Wednesday, 27 July 2016

The National Gallery - Performing Musical Interpretations Of The Paintings Of Paul Klee -1968 US (Philips Promo Release)

This superbly melodic and strange distillation of Pop, Folk, Psych and Jazz was inspired by the paintings of Paul Klee. A fusion of harmonious folk, pop and avant garde with some psychy touches, culminating in its most memorable track "Long Hair Soulful" with stoned vocals and acid-etched guitar. It was a studio recording overseen by the Cleveland-based team of jazz composer Chuck Mangione and local producer/arranger Roger Karshner, who called the songs "Electronic Paintings" and "Rock-Art".
The musicians themselves don't get a name-check, just a picture - three guys and a gal. Composers Roger Karshner and Charles Mangione were involved with several other Cleveland area acts and Karshner was manager of one of the city's more successful sixties bands, The Outsiders.
From this album i chose three songs, "Long Hair Soulful", "Diana In The Autumn Wind" and  "Pond With Swans". Enjoy!!!

-by dj fanis: here


Ruben Chandler said...

Thank you for all the wonderful posts. I know this takes time from your lives. I had lost you for almost a year and was a bit distraught about it. I found your new, or existing, link on another blog role and was thrilled to find you again. so.....thanks again....

Hippy dj kit-dj fanis said...

Thanks Ruben for your comment.

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