A real gem from the EMI Studio 2 series from the UK – and a set that's got a very strong mod jazz feel! Hardly the mood music of some of the label's other titles – as Ralph Dollimore's a hell of a pianist, with a very soulful touch on the keys! (Jazz, Now Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
Mariachi Brass with Chet Baker —
Hats Off ... CD World Pacific/EMI (Japan), 1966. Used ...
A short detour in the 60s career of Chet Baker – one that we sure like a heck of a lot! This side is one of a couple that were recorded as an answer to the big success of Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – with Chet's trumpet was backed by jaunty, brassy arrangements penned by Jack ... read moreCD
The George Shearing combo gets a rich new sound – the addition of light brass instrumentation to their already-great blend of jazz, Latin, and exotic modes! As with George's smaller sets for Capitol at the time, there's some great use of vibes and guitar on the record – gently grooving ... (Jazz, Now Sound)read moreCD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)
Volume one of this great series was perhaps one of the single most influential compilations of the past five decades. Why? Well, because it exposed the world to the lost funky and groovy gems from the UK EMI Studio 2 catalog, and shifted the whole loungecore scene past the easy kitsch stuff and ... (Funky Compilations, Now Sound)read moreCD