( Rocky Mountain News ) |
TARANTINO TO `WAIT UNTIL DARK'
It's a go for the classic film thriller Wait Until Dark to return to the Broadway stage.
Film fans will be aware that Frederick Knott's vintage legit shocker was the basis
A techno-liaison: Janet Jackson features musical genre-bending violin sensation Vanessa-Mae on her The Velvet
Rope album (to be released Oc.t 7) - thanks to the wonders of modern phone technology.
Jackson, who met Vanessa-Mae in 1995, wanted to collaborate with her on a tune for her Velvet album. When the
London-based musician heard Janet's half-completed title track on the phone, she agreed to take two days off
from her recording schedule to fly to the United States to do the song.
But upon arriving at Minneapolis' Flyte Tyme Studios for the recording session with Jackson, the 18-year-old
violinist learned Jackson had come down with a bug and had not been able to make her flight out of Los Angeles.
Janet did get on the speaker phone, and the two artists, alongside co-producer Jimmy ``Jam'' Harris, discussed
ideas for the track.
Then Vanessa-Mae went on to compose a violin part inspired by Jackson' s vocals - with Harris adding not only
his musical know-how but atmosphere provided by hundreds of candles around the studio. Vanessa-Mae, by the
way, has a disc, The Classical Album 2: China Girl, newly released by Angel and has a pop album coming in
Copyright © 1997, Denver Publishing Co.
Marilyn Beck; Tribune Media Services; Stacy Jenel Smith and Stephanie DuBois contributed to this report,
TARANTINO TO `WAIT UNTIL DARK'., Rocky Mountain News, 09-29-1997, pp 14D.