A wealth of rare funky jazz dance tunes! This brilliant album collects obscure work recorded in Chicago by the combo of guitarist Johnny Frigo – tunes that were originally cut for instructional records by choreographer Gus Giordano, a groundbreaking talent whose work rivaled that of greats like Bob Fosse, but who was less well-known because he spent most of his time working out of Chicago. Fortunately for us, that obscurity gave Gus and Johnny the time to cut some killer records – all released on Gus' small Orion
label, pressed up in only small batches, to be used for dance instruction. Given the hipness of Gus' dance techniques, you can imagine how great the grooves are – and Frigo's combo really cuts it up with a mixture of mod 60s grooves, 70s soul jazz, and just the right amount of guitar-driven funk! The package is the first time most of these tunes have been widely available outside the dance community – and it's lovingly put together, with great sound, and a good set of notes. Titles include "The Happening", "Appollo", "Eye Of The Needle", "Them Changes", "Funky 42", "Dance Of Love", "Garden Of The Moon", "The Arabian", "Do Whatever Sets You Free", "Walk From Reggios", and Johnny's great version of "Scorpio"!