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✨✧ Perry ComoIt's Impossible (MFP) ... LP
RCA/Music For Pleasure (UK), 1970. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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
(Later UK pressing. Cover has an index label and clear tape on the spine and a small cutout hole.)

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Eydie GormeEydie In Love ... LP
ABC, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Eydie's definitely in love on this one – given the romantic nature of most of the tunes, and the gentle, ballad-heavy approach of the record – and although her longtime paramour Steve Lawrence is pictured in a photo on the back cover, the album's all Gorme's own! Backings are by Don Costa, in that lightly sparkling style he often used to great effect with Eydie over the years – a mode that keeps things simple and direct, but which brings out a personal, honest sort of warmth that cascades over the whole album with a nice sort of glow. Titles include "Love Letters", "In Other Words", "Why Shouldn't I", "In The Wee Small Hours", "Here I Am In Love Again", "In Love In Vain", and "Idle Conversation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Eydie GormeOn Stage ... LP
ABC, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Don Costa arranged, and the set features a few trumpet solos from Charlie Walp – on titles that include "I'm Shooting High", "I'm In Luck", "All Right Okay You Win", "Taking A Chance On Love", and "Better Luck Next Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono deep groove pressing.)

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Mimi HinesMimi Hines Is A Happening ... LP
Decca, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Arranged by Don Costa, and conducted by Phil Ford. LP, Vinyl record album

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Jack JonesMy Kind Of Town ... LP
Kapp, 1965. Near Mint- ... $1.99
My Kind Of Town is a set that's pulled from sessions recorded over a few years in the early 60s – under the direction of arrangers Glenn Osser, Don Costa, and Marty Paich – all of whom bring a slightly different twist to his music! The styles are a bit varied, but in a way that shows Jack's great command of many modes – and given that there's a three-year duration between the first recording and the last on the set, the record acts almost like a portrait of Jones' evolution during the time. Titles include "Yes I Can", "I'm All Smiles", "Time After Time", "King Of The Road", "Travellin On", "My Kind Of Town", and "Somewhere Along The Way". LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve Lawrence & Eydie GormeTwo On the Aisle ... LP
United Artists, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
One of Steve & Eydie's greatest albums – a set of tunes from films of the 50s and early 60s, set to swinging arrangements by Don Costa! The album features a great original tune – "Two On The Aisle" – one of those magical tunes that was penned for the album, and lost in the shifting sea of time, but which keeps us digging for Steve & Eydie, and the way they handle a cheesy duet unlike anyone else. Other tracks aren't originals, but are equally nice – and titles include "Make Someone Happy", "Namely You", "A Lot Of Livin", and "Language Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Frank SinatraSinatra & Strings ... LP
Reprise, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Arrangements by Don Costa – on titles that include "Night & Day", "Misty", "Stardust", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "Prisoner Of Love", and "That's All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has heavy wear on the top seam and spine.)

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✨✧ Johnny NashI Got Rhythm ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Kenny RankinAfter The Roses ... LP
Atlantic, 1980. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Mellow magic from Kenny Rankin – an album that follows nicely from his Kenny Rankin album of a few years before, and which has a relatively similar approach! Like that one, Don Costa's at the helm – producing as well as arranging – and most instrumentation is from a core small combo that includes some great keyboard work from Wendy Haas, who warms up Kenny's sound a bit, but never in a too-smooth sort of way. A few tracks bring in some bigger strings, but still keep up the rasp and personal feel of Rankin's music – and titles include "Down The Backstairs Of My Life", "Woman Woman", "Lyin Eyes", "Strings", "After The Roses", and "What Matters Most". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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Jazz DefendersScheming ... CD
Haggis (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
The first we've ever heard from the Jazz Defenders – but a record that makes it feel like the group has been together for years – as the songs explode with all sorts of fresh ideas and individual voices – all while the whole thing stays in strongly soulful, swinging territory! The tunes are all originals – and the group's led by keyboardist Greg Cooper, who plays organ, piano, and Wurlitzer – in a lineup that also features Nick Malcolm on trumpet and Nicholas Dover on saxes – players who clearly understand an older legacy of soulful jazz from the Prestige/Blue Note side of the spectrum, but who also don't just go for a slavish recreation of that style! Instead, there's lots of interesting rhythmic interplay at the bottom of the tunes, which seems to set the horns and piano in bright new directions – on titles that include "Late", "Hawkeye Jorge", "Costa Del Lol", "Scheming", "Brown Down", and "Top Down Tourism". CD
Also available Scheming ... LP 22.99

