Dexter Gordon



Hard Bop

A hard bop gem from a tenor master, Dexter Gordon's superb 1962 date, Go, was captured during the same New York renaissance period that produced some of his other Blue Note classics like Dexter Calling and A Swingin' Affair. Loose, but vibrant, it has come to be seen as one of his landmark recordings.

- Timothy Monger

Frankenweenie [Original Score]

Danny Elfman

Frankenweenie [Original Score]

September 25, 2012

Film Music

Not one of the film composer's most iconic soundtracks, but one of his most representative, this 2012 score borrows from the whimsical rhythms and choir-laced palettes of works like Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, but tempers the sound with a more a more restrained (relatively speaking), sentimental tone. Despite track titles that refer to death and monsters, it's not only for Halloween.

- Marcy Donelson