It was a frosty morning, and we’ve reached that time of year when every sunrise and every sunset seem to be competing to be the most amazing and awe-inspiring. This morning I was accompanied by a few great instrumental tracks and a couple of songs with words which flowed over me and took me out of myself. It’s Morning and time to Shuffle…
Today we have songs by: 1. A jazz legend 2. A Concord California dark, bluesy rock band 3. The great-nephew of another jazz legend who was the wife of still another jazz legend 4. A Nashville based super-duo and 5. A Brooklyn-based troubadour who navigates the emotional landscape across a promised land laced with pitfalls and landminds
Let’s proceed. Shall we?
Charlie Parker is an iconic figure of the jazz age. He died in 1955 at the young age of 34, but his music and his legacy live on. Today, we have Hot Blues a faster and (yes) hotter take on his well known Cool Blues. The song is featured in the opening sequence of the 1971 Louis Malle film Murmur of the Heart – right before Laurent shoplifts a Charlie Parker record. Which lead me to the observation/generalization, “The French love Jazz, but they don’t like to pay for it.” (see the film Diva for further support of this axiom).
Featured Artist The Chaw – the Concord, California dark, blues rock band are up next with the instrumental Campaigning Man from their self-titled debut.