Wyatt, Atzmon, Stephen “For the Ghosts Within”

Wyatt, Atzmon, Stephen – Laura   (via Arthur Magazine)

This track ‘Laura’ is taken from the upcoming a full-length collaboration “For the Ghosts Within” between Robert Wyatt, saxophonist/composer Gilad Atzmon and violinist/composer Ros Stephen, which is due out on November 9th via Domino Records.

“For the Ghosts Within”  Tracklist:
1. Laura  2. Lullaby For Irene  3. The Ghosts Within  4. Where Are They Now  5. Maryan  6. Round Midnight  7. Lush Life  8. What’s New  9. In A Sentimental Mood  10. At Last I Am Free  11. What  A Wonderful World


Laura (ローラ殺人事件) Trailer 1944
Directed by Otto Preminger, starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price and Judith Anderson.  Music by David Raksin.

Preminger hired David Raksin to score the film. The director wanted to use “Sophisticated Lady” by Duke Ellington for the main theme, but Raksin objected to the choice. Alfred Newman, music director for Fox, convinced Preminger to give Raksin a weekend to compose an original tune. Inspired by a Dear John letter he had received from his girlfriend, Raksin wrote the haunting theme for which Johnny Mercer later wrote lyrics. It eventually became a jazz standard recorded by more than four hundred artists, including Stan Kenton, Dick Haymes, Woody Herman, Nat King Cole, The Four Freshmen, and Frank Sinatra. (WIKI)

Also, MFQ (Modern Folk Quartet) featured the song on their 1985 “Moonlight Serenade” album.