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Jazz On Film - Biopics (6cd) Box set, Collector's Edition, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered, Soundtrack

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Product details

  • Audio CD (12 May 2014)
  • Limited Edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 6
  • Format: Box set, Collector's Edition, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B00G26XARG
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127,656 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. The Gene Krupa Story
  2. The James Dean Story ~ Johnny Mandel

Disc: 2

  1. The Five Pennies
  2. St Louis Blues

Disc: 3

  1. The Eddy Duchin Story
  2. The Glenn Miller Story

Disc: 4

  1. Young Man With A Horn

Disc: 5

  1. The James Dean Story ~ Leith Stevens

Disc: 6

  1. The Benny Goodman Story

Product Description

Product Description

The 5th critically acclaimed and unique new release by Moochin About compiles for the first time a collection of stunning jazz scores from classic biographical films.... Films of biographies go through phases - sometimes favoured by the Oscar jurors, sometimes not. The 1950 s was a fertile period for them and in particular for jazz musicians,who's music influenced many... jazz was seen as rebellious enough to be part of the score to these tributes to the greatest symbols of the era ! The styles go from the beginning of jazz to west coast cool, but what every subject of the films has is desire. A desire to succeed, a desire to be the best, a desire to live in the here and now and (most of all) a desire to this on their own terms. It make for great stories and great Hollywood movies, but most of all, it leads to wonderful film scores..! The films themselves trace the life stories of some of the most influential Jazz & Blues musicians in history, as well as one of the most iconic film actors; James Dean. Two versions of the score appear in this collection ~ The original Leith Stevens soundtrack, plus the critically acclaimed Capitol Records version by Johnny Mandel, featuring top flight soloists Chet Baker, Bud Shank and an array of star spangled sidemen.! Other films included on this unique collection are Young Man With Horn which is loosely based on the tragic life of Bix Beiderbecke, who s sound in the film is expertly dubbed by the great Harry James... also The Five Pennies , which tells the dramatic story of jazz trumpeter Red Nichols, played in the film by a remarkably straight faced Danny Kaye and is especially memorable for his duet with Louis Armstrong. Also a great addition to this set is the very rare St Louis Blues, which is broadly based on the Father of The Blues, WC Handy... with a young and inspiring Nat King Cole playing the lead role... and the fantastic Pete Kelly's Blues, a fictional jazz biopic with Jack Webb's brilliant introductions to each tune...This collection scattered with Jazz legends appearing in both the films and the soundtracks and is a must for jazz and film buffs alike... The boxset will be released as a limited edition in 2 different covers... Version 1 will feature James Stewart on the cover, from The Glenn Miller Story and version 2 will feature Louis Armstrong, taken from the film The Five Pennies, with Danny Kaye on the reverse side... FOREWORD BY CERYS MATTHEWS ~ 6MUSIC

Review

Moochin' About have done it again ! this time a collection of film soundtracks which will transform that ordinary day into one worthy itself of a film just by the sheer brilliance of the sound spilling from your speakers. --Cerys Matthews ~ 6Music

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Fabulous concept, lovingly assembled but awkwardly realised,nearly. Cover pic has image reversed, with Louis on back! Also, title is on front not on spine,snow box set has to be stacked back to front and designer forgot to include thumb circle hence the box setnhasbto be shaken open. All inexcusable. Booklet is brilliant but one poster pic on cover is lost on the edge. As for discs, sound is great, for CD,but too many are mono, such as The Eddy Duchin Story, whereas the LP was available in stereo. But those design gripes aside, and despite abundance of mono versions, it's heaven to have all these rare soundtracks in one box set. Recommended with reservations
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Whether you are reading the papers, preparing the Sunday lunch or just chilling in the garden with a bottle of wine, this really is the perfect sound track to a Sunday morning - come rain or shine! These sets just get better and better. They are superbly remastered and transport you to another place as soon as you put them on! Is it Sunday yet :) ?
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Stunning! Simply the only word to sum this up. Great remastering, and well presented. Another great to add to the collection.
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Havent heard this yet but am looking forward to again hearing the main USA jazz soundtracks of the last 50 years.
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