Mark Murphy, originally from Syracuse has been recording since 1955 and is still active today. He can sing a song you’ve heard a million versions of and totally make it his own. Here’s his swinging twist on a holiday classic, “My Favorite Things.”
Ramsey Lewis’ “Les Fleur” is pure 60’s psychedelia fused with jazz on an orchestral scale.
Idris Muhammed’s Loft classic, “Could Heaven Ever Be Like This?” is here edited with a light touch by Leftside Wobble.
A few folks have covered Junior Murvin and Lee “Scratch” Perry’s “Police and Thieves,” but as far as I know no one has done a jazz version until Zara McFarlane!
I don’t think I have ever professed my love for George Michael on this (or any other) site before. I have loved him since the 80’s and have a deeper appreciation of him as an adult.
Thanks to my father, I’ll always have a soft spot for this 1961 pairing of pianist George Shearing and The Montgomery Brothers.
I love backyard weddings (especially when the house is owned by the parents of the bride or groom) as it always makes for a more familial affair!
I first learned of this Loft Classic through Yam Who’s? remix of Damn’s! dance floor interpretation of the Charles Earland masterpiece, “Leaving This Planet.”
40 years in on an enduring career as an musical innovator and indelible style icon, Bryan Ferry reinvents his own musical catalog as artifacts of the Jazz Age.