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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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