Jack Arel : Originals & Remixes (Vadim)
Jack Arel’s name belongs to a constellation of composers whose writing has hot-stamped 60s and 70s pop music, with variety, television, cinema, ballet and theatre all benefiting from his creations. This collection brings together some of his best work for the Chappell Music Library, which he started making tracks for in 1966. At the time library music remained the protected ground of a generation of composers from the 40s / 50s, still held under the influence of waltzes, foxtrots and other silver hued rhythms. With the young Jean-Claude Petit as writing partner, Arel totally shook things up, taking influences from contemporary pop, rock and jazz and making an impressive set of instrumentals, often with musicians like Jean-Luc Ponty, Maurice Vander and Georges Arvanitas playing for him. His songs sound tracked many TV shows and films, including classics like The Prisoner.