Johnny Mandel's Great Jazz Score I Want To Live!

 Johnny Mandel, a composer of pop and jazz music, won his first Grammy nomination for the sound-track to Susan Hayward's overwrought film, "I want to Live". The score is much better than the movie. It's filled with great jazz hooks and has an energy that stays with you long after you've finished listening. 

Mandel went on to win 5 Grammy's (out of 17 nominations). In addition to popular albums and musical arranging for other artists, he composed many film tracks. I particularly love his work on Point Blank, The Last Detail, Being There and the Verdict. hosts a recording of the original LP of "I Want to Live". You can download the entire score there. 

Jazz soundtrack
May 8, 2021


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