Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The Fantasy In All Its Finery, Pure As Perfume: John Scott Trotter- Escape to the Magic Mediteranean (1956)
Escape to the Magic Mediteranean. Oh my, how fine it is. This is vacation Exotica at its most idyllic and sublime. Not simply an easy fantasy of some vacation to Italy- this record transcends the lazy-minded escapism of its subject and actually grabs the throat of the root of the desire. The absolute paradise, free from want or discomfort, is lushly laid out here, pure and distilled. If you can actually slow your heart rate enough to slide within the grooves of this almost hallucinatorily pleasant experience, it will bring tears to your eyes. You'll sweat diamonds and float upon the sweetest aromas. All the blues will be a perfect blue.
ESCAPE TO THE MAGIC
(128, but not so bad)