About Moochin About

Moochin’ About was launched in early 2011, by producer, musician, DJ & Jazz Connoisseur, Jason Lee Lazell. The label initially started out producing the critically acclaimed Jazz On Film series and has so far re-issued some classic and forgotten masterpieces, including 1950’s Film Noir scores such as Elmer Bernsteins  “Man With The Golden Arm’ & ‘Sweet Smell of Success’, Duke Ellington’s  “Anatomy Of Murder’, to lesser known gems like Charles Mingus’s “Shadows’, Freddie Redds ‘The Connection and Krzystof Komeda’s, sumptuously bright, yet cool and nuanced jazz score to Roman Polanski’s directorial debut ‘Knife in The Water’, which featured on the first volume of Jazz On Film…The New Wave, a comprehensive look at French New Wave and the films influenced by this movement…

In 2013, the Jazz On Film series, somewhat fragmented… whilst working on a forthcoming release Jazz On Film…French New Wave, the so called ‘booklet writer’ (who we’d rather not name) for the Jazz On Film series decided to set up his own label due to technical differences.  They then sneakily used the concept of the afore mentioned Jazz On Film collection releasing their own French New Wave, with an identical cover Moochin’ About had already decided on and a very similar track-listing (although containing just 5 film scores, as opposed to the stunning 5CD boxset, containing 14 French,Brazilian & Polish New Wave scores on the Moochin’ About Boxset..!) They then had the arrogance to claim it was the 3rd Jazz On Film release, which it certainly is NOT.! – causing confusion to customers of the series…

Anyway, moving on..!

Well, after what has been a very bitter and ugly dispute that followed, the label has thrived and matured and is intent in discovering new and rare music, jazz or non-jazz and while still releasing classic recordings, with the best remastering you can get for all to enjoy.

Moochin’ About has also gained the appreciation and admiration by a number of  radio personalities and has appeared and been played on shows such as  Cerys Matthews, Huey Morgan 6 Music, The Jamie Cullum Show~ BBC radio 2, The Johnny Trunk Show ~ Resonance FM and Robert Elms ~ BBC London, Giles Peterson – BBC6Music, Stuart Marconie – Freak Zone BBC6Music to name but a few…

 

Full Discography: Jason Lee Lazell & Moochin’ About

 

2002   SOUK … Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

2004   SOUK / SOHO

2006   01;16;09*  (New York Art installation)

2007  01;14;17*  (London Art Installation)

2011  MAHIKI  (Limited Edition Soundtrack)

2011  JAZZ ON FILM…FILM NOIR

2012  JAZZ ON FILM… BEAT SQUARE & COOL

2013  Music From The Welsh Mines… Rhos Male Voice Choir

2103  JAZZ ON FILM… THE NEW WAVE

2013  CHET BAKER – Italian Movies  Icon Series

2014  23 (London Art Exhibition)

2014  JAZZ ON FILM… BIOPICS

2014  JAZZ ON FILM…CRIME JAZZ!  (Sept)

2014  SIDNEY BECHET ~ French Movies  Icon Series

2015 THE FABULOUS FREDDIE HEATH EP

2015  JAZZ ON FILM… THE NEW WAVE II

2016 DAVID AMRAM’S ~ CLASSIC AMERICAN FILM SCORES 1956 ~ 2016

 2017 MAMBO FOR CATS ~ VARIOUS

2017 ALICE COLTRANE ~ HARP SOLO

coming soon in 2017…

THE JIM FLORA BOXSET COLLECTION

EDITH SITWELL/WILLIAM WALTON ~ FACADE