Jeff Beal's Jesse Stone - The Ultimate Collection
Varèse Sarabande to release
A 2-disc Collection of the Music From The Beloved Jesse Stone TV Series
Featuring Original Music Composed By Jeff Beal.
The two-disc collection features music from all nine Jesse Stone films.
“I love telling stories in music, bringing a character to life with sound,” said Beal. “I’m so incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to create music for the nine JESSE STONE films represented on this collection.”
Created by acclaimed crime fiction writer Robert B. Parker, Jesse Stone (Tom Selleck) is a former LAPD detective with a drinking problem who starts a new career as a police chief in the fictional seaside town of Paradise, Massachusetts. Between 1997 and 2010, Parker authored nine novels featuring Jesse Stone, which have been adapted into nine made-for-TV films.
“From the very beginning, Robert [Harmon, Director], Tom [Selleck] and Michael [Brandman, Executive Producer] shared with me this idea that the character and life of Jesse are what these films are about; our score should emanate from Jesse's emotional world and space, and the crime drama is subservient to that,” Beal explained. “It seemed very odd at first for me, but once I got into the rhythm of what they were doing, I’ve enjoyed some of the most rewarding moments working as a film composer.”
“One of my favorite and most consistent comments I've received from fans, is the way the music has a calming, peaceful, and contemplative effect,” Beal stated. “Perhaps we all need a little ‘Jesse’ time in our life. A simple cabin by the sea, a loyal dog at our side, and a nice drink. This release is for our fans, long over due, and I hope you will enjoy it for many, many, years to come.”
Varèse Sarabande will release Jesse Stone - The Ultimate Collection digitally and on CD on August 5, 2016.