When Herbie Hancock won the Oscar for Best Original Score for Round Midnight, it turned into one of the most controversial wins in Oscar history. Yet if you only look at the roster of musicians that star on this soundtrack, you can hardly guess why the judges picked this over Ennio Morricone.


Dexter Gordon, who played an alcoholic jazz musician in New York & Paris in the film, features on almost every song, but he isn't the only star of the Jazz pantheon that graced these sessions with his presence. Ron Carter, Bobby McFerrin, Tony Williams, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Chet Baker; this is just a sample of the roll-call that rivals Billie Holiday's famous Fine And Mellow session for CBS.


    1. 'Round Midnight
    2. Body And Soul
    3. Bérangère's Nightmare
    4. Fair Weather
    5. Una Noche Con Francis    
    6. The Peacocks
    7. How Long Has This Been Going On?
    8. Rhythm-A-Ning
    9. Still Time
    10. Minuit Aux Champs-Elysées
    11. Chan's Song (Never Said)