Blue Note Records recording artist and Chicago-based, PATRICIA BARBER, composed original music for the film, as well as tapped into her iconic catalogue for additional musical scoring. For more than two decades, Barber has led her own band and released a series of highly acclaimed, strikingly singular albums, dating back to 1992’s breakout major label album DISTORTION OF LOVE. It featured her rendition of Smokey Robinson’s pop hit, “My Girl,” predating by a year Cassandra Wilson’s similarly groundbreaking “Blue Light Til Dawn.” For her latest album on Blue Note Records, THE COLE PORTER MIX, singer/pianist Barber applies that “natural form of expressiveness” to breath stimulating and intimate new life into the music of one of the Great American Songbook composers. The New York Times says, “Patricia Barber has adventurous piano playing, a low-vibrato alto on perpetual rhythm and timbre alert and smart songs about the way we think and live, not just the way we love... This is the kind of art we need to be on the lookout for everywhere.” The Los Angeles Times wrote that Barber was “the most convincing jazz singer-songwriter since Peggy Lee…her dark imagery, gripping interpretations and propulsive piano playing are among the great wonders of contemporary music.” Time Magazine said, “Cross Diana Krall with Susan Sontag, and you get Patricia Barber, whose throaty, come-hither vocals and coolly incisive piano are displayed to devastating effect.”
Listen to SAMPLES OF MUSIC from the film.