My favorite things

As if my musical life hasn’t been stimulating enough lately, BBC Radio 4’s fine series Soul music recently broadcast a lovely programme (here) about My favorite things—one of the great jazz standards, a seemingly saccharine song whose complex harmonies have provided inspiration for musos, um, down the ages.

Coltrane’s versions are justly renowned, like this, live in 1961:

OMG, Bill Evans too:

It’s almost too perfect to be vocalised, but here’s Sarah Vaughan, changing the mood again:

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