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Crime Jazz: Music in the Second Degree
     

Crime Jazz: Music in the Second Degree

 
Numerous notable jazz musicians contributed to movie and television soundtracks of crime thrillers, and this well-annotated 18-song compilation gathers several of the more outstanding examples. It's not so much a jazz anthology, however, as it is an anthology of some of the more memorable and effective musical backgrounds from suspense films, albeit ones that happened

Overview

Numerous notable jazz musicians contributed to movie and television soundtracks of crime thrillers, and this well-annotated 18-song compilation gathers several of the more outstanding examples. It's not so much a jazz anthology, however, as it is an anthology of some of the more memorable and effective musical backgrounds from suspense films, albeit ones that happened to feature a jazzy flair and some notable players. Stan Kenton, Lalo Schifrin, Quincy Jones, Kai Winding, and Stan Getz are among the most recognizable contributors to the disc; Henry Mancini is not, it's fair to say, beloved by many jazz connoisseurs, but he often used jazzy flourishes in his soundtrack work. There are extracts from West Side Story, 77 Sunset Strip, Touch of Evil, The Asphalt Jungle, and Mickey One, though many of the other sources will be familiar only to film noir buffs. It's still a decent collection for those who like ominous, jazz-influenced soundtracks of this vintage, characterized by the anxious crescendos, prattling bongos, and elongated brass bursts that underpinned many an action scene.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/11/1997
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227291327
catalogNumber:
72913

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Miklós Rózsa   Track Performer
Lalo Schifrin   Track Performer
Henry Mancini   Track Performer
Stan Getz   Track Performer
Buddy Morrow   Track Performer
Leith Stevens   Track Performer
Irving Joseph   Track Performer
Warren Barker   Track Performer
Skip Martin   Track Performer
Eddie Sauter   Conductor
Kai Winding   Track Performer
Stan Kenton   Track Performer
Quincy Jones & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Henry Mancini & His Orchestra   Track Performer
A. Waterer North   Track Performer
Universal-International Orchestra   Track Performer
Warner Brothers Star Instrumentalists   Track Performer
Joseph Gershenson & Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Miklós Rózsa   Composer
Michael Johnson   Liner Notes
Henry Mancini   Composer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Gary Peterson   Liner Notes
Steve Vance   Illustrations

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