Node Records is pleased to release Stanley Clarke’s original score for the critically-acclaimed documentary Halston
on Friday, June 7th, 2019, through all digital platforms. The film is being distributed by 1091 nationwide on June 7th.
Halston Director Frédéric Tcheng ("Dior and I") documents America’s first superstar designer’s rise to international fame in the 1970s through weaving archival footage and intimate interviews with Halston’s family, friends and collaborators including Liza Minnelli, Iman, Joel Schumacher, Lesley Frowick, and Jacqueline Kennedy. It is a behind-the-headlines look into the struggle between Halston’s artistic legacy and his fall to the pressures of big business. Halston is produced by Roland Ballester and Frédéric Tcheng, with producers Stephanie Levy and Paul Dallas, executive produced by T Dog Productions (Dogwoof) and CNN Films and music supervised by Tracy McKnight.
Frédéric Tcheng reflects, “The music that Stanley composed captures brilliantly the epic sweep of Halston’s career and the enigmatic aura of his persona, elusive yet intimate, a true American giant.”Stanley Clarke
is one of the most celebrated acoustic and electric bass players in the world, and an accomplished composer of more than 70 film and television projects including the Academy Award-nominated Boyz n The Hood," the Tina Turner biopic What’s Love Got To Do With It," and The Transporter."
“Halston was fascinating to work on due to the wealth of archival footage available,” explains Clarke. “Frédéric Tcheng sequenced the material in a manner that gave me an opportunity to maintain a storytelling continuity to the score. The soundtrack is melodic and is part jazz-combo dynamic and part orchestral with occasional elements of synthesized music acknowledging the era of the 1970s.”
About Node Records
Node Records is a specialty boutique label committed to releasing and marketing music from groundbreaking artists and films. Based in Los Angeles and New York, Node is distributed by BFD/The Orchard. Recent releases include the Academy Award-winning documentary Free Solo,
and the Academy Award- nominated film The Wife.
About Stanley Clarke
Stanley Clarke is equally gifted as a recording artist, performer, composer, conductor, arranger, producer and film score composer. A true pioneer in jazz and jazz- fusion, Clarke is particularly known for his ferocious bass dexterity and consummate musicality. Unquestionably, he has attained “living legend” status during his over 40-year career. Clarke’s creativity has been recognized and rewarded in every way imaginable: gold and platinum records, Grammy Awards, Emmy nominations, virtually every readers and critics poll in existence, and more. He was honored with the highly prestigious Miles Davis Award at the Montreal Jazz Festival for his entire body of work. In 2014 he was invited to become a member of the exclusive Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.