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Good Night, And Good Luck [Soundtrack]

Dianne ReevesAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 27, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: October 14, 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Concord Jazz
  • ASIN: B000ASDGE4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,017 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Dianne Reeves's cool contralto, fronted by a quicksilver combo featuring saxophonist Matt Catingub and pianist Peter Martin, provides the flowing jazz soundtrack to George Clooney's 1950s, film detailing the epic struggle between the legendary TV newsman Edward R. Murrow and the Communist-baiting Senator Joseph McCarthy. Reeves' delivery is flawless and swinging on these mostly mid-tempo/ballad takes on several timeless classics (including Nat King Cole's "Straighten Up and Fly Right," Duke Ellington's "Solitude," and the bouncy Dinah Washington hit "TV is the Thing This Year"). Two other selections, "Pick Yourself Up" and "Too Close for Comfort," dance with a Latin lilt; the lone instrumental, "When I Fall in Love," is as romantic as they come. Mr. Murrow, who profiled both Ellington and Louis Armstrong on his pioneering See it Now show, loved jazz, so it's fitting that the music's grounding in freedom of expression and improvisation counterweighs the horrors of McCarthy's liberty-killing abuses. --Eugene Holley, Jr.

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Good Night & Good Luck is set in the 1950's and shot in Black and White, this soundtrack plays in integral part in the movie, helping to greatly set the appropriate mood. Jazz legend Dianne Reeves sings on every track, except for one instrumental piece. Her vocal mastery makes each jazz standard selection her own, plus one new original song 'Who's Minding The Store?'. Concord. 2005.

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85 of 87 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars recommended! November 12, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is the Dianne Reeves record we've waited for her entire career. If you saw the movie, you'll remember the cutaways to Reeves in the recording studio. But even with no visual references, this is an unforgettable record of standards. Armed with just piano, bass, drums and sax, Reeves has a made a vocal jazz record so commanding, you just want to stop what you're doing and soak in it. It has the power to turn any room in your house into a smoky jazz club.
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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Wonderful! November 28, 2005
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I thought the movie was excellent. But more than that I was captivated by the jazz singer who was singing in the recording studio in short scenes throughout the movie. Who WAS she? Well, after scanning the credits, I found out it was Dianne Reeves! Sadly to say, I'd never bought any music by her. Well, I've more than made up for it in the past few wks. She's a wonderful jazz singer. (I'd heard of her, but never actually listened to her before). The CD is allmost all Dianne (except for one instrumental cut) and there is more here than made it in the movie. My fav. cuts are: TV is the Thing This Year (had me bouncing in my seat in the theater!); Pick Yourself Up; You're Driving Me Crazy; Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall and There'll Be Another Spring. But they are ALL great! Even if you dont get to the movie, buy this CD! Great jazz singing.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection and Paradise October 8, 2005
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Lots of people say that Dianne Reeves is the best jazz vocalist in the world...Grammy awards...etc. (which is why I guess George Clooney cast her in his film). While I like some jazz and have heard some of Reeves' albums and LOVE LOVE LOVE her Christmas album, some of her performances can be challenging to listen to if you're not a jazz expert and at times feel like art pieces. Well, this is jazz where every song every note and every breath is an easy listening paradise.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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There are times when movie soundtracks are judged as souvenirs, readily available reminders of the impact a film had on the listener. But this CD of the 'soundtrack' of GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK is so very much more!

That Dianne Reeves is one of the most important jazz vocalists today is a given. Her voice is rich and golden, her stylish interpretations of the standards is never self-serving but always enhancing the poetry and musical line of the songs she renders. George Clooney is a lover of jazz - as was his subject for this film - and so it was a stroke of directorial genius that he make the soundtrack a series of personally selected songs as performed on screen in a smoking black and white recording setting with the beautiful Ms Reeves playing herself. Each of the songs she sings (in the film and hence on this CD) poignantly underlined the story development in a subtle but most impressive way.

Reeves here is without the grace of her visual appearance which adds so greatly to the film sequences, but her superior talent is focused on the songs she interprets and makes for a collection as fine as any she has previously released. This is a must own album - on many levels. Highly Recommended. Grady Harp, March 06
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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The inspired collaboration of jazz singer Dianne Reeves and saxophonist/arranger/director Matt Catingub results in a CD which epitomizes much of the cabaret music of the '50s and '60s. Reeves's full, rich alto is set off to perfection here by Catingub's sax, the timbre of her voice matching that of his tenor sax. Her ability to express the emotion of the lyrics while maintaining total control of her magnificent voice parallels that of some of the greats of the period--Sarah Vaughan, Helen Merrill, Chris Connor--while her background in modern jazz gives a fresh sound to these songs from a generation ago.

