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Options December 5, 2019: A New Sound of a Voice & Pianos in Paradise (Ferrante & Teicher / Giampiero Boneschi Part Two)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
  Intro          
Giampiero Boneschi  Retiredly   Options A New Sensation In Sound (The New Sound Of A Voice)  CAM  1974  CmL 062 
Giampiero Boneschi  Stimulating Strip   Options A New Sensation In Sound (The New Sound Of A Voice)       
Giampiero Boneschi  Cosmogony   Options A New Sensation In Sound (The New Sound Of A Voice)       
Giampiero Boneschi  Harmonical Articulator   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Themes, Rhythmic and Abstractionisms) Vol. 7  CAM    CmL 056 
Giampiero Boneschi  Controllable Rhythm   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Themes, Rhythmic and Abstractionisms) Vol. 7       
Ferrante & Teicher  Boléro   Options Ravel & Debussy – Music for Two Pianos  Westminster  1956  later re-released as Bolero! The Artistry of Ferrante & Teicher 
Ferrante & Teicher  Jungle Rhumba   Options Pianos in Paradise  United Artists Records  1962   
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Safari          
Giampiero Boneschi  Sobs   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Fantastic And Futuristic Music) Vol. 2  CAM  1974  CmL 066 
Giampiero Boneschi  Reed's Reveries   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Fantastic And Futuristic Music) Vol. 2       
Giampiero Boneschi  Echo   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Fantastic And Futuristic Music) Vol. 2       
Giampiero Boneschi  Nostril's Dance   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Fantastic And Futuristic Music) Vol. 2       
Giampiero Boneschi  Noisily   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Fantastic And Futuristic Music) Vol. 2       
Giampiero Boneschi  A Narrow Passage   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Fantastic And Futuristic Music) Vol. 3  CAM  1974  CmL 067 
Giampiero Boneschi  Bats' Dance   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Fantastic And Futuristic Music) Vol. 3       
Giampiero Boneschi  Morsel   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Fantastic, Futurist Music) Vol. 4  CAM  1973/4  CmL 069 
Giampiero Boneschi  Nothingness   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Fantastic, Futurist Music) Vol. 4       
Giampiero Boneschi  Rustication   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Fantastic, Futurist Music) Vol. 4       
Giampiero Boneschi  Soul of West   Options A New Sensation In Sound (New Sounds of the West)  CAM  1973  CmL 045 
Giampiero Boneschi  Kindly   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Relaxing Musical Themes)  CAM  1973  CmL 046 
Giampiero Boneschi  Openly   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Relaxing Musical Themes)       
Giampiero Boneschi  Feeling   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Relaxing Musical Themes)       
Giampiero Boneschi  Obanah-Nah   Options A New Sensation In Sound (The New Sound Of A Voice)  CAM  1974  CmL 062 
Giampiero Boneschi  Fondness   Options A New Sensation In Sound (The New Sound Of A Voice)       
Giampiero Boneschi  By This Time   Options A New Sensation In Sound (The New Sound Of A Voice)       
Giampiero Boneschi  Enthusiasm   Options A New Sensation In Sound (The New Sound Of A Voice)       
Giampiero Boneschi  Home Sick   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Relaxing Musical Themes)  CAM  1974  CmL 063 
Giampiero Boneschi  Adventure in Harmony   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Relaxing Musical Themes)       
Giampiero Boneschi  Soul-Beat   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Relaxing Musical Themes)       
Giampiero Boneschi  Novelette   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Relaxing Musical Themes) Vol. 2  CAM  1974  CmL 064 
Giampiero Boneschi  Pretext   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Relaxing Musical Themes) Vol. 2       
Giampiero Boneschi  Oakum   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Relaxing Musical Themes) Vol. 2       
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Rhythm & Sax          
Ferrante & Teicher  Taboo   Options Pianos in Paradise  United Artists Records  1962  orch. cond. Nick Perito 
Ferrante & Teicher  African Echoes   Options Pianos in Paradise      wr. Ferrante & Teicher 
Ferrante & Teicher  Adventures in Paradise   Options Pianos in Paradise       
Ferrante & Teicher  Shangri-La   Options Pianos in Paradise       
Ferrante & Teicher  Clair De Lune   Options Pianos in Paradise       
Ferrante & Teicher  Echo Canyon   Options Dynamic Twin Pianos  United Artists Ultra Audio  1960  wr. by Ferrante & Teicher 
Ferrante & Teicher  The Sheik of Araby   Options Dynamic Twin Pianos       
Ferrante & Teicher  Blue Skies   Options Dynamic Twin Pianos       
Ferrante & Teicher  Beyond the Blue Horizon   Options Ferrante & Teicher with Percussion  ABC-Paramount  1958   
Ferrante & Teicher  The Nearness Of You   Options Ferrante & Teicher with Percussion       
Ferrante & Teicher  Aflame   Options Ferrante & Teicher with Percussion      wr. by Ferrante & Teicher 
Ferrante & Teicher  Brazil   Options Latin Pianos  United Artists Records  1960  orch. cond. Don Costa 
Ferrante & Teicher  Adios   Options Latin Pianos       
Ferrante & Teicher  Miserlou   Options Golden Piano Hits  United Artists Records  1961  orch. arr.&cond. Nick Perito (also released 1968 as "Exodus" on Hallmark records) 
Ferrante & Teicher  Quiet Village   Options Golden Piano Hits  United Artists Records  1961   
Ferrante & Teicher  Sirocco   Options The Enchanted World of Ferrante & Teicher  United Artists Records  1964  wr. by Ferrante & Teicher 
Ferrante & Teicher  Happy Sleigh Ride   Options The Enchanted World of Ferrante & Teicher      wr. by Ferrante & Teicher 
Ferrante & Teicher  Aloha Oe   Options The Enchanted World of Ferrante & Teicher       
Ferrante & Teicher  The Whale Of An Aquarian Finale At Sea   Options Denizens of the Deep  Varèse Sarabande  2001  rec. early 1950s, discovered on reel-to-reel tape in 2000 
Ferrante & Teicher  Manatees & Dolphins   Options Denizens of the Deep       
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Tropical Forest – Number Six Chops Down the Tree          
Giampiero Boneschi  Relax Your Mind   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Relaxing Musical Themes)       

