Joy House (Les félins) Original Score Composed by Lalo Schifrin CD Edition

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    This soundtrack was written in 1963, and it is stylistically an indication of scores to come: “Bullitt,” “Dirty Harry, ” and even some of the avant-garde work heard in later pieces. The jazz roots are here, recorded by the top jazz musicians in Paris, mixed with a symphony orchestra, the occasional latin flavor: in other words, things to come. One of the main themes from the movie was recorded by the great jazz organist, Jimmy Smith, and became a very big hit for him (“The Cat”). Schifrin said of this score, “If you compare my film career to a house, “Les Felins” is it’s foundation.”