Howard Roberts Whatever's Fair! & All-Time Great Instrumental Hits (1966)
We're still in the wild '60s when Howard Roberts was on a roll producing some very fine pop-oriented guitar jazz as was the fad these days, a fact easily witnessed by these two magnificent Capitol LPs on one CD. Forget rock 'n roll for a moment, this is expertly crafted Daiquiris-by-the-pool music by the top session men du jour.
Personnel: Howard Roberts (guitar); Henry Cain (organ); Bill Pittman (guitar); Chuck Berghofer (bass); Earl Palmer (drums); Jill Roberts (percussion); Larry Bunker (drums)
Track listing: 1.The Shadow of Your Smile 2.Sweet September 3.Pussy Cat 4.Whatever's Fair 5.This Is the Life 6.On a Clear Day You Can See Forever 7.I'll Only Miss Her When I Think of Her 8.Manha de Carnaval 9.Michelle 10.A Taste of Honey 11.Bye Bye Blues 12.It Was a Very Good Year 13.Soft Winds 14.Autumn Leaves 15.Theme From a Summer Place 16.Mr. Lucky 17.Comin' Home Baby 18.Danke Schoen 19.Work Song 20.Desafinado (Slighty Out of Tune) 21.The In Crowd 22.Misty
The attitude of the gallant Six Hundred which so aroused Lord Tennyson's admiration arose from the fact that the least disposition to ask the reason why was discouraged by tricing the would-be inquirer to the triangle and flogging him into insensibility.
Advance to Barbarism
(Mitre Press, 1968).
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