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Miles Davis & Michel LegrandDingo (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner (Germany), 1990. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.99
A beautiful later album from Miles Davis – and a tremendous collaboration with composer Michel Legrand, in a set that returns Miles to the French soundtrack tradition he first started back in the late 50s! Some of the tracks here are quite spare – the kind of moody, ethereal solo moments that Miles still does better than most folks at this point in time – and other numbers feature fuller musical backings that echo some of the older Legrand soundtrack flair, but which come off with a slightly more contemporary approach too. Chuck Findley also handles some of the trumpet solos on the album – so all the musings here are not Miles' alone – and titles include "The Departure", "The Arrival", "The Dream", "Paris Walking I", "Going Home", "The Jam Session", and "Club Entrance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie store exclusive red vinyl.)

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Michel LegrandAtlantic City ... LP
DRG, 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has bent corners, a hype sticker, and an index label in back.)

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✨✧ Michel LegrandEVA – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Cinevox (Japan), 1962. Used ... $18.99
A fantastic lost soundtrack from Michel Legrand! The score is a lightly jazzy one, done for a film starring Jeanne Moreau and directed by Joseph Losey – and the music's a perfect blend of Legrand's earlier straighter jazz work, with some of his later talent for groovy orchestrations. The overall feel is quite dark – with the kind of jazz-based soundscapes that were showing up in some other French soundtracks at the time. Titles include "Water Ski", "At The Bar", "One Morning In Roma", "Eva & Tivian", "The Wedding", and "Adam & Eve", which is sung in a vocal version by the great Tony Middleton! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Michel LegrandLa Piscine (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Universal (France), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 39.99
An incredibly groovy late 60s soundtrack from Michel Legrand! La Piscine may well be one of the last under-reissued scores from Legrand's genius period – that time when he was hitting heavily on soundtracks for The Thomas Crown Affair, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, and other classics. This one's got a feel that's right up there with those – a mix of jazzy styles, mod themes, and cool vocal touches – sometimes scatted a bit, with that raspy style we love in Legrand's singing. A few other tunes are a bit mellow, but in a great way that really fits the watery title of the set – cool and shimmering, and with a great sense of sound that really shows Legrand's talents. Titles include "La Piscine", "Blues Pour Romy", "Suspicion", "Dans La Soiree", and "De Souvenirs En Regrets" – plus "Run Brother Rabbit Run" sung by Delaney Bramlett and "Ask Yourself Why" sung by Sally Stevens. LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel LegrandLa Piscine (with bonus tracks – and Un Homme Est Mort 7" single) ... LP
We Want Sounds (UK), 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
An incredibly groovy late 60s soundtrack from Michel Legrand! La Piscine may well be one of the last under-reissued scores from Legrand's genius period – that time when he was hitting heavily on soundtracks for The Thomas Crown Affair, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, and other classics. This one's got a feel that's right up there with those – a mix of jazzy styles, mod themes, and cool vocal touches – sometimes scatted a bit, with that raspy style we love in Legrand's singing. A few other tunes are a bit mellow, but in a great way that really fits the watery title of the set – cool and shimmering, and with a great sense of sound that really shows Legrand's talents. Titles include "La Piscine", "Blues Pour Romy", "Suspicion", "Dans La Soiree", and "De Souvenirs En Regrets" – plus "Run Brother Rabbit Run" sung by Delaney Bramlett and "Ask Yourself Why" sung by Sally Stevens. This edition features two songs never issued on vinyl – "Une Equette" and "Chasse Croise" – plus a bonus version of "La Piscine". Also includes a bonus 7" single with soundtrack material from "Un Homme Est Mort"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus 7 inch of "Un Homme Est Mort" soundtrack!)

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✨✧ Michel LegrandLegrand Piano – I Love Paris ... LP
Columbia, 1954. Very Good ... $4.99
A sparkling postwar musical fantasy of Paris – one made up of a host of famous themes from French pop music of the 20th century, all set to lush string arrangements by a young Michel Legrand! The album's not as upbeat or jazzy as some of Legrand's later soundtrack work, but it's got a wonderful quality all its own – a warmly romantic vision of a Paris that was still putting the pieces back together less than a decade after WWII, presented in a way that glosses sweet sounds over darker corners with a vaguely eerie feel. The record instantly made Legrand an international favorite, and features "The Last Time I Saw Paris", "Paris Canaille", "Autumn Leaves", "A Paris", "La Vie En Rose", "Under Paris Skies", and "April In Paris. LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Michel LegrandLes Demoiselles De Rochefort (Young Girls of Rochefort) ... CD
Universal (France), 1966. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
One of our favorite soundtracks ever – a jazzy swinging ode to love found and love lost – all penned by the legendary Michel Legrand! The work was composed in collaboration with director Jacques Demy for his 1966 film of the same name – and, like the previous Demy/Legrand collaboration, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, the movie's a story in song – one that has much of the dialogue presented as sung lyrics to the tunes. The mode takes off from a Hollywood musical style, and pushes the genre into territory that's much hipper, very French, and with a soaring approach that's filled with plenty of mod 60s jazz grooves. Legrand's genius has never sparkled so brightly – and his ability to interweave different themes, stories, and grooves is simply amazing! This double-length set presents the expanded original score – with many songs that were not on the original single version of the soundtrack, plus key bits of dialogue to help transition the tunes. Titles include "Chanson Des Jumelles", "Chanson De Delphine", "Nous Voyageons De Ville En Ville", "Chanson D'Andy", "La Femme Coupee En Morceaux", and "Marins Amis Amants Ou Maris". CD

