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Roy Budd

Roy Budd (1947-1993) was a British jazz and film composer, pianist, and arranger. He is best known for his work as a film composer, particularly for his scores in the 1970s and early 1980s. Budd started playing the piano at a young age and showed exceptional talent, becoming a professional musician by the age of 16.

One of Roy Budd's most notable achievements was his score for the 1971 crime film "Get Carter," starring Michael Caine. The soundtrack, featuring a combination of jazz, funk, and orchestral elements, is widely regarded as a classic in the genre. The main theme from "Get Carter" is particularly iconic and has been widely sampled and referenced in popular culture.

Budd worked on numerous other film scores throughout his career, including "Soldier Blue" (1970), "The Marseille Contract" (1974), and "The Wild Geese" (1978). He was also a skilled jazz pianist and performed with various jazz bands and musicians.

Sadly, Roy Budd's life and career were cut short when he passed away from a brain hemorrhage in 1993 at the age of 46. However, his musical legacy continues to be celebrated, and his contributions to film music are highly regarded by fans and critics alike.


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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Get Carter

Cherry Red Records
2019

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Mama Dracula

Verve Records
2012

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Blue Budd

El Records
2007

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Carter

Verve Records
2005

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Get Budd - The...

Verve Records
2005

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