JACK REACHER and the BMI Film/TV Awards

May 16th, 2013

At the BMI Film/TV Awards, I finally had a chance to thank John Williams for turning down the invitation to score JACK REACHER before I was hired.

I was delighted to attend to BMI Film/TV awards last night for the first time ever, where I was also thrilled to get an award for my score to JACK REACHER. Perhaps the best moment was when I finally got a chance to thank John Williams in person for turning down an offer to score the movie before I was hired. More pics to follow!

JACK REACHER is coming….

December 11th, 2012

The publicity machine is beginning to grind out new REACHER stuff on a daily basis, from clips and commercials to reviews and making-of pieces.

Here is one of the nicest reviews I’ve ever recieved.

And here is another one.

While The Hollywood Reporter didn’t single out the music in their review, they did respond favorably to the film.

Total Film also liked the movie.

Empire magazine gives it 4 stars.

One of the most confusingly written reviews of any film ever appeared at AICN last week.

And finally, the CD Soundtrack is due to be released (what the kids call “dropping”) next Tuesday from LaLa Land Records.

As always, thanks for reading…


November 16th, 2012

Congratulations to my old friend Marco Beltrami for his recognition last night at the HMMAs for his score for The Sessions.  Congratulations to my new friend Neal Acree for his win for his work on the score to the video game Diablo III.  

Here is an announcement for the release of the score to Jack Reacher on CD and iTunes on December 18, 2012.

And here is something funny I found scouring the net recently: a review of my score for The Way of the Gun from twelve years ago by my friend (and this website’s designer) Dan Goldwasser!

Welcome Back

November 14th, 2012

Hi, this is Joe Kraemer, welcome back to!

With the upcoming release of Jack Reacher on December 21, 2012, it seems as good a time as any to relaunch the website.  I hope to be making more frequent updates, with news and other things that might be interesting to visitors.

I’ve put a dozen or so new pics in the gallery section, four from the Reacher scoring sessions, a few from various film shoots I participated in as an actor, some photos of me performing with my band GUM (which includes Reacher orchestrator Zack Ryan on drums and Reacher actor Dylan Kussman on bass, guitar and vocals), and some funny candid shots as well.

Check back for more news as Jack Reacher gets closer to release!