A song version of its main theme closes the movie, sung in French by acclaimed vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, who also penned the lyrics. – Jazziz
Lakeshore Records will release Sylvie’s Love—Amazon Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring music by Fabrice Lecomte (Dead Heat). New York-based Lecomte has created the heart and soul of the romantic drama with his emotive orchestrations and his keen knack for jazz—both styles crucial to the film’s storyline. Lakeshore will release a single/instant grat titled “B.-Loved (French Version)” that features the remarkable Cécile McLorin Salvant on vocals. Also appearing on the soundtrack are The Dickie Brewster Quartet, Samantha Sidley, and a performance by Eva Longoria. The single is out now digitally as an instant-grat track and the album will be released digitally on December 23.
Pre-order the album: [Amazon Music]
01. B.-Loved (feat. Cécile McLorin Salvant) [French Version]
02. First Encounter
03. First Kiss
05. Robert Leaves For Paris
06. Sylvie Tucks In Michelle
07. The Lucy Wolper Show
08. Transition to the Concert
10. On the Way
11. Sylvie’s Father Is Dead
12. Robert Confronts Sylvie
13. Robert Meets Michelle
14. At the Chinese Restaurant
15. Later On The Porch
16. First Flashback
17. The Break-Up
18. Back at the Plant
19. Sylvie’s Happy Waltz
20. Quizás, Quizás, Quizás – Eva Longoria
21. Waltz for Debby – Samantha Sidley
22. B.-Blue (feat. The Dickie Brewster Quartet)
23. B.-Bop (feat. The Dickie Brewster Quartet)
24. B.-Loved (feat. The Dickie Brewster Quartet)
The film written and directed by Eugene Ashe and starring Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha will be released December 23 on Prime Video.
In Sylvie’s Love, the jazz is smooth and the air sultry in the hot New York summer of 1957. Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha), a saxophonist, spends late nights playing behind a less-talented but well-known bandleader, as member of a jazz quartet.
Sylvie (Tessa Thompson), who dreams of a career in television, spends her summer days helping around her father’s record store, as she waits for her fiancé to return from war. When Robert takes a part-time job at the record store, the two begin a friendship that sparks a deep passion in each of them, unlike anything they have felt before.
As the summer winds down, life takes them in different directions, bringing their relationship to an end. Years pass, Sylvie’s career as a TV producer blossoms, while Robert has to come to terms with what the age of Motown is doing to the popularity of Jazz. In a chance meeting, Sylvie and Robert cross paths again, only to find that while their lives have changed, their feelings for each other remain the same.
Writer/director Eugene Ashe combines romance and music into a sweeping story that brings together changing times, a changing culture, and the true price of love.
Says Lecomte: “Eugene and I met by pure chance, during his writing of Sylvie’s Love beautiful script. We discussed jazz a great deal as we are both fans of the genre and his background in music helped a lot in finding a common language. As for the score in general, his instructions were to write melodic music with big orchestrations in the tradition of Michel Legrand, Ennio Morricone and other famous European film composers of the period. He stressed that music in his concept of the movie was to be an essential part and one of the main actors.”
“Jazz was an integral part of the plot and since we wanted to make it true to the period, we recorded the tracks, as the top groups were doing at the time, in just two takes. Thanks to our stellar cast of musicians that came off really well and it was a truly incredible experience.”
ABOUT FABRICE LECOMTE
Born in Milan, Italy but of French Nationality.
Equally well-versed in Classical Music and Jazz he started performing as a pianist at age 16 with his jazz trio at the Capolinea Jazz Club in Milan, Italy (where Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan and Art Blakey had had legendary performances).
Following his move to the United States he graduated in Composition from the Mannes College of Music where he also studied Film Music.
Published early at age 23 after a successful performance of his orchestral music at Carnegie Recital Hall, the following year the American Symphony Orchestra’s performance of his “Those Hidden Thoughts” at Alice Tully Hall received praise by the New York Times and by Keith Jarrett who was at the concert. Several classical music commissions in Europe and in the US followed but also film scores, music for the theater and commercials (his music is on the first nationwide commercial for CNBC).
His orchestral score for the movie Dead Heat was praised by Ennio Morricone and Oscar winner directors Giuliano Montaldo and Robert Wise.
Lately his Sonata for Flute and Cello has sparked interest by the most important contemporary music ensembles like the Russian Studio for New Music Ensemble in St. Petersburg, Russia and was included in the archive of the Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt, Germany.
He had been invited regularly by the famed “Accademia di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale” in Saluzzo, Italy to conduct an annual master class on various techniques for composing film music.
Fabrice Lecomte resides in New York City.
His music is published by the Willis Music Corporation and he is a member of ASCAP both as a composer and a publisher.