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Sunday, February 24, 2008

LALO SCHIFRIN : Jaws (1976)

Roy Scheider
R.I.P. 1932 - 2008



"With his soft, hurt eyes, rugged features and broken nose, Roy Scheider had the look of a trammelled hero. A star of some of the most admired thrillers of the 1970s, he usually played heroic characters beset by obstacles — their partners, their commanders or their vices. He will be most remembered for Jaws — one of the few films in which his character is still alive when the end credits roll. His greatest regret, however, was that he never returned to the stage to play the classical hero roles that were his calling for 15 years.

"In 2004, Scheider was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. In June 2005, he underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat the cancer which was classified as being in partial remission. Scheider died on February 10, 2008 in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Hospital. He was 75 years old. Though a cause of death was not immediately released, Scheider's wife attributed her husband's death to complications from a staph infection."
In tribute to Scheider, I'm posting a funky version of the theme to the movie "Jaws". It was arranged and conducted by Lalo Schifrin (who has done hundreds of scores for films anyway!). This was his first album for the great CTI jazz label, so of course it has a GREAT lineup (including Hubert Laws! He was featured in a recent post).

: Lalo Schifrin :

Song : "Jaws" Written by John Williams
From the LP "BLACK WIDOW" (CTI) 1976

LINEUP:
Lalo Schifrin : keyboards
Jon Faddis : trumpet
Joe Farrell : alto sax
Pepper Adams : baritone sax
John Tropea : guitar
Anthony Jackson : bass
Andy Newmark : drums
Don Alias : percusion
Hubert Laws : flute solo

Get it here : Jaws

1 comment:

Dana said...

Ehhh the flautist wasn't TOO bad this time! lol