SingersUnlimited & Art Van Damme —
Invitation ... CD MPS/Edel (Germany), 1973. New Copy ...
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One of the coolest albums ever cut by the SingersUnlimited – thanks to great instrumentation from the mighty Art Van Damme! Art plays accordion – in a way that works perfectly with the banks of sound and sweetness we love from the group – an instrument whose own breathy tones turns out to be a perfect accompaniment for their harmonies, especially in the way it sets a very melancholy mood! Other instrumentation is great too – relatively spare use of the guitar of Sigi Schwab, plus vibes from Heribert Thusek, bass from Eberhard Weber, and drums from Charly Antolini – and titles include a really sublime version of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave", plus "Violets For Your Furs", "Cherry", "Spring Is Here", "Ecstasy", "We Could Be Flying", and "Invitation". CD
A strange one for Argo, and certainly not in keeping with their usual soul jazz roster of recordings – but also a cool moody session recorded in Scandinavia, and which features the icy piano of Rune Ofwerman, backed by a chorus of voices, for a floating dreamy sound that slightly hints at the SingersUnlimited, and other European vocal groups from the 60s. Titles include "Mellow Cool", "Bossa Nova Sueca", "Ortego Bossa Nova", and "M-83". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some light wear.)