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Any fan of jazz or film buff simply must have Jazz Score. This CD is a compilation of groundbreaking jazz soundtracks from the cinema. Originally, it was created as a companion to the Museum of Modern Art's exhibition, Jazz Score, a film retrospective, gallery installation, concert series, and panel discussion. If you missed the exhibition, make sure you don't miss out on getting a copy of this CD! You will find music from films such as A Streetcar Named Desire, Taxi Driver, and Last Tango in Paris, just to name a few! There are songs by great artists like Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Dizzie Gillespie, and many more. This collection is perfect for a low-key night at home. Once you put it in, you won't want to take this CD out of the player!
The use of music in film is nothing new; it's been around as long as movies themselves. Music in film helps set the tone, establish a mood, create suspense, and much more - that is a well-established fact. However, in the 1950's, the introduction of contemporary jazz to film scoring opened up a whole new world of possibilities. Although jazz music had been used in film before, its use had always been more incidental, with the occasional showstopping production number. That all changed, though, in the 50's, as innovative young directors started incorporating contemporary jazz scores to help reinforce themes of films, or even to act as counterpoints to themes. In other words, it was more fully integrated and served an actual dramatic purpose. And thanks to Museum Music, a company dedicated to creating and developing compilations that celebrate the relationship between music and other art forms, there is a terrific CD, Jazz Score, that features some of the most exciting collaborations between filmmakers and composers, musicians and arrangers. The CD was created specifically for the Museum of Modern Art to coincide with their Jazz Score event (a film retrospective, gallery exhibition, and concert series), but is now available for at home jazz and film aficionados, as well! The CD is a truly exceptional celebration of some of the greatest music ever created for film scores, with songs by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Gato Barbieri, and other jazz greats - definitely a must-have for any jazz lover!
Lovers of pretty, sweet, laid back jazz, rejoice! With the mood setting "Stan & Stella", as played by The National Philharmonic Orchestra, all is right with the world. Names well-known and well-loved in the music world are herein compiled. The CD is officially called "Groundbreaking Jazz Soundtracks from the Cinema", and was developed for MOMA by MM (Museum Music). It's a delightful concept, and will be a favorite gift when you show up for a house party. Themes from "A Streetcar Named Desire", "Black Orpheus", " Last Tango in Paris" are just a few of the brilliant compositions celebrated in this CD. The artists range from Dizzy (Gillespie) to Jerry Mulligan, with a little extra in between by Stan Getz, Duke Ellington, and Wynton ( Marsalis). Not to be missed, and a must have in your music library.
Let’s head a little bit downtown for Jazz Score. We think the artwork selected for the CD covers help set the mood for the collection of music contained within. Very clever of this group, we’re sure you’ll agree. This release from the Museum of Modern Art features a collection of groundbreaking jazz soundtracks from the cinema, selected by curators from MoMA’s film department. The impressive roster of jazz greats heard on this CD includes Duke Ellington, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Wynton Marsalis and Benny Carter. You will not be able to stop tapping along to the beat. Enjoy these twenty six tempos culled from the cinema for your auditory pleasure.
Commissioning Organization: Museum of Modern Art
Retail Price: $15.98
Item Number: MM156
Music Genre: Jazz (Film Soundtracks)
Running Time: 78:05
This brand new release from the Museum of Modern Art features a collection of groundbreaking jazz soundtracks from the cinema, selected by curators from MoMA’s film department. The impressive roster of jazz greats heard on this CD includes Duke Ellington, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Wynton Marsalis and Benny Carter. Already a best seller.
