A killer soundtrack from Kenyon Hopkins – a composer we can almost always trust to turn around a killer jazz score! The work is mostly in a jazz ensemble mode – and moves between swinging segments, and sadder ones – those beautifully blue passages that Hopkins did so well in the early 60s – full of emotion, but in a really subtle, mature sort of way that also marked a shift in American cinema too – quite a change from the overblown emotion of a decade before, both in the music and on screen. Players include Phil Woods, Jerome Richardson, and Phil Bodner on reeds, Joe Wilder on trumpet, Jimmy Cleveland on trombone, Hank Jones on piano, and Barry Galbraith on guitar – and titles include "Derby Time", "Dining Out", "Fast Buck", "Small Time Charlie", "The Loser", and "Minnesota Fats". LP, Vinyl record album
Bronislaw Kaper —
Way West ... LP United Artists, 1967. Sealed ...
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Manos Hadjidakis —
Topkapi ... LP United Artists, 1964. Used ...
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A standout 60s soundtrack from the great Manos Hadjidakis – penned for a heist thriller from director Jules Dassin! The music follows slightly off the Dassin/Hadjidakis pairing on Never On A Sunday – using lots of familiar Greek elements, but moving these into more complicated film score modes as well – particularly on some of the cool mood-setting numbers you'd find in a heist film of this vintage – a surprisingly great setting for some of the more exotic moments in the music. There's plenty of bazuki in the mix, and some nice percussion too – and titles include "Meet Hans", "Istanbul", "Meet Arthur Simpson", "Main Title", "On The Road", and "The Road To Riches". LP, Vinyl record album
An incredible soundtrack – as groovy as groovy can be! This one's probably best known for the title track – one of Tom Jones' greatest songs ever – but the whole thing's pretty darn fab, thanks to some impeccable arrangements from Johnny Keating! Keating's working at his 60s best here – putting in enough space between the jazzy notes to really swing things up – and take this one past standard soundtrack cliches, into territory that makes it really stand out. The whole thing's great, and titles include "Promise Her Anything", "Champagne & Chili Beans", "Michelle's Theme", "The Cherry Picker", "The Bird Watcher", and "Toy Bear Blues". LP, Vinyl record album