Tag: Jazz

Ace Cannon – “Super Sax Country Style”

Ace Cannon – “Super Sax Country Style”A quick Google search tells me that Mr. Cannon is in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame for his saxophone playing, but in 1975 he released this album on the Hi Records label. Is it country? Is it jazz? Check that back cover that someone wrote all over! The album opens with a cover of Elvis... Read More »

Hagood Hardy – “The Homecoming”

Hagood Hardy – “The Homecoming”I’ve always wondered if it’s pronounced Hey-good, Ha-Good or Hag-ood… Here we begin with Canadian composer, Hagood Hardy’s best known album, “The Homecoming” The album, naturally, begins with the title track “The Homecoming” which is actually Mr. Hardy’s best known song, and you know I do find writing about instrumental albums to be the most difficult... Read More »

Suede – “Easily Suede”

Suede – “Easily Suede”Here we are with Suede’s first album, released in 1988 on her own label. Is it country? Is it jazz? I am about to find out. We open up the album with the Kenny Loggins track, “Wait A Little While” and Suede does hit the high notes really well, and she definitely does have a... Read More »

Douglas Ward – “From An Elevated Platform”

Douglas Ward – “From An Elevated Platform”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes:  “This album was recorded in Bermuda in December, 1971 in two studio sessions. The first was completely solo; the second was with bassist Wally Russsell, drummer Allan Ganley and conga player Freeman Trott. Duggie (as he likes to be called) here plays a Cordovox electronic instrument on all the tracks,... Read More »

Moonlighting: Original Television Soundtrack

Moonlighting: Original Television SoundtrackThe Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  Numerous times I’ve passed this record up at two Salvation Army’s and one Value Village – usually it was either because I was over my limit on what I could purchase, or just had a lot more interesting albums – or that one time where I told... Read More »

Putter Smith – “Movement 1”

Putter Smith – “Movement 1”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: “El apellido Smith no es nuevo entre los contrabajistas de Jazz. Facil es recordar el nombre de Carson Smith, soporte del primer cuarteto de Gerry Mulligan, que completaban Chet Baker y Chico Hamilton.  Patrick “Putter” Smith, nacido en la ciudad de Los Angeles en 1941, es el hermano menor de... Read More »

Paper Moon: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Paper Moon: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackThe Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  So, this is pretty easy – the soundtrack to my favorite movie, starring my favorite actress, Tatum O’Neal.  The album opens with the theme song from the movie by Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra “It’s Only a Paper Moon” – I’m not overly big on jazz standards... Read More »

John Williams, Dory & André Previn – “Valley of the Dolls: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”

John Williams, Dory & André Previn – “Valley of the Dolls: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: “MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK VALLEY OF THE DOLLS is more than a motion picture. This is the saga of success as dreamed and dreaded by every woman who lived to be beautiful, by every man who has lived for a beautiful woman.  It is the story of four... Read More »

Diana Hubbard – “LifeTimes”

Diana Hubbard – “LifeTimes”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: “Diana’s music has a classical flavor yet it is fresh and contemporary.  You can feel a unique excitement in LifeTimes: These recordings brought together a small symphony of talented friends. Their contributions are personal, freely creative and often daring.  Take some time for yourself, away from the crowds in a... Read More »

John Arpin – “Direct-to-Disc”

John Arpin – “Direct-to-Disc”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: “This direct-to-disc recording features the talented Canadian pianist, John Arpin in a performance of popular favourites. Two steps are eliminated in the recording process, (a) the recording to multiple tape tracks, e.g. 8 or 16 tracks, (b) the mixdown from the multiple tracks to regular stereo or two track tape.... Read More »

Francis Lai – “International Velvet: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”

Francis Lai – “International Velvet: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”The Sleeve:   The Liner/Sleeve Notes: “Composers, like authors, are probably the most anonymous manipulators of public taste. We read or listen to their work, allow them to mould our thoughts and attitudes, and yet for the most part we are unaware of their personalities. Thus, when a film director is faced with the decision... Read More »

Candi Carley – “Sweet City Woman”

Candi Carley – “Sweet City Woman”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: “About The Artist  Young, beautiful and blessed with an incomparable musical talent, Candi Carley has inspired a fantastic loyalty among her admirers. When Candi is at the console she and the music are one. The technical listener and the toe-taooers are equally immersed in the melody. Her performances are vibrant... Read More »

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