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Monday MichiruAlter Ego – Nexus Remixed ... CD
Artist Share, 2010. Used ... $8.99
Really great remixes from Monday Michiru's Nexus album – tracks that make some really great magic with the originals! Monday's selected a great array of talents for this project, and the music really takes off from the sound of Nexus – often into territory that's even more cosmic and far-reaching, with more than a few mixes that would be perfect for a soulful dancefloor – and a few that even get pretty abstract in their approach! There's a lot more beats and keys than on most of the originals – and titles include "Epiphany (Merge Of Equals rmx)", "Sands Of Time (Soulfenix rework)", "Sands Of Time (David Federmann rework)", "Weak (Jephte Guillaume's main voc rmx)", "Your Eyes (Deejaykul rework)", "Candy (Slow Motion Replay rmx)", "Sands Of Time (Soultechnic Saxiest rework)", "Genetic Imprints (Villa Combao Inc & Ramon Riera rmx)", and "Epiphany (Soulfeenix rmx)". CD
Also available Alter Ego – Nexus Remixed ... CD 13.99

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Monday MichiruAlter Ego – Nexus Remixed ... CD
Artist Share, 2010. New Copy Gatefold ... $13.99
Really great remixes from Monday Michiru's Nexus album – tracks that make some really great magic with the originals! Monday's selected a great array of talents for this project, and the music really takes off from the sound of Nexus – often into territory that's even more cosmic and far-reaching, with more than a few mixes that would be perfect for a soulful dancefloor – and a few that even get pretty abstract in their approach! There's a lot more beats and keys than on most of the originals – and titles include "Epiphany (Merge Of Equals rmx)", "Sands Of Time (Soulfenix rework)", "Sands Of Time (David Federmann rework)", "Weak (Jephte Guillaume's main voc rmx)", "Your Eyes (Deejaykul rework)", "Candy (Slow Motion Replay rmx)", "Sands Of Time (Soultechnic Saxiest rework)", "Genetic Imprints (Villa Combao Inc & Ramon Riera rmx)", and "Epiphany (Soulfeenix rmx)". CD
Also available Alter Ego – Nexus Remixed ... CD 8.99

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Monday MichiruAlternate Routes ... CD
Artist Share, 2008. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99
Great remixes from Monday Michiru's Routes album – and a set that really continues her strong tradition of collaboration with some of the hippest talents of the underground! As with some of our favorite Michiru remixes from years back, the tracks here are more re-imaginations or re-recordings of her music than anything else – hardly just new beats or keyboards added into the mix, and often versions that have the tunes taken in rich new directions – always with the soulful, positive energy we love in Monday's originals. Collaborators include Part Time Heroes, Jephte Guillame, and Carlos Mena – and titles include "The Right Time (Yellowtail rmx)", "Hung Up (PTH sprung up mix)", "You Don't Know (feat Part Time Heroes)", "Philosophy Road (PTH hideout mix)", "The Right Time (Jephte's tet kale mix)", and "Don't (Casamena backyard mix)". CD

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Monday MichiruBrasilified Nights ... CD
Hydra (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $13.99
Monday Michiru returns to one of our favorite modes from her early years – collaborative grooves cut with some of the best talents of the underground – all of whom breathe incredible new life into her Brasilified album! We loved that record to death – and so did most of you – but the work here is almost even better – as it brings Monday's soulful vocals back to the sort of grooves that first won her fame on the international scene – as the jazz and Brazilian elements of the core record are still held intact, but the rhythms are wonderfully varied, and move seamlessly into a clubby vibe too – thanks to work by Little Louie Vega, Yukihiro Fukutomi, Steal Vibe, Black Edition, Zero DB, and others! Yet there's also a surprisingly unified feel to the record too – no jumps in spirit and sound from track to track – and we attribute that not just to the work of the remixers, but also to their respect of Michiru's music. Titles include "Brasilified (Yukihiro Fukutomi rmx)", "Bossamore (Zero DB rmx)", "Zanzibar (Louie Vega EOL mix)", "New Morning (Black Edition rmx)", "Sunrise (Steal Vybe's journey into the sun rmx)", and "Celebrate (Blk Mrks main room navigation mix)". CD

