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Best of 2021

Dick Hyman, Elisabeth Waldo, Ken Nordine

The Age of Electronicus / Maracatú / Word Jazz (3LP bundle)

Label: Pleasure For Music

Format: 3LP bundle

Genre: Library/Soundtracks

In stock


This bundle collects three of the latest Pleasure For Music essential re-releases:

Dick Hyman "The Age of Electronicus" (1969)
Elisabeth Waldo "Maracatú" (1959)
Ken Nordine "Word Jazz" (1957)

Dick Hyman "The Age of Electronicus" (1969)

In his long career Dick Hyman has covered a great variety of music fields, from Broadway through music for film and television to jazz, classical, pop, and electronic music. The Age of Electronicus, originally released in 1969 is one of his Electronic Pop jewels. A breathtaking sequence of reworked hits of the day including outstanding electro-versions of Lennon McCartney's classics such as Ob-La-Di, Ob-La- Da and Blackbird and Bacharach's "Alfie". A whole feast of analog Moog sounds, primitive drums machines, repetitive bass lines and lots of robotic beats. All packaged in a memorable, colourful album cover.

Elisabeth Waldo "Maracatú" (1959)

Originally released in 1959, Maracatù marked the beginning of Elisabeth Waldo's individual creative path. A unique musical exploration of Indigenous Central and South American music tradition. The music of violinist Elisabeth Waldo evokes the spirit of an ancient, mysterious world of Afro-Hispanic origins. A dazzling exotic sound tapestry performed on acoustic instruments including violins, woodwinds, guitar and percussion. In one word: Magic!

Ken Nordine "Word Jazz" (1957)

Ken Nordine was a spoken-word artist strongly influenced by jazz and this is his 1957 debut album album. A Highly eclectic mix of smooth voice narration, sort of zen-beatnik texts and West Coast Jazz arrangements as results of a fruitful collaboration with cellist Fred Katz group featuring the likes of Paul Horn on sax, flute and clarinet, and Chico Hamilton on drums and percussion. Still an innovative piece of work between spoken word, poetry and Jazz.

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