On the Road [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

On the Road [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Gustavo Santaolalla



For a novel that's so steeped in the culture of jazz and rhythm & blues, the soundtrack for director Walter Salles' adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On the Road feels relatively tame, with just under half of the collection reserved for music from the era in which the book takes place. That said, selections from the likes of Billie Holiday ("A Sailboat in the Moonlight"), Charlie Parker ("Ko-Ko"), Son House ("Death Letter Blues"), Dinah Washington ("Mean and Evil Blues"), Ella Fitzgerald ("I've Got the World on a String"), and vocalese master Slim Gaillard ("Yip Rock Heresy") effortless set the tone, while composer Gustavo Santaolalla's (Babel, Brokeback Mountain) appropriately sparse and percussive score perfectly encapsulates the book's willful nonconformity.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/11/2012
Label: Verve
UPC: 0602537196661
catalogNumber: 001775902

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gustavo Santaolalla   Primary Artist,Organ,Dulcimer,Clarinet,Guitar,Percussion,Kora,Glass Harmonica,Santur,Prepared Piano
Jack Kerouac   Readings
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet
Slim Gaillard   Vocals
Brad Dutz   Percussion
Billie Holiday   Vocals
Brian Blade   Drums
Charlie Haden   Bass
Son House   Vocals
Michael Lang   Piano
Roy McCurdy   Drums
Roger Newman   Saxophone
Charlie Parker   Saxophone
Edwin Livingston   Bass
Frank Bennett   Drums
Greg Kramer   Vocals
Terry Herrington   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Jack Kerouac   Composer,Original Material
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Slim Gaillard   Composer
Kenny Clarke   Composer
Michael Frondelli   Engineering
Son House   Composer
Anibal Kerpel   Producer,Engineering
Charlie Parker   Composer
Gustavo Santaolalla   Composer,Producer
Carmen Lombardo   Composer
Brad Dechter   Arranger
Skeets Tolbert   Composer
Claude Demetrius   Composer
Irene Higginbotham   Composer
John Jacob Loeb   Composer
John Alston   Composer
Spoken Word   Composer

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