This Sunday Music Muse Day finds us still shell-shocked from the events in Washington DC this week. I'll skip the details, as I like this to be safe haven from the political chaos around us. That said, this week's selection a little bit of musical comfort food. First up is the Nuttree Quartet Standards, which seems to a one-off session of musical friends just getting to play jazz standards on "...two very cold snowy days in February". Lucky for us they did. I admit I picked this up for the John Abercrombie (on guitar), and I recognize Adam Nussbaum (on drum) from his work with John Scofield and others. This is just the type of CD I need right, a nice collection of relaxed and tasty renditions of tunes by Ellington, Monk, Wayne Shorter, and a Gershwin thrown on for good measure.
Next is selection is collection you might overlook. When Jazz Meets Guitar, is a Starbucks CD. This nice collection of guitar cuts that is a survey of jazz guitar history, starting with Charlie Christian (with the Benny Goodman and his Orchestra) up to Pat Metheny. You'll a find a lot of favorite jazz guitar players and signature tunes. Well worth checking this CD out.
So, do yourself a favor, find some good comfort food music to feed you soul. We need to recharge to get through the chaos. Remember you're not alone. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and together we'll walk in the sunshine whistling a good tune. Stay safe, stay healthy, and wear a mask. Peace.