等待演出的片刻 The Moment of Waiting for The Show (S的第187封信) 19/05/2013

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sign 永遠的絲絨尋音人 Sumika

等待演出的片刻 (S的第187封信) 2013519 下午11:59  收件人:J

The Moment of Waiting for The Show (S’s 187th letter) 19/05/2013 PM11:59 addressee: J

 

親愛的 Jobson,  

 

你還在忙? 

今天白天有夢幻的陽光和雲一直飛,涼風也陣陣吹,入夜後還有半月在夜空,是適合聽露天音樂會的夜晚。 

而我的陽光海岸三部曲之三,回來了,真好。讓我可以輕輕鬆鬆地呼吸 

每次我都忍不住想跟著唱第四首,葡萄牙語還真有點難,比法語還難呢。 

彷彿每一首都是那麼熟悉了,可是今天發現,有好幾首曲子的細部,上次聽時不曾注意到,還是我忘了嗎?似乎我記住的是主旋律或一種氛圍而已? 

八個月後,聽到了某個音之後,鋼琴聲落點的位置,然後追隨那個聲音方向,等待下一個聲音出現。我回過神,清楚心裡有這個意念,一種分離的聆聽 

兩個快慢版本的歌和那有著腳步聲的曲子我也非常喜歡,那時沒跟你說吧。你選曲時是怎樣的想像呢? 

這陣子我看了不少電影,每次影片裡出現音樂時,不知道為什麼,就會想到你。  

如果下週二你不希望我去旁聽,那我就不去。

一直為你加油! 

記得早點睡  

 

Sumika

  

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J的第181封信  2013520 下午6:23  收件人:S

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Ocean Beach is from Black Mighty Orchestra’s Ocean Beach, debut Album To The Sky (2000). Then remixed by Cybophonia (Cinematic Remix) in 2001. This song is a popular song of Chill Out genre music.

New Life(s) of an old good sound—From Lujon, Slow Hot Wind, Ocean Beach to Jobson’s VU Suites

In summer 2012, Jobson dedicated The Trilogy of Bossa Nova Suites to Sumika in his website VU Live House Taipei and official Facebook. Bossa Nova III (Rose Suite, Suite III of Trilogy Bossa Nova Sunshine Seashore”, named by Sumia is one of these gifts.

In the letter (see above) of May 19 2013 for Jobson, Sumika mentioned a featured song with some “footsteps” in Bossa Nova III , one of Jobson’s VU Suites broadcasted the same week of this letter in VU Live House website. Without knowing yet the title of this song: Ocean Beach, Sumika was fascinated by its cinematic atmosphere and recalled several soundtracks of movies watched just during those days.

Ocean Beach was selected by Jobson with the version of Cybophonia Cinematic Remix, in 2001. The original of Ocean Beach is American composer Henry Mancini’s Lujon in “Mr. Lucky Goes Latin”, 1959. (See the link of this song below). Later, Black Mighty Orchestra recovered this song in their debut album To The Sky, in 2000, Cybophonia Cinematic Remix version was released in 2001, a very distinguished modern interpretation of Lujon.

In some aspect, the whole VU Suites are Jobson’s works interpreting the old days good sounds by recreating a new life of each masterpiece of the past musical heritage.

From the evolution of interpretation of Black Mighty Orchestra’s Ocean Beach, we may hear many sounds of footsteps recovered through decades in the path…Henry Mancini’s childhood and the war world II, with his father, a Italian Immigrating generation, and the sound of the band “Sons of Italy”, and the American Dream after WW II in Breakfast in Tiffany…, the sound of Slow Hot Wind, and in a computer-internet era, Cybophonia an artist and DJ who disposed a pair of wings in the Slow Hot Wind  to flow to the space-time without border and welcome a world of imagination… 

In 2018, a Trilogy of “A Taste of Themes In Nostalgic Films” I II II were composed by Jobson. No doubt that this Trilogy comes out in 2018, cause some tracks of cinematic concept are already featured in Jobson’s early VU Suites, especially in: band ARCA’s “Endormir les hommes" in “Suite of Justice—Endormir les hommes” (the same suite of “The Last City”, renamed by Jobson in 2018), and the group Lebowski’s “Encore" in Jobson’s suite “Encore Little Boy—Confession Suite”. And the direct trace, one  is Henry Mancini’s Whistling Away The Dark, featured in one of “A Taste of Themes In Nostalgic Films”.  Another one is italian artist Piero Umiliani’s Nostalgia. These keywords are of course linking with Mancini from whom Jobson’s composition of VU Suites may be influenced directely  or via Ocean Beach, sooner or later.

