Monday, July 02, 2007

The Stark Reality: All You Need To Make Music [1970]

from the album Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop

The good people at ear fuzz alerted me to the presence of this weird and wonderful album back in the fall of '05. For an in-depth explanation of how this album came to be, go here. The short version is: a jazz-rock quartet (The Stark Reality, led by distorted vibraphonist Monty Stark) were enlisted by Hoagy Carmichael's son (Hoagy Bix Carmichael) to record "modern" versions of a suite of songs for children which Hoagy Carmichael had written* in the '50s (see sheet music cover above). The result: (hear above).

available on CD -- and the whole album is great!

Check out Monty Stark's website.

See the original video for All You Need To Make Music.

*although this particular track is actually a Monty Stark original (I think?) - as pointed out by an anonymous tipster (see comments below).


Anonymous said...

Carmichael didn't write "All You Need To Make Music"

gbdfjsh said...

sick. as in good sick.