Matthew Stone’s YouTube recordings have long been a fav of mine, almost always inspires me to pick up my sax and give the song a go. (Click on picture for sound.)
Published on 17 Jan 2013
About 25 years ago, when I was 18, I had an older girlfriend, she a much wiser 27. She was nice, cool. She had a little flat right in the centre of town. Sometimes in the middle of the night we would sit at her window, smoking, looking down at the busy streets below.
She had a cassette tape of Julie London’s “Julie is her Name” album and we’d listen to it on rotation. This tune of course is a classic, but let’s not forget the haunting “Laura”, “Gone with the Wind” and “It never entered my mind”
I was playing the guitar back then, just learning some jazz. I was blown away by the lovely guitar of Barney Kessell. That music will stay with me for the rest of my life. The girlfriend, sadly did not.