The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. - Wm. Blake

Friday, August 19, 2005

Friday Top Ten

Desafinado - Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, Classic Jazz - Jazz Masters 1
(I Want to Move to) The House Next to Yours - Weldon Keys & Bob Helm, Holiday Rag
Man Of Constant Sorrow - Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan
Bones - Luka Bloom, The Acoustic Motor Bike
In These Shoes? - Kirsty MacColl, tropical brainstorm
I Want to Tell You - The Beatles, Revolver
Season of the Witch - Dr. John
The Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix, Live at Woodstock
Veinte Anos - Buena Vista Social Club, Buena Vista Social Club
Baby Driver - Simon & Garfunkel, Bridge Over Troubled Water

Did anyone see the fascinating New Yorker piece on Weldon Keys? Not surprisingly, I'd never heard of him until my favorite professor, who had known him in San Francisco half a century ago, published this wonderful CD of recordings on piano and clarinet. Just some relaxed jazz with clever lyrics, but very nice. As it turned out, a friend of mine - a poet and clarinetist who recently moved to town - is a Keys admirer, and so was quite pleased with this CD.

Oh, and I should note that the iTunes purchase of the Hendrix is wholly attributable to the stranger


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