WEEK 09  -  2018

Shall we dance?
Volume IV
79:45 - 320 kb/sec
 
 
tracklisitng:
 
1. Alfred Hause - Charade / 02:49
2. Lex De Azevedo - All the way / 02:27
3. The Starborne Strings (Arthur Greenslade) - Always in my heart / 02:57
4. The Melachrino Strings - While we were young / 02:39
5. The Starry Night Orchestra - Love is a many-splendoured thing / 02:29
6. Cecil Holmes - Break up to make up / 04:02
7. Bert Kaempfert - While the children sleep / 03:00
8. Franck Chacksfield - A little more love / 02:54
9. Ronnie Aldrich - The impossible dream / 02:57
10. The Columbia Musical Treasuries Orchestra - The lady is a tramp / 02:57
11. Johnny Douglas - If I loved you (from ''Carousel'') / 03:56
12. Billy Vaughn - To the end of this day / 03:04
13. Hugo Strasser - Creole love call / 03:12
14. Hugo Montenegro - Mamie / 02:19
15. Max Greger jr - Tango d'amour / 02:17
16. Henry Mancini - Everything I do (I do it for you) / 04:21
17. John Fox - Easy to love / 02:52
18. Xavier Cugat - Brazil / 02:11
19. Boston Pops, John Williams - Night and day / 03:29
20. Hollyridge Strings  - It's impossible / 03:20
21. Ted Heath - I'm getting sentimental over you / 03:35
22. James Last - Cockles and mussels / 03:44
23. Larry Elgart and his Manhattan Swing Orchestra - Satin doll / 03:47
24. Syd Lawrence - Our love / 02:50
25. Roland Shaw - I walk alone / 05:26

WERNER MÜLLER
GROßE SCHLAGERPARADE
 
Speedy Gonzales-St.Tropez Twist-Ya Ya Twist
Lady Sunshine und Mr. Moon-Ein Dutzend andre Männer-Ohne Krimi geht die Mimi
Midnight In Moscow-Tanze mit mir in den Morgen
Rosen sind rot-Mary Rose-Linda
Paradiso-Monsieur-Sweety
Eine Rose aus Santa Monica-Aloha Oe
Heißer Sand-Quando Quando-Caterina
Twist Twist-Hawaii Tattoo-Let's Twist Again
Popocatepetl Twist-Rock-A-Hula Baby-Peppermint Twist
Weiße Rosen aus Athen-Mexico-Lili Marleen

READERS DIGEST MUSIC 
Instrumental Magic - Romantic Piano Moods 1/3
PIANO HITS AND EVERGREENS
 
 1 -  Moon River  - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra  - 
 2 -  Autumn Leaves  - Roger Williams And His Orchestra  - 
 3 -  On The Rebound  - Floyd Cramer And His Orchestra  - 
 4 -  A Walk In The Black Forest  - Douglas Gamley And His Orchestra  - 
 5 -  Charade  - Russ Conway & His Orchestra  - 
 6 -  The Entertainer  - Earl Wild & His Orchestra  - 
 7 -  Blue Moon  - Ronnie Price And His Orchestra  - 
 8 -  Music Box Dancer  - Dominic Chatelain & His Orchestra  - 
 9 -  Eye Level  - Russ Conway & His Orchestra  - 
 10 -  Lady Di  - Dominique Chatelain & His Orchestra  - 
 11 -  La Leçon De Piano  - Alain Morisod & His Orchestra  - 
 12 -  Bewitched  - Ronnie Price And His Orchestra  - 
 13 -  I Can't Get Started  - Peter Nero & His Orchestra  - 
 14 -  Misty  - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra  - 
 15 -  Ebb Tide  - Ronnie Aldridge & His Orchestra  - 
 16 -  Star Dust  - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra  - 
 17 -  A Fine Romance  - Joe "Mr Piano" Henderson & His Orchestra  - 
 18 -  A Foggy Day  - Horst Jankowski & His Orchestra  - 
 19 -  La Petite Valse (The Little Waltz)  - Dominique Chatelain & His Orchestra  - 
 20 -  Last Date  - Micheal Hammond & His Orchestra  - 
 21 -  Days Of Wine And Roses  - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra  - 
 22 -  Ballade Pour Adeline  - Dominique Chatelain & His Orchestra  - 
 23 -  Skylark  - Richard Alden And His Orchestra  - 
 24 -  As Time Goes By  - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra  - 

 

Esquivel 
1968 Esquivel!!
 
