Fall Playlist [Thanksgiving]

It’s chilly in the Mid-Atlantic, yet this is not stopping me from getting out to run errands after work. Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and last minute preparations are underway. Shopping for the holiday began last week, and will continue until Tuesday. This time-frame works in case I’ve forgotten anything and must run a last minute trip to the grocery stores. On Wednesday morning I’ll hit the kitchen running to bake, sauté, and prep for Thursday’s dinner.

I’ve compiled a brief playlist of holiday and jazz music to listen to while working in the kitchen. Having a strong pot of coffee and a few tunes makes the work load enjoyable!

]Sambacu [Pete Escovedo]
Thanksgiving Theme [Vince Guaraldi]
Like Someone in Love [Oscar Peterson]
Mamblues [Cal Tjader]
Night in Tunisia [Stix Hooper}
Third Wind [Pat Metheny Group]
Christmas Time is Here [The Stephen Kummer Trio]
Overture [Cliff Eidelman]
Oye Como Va [Tito Puente]
Almost Like Being in Love [Red Garland]
Christmas Waltz [Oscar Peterson]
Latin Snowfall [Henry Mancini]
Eastside [Four80East]
Moonlight Serenade [The Boston Pops Orchestra & John Williams]

Happy Sunday, and hope you have a great week cooking [if you’re at home in the kitchen like me]!!!


Weekend Finds

Lets all take a huge sigh of relief, after living on pins and needles over the last week  …….. we now have a President and Vice-President-Elect.  Since Tuesday night I probably received a total of three hours of sleep sitting up watching newscast, as ballots were meticulously counted.

Well, its  a great time to share “this weeks finds” to alleviate the stress and tension after Election Week. Here are a few songs I’ve added to my after-work playlist to ease into fall’s cozy evenings!

Ave Maria {Melody Gardot}
Love Theme from Spartacus {Yusuf Lateef}
Reason to Survive {The Rance Allen Group}
The James Bond Theme {John Barry Orchestra} for Sean Connery….!!!
Someday My Prince Will Come {Miles Davis}
Down Here on the Ground {Wes Montgomery}
A Unified Front {Alexa Tarantino}

And, if anyone can make it to the National Gallery in London scroll down to the Artemisia trailer to view exhibition highlights. This is the first major exhibition of Artemisia Gentileschi’s work in the UK. An Italian Baroque painter and one of the most accomplished seventeenth century artist who worked in the style of Caravaggio, and was producing professionally by age fifteen.

Have a safe and restful weekend,