Bill Lee - Do The Right Thing (Original Score) FLAC album
do the Right Thing Score.
The story follows a Brooklyn neighborhood's simmering racial tension, which culminates in tragedy on a hot summer day.
For the soundtrack of his film Do the Right Thing, producer Spike Lee had his father Bill Lee write and arrange the music and utilized a septet of top jazz musicians plus an occasional string orchestra. Branford Marsalis (on tenor and soprano) is the leader of the jazz group which also includes trumpeters Terence Blanchard and Marlon Jordan, altoist Donald Harrison, either Kenny Barron or James Williams on piano, bassist Robert Hurst and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts
In my opinion, this score by Bill Lee ranks right up there with the greats. The amazing thing is that this music isn't fifty or sixty years old. This masterpiece was created in the late 1980's when jazz was supposed to be on its deathbed. Do The Right Thing: Original Score is both unerringly beautiful and unexpectedly timeless. It holds up just as well today as it did over twenty years ago. From beginning to end it is joyous, introspective and, in the case of such pieces as "How Long?" and "Malcolm and Martin", utterly heartrending.
Director: Spike Lee. Starring: Sal, Da Mayor, Mother Sister and others. Set on one block of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy Do or Die neighborhood, at the height of summer, this 1989 masterpiece by Spike Lee confirmed him as a writer and filmmaker of peerless vision and passionate social engagement
With Do the Right Thing, Lee’s best and boldest film, he exploits that power to the fullest and gives audiences the most vigorous shake-up they’ve had in years. Though the movie pulses with humor, movement, sexuality and music (the score is by Spike’s dad, Bill Lee), anger is the dominant emotion. The action is set during one twenty-four-hour period on one block in the black Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. The gifted cameraman Ernest Dickerson makes the mounting heat and tension palpable.
Directed by Spike Lee. With Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson. On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. Title: Do the Right Thing (1989). Show HTML View more styles.
Continue reading the main story. 'Do the Right Thing'' is a remarkable piece of work.
The film's score was composed by Lee’s father, Bill Lee, a jazz bassist and composer whose sensibilities influenced many of his early films, including the jazz-backed She’s Gotta Have It. Do the Right Thing marked a musical shift for the filmmaker and saw him embrace hip-hop, which did much to legitimize it as an art form in mainstream cinema. There had been hip-hop films before then. But this is the one that really utilized hip-hop in the way that spoke to where it lived in the world," said cultural critic Mark Anthony Neal.