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Encounter – The Swingle Singers With The Modern Jazz Quartet (aka Place Vendome)

LP (Item 354087) Philips, 1966 — Condition: Used
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An excellent set that has the vocal talents of the Swingle Singers backed by the sweet and mellow instrumentation of the Modern Jazz Quartet! Given that John Lewis & Co were essentially local residents in Paris for so many years, it's amazing it took them until 1966 to hook up with Ward Swingle's hip vocal group – but the album's more than worth the wait, as the MJQ really help open things up, and take the Swingles into more complicated territory than before. Milt Jackson's vibes are especially great alongside the groovy vocals – and titles include "Little David's Fugue", "Vendome", "When I Am Laid In Earth", "Air For G String", and "Three Windows". (Cover has a cutout hole.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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