R.I.P.: TOMMY JOHNSON


Tommy Johnson, the studio musician who performed the tuba solos for the original recording of John Williams’s classic score for Jaws, died on October 16th in Los Angeles. Other musician’s credits include such classic scores as The Godfather, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Titanic.

PIANIST STARR PARODI HOMAGES BOND ON HER NEW ALBUM


Pianist Starr Parodi, perhaps most well known as being the pianist on the ‘Arsenio Hall Show’ in the US, re-interprets the James Bond theme on her new album ‘Common Places’, to be released November 14th. The piece was featured in the trailers for Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another…

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


CARNIVAL OF SOULS – Gene Moore (Citadel STC 77138)FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS – Clint Eastwood (Milan 36203) – 59:41GUNS FOR SAN SEBASTIAN (Expanded) – Ennio Morricone (FSMCD Vol.9 No.14)NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (Special Edition) – Danny Elfman (Disney 61636)THE PROPHECY II – David Williams (Perseverance PRD 015)RANDOM HARVEST / THE YEARLING – Herbert Stothart (FSMCD Vol.9…

ANDREW GROSS SCORES FOR THE (SELF PROCLAIMED) GREATEST BAND ON EARTH


“TENACIOUS D IN: THE PICK OF DESTINY” Opening November 22(Los Angeles, CA) Musician/composer Andrew Gross scores “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny” for New Line Cinema and director Liam Lynch. Starring Jack Black, Kyle Gass and Will Ferrell, “Pick of Destiny” tells the story of how “The D” became the self proclaimed greatest band…

THE 6th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS WINNERS


Alberto Iglesias is the big winner of the World Soundtrack Awards 2006. He won both the Award of Soundtrack Composer of the Year and Best Original Soundtrack of the year with the music he wrote for The Constant Gardener. The prestigious film music awards were presented during the 33rd Flanders International Film Festival Ghent on…

UPCOMING SCORE ASSIGNMENTS


Tyler Bates: Resident Evil: ExtinctionTeddy Castellucci: Wild Hogs • Are We Done Yet?Jeff Danna: Closing the Ring • C7Evan Evans: The Mercy ManAndrew Gross: Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny • ForfeitJames Jandrisch: American VenusTim Jones: Eye of the Dolphin • The Death and Life of Bobby Z • The ChildrenJohn Kaefer: Room Service…

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


ALLONSANFAN (Expanded) – Ennio Morricone (GDM CD Club)THE DOG’S MASTER – Carlo Silotto (La-La Land LLLCD 1047)DUCK YOU SUCKER (GIU’ LA TESTA) – Ennio Morricone (Cinevox MDF 612, 2 CDs) – 102:23I MOSTRI / IL GAUCHO – Armando Trovaioli (GDM 2072) – 59:58AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH – Michael Brook (High Wire 165)INFAMOUS – Rachel Portman (Milan…

"PRESTIGE" COMPOSER DAVID JULYAN RETEAMS WITH DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER NOLAN


(London) David Julyan scores “The Prestige” for director Christopher Nolan. Continuing a longstanding relationship that dates back to their college days, “The Prestige” is the latest in a series of collaborations that includes such films as “Memento” and “Insomnia.” With an all-star cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Piper Perabo and Scarlett…

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


FLYBOYS – Trevor Rabin (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 763 2)PICK-UP ARTIST / SHERLOCK HOLMES IN NEW YORK – Georges Delerue / Richard Rodney Bennett (Intrada Special Collection Volume 37) – 55:03

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Varèse Sarabande – FLYCKA (Aaron Zigman, November 21st)Buysoundtrax – LIFEFORCE (Henry Mancini, 2-disc 3000 copies limited edition, October)Superb – HAVEN (Heitor Pereira, Various, 2-disc set, October)Sony – CASINO ROYALE (David Arnold, November 14th), CHARLOTTE’S WEB (Danny Elfman, December 5th)Artists Addiction Records – SAW III (Various, October 24th)

ANDREW GROSS SCORES "TENACIOUS D IN: THE PICK OF DESTINY"


(Los Angeles, CA) Musician/composer Andrew Gross scores “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny” for New Line Cinema and director Liam Lynch. Starring Jack Black, Kyle Gass and Will Ferrell, “Pick of Destiny” tells the story of how “The D” became the self proclaimed greatest band on Earth. Gross and Black have a long history…

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


ALEX RIDER: OPERATION STORMBREAKER – Alan Parker (Milan 36186) – 64:37LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE ROY BEAN – Maurice Jarre (FSMCD Vol.9 No.12) – 70:03LOST: SEASON 2 – Michael Giacchino (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 759 2) – 65:02THE QUEEN – Alexandre Desplat (Milan 36185)SERENADA SCHIZOPHRANA – Danny Elfman (Sony 89780)TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING –…

“SLITHER” MUSIC DEBUTS ON HALLOWEEN


Bulletproof Records Releases Tyler Bates’ Score Soundtrack Oct. 24(Los Angeles, CA) — With the Halloween DVD release of one of the best-reviewed films of 2006, Slither, Tyler Bates’ (Dawn of the Dead, Devil’s Rejects) score CD slithers into stores. Slither Director James Gunn explains the score as, “Bernard Hermann put through a punk rock/John Zorn…

MILAN RECORDS RELEASES THE SCORE TO FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS FEATURING MUSIC COMPOSED BY DIRECTOR CLINT EASTWOOD


(Burbank, CA) Milan Records releases music from the motion picture “Flags of our Fathers,” featuring an original score composed by Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood, previously Golden Globe nominated as a composer for his work on “Million Dollar Baby.” Along with his score, his son Kyle Eastwood also provides re-recordings of classic music from the period.…