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Michel LegrandSuites From Umbrellas Of Cherbourg & Go-Between ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An unusual take on the soundtrack work of Michel Legrand – a session recorded in England at the end of the 70s, with Legrand conducting full orchestral versions of some of his best compositions! The sound here is quite ambitious, and the record features two long tracks that each take up a side apiece – one extended extrapolation of Legrand's famous score for Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, and a second set of themes and variations on the soundtrack for The Go-Between. Legrand plays piano with Robert Noble on the second track – which showcases some very dramatic piano lines – and other players include Michael Reeves on harpsichord, Bobby Haughey and Alan Downey on trumpets, Dave Horler on trombone, and Phil Lee on electric guitar. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and an unglued top seam.)

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Michel Legrand/Morton StevensSlapstick Of Another Kind ... LP
Varese, 1984. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a sticker spot in back.)

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Sarah Vaughan & Michel LegrandOrchestra Arranged & Conducted By Michel Legrand ... LP
Mainstream, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
A beautiful collaboration between Sarah Vaughan and Michel Legrand – and easily one of Sarah's greatest albums of the 70s! As he was doing with other singers at the time, Legrand helps Vaughan hit a new level of sophistication here – bringing in tunes that really get past simple pop and older standards, with adult themes supported by equally mature backings – filled with rich colors and complicated tones developed over Legrand's great work on film scores. Almost all tunes are originals by Michel – many pulled from his film work – and he also scored the arrangements here, working with the orchestra in a swirling blend of strings and jazz. Titles include "I Will Say Goodbye", "Summer Me Winter Me", "His Eyes Her Eyes", "Wave", "Blue Green Grey & Gone", "Pieces Of Dreams", "Hands Of Time", "The Summer Knows", and "Once You've Been In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Michel LegrandCome Ray & Come Charles/Monkey Business ... 7-inch
Philips, 1964. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Label on "Monkey Business" has a small index sticker.)

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✨✧ Michel LegrandComplete Michel Legrand/Jacques Demy (Parapluies De Cherbourg/Les Demoiselles De Rochefort/And Lots More!) (11CD box set) ... CD
Universal (France), 2013. Used 11 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible treasure trove of music – the complete film scores that Michel Legrand penned for his films with director Jacques Demy – plus rare bonus tracks, alternate versions, vocal takes, and even a bit of working sessions and studio work as well! We've always been huge fans of this key cinematic collaboration – a musical match heard most famously in the films Les Parapluies De Cherbourg (Umbrellas Of Cherbourg), Les Demoiselles De Rochefort (Young Girls Of Rochefort), and Peau D'Ane (Donkey Skin) – music scored by Legrand with a sublime blend of his jazzy roots and some of the more joyous elements in the narrative – still some of our favorite soundtrack work ever! But here, in this great box with 11 CDs in tiny sleeves, you also get full soundtracks for Lola, Les Sept Peches Capitaux, La Baie Des Anges, L'Evenement Le Plus Important Depuis Que L'Homme A Marche Sur La Lune, Lady Oscar, Parking, and Trois Places Pour Le Vingt Six. Plus, the set also features a series of "Suites Symphoniques" for the three famous films – an English language version of Young Girls Of Rochefort, a CD of working sessions and playbacks, and another CD that features vocal and instrumental interpretations of the tunes – by Sergio Mendes, Bud Shank, Astrud Gilberto, Tony Bennett, Bill Evans, Isabelle Aubret, and many others! A real treasure – and the sort of set we never thought we'd see! CD
(Still sealed!)

