Ritual Of The Savage/The Passions - Les Baxter

Ritual Of The Savage/The Passions
The amazing genius of LES BAXTER - MOR hit maker, Jazz innovator, member of Mel Torme's innovative Mel-Tones, innovative and acclaimed A&R man and producer to everyone from Yma Sumac to a series of Biker movies. An electronic music pioneer and here, the Stravinskyesque grand master of EXOTICA in his acknowledged masterpiece album "Ritual Of The Savage"!! The inspiration for the entire EXOTICA genre all in one place, here coupled with Baxter's legendary and little heard tone poem "The Passions" where vocalist Bas Sheva goes absolutely nuts in a gamut of feelings as Baxter's orchestra spirals to a crescendo of sound!!! All sounding better than ever in the inimitable Rev-Ola style this is the DEFINITIVE Les Baxter CD!
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Code: CRREV171
Weight: 200
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