21 Songs, 1 Hour 3 Minutes


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thesasher ,


This is a worthwhile compilation, that spans many years and settings for the esteemed Mr. Reinhardt. A nice place to start if you have never heard him before, but please don't stop here there is SO much more...

boredumb ,


I'm not qualified to speak to the life work of this musician. I had heard his name, but hadn't paid much attention to the music, probably because the quality of the recordings themselves is just what you'd expect for the era.
But I ask you not to forsake the quality of the music for that limitation.
I stumbled upon this because I wanted a version of Ravel's Bolero not as, well, pompous, as von Karajan's. This was a very happy accident.
Now, there is music that will take you to the Carnival, and music that will take you into the
Funhouse, and even some music that will show you the tricks of The House of Mirrors.
But this Bolero will slant the universe to an entirely 'other' dimension, and the album is worth the price for that track alone, although nothing else on it is quite like this cut.
It is a musical Twilight Zone, and if it takes more than one play to enchant and move you, well, then play it twice.

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