Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Guide to Best Jazz Scores for Cinema#4

Elmer Bernstein
The Man With The Golden Arm
Otto Preminger

Jazz parts arranged by: Shorty Rogers. Musicians: Shorty Rogers/Pete Candoli/Conte Candoli/Bob Fleming (t), Ray Sims/Milt Bernhart/Frank Rosolino (tr), Bill Holman/Jack Montrose/Jimmy Giuffre/Ted Nash/Bud Shank/Bob Cooper (reeds), Martin Ruderman (f), Arnold Koblentz (oboe),  Mitchell Lurie (clar), Joseph Eger (french horn), Anatol Kaminsky (violin), Armand Kaproff (cello), Ray Turner/Lou Levy (p)/Joe Mondragon/Abe Luboff/Ralph Pena (b), Shelly Manne (d).

Drummer Shelly Manne was also credited as ‘personal assistant' to Mr Preminger and as ‘tutor' to Mr Sinatra. 
Clark Street from the soundtrack

Leith Stevens
The Five Pennies
Melville Shavelson

Music Arranged by: Heinie Beau, Benny Carter, Alexander Courage. Musicians: Red Nichols (t), Moe Schneider (tr), Heinie  Beau (clar), Benny Carter (as), Eddie Miller (ts), Wayne Songer (bs), Joe Rushton (bass sax), Gene Plummer (p), Morty Corb (b), Shelly Manne (d), Eileen Wilson (voc).

With appearences by Shelly Manne (as Dave Tough) and Louis Armstrong (t/voc), Trummy Young (tr), Peanuts Hucko (clar), Billy Kyle (p), Mort Herbert (b), Curtis Counce (b), Danny Barcelona (d).

Henry Mancini/Benny Goodman
The Benny Goodman Story
Valentine Davies

clarinet: Benny Goodman and Sol Yaged.
saxes: Hymie Schertzer, Blake Reynolds, Stan Getz, Babe Russin.
trumpets: Buck Clayton, Chris Griffin, Conrad Gozzo, Irving Goodman.
trombones: Urbie Green, Murray McEachern, Jimmy Priddy.
Rhythm section: Teddy Wilson (p), Allan Reuss (g), George Duvivier (b), Corky Hale (harp), Gene Krupa (d).

Also with appearances by Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson, Gene Krupa, Ben Pollack, Kid Ory, Urbie Green, Buck Clayton, Stan Getz, Harry James, Martha Tilton, Ziggy Elman, Alvin Alcorn.

Sing, Sing, Sing


Johnny Mandel
I Want to Live!
Robert Wise

trumpets: Jack Sheldon, Al Porcino, Ed Leddy.
trombones:Frank Rosolino, Milt Bernhart, Dave Wells.
French horns: Vince DeRosa, Sinclair Lott, John Cave, Dick Parisi.
piccolo, flutes: Harry Klee.
clarinets: Abe Most, Joe Maini, Bill Holman, Marty Berman.
saxes: Bill Holman, Chuck Gentry.
pianists: Russ Freeman, Pete Jolly.
guitar: Al Hendrickson.
bass: Red Mitchell.
drummers: Shelly Manne, Larry Bunker, Mel Lewis, Milt Holland, Mike Pacheco.

In the opening jazz club sequence, Art Farmer (t), Frank Rosolino (tr), Bud Shank (as),  Gerry Mulligan (bs), Pete Jolly (p), Red Mitchell (b), Shelly Manne (d) appear as themselves.
The title music

Herbie Hancock
Round Midnight
Bertrand Tavernier

Musicians: It worth mentioning all line-ups in the film
Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (d), Bobby McFerrin (voc)
Dexter Gordon (ts), Herbie Hancock (p), Pierre Michelot (b), Billy Higgins (d)
Herbie Hancock (p), John McLaughlin (g), Pierre Michelot (b), Billy Higgins (d)
Chet Baker (t/voc), Herbie Hancock (p), Pierre Michelot (b), Billy Higgins (d)
Dexter Gordon (ts), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Herbie Hancock (p), Pierre Michelot (b), Billy Higgins (d)
Wayne Shorter (ts), Herbie Hancock (p), Pierre Michelot (b), Billy Higgins (d)
Dexter Gordon (ts), Herbie Hancock (p), Pierre Michelot (b), Billy Higgins (d), Lonette McKee (voc)
Freddie Hubbard (t), Dexter Gordon (ts), Cedar Walton (p), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (d)

Listen to Round Midnight (a Monk composition) performed by Hancock/Carter/Williams/McFerrin

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