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 Posted:   Oct 31, 2012 - 10:45 PM   
 By:   CineMedia Promotions   (Member)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALEPH RECORDS TO RELEASE 4CD BOXED SET LALO SCHIFRIN: MY LIFE IN MUSIC

Career Retrospective of the 80 Year-Old Composer Includes Tracks From 3-Dozen Films, Jazz, Symphonic Compositions, and Unreleased Music

(October 3, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA) Aleph Records is proud to release Lalo Schifrin: My Life in Music, a four-CD boxed set of music from the legendary composer’s career in film, jazz, and classical music. The set features music from three-dozen films, jazz and symphonic pieces composed by Schifrin, and unreleased music from films including Charley Varrick, The Beguiled, Joe Kidd, and Coogan’s Bluff. Along with over five hours worth of music, a forty-eight page book is included with archival photos and notes.

Director Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, Red Dragon) describes Lalo Schifrin as "… one of the greatest composers that's ever lived. He understands how to move an audience emotionally. There's nobody hipper than Lalo."

“It takes a certain skill set to compose for orchestra. It takes a different one to write and play jazz. It requires yet another to conduct a symphony orchestra. And the ability to handle the complex craft of writing music for moving images is still another. For one man to have mastered all of these – and excelled at them for more than 50 years – is exceedingly rare. In fact, practically unheard of.” - Jon Burlingame

“Spanning fifty years of accomplishment, Lalo Schifrin: My Life in Music is a tapestry of diverse composition; a mosaic of tone and color, honed and shaped with the maestro’s precision,” said the set’s producer Nick Redman.

“I have been very fortunate in having the opportunity to compose music in the jazz, classical, and film/television genres during my career,” said Schifrin. “This box set is a very broad sampling of some of those works. It is an opportunity to share some well-known pieces and discover new music as well.”

This four-disc set spans music from all aspects of Mr. Schifrin’s career, from the early beginnings of his film music to the big hits that include Mission Impossible, Dirty Harry, Enter The Dragon, and Bullitt. Also represented is music from his jazz and classical compositions including work commissioned by Dizzy Gillespie, as well as the Grammy-nominated Jazz Meets The Symphony series.
His music is a synthesis of traditional and twentieth-century techniques, and his early love for jazz and rhythm are strong attributes of his style. “Invocations,” “Concerto for Double Bass,” “Piano Concertos No. 1 and No. 2,” “Pulsations,” “Tropicos,” “La Nouvelle Orleans,” and “Resonances” are examples of this tendency to juxtapose universal thoughts with a kind of elaborated primitivism. In the classical composition field, Schifrin has more than 60 works.
Schifrin has written over 100 film and television scores including Mission Impossible, Mannix, Cool Hand Luke, Bullitt, The Cincinnati Kid, Amityville Horror, Enter The Dragon, four of the Dirty Harry films, and more recently Abominable and the Rush Hour trilogy. Lalo Schifrin has now won five Grammys® (twenty-two nominations), one Cable ACE Award, and six Academy Award® nominations.

“To borrow Gary Owens' inspirational title from 1968, there's a whole Lalo Schifrin goin' on. Was then, is now, and will be for a long, long time.” - Jon Burlingame

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For more information contact Beth Krakower, CineMedia Promotions, 310.439.1403, beth@cinemediapromotions.com, or @cinemediapromo on Twitter

Track Listing
DISC 1

1. Enter The Dragon – Main Title
2. Samba Para Dos -- from Bossa Nova Groove
3. The Fox – Main Title
4. The Eagle Has Landed -- Eagle Falls In Love
5. Rhino -- Transporting Rhino
6. Fast Walking– Main Title
7. Burning Bridges -- from Kelly's Heroes Vocals: The Mike Curb Congregation
8. Invisible City -- from Metamorphosis: Jazz Meets The Symphony #4
9. Dirty Harry – Main Title
10. The Cincinnati Kid -- New Orleans Procession
11. Caveman – End Title
12. Abominable -- There Is Something Out There
13. Cool Hand Luke – Main Title
14. Telefon – Main Title
15. The Dead Pool -- The Pier, The Bridge, and The City
16. Love Poem For Donna -- from Ins and Outs
17. Charley Varrick -- Bank Robbery -- PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
18. Bullitt – Main Title
19. Coogan's Bluff – Main Title -- PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
20. Rush Hour – End Title


