Ascenseur pour l'échafaud is an album by jazz musician Miles Davis. It was recorded at Le Poste Parisien Studio in Paris on December 4 and 5, 1957. The album features the musical cues for the 1958 Louis Malle film Ascenseur pour l'échafaud
The complete "Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud (Lift To The Scaffold)" recordings. Original Soundtrack of the Louis Malle's movie. Recorded in Paris, December 4 & 5, 1957. Prepared for compact disc at Polygram Jazz France and Polygram international. 1 to 16 (P)1988 Phonogram . 17 to 26 (P)1958 Phonogram .
Lift To The Scaffold - Original Soundtrack (LP, Album, RE). Wax Love Records. Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud (LP, Album, Mono).
Jazz and film noir are perfect bedfellows, as evidenced by the soundtrack of Louis Malle's Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud (Lift to the Scaffold). This dark and seductive tale is wonderfully accentuated by the late-'50s cool or bop music of Miles Davis, played with French jazzmen - bassist Pierre Michelot, pianist René Urtreger, and tenor saxophonist Barney Wilen - and American expatriate drummer Kenny Clarke.
Modal jazz would become highly influential during the late 50s and early 60s, as an alternative to the chordally-dense argot of bebop. It opened up a new gateway to both composition and improvisation, which Miles Davis would explore again on the 1958 track ‘Milestones’ and in much more depth a year later, on the groundbreaking album Kind Of Blue.
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Ascenseur pour L'echafaud. 2LP. Gf. For the first time since its original release in 1958, Music On Vinyl combined the original soundtrack and the additional recordings and created an essential 2LP set with the original artwork. 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Ascenseur Pour L'échafaud is a 1958 French film directed by Louis Malle. It was released as Lift To The Scaffold in the UK. The film was nothing special, but it did accomplish one thing: it proposed a new ideal of cinematic realism, a new way to look at a woman.