This Sunday Music Muse Day finds the weather turning nippy, a reminder that winter is coming. My latest finds will warm you heart. First is a real gem, a bittersweet reminder of what we missed last summer, with no jazz festival. Bob Sneider, Melito and Phil Flanigan All Through the Night is a tribute session to the after hours jam session Bob hosted for the Rochester International Jazz Festival for many years. This 2006 studio session was recorded in Brooklyn NY., but has the feel of RIJF jam sessions. An added bonus is John Snieder, Bob's talented brother, adding his Trumpet on two tracks. Lets hope we can see them all play live again next year, at the usual time and place.
Next is simply titled, Bill Frisell Quartet. This quirky session, even for Frisell, as "Much of the music has ben arranged for the quartet using themes originally written for film...Tales from the Far Side, an animated TV special created by (cartoonist) Gary Larson." I like Larson twisted humor, so this CD will grew on me. Charlie Brown's Christmas it ain't. Still there much to like in this.