Sunday, April 26, 2009

Book Excerpt of the Day

“’The Godfather’s Waltz’ opens starkly with solo trumpet, stating a plaintive melody punctuated by low discordant chords on piano and strings. With the trumpet silenced, a sad violin takes up the melody, joined by lilting guitar rhythms, accordion and woodwinds. This intimate instrumental ensemble elicits the exclusivity of mafia family life.”

– from Chapter 1: Crime Jazz & Felonious Funk of Kristopher Spencer’s Film and Television Scores, 1950-1979

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