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The Chesterfield Arrangements
"Collection of originally unrecorded orchestral arrangements of classic Raymond Scott charts (newly recorded here by the 60-piece Metropole Orchestra featuring the Beau Hunks Saxtette) commissioned by Paul Whiteman from his orchestrating staff between 1937 & 1938. Scott-quintet Chestnuts such as 'Powerhouse' (two separate versions), 'Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals', 'The Toy Trumpet', 'Twilight in Turkey', and 'Reckless Night on Board an Ocean Liner' here get recontextualized into denser, sophisticated takes on the now-familiar themes & variations. Things get pretty 'lush' after a few tracks, but if you've waded in this deep into the Raymond Scott (kiddie) pool, you might as well touch the other end." -- Hrvatski.