Film noir is a genre that has attracted many jazz composers and performers over the years and now for the first time, all of the jazz-inspired soundtracks from the 1950s era of film noir are collected together on one exclusively designed, deluxe 5-CD box set. Film Noir
has been compiled (along with extensive liner notes in a 24-page booklet) by Jazzwise
film writer Selwyn Harris
and is the first volume in an ongoing series dedicated to Jazz on Film and will feature some great jazz (as well as groundbreaking film music) from classics as in Duke Ellington’s Anatomy of a Murder
, Elmer Bernstein’s The Man with the Golden Arm
and The Sweet Smell of Success
through to a few relatively unknown scores from the likes of Shorty Rogers and John Lewis with the Modern Jazz Quartet.