Esquivel & His Orchestra

Esquivel & His Orchestra: To Love Again

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Product Type: VINYL LP

Artist: Esquivel & His Orchestra
Title: To Love Again
Product Type: VINYL LP

Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing of this 1957 release from the Mexican band leader, pianist, and composer. Esquivel is recognized today as one of the foremost exponents of a sophisticated style of largely instrumental music that combines elements of lounge music and jazz with Latin flavors. Esquivel is sometimes called The King of Space Age Pop and The Busby Berkeley of Cocktail Music. Esquivel is considered one of the foremost exponents of a style of late 1950s-early 1960s quirky instrumental pop that became known (in retrospect) as Space Age Bachelor Pad Music. Esquivel's musical style was highly idiosyncratic, and although elements sound like his contemporaries, many stylistic traits distinguished his music and made it instantly recognizable, including exotic percussion, wordless vocals, virtuoso piano runs, and exaggerated dynamic shifts. He used many jazz-like elements; however, other than his piano solos, there is no improvisation, and the works are tightly, meticulously arranged by Esquivel himself, who considered himself a perfectionist as a composer, performer, and recording artist.

Tracks:
1.1 To Love Again (Theme from 'The Eddy Duchin Story')
1.2 Port-Au-Prince
1.3 Amor
1.4 Moonlight Enchantment (Lamento Borincano)
1.5 Nightingale
1.6 Nocturnal
1.7 Jungle Drums (Canto Karabali)
1.8 Vereda Tropical
1.9 Hornblowers Serenade
1.10 Besame Mucho
1.11 Siboney
1.12 Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You
1.13 La Noche

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