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:26pm Flash Strap:

Ah hello! Nice to be back in the Room
Avatar 7:00pm hyde:

the Room is always comfy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm doctorjazz:

HI, Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm listener james from westwood:

Welcome to December, Flash and all! Brought some firewood.
Avatar 7:01pm Flash Strap:

Hyde! Doc! come on in, buddies
Avatar 7:01pm Flash Strap:

Hiya James! thanks for the bundle
Avatar 7:04pm Flash Strap:

Excited to be dipping back into the Boneschi, I have some very cool sounds lined up for tonight from that department
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm chresti:

Hello Flash! Hello roomies!
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

Hi Chresti! Wonderful to see you!
Avatar 7:07pm northguineahills:

Sounds like Stereolab took a cue from this Boneschi!
Avatar 7:08pm Flash Strap:

Hi NGH! Yeah I always felt like that LP in particular was crazy prescient of future trends
Avatar 7:10pm Flash Strap:

what an anxious little soundmachine were hearing... reminds me of Soothing Sounds for Baby
Avatar 7:11pm northguineahills:

Well, stereolab was really into library music, lounge, and space-age bachelor pad music.
Avatar 7:12pm Flash Strap:

for sure, esp. Meccanizzizzione on LEO iirc
Avatar 7:16pm Flash Strap:

these two from Vol. 7 are somewhat unusually long-form, I really dig their staying power
Avatar 7:21pm Flash Strap:

very curious take on Bolero, extremely skeletal
Avatar 7:23pm hyde:

this is super cool
Avatar 7:24pm Flash Strap:

this came from one of five LPs cut in 1956, inc. both Soundproof and Soundblast. busy fingers
Avatar 7:25pm hyde:

no slouches
Avatar 7:26pm Flash Strap:

definitely hard-working boys
Avatar 7:28pm Flash Strap:

Jungle Rhumba is such an adventure! The whole Pianos in Paradise LP is so good, we'll hear some more from it a bit later.
Avatar 7:29pm northguineahills:

I gotta scram. haven't been outside the house outside of T-giving and work in 2 weeks. Thanks!
Avatar 7:29pm hyde:

bye ngh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm listener james from westwood:

No wonder F&T were such whizzes at the keys; look at them in that pic, they're like 10 feet tall! A reach of like three octaves!
Avatar 7:33pm Franco Twinkie:

Soothing sounds after getting off the freeway!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm chresti:

