Jazz on film ... Crime Jazz!
Various / Henry Mancini / Elmer Bernstein

Jazz on film ... Crime Jazz!

Various Artists

MOOCHIN 07 - 0827565059942

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This Unique and rare collection showcases some of the finest music and memorable U.S TV shows of a generation... The 1950’s a new style of musical score was introduced to film soundtracks & T.V... Previously, film music meant sweeping orchestral themes or traditional Broadway-style musicals. With the growing popularity of bebop and hard bop as the sound of urban cool, studios began latching onto the now beat as a way to make their movies seem gritty or "street."

In some cases, they hired actual jazz musicians to do the job, such as Duke Ellington for Paris Blues. More often they hired young composers who grafted jazz elements into big band arrangements (Elmer Bernstein being perhaps the foremost practitioner). Although jazz was used for all sorts of film and television shows, it seemed to meld best with stories of danger—hard-nosed detective tales, studies of urban corruption, or spy thrillers. While not exactly on the same level of artistic expression as the leading jazz artists of their respective times, these compositions nevertheless convey the emotions demanded by the shows they backed.

Foreword written by Max Allan Collins. Here is another unmissable collection released on the Moochin’ About label. You are in for one great journey through the murderous streets of Crime Jazz! 

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