Music Monday: Spring Jazz

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! Today Scott's making a playlist to help you through a wonderful warm Spring day. Open a window, turn up the speakers, and enjoy. He certainly will.

Nina Simone - Sinnerman

 

The music of the great Nina Simone speaks for itself, really. The vocals are just as passionate as the piano. It's a lovely song full of energy that's just MADE for the light. And what chases away sin better than a beam of light?

It won't get any better than that, but it'll certainly stay just as good. See you after the jump!

Miles Davis - It Could Happen To You

 

Not quite as intense as Ms. Simone, this is still a lovely song for a sunny day full of, well, relaxin'. Ain't much more to say.

John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - Lush Life

 

From one of my favorite albums EVER. Perfect for a sunset on those days you don't have to wear a jacket.

Frank Sinatra - When Your Lover Has Gone

 

Heartbreak is terrible for the singer, but it always brings the listener some amazing songs. In my opinion, Sinatra always sounds best on a warm Spring night.

Sathima Bea Benjamin - Solitude

 

And in the moonlight? Well, something gentle and compelling is best. Just listen to that voice and let any remaining troubles just melt into the floor. Heart, heart, heart.

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