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Issued shortly after the teenager’s LP debut, with some of its songs (and some additions) re-recorded here in Italian, including her first single, her own composition Oh Oh Cheri.

Their playful, mysterious, charming, but long-forgotten soundtrack to an early-60s Italian cult movie. The great Helen Merrill is outstanding.

‘We dig. Around the clock.’
‘Hold onto yourself, Bartlett. You’re twenty feet short of the woods. The hole is right here in the open. The guard is between us and the lights.’

Both versions, on 45rpm audiophile vinyl: solemn, powerful, neo-classical Georges Delerue (who scored for Malle, Bertolucci, Truffaut, Stone) versus jazzbo Piero Piccioni (Rosi, Rossellini, Visconti).

His swirling score for the processions and parades of the Fellini masterpiece: quasi-liturgical, part-jazz, part-rock; irreverently underpinned by tuba and accordions, and snatches of pop songs.

Deepening the dreaminess of the great 1963 Fellini: a music hall melange of jazz, classical, lounge, and circus music. Opera, cabaret, polka, and organ combos — often in the space of one number.

His debut, 1963 LP, including the hits Mas Que Nada and Chove Chuva. ‘New Style Samba’ — swirling bossa nova in big arrangements, with soaring choruses, lit up by Jorge’s minor-key guitar.

Her third LP — after At Last! and Second Time Around — produced by the Chess Brothers, released on Argo; with the all-time classic Something’s Got A Hold On Me. This edition adds a couple of 45s.

With Art Blakey, Frank Foster and Sonny Rollins in 1953-4. A sublime Smoke Gets In Your Eyes; unmissable stuff like Hackensack. Sleeve artwork by Andy Warhol.

From the 1958-59 sessions which produced the Savoy LPs Gold Coast and Dial Africa, originally issued under the name of fluegelhornist Wilbur Harden. Curtis Fuller and Tommy Flanagan, too.

Prestige sides cut during his last months with Miles. With Paul Chambers, Red Garland, Jimmy Cobb. Audiophile clear vinyl.

The 1958-9 Prestige, in fact headed up by the tuba player Ray Draper. The title-track is a McCoy Tyner composition; a young Freddie Hubbard is outstanding. Bassist Spanky DeBrest is a name to savour.

JC plays beautifully, of course, showing his conservative detractors what-for; McCoy Tyner brings it on. Audiophile Clear Vinyl.

Monumental Ornette. Bley is nominal leader; Ornette bosses things, running free with Cherry. The Blessing, a Bird, an Eldridge, Ramblin’... The complete show, decently recorded, on audiophile clear vinyl.

Terrific, raw blues, originally released as 78s by the Jackson, Mississippi label.
SBW thrillingly cutting his teeth and stamping the ground, before the Checkers.

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