Skip to comments.(vanity) Help identify background jazz music in this TV ad
Posted on 03/10/2013 4:15:38 PM PDT by martin_fierro
Can anyone identify the artist that plays the jazzy background music in this Stella Artois ad?
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Sounds like Bill Evans at first. But then comes the sappy sax.
I can’t identify the song, but the saxophonist sounds a lot like Coltrane.
Hmmm. Sounds a little like Bill Evans.
Ask the company
Yep, tried Shazam already. That thing never works for me. < |:(~
It might be a custom written piece for the commercial.
I think Shazam has a problem because the guy is talking in the background.
Yeah, I was afraid of that.
Still, the song has a “vintage vibe” to it.
Mostly works for me, but this little piece was too short and the voice-over probably didn’t help either.
Perhaps: A little jingle made just for this commercial.
How did you know what I was writing?
Sounds like variations on ‘I Dream of You’. Brubeck did it as a cut on one of his records, IIRC.
Don’t know. Good commercial, good beer. Thanks for posting.
(heh, I am a sysadmin and I have that button on my door...:)
I don’t know his name, but here’s his picture.
A company called ‘Sound Tree’ has done custom music for Stella Artois. Stella Artois has also used Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers for spots.
Thanks for those links, the CA state song was interesting and awful. It’s no wonder no one knows it.
Oh wait, I think I’ve got it: A commercial for a liquid that pretends to be beer uses a jingle that pretends to be jazz. Yeah, that’s gotta be it.
Fun fact: In Belgian-Congo, making prisoners drink Stella Artois was more effective than waterboarding!
>> “It might be a custom written piece for the commercial.” <<
My Dad used to play the piano like that late at night when everyone else was in bed. He could go on for hours in the same key, never playing anything anyone had ever heard before (or ever would again in many cases because he never wrote anything he composed to score)
That's essentially what Keith Jarrett would do, just go onstage and improvise....beautiful stuff. The Koln Concert is pure heaven.
>> “How did you know what I was writing?” <<
. What should scare you is that he knew it before you did :o)
Heh. That’s cheatin’.
Never mind, he’s just an actor.
>> “ I am a sysadmin and I have that button on my door” <<
We used to have a network admin at a co that I worked for that was kind of goofy. He would come in drunk or surly some mornings and change everyone’s password for no reason, and it would always take an extra couple of hours to get the office up and running those mornings.
One day he changed the admin password in such a state of mind, and didn’t write it down anywhere. The next day he couldn’t remember it, and just ran off home to pout. Later I managed to crack it from what I knew of his personal life, and changed it again.
The next day he quit.
Was the password "12345"? That's the kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage.
How is it you haven't gotten on my party invite list.
Is the artist ELEW?
However, there are those who want to replace our state song. If we have to do so, we could use "Golden Gate", although that has more of a Northern California feel. Incidentally, the version of "Golden Gate" that I linked to concludes with a couple bars of "I Love You, California."
Gee, thanks for that.
Sounds like it was recorded for the commercial. It’s no jazz classic that I know of.
Barry Manilow composition, Kenny G. performing.
Bingo. I can’t stand that swill. Europee.
You’d undoubtedly like “I Love You, California” if it were performed by some contemporary artist such as Justin Bieber or Snoop Doggie Dogg.
I know that song, Home on the Range, I don’t know why, I think that Roy Rogers or Gene Autry must have sung it. Maybe both.
The popularity of the newer version may have been enhanced after FDR reportedly said that it was his favorite song.
Speaking of background music in ads, I recall a TV commercial from the 1990's--I don't recall the product--in which a baritone sang "Home on the Range" in Italian--although the words he was singing, "Capanna nel la Campagna" actually mean "shack in the countryside."
...and loving it! /Maxwell Smart
How is it you haven't gotten on my party invite list.
Someone leaked that I raid the rare single malt stash and do a dance routine with a lampshade on my head? Damn the bastard. ;-)
I would bet body parts that the background music in the Stella Artois commercials is the Dave Brubeck Quartet. The piano sounds like Brubeck, and the alto sax has to be Paul Desmond. If it’s not the DBQ, I’d sure love to know who it was, but I am — what, supremely confident? Yeah. Supremely confident
Dude, now *that’s* how you revive an eight month-old thread. < |:)~
I shall search Teh Torrents.
Except in the commercial, it seems a lot slower than the track you find on youtube.
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