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$15.50
IN STOCK
ARTIST
TITLE
Too Late Blues
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
DOC 135LP DOC 135LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/13/2017

Doxy present David Raksin's original soundtrack for Too Late Blues, directed by John Cassavetes and released in 1961. Too Late Blues is certainly one of the greatest films ever made about the jazz world; It was a perfect match between subject matter and filmmaker. In 1959, Cassavetes had starred in a TV series called Johnny Staccato, playing a jazzman who moonlights as a detective. The film's brilliant music score is courtesy of David Raksin and performed by such jazz legends as Benny Carter, Red Mitchell and Shelly Manne. Raksin's theme tune, mimed by the main character "Ghost" Wakefield's group during the opening credits, immediately establishes the film's cool, sardonic tone, and neatly mimics the attitude with which the actors deliver their lines. The easy way out would have been to do standards, but Raksin wrote all original music for the film, even for the source cues. Edition of 500.