remembered now – but the whole set is pretty darn great – with swirling strings that couch a subtle sense of darkness that takes Como way past the simpler pop of earlier years. There's a world-weary quality here that's really great – one that seems to hide broken dreams underneath a sweeter smile, but which seems out especially on a few of the album's more contemporary covers. Backings are arranged by Nick Perito, Don Costa, and others – and wonderfully use strings to pillow-up Perry's vocals. Titles include "I Think I Love You", "Close To You", "It's Impossible", "Snowbird", "Something", "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head", and "A House Is Not A Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Cover has a sticker spot.)
 
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Frank Wess, Bobby Jaspar, Seldon Powell, et alSpirit Of Charlie Parker ... LP
World Wide/Savoy, Late 50s. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
A Charlie Parker tribute, but with a real difference – and that difference is flutes! Although the title claims to be in the "spirit of Charlie Parker", the album does offer tunes by Bird – but recast in a looser, more open-ended jam session mode – very much like some of the best work that Wess recorded for Prestige and Savoy during the mid and late 50s. Frank's working here exclusively on flute – and Bobby Jaspar and Seldon Powell both play flute too – with a bit of extra clarinet from Jaspar and some tenor from Powell. Billy Ver Planck did the arrangements, but the tracks are long and very open – and also feature vibes and piano from Eddie Costa. Titles include "Parker's Mood", "Marmaduke", "Now's The Time", and "Ah Leu-Cha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy gold label pressing with some marker. Cover has some splitting and a name in marker on the back.)

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✨✧ Joao DonatoGozando A Existencia (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Discobertas (Brazil), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lost 70s album from the great Joao Donato – set that was never issued at the time, but which should have been the follow-up to his classic Lugar Comum! Like that set, there's great use of electric piano on the record – over subtle and funky rhythms that mix elements from the samba soul generation with Donato's tremendous talent for arrangements – which fills the record with all these cool blue colors that are at once modern, but deeply personal – almost at the level of a 70s French or Italian soundtrack. The set features guest appearances from Djavan, Alaide Costa, and Paulo Jobim – and titles include "Canto Da Lira", "Praia", "Testamento", "Toshiro", "Zra Zra", "Aclanto Para Enganar Regina", "Gozanzo A Existencia", and "Olho D'Agua". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pete RugoloPercussion At Work ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A percussion-heavy batch of tracks that has Pete Rugolo starting from a mode explored heavily in the hi-fi years, but taking the genre into much jazzier territory! With the help of a large group of west coast players – including Don Fagerquist, Larry Bunker, Herbie Harper, Frank Rosolini, Jack Costanzo, and Shelly Manne – Pete really makes things swing nicely, and brings in as much dynamic energy from the horns as he gets from the percussion! Titles include "Bongo Riff", "Drumerama", "Funky Drums", "Interplay For Drums, Bass", "Artistry In Percussion", and "1+4". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Toots ThielemansToo Much – Toots ... LP
Philips, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Great stuff from Toots! Although he's been featured in countless different settings over the years, we really dig Toots best in an album like this – working in short groovy settings that mix jazz with other easy instrumental traditions, often opening up his playing in ways that you don't get in straighter jazz sides. The album features Toots on lead guitar with small combo backing, whistling along with the guitar at the same time, creating this weird sound that's almost like a theremin! Titles include a great version of Donald Byrd's "Pentacostal Feeling", plus "Paul's Pal", "Lonely Room", "Sultry Serenade", "Last Date", and "The Blues & I". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneJohn Coltrane – The Bethlehem Years (Winner's Circle/Art Blakey Big Band – plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Bethlehem/Avenue, 1957. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The complete recordings done by John Coltrane for Bethlehem Records – mostly cut during December of 1957, and issued on the albums The Winner's Circle and Art Blakey Big Band! Both albums were a bit unusual for the label – in that The Winner's Circle was sort of a blowing/jam session type record, cut with some of the big poll winners of the year, but with shorter tracks than the usual Prestige-styled set of that nature. The lineup includes Donald Byrd, Al Cohn, Eddie Costa, Oscar Pettiford, and Philly Joe Jones – and Coltrane's a bit buried in the group, but gets out some nice licks from time to time. The second set of tracks was recorded for a unique big band session led by Art Blakey – featuring a core group with Coltrane, Donald Byrd, Walter Bishop Jr, and Wendell Marshall on some tracks – plus a larger lineup on a number of others. The CD brings together a whopping 27 tracks from these sessions, including some great alternate takes – and titles include "Midriff", "Tippin", "The Outer World", "The Kiss Of No Return", "Pristine", and "Oasis" – a previously unreleased track! CD
(Still sealed!)

