This week I was turned onto this excellent video of Larry McKenna playing “The Nearness of You” by Hoagy Carmichael. I’ve been listening to it every day, and I just can’t get over how great Larry McKenna can play a ballad. (He also has serious bebop chops.) Wow, Larry!
As an aside, the person who sent me this link is none other than Tony Miceli, the vibraphonist in this video who is also a serious Apple nerd. We’ll save Tony for another Jazz Friday, but in the meantime, just listen to his beautiful solo in this video.