Sunday, October 2, 2022

Elmer Bernstein on Jerry Goldsmith

"He's the composer I would pick if I were a film's producer."

Mr Bernstein said this in an interview in the 1980s. (Goldsmith died in 2004.)

1 comment:

Simon St. Laurent said...

Minutes ago the radio programme "The Jazz Lounge" played Elmer Bernstein's brilliant theme to the motion picture, Walk on the Wild Side (1962) ― this recording being the cover version arranged by Oliver Nelson, and performed by the Jimmy Smith Big Band. Great stuff.

This reminded me of a certain banked tweet of mine, now uploaded!

When I read that comment by Bernstein at the time, I realized that I too would pick Goldsmith as the composer if I were a film's producer.