Ashman, Stephen / Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra

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Ashman, Stephen / Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra - Cooler Than Death Cooler Than Death
Soul Used - LP SDLP 0001 Slithering Disc
Rare Heavy Vinyl Private Pressing. Record Appears Pristine, Cover Has Some Creasing And Rubbing. “San Francisco Bassist Ashman Formed The ZP Orchestra Just To Play Classic Songs From Motown And Other Sources Casually At Parties, But The Loosely Constituted Soul Revue Proved Mighty Popular In Those Parts. Cooler Than Death Features Almost Exclusively Original Material And Only Three Musicians Other Than Ashman In Common, But The Orchestra Still Gets Cover Billing. (Drummer Gina Schock, Then Still In The Go-Go's, Appears On Three Of The Seven Tracks.) In This Far More Ambitious Undertaking, Ashman Plays Slithery, Rhythmic Instrumentals With Inventive Horn Work, Sardonic Dance Rock, Low-Key/Dramatic Soundtrack Music, Even A Noisy Piano Improvisation. But The Pišce De Resistance Is A Brilliant Juxtaposition: Katie Guthorn Singing George Gershwin's "Summertime" Over The "Peter Gunn Theme."” – Trouser Press... more details
 

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