May 2, 2009
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135th Kentucky Derby: "Mine That Bird" joins "Giacomo," who won in 2005, as one of the most unlikely victors in the Run for the Roses
75th Churchill Downs race
Saturday May 2, 2009
The win was the second Derby victory in three years for Borel, who used a similar stretch run to send Street Sense to the winner's circle in 2007.
Mine That Bird joins Giacomo, who won in 2005, as one of the most unlikely victors in the Run for the Roses.
Mine That Bird covered the 1 1/4 miles in 2:02.66 and paid $103.20 to win.
Pioneer of the Nile held off Musket Man for second, but neither was a match for the unheralded colt from New Mexico.
Friesan Fire, who became the favorite after I Want Revenge was scratched earlier in the day, finished a distant 18th.
Mine That Bird, with Calvin Borel riding, broke free along the rail down the stretch to win the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.
Borel slipped the longshot, 50-1 in the morning line, through a narrow opening heading into the stretch and flew past the field.
Pioneer of the Nile edged Musket Man for second, 6 3/4 lengths back. Friesan Fire, the favorite in late betting at 7-2, finished 18th of the 19 horses.
The Churchill Downs track had sloppy conditions for the race.Longshot Join in the Dance and Middle Eastern-bred Regal Ransom set the early pace, with Pioneerof the Nile lurking.
Favorite I Want Revenge was scratched Saturday morning with an ankle injury. It is unclear how long I Want Revenge will be sidelined.
took over as favorite,
Pioneerof the Nile
May 1, 2009
Esquivel's music is like no other space age pop.
While most other orchestral pop arranger/composers of the late 1950s were broadening their classical, big band, and ballroom roots for the age of high fidelity and stereo, Esquivel seemed to spring full formed into the genre. Indeed, his roots were far from the ballroom, having perfected his style writing soundtracks for a popular Mexican radio comedian.
He had more in common with
and his influences ranged fromAlvino ReyStan KentonYma SumacandBilly May
Who but Esquivel could bring the entire orchestra to full stop to spotlight a single measure of Alvino Rey'sgwa-gwa slide guitar.And not just for a final climax
-- that would be just the beginning.Whole songs are punctuated repeatedly with a variety ofguitar slides
layered brass arpeggios
vocal nonsenseIf orchestral pop music were painting,Esquivel was its Van Gogh
(a comparison he made himself).He wasfearless, he wasshameless
perfected the kitchen sink school of arranging:why settle for just one sound where ten would do?In just a few bars a veritable rain of instruments showered down on the listener,often instruments that had never been heard before on the same song.
Yet unlike the horde of arrangers who rushed to addondiolineharpsichordandthereminto the same old big band sound,
Esquivel's arrangements were all of a piece, fresh and never gimmicky.
Esquivel preferred recording and performing arrangements of already-familiar tunes.he said recently."Often I deliberately chose songs that were well-known so the audience could appreciate the arrangements,""It's like taking a doll and dressing it any way you want:or
indifferent costumesor,drawing on her a mustachemaking her smoke a cigarorpresenting her in the nude.It's something familiar, suddenly being presented in a way that's very different and exciting."
In his own compositions, Esquivel proved that he could write a killer hook.
Pianist/composer/arranger Juan Garcia Esquivel was a favorite artist in Mexico City before RCA Victor brought him to the United States in 1958. As is typically the case, the early Mexican sides are his most interesting. (Some are available on the U.S. release To Love Again.) Most of the subsequent U.S. albums were expensive, elaborate experiments in recording technique. While most such albums relied heavily on cheesy, channel-separation gimmickry, Esquivel's maintained a consistently high level of musical intrigue as well as comical wonder. A native of Tampico, Mexico, Esquivel gave up engineering to play the piano on the radio. His first radio performance --fifteen minutes of fame to be-- was at the age of fourteen. Three years later he formed a small group which was heralded for its originality, and by 1940 he was composing for his own orchestra and chorus. By 1954, when he had become a popular recording artist in Mexico, he began to experiment with the "other" sounds that would become his trademark. In addition to "accent" instruments such as the theremin, the Esquivel sound is distinguished mainly by the slide guitar of Alvino Rey. Rey had been a master innovator and orchestra leader (while playing steel guitar!) himself. The other chiefly Esquivellian sound was a "wordless chorus" singing nonsense syllables.
Here's how trade mag Billboard describes the sound:
"...Wild enough to perk up the most jaded set of ears, it's zany big-band music that utilises such unusual components as theremin, ondioline, steel guitar (by Alvino Rey) and even whistling (by Muzzy Marcellino)."
Esquivel's current home--Mexican "Villa del Descanso"Esquivel-mania has taken the world by storm. So many rock fans have bought these strange records, they are known as "grunge on the rocks".
