New from Quartet Records
Quartet Records and MGM present the world-premiere complete 2-CD edition of the classic score composed by Gato Barbieri for the no-less-classic film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci in 1972, Last Tango In Paris, starring Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider and Jean-Pierre Leaud.
The Argentinian-born composer and saxophonist Gato Barbieri—one of the most prestigious Latin-jazz artists and a living legend (awarded a Latin Grammy last year in recognition of his career)—composed one of the most sensual, unforgettable, catchy and infectious scores of the seventies, whose main theme immediately became a hit.
The successful album released in 1972 by United Artists Records was in fact a re-recording made in New York with great musicians, and a real gem in terms of sound recording. It was first released on CD in the mid-nineties by Ryko, who added to the album about 25 minutes from the original film recording in mono (Varèse Sarabande reissued this same program a few years later). For this edition, we have been fortunate to find the original 8-channel multi-tracks with the complete original film recording, made in Rome.
Listening to all the material prepared by Barbieri for the film (orchestrated and conducted by Oliver Nelson)—an hour of music on 49 different tracks (of which Bertolucci used only about twenty minutes)—adds a wide perspective to this marvelous score heard for the first time in pristine stereo sound.
Quartet Records, Telecinco Cinema, Ikiru Films and Paramount Pictures present the original soundtrack from the successful sci-fi animated film Capture The Flag, directed by Enrique Gato in 2015.
The mammoth symphonic score composed by Diego Navarro (Oscar, Mimesis, Look at the Moon), and performed by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and Chorus under the baton of the composer, is an astounding orchestral tour-de-force. Navarro has composed a score that employs big choral passages and wondrous melodic themes, bringing us back to the glorious sound of American adventure films in the ’80s.
The album also includes the original song “I’ll Reach You,” performed by Auryn. Full-color package includes a 12-page booklet with statements and quotes by Diego Navarro and Enrique Gato.