Posts tagged “Jazz

Pamela York: Lay Down This World

Posted on December 11th, 2012

Jazz pianist Pamela York has a new album out, this time of hymns and spirituals. It’s called Lay Down This World, and the opening track will be a hit with Lutherans. Check it out here at iTunes. It’s also available at Amazon and elsewhere. It’s rare that I buy an entire album straight up without previewing every track, but Pam’s previous albums are terrific, and she’s also a great person: I met her at Berklee College of Music, and we went to church together at Park Street in Boston. Seriously, go buy it right now.

River

Posted on December 20th, 2008

I’ve been sick with a horrible, horrible cold for 11 days now; consequently, I’ve had little energy for blogging or anything else. Here’s a song I’ve fallen in love with, from Herbie Hancock’s album “River – The Joni Letters.” Since I was a teenager, I’ve been enamored with Hancock’s music, first the “Rockit” stuff that appealed to a teenage boy, then one of the greatest albums of all time, “Maiden Voyage.” This tribute to Joni Mitchell is phenomenal, and it just keeps getting better with repeated listening. Enjoy.