Jazz On Film... Film Noir
Film noir is a genre that has attracted many jazz composers and performers over the years and now collected together, in a limited edition for the first time, are 7 of the classic 1950’s noir jazz-inspired original scores on 5 discs in an exclusively designed, deluxe box set put together by producer Jason Lee Lazell and Jazzwise writer Selwyn Harris.
All original soundtracks have been enhanced by very high quality digital remastering that is at a higher level than any previous CD release of any of the scores.
The box set includes a colourful 52-page booklet with extensive sleeve notes by Jazzwise’s ‘Jazz On Film’ writer Selwyn Harris and a foreword by leading international composer and trumpeter Guy Barker.
Released on the new Moochin’ About label, the volume features some great jazz (as well as groundbreaking film music) from classics Duke Ellington’s Anatomy of a Murder, Elmer Bernstein’s The Man with the Golden Arm and The Sweet Smell of Success (sharing writing credits with percussionist Chico Hamilton) through to Henry Mancini’s Touch of Evil and Alex North’A Streetcar Named Desire as well as a few relatively unknown scores from the likes of the Modern Jazz Quartet’s John Lewis (Odds Against Tomorrow) and Leith Stevens (Private Hell 36).