Outside Rifftides world headquarters, we’re having the first snowfall of the season. The prediction is for three inches here tonight and an accumulation of as much as a foot in the nearby ski areas of the Cascade Mountains. The temperature is in the low twenties (Fahrenheit), but neighborhood children are in their yards laughing, shouting and building snowmen. So, what does it make sense to listen to? Why, Bill Charlap playing “Blue Skies,” of course. This was in Germany in 2002
The plan had been to bring you Charlap playing his gorgeous new solo version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” but the Steinway website is not providing a way to appropriate the video. However, if you follow this link, you should be able to see and hear Mr. Charlap caress that perennial favorite.