Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Esquivel- 4 Corners of the World
For YEARS I've dreamed of finding an Esquivel record in a $1 bin, but I never expected it to be in such good shape. I even found very beat up, but playable, copies of Captain Beefheart's "Safe as Milk" and Electric Prunes "I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night" on later trips.
Anyway, this record is a little different than other Esquivel albums. Rather than all kinds of instrumentation zooming all over the place, this is a more "straight forward" ensemble recording, focusing more on Esquivel's unrivaled piano skills, and still with those wonderfully wacky arrangements...maybe more like this music would've sounded performed live. Few geniuses were ever this much fun.