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Matt DennisShe Dances Overhead ... LP
RCA, 1955. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Dreamy vocals from Matt Dennis – a set of Rodgers & Hart numbers, performed in a sweetly swaying style that has plenty of warm touches. Unlike some of Matt's smaller combo records, this set's got larger backings from the orchestra of Harry Geller – using some light strings and woodwinds to give the set a darker sort of finish that works nicely with Matt's fragile vocals. The approach is unique for a male singer at the time – fitting, given that Matt's such a uniquely talented vocalist! Titles include "Have You Met Miss Jones", "This Funny World", "Give Her A Kiss", "Mimi", "Nobody's Heart", and "I Married An Angel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light aging, clear tape holding the top seam, light wear at the opening, and small sticker spots on back.)

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Matt DennisWelcome Matt Dennis ... CD
Jubilee/Fresh Sound (Spain), Late 50s. Used ... $8.99
A lesser-known set from vocalist Matt Dennis – not as well-remembered as his 50s dates for RCA and Kapp, but still pretty darn great nonetheless! Matt's working here with full backings from Sy Oliver – in a set that showcases his talents more as a singer than a songwriter – but which still manages to include a few great Dennis originals. And despite a cover that looks a bit lurid – with Dennis cornering a model inside a hotel room – the overall feel of the record is quite homey and domestic, with tunes that echo images of hearth and family, but often with the kind of nod and a wink which you might expect from Matt's usual approach to a tune. Titles include "Home", "Welcome Mat", "Back In Your Own Back Yard", "By The Fireside", "A Cup Of Coffe A Sandwich & You", "Let's Put Out The Lights", and "Your Family". CD
(Out of print.)
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Bobby ColePoint Of View ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1964/1990s. New Copy ... $28.99
An incredible treasure from a lost vocal jazz genius – the little-known Bobby Cole, every bit as great a singer as he was a songwriter, very unusual for the time! Bobby was probably best remembered as the house pianist at Jillys, but at the time of this 1964 recording, he was poised to emerge as a serious vocalist with a rich talent for penning interesting and witty little tunes. The album's got Bobby singing in a style that's halfway between Matt Dennis and Mark Murphy – with the sophisticated talents of both in place, and perhaps a bit of the wit of Bob Dorough or Roy Kral. The original album features Bobby on piano and vocals, with only bass and drums behind him – and the CD features a bonus 6 tracks recorded in more recent years, with larger backings. The core album is completely brilliant – the kind of off-kilter vocal record we die for – and every track's a fresh original by Bobby! Titles include "You Can't Build A Life On A Look", "Heat", "You Could Hear A Pin Drop", "Change Of Scene", "A Perfect Day", "Elegy For Eve", and "Status Quo". CD
(Part of the "Lounge At Break Dawn" series!)

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✨✧ Jackie ParisJackie Paris Sound ... LP
East West, 1958. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty obscure record by Jackie Paris – a light-voiced jazz singer who cut some key albums in the 50s! The set was very briefly issued by East West, a short-lived Atlantic Records subsidiary – and features Paris singing to some great small group accompaniment from players that include Barry Galbraith on guitar, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Joe Benjamin on drums. The feel is easy and laidback – in the same intimate small group vocal style used by Joe Derise, Matt Dennis, and others of the great lost male jazz singer era of the time. Titles include "It's Only A Paper Moon", "On A Slow Boat To China", "Until The Real Thing Comes Along", "We Three", "I've Got A Pocketful Of Dreams", "This Is My Night To Dream", and "This Year's Kisses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with deep groove! Vinyl has a few light surface marks from the old inner sleeve, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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✨✧ Peter Leitch New Life OrchestraNew Life ... CD
Jazz House, 2020. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
17 tracks arranged and conducted by Peter Leitch. Featuring Duane Eubanks and Bill Mobley on trumpet, Tim Harrison on flute, Steve Wilson and Dave Pietro on alto and soprano sax, Jad Levy on tenor sax and alto flute, Carl Maraghi on baritone sax and bass clarinet, Matt Haviland on trombone, Max Seigel on bass trombone, Phil Robson and Chad Coe on guitar, Peter Zak on piano, Dennis James and Yoshi Waki on bass, and Joe Strasser on drums. CD

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✨✧ Ben Sidran with Johnny GriffinHave You Met Barcelona? ... CD
Orange Blue (France), 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums we've ever heard from Ben Sidran – a really relaxed, laidback album that features plenty of great tenor sax from Johnny Griffin! The style here is different from most of Sidran's other albums – never slick or polished, and always at a level that hearkens back to a more personal style of male vocal jazz – particularly that forged by Matt Dennis, Bob Dorough, Mark Murphy, and others back in the small club scene of the 50s. Instrumentation is only by a quartet with Sidran on piano, Griffin on tenor, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – and the lovely Clementine joins in on vocals on one number. Titles include "Good Foot", "Little Sherry", "New York State Of Mind", "Girl Talk", "My Wife", "Straight No Chaser", "Try", and "Lately". CD
(Out of print.)

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