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Monday MichiruChasing After The Sun/Mysteries Of Life/Inspiration/How Deep Is Your Love ... CD
Polygram (Japan), 2000. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Special limited 2CD version! This sparkling single is one of her best yet – with an extended groove on both sides, and a style of production and songwriting that pushers her deeper and deeper into new territory. "Mysteries Of Life" is an amazing track – one that starts with a spare jazzy passage, then moves into a house-heavy groove, but one touches with loads of acoustic instrumentation, which always works best for Monday's soulful voice. The lyrics are great, and the set's like finding some lost jazzy groover from the glory days of Fantasy Records. "Chasing After The Sun" begins with some Afro Funk rhythms, then rolls into a smooth jazzy finish that's got these killer piano riffs touched with little bits of acoustic guitar. Sounds like a classic 70s soul tune, and it's one of Monday's best. "Inspiration" finishes out the set nicely, with a strident groove, righteous lyrics, and nice acoustic guitar in the mix. Pricey – but worth it, as all tracks are great! Plus, the second CD features a remake of the Bee Gees' "How Deep is Your Love" – done with these cool strings, and a great midtempo groove that totally remakes the song into a Monday-driven jazzy groover! CD
(Out of print, includes obi. Slipcase has some edgewear.)

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Monday MichiruDelicious Poison ... CD
Kitty, 1996. Used ... $8.99
An album that has Monday Michiru returning to her jazz funk "roots", and singing with a band that plays live throughout, with no overdubs or samples. The band is a tight collective of young Japanese players, and they get a good hard sound that's reminiscent of the playing on the early Brand New Heavies LPs. Of course, Monday sings in the deep soulful style that she always brings to these sessions, and the set includes loads of great cuts like "Tattoo My Heart", "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", "Conversations With Myself", "Nadir", and "To Live As To Dream". Great stuff, and one of the best acid jazz LPs to come out in the last decade! CD
(Out of print.)

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Monday MichiruDouble Image ... CD
Polygram (Japan), 1998. New Copy ... $13.99
A real turning point for Monday Michiru – a set that has the Japanese singer moving into more complex rhythms than some of the straighter soul of her initial releases – really keeping things interesting as she stretches out lyrically too! Monday arranged and produced most of the record – although she also has help from some great guests, as was common in her early years – a lineup that includes DJ Krush, Mondo Grosso, Byron Wallen, and The Angel – all of whom add some creative energy to the project. There's a touch of drum and bass in the mix at times, but the key highlight is Monday's great sense of song and her fantastic vocals – soaring out as one of the few late 90s audiences who can take things over the top to a whole new audience. Cuts include "Reflexions", "You Make Me", "Island Of The Saints", "Method 2 The Madness", "Double Image", and "Scheme Of Things". CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)
Also available Double Image (Japanese pressing) ... CD 9.99

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Monday MichiruDouble Image (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Polygram (Japan), 1998. Used ... $9.99
A real turning point for Monday Michiru – a set that has the Japanese singer moving into more complex rhythms than some of the straighter soul of her initial releases – really keeping things interesting as she stretches out lyrically too! Monday arranged and produced most of the record – although she also has help from some great guests, as was common in her early years – a lineup that includes DJ Krush, Mondo Grosso, Byron Wallen, and The Angel – all of whom add some creative energy to the project. There's a touch of drum and bass in the mix at times, but the key highlight is Monday's great sense of song and her fantastic vocals – soaring out as one of the few late 90s audiences who can take things over the top to a whole new audience. Cuts include "Reflexions", "You Make Me", "Island Of The Saints", "Method 2 The Madness", "Double Image", and "Scheme Of Things". CD
(Ouf of print.)
Also available Double Image ... CD 13.99

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Monday MichiruJazz Brat ... CD
Verve/Kitty (Germany), 1995. Used ... $9.99
The breakthrough LP that brought Monday Michiru out of Japan, and exposed her work to a new worldwide audience! The record (like so many of her others) features performances by a great array of cool guests, including Cleveland Watkiss, DJ Krush, and Simon Richmond of Palm Skin Productions. The production's very tight, and is a stellar example of the way that Monday mixes jazz funk, soul, and abstract influences into a tight modern soul sound. Loads of great tracks, including "Sunshine After the Rain", "Hold On", "Rainy Daze", "Scat Attack", and "Givin' It". And if our raving comments are not enough, whenever we play this one on the radio in Chicago, we get a massive massive response! CD
(Out of print.)

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Monday MichiruMermaid ... CD
EmArcy (Germany), 1998. Used ... $6.99
An EP release – but one that offers up a great standout moment in the career of Monday Michiru – and a record that has the power to knock away most other contemporary soul of the time! Monday's picking up a bit more of a clubby vibe than her earlier years – getting great help from Masters At Work on a remix of "Sunshine After The Rain" – which was one of our favorite tracks from the Jazz Brat album! She also serves up a uniquely rhythmic take on the Minnie Riperton classic "Lovin You" – alongside other good cuts that include "Love Flow", "Far To Go", "Where Is The Passion", and the instrumental track "Mermaid". CD
(Out of print.)

