Saturday, October 13, 2012

Stormy weather

Stuff reports:
Storm batters country
Would you like fries with that?

It has been hosing down most of the day in Cambridge, fallen branches everywhere. We haven’t had it as bad as elsewhere, but it has been an indoorsy day with a lot of Brahms, the rainy-day composer of choice. 

So here, because I can’t find a Mingus version of “Stormy Weather”, is Lena Horne:

Yes I can. No visuals, but this is Mingus with Eric Dolphy in 1960 performing “Stormy Weather”. Ted Curson on trumpet and Dannie Richmond on drums. Mingus often quoted this song, especially when he and Dolphy were duetting. One of the great jazz partnerships.

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