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✨✧ Michel LegrandConcert Legrand ... LP
BMG, 1976. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A haunting set from French soundtrack maestro Michel Legrand – an obscure album of orchestral tunes from the mid 70s, handled with a lot more strings than you'd usually hear in his work, but in a way that comes off sounding delightful! Legrand has a talent for making any kind of setting swing, and he certainly shows that in this set – a moodily concocted batch of tracks that fit perfectly with his best soundtrack work of the time. There's a slight bit of electricity in some of the tracks, and the album features solo work by Phil Woods on alto, Derek Watkins on trumpet, and Don Lusher on trombone. Titles include "Pieces Of Dreams", "Sweet Gingerbread Man", "Christine", "Wonder Where I'll Be Tomorrow", "The Saddest Thing Of All", and "Happy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Michel LeGrandLeGrand Jazz (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic meeting of the great French arranger/pianist with American jazz players like Miles Davis, Ben Webster, Milt Hinton, Donald Byrd, Hank Jones, and others. The tracks are a beautiful strident blend of Legrand's best arranging styles, and they show his keen talent for letting the soloist step forth into the spotlight, while complicated orchestrations swirl all around him. The titles are mostly jazz standards, but they're done in a great way, with lots of punch, and lots of great work by all the players. Titles include "Round Midnight", "Night In Tunisia", "Nuages", "In A Mist", and "Django". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Michel LegrandLes Trois Mousquetaires (Three Musketeers)/La Rose Et La Fleche ... CD
Universal (France), 1973/1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
70s soundtrack work from the mighty Michel Legrand – his score for the famous Three Musketeers film directed by Richard Lester, and unissued music for the film Robin & Marian! The Musketeers music is quite dramatic – often filled with action, but with a few tender spots as well – and although somewhat more conventional in terms of scoring, there's still some of those sweeter Legrand touches we love so much – especially in some of the orchestral moments that echo his energy from Peau D'Ane. As you might guess from the story, there's a few period themes at points – although not as many as you might expect – and this balance continues in the Robin & Marian soundtrack from 1976, in music that would mostly be right at home in any other 70s film as well. CD features 24 tracks in all, with notes in French and English – and titles that include "Bustling Buckingham", "He Ain't Heavy He's The Cardinal", "Four Abreast", "Sword For Your Supper", "To Love A Queen", "Back From The Crusades", "Reunion", "The Attack", "The Chase Fugue", and "An Unforgotten Love". CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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✨✧ Michel LeGrandMichel Legrand Meets Miles Davis (aka LeGrand Jazz) (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Fontana (Japan), 1959. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic album – one that pairs the arranging talents of the great French composer Michel Legrand, with a host of American jazz players – including Miles Davis, Ben Webster, Milt Hinton, Donald Byrd, Hank Jones, and John Coltrane. The tracks are a beautiful blend of Legrand's best arranging styles from his soundtrack work, and they show his keen talent for setting up complicated orchestrations, then letting the soloist step forth into the spotlight with individual brilliance. The titles are mostly jazz standards, but they're done in a great way, with lots of twists and turns that keep things fresh. Titles include "Round Midnight", "Night In Tunisia", "Nuages", "In A Mist", and "Django". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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✨✧ Michel LegrandYoung Girls Of Rochefort (US pressing) ... LP
Philips, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite soundtracks ever – a jazzy swinging ode to love found and love lost – all penned by the legendary Michel Legrand! The work was composed in collaboration with director Jacques Demy for his 1966 film of the same name – and, like the previous Demy/Legrand collaboration, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, the movie's a story in song – one that has much of the dialogue presented as sung lyrics to the tunes. The mode takes off from a Hollywood musical style, and pushes the genre into territory that's much hipper, very French, and with a soaring approach that's filled with plenty of mod 60s jazz grooves. Legrand's genius has never sparkled so brightly – and his ability to interweave different themes, stories, and grooves is simply amazing! This US package is even better than the original French one – with a nice colored book inside the gatefold cover that has some great photos and lyrics (translated) for the songs. Titles include "Nous Voyagons De Ville En Ville", "Depart De Camionners", "Arivee Des Camionneurs", "Chanson De Maxence", "Marins, Amins, Amants Ou Maris", and "Chanson De Jumelles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove in the heavy booklet cover. Cover has two cutout holes at the bottom left corner and an index label in back.)

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✨✧ Bud Shank & Michel LegrandWindmills Of Your Mind ... CD
World Pacific (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groovy groovy groovy album that's been one of our favorites for years – a set that features these wonderful jazz takes of material from some killer soundtracks of the 60s! The great Michel Legrand handles the arrangements – and does a wonderful job of reworking songs from three of his best soundtracks of all time – Thomas Crown Affair, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, and Young Girls of Rochefort – while Bud Shank plays some amazing tenor solos over Legrand's swirling beautiful arrangements, with a blend of sounds that's wonderful – and maybe a bit in the mode of some of the later Stan Getz recordings with Legrand. If you like the original soundtracks at all, this album is a perfect companion piece – as it's got stunningly arranged versions of the material, all with Legrand's imprint, and all with a nice nice jazzy feel. Titles include "Theme D'Elise", "I Will Wait For You", "Chanson De Solange", "De Delphine A Lancien", and "His Eyes, Her Eyes". CD

