by Jill Kemerer
The end of August arrives hot and humid. There’s a heavy feeling in the air in northern Ohio. The trees are at their thickest with huge green leaves ready to turn red, brown, orange at the snap of a finger. And I’m ready to put the light, happy summer tunes away and listen to something more complex. Something that fits the anticipation of a change of seasons.
One of my favorite songs for this is “Court and Spark.” The original was written, composed and performed by Joni Mitchell, but I love Herbie Hancock’s version featuring Norah Jones the best. It’s just beautiful. Her voice. The instruments. Oh…I adore it!
This YouTube video has a short interview with Norah and then plays the full song. I hope you enjoy it!
What are you listening to right now? Do your musical tastes change with the seasons?
Have a terrific day!