The Final Comedown [Original Soundtrack] cover

The Final Comedown [Original Soundtrack]

Released

Jazz guitarist Grant Green wrote and produced jazz label Blue Note’s first soundtrack for The Final Comedown, a little-remembered drama from 1972. The effortlessly cool and weightless groove of the title track is well known to funk and acid jazz aficionados and ‘Afro Jazz’ pursues a similar funky-jazz path. Elsewhere mournful pieces like ‘Luanna’s Theme’ or ‘Father’s Lament’ expertly blend soul jazz with orchestration and Green also includes some high tempo percussion and atmospheric mood tracks alongside the obligatory wah wah/congas chase-scene tracks. 

Harold Heath

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