French films

dooce

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I was playing a score by Bugs Bowers - a jazz waltz - the other day and I suddenly thought it reminded me of the soundtrack to one of those quirky French films of the '60's/70's. J-L Godard maybe? Jolly, melodic, simple, kind of a naif (no, not naff :D) sound - but lovely to play.

I have trawled through the net trying to find some reference to the use of sax in french movie soundtracks but have not found anything particularly useful.

So I just wondered of the fount of all saxophone knowledge that forms the foundations of this site might have any thoughts?
 

Mikec

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Miles Davis improvised a score for L'Ascenseur pour L'Echafaud (Escalator to the Gallows) by Louis Malle. The music personnel were: Davis, Barney Wilen (tenor sax), Rene Urtreger (piano), Pierre Michelot (bass) and Kenny Clarke (drums). I've never seen it all, but it is considered a classic movie and soundtrack.

It's not French, but Gilad Atzmon wrote and performed a soundtrack for a British gangster movie. I haven't seen that either!
 
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