David Newman scores Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

Posted on November 2, 2007 by Dan Goldwasser

Recently, composer David Newman recorded his score to the upcoming Martin Lawrence comedy, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee (Roll Bounce), the film is about a successful talk show host (Lawrence) who takes his fiancée from Los Angeles to the South to meet his dysfunctional family.

David Newman conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony

Conducting the 70-piece Hollywood Studio Symphony, Newman’s score was – in a word – “sassy”. It had a fun attitude about it, realized through the use of hip-hop drum loops, kickin’ grooves, organ and electric guitar. Adding some Southern flavor were harmonica, country fiddle, and lots of guitars and bass.

The brass section on Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

David Newman conducts the orchestra

Orchestrator Greg Jamrok, music scoring consultant Krystyna Newman, scoring sound supervisor Thomas Graham II and music editors Jeff Carson and Jim Harrison were in the booth to assist Newman. Scoring mixer Fred Vogler handled the delicate balance between the various elements – most of which were recorded simultaneously.

Stage recordist Adam Michalak slates a cue as the scoring team works away

Saxophonist Dan Higgins laughs at a joke during the scoring session

David Newman goes over a cue with pianist Randy Kerber

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins will hit theaters on February 8, 2008 from Universal Pictures.

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