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✨✧ Michel LegrandLe Monde Instrumental 1953 to 1962 – Jazz Et Musiques De Film (10CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 10CD ... Out Of Stock
A gem of a package from one of our favorite film composers ever – a huge 10CD assortment of music from the earliest years of Michel Legrand – a set that shows just what an amazing career he was already having in Paris before his mid 60s rise on the international scene! The scope of work here is wonderful – and as you can guess from the title, the set includes only instrumental music from Legrand (although we will admit, there's a few vocals here and there) – which comprises not only early film scores and soundtrack contributions, but also some jazz projects and other instrumental recordings too – some more orchestral, others more in a groovy style that's like an instrumental take on early French pop! We're huge fans of Michel's music, and have lots of it in our collection already – but there's still a lot here that we'd not heard before – a whopping 234 tracks in all, with a completeness from these years that's echoed in the detailed notes, which are in both French and English. There's a huge amount of tracks we've never seen on CD, including lots of material from obscure French 7" EP releases – and the inside package offers the full details on the origin of all the many varied titles. CD

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✨✧ Michel Legrand & CoLe Jazz Grand (Original Master Recording) ... LP
Mobile Fidelity/Gryphon, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful session of straight jazz work by Michel Legrand – a larger group outing that's one of the few albums he ever cut in this style! The set has all the warmth and imagination of Legrand's best jazzy soundtrack work – strong themes, bold statements, and a sense of personal investment that comes through even in a larger ensemble – yet the work here is also delivered with even more freedom for solo work than Legrand's film scores, with plenty of longer exploratory passages that showcase the takents of key soloists like Gerry Mulligan, Phil Woods, and Jon Faddis. Most of the album's first side features an extended track suite entitled "Southern Routes" played by a big band – and side two features shorter titles played by a septet, with titles that include "La Pasionaria", "Malagan Stew", "Iberia Nova", and "Basquette". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the inserts. Cover has a bumped corner and small split at the top seam.)
 
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Michel MagneMusique Taschiste ... LP
Cacophonic (UK), 1957. New Copy ... $14.99 26.99
Striking sounds from Michel Magne – an artist who's best known for his groovy soundtracks of the 60s – but who steps out here with a rare experimental set from the late 50s! The style is very much in keeping with the most compelling of the postwar generation in France – as Magne mixes together electronic and acoustic sounds with amazing power – modes that are sometimes as spacious as Pierre Henry, other times as sonically powerful as Xenakis – yet always very much Michel's own unique musical vision! Instrumentation includes some great cymbalum, plus piano, violin, vibes, and percussion – as well as some amzing vocalizations from Jaqueline Dano and Christiane Legrand. Titles include "Memoire D'Un Trou", "Self Service", "Concertino Triple", "Meta Mecanique Saccadee", "Larmes En Sol Pleureur", and "Pointes De Feu Amorties Au Dolsal". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Michel MagneMusique Taschiste ... CD
Cacophonic (UK), 1957. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Striking sounds from Michel Magne – an artist who's best known for his groovy soundtracks of the 60s – but who steps out here with a rare experimental set from the late 50s! The style is very much in keeping with the most compelling of the postwar generation in France – as Magne mixes together electronic and acoustic sounds with amazing power – modes that are sometimes as spacious as Pierre Henry, other times as sonically powerful as Xenakis – yet always very much Michel's own unique musical vision! Instrumentation includes some great cymbalum, plus piano, violin, vibes, and percussion – as well as some amzing vocalizations from Jaqueline Dano and Christiane Legrand. Titles include "Memoire D'Un Trou", "Self Service", "Concertino Triple", "Meta Mecanique Saccadee", "Larmes En Sol Pleureur", and "Pointes De Feu Amorties Au Dolsal". CD
Also available Musique Taschiste ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Michel ColombierCapot Pointu (colored vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Play Time (France), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest albums ever by this baroque French arranger! Michel Colombier has cut some pretty great stuff in his time – but this album's probably the greatest, and it swings with a bouncy late 60s French pop sound that recalls some of the hippest work of Serge Gainsbourg, Michel Legrand, and others. Serge co-wrote two of the songs on the set – and the style of the work has heavy bass and percussion mixed with bouncy orchestrations and hiply swinging vocals in French, sometimes solo, sometimes in a jaunty ensemble mode. The record is great – one you'll put right up at the top of your pile of grooviest groovy French pop from the 60s – and titles include "Lobellia", "Suite No 12", "Turlututu Capot Pointu", "Le Labyrinthe", "Rose", "The Big Team", and "Frere Convers". Features bonus material too – tracks from La Femme Ecarlate and Coplan Agent Secret FX 18. LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 700 – on colored vinyl!)

