Ascenseur pour l’échafaud.

I have a CD that i have played consistently for many years, it has not been far from my ears often, it is an incredible recording, a soundtrack to a french film called “Ascenseur pour l’échafaud” released in 1958 and to my thinking one of Miles Davis greatest albums. After it France would become a special place to Miles, just as this record is a special part of my music collection, though i want it on vinyl most of all!

Ascenseur pour l'échafaud

Many a night i have drifted off listening to it and many an afternoon sipping a cool drink as the sunsets, it is quite honestly one of the most striking musical pieces that has continually touched me and moved me, it is deep, soulful and quite frankly beautiful, the music sets the scene of each frame with in the movie, a film which is a classic in its self, an ambience that fails to be recreated in many of the movies and soundtracks of today.

“Ascenseur pour l’échafaud” translated in to english means “Elevator to the scaffold” , if you haven’t heard or seen it do so.


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