From ‘Sophisticated lady’ to ‘It dont mean athing’, we have mixed 21 ‘Jazz‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Ellington & Basie Movie’s Score‘. It has , , , and many more.
PBS: Basie’s One O’Clock Jump, began as a hodgepodge of well-known riffs organized by Buster Smith and Eddie Durham. Its original recording remains the standard by which all subsequent versions must be judged, with its classic solos by tenormen Herschel Evans and Lester Young,… (featured in Clancy Street Boys (1943), Rush: R30 (2005), Enigma (2001), The English Patient (1996), The Grass Harp (1995), The Tuskegee Airmen (1995) (TV), Harlem Nights (1989), The Benny Goodman Story (1956), Mother Is a Freshman (1949), You Can’t Ration Love (1944), The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000) (TV) , Reveille with Beverly (1943), I Dood It (1943), Wanda Nevada (1979), Slither (1973), Stardust Memories (1980), Rhythm and Blues Revue (1955))
Jazz.com : Solitude recording sat unreleased for 45 years…. Sathima Bea Benjamin had introduced Ellington to the music of Dollar Brand (later Abdullah Ibrahim), and Duke arranged for recording sessions for both artists, with hopes that they would be issued on Frank Sinatra’s Reprise label. (featured in Be Kind Rewind (2008), Does Your Soul Have a Cold? (2007) , Minority Report (2002), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Biloxi Blues (1988), In the Mood (1987)).)
Sphere : Jumpin’ at the Woodside is an up-tempo signature Basie composition that has been recorded on several albums by various artists. (featured in Pearl Harbor (2001), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) , Frida (2002), Out to Sea (1997, Swing Kids (1993), Dag i oktober, En (1992)… aka A Day in October)
Space Age Pop Music : Everybody covered “Caravan.” Billy Eckstine had a million-seller with his 1949 cover of the tune, as did Ralph Marterie with his 1952 instrumental version. There are enough recordings of “Caravan” around for playing different versions of “Caravan” for 24 hours straight. (featured in Ocean’s Thirteen (2007), Breakfast on Pluto (2005) , Bright Young Things (2003), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), Comedian (2002), Mafia: Lost Heaven (2002), “The Sopranos” (3 episodes, 2007), The Second Coming (2007) TV episode (“Caravan”), Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Chocolat (2000), Sweet and Lowdown (1999), Alice (1990))
Amazon.com : In a Sentimental Mood is a stroke of brilliance: Ellington’s angelic piano touches are set to Coltrane’s velvet-smooth sax during this gentle number. It’s a classic for the ages that must be heard to be believed. (featured in King of California (2007), Prime (2005), Love Jones (1997), Angel Eyes (2001), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), A League of Their Own (1992), The Mambo Kings (1992), The Rocketeer (1991), He Said, She Said (1991), “American Masters” (1 episode, 2007), )