Re: RARA-AVIS: David Goodis and jazz influence

Date: 17 Aug 2007

----- Start Original Message ----- Sent: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 12:19:56 -0000 From: "Jacques Debierue" <> To: Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: David Goodis and jazz influence

> --- In, "Brian Thornton" <tieresias@...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Richard Moore wrote:
> >
> > "I always thought Charles Mingus could have done a great noir
> soundtrack."
> >
> > I saw the Mingus Big Band at UNLV when I was teaching in Vegas a few
> years back. When I heard "II BS," I immediately thought: "50s,
> soundtrack for some sort of drama." I can definitely imagine it as
> the title theme for a period piece from back then.
> >
> The Mingus sound was very visceral, very contrasted, with always a
> hint of turmoil. I don't know that he ever did a soundtrack, but the
> idea is interesting. Maybe one of the younger directors, or perhaps
> Scorsese, will use Mingus in a future movie. It would be nice.
> Mingus's studio recordings don't totally capture what you can hear in
> his concert performances (Town Hall, for example).

Mingus did a number of soundtracks, my favorite album of is 2 of his: Cumbia (spelling?) and Jazz Fusion...

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