BUY IT FOR ALFIE.......BUT LISTEN TO
James E. Dollison | Chicago | 03/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I FIRST HEARD THIS "CUT" IN 1967 WHEN IT WAS ON VIYNL. I WAS ALL AGLOW OVER THE TITLE TUNE "ALFIE". DIONNE WARWICK HAD THE LYRICAL VERSION OUT AND SONNY REALLY DOES THIS TUNE JUSTICE TOO.SEEING THE MOVIES HELPS YOU TO GET A FEEL FOR THIS MUSIC. ALFIE ASK THE AGE OLD QUESTION " WHAT IS LIFE REALLY ABOUT" ? AND THE KILLER TUNE FOR THIS ALBUM REALLY IS " HE'S YOUNGER THAN YOU ARE". WHEN A GIGOLO OR ANY MAN IS TOLD THAT BY A WOMAN, HE WILL BE CRUSHED. "HE'S YOUNGER THAN YOU ARE" IS SUCH A SMOOTH BALLAD BY SONNY.
IF YOU LIKE SONNY ROLLINS, HELL YOU WILL LOVE THIS CD.
Sonny's only movie soundtrack
Dennis W. Wong | 09/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's a pity that after listening to this soundtrack album by Sonny Rollins that he wasn't given any more movie assignments. The big band led by Oliver Nelson is a who's who of the jazz world such as J.J. Johnson, Phil Woods, Jerry Dodgion, Roger Kellaway, Jerome Richardson, etc. The film itself is a classic of its period later remade in a less satisfying film with Jude Law in the lead in lieu of Michael Caine who was superb. My only complaint of the album is that it is very short, like just over 30 minutes but the music is fabulous and this score along with Herbie Hancock's "Blow-Up" demonstrated that jazz provided great music for the movies."