Friday Jazz Mix

A close friend is in the hospital recovering from a stroke and he flattered me by asking for a “harmonious” jazz mix to aid his recovery.  Here’s what I came up with:

1) Branford Marsalis Quartet.  “The Ruby and the Pearl.”  From the album Eternal.

2) Grant Green.  “It Ain’t Necessarily So.”  From Grant Green: The Complete Quartets with Sonny Clark.

3) Brad Mehldau.  “Exit Music (for a Film).”  From The Art of the Trio, Volume 3: Songs.

4) Billie Holiday.  “The Man I Love.”  From The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 8: 1939-40.

5) Miles Davis.  “The Man I Love.”  From Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants (which should be distinguished from Miles Davis and the Jazz Giants; the one to get is the one with Thelonious Monk on piano)

6) Duke Ellington.  “Blood Count.”  From And His Mother Called Him Bill.

7) Sonny Clark.  “Cool Struttin’.”  From Cool Struttin’.

8) Duke Ellington.  “Day Dream.”  From And His Mother Called Him Bill.

9) Bill Evans Trio.  “Waltz for Debby,” Take 2. From The Complete Live at the Village Vanguard 1961 (Disc 3).

10) Art Farmer.  “Out of the Past.”  From Out of the Past.

11) Clifford Brown and Max Roach.  “What is this Thing Called Love.” From At Basin Street.

-S.S.

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