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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Fourth Dimension In Sound

The Fourth Dimension In Sound
A Musical Experiment In The Adaptation Of Instruments To Modern Electronics
Stereo Workshop Series
Exploring Uncharted Patterns Of Sound
Shorty Rogers
Warner Bros. Records 1443

With such a collection of titles displayed on the cover and the "hi-tech" graphic design, printed on gold foil I half expected that I was purchasing some early commercial electronica project.

No whiz-bang electronica here, but a jazz album and a fine one. The album is available by purchase/download. The experiment, if you glance at the double truck, was the recording process.

Although far from coming from another dimension, the music does have a nice space age edge to it. And the engineering is excellent.

Session members include Shelly Manne, Buddy Collette, Bud Shank, Paul Horn, Bill Hood, Pete Jolly, Red Mitchell, Emil Richards, George Roberts, Ken Shroyer and Joe Mondragon.


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