Performance name for Juan Garcîa Esquivel

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Juan García Esquivel (January 20, 1918 – January 3, 2002) often simply known as Esquivel!, was a Mexican band leader, pianist, and composer for television and films. He is recognized today as one of the foremost exponents of a sophisticated style of largely instrumental music that combines elements of lounge music and jazz with Latin flavors. Esquivel is sometimes called "The King of Space Age Pop" and "The Busby Berkeley of Cocktail Music." Esquivel is considered one of the foremost exponents of a style of late 1950s-early 1960s quirky instrumental pop that became known (in retrospect) as "Space Age Bachelor Pad Music".

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1958 Exploring New Sounds in Stereo Esquivel 1
1958 Four Corners of the World Esquivel & His Group 2
1958 Other Worlds Other Sounds Esquivel & His Orchestra 3
1960 Infinity in Sound, Volume 1 Juan García Esquivel 1
1961 Infinity in Sound, Volume 2 Juan García Esquivel 1
1962 Latin-Esque Juan García Esquivel 1
1962 More of Other Worlds, Other Sounds Juan García Esquivel 3
1968 1968 Esquivel!! Esquivel 1
1979 Burbujas Juan García Esquivel 1
1996 Merry X-mas From the Space-Age Bachelor Pad Juan García Esquivel 1
1997 Other Worlds, Other Sounds / Four Corners of the World Juan García Esquivel 2
1998 Loungecore Juan García Esquivel 1
1999 See It in Sound Juan García Esquivel 1
2007 Exploring New Sounds in Hi-Fi Juan García Esquivel 1
2011 Strings Aflame Esquivel 1
Exploring New Sounds in Sonorama Juan García Esquivel 1
The Genius of Esquivel / Esquivel!! 1968 Juan García Esquivel 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Space-Age Bachelor Pad Music Juan García Esquivel 1
1995 Music From a Sparkling Planet Esquivel 1
1995 Cabaret Mañana Esquivel 1
2006 Esquivel! Remixed Esquivel 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 The Sights and Sounds of Esquivel Esquivel 1

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