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 Posted:   Jun 2, 2013 - 7:49 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Haven't got mine yet. Hopefully Monday.

Question... does the new Blu-ray of 3:10 to Yuma bring us any closer to a CD of the score?

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2013 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Received mine, played it Saturday. It will get another spin tonight. Really good stuff.

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 7:22 PM   
 By:   ajhfsm   (Member)

TOO LATE BLUES is competing for play time with SUZIE WONG here.

Wonderful to have BLUES in such fine condition, I'm loving the Raksin strings and styles with the jazz touch. I think LAURA became a sort of jazz standard?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 7:49 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

TOO LATE BLUES is competing for play time with SUZIE WONG here.

Wonderful to have BLUES in such fine condition, I'm loving the Raksin strings and styles with the jazz touch. I think LAURA became a sort of jazz standard?



I agree with your comments. I'm still playing and enjoying this cd a lot. I like blues used in film scores and this cd is a fine example. At times it reminds me of Laura. Great to have it. smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 8:27 PM   
 By:   davel   (Member)

TOO LATE BLUES is competing for play time with SUZIE WONG here.

Wonderful to have BLUES in such fine condition, I'm loving the Raksin strings and styles with the jazz touch. I think LAURA became a sort of jazz standard?


Too Late Blues and Suzie Wong arrived a week ago and I can't stop playing both of them. They are both top notch. Can't believe they're not sold out, but I guess it is music from films that are more than 50 years old.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 9:08 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

TOO LATE BLUES is competing for play time with SUZIE WONG here.

Wonderful to have BLUES in such fine condition, I'm loving the Raksin strings and styles with the jazz touch. I think LAURA became a sort of jazz standard?


Too Late Blues and Suzie Wong arrived a week ago and I can't stop playing both of them. They are both top notch. Can't believe they're not sold out, but I guess it is music from films that are more than 50 years old.



Raksin and Duning were real composers, writing real music, for excellent golden age films. Sadly, this does not exist anymore. Younger collectors have little interest in golden age films and their outstanding scores. Such is the times.

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2014 - 5:51 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

Kritzerland is proud to present a world premiere limited edition soundtrack CD release:

TOO LATE BLUES

Music Composed by David Raksin

Too Late Blues (1962) is certainly one of the greatest films ever made about the jazz world. Despite being a studio movie and being scripted, it feels like jazz, like an improvisation. Given the maverick nature of John Cassavetes and the rawness of his first film, Shadows, it was truly bold of Paramount Pictures to hand the reins of a big studio production to someone like Cassavetes. But that’s exactly what happened with Too Late Blues. It was a perfect match between subject matter and filmmaker. In 1959, Cassavetes had starred in a TV series called Johnny Staccato, playing a jazzman who moonlights as a detective.

Too Late Blues is a beautifully made film, with great performances and gorgeous black-and-white photography, and a score to die for, by the great David Raksin. There is a lot of jazz in Too Late Blues. The easy way out would have been to do standards, but Raksin wrote all original music for the film, even for the source cues. And what music it is – Raksin at his best, and Raksin at his best is as good as it gets. It didn’t hurt that he was working with some of the best West Coast jazz players of that era, including Red Mitchell, Benny Carter, Shelly Manne, Jimmy Rowles, Milt Bernhart, and the best studio musicians anyone could hope for – including the amazing trumpet player Uan Rasey.

Raksin wrote one of his most exquisite and inspired themes for the film, which he titled “A Song After Sundown.” It’s heard in jazz guises, within the dramatic score, and even as a vocalise performed by Stella Stevens’ character. It’s a haunting, melancholy theme filled with sadness and yearning – classic Raksin, as are the jazz cues and the dramatic score. It’s all of a piece – absolute perfection in the picture and wonderful to listen to outside the film as well.

This is the world-premiere release of Too Late Blues. We had access to the scoring session masters and the original prerecords done for the “live” playing in the film. The latter were all recorded in one-track mono, while the score cues and some of the source cues were recorded in three-track stereo. Given how the music functions in the film (the first dramatic score cue occurs over an hour into the film), we took a different approach in sequencing the album, trying for an optimal listening experience rather than strict film order – which would have given an hour of jazz cues before the first score cue. We have included all the music written for the film – first the film cues, and then a bonus section filled with alternates and various odds and ends, over seventy-six minutes of prime David Raksin.

Too Late Blues is limited to 1000 copies only. The price is $19.98, plus shipping.

CD will ship the final week of June, but preorders placed at Kritzerland usually ship one to five weeks early (we’ve been averaging four weeks). To place an order, see the cover, or hear audio samples, just visit www.kritzerland.com.



I received this release for Christmas and have to say how much I am thoroughly enjoying it. What a smooth, wonderful jazzy ride it takes you on. Bruce, this is another winner. I am a bit late in getting it but just had to tell you how much I am loving it.

 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2014 - 4:01 AM   
 By:   ajhfsm   (Member)

Congratulations edwzoomom, you are a winner too, welcome to the lucky 1000 club, still accepting members, connoisseurs.

Bluesy jazz, latin american dance, dramatic underscore orchestral shading. I appreciate the track programming for a more balanced listening experience. This release compliments the available Raksin CD releases well.

 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2014 - 5:09 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Yeah, this one is definitely a winner. I love all this Raksin we've been getting, but I felt that this one was exceptional.

I also have to gush over the Kritzerland Laura. It is fantastic to finally get to hear the full score.

 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2014 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

Congratulations edwzoomom, you are a winner too, welcome to the lucky 1000 club, still accepting members, connoisseurs.

Bluesy jazz, latin american dance, dramatic underscore orchestral shading. I appreciate the track programming for a more balanced listening experience. This release compliments the available Raksin CD releases well.


Thank you. I am honored and humbled to become a member. If the only thing I have to do to belong to this club is listen to and love this release then I am all in. smile

 
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