I’m devoting the next couple weeks to the entire Hoagy Carmichael catalog. How one man wrote so much of the great American songbook is completely astonishing. In this adorable tune, two tired lovers badly wish to fall asleep but loathe the thought of being apart - even if it’s only in consciousness.
THE SPIRITS OF RHYTHM - Dr. Watson & Mr. Holmes
Sherlock Holmes & trad-jazz, together at last. Not to mention Wellman Braud’s rippin’ bass solo. Everything’s coming up Riffy.
Bassist Victor Bateman’s beautiful composition “Ward’s Island” as it appeared on his project album Another Country. I’m particularly floored by electric guitarist Justin Haynes, whose solo is a magnificent example of tasteful phrasing and melodic sensibility.