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Sketches From the Book of Life
Manny Albam
Sketches From the Book of Life
Genres: Jazz, Pop


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All Artists: Manny Albam
Title: Sketches From the Book of Life
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Absolute Spain
Release Date: 3/14/1994
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 046178903521

CD Reviews

Soul of the City
Presbyteros | Glassboro, NJ USA | 05/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Manny Albam was a lovely man who was an artist in residence at Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) when I was a student there (not one of his). This is actually a reissue of the classic "Soul of the City", long unavailable, with added cuts from an album called "Brass on Fire". Soul of the City depicted different aspects of the city, complete with sound effects. On one hand, it is very evocative of the 60's, but on the other hand, it holds up well, as the best of the 60's. Big jazz band with strings; or studio orchestra as it came to be called. Sometimes you can visualize a movie that it might go with. Recorded with a really bright studio sound, the playing is terrific, especially JJ Johnson."