The Golden Sword (album)

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The Golden Sword
The Golden Sword (album).jpg
Studio album by Gerald Wilson Orchestra
Released 1966
Recorded June 21, July 8 and August 19, 1966
TTG Sound Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Jazz
Label Pacific Jazz
PJ 10111
Producer Albert Marx and Richard Bock
Gerald Wilson chronology
Feelin' Kinda Blues
(1965)Feelin' Kinda Blues1965
The Golden Sword
(1966)
Live and Swinging
(1967)Live and Swinging1967

The Golden Sword (subtitled Torero Impressions in Jazz) is an album by the Gerald Wilson Orchestra recorded in 1966 and released on the Pacific Jazz label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]

AllMusic rated the album with 4½ stars; in his review, Scott Yanow called it: "One of Gerald Wilson's most memorable albums".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gerald Wilson except as indicated

  1. "The Golden Sword" - 3:11
  2. "Man of La Mancha" (Joe Darion, Mitch Leigh) - 2:16
  3. "The Breeze and I" (Ernesto Lecuona) - 5:23
  4. "Carlos" - 5:23
  5. "Chanson du Feu Follet (Song of Mad Fire)" (Manuel de Falla) - 4:07
  6. "Mi Corazon (My Heart)" - 2:58
  7. "Blues Latinese" - 5:35
  8. "The Feather (From "Teatihuacan Suite")" - 4:15
  9. "La Mentira (The Lie)" (Álvaro Carrillo) - 2:05
  10. "The Serpent (From "Teatihuacan Suite")" - 4:05
  • Recorded at TTG Sound Studios in Hollywood, CA on June 21, 1966 (tracks 4, 8 & 10) July 8, 1966 (tracks 1, 5 & 7) and August 19, 1966 (tracks 2, 3, 6, 8 & 9).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pacific Jazz Records Catalog: 10100/20100 series accessed January 29, 2016
  2. ^ Pacific Jazz 10000/20000 series discography Part 2, accessed January 29, 2016
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. The Golden Sword – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 29, 2016.