Les Baxter
Genres:
Classical, Easy Listening, Jazz
Meta styles:
Classical Crossover, Exotica/Lounge, Keyboard
Styles:
Exotica, Lounge

Les Baxter is a pianist who composed and arranged for the top swing bands of the '40s and '50s, but he is better known as the founder of exotica, a variation of easy listening that glorified the sounds and styles of Polynesia, Africa, and South America, even as it retained the traditional string-and-horn arrangements of instrumental pop. Exotica became a massively popular trend in the '50s, with thousands of record buyers listening to Baxter, Martin Denny, and their imitators. Baxter also pioneered the use of the electronic instrument the theremin, which has a haunting, howling sound.

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Ritual Of The Savage / The Passions (With Bas Sheva)

Ritual Of The Savage / The Passions (With Bas Sheva)

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Year:
2006
Tracks:
20
Bitrate:
235 kbps
The Academy Award Winners & Soul Of The Drums

The Academy Award Winners & Soul Of The Drums

Year:
2002
Tracks:
25
Bitrate:
320 kbps
The Colors of Brazil

The Colors of Brazil

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Year:
1991
Tracks:
25
Bitrate:
256 kbps
The Dunwich Horror (Vinyl)

The Dunwich Horror (Vinyl)

Year:
1970
Tracks:
11
Bitrate:
320 kbps
Bora Bora (Vinyl)

Bora Bora (Vinyl)

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Year:
1970
Tracks:
11
Bitrate:
320 kbps
The Dunwich Horror Soundtrack

The Dunwich Horror Soundtrack

2
Year:
1970
Tracks:
11
Bitrate:
192 kbps
Wild In The Streets

Wild In The Streets

Year:
1969
Tracks:
10
Bitrate:
192 kbps
Hell's Belles (Vinyl)

Hell's Belles (Vinyl)

Year:
1969
Tracks:
11
Bitrate:
320 kbps
Soul Of The Drums (Vinyl)

Soul Of The Drums (Vinyl)

Year:
1963
Tracks:
13
Bitrate:
320 kbps
Jewels Of The Sea (Vinyl)

Jewels Of The Sea (Vinyl)

Year:
1961
Tracks:
12
Bitrate:
320 kbps
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