This was a track that I randomly stumbled across on YouTube. I couldn’t help but click on the link once I spotted the band’s name. I literally know nothing about them. Can anyone help?
Anyway, it feels like a suitably smooth way to kick off the week.
CjK Guest Post – Summer Cover #6
Ok you’re invited to a wedding and the ‘Bridzilla” has stipulated a strict dress code. These 3 piece jazz musicians provide a perfect backdrop to a warm summers’ evening wedding, where you might be going slightly better dressed than usual, and uncomfortable with a tie on. Something of a wedding band themselves this trio are letting it rip. Anyway Rob would never post Justin Timberlake…
The Step Kids:
The day after the weekend before. I am feeling fragile and not a little jaded but I had a great few days in London. It has had a restorative effect on me.
Ella Fitzgerald* – Love is here to stay
I was somewhat surprised that I hadn’t posted Ella Fitzgerald yet so this is as good a time as any to right that wrong. Her voice is one of the all time classics.
The reason I choose this Gershwin classic is that it was sung at the wedding I was at a few weeks ago in Oxford and I actually found myself to be a little moved by it. For someone as stoic as me that is really saying something!
The horns here are so smooth and languid, the way they complement Ella’s voice is a real treat. I find the combination to be totally irresistible.
Boz Scaggs* – Miss Riddle
I am not really sure how to follow Rory’s post from yesterday!
This is nice and smooth, some mellow mid week listening. I am a sucker for horns. Interesting note about Boz Scaggs (I didn’t know this until just now) is that he was a member and sometime lead singer of The Steve Miller Band.
So cool, so clear, so nonchalant, so absolutely what I want…
Nina Simone – Mr. Bojangles
Some more mellow Sunday night listening. There are several versions of this track but this is my favourite (Nina is hard to beat). There is a wisfulness to it that feels heartfelt and I find it rather moving. I guess that is the test of any good music, that it makes you feel something.