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Monday MichiruMermaid ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... $13.99
An EP release – but one that offers up a great standout moment in the career of Monday Michiru – and a record that has the power to knock away most other contemporary soul of the time! Monday's picking up a bit more of a clubby vibe than her earlier years – getting great help from Masters At Work on a remix of "Sunshine After The Rain" – which was one of our favorite tracks from the Jazz Brat album! She also serves up a uniquely rhythmic take on the Minnie Riperton classic "Lovin You" – alongside other good cuts that include "Love Flow", "Far To Go", "Where Is The Passion", and the instrumental track "Mermaid". CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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Monday MichiruMoods ... CD
MCJP (Japan), 2003. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderful little album from Monday Michiru – her tenth solo album in a short but strong legacy of soul! The album builds on the maturing sound that Monday's been crafting over her previous records – a really cohesive sound that takes bits of classic 70s jazz, Latin rhythms, acoustic soul, and a fresh 21st century spirit – all swept up together in the warmth of Monday's vocals and her deeply personal approach to songwriting. Monday wrote, arranged, and produced the whole set herself – and the band has some wonderfully jazzy work from Dave Kikoski on Fender Rhodes, plus lots of nice flute, tenor, and soprano sax! Titles include "Transcend", "To Be", "Crave", "Cut To The Chase", "Moods", and "A New Silence". CD

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Monday MichiruNaked Breath ... CD
Artist Share, 2004. New Copy ... $12.99
Monday Michiru in a beautifully stripped-down setting – working here with just the guitar of Adam Rogers alongside her wonderful vocals – on a record that shows just how much she's grown over the years! The format is spare, but that also seems to unlock even more jazz expression in Monday's approach – almost like a horn player working in a spare duet setting, having to do more than in a bigger group, but really growing to the challenge in the process! Titles include "Rainbows", "Native Tongue", "Crave", "No Matter What", "Slo", "Chasing After The Sun", and "No Matter What". CD

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Monday MichiruNaked Breath 2 ... CD
Sonic Image, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
Beautiful work from Monday Michiru – an artist we've loved for over 20 years, and who just keeps on rewarding our faith in her work with records like this! Years back, Monday was a soul singer, then she grew into a very talented jazz singer too – and here, she's in a very special space of her own – beautifully set up with just the guitar of Yoshihisa Suzuki for accompaniment, plus a bit of her own work on flute – but mostly in a mode that just features her singing alongside the guitar! Monday's always had an expressive voice, but she really knocks it out of the park here – working so many different inflections, twists, and turns into her lyrics – so much so, we don't even miss the other instrumentation at all. Few folks could make an album this vivid with so little – but then again, Monday's always been a rare breed! Titles include the originals "One Thing's For Sure", "Seize The Day", "Brasilified", "Hidden Elements", "Disillusioned", and "Lone Wolf" – plus versions of "One Note Samba", and the Prince classic "Wanna Be Your Lover". CD

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Monday MichiruNexus ... CD
Artist Share, 2008. New Copy ... $12.99
Brilliant work from Monday Michiru – one of her jazziest records to date, and one of her most soulful too! There's a really deep feel going on here – light years past the basic soul and dancefloor grooves that Monday was cutting a decade ago, with a musically evolved sound that's really tremendous – as full and rich as it is simple and straightforward – filled with righteous themes and that extremely positive vibe we've always loved in Monday's music! The keyboards on the record are handled by Dave Kikoski on a number of tracks – really warm and fluid, and wrapping up Michiru's vocals wonderfully – and other instrumentation includes acoustic bass, trumpet, and some earthy percussion, which makes for a nice contrast with the Fender Rhodes on some tracks. The record's one that makes us proud we've been following Monday's work for so many years – really pleased to see it coming this far forward! Titles include "Genetic Imprints", "Sands Of Time", "On & On", "Weak", "Your Eyes", "Candy", "Sometimes", "Suite 610", and "Epiphany". CD

