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Monday, June 19, 2023

Infinity In Sound - Esquivel


Harlem Nocturne

Infinity In Sound
Esquivel and His Orchestra
Produced by Neely Plumb
Recorded at RCA Victor Music Center of the World, Hollywood, California on January 20, February 2, 23, 25 and March 2, 1960
Recording Engineer: John Norman
RCA Victor LPM-2225

From Billboard - August 8, 1960: Here is a collection of songs featured by the big swing bands of yesterday and today, encompassed in bright modern arrangements that make them light attractive listening. The arrangements are by Esquivel, who also leads the large ork here. Sound is superb and the set should appeal to the whole new group of "sound" album fans. Tunes include "Frenisi," "Marie," "So Rare" and "My Reverie."

Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise ("Quedo")
Music Makers
Johnson Rag
Harlem Nocturne
Take The "A" Train
Macarena (Ls Virgen de la Macarena)
Autumn Leaves
Let's Dance
So Rare


  1. I only learned about Esquevel a few years ago from Youtube, probably from you. Some of his compositions are too busy for me but I like him a lot, he is very original and fearless. Nobody else has his style and sense of fun.

    1. One of the first artists to use a "single" name to promote himself. His arrangements tend to be full and lush orchestral pieces to include flourishes such as the vocal passages in this tune. Cheers!


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