Shaun Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra revisits “Birdman of Alcatraz”

Shaun Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – “Birdman of Alcatraz” mp3

As remix artists delve ever deeper into the bins of recorded music for inspiration and source material, it’s inevitable they’d get around to orchestral movie soundtracks sooner or later. This reinvention of Elmer Bernstein’s “Birdman of Alcatraz” theme is from an album of remixes of famous scores by composers including Quincy Jones, Henry Mancini, Duke Ellington and other luminaries. The composition is intact here, evoking the same strange mix of beauty and loneliness of the original track, but with some contemporary beats and spices that put it right at home in a playlist in 2010.

Shaun Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra
“Birdman of Alcatraz” (mp3)
from “Cinematic: Classic Film Music Remixed”
(Six Degrees Records)

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