Performed by a Miles Davis-fronted European band for a movie by Louis Malle (translation: “The Lift to the Scaffold”). This reissue LP, originally recorded on December 4-5, 1957, has an elegant, romantic air to it.
In the company of such French jazzmen as Pierre Michelot and tenor saxophonist Barney Wilen, this soundtrack is something of a throwback to the feel of Miles’ early ’50s Blue Note recordings with drummer Kenny Clarke.
Rarely has Miles’ open tone been more poignant, and that bittersweet quality probably owes something to Miles’ ongoing affair with the film’s leading lady, Jeanne Moreau.
|02||L’assassinat de Carala|
|04||Julien dans l’acenseur|
|05||Florence sur ler Champs-Elysees|
|06||Diner au motel|
|07||Evasion de Julien|
|08||Visite du vigile|
|09||Au bar du petit bac|
|10||Chez le photographe du motel|