1. A Streetcar Named Desire – "Stan and Stella" (3:01)
2. Shorty Rogers
The Wild One – "Blues For Brando" (2:52)
3. Crime In The Streets – "The Celebration" (4:40)
4. Gerry Mulligan
I Want To Live! – "Barbara Surrenders" (2:04)
5. Modern Jazz Quartet
Odds Against Tomorrow – "Skating In Central Park" (6:09)
6. Johnny Hodges
Anatomy Of A Murder – "Flirtibird" (2:10)
7. Wynton Marsalis
Tune In Tomorrow… – "Social Soft Shoe" (3:34)
8. Stan Getz
Mickey One – "Once Upon A Time" (4:01)
9. Luiz Bonfá
Black Orpheus – "Manhã De Carnaval" (2:57)
10. Miles Davis
Elevator To The Gallows – "L'Assassinat De Carala" (2:09)
11. Breathless – "Duo" (2:21)
12. Knife In The Water – "Crazy Girl" (2:33)
13. Sonny Rollins
Alfie – "On Impulse" (4:29)
14. Gato Barbieri
Last Tango In Paris – "Jazz Waltz" (5:53)
15. The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three – "Main Title" (2:18)
16. Taxi Driver – "Main Title" (2:14)
17. Benny Carter & Lionel Hampton
Adventures Of An * – "Adventures Of An *" (8:46)
Voyage To Next – "Voyage To Next Suite"
18. Prologue (1:39)
19. The Now (1:17)
20. Distopia (1:01)
21. The Then (1:55)
22. Blues for Mother Earth (0:59)
23. Conjuring Up the New Worlds (2:13)
24. Well, Mother, What Do You Think (0:28)
25. John Lurie
Down By Law – "Are You Warm Enough?" (2:45)
26. Ornette Coleman
Naked Lunch – "Hauser And O'Brien / Bugpowder" (2:39)
INTRODUCTION TO MUSEUM MUSIC
Who We Are. Museum Music, Inc. is an award winning multi-media company based in New York City that specializes in creating customized, state-of-the-art audio compact discs (CDs) and enhanced compact discs (ECDs) for museums and other specialized organizations.
What We Do. Museum Music partners with client institutions to develop smart, appealing, high quality and highly saleable music CDs to tie-in with featured exhibitions or celebrate permanent collections. All of our products are designed for sale in museum shops as well as in traditional gift and CD retail outlets.
Our Motivation. Art. Photography. Nature. Culture. Religion. History. Achievement. Music is a universal influence. And, Museum Music is dedicated to helping our clients reveal the power of music connected to a theme.
Our Ideas. The music behind a masterpiece. The music that awakened inspiration. The music that defines an era. The music that highlights an event. The music that accompanied social, artistic and intellectual movements. The music that identifies a personality. The music that suggests an idea. The music that cements a community. Virtually every topic invites exploration into great music!
Our Commitment to Excellence. Each CD we produce reflects an entire company’s care. Care in production. Care in design. And, most of all, care in client and consumer satisfaction. Additionally, Museum Music is a full-service company. Our team of experts includes music researchers and historians, artists, designers, writers, developers, recording technicians, licensing and legal advisors, and sales, marketing, and promotion specialists. We will collaborate closely with you on all phases of production to ensure a successful product. We are always there to help!
What Is An ECD? An ECD is primarily an audio or music CD; however, it also contains an interactive portion that functions like any CD-ROM. This interactive portion can contain anything from a tour of your museum, zoo, or organization to links to your website – right from the CD!
Proven Rewards. Custom music CDs are a proven way for an organization to expand publicity and consumer awareness, while reinforcing image and reputation. And, Museum Music CDs provide your visitors, customers and patrons with a long-lasting, enjoyable and educational gift which will remind them of your organization for years to come. Plus, sales of Museum Music CDs have proven to be a reliable, innovative, successful and cost-effective method for raising revenue.
How Do We Create A CD With Museum Music? The process is simple. First, our team of developers meets with representatives of your organization to fine tune concept ideas and outline the objectives of the project. Our researchers and music historians then compile a list of suggested tracks, in collaboration with you. Museum Music handles all music licensing and/or all production of original music required for the project. Our art department creates all design elements for the packaging and our writers working with you complete the liner notes. Once you give final approval, our production experts take over and, shortly thereafter, finished CDs are ready for shipment and sale.
How Long Does It Take? For a music CD, the production time averages 12 - 16 weeks from start to finish, depending on the size and nature of the project. But we have produced CDs in much shorter turnaround times to meet exhibit opening dates. We can design a production schedule to meet your needs and deadlines. Even on a rush basis!
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Our Clients. Our valued list of clients includes:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Whitney Museum of American Art
Detroit Institute of Arts
New York Botanical Garden
International Spy Museum
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
J. Paul Getty Center
Seattle Art Museum
High Museum of Art American
Museum of Natural History
Los Angeles County Museum of Art And more...
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