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Ray Davies & The Button Down BrassThemes From The Exorcist, The French Connection, The Sting, & Other Great Films/Flashpoint (SACD multi-channel disc) ... CD
Pye/Vocalion (UK), 1974/1975. New Copy ... $19.99
Two great albums from Ray "funky trumpet" Davies – not the lead singer of The Kinks, but a heck of a groovy British bandleader from the 70s! First up is an album of Themes From The Exorcist and other films – all familiar movie themes from the early 70s, penned by artists like Michel Legrand and Lalo Schifrin – but served up here by Ray's Button Down Brass in a very cool style – compressed funk, ala the best crime/cop modes of the time – but with lots of individual touches that make the songs very different than the original versions! Titles include "Point Blank", "Enter The Dragon", "Klute", "French Connection", "Tubular Bells", "Cops & Robbers", and "Beyond Tomorrow". Flashpoint continues with some great film themes again served up in the magic Ray Davies mode – a funky big band approach that makes the record every bit as compelling as the American Cop Shows album from Henry Mancini – but maybe groovier, too. Titles include "Kojak", "Big Boss", "Man With The Golden Gun", "Mr Majestyk", "Magnum Force", "Fist Of Fury", and "Airport 1975". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works in standard players!)

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Miles DavisFacets No 1 ... LP
CBS, 1956/1958/1962. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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
(70s Dutch pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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Johnny MathisPeople/Impossible Dream/Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet/Give Me Your Love For Christmas ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99
Four different albums from Johnny Mathis – all of which have a relatively unique pedigree! First up are the records People and The Impossible Dream – different 1969 albums from Johnny Mathis – both featuring material recorded earlier in the decade, during his time with Mercury Records! Evidently, Mathis got the rights to retain the masters, which he did – and allowed Columbia to issue some of the material on these two albums that offer a great look at the years before Johnny's mature return to the label in the late 60s. Many of the tunes here are mid 60s numbers, mixed with a few standards – and the backings have that quiet burning style that you'd recognize instantly from Mathis' earlier years, in ways that are a bit different than the modes he was then hitting in his new recordings. Strings often figure heavily, with Glenn Osser balancing things out nicely – and titles include "So Nice", "I Will Wait For You", "Laura", "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars", "More", "Sunny", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "On A Clear Day", "The Very Thought Of You", "Eleanor Rigby", "Go Away Little Girl", and "Moment To Moment". Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet has Johnny Mathis taking on the title tune of the famous film, and also dipping into a mix of other soundtrack numbers from the time – plus a bit of pop material as well! As with other Mathis albums from this stretch, we really love the selection of tunes – penned by Michel Legrand, Francis Lai, Nilsson, and other songwriters we love so much from the generation – writers who really get Johnny past the familiar styles of his early hits. Ernie Freeman did some of the arrangements – which makes for a nice change – and titles include "Live For Life", "Without Her", "Windmills Of Your Mind", "Love Me Tonight", "Didn't We", "We", "The World I Threw Away", and "Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In". Last up is Give Me Your Love For Christmas – a late 60s Christmas classic from Johnny Mathis – one that's in a nicely different mode from his earlier album of seasonal songs, and which really shows the way that the maturing Mathis was moving towards a different vibe as the 70s moved in! The tunes here are a good mix of more obscure numbers and well-chosen covers – all delivered with the kind of charm that makes Johnny such a great one to put on the turntable in the month of December – as you'll hear on cuts that include "Give Me Your Love For Christmas", "Do You Hear What I Hear", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "My Favorite Things", "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve", "Calypso Noel", and "Christmas Day". CD

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Oscar PetersonBlues Etude ... CD
Limelight/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... About November 25, 2021 (delayed)
An overlooked 60s gem from Oscar Peterson – one of his great sides for Limelight Records, and possibly the most soulful of the bunch! The group's a trio – with either Sam Jones or Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – and they've got a really great feel, one that's a bit different than some of Oscar's earlier groups of the 60s. Hayes' work on drums is nicely sensitive, and almost takes backseat to Peterson's rhythmic piano lines at times – and Jones' work on bass is always a treat, and kicks some of the best tracks here into a really great groove! The record's got a few great original titles, too – like the midtempo groover "Bossa Beguine", and the groovy "L'Impossible", a cool little instrumental that sounds like it was from a soundtrack by Francis Lai or Michel Legrand, and the title track "Blues Etude". Other titles include "Let's Fall In Love", "Shelley's World", "I Know You Oh So Well", and "Stella By Starlight". CD
Also available Blues Etude ... LP 13.99

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Oscar PetersonBlues Etude ... LP
Limelight, 1966. Very Good ... $13.99
An overlooked 60s gem from Oscar Peterson – one of his great sides for Limelight Records, and possibly the most soulful of the bunch! The group's a trio – with either Sam Jones or Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – and they've got a really great feel, one that's a bit different than some of Oscar's earlier groups of the 60s. Hayes' work on drums is nicely sensitive, and almost takes backseat to Peterson's rhythmic piano lines at times – and Jones' work on bass is always a treat, and kicks some of the best tracks here into a really great groove! The record's got a few great original titles, too – like the midtempo groover "Bossa Beguine", and the groovy "L'Impossible", a cool little instrumental that sounds like it was from a soundtrack by Francis Lai or Michel Legrand, and the title track "Blues Etude". Other titles include "Let's Fall In Love", "Shelley's World", "I Know You Oh So Well", and "Stella By Starlight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing in the textured cover, with aging and a tiny spot of pen.)

