Lincoln Mayorga And Distinguished Colleagues -The Missing Linc - Used LP
VG/VG. gatefold with printed inner sleeve. 1974 pressing.
1972. instrumental versions of pop songs (Beatles, Cat Stevens, etc.) and other compositions, but not your typical lounge record, the treatments carefully presented with some obviously talented musicians and state-of-the-art technology, the delivery owing much to different styles--jazz, classical, pop and rock. He did soundtrack work and it shows. He also co-founded the Sheffield Lab studios. I'm just listing this LP because I have a weakness for pop music, and I like the photo of the direct-to-disc Skully in the back of sleeve. -- winch (green noise)
"Known first and foremost as a pianist, Los Angeles native (and current upstate New York resident) Lincoln Mayorga is also an arranger, producer, composer, and teacher. Mayorga began issuing his own recordings in 1974, while also working as Walt Disney Studio's staff pianist, performing on such soundtracks as The Rose, Pete's Dragon, Chinatown, and Ragtime. Mayorga has also worked on the score for Fame, as well as for such TV shows as Little House on the Prairie, Highway to Heaven, and Dallas. But Mayorga is not designated to just studio work, he has also toured extensively across North America, Europe, and Russia (he was invited by the Moscow Philharmonic to perform both Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and "I Got Rhythm"), plus collaborating with such notables as Itzhak Perlman, Josef Suk, Arnold Steinhardt, Richard Stoltzman, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Gerard Schwarz. Mayorga has also assisted many esteemed artists with their recordings (whether it be as an accompanist, arranger, or producer), including Johnny Mathis, Barbra Streisand, Vikki Carr, Mel Tormé, Margaret Whiting, Andy Williams, and Quincy Jones. He is also the co-founder of the renowned audiophile label Sheffield Lab , as well as running his own label, TownHall, which specializes in historical reissues."
"Back when this album was first released for sale, I worked in a high-level stereo store that featured only the best brands of equipment at that time. This album was used by our staff to demonstrate the capabilities of very high-end speakers and amplifiers. The sound was nothing short of incredible due to it being direct-to-disc recording - you can even hear the musicians flipping their sheet music! Two key songs were the highlights for demo: Peace Train (with Jim Keltner's drumming) and the Beatles' Norweigan Wood. Blackbird was also in the running." -- some person on the internet.