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Something for everyone, and not a dog in the bunch
on February 20, 2011
This is a real winner. Anyone who has even the slightest fondness for jazz should pick it up. It's got a wide variety of styles, and the selections are really good, not throwaways.
To me, the standouts in this excellent mix were:
"Scrabble" by Lorraine Feather, a hilarious and Cole Porter-esque ditty about a nerdy boyfriend who's infuriatingly unbeatable at Scrabble. "He knows a full array of U-less Q words -- every time we play I pick up new words!"
"Guaji-Rita," a slinky little Latin piano number by Hector Martignon.
"Elysian Fields," a lovely, elegiac waves-of-synths song from venerable new-ager Deuter.
I wasn't enamored with "Putt Jattan Da," a techno-ethno Bollywoodish dance number, but it's not my kinda thing, so maybe I'm not the best judge of its quality. Data point: the moment it came on, my 5-year-old son ran into the room, delighted, and asked what this wonderful music was. He then commenced to get down in his unique style, best described as an energetic hybrid of Mick Jagger and Charo. So maybe I'm misjudging the song.
"The Rebel Piper" by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards is probably the weakest number, but I've always liked the bizarre, so I say: Disco bagpipes? Hey, go for it!
All in all, another repeat-listen-worthy free sampler from Amazon. Keep 'em coming, guys!