David amram collection Reviewed by Jack Kenny…

DAVID AMRAM – David Amram’s Classic American Film Scores 1956-2016

Moochin’ About MOOCHIN 09

This is a five CD collection box from the multi-instrumentalist, composer and author David Amram which brings together tracks from seven of his film scores and two Broadway plays covering sixty years. The accompanying hundred-page booklet has been written by Amram and is full of anecdotes and reminiscences from his career.  It covers the scores from ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ (Frank Sinatra/Lawrence Harvey) featuring Harold Land and Paul Horn. ‘The Young Savages’ (Burt Lancaster/Shelly Winters) again features Harold Land on tenor sax. Elia Kazan’s ‘The Arrangement’ (Kirk Douglas/ Faye Dunaway/ Deborah Kerr) that score features Thad Jones and Jerry Dodgion. You have the Buster Bailey Dixieland tracks from ‘Splendor in The Grass’ (Warren Beatty/Natalie Wood) as well as a superb solo from George Barrow who worked with Mingus….  full review …

September 2017