Billy May in 'Nightmare' (1956)


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Normally you find a Weekend Wax Bits in this space. Today, something a little different: a link sent along by reader John Cooper. It's Nightmare, a film noir with Edward G. Robinson and Kevin McCarthy. The music is by bandleader-arranger Billy May, with an on-screen cameo by Meade Lux Lewis on piano and May on trumpet and several lines by May about “lousy progressive arrangements." Get out the popcorn...

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