“Mortdecai” and “The Family Fang”, “Legend” and “Hail Caesar!”

“Mortdecai” and “The Family Fang” and “Hail Caesar!” Carter Burwell will compose the score for “Legend”, “The Family Fang” and “Hail Caesar!” in 2015 and it looks like an exciting period of music production.

Recent experience with Mark Ronson and The Dap Kings on “Mortdecai” was an effective effort.

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“Carol” mixed and upcoming animation of “Anomalisa” and the Dan Yolen Cafe Band Gig

“Carol” is mixed with Mike Farrow doing an incredible job of engineering the recording and mixing at The Body, NYC. We revisit “Anomalisa” in November as Carter Burwell will score an animated film of the theater piece. Any exciting proposition.

I did a gig with Dan Yolen and Bruce Barker over summer. True joy for me to climb on the drum throne and connect to a magical mystery tour of song selections by Dan. Bruce turned out some licks that reminded me of the great blues slide players and Dan as usual finds the telling hook in a song that makes for a deep communication within the band.

Next year with Burwell a movie about the Kray Bros. and then a Coen Bros. movie.

“Olive Kitteridge”, “Carol” and “A Slight Trick of the Mind”

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Setting up Carter Burwell’s project the HBO produced “Olive Kitteridge”. Later in the year for Burwell there’s also a film by Todd Haynes (“Carol”) which will probably record in late summer or fall of 2014, not sure where. And there’s also a Bill Condon film (“A Slight Trick of the Mind”) that would likely record in September. It is also with sadness that I mention the passing of my friend and mentor John Ewbank.