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TheLarchWood’s Song of the Day: Bill Evans & Jim Hall – Skating In Central Park

This entry was originally posted on TheLarchWood “Skating In Central Park” was originally written by John Lewis for “Odds Against Tomorrow”, a 1959’s film produced and directed by Robert Wise. The Modern Jazz Quartet recorded the tune for the film and for their album Music from Odds Against Tomorrow and released it in 1959 on United Artists Record. Bill Evans and Jim Hall re-record the waltz and released it on their 1962 album Undercurrent on United Artists, which Jazz critic Pete Welding stated: “This collaboration between Evans and Hall has resulted in some of the most beautiful, thoroughly ingratiating music it has been my pleasure to hear—now or any other time. Each of the selections is suffused with a lyric charm, a tenderness, an elegance, an unabashed romanticism that take one’s breath away. These joint inventions have the stamp of inevitability about them, the ring of utter verity in every line and note—the result of a perfect meeting of minds.Yet not only is the music remarkable for its delicacy and subtlety of interaction, it is …

Le Mariage Collectif – A Soundtrack Worth Remembering

If you type in Le Mariage Collectif or simply Collective Marriage on Google, it’s definitely unlike most of the search results you would get for a movie. There’s not much out there on internet about it that might be of your interest. Mariage Collectif has been anything but remembered by history as an important movie, that’s for sure, a fact even admitted by the press release for its soundtrack. A 1971’s French drama based upon a married couple having difficulties in sexual relationship. Sounds lame, right? Well, not everything about this movie is as lame as you think it might be. Conversely, Mariage Collectif could be taken as a minor classic as well. But what has really been noteworthy and significant about it is the soundtrack from Jean-Pierre Mirouze and the story behind the recovery of the album. Even though, Mariage Collectif’s soundtrack is considered one of the most fascinating album out there and has influenced many sounds of 21st century, the album was once long forgotten and had been conserved through only a handful …

TheLarchWood’s Song of the Day: Eric Church – Springsteen

I remember listening to Springsteen for the first time on some online radio back in 2012. It was sublime. Reminded me of my high school romance that I had thought I would not be able to live without. But there I was….taking a long walk off a short pier. Springsteen was released as a single off Eric Church’s third studio album Chief on February 21, 2012. The song was written by Church, Jeff Hyde and Ryan Tyndell and was inspired by a memory of a girl and tells the story of a teenage romance. Even though the song carries enough glimmer to feel like Spring, the title is originally centered around Church’s idol: Bruce Springsteen. Springsteen is TheLarchWood’s Song of the Day getting 5 conifer cones out of 5 for the day. Listen Below.