The Portrait

1998.  Directed by Paul Levin.

Starring Tammy Grimes, this short was set among photographers in Los Angeles, so it seemed appropriate to have a score in the “West Coast Jazz” style of Shorty Rogers, Dave Brubeck et al.  It was fun to write in that manner and to record it with a talented octet (with French horn and bassoon) at the now-defunct Edison Recording Studios in Manhattan.

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