Featuring 12 tracks of jazz written for film, from the earliest example of Man With The Golden Arm to Austin Powers.
The album includes a 7 minute suite from Bullitt and a 7 and ½ minute suite from Dirty Harry.
Also a Tribute to the late Dudley Moore featuring his film scores 30 Is A Dangerous Age, Cynthia and Bedazzled, the track Field Day For Shirley from the album "Authentic DUD" is also included.
About the Artist
The National Youth Jazz Orchestra is regarded as the prominent showcase for the finest young jazz musicians in the United Kingdom and has, since it began in 1965, helped to establish a rising generation of talented jazz artists. Recognised as a world-class jazz orchestra, NYJO regularly tops the bill at festivals and major concert halls. Under its founding musical director, Bill Ashton MBE, the orchestra has performed hundreds of concerts in Britain and abroad. From theatres to schools, NYJO has helped raised the profile of jazz to as wide an audience as possible, and the orchestra has appeared in such prestigious venues as Ronnie Scott's, The Barbican, The Birmingham Symphony Hall, Usher Hall in Edinburgh, The Royal Albert Hall, and The Royal Festival Hall. They have also performed in most European countries, as well as North America and Australasia. Much of NYJO's vast repertoire is written specifically for them by leading British jazz composers, often past or present members of the orchestra. The orchestra's musical catalogue is enormous, covering a diverse variety of musical styles, ensuring their performances garner attention and praise from in-experienced concert-goers and jazz aficionados alike. Indeed, on the strength of their appeal, the orchestra has made numerous television and radio programmes, and have recorded around forty albums. In July 2002, NYJO was voted Best Big Band for the fourth time in the British Jazz Awards by both the critics and the public. Founder, and Musical Director, Bill Ashton also received the BBC Radio 2 Jazz Award in 1995 for his services to jazz. As legendary jazz saxophonist John Dankworth OBE says, "Forget the word Youth, this is one of the best bands you will ever hear".