Miles Davis – Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers

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They’re now referred to as the Hard Bop movies?a handful of late-’50s French noir features that relied upon custom-recorded jazz soundtracks to deftly underscore the dramatics. Worthy of close attention are those starring Jeanne Moreau-Roger Vadim’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses with its Jazz Messengers backdrop, and Louis Malle’s thriller Ascenseur Pour L’Echafaud (Lift To The Scaffold), for which Miles Davis and four Paris-based players freely improvised truly haunting themes live in the studio while simultaneously viewing the film. And, as it transpired, an album which anticipated Kind Of Blue.

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