Sideways: Original Motion Picture Score

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Scotland-born composer Rolfe Kent About Schmidt and Nurse Betty doles out an effervescent jazz-laced score for Alexander Payne's winsome comedy Sideways, a character study following a frolicking trio of friends celebrating the end of bachelorhood in the region of California where wine is king. Kent's soundtrack is more like a bubbling over glass of champagne than a pinot noir. With wistful, accordion-led gems like "Los Olivos" and "Chasing the Golfers," it brings to mind the works of Yann Tiersan Amélie and Greencard-era Hans Zimmer. Kent fills the green valleys of Sonoma county with blurry pastels and the warm, deep reds of evening with terrific ease, painting...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Scotland-born composer Rolfe Kent About Schmidt and Nurse Betty doles out an effervescent jazz-laced score for Alexander Payne's winsome comedy Sideways, a character study following a frolicking trio of friends celebrating the end of bachelorhood in the region of California where wine is king. Kent's soundtrack is more like a bubbling over glass of champagne than a pinot noir. With wistful, accordion-led gems like "Los Olivos" and "Chasing the Golfers," it brings to mind the works of Yann Tiersan Amélie and Greencard-era Hans Zimmer. Kent fills the green valleys of Sonoma county with blurry pastels and the warm, deep reds of evening with terrific ease, painting a whimsical world of melancholy with '60s-infused beatnik motifs -- "I'm Not Drinking Any #@%!$ Merlot!" borrows the melody from "Taste of Honey" with infectious results. Sideways may not move any mountains, but it sure would make the drive through them a lot sunnier. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/24/2005
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 738572117429
  • Catalog Number: 954679

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rolfe Kent Primary Artist, Melodica, Multi Instruments
Justo Almario Flute
Gary Foster Flute, Saxophone
Bob Summers Trumpet
Ron Feuer Piano, Group Member
Alex Acuña Percussion, Group Member
Dave Carpenter Bass, Group Member
Luis Conte Percussion
Pedro Eustache Flute, Group Member
Daniel Greco Percussion
Dan Higgins Saxophone, Group Member
Paul Morin Bass, Group Member
Ricardo "Tiki" Pasillas Percussion, Group Member
Tom Ranier Piano
Ken Wild Bass
Brian Scanlon Saxophone
Steve Coleman & the Five Elements Conductor
Will Kennedy Drums, Group Member
Roger Burn Vibes, Group Member
Dan Savant Trumpet, Group Member
Sideways Jazz Orchestra Track Performer
Technical Credits
Greg Townley Engineer
Steve Coleman & the Five Elements Programming
Stephen Marsh Mastering
Jason Linn Executive Producer
Rolfe Kent Composer, Producer
Alexander Payne Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Mick South Programming
Matt Harris Art Direction
Tony Blondal Orchestration, Score Coordinator
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