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.