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Although it could hardly be called complete, the budget-priced Talkin' Verve offers a good sampling of Lalo Schifrin's recordings for Verve in the second half of the '60s. However, it's not necessarily a representative sampling. Like most Talkin' Verve discs, it leans toward the kitschy, particularly in covers of then-contemporary pop hits, but Schifrin always boasted innovative, or at least intriguing, arrangements, even when he walked the pop line. At only 12 tracks, the compilation is a little brief, but it's still a good, entertaining compilation — especially for those whose tastes lean toward acid jazz and its cousins.


Born: 21 June 1932 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Best known for his "Mission: Impossible" theme song, Lalo Schifrin is an Argentinean-born composer, arranger, pianist, and conductor, whose jazz and classical training earned him tremendous success as a soundtrack composer. Born Boris Claudio Schifrin in Buenos Aires on June 21, 1932, his father was a symphonic violinist, and he began playing piano at age six. He enrolled in the Paris Conservatoire in 1952, hitting the jazz scene by night. After returning to Buenos Aires, Schifrin formed a 16-piece...
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