Form A Taste of Themes In Nostalgic Films ItoA Taste of Themes In Nostalgic Films III, Sumika called them: “The Cinematic Trilogy of European Movie sound. Among  Jobson’s works, this Trilogy can be considered as the extension works of Cinematic Music. But comparason with Jobson’s naming with “Chanson", its taste is more Italian Dolce Vita and less  elegance of French chanson with champagne in the hand of an enchanting and alluring Parisenne…

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(above: One of the images posted in VU Live House website while the broadcasting of Trilogy of A Taste of Themes In Nostalgic Films" in 2018. 地下絲絨官網播放歐洲電影香頌懷舊組曲系列 “A Taste of Themes In Nostalgic Films” 》期間出現的《巴黎最後的探戈》電影劇照 )

Master Jobson's VU Suites

古良音的前世今生和老歌新編Lujon, Slow Hot Wind, Ocean Beach到絲絨組曲

2012年夏天,Jobson連續推出巴薩諾瓦Bossa Nova系列組曲送給Sumika,發表於VU Live House Website & VU Live House Facebook。這支Bossa Nova III 被Sumika依聆聽順序編列為Jobson的第14支絲絨組曲。這支組曲直到2016年以後增刪改版,是Jobson2017命名 “Bossa Nova III”的最初原型版本。

上述2013年5月19日Sumika寫給Jobson的信,提到有「腳步聲」的歌曲,即是Black Mighty Orchestra(「黑色威猛樂團」)的曲子Ocean Beach。這首歌被Jobson在2012年選入Sumika命名的《陽光海岸三部曲之三 玫瑰組曲 Bossa Nova III》,同時播放在當天起為期一週的VU Live House地下絲絨官方網站。

Jobson精選的Ocean Beach版本應是2001年Cybophonia Cinematic Remix編曲的版本(後來這版本陸續在許多合輯出現,如”Chilled 1991-2008”專輯。)。Ocean Beach前世今生其實這首是改編自知名電影電視配樂美國作曲家亨利曼西尼(Henry Mancini)在1959年作曲的Lujon(專輯是”Mr. Lucky Goes Latin” 《走運先生去拉丁》)。1975年,曼西尼本人將這首編成jazz-swing風,稱為Slow Hot Wind「熱風」,收錄在當年Symphonic Soul專輯。《第凡內早餐》(Breakfast at Tiffany’s)的配樂Moon River和粉紅豹的主題曲都是曼西尼名作。

到1990年代,強調身心舒緩愉快氣氛的電子音樂、環境音樂、沙發音樂等,House musicChillout, downtempo, lounge..風格的音樂類型更加成熟,大行其道之後,Chillout Sessions系列的合集專輯陸續推出。1970年代已出道的幾位音樂人和製作人結合成的Black Mighty Orchestra樂團,將這首Slow Hot Wind曲子再度「老歌新編」,2001年推出該樂團首張專輯To The Sky,就是以這首曲名為Ocean Beach (Cybophonia Cinematic Remix)為主打歌,與瑞士的DJ音樂製作人Eros Minichiello在Cybophonia名下為曼西尼的Lujon賦予新生命。此外1998年這首Slow Hot Wind曲子成為包括電影The Big Lebowski在內幾部電影的插曲。

Ocean Beach編曲由來和專輯發行的例子可知,從一首歌的前世今生可明白一支有韻味的好歌,即使古老但不會寂寞的,當她被新世代老歌新編,賦予新時代的元素也就被賦予新生命。同樣地,Jobson精選Ocean Beach,編入帶點Bossa Nova, Chill out, jazz, house music…曲風的《陽光海岸三部曲之三 玫瑰組曲 Bossa Nova III》,也是讓她在一支絲絨組曲裡擁有新生命。Sumika始終認為,尤其絲絨組曲的創作者Jobson對前後選曲的編排佈局,有其用心和音樂敏銳獨到之處,其貢獻是值得肯定的。

