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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Twelve Star Percussion

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Twelve Star Percussion
International Pop All Stars
Phase 4 Stereo
London SP 44011

From The International Pop All Stars were a group of Belgian studio musicians assembled specifically to record for Decca, and were led by Belgian arranger-composer-conductor Harry Frekin. Recorded in Decca's Brussel studios, the albums compiled here (from the very early days of Decca's 'Phase 4' imprint) display just what a top-notch band they were, with the emphasis of course on percussion.

Apparently Decca sold records in the U.S. under the London label.

There is a combo CD release (Twelve Star Percussion/Percussion Around The World). All but one of the tracks off this album are on the CD. The sample above is the track not found on the CD.

The recording is an excellent percussion album that is a touch on the jazz side of light pop. The engineering is top notch.

1 comment:

  1. FUN RECORD! We never cease to find new gems from Phase 4!!


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