Song of The Week

His swan song, the most glorious music of his life.

Last Week

Wafting in a marijuana cloud above a Tribal Gathering

Joni, skating on thin ice.

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All Croz SoTWs.

Randy shines. Paul shines. That’s a lot of shining. Two Jues Blews.

Jazz for the 21st Century–the Esbjorn Svensson Trio. So worth the journey.  

If I’m a wave, then she’s a shoreline
Watching the tide rise
Waiting to break me.
Galia.

Noah’s dove, still searching for land.

A secular Israeli prayer for peace.

I there were going to be a secular soundtrack to Yom Kippur, it would have to be Bach’s Cello Suites.

1966–when Paul Simon mistook Jeff for Art and gave away that unforgettable…

Want to know what’s new in music? Check out what Jacob Collier’s been doing for the previous couple of months.

The 20th anniversary of 9/11, Erev Yom Kippur, and a spookily prophetic 1964…

My favorite May-December clip. A man and a woman and the electricity between them. Ah, Brasil….

This is what the kids call, I believe, a “mind-fuck.”
You hear it, you see it, but…

“Thank you so very much for your wonderfully eloquent and engaging posts. They not only bring back so many memories of the music of my misspent youth,

but deepen my understanding and appreciation of the universal interconnections that music creates. It’s always a joy to read – so thank you for writing with such love.”

 Linda (292: My 10 Life-Changing Albums

“Jeff, this is such brilliant writing. It deserves a huge audience. I just love your sense of humor and we really need one now.”

Judy Labensohn (247: Perry Como, ‘Kol Nidre’)

I stumbled on to your website and that cost me almost the whole rest of my weekend. Can’t say I have yet read all your posts,

but is has been a tremendous experience and often a trip down memory lane, to read your very well written and insightful comments. Many, many thanks.”

Jan dalhuisen (261: Kurt Elling/Sting, ‘Practical Arrangement’

You sound like someone who has an unhealthy relationship with both women and himself.”

Stephen Linhart (272: Vilray, ‘Do Friends Fall in Love?’ with Rachael Price)

“Once again I feel like we may be identical twins separated at birth.”

Jeffrey C. Apfel (260: David Crosby/Joni Mitchell, ‘Yvette in English’)

“Your blog is in my RSS reader. When a new post comes out, I drop everything and come here and read and listen and think and sometimes shed a few tears.
Thank you for this. It’s magical. Worth the extraordinary effort you put into it.”

Seth Godin (163: Joni Mitchell, ‘For Free’)

“This post brought some tears of happiness to my pandemic-weary eyes this morning.”

Elizabeth (229: The Beatles: ‘I’ve Just Seen a Face’ (“Rubber Soul”)  

“Thank you for your insight, Jeff !” —Bill Evans’ widow,

Laurie Verchomin (124: Bill Evans, ‘Nardis’)

  • 306: David Crosby, ‘Glory’It has that Crosby feel, mystical and liberating. It’s moving and beautiful, the younger generation of musicians supporting and also…Maggie Evans January 27, 2023 @ 3:25pm
  • 306: David Crosby, ‘Glory’Great to read how much you love this final album. Yes, I do as well.Re Heller January 27, 2023 @ 2:47pm
  • 306: David Crosby, ‘Glory’Speechless! I miss him so much! I’m forever changed by your music , David Crosby!! Thank you from the bottom…Melissa January 27, 2023 @ 12:43pm
  • 111: The Byrds (David Crosby), ‘Everybody’s Been Burned’Guinevere and so many others. The pure sweet voice, the harmonies that never fail to give me that pleasurable little…Maggie Evans January 20, 2023 @ 10:13pm

