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How I Spent My Vacation
Evan Lurie
How I Spent My Vacation
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
 
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The title of the disc is a reference by pianist and jazz persona Evan Lurie to a period during which he composed a number of scores for low-budget films. Many of these are represented here, including Danny Leiner's Layin' ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Evan Lurie
Title: How I Spent My Vacation
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Tzadik
Original Release Date: 3/17/1998
Release Date: 3/17/1998
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Style: Avant Garde & Free Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 702397750925

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The title of the disc is a reference by pianist and jazz persona Evan Lurie to a period during which he composed a number of scores for low-budget films. Many of these are represented here, including Danny Leiner's Layin' Low, which has a reflective, smoky jazz score that rolls with a strong vibraphone jive, and New York University student Hannah Weyer's The Salesman and Other Adventures, which is backed by a clarinet and cello duet exuding both longing and pensiveness. The disc also contains "Cut Trees," a heartbreaking solo piano piece that was originally slated--but not used--for Steve Buscemi's Trees Lounge. This collection is a shining example of how small and unusual orchestral arrangements can produce riveting soundtracks. --Michael Woodring