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Thursday, December 27, 2007

John Andrews Tartaglia: Tartaglian Theorem

It's, Like, Science or Something!

"The Tartaglian Theorem is, basically, an application of exciting new orchestral arrangements to high-quality, contemporary compositions in a manner that finds the middle ground between the inventiveness of the arranger and the inspiration of the composer. The formula is sound!"

So say the notes on the rear of the jacket in which this record was packaged. Some of you are probably already familiar with this theory from listening to some of the Now Sound compilations on which some of the tracks from this album have been included (such as The Sound Gallery Vol. 2, Ultra-Lounge - On the Rocks I & II, and Look Into the Flower [Trip on Psychedelic Grooves with Blue Note]). It's a very groovy record!

  1. Poto Flavus
  2. Wichita Lineman
  3. I Am the Walrus
  4. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
  5. Light My Fire
  6. Abraham, Martin & John
  7. America
  8. Collage: Like to Get to Know You / Give a Damn
  9. Sleep
I was unable to find much info about John Andrews Tartaglia online. This is from the aforementioned album jacket: "West-Coast born and raised, Tartaglia began his professional career in the Los Angeles area as John Andrews, with the "Tartaglia" dropped on the advise of early associates as "too hard to remember." His past efforts include, among other things, music for many of the hits of the Buckinghams, Tiny Tim, John Stewart and Al Martino. Here Capitol presents him in his first feature album as Tartaglia – just plain "John Andrews" being considered too hard to remember!"


laidbackinbethlehem said...

Superb upload, rare as rocking horse poop, I can't speak highly enough of John Andrews Tartaglia. Thankyou so much, your generosity is much appreciated.

Wilthomer said...

Thanks! Ever since hearing the trippy/near Eastern influenced version of "Light My Fire" on one of the Sound Gallery CD's I've often wondered where the track came from, a 17 year old mystery is finally solved!