I would like to add something to the stunning recordings thread. Only thing - I doubt it is available except maybe as a DVD.
There was a sports special recently on Showtime, kind of a miniseries about the rise of the AFL and how it became the AFC etc.
and crazy crazy music to go with it!
I don't even know how to describe it, genre-wise. Some of it is what I'd call 50's ultra light and ultra commercial jazz. i.e. made for TV sounding jazz tinged. But tasty in a retro sort of way.
But then during some of the very expertly filmed football shots (action stuff), OMG, the orchestral stuff just goes berserk.
Crazy sound all over the place. Very different.
Makes me wonder if there is one cohesive soundtrack to the thing.
Lets put it this way, the music on a FOOTBALL documentary was good enough to a. grab my attention and b. make me rave (even if only quietly to myself)
Here is a link to the show. http://sports.sho.com/full-color-football.html
If you see it, I'd like to know what you thought of the sound. Especially the last episode, I'd say, is when it really caught my attention.