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Music From The Sound Track Of 'Mickey One' Played By Stan Getz Composed By Eddie Sauter
Eddie Sauter
Music From The Sound Track Of 'Mickey One' Played By Stan Getz Composed By Eddie Sauter
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Soundtracks
 
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The soundtrack to the 1965 Warren Beatty art movie Mickey One is a little-known sequel to tenor saxophonist Getz and composer Eddie Sauter's superior jazz-and-strings date Focus of 1961. For the film, Getz again improvises...  more »

      
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All Artists: Eddie Sauter
Title: Music From The Sound Track Of 'Mickey One' Played By Stan Getz Composed By Eddie Sauter
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 9/27/1965
Re-Release Date: 11/24/1998
Album Type: Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Soundtracks
Styles: Cool Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731453123229, 0731453123229

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The soundtrack to the 1965 Warren Beatty art movie Mickey One is a little-known sequel to tenor saxophonist Getz and composer Eddie Sauter's superior jazz-and-strings date Focus of 1961. For the film, Getz again improvises his way across Sauter's punchy or lush orchestral charts. (Different takes were used for the LP and the film itself; the CD has both.) Given the dark moods and expressionist visuals of Arthur Penn's black-and-white allegory, however, this is the cheerful Focus's id-driven flip side. The soloist's usual limpid lyricism and melodic invention are in full view, but Getz--"in character" as a panicky entertainer on the run--indulges his more expressive side too. Tracking Mickey's progress, Sauter (and Getz) drift through playful impressions of rock & roll, polka, Vegas schlock, Salvation Army, jazz, and bossa nova, skipping lightly like style-quoting missing links between Charles Ives and John Zorn. It's vividly mysterious, fun, and a little mad--like the picture. --Kevin Whitehead
 

CD Reviews

Jazz in Via Negativa
Jeffrey R Galipeaux | 12/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The soundtrack to Arthur Penn's Paranoid, neurotic "Mickey One" is a big, splendid failure, a score more concerned with defending a musical position than with being a cohesive soundtrack.First, "Mickey One" tries to prove that Getz and Sauter's incomparable "Focus" was not a beautiful cul-de-sac but a valid and accessible musical tangent that could have been explored long into the future. "Mickey One" is highly listenable, masterful in places, but the shape of the film dictates that the tone of the music lunge around much too quickly to really be a kind of jazz 'tone poem' on the level of "Focus". Had Getz and Sauter worked on a slower, more meditative film, the discoveries of "Focus" might have found easier real world applications. Second, the modish attempts to tweak the score to the film are not always successful. When Getz tries to infuse his playing with Mickey's paranoia, it just sounds like bad saxophone playing. But for the most part, the sharpened, knifelike quality to the recording does work. In places it sounds like Stan had been keeping his reeds in the freezer; but even so, he comes out sounding very good -- very "startlingly cinematic". "Mickey One" is not a great score, but Getz is in fine form, there is some strong and lovely music here ... as well as some frantically overambitious scoring. This is a great disc to have on when you are trying to do nineteen things at once, because it's music that understands your dilemma. Not a classic but a must for any Getz fan."