Friday, March 18, 2005

Give me a desert island, a CD player, a long extension cord and...

I can't let myself off the hook: Here is my answer for Friday's Question (more on that below).
It took me quite some time to decide on ONE SINGLE DISC to bring to a desert island. There are hundreds of CDs I would want to take!
After some soul-searching, I finally chose
"The Best of Chet Baker Sings."
Chet Baker certainly wasn't the best singer in the world and many other jazz trumpeters would easily blow him off a stage.
Somehow, though, Baker combined trumpet playing and vocalizing to magical effect... creating a dreamy, sad and elegant body of music that would perfectly accompany my time alone on an island. That trumpet solo on "But Not For Me" gets me every time.

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