John Coltrane brought Ayler to the Impulse label, where he recorded a dizzying display of his iconoclastic lore, including these two scorchers, Love Cry and The Last Album. Alice Coltrane: Pianist, harpist, organist and composer Alice Coltrane turned her attention toward orchestral endeavors on these great Impulse albums from the early s, producing a rich musical palette without ever sacrificing the spiritual jazz she had long championed.
Both sets are inspired, historic and featured here. Gabor Szabo: While the late, great guitarist Gabor Szabo recorded many studio albums during his brief career, he was always best served by his few live recordings. Her long string of Impulse albums included these two, among her best, alternating her trio with a big band arranged by Oliver Nelson. Thursday, June 23, Madonna. I am usually much happier watching her videos than listening to her music — though Ray of Light stands as something on its own and somewhat meaningful for the ages.
Maybe I like to watch. This is why. Madonna herself claims to have had a hand in every part of the creation of this video and mentioned jokingly in a BBC interview that the main theme of the video and the cat metaphor represents that "Pussy rules the world. Posted by Douglas Payne at AM 2 comments:. Tuesday, June 21, Lalo Schifrin. A very happy 79th birthday to Lalo Schifrin, one of the greatest composers jazz and film has ever known, a damned fine pianist and truly one of the nicest people you could ever want to meet.
Happy birthday, Lalo Schifrin! Posted by Douglas Payne at AM 1 comment:. For more than a decade now Nicola Conte has scored brilliantly as a DJ, promoter, producer, compiler and recording artist. He even waxed a record for the vaunted Blue Note label in between regular forays on the Italian Schema imprint where he made his name.
That love has deepened over the years to prominently spotlight things in the spiritual realm of what some folks call improvised creative music. There is the single-disc European version with the white-sky cover featuring 15 tracks. Needless to say, this is the one to get. The added tracks only enhance what is already a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Posted by Douglas Payne at PM 1 comment:.
As before, the reissues are packaged in thin flat matte gatefold sleeves that replicate the original LP gatefolds CTI is known for. Landrum must have had to work overtime to keep up. The song is almost like a funked-up bossa. Henderson solos magnificently in a trademark style that mixes the power and fury with the passion and fire of his unappreciated and undervalued Milestone albums of the period.
A percussion workout ensues to bring it all back home. Weldon Irvine joins the cast on tambourine! Hubbard, Henderson, Hancock and Benson all solo beautifully. Even bywhen this version was recorded, the song had become a jazz standard and a favorite among pop singers, particularly Frank Sinatra, who first recorded the song in and performed it often in concert on his many TV specials.
In this reading, Hubbard, on flugelhorn, is paired with only guitarist George Benson and bassist Ron Carter for a truly inspired take that warrants classic status. The photographer has no idea why designer Bob Ciano juxtaposed these two photographs. But he clearly approves. The airplane flying by was just luck. Ellis may have been more inspiring than inspired, but Benson delivers a true jazz guitar classic with Body Talk.
There is absolutely no adherence to standards-based formulae or overblown arrangements. Benson plays his ass off. The mood is mostly funky. But it swings like crazy from the very beginning. A horn section featuring Jon Faddis, former J. Surely there must be a story there. If you like windows and walls, this jacket is for you. The hook on the back cover is actually right near the door, but Bob Ciano decided to extend the wall forever and the hook ended up left of the fold.
Turrentine takes charge of the song, playing it with the heart and soul that suggests it was written just for him. Buffered by James on piano and electric piano, Richard Tee on organ, Ron Carter on bass, Idris Muhammad who replaced Billy Cobham on drums and an absolutely perfectly deployed horn and string section, Turrentine offers up a sumptuous celebration of jazz and soul, melding it together with a heated precision that could melt butter or warm honey to overflowing.
James takes a terrific solo on piano here that ranks among his best on record to this point, but everybody coalesces into a terrific climax of musical ecstasy that made it the signature theme it ultimately became Turrentine recorded the song again for his album T Time. The original program totals only about 30 minutes. Also, the blown pod hatch simply vanishes while concealed behind a puff of smoke. It may have used station keeping attitude jets, as is common with communications satellites today, but there is no indication of this occurring.
