12 April 2008

PAUL HORN - IMPRESSIONS OF CLEOPATRA




















Paul Horn for Columbia from 1963
Paul Horn - Flute,Melodica;Emil Richards-Vibes;Victor Feldman-Piano;Chuck Israels-Bass;Colin Bailey-Drums;Larry Bunker-Percussion
Produced by Irving Townsend.

As the title suggests this is Paul Horn's jazz impression of Alex North's original score to the film.As you may know I am something of a Paul Horn nut and this was the lp that switched me onto him.Quite simply this one is ...all killer no filler !
Very Highly Recommended.
Dusty Groove on the case:
Forget the silly title, and the fact that the record is based around the huge Burton/Taylor film of the same name this record is filled with great jazzy modal grooves, and has a killer sound throughout! The record is one of Horn's rarest, and it captures him at that key early 60s moment when he was moving into territory that melded jazz with Eastern sounds in a very cool way. Horn plays flute throughout, and he's backed by Emil Richards on vibes and Victor Feldman on piano -- both of whom are very much in the spirit of the whole recording.

Vinyl reissue has been kicking around for a few years but not too sure how official it is-no cd issue.(Not even in Japan)
Vinyl rip @320.

34 comments:

bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/106846446/IMPRESSIONS_OF_CLEOPATA-PAUL_HORN.rar

Djalma said...

Thank you Bacoso!


Djalma

AvantGrape said...

Looks like a keeper. Thank you.

Jonne B said...

Whoa, thanks for this! Modal heaven...

mikeos said...

Wow! never even heard of this. Anything with Vic Feldman is good enough for me.

Gianni said...

thanks bacoso!

fritz the cat said...

That's why I love this blog. Thanks!

Sylvain L. said...

Hi Bacoso,

I discovered Paul Horn through a compilation you made quite a while back, called "Mood is modal".

Since then I've been looking forward to getting some more, so downloaded every single album from him that you posted.

This one is again an amazing modal piece. Horn has a special touch that makes him a highlight of the 60's modal scene. To me his sound was always slightly ahead of its time.

Well, thanks again. And it's so odd having Liz Taylor as Cleopatra on the cover.

See you

S

dka said...

Great cover, great music. This really deserves a CD release.

alex said...

many thanks bacoso-top man!

bobhowe said...

I'm a sucker for early Paul Horn myself thank you.

avocado kid said...

Sounds very interesting, thanks indeedy.

Jazz-Nekko said...

bacoso:

off track perhaps as it may be, the playboy issue of that featured elizabeth taylor nude and various shots from the film was perhaps the first issue of playboy magazine that i had ever seen. in those days, the censors were very strict about what could be brought into japan. it may have been that a US military person had forgotten it but i vividly recall liz' temptuous poses and bubbles/suds covered breats as if it were yesterday. . .[cooling down]. . .this was just a recollection related to the cover, lest anyone that we we devils do have horns!

cheers,

jn

jamie said...

I never knew this record existed, but
it sounds very interesting. I look foward to checking it out. Thanks for the share!

theinnersource said...

I've always wanted to check this album out. You reminded me that I have a live album by Paul that should convert to MP3. Thanks for man!

Publius said...

I thought I had all the Paul Horn I needed , but this one is better than I expected , so I'm glad to have been wrong .
Thanks for sharing !

catacaldos said...

I'll check this one.Seems to be great.Thanx.

AmBrOsE said...

Gr8 album i have all his columbia recordings on record, nice to have it on my PC now :-)
Thanx
I have some video recordings of paul horn from this era also but dont know how to transfer it onto pc???

Art Simon said...

Nice! A great record! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

-Art

katonah said...

Complaint for a Mr B Acoso.

Re: "all killer, no filler" claim.!
just a comment regarding the paul horn post.having listened several times to this, i found some of the tracks to be excellent, while others simply gave me goosebumps.

where's the continuity i ask ??

yours
major harold bruntingthorpe, walton on the dunnywold

bacoso said...

dear major harold
I was sorry to read about your quality control concerns and can only say that bacoso always srives for excellent goosebumps with all his posts.
However I now begin to see a thread of continuity with your references to bumps-first with jazz nekos mysterious well endowed lady taking a shower and now with liz's mighty knockers.I think its about time you got an early night with Mrs Bruntingthorpe and her funbags!
BTW try sticking your walton up her dunnywold - if that don't give you goosebumps then I dunno what will!

dylanfan said...

My first Paul Horn LP - I'm not so into flute, quite honestly - but who could resist such a cover? Great, and very much looking forward to listening to it. Thanks for sharing it and thanks to JN for the funny comment!

the doc said...

I despise jazz flute, but I will give you the benefit of the doubt and give a listen without too much bias. Thanks for the opportunity!

moxnix said...

thanks for this one, has a really nice sound, enjoying it, thanks again!!!

JS said...

have been listening to this since you posted it, love it to bits.. thanks you

John

ufo said...

great stuff! Paul Horn, the man in the pyramid! tanx!

geoff said...

Wow!
This is freakin' amazing
Thank you.

golden boy said...

THANK YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN

Farlac said...

I always thought Elizabeth Taylor was too "round" for Cleopatra. They should have had someone more sleek & exotic like Sophia Loren in that role.

Hunter Vaughan said...

the greatest jazz blog....

maney7 said...

My dad had this album,where it is now?-no one knows,thank you.

arshille said...

hello - just a quick line to thank you
for the effort you put into posting this wonderful music -
best wishes from arshille

CosmoRetroIntroOutro said...

looks more than promising, thanks a lot!

Baron said...

Thank you