PLUS Best-ever quality professional remastering by a specialist in the jazz field.
No Sun in Venice (The Modern Jazz Quartet) Lift to the Scaffold (Miles Davis) Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers) Des Femmes Disparaissent (Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers) Breathless (Martial Solal) Un Temoin Dans La Ville (Barney Wilen) Eva (Michel Legrand)
A 60-page deluxe colour booklet of in-depth essays on each film written by Jazzwize Magazine Jazz on Film column writer Selwyn Harris with editorial consultancy by the esteemed author, critic and broadcaster Brian Priestley.
Jazz on Film Records is excited to announce the release in October 2013 of Volume 3 in the Jazz on Film series titled French New Wave, a stunning new 5-CD box set of 7 high quality remastered, original jazz soundtracks.
Available to purchase on this website at the beginning of September 2013
Gathered together for the first time are 7 of the most essential ‘Jazz on Film’ recordings made in the French New Wave and Noir era between 1957 and 1962 (see list below), complied and annotated by writer Selwyn Harris (based on his regular 'Jazz on Film' feature in Jazzwise Magazine), producer of the 5-CD Jazz on Film... (Volumes I and 2) Film Noir and Beat, Square & Cool (“These collections are unprecedented in presentation and sound quality.”) The Observer, 2012 *****
A new monthly 'Jazz on Film' cinema night at the Vortex downstairs presented by Jazzwise writer and Jazz on Film Records' Selwyn Harris. This month there's a screening of French new Wave film 'A Bout de Souffle' (with the Martial Solal score, featured in the current French New Wave 5-CD boxset release)
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NEWS Friday, December 13th 2013
Review in London Evening Standard *****5 star rating from Jack Massarik
describing it as a "perfect box set for the jazz fan"
*****5 star rating review in Record Collector from Jonny Trunk
Screening of Paris Blues at the Reel Islington Film Festival 2014
Venue: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Rd, London, N7 6PA
PARIS BLUES (1961, Dir: Martin Ritt, Music: Duke Ellington) Sunday, March 2nd 2014 4.15- 6.30pm Hosted by Jazzwise writer/Jazz on Film CD Box Set producer Selwyn Harris
Original remastered digital soundtrack of Paris Blues available in our Store at only £3.75 and includes 7 other high quality scores! (Beat, Square & Cool)
On this year’s festival theme of ‘Home is Where I Want to Be...’ Jazzwise Magazine writer Selwyn Harris introduces and hosts a discussion on the Hollywood jazz life feature Paris Blues. Set in Paris in the early 1960s, two American expatriate jazz musicians played by Paul Newman and Sidney Poitier fall in love with a pair of American tourists and must choose between returning home or remaining in a city that offers each of them personal and artistic freedoms. While the story unfolds against a backdrop of drugs and romance, Duke Ellington’s score, only his second following Anatomy of a Murder, lights up the very best scenes. Admission: £5/£2.50