After my posts yesterday about the music I was listening to over the holiday weekend, a couple of you mentioned Lonnie Liston Smith, whose music I enjoy immensely.
Well, I couldn’t resist sharing my favorite song by him. It’s a tune called “The Love I See In Your Eyes,” from his 1979 album, Dreams Of Tomorrow.
The song still gets a decent amount of play on jazz stations around the country, so maybe some of you’ve heard it before. It’s a lovely, lovely piano tune that puts you in a real smooth state of mind.
Okay, since we’re doing piano tunes (what, you twisted my arm), here’s my favorite song by pianist/keyboardist/composer extraordinaire Dave Grusin.
It’s called “In The Middle Of The Night,” and it’s from his album Migration that came out in 1989.
I can’t tell y’all how much I love this song. I’ve written many, many things while listening to this because it puts me in such a chill, creative state.
…produced by the late saxophone great, Grover Washington, Jr.
The song is called “For Ramsey,” and I can only assume it was a tribute to the superb jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis.
Again, this is just gorgeous music. It’ll make you feel so mellow and take the edge off of whatever might be trying to ruin your day.
I love pianos. Okay, I’m done.*
*crawling back inside my musical hole now*