The “Age of Electronicus
Command (US) 1969
COM 946 S (LP) gatefold sleeve.
sleeve : VG+(WC, color-fade, some light dirts.)
media : VG+/VG+(some light surface noises caused by slightly wear and hairlines.)
American jazz pianist Dick Hyman, who played with the likes of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie in the 1950s and recorded with Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Duke Ellington in the 1960s, discovered the Moog synthesizer and recorded this electronic work in 1969. The Beatles, Joni Mitchell and other covers are so-called sales-oriented, but the best of the bunch is James Brown's "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose" is a funky, galactic electronic rendition. The deep avant-garde track B1, composed by Dick Hyman himself, is a blizzard of electronic particles, while B3, a cosmic take on Burt Bacharach's 'Alfie', is also highly recommended.A2: Give It Up Or Turn It Loose