DISC 2

1. Joe Kidd – Main Title -- PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
2. Cool Hand Luke -- Tar Sequence
3. The Osterman Weekend -- The Face of Love
4. Rollercoaster -- Calliope Of Death
5. Kelly’s Heroes -- All For The Love Of Sunshine
6. The Venetian Affair -- Venice After Dark
7. Dirty Harry -- Scorpio's View
8. The Statue Of Liberty March -- from Those Fabulous Hollywood Marches
9. Brubaker -- Theme From Brubaker
10. The Cincinnati Kid -- Instrumental Version (Lalo Schifrin, piano)
11. Something to Believe In -- The Miracle
12. The Beguiled -- Amputation Aftermath
13. Che -- Che!
14. El Dorado -- from Firebird: Jazz Meets The Symphony #3
15. Sudden Impact – Main Title
16. The Wrath Of God -- Pablito / Guitarra / Padre Van Horne
17. Magnum Force -- Magnum Force
18. The Amityville Horror – Main Title
19. Coogan’s Bluff -- Take Me to Ringerman -- PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
20. Return Of The Marquis de Sade -- Justine
21. Mission: Impossible -- The Plot


DISC 3

1. The Cincinnati Kid - Vocals: Ray Charles
2. Cool Hand Luke -- Arletta Blues
3. Les Felins – Main Title
4. The Fourth Protocol – Main Title
5. Spooks -- The Forces Of Darkness
6. The Beguilded -- Finding McB -- PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
7. Mannix -- Theme from Mannix
8. Bulitt -- Ice Pick Mike
9. Return Of The Marquis de Sade Bach to the Blues
10. Magnum Force – Main Title
11. Tango del Atardecer -- from Letters from Argentina
12. Joe Kidd -- Chama -- PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
13. Rollercoaster -- Movement From String Quartette
14. Summer Dance -- from Invocations: Jazz Meets The Symphony #7
15. Don Quixote -- My Lord Don Quixote / End Title
16. Rage – Main Title -- PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
17. Let Us Leave Some Songs -- from Cantos Aztecas
18. La Pelle -- Tema D'Amore
19. Charley Varrick -- Last Of The Independents – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
20. Sudden Impact -- Robbery Suspect
21. Rush Hour – Main Title


DISC 4

1. Concorde: Airport 79 -- Suite
2. Paraphrase -- from Kaleidoscope: Jazz Meets The Symphony #6
3. Panamericana -- from Gillespiana
4. Once a Thief -- from Jazz Goes To Hollywood
5. Resonances -- from Esperanto
6. Montuno -- from Latin Jazz Suite
7. People Alone - The Competition -- from Jazz Goes to Hollywood
8. Intersections -- from Intersections: Jazz Meets The Symphony #5
9. Agnus Dei -- from Jazz Mass
10. Toccata -- from Gillespiana
11. Mission: Impossible -- from Jazz Goes to Hollywood

 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2012 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

Really looks great - an order has already been placed...:-)

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2012 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   dave norris   (Member)

Has anybody picked this up yet?

Interested to hear any opinions on the quality & unrelaesed tracks

Thanks

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2012 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

I just got my notice of shipment from SAE. By the way, I just noticed there is another "Previously Unreleased" track not so labeled on disc one--the main title from FAST WALKING, the offbeat James B. Harris drama starring James Woods, Kay Lenz, and the late great Tim McIntire..

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2012 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

I just got my notice of shipment from SAE. By the way, I just noticed there is another "Previously Unreleased" track not so labeled on disc one--the main title from FAST WALKING, the offbeat James B. Harris drama starring James Woods, Kay Lenz, and the late great Tim McIntire.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2012 - 2:13 PM   
 By:   Stephen Lister   (Member)

Has anybody picked this up yet?

