Good Night, and Good Luck

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
George Clooney's 2005 film Good Night, and Good Luck is set in New York City during the '50s, and the director decided the right music to go with the black-and-white cinematography was jazz. More specifically, current recordings from vocalist Dianne Reeves and a small combo featuring some silky smooth tenor and alto sax from Matt Catingub, Peter Martin on piano, and Jeff Hamilton on drums with Robert Hurst and Christoph Luty splitting bass duties. The tunes are mostly classic ballads and smoky standards all picked by Clooney that Reeves and the group handle with a satisfyingly light touch. She gives the songs plenty of emotion but never over-sings, lending the recording a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
George Clooney's 2005 film Good Night, and Good Luck is set in New York City during the '50s, and the director decided the right music to go with the black-and-white cinematography was jazz. More specifically, current recordings from vocalist Dianne Reeves and a small combo featuring some silky smooth tenor and alto sax from Matt Catingub, Peter Martin on piano, and Jeff Hamilton on drums with Robert Hurst and Christoph Luty splitting bass duties. The tunes are mostly classic ballads and smoky standards all picked by Clooney that Reeves and the group handle with a satisfyingly light touch. She gives the songs plenty of emotion but never over-sings, lending the recording a very intimate feel. Also helping with that is the sound of the album as it's free from any modern studio trickery or gloss; in fact, much of the music on the soundtrack was recorded live during the shooting of the movie. Had Clooney chosen songs actually recorded in the '50s, the soundtrack may have been more authentic, but Reeves and her group do a commendable job of re-creating the simple and sentimental sound of the era's mainstream vocal jazz.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2005
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431230724
  • Catalog Number: 2307
  • Sales rank: 4,660

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dianne Reeves Primary Artist, Vocals, Vocoder
Matt Catingub Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Jeff Hamilton Drums
Robert Hurst Bass
Alex Acuña Percussion
Alan Estes Percussion
Peter Martin Piano
Christoph Luty Bass
Peter Martin Piano
Technical Credits
Matt Catingub Arranger, Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Nat King Cole Composer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Lew Douglas Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Nancy Hamilton Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Leslie Ann Jones Engineer
Ron McMaster Mastering
Phil Medley Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Cole Porter Composer
George David Weiss Composer
Victor Young Composer
Allen Sviridoff Composer, Audio Production
Cliff Parman Composer
Abbey Anna Art Direction
William Sanford Composer
Doris Fisher Composer
Morgan Lewis Composer
Sunny Skylar Composer
Frank LaVere Composer
George Clooney Executive Producer
Dan Belloc Composer
Hubie Wheeler Composer
Peggy Lee Composer
Allan Roberts Composer
Peter Martin Arranger
Grant Heslov Executive Producer
Edward Tise Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding... love it!!!

    This is THE BEST... relaxing, romantic, enjoyable. She is truly gifted as are we who get to listen to her.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best

    If you were to get but one jazz CD, make it this one. EVERY song is so good. A very romantic and sexy CD to play for a dinner party to a candlelit dinner for two. Enjoy!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great!

    Great movie! Watch it! Now. Does anybody know where I could write Dianne Reeves a letter or email? Want to send her a great story! (I'm NOT a stalker).

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