Wednesday, January 16, 2013

How Are Things In Glocca Morra?


I have long loved the wistful melodic line of this but could never get behind it entirely, thanks-but-no-thanks to the cornball lyrics and cod Oirish accent it's usually sung in, which out of the context in Finian's Rainbow can grate, big time.

How terrific then to hear Sonny's take.

Stellar line-up too [Rollins (ts) Donald Byrd (t) Wynton Kelly (p) Gene Ramey (b) Max Roach (d)]

Sublime.

Sonny Rollins - 'How Are Things In Glocca Morra?' (1956)

3 comments:

  1. oh yes, that is pure loveliness.

    thank you very much x

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  2. Just the way to wind down... I love that era, and Rollins & Roach were up there with the very best. Many thanks!

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  3. Thanks both - glad it hit the spot.

    I'm a sucker for a smoky sax ballad, me.

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