Coup de Chance Soundtrack

Coup de Chance (Stroke of Luck) is a 2023 French language movie written and directed by Woody Allen. It has been described as a domestic thriller or comedy-drama thriller and reviews have been generally positive. Of interest here is the fact that the soundtrack from the movie is essentially made up of excerpts from 6 jazz recordings as follows (title, (composer), lead artist, album, orig. label and cat. no., rec. date, personnel, orig. cover art):

When Your Lover Has Gone” (comp. Einar Swan), Art Farmer/Donald Byrd, 2 Trumpets, Prestige PRLP 7062, 1956-08-03

Art Farmer (ldr, t), Barry Harris (p), Doug Watkins (b), Art Taylor (d)

Cantaloupe Island” (comp. Herbie Hancock), Nat Adderley, Sayin’ Somethin’, Atlantic 1460, 1966-01-13

Nat Adderley (ldr, cnt), Joe Henderson (ts), Herbie Hancock (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Roy McCurdy (d)

Bags’ Groove” (comp. Milt Jackson), Modern Jazz Quartet, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Atlantic 1265, 1957-04-05

Milt Jackson (vib), John Lewis (ldr, p), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d)

Fortune’s Child” (comp. Nat Adderley), Nat Adderley, A Little New York Midtown Music, Galaxy 5120, 1978-09-18,19

Nat Adderley (ldr, cnt), Johnny Griffin (ts), Victor Feldman (elp), Ron Carter (b), Roy McCurdy (d)

Arm in Arm” (comp. Meredith Willson), Hank Jones, Meredith Willson’s Here’s Love, Argo LPS 728, 1963-10-19

Hank Jones (ldr, p), Kenny Burrell (g), Milt Hinton (b), Elvin Jones (d)

In the Bag” (comp. Nat Adderley), Nat Adderley, In the Bag, Jazzland JLP 975, 1962-05-??

Nat Adderley (ldr, cnt), Julian Cannonball Adderley (as), Nat Perriliat (ts), Ellis Marsalis (p), Sam Jones (b), James Black (d)

The Art Farmer selection, “When Your Lover Has Gone,” is a beautiful ballad performance, classic Farmer, recorded in 1956 for Prestige Records and issued on the album, 2 Trumpets (the other trumpet being Donald Byrd who is not heard on this track). This was Farmer’s second recording of Einar Swan’s haunting melody, the first taking place about a month earlier for the Dawn record label under the leadership of Dutch accordionist Mat Mathews.

For more information, see the discography.