Good Night, and Good Luck

Good Night, and Good Luck

by Dianne ReevesDianne Reeves


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George Clooney's 2005 film Good Night, and Good Luck is set in New York City during the '50s, and the director decided the right music to go with the black-and-white cinematography was jazz. More specifically, current recordings from vocalist Dianne Reeves and a small combo featuring some silky smooth tenor and alto sax from Matt Catingub, Peter Martin on piano, and Jeff Hamilton on drums with Robert Hurst and Christoph Luty splitting bass duties. The tunes are mostly classic ballads and smoky standards (all picked by Clooney) that Reeves and the group handle with a satisfyingly light touch. She gives the songs plenty of emotion but never over-sings, lending the recording a very intimate feel. Also helping with that is the sound of the album as it's free from any modern studio trickery or gloss; in fact, much of the music on the soundtrack was recorded live during the shooting of the movie. Had Clooney chosen songs actually recorded in the '50s, the soundtrack may have been more authentic, but Reeves and her group do a commendable job of re-creating the simple and sentimental sound of the era's mainstream vocal jazz.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2005
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0013431230724
catalogNumber: 2307

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dianne Reeves   Primary Artist,Vocals,Vocoder
Matt Catingub   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jeff Hamilton   Drums
Robert Hurst   Bass
Alex Acuña   Percussion
Alan Estes   Percussion
Peter Martin   Piano
Christoph Luty   Bass
Peter Martin   Piano

Technical Credits

Matt Catingub   Arranger,Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Nat King Cole   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Lew Douglas   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Nancy Hamilton   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Leslie Ann Jones   Engineer
Phil Medley   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Allen Sviridoff   Composer,Audio Production
Cliff Parman   Composer
Abbey Anna   Art Direction
William Sanford   Composer
Doris Fisher   Composer
Morgan Lewis   Composer
Sunny Skylar   Composer
Frank LaVere   Composer
George Clooney   Executive Producer
Dan Belloc   Composer
Hubie Wheeler   Composer
Peggy Lee   Composer
Allan Roberts   Composer
Peter Martin   Arranger
Grant Heslov   Executive Producer
Edward Tise   Engineer

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