A meteorological note. Yesterday was the end of September, and it finally turned chilly. (No more short-sleeved shirts, alas.) Were I more traditional, I would be offering AUTUMN IN NEW YORK on the blog. But I prefer music that warms from the inside out.
Singer Terry Blaine and pianist Mark Shane are heroes of mine, and if they are new to you, you have some catching-up to do, but it will all be delightful, as opposed to studying for the final. I found them most recently at the United Methodist Church in Saugerties, New York, where I recorded their heartfelt performance of Hoagy Carmichael’s BREAD AND GRAVY. Here are four more beauties from that same afternoon.
Fats Waller’s I’VE GOT A FEELIN’ I’M FALLING:
YOU BROUGHT A NEW KIND OF LOVE TO ME, complete with Marx Brothers relish on the side:
The Fields-McHugh I’M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, with the lovely verse:
And a “new” bit of Fats-enhanced love, JUST AS LONG AS THE WORLD GOES ROUND AND ROUND:
A sustaining optimism, a warm embrace of the music and of us: Cupid’s arrows that turn into hugs. Terry and Mark will have another duo gig at the end of January 2018 at Bernard’s Restaurant | Sarah’s Wine Bar (that’s 20 West Lane, Ridgefield, Connecticut). Keep a warm space on your calendar for them. Details to come.
May your happiness increase!