My favorite F&T is with the pianos
Avatar 7:37pm Flash Strap:

Hi Franco!
Avatar 7:37pm Flash Strap:

Enjoy that fresh air, NGH
Avatar 7:38pm Flash Strap:

que futuristico!
Avatar 7:39pm Flash Strap:

I'll second that Chresti!
Avatar 7:39pm Flash Strap:

@JAmes: hysterical picture
Avatar 7:41pm Flash Strap:

one of the more creative & varied in the series, F&F Vol. 2
Avatar 7:47pm hyde:

totally off topic streaming video alert: Phase IV, the superintelligent ant movie that is the only film directed by graphic design genius Saul Bass (cf. The Shining poster and the Vertigo title sequence et al) has now been added to Amazon Prime. Bonus: cool synth sounds by the enigmatic (at least to me) Brian Gascoigne.
Avatar 7:48pm Flash Strap:

Oh nice, I've always wanted to see that, thanks for the heads-up!
Avatar 7:49pm Flash Strap:

is it as good as I hope for it to be? either way i'm seeing it
Avatar 7:50pm hyde:

it's really good
Avatar 7:51pm Flash Strap:

cool
Avatar 7:52pm Franco Twinkie:

Someone rectify the malutron before the Clorons breech the perimeter!
Avatar 7:53pm Flash Strap:

get ready for a curveball: the next LP is vol. 4 of "Fantastic And Futuristic Music" but is in fact titled "Fantastic, Futurist Music"
and people say library music is confusing to navigate
Avatar 7:53pm hyde:

who put who in the what now
Avatar 7:55pm Flash Strap:

which is not to be confused with the other series, "Fantastic, Futuristic Music" (unless I'm the one who's mistaken)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm melinda:

hi all!
Avatar 8:04pm coelacanth∅:

hi Flash and Explorers
Avatar 8:05pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda! Hi Coelacanth! Welcome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm melinda:

Sounds kind of like Suzanne Ciani early PBS theme in there.
Avatar 8:06pm Flash Strap:

Definitely does
Avatar 8:07pm Flash Strap:

sadly this track is by FAR the best track on New Sounds of the West
Avatar 8:09pm Flash Strap:

More confusion: there is a second, later LP entitled "Relaxing Musical Themes". It has a volume 2, even. Who's n charge of these naming conventions? This is the labyrinth I wind through for you, dear listener
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm passiflora:

Avatar 8:15pm Flash Strap:

Passiflora! welcome aboard, friend
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm passiflora:

really been enjoyin this
Avatar 8:17pm Flash Strap:

me too, what a vocal on "Fondness" btw
Avatar 8:19pm hyde:

this is amazing
Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

dah-be-doo-be-doo-doo-dwaaaah
Avatar 8:21pm jaywbabcock:

Diggity dit dit digging this Boneschi
Avatar 8:21pm Flash Strap:

bay-buh-du-dup-doo-buh-bwhyy
Avatar 8:21pm Flash Strap:

Hiya Jay! thanks for dip-dit-dweeb-buh-doop-bwuh-diggin it with us brother
Avatar 8:25pm Flash Strap:

love the combo of synth & sax pretty much whenever it shows up
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm passiflora:

sax reverie
Avatar 8:27pm Flash Strap:

hell yeah Soul-Beat
Avatar 8:28pm Flash Strap:

this is one of those holy-grail groove tracks
Avatar 8:33pm Flash Strap:

only one left after this, but it's a doozy
Avatar 8:38pm Flash Strap:

Oakum = truly incredible imo
Avatar 8:38pm hyde:

i'm washing dishes, and damn if this isnt music to wash dishes by
Avatar 8:40pm quinn:

just tuning in... don't tell me i just missed a sick sax set
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm Doug Schulkind:

Hello, sister and brother explorers! Lead us deeper into the thickets, Admiral Flash Strap!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm doctorjazz:

Great sounds, Flash, time for me to head home, thanks!
Avatar 8:56pm Flash Strap:

@Quinn: hello friend! alas you missed a few things that were uniquely up your alley
Avatar 8:57pm Flash Strap:

Safe travels, Doctor!
Avatar 8:57pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doug! away we gooo, into the weeds
Avatar 8:57pm Flash Strap:

This is such a special rendition
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Uncle Michael:

Hey hey.
Avatar 8:59pm Flash Strap:

