Les Baxter

The Ritual of the Savage (772225)

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The Ritual of the Savage

Les Baxter

Waxtime

8436559463614

LPS 151925

772225

JAZZ

1

LP 14,99 €

INCLUDES 2 BONUS TRACKS

Presented here is the cornerstone of the exotica genre: "The Ritual of the Savage". Originally released by Capitol in 1951 as a 10" LP containing eight tracks, it was reissued during the mid-late 50’s as a 12" LP with four additional tracks, which were recorded in 1955 and belong to the same sessions that produced the album Tamboo!. The Ritual of the Savage (whose title is a tribute to Stravinsky’s The Rites of Spring) marked a stylistic jumping point for Les Baxter, who would return many times to the music that makes its initial statement on this record. This masterpiece featured cuts like “Jungle River Boat”, “The Ritual”, and, most famously, “Quiet Village”, a milestone of the genre that reached #4 on the US charts when Martin Denny released his famous album Exotica in 1957 on Liberty Records. As a bonus, we have included two exotica tracks recorded in 1955 for the album Tamboo! that contains many of the stylistic approaches he would develop further in later albums.

LES BAXTER, arranger, conductor & His Orchestra and Chorus.
Recorded at Capitol Studios, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California, May 10, 1951 (A1, A3, A6, B3), May 17, 1951 (A4, B1, B4, B6), June 30, 1955 (B2), and July 29, 1955 (A2, A5, B5).

(*) BONUS TRACKS:
LES BAXTER, arranger, conductor & His Orchestra and Chorus.
Recorded at Capitol Studios, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood,
California, May 20, 1955.

SIDE ONE

01. BUSY PORT
02. SOPHISTICATED SAVAGE
03. JUNGLE RIVER BOAT
04. JUNGLE FLOWER
05. BARQUITA
06. STONE GOD
07. SIMBA (*)

SIDE TWO

01. QUIET VILLAGE
02. JUNGLE JALOPY
03. CORONATION
04. LOVE DANCE
05. KINKAJOU
06. THE RITUAL
07. WOTUKA (*)