Saturday, September 12, 2015

Raymond Scott Songbook (complete video)

Back in March we featured Part 1 of our friend Takashi Okada's video showcasing THE RAYMOND SCOTT SONGBOOK, a 2-cd set which he produced in cooperation with the Scott estate. We promised Part 2 the following week. We subsequently misplaced our calendar, which only now turned up buried under a dog-eared stack of Scientific American magazines from the 1960s. (We have to get this office organized!)

We now offer Part 2 of Takashi's video, which you'll find was worth waiting for.

Includes cameo appearances by Jean-Jacques Perrey, the Mechanical Orchestra of França Xica, Hirofumi Tokutake, Dorothy Collins, Ego Plum, Beth Sorrentino, Optiganally Yours, Benoît Charest, Haruomi Hosono, and others. (Pictured above: the band Noahlewis' Mahlon Taits; below: vocalist Miharu Koshi)