Music is often spoken of as forming the soundtrack of our lives. Movie score music compounds the effect, marrying melody with image, the exponential power of 24 frames per second combined with soaring tunes and magical counterpoint to provide all of us who love the movies a powerful emotional and cultural reference point, time and again. And who doesn’t love a good movie or song?
These songs are standards in both the jazz and cinematic sense.
Compiling any sort of list, however, risks sinning by omission. Nowhere does this seem more evident than in a collection of music from movies. Please forgive these sins. Each musician was invited to bring in a tune or two for the project. We played the music in concert the evening before the recording, and were encouraged by the audience’s delight in reliving these timeless melodies as told by the jazz quartet. We’re already looking forward to the next volume.
The KMF Audio Stereo Tube Microphone figures heavily in Standards 2, Movie Music, as it did in the making of the Grammy-nominated Standards CD. We hope you’ll enjoy listening to the sounds on this album as much as we enjoyed making them.