Sunday’s Soundtrack for Surfing: Bill Evans….

…and his most classic of trios…

…as classic as classic Jazz can get…

…Eddie Gomez on bass…

…Paul Motian on drums…

…the purest of the pure…


You know the drill.

Press play.

Go on about your day.

Monday’s Music Box: Gogo Penguin…

…on NPR’s Tiny Desk Series.

Playing a trio of tunes highlighting their unique versatility of styles and sounds.

You may remember them from this previous SSfS post. I dig them so much, I had to share more.

To call them simply a jazz trio doesn’t come close to doing them justice. So many elements of so many genres and sonic flavors make them hard to genre-fy. Beautiful melodic qualities, driving drum-work and that bass playing the perfect bridge between the two. Just my kind of thing. (I liken them to a softer, more approachable Bad Plus, whom I guess I shall also have to share soon…)

Plus they’re a blast to watch. Pay special attention to the second tune, where-in the piano player applies duct-tape to a set of strings on the piano to alter the sound.

(On a side-note. If you are looking for new music to explore, I cannot recommend NPR’s Tiny Desk series enough. Short, 2-3 song, live performances in the studio/office of NPR Music.)


Sunday’s Soundtrack for Surfing: Ocelot of Salvation

From Polish Prog Jazz trio Immortal Onion.

So much going on here, emotionally.

Reminiscence. Sadness. Passion. Melancholia.

Truly unique sound. Like nothing else I’ve heard.

Though it reminds me of much that I love.

Like meeting someone for the first time and having that feeling like you’ve known them for a long time already.

We just…


You know the drill.

Plug it in (preferably into serious speakers or headphones, like Bose).

Press play.

Go on about your day.