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The sublime Caribbean Moonlight is as evocatively and perfectly titled as any Les Baxter LP — its melodies move with the hypnotic beauty and sway of moonbeams flickering across the water's surface, while its supple, exotic rhythms conjure a nearly mystical paradise of palm trees, sandy beaches, and cool breezes. The record bears few traces of kitsch, instead favoring authentic textures and beats rooted in the musical traditions of Cuba, Trinidad, and the Caymans. Baxter's feather-light touch is perfectly suited to such musical environs, and songs like "Deep Night," "Poinciana," and "Carnival" positively shimmer.


Born: 14 March 1922 in Detroit, MI

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

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...
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