Friday, July 20, 2012
Exotic Re-ups and the Sophisticated Daydream of Exotica: Jungle Jazz (1958), African Jazz (1959)
I've re-upped everything with the label "exotic" or "exotica." Have a look through, if you haven't already.
To better consecrate the return of these albums, I'm also re-posting these two Baxter records. In an old post, I showered these both pretty qualified praise-- a critical oversight I've since come to regret. These are amazing Exotica artifacts, and positively phenomenal records. When it comes to Baxter, it's all about Tamboo!, Ritual of the Savage, and Caribbean Moonlight-- but these two are just barely behind. So damn great.
Jungle Jazz (128, please let me know if you have a tip on an upgrade-- this one sounds pretty good though)
African Jazz (320)