in that recording
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might be no help at all, but here is a picture of the scene, you can see him in the far back.
http://www.me-on-a-diet.com/wp-content/ ... y-song.jpg
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-Vincent van Gogh-
Chances are that the person with the helicon was just an extra actor and not a real player.
It just sickens me to think of that.
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Total reality, though.
All of the musicians look like high school or maybe college age, agree they could be actors. Possibly recruited from USC or some other area band?
The t-bone player is getting into the role
I hope it's generally known that in 99% of the movies or tv shows (ads, too) since whatever date (probably the 50s sometime, I'm really not sure), a person shown on screen playing an instrument is NOT actually playing. The actor's unions and the musicians union have agreements that keep that from happening, or give a lot of pay to the musicians who actually do play. I can only think of one instance in the last 20 years, there may be others---Robert Altman's "Kansas City". And it's a smorgasbord of great players, including Christian McBride, Ron Carter, Fathead Newman, Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton, and a great singer and friend, Kevin Mahogany. The music is really the best part of the film, and the recordings were done on the set, in a building in the 18th and Vine district in KC.
Often they use musicians who have SAG cards, so the faking is a lot more believable. A past friend, whose name evades me right now, used to make some good money doing that.
I'll have to ask Vince Giordano, but I don't think he actually played on screen in "The Aviator". He was on the soundtrack, and was shown in the movie, but not "live", IIRC.
A friend played the drums in the Goldie Hawn movie "Swing Shift" as part of a big band - he was on the set for days, and he is a professional musician - but all that can be seen of him in the final cut was the top of his head...
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