1. Natural Spiritual Orchestra, incidental music composed and conducted by William J. E. Lee, in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing (Univer­sal)
Sometimes sug­gesting Aaron Cope­land, sometimes Randy Newman—but more urgent, more confusing—Lee’s (Spike’s father) half-buried work is seemingly as foreign to its Brooklyn setting as modern African sounds would be; in a movie where every actor is immediately questioned by another, the music plays as the film’s second mind. 567 more words