Robbie Robertson ''score musicians'' for Martin Scorsese's brilliant The Irishman that marlbank managed to catch last night, are Frederic Yonnet, harmonica, Randy Kerber, piano, George Doering, guitar, Reggie Hamilton, bass, and Jim Keltner, drums. If you see the film stay for the credits not to read all the minutiae necessarily but to hear what happens as the music changes from archival doo wop gradually to original music. The credits do go on a bit. When you come to a particular electric guitar solo, however, you will be very glad that you did linger until it is just you and the doorman waiting to turn off the lights. There is some great groove here too particularly in the latter part of the end credits. The harmonica part is fantastic.
Above, is 'The Theme for The Irishman,' which recurs as a motif throughout the film. Harmonica again very significant and think back to Midnight Cowboy how effectively Toots Thielemans' harpology worked in that classic movie.
Returning to the end credits right at the end the Van Morrison vocal guesting with Robertson on 'I Hear You Paint Houses' previously discussed in these pages wafts in and out of earshot in an audio collage. You can hear the song properly on YouTube but the hints as the credits roll if you don't know the song will make you prick up your ears and send you searching. SG pic: marlbank