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Sideways [Score] [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
     

Sideways [Score] [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Rolfe Kent
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2004
Label:
Watertower Music
UPC:
0794043904028
catalogNumber:
39040
Rank:
87581

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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
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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