Wonderful Tunes Provided By Friends. Wild Tangents Provided By Me.

“Joy Spring” is a 1954 standard written by Clifford Brown for his wife Nancy. He called her his Joy Spring. It’s a bouncy, joyful and loving song. They must have been truly happy together.  Of course, they both tragically died in a car accident 2 years later along with the pianist on this piece Ritchie Powell. Clearly it’s a cautionary tale for those of us with ordinary surnames. Max Roach, on the other hand, with his far cooler moniker lived to the ripe old age of 83.

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  1. […] I first heard this song I thought to myself “Every wife inspired song is beautiful.”  Yipes was I wrong! It turns out “The Pina Colada Song” and […]

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