Great value 10CD set that comprises 19 Original Soundtracks by Jazz stars like Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Art Blakey or The Modern Jazz Quartet that includes classics like Escalator to the Scaffold, Anatomy of a Murder, A Streetcar Named Desire and worth the price alone the soundtrack to Touch Of Evil.
Long before La La Land or Birdman Jazz was a perfect way to underscore and even enhance the action on the silver screen - not only in Hollywood, but all the way across Europe, too. Some of the best and most influential Original Jazz Soundtracks from the 1950s and early 1960s are documented in this unique 10 CD collection. Beginning with Miles Davis' iconic soundtrack to Louis Malle's Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud, whose leading actress Jeanne Moreau can be seen with the trumpeter on the cover of the box set, and leading all the way to Henry Mancini's score to Orson Welles' Touch of Evil. In between you will enjoy American Jazz greats like Art Blakey, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, and The Modern Jazz Quartet, but also legendary Polish composer Krzysztof Komeda with the score to one of Roman Polanski's first films Knife In The Water, British Jazz-scores by Dizzy Reece and Johnny Dankworth, or soundtracks by French Jazz greats from Barney Wilen to Martial Solal.