Martin Denny

Primitiva (DMOO004)

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Primitiva

Martin Denny

Destination Moon

634438613459

LPS 165338

DMOO004

JAZZ

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LP 16,51 €

LIMITED EDITION ON CLEAR VINYL

During the 1950s, ‘Father of Exotica’ Martin Denny helped American audiences expand their horizons by incorporating Asian, Polynesian, and Latin instrumentation into his group’s easy-listening repertoire, along with birdcalls and other sounds, spawning a new genre that took the nation by storm; he toured South America and had a residency in Hawaii earlier on, embedding such elements.

Third LP Primitiva is a total delight, Julius Wechter’s vibes and marimba contrasting Tak Shindo’s koto and August Colon’s Latin percussion; ‘M’bira’ and ‘Mau Mau’ draw us to Africa, ‘Llama Serenade’ to Peru and ‘Bangkok Cockfight’ to Thailand, the closing ‘Jamaica Farewell’ a reconfigured Caribbean sunset. Strap in and enjoy this wild, mild ride!

PERSONNEL:

  • Martin Denny - arranger/composer, piano, celeste
  • Julius Wechter - vibes, marimba, percussion
  • August Colon - bongos, congas
  • Harvey Ragsdale - bass, marimbula
  • Guest Artists:
  • Roy Hart - percussion
  • Tak Shindo - koto
  • Jerry Williams - mallets, percussion

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Burma Train
  • A2. Kalua
  • A3. M'Gambo Mambo
  • A4. Buddhist Bells
  • A5. M'Bira
  • A6. Flamingo
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Llama Serenade
  • B2. Akaka Falls
  • B3. Bangkok Cockfight
  • B4. Mau Mau
  • B5. Dites Moi
  • B6. Jamaica Farewell