“Smartly designed with well researched notes, it’s a real treat for jazz fans & movie buffs alike…”
“These collections are unprecedented in presentation and sound quality”
“Unmissable, with the best remastering you can get”
“It not only ticks all the jazz box, but will also appeal to jazz enthusiasts and soundtrack experts. An unmissable item with the best remastering you can get”
“Seven shadowy movie soundtracks with excellent annotation”
“A stylish 5 Disc compilation”
“An absolute labour of love” & “Cracking 5CD box Set”
“7 Classic Jazz- inspired soundtracks in deluxe 5 CD boxset”
“Beautifully packaged, with extensive sleeve notes and an ideal gift for any jazz lover”
“From a world where saxophones signal trashy sex, trumpets the sound of danger,here are 7 masterpieces of the art of Film Noir”
“Hipsters and lounge lizards are in for a treat with this 5CD treasure chest that brings together 8 crucial outsider films of the late 50’s & 60’s”
“If anything, this second five-disc-plus book(a generous 60 pages) set of classic jazz on film, far surpasses its excellent predecessor devoted to film noir”
“Umiliani,whose scores bring out the soft, melancholy side of Baker’s style to perfection.This 3CD package is well up to the standard we have come to expect from Moochin’ About, with excellent sound quality and a marvellously evocative cover”
“The remarkable Umiliani drives Baker through one-take dolce vita dances, early electronic experiments and dark noir alleys”
“An important addition for Chet Baker fans, his performances whilst under Piero Umiliani’s wing, were some of the best of his career”
“This is a fascinating set covering a much-neglected niche of Baker’s career. Like the previous Moochin’ About sets, the sound quality is simply fantastic!”
‘Besides the soloists melancholic and dreamy Baker, it emersuperbly a colourful kaleidoscope of Italian Jazz of the sixties…’
‘Moochin About’s label offers us a superb 3CD Box, five highly remastered soundtracks in the rules of art…’
“These soundtracks helped change world cinema forever…”
un partenariat formidable
“A Sublime 6CD Collection of New Wave film scores”
2014 Box set of the year!
This unique and comprehensive collection will appeal to jazz buffs who also like French New Wave cinema, with Moochin’ About’s presentation as physically attractive as always…
Picture Perfect Soundtracks
This time a collection of film soundtracks which will transform that ordinary day into one worthy itself of a film just by the sheer brilliance of the sound spilling from your speakers.
Every track on the album is astounding in its way… and about as affecting a musical performance of the 23rd Psalm (in English) as one need ever hear during one’s life on this old earth.
The dark sound, founded on an extremely solid bass line, is married to a quite unusual sense of blend and balance, providing great beauty throughout. I found myself almost hypnotized by its beauty. The perfectly judged recorded sound, spacious but also clear and focused, is another asset.
If there was ever an album to raise the hair on your arms, this is it…
The mesmerising and moving, Music From The Welsh Mines finally gets its re-release on CD, this very special recording by one of Wales’ foremost choirs will be accompanied for the first time with a bonus disc Songs Of Peace & Goodwill – a collection of Christmas carols record in 1958, one year after the original album which has also been remastered …
“This celebration of American vintage noir turns up some period treasures and is a journey into a lost world
Its a treat to hear Amram’s music from films, but to hear his music for his theatrical productions, is even more special…
Its like gaining access to his personal collection…!
Amram’s brilliant writing is an exemplar of innovative film scoring. Recorded in Los Angeles with such studio stalwarts as saxophonists Paul Horn, Harold Land and Jack Nimitz and trumpeters Carmel Jones and Joe Gordon, the music sounds as fresh today as it did in 1962 when the film was first released…
JAZZ TIMES *****
“I have always regarded David Amram as one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century and I don’t just mean for the cinema. Now thankfully his music, in America at least, is getting the exposure it so rightly deserves.”
John Williams ~ Film Music Review
“David Amram has done a magnificent job. The score is exactly what I wanted for the film.” Frank Sinatra
“David Amram’s haunting score drives the movie forward and emphasizes perfectly all the dramatic elements.”
Mambo For Cats is an example of great hype. Bill Zeitung’s liner notes are over the top, in mad beatnik/jazz-DJ style, and the jacket art by Flora is superb.
A fascinating, engaging and very rare, previously unreleased 9 minute Solo Harp Improvisation from Alice Coltrane, recorded in Poland in 1987 at the Jazz Jamboree festival in honour her late husband, the legendary John Coltrane. The B-side of this limited edition Record Store Day release features an etched lotus flower design incorporating her Sanskrit name, Turiyasangitananda. Absolutely essential release, don’t sleep.
They are sound of the rainy days and the beauty that leaks out of the most unlikely places in the post industrial city. They had that emotional power and the same deep, dark, brutal honesty of Joy Division.
Songs of Praise is at the confluence of these first discs, Perry Blake works textures more electoniquies and moving, sometimes threatening and almost martial (Wrote You A Letter), other times soothed (Hyptia’s Lament)…a bipolar work of a feeling of reunion with a friend we’d lost sight of… Gregory Bodenes 5/6 *****
THE 13 RECORDS NOT TO BE MISSED THIS SUMMER.!
The rhythm of the outings slows down in the middle of the summer. We suspend our topic Magic loves until August 30, not without recommending those outings that can not be a victim of your well-deserved vacation.
NO1. PERRY BLAKE -SONGS OF PRAISE
(Moochin ‘about / PIAS) – 19/07/2019
With full sleeve notes, this harrowing yet humane work, is essential for any fan of Black music … Remarkable
Beautifully presented LP & Lyric book from Moochin’ About. The album originally called “Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons,” was recorded by folklorist Bruce Jackson over a three-year period and released in 1964. The record consists of 14 a cappella “work songs, blues, spirituals, preaching and toasts. The men on this album were all convicts serving time down at the Texas Department of Corrections penal farms along the Brazos and Trinity rivers in East Texas.” Stunning & thought provoking.
Edith Sitwell’s poetry is loaded with thrilling word-play arabesques and wacky notions, but can, like habanero peppers, be difficult for some to digest in large doses. With music, they zip through baronial halls of absurdity.
As for the performance, it stands above all others since … must remain a classic to the end of time
Astonishingly successful, clear and atmospheric … With the classic Jim flora cover art, This performance [is] still the finest ever recorded … miraculously deft
As always with Moochin’ About, the packaging is a thing of beauty, with original artwork from Chameleons guitarist Reg Smithies… Of course, they play all the classics, but it’s the way that they play them that counts. It sounds like these songs were written yesterday the way they are played with a freshness and dark power.
Mark Burgess pours it out, his face crunched in rapt concentration. He feels the power of his music, it’s rare to see anyone that emotionally naked on stage and its really affecting. He must know that his band should have been huge, they had the power to touch people and they have never lost that power but there is no justice in rock n roll, just nights like this, packed rooms and people who know and feel the truth..
Still very special.