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'More Blood More Tracks 1941’ Aaron Goldberg Abandoned Love A Cappella Accidents Will Happen Accidents Will Happen live acoustic Ahab the Arab Alison Krauss Allison Janney Amir Bresler Amulet Amuleto Amy Winehouse An Answer to Your Silence Andrew Hill Andrews Sisters Andy Bey Annette Funicello Antônio Carlos Jobim apartment tapes Apple Aretha Franklin Art of the Fugue Arvo Pärt Astor Piazzolla Attica Avishai Cohen Baby It's You Bach Bactrian Camels Ballad of the Sad Young Men Barry Mann Basement Tapes Beach Boys Beatles beatnik Bee Gees Bela Fleck Bert Berns Bert Jansch Big Joe Turner Big Pink Bikini Beach Bill Evans Bill Evans solo Bill Hale Bill Spear Billy Preston Birth of the Cool Black Diamond Bay Blood on the Tracks Blowing in the Wind Blue Blues Bobby McFerrin Bob Dylan bossa nova Boswell Sisters Boxettes Brad Mehldau Brazilian Duos Brian Holland Brian Wilson Brill Building Buddy Holly Buffalo Springfield Burt Bacharach Byrds Cactus Tree Cannonball Adderley Cantate Domino Carole King Casals Cello Suites Chabad Change of Season Changes One Cher Cherish Chorinho Pra Ele choro Chris Hillman Chris Thile Chuck Israels Cilla Black Claire Mitchel close harmony Count Basie Covers Crosby Stills & Nash CSN&Y Cynthia Weil Daniel Zamir Danny Boy David Crosby Dawntreader Derek & the Dominos Desire Devoted to You Die Passagierin Different Trains Dion DiMucci Dionne Warwick Dmitri Shostakovich Doce de Coco Donovan dove Duane Allman Duos II Du Pre Dusty Springfield Easy to Love Eddie Gomez Eddie Holland Edgar Meyer Edward Simon Eivør Eli & the 13th Confession Eli Eli Elizabeth Bishop Elvis Costello Elvis Presley Emma Björling Enio Pinza Eric Clapton Erik Satie Esperanza Spalding Eva Cassidy Everly Brothers Fairport Convention Film Fingertips Four Freshmen Fournier Frankie Avalon Frank Sinatra Frank Zappa Fred Hersch Gabrielle Garmarna Garth Hudson George Harrison ger Gerry Goffin Gilad Abro Gil Evans Gjallarhorn Glenn Campbell Goffin-King Gordon Lightfoot Grateful Dead Gymnopédies Habanot Nechama Hal David Hannah Senesh harmonica Hedningarna Herbie Hancock Herbie Nichols Herbie Nichols Project Hermeto Pascoal Heroes and Villains Highway Rider History Hit Parade Hoagy Carmichael Holiday Holland-Dozier-Holland homa umigdal Hoven Droven I Can Let Go Now IDF entertainment troups I Had a King In Your Own Sweet Way I Shall Be Released Isley Brothers Isserlis It's For You I Wish You Could Be Here J.S. Bach Jackson Browne Jacob Collier James Taylor Janis Joplin Jazz jazz singers Jeff Meshel Jens Johansen Jeremiah Peabody Jeremiah Peabody’s Polyunsaturated Quick-Dissolvin’ Fast-Acting Pleasant-Tasting Green and Purple Pills Jerry Garcia Jerry Leiber Jerusalem Jimi Hendrix Jimmy Webb Joe Labarbera Joe Williams John Coltrane John Ford John Lennon John Martyn Johnny Ace Johnny Cash Show Johnny Hartman Johnny Mercer John Patitucci John Sebastian John Simon John Wayne Jon Hendricks Joni Mitchell João Gilberto Judy Collins Just Roll Tape Katherine Dunham Keith Jarrett Kickstarter Kind of Blue King Lear Kingston Trio Kiss Me Baby kulning Kurt Elling La Colombe Ladies of the Canyon Lake Street Dive Lambert Hendricks & Ross Lamont Dozier Larry Klein Laura Nyro Laurence Hobgood Learning the Game Lee Konitz Lennie Tristano Leon Russell Let My Children Hear Music Light Opera Group of the Negev Like Someone in Love Lillian Roxon Linda Ronstadt Line Groth Little Saint Nick Little Stevie Wonder Little Wing Live in Marciac Lizz Wright LOGON Lonesome Suzie Los Angeles Guitar