Lalo Schifrin: My Life in Music
by: Lalo Schifrin
Available: November 13, 2012
Aleph Records is proud to release Lalo Schifrin: My Life in Music, a four-CD boxed set of music from the legendary composer's career in film, jazz, and classical music. The set features music from three-dozen films, jazz and symphonic pieces composed by Schifrin, and unreleased music from films including Charley Varrick, The Beguiled, Joe Kidd, and Coogan's Bluff. Along with over five hours worth of music, a forty-eight page book is included with archival photos and notes.
This four-disc set spans music from all aspects of Mr. Schifrin's career, from the early beginnings of his film music to the big hits that include Mission Impossible, Dirty Harry, Enter The Dragon, and Bullitt. Also represented is music from his jazz and classical compositions including work commissioned by Dizzy Gillespie, as well as the Grammy-nominated Jazz Meets The Symphony series. His music is a synthesis of traditional and twentieth-century techniques, and his early love for jazz and rhythm are strong attributes of his style. "Invocations," "Concerto for Double Bass," "Piano Concertos No. 1 and No. 2," "Pulsations," "Tropicos," "La Nouvelle Orleans," and "Resonances" are examples of this tendency to juxtapose universal thoughts with a kind of elaborated primitivism. In the classical composition field, Schifrin has more than 60 works. Schifrin has written over 100 film and television scores including Mission Impossible, Mannix, Cool Hand Luke, Bullitt, The Cincinnati Kid, Amityville Horror, Enter The Dragon, four of the Dirty Harry films, and more recently Abominable and the Rush Hour trilogy. Lalo Schifrin has now won five GrammysR (twenty-two nominations), one Cable ACE Award, and six Academy AwardR nominations.
5/5 How the heck could you not love this, it's years in the making... and it bring back some fond memories to some of your favorite films. To go along with those films comes music by Lalo Schifrin, a master composer he has gracious filled this four Cd's with talent.
I thank those at the label Aleph Record, Beth [my favorite rep] and Lalo Schifrin... well for sharing his story with me and all of us. I was lucky enough to receive an advanced set on Cd, I cannot tell you how pleased to have in... so in honor of it, I made this simple yet effective trailer.
This is not a set to be missed.