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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.

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Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet

If spring has not yet sprung in your geographical area, point your speakers to the skies and play "Joy Spring" by Clifford Brown and Max Roach. The weather should respond favorably. Joy is contagious.

Blossom Dearie

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.

Miles Davis

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

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.

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