SCOTT AND HIS ORCHESTRA, RAYMOND - THIS TIME WITH STRINGS (CD)


"Raymond Scott was a man of numerous accomplishments: chamber-jazz composer, big band leader, electronica pioneer, intrepid audio engineer, music visionary. Scott's 100th birthday is celebrated in 2008, and Basta is planning a series of compilations of unreleased archival recordings, reissues, and remix projects. Scott (1908-1994), who was both musician and inventor, musically re-invented eleven of his compositions for full orchestra and strings on the 1957 album This Time With Strings. It is now being released as part of Basta's Essential Reissue Series -- the first time the album has appeared on CD. Many of these tunes were originally recorded by Scott's novelty jazz six-man Quintette in the late 1930s; others date from the 1940s and '50s. All get a spectacular makeover under the baton of the legendary maestro." (label info)
in stock | NL| 2008| BASTA | 14.80


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