Brother On The Run [Original Soundtrack] cover

Brother On The Run [Original Soundtrack]


With producer/arranger/composer Johnny Pate’s OST for 1973’s Brother On The Run you get a distinctly jazzy take on the Blaxploitation aesthetic. The uptempo tracks are full-on conga-heavy wah wah grooves, sweetened with strings and sweeping, big-band-esque horn lines, all produced to perfection. The slower more pensive mood pieces are very pretty, deftly utilising the musical language of soul and R’n’B to convey the various moods of the film. Sophisticated, widescreen soundtrack-soul. 

Harold Heath