Sunday, 28 October 2007

TV and Movie Scores in a Blue Note style

Blue Movies: Scoring For The Studios is an uber-cool collection of famous movie and TV scores given a dust off and a new set of funky threads, care of classic jazz label Blue Note.

UK readers will immediately recognise Billy Taylor's good time I Wish I Knew How as the theme music for the long running BBC film programme. The great Leroy Holmes adds his unique spin to the James Bond theme, while no self respecting Bond fan should be unfamiliar with Count Basie's swingy arrangement of From Russia With Love. Grant Green and Dianne Reeves' sexy Down Here On The Ground from Cool Hand Luke will have you thinking of anything but boiled eggs. Soul Diva, Marlena Shaw's Last Tango In Paris now sounds like some great long lost Bond theme. Elsewhere, Richard 'Groove' Holmes elevates the lachrimose Love Story to something more palatable and punchy. Don't take my word for it, check out these great Blue Movies.

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