This album, much like the movie that it accompanies, is a brilliant assessment of the Beat Jazz movement of the late 1950's. It draws on a selection of landmark jazz recordings, arranged in an intelligent and enjoyable progression.
From the beginning of the album, you feel it. The music that shaped a generation and continues to shape generations to come. With the first track, which opens the film, we see a young Neal Cassidy and then from track to track, we see the definition of what the Big Beat really was, not one person and not one philosophy. It was like many things in the 1950's, an explosion of sound and color and possibilities.
Anyone whose ever even heard of Jack Kerouac or Neal Cassidy will dig this one.
1. Better Get It In Your Soul - Charles Mingus
2. Straight No Chaser - Max Roach Quartet
3. Move - Miles Davis
4. It's A Metaphor - Miles Davis
5. Sugar Blues - Dianne Reeves
6. Shaw 'Nuff - Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie
7. Right Back Where I Started - Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie
8. A Tisket, A Tasket - Ella Fitzgerald
9. Sixteen - Thelonious Monk
10. The Thin Man - Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers
11. Woody Wagon - Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers
12. Country Girl - Javon Jackson
13. He May Be Your Man - Dianne Reeves
14. The Wild Stuff - Dianne Reeves
15. Heartbreaker - The Andrews Sisters
16. Budism - Jacky Terrasson
17. The Suicide Suite (Original Score From The Movie) - Red Fish Blue Fish
18. Carry On, My Brother - Red Fish Blue Fish
19. Ride My Heart - Pet
20. Who Is This? - Pet