Tunes on Tuesday: Snow Day

Why this tune?

Johnny Mercer’s lyrics for I Thought About You were inspired by a trip on a train. My lyrics for Snow Day were inspired by a trip on a bus, on a snowy day in Washington, DC, listening to music on my phone. That image became the first line of the song, which tells a story about two sides of a relationship in winter weather. I shared the song with Aaron Myers and Percy White, who agreed to record it with me for Aaron’s 2015 holiday album “Snowing In Vegas

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I encourage you to check out that album, which includes more original songs and some creative interpretations of Christmas classics. On Snow Day, Percy added a super bass vamp on the intro, and Lionel Lyles, playing tenor sax, has a lovely musical conversation with Aaron in the solo section.

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Published by Oren Levine

Jazz pianist and composer in Washington, DC. Also a digital product and technology professional working at a small DC nonprofit

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