What I've Been Listening to Lately:

Bill Frisell, All We Are Saying (2011).  Frisell interprets John Lennon.  His ethereal take on "All Across the Universe" will transport you to a new place and the
the playing of classically-trained, jazz violinist Jenny Scheinman will prompt you to check out her solo work.

Viktoria Mullova, solo violin, Mozart Concertos No. 1, 3, & 4.

Emmy Lou Harris, Pieces of the Sky (1975) and Elite Hotel (1975).  I readily confess to once being a member of the Emmy Lou Harris fan club.

Jerry Garcia, Garcia Plays Dylan (Tracks from 1973-1995), Released, 2005.

Bill Frissell,  Have A Little Faith (1992)  If there's a better jazz guitarist I don't know who she/he is. On this CD, try his version of Dylan's Just Like A Woman. Sublime.

Robert Plant's Band of Joy  (2010) and three cuts really stand out for me:  Low's Silver Rider (Crank it up and buckle in) Falling in Love Again (Doo Wop/Soul originally from the former Gospel singers, The Kelly Brothers in early ‘60s) The Only Sound That Matters (I know this one from Milton Mapes version in 2001 or ‘02 which is also very good).

Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden, Jasmine (2010) Just Jarrett on piano and Charlie Haden on double-bass playing some great standard love songs.

MINGHUS AH HUM/CHARLES MINGHUS  The bassist Charles Minghus (1922-1979) recorded this jazz masterpiece in 1959 and many experts rank it an Essential Jazz Album. Perhaps the most famous track here is Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, his elegy to the brilliant saxophonist Lester Young who died less than two months prior to this recording.  The title refers to Young's favored headgear.