Lilyhammer The Score Vol.1: Jazz Little Steven & The Interstellar Jazz Renegades
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- 1Lilyhammer Nocturne (Theme From Lilyhammer)03:42
- 2My Kind Of Town02:59
- 3The Night Before02:48
- 4Rumble Island03:00
- 6I'm A Fool To Want You03:40
- 7All Of Me02:15
- 8Blue Midnight03:22
- 9The Thief04:34
- 10City Lights04:22
- 11Gloomy Sunday03:42
- 12Ring-A-Ding Ding!02:49
- 13The Morning After02:47
Info for Lilyhammer The Score Vol.1: Jazz
From Little Steven's acclaimed Netflix TV series Lilyhammer comes the soundtrack to the first season. The jazz album, arranged and produced by Stevie Van Zandt features jazz standards, score and original songs including 3 vocal performances from Van Zandt on 'My Kind Of Town' 'All Of Me' and 'Ring-a-Ding Ding!'
Jazz collects together 13 of the best jazz compositions from the show and features a mix of jazz standards, instrumental score and original songs. Van Zandt provides vocals and channels the crooners of yore on the jazz classics, "All Of Me," "Ring-a-Ding Ding!" and the aforementioned "My Kind Of Town." Typically, the music created for TV is short musical cues but Van Zandt took a different approach. "I figured I've got some of the most talented musicians in New York City so why waste them on 15 second cues," Van Zandt explains. "We decided to have some fun. I'd meet Lee about an hour before the session and give him the top line melodies, basic chord changes and structure and talk about the overall mood of the piece. I wanted to try something different and get the musicians creative input and let these guys who were used to always reading their parts express themselves for a change. We would basically arrange it on the spot. I'd suggest a harmony, Lee would suggest an idea and the musicians would begin to orchestrate themselves. It was wild and extremely fruitful. After the success of the first session I knew we had a legitimate jazz album in addition to an incredible score."
Opening with the moody, evocative "Lilyhammer Nocturne (Theme from Lilyhammer)," allowing listeners to hear the full song that the theme song was developed from, the tunes range from the sensual ("The Night Before", "I'm A Fool To Want You") and swinging ("My Kind Of Town," "Rumble Island, "The Thief,") to the mysterious ("Sorceress") and melancholy ("Gloomy Sunday"). An accomplished set of songs that harkens back to the greats like Henry Mancini, Stan Getz and Nelson Riddle, the cinematic music transports you to a dark, smoky jazz club somewhere in 1950's New York or in this case, Norway in the late 2000s. The strength of the music, expertly performed by these veteran musicians, both stands on its own as a cohesive jazz album and as a soundtrack for fans who want to relive the great jazz music of the show.
“He’s not the only one, nor the oldest, nor the richest. But Little Stevie Van Zandt might currently be the planet’s most charismatic, dedicated and visible crusader scrapping to preserve the dirty purity of Rock ‘n Roll.” (BruceSpringsteen.net)
“I’m really proud of ‘Lilyhammer’ and the music I created for it. This was especially rewarding because it gave me the chance to finally do a score completely. This was a full commitment, I loved doing it and experimenting with sound and putting it to pictures and seeing what effect it has. It was a lot of fun, I’d love to do more of it.” (Stevie Van Zandt)
The music of “Lilyhammer” was arranged and produced by Van Zandt and recorded at his Renegade Studios in New York and at various studios in Norway while in the midst of filming. It was recorded, mixed and co-produced by Geoff Sanoff and mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering.
Little Steven Van Zandt
Musician, Performer, Songwriter, Arranger, Music Producer, Music Supervisor, TV Producer, Actor, Director, Broadway Producer, TV and Film Composer, and Live Event Producer, International DJ, Activist, Historian, Teacher, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and recognized internationally as one of the world’s foremost authorities on both Contemporary and Traditional Rock and Roll.
After creating the “Jersey Shore” sound with the Asbury Jukes he became a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, and went on to become a successful solo artist in his own right recording and performing solo with his band Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul. In 2017 he released his first new album in over 15 years returning to his Rhythm and Blues roots entitled “Soulfire” which Rolling Stone named one of its “Best Albums of 2017.” He has recently released “Soulfire LIVE!” a 3 disc CD box set, a 7 Vinyl box set, and 2 disc Blu-Ray, recorded live during the “Soulfire Tour,” his first solo tour in over 20 years. He has just finished a new album called “Summer of Sorcery” his first album of original songs in 20 years, and is also working on a box set release of all of his solo albums.
His songs have been performed by Jackson Browne, Pearl Jam, Margo Price, Damian Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Gary U.S. Bonds, Darlene Love, Nancy Sinatra, Brian Setzer, Black Uhuru, and more.
He Co-Produced the seminal Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band albums “The River”, and “Born in the U.S.A.” He has also produced albums for Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Gary U.S. Bonds, Ronnie Spector, Demolition 23, Majek Fashek, Lords of the New Church, Arc Angels, The Chesterfield Kings, The Cocktail Slippers, The Breakers, and more. He recently Arranged and Produced “Introducing Darlene Love”, the critically acclaimed new album for the legendary Darlene Love, star of the Oscar winning documentary "Twenty Feet From Stardom".
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