Orchestras arranged and conducted by Dean Elliott & Neal Hefti. Featuring Don Fagerquist (tp), Milt Bernhart (tb), Ben Cantor (cl), Bud Shank (as), Bob Cooper, Plas Johnson (ts), Jimmy Rowles (p), Howard Roberts (g), Red Mitchell (b), Shelly Manne (d)
Reference: JM 1002
Two Original Soundtrack Recordings
JAZZ IN THE MOVIES presents the most celebrated scores by the composers that introduced jazz to motion pictures and television soundtracks. In addition to providing a superbly appropriate setting for dramatic scenes, all the jazz background themes were interpreted by many of the best Hollywood and New York jazz studio musicians.
01. Main Title 3:22
02. Faux Pas 1:42
03. Make the Scene 2:12
04. Breakup 0:58
05. Blues Train 3:04
06. Mad Dad 1:14
07. Lazy Lady 3:39
08. So Be It (Blues) 3:09
09. Wild Ride 1:58
10. Gotta Be Hot or Cold 2:22
11. Decision 0:59
12. Prelude & Lovers Quarrel 2:10
13. Lets Go 3:15
14. Raid 2:21
15. So Be It (Jazz) 1:59
16. End Title 0:41
17. Zankie (Main Title) 2:20
18. The Perfect Beginning 2:54
19. Main Street 2:19
20. Blues for Hopper 2:16
21. Hope 2:29
22. Tonights the Night 1:53
23. Zankie and Put Your Little Foot 1:57
24. Open House 1:56
25. Put Your Little Foot 2:08
26. Zankie 2:35
27. The Whiffenpoof Song 3:16
Tracks #1-16, from COLLEGE CONFIDENTIAL (1960)
Music by Dean Elliott
Originally issued on Chancellor CHLS-5016
Tracks #17-27, from SYNANON (1965)
Music by Neal Hefti
Originally issued on Liberty LST-7413
-Music from "College Confidential"
Original Jazz compositions by Dean Elliott, as played by the top West Coast Jazz Musicians: George Werth, Don Fagerquist (tp), Cappy Lewis (flh, tp), Milt Bernhart, Ed Kusby, Marshall Cram (tb), Ben Kanter, Bud Shank (as), Bob Cooper (ts), Champ Webb (ts, Eng-h), John E. Lowe (bs), Jimmy Rowles (p), Phil Stephens (b), Shelly Manne, Al Stoller (d), Milt Holland (perc).
Personnel on tracks #3,5,7,8,10,13,15:
Don Fagerquist (tp), Milt Bernhart (tb), Bud Shank (as), Bob Cooper (ts), Jimmy Rowles (p), Phil Stephens (b), and Shelly Manne (d).
Recorded in Hollywood, California, 1960
Mad Dad Bob Cooper (ts)
Wild Ride Bud Shank (as)
Prelude & Lovers Quarrel Ben Kanter (as),
Bud Shank (fl)
Break Up Champ Webb (eng-h), Ben Cantor (cl)
-Music from "Synanon"
Orchestra composed, arranged & conducted by Neal Hefti, featuring: Plas Johnson (ts), Jimmy Rowles (org), Howard Roberts (g), Red Mitchell (b), and Earl Palmer (d).
Recorded in Hollywood, California, 1965
Producer: Dave Pell
Engineer: "Lanky" Linstrot
Cover Design: Studio Five
Full personnel & recording details in the CD booklet
Compiled and produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
"Heres a genre that needs to be revisited! Back in the 1950s a ton of teenage movies about rebellion, gangs, drugs, romance and juvenile delinquency came out. Ah! The good old days!! Fresh Sound Records has brought together some of the soundtracks from these matinee specials, and lo and behold, they are really GOOD. The studios in those days boasted of the crème of the LA jazz scene crop, and the arrangers were up to the task, putting together some smoking scores as themes and background for the cheesy flicks.
The second reference features music from the movies College Confidential and Synanon. The former has a hot big band conducted by Franz Waxman with compositions by Dean Elliott. The band boasts of guys like Bud Shank/as, Bob Cooper/ts, Jimmy Rowles/p, Shelly Manne/dr and Don Fagerquist/tp and has a burning Main Title to start things off and some exotic percussion provided by Milt Holland. Brief but hip solos by Shank and Cooper are 50s chic, with a finger snapping Blues Train and Lets Go begging for modern retakes. Syananon is composed, arranged and conducted by no less than Neal Hefti himself, and includes a stellar group including Plas Johnson/ts, Rowles/org, Howard Roberts/g, Red Mitchell/b and Earl Palmer/d. Johnson gets lots of space for themes and a bit of improve, and Rowles bluesy organ adds lot of atmosphere on Blues for Hopper. Did you know that The Whiffenpoof Song came from this film? It works! Also,vintage photos of Mamie Van Doren (oh, yeah!), Stella Stevens (oh, yeah, oh yeah!) and Chuck Connors add to the atmosphere. A winner!
George Harris (February 17, 2014)