What The Seventies Sounded Like In 1967

:: Freedom! Freedom! ::

:: The Lost Love ::

:: Serious Fun ::

:: Fusion ::

:: Lazy Beauty ::

Here's some frenetic, sort of out-there West Coast Jazz for you. I was sucked in by the cover's semi-psychedelia, and pleasantly surprised by the music. There's not too much info on Tommy Vig on the internet, but he did put out a CD a few years back and seems to have come up with some sort of car rating system. While Vig worked with tons of heavies over the years, the only named I recognized in the credits is the man behind the traps, Shelly Manne.

What I've thrown up here is side 2 of this platter, because it contains a suite Vig wrote in tribute to social scientist Erich Fromm for Stan Kenton's Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra, who actually performed it before this was committed to wax. The first four tracks are the four movements of the suite, and the track Lazy Beauty is unrelated and the album closer. This side was recorded in Vegas, while the first side was recorded in Los Angeles. If I get time, and I suppose more importantly, if anyone shows interest, I'll toss up side 1 later once I get the tracks separated and labeled. It gets almost Zappa weird on that side.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007 12:13:00 AM

Hey Tony, consider this "interest shown". If it gets weirder, I'm in.

Thanks for the sounds, man.


Wednesday, April 25, 2007 10:56:00 PM

Absolutely!! Put up side 1, plus the credits.


Thursday, May 31, 2007 8:25:00 AM

This sounds(the suite) a lot like
the cooler TV soundtracks, like
hawaiian eye and Peter Gunn, but with a bit of fusion thrown in....
actually hawaiian eye sounds pretty
fusion-y as it is. This, I believe,
is a bunch of session musicians on an off day, that typically played on tv and movie soundtracks, because one listen verifies that.
Out there to me would be Miles Davis or Weather Report, and this is a lot closer to the odd couple
tv show soundtrack than it is to Bitches Brew........still fun to listen to though    

Tuesday, June 05, 2007 9:16:00 PM

This does sound like studio orchestra.
Btw, did you take a look at his website? It's called carvalue.com, and it's a lot weirder than his music.    

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