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Monday MichiruOptimista (Japanese version) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1999. Used ... $12.99
A killer set from this great Japanese soul singer! Monday's reinvented her style here, and she's adding a Latiny vibe to the mix – for a sound that's given her her best record in years! The quality of the tracks is excellent – with tight tight songwriting, stellar jazzy grooves, and nice little touches, like Latin flute (by Dave Valentin) and vibes. This should be the record that they bring to America – but as with all of her titles, it will probably only ever be available on Japanese import. Titles include "Play It By Ear", "Thinking Of You", "Full Bottle Of Soul", "Zurich Samba", "Oasis", "Tomorrow's Sunrise", and "Higher". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Monday MichiruPlay It By Ear ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... $6.99
Great single from our favorite Japanese singer! The cut's got a great rolling jazzy groove, with a deep bassline, nicely plucked guitar lines, and soulful vocals from Monday. As usual, the lyrics are in English, and the writing has a very positive vibe to it. There's 3 mixes on the single, including one by Carlos Murphy with a nice dancefloor groove, and the enigmatic "Naked Mix"! CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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Monday MichiruPremiumix ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... $13.99
Great work from our favorite Japanese soul star – a nice batch of remixes, filled with guest appearances by the likes of Incognito, Basement Jaxx, Shinichi Osawa, Soul Society, Byron Wallen, Rob Playford, and others – all packaged in an extremely captivating cover with great graphics! Titles include "You Make Me (Shin Shin's Mix)", "Yellow Bird (Incognito Capoeira Mix)", "Cruel 2 Be Kind (Basement Jaxx Nite Dub)", "Change Of Scenery", "Double Image (Live At Manic One Remix)", "Love Flow (Mango Margarita Mix)", and "Freed Or Bound (Reconsideration Mix)". Very nice stuff, with more focus on the dancefloor side of Monday's work, than the pop-hook sort of side. A mixture of jazzy bits, drum and bass bits, and lots more! CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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Monday MichiruRecollections (Remixes & Covers) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 2001. New Copy ... $13.99
A collection of hard-to-find work by Monday Michiru – featuring mixes and covers that have been issued as singles in the past, and which fit together surprisingly well as a full LP! If you know Monday's work, you know that her singles often feature versions of tracks that are quite different than the LP versions – recrafted with the help of some of the best NuSoul producers and remixers, like Joe Claussell, Masters At Work, Shinchi Osaway, and Bluey, all of whom contribute work to this set. The package is great – and with a total of 11 tracks in all, it will save you a lot of time (and money) tracking down those expensive import 12" singles! The set's mixed together – but not strongly, so that all the songs are very much intact – and titles include "I Wanna Be Where You Are", "Lovin You (acoustic live version)", "Double Image (live at Manic One rmx)", "Chasing After The Sun (Banda Black Lero mix)", "Yellow Bird (Incognito Capoeira mix)", "Tomorrow's Sunrise (Murphy meets Titomaxx)", "Love Flow (Mango margarita mix)", "Mysteries Of Life (Ananda Project Black Tail dub)", and "Higher (higher dub)". CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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Monday MichiruRoutes ... CD
Artist Share, 2006. New Copy ... $12.99
Another top-shelf session from Monday Michiru – one of the few current artists who's been able to hold our attention for so many years, thanks to an ever-deepening quality in her work! Back at the end of the 90s, we were first amazed when Monday moved simpler dance-based work into more complicated singer-songwriter soul – and we've listened in wonder as she's picked up stronger jazz, Latin, Brazilian, and soul influences as the years have gone on – really growing into her own, and maturing wonderfully with age! This album's way way past the early efforts that were so strongly shaped by her co-collaborators – and features production and all original songs by Monday – recorded live in the studio with a warmly glowing quality that matches the righteous vibe of the tunes and the free-soaring spirit of her vocals. If you were ready to get tired of Monday's sound and style, this isn't the album to do it – because each new track is a surprising delight, and makes us fall in love with her work all over again! Titles include "I'm Still Here", "Yellow Light", "Dig Deep", "The Right Time", "Hung Up", "Be Who You Are", "Touch The Sky", "A New Way", and "Philosophy Road". CD

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Monday MichiruRoutes ... LP
Artist Share, 2006. New Copy ... $13.99
Another top-shelf session from Monday Michiru – one of the few current artists who's been able to hold our attention for so many years, thanks to an ever-deepening quality in her work! Back at the end of the 90s, we were first amazed when Monday moved simpler dance-based work into more complicated singer-songwriter soul – and we've listened in wonder as she's picked up stronger jazz, Latin, Brazilian, and soul influences as the years have gone on – really growing into her own, and maturing wonderfully with age! This album's way way past the early efforts that were so strongly shaped by her co-collaborators – and features production and all original songs by Monday – recorded live in the studio with a warmly glowing quality that matches the righteous vibe of the tunes and the free-soaring spirit of her vocals. If you were ready to get tired of Monday's sound and style, this isn't the album to do it – because each new track is a surprising delight, and makes us fall in love with her work all over again! Titles include "I'm Still Here", "Yellow Light", "The Right Time", "Hung Up", "Be Who You Are", "Touch The Sky", and "Philosophy Road". LP, Vinyl record album