While the film's portrayal of reduced or zero gravity is unusually realistic, problems remain. The craft that lands on the moon has no artificial gravity- yet during flight when one of the officials offers coffee, he begins to pour it from a standard coffee pot, and liquid food slips down the straw when Dr.
Floyd stops sucking. When spacecraft land on the Moon, dust is incorrectly shown billowing as it would in an atmosphere, not the vacuum of the Lunar surface. Similarly, the behavior of Dave and Frank in the pod bay is not fully consistent with zero-Gs, as it should be since the pod bay is not in a centrifuge.
The astronauts could be wearing magnetic boots, but their leaning on the table when they try to diagnose the AE unit is especially peculiar. Finally, in an environment with a radius as small as the main quarters, the simulated gravity would vary enormously from the center of the crew quarters Album) the 'floor', even varying between feet, waist, and head. Nor is the RPM of the crew quarters fast enough to generate anything close to earth gravity. The first two appearances of the monolith, one on the Earth and one on the moon, conclude with the sun rising over the top of the monolith at the zenith of the sky.
While this could happen in an African veldt anywhere between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricornit could not happen anywhere near the crater Tycho where the monolith is found as it is 45 degrees south of the lunar equator.
Earlier in the film, while en route to the space station, Dr. Floyd's pen floats out of his pocket, to be retrieved by the stewardess.
The pen moves in a circular arc actually stuck to the edge of a rotating plastic discbut it would either rotate around its own center of gravity rather than a point external to it or would move in a straight line unless the plane is rotating.
There are other problems that might be more appropriately described as continuity errors, such as which side of Earth is lighted when viewed from Clavius, and the time lag of the position readout on the PanAm plane's monitors. One futuristic device already in use when the film was released in was voice-print identification, used in some police departments. A credible prototype of a chess -playing computer already existed, even though it could be defeated by experts.
Computers did not defeat champions until the late s. While digit phone numbers for long-distance national dialing originated inlonger phone numbers for international dialing became a reality in Personal in-flight entertainment displays were first introduced in the s strictly for the purpose of playing video games, but then broadened out for the purpose of TV broadcast and movies as shown in the film.
The film also shows flat-screen TV monitors, of which the first real-world prototype appeared in However, TV broadcasts do not have more height than width. Plane cockpit integrated system displays, known as glass cockpitswere introduced in Even rudimentary voice-controlled computing now exists, although it is still not as sophisticated as depicted in the film. In terms of corporate realities, many more BBC stations exist now than did in as shown in the film although there is not yet a BBC 12and the corporations IBMAeroflotHoward Johnsonsand Hilton Hotelsall of which appear in the film, still exist.
On the other hand, the film depicts a still existing Pan Am and still autonomous Bell System telephone company. Pan Am declared bankruptcy in The Bell System logo seen in the film was modified in and dropped entirely in The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is alive and well in the film, but in fact dissolved in Technologies which are portrayed as common in the film, but are not, include commonplace space travel, space stations with hotels, moon colonizationsuspended animation of humans, common non-mobile videophones, and strong artificial intelligence of the kind displayed by HAL.
Music plays a crucial part inand not only because of the relatively sparse dialogue. From very early on in production, Kubrick decided that he wanted the film to be a primarily non-verbal experience, [ 51 ] one that did not rely on the traditional techniques of narrative cinema, and in which music would play a vital role in evoking particular moods. The film is remarkable for its innovative use of classical music taken from existing commercial recordings.
Most feature films then and now are typically accompanied by elaborate film scores or songs written especially for them by professional composers. In the early stages of production, Kubrick had actually commissioned a score for from noted Hollywood composer Alex Northwho had written the score for Spartacus and also worked on Dr. In MarchMGM became concerned about ' s progress and Kubrick put together a show reel of footage to the ad hoc soundtrack of classical recordings.
