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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Silence - Roy Etzel

Goldfinger
The Silence (Il Silenzio)
The Blue Trumpet Of Roy Etzel
MGM E/SE-4330
1966

From the back cover: Roy Etzel, who is known in his native Germany as "Mister Trumpet." has most enviable international reputation. His first MGM album (and incidentally his first LP to be released in the United States) reflects that very same international flavor with music from a variety of countries from around the world.

The album's vibe is a curious blend of standard horn arrangements and fun 60s light pop/easy listening. Maybe the blend is more than just curious... As I listen to side 2 it sounds downright odd.

Odd is a good thing up here in The Atomic Attic.

2 comments:

  1. GREAT! I loved this when you played it on that vid. VERY fun!

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  2. First heard Il Silenzo in late 60's on CJFX, fell in love with it and have worn out 2 vinyl copies of the Blue Trumpet. Has it been done on CD?

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