Johnny Mandel’s 1958 jazz score for I Want to Live! was a breakthrough.
The jazz influence can still be heard in film scores. It started during one Midcentury moment, as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, when bongos, saxophones and jazz rhythms made film music a lot less “invisible.”
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