Basil Kirchin - Assignment Kirchin (Two Unreleased Scores From the Kirchin Tape Archive)
Two sublime unreleased scores from Basil Kirchin.
Assignment K dates from 1968, was a film about a toy maker who has a double life as an international spy. It was directed by Val Guest, who’d just finished trying to rescue the cinematic hotchpotch that was Casino Royale - he had been brought in by the Bond producers after Peter Sellers had walked off the movie. We imagine Assignment K may have been a slightly less stressful few months of shooting. As for the Kirchin score that we have here, we can tell you very little indeed, apart from the fact that the bass player was Ron Prentice (an ex blacksmith turned musician and craftsman) who worked on several Bond scores, but we know little else. And we only know this because it says so in the academic tome “Jazz On The Screen” by David Meeker.
Format / LP
Label / Trunk
Cat No / JBH105LP
Genre / Soundtracks
Release date / 26 January 2024