George Garvarentz – They Came To Rob Las Vegas (1969)


Fetched this from an unknown blog years ago (now down). Crime jazz record with cool mod rhythms, and at times jamesbondy and austinpowersy sounds. Huge orchestra and many stylistic turns in the arrangement, switching back and forth from cheerful pop to suspense. A detailed analysis in Spanish. An extended version of The Worldless Song can be found on YouTube.

01. Inspector Douglas’ Trick
02. Last Trip Of The Truck
03. Attack Of The Truck
04. End Of The Attack
05. Effervescence
06. The Wordless Song
07. View On San Francisco
08. Chase In San Francisco
09. ‘Cosa Nostra’ From Mexico
10. In The Streets Of Las Vegas
11. Las Vegas Can Can
12. Ann & Tony

Good enough for me!

Barbara Moore – Voices in Latin (1968)


Repost from In-Flight Entertainment. A very solidly crafted album. Cheerful scatting jazz-pop so typical of the late 1960s, spiced with catchy latin rhythms. Very nice echo in the recording. The backside says “Arrangements by Barbara Moore” and “Musical arrangements by Duncan Lamont”. Question being, what on earth the difference is.
Learn more about Barbara Moore in this interview.

01. Sunshine Superman
02. Hideaway
03. Bidin’ My Time
04. Busy
05. I’ve Walked Alone
06. Sunny
07. Tea For Three
08. How Do You Know
09. The Look Of Love
10. Sara

I dig it!

Lucien Lavoute et le Travelling Orchestra vol.7

Dimension Futur

Library album from the French Epervier label. As the album is called vol.7, there are other parts of the series (see Discogs). The first track, Dimension Futur, is imho the best and most »librarily« track of all. The second track, Zero Zero Smart, sounds like a Neil Hefti track from the early 1960s. The rest is a mixture of old-style big band music and more typical library tracks. More background info. And what a great, typical, dreamy cover by the way.

Lucien Lavoute? Avec plaisir!