MY LIFE IN MUSIC Career Retrospective of the 80 Year-Old Composer Includes Tracks From: 3-Dozen Films, Jazz, Symphonic Compositions, and Unreleased Music

(October 3, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA) Aleph Records is proud to release Lalo Schifrin: My Life in Music, a four-CD boxed set of music from the legendary composer’s career in film, jazz, and classical music.

The set, available November 13th, features music from three-dozen films, jazz and symphonic pieces composed by Schifrin, and unreleased music from films including Charley Varrick, The Beguiled, Joe Kidd, and Coogan’s Bluff. Along with over five hours worth of music, a forty-eight page book is included with archival photos and notes. BUY NOW

Director Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, Red Dragon) describes Lalo Schifrin as “one of the greatest composers that’s ever lived. He understands how to move an audience emotionally. There’s nobody hipper than Lalo.”

“It takes a certain skill set to compose for orchestra. It takes a different one to write and play jazz. It requires yet another to conduct a symphony orchestra. And the ability to handle the complex craft of writing music for moving images is still another. For one man to have mastered all of these – and excelled at them for more than 50 years – is exceedingly rare. In fact, practically unheard of.” – Jon Burlingame

“Spanning fifty years of accomplishment, Lalo Schifrin: My Life in Music is a tapestry of diverse composition; a mosaic of tone and color, honed and shaped with the maestro’s precision,” said the set’s producer Nick Redman.

“I have been very fortunate in having the opportunity to compose music in the jazz, classical, and film/television genres during my career,” said Schifrin. “This box set is a very broad sampling of some of those works. It is an opportunity to share some well-known pieces and discover new music as well.”

This four-disc set spans music from all aspects of Mr. Schifrin’s career, from the early beginnings of his film music to the big hits that include Mission Impossible, Dirty Harry, Enter The Dragon, and Bullitt. Also represented is music from his jazz and classical compositions including work commissioned by Dizzy Gillespie, as well as the Grammy-nominated Jazz Meets The Symphony series.
His music is a synthesis of traditional and twentieth-century techniques, and his early love for jazz and rhythm are strong attributes of his style. “Invocations,” “Concerto for Double Bass,” “Piano Concertos No. 1 and No. 2,” “Pulsations,” “Tropicos,” “La Nouvelle Orleans,” and “Resonances” are examples of this tendency to juxtapose universal thoughts with a kind of elaborated primitivism. In the classical composition field, Schifrin has more than 60 works.
Schifrin has written over 100 film and television scores including Mission Impossible, Mannix, Cool Hand Luke, Bullitt, The Cincinnati Kid, Amityville Horror, Enter The Dragon,four of the Dirty Harry films, and more recently Abominable and the Rush Hour trilogy. Lalo Schifrin has now won five Grammys® (twenty-two nominations), one Cable ACE Award, and six Academy Award® nominations. 

“To borrow Gary Owens’ inspirational title from 1968, there’s a whole Lalo Schifrin goin’ on. Was then, is now, and will be for a long, long time.” – Jon Burlingame


For more information contact Beth Krakower, CineMedia Promotions, 310.439.1403,, or @cinemediapromo on Twitter 

Track Listing

1. Enter The Dragon – Main Title
2. Samba Para Dos — from Bossa Nova Groove
3. The Fox – Main Title
4. The Eagle Has Landed — Eagle Falls In Love
5. Rhino — Transporting Rhino
6. Fast Walking– Main Title
7. Burning Bridges — from Kelly’s Heroes Vocals: The Mike Curb Congregation
8. Invisible City — from Metamorphosis: Jazz Meets The Symphony #4
9. Dirty Harry – Main Title
10. The Cincinnati Kid — New Orleans Procession
11. Caveman – End Title
12. Abominable — There Is Something Out There
13. Cool Hand Luke – Main Title
14. Telefon – Main Title
15. The Dead Pool — The Pier, The Bridge, and The City
16. Love Poem For Donna — from Ins and Outs
17. Charley Varrick — Bank Robbery — PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
18. Bullitt – Main Title
19. Coogan’s Bluff – Main Title — PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
20. Rush Hour – End Title


1. Joe Kidd – Main Title — PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
2. Cool Hand Luke — Tar Sequence
3. The Osterman Weekend — The Face of Love
4. Rollercoaster — Calliope Of Death
5. Kelly’s Heroes — All For The Love Of Sunshine
6. The Venetian Affair — Venice After Dark
7. Dirty Harry — Scorpio’s View
8. The Statue Of Liberty March — from Those Fabulous Hollywood Marches
9. Brubaker — Theme From Brubaker
10. The Cincinnati Kid — Instrumental Version (Lalo Schifrin, piano)
11. Something to Believe In — The Miracle
12. The Beguiled — Amputation Aftermath
13. Che — Che!
14. El Dorado — from Firebird: Jazz Meets The Symphony #3
15. Sudden Impact – Main Title
16. The Wrath Of God — Pablito / Guitarra / Padre Van Horne
17. Magnum Force — Magnum Force
18. The Amityville Horror – Main Title 
19. Coogan’s Bluff — Take Me to Ringerman — PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
20. Return Of The Marquis de Sade — Justine 
21. Mission: Impossible — The Plot


1. The Cincinnati Kid – Vocals: Ray Charles
2. Cool Hand Luke — Arletta Blues
3. Les Felins – Main Title 
4. The Fourth Protocol – Main Title 
5. Spooks — The Forces Of Darkness
6. The Beguilded — Finding McB — PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
7. Mannix — Theme from Mannix
8. Bulitt — Ice Pick Mike
9. Return Of The Marquis de Sade Bach to the Blues
10. Magnum Force – Main Title 
11. Tango del Atardecer — from Letters from Argentina
13. Rollercoaster — Movement From String Quartette
14. Summer Dance — from Invocations: Jazz Meets The Symphony #7
15. Don Quixote — My Lord Don Quixote / End Title
17. Let Us Leave Some Songs — from Cantos Aztecas
18. La Pelle — Tema D’Amore
19. Charley Varrick — Last Of The Independents – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
20. Sudden Impact — Robbery Suspect
21. Rush Hour – Main Title 


1. Concorde: Airport 79 — Suite
2. Paraphrase — from Kaleidoscope: Jazz Meets The Symphony #6
3. Panamericana — from Gillespiana
4. Once a Thief — from Jazz Goes To Hollywood
5. Resonances — from Esperanto
6. Montuno — from Latin Jazz Suite
7. People Alone – The Competition — from Jazz Goes to Hollywood
8. Intersections — from Intersections: Jazz Meets The Symphony #5
9. Agnus Dei — from Jazz Mass
10. Toccata — from Gillespiana
11. Mission: Impossible — from Jazz Goes to Hollywood


Brubaker Coogans Bluff Fast Walking
Joe Kidd Rage Telefon
The Beguiled The Last Rhino The Wrath Of God