The concept behind Friday Night Travelin’ Music has always been to provide an end-of-the-week way to wind down from the partisan debates and workplace stress. Thanks to a lot of you folks, it has evolved into something more than that, which is great.
But take a moment to really listen to this one, the great Marcus Roberts at the piano, with backing from an orchestra conducted by Seiji Osawa, taking on a thoroughly American classic. If it works on you as it works on me, it will take you to a quiet place within yourself and leave you refreshed, and that ain’t bad payment for a few minutes of your time.
It’ll be instant weekend.
– Jay Bookman