The old Italian master Ennio Morricone is almost certainly the greatest film-score composer who has ever lived, and his iconic soundtracks for Sergio Leone’s Man With No Name trilogy are among the coolest things you will ever hear. On the new album Death Rides A Horse, Arthur Vint & Associates, the jazz combo led by Brooklyn-based drummer Vint, pay tribute to those themes. Below, check out their disassembled-and-reassembled country-jazz take on the theme from 1965’s For A Few Dollars More, which reimagines the song for guitar, violin, piano, and harmonica. It’s a cool take on a cool piece of music, even if I find myself wishing Vint had found a way to work Morricone’s grunts in there.
Death Rides A Horse is out 7/14 on Ropeadope.