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Serge ReggianiAlbum No 2 – Bobino ... LP
Polydor (France), 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
Great work from Serge Reggiani – the actor who became a singer late in life! Features arrangements by Michel Legrand and Alain Goraguer! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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Phil WoodsFloresta Canto ... LP
RCA, 1976. Sealed ... $9.99
One of those great records from the 70s that makes you say "man, Phil Woods was hip!" The session was cut in London with an electrified big band led by Chris Gunning, and featuring keyboards by the groovy Gordon Beck – kind of a blend of strings, keys, and woodwinds – providing some lush backdrops that allow Phil to really open up on some great solos. The style is similar to Phil's album Images, done with Michel Legrand – but with some more electric touches – and like that album, it's got a wonderfully fluid, lyrical approach that's quite different from the harder-jamming fusion albums Woods cut in Europe. Titles include "Canto De Ossanha", "Sails", "Roses", "Without You", "Jesse", and "O Morro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed!)

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✨✧ VariousEcoutez Le Cinema – 20 Ans Vol 2 – Raretes Et Inedits ... LP
Universal (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
A host of rare and unissued tracks from the glory days of French cinema – a package that features material that didn't even appear in the dozens of CD soundtrack releases from the Ecoutez Le Cinema series! The set is very heavy on material from the late 60s and early 70s – and titles are a mix of styles, with some groovy, some swinging, and some straight. Titles include "Demenagements" by Michel Magne, "Tang Generique" by Vladimir Cosma, "Theme De La Permission" by Mickey Baker & Melvin Van Peebles, "La Louve Solitaire (theme et poursuite)" by Francis Lai, "Un Chois D'Assassins" by Alain Goraguer, "Les Portes Claquent (generique)" by Michel Legrand, "Colin Et Les Orphelines" by Andre Hodier, "Mon Oncle Benjamin (generique)" by Jacques Brel and Francois Rauber, and "Hold Up A Montreal" by Francois De Roubaix. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bill EvansYou Must Believe In Spring (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful late work by Evans – recorded in 1977, but not issued until after his death in 1980. The session benefits from the bass work of Eddie Gomez – rich, round, and warm – a perfect accompaniment for Evans' sometimes faltering piano work at the time – and a player that Evans was incredibly lucky to be working with during much of his later years. The set includes a wonderful version of Michel Legrand's "You Must Believe In Spring", plus the tracks "Theme From Mash", "The Peacocks", "Sometime Ago", and "Gary's Theme". CD also features 3 previously unissued bonus tracks – "Without A Song", "All Of You", and "Freddie Freeloader". CD
(Out of print, 2003 Warner Jazz Masters pressing.)

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✨✧ Arturo SandovalDream Come True ... CD
GRP, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Featuring Michel Legrand – who produced and arranged the album and conducts the larger orchestral numbers! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Barney WilenFrench Ballads (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
IDA/Elemental, 1987. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pure magic from saxophonist Barney Wilen – captured here at a point when his powers were really back in full force, and when he seemed to be at his most soulful when handling a gentle, easygoing sort of tune! The ballads in the title are definitely out in full force – served up in a mixture of famous French melodies, past and present – so that older postwar melodies are mixed with more contemporary moments from Michel Legrand – with a lyrical vibe that's really emphasized by the superb work on piano for the set by Michel Grallier! The rest of the group is great, too – and players include Sangoma Everett on drums, and Riccardo Del Fra on bass – the last of whom you might know from some fantastic albums with Chet Baker in later years. Wilen blows tenor and a bit of soprano – and titles include "L'Ame Des Poets", "Une Ete 42", "My Way", "Once Upon A Time", "Sous Le Ciel De Paris", "Syracuse", and "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life". LP features new mastering, and four bonus tracks – alternate takes of tunes on the album! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousFrench New Wave (Et Dieu Crea La Femme/Un Temoin Dans La Ville/Jazz Sur Seine/Eva/Jules Et Jim/Tires Sur Le Pianiste/Le Meprise/A Bout De Souffle) (5CD set) ... CD
DOL (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 5CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
5CDs' worth of great music from the Nouvelle Vague – the French New Wave of Cinema that emerged at the end of the 50s – and which often featured a fair bit of jazz in the mix for its soundtracks! CD1 features the Paul Misraki score for Et Dieu Crea La Femme – And God Created Woman – an early Brigitte Bardot film directed by Roger Vadim, full of jazzy numbers by Misraki, presented here without the Bardot narration on other versions of the soundtrack. The CD features 23 tracks in all – with bonus material too! CD2 features great work from tenorist Barney Wilen – his full soundtrack to the film Un Temoin Dans La Ville, plus his own jazz album Jazz Sur Seine! CD3 features the Michel Legrand music for Eva – a perfect blend of Legrand's earlier straighter jazz work, with some of his later talent for groovy orchestrations. The overall feel is quite dark – with the kind of jazz-based soundscapes that were showing up in some other French soundtracks at the time, and sweet little noirish feel. CD4 features three scores by Georges Delerue – all for films directed by Francois Truffaut – Jules Et Jim, Tires Sur Le Pianiste, and Le Mepris – all sounding great together. CD5 features Martial Solal's score for A Bout De Souffle – a film best known as Breathless around the world, and an early movie by Jean Luc Godard that perhaps gave Martial Solal his biggest early global exposure! Solal's sharp, modern tones on the piano are very firmly in place here – but there's also lots of more dynamic jazz instrumentation too – of the sort that rivals other French new wave soundtracks by artists like Miles Davis, Barney Wilen, or Art Blakey. Yet Solal, like Godard, is perhaps a bit more sophisticated in his musical approach – and often breaks out into these little paintings in jazz, a bit like some of Elmer Bernstein on our favorite jazzy late 50s soundtracks. CD

