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Zen: The Music of Fred Katz
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LP

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OUT 5016LP OUT 5016LP
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RELEASE DATE
9/16/2014

Credited with introducing the cello to jazz, Fred Katz had an illustrious and varied career in music -- performing with the legendary Chico Hamilton groups of the 1950s, scoring films for Hollywood, teaching ethnomusicology, and working as an A&R director for Decca and Pacific Jazz. This 1957 release is one of his first LPs as a leader, and is heavily influenced by his recent conversion to Zen Buddhism. Featuring help from Chico Hamilton on drums and Paul Horn on flute and clarinet, Zen: The Music of Fred Katz is an extraordinary journey: the Orient filtered through a cool jazz foundation with stunning performances all around. A 1950s West Coast jazz classic reissued on 180 gram vinyl.