Tag: Easy Listening

Twilight Music: Andre Previn, “I’m A Dreamer, Aren’t We All?” (1963)

A masterful jazz pianist offers up a lush take of a song from a 1920s-era musical. Just don’t call it ‘easy listening’ unless you mean it nicely….

Ray Conniff & His Orchestra and Chorus: The Ray Conniff Hi-Fi Companion (él Records/Cherry Red)

This reissue of a fine 1962 compilation highlights the talents and genius of Ray Conniff, and serves as an excellent starting place for one of the most prolific “easy listening” artists of the Twentieth century.

Ray Conniff & His Orchestra and Chorus: The Ray Conniff Hi-Fi Companion (él Records/Cherry Red)

This reissue of a fine 1962 compilation highlights the talents and genius of Ray Conniff, and serves as an excellent starting place for one of the most prolific “easy listening” artists of the Twentieth century.

3 AM Eternal: Hugo Montenegro “Good Vibrations” (1969)

When mainstream culture takes on psychedelia, the results are interesting., and here’s a fine example. Dig that crazy solo, too!

Corky Hale: Corky Hale (Croydon Municipal)

  Corky Hale is one of the world’s premiere harpists, a child prodigy turned teenage TV personality via her appearances on the Freddy Martin show, and then to a gig accompanying Liberace, which suddenly beget opportunities left and right, performing and recording with musicians of all stripes and genres. For the quality of her self-titled… Read More ›

3AM Eternal: Silvetti “Steps in the Snow” (1976)

We’ve previously discussed Argentinean composer Bebu Silvetti and his breakthrough album Spring Rain. This song, taken from his 1976 debut album, World Without Words, came a year before his breakthrough, was an album somewhat dedicated to the weather, and featured a version of “Spring Rain,” which would shortly become his signature hit. Oh, and don’t… Read More ›

Silvetti: Spring Rain (Big Break Records)

Bebu Silvetti was an Argentinean-born pianist who caught the ear of American label Salsoul, who signed the budding musician and arranger. His second album for the label, Spring Rain, is a record of incomparable style and flavor, that blends disco, jazz, and easy listening music into an interesting, unique amalgam. The title track was a… Read More ›