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Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Keys And I - Eddie Heywood

Caravan In The Night
The Keys And I
Eddie Heywood
With Joe Reisman And His Orchestra
RCA LPM-1900

This fine album was made after Heywood made a come back from partial paralysis of his hands which affected him in the late 40s.

Eddie Heywood's wiki page.

This is a smart late 50s album. The title plays off the song "The Breeze And I" which was a popular tune to cover at the time. The is a touch of "exotica", "Latin" and "space age" in the mix. The arrangements present twists and turns that help to keep the sound fresh and moving.

Also, I noticed that the bass is right up front in the engineering (sound). I just found that featuring interesting having listened to so many records from this period in which the bass seems more soft or low in volume.

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