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Soundtrack review: A running jump (Gary Yershon – 2014)

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Soundtrack review: A running jump (Gary Yershon – 2014)


After the strange listening experience that was “Mr. Turner” I tried the second part of that release, the score for the short film “A running jump”, written by Gary Yershon for the same director. I had to check twice because the tone and pace was completely different.

I found myself on a tropical beach party as soon as the first track started. Piano, trumpets and what sounds like bongos accompanied me. That mood continues for almost half an hour. If you like cheery jazz improvisations, then this score is for you. It is light and fairly energetic; the piano is jolly and the drums give a good vibe. There’s a theme that runs through “A running jump” in different variations and I can imagine the appeal of a score like this as background music at a cocktail party or on a holiday cruise. It doesn’t have enough to be a rewarding standalone listen though.

Cue rating: 60 / 100

Total minutes of excellence: 0 / 28

Album excellence: 0%


Mihnea Manduteanu

I have been listening to film music for 25 years and writing about it since 2014. I've written over 1000 reviews and I can't imagine myself doing anything else. I am also a member of IFMCA (International Film Music Critics Association).

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