Coming up: Lux And Ivy Dig Crime Jazz – Film Noir Grooves & Dangerous Liaisons

Out Nov. 26 from Righteous Records.


• Dramatic, dark and daring jazz compilation collected from a brace of late ‘50s exploitation movies and TV soundtracks

• Featuring the masters of tension Elmer Bernstein and Henry Mancini plus a host of cameos from Miles Davis, Burt Bacharach to Andre Previn

• Including the theme music from Dragnet, 77 Sunset Strip and Peter Gunn along with highlights from Touch Of Evil, I Want To Live, The Man With The Golden Arm and Johnny Staccato among many others

Plus genre setting 45 gems ‘Harlem Nocturne’ and ‘Route 66’ plus obscure B- sides ‘Experiment In Terror’ and ‘Two Hour Honeymoon’

The likes of Bernstein and Mancini were the backbone of crime jazz but just like the juxtaposition of plotline and sound, it’s the offbeat nuances that make it all the more spectacular.

An audio masterclass for fans of drive-in movies and Alex Cox’s Moviedrome.

Remastered from the original sound source with sleeve notes by MOJO magazine’s Dave Henderson

Track Listing:

1 Henry Mancini – Touch Of Evil – Main Title

2 Warren Barker – Harlem Nocturne

3 Elmer Bernstein – The Man With The Golden Arm

4 Elmer Bernstein – MacDougal Street Special (From Johnny Staccato Score)

5 Alex North – Floozie

6 Kai Winding – Experiment In Terror

7 Ray Anthony – Dragnet

8 Henry Mancini – Blue Steel

9 Chico Hamilton – Sweet Smell Of Success Jazz Club

10 Henry Mancini – Son Of Raunchy

11 Henry Mancini – Goofin’ At The Coffee House

12 Bobby Troup – [Get Your Kicks On] Route 66

13 Paul Hampton – Two Hour Honeymoon

14 Elmer Bernstein – Staccato’s Theme (From Johnny Staccato Score)

15 Gerry Mulligan – Poker Game

16 Leith Stevens – Daddy Long Legs

17 Henry Mancini – Odd Ball

18 Frankie Ortega And Sy Oliver – After Sunset

19 Miles Davis – Générique

20 Henry Mancini – A Quiet Gass

21 Andre Previn – Like Blue

22 Henry Mancini – Lightly

23 Frankie Ortega And Sy Oliver – Lady In Distress

24 Gerry Mulligan – End Title

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