Walter Carlos (now Wendy) performs electronic versions of many classics on the Moog. If nothing else, this is an interesting period piece, though on a certain level we're quite fond of it, oth in it's performance and it's motivation. Moogy takes of Monteverdi's "Orfeo" suite, several ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Masterworks pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Wonderful stuff – way more than just an easy instrumental album, and a great batch of exotic tunes with lots of jazzy touches! There's enough of the Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman influence here – but Rex and group take the sound a lot further, by playing like a true small combo, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
What's with the connection between "strings" and "fire"? Seems like it's used on more than a few albums from the time – and always makes us think of buzzing bees or trick violins! Fortunately, Michel Legrand handles the sub-genre with amazing care – bringing in his ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye Demonstration pressing. Cover has a Demonstration stamp on back.)
Andre Previn —
Misty ... LP Columbia, 1962. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
A moody set from Andre Previn – recorded with a vibe that's much deeper than you'd expect from the easy-styled cover image! Previn's playing piano here with support from a larger orchestra – full strings that often give a dark sort of tinge to the record – sliding in alongside ... (Jazz, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Frank Sinatra's earliest experiments with instrumental music – a set of tunes composed by Alec Wilder – including some handled by Wilder himself, with a group that includes Mitch Miller on oboe and Julius Baker on flute – in a cool modern chamber jazz mode! (Vocalists, Now Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear, aging, half split top seam, a peeled spot at the opening, and some stuck-on paper on back.)