Film Noir, a Jazz Investigation

Ludovico Granvassu By

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In search of clues about the key components that make it possible to build the mood, the suspense, the intrigue, the build-up of tension, the adrenaline rush and the release in a good film noir with a jazz soundtrack, or in the jazz soundtrack of an imaginary film noir.

Plus an interview with German-born, Paris-based, pianist Frank Woeste and a preview of the Carnegie Hall debut of Sardinian guitarist Paolo Angeli

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  • Lounge Lizards "Incident on South Street" from The Lounge Lizards (Editions) 00:00
  • Lounge Lizards "Harlem Nocturne" from The Lounge Lizards (Editions) 03:18
  • Host talks 05:20
  • Stanley Wilson -"The Search" from Music From M Squad / Music for Mike Hammer (Collectables) 07:25
  • Stanley Wilson -"The Chase" from Music From M Squad / Music for Mike Hammer (Collectables) 10:48
  • Chet Baker & Piero Umiliani -"Motorizzazione" from Italian Movies (Moochin About) 13:21
  • Bobby Previte & New Bump—"She Has Information" from Set the Alarm for Monday (Palmetto) 15:53
  • Ben Allison "The Detective's Wife" from Layers of the City (Sonic Camera) 20:16
  • Host talks 26:29
  • Metropole Orchestra, "Sexy Sax" from La Musique Que Fait Pop (Basta) 30:53
  • Carlos Actis Dato, "Pizza Connection" from Ankara Twist (SplascH!) 34:29
  • Barney Wilen, "Un temoin dans la ville" from Jazz and Cinema Vol. 1 (EmArcy) 39:40
  • Freddie Redd, "Wigglin'" from Jazz and Cinema Vol. 3 (EmArcy) 42:36
  • Host talks 46:07
  • Guy Lafitte "Krum Elbow Blues" from Blue and Sentimental (EmArcy) 48:42
  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago "Charlie M" from Full Force (ECM) 53:40
  • Two Sisters, Inc. "Late Late" from Scari Bari (self-produced) 1:02:51
  • Host talks 1:09:52
  • Colin Towns Mask Orchestra "Blue-Noir" from Nowhere and Heaven (Provocateur) 1:11:49
  • Dylan Ryan Sand "Pink Noir" from Circa (Cuneiform) 1:17:01
  • Dave Douglas & Frank Woeste "Noire et Blanche" from Dada People (Greenleaf) 1:21:31
  • Host talks 1:25:08
  • Frank Woeste—Interview Part 1 1:28:04
  • Ryan Keberle & Frank Woeste "Ancient Theory" from "Reverso" (Phonart) 1:29:57
  • Host talks 1:35:05
  • Frank Woeste—Interview Part 2 1:36:39
  • Ryan Keberle & Frank Woeste "Sortilege" from "Reverso" (Phonart) 1:39:07
  • Host talks 1:43:44
  • Paolo Angeli "Music from Talea—Live at Jazzflirt Festival" (Unreleased -courtesy of Jazzflirt Festival) 1:47:30


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