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Bob Sneider and Joe Locke Film Noir Project: Fallen Angel

Read "Fallen Angel" reviewed by Robert R. Calder

Very, very nice this one is, the absence of an overall noir atmosphere no cause for complaint. The project, under the leadership of Bob Sneider and Joe Locke, looks at the scores of cinematic works of the film noir genre, simply for material worth performing. Maybe somebody thought the genre might have occasioned unusual inspiration and ...

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The Bob Sneider & Joe Locke Film Noir Project: Fallen Angel

Read "Fallen Angel" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

The dark, haunting world of film noir has returned to thrill viewers in a spate of releases on DVD in recent months. This Film Noir Project transposes that spell to music, capturing the essence of the themes that enhance the thrill of watching the films. Music, even in its darkest ambit, can be elevating. Bob Sneider ...

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The Bob Sneider and Joe Locke Film Noir Project: Fallen Angel

Read "Fallen Angel" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

This music is as subtle and nuanced as the shadows in an old black-and-white movie. Like the film noir that inspired it, Fallen Angel is romantic and jaded, beautiful and cynical, and full of longing and disappointment, all at the same time. The material is excellent: vibraphonist Joe Locke's “Fallen Angel" and pianist Paul Hofmann's “Last ...

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The Bob Sneider & Joe Locke Film Noir Project: Fallen Angel

Read "Fallen Angel" reviewed by John Kelman

Upstate New York might seem an unlikely place for a jazz scene to develop, but Rochester's renowned Eastman School of Music has provided fertile common ground for a wealth of players to come together over the years. Guitarist Bob Sneider and pianist Paul Hofmann, for example, recorded Interconnection (Sons of Sound, 2004) and a recently released ...