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✨✧ VariousTwist Again Au Cine 2 – La Revanche ... CD
Play Time (France), 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fab stuff! This is the second cool volume of groovy tracks lifted from obscure French films of the 60s – and it's every bit as great as the first one! The selection is excellent, and the overall feel is very different than a lot of the other soundtrack-y compilations we've been stocking. Some cuts are upbeat and mod, some are more Frenchy and intellectual, but the whole thing's pretty darn nice, and very well packaged! 28 cuts in all, including "My Way Of Loving You" by Wallace Collection, "La Foret" by Pierre Barouh, "Anna Et Julien" by Mirelle Mathieu, "Zig Zig" by Catherine Deneuve, "L'Aventure" by Les Parisiennes, "7 Heures Du Matin" by Jacqueline Taleb, "Paris Was Made For Lovers" by Michel Legrand, "Savez-Vous Ce Qu'il Faut Au Sapin De Noel" by Isabell Aubret, and "The Rope & The Colt", a very rare track by Scott Walker! CD
(Out of print. Numbered, limited edition of 3000!)

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✨✧ Bill EvansYou Must Believe In Spring ... LP
Warner, 1977. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Nice late work by Evans – recorded in 1977, but not issued until after his death in 1980. The session benefits from the bass work of Eddie Gomez – rich, round, and warm – a perfect accompaniment for Evans' sometimes faltering piano work. Includes a wonderful version of Michel Legrand's "You Must Believe In Spring", plus the tracks "Theme From Mash", "The Peacocks", "Sometime Ago", and "Gary's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi – P 10967W. Cover has some light aging, but is very nice overall.)

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✨✧ Carmen LundySomething to Believe In ... CD
Justin Time, 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really sweet set of jazzy vocals from Carmen Lundy – one of our favorite singers of recent years! This set finds Carmen stepping back a bit to her roots as a soulful interpreter of standards on a number of tunes, all of which blend with Carmen's traditionally-minded originals quite effortlessly! As always, there's a wonderfully soulful feel throughout – warmly flowing jazz, with a sensibility that stretches back to some of our favorite independent work of the 70s, and which clearly puts Carme in a league with Dee Dee Bridgewater as one of the hippest jazz vocalists ever! Carmen's originals include "In Love Again", "Something To Believe In", "A Gift Of Love", "Wild Child" and more. She also takes a handle on Gershwin's "I Love You Porgy", Michel Legrand's "Windmills Of Your Mind", Rodgers & Hammerstein's "It Might As Well Be Spring", James Moody's "Moody's Mood For Love" and more. Carmen's unfussy arrangements, and breezy delivery is solidly accompanied by Curtis Lundy's bass, Victor Lewis's drums, but some loose accompaniment on violin, Fender Rhodes, sax, piano and percussion. Nice! CD

