Tag: Jazz

"Strange Fruit" – Nina Simone

There isn’t much to say except, it’s February a.k.a Black History Month, and Nina Simone is always the answer. You can feel the chilling anger and hurt in her voice as she sings her own rendition of “Strange Fruit”. She had a voice that was unmatched. Read more

“In A Sentimental Mood”


Happy Music Monday! This is one of my all time favorite instrumentals. I mean, how can you ever go wrong with the collaboration genius of, Duke Ellington and John Coltrane? There is something about the arrangement of this song that screams “cozy fall weather”in my mind. It’s probably because Read more

Happy Birthday, Billie!

Today, Billie Holiday a.k.a. Lady Day, would have been 101 years old. I have always liked Jazz music, but my love for Jazz music really bloomed about 5 years ago. Naturally, Billie became one of my favorite jazz singers, ever. There is something about her music where you can feel the passion and/or pain in […]

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Nina Simone – Four Girls

Doing some late blogging tonight because I’ve had Nina Simone on my mind lately. I’ve been listening to her music a little more than usual the last few days and decided to look her up. This upcoming Sunday would have been her 83rd birthday. Maybe this is why she’s been on my mind a little […]

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Jazz Music Love

This Sunday is Valentine’s Day as I’m sure you all have noticed by now. My husband and I have dinner, family time, and gifts planned for this weekend. But if you ask me, what is a weekend of love without the greatest genre of love music? (Don’t debate me on this. Jazz music is every […]

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“Good Morning, Heartache”

I don’t know if I have mentioned it before, but I have realized how much I appreciate and love jazz music within the last few years. One of my absolute favorite artists of the jazz genre is Billie Holiday a.k.a. Lady Day, herself. She had such a smooth and sultry singing voice, and I only […]

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“Embraceable You”

I’ve been re-watching older seasons of the show Parenthood on Netflix. There is a scene where Kristina is teaching Max how to dance, and she chooses this particular Ella song I happen to love. Then again, how can you ever go wrong in any situation playing a little Ella? 🙂 Brie <3 [01.14.15]

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“Autumn in New York”

Today was the perfect Fall day here in Montana. I listened to this song on my way home from work and needed to share it. Happy Thursday! Brie <3 [10.23.14] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50zL8TnMBN8

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