From ‘Days of wine and roses’ to ‘Verde Que Te Quero Rosa’ , we have mixed 15 ‘Jazz and Latin‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Wine And …Roses‘. It has Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, Freddie Roach, Elza Soares, Big Joe Turner and many more.
Wikipedia: The lyrics are by Johnny Mercer but the phrase “days of wine and roses” is originally from the poem “Vitae Summa Brevis” by the English writer Ernest Dowson (1867-1900): ” They are not long, the days of wine and roses: Out of a misty dream – Our path emerges for a while, then closes – Within a dream”.
IMDB : In “Days of Wine and Roses ” ‘the movie), boy (with drinking problem) meets girl (with addiction to chocolate). They fall in love, get married and have a beautiful baby girl. But the picture perfect family is anything but perfect.
allmovie : Though nominated in several categories, Days of Wine and Roses won only the Best Song Oscar for Henry Mancini’s title tune.
Sunset Gun : Days of Wine and Roses was originally filmed by John Frankenheimer in a searing TV play that starred Cliff Robertson and Piper Laurie. The grittier vision with a darker, more complicated director at the helm, the original has long been considered superior to the 1962 big screen adaptation and Laurie the better actress.
Answers.com : Ventura achieved considerable popularity while with Krupa, winning a Down Beat magazine award as best tenor saxophonist in 1945. He started his own big band in 1946 with middling results.
Insound : One of the more underrated soul-jazz organists of the ’60s, Freddie Roach, laid-back and loosely swinging, never leans too heavily on his instrument, preferring a calmer, tasteful attack, yet he is never boring because he has a strong sense of groove.
CDUniverse : Freddy Martin does for smooth dance music what Glen Gray does for the swingers: takes the original arrangements of the themes from the classic bands of the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s and turns them into spectacular stereo performances worthy of your … Full Descriptionhome theat