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✨✧ KoobasKoobas (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from The Koobas – a group who tried very hard and made some excellent records in the late 60s – only to see this set come out after the group had thrown in the towel! Don't let that stop your ears from digging in deep, though – as the whole thing's a subtle masterpiece from a time when so many other things were going on – a record that's got its own sort of logic that's completely charming – neither garage or psych, but with the wit and sharpness of both – set to these fantastic vocals from Keith Ellis, a singer whose bite would also hit big with Juicy Luicy, but who somehow sounds more sinister here. It's hard to sum up the charms of the record in a few short words, but they're definitely there the moment you first give the record a listen – smart songs, creative production, and lots of twists and turns that really keep things interesting – on titles that include "Here's A Day", "Constantly Changing", "Barricades", "Royston Rose", "Gold Leaf Tree", and "Mr Claire". CD features bonus tracks too – "Face", "Champagne & Caviar", "Sweet Music", "First Cut Is The Deepest", "Gypsy Fred", "Sally", and "Walking Out". CD
 
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✨✧ Mike RichmondLa Vie En Rose ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rich, round tones from Mike Richmond – one of the few improvising cellists we know in jazz – a musician who can pluck the instrument with all the depth of a bassist, and whose work here takes us back to classics in the tiny genre by Ron Carter, Oscar Pettiford, and Eldee Young! The setting is lean, and the cello lines are clean – really inflected with a mix of melodic and rhythmic vibes – the latter of which are underscored by deeper conventional bass work by Jay Anderson, in a quartet with Peter Zak on piano and Billy Drummond on drums! The lineup have a great way of swinging gently, as Richmond moves between plucking and bowing – on titles that include "Stranger In Paradise", "Come Sunday", "La Vie En Rose", "Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love", and "Zingaro". CD
 
 
 



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