Duke Ellington

Anatomy of a Murder (Original Soundtrack) (606373)

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Anatomy of a Murder (Original Soundtrack)

Duke Ellington

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606373

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Anatomy of a Murder (Original Soundtrack)

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CD 8,22 €

INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACK

The 1959 courtroom crime drama "Anatomy of a Murder" was directed by Otto Preminger and adapted by Wendell Mayes from the best-selling homonymous novel written by Michigan Supreme Court Justice John D. Voelker under the pen name Robert Traver.

The film stars James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Eve Arden, and George C. Scott. "Anatomy of a Murder" was one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to address sex and rape in graphic terms. It includes one of Saul Bass’s most celebrated title sequences, and a musical score, presented here in its entirety,composed and performed by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Ellington himself plays a character in the film, called Pie-Eye.

In 2012, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. Duke Ellington’s score won three Grammy Awards in 1959, for Best Performance by a Dance Band, Best Musical Composition First Recorded and Released in 1959 and Best Sound Track Album.

A separate version of the film’s title track recorded by Ellington in the studio years later has been added as a bonus.

ALL MUSIC COMPOSED BY DUKE ELLINGTON & BILLY STRAYHORN

DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS ORCHESTRA:
Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Harold “Shorty” Baker (tp),
Ray Nance (tp, vln, vcl), Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb),
Jimmy Hamilton (cl, ts), Russell Procope (as, cl), Johnny Hodges (as, sop),
Paul Gonsalves (ts), Harry Carney (bar, b-cl, cl),
Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p, celeste), Jimmy Woode (b), Jimmy Johnson (d).

Columbia Films soundstage, Los Angeles, May 29 & June 1-2, 1959.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

TRACKS:

01 MAIN TITLE AND ANATOMY OF A MURDER
02 FLIRTIBIRD
03 WAY EARLY SUBTONE
04 HERO TO ZERO
05 LOW KEY LIGHTLY
06 HAPPY ANATOMY #1
07 MIDNIGHT INDIGO
08 ALMOST CRIED
09 SUNSWEPT SUNDAY
10 GRACE VALSE
11 HAPPY ANATOMY #2
12 HAUPE
13 UPPER AND OUTEST
14 ANATOMY OF A MURDER [Stereo single]
15 MERRILY ROLLING ALONG (aka HERO TO ZERO)/SUNSWEPT SUNDAY
16 BEER GARDEN
17 HAPPY ANATOMY #3
18 POLLY (aka GRACE VALSE, HAUPE, LOW KEY LIGHTLY, MIDNIGHT INDIGO)
19 POLLY
20 HAPPY ANATOMY #4 [Dixieland version]
21 MORE BLUES
22 ALMOST CRIED [aka FLIRTIBIRD]
23 ANATOMY OF A MURDER [a la Guy Lombardo]
24 ANATOMY OF A MURDER [Mono single in Stereo]
25 THE GRAND FINALE [rehearsal sequence]
26 ANATOMY OF A MURDER [aka UPPER AND OUTEST][later studio version] (*)

(*) BONUS TRACKS

TOTAL TIME: 79:31 Min.