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Dick Hyman & Mary Mayo - Moon Gas
A1Moon Gas
A2Maid Of The Moon
A3Isn't It Odd
A4Stella By Starlight
A6Space Reflex (Blues In 5/4)
B1Bye, Bye Blues
B2They Can't Take That Away From Me
B3For All We Know
B5I'm Glad There Is You
B6Star Eyes

Dick Hyman & Mary Mayo
Moon Gas

Alternative Fox | Item No: 711134
Vinyl LP | 1963 / UK | New
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Adventurous keyboardist and arranger Dick Hyman worked in radio, film and television before making a name for himself as a jazz pianist in the mid-1950s with a hugely popular harpsichord rendition of “Mack The Knife.” An early experimenter with electronic instruments, including the Moog, his 1963 rarity Moon Gas, produced by Creed Taylor and recorded with Sinatra sidekick and Broadway musical mainstay Mary Mayo, was conceived as “a glimpse of the possible sounds of the 22nd Century.” Blasting lounge music and love ballads into the nether regions of outer space, Moon Gas pitted Hyman’s organ, mini-organ and piano riffs against Mayo’s ethereal voice-—sometimes singing wordlessly, other times with actual lyrics—atop a tight studio ensemble, the sounds made more otherworldly through the use of an ondioline, a martinot, oscillators and Vinnie Bell’s customised guitar, which allowed for individualised sound effects. Although improvised opener “Moon Gas” sounds pleasantly jazzy, “Maid of the Moon” and “Space Reflex” reach the cosmos and there’s a one-off rendition of Joao Gilberto’s “Desafinado” too, delivered with skill in Portuguese.
Item Details
Item No:711134
Artist:Dick Hyman & Mary Mayo
Titel:Moon Gas
Label:Alternative Fox
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Release Date:1963
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Jazz / Fusion
Available since:12.02.2020
Price:18,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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