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MARILYN MONROE, Frankie Vaughan, Yves Montand – Let’s Make Love

“What an album– I was absolutely floored! Besides an amazing rendition by Marilyn of “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” in which she speaks some French, there was a searing instrumental heavy with exciting rhythm (“Latin One”). As I thrilled to this exotic music, Mrs. R. came into the den, wanting to know why we were …

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BREMER & McCOY – Utopia (Luaka Bop) LP

Click here Danish duo Bremer/McCoy’s music is a meditative and intense blend of jazz and dub created entirely via analog process. No computers are involved; they record everything straight to tape in their own studio. These two childhood friends tour with their own soundsystem to ensure adequate depth in the lower frequencies. Their new album, …

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SINATRA, Frank – My Way (50th Anniversary Edition) (reissue) (UMC) heavyweight vinyl LP

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic recordings of all time! Reissued for the first time in decades is the album My Way, first issued in 1969 and featuring the hit title song as well as Sinatra’s indelible performance on “All My Tomorrows,” from the film in which he had a starring …

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PETER BROETZMANN/JOHN EDWARDS/STEVE NOBLE – The Worse The Better (reissue) (Otoroku) heavyweight vinyl LP

Recording of the stunning first set performed by the trio of Peter Brötzmann, Steve Noble and John Edwards at Cafe OTO in January 2010 during Brötzmann’s first residency at the venue. This was also the first time the trio had played together. Recorded at Cafe OTO by Shane Browne, mixed by John Edwards and Mastered …

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LLOYD McNEILL – Elegia (reissue) (Soul Jazz)

Click here Soul Jazz Records are releasing flautist Lloyd McNeills album Elegia (1980). Originally released on the artists own private press Baobab label in New York, the album is a serious collectors piece, a heavyweight and fascinating fusion of deep spiritual jazz with Brazilian rhythms and melodies. The album has been out of print for …

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