Label: Okamoto Records – VPV-7621-A Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: US Released: 1988 Genre: Jazz Style: Contemporary Jazz
Bizarre, little known and very private Jazz LP from enigmatic Arnett The Artist on US label Okamoto Records, that seemingly managed to dispense only this release before folding. The A-side is pretty mellow and straight jazz, noodling guitar licks and little gusts of tenor sax, with 'Stella By Starlight' taking things a little more upbeat. B-side again not loadsssss going on (really selling this one!!), a schmooching cover of Rose Royce's 'Love Don't Live Here Anymore' which I actually quite like, but the real pay off comes at the very end with 'Pamela Candy Comez' - a searching, moody piece grounded by a rising sustained synth note and super high bass riff amidst a medley of keys and guitar riffage. Feels like the sort of magic where they didn't have enough proper songs for a full record so just stuck a loose jam on the end, which inevitably is the best bit.. (NM/NM).
Tracklist A1 Body & Soul A2 Stella By Starlight B1 Jerry Lee Lewis B2 Niama B3 Love Doesn't Live Here Anymore B4 Pamela Candy Gomez