Thursday, August 11, 2016

Voyage to Scorpion Island

     A first foray into Exotica -- a form of tropical jazz popularized by Les Baxter, Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman, and others in the 1950's and 1960's -- "Voyage to Scorpion Island" was written in Chapala, Mexico this past winter.   It features field recordings from beneath the Orozco murals in the Cabanas Cultural Institute in Guadalajara, birds from the actual Scorpion Island on Lake Chapala, nods to Antônio Carlos Jobim, Love, Vince Guaraldi, and the loose vibe that visits Chapala around Christmastime. 

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