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✨✧ VariousEcoutez Le Cinema – 20 Ans ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful celebration of the long-running Ecoutez Le Cinema series – a book-styled package that brings together dozens of rare and classic soundtrack tunes, plus a big booklet of notes! The CDs feature titles from across the series – 2CDs' worth of music from dozens of films, handled by top-shelf composers who include Lalo Shifrin, Quincy Jones, Michel Magne, Antoine Duhamel, Georges Delerue, Alain Goraguer, Martial Solal, Michel Legrand, Eric Demarsan, Francois De Roubaix, Krzystof Komeda, Jimmy Smith, Jean Claude-Vannier, and many others – with the strong focus on French film score artists that we've always loved in the series. The book is 90 pages, in full color, with lots of images of films and composers –and essays that bring together two different talents – Martial Solal on Jean Luc Godard, Alain Goraguer on Serge Gainsbourg, Costa Gavras on Michel Magne, Lalo Schifrin on Rene Clement, and so on. All these essays are in French, but the other contents are very enjoyable from a language-less perspective! CD

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✨✧ VariousNouvelle Vague – Les Musiques De Films 1957 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
That's Miles Davis and Jeanne Moreau on the cover – and image is a perfect summation of what makes this period in film music so unique! The set brings together music from the French new wave of the late 50s and early 60s – a time when revolutionary directors were putting fresh new images on screen, and also turning to lots of new ideas for their music, too – using jazz musicians like Miles to create some of their soundtracks, and also moving past some of the more overblown orchestral styles that had dominated most of the world of film scores during the postwar years. Much of the work used by these directors was in a style that was closer to the people, and more fitting for the sorts of themes in the films – and this 3CD collection features a wonderful array of different modes from the period. Many films are included here with a few selections from their famous soundtracks – and the 3CD package includes work from Tires Sur Le Pianiste (Shoot The Piano Player) by Georges Delerue, A Bout De Souffle (Breathless) by Marial Solal, L'Eau A La Bouche by Serge Gainsbourg, A Double Tour by Paul Misraki, Les Liaisons Dangereuxes by Art Blakey with Barney Wilen, La Tete Contre Les Murs by Maurice Jarre, Le Bel Age by Georges Delerue, Les Bonnes Femmes by Paul Misraki, Jules Et Jim by Georges Delerue, Lola by Michel Legrand, Les 400 Coups (400 Blows) by Jean Constantin, Une Femme Est Une Femme by Michel Legrand, Zazi Dans Le Metro by Fiorenzo Carpi, Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud by Miles Davis, and Cleo De 5 A 7 by Michel Legrand. CD

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✨✧ Jacques BrelLe Grand Jacques ... CD
Barclay (France), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the earliest full albums of work by Jacques Brel – recorded during his "moustache phase" pictured on the cover! The tunes are fantastic – already that mode of completely expressive songwriting and biting wit that made Brel one of the most revolutionary talents of the European postwar scene – the king of songwriter whose inspiration quickly touched both American and British artists, even past the barriers of language. The set features arrangements by Michel Legrand, Francois Rauber, Andre Poppe, and Andre Grassi –and a set of titles that include "Sur La Place", "Le Fou Du Roi", "Il Peut Pleuvoir", "La Haine", "S'Il Te Faut", "Il Y A", "La Foire", and "Grand Jacques". CD

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✨✧ Barney WilenFrench Ballads (with bonus tracks) ... CD
IDA/Elemental, 1987. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Pure magic from saxophonist Barney Wilen – captured here at a point when his powers were really back in full force, and when he seemed to be at his most soulful when handling a gentle, easygoing sort of tune! The ballads in the title are definitely out in full force – served up in a mixture of famous French melodies, past and present – so that older postwar melodies are mixed with more contemporary moments from Michel Legrand – with a lyrical vibe that's really emphasized by the superb work on piano for the set by Michel Grallier! The rest of the group is great, too – and players include Sangoma Everett on drums, and Riccardo Del Fra on bass – the last of whom you might know from some fantastic albums with Chet Baker in later years. Wilen blows tenor and a bit of soprano – and titles include "L'Ame Des Poets", "Une Ete 42", "My Way", "Once Upon A Time", "Sous Le Ciel De Paris", "Syracuse", and "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life". CD features new mastering, and four bonus tracks – alternate takes of tunes on the album! CD

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✨✧ Paolo Fresu/Richard Galliano/Jan LundgrenMare Nostrum III ... CD
Act (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Piano, trumpet, and accordion – a really beautiful combination here in the hands of three masters of their instruments – trumpeter Paolo Fresu, accordionist Richard Galliano, and pianist Jan Lundgren! The set isn't the first this trio has recorded – and it definitely shows their deepening sympathies over time – with a special balance of space and sound, quiet and melody, of the sort that less comfortable musical partners wouldn't have been able to carry off this well! Most songs run for just a few minutes, but work together to make for a lovely poem in sound – created from original numbers by the members of the trio, and well-chosen gems by Michel Legrand, Quincy Jones, and others. Tracks include "Blues Sur Seine", "Love Land", "Pavese", "Prayer", "The Magic Stroll", "Love Theme From The Getaway", "Le Jardin Des Fees", "Del Soldato In Trincea", and "Human Requiem". CD
 
 
 



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