Thriller Jazz

Thriller Jazz


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It's compilations like this that make one wish she or he lived in some other country where Universal does business because the U.S. gets the last consideration when it comes to reissues. The Japanese and Europeans come first and second, then Brazil and Latin America, then the United States, and this Music Club issue of jazz versions of spy movie music and thriller TV themes is a prime example. Take a gander at the track list: from Basie doing the theme from M-Squad and Lalo Schifrin's original Dirty Harry theme to the James Taylor Quartet's acid jazz reading of the Starsky and Hutch theme, the strange, spacy reading of Isaac Hayes' "Theme from Shaft" by the Alfred Hauser Orchestra, and Sammy Davis, Jr. wailing on "Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow" for the Baretta TV show, this set is all killer, no filler and highly recommended. For the most part, these are indeed jazz versions of these tunes, but there are no extended improvisations or academic strategies employed to cool them off. If anything, the joy most of these performers take in interpreting this material loosens them up considerably.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2006
Label: Universal Int'l
UPC: 0602498374399
catalogNumber: 9837439
Rank: 140268

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lalo Schifrin   Conductor
Count Basie   Piano
Ron Carter   Bass
Paul Desmond   Alto Saxophone
Freddie Green   Guitar
Urbie Green   Trombone
Herbie Hancock   Piano
Bill Holman   Conductor
Quincy Jones   Conductor
Hubert Laws   Flute
Mel Lewis   Drums
Oliver Nelson   Conductor
Jerome Richardson   Soprano Saxophone
Marshall Royal   Saxophone
Bud Shank   Saxophone
Marvin Stamm   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Deodato   Guitar
Pee Wee Ellis   Horn
Barry De Vorzon   Conductor
Jay Berliner   Guitar
Ray Davies   Conductor
George Duvivier   Bass
Airto Moreira   Drums
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
James Buffington   French Horn
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Don Butterfield   Tuba
Sonny Cohn   Trumpet
Burt Collins   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Dave Grusin   Conductor
Sammy Davis   Vocals
George Devens   Percussion,Vibes
Eric Dixon   Flute,Saxophone
Paul Faulise   Trombone
Charlie Fowlkes   Saxophone
Gene Goe   Trumpet
John Gregory   Conductor
Freddie Hubbard   Flugelhorn
Bill Hughes   Trombone
James Taylor   Organ
Jack Jennings   Percussion
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Harold Jones   Drums
Norman Keenan   Bass
Bobby Plater   Saxophone
Sarah Vaughan   Vocals
Fred Wesley   Horn
Kai Winding   Trombone
Roland Shaw   Conductor
Grover Mitchell & His Orchestra   Trombone
Joe Shepley   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
M.F. Wanzo   Trombone
Alan Crockford   Bass
David Earl Taylor   Guitar
Erwin Halletz   Conductor
Alfred Hause   Conductor
Peter Thomas   Conductor
Marky Markowitz   Trumpet
Bob James & Creations   Piano
Mike Manieri   Vibes
Jimmy Allen Smith   Orator
Horst Wende   Conductor
Hank Jones Great Jazz Trio   Piano
Simon Howard   Drums

Technical Credits

Miklós Rózsa   Composer
Lalo Schifrin   Arranger,Composer,Orchestration
Henry Mancini   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Don Ellis   Composer
Bill Holman   Orchestration
Quincy Jones   Composer,Orchestration
Oliver Nelson   Orchestration
Tom Scott   Composer
Barry De Vorzon   Arranger,Composer
Hugo Montenegro   Composer
Ray Davies   Arranger
Morgan Ames   Composer
Dave Grusin   Composer,Orchestration
John Gregory   Arranger
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Nelson Riddle   Composer
Monty Norman   Composer
Chico O'Farrill   Arranger
Mort Stevens   Composer
Roland Shaw   Arranger
Earle H. Hagen   Composer
Erwin Halletz   Arranger
Alfred Hause   Arranger
Peter Thomas   Arranger,Composer
Horst Wende   Arranger

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