Martin Denny

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    The Enchanted Sea + Exotic Percussion

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    Buddhist BellsMartin Denny
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    Quiet VillageMartin Denny
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    Jungle MadnessMartin Denny
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    ExoticaMartin Denny
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    Jungle Drums (1996 Digital Remaster)Martin Denny

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        In the mid-'50s, composer and pianist Martin Denny combined lounge jazz, Hawaiian music, Latin rhythms, bird calls, and then-exotic ethnic instruments like, koto, gamelans, and Burmese temple bells into the sound known as exotica. Although the craze was short-lived, Denny recorded several popular instrumental albums and hit number four in 1959 with "Quiet Village," one of the most unusual top ten singles of all time. Born on the mainland, Denny drew upon his worldwide experience... Read more

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