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✨✧ Mister RogersIt's Such A Good Feeling – The Best Of Mister Rogers ... CD
Omnivore, Early 90s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A full set of vocal performances by the legendary Fred Rogers – mostly tracks from later years, and all done with superb accompaniment from Johnny Costa – who provides the spare, sprightly piano lines that always make the Mister Rogers lyrics sparkle so much! You'll recognize most of these tunes from the famous show – if you were lucky enough to watch it when you were a kid – and the CD is a nicely overwhelming package of the sorts of upbeat, positive tunes that Rogers always gave us on the airwaves – every bit as understated here as on the screen, in a set that also features a few unreleased tracks too. 23 tracks in all – including "Pretending", "Tomorrow", "You Can Never Go Down The Drain", "Today Is A Very Special Day", "Be Brave Be Strong", "You're Growing", "I'm Taking Care Of You", "Once Upon Each Lovely Day", "It's You I Like", and "The Clown In Me". CD

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Gal CostaCantar ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1974. New Copy ... $15.99
A real moment of beauty from Gal Costa in the 70s – a set that moves away from her more experimental music of the Tropicalia generation, and yields a more personal approach overall – one that's quite similar to the best from Caetano Veloso at the time! As with Caetano during this shift, the balance is very complex – still very thoughtful in its approach to the lyrics, and with inventive arrangements from Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Joao Donato – but which have a bit more sentiment and feeling as well. Gal sings some beautiful versions of tracks like Donato's songs "A Ra" (with extra lyrics by Caetano), "Ate Quem Sabe", and "Flor De Maracuja", and Caetano's "Lua, Lua, Lua, Lua" and "Joia" – and the set also include a nice version of "Barato Total", with a guest appearance by Gilberto Gil! CD

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Gal CostaGal Costa (1969) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
One of the most mindblowing albums ever recorded – anywhere, anytime! This 1969 set stands as one of the greatest records ever cut by Gal Costa – done at the height of the Tropicalia movement, and featuring a sublime mix of styles that really gets the spirit of the movement right. Arrangements are by the legendary Rogerio Duprat – who effortlessly shifts the backings between stark electronics, sweet bossa, gliding strings, jazzy piano, and baroque orchestrations that dance around with a surprising amount of grooves! Tunes include some classics by Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, and Gilberto Gil – served up in amazing new versions by Gal and Duprat! Titles include "Nao Identificado", "Lost in the Paradise", "Que Pena", "Sebastiana", "Namorinho De Portao", "Divino Maravilhoso", and "Deus E O Amor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Sacred Steel – Praise Music From African-American Holiness Pentecostal Churches ... CD
Arhoolie, 1990s/2000s. Used ... $9.99
African American gospel blues played on Sacred Steel – culled from Arhoolie's excellent, labor of love series of releases celebrating steel guitar praise music played in African American churches – featuring Sonny Treadway, Glenn Lee, Willie Eason, Darick Campbell, Josh Taylor, The Lee Boys, Robert Randolph, Elton Noble, Footie Covington and more. Titles include "Don't Let The Devil Ride:, "Call Him By His Name", by Glenn Lee, "The Train" by Ted Beard, "Without God" by Robert Randolph, "Near The Cross" by Willie Eason and more. 16 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Gal CostaLegal (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Elemental (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Essential early material by Gal Costa! The record is her first after the immediate Tropicalia years, and it's a stunning blend of styles that seems to draw heavily from changes going on in the American rock scene at the time. The core of the music is still steeped in Brazilian elements – but there's a lot of influences coming into play on the album, like bluesy rock phrasing, showy nostalgia-heavy arrangements, psychedelic production elements, and some of the baroque orchestrations that would show up on Gal's later albums in the 70s. Includes a wonderful version of Caetano's "London London" and "Dixa Sangrar", the moody bossa "Falsa Baiana", Gilberto Gil's "Lingua Do P" and "Mini Misterio", and the tracks "The Archaic Lonely Star Blues", "Love, Try, & Die", and "Hotel Das Estrelas". Great cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Miles DavisTutu ... LP
Warner, 1986. Near Mint- ... $18.99
A nice collaboration between Miles and Marcus Miller from the latter part of Miles career. As much of the recording here is overdubbed, with many multiple instruments played by Miller, it doesn't have the improvised vibe of Miles' classic performances, but the songwriting and arrangements are head and shoulders above much of the contemporary jazz being recorded at the time, Miles is in great form, and the glossy production sits better with us now than ever before. Paulinho DaCosta, George Duke, Michael Urbaniak and Bernard Wright all make guest appearances. 8 tracks in all: "Tutu", "Tomaas", "Portia", "Splatch", "Backyard Ritual", "Perfect Way", Don't Lose Your Mind" and "Full Nelson". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Os MutantesOs Mutantes (1968) ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1968. New Copy ... $7.99
A landmark album from late 60s Brazil! This is the first – and the wildest – album by this legendary group that was one of the founding forces of the Tropicalia movement – a brilliant musical statement that easily ranks with some of the most groundbreaking late 60s American work by The Velvet Underground, Captain Beefheart, or The Stooges! The music is a wonderful blend of 60s rock and early MPB – hard-driving with plenty of guitars, but also produced with beautifully baroque touches that echo through simultaneous albums by Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa – both of whose 1969 albums are strongly resonant with this one. In fact, Caetano contributed a number of tracks to the album, including "Panis et Circenses", "Bat Macumba", "Trem Fantastma", and his great "Baby", which is done fantastically here. Great stuff all 'round! CD

