Dick Hyman – Brazilian Impressions

Thanks to Brett for this RE MASTERED version of my favorite bossa-nova record ever. This record was at the absolute core of my lounge style at BEIGE and elsewhere where cocktails were being served. The piano is just so tinklly and right, and as for Dick, well, he’s one of the greatest. I just think this record screams “class” in a deafening whisper.

A Command Record.


How about that artwork?

Before There Was Beige There Was “The Wild Poodle”

It’s true this bit of ancient nightlife knowledge is not well known but for those who attended The Wild Poodle there is a dim memory of a great night uptown. Here is it strictly for the record.

The Invitation (nicely printed on classy stock) reads:

“Hello Darlings…Just a note from Lily the poodle of the moment, to let you know the latest lick in nightlife – Erich Conrad, Billy Beyond and Lincoln Palsgrove IV (hic!) have been getting things ready for my spectacular debut, “The Wild Poodle.” Why don’t you just join me for a sneak preview January 18th at 10 PM in Gauguin at the legendary Plaza Hotel? Oh! …  and Douglas Demille that madcap music master will be conducting and exotic mix of congas, cha-chas, Capricorns and queasy listening… (hic!) Oh! …and how could I forget to mention our very own Gina Varla Vetro tickling the ivories in the The Chinese Room?  Now do be smart and wear something exciting…after all this is a party.

Love and licks,



Angel Dormer * Victoria Bartlett * Jeffrey Costello * Mathias Thibedeau * Zack Hankins * Louis Espirito-Santo * “Bubbles” Kerzner Mace * Allesandro Magagna * Charlie Condue

* A portion of your seven dollar entrance fee will benefit God’s Love We Deliver.

The music style and general “la di dah” attitude of this cocktail experience shaped our later project – the legendary BEIGE.