Interested to hear any opinions on the quality & unrelaesed tracks

Thanks


Got mine from Amazon UK last week. The unreleased tracks - Joe Kidd, Coogan's Bluff, Charley Varrick, The Beguiled - sound really terrific, and are in stereo. Concorde: Airport 79 is from a live performance.

If Intrada's hinted-at November 27th CD is COOGAN's BLUFF, we're in for a treat.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2012 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

My copy arrived from SAE today, and overall it's a great Schifrin compilation that provides an overview of the composers classic scores mixed with more obscure items. Some comments by disc:

DISC 1
1. Enter The Dragon – Main Title (uses the original film version w/o the yells which I almost wish
they had included as I've gotten so used to them by now.)
6. Fast Walking– Main Title (interesting, flip theme for this obscure James Woods film)
8. Invisible City -- from Metamorphosis: Jazz Meets The Symphony #4 (nice cinematic concert piece)
17. Charley Varrick -- Bank Robbery -- (Nice to have unreleased track, will have another more
downbeat comment about Varrick track on disc 3)
19. Coogan's Bluff – Main Title -- (Hope Intrada will gift us with this Monday night, but great to have.)

DISC 2
1. Joe Kidd – Main Title -- (another fine previously unreleased gem from the 70's)
10. The Cincinnati Kid -- Instrumental Version (Lalo Schifrin, piano) (nice concert arrangement)
12. The Beguiled -- Amputation Aftermath (more avant garde cue from Eastwood flop)
19. Coogan’s Bluff -- Take Me to Ringerman -- (fine action cue from COOGAN)

DISC 3
4. The Fourth Protocol – Main Title (gonna have to have this one grow on me, not a favorite)
5. Spooks -- The Forces Of Darkness (Nice "Scorpio-ish" piece)
6. The Beguiled -- Finding McB -- (Think this was the opening cue from the film)
12. Joe Kidd -- Chama -- (Moody variation on the main theme from KIDD)
13. Rollercoaster -- Movement From String Quartette
16. Rage – Main Title -- (MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT--would have picked beautiful bucolic Americana
theme from opening scenes between Scott and son camping out rather than
this minor key main title cue.)
19. Charley Varrick -- Last Of The Independents – (SECOND MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT--wish Nick
Redman had tried to create a mini-suite by using
beautiful opening montage sequence music, then
going into this final cue from the film and end title.
Hopefully, Intrada will remedy this lack someday.)

DISC 4
1. Concorde: Airport 79 -- Suite (stirring concert suite from Schifrin score recorded live)
8. Intersections -- from Intersections: Jazz Meets The Symphony #5
(Hadn't been familiar with this but recognize it's beginnings in the "pocket-picking montage" in
HARRY IN YOUR POCKET.)

Can't resist saying that I miss the graphic treatment Joe Sikoryak would have given this package, and that a track by track commentary would have been welcome. As they stand, the notes (by John Burlingame) are geared more to a general audience than film music fanatics such as ourselves.

In any case, I still think it's a fine Schifrin package that I look forward to listening to on long car trips.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2012 - 12:15 PM   
 By:   Karel S.   (Member)

Hi Vinylscrubber--

just wanted to comment on the two tracks you seem most disappointed with --

1) we could only license one cue from WB for Rage, and we felt it more suitable to provide the unreleased Main Title, which is substantial, rather than the short group of "Americana" pieces that precede it. Given we could only have one cut, it would have meant including only one of those brief segments.

2) with regard to Charley Varrick, in an earlier draft of the set we had included the Main Title, but upon listening to it, Lalo decided against its inclusion as he felt it "was not representative of the score as a whole." We substituted Last of the Independents, a terrific climactic action cue in its place--especially as the soaring orchestral second-half is unused in the film, and thus had never been heard before.

Best,

Nick.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2012 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

Thanks for the clarification, Nick. I'm still grateful for the package as a whole. I'm sure just getting this down to four CDs was murder, and I appreciate all the hard work that went into it.

I'm still hoping that someday someone will release complete versions of such Schifrin gems as CHARLEY VARRICK, RAGE, JOE KIDD, THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST, PRIME CUT, THE CHRISTIAN LICORICE STORE (several people probably just said, "say WHAT???"), not to mention more of his wonderful television stuff like his fine pilot score for PETROCELLI. I remain ever a patient man.