 01 -  Todavia  - 
 02 -  Speak Low  - 
 03 -  Guantanamera  - 
 04 -  Lamento Borincano  - 
 05 -  My Melancholy Baby  - 
 06 -  Yeyo  - 
 07 -  Mini Skirt  - 
 08 -  Esta Tarde Vi Llover  - 
 09 -  El Cable  - 
 10 -  Walking Happy  - 
 11 -  Guanacoa  - 
 12 -  Tengo  - 

Guido's orchestra 
Guido's orchestra Live 2009
 
 1 -  Ode to Joy/Beethoven 5th Groove  - 
 2 -  Romance to Gadfly  - 
 3 -  E Lucevan le Stelle   - 
 4 -  Solland Solar  - 
 5 -  Flight of the Bumblebee/ The Green Hornet  - 
 6 -  A Song of Peace   - 
 7 -  Pomp and Circumstance  - 
 8 -  La Califfa  - 
 9 -  Someone Special  - 
 10 -  Go  - 
 11 -  Schindler’s List (Main Theme)  - 
 12 -  The 7 C’s (Wendy Kokkelkoren)  - 
 13 -  Palio  - 
 14 -  Van Kampen (Slagerij van Kampen)  - 
 15 -  Summon the Heroes  - 
 16 -  Königin der Nacht (Wendy Kokkelkoren)  - 
 17 -  Praeludium and Allegro  - 
 18 -  Elevation  - 
 19 -  With You I’m Born Again (duet Wendy Kokkelkoren en Tommy Fleming)  - 
 20 -  Dance Macabre  - 
 21 -  Carmencita  - 
 22 -  Terra Promessa (Wendy Kokkelkoren)  - 
 23 -  Asturias  - 
 24 -  Something Inside so Strong (Tommy Fleming)  - 
 25 -  Salsissimo  - 
 26 -  Bombard Finale/ Victory  - 
 27 -  Meezingmedley   - 
 28 -  Three countries Medley  - 
 29 -  Farewell by Moonlight  - 

Cliff Carpenter 
What A Wonderful World
 
 1 -  Looking for Freedom  - 
 2 -  What A Wonderful World   - 
 3 -  Sommer Sonne Cabrio  - 
 4 -  Im 5. Element  - 
 5 -  Ich denk an Dich  - 
 6 -  Samuraj  - 
 7 -  We're Strangers In The Night  - 
 8 -  Lambada  - 
 9 -  Frauen  - 
 10 -  Holi-Holiday  - 
 11 -  Sand, Sonne und Du  - 
 12 -  Hungry for Love  - 
 13 -  So ein Mädchen wie Du  - 
 14 -  Love Hurts and Love Heals  - 

 
Best of the 70's
 01  - Like a Rhinestone Cowboy (1975)  -     
 02  - Copacabana (1978)  -     
 03  - Bridge over Troubled Water (1970)  -     
 04  - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (1974)  -     
 05  - Seasons In The Sun (1974)  -     
 06  - Exodus (1977)  -     
 07  - I Am....I Said (1971)  -     
 08  - You Make Me Feel Brand New (1974)  -     
 09  - Killing Me Softly (1973)  -     
 10  - The Best Of My Love (1977)  -     
 11  - Joy To The World (1971)  -     
 12  - Song For Guy (1979)  -     
 13  - Knock Three Times (1971)  -     
 14  - Close to you (1970)  -     
 15  - Without You (1972)  -     
 16  - The Way We Were (1974)  -     
 17  - Boogie Oogie Oogie (1978)  -     
 18  - Dancing Queen (1977)  -     
 19  - Imagine (1971)  -     
 20  - Let It Be (1970)  -     
 21  - Music (1976)  -     
 22  - My Sharona (1979)  -     
 23  - Popcorn (1972)  -     
 24  - Question (1970)  -     
 25  - Silly Love Songs (1976)  -  
   
 

Alfred Hause 
The Best! (JAPAN)
 
