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French New Wave (Original Jazz on Film recordings 1957-62) 5-CD Box Set


Acclaimed 2013 5-cd box release with 50-pg booklet

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Product Description

Please note:
The Box set purchase including 60-page booklet is
currently out of stock but available on site as digital upload with e-booklet

Collected together here for the first time in a specially themed 5-CD box set are seven of the essential jazz film scores recorded in the revolutionary New Wave era of French cinema between the late 1950s and early 1960s.

  • No Sun in Venice (Modern Jazz Quartet)
  • Lift to the Scaffold (Miles Davis)
  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses/ Des Femmes Dispairaissent  (Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers)
  • Breathless (Martial Solal)
  • Un Temoin Dans La Ville (Barney Wilen)
  • Eva (Michel Legrand)

This deluxe box set package includes a 60 page booklet with extensive, in-depth sleeve notes by the producer/compiler of the set, Jazzwise magazine writer Selwyn Harris with editorial consultancy by the esteemed critic, author and broadcaster Brian Priestley.

The high quality, professional remastering of the original recordings is by a specialist in the jazz field.

In the media

ObserverFive Stars ***** Jazz CD of the week. “The Third in an epic series of jazz soundtrack boxes and possibly the best yet.” – Dave Gelly, The Observer *****, Oct 20th 2013


Hi i News“This superbly-researched box set…Excellently remastered, an enticing entree to a fascinating story.” The review comes with a Sound Quality rating of 85%!” – Hi Fi News December issue, Jazz Album ‘Choice of the Month’


London Jazz News…beautifully packaged and accompanied by a booklet prodigiously illustrated and benefiting from Harris’ excellent liner notes.” – Dr Nicolas Pillai, Oct 8th 2013


“Wow! any one of these 5 CD’s would be in the running for Jazz Reissue of the Year. To get them all in one boxed set means game over – no contest.” – Bebop Spoken Here website review, Oct 1st 2013


“A very welcome, collectable box set” – Barry Forshaw, Classical CD Choice, Oct 1st 2013


Jazzwise“Jazz fans and film buffs are in for a treat as the latest edition in the critically acclaimed Jazz on Film series of boxed sets focuses on the rich audiovisual association between French New Wave film directors and US and French jazz giants” –   October 2013 issue


MarlbankWith 5-CDs and a handsome booklet featuring fine explanatory notes written by the set’s producer, Selwyn Harris. “It’s the sound of Godard turning conventions upside down.” A pivotal period in jazz within cinema history, successfully evoked. – marlbank.net, Stephen Graham’s review 21st September 2013

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