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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Tootsie
 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2010 - 5:07 AM   
 By:   babbelballetje   (Member)

I've never been much of a Grusin fan until I listened to this cd this morning. I'm intrigued by his non-soundtrack work as well now. Can't wait to discover more of thissmile

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2010 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

This is one of FSM's finest releases. I received it last week, and I couldn't stop playing it. Especially the previously unreleased variations of "An Actor's Life". Hearing the film version of that main title with that nifty little riff at 2:50 was awesome; I kept replaying that part and asking myself WHY it was removed from the album version. That piece of the cue always jumped out at me in the movie, and now to hear it complete is wonderful.

This album was beautifully put together and it sounds great. I plan to write more on the subject in a blog at some point. I have a long history with this soundtrack, and it's amazing after so many years to hear the music in its entirety, even a suite of the Southwest General music!

FSM probably won't get enough love for this one because maybe it doesn't have the mass appeal like Trek III, etc., but it's a remarkable achievement and a real treasure. Bravo!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2010 - 12:59 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Tootsie has great music by Dave Grusin.

I also like his composition Mountain Dance from film Falling in Love (De Niro, Streep)



Just to be clear, "Mountain Dance" wasn't written for FALLING IN LOVE. It was a piece from Grusin's jazz album from a couple years prior to that.

James

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2010 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

Tootsie has great music by Dave Grusin.

I also like his composition Mountain Dance from film Falling in Love (De Niro, Streep)



Just to be clear, "Mountain Dance" wasn't written for FALLING IN LOVE. It was a piece from Grusin's jazz album from a couple years prior to that.

James


Yes but it's how I was introduced to the melody.

D.S.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2010 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

Excellent CD presentation!

I noticed an error in the booklet notes: on page 3, included in the Academy Awards nominations listing are nods for best actress along with supporting actress. In fact Tootsie recieved 2 nominations for best supporting actress: Teri Garr and Jessica Lange, who would win.

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2010 - 7:05 AM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

I can't stop playing this CD, nice to have it finally expanded.

Thanks so much dudes!

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2010 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

I can't stop playing this CD, nice to have it finally expanded.

Thanks so much dudes!



I've played it endlessly as well. Can't get enough of all those little variations of the Actor's Life theme. Mmmmmmmmmmm.

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2010 - 5:37 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

I can't stop playing this CD, nice to have it finally expanded.

HOW did you get that signed?

DmD... hook a brother up.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2010 - 4:25 AM   
 By:   Marcato   (Member)

JUST On my way into track 2 of this score - right now. This is my second Grusin score.

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2010 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Marcoto, have you seen the film? It ALWAYS cracks me up. I just love it.

Sarge, I have my secret friends who help me here and there, but yes, Grusin is VERY hard to get a sig from. I was able to snag four from him at Ubeda with the help of some very awesome friends!

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2010 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   Argonaut   (Member)

I get my signed cd at Ubeda too.
This is one of my treasures in this year.
And I´ve seen the masterclasses of Grusin at Ubeda... no words... He´s a genius.
What a pleasure when I saw him playing THE FIRM!!

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2012 - 4:51 PM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

I grabbed this one the other week, and it is excellent. I can now finally retire the tape.

So, everyone knows The Bergmans wrote songs on this one, and Stephen Bishop also sings. (And in that regard, a little nod to my China Syndrome friends.)

Working Girl March is a very good take, a bit longer than the movie's version. I believe it's Abe Laboriel on electric bass, and he has played with Grusin before (and everyone else too). At the start of Working Girl March, he uses a bass playing technique called "slap and pop," which is what gives the bass it's very bright, piano-like tone. Larry Graham invented the technique while playing with Sly Stone.

On "An Actor's Life," Abe does these cool little harmonics (e.g., 00:26) on his fretless electric bass, and Mark Ford made a post about this particular technique a few months ago, but I can't find it. BTW, I know it is a fretless bass he's playing for sure bc you hear it in his vibrato during the main title fade-out. Ernie Watts does the sax solo on "An Actor's Life," and that is a very good take obviously.

Tom Scott plays on the record also. His sax tone is very identifiable; he's usually on tenor sax. He always plays with the best players: Steve Gadd; Jaco; Marcus Miller; Grusin; Chick Corea; Dr. John; Larry Carlton. He did West Coast and East Coast better than anyone in the 70s. He did Starsky and Hutch, which shreds. If Grusin hadn't been available to Pollack to do this score, Tom Scott could have easily done as well. Here he is doing his take on Ernie's solo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmWJeKuveSQ

It's a mandatory folks, especially if you have an affinity for the 70s fusion players. Unless you have the tape, there really is no valid reason.

 
 Posted:   May 5, 2013 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   digitalfreaknyc   (Member)

Does anyone know if there's any music missing from this release?

 
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