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Great Mid Century New York City Hip Humor.

This is a great find, probably only to be appreciated by the cognoscente ... ha ha. Mike and Elaine, in their day were the toast of the town for their witty back-and-forth banter - sophisticatedly satirizing culture and current events in all their myriad manifestations. Their records were prized possessions.

Here is an excerpt from the sleeve notes:

"The material within this album is a collection of words and music completely improvised at the recording session. Pianist Marty Rubenstein played varied sorts of music that suggested different moods and Nichols and May would spontaneously create a scene to fit each. Occasionally the briefest germ of an idea would be suggested beforehand (eg: 'maybe you could be a boss and his secretary in a cocktail lounge'), but there were no scripts, no rehearsals, and nothing was planned beforehand.

MIKE NICHOLS AND ELAINE MAY
Improvisations to Music
Piano Accompaniment by Marty Rubenstein
Mercury Records MG 20376
1959 Hi-Fi 33 LP

CONDITION:

We test-play all records to determine condition.

Used / previously played

DISC - Hardly seems to have been played - bright and full sound

COVER - The sleeve is bright and presentable with no splitting - only mild surface rub, softly bumped corners - just discernible is a slight record ring -- displays very nicely

LINER - Original Mercury paper liner


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Mike Nichols and Elaine May - Improvisations to Music - Sophisticated New York City Hip Humor - Vintage 1959 LP

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: vinyl, cardboard, paper
  • Ships worldwide from New York, United States
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