Wednesday, August 19, 2015

10 Ballads to Slow Down Summer

I'm still cold from last winter, so the idea of rounding the corner into autumn is not thrilling. I invite you to luxuriate in these beautiful ballads. Let them keep the thought of neck-high snow at bay while they temper the burn of August heat.

Clifford Brown-I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance


Lawrence Brown, Ben Webster-All Too Soon




Stan Getz w. Woody Herman-Early Autumn



Gerry Mulligan Concert Band-Ballad



Betty Carter-Don't Weep for the Lady



Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden-Rockin' Chair


Blossom Dearie-Surrey With the Fringe On Top



Billie Holiday, Ben Webster, Lester Young, Dickie Wells, Gerry Mulligan, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge-Fine and Mellow



Charlie Parker and Miles Davis-Embraceable You



Ella Fitzgerald-Signing Off


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