Esquivel – More Of Other Worlds Other Sounds (1962/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Esquivel – More Of Other Worlds Other Sounds (1962/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 34:20 minutes | 1,33 GB
Easy Listening / Lounge | Official Digital Download – Source:

The multi-talented Esquivel was a triple threat in music history as a composer, arranger and pianist. He released his most celebrated work in 1962, More of Other Worlds, Other Sounds. The recording flourished with orchestral flair, eccentric arrangements, a booming horn section and widely unique vocal effects. With relentless energy, this exotic effort opens with the bullfighting inspired track, “The Breeze and I (Andalucia).” The album enjoyed commercial success, as various tracks have appeared in both television programs and motion picture soundtracks. For those unfamiliar with his work, this is a definitive recording.

Traditionally the most sought after and highest valued Esquivel record, More of Other Sounds Other Worlds should be considered in context. First, it is not a sequel to the RCA record of three years earlier. The title only reflects Stanley Wilson’s desire to record Esquivel since having heard the earlier LP. Second, the label switch is significant. Reprise, a division of Warner Bros., started out giving old masters a fresh shot (hence the name). While the dual 35mm film recording process is played up, it is more important that new people are involved after hi-fi and stereo have become old hat. (Another great, similar “Reprise” from this period is Les Baxter’s return to exotica in The Primitive and the Passionate.) The album begins with “The Breeze and I (Andalucia),” a brassy bullfighting number. “Street Scene” and “One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)” belong to the bluesy urban crime jazz idiom. The rest of the album is typical of the style of Esquivel’s later U.S. RCA work. While not his quirkiest or most sensational, it is among his best and most interesting.

01 – The Breeze and I (Andalucia)
02 – Chant To The Night
03 – Canadian Sunset
04 – Street Scene
05 – I Get A Kick Out Of You
06 – Primavera
07 – Street Of Dreams
08 – La Mantilla
09 – One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
10 – Dancing In The Dark
11 – Snowfall
12 – Travelin’


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