This Sunday Music Muse finds us entering the holiday season, but before pulling the traditional Christmas CD, I found some eclectic finds at the local record shops. One common tread with these selections is that they are more subdued and introspective in tone. Just the thing mute the tensions caused by the political fallout of the Trump election. First up is The Modern Jazz Quartet, Pyramid. It's hard to feel angry when the sweet music of this legendary group fills the room.
Next is another Charlie Haden CD, Land of the Sun with Gonzlo Rubalcaba, "a collection of Mexican ballads written by three of Mexico's most prominent modern composers,"(all music). In 2005, the album won Haden the Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album. This is mellow affair, worth listening to while cuddled up with special someone by a warm cozy fire. This may get the sparks flying.
Next week will probably be time for my Christmas selections. I had an annual picks, oldies but goodies, like everyone else. Until then, enjoy.