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Chris Ireland (cj2irela@mechanical.watstar.uwaterloo.ca)
Fri, 29 Mar 1996 10:04:08 EST

>Date: Fri, 29 Mar 1996 10:55:44 +0100
>To: acid-jazz@ucsd.edu
>From: klute@rrz.uni-hamburg.de (Rainer Klute)
>Subject: Easy Listening

>Ooops. I think I am wrong here with this subject. But maybe there are some
>other persons who do also like this kind of stuff: Bacharach, Esquivel,
>Herp Albert, and many more.
>Do you have any ideas what else to listen to? Thanks for answering.
>And if I am totally wrong in this mailing list, please answer directly to me.
>May the force be with you.
There was a discussion on this about six months ago. I am quite a fan of this
stuff although some is a little hard to take. There is a few good compilations
out as of recent; they are something like... 'Pounding Mallets 1/2/3 (?)' I
might be totally wrong on that, anyway they are pretty good.

Some good E-Z/space age stuff I know:

Sergio Mendes - belongs in this list, cheesy Brazilian style jazz
Henri Rene and his Orch.
Martin Denny - 'Exotica'- all Hawaiian style stuff, pretty fun
Ray Conniff
Ray Martin and his Orch - I have a James Bond Themes which is groovy
James Bond Soundtracks
Percussive Percussion/Provocative Percussion/etc. -all pretty fun
Clark Terry (?) -might be wrong on this name

This is all I can think of for now. Most of these are based on Bossa Nova or
Samba rhythms and draw a fine line between mid-60's funky jazz and cheesy E-Z

If you want an interesting read look up 'Elevator Music' by Joseph Lanza.