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5.0 out of 5 stars
BEFORE U READ ANY 'CUSTOMER' REVIEWS PLEASE SEE THE EXPERTS AMAZING REVIEWS FOR THIS 'FRENCH NEW WAVE' 5-CD BOX SET SO FAR BELOW, 3 Oct. 2013
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO 'DELUXE' EDITION OF THIS NEW WAVE BOX SET.
ALL REVIEWS BELOW ARE FOR FRENCH NEW WAVE RELEASED BY JAZZ ON FILM RECORDS (JOF001).
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
1/THIS IS THE ONLY 'JAZZ ON FILM' NEW WAVE BOX SET WITH PROFESSIONAL REMASTERING.
2/ THIS IS IS THE ONLY JAZZ ON FILM NEW WAVE BOX SET AVAILABLE THAT IS ENDORSED BY JAZZWISE MAGAZINE AND THE ONLY ONE TO INCLUDE A 60-PAGE BOOKLET WRITTEN BY JAZZWISE WRITER SELWYN HARRIS WHO COMPILED AND ANNOTATED BOTH PREVIOUS JAZZ ON FILM SETS 1 AND 2 - FILM NOIR AND BEAT, SQUARE & COOL. THE JAZZ ON FILM VOLUMES ARE BASED ON HIS JAZZ ON FILM COLUMN IN JAZZWISE.
3/THIS IS THE ONLY 'JAZZ ON FILM' BOX SET AVAILABLE TO HAVE PROFESSIONAL MAGAZINE, NATIONAL NEWSPAPER AND ONLINE REVIEWS AND RADIO AIRPLAY. PLEASE SEE BELOW!!!
BESIDES THE QUOTES FROM REVIEWS BELOW, TRACKS FROM THE 'FRENCH NEW WAVE' 5-CD BOX SET HAVE RECEIVED AIRPLAY ON BBC6MUSIC: GIDEON COE, STUART MACONIE'S FREAKIER ZONE/ RADIO 2: JAMIE CULLUM/ RADIO 3:JAZZ LINEUP, LATE JUNCTION
"IT'S A BRILLIANT BOX SET. YOU CAN TELL I'M A FAN. GO OUT AND GET IT!"
(JAMIE CULLUM on his Radio 2 show Oct. 2013)
(MOJO MAGAZINE FIVE STARS *****)
"Invaluable. Expert Curatorship."
(BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE'S JAZZ CHOICE, FIVE STARS *****)
"The third in an epic series of jazz soundtrack boxes and possibly the best yet."
(The Observer Jazz CD of the week FIVE STARS *****)
"UK jazz writer Selwyn Harris has already produced two well-received box sets in the jazz on film series. This third set maintains the high standards. Handsomely packaged with copious liner notes, it's the perfect Christmas present for jazzers and film buffs alike."
(The Irish Times four stars ****)
"In this beautifully assembled 5-CD set, Miles' Lift to the Scaffold still drips cool and Martial Solal vividly conjures young Paris for Breathless"
(The Times, John Bungey ***)
"Despite the serial number above [JOF001] this is the third box set of soundtrack music that Selwyn Harris has produced, compiled and annotated. All the music is beautifully restored and remastered, and the liner notes are outstanding. Christmas is coming and you know what to do - and it's a bargain too."
(Peter Bacon, The jazz Breakfast)
Jazz CD of the week
(The Sunday Times, Clive Davis, 22 September)
"Jazz fans and film buffs are in for a real treat"
(Jazzwise Magazine, Oct 2013)
"The CDs are accompanied by a 60-page booklet filled with Harris' brilliantly in-depth liner notes. With Christmas around the corner, this could be an ideal present for the jazz and filmbuffs who have (nearly) everything."
(Jazz UK Oct/Nov 2013)
"...beautifully packaged and accompanied by a booklet prodigiously illustrated and benefiting from Harris' excellent liner notes. One of the triumphs of this French New Wave set is that it foregrounds the role played by jazz in the nouvelle vague's cinematic revolution, a role often neglected by film criticism. Suddenly, films didn't just look different. They sounded different too.
(Londonjazz blog, Dr Nicolas Pillai)
A pivotal period in jazz within cinema history succesfully evoked".
(Marlbank blog, Stephen Graham)
"Wow! Any one of these 5 CDs would be in the running for Jazz Reissue of the Year. To get them all in one box set means gameover - No Contest...That it comes with a superb booklet with photos and text describing both musicians and film is an added bonus.
(Bebop Spoken Here website, Lance Liddle)
"A very welcome, collectable box set"
Barry Forshaw (CD Choice)