Goodnight everyone, and spring into the weekend!

“The day God created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.”
Bernard Williams

Every Friday night we smooth our way into the weekend with music, the universal language. These selections demonstrate that despite what is being passed off as art today, there is plenty of really good music available. Come along and enjoy.

What a gloomy week we just had. Weather-wise, the pits. Can’t go anywhere. Folks are generally bummed. Some are firmly planted on a window ledge.

The very thought of spring can be lovely though, and the weather improves Saturday to above normal temperatures. Then right back into the 40’s. Brighter days are on the way. Till then, the music of spring to hopefully bring you a few smiles.

Let’s get started with the sultry lyrics of songstress Jane Monheit.

Ladies and gentlemen, from high atop Manhattan in the legendary Rainbow Room…

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See. You feel better already.

Next up, it is simply one of the greatest songs of all time:

The shadow of your smile
When you are gone.
Will color all my dreams
And light the dawn.

Look into my eyes
My love and see
All the lovely things
You are to me.

Our wistful little star
Was far too high,
A teardrop kissed your lips
And so did I.

Now when I remember spring,
All the joy that love can bring…

I will be remembering,
The shadow of your smile.

Kenny G’s sax doesn’t always work. It does here.

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BTW…

Did you know that Kenny G is an amazing golfer?

Now, raise your hand if you think these spring days and evenings have been just a bit chilly?

Thought so.

Have you put the fireplace on hold until the fall just yet? Here’s jazz bassist Brian Bromberg…

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That’s it for this week.

Goodnight.

Sleep well.

Have a great spring weekend.

Maestro Ashot Tigranyan originally founded the Classical Concert Chamber Orchestra in 2006 in California. Since its creation, the orchestra has performed in many cities across the United States and in 2012 the orchestra was introduced in Europe and Scandinavia.

We close with their performance of the First Movement of an Antonio Vivaldi masterpiece. I think you’ll recognize.

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