The arrangements of Honolulu-born Catingub are so true to the period that they sound as if they could have been written for Mel Torme, Sinatra, or any of cabaret's best "girl singers." Son of jazz legend Mavis Rivers, for whom he did the arrangements late in her career, Catingub knows the '50s and '60s inside out--the sultry rhythms and funky beats, the soft romanticism of the ballads, and the importance of voice and instruments creating a single mood. Here, with his sax contributions, the wonderfully subtle piano of Peter Martin, the bass of Robert Hurst, and the drums of Jeff Hamilton accompanying Dianne Reeves, no additional instrumentation is needed.

Most of the songs are gorgeous ballads, often with strong, vampy beats, including "Straighten Up," "I've Got My Eyes on You," "Gotta Be This or That," "Pretend," "In My Solitude," and "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall," all songs familiar to lovers of music of the period. Less familiar (and my favorite on the album) is "Who's Minding the Store?" a moody, melancholy ballad in a minor key, with the piano and sax helping to create the mood.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a triumph on many levels March 24, 2006
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This is, ostensibly, a new soundtrack for a movie set in the '50's the Cool Jazz smokey ballad and pop performances by Dianne Reeves more than stand on their own as a classic Jazz standards album. She is Understated and lyrical. Warm. Like Nat King Cole. In the movie she appears, in 50's garb, on stage and in recording studio. A perfect fit. Were it not for the modern production, it could be the Jazz and pop classic album straight from 1954. I had not heared her before, but I will listen more carefully in the future.

stand out hits are "Pretend", "In my Solitude", "Straighten up and Fly Right", the wistful "How High the Moon", the unintentionally menacing "I've got my Eyes on You", the sinister "Gotta be This or That", the zany pean to the new media "TV is the thing this year" and the sad "One for my Baby". Not a bad cut on the album.

Highest recommendation for romantics.

Listening to this music alone, you'd never guess how well it is used to accent the movie. These tunes, individually handpicked by director George Clooney, subtly underscore the growing menace of a (50's) government, out of control, that tries to bully the citizens and media into supporting it's views without dissent.

Buy this CD just for the music, but see the movie, too. See it and think about it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Jazz Singer
Outstanding music. Blues, throaty voice. Magnificent timing
Published 2 months ago by Richard C. Steinbach
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
A great movie begets a great soundtrack. Dianne Reeves can convey smokey blues to R&B to jazz tinged soul as no one else today can.
Published 3 months ago by bgentry48
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Jazz
Loved the flavor of the music and time. Real Jazz. I have always loved Diane Reeves. One of my favorites.
Published 8 months ago by Julia Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous music!
Standard, feel good, romantic jazz. So fine. Got it for one song but the whole album is really good. Ordered it right after I saw the DVD of the movie!
Published 9 months ago by Debra D. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Watch history unfold in a thinking-person's movie
This is a thinking-persons movie who appreciates emerging technology, social movements and the art of taking down a seemingly untouchable bully in politics. Read more
Published 9 months ago by MarkGerardy
5.0 out of 5 stars The music is from the movie...
I watched the movie and fell in love with the music. I've become a Dianne Reeves fan after not knowing who she was for a long time.
Published 13 months ago by Grammy Eileen
4.0 out of 5 stars Great music!
This is a wonderful selection of jazz music that captures the feel of the movie, although a bit more upbeat. Put this on to feel like it's the early Mad Men era! Read more
Published 14 months ago by Beth Chambers
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Night, And Good Luck Film Score - Dianne Reeves
I first heard this recording when I saw the movie, and loved the voice of the female vocalist, Dianne Reeves. Read more
Published 15 months ago by P. Rey
5.0 out of 5 stars Movie soundtrack spectacular
Dianne Reeves' soundtrack to "Good Night, And Good Luck" surprised me with its subtly and grit. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Gary Cummisk
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Story with Great Music
Dianne Reeves' soundtrack is as excellent as the story in this movie. I recommend it highly! After this soundtrack you'll find yourself looking for more sounds from this gifted... Read more
Published 16 months ago by K. Sido
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