The studio bosses were delighted with the results and Kubrick decided to use these 'guide pieces' as the final musical soundtrack, and he abandoned North's score. Kubrick failed to inform North that his music had not been used and, to his dismay, North did not discover this until he saw the movie just prior to its release. All the music North originally wrote was recorded commercially by North's friend and colleague Jerry Goldsmith with the National Philharmonic Orchestra and was released on Varese Sarabande CDs shortly after Telarc's first theme release but before North's death.
In an interview with Michel CimentKubrick explained:. Richard Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra is first heard in the opening title which juxtaposes the sun, earth, and moon. It is subsequently heard when an ape first learns to use a tool, and when Bowman is transformed into the Star-Child at the end of the film. Zarathustra thus acts as a bookend for the beginning and end of the film, and as a motif signifying evolutionary transformations, first from ape to man, then from man to Star-Child.
The Blue Danube appears in two intricate and extended space travel sequences as well as the closing credits. The first of these is the particularly famous sequence of the PanAm space plane docking at Space Station V.
The first is its encounter with apes just prior to the Zarathustra -accompanied ape discovery of the tool. The second is the monolith's discovery on the Moon, and the third is Bowman's approach to it around Jupiter just before he enters the Star Gate.
A shorter excerpt from Atmospheres is heard during the pre-credits prelude and film intermission, which are not in all copies of the film. Gayane's Adagio from Aram Khachaturian 's Gayaneh ballet suite is heard during the sections that introduce Bowman and Poole aboard the Discovery conveying a somewhat lonely and mournful quality. By the time the first word of dialogue is spoken in the film, we The Message - Jerry Goldsmith - Capricorn One: Original Motion Picture Sound Track (CD already heard Zarathustra twice, Ligeti's Requiem and the more well-known of the two space travel sequences choreographed to The Blue Danube.
The first dialogue in the film - spoken by a space shuttle stewardess - is when Dr. Floyd disembarks at Space Station V, and reads, "Here you are, sir. The film's final line is, "Except for a single, very powerful radio emission, aimed at Jupiter, the four-million-year-old black monolith has remained completely inert, its origin--and purpose--still a total mystery.
Three Ligeti pieces, a recap of Zarathustra when Bowman transforms, and the last of three appearances of The Blue Danube during the closing credits all follow the closing line of dialogue. Also sprach Zarathustra has been widely used in many other contexts since made it well known. This includes a disco version by Eumir Deodato which was used in the film Being Thereand its use as the ring entrance music for now-retired pro wrestler Ric Flair.
It was also used as Elvis Presley 's stage entrance music in the late years of his career. Clarke had heard in at the Bell Laboratories Murray Hill facility when he was, coincidentally, visiting friend and colleague John Pierce.
At that time, a speech synthesis demonstration was being performed by physicist John Larry Kelly, Jrby using an IBM computer to synthesize speech. Kelly's voice recorder synthesizer vocoder recreated the song "Daisy Bell" "Bicycle Built For Two"with Max Mathews providing the musical accompaniment.
Arthur C. Clarke was so impressed that he later used it in the screenplay and novel. The initial MGM soundtrack album release contained none of the material from the altered and uncredited rendition of "Adventures", used a different recording of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" than that heard in the film, and a longer excerpt of "Lux Aeterna" than that in the film.
InTurner Entertainment released a new soundtrack on CD which included the material from "Adventures" and restored the version of "Zarathustra" used in the film, and used the shorter version of "Lux Aeterna" from the film. As additional "bonus tracks" at the end, this CD includes the versions of "Zarathustra" and "Lux Aeterna" on the old MGM soundtrack, an unaltered performance of "Adventures", and a 9-minute compilation of all of Hal's dialogue from the film.
According to the Internet Movie Database, [ 60 ]. The end music credits do not list a conductor and orchestra for "Also Sprach Zarathustra. After the movie's successful release, Decca tried to rectify its blunder by re-releasing the recording with an "As Heard in " flag printed on the album cover.
