Taboo Tu

Arthur Lyman and his orchestra pretty much define early Exotica Jazz for me. It was some of the earliest music of this type I was exposed to, and I just find it both appealing and ridiculous. I really love the vibraphone and marimba work; the bird calls push it over the edge.

This song is “Taboo Tu” by Arthur Lyman from the 1960 album Taboo 2: The new exotic sounds of Arthur Lyman. I find this stuff relaxing in the evenings. I want some music, but no lyrics to get in the way of whatever story I’m reading.