Monday, June 20, 2011

Nino Rota- Juliet Of The Spirits

Yet another top notch Rota/Fellini score. A great movie with great music that fits it to a T. Some kind of classical/psychedelic circus parade.
I just recently read "I Fellini," and my only complaint was how little it said about Nino Rota, but if I need to review, I can just listen to a bunch of Rota records and watch a lot of Fellini. No problems there.
Just leave it up to your imagination.

The Legendary Stardust Cowboy- Standing In A Trashcan (Thinking Of You)/My Underwear Froze to The Clothesline

What a great record. Two barn burning Ledge classics, with ample proof of his lyrical genius. Just listen...

Ray Martin and his Piccadilly Strings- Rainy Night In London

In a way it's not so surprising to me that after 4 years (during WWII) in the British Intelligence Corps, someone would want to make the career change to Easy Listening music. Everything here is light, slowed down, woozy, with minimal percussion and occasional solo trombone. At times it reminds me of Jackie Gleason, only if it took away the percussion and switched from trombone to trumpet. The dew-eyed instrumental romanticism is very similar.
I can find little wrong with slow motion instrumental imagination inducing $1 records.