Teupen, Jonny – “Love and Harp a La Latin” – [Sonorama Records]
When Abacus gave this one to me, he said it was “Jack Diamond-like,” and indeed it is. All you have to do is look at the classy, provocative cover with the bombshell and the harpist to know that the music contained on this jewel is like nectar for some of us. Jazz harp is the genre, latina rhythms such as the samba are the means, and romantic feel-good easy listening is the sedative. The original and current liner notes of this 1965 album call this “stunning Latin & vocal jazz…with brilliant arrangements to play over and over again, intelligent music for relaxation and ‘after-work, when we actually want to listen to nothing more.'” Try using this as an accompaniment to downloading photos from your phone to your computer–it is perfect for watching your life flash before your eyes.