Quintet Lovin' Spoonful Lubavitcher Luciana Souza Lyy Mal Waldron Mambembe Manhattan Transfer Mann-Weil Marcie Marc Johnson Maria Schneider Mark Murphy Mary Martin Matti Caspi Maurice Williams Maysa Matarazzo Mellow Yellow album Melody of Rhythm Michael from Mountains Michael McDonald Mieczyslaw Weinberg Mike Blackman Mike Stoller Miles Davis Mills Brothers Milton Nascimento Mingus Mingus Dynasty Mingus Plays Piano minimalism minstrel modern a cappella Modzitzer Rebbe Moishe Weinberg More Than A New Discovery Morten Lauridsen Moss Motown Mstislav Rostropovich Music from Big Pink My Funny Valentine Nardis Nathan La Franeer Nature Boy Neil Hefti Neil Young Nelson Rockefeller neo-trad Neri Per Caso Netanela new acoustic New Electric Muse Newgrass New Tango Nick Drake Night Beat Night in the City Nikki Yanofsky Nikolaeva Nitay Hershkovits Noah Norah Jones Nordic Nordic Noir nordic roots No Reply NorthSide olive branch olive leaf Omri Mor Ooh Baby Baby Oscar Castro-Neves Osvaldo Golijov Other Pattie Boyd Paul Hillier Paul McCartney Paul Simon Pearl Primus Peder Karlsson Pentangle Personal Peter Asher Peter Paul & Mary Pet Sounds Philly ‘Joe’ Jones Picasso Pirate of Penance Preludes and Fugues Op. 87 prodigy Project RnL proper vs missed interpretations Pust Quarreymen Quarrymen Rachael Price Radka Toneff Rajaton Ranarim Randy Newman Ray Charles Ray Stevens Reason to Believe Red Rubber Ball Red Sea Jazz Festival Richard Fariña Richard Manuel Richie Havens Rick Danko Ringo Starr Rita Mae Robbie Robertson Roberta Sá Rock Rock and Roll Rod Pennington Roger McGuinn Roger Treece Rolling Stones Rolling Stones Project Romero Lubambo Rosh HaShana Ross Sisters Rostropovich Roy Orbison Sam Cooke Sam Robson Sara Bareilles Saturday Night Fever Schindler's List schizophrenia Scott LaFaro Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Shake Rattle and Roll Shimrit Orr Shir HaShomer Shooglenifty Shostakovich Shostakovitch Signon Acher Simon & Garfunkel Simon and Garfunkel singing jazz Sisotowbell Lane Smile Smiley Smile Smokey Robinson Solomon Mikhoels Some Enchanted Evening Something New Under the Sun Song to a Seagull South Pacific Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most Stay Stephen Stills Steve Lacy Steve Reich Stevie Winwood Stevie Wonder Sting Sunshine Superman album Surf's Up Swingle Singers symbol of peace Tango Nuevo Tears of Rage Teddy Hale That'll Be the Day Theatre of Voices The Band The Basement Tapes The Beatles The Cyrkle The Idea of North The Last Waltz The Loud-Out The Miracles The Moon’s a Harsh Mistress The Poems Of Elizabeth Bishop And Other Songs The Quarrymen The Real Group The Real Group Festival The Searchers The Seekers thirtysomething This Wheel's on Fire tight harmony Tigran Hamasyan Till Bronner Tim Hardin Tim Ries Tintinnabulation tintinnabuli Tom Harrell Tom Waits Top 10 Top 40 Touché Triumph Herald Tuck & Patti Tupelo Honey Turn Out the Stars Twist and Shout Van Dyke Parks Van Morrison Vocabularies Vocal Vocal Line Vocalocity Väsen Walking to Caesarea Warne Marsh Waylon Jennings Western Wall tunnel While My Guitar Gently Weeps Wispelway Wonderful Woodstock yak yak molars yak teeth yert Yesterday Yom Kippur You're the One You Know What To Do Younger Generation Yo Yo Ma Yurt Zakir Hussain Zappa Tel Aviv Zombies אמיר ברסלר דניאל זמיר חומה ומגדל מתי כספי נתנאלה סגנון אחר שיר היונה שיר השומר ‘Holiday’ ‘I Can’t See Nobody’ ‘I Started a Joke’ ‘I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You’ ‘Massachusetts’ ‘New York Mining Disaster ‘To Love Somebody’ ‘Words’ ‘World’