Saturday, 9 August 2008

Marquis De Sade by Lalo Schifrin

The Dissection And Reconstruction Of Music From The Past As Performed By The Inmates Of Lalo Schifrin's Demented Ensemble As A Tribute To The Memory Of The Marquis De Sade by Lalo Schifrin

Produced, Arranged and Conducted by Lalo Schifrin

(1966 Verve)

I think the title says it all? If not, this is a curiosity and definitely a grower. I have had this for years and it gets better with each listen. It is also wonderfully produced by Schifrin in a crisp and clean fashion. All I can say is that this album is like fine wine because it matures with age.

Recorded at Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey April 27th

Drums - Grady Tate

Guitar - Gene Bertoncini

Harp - Gloria Agostini

Bass - Richard Davis

Cello - George Ricci

Viola - Alfred Brown

Piano - Lalo Schifrin

Side One

Old Laces

The Wig

The Blues For Johann Sebastian


Beneath A Weeping Willow Shade

Side Two

Versailles Promenade


Marquis De Sade


Bossa Antique



JTF said...

Always love some Lalo... never heard this one before. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This is a superb album. I got it when it was first released and wore out a mono and then a stereo copy I finally was able to find it on CD acouple of years ago and it is still one of my favorite Lalo Schifrin albums. Thansk for exposing the rest of the world to this wonderful music.

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Anonymous said...

This album was one of my favorites in high school & college in the late 60s/early 70s and turned me on to baroque music.

Anonymous said...

This album was one of many great random used-record-shop finds years ago, along with John Harle's "Terror and Magnificence" (also recommended!)