 1 -  Blauer Himmel  - 
 2 -  Ole Guapa  - 
 3 -  Tango of Roses  - 
 4 -  Jalousie  - 
 5 -  Adios Pampa Mia  - 
 6 -  Blue Tango  - 
 7 -  Isle of Capri  - 
 8 -  Il Pleut sur la Route  - 
 9 -  I Kiss Your Hand Madam  - 
 10 -  Song of Pearlfisher  - 
 11 -  In einer kleinen Konditorei  - 
 12 -  Tango Notturno  - 
 13 -  Lamento Gitano  - 
 14 -  Orchid in the Moonlight  - 
 15 -  Caminito  - 
 16 -  A Media Luz  - 
 17 -  El Choclo  - 
 18 -  Quejas de Bandoneon  - 
 19 -  La Cumparsita  - 
 

Franck Pourcel 
My Beautiful Obsession
 
 01 -  Beautiful Obsession  - 
 02 -  There is A Time  - 
 03 -  While I Llive  - 
 04 -  Les Indiens  - 
 05 -  Venice Blue  - 
 06 -  Les Pins au Bord de l'eau  - 
 07 -  Circle of Love  - 
 08 -  Any old time of day  - 
 09 -  Just You  - 
 10 -  La Playa (La Plage)   - 
 11 -  Amour, Excuse-moi (Amore scusami)  - 
 12 -  She'll Come Back To Me  - 

Jan Garber 
Dance Program
 
 1 -  Calcutta  - 
 2 -  Together  - 
 3 -  Never On A Sunday  - 
 4 -  Theme From Carnival  - 
 5 -  Wonderland By Night  - 
 6 -  Hey, Look Me Over  - 
 7 -  Wooden Heart  - 
 8 -  Yellow Bird  - 
 9 -  San Antonio Rose  - 
 10 -  Heart and Soul  - 
 11 -  My Kind Of Girl  - 
 12 -  Milord  - 

Hugo Strasser 
Die ganze Welt ist himmelblau
 
 1 -  Die ganze Welt ist Himmelblau  - 
 2 -  Im Prater blühn wieder die Bäume  - 
 3 -  Rose vom Orient  - 
 4 -  Ungeküßt sollst du nicht schlafen gehen  - 
 5 -  Zwei Herzen im 3-4 Takt  - 
 6 -  Wenn die kleinen Veilchen blühen  - 
 7 -  Im Casino, da steht ein Pianino  - 
 8 -  Auch du wirst mich einmal betrügen  - 
 9 -  Ob blond, ob braun, ich liebe alle Frau'n  - 
 10 -  Du sollst der Kaiser meiner Seele sein  - 
 11 -  Salome  - 
 12 -  Verliebte muß man gar nicht erst in Stimmung bringen  - 
 13 -  Adieu, mein kleiner Gardeoffizier  - 
 14 -  Das Lied ist aus (Frag' nicht, warum ich gehe)  - 

101 Strings 
Hits Of The 50's And 60's
 
 1 -  Young At Heart  - 
 2 -  Autumn Leaves  - 
 3 -  Wait For Me  - 
 4 -  Mack The Knife  - 
 5 -  Blue Twilight  - 
 6 -  Tennessee Waltz  - 
 7 -  Melody Of Love  - 
 8 -  I Left My Heart In San Francisco  - 
 9 -  My Valley  - 
 10 -  I Can't Stop Loving You  - 
 11 -  Moon River  - 
 12 -  The Happy Hobo  - 
 13 -  Days Of Wine And Roses  - 

Orchester Roy Livingstone 
In Rio De Janeiro 
( TIP 63-4050)
 
 1 -  Wenn in Rio de Janeiro  - 
 2 -  Mambo Cuccaracha  - 
 3 -  Die große Liebe  - 
 4 -  Mambo Cielindo  - 
 5 -  Make Up  - 
 6 -  Laurinda  - 
 7 -  Remis Latin Beat  - 
 8 -  Cha-Cha Mexicana  - 
 9 -  Dream Of A Night  - 
 10 -  Guantanamera-Cha-Cha  - 
 11 -  Heute Happy  - 
 12 -  Music Is My World  - 

Kent Arnsbarger 
Sounds of the Caribbean
 
 01 -  Fiesta Latina  - 
 02 -  Under the Sea  - 
 03 -  Shake Señora (Jump in the Line)  - 
 04 -  Island Currents  - 
 05 -  The Hammer  - 
 06 -  Yellow Bird  - 
 07 -  Guantanamera  - 
 08 -  Waiting in Vain  - 
 09 -  South of the Border  - 
 10 -  Chachita  - 
 11 -  Archie  - 
 12 -  Cantina Band  - 
 13 -  Copacabana  - 
 14 -  Red Red WIne  - 
 15 -  Hot Hot Hot  - 
 16 -  Brazilian Street Dance  - 
 17 -  Ritmo Suave  - 
 18 -  Is It Love  - 
 19 -  Island in the Sun  - 
 20 -  Jamaica Farewell  - 
 21 -  Waves of Lake Michigan (Relaxation)  - 
 22 -  A message from Kent Arnsbarger  - 

