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|Just two tracks here that merit passing interest. Steeped in the easy listening jazz guitar tradition, Jorgen Ingmann plays pallid instrumentals really well. If it weren't for his string-swipe arrow "Apache," he'd be entirely forgettable.|
Picks: High Noon, The March Of The Siamese Children
Track by Track Review
Jorgen Ingmann's guitar plays against a bouncy MOR backtrack. "Pepe" is a song that made the rounds in 1961 when this was recorded. faux Mexican pinata party laughter augments the track.
The cowboy drama of "High Noon" is almost carried off by Jorgen Ingmann's guitar, dampened by the fluffy backtrack. Still, it's pretty enough.
Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
Jorgen Ingmann plays with this classic guitar boogie with near-flair. One could almost find oneself rockin' in the chair...
The March Of The Siamese Children
From The King And I, "The March Of The Siamese Children" is among the more interesting of Jorgen Ingmann's instros, but not as cool as the U. S. Rockets. Not exactly rock 'n' roll. but it sports a groove nonetheless.
My Isle Of Golden Dreams
"My Isle Of Golden Dreams" floats softly on a a barely-island theme as only a tourist daydream could endure.
This version of the commonly covered "Anna" is not bad for an MOR interpretation. Almost bouncy and energetic, the guitar tone is solid and the flow alright.
MOR Surf (Instrumental)
"Cherokee" is a funny track. Soft double picked guitar lightly flows the melody above a soft and almost pointless backtrack. Think elevator surf. Strange.
"Oh!" is a very light weight and flippant intro decidedly in the easy listening category, and very much inspired by Les Paul.
Boy is this fluffy. Jorgen Ingmann's jazz guitar roots are showing... that is his easy listening jazz guitar roots. "Twilight Time" is very pretty, but lacks anything you could confuse with chemistry or energy.
Cowboy MOR (Instrumental)
This is an interesting distortion of Al Caiola's theme to the TV show. It doesn't rock, it doesn't roll, it has no western feel, yet it's oddly cool. All I can say is good grief!
Serenade Of The Mandolins
Another easy listening journey down romance novel lane... pretty but entirely dismissible.
Light Rock MOR (Instrumental)
Some near power guitar notes open "Amorada" before it lightens up a little. Like a hard-edged MOR track, it's on the fun side, and kinda odd. Not bad.