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Jazz DefendersScheming ... LP
Haggis (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
The first we've ever heard from the Jazz Defenders – but a record that makes it feel like the group has been together for years – as the songs explode with all sorts of fresh ideas and individual voices – all while the whole thing stays in strongly soulful, swinging territory! The tunes are all originals – and the group's led by keyboardist Greg Cooper, who plays organ, piano, and Wurlitzer – in a lineup that also features Nick Malcolm on trumpet and Nicholas Dover on saxes – players who clearly understand an older legacy of soulful jazz from the Prestige/Blue Note side of the spectrum, but who also don't just go for a slavish recreation of that style! Instead, there's lots of interesting rhythmic interplay at the bottom of the tunes, which seems to set the horns and piano in bright new directions – on titles that include "Late", "Hawkeye Jorge", "Costa Del Lol", "Scheming", "Brown Down", and "Top Down Tourism". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Scheming ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Stanley TurrentineWonderland – Stanley Turrentine Plays The Music Of Stevie Wonder ... LP
Blue Note, 1987. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Featuring Harvey Mason on drums, Don Grusin on keys, Abe Laboriel on bass, and Paulinho da Costa on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a DMM sticker and a cutout hole.)

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Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Jackie McLean, & OthersBird Feathers ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1957. Used ... $19.99
A really great title for this classic late 50s set – as the record showcases a host of young alto players who've all come up in the generation of Charlie Parker – but who are each bringing their own sense of style to the instrument! There's hardly any "bird feathers" here – as the Charlie Parker modes are never used slavishly, but instead as a way to sprout wings and really take off in new direction – a difference that really comes through wonderfully on the tracks that feature two different altoists playing together. Titles include Phil Woods and Gene Quill on alto on "Solar" and "Airegin"; Jackie McLean and John Jenkins on alto on "Bird Feathers"; and Hal McKusick on alto with Billy Byers on trombone and Eddie Costa on piano – on the tracks "Interim", "Don't Worry Bout Me", and "Con Alma". CD
(Out of print, 2013 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Woods EmpireUniversal Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
80s grooving from Woods Empire – a short-lived group, but one with a great talent for balancing catchy lyrics and tight grooves with a slightly hipper sensibility! The group's a quintet with Tommy Woods in the lead, supported by his four sisters on vocals – almost a family-style approach, like Debarge, but groovier overall. The backing's very much in the Tabu/Solar mold, with nice jazzy touches from the session players like David T Walker, Paul Jackson Jr, Paulinho da Costa and Don Myrick. We're particularly fond of the smooth jazzed out "Universal Love", with a midtempo stepper's feel, and the set also includes "Sweet Delight", "In Your Ear With It", "Misty Eyes", "Destiny", "In The Night Air", "The Boogie's Gonna Get You", and "So Hot". 4 bonus tracks on this great CD version: ""The Boogie's Gonna Get You (extended version)", "The Boogie's Gonna Get You (edit)", "Sweet Delight (extended version)", "Come On Give Me Love" and "Love Makes The World Go Round". CD
 