Longines Symphonette 
Memory Lane Spectacular(LP 1 of 3)
 
 01 -  Stardust  - 
 02 -  Killing Me Softly With His Song  - 
 03 -  Red Sails In The Sunset  - 
 04 -  As Time Goes By  - 
 05 -  When You Wish Upon A Star  - 
 06 -  Some Enchanted Evening  - 
 07 -  You Made Me Love You  - 
 08 -  I Can't Stop Loving You  - 
 09 -  My Blue Heaven  - 
 10 -  The Twist  - 

Hugo Montenegro 
Good Vibrations
 
 01 -  Good Vibrations  - 
 02 -  Classical Gas  - 
 03 -  Another Time Another Place  - 
 04 -  Tony's Theme  - 
 05 -  A Future Left Behind  - 
 06 -  Lady In Cement  - 
 07 -  Happy Together  - 
 08 -  Lullaby From Rosemary's Baby  - 
 09 -  Knowing When To Leave  - 
 10 -  Night Rider  - 
 11 -  Love Is Blue  - 

READERS DIGEST MUSIC
Johnny Gibbs And His Orchestra 
Popular Music Hit Parade 4
 
DANCE TIME
 401 -  Let's Dance  - 
 402 -  Jersey Bounce  - 
 403 -  Moonglow  - 
 404 -  Woodchopper's Ball  - 
 405 -  Sentimental Journey  - 
 406 -  Strictly Instrumental  - 
SWINGTIME
 407 -  You Made Me Love You  - 
 408 -  Sofly, As In A Morning Sunrise  - 
 409 -  Blue Flame  - 
 410 -  Mexican Hat Dance  - 
 411 -  So Rare  - 
 412 -  Lazy River  - 
 

Erich Kunzel 
CINCINNATI POPS ORCHESTRA
Disney Spectacular
 
 1 -  When You Wish upon a Star [From Pinocchio]  - 
 2 -  It's a Small World  - 
 3 -  Alice in Wonderland Medley: Alice in Wonderland/All in the Golden Aft  - 
 4 -  March of Cards [From Alice in Wonderland]  - 
 5 -  Mary Poppins Medley: Chim Chim Cher-Ee/Jolly Holiday/A Spoonfull of S  - 
 6 -  Cinderella Medley: Cinderella/A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes/The  - 
 7 -  The Jungle Book Medley: I Wan'na Be Like You/Trust in Me/Colonel Hath  - 
 8 -  Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? [From Three Little Pigs]  - 
 9 -  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Medley: Overture/Heigh-Ho/Whistle Whi  - 
 10 -  Mickey Mouse March  - 
 11 -  Baroque Hoedown  - 
 12 -  Disney Fantasy Medley: Bella Notte/Siamese Cat ... [Medley]  - 
 

Augusto Algueró 
Mi Gran Amor
 
 01 -  Laugh, Laugh  - 
 02 -  Discotheque  - 
 03 -  Stay With Me Forever  - 
 04 -  Chicas jóvenes  - 
 05 -  Cinecitta  - 
 06 -  Tartuffo  - 
 07 -  Mi gran amor  - 
 08 -  Clapping  - 
 09 -  Great Expectations  - 
 10 -  Tango de Valentino  - 
 11 -  Amor en un yate  - 
 12 -  En bici  - 
 13 -  Stay With Me Forever  - 
 14 -  En la catedral  - 
 15 -  Fade Out  - 
 BONUS RECORDINGS
 16 -  Irreal Madrid  - 
 17 -  Ballet del árbitro bueno  - 
 18 -  Himno de los hinchas  - 
 19 -  Ballet del árbitro malo  - 