Thanks again for responding.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2012 - 12:35 PM   
 By:   Karel S.   (Member)

Thanks for the clarification, Nick. I'm still grateful for the package as a whole. I'm sure just getting this down to four CDs was murder, and I appreciate all the hard work that went into it.

I'm still hoping that someday someone will release complete versions of such Schifrin gems as CHARLEY VARRICK, RAGE, JOE KIDD, THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST, PRIME CUT, THE CHRISTIAN LICORICE STORE (several people probably just said, "say WHAT???"), not to mention more of his wonderful television stuff like his fine pilot score for PETROCELLI. I remain ever a patient man.

Thanks again for responding.


No worries, mate. Without breaking any confidences, I can assure you that a least a couple of those titles will be coming in the not-so-distant future--in fact I turned in the liner notes for one of them just yesterday. Those of us who are committed to Lalo's catalogue would love to see all his unreleased gems come to light one day. Here's hoping it turns out that way.

Thanks for the support.

Nick.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2012 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

Without breaking any confidences, I can assure you that a least a couple of those titles will be coming in the not-so-distant future...

Excellent news!

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2012 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

Without breaking any confidences, I can assure you that a least a couple of those titles will be coming in the not-so-distant future...

Excellent news!


Yes, indeed...:-)

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2012 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

Having had a week to live with this set, I have to say I have been enjoying it immensely.

Developing some affection for the "Intersection" cut, I dug out my Quartet disc of HARRY IN YOUR POCKET, only to find I was wrong in thinking "Intersection" was derived from a cue in that score. It's nowhere to be found, but I know I've heard some form of this in some score by Schifrin. Could anybody help me out here?

I've also developed more affection for THE FOURTH PROTOCALL.

This set reminds one of the wonderful breadth of Schifrin's talent and how much I miss his voice in film music. Thanks again for all those involved in making this set a reality.

(And getting the complete COOGAN'S BLUFF in the same week is sheer joy.)

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2012 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

Having had a week to live with this set, I have to say I have been enjoying it immensely.

Developing some affection for the "Intersection" cut, I dug out my Quartet disc of HARRY IN YOUR POCKET, only to find I was wrong in thinking "Intersection" was derived from a cue in that score. It's nowhere to be found, but I know I've heard some form of this in some score by Schifrin. Could anybody help me out here?

I've also developed more affection for THE FOURTH PROTOCALL.

This set reminds one of the wonderful breadth of Schifrin's talent and how much I miss his voice in film music. Thanks again for all those involved in making this set a reality.

(And getting the complete COOGAN'S BLUFF in the same week is sheer joy.)


Our memory plays tricks. Always scary when remember cues etc not there. Usually when do mental splicing. More compact storage but useless.suspect just remembering what's emotionally important

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2012 - 3:20 PM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

Jkannry, you're right. And this is especially true now that I've hit the big SIX FIVE, age-wise. It just bugs me that that I HAVE heard this somewhere and I can't say where. ( I tell my friends that I used to be able to take on my whole former company single-handed in Trivial Pursuits: Silver Screen, and now I wouldn't dream of doing that.)

I still take much heart from Nick's post above that more Schifrin is coming.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2013 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   mrchriswell   (Member)

Is this thing going to hit iTunes? Most of the Adeph releases are there. I will buy this thing eventually but I don't have the cash right now and I'm eager to have tracks from films missing from my playlists -- Beguiled, Varrick and such.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2013 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   James MacMillan   (Member)

This is a marvelous set and I'm glad I purchased it. Sure, I musta had 95% of it all before, but just listening to the discs as long-unheard items unfold on your ears is terrific fun. The man's a genius!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2013 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

How informative is the enclosed booklet?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2013 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   James MacMillan   (Member)

How informative is the enclosed booklet?

It's about 25 pages with an introduction by Nick Redman and a decent essay by Jon Burlingame (both of whom are good guys!) But most of all there a loads of photographs of Lalo from throughout his career. All good.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2013 - 8:15 PM   
 By:   deglialberi   (Member)

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