Tunes on Tuesday – All You Need To Say (Never Say Yes)

Why this tune? “Never Say Yes” is one of my favorite instrumental tracks from one of my favorite albums, the classic “Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley” session I mentioned in an earlier Tunes On Tuesday. This vocal version, “All You Need To Say”, comes from Karrin Allyson’s 2006 album Footprints, featuring classic bop tunes with superb lyricsContinue reading “Tunes on Tuesday – All You Need To Say (Never Say Yes)”

Tunes on Tuesday – For A Tree

Why this tune? This year’s national Arbor Day is on April 24, and I’m celebrating the day original song dedicated to the trees, called For A Tree. This is part of an ongoing project to write songs for holidays that don’t, in my opinion, have enough good ones. I recorded For A Tree at homeContinue reading “Tunes on Tuesday – For A Tree”

Tunes on Tuesday – It Could Happen To You

Why this tune? “It Could Happen To You” is an excellent example of what makes the Great American Songbook great – interesting lyrics and interesting harmonies that are fun to solo on. I’m clearly not the only one who thinks so – this song has about as many instrumental versions as vocal ones. It’s soContinue reading “Tunes on Tuesday – It Could Happen To You”

Tunes on Tuesday – The Old Country

Why this tune? Nancy Wilson’s birthday was on February 20, so I’m marking that date with this song from one of my very favorite albums, Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley from 1962. I love how she brings out the story in the lyrics and adds a snarky edge that really stands out against the cool swing ofContinue reading “Tunes on Tuesday – The Old Country”