In this, his second album with the fabulous 101 STRINGS, Les Baxter further
demonstrates his outstanding talents as composer/orchestrator/conductor.
QUE MANGO presents a series of new Baxter compositions, ranging from hauntingly
simple melodies to excitingly complex orchestral works. All are superbly orchestrated
in Les' unique style - a masterful blend of European sophistication, African
sensuality, South American festivity and neo-anglo contemporaneity.
The full capabilities of the magnificent 101 STRINGS was elicited by Baxter's
sensitive conducting, and the resulting performance reflects the ultimate in the
transformance of music from the mind of the composer to the ear of the listener.
liner notes by Hall Daniels