Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by gazzabom, Jun 21, 2002.

  1. gazzabom

    gazzabom Guest

    Apr 9, 2001
    I recently watched Bullitt, and I couldnt fail but realise how cool the music was in that film. So what I'm asking is has anyone got any suggestions on any CDs I could pick up in that style. I'm talking about 'cool' jazz. Another reference i've got is the music from the game Driver, if anyones played it. So could anyone help me out. I would be most grateful.
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Bullitt doesn't impress me as being Cool Jazz.

    Ray Brown is playing bass on that angular figured title tune...right?

    Stuff similiar to Schifrin's Bullitt?
    Quincy Jones' The Anderson Tapes...that one may have Brown on bass(again) & Carol Kaye(not Jamerson).
    Also, maybe Deodato's Prelude album. His cover of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" is similiar(IMO) to what you may want.

    ...how 'bout Henry Mancini's Pink Panther scores?
  3. Yep, he is the player on the sound track.

    Kind of reminds me of the Dirty Harry music.
  4. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    There's a chase scene in The Enforcer(Harry & Tyne Dailey are chasing a criminal thru the streets...they even fall through the roof & land on a porno set).
    Anyway, the tune is quick paced...has some nice walking acoustic bass w/ a Fender Rhodes goin' off(kinda reminded me of Herbie, though I'm not sure who it is).
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Well I have the soundtrack and it says that Ray Brown played Double Bass and Carole Kaye played electric bass!

    As another suggestion for "cool Jazz" in this vein - how about the "organ trios" featuring Kenny Burrell on guitar, with Jimmy Smith on organ - most famous track is the "Organ Grinders Swing" ,but they released loads of really "cool" albums!
  6. I heard that Ms. Kaye was supposed to play on the sound track but was to busy filling in for James Jamerson and Brian Wilson.

    Under contract her name was kept in the credits.;)
  7. Murf


    Mar 28, 2001
    Its true, she has it written down in her little black book ;)

    I may be dreaming (again) but I'm nearly sure I heard a version of the 'Bullit' theme done by Wilton (I want you back) Felder??
  8. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Joking aside, I think it's pretty clear that the main bass riff on Bulitt is typical Carol Kaye - played with a pick and standing out in the mix due to some reverb....?