A record we'd love to know more about – because the sound and presentation is so amazing! The set brings a bossa vibe to a mixture of American jazz and soundtrack tunes – often folding two tracks into one performance, and couching the melodies in some fuller strings and lighter, lively rhythms – with a quality that almost feels a bit like Henry Mancini
taking on bossa nova material – or maybe like some of the fuller arrangements done by the young Deodato at the time! No surprise, there's some great Mancini
numbers in the mix – along with other cool tunes too – served up with instrumentation that often has some rootsier percussion on the bottom, which blends in a great way with the larger charts – on titles that include "So In Love/
Echo Of Love", "Sally's Tomato/
Teach Me Tonight", "Mr Lucky/
Speak Low", "Just For Tonight/
Moon River", "Dansero/
The Misfits", "Oba La La/
La Puerta", and "Fly Me To The Moon/
Our Day Will Come".
This title is scheduled for release about Wednesday, July 21.