Tuesday, October 12, 2010

'Round Midnight from the Original Motion Picture by Bertrand Tavernier

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I'm so glad this recording was posted on You Tube. This is "'Round Midnight" composed by Thelonius Monk, performed by jazz heavyweights, Herbie Hancock and company (scroll down for band personnel), on the 1986 Bertrand Tavernier film Round Midnight Original Motion Picture. Round Midnight, one of the definitive bebop films which enjoyed a very short run here in NY, is the film for which Dexter Gordon was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, shortly before his passing in 1990. Dexter Gordon's role, Dale Turner, was based on a composite of real-life jazz legends Lester Young (tenor sax) and Bud Powell (piano). This recording, the opening piece for the film, is track number one on the Round Midnight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

Herbie Hancock (pf) Ron Carter (b) Tony Williams (ds) Bobby McFerrin (vo)

Recorded Live at Studio Eclair, Epinay Sur Seine, France 1986

Additional Recording at Studio Davout and Studio Phillipe Sarde, Paris

Columbia CK 40464