Sunday, December 18, 2011

On the Jazz Side

Yannis Spanos is a very special case of a composer.
He lived in Paris during the 60s and 70s where he served “la Nouvelle Vague” as a pianist and a composer. He collaborated with Brigitte Bardot, Juliette Gréco, Marcel Rothel, Michael Legrand among others.
During the 70s he returned to Greece where he initiated the Greek version of Nouvelle Vague (Neo Kyma).

Here’s La Panthere from Juliette Gréco album Complainte Amoureuse (1969)

Yiannis Spanos is also the composer of many soundtracks including Anazitisis (1972), This Summer (1971), Symposium (1972), Pavlos Melas (1974).

Listen to the funky Psychedelic Shake from the acclaimed Symposium soundtrack, produced by Michel Legrand, for Dimitris Kollatos film.

And here’s a fine blues/jazz tune from the movie Ransom Baby of 1972.
The soundtrack remains unreleased and what you find here is the pieces of the song I gathered from 3 different parts of the movie and joined them to come up with the full song.


  1. Φοβερο το κομματι απ το Ransom Baby.

  2. Χαίρομαι που σου αρέσει. Κι εγώ ενθουσιάστηκα που το βρήκα.
    Σχετικά με τον τραγουδιστή δεν έχω βρει κανένα στοιχείο. Ρώτησα το Φώντα Τρούσα αν γνωρίζει κάτι και μου ανέφερε ως πιθανό το όνομα του Τάσου Παπασταμάτη των Forminx. Αυτόν είχα σκεφτεί κι εγώ. Δεν υπάρχουν στοιχεία ωστόσο. Αν κάποιος γνωρίζει...


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