RECORD STORE DAY RELEASES…

Record Store Day is the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. Thousands more shops celebrate the day around the globe in what’s become one of the biggest annual events on the music calendar….

But due to COVID-19, RSD has quite rightly been postponed and will now take place on Saturday 20th June 2020…

For the 4th year, moochin’ about will be a participating label, this year with 4 exclusive releases – 3 based on the Jazz On Film series it started back in 2011 and 1 Classical/spoken word release, which are…

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Jazz On Film… Henri Crolla & Andre Hodeir

feat Serge Gainsbourg

(LP ltd 500)

 

 

Celebrating 100 years of 2 prolific composers and 3 of their iconic film soundtracks, collected here for the first time…It’s the 60th anniversary of the film “Voulez-vous danser avec moi ?” a film that’s feature stars such as Serge Gainsbourg, and Brigitte Bardot who became one of France’s biggest stars off the back of Une Parisienne & “Voulez-vous danser avec moi ?”…The films also features stars such as Henri Vidal, who sadly died of lung cancer soon after the finishing filming of “Voulez-vous danser avec moi ?” …Hodeir was born in Paris and trained as a classical violinist and composer and Henri Crolla was an Italian jazz guitarist and composer who moved to France when he was just 2 years old… they met up in the early 50’s and scored over 10 films together…
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Henri Crolla

Andre Hodeir

Brigitte Bardot

Serge Gainsbourg

This album features the complete scores of…
Voulez-vous danser avec moi ?”
Une Parisienne
St Tropez Blues
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JAZZ ON FILM…Michel Legrand – The best of the New Wave era…

(gatefold LP ltd 500)

 

 

Celebrating the life of the legend that is Michel Legrand and music for the New Era, this stunning stand-alone collection, compiled by label owner Jason Lee Lazell features the jazz cuts from some of the most iconic films of the French New Wave era….

Michel has collaborated with jazz greats such as, Stan Getz, Sarah Vaughan, Bud Shank, Lena Horne and in later times, contemporary artists such as  Iggy Pop, Carla Bruni, Rufus Wainwright, Jamie Cullum, Madeline Peyroux…

Legrand’s songwriting skills flowered in the early 1950s through intimate acquaintance with the modern chanson movement in Paris, at first as a gifted piano accompanist. After the second world war, the US was nostalgic for French culture, and when Columbia Records commissioned an English-language album of chanson classics, the young Legrand was hired to steer it – and found himself with an 8m-selling hit.

By his mid-20s, Legrand was able to call the shots as a composer and arranger on both sides of the Atlantic. In 1958, he even had more than sufficient clout to hire Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Bill Evans – three of the hippest and most acclaimed young jazz musicians of the decade – to play sidemen’s roles on his Legrand Jazz session.

Michel was born in the Paris suburb of Bécon-les-Bruyères into a family with strong musical connections. His father, Raymond Legrand, was a composer, conductor and former pupil of Gabriel Fauré, and in his later years would go on to collaborate with Edith Piaf and Maurice Chevalier. His maternal uncle on his mother Marcelle’s side was the dance-band saxophonist and bandleader Jacques Hélian.

But Raymond left home when Michel was three, and his mother Marcelle (nee Ter-Mikaëlian), struggled to provide for the boy and his older sister, Christiane. He found a consoling friend in the flat’s battered piano and it quickly emerged that he had a gift. Christiane also played the instrument, and she was similarly destined for a successful career in music, as a jazz singer.

 

This gatefold LP features tracks from the new wave era which includes.…

Cleo de 5 a 7

Eva

La Baie de Anges

Les Sept PechesCapitaux

L’AmeriqueInsolite

Une Femme est Une femme

Les Plus Belles Escroqueries du Monde

Vivre sa vie

Plus a download code for the complete scores…

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JAZZ ON FILM…MARCELLO MASTROIANNI ~ MUSIC FROM HIS CLASSIC ITALIAN MOVIES

feat ~ Piero Piccioni , Armando Trovajoli, Carlo Rustichelli, Nini Rota, Giorgio Gaslini, Chet Baker, Lelio Luttazzi, Piero Umiliani & a rare vocal track by Gina Lollobrigida…

