Damn but I love this album...

Ok, so it isn't his BEST known work - maybe not even up there in the Top Five - but, damn I love this album: Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud.

It comes from the 1958 Louis Malle film noir of the same name - or "Elevator to the Gallows" in the US release - and as one critic put it:  this is the loneliest trumpet sound you will ever hear.  Listen... and weep." It was recorded in one session in 1957 or 58 and just gets under your skin.

Ok, so maybe I know a little bit about the blues today - and the weather is in a low pressure funk just before Hurricane Irene blows into town - but I still listen to this CD when the sky is blue and the sun is high.  In-freakin-credible!


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