“The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Calls New Orleans” Scored by Mark Isham

By • January 12, 2009

Mark Isham recently had his score for German auteur Werner Herzog’s new film, The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Calls New Orleans, recorded in Prague. The film is a remake of the 1992 Abel Ferrara cult classic Bad Lieutenant, and the new version is, like the original, produced by Edward R. Pressman Film. The cast features many big stars, such as Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Coolidge and Brad Dourif. Mark Isham also recently finished work on Not Forgotten, a thriller directed by Dror Soref and co-composed with Cindy O’Connor, and My One and Only, British director Richard Loncraine’s 1950s comedy starring RenĂ©e Zellweger and Kevin Bacon.


By Paul Quin on May 4th, 2010 at 11:09 am

Dear Film Music Magazine

I recently saw the trailer for the Bad Lieutenant remake and I wanted to find out who is singing the blues track which overlays much of the trailer. Do you perhaps know what this music is and if not could you please suggest where I might be able to find out? Thanks.

By Fergus Stewart on May 21st, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Hey Paul,
This reply is only a year too late but the two tracks played in the trailer are…

“Long Gone Train” by Jefferson Parish
“Kiss the Blues Goodbye” by Chucho Merchan & Jimmy Zavala

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