Welcome to The Top 5 Records Podcast Episode 2 with film director and composer Mike Figgis.
I am joined by the incredible academy award nominated director Mike Figgis who is best known for feature film’ Leaving Las Vegas’ for which Nicolas Cage won the Oscar for best actor while Mike was nominated for both best director and adapted screenplay. He has directed a host of other films and TV shows including an episode of The Sopranos.
Outside of film he is a passionate music lover with a deep affection for Jazz and has written much of the music for his own films. His selection is broad and exciting take in specific recordings of Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong as well as a classic album by Joni Mitchell.
Check out the Spotify playlist for his selection here
YouTube links for selections not on Spotify are…
Bridge Over The Congo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H795dyG1JbQ
Billie Holiday ‘Fine & Mellow’ The Sound of Jazz on CBS – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJQiqTZfakQ
Louis Armstrong “Back O’Town Blues’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP9T_76URhk
Discogs Links To Purchase these Songs / Albums:
Bridge Over The Congo – https://www.discogs.com/Various-Bridge-Over-The-Congo/master/1028313
Miles Davis ‘Someday My Prince Will Come’ – https://www.discogs.com/Miles-Davis-Sextet-Someday-My-Prince-Will-Come/master/122262
The Sound of Jazz – https://www.discogs.com/Various-The-Sound-Of-Jazz/release/10054191
Joni Mitchell ‘Blue’ – https://www.discogs.com/Joni-Mitchell-Blue/master/47744
A huge thanks to DJ Mo Fingaz for the theme tune!