John Culshaw recounts the incident in "Putting the Record Straight" In the meantime, MGM released the "official soundtrack" L. Alongside its use of music, the dialogue or lack thereof in is another notable feature. The relative absence of dialogue and conventional narrative cues has baffled many viewers. A particularly striking feature of the film is the complete absence of dialogue for the entirety of both the first and last 20 minutes or so of the film; the total narrative of these sections, totaling almost 45 minutes, is carried by images, actions, sound effects, a great deal of music See Music and two title cards.
Only when the film moves into the postulated future of anddo we encounter characters who speak. By the time shooting began, Kubrick had deliberately jettisoned much of the intended dialogue and narration, [ 61 ] and what remains is notable for its apparently banal nature, while it is juxtaposed with spectacularly beautiful scenes of space. The first scenes of dialogue are Floyd's three encounters on the space station.
They are preceded by the spectacular space Album) sequence choreographed to Strauss's The Blue Danube waltz and followed by a second extended sequence of his travel to the moon with more Strauss, the two sequences acting as bookends to his space-station stopover. In the stopover itself, we get idle chit-chat with the colleague who greets him followed by Floyd's slightly more affectionate phone call to his daughter, and the distantly friendly but awkwardly strained encounter with Soviet scientists.
Later, en route to the monolith, Floyd engages in trite exchanges with his staff while we see a spectacular journey by Earthlight across the moon's surface. Generally, the most memorable—and arguably most human—dialogue in the film belongs to the computer Hal and Hal's exchanges with David Bowman. Hal is the only character in the film who openly expresses anxiety primarily around his disconnectionas well as feelings of pride and bewilderment. The first line of dialogue is the space-station stewardess saying "Here you are, sir.
Main level D. Kubrick did not envisage a sequel tofearing the later exploitation and recycling of his material in other productions as was done with the props from MGM's Forbidden Planet. To the dismay of MGM Studios, he ordered all prints of unused scenes, sets, props, miniatures, and production blueprints destroyed.
Most of these materials were lost, with several notable exceptions. Several sources suggest that a inch model of the spaceship Discovery One was salvaged and appeared in modified form in Space but this is untrue; a similar spaceship model appears in the series in the episode "Alpha Child" but this was a modified Discovery replica build by one Album) the series' model-makers and not one from Sufficiently preserved by the vacuum of space, he is revived by the advanced medical technology of the time and becomes the novel's protagonist.
The only filmed sequel,was based on Clarke's Album) and was released in Kubrick was not involved in the production of this film, which was directed by Peter Hyams in a straightforward style with more dialogue.
Clarke saw it as a fitting adaptation of his novel. Hyams also claimed that he would not make the film had he not received both Kubrick's and Clarke's blessings. Beginning inMarvel Comics published both a Jack Kirby -written and drawn comic adaptation of the film and a Kirby-created issue monthly series "expanding" on the ideas of the film and novel.
Mel Brooks devotes the short pre-title sequence of History of the World, Part 1 to the dawn of man, parodying Kubrick's cave men and using the Zarathustra soundtrack. Similarly, in Charlie and the Chocolate factory, a chocolate bar surrounded by apes appears instead of the monolith. A Monty Python's Flying Circus episode features an ape touching a mysterious red line, then thinking visualized as a light bulb over his head before getting a bone from nearby animal skeleton, smashing it and throwing the bone high into space.
The bone blends into a satellite, which finally crashes onto the ape. In the animated series Duckman episode "Gripes of Wrath", a supercomputer is overloading from paradoxical comments made by Duckman, and begins to sing "Daisy, Daisy" as does Hal when David Bowman is disconnecting him. The episode titled "Trapper Keeper" has Kyle going into the Trapper Keeper to perform the disconnect before it destroys the world.
When Willy Wonka sends the chocolate bar through TV, the chocolate bar appears where the rectangle that apes admire was. The main title for is also played in this scene. An internet based video series called "Yu-Gi-Oh the Abridged Series" also parodieswith a monolith covered in Duel Monsters cards singing "Daisy, Daisy" and stating "This is a parody, by the way". An artificial intelligence named Auto sports an eye similar to HAL 's, and Also Sprach Zarathustra is used in a pivotal sequence when a ship's captain with severe bone loss like all humans in the film manages to stand up and stop Auto from taking over the spaceship.