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Monday MichiruRoutes – Live In Japan (DVD) ... DVD
Geneon (Japan), 2006. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the few DVDs we've ever seen of the great Monday Michiru – a performer who's even more enchanting in a live setting than in the studio! Monday works here with a great small combo– Henry Hey on keyboards, Genta on drums and percussion, and Alex Sipiagin on trumpet and flugelhorn – a lineup that really follows the deeper, more jazz-based style of her later work – as she opens up on titles that include a great mix of older gems and new material. Includes versions of "Sunshine After The Rain", "The Right Time", "I Couldn't See", "You Make Me", "Touch The Sky", "Intuition", "I'm Still Here", "Remember", "Hung Up", "Play It By Ear", and "Philosophy Road". DVD
(DVD is NTSC, All Region.)

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Monday MichiruSelections '97-'00 ... CD
Polydor (Japan), Late 90s. Used ... $9.99
A great selection of tracks by one of the best soul singers of the past few decades! Japanese/American vocalist Monday Michiru's been one of the few new artists we've supported heavily since our "dusty" past – and this 12 track set is a wonderful sampling of tracks she's recorded over the past few years, years that have seen Monday move into a variety of new styles, ever expanding her creative range to always keep us coming back for more! There's some numbers on here that are lifted from hard to find singles, plus more that stand out as some of her best LP tracks of recent years – and titles include "Play It By Ear", "Emerald Life (Nunca Tan Fermosa Cosa Vido)", "You Make Me", "Chances", "Full Bottle Of Soul", "Do It Again", "Stop & Listen", "Supirar", "Fallin (Indian Summer mix)", "Chasing After The Sun (barefood n pregnant version)", and "Thinking Of You". CD
(Sticker over barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)
Also available Selections '97-'00 ... CD 13.99

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Monday MichiruSelections '97-'00 ... CD
Polydor (Japan), Late 90s. New Copy ... $13.99
A great selection of tracks by one of the best soul singers of the past few decades! Japanese/American vocalist Monday Michiru's been one of the few new artists we've supported heavily since our "dusty" past – and this 12 track set is a wonderful sampling of tracks she's recorded over the past few years, years that have seen Monday move into a variety of new styles, ever expanding her creative range to always keep us coming back for more! There's some numbers on here that are lifted from hard to find singles, plus more that stand out as some of her best LP tracks of recent years – and titles include "Play It By Ear", "Emerald Life (Nunca Tan Fermosa Cosa Vido)", "You Make Me", "Chances", "Full Bottle Of Soul", "Do It Again", "Stop & Listen", "Supirar", "Fallin (Indian Summer mix)", "Chasing After The Sun (barefood n pregnant version)", and "Thinking Of You". CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)
Also available Selections '97-'00 ... CD 9.99

