Music Naka

Red and Gold

To describe Autumn Leaves as a jazz standard is an understatement. It has a much wider appeal with covers by Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan and Seal. It is a song of nostalgia, of fond and yearning memories of a time of romance. But with legions of artists ... Read more

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My Favourite Five Takes on Take Five

Take Five, a song from Timeout by Dave Brubeck's quartet, is technically set in a five beat cycle, but it is so delightful and accessible! No wonder it became the first jazz single to sell over a million copies. I have run into several fascinating co... Read more