Joyful Noise

Working on the new movie Joyful Noise

Joyful Noise, a musical film starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah, has just been released, and I had the chance to work on the music for the film in a variety of behind-the-scenes aspects, including preproduction, keyboard work, drum programming, horn arranging, engineering, and assisting the composer for the movie, Mervyn Warren.

From the IMDB entry: “Joyful Noise is the story of a small town choir out to win a national competition despite overwhelming odds. A story of faith and determination by the choir leaders (Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton) and the young talent who give their all to win God’s praise and beat the competition for the grand prize.”

The soundtrack includes gospel classics, modern classics, and new original songs written by Mervyn Warren, and Dolly Parton. An all-star roster of players graced the recordings, including Paul Jackson Jr, the Jerry Hey horns, Reggie Hamilton, Kirk Franklin, as well as Dolly and Queen themselves.

2 days ago
Celebrating some amazing composers tonight with @The_SCL Emmy reception. https://t.co/dZRKr7QTZb daviddas photo
4 days ago
A peaceful night under the stars with my beloved Debussy and Ravel. (Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune and the G major piano concerto -- my favorite.) https://t.co/cXQjNGd6fw daviddas photo
1 week ago
An absolutely electrifying talk at @scoringarts with John Ottman with terrific insights into some of the most intriguing films of his career. https://t.co/vs3NCkbTEN daviddas photo
1 week ago
Feeling a little low today? I've got just the fix. Spend a minute with the Trebek Affirmation Soundboard. The man has a tone that will fix you right up: https://t.co/6jUvSORwVg
1 week ago
Two days left until a really compelling talk: Storytelling with John Ottman. Coming up this Saturday! https://t.co/uaoUQzYqoI