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.