Saturday, September 25, 2010

Saturday morning tunes: Music to read Raymond Chandler by

By one of those bits of synchronicity that would make any self-respecting bookie fling himself of the roof, yesterday afternoon I took a break to read some of Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep, the Philip Marlowe story considered by many to be the definitive American hard-boiled detective story, and the music that came up on my iPod-like device as I read was Dis the great 1976 (I think) jazz collaboration between saxophonist Jan Garbarek and guitarist Ralph Towner.

It occurred to me that the moody music and the story's ambience fit together perfectly. Here's a taste:

Vivian: Why did you have to go on?

Marlowe: Too many people told me to stop.

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