(gatefold LP ltd 500)

 
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This stunning  LP collection features a tailored made, stand-alone jazz compilation by Moochin’ About label owner Jason Lee lazell , with a download code for all the complete scores featured…

Marcello Mastroianni was born in Fontana Liri, Italy in 1924, but soon his family moved to Turin and then Rome. During WW2 he was sent to a German prison camp, but he managed to escape and hide in Venice. He debuted in films as an extra in Marionette(1939), then started working for the Italian department of “Eagle Lion Films” in Rome and joined a drama club, where he was discovered by directorLuchino Visconti. In 1957 Visconti gave him the starring part in his Fyodor Dostoevsky adaptation Le Notti Bianche(1957) and in 1958 he was fine as a little thief in Mario Monicellis comedyPersons Unknown (1958). But his real breakthrough came in 1960, when Federico Fellinicast him as an attractive, weary-eyed journalist of the Rome jet-set in La Dolce Vita (1960); that film was the genesis of his “Latin lover” persona, which Mastroianni himself often denied by accepting parts of passive and sensitive men. He would again work with Fellini in several major films, like the exquisite Federico Fellini’s 8½ (1963) (as a movie director who finds himself at a point of crisis) and the touchingGinger and Fred (1986) (as an old entertainer who appears in a TV show). He also appeared as a tired novelist with marital problems in Michelangelo Antonioni‘s The Night (1961), as an impotent young man in Mauro Bolognini‘s Bell’ Antonio (1960) , as an exiled prince inJohn Boorman‘s Leo the Last (1970), as a traitor in Paolo and Vittorio Taviani‘s Allonsanfan(1974) and as a sensitive homosexual in love with a housewife in Ettore Scolas A Special Day (1977). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times, for Divorce Italian Style (1961), A Special Day (1977), and Dark Eyes (1987). During the last decade of his life he worked with directors, like Theodoros Angelopoulos, Bertrand Blier and Raoul Ruiz, who gave him three excellent parts in Three Lives and Only One Death (1996). He died of pancreatic cancer in 1996…

 

Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau in La Notte

 

Marcello Mastroianni’s guide to being cool | BFI

 

Scores featured on this gatefold LP, are jazzier cuts from some of his most iconic films and include…

Adua e le compagne – Piero Piccioni

I SolitiIgnotti – Piero Umiliani

Casanova ’70 – Armando Trovajoli

Ieri, oggi, domani – Armando Trovajoli

I Compagni (The Organizer) – Carlo Rustichelli

Il cinema di – LelioLuttazzi

Otto e Mezzo – Nini Rota

Decima vittima – Piero Piccioni

Il postino e idrammipsicologici – Piero Piccioni

La loi – Gina LollobrigidaLaNotte – Giorgio Gaslini

La Dolce Vita – Giovnni Fusco, Nino Rota

Michel Legrand

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Edith Sitwell/William Walton – FaCade

(ltd 500)

 

 

 

 

This is the 2nd release in the Jim Flora cover art series, with a 10″ release of Edith Sitwell & William Walton ‘Facade’ a selection of 10″ gatefold with 26 page lyric book 70TH Anniversary of this unique recording taken from Scarborough born Edith Sitwell series of poems and on the 100th anniversary of the original transcripts…

 

Sitwell was like the Wahol of her day, publishing a mountain of essays and poems covering every aspect of the arts…The Scarborough-born poet-eccentric extraordinaire who had once publicly declared that her immense wisdom had been born of a long, unrequited love affair with the Russian painter, Pavel Ychelitchew – unrequited on the account of his homosexuality…

 

 

MORRISSEY WITH EDITH SITWELL BACKDROP

 

Sitwell fan Morrissey, heavily featured Edith as his tour mascot on his Kill Uncle tour and used her image as his stage backdrop and on his T-shirts… and like Morrissey, Sitwell also had a knack of putting her foot in it, pontificating at one of her world famous Bayswater Tea parties, I have been bought up on Rhythm as other children were bought up on Glaxo! And another, when a coachload of noisy children were arriving, “it almost makes one wish for another King Herod!”