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Dominique Eade

Dominique Eade

One late summer afternoon just after my landlord installed a satellite dish, I happened upon an episode of Peter Gunn, a ’50s detective show featuring Henry Mancini’s hip scoring. The show captured a delicious moment in time when film noir, jazz and the beat generation converged.

Not surprisingly, Dominque Eade’s When The Wind Was Cool, on RCA Victor, a tribute to June Christy and Chris Connor, sets that same hip mood. Christy and Connor came to prominence with Stan Kenton, their sultry voices a wonderfully refreshing balm for his bombastic big band.

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