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The Isolated Pawn - Johnny Williams* - Checkmate (Vinyl, LP)

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  1. CHECKMATE Consultant: Jon Burlingame. CD notes by Jeff Eldridge. Film Score Monthly Vol. 9, No. 8. Rating: *** As an admirer of John Williams scores, including when he was known as "Johnny" Williams, I was intrigued by this new release from Film Score Monthly, the first TV soundtrack featuring only the music of Williams.
  2. Jun 28,  · The solo was from the Contemporary LP "Shelly Manne & His Men Play Checkmate". who was a pianist and who in those days was called Johnny Williams and was writing a lot of music for television before he became the prolific John Williams of Checkmate - The Isolated Pawn - Cyanide Touch SIDE TWO: The King Swings - En Passant - Fireside.
  3. Jul 19,  · Had request for some more of the great Checkmate tunes, from the classic TV show years past A youngJohnny Williams (Later known as John Williams) did the great scores for .
  4. Checkmate () (John Williams) - 02 - The Isolated Pawn Checkmate () (John Williams) - 03 - Cyanide Touch Checkmate () (John Williams) - 04 - Far Out Place Shoddity - ['Vinyl sharity oddities' (Now with album cover links to a ton of great blogs & sites (if you don't count mine)] Sideshow Cinema - [Scores & tracks from exploitation.
  5. Shelley Manne, who had previously delved into musicals for fresh ideas (his My Fair Lady is a minor classic), was able to see the possibilities in Williams' noirish themes from Checkmate, a long forgotten TV show. It certainly helps that Manne's working quintet was filled with fire-breathers like Richie Kamuca and Conte Candoli, but.
  6. The Isolated Pawn (Johnny Williams Orchestra/Checkmate) all composed for crime shows of the late s and early s. Some of it, such as the 77 SUNSET STRIP album, barely qualifies as light jazz, but a lot of the rest is priceless in capturing a point where middle-class audiences began discovering and loving postwar bop (albeit in its /5(33).
  7. After having a bit of a minor hit with a crime jazz album dedicated to the music of Peter Gunn, Shelly and combo turn towards a less-remembered TV cop show for more music in a similar vein. Checkmate was a short-lived show from the early 60s, but it had a great score by John Williams – one that's a perfect platform for Shelly's group, a quintet that features Richie Kamuca on tenor and.

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