Speaking of songs I like that aren’t in fake books, here’s a Jimmy Van Heusen song first recorded by Bing Crosby in 1943.
I had some unexpected free time last week, so I decided to tackle a song that sneaks into my thoughts from time to time.
Egberto Gismonti is a prolific and versatile composer. A look through his extensive discography finds him playing rock, jazz, folk, chamber music and more. His 1991 album Infância is a collection of mellifluous pieces for cello, guitars (or piano) and bass. The music is sometimes somber, sometimes joyous, and always has a rhythmic flair that is distinctly Brazilian.
Happy new year! Hope your 2018 is happy and healthy. Here’s one from Freddie Hubbard.