In 1958, RCA again showcased Esquivel and their still-new technology on 'Exploring New Sounds in Stereo.' Esquivel grinned from the LP's cover with impish appeal, sporting thick-rimmed glasses (in the style of a contemporary, rock 'n' roller Buddy Holly) and leaning on a telescope. His love of gadgetry extended into his instrumentation, which included such pioneering electric and electronic musical devices as the theremin and the ondioline. Additional unexpected and unfamiliar instruments played a part, including the harpsichord, chromatically tuned bongos, and the buzzimba (struck with mallets but sounding like a bull-froggy clarinet). The arranger's abiding love of exotic global tones was audible in his use of Brazilian, Greek, and Chinese percussion on 'Exploring New Sounds.'
And slithering through this acoustic garden of earthly and astral delights was the electric guitar of Alvino Rey.
But gimmicks and glitz aside, there was ample evidence of Esquivel's thorough grounding in the elements of the big band arrangements that, over the previous three decades, had evolved in the States and then spread around the world. Esquivel was a particular fan of Stan Kenton and of Kenton arranger Pete Rugolo, and had no problem attracting L.A.'s best big band and session players to his projects, which continued with two LP volumes of 'Infinity in Sound' in 1960. Among Esquivel's many admirers in the music business was Frank Sinatra, whose recorded repertoire to date gave proof that he knew a good arranger and an evocative arrangement when he heard one. Sinatra made his new label, Reprise, available in 1961 for the release of Esquivel's 'More of Other Worlds, Other Sounds,' which clearly echoed American big band influence. In Hollywood, Esquivel worked on such shows as Markham, The Tall Man, and the Bob Cummings Show. He recorded many short music pieces for Universal TV, which were used in the soundtracks of TV Sitcoms.
The Esquivel Orchestra
had such men as:
Laurindo Almieda: guitar,
Alvino Rey: steel guitar.
Muzzy Marcelino: often as a whistler.
Pete Condoli in the trumpets.
George Roberts: bass trombone.
Larry Bunker: drums and also bongos.
Jack Castanzo: bongos
Buddy Cole: Organ (later had his own orchestra.)
The Randy Van Horne Singers vocal group.
All the arrangements
all the vocals
and combo arrangements
were always done by
Among the men whom Esquivel admired and who may have influenced him were Pete Rugolo, the arranger for the Stan Kenton orchestra. Esquivel loved his "Artistry in Rhythm" and often played that record while he was still living in Mexico City. He dreamed of having the ability to write for the trumpets the way that Pete Rugolo did. Among other musicians he admired were Lalo Schifrin, Johnny Williams, and Henry Mancini. Esquivel considered Stan Kenton and Henry Mancini to be true musical geniuses. In 1992, Esquivel visited his brother in Mexico City. Exiting a taxicab, he fell and fractured his hip, aggravating an old spinal injury.He has been confined to bed ever since.Rey also became one of the most influential and distinctive session men of the exotica era, lending his guitar to sessions fromEsquivel, George Cates and countless othersalso teamed with Jack Constanzo and other session aces in the Martin Denny-inspired group the Surfmen.In the mid-1960s, Rey joined the ever-expanding King Family group on a television variety show which enjoyed a healthy run of five seasons, concurrently producing a series of LPs featuring the program's cast.Amazingly, he also continued performing well into his '80s, leading a band that played Disneyland each year from the theme park's opening onward.The swing and exotica stalwartpassed awayMarch 2, 2004
at hisSalt Lake City, UThome.
King Sisters his important collaborations with
variety show on ABC television,
Juan Garcia Esquivel,
and his incognito adventures as Warner Brothers' recording artist Ira Ironstrings
~ Wordless Chorus
means a [usually]female voice or voices singing nonsense syllables, humming, or otherwise
This so-called background instrument was popular in the 1960s, when the advertising wisdom "sex sells" applied to everything. What better way to show off the new hi-fi stereo than the sound of an idle young woman's voice bouncing from channel to channel?
Later 1960s television commercials used this technique extensively, for instance in some versions of "Music to Watch Girls By."
King of the wordless chorus was Esquivel, whose astounding "zu-zu-zu-zu" and "pow!" choruses run throughout most of his work. Second to him is Bob Thompson, "the poor man's Esquivel" and an arranger with advertising in his blood (although adding the chorus in Thompson's case was an RCA producer's idea).
There are hundreds of albums with wordless chorus, and many exotic albums use eerie, abstract, female voice as a "sirenish" touch. It's just fun, trivial music for swingin' playboys.
King Sistersvariety show on ABC television,
Juan Garcia Esquivel,
and his incognito adventures as Warner Brothers' recording artist
~ Wordless Chorus
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