Very cool moog album with a Perry-Kingsley feel. That is, it's got sort of a sharp electronic sound, but with grooviness underneath that keeps the whole thing going along at a jaunty pace. At times, the electronic sounds will break down into a bunch of noise, and then jump into a swingin' poppy track, then break down again. Lots of nice original stuff, like "Resonant Circuit", "Circuit Breaker", and "Jazz Waltz Circuit" – plus a few covers. LP, Vinyl record album
Groovy electronic pop stuff from the great Command label! Not as wild as Dick Hyman, but still pretty darn nice, and with a good groovy feel, accented by some nice "Latin" touches. Titles include "Girl From Ipanema", "Dansero", "Look Of Love", "Hare Krishna", and "Samba De Victoria". Groovy gatefold cover, too, with a goofy robot on the front! LP, Vinyl record album
Nice one! This is one of Dick Hyman's most fantastic LPs, and the one that includes some of his best moogy playing. With the very funky club cut "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose", plus "Both Sides Now", "Kolumbo", "Time Is Tight", and "Green Onions". LP, Vinyl record album
A very groovy organ record from Dick Hyman – one that has him playing spy themes, like "The Liquidator", "Thunderball", "Man From UNCLE", "The Cat", "Agent Double O Soul", "A Man Alone", and "Theme From Honey West". Hyman's playing in a streamlined moody way – not as funky as on his moog records, but still quite nice, and with a very good groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Dick Hyman —
Mirrors ... LP Command, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Pre-moog – but still very nice, and an album of oddly-arranged tracks that features Hyman on both organ and piano! The format's a straight trio, but the arrangements open the tracks up more than you expect – and take the songs past their simple cover versions. Includes a groovy version of "Ode to Billy Joe", plus "Respect" and "Groovin" – plus more obscure tracks like "House Of Mirrors" and "The Flower Road". Not a total breakbeat experience, but a nice bit of cheesy keyboards and some nice grooves! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)
Los Admiradores —
Bongos ... LP Command, 1960. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
A pretty great album of groovy tracks from Toots! This one's less in a straight jazz mode than it is in kind of a jazzy easy style – similar to some of Gabor Szabo's work on Impulse from the same time, with a breezy blend of orchestrations, light instrumental solos on flute, vibes, and guitar, and some occasional wordless vocals folded into the mix. The arrangements are light and focused on a groove at all times – with lots of bossa bits and sountracky moments. Titles include "So What's New?", "Stuck UP", "Wave", "Sunny", "Quarter To Five", and "A Man & A Woman". LP, Vinyl record album