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!

Hazy Osterwald Sextet – Jet-Set (1972)



A very nice record in a gritty rare groove style. Hazy Osterwald was a Swiss bandleader, and you can find background info here. »Oumbala-Oumbalo« is a funny (or at the very least comical) track cheerfully celebrating African clichés uga-uga style. »Rio« is a solid track with a real Brazil groove and another example of how the »cidade maravilhosa« is seen abroad – as some of the biggest brands of carefree exotic indulgement (like Acapulco, or Hawaii). My third favourite is New Mexico, a splendid rock groover. Originally I got all excited over the title, assuming I had found a whole record dedicated to the jet-set sound, but »jet-set« perhaps refers to the different locations the band »visits« during the album.

Count me in!