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Monday MichiruTomorrow's Sunrise (Murphy Meets Titomaxx, Sakura Hills Disco 3000 rmx, album)/Higher (Spiritual Life voc, Higher dub) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... $6.99
A wonderful Latin groover from Monday's Optimista album, remixed nicely here with some heavy conga beats, rolling piano riffs, and great production on the vocals! The cut's super catchy, and the instrumental remix is just as good as the vocal, as it's got some tight Latin playing that sound super. The flipside adds a nice house-heavy kick to the cut, taking it straight to the dancefloor, yet losing none of Monday's soulful vocals! CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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Monday MichiruYellow Bird (Incognito capoeira mix, Incognito capoeira inst)/Double Image (orig) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... $6.99
A real charmer from Monday – the great tune "Yellow Bird" from her Double Image album, dressed up with some Braziliany touches from Incognito! The track's warm, glowing – and has just the right amount of jazzy soul to put it up there with Monday's best work! The flip's a harder number with heavy beats – a bit of a London twist, and nice and long, too! CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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Monday Michiru & OthersCo-Collaborator Works Of Monday Michiru ... CD
Universal (Japan), 2007. New Copy ... $13.99
Great grooves from Monday Michiru – a Soul Source collection that brings together a wealth of Monday's dancefloor work with a host of other artists! The tunes here are all upbeat and nicely grooving – very much that soulful Soul Source dancefloor vibe – and the package is a nice reminder that although Monday's been hitting some great mellow notes of late, she's also still one of the best club-oriented talents from the Japanese scene. A number of these tracks are from hard to find singles, and collaborators here include Da Lata, Jazztronik, Soul Source, Masters At Work, Joe Claussell, and Mondo Grosso. Titles include "Butterfly" by Mondo Grosso with Monday Michiru, "You Make Me (Studio Apartment rmx)" by Monday Michiru, "The Right Time (Jephte's King Street vokal)" by Monday Michiru, "The Real Thing" by Soul Source Productions with Monday Michiru, "Tiger Eyes (English version)" by Jazztronik with Monday Michiru, "New Beginnings" by Monday Michiru with Da Lata, "ADDP" by M-Flo with Monday Michiru, "Sunshine After The Rain (MAW 12" mix)" by Monday Michiru, and "Higher (Spiritual Life voc)" by Monday Michiru with Joe Claussell. CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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Monday Michiru & Toshiko AkioshiJazz Conversations – The Other Side Of Monday Michiru ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $13.99
The other side of Monday Michiru – or, more appropriately, the early side of the great soul singer – given that her roots in jazz go very far back, to the time when she was the child of two very famous jazz musicians! This set has Monday reunited with her mother – the legendary pianist Toshiko Akioshi – who works exclusively on piano, in this wonderfully pointed, introspective style – while Monday both sings in a jazz style, and plays flute as well – an instrument she first used on record when she was about ten years old. The reunion is a wonderful one – and while Toshiko's every bit as great as you'd expect, we find ourselves falling in love with Monday even more than before – as her handling of the mellower material is beautiful, and opens up an even more deeply expressive side of her vocals than before. The record's got a bit of added bass and drums at points – and titles include "Frog", "Long Yellow Road", "First Night", "Love & Life", "New Girl In Town", "Broken Dreams", and "Ain't Gonna Ask No More". CD

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✨✧ Monday MichiruEpisodes In Color ... CD
Sony (Japan), 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stunning work from Monday Michiru – her most sophisticated album to date, and a beautiful batch of tunes that once again redefines her style! Monday's light years ahead from her start as a simple singer of dance-oriented tunes – working here with lush and jazzy backings, as rich in sound and feeling as the evocative title of the album might imply, delivered with a degree of soulfulness that's breathtaking. Arrangements are very warm and jazzy, with a subtle mix of acoustic and electric instrumentation – perfect for the pensive vocals on the set, and still with a good capacity to groove at the right moments. File this one under "instant classic", and get ready to accept Monday as one of the best female vocalists of the 21st Century! Titles include "The Road Less Travelled", "Send One Your Love", "Talk", "Generations", "Mysteries Of Life", "Heal", "Interesting Times", and "Yokan". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Monday MichiruSoulception ... CD
Adventure Music, 2012. Used ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from Monday Michiru – quite possibly her greatest album in years, and one that really draws together all the best elements of her style! The vocals are wonderful – soaring, fluid, and filled with soul – almost more confident than ever – and set to these small group jazz arrangements that still bounce around with lots of contemporary rhythms – yet all played live, almost in a clubjazz mode – which makes for a perfect backdrop for Monday's lyrics! As always, the vibe is righteous, and the spirit is totally uplifting – the kind of amazing music that's held us rapt, watching her career for the past two decades – never disappointed, and always blown away by the rich progression in her music. Monday plays a bit of flute on the record, Ed Motta sings guest vocals on a version of the Milton Nascimento classic "Bridges" – and other titles include "Adventures", "What Is In A Soul", "Map Of The Soul", "What Defines You", "Brasilianos", "Til Morning Comes Again", and "The Elusive Song". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Toshiko Akiyoshi with Monday MichiruHope (original, English version, album) ... CD
Nippon Crown (Japan), 2006. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two generations get together on a wonderful tune – pianist Toshiko Akioyshi performs with her daughter Monday Michiru – on three different versions of the tune "Hope"! The song is penned by Shuntaro Tanikawa, but has Monday singing both English and Japanese versions – more in a jazz vocal mode than usual, and with beautiful piano accompaniment from Toshiko. CD