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Mike CuozzoMike Cuozzo With The Costa Burke Trio ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1956. Used ... $13.99
One of the few albums as a leader from Mighty Mike Cuozzo – a tight tenor player with a great sort of 50s swing! The set's the kind of no-nonsense, well-blown effort you might expect from Sonny Stitt or Seldon Powell at the time – tunes that pack in plenty over a relatively short space – really transformed by Mike's deft talents on the tenor, with a surprising degree of soul in the mix as well! Rhythm is by Eddie Costa on piano, Vinnie Burke on bass, and Nick Stabulas on drums – and the whole thing's got the solid feel of a lost Roost session. Titles include "Blue Jeans", "Bounce For Mike", "Ten AM", "Lover Man", and "That Old Feeling". CD
(2016 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Robert WyattDondestan ... CD
Gramavision, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Robert Wyatt's excellent later gem Dondestan – a set that was quite brilliant, but not to Wyatt's particular vision – and sure enough, Wyatt would revise this album later! This is the original recording. Includes "CP Jeebies", "NIO", "Sight Of The Wind", "Shrinkrap", "Catholic Architecture", "Worship", "Costa", "Left On Man" and "Lisp Service". Pick this one up to here his original vision of this classic. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tubby Hayes & Jack CostanzoEquation In Rhythm (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Fontana (Japan), 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking set of Latin Jazz from the early 60s – and a Trans-Atlantic one as well! The album's a rare set by American percussion Jack "Mr Bongo" Costanzo – recorded in London, with help from some of that city's great jazz players at the time. The feel of the material is a bit similar to some of Costanzo's American work for Liberty and Atlantic at the time – but also has a style that's freer, and more exotic – steeped in the cross-cultural vibe of the post-colonial London scene of the time. Most tracks feature a larger group led by Costanzo, with breakout solo performances that include trumpet by Shake Keane, drums by Phil Seaman, and flute by "Little Jesus" – who is most likely West Indian/Brit Jazz legend Harold McNair, as we'd certainly guess from his very soulful solo work! A few other tracks have Costanzo playing with the larger Tubby Hayes group – hitting a modal jazz groove that's right up there with Hayes' own great work of the time, and which is as hip as anything coming out of the states at the time. There's a wonderful feel throughout the session – otherworldly, almost – with far more than just the combination of Latin jazz and British influences that you'd guess from the cover! Titles include "Southern Suite", "Lament For Cello", "Semliki Torrent", "Question & Answer", "Tribal Supoena", and "Bongo Montuno". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Manny Albam & His Jazz GreatsJazz New York ... CD
Coral/Lonehill (Spain), 1958. Used ... $7.99
Manny's really grooving wonderfully on this session – using the same formation from his Jazz Greats Vol 1 session for Decca, an assortment of the best New York soloists Albam could find, all brought together in one great band for the session! The group is a largeish one, but they've got an incredibly tight energy – and Album's well remembering his own days as a player in a larger group with the arrangements, and gives the soloists plenty of room to express themselves. Players include Donald Byrd, Art Farmer, Bob Brookmeyer, Frank Socolow, Eddie Costa, Dick Katz, Nick Travis, Jerome Richardson, and Phil Woods – all painting a beautiful sound portrait of New York arranged by Manny! Titles include "Thruway", "They All Laughed", "Fresh Flute", "Dot's Right", "The Nether Regions", and "Hebe The Cups Please". CD also features 2 bonus tracks from the Something New Something Blue session for Columbia from the same period – "Night Crawlers" and "Tin Roof Blues". CD

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Marcos Valle & OthersMarcos Valle Songbook Vol 1 ... CD
Lumiar/Sony (Brazil), 1998. Used ... $14.99
A fantastic collection that was part of a huge return to fame for Marcos Valle during the 90s – a time when he was emerging from obscurity and recording great music of his own – and also finally getting his due from some of his Brazilian contemporaries too! The collection features new recordings of Valle classics from the 60s through the 80s – done by a nicely wide variety of Brazilian artists, in an equally wide variety of styles too! Titles on this first volume include "Rockin You Eternally" by Ed Motta & Marcos Valle, "Samba De Verao" by Caetano Veloso, "Pigmalio" by Azimuth, "Black Is Beautiful" by Sandra De Sa, "Terra De Ninguem" by Gal Costa, "Passo Por Mim" by Nana Caymmi, "Adam's Hotel" by Eumir Deodato, "Seu Encanto" by Wanda Sa & Roberto Menescal, "O Amor E Chama" by Joao Bosco, and "Qurentao Simpatico" by Zelia Duncan. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBrazilian Horizons ... CD
Milestone, 1997. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Nicely done compilation that digs through the vaults of Fantasy, Prestige, and Milestone Records – all to come up with a batch Brazilian-tinged jazz vocal and instrumental tracks! The package runs through the full range of work held by Fantasy Records – from early soul jazz bossa tracks from the 60s, to some of the warmer California grooves of the 70s, up to some of the later 80s fusion sides cut by Brazilian expatriots! There's a total of 15 tracks in all – and titles include "Corcovado" by Paulinho Da Costa, "Song Of The Jet" by Ella Fitzgerald, "Amazonas" by Cal Tjader & Egberto Gismonti, "Feel Good" by Claudio Roditi, "Love Dance (Lembranca)" by Mark Murphy, "Chovendo Na Roseira" by Dom Um Romao, "Vera Cruz" by Jim Hall & Airto, and "Canto De Ossanha" by Raul De Souza. CD
(Out of print. CD case has a cutout mark.)

