Tak Shindo Brass And Bamboo plus Accent On Bamboo

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Exciting Big-Band Standards with an Oriental Flavor
· Collector’s Edition
· Issued in Digipack
· 2 Original LPs on 1 CD
· Original Cover Art and Liner Notes
· Stereo Recordings
· Newly Remastered in 24-Bit
During the late 50s and 60s Takeshi “Tak” Shindo (1922-2002) was one of Hollywood’s busiest young musicians, amassing an impressive list of arranging and composing credits in film and TV. He worked with some of the finest jazz talents around, including, as he does here, the Candoli brothers, Conte and Pete, Shelly Manne, Ted Nash, Bud Shank and arranger Bill Holman.
He was also one of the most prominent artists in the flourishing “exotica” style of music, anticipating, in a sense, jazz music’s current interest in world music and unusual instruments. In these two sparkling Capitol albums, “Brass and Bamboo” (1959) and “Accent on Bamboo” (1960), he offered a new and refreshing musical concept, combining the exotic sounds of ancient Japanese instruments with dynamic big-band orchestrations. Focusing, except for three Shindo originals, on standards, the music is full of thrilling effects, with all arrangements by Tak, except for three scored by Bill Holman.
In this fascinating blend of two musical cultures each piece is cleverly “oriented” by Tak Shindo to forge a dynamic, intelligent fusion of sounds and ideas that produced a singularly fine collection of brilliant, swinging dance arrangements.
Song List
     Brass and Bamboo (1959)
 1. Caravan (Ellington-Tizol-Mills)
 2. Poinciana (Simon-Bernier)
 3. The Moon Was Yellow (Ahlert-Leslie)
 4. Skylark (Carmichael-Mercer)
 5. No Place to Go (Raymond)
 6. Bali Ha’i (Rodgers-Hammerstein II)
 7. The Song of Delilah (Young-Livingston-Evans)
 8. Flamingo (Grouya-Anderson)
 9. I’m Beginning to See the Light (James-Ellington-Hodges-George)
10. The Lamp Is Low (DeRose-Shefter-Parish)
11. Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (Fain-Webster)
12. Brass and Bamboo (Shindo)
     Accent on Bamboo (1960)
13. Cherokee (Noble)
14. One Fine Day (Giacomo Puccini; arr. Shindo)
15. Chattanooga Choo Choo (Warren-Gordon)
16. I Gotta Have You (Horwith-Lewine)
17. It’s So Peaceful in the Country (Wilder)
18. Portrait in Blue (Shindo-O’Mori)
19. A String of Pearls (Gray-DeLange)
20. Stumbling (Zez Confrey)
21. Happy In Love (Fain-Yellen)
22. For You (Burke-Dubin)
23. Festival in Swingtime (Shindo)
24. Kiss Me Again (Herbert-Blossom)
Tak Shindo
Pure Music
No. of Disc:
1 Disc(s)

Audiophile Info

Audiophile Format:
Audiophile CD
Audiophile Labels:
Blue Moon Productions