The Edge: David Axelrod at Capitol Records 1966-1970
Released: Sep 2005
Label: Blue Note Records
David Axelrod was a producer/arranger at Capitol Records in the 1960s, creating a unique mix of R&B grooves, bop solos, Eastern mysticism, acid rock guitars and expansive classical-styled strings. Songwriting wasn't his strong suit; creating feeling and sonic experiences were. This compilation shows why Axelrod is so widely sampled by today's producers.