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VariousTropicalia – Ou Panis Et Circencis ... CD
Polygram (Brazil), 1968. Used ... $18.99
A landmark album – not just in Brazilian music, but in all modern music in general! The set's a legendary manifesto for the Tropicalia movement in Brazil – and features key works by all the leading musical luminaries in the movement – including a few later stars who are heard here at their most edgey! The work is as groundbreaking today as it was at the end of the 60s – a brilliant testament to the power of artists to really break down boundaries in art and music, and find a way to mix the political with the popular at the same time. Titles include a fantastic version of Gal Costa and Caetano Veloso singing "Baby", the "Tres Caravelas" duet between Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, Gil's great reading of "Bat Macumba" with Costa and Veloso, Nara Leao singing "Lindoneia", Os Mutantes performing "Panis Et Circenses", Gilberto on "Geleia Geral, Caetano doing "Coracao Materno, and Rita Lee, Gal Costa, and Caetano Veloso singing "Enquanto Seu Lobo Nao Vem". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Tropicalia – Ou Panis Et Circencis (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ VariousTropicalia – Ou Panis Et Circencis (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP
Polygram/Lilith (Italy), 1968. New Copy LP & CD (reissue)... $23.99 30.98
A landmark album – not just in Brazilian music, but in all modern music in general! The set's a legendary manifesto for the Tropicalia movement in Brazil – and features key works by all the leading musical luminaries in the movement – including a few later stars who are heard here at their most edgey! The work is as groundbreaking today as it was at the end of the 60s – a brilliant testament to the power of artists to really break down boundaries in art and music, and find a way to mix the political with the popular at the same time. Titles include a fantastic version of Gal Costa and Caetano Veloso singing "Baby", the "Tres Caravelas" duet between Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, Gil's great reading of "Bat Macumba" with Costa and Veloso, Nara Leao singing "Lindoneia", Os Mutantes performing "Panis Et Circenses", Gilberto on "Geleia Geral, Caetano doing "Coracao Materno, and Rita Lee, Gal Costa, and Caetano Veloso singing "Enquanto Seu Lobo Nao Vem". LP, Vinyl record album
(On heavy vinyl – and with a bonus CD of the album!)
Also available Tropicalia – Ou Panis Et Circencis ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Blue MitchellAfrican Violet/Summer Soft ... CD
Impulse, 1977/1978. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Overlooked greatness from trumpeter Blue Mitchell – two 70s albums back to back! African Violet is sweet electric funk from Blue – recorded in a warm, largely arranged style that's reminiscent of the best Freddie Hubbard fusion work from the 70s – but which has an even tighter sound overall! The groove is great – kind of a Kudu Records vibe, and Blue's actually quite good in this format – stepping off with a bit more confidence than on his electric sides from Mainstream, and getting the benefit of some great tenor sax work from Harold Land on a few numbers! Mitchell's always one of those players who actually seems to stretch out more in a set where he's not the leader of a small combo – and his solos here are surprisingly strong, and filled with soul – as are those of Land and tenorist Herman Riley. Titles include "Sand Castles", "Ojos De Rojo", "Mississippi Jump", "As", "Square Business", and "Forget". Summer Soft is a later set from Blue Mitchell – but a great one too, and done in a fully-arranged soul fusion style that seems to bring out the best in his playing! The album's got a smoother sound than some of Blue's work for Blue Note or Mainstream – but the groove comes out surprisingly well, without any cliches or cheesiness – and Blue himself turns in some wonderful solo work for the record, blowing in an open-ended mode that's similar to Donald Byrd's style of the time. Other players include Bobby Lyle on keyboards, Cedar Walton on piano, Eddie Harris and Harold Land on tenor, and Paulinho Da Costa on percussion – and arrangements for the set were handled by Phil Wright and Cedar Walton, the latter of whom brings in some of the tight funky feel of his own late 70s fusion sets for Columbia. Titles include "A Day At The Mint", "Summer Soft", "Try Not To Forget", "Love Has Made Me A Dreamer", "Evergreen", and "Funkthesizer". CD
(Out of print, tray card has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Mister RogersIt's Such A Good Feeling – The Best Of Mister Rogers ... CD
Omnivore, Early 90s. Used ... 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
(Mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneJohn Coltrane In The Winner's Circle ... CD
Bethlehem (Japan), 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Rare stuff from John Coltrane! The album features Trane playing tenor on only 4 of the album's 8 tracks – making it kind of surprising that they used his name in the title – but the album is a lesser-known batch of large group recordings that offer an interesting early chapter in his career! The main force behind the album is arranger Harry Tubbs – possibly not a name that's as sexy as John Coltrane, hence the billing – but a worthy leader for the date, given the quality of the music. Many of the other players here are small combo heroes who can also shine brightly in bigger groups – such as Donald Byrd and Art Farmer on trumpets, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Al Cohn on baritone sax, Eddie Costa on piano and vibes, and Oscar Pettiford on bass – plus Rolf Kuhn, making an early American appearance on clarinet. Coltrane gets in some nice, but short moments on the date – but the bigger charm is the full ensemble work – on titles that include "She Didn't Say Yes", "Turtle Walk", "At Home With The Blues", "Seabreeze", and "Love & The Weather". CD
(Out of print, early Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Gal CostaGal Costa (1969) ... CD
Polygram/Dusty Groove, 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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✨✧ Gal CostaGal Canta Caymmi ... CD
Philips/Elemental (Spain), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Gal Costa sings the music of Dorival Caymmi, but does so at a level that's completely different than his classics – often adding in currents of funk, jazz, and samba soul – sometimes with help from Joao Donato, who also plays keyboards on the set! The record's a perfect blend of modes – as Gal's got that later sweet style in her vocals, but never in a way that's too smooth or commercial – and she really grabs us with the approach she brings to these tunes! Instrumentation is great, too – and also features guitar from Roberto Menescal, more keyboards from Antonio Adolfo, and organ from Ze Roberto – all artists whose hip touches help the whole thing sparkle in a blend of soul and sophistication. Titles include "Rainha Do Mar", "Festa Da Rua", "Sao Salvador", "Vatapa", "Nem Eu", "O Vento", and "Pescaria". CD
(Limited edition!)

