Waters of March
Selected here is a collection of some of my favorite songs gathered from over a decade of exploring vocal jazz. This project includes a variety of musical styles from 'The Boulevard of Broken Dreams' composed in 1934 (recorded numerous times by Tony Bennett and recently in a duo with Sting), to the obscure 'Baltimore Oriole' written in 1942 here featuring Simon Fisk on bass. Some of the most melodic and beautiful Brazilian Bossa nova rhythms by the late composer Antonio Carlos Jobim are also featured. Recording his 1960's music with such an incredibly talented group of musicians was like sailing across a smooth sea on a beautiful summer's day. Jobim's collection of work will remain a constant in my life and a continual source of bliss. Moving on to the 1980's, 'Sister Moon' by Sting reflects on the angst and despair buried in the human psyche - always a poignant theme. And from 2005, another beautiful timeless tune, 'Devon in Yorkshire' written by Jennifer Scott. Hope you enjoy the listening journey!