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✨✧ Monday MichiruChasing After The Sun/Mysteries Of Life/Inspiration/How Deep Is Your Love ... CD
Polygram (Japan), 2000. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Special limited 2CD version! This sparkling single is one of her best from the early years – with an extended groove on both sides, and a style of production and songwriting that pushers her deeper and deeper into new territory. "Mysteries Of Life" is an amazing track – one that starts with a spare jazzy passage, then moves into a house-heavy groove, but one touches with loads of acoustic instrumentation, which always works best for Monday's soulful voice. The lyrics are great, and the set's like finding some lost jazzy groover from the glory days of Fantasy Records. "Chasing After The Sun" begins with some Afro Funk rhythms, then rolls into a smooth jazzy finish that's got these killer piano riffs touched with little bits of acoustic guitar. Sounds like a classic 70s soul tune, and it's one of Monday's best. "Inspiration" finishes out the set nicely, with a strident groove, righteous lyrics, and nice acoustic guitar in the mix. Pricey – but worth it, as all tracks are great! Plus, the second CD features a remake of the Bee Gees' "How Deep is Your Love" – done with these cool strings, and a great midtempo groove that totally remakes the song into a Monday-driven jazzy groover! CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)
Also available Chasing After The Sun/Mysteries Of Life/Inspiration/How Deep Is Your Love ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Monday MichiruFalling/Restless/Early Dawn (Song For Nikita) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 2000. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Jazzy, lovely, and completely soulful! "Fallin" begins with a soaring drum break, riffing away as tight piano lines join in, along with Monday's scatting vocals. The cut's got a classy jazzy sound that's totally 70s – but with enough of a groove to work well on a modern dancefloor. "Restless" is a bit more straight funk – with breakbeats and Fender Rhodes on the intro, and some great vocals by Monday that remind us a bit of Marlena Shaw's classic work. "Early Dawn" is a sweet jazzy ballad, with flute and guitar, in a mellower mode that reminds us of her New Directions single. Another clear winner from one of the best soul artists around – and worth the Japanese price tag! CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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✨✧ Monday MichiruIntrospection (Afternoon Dreams/Changes/The Island) ... CD
Polygram (Japan), 2000. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best entries in Monday Michiru's yearly cycle of EP releases – and a sophisticated batch of jazz vocal tracks that takes her to a whole new level! The record's got a hip sound that reminds us of classic work by Dee Dee Bridgewater or Carmen Lundy – as Monday works with tight jazz backing, and sings in a spiritual introspective style that we'd reserve for only the work of a rare few singers! The ep's got 3 songs in all, all fairly long – and they work together beautifully as a discrete LP of jazzy soul from one of our favorite singers! CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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✨✧ Monday MichiruMaiden Japan ... CD
Kitty (Japan), 1994. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic early album from Monday Michiru – a record that already has the young singer stepping forth with a sound that's richer and deeper than most of her contemporary – in a mode that would only get even more wonderful over the years! As with some of her other early efforts, there's a strongly collaborative vibe going on here – as the singer works with help from guests who include DJ Krush, United Future Organization, and Love TKO – but as usual, the power and presence of the record really comes from the lady herself – open, honest, and unafraid to put herself into her lyrics and vocals, and a level that really became inspirational for so many other artists of her time. The set's bracketed by two cool remakes of "Maiden Voyage" – which also shows up in the middle – and other titles include "Yellow Rain", "Hear Between The Silence", "Secret Desire", "Black & White", "Suite Life", "When I'm With You", and "What Is Jazz". CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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✨✧ Monday MichiruNew Beginnings EP ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 2000. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful EP from Monday Michiru – featuring three tracks exclusive to this release – all with a sound that recalls some of the best jazzy soul of the 70s! "Something To Believe In" is an excellent jazzy cut with warm electric piano riffs to match Monday's soulful vocals. "New Beginnings" mixes acoustic guitar and some spare electronics, in almost a classic Minnie Riperton sound. And "Stop N Listen" continues the nice guitar work with some heavier bassy beats, plus a nice sing-song jazzy groove. Very nice all around – and the CD features 3 bonus instrumentals of the vocal cuts, for a total of 6 tracks in all! CD
(Please Note – Obi has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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✨✧ Monday MichiruYou Are The Universe (7 inch version)/Ooh La La La ... 7-inch
Grand Gallery, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A very limited 7" single by the lovely Monday Michiru – only done for the Japanese market! "You Are The Universe" is a beautifully soulful song – a cover of a tune by Siedah Garrett, but done in a way that's soaring and spiritual, and very much the kind of sound that made us first fall in love with Monday's music many years back! The tune beautifully mixes jazz and house, and is made even better by the lead vocal – and it's backed by a cool take on Teena Marie's "Ooh La La La" – again done at a level that makes the tune Monday's own! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousShibuya Jazz Classics – Monday Michiru Collection (Toshiko Akioshi) ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A loving tribute to two generations of Japanese music – the best work of pianist Toshiko Akisohi, hand-picked by her daughter Monday Michiru! Unlike other titles in the excellent Shibuya Jazz Classics series, this one focuses on a single individual – but given that fact that Toshiko's made a contribution to Japanese music for more than 40 years, there's more than enough variety on the set – possibly even more so than some of the others! Work here stretches from the early 60s to the mid 90s – and Monday's got a great ear for picking out her mother's most sensitively-crafted tunes – whether they're swinging bigger group numbers or more stripped-down trio tracks. A number of tracks were done in collaboration with Toshiko's later husband Lew Tabakin (not Monday's dad) – and one even features a teen-aged Monday Michiru on flute! Titles include "I Ain't Gonna Ask No More", "Manha Do Carnaval", "Kogun", "Air", "Warning Success May Be Hazardous To Your Heath", "Sumie", Kisarazu Jinku", "Opus No Zero", and a great trio reading of "Long Yellow Road". CD
 
