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Odds Against Tomorrow (Original Soundtrack)
Artist: John Lewis Format: CD Genre: Soundtrack
Odds Against Tomorrow (Original Soundtrack)

Odds Against Tomorrow (Original Soundtrack)

Artist: John Lewis Format: CD Genre: Soundtrack
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Odds Against Tomorrow is a 1959 film noir produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Harry Belafonte. He selected Abraham Polonsky to write the script, which is based on a novel of the same name by William P. McGivern. Blacklisted in those years, Polonsky had to use a front and John O. Killens was credited. Polonsky's screenwriting credit was restored in 1996 in his own name. The film score was composed, arranged and conducted by John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet. To realize his score, Lewis assembled a 22-piece orchestra, which included MJQ bandmates Milt Jackson on vibraphone, Percy Heath on bass and Connie Kay on drums, as well as Bill Evans on piano, and Jim Hall on guitar. Allmusic's Bruce Eder noted, "This superb jazz score by John Lewis was later turned into a hit by The Modern Jazz Quartet. It's dark and dynamic, and a classic". The Modern Jazz Quartet's album of Lewis' themes; Music from Odds Against Tomorrow was recorded in October 1959. The track "Skating in Central Park" became a permanent part of the MJQ's repertoire. It was also reused for a similar scene in the 1971 film Little Murders
Artist(s): John Lewis
Label: Gonzo Distribution
Release Date: 10/5/2018
Item #: 2053052X
UPC #: 5056083202348
Product Type: CD

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