25 June 2006

HENRY MANCINI - SYMPHONIC SOUL




One of Henry Mancini's grooviest LPs from the 70s one that crosses over from the lounge sound into jazz and its a mixture of tight large arrangements with a smooth funky edge, similar to some of his best soundtrack work at the time. The rhythm section is great with Harvey Mason on drums,Emil Richards on percussion and Joe Sample on keyboards, plus guitar by David T Walker and Dennis Budimir and the album also features some cool solos on instruments like African finger piano and piccolo trumpet. The whole thing bounces along with a majestic approach that's very full and complicated yet also tight and funky. Lots of groovy tunes including a great version of "Butterfly" and a nice re work of "Sun Goddess".

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9 comments:

bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.de/files/24055006/Henry_Mancini.rar.html

avocado kid said...

awesome! thanks for the extra-groovy stuff recently.

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justin said...

Friend,

I've long been a reader of your blog. You post amazing material and my MP3 stash is much richer thanks to you. I've a question for you. I'm starting a podcast, part of which will be devoted to rare & obscure music that's only available on vinyl. Would you mind if I were to use songs that I've downloaded from your blog in the podcast? Your blog would receive credit, of course.

A Taste of Vinyl said...

Thanks, It never ceases to amaze me the scope of Mancini's music. Very prolific man. Appreciate your efforts here to provide quality music to us. Timbo

Cinemusic.net said...

Thanks for the share. I've enjoyed the blog for some time but this is my first comment.

"African Symphony" is addictive.

All the best!

bacoso said...

JUSTIN-YES THATS FINE.WILL YOU SEND ME THE LINK TO THE PODCAST WHEN ITS FINISHED-VERY INTRIGUED TO HEAR YOUR EFFORTS.

GeeeFlat said...

Fantastic stuff... very delicate, thanks a lot.

hiphopfanatik said...

Please please mr re upload it Henry Mancini is so hard to find ....

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