Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Jazz, Pop, Soundtracks, Latin Music
Although he is best-known for film scores like Bullitt and Enter The Dragon, prolific composer Lalo Schifrin has always maintained a side career as a jazz musician. This album found Schifrin turning his skills as an arrang... more »
Although he is best-known for film scores like Bullitt and Enter The Dragon, prolific composer Lalo Schifrin has always maintained a side career as a jazz musician. This album found Schifrin turning his skills as an arranger and keyboardist to a set of material that matched up some unlikely but effective covers with a few originals. One of the highlights among the covers include 'Quiet Village', which transforms the exotica classic into a slow-burning funk vamp dressed with plenty of spacey synthesizer. Sony. 2005.
Mr. B. Caddy | United Kingdom | 08/03/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Lalo Schifrin composed some brilliantly innovative soundtrack music in the 60's and 70's ....eg Dirty Harry,Bullitt,Mission Impossible and Enter the Dragon to name just a few! When CTI recently re-issued a batch of their greatest recordings I was optimistic that the combination of Lalo + that CTI sound would be a sure-fire winner. However, the disco vibe now makes much of this album sound a bit dated. All is not lost, however, because amongst the bonus tracks is a cool rendition of 'Tabu' which alone makes this CD worth buying![The best of this crop of CTI re-issues may well be Idris Muhammeds'Power of Soul'which includes the wonderful track 'Lorans Dance', which still sounds as fresh today as ever!]"
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email@example.com | 03/01/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Lalo composed great soundtrack music for everything from 'Enter the Dragon' and 'Dirty Harry' to (of course) 'Mission Impossible.' He even made a number of commendable jazz records in the '60s. This is neither. Rather, it's a hopelessly dated collection of soulless disco garbage, lacking even one listenable moment. This is worse than watching the 'Love Boat' on acid, and by far the worst album ever released on the otherwise cool CTI label. Buy any Lalo record other than this."