Voodoo!

Voodoo!

by Robert Drasnin
     
 

Most music fans don't know of Robert Drasnin, but if they're also fans of classic television, they've heard his music: Drasnin scored the music for Mission: Impossible, The Twilight Zone, and The Man from UNCLE, among others. He got his start in the music business playing saxophone and flute with Tommy Dorsey, See more details below

Overview

Most music fans don't know of Robert Drasnin, but if they're also fans of classic television, they've heard his music: Drasnin scored the music for Mission: Impossible, The Twilight Zone, and The Man from UNCLE, among others. He got his start in the music business playing saxophone and flute with Tommy Dorsey, Les Brown, and Red Norvo, and later studied composition with film score giant Miklós Rózsa and classical composer Lukas Foss. In the '50s, the exotica of Martin Denny was all the rage, being a hybrid of the tropical/Hawaiian/Southeast Asian music, Tito Puente-style Latin music, and lounge jazz; subsequently, a tiny record company prevailed upon Drasnin to come up with a suitable counterpart. He succeeded, and virtually surpassed the man he was supposed to be copying. The band, consisting of Drasnin on piccolo, two flutists, a pianist, a harpist, a bassist, and six percussionists, with Salli Terri providing wordless vocals, is delicate and inspired, and Drasnin's compositions show wit, warmth, and a remarkable sense of spaciousness. This isn't just some corny or kitschy item of nostalgia for the ain't-we-hip set -- it's intelligent mood music, cinematic music without a film, and jazz-tinged easy listening that doesn't condescend to the listener.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/23/1996
Label:
Bacchus Archives
UPC:
0053477000929
catalogNumber:
9
Rank:
20829

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Performance Credits

Robert Drasnin   Primary Artist,Conductor,Piccolo
Frank Capp   Percussion
Buddy Clark   Bass
Ronnie Lang   Flute
Salli Terri   Vocals
John Cyr   Percussion
Donn Trenner   Piano
Frank Flynn   Percussion
Roy Harte   Percussion
Milt Holland   Percussion
Dorothy Remsen   Harp
John Williams [piano]   Piano
Ralph Hansell   Percussion
Frank Emilio Flynn   Percussion
Melvin Pollan   Bass
Arthur Smith   Flute
John Towner Williams   Piano

Technical Credits

David Pell   Producer
Robert Drasnin   Arranger
Skip Heller   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Lee Joseph   Executive Producer
Shag   Reissue Art
Art Becker   Engineer
Len Horowitz   Vinyl Transcription

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