#7: John Williams – THE LONG GOODBYE

Robert Altman got the most for his money when he got John Williams to score his 1973 neo-noir The Long Goodbye. Altman’s musical conceit – that a song should follow protagonist Phillip Marlowe everywhere he goes, in various musical guises – exploited Williams’ versatility in a way that is both breathtaking and entertaining. In this episode, West plays just a few of the numerous arrangements John Williams created for the song “The Long Goodbye”. Artists include Johnny Mercer, John Williams, Henry Mancini, The Dave Grusin Trio and Jack Sheldon.

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