從這支曲子的幾個關鍵詞(包括Lebowski也是)和音樂風格,很容易聯想到Jobson早期幾支絲絨組曲,如《正義組曲—Endormir les hommes》裡所選ARCA樂團的Endormir les hommes、《Encore Little Boy—Confession Suite》裡精選Lebowski樂團的Encore等等,都具有強烈電影概念的創作風格。也是同樣這Cinematic和film的關鍵詞,2018年Jobson會推出有某種老靈魂的懷舊電影音樂系列三支新編絲絨組曲,也就無足為奇了。因為先前美國作曲家亨利曼西尼(Henry Mancini)作品穿越世代的連點接線,然後到面的編織成組曲一枚,老歌新唱新編裡,有無數前人的激發啟迪與後人的享受共鳴…。更何況Henry Mancini 的Whistling Away The Dark和Piero Umiliani 的Nostalgia這些都成為Jobson的 歐洲電影香頌懷舊組曲系列 (Jobson命名為《歐洲電影香頌懷舊組曲 I II III “A Taste of Themes In Nostalgic Films” I II III》)的精選曲,就是絲絨組曲編曲心路歷程的另兩條線索…。

每一次所謂的創新或再創新(reinvention),無非都踏在前人已遠或不遠的腳步聲裡。如果我們仔細聆聽,腳步聲裡有Henry Mancini,還有他所生活過的童年戰火之聲,有他和義大利移民的父親所參與的"Sons of Italy"樂團演奏的聲音…,到美國夢的富裕第凡內早餐的美國時代之音,還有Slow Hot WindSlow Life的風潮蔚為風潮後又與之遙遙呼應!),而Black Mighty Wax在1970年代蓄積的電音能量,到末世紀1998年電影The Big Lebowski算是另類致敬,然後Cybophonia接續編曲裡,不也可以聽出,2000年新世紀最夯的關鍵詞之一Cybo字首的抽象概念,化為旋律音符的電腦網路之音嗎?

附帶一提,Jobson大量選用義大利的電影配樂的《歐洲電影香頌懷舊組曲》三部曲裡,他取名「香頌」一詞多少是有些商榷餘地的。至少在這三支歐洲電影香頌懷舊組曲》裡,“A Taste of Themes In Nostalgic Films”多的是義大利式Dolce Vita的多情種男人甜蜜美好生活品味和女人香,而少了些香頌獨特法式誘惑的優雅,與手持晶瑩魅惑香檳高傲妖豔的冰霜美人,迷紗後的巧笑倩兮…。

無論如何,西洋音樂各種曲風的流行,在網路發達以前的時代,引進台灣的時間點,是有些微時間落差。這跟今天人人擁有網路就擁抱全世界,同步流行已不再稀罕,兩者是不可同日而語的。從以下連結可輕易聽到Lujon原音,這就是新時代的幸福,再與新編曲對照,老而彌新,值得感謝。 

請參照︰Jobson的地下絲絨搖滾餐廳官網、《絲絨漫談》單元2015年7月14日Jobson發表的文章〈一封SUMIKA關於BOSSA組曲2的來信〉(後來Jobson更改文章標題為︰〈Samba Saravah- Pierre Baruch—一封SUMIKA關於BOSSA組曲2的來信〉,及VU Live House Facebook 以及Jobson Hiiao 臉書與組曲相關2012年至今所發表的內容。另外請參照Sumika撰寫【托住眾生的靈魂—組曲大師Jobson的絲絨組曲】單元的Bossa Nova系列組曲介紹。

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Bio of Black Mighty Orchestra(info from last.fm):

Black Mighty Orchestra is a project launched by Cesare ‘Black Mighty Wax’ Cera, Irma Records producer and label manager, together with some of the musicians who have contributed to develop the label profile over the years. Black Mighty Wax started working in the music circuit in the late ’70s, playing as a drummer and percussionist with various groups of the Italian funk scene. During the ’80s he worked as a radio DJ, increasing his knowledge of ’70s funk and soul. In the early ’90s, with the house music explosion, Black Mighty Wax finds inspiration to start his first productions teaming up with Soundhands and Elise to form the act Be Noir. At the end of the past century, Black Mighty Orchestra released their debut album by the title ‘To The Sky‘. The opening tune of the album ‘Ocean Beach‘ was remixed in 2001 by Cybophonia and was featured in dozens of chill-out compilations from labels all over the world. 

The info of Cybophonia from Last.fm:

Cybophonia is a DJ and producer based in Switzerland. From 2001 to 2003 Eros produces and remixes several tracks for Irma’s artists, such as Black Mighty Orchestra’s “Ocean Beach”, who becomes one of the true anthems of the so-called “Chill Out" genre, featured in dozen of compilations from labels all over the world.

  

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