Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sound Design Playlist...

The cast and crew of Neil Simon's "Chapter Two" at the Contemporary Theatre of Dallas really enjoyed the music I chose for the production. So here's the playlist:

Since the play was set in the mid 90's we thought smooth Jazz would be a good genre for transitions. I ended up mainly using Jazz cuts from Sound Ideas Mix Collection. This was due to the annoying fact that most smooth jazz ends with a slow fade into oblivion. By contrast, the cuts from Sound Ideas have many glorious endings on them.

Other cuts I used for key transitions were:

A Tribute to a Rose - Jimmy Ponder
Talk of the Town - Houston Person
Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most - David Fathead Newman *
A Thousand Autumns - Branford Marsalis
Before It's Time To Say Goodbye - Kenny Garrett
Lotus Blossom - David Sanborn

For the preshow, intermission and walk-out we wanted something a bit more upbeat - so we went for retro swing of the 90's. The following were included:

My Baby Only Cares for Me - Brian Setzer Orchestra
One More Night with You - Brian Setzer Orchestra
For Lisa - Brian Setzer Orchestra
It Ain't You - Squirrel Nut Zippers
Lovers Lane - Squirrel Nut Zippers
Put a Lid on it - Squirrel Nut Zippers
Hell - Squirrel Nut Zippers
Let's Fall in Love - Susan Jones
Quizas, Quizas, Quizas - Susan Jones
Maddest Kind of Love - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Jumpin' Jack - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Minor Swing - Didier Riley
Nine by Nine - Didier Riley
Blow Up - Bobby Hutcherson
After You've Gone - 8 1/2 Souveniers
I could Only Whisper Your Name - Harry Connick Jr.
I Can't Wait - Hepcat
Come Back to me - Cherry Poppin' Daddies
When I Change Your Mind - Cherry Poppin' Daddies

*David Fathead Newman passed away in January