Armando Trovaioli E La Sua Orchestra ‎– The Beat Generation

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micha_hoernle

March 23, 2018
referencing The Beat Generation, LP, Album, Mono, PML 10300
Truly a terrific album. If one is into a rather Kentonesque type of Jazz, definitely the right choice. Due to the helping hands of arrangers of the calibre of Bill Russo or Bill Holman Armando Trovajoli - since then (and before) more focussing on light music (film, musicals etc.) - did this very fine album for super-big band aficionados. Certainly not what the Beat Generation at that time was really after. But I like Kenton, I like that hand-picked international list of musicians and all the new tunes inspired by what Trovajoli/Russo/Holman thought the "Beat Generation" might want to listen to (no standards!), so I paid much more than the stated 300 Euro (my pressing was NM). Actually, it is worth it. Not just because it is rare, but it is really good (yet not really cool in jazz terms). But you should like big bands in the Stan Kenton style, if you go for that.
Contempo

Contempo

March 31, 2015
referencing The Beat Generation, LP, Album, RE, RM, C03004LP
What you have here is probably the rarest and coolest album ever done by Armando Trovajoli (original copies changes hands for 300 euro!). Originally released on RCA in 1960, the Beat Generation is a jazz album where Trovajoli and his great orchestra plays awesome versions of classic themes - plus one original composed by the Maestro - with the usual swing that is his trademark.