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Caetano VelosoCaetano Veloso (1967) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Third Man, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 25.00
One of the building blocks of the late 60s Tropicalia scene in Brazil – and a standout solo debut from the young Caetano Veloso! The album's got an approach that's as dynamic and trippy as its cover image might imply – the same amazing blend of sounds and styles you'd hear on contemporaneous records by Gal Costa or Os Mutantes – served up with similar wit, wisdom, and charm! Caetano's vocals are amazing throughout – filled with raspy power that goes beyond the barriers of language – and the production has loads of surprising elements tripping through the mix – some rootsy, some slightly orchestrated – but with a softer approach that resonates strongly with more psychedelic use of organ and guitar. The album's as powerful today as it was decades ago – an essential recording that holds up beautifully year after year! The kickoff track is "Tropicalia" (surprisingly enough!), and the album is a non-stop ride through gems like "Alegria, Alegria", "Onde Andaras", "Paisagem Util", "Ave Maria", and the groovy "Soy Loco Por Ti America", written by Gilberto Gil. LP, Vinyl record album
(Nicely done Third Man pressing – remastered from the original 1967 mixes!)
Also available Caetano Veloso (1967) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisTutu ... CD
Warner, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice collaboration between Miles and Marcus Miller from the latter part of Miles career. As much of the recording here is overdubbed, with many multiple instruments played by Miller, it doesn't have the improvised vibe of Miles' classic performances, but the songwriting and arrangements are head and shoulders above much of the contemporary jazz being recorded at the time, Miles is in great form, and the glossy production sits better with us now than ever before. Paulinho DaCosta, George Duke, Michael Urbaniak and Bernard Wright all make guest appearances. 8 tracks in all: "Tutu", "Tomaas", "Portia", "Splatch", "Backyard Ritual", "Perfect Way", Don't Lose Your Mind" and "Full Nelson". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Tutu ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Os MutantesOs Mutantes (1968) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Polysom (Brazil), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A landmark album from late 60s Brazil! This is the first – and the wildest – album by this legendary group that was one of the founding forces of the Tropicalia movement – a brilliant musical statement that easily ranks with some of the most groundbreaking late 60s American work by The Velvet Underground, Captain Beefheart, or The Stooges! The music is a wonderful blend of 60s rock and early MPB – hard-driving with plenty of guitars, but also produced with beautifully baroque touches that echo through simultaneous albums by Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa – both of whose 1969 albums are strongly resonant with this one. In fact, Caetano contributed a number of tracks to the album, including "Panis et Circenses", "Bat Macumba", "Trem Fantastma", and his great "Baby", which is done fantastically here. Great stuff all 'round! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Os Mutantes (1968) ... CD 7.99
 
 
 



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