Here’s what I listened to on my iBook while writing yesterday’s blog:
(1) Polly Podewell, “After You, Who?”
(2) Larry Goldings Trio, “Asimov” (the hippest organ trio in jazz)
(3) Fred Hersch Trio, “At the Close of the Day” (an exquisite study in pastel harmony–the title is from a poem by Walt Whitman)
(4) Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band, “Lady Chatterley’s Mother” (composed by Al Cohn, with an amazing shout chorus at the end)
(5) Stan Kenton, “Young Blood” (composed by Gerry Mulligan, ditto–and dig that Lee Konitz alto solo!)
(6) Mabel Mercer, “The World Today” (in memory of William Roy, the composer, who died a few weeks ago)
(7) Liz Phair, “X-Ray Man”
(8) Jimmy Webb, “Wichita Lineman” (the best record ever made of this perfect little song)
(9) Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, “Where’s the Money?”
(10) Peter Warlock, “Sleep” (sung by John Mark Ainsley).
And so to bed….