MOE KOFFMAN Back To Bach 1979 256+ VBR LAME mp3 Vinyl rip & scans from Anthem ANR-1-1023
Nursury Rhyme Dancer
This is widely acknowledged as the worst set from the entire Moe Koffman catalogue and that truly says something, don't it? Frankly, it encapsulates everything wrong with discofied jazz and much of music in general at the end of the 70s (or is that the start of the 80s?): monotonous metronome disco beats, cheezy and unchallenging solos, horrendous concept albums, salubrious string sections, schmaltzy balladry, slick assembly-line production sapping the soul out of every note and even bad cover art to boot.
Obviously Moe had exhausted his ideas and made an ill-advised return to not only the nearly dried-out well of Western Classical Music but, as the the title so non-cleverly states, back to Bach's well-worn and immediately-identifiable ditties. Bad call there, buddy. On the bright side, beat builders may find a funky brick or two to work with here - however "brick" is definitely the operative word overall since this here album sinks like one in almost every aspect. In the immortal words of Brenda Lee: I'm sorry. So sorry. Sorry my completist tendencies compel me to cough up this chunk of Can Con crap into your lap. But hey, this means Moe's mostly done here at SI (check his discography post here) and we can hold our head high for keepin' it real and reppin' our hinterland 'hood...
Moe Koffman - Flute & Piccolo Doug Riley - Keyboards & Toy Drum Bob Mann - Guitar Tom Szczesniak - Bass Bob McLaren - Drums & Percussion Brian Leonard - Drums & Percussion
1 Canned Daddy 2 The Wooden Soldier 3 Singing Voices 4 Bad N Eerie 5 Back to Bach 6 Bach's Lunch 7 Air D'Or (Melody of Gold) 8 Irish Tea Party 9 See Us Home 10 Nursery Rhyme Dancer