Sunday, 9 March 2008

There's A Whole Lalo Schifrin Goin' On

Produced by Tom Mack (1968 Dot Records)

Composed & Conducted by Lalo Schifrin

Another classic by Lalo Schifrin that is not available on CD. This is an eclectic mix of music that feels like a score to a non-existent 1960s comedy thriller. There is even a track that smacks of the work Schifrin would do 4 years later on "Enter The Dragon". The music is great fun in a groovy-jazzy-hippy sort of way and I have come, over time, to really love this album. So here is the crispest version I can manage so enjoy!

Rear Cover Notes by a musing Lalo

The binding power of words, concepts, and sounds must be severed...humor is sanity, a release of interior tension with a sudden vision of the fun of things...the wind blows and collects dry leaves together. When one looks at it, one can not see it. When one listens to it, one cannot hear it. This is happiness, moonlight, a quiet stream, and a sense of now...a castle wall made of stones piled up without mortar emphasizes its the distant constellations, when we gaze at them, have their own stars, so overall image will create within it separate, smaller patterns of its own...the rain falls outside the musicians play inside and the stage revolves... Lalo Schifrin

Recorded in Los Angeles, California: March 18, 19 & 20

Some Feature Players

Percussion - Emil Richards & Joe Porcaro

Guitar - Bill Pitman

Bass - Ray Brown

Drums - Shelly Manne

Tabla - Milt Holland

Reeds - Bud Shank, Ronnie Lang & Sam Most

Side 1

Secret Code

Synthesizer: Lalo Schifrin



Bride Of The Wind

Life Insurance

How To Open A Will The Most Beautiful Window

Side 2

Vaccinated Mushrooms

Piano Solo: Lalo Schifrin

Tow Petals A Flower And A Young Girl

Piano Solo: Lalo Schifrin

Wheat Germ Landscapes

Gentle Earthquake

Hawks Vs Doves



basso said...

hi rock savage,

thanks for posting my favourite lalo schifrin lp and giving it a bit of the attention it deserves. when I first heard vaccinated mushooms i was blown away. especially when his fingers flip over the bars in the end. check out one of the greatest downbeat/"triphop" lps ever (kaleidoscope by DJ Food) for a sample of Life Insurance.
thanks again and keep on keeping on.

Sergio said...

Thanks for this wonderful Lalo's album! I'm from Argentina and he's one of our national treasures.

catacaldos said...

Lalo Schifrin is a must.Must be teached in schools,thanks for this post.Great.

Anonymous said...

thank you man