Hey Hey UM
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm passiflora:

ooh
Avatar 9:01pm hyde:

love this
Avatar 9:03pm Flash Strap:

nice little addition of Hawaiian guitar on that section
Avatar 9:04pm Flash Strap:

opening strains of Shangri-La are really perfect, a little frightening & sublime... after that a little schmaltzy but that's the song really
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07pm passiflora:

this is a special show
Avatar 9:07pm hyde:

this is such a beautiful song
Avatar 9:08pm Flash Strap:

and you Passiflora are a special listener
Avatar 9:09pm Flash Strap:

@hyde: i honestly can't believe it took them until 62 to record Clair de Lune

what an eternally special composition
Avatar 9:10pm quinn:

clair de lune always makes me feel good
Avatar 9:12pm Flash Strap:

i always listen to Tomita's version when I'm trying to just get my mind right
Avatar 9:13pm Flash Strap:

that crazy sound! like someone shooting wooden bullets out of a machine gun
Avatar 9:13pm quinn:

i've tried to play it on piano but my version is very slow
Avatar 9:14pm Flash Strap:

slow can be good
Avatar 9:15pm quinn:

what the
Avatar 9:16pm Flash Strap:

it's a demolition
Avatar 9:17pm Flash Strap:

WITH percussion, now!
Avatar 9:18pm Franco Twinkie:

Could you go see these guys play at a club in their heyday?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18pm passiflora:

I remember hearing and falling in love with a ringtone melody in the café, and figuring out it was Debussy
Avatar 9:19pm Flash Strap:

my great-aunt Max had every Ferrante & Teicher album, according to family lore. But she hated drums – I always wondered how she felt about this LP
Avatar 9:20pm Flash Strap:

@franco: i think they played concert-halls, like Liberace. too high-falutin for clubs. They went to Juilliard after all old boy
Avatar 9:20pm quinn:

i had that one on my nokia - arabesque
Avatar 9:20pm Flash Strap:

ah that's a good one
Avatar 9:22pm Flash Strap:

woops
  9:28pm Doug Schulkind:

Reach out and Teich someone!
Avatar 9:31pm Flash Strap:

sweat rolling down my brow as I try to make a pun with Ferrante
Avatar 9:32pm Flash Strap:

all selections on Golden Piano Hits (aka Exodus) arr./cond. by Perito, except its mega-hit "Exodus" which was handled by Don Costa
Avatar 9:33pm Flash Strap:

ooooooh yes, we get a Quiet Village from our boys
Avatar 9:36pm Flash Strap:

i wish they handled it with a more destructive touch, but at least we get it at all
Avatar 9:38pm Flash Strap:

Sirocco, an F&T original, borrowing heavily from Taboo (and perhaps from Les Baxter's arrangement of Taboo as well)
Avatar 9:38pm Flash Strap:

extremely underappreciated F&T selection
Avatar 9:39pm Flash Strap:

of course, VERY similar arrangement to their own Taboo as well
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41pm WR:

Just joining to listen, still not a F&T fan but curious.
Avatar 9:41pm Flash Strap:

Hi WR!
Avatar 9:43pm Little Danny:

Hey Flash, hey all! Scramblin' late to the partay this evening, looks like I missed a doozie thusfar...
Avatar 9:45pm Flash Strap:

Hi LD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46pm WR:

Same here Danny, many tune on the play list that I missed now curious to hear how they handled them.
Avatar 9:48pm Flash Strap:

roughly, as often as not
Avatar 9:50pm Flash Strap:

this track appears on Denizens in another form as Floating Manatees, and on Soundproof as Mermaid's Waltz
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm Doug Schulkind:

Thank you for a wonder ride, Flash. Standard Thursday evening fare, to be sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Evan!
Avatar 9:56pm Franco Twinkie:

I was floating on lavender cloud tonight. Great job, Flash.
Avatar 9:56pm Little Danny:

Caffeinated faces at the Cool Blue Flame, next: wfmu.org... Please to join!!!
Avatar 9:57pm Little Danny:

Lavender cloud is an excellent description, Franco
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm chresti:

Thanks Evan!
Avatar 9:59pm Flash Strap:

Ah, thank you everyone! as always, it is my incredible pleasure. see you in the next wonderful room
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm WR:

Will visit both the F&T shows in the archive, thank you for putting them together.
Avatar 10:16pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan
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