An amazing score to an overlooked Mr
Tibbs film – Gil Melle's mighty music for The Organization, a soundtrack that we might like even better than some of Quincy Jones' funk for Sidney Poitier! Melle got his start in modern jazz during the 50s, but by the time of this 1971 movie, he was a hell of a talent for scoring a crime/cop narrative – often willing to take a lot of weird chances with sounds and styles that nobody else might use – eerie elements that are still mixed in with just the right touches of funk and jazz to keep a mainstream ear on the course – a beautiful balance that takes this soundtrack way past any easy cliches of the time! Reedwork is especially wonderful, but there's a great way of recording the keyboards that's totally sweet too – almost a Schifrin-like quality, but a bit more complex
. Titles include "Mr
Tibbs", "Night Danger", "Annie Lost", "The Whole World", "Virgil's Theme", "Subway Chase", and "The Organization".
(Limited edition of 1000 copies.)