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Re: Modern Jazz Quartet 1969 soundtrack cues

From:

John Haley <[log in to unmask]>

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Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:38:50 -0500

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Sounds like this could be a great article for ARSC Journal.  Why not run
the idea by the editor, Barry.
Best,
John Haley
On Nov 23, 2014 4:35 PM, "David Lewis" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I did check what I figure is all of the online discographies for the MJQ
> and discovered that no two are the same; different ones leave out different
> albums.
> None are complete, and this is for the regular studio albums in addition to
> the bootleg stuff that's out there.
>
> Dave Lewis
>
> On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 4:26 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > There's also the element of how much work members did on the side,
> > especially Milt Jackson and John Lewis. Milt Jackson was a headliner by
> > himself. John Lewis did soundtrack work under his own name, but often
> > involed other MJQ members during the recording sessions.
> >
> > Heath and Kay played on plenty of other musicians' albums. All of those
> > guys were always busy and in demand because they were superb musicians
> and
> > could easily fit into many musical settings.
> >
> > Check the Whacky Packia article, they were involved in soundtrack work
> > early in their time together:
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Jazz_Quartet
> >
> > Here's their online discography (these guys are heavily reliant on Rupli,
> > so they are generally as accurate as the Greenwood press books are or
> > aren't):
> > http://www.jazzdisco.org/the-modern-jazz-quartet/discography/
> >
> > Also check imdb for MJQ and John Lewis soundtrack credits.
> >
> > I wonder if a college or other archive has papers from one of the MJQ
> > members that includes their datebook. I bet every one of them was working
> > constantly, both in and out of the group, for several decades.
> >
> > -- Tom Fine
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Lewis" <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2014 4:13 PM
> >
> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Modern Jazz Quartet 1969 soundtrack cues
> >
> >
> >  One research project I am working on is a "pre-history" of the MJQ, the
> >> various recordings that document their genesis as a group.
> >> Would anyone like to see this in the ARSC Journal? Just asking,
> >>
> >> David N. Lewis
> >> Hamilton, OH
> >>
> >> On Sat, Nov 22, 2014 at 7:45 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>  Hey, double kewl, Randy! Found a VHS copy for a few bucks on eBay. Now
> I
> >>> can hear where the music fits! Never released on any home format except
> >>> VHS
> >>> according to imdb.
> >>>
> >>> -- Tom Fine
> >>>
> >>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom Fine" <
> >>> [log in to unmask]
> >>> >
> >>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> >>> Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2014 7:31 AM
> >>>
> >>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Modern Jazz Quartet 1969 soundtrack cues
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>  OK, this was a good tip! Thanks again Randy.
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>> So, it's music cues from "Kemek."
> >>>>
> >>>> The client listed on the take sheet is GHM Productions, that was the
> >>>> giveaway:
> >>>> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095436/companycredits?ref_=ttfc_sa_4
> >>>>
> >>>> -- Tom Fine
> >>>>
> >>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Randy A. Riddle" <
> >>>> [log in to unmask]>
> >>>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> >>>> Sent: Friday, November 21, 2014 9:55 PM
> >>>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Modern Jazz Quartet 1969 soundtrack cues
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>  The IMDB lists some credits for John Lewis, one of the original
> members
> >>>>
> >>>>> of
> >>>>> the Modern Jazz Quartet.  Would one of these be it?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0507368/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Randy
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 9:39 PM, Tom Fine <
> [log in to unmask]
> >>>>> >
> >>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>  The Modern Jazz Quartet recorded a session of what appear to be
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> soundtrack
> >>>>>> cues (short musical snippets that seem cued to a TV show or movie).
> >>>>>> The
> >>>>>> recording took place in NY. I couldn't find any information on
> Google.
> >>>>>> Does
> >>>>>> anyone remember a movie or TV show that used jazzy sound cues from
> the
> >>>>>> MJQ.
> >>>>>> Most interesting is a cue involving a harpsichord, likely played by
> >>>>>> John
> >>>>>> Lewis. Also interesting is a cue with an overdubbed double-voiced
> bass
> >>>>>> line.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Thanks in advance for any guesses as to the end use of this music.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> -- Tom Fine
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>
> >>
>

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