Posts Tagged ‘scores & soundtracks’

Get Him To The Greek - Posted on July 12th, 2010

I composed the score and wrote songs for the film “Get Him To The Greek”. P Please check out the Soundtrack CD




The Goods: Live Hard, Sell hard - Posted on August 10th, 2009

The Goods, Live Hard Sell HardThe Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard was released nationwide on august 14 2009. I composed the music for this comedy staring Jeremy Piven.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall - Posted on March 19th, 2008

Hello fine peoples! I composed the music for “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” which opens in theaters nation wide on April 18. It’s a Judd Apatow Production, a riotous comedy with some familiar faces – Jason Segel (knocked Up. Jason wrote the screenplay and is the lead character), Jonah Hill (Superbad) and Paul Rudd (knocked Up, 40 Year old Virgin) among another fine cast.

Reviews of Superbad CD - Posted on August 16th, 2007

Check out these reviews of the Superbad CD. One from Lostatsea.nt and this one from IGN.

Superbad is coming! - Posted on July 20th, 2007

I’m very happy and excited about the music I wrote for the upcoming film SUPERBAD, hitting US theaters on August 17. This film is a Judd Apatow production, and my second full score under his umbrella since The 40 Year Old Virgin. It is another comedy, co-written and staring Seth Rogan (Knocked Up), with Jonah Hill (Knocked Up), Michael Cera (Arrested Development), and Bill Heder (SNL). The film is hilarious, and I’m proud to be attached to it.

What’s special about the music: At Superbad’s infancy, the combination of 60’s-70’s funk, R and B and even blaxploitation had been established for the film’s musical makeup. Between myself and the filmmakers it was unanimous that the original music be as authentic as possible; to sound as soulful and greasy as the songs and score music temped in to inspire us. The direct course to authenticity dictated we involve the musicians who were the originators and innovators, the most influential names synonymous with funk.

We aimed for soul royalty going after the alumni of James Brown’s band. Bootsy Collins was the first on board. For the uninitiated, he was James’ groundbreaking bassist in the early seventies before joining George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, to name a few. We then nabbed the funkiest of funky drummers, Clyde Stubblefield and John “Jab’o” Starks, both heard on James’ most popular songs. Adding Phelps “Catfish’ Collins on guitar and keyboard genius Bernie Worrell on keys, and we had ourselves the dream band. Many had not seen each other in years, and the sprit in the studio was very much a family reunion. It was really something to behold. Rounding out the ensemble were local Los Angeles musicians celebrated at the top of their field; Jerry Hey and his amazing horn section, Luis Conte, Jeff Babko and other stellar players. In the end, what was achieved from this joyous congregation far exceeded all expectations.

A soundtrack CD will accompany the release of the movie available August 7, and it will feature much of my music with many tracks expanded and lengthened. I hope you’ll check it out, and see the movie!

Knocked Up - Posted on May 22nd, 2006

Once again I’ve had the pleasure to work for director/writer/producer Judd Apatow. This time around he asked me to tackle a few scenes for the hilarious KNOCKED UP. If you’re bothering to read this, you may wonder what scenes I wrote the music to. Here they are: One of the main character believes her husband is cheating, and shows up at a house she believes the impropriety is taking place. The other scene is the big climax at the end, (for those who haven’t seen the film it’d give away too much to describe it further).