Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Express: The Ernie Davis Story - Music by Mark Isham

The Express: The Ernie Davis Story - Music by Mark Isham

As the NFL season is hitting its stride, another inspiring football-flick hits the big screen. Accompanying the intriguing story of Ernie Banks comes composer MARK ISHAM's appropriate score. While it's no Trevor Rabin inspiration bonanza, it certainly is one of Isham's more "lively" scores in a while. The prolific Lakeshore Records has released the soundtrack. You can read the full press release below.



Soundtrack Features Original Music by Mark Isham

(October 6, 2008- Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack for THE EXPRESS THE ERNIE DAVIS STORY, available via iTunes and Amazon Digital on September 30, 2008 and in stores on October 7th. The soundtrack contains original music composed by Mark Isham (Reservation Road, Crash). The film is based on the true story of Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

From his days as a pioneer of electronic music in the '80s to his current status as a world-renowned film composer, Mark Isham continues to be one of the most prolific and provocative artists on the scene. As an accomplished trumpet player, Isham’s solo recordings span from electric jazz and classic acoustic jazz to New Age and ethnic world music. His musical signature is evident in his memorable scores for such notable films as Crash, Bobby, The Valley of Elah, and The Black Dahlia, with its critically lauded jazz noir soundtrack.

Isham has composed over 75 film scores including Eight Below, The Cooler, A River Runs Through It, Blade, Nell, Men of Honor, Reservation Road, Lions for Lambs, and Miracle. He recently received the Henry Mancini Lifetime Achievement Award from ASCAP.

THE EXPRESS THE ERNIE DAVIS STORY follows the extraordinary life story of Ernie Davis (Rob Brown). His fight for equality and respect forever changed the face of American sports, and his story continues to inspire new generations. Raised in poverty in Pennsylvania coal-mining country, Davis hurdled social and economic obstacles to become one of the greatest running backs in college football history. Under the guidance of legendary Syracuse coach Ben Schwartzwalder (Dennis Quaid), he became a hero who superseded Jim Brown’s achievements and set records that stand to this day.

As the growing civil rights movement divided the country in the 60s, Davis became a symbol for achievement that transcended race. Refusing to flinch from others’ prejudices, he achieved all his goals – until he faced a challenge that would make most men crumble. He joined the ranks of black pioneers by teaching a generation tolerance, inspiring a movement that smashed barriers on and off the field.

Universal Pictures presents THE EXPRESS THE ERNIE DAVIS STORY in theaters on October 10, 2008. THE EXPRESS THE ERNIE DAVIS STORY original soundtrack on Lakeshore Records will be available via iTunes and Amazon Digital on September 30th, and in stores on October 7th.

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