Esquivel

Strings Aflame (Limited Edition) (408704)

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Strings Aflame (Limited Edition)

Esquivel

Waxtime 500

8436559464246

LPS 152901

408704

JAZZ

1

LP 14,04 €

EXLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION OF 500COPIES

THE WAY THIS MUSIC WAS MEANT TO BE HEARD
180 gram VINYL — AUDIOPHILE PRESSING

INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACK

Mexican band leader, pianist, and composer for television and films, Juan García Esquivel (1918-2002) is recognized today as one of the foremost exponents of a sophisticated style of largely instrumental music that combines elements of lounge music and jazz with Latin flavors. His music gained fame in the late 1950s-early 1960s, and his use of unique instrumentation and sounds would pioneer a style that would come to be known as “Space Age Bachelor Pad Music”. Often referred to simply as Esquivel, he has also earned the nicknames “The King of Space Age Pop” and “The Busby Berkeley of Cocktail Music”. His distinctive and idiosyncratic orchestrations have been featured in several films, such as the Coen brothers’ The Big Lebowski (1998), which included his song “Mucha Muchacha” from Latin-Esque. This release presents a brilliant Esquivel album from the early phase of his career: "Strings Aflame" (RCA Victor LSP-1988).

JUAN GARCÍA ESQUIVEL, piano, arranger, conductor & His Orchestra.

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York, January and February, 1959.

SIDE 1:

01 Guadalajara
02 Scheherazade
03 Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
04 Andalusian Sky
05 Misirlou
06 Sun Valley Ski Run

SIDE 2:

01 Malagueña
02 Fantasy
03 Foolin’ Around
04 Gypsy Lament
05 I Love Paris
06 Turkish March