Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Guide to Best Jazz Scores for Cinema#3

Art Blakey and Barney Wilen
Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960
Roger Vadim

Musicians: Lee Morgan, trumpet; Barney Wilen, tenor sax, soprano sax; Bobby Timmons, Duke Jordan, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums; John Rodriguez, bongos; Tommy Lopez, Willie Rodriguez, congas. In party sequence: Charlie Rouse, Barney Wilen, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Art Taylor, drums. Appearing as themselves: Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Barney Wilen, tenor sax; Duke Jordan, piano; Paul Rovere, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

Listen to No Problem, composed by Duke Jordan, from the soundtrack:

Charles Mingus and Shafi Hadi
John Cassavetes

Musicians: Shafi Hadi (Curtis Porter), sax solos; (possibly) Anthony Ortega, reeds; Jimmy Knepper, trombone; Phineas Newborn Jr., Horace Parlan, piano; Charles Mingus, bass; Dannie Richmond, drums.

David Shire
Farewell My Lovely
Dick Richards

Musicians:Cappy Lewis, trumpet; Dick Nash, trombone; Ronnie Lang, alto sax; Justin Gordon, clarinet, tenor sax; Don Menza, soprano sax; Artie Kane, piano; Al Hendrickson, Tommy Tedesco, guitar; Chuck Domanico, bass; Larry Bunker, drums; Emil Richards, percussion.

Main title music, aka the Marlow theme:

Philip Green
All Night Long
Basil Dearden

Musicians: Bert Courtley, trumpet; Keith Christie, trombone; John Dankworth, alto sax; Johnny Scott, alto sax, clarinet, flute; Tubby Hayes, tenor sax, vibraphone; Colin Purbrook, Dave Brubeck, piano; Ray Dempsey, guitar; Kenny Napper, Charles Mingus, bass; Allan Ganley, drums; Barry Morgan, bongos, timbales.Allan Ganley coached and ghosted drum routines for actor Patrick McGoohan.

From the soundtrack, Brubeck plays It's a Raggy Waltz:

Emil Newman/Hugo Friedhofer
A Song Is Born 
Howard Hawks

Music Orchestrated by Sonny Burke and Neal Hefti. 
Musicians: The Charlie Barnet Orchestra including Jimmy Salko, Jimmy Campbell, Everett McDonald, Chico Alvarez, trumpet; Freddie Zito, Phil Washburn, Herbie Harper, trombone; Charlie Barnet, Bob Dawes, Jack Henerson, George Weidler, Warner Weidler, Frank Pappalardo, reeds; Bob Bain, grt; Don Tosti, bass; Dick Shanahan, drums.
Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra, including Jimmy Nottingham, Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Britt Woodman, trombone; Bobby Plater, Charlie Fowlkes, reeds; Milt Buckner, piano; Billy Mackel, guitar; Joe Comfort, bass; Earl Walker, drums.
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra , including Charlie Shavers, Ziggy Elman, trumpet; Corky Corcoran, Marty Berman, reeds; Tony Rizzi, guitar; Louie Bellson, drums.
Encyclopedia combo including Benny Goodman Benny Goodman, clarinet; Lionel Hampton, vibraphone;
Mel Powell, piano; Al Hendrickson, guitar; Harry Babasin, bass; Louie Bellson, drums. 
Louis Armstrong and Lionel Hampton Band including Vic Dickenson, trombone; Barney Bigard, clarinet; Benny Carter, alto sax; Phil Moore, piano; Lionel Hampton, vibraphone; Laurindo Almeida, guitar; Charlie Drayton, bass; Zutty Singleton, drums.

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