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Toshiko AkiyoshiTen Gallon Shuffle (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Baystate/RCA (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $24.99
A hokey title and cover, but a great little record – a lesser-known gem from the Toshiko Akioshi big band, recorded in the mid 80s for Japanese release! Toshiko's still working strongly with reedman Lew Tabackin here – and as always, the sound of the reeds really make the record – not only on the bold ensemble passages, but also on the snakey, well-crafted solos that slide out of the fuller arrangements – letting Lew, Frank Wess, and Jim Snidero contribute some really great work on the longer tracks. Titles include "Ten Gallon Shuffle", "Fading Beauty", "Blue Dream", and "Happy Hoofer" – and in case you're wondering, that's a young Monday Michiru on the cover! CD
(Blu-spec CD 2 pressing!)

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Beady BelleDedication ... LP
Jazzland (Norway), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Beady Belle never lets us down – and even though the lady's been making music for well over a decade, she still turns out some of the most consistently thoughtful soul we can think of! Forget the fact that the singer's on a Norwegian label, as the lyrics here are all in English, backed by warmly jazzy instrumentation that's always made Beady's music hugely popular with our customers for American neo-soul – and which puts her in the same territory as other classic "in the know" artists, such as Monday Michiru or Incognito! The keyboards are especially nice this time around – as thoughtful as the lyrics and the vocals – and titles include "I Run You Ragged", "Hold Your Breath", "Traces", "Dedication", "Waste Of Grace", "Last Drop Of Blood", "Can You Smile", and "Out Of Orbit". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big BandInsights (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Always-amazing work from the team of pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi and reedman Lew Tabackin – and a set that may well be one of the ensemble's most ambitious records to date – given that side two features a long, complicated suite that has roots in older Japanese musical styles! The balance here is great – side one has the kind of swinging shorter (although still long by most standards) numbers that the group could make explode with color and imagination – and side two features the long "Minamata" suite, which has vocals from a young Monday Michiru, and from singer Hisao Kanze. Other tracks include "Studio J", "Transience", and "Sumie" – and the lineup here features most of the group's key members of the 70s – including the great Gary Foster on reeds! CD
(Blu-spec CD 2 pressing!)

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✨✧ Soul Bossa TrioIn Native ... CD
Wildjumbo (Japan), 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great effort by this groovy Japanese acid jazz combo! Although they're best-known for their earlier works, which had more of a straight bossa feel, this one has a much more expanded sound, and runs a full range of jazz and Brazilian grooves. Highlights include the track "Hope", which was written and produced by Monday Michiru, a cover of Herbie Hancock's "Wiggle Waggle", a Brailian track called "Word Of Love", a cover of Ivan Lins' "Love Dance", and a version of The Meters' classic "Hey! Pocky-A-Way". Lots of nice grooves, soulful vocals, and some very smooth production. Japanese version, packaged in a very handsome cover. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ TristanSecond Phase ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2015. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We somehow missed Tristan the first time around – but man, are we more than making up for that now – with loads of love for this incredible second set! Tristan's got this wonderful sense of poise and polish to her music – not slick at all, but just super-tight, with an immediately righteous, positive vibe – at a level that's rare for so many indie soul acts – and which instantly puts Tristan at the level of some of our longtime favorites, like Incognito, Monday Michiru, or Swing Out Sister! The songwriting is great, the vocals are wonderful, and the overall execution has this real love of classic soul, but a style that's always trying to find something new – especially through some jazzy inflections, ala James Mason or someone like that. Titles include "Hey Sister", "Finally Found", "Chainreaction", "Falcon", "Lost", "Morning", "Supersize My Sunshine", and "Tune In". CD
 
 
 



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