Roy Etzel 
Pop Journal, Vol. 2
 
 1 -  The Witch / Paranoid / Jerusalem  - 
 2 -  San Bernadino / Cracklin' Rosie / Wir sitzen beide am selben Feuer  - 
 3 -  Monsieur Chevalier / Hier ist ein Mensch / Ich bin verliebt in die Liebe  - 
 4 -  Candle Light / Plaisir d'amour  - 
 5 -  Neanderthal Man / Black Night / Weil ich dich liebe  - 
 6 -  Ra-Ta-Ta / Lookin' Out My Back Door / Montego Bay  - 
 7 -  Oh, wann kommst du? / Skandal um Rosi / In einer Bar in Mexico  - 
 8 -  Candida / You Can Get it If You Really Want / Louisiana Race  - 
 9 -  El Condor Pasa / A Song of Joy  - 
 10 -  Du bist anders / Me and My Life / To My Father's House  - 
 

Sammy Kaye 
Sunday Serenade
 
 1 -  I Still Love You  - 
 2 -  How Much Do I Love You, Darling  - 
 3 -  Longing  - 
 4 -  Old Love  - 
 5 -  If I Should Leave You  - 
 6 -  Together  - 
 7 -  When You Went Away  - 
 8 -  How, Why, and When  - 
 9 -  Dependence  - 
 10 -  Of All Things Beautiful  - 
 11 -  The Land Where Dreams Come True  - 
 12 -  For What You Are  - 
 

The Longines Symphonette 
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head 4/5
 
 01 -  I'm A Better Man  - 
 02 -  Anyone Who Had A Heart  - 
 03 -  Message To Michael  - 
 04 -  Here I Am  - 
 05 -  Nikki  - 
 06 -  Make It Easy On Yourself  - 
 07 -  In Between The Heartaches  - 
 08 -  What The World Needs Now Is Love  - 
 09 -  I Forgot What It Was Like  - 
 10 -  The Look Of Love  - 

READERS DIGEST MUSIC 
Tijuana  
Fun With The Mexican Brass 4
 
AMOR, AMOR
 401 -  Lollipops And Roses  - David Whitaker And His Orchestra  - 
 402 -  Girl Talk  - David Whitaker And His Orchestra  - 
 403 -  Harper Valley P.T.A.  - Joe Reisman And His Orchestra  - 
 404 -  The Day I Met Marie  - Johnny Harris And His Orchestra  - 
 405 -  Love Has A Way  - Joe Reisman And His Orchestra  - 
 406 -  Light My Fire  - Joe Reisman And His Orchestra  - 
A C A P U L C O
 407 -  Volare  - Joe Reisman And His Orchestra  - 
 408 -  The Best Is Yet To Come  - Johnny Gibbs And His Orchestra  - 
 409 -  Acapulco 1922  - Arthur Greenslade And His Orchestra  - 
 410 -  Lemon Tree  - Arthur Greenslade And His Orchestra  - 
 411 -  Somethin' Stupid  - Arthur Greenslade And His Orchestra  - 
 412 -  Mexican Road Race  - Arthur Greenslade And His Orchestra  - 
 

Various Artists 
Instrumental Memories Are Made Of This (CD2/2)
 
 1 -  Ennio Morricone / Chi Mai (Theme From The TV Series 'The Life And Times Of David Lloyd George')  - 
 2 -  Fleetwood Mac / Albatross  - 
 3 -  Chris Barber (clarinet solo - Monty Sunshine) / Petite Fleur  - 
 4 -  Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra / African Waltz  - 
 5 -  The Shadows / Sleep Walk  - 
 6 -  Jeff Beck / Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu)  - 
 7 -  John Barry Seven + Four / Hit And Miss  - 
 8 -  Mason Williams / Classical Gas  - 
 9 -  The Ventures / Walk Don't Run  - 
 10 -  The Piltdown Men / McDonald's Cave  - 
 11 -  Boots Randolph Combo / Yakety Sax  - 
 12 -  The Dakotas / The Cruel Sea  - 
 13 -  The Cougars / Saturday Nite At The Duck-Pond  - 
 14 -  The Shadows / Man Of Mystery  - 
 15 -  Elias and his Zig-Zag Jive Flutes / Tom Hark  - 
 16 -  Russ Conway / Side Saddle  - 
 17 -  Ray Martin and his Concert Orchestra / Marching Strings  - 
 18 -  Sounds Orchestral / Cast Your Fate To The Wind  - 
 19 -  Horst Jankowski, his Orchestra and Chorus / A Walk In The Black Forest  - 
 20 -  Sounds Incorporated / Spanish Harlem  - 
 21 -  Sounds Nice featuring Tim Mycroft / Love At First Sight (Je T'Aime...Moi Non Plus)  - 
 22 -  Waldo De Los Rios & the Manuel De Falla Orchestra / Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G Minor (1st Movement Allegro Molto)  - 
 23 -  Manuel and his Music Of The Mountains / Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto De Aranjuez (Theme From 2nd Movement)  - 
 24 -  Ferrante and Teicher / Exodus (Theme From 'Exodus')  - 
 25 -  Johnny Pearson Orchestra / Sleepy Shores  - 
 26 -  Eric Coates / By The Sleepy Lagoon (Valse Serenade)  - 

