Various Artists

Jazz on Film: The New Wave

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The 2014 six-disc anthology, Jazz on Film: The New Wave, compiles jazz recordings made for various films of the 1950s and '60s that came out of the European New Wave movement. Included are such recordings as Miles Davis' improvised music for Louis Malle's Ascenseur pour l'Echafaud, Martial Solal's soundtrack for Jean-Luc Godard's À Bout de Souffle, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers' hard bop-infused soundtrack to Roger Vadim's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Krystof Komeda's evocative soundtrack to Roman Polanski's Knife in the Water, and others. These impressionistic yet swinging recordings highlight the deep creative connection between avant-garde European cinema and jazz.

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:09
2
2:24
3
1:29
4
2:14
5
2:06
6
2:42
7
1:33
8
1:56
9
2:22
10
1:57
11
4:09
12
1:57
13
1:50
14
2:42
15
2:34
16
0:58
17
1:33
18
1:25
19
2:06

Track Listing - Disc 6

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
3:40
2
9:12
3
4:57
4
7:29
5
4:28
6
6:43
7
3:31
8
2:45
9
3:36
10
3:15
11
5:58
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