Various Artists - Beginners

Beginners

Various Artists

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CD Album 12 tracks £8.99 Out of stock
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Description

Various Artists - Beginners

A ragtime influenced piano score to Mike Mills’ film starring Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer.

Released in UK cinemas on July 22nd, this deeply personal film entwines comedy, romance and drama to tell a story about a man who, like Mills, only learns his father is gay upon the death of his mother. Mills’ aim was to embed the music into the emotional texture of the film, so he called upon his earliest musical memories - the music his parents enjoyed in their family home.

Giving a nod to jazz rags, the original score is composed by Roger Neill (King Of The Hill, Chicago Hope), Brian Reitzell (Red Riding Hood, 30 Days Of Night) and Dave Palmer. The soundtrack combines classical music, piano rags and a beautifully collated collection of ragtime and early jazz. These include the wonderful piano stylings of Jelly Roll Morton and the seminal Stardust by Hoagy Carmichael.

Reviews

A CD of well-selected 78s (hence the sound quality) and modern scoring by ROGER NEILL from the new film about dad going gay. It reveals the timeless genius of Hoagy Carmichael and Jelly Roll Morton; and shows us an interesting and versatile modern composer who seems to have one foot in classic Morricone, one in the modern camp with Cliff Martinez, and another in a place where Marvin Hamlisch treads (we know that gives him three feet, but we’re using metaphors here…). It’s a pleasing listen, if quite old fashioned, but, every once in a while, that’s quite good for you.
-Record Collector ***

Tracklisting

CD Album (SILCD1366)
  1. Hoagy Carmichael - Stardust
  2. Gene Austin - Everything's Made For Love
  3. Tina Guo; Joseph Meyer; Daniel Rosenboom - Bach Suite
  4. Brian Reitzell, Dave Palmer & Roger Neill - 1955
  5. Jelly Roll Morton - Sweet Jazz Music
  6. Mamie Smith - That Da Da Strain
  7. Jelly Roll Morton - Mamanita
  8. Brian Reitzell, Dave Palmer & Roger Neill - Moon Waltz
  9. Brian Reitzell, Dave Palmer & Roger Neill - Veronica's Blues
  10. Josephine Baker - Breezin' Along With The Breeze
  11. Brian Reitzell, Dave Palmer & Roger Neill - Beginners Theme Suite
  12. Jelly Roll Morton - Buddy Bertrand's Blues
Download Album (SILED4585)
  1. Hoagy Carmichael - Stardust
  2. Gene Austin - Everything's Made For Love
  3. Tina Guo; Joseph Meyer; Daniel Rosenboom - Bach Suite
  4. Brian Reitzell, Dave Palmer & Roger Neill - 1955
  5. Jelly Roll Morton - Sweet Jazz Music
  6. Mamie Smith - That Da Da Strain
  7. Jelly Roll Morton - Mamanita
  8. Brian Reitzell, Dave Palmer & Roger Neill - Moon Waltz
  9. Brian Reitzell, Dave Palmer & Roger Neill - Veronica's Blues
  10. Josephine Baker - Breezin' Along With The Breeze
  11. Brian Reitzell, Dave Palmer & Roger Neill - Beginners Theme Suite
  12. Jelly Roll Morton - Buddy Bertrand's Blues