180 Gram Vinyl Record
|Coming October 18, 2017|
Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings
"The cover of Other Worlds, Other Sounds says it all — like the woman in red dancing on a moonscape, this 1958 long-player was all about fantasy. And Esquivel, the legendary Mexican conductor-arranger and forefather to the entire lounge and exotica renaissance of the mid '90s, wasn't afraid to fantasize about his instrumentation nor the newfangled invention known as 'stereophonic sound.'
"Esquivel was a Mexican band leader, pianist, and composer for television and films and widely considered the king of a style of late 1950s early 1960s quirky instrumental pop known today as lounge music. His orchestration tended toward the very lush, employing novel instrumental combinations, such as Chinese bells, mariachi bands, whistling and numerous percussion instruments blended with orchestra, mixed chorus and his own heavily-ornamented piano style. The chorus was called upon to sing only nonsense syllables, most famously 'zu-zu' and 'pow!'
"Essentially, this is an entire album of standards played in a beguine tempo with a percussive orchestra and a humming chorus, but — under Esquivel's knob-twiddling fingers — the disc turns into magic. Voices ring back and forth between speakers, horns explode out of nowhere, and piano sounds cascade out of the stereo. This is what hi-fi was all about, and — though it was merely a precursor to the composer's even stranger sonic experiments — it's also one of his most cohesive albums." — Amazon.com
|2. Begin the Beguine|
|3. Night and Day|
|1. That Old Black Magic|
|2. Nature Boy|
|3. Magic Is the Moonlight (Te quiero dijeste)|
|4. Speak Low|
|6. It Had to Be You|