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Herb Levy

Seeing the album cover for Zawinul (black & white portrait headshot of Zawinul) reminds me of "Arrival in New York", a track (perhaps the last) on that disc.

I haven't heard or seen a CD (& no longer own the LP), but this track was a short (about a minute long) evocation of dockside sounds, such as ships' horns or fog horns, clatter of feet or hooves, something being dragged across a pier or something, more horns. A charming documentary tribute to the Ellis Island experience by an immigrant who had done well by coming to the United States.

Except that it turns out to be a slowed down excerpt from a piece of Zawinul's as played by the Cannonball Adderly quintet (I think from the Mercy Mercy Mercy album, but I don't remember the detail now).

A very cool and funny touch of "electronic music" for a jazz release.

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