SOUNDTRACK. Anita O’Day: My Ship
Editor’s Note: The idea of matching music to still photographs is fairly unique in a gallery setting like this. Bill Frisell, the guitarist, did it when he wrote a score for a museum show of the photographer Disfarmer. That score resulted in a beautiful album.
The music to accompany gallery images on the Forum is usually chosen either for the lyrics or for the mood (as in this case.) Anita O’Day was a jazz singer who died in 2006. This song, “My Ship” , was written in 1941 by Ira Gershwin (lyrics) and Kurt Weill (who wrote “Three Penny Opera”) for a stage show, but jazz musicians like Miles Davis adopted it. I think the mood of this version matches the feel of the city at dusk. —-Paul