Sunday, 21 August 2011

While My MP3 Gently Plays

Still on holidays, but still clocking in on my blog. Even though my physical self is not here, enjoying these tunes together with you, my spiritual and musical one is.

If I'd been a piano when Thelonious Monk was around, I would have sued him. How can he treat such a highly respected member of the stringed family in that way? Then, again, a different part of my wooden structure would have felt equally honoured to have been given the opportunity of being caressed by the dextrous fingers of Mr "Blue Monk". Heartfelt.

There's a nice segue here in that Thelonious Monk was renowned for having a natural mystical aura about him. That's why Bob Marley's "Natural Mystic" is the ideal follow-up after the previous improvisation feast. Bob's groovy melody is a marvellous foot-tapper that has a "reserved" seat on my mp3 player. Rock on, Bob!

Paul Weller's version of "All Along The Watchtower" is one of the better ones I've ever heard, including Hendrix's. It's his voice, the arrangement and the delivery. Fabulous.

I have already written about Zee Avi in this space before. This time around I'm uploading another soulful and meaningful tune from her debut album "Zee Avi", "Honey Bee". Enjoy.

Next Post: "While My MP3 Gently Plays", to be published on Sunday 28th August at 10am (GMT)


  1. It's uncanny how sensitive the machinery of a piano is to the fingers of the player. You only have to hear 5 seconds of Monk to know it's him.

  2. Have a lot of new ideas and songs
    for a mixed CD for my brothers'
    birthday. Tx.

    My brother loves T. Monk

  3. i listened to zee avi, nice. now will try bob marley.

  4. I hope your holidays have been good to you and your family, Cuban. Thanks for the great music line-up this week -- I'm off to listen!



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...