David Axelrod

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David Axelrod (born April 17, 1933) is an American composer, arranger, and producer. After starting out as a staff producer for cool jazz labels, Axelrod became famous by the mid-1960s in soul and jazz circles for his recording skills. In 1968, he embarked on a solo career and released several eccentric albums during the 1970s that showcased his characteristic sound, which combined heavily microphoned drums and baroque orchestration, and avant garde themes ranging from the environment to heightened mental awareness. With his early solo projects, Axelrod was one of the first recording artists to fuse elements of jazz, rock, and R&B.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1968 Song of Innocence 2
1969 Songs of Experience 2
1970 Earth Rot 4
1971 David Axelrod's Rock Interpretation Of Handel's Messiah 1
1972 The Auction 1
1974 Heavy Axe 2
1975 Seriously Deep 3
1977 Strange Ladies 1
1980 Marchin' 1
2001 David Axelrod 2
2001 Requiem: The Holocaust 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2001 1968 to 1970: An Axelrod Anthology 1
2002 Anthology II 1
2006 The Edge of Music: An Exploration of 50 Years in Music 1
The Axelrod Chronicles 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2008 Live at Royal Festival Hall 1

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