The video game Spore contains a sequence activated if a player's species achieves sentience. In it the creature smashes a stick and throws it in the air, set to Also Sprach Zarathustra. The music is interrupted when the stick comes back down and hits the creature on the head.
A December Jared commercial has "Dave"'s GPS computer asking to see the jewelry he has just purchased, and when he insists that the machine just provide driving instructions, it replies "I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid can't do that" and locks the car's doors.
Its final disconnect is also accomplished by a character named Bowman. The Ariia supercomputer has a red eye like HALs, takes actions against humanity based on a draconian interpretation of its programming, and detects plots against it by lip-reading. After several characters become pure energy and light and wander off to play, Dr.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Unfortunately, many Westerners, if they are familiar with him at all, usually only remember him from Ringu, The Last Samurai, and Rush Hour 3, and Lost, far from his best works. Great thread. I thought a lot of these songs would never be found, yet here we are today. Never say never I guess. Hey, glad you like the thread! I skimmed around some, so there are probably more points heard, though I don't want to spend TOO much time on this.
Shaolin Guards. Hey jimbo! Thanks, PalmStriker. That's some really good stuff! I think my favorite one was Before the War; for me, it conjures up images of knights riding on horseback towards a medieval battlefield.
It was mainly those tracks on said album that were used in kung fu films. Unfortunately, most of those alternate tracks aren't on u-tube at the moment. The soundtrack suite presented here contains music actually used in the film.
There are a couple of tracks, one of which is a very brief bit, that are heard, in alternate versions, in KF films. The first twenty seconds at the very beginning, and then from approximately toare heard in their alternate versions in: Monkey Fist, Floating Snake And possibly others As far as the song goes, it always made me laugh when I was a kid.
It's a special kind of cheesiness, and because of that, it retains a silly type of charm that could only have come from the '70s. You could say it's so bad it's good. Some key tracks begin at:,and Lama Legend of a Fighter And others Elevator Shaft is also not the track's real title, which is actually from the DeWolfe Music Library, and was also heard in some Shaw Brothers films from the same period, including: Shaolin Mantis.
Hi, PalmStriker. Yours is entry It is highly likely that Lalo Schifrin ripped off this guy's music. If he can rip off his own music, anybody else's music is fair game. The series starred Nick Adams. Lion a. In some of the tracks are cues reminiscent of the original Friday the 13th soundtrack, minus the "hhh-hhh-hhh-hhh-ch-ch-ch-chhh" sounds.
However, Coma predates that film by two years. There's at least one more that was used in Challenge of the Lady Ninja as well.
Unfortunately, at the moment, those tracks are either not on youtube, or are inaccessible to The Message - Jerry Goldsmith - Capricorn One: Original Motion Picture Sound Track (CD devices like mine. Thanks for the entry, PalmStriker. Thanks for the movie link, Jimbo! Looks like a good one to watch right now! Hope you liked the movie, PalmStriker! Off the top of my head, Yasuaki Kurata's character played it in: Legend of a Fighter.
Note: Like a number of great classic soundtracks, many more people have become aware of this track, among many others, mainly due to Quentin Tarantino incorporating it into one of his movies; in this case, Inglourous Basterds. You can find this soundtrack CD at Amazon. Thanks a lot for the information! Good additions there. Got your song, check your pm. THX now u r my hero after all these years i will play this song until my ears start bleeding :D edit : i send u a pm with a nice list may be u can use it.
I love Bruce Lee and his movies. Used for funeral scene and Chen Zhen kill cook Tien sene. Sorry, I can't find sample on youtube, but we can find this soundtrack at iTunes or amazon, etc. No sample on youtube, but we can find this soundtrack at iTunes or amazon, etc. Thanks for the additions! Please number any entries that include a source and a youtube link, as it makes them easier to reference.
For example, the 'Four Moods" track would be numberetc. It's one track whose source I've looked for, though.
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