The Music of Raymond Scott / Reckless Nights and Turkish Twilights
 : The Music of Raymond Scott / Reckless Nights and Turkish Twilights

by: Raymond Scott

Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: Audio CD
EAN: 0074645302829
Format: Soundtrack
Item Dimensions: 4555023494
Label: Sony
Manufacturer: Sony
MPN: 074645302829
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publisher: Sony
Release Date: November 10, 1992
Studio: Sony

Disc 1:
  1. Powerhouse
  2. The Toy Trumpet
  3. Tobacco Auctioneer
  4. New Year's Eve In A Haunted House
  5. Manhattan Minuet
  6. Dinner Music For A Pack Of Hungry Cannibals
  7. Reckless Hight On Board An Ocean Liner
  8. Moment Musical
  9. Twilight In Turkey
  10. The Penguin
  11. Oil Gusher
  12. In An 18th Century Drawing Room
  13. The Girl At The Typewriter
  14. Siberian Sleighride
  15. At An Arabian House Party
  16. Boy Scout In Switzerland
  17. Bumpy Weather Over Newark
  18. Minuet In Jazz
  19. War Dance For Wooden Indians
  20. The Quintet Plays Carmen
  21. Huckleberry Duck
  22. Peter Tambourine
  23. Bonus Track 1
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Editorial Review:
Prewar gems from a long-neglected master. Scott's career as composer, bandleader, and electronic-music pioneer is just beginning to be rediscovered. Here he mixes swing jazz with classical forms, exotica (long before there even was such a thing), and his own hyperactive melodies to create a timeless sound. Many of the bouncy tunes are recognizable from their constant use in cartoon soundtracks over the years: the classic "Powerhouse," a jittery mix of an edgy scherzo and a relentless march (as well as a favorite of Looney Toons composer Carl Stalling); the jaunty "The Toy Trumpet"; and the dizzying "Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals." Scott's original recordings with his Quintette (which, strangely enough, consisted of six musicians) are a delight, and the invention and energy never let up. --Heidi MacDonald

Average Rating: none

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