Title - Café Society (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Artist - Various
Set in the 1930s, Woody Allen's latest film, 'Café Society', is about a young Bronx native who moves to Hollywood where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle, an agent to the stars. After returning to New York he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life.
With a star-studded cast including Oscar® nominees Steve Carell and Jesse Eisenberg along with Parker Posey, Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll and Sheryl Lee, Café Society was the opening night selection at this year's Cannes Film Festival and will open nationwide on July 15th.
The accompanying 'Café Society' soundtrack is one of truly high musical quality from back in the day. Featuring early 20th Century jazz standards newly recorded for the film from Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, the New York-based musician and arranger, and band leader brings us such gems as 'Lady is a Tramp', 'Jeepers Creepers', 'Zing Went the Strings of My Heart', 'Manhattan', and amongst others, both 'Mountain Greenery' (featuring a vocal by Kat Edmonson) and 'I Only Have Eyes For You'.
The soundtrack, which also includes classic recordings from Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Ben Selvin, is a lovely gem for all those that love that era of music, and combined with a yet-again marvel of a film from Woody Allen, the duo come together to provide the viewer/listener with an experience most other films of today's genre don't even come close to matching.