23/01/2009

Dave Grusin - 3 Days of the Condor (1975)

A great soundtrack to a great movie! Check’em out!

«Dave Grusin adopts a superb white funk sound, incredibly crisp and clean. The orchestra on this album are unbelievably tight, and very funky. It's a mix of short funk themes and longer strings-laden tracks. The theme is superb, and much covered, and check out "Flight Of The Condor".» (Blaxploitation)

«In the 1970s, when prominent movie stars started to become the driving forces behind films, the jazz musician Dave Grusin was a favorite choice for film composer by several above-the-title male actors, notably Robert Redford, Paul Newman, and Warren Beatty. Redford starred in director Sydney Pollack's spy thriller 3 Days of the Condor, and Grusin got the scoring nod. The film was set in the New York City of the present day, the present day being 1975, and Grusin turned in music imbued with familiar elements of jazz fusion and R&B-funk. His "Condor! (Theme From 3 Days of the Condor)" could have been the instrumental track for a Steely Dan song of the time, and "Yellow Panic" was one of several tracks to employ wah-wah guitar à la Shaft. "Yeah! Make it funky," declared Jim Gilstrap at the outset of "I've Got You Where I Want You," a funk workout.» (AMG)

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11 comments:

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Simon666 said...

I love this album!

ark1948 said...

Thanks!

Weekend Hippie said...

As in the Caldwell Plus song, just a Crusin with Grusin.

Many thanks for all your hard work, and great taste in music!

SFP said...

I just published a home-made compilation.
As quite a few tracks came from your posts, I'd like to thank you for the great work accomplished on this very blog!
Keep up the good work!

And the compilation is here:
http://baistophe.blogspot.com/2009/01/around-world-vac-019.html

whiteray said...

Wow! Nice one. I remember driving with my girlfriend from her folks' home in the country to go see this movie. It was in the nearest "town" of any size, about thirty miles (48 km) away.

kemper said...

thaaaaaaaaaaaank you

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

i love the film. need to see it again.
thanks.

Anonymous said...

Спасибо/Spasibo :) A lot of thanks. But strongly recommend that you read the book. "Six Days of the Condor" by James Grady.

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