Enoch Light & His Orchestra 
Big Band Bossa Nova
 
 It remains curious to me why Latin music gained and maintained a cult following for several decades, starting as early as the 1930's, while the Exotica genre – whose artists borrowed many a Latin classic anyway – left the public sphere of attention shortly before the middle of the 60's. The reasons are easily at hand, for Latin music can be considered the predecessor and successor of Exotica with its gleaming sunset brass ensembles, lush beach themes and the clichéd retrospective of Mexican and Brazilian traditions, all of them pleasing not only the yearning of a North American audience, but reached as far as to Europe.
 
 
In 1962, the well-known conductor and audiophile avantgardist Enoch Light (1905–1978) gathered a big band around him in order to present 12 Latin songs, some of them classics, others brand new, with two of them productions by Light and the album's arranger Lew Davies. And the band really is big, as 22 musicians play vivid, upbeat interpretations whose plasticity and glaring eruptions have only very recently been beaten by the big band incarnation of Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica. Many tunes found on Big Band Bossa Nova were reinterpreted years later by Light, then in more intimate settings, making this album not only an essential entry for the collector, but also a nice addition for fans who crave for different interpretations of the tunes.
 
 
Desafinado by Antonio Carlos Jobim launches the hot-blooded album and is itself a relatively new song, released in 1958 at the launch of the Exotica trend. Light's instrumental version cleverly introduces all the various instruments like woodwinds, trombones and the bass of Bob Haggart with short performances either by each instrument group or by a solo section. The punchy bursts of the brass ensemble are the first thing the listener hears, and soon enough, tropical percussion underlines the interplay between calmer intersections and complemental but louder replies. It is surprising how mellow some parts are, allowing the various shakers and maracas to shine which is not a given in a big band context.
 
 
Up next is another Jobim song, the iconic One Note Samba that has been performed by Enoch Light time and again during the years, for instance on his later album Future Sound Shock; in comparison to that version, the big band interpretation is a fitting counterpart with dark spy theme-evoking trombones, liquid guitar backings by Tony Mottola and a polyphonous presentation of the monotonous main melody. The bridges between the various parts are filled with effervescent flutes that carry a glimpse of welcome Exotica.
 
 
Perdido, a 1941 composition by Juan Tizol is a terrific piece with golden shimmering, quavering horn splutters, darker but gentler variations, bold percussion and a laid back acoustic guitar section near the end by Mottola, while the shortest and most ephemeral piece of the album, Galanura, a collaboration of Light and Davies, is in its first phase a crime theme with trampling, trembling, tremoling brass, while the second phase is gentler, more fanfare-like and focuses on polyphony rather than harshness. An eclectic interpretation of George Shearing's Lullaby Of Birdland closes side A with only short glimpses of a paradisiac melody played on the guitar, while various brass blasts and percussive clangs round off the hard to grasp song whose melodies fly by without leaving a big impression, I'm afraid.
 
 
Rio Junction, the second of two songs by Davies and Light, strongly improves things with tick-tock percussion, a mixture of silky, nostalgic and jumpy brass performances and the interesting addition of a backing melody on a xylophone that is further enhanced by mellifluous flutes, while Francis Hime's Sem Saudades De Voce receives a Light treatment that again puts a funny xylophone-flute coupling to the forefront which is in a constant dialog with warm exhilarative horn bits, making this another great song that is quite rare in the realms of Exotica. La Puerta Del Sol is another tune provided by Lew Davies alone. It is based on a clichéd and overly melodramatic and mercurial trumpet melody which doesn't perfectly capture the feeling of a bridge bathed in sunlight. It is more akin to a lamento. However, the Latin feeling is especially bold on this song, so this might be the most efficient song in this regard.
 
