Wednesday, January 31, 2007

AL Caiola - Caio

This laid-back album dates from 1963 and features Al and his orchestra adding a gentle lounge flavour to a bunch of popular Italian classics. The playing, despite the impressions given by the cheesy cover, is tasteful and beautifully phrased. Al puts his notes just around the beat to create that lazy-summer feeling which, as a small furry composite being of impeccable musical taste, seems to me to be the apotheosis of the lounge style.

Al Caiola - Ciao

Al Caiola - Ciao

Mr Snookles