Theme From "Mr. Broadway"
Arranged and conducted by England's inventive Frank Barber
Capitol ST 2794
The title might suggest an "easy listening" album. What you'll hear are fine light pop tunes that are throw back to Enoch Light's pop stuff of the early 60s. The vibe of the record is actually "brighter" and more "jangling" than most percussion records I've listened to. The percussion seems more "dense" somehow (probably due to the blending of vibraphone, marimba and xylophone). Some tracks are more dramatic and have more of a "jazz" sound. Well... all that probably made no sense. The sound is unique compared to all the period percussion recordings that I've listened to. Good, inventive stuff.