Elmer Bernstein

Staccato / Paris Swings

(CD - EMI Music Distribution / DRG #DRGCD 19110)

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While not strictly speaking a jazz composer, film soundtrack icon Elmer Bernstein has often demonstrated a deep affinity for jazz in his work. Bernstein often featured jazz soloists and the feeling of the blues permeates the original scores for STACCATO and PARIS SINGS. Throughout, Bernstein draws upon bold brass, ominous saxophone, suave melodies, and erupting tempos to heighten these vivid aural portraits of mystery, intrigue, and romance.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
Johnny Staccato, television series score
1 2:55
2 2:59
3 2:07
4 3:04
5 2:58
6 2:36
7 2:05
8 2:19
9 2:54
10 3:19
11 2:33
12 2:34
13 1:54
14 2:41
15 2:49
16 3:03
17 3:07
18 2:46
19 3:41
20
2:19
21 2:50
22 2:26
23 2:15
24 2:24
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