On Pianos in Paradise Lou Teicher and Art Ferrante develop a concept of sorts, music for the tropics co-designed by the man conducting their orchestra, Nick Perito. Titles like "Taboo," "Shangri La," "The Breeze and I," "Jungle Drums," and "Adventure in Paradise" move the cocktails from out of the lounge and onto the beach. This isn't Roger Williams doing battle with Liberace; these maestros work in unison to blend a unique sound that at times reflects bits of Jerry Goldsmith's soundtrack work. Adventures in Paradise" is stunning in its simplicity, a miniepic feeling like a self-contained motion picture. The album cover features a woman obscured by leaves soaked in different colored lights on and around her face, very trendy for those who would pick up on these sounds decades after they were recorded. Misty" is no mere instrumental cover version, Perito's strings swelling to envelope the exquisite piano work.
But I gave this one star to draw attention as an alert to whoever would also be looking for their tropical album. In the 60s when Martin Denny and others made exotica a popular genre, ferrante & teicher released this album of popular songs crafted in the style of exotic music. I purchased the album when it was first released and have owned it ever since. The arrangements are first class as are the twin piano's of Ferrante and Teicher. I can truly say this was one of their better recordings.
On Pianos in Paradise Lou Teicher and Art Ferrante develop a concept of sorts, music for the tropics co-designed by the man conducting their orchestra, Nick Perito.
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Ferrante & Teicher were a duo of American piano players, known for their light arrangements of familiar classical pieces, movie soundtracks, and show tunes, as well as their signature style of florid, intricate and fast paced piano playing performances. Arthur Ferrante (September 7, 1921, New York City – September 19, 2009), and Louis Teicher (pronounced as TIE-cher) (August 24, 1924, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania – August 3, 2008) met while studying at the Juilliard School of Music in New York in 1930. Musical prodigies, they began performing as a piano duo while. Tonight" b/w "Dream Of Love" (from The Many Moods Of Ferrante & Teicher). Lida Rose" b/w "Take Me Along".
An Album/ LP by Ferrante & Teicher described as follows Label/Pressing Date: United Artists Records label, pressed in 1970 (original pressing). This is a 12" 33 rpm record titled Pianos in Paradise by Ferrante & Teicher with their orchestra conducted by Nick Perito. Adventure in Paradise Ferrante & Teicher Golden Piano Hits Original UXS-70 Vinyl Two Record Set LP.