Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ibérico Jazz

Las producciones de Antoliano Toldos 1967/1972

Having been looking for the perfect summer jazz disc, I could not have possibly come up with something better than this compilation of jazz pieces produced by Antoliano Toldos at the end of the 60s and the beginning of the 70s.

I don't know a lot about jazz, and prefer to just stumble upon things rather than take the time to make a study of the art, and so I don't feel very comfortable discussing the artistry that is so evident on this disc.  What I can say instead is that it's pure gold.

Vampisoul, the label, has made a name for itself by curating excellent collections of international music from the late 60s/early 70s era.  On this disc, they collect thirteen tracks produced by Toldos in Spain, by groups such as Quinteto Montelirio, Conjunto Estif, Conjunto Segali, Quinteto Diamont, and ABV.  There are a number of tracks accredited to Toldos y su Grupo as well.

This disc makes me want to sit out on a sun-dappled patio drinking fruity drinks all day.  Get it.

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