Joe Kraemer scores Jack Reacher

Posted on January 16, 2013 by Dan Goldwasser

Last year, composer Joe Kraemer reunited with director/writer Christopher McQuarrie to score Jack Reacher, based on the hit series of novels by author Lee Child. The film, which stars Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike and Werner Herzog, opened on December 18, 2012 and has grossed over $150 million worldwide.

Recorded at the Sony Scoring Stage, Kraemer conducted his own score, which featured a large ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony recorded by veteran scoring mixer Bruce Botnick.

Joe Kraemer conducts Jack Reacher

The strings

The brass section

Randy Kerber on piano

Joe Kraemer listens to feedback from the booth

In the booth, Kraemer was assisted by orchestrators Tim Davies, Zack Ryan and Jeremy Levy, as well as music editor John Finklea and digital recordist Adam Olmstead.

Orchestrator Zack Ryan, director Christopher McQuarrie and composer Joe Kraemer

Music editor John Finklea and digtal recordist Adam Olmstead

Orchestrators Zack Ryan and Tim Davies and scoring mixer Bruce Botnick

Joe Kraemer conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony

The soundtrack album for Jack Reacher is available from Paramount Music on iTunes, and on CD from La-La Land Records.

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