Thursday, July 09, 2009

French Connection

I have been to Ohio to visit my son, and while driving around we listened to a little Pierre Boulez--someone I'm not that familiar with. It was fun to get home and watch the movie The French Connection (1971). The score is by Don Ellis (1934-1978) and bore a lot of resemblance to Boulez. This is the late period of modernism, soon to be swept away by minimalism. I was surprised to find that it actually sounded very old fashioned.

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