 
The iconic Brazil appears relatively late on the album and is a tremendously swinging version with much appreciated acoustic guitars and exotic flutes, making it a consideration by me for various playlists. Sunny Skylar's Besame Mucho is presented in an easy-going fashion with a bold focus on percussion and drums, various whisper quiet bridges and the most majestic brass blasts at its beginning. The final Take The “A” Train is built upon a curiously hollow bass drum which can be considered the signature instrument of this track of opulently clattering trumpets and trombones.
 
 
As it is common with big band albums, you either like the jumpy performance and incessant shifts between gentle breezes and rumbling eruptions or feel soon tired of them. In the right doses, every big band album works, I believe. Enoch Light's Big Band Bossa Nova is no exception of this rudimentary rule of thumb. The songs are presented in pitch-perfect sound quality, and the insistence on Latin mannerisms and particular keys is surprisingly low, putting this album nearer to the tradition of Tak Shindo's Brass And Bamboo or Accent On Bamboo rather than depicting a particularly bold Latin flavor, despite the many tunes of Brazilian composers.
 
If you know the majority of Enoch Light's complete works, this album is already in your possession anyway, but everyone else who loves a good presentation by a big band will be pleased with the result, especially while comparing the listed material with versions and renditions by other artists. The short sections of flutes, xylophones and, last but not least, the phantasmagoric strings of Tony Mottola should wake the interest of Exotica fans as well. Those who cannot stand the overly clichéd and stereotypical presentation of Latin material should give Big Band Bossa Nova a spin, as the vast majority is free of any old-fashioned garbage. 
 
 
 
Exotica Review 073: Enoch Light – Big Band Bossa Nova (1962). 
Originally published on May 26, 2012 at AmbientExotica.com.
 
 1  - Desafinado  -     
 2  - One Note Samba  -     
 3  - Perdido  -     
 4  - E luxo so  -     
 5  - Galanura  -     
 6  - Lullaby Of Birdland  -     
 7  - Rio Junction (Bossa Nova)  -     
 8  - Sem saudades de voce  -     
 9  - La puerta del sol  -     
 10  - Brazil  -     
 11  - Besame mucho  -     
 12  - Take The ''A'' Train  -     
 

The Loungelegends goes Classic 4
 01 -  Flight of the Bumble Bee  - Perez Prado  - 
 02 -  Going Home (Adagio From 'The New World)  - James Last  - 
 03 -  Viva Vivaldi  - Percy Faith  - 
 04 -  Zwischenspiel Aus notre Dame  - Helmut Zacharias  - 
 05 -  Czardas Fantasie  - Günter Noris Big Band & Baden Badener Philharmonic  - 
 06 -  Adiago Cantabile  - Norman Candler and his Magic Strings  - 
 07 -  Joy (Based On "Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring")  - Henry Mancini  - 
 08 -  Opus 35 de Tchaikovski based on the Violin Concerto   - Franck Pourcel  - 
 09 -  Moldau-Melodie  - Alfred Hause  - 
 10 -  Back To Pyramids  - Paul Mauriat  - 
 11 -  Rokoko  - James Last  - 
 12 -  Nocturne-Bossa  - Klaus Wunderlich  - 
 13 -  Anitra's Dance From Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Op. 46  - Berdien Stenberg  - 
 14 -  Semiramide (overture) (Rossini)  - Paul Mauriat  - 
 15 -  Pathetique  - Les Reed  - 
 16 -  Stone Baroque  - 101 Strings  - 
 17 -  Nadeshda  - Arno Flor  - 
 18 -  Turkish March  - Berry Lipman  - 
 19 -  The unfinished waltz  - Orchester Eric Bachmann  - 
 20 -  Morgenstimmung  - Franz Lambert  - 
 21 -  Bizet has his day  - Les Brown  - 
 22 -  Night's theme  - Ricardo Santos  - 
 23 -  Boléro (Ravel)  - Lennart Axelsson  - 
 24 -  Minuet In 'G'  - Ted Heath and his Orchesta  - 
 25 -  Partita In E-Dur 1.Satz  - Helmut Zacharias  - 
 26 -  Cappricio Rhapsodie  - Raymond Lefevre  - 

