Swing into Spring with Blossom Dearie and More
Springtime brings warming temperatures, a spirit of renewal, and a bunch of jazz tunes with the season in mind. Listen to these songs as you gaze out your window at the last bit of snow, walk around a park, or leaf through a gardening catalog.
A springtime music set would not be complete without including a singer whose first name also happens to be a true sign of spring's arrival. Blossom Dearie's light, airy voice accompanies her equally light touch on the piano.
When you hear the first notes of Miles Davis' bright flugelhorn, you will be immediately launched into a happy springtime swing. Springsville was the first collaboration between Davis and Gil Evans.
James Moody's "It Might as Well Be Spring" is for those who have spring fever, but still haven't seen any signs of the season. Your spirit will be soothed until the first crocus pops up.
Abbey Lincoln & Stan Getz
Is it spring or is it love that has put Abbey Lincoln in such a good mood? Maybe both. "Up Jumped Spring" will put you in a fine mood, too.