The faucet keeps a-drippin’ and I can’t sleep.
This LP by composer/arranger/vibes player/producer Gary McFarland occupies a unique corner of the sonic universe, and is the best thing in his impressive discography as far as I’m concerned… which other records combine subtle multi-layered arrangements with a child-like sense of wonder, nonsensical lyrics and a great bossa-cover of the Stones’ “Satisfaction“? None that I know of.
I have always passed this album by due to the combination of 1965 + the Verve label + poppy post-bossa jazz. Luckily record collecting mirrors life in the sense that it is irrational (and that unfounded preconceptions always come back to haunt you). I now stand corrected, and am very happy to have finally discovered this. Desert Island Disc material? I think it might be!