James Bond and other Secret Agents, Spies and Detectives - Part 2

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In the first part of the show [click here to listen to it] we focused on jazz inspired by the music composed by James Barry for the James Bond series. Here we switch our attention to other great soundtrack composers like Lalo Schifrin, or Quincy Jones, and other movie characters like Sherlock Holmes, Ms. Marple, Nero Wolfe or Dirty Harry. And we look into how Charlie Parker became Charlie Chan. We then wrap things up with the daughter of the writer of the "Detective Writer Daughter." Not sure what does that mean? Well, then play this episode to find out!

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  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Jimmy Smith "Mission Impossible" Livin' It Up! (Verve) 0:16
  • Host talks 3:50
  • Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra "Enter the Dragon" Full-Tension Beaters (Grover) 5:12
  • Oddjob "Magnum Force Theme" Clint! (ACT) 9:16
  • Mederic Collignon "Scorpio's Theme" MoOvies (Just Looking) 15:20
  • Host talks 21:44
  • Mederic Collignon "Money Runner" MoOvies (Just Looking) 23:14
  • Quincy Jones "Ironside" Smackwater Jack (A&M) 27:04
  • Spirits of Rhythm "Dr. Watson and Mr. Holmes" 1933-1945 (Classics) 30:53
  • Alan Barnes "The Baker Street Irregulars" The Sherlock Holmes Suite (Woodville) 33:35
  • Host talks 37:54
  • Bill Frisell "Sherlock Jr." Gone, Just Like a Train (Nonesuch) 38:54
  • Oranj Symphonette "A Shot in the Dark" Plays Mancini (Gramavision) 41:47
  • Ron Goodwin and His Orchestra "Miss Marple's Theme (2003 Remastered Version)" That Magnificent Man and His Music Machine: Two Sides of Ron Goodwin (Parlophone UK) 44:14
  • Marco Cappelli's Italian Surf Academy "Tiffany Sequence" The American Dream (Mode) 46:16
  • Host talks 29:28
  • Joe Lovano "Charlie Chan" 52nd Street Themes (Blue Note) 51:15
  • The Quintet "All the Things You Are" Jazz at Massey Hall (Debut/OJC) 59:17
  • Host talks 1:07:08
  • Naked City "Chinatown" Live -Volume One (Tzadik) 1:08:08
  • Nunzio Rotondo "Nero Wolfe -Opening Title" Nero Wolfe -Soundtrack 1:14:04
  • Host talks 1:17:04
  • Karen Mantler "My Stove" My Cat Arnold (XtraWATT) 1:20:58

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