Various Artists – All Night Long

Hip Bard meets Hard Bop on soundtrack

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All Night Long was a sometimes off-kilter take on Othello, with Patrick McGoohan cast as jazz drummer Johnnie Cousin. The noir-ish action takes place at an all-night party-cum-jam session featuring Brubeck (“It’s A Raggy Waltz” and “Blue Shadows In The Streets”), Mingus (“Noodlin'”) plus the cream of British modernists including Tubby Hayes, Johnny Dankworth, Kenny Wheeler, Johnny Scott and Ronnie Ross. Unsurprisingly, it’s this highly collectable soundtrack (mostly credited to Philip Green) rather than the film itself that’s aged best.

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