Re: RARA-AVIS: David Goodis and jazz influence

From: david david ( davividavid@yahoo.com)
Date: 23 Jul 2007


Has anyone mentioned the 1959 Ellington sountrack for Anatomy of a Murder? good one.

--- Harvey < harveyj3rd@yahoo.com> wrote:

> One of the best noir jazz soundtracks is Johnny
> Mandel's score for I Want To Live. The CD (out of
> print but easily obtainable on the internet)includes
> the music performed in the movie by Gerry Mulligan's
> seven piece band which was released on LP
> simultaneously with the sound track.
> --- Richard Moore < moorich@aol.com> wrote:
>
> > --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff
> Vorzimmer"
> >
> > <jvorzimmer@...> wrote:
> > >
> > > Speaking about jazz, hardboiled crime fiction
> and
> > film noir, I
> > thought I'd
> > > add that I think the best soundtrack of any film
> > noir has to be
> > Ascenseur
> > > pour L'ť£®afaud (1958). The French really got
> the
> > style and angst
> > down in
> > > their revival of the genre in the late 50s.
> Having
> > Miles Davis
> > score the
> > > film was brilliant and I think it stands as one
> of
> > his great works
> > of that
> > > decade. Interestingly enough it's been on CD now
> > for almost 20
> > years and
> > > still in print I believe. If someone on list can
> > think of a better
> > > soundtrack, I for one would like to know about
> it.
> > >
> > > Jeff
> >
> > Offhand I can't think of a better one. It's
> > wonderful. I always
> > thought Charles Mingus could have composed a great
> > noir soundtrack.
> > As I recall, he was supposed to do the music for
> > John Cassavetes'
> > first film Shadows (1959) but most of it didn't
> get
> > done for one
> > reason or the other. I believe some Mingus
> remained
> > in the film,
> > although most was by other hands.
> >
> > The Cassavetes television series Johnny Staccato
> > (1959) also
> > featured some very good jazz. There was a regular
> > house band in
> > Staccato's club and other musicians had guest
> bits.
> > Red Norvo was
> > one and John Williams, later to become the most
> > Oscar-nominated
> > composer in history, did a couple of episodes as a
> > piano player. He
> > was billed as Johnny Williams.
> >
> > Speaking of house bands in private eye series,
> they
> > were rather
> > common in private eye series of the late 1950s and
> > early 1960s. The
> > show that kicked off the private eye boom was Roy
> > Huggins' 77 Sunset
> > Strip. When PI Stuart Bailey and his cohorts
> needed
> > a drink, which
> > was fairly often, they would drop into a club
> called
> > Dino's where
> > the Frankie Ortega Trio was usually on the band
> > stand. They were a
> > real group and a pretty good one.
> >
> > Richard Moore
> >
> >
> >
> > RARA-AVIS home page:
> > http://www.miskatonic.org/rara-avis/
> >
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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