Tag Archives: jazz

Music Monday heats up with Al Jarreau

Continuing on my theme of songs that keep me warm, here’s one from legendary jazz and R & B musician, Al Jarreau.

Mr. Jarreau passed away yesterday at age 76. I was sad to hear of another artist leaving us.

This single, probably his most well-known song, charted in 1981. I credit it as one of those songs that introduced me to jazz and helped me appreciate the genre.

Enjoy the sweet sound of “We’re in this Love Together” and have a good week,

eden

16 Comments

Filed under Musical Mondays

Music Monday moves with Gregory Porter and The IN Crowd #jazz

It’s the last Monday before summer is over for another year. I’m not happy about the end of summer, but the weather should stay warm for a couple of more weeks.

A girlfriend told me about Gregory Porter, and this song (originally performed by Dobie Gray in 1964) is addictive and catchy. I didn’t want a somber end to my “summer music” series, so I chose this video, filled with warm, happy scenes. It reminds me of all the reasons why summer is my favorite season.

I hope you enjoy being part of the “In” Crowd.

Have a fun-filled, upbeat week,

~eden

2 Comments

Filed under Musical Mondays

Musical Mondays – Regina Carter

Regina Carter is an American jazz violinist and regarded by many as a master of improvisational jazz violin. Though her work draws upon a wide range of musical influences–including Motown, Afro-Cuban, Swing, Bebop, Folk, and World–she has crafted a signature voice.

I’m a huge fan of jazz, and love her interpretive style. Have a listen as she performs with the Ray Brown Trio playing Gershwin’s “Oh, Lady Be Good!”

Enjoy,

eden

5 Comments

Filed under Musical Mondays