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February 11, 2010 12:08 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for jazz albums similar in mood to Miles Davis' score for the French film Ascenseur pour l'échafaud
posted by bode well carapace to media & arts (9 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Most of the pieces are slow and spare, showcasing long trumpet lines atop brushed percussion. It's the somber simpleness that I like in this album and the frantic swing feeling that I dislike in other jazz records. Other examples might include parts of Kind of Blue and Coltrane's "Alabama." Again, I'm primarily interested in whole albums; the more noir, the better. And never mind the title to this question—other jazz composers are welcome.