Henry Mancini - The Mancini Touch (1959)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 38:57 min | 93 Mb (5% Rec.)
Jazz, Instrumental Pop, Easy Listening| Label: RCA Victor Records
An entry in RCA's Living Stereo series, The Mancini Touch is said to be Henry Mancini's attempt to combine "modern jazz ideas" with big-band swing. The result is a carefully arranged album on which the soloists occasionally improvise. Mancini wrote "Free and Easy" for the Sal Mineo film "Rock, Pretty Baby," which speaks to his popular focus in spite of the jazz trappings. Some numbers are moody and not at all dance-oriented, such as "Snowfall," a meditation on acoustic guitar and vibes that grows into a subtle swell of soft strings and horns.