First Listen: Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film 'The Great Gatsby' : NPR
The soundtrack to The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann’s latest high-end refurbishing of a lived-in classic, doesn’t try to re-imagine Jazz Age tunes in a modern context. Instead, it attempts to transplant the sensibility of the 1920s to the hip-hop era, with genre-busting collaborations overseen by Jay-Z.
I haven’t even read The Great Gatsby, which I think makes me the worst recently completed English major ever, but this music is fucking phenomenal. They managed to do Jazz Age without Jazz. Truly mind-blowing.