Esquivel

Four Corners of the World

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Four Corners of the World brings us back to Earth after the out there experimentation of Other Sounds, Other Worlds. Most listeners will be disappointed to discover that Four Corners is the least characteristic of Esquivel's zaniness. His arranging skills are demonstrated in purest form, as the album is the artist playing piano with relatively spare backing. But as with Martin Denny and exotica, this effort really is not likely to please those hoping for "new sounds in stereo." Certainly there are greater piano players and albums. Note that the version of "Cielito Lindo" here is not the same as released on the 45 rpm single.

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