Thursday, September 27, 2007

Crime Scene - Night Time at the Lounge

This is the real deal -- some of the best true crime/spy jazz out there to sink your ears into.

Crime Scene

Here is a touch of late night in the dark alley of the Lounge. Crimes Scene from the exquisite Ultra Lounge Series --

"The Untouchables" theme by Nelson Riddle is quite nice, and truly conveys the Crime Scene I think Ultra-Lounge is trying to evoke; this is the signature track for this CD. The "Mission: Impossible" theme is excellent too, starting off true to TV form, with no variations or deviations in arrangement, but then moves on to some good solos with a nice, fat backing from the band. There’s the hard-boiled yet mysteriously exotic, boss, crime-waltz version of "Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" and the bossanova take on the "James Bond Theme." The best part of this entire album is the last (real) track, "Music to Be Murdered By." Jeff Alexander is credited, but the track is introduced by the Master of Suspense and Macabre himself, Sir Alfred Hitchcock, who assures us that "naturally, the record is long playing, even though you may not be." It puts you in the right mood. With jazzy and slick tunes, this one doesn't fail to please. Theme songs to TV shows and movies alike make up a refreshingly familiar and cool set of tunes.

Dragnet/Room 43 - Ray Anthony 2. I Spy - Earle Hagen
3. Thinking Of Baby - Elmer Bernstein
4. From Russia With Love - Count Basie
5. Big Town - Laurindo Almeida & The Danzaneros
6. Man With The Golden Arm - Billy May
7. The Untouchables - Nelson Riddle
8. The James Bond Theme - Leroy Holmes
9. Mission: Impossible - Billy May
10. Harlem Nocturne - Spike Jones New Band
11. Walk On The Wild Side - Si Zentner
12. Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - Elliott Fisher
13. The Wild Ones - Lou Busch
14. Staccato's Theme - Elmer Bernstein
15. Search For Vulcan - Leroy Holmes
16. Peter Gunn Suite - Ray Anthony
17. The Silencers - Vikki Carr
18. Music To Be Murdered By - Jeff Alexander With Alfred Hitchcock
19. Bonus Track - Ultra-Lounge Volume 7: The Crime Scene

1.Dragnet/Room 43 - Ray Anthony 2. I Spy - Earle Hagen 3. Thinking Of Baby - Elmer Bernstein 4. From Russia With Love - Count Basie 5. Big Town - Laurindo Almeida & The Danzaneros 6. Man With The Golden Arm - Billy May 7. The Untouchables - Nelson Riddle 8. The James Bond Theme - Leroy Holmes 9. Mission: Impossible - Billy May 10. Harlem Nocturne - Spike Jones New Band 11. Walk On The Wild Side - Si Zentner 12. Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - Elliott Fisher 13. The Wild Ones - Lou Busch 14. Staccato's Theme - Elmer Bernstein 15. Search For Vulcan - Leroy Holmes 16. Peter Gunn Suite - Ray Anthony 17. The Silencers - Vikki Carr 18. Music To Be Murdered By - Jeff Alexander With Alfred Hitchcock 19. Bonus Track - Ultra-Lounge Volume 7: The Crime Scene

Crime 1


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3 comments:

brandonio said...

da boss, this has to be the best crime jazz comp i have ever heard. Every song hear smokes,I Spy being my favorite instro and what more can you say about Vicki Carr's "the Silencer", pure sex appeal baby! This comp is a MUST HAVE !!!!folks download this Now!!! I hope if you have found your way to this site your mature enough to appreciate Crime jazz. If not your totally missing out on some of the greatest music ever composed. Branch out, be a little daring . Some of my week minded friends like to stay in their blues /metal shell and can't get into this music{such fools}. Don't be square kiddo do your self a favor give this a listen.

DaBoss said...

Brandonio:
Glad you liked it. It is one of my favorite comps and it does act as a great introduction to the genre. Thanks for being open minded and getting it, I appreciate yur thoughtful comments and sharing.

My hope is that you can look at Fat City as an online lounge, a place to visit, chat, get and share good music, drink recipies and cigar recmmendations (if you are a smoker).

I will be adding mre music variety over the next few months -- keep trying it, even if it might seem strange at first. Exposure to new things is best -- to quote George Clinton of Funkadelic -- "FREE YOUR MIND AND YOUR ASS WILL FOLLOW'' -- so true.

Thanks for your time and thoughts - that's what fuels the fire and causes smoke.

Best
GW

nicola said...

Hi, DaBoss, bravo! What can i say ... it's simply an awesome stuff i could dig out of your treasure! Listening the tunes every piece of the compilation revives those greatest moments of the movies ... thanks again!
Cheers, a loungeholic from pannonia

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