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A BolhaUm Passo A Frente (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Continental/Lion, 1973. Used ... $11.99
Massively heavy sounds from A Bolha – a Brazilian group who were previously known as The Bubbles, and backed up Gal Costa during the Tropicalia years – but who work here in a fuzzy, bassy groove that's totally great – definitely an heir to the headier sounds of the UK scene at the start of the 70s! The guitars are definitely in full force here, but the basslines drive things along strongly too – echoing some of the Peruvian sounds of the time, but with a bit more Brazilian sophistication – and definitely a musical echo of lessons learned during Tropicalia, even though the set's a fully instrumental one. Organ also figures in the mix too – and titles include "Bye My Friend", "Razao De Existir", "Um Passo A Frente", "A Esfera", and "Neste Rock Forever". CD is beautifully done – with full notes in the great Lion tradition – and bonus tracks that include "Sem Nada" and "18.30 Parte 1". CD
(Out of print.)

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Miles DavisTutu ... CD
Warner, 1986. Used ... $1.99
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". CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)
Also available Tutu ... LP 14.99

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Miles DavisTutu ... LP
Warner, 1986. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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. Cover has some surface wear.)
Also available Tutu ... CD 1.99

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Caetano VelosoCaetano Veloso (1967) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Third Man, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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!)

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VariousWinter's Bone – Original Motion Picture Soundrack ... CD
Cinewax/Light In The Attic, 2010. Used ... $6.99
The Ozarks set film Winter's Bone has a wonderful soundtrack, featuring regional vocalist/storyteller Marideth Sisco, MO fiddler Billy Ward, film costar John Hawkes (Saul on Deadwood) and others – including soundtrack composer and Tindersticks co-founder Dickon Hinchcliffe. Includes "Missouri Waltz" by Marideth Sisco, "High On A Mountain", "Fair And Tender Ladies"and "Ballad Of Jessup Dolly (The Wind And The Rain" by Marideth Sisco & Blackberry Winter, "Man On The Run" by Billy Ward, "Bred & Buttered" by John Hawkes, "Sleep Desert" by Lee Ann Sours & Brandon Wooden, "Angel Band" by Marideth Sisco & Dickon Hinchliffe and more. CD

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✨✧ Robin Jones SevenLatin Jazz – Denga & El Maja ... CD
Apollo Sound (UK), 1971/1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Latin Jazz stormer – and from the UK, no less! Long before Snowboy started hitting the congas, percussionist Robin Jones was taking the British jazz scene by storm – really grooving hard with a style that picks up nicely from the 60s work of Jack Costanzo, also a bit influence on the UK scene a few years before. The tunes are highly percussive – really crackling with energy, and often featuring some great flute work amidst the firey piano lines that drive most of the rhythm – and the CD brings together 2 full albums worth of material, both of them impossibly rare! Don't be put off by the UK origin of the set, as the work's got an amazing quality that matches any Latin Jazz from the US. 21 titles in all – and tunes like"El Maja", "El Lobo", "The Wailier", "Denga", and "Urubu" will swing any skeptic in the right direction! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Herbie MannYardbird Suite ... CD
Savoy/Jazz Heritage, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very early work from Herbie Mann – delivered with a lot more fire than some of his later sides! The album's kind of a blend of bop and the 50s chamber jazz mode from which Mann emerged – played with a strong combo that includes Eddie Costa on vibes, Joe Puma on guitar, and Phil Woods on alto sax – plus rhythm from Wendell Marshall on bass and Bobby Donaldson on drums. The overall feel here is somewhat similar to some of the sides that other players recorded for the Dawn label, but with a bit less precision, and more in the freer blowing mode of mid 50s sessions on Savoy 50s. Herbie plays both tenor and flute on the date – the former of which is a surprising treat, and really adds an edge to the set! Titles include "Yardbird Suite", "Here's That Mann", "One For Tubby", and "Opicana". CD
(CDr pressing. Please note the tray card is missing one spine.)

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✨✧ Herbie MannYardbird Suite ... CD
Savoy, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Very early work from Herbie Mann – delivered with a lot more fire than some of his later sides! The album's kind of a blend of bop and the 50s chamber jazz mode from which Mann emerged – played with a strong combo that includes Eddie Costa on vibes, Joe Puma on guitar, and Phil Woods on alto sax – plus rhythm from Wendell Marshall on bass and Bobby Donaldson on drums. The overall feel here is somewhat similar to some of the sides that other players recorded for the Dawn label, but with a bit less precision, and more in the freer blowing mode of mid 50s sessions on Savoy 50s. Herbie plays both tenor and flute on the date – the former of which is a surprising treat, and really adds an edge to the set! Titles include "Yardbird Suite", "Here's That Mann", "One For Tubby", and "Opicana". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Giancarlo GazzaniMusica Per Commenti Sonori (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Costanza/Sonor (Italy), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A great little sound library record, in our favorite sort of mode – very funky and jazzy, and with a vibe that takes off from the grooviest Italian soundtracks of the time! Every cut here is a winner, and there's a nice sense of variety – riffing guitar on one number, sweet keyboards on the next, soulful horns on another – all making for a jam-packed record of funky instrumentals that are ripe for rediscovery! Composers here are the trio of Giancarlo Gazzani, Sandro Brugnolini, and Stefano Torossi – the last two of whom are responsible for other favorite work of the time – and titles include "Delicato", "Oh Jazz", "Mondanita E Esotismo", "Perifrasi", "Shift", "Abbandono", and "Aggresione". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Os MutantesOs Mutantes (1968) (180 gram LP with bonus CD) ... LP
Polydor/Lilith (Italy), 1968. New Copy ... 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
(Includes a CD of the entire album!)
 
 
 



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