The Cinematic Orchestra

  The Cinematic Orchestra combines jazz and electronica, and they do it so well that they can’t really be labeled.  They employ saxophone, piano, drums, guitar, and double bass, along with synth and turntablism, and are characterized by a soft, chillout-jazz sound.  Their music has appeared on Grey’s Anatomy and the TV series Friday Night Lights, and they have also played at the Director’s Guild Awards, performing when Kubrick won a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999. 

More recently, and especially on their latest release, Ma Fleur, they have begun using vocals.  By clicking here, and listening to the track Channel 1 Suite, you can hear their more recent approach.  For a taste of old, more electronic TCO, play this video and listen to the song… there is no video, but this is what I could find. This song is called “Burn Out,” and it’s off their 2002 Release, Every Day.  Listen:



~ by beatlezfan32 on May 12, 2008.

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