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Film Noir, a Jazz Investigation

Ludovico Granvassu By

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Click the play button in the image below to hear this program.

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

Happy Listening!


  • 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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