Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Winter storm watch

A lovely snow is falling outside ... covering tree limbs and lawns. I love watching snow fall while enjoying some of my favorite recordings -- Blue Note sides from the 50s and early 60s offer the best soundtrack for a day like today ... maybe some Horace Silver, or almost any recording of "Round Midnight."
Another wonderful track for any day is Quincy Jones' "Little Karen," on "Qunintessense." Recorded in 1961, the orchestra included Clark Terry, Thad Jones and Freddie Hubbard, and Phil Woods and Oliver Nelson on sax -- beautiful! Check out the sax solo -- I don't know if it was Woods or Nelson, but it's a terrific solo, opening with a great blues run.

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