LoungeLegends Goes Classic vol.5
 
 01  -   Claire Disco Lune  - Ferrante And Teicher  -
 02  -   Le Cygne  - Kajem  -
 03  -   Ritual Fire Dance  - James Last  -
 04  -   Mattinata  - Kurt Edelhagen  -
 05  -   Aria  - Günter Noris  -
 06  -   Scherze Pizzicato (Symphony No.4 - 3rd Movement)  - Arno Flor  -
 07  -   Cavatine  - Franck Pourcel and His Orchestra  -
 08  -   Swan Lake  - Klaus Hallen Studio Tanz Orchester  -
 09  -   Zwischenspiel zu "Notre Dame" (Schmidt)  - Horst Jankowski und sein Rias Tanzorchester  -
 10  -   Zigeunerweisen  - Paul Mauriat  -
 11  -   Rondino  - Helmuth Brandenburg & the Philharmonic Pop Orchestra  -
 12  -   Rhapsody In Blue  - Les Reed  -
 13  -   Theme From Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #2  - Ronnie Aldrich  -
 14  -   Please Mr. Verdi  - Berry Lipman  -
 15  -   Blue Danube  - The Brian Setzer Orchestra  -
 16  -   Thema aus Warschauer Konzert  - Willy Berking  -
 17  -   Adiago  - Cor Bakker  -
 18  -   Menuet  - Botticelli Orchestra  -
 19  -   Hallelujah Chorus (From The Messiah)  - Werner Müller & His Orchestra  -
 20  -   Corale  - Norrie Paramor  -
 21  -   Wilhelm Tell Ouverture  - Berry Lipman  -
 22  -   An American In Paris  - Werner Baumgart's Big Band Baden-Baden  -
 23  -   Tanz der Rohrflöten  - Klaus Wunderlich  -
 24  -   Fourth Movement Symphonie no.9  - Raymond Lefèvre  -
 25  -   Recuerdos de la Alhambra  - Alfred Hause  -
 26  -   Eternity melody (Chopins Nocturne)  - The Eric Bachmann Orchestra  -
 27  -   Brahms' Lullabye  - Ron Goodwin  -

Loungelegends goes Classic -vol.6
 
 01  -   Grieg's Piano Concerto  - Ferrante and Teicher  -
 02  -   Tempo Infernal  - Caravelli  -
 03  -   Frühlingsstürme  - Helmuth Brandenburg & the Philharmonic Pop Orchestra  -
 04  -   Farandole  - Alayn Ainsworth  -
 05  -   Warschauer Konzert (Addinsell)  - Horst Jankowski und sein Rias Tanzorchester  -
 06  -   Emperor Piano Concerto  - The Valverde Orchestra  -
 07  -   Solfége  - Kajem  -
 08  -   Adagio From 'Venetian Anonymous'  - Franck Pourcel & His Orchestra  -
 09  -   The Onedin Line  - Andy Ross & His Orchestra  -
 10  -   Finale G Minor Symphony (Mozart)  - Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra  -
 11  -   Mahler #5  - David Garrett  -
 12  -   Moment Musical No. 3  - Ronnie Aldrich  -
 13  -   Scratch My Bach  - Peter Nero  -
 14  -   Magic Stradivarius  - Edvin Marton  -
 15  -   Notturno  - Norman Candler  -
 16  -   PRAELUDIUM VI  - James Last  -
 17  -   A Midsummer Night's Dream  - Waldo De Los Rios  -
 18  -   Extract of the Symphony 94 (Haydn)  - Caravelli  -
 19  -   Flat Baroque  - Richard Carpenter  -
 20  -   Night on Disco Mountain  - David Shire  -
 21  -   Toy Symphony  - The Valverde Orchestra  -
 22  -   Mazurca b-dur (Op. 7,1)  - Arno Flor  -
 23  -   Aria  - Fausto Papetti  -
 24  -   Sonate en Ut majeur de Mozart  - Raymond Lefèvre  -
 25  -   Zomer uit 'De Vier Jaargetijden'  - Berdien Stenberg  -

 

Onderwerp: WEEK 09 -2018

Datum: 22-03-2018

Door: Paulo

Onderwerp: Week09-2018

Amazing week!
Thanks!

Datum: 01-03-2018

Door: Mike G

Onderwerp: Week 9

Thank you again Harry and Team for this week's selection.—It spurred me to donate another few euros!

Datum: 26-02-2018

Door: Greg Wagner

Onderwerp: Week 9

Thanks for the Longines Symphonette & The Reader's Digest Music.

Datum: 25-02-2018

Door: Darko

Onderwerp: week 09

Thank's Harry and LL team for great choice of instrumentals for this week including ( for me ) some new names.

Darko

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