Thursday, November 10, 2016

... and does

“Sweet Lorraine” (Cliff Burwell-Mitchell Parish). Tony Bennett with Bobby Hackett, baritone ukelele; Joe Marsala, clarinet; Hal Gaylor, bass; Billy Exiner, drums. March 11, 1965. From the Bennett compilation Jazz (Columbia, 1987). Bennett says in the liner notes that when this song was recorded, Marsala hadn’t played clarinet for ten or twelve years and hadn’t recorded in twenty.

If music isn’t the healing force of the universe, it will have to do, Until the Real Thing Comes Along, if ever.

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