Everyday, right? You want to listen to jazz in the car and your navigator/friend/person-you-got-roped-into-toting-somewhere doesn’t. He/she doesn’t like jazz and refuses to open his mind. If you’re feeling benevolent and willing to compromise, here are some tunes that might ease the transit tension.
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, “The Lady is a Tramp,” Duets II: Bennett and Gaga’s latest collaboration Cheek To Cheek is out now, but here’s where it all started in 2011.
Lucy Woodward, “Sans Souci,” Hooked!: Do you remember this song? I loved Woodward’s album While You Can and love this one just as much, but for a different reason. Woodward has sufficient sultriness and sass to do justice to this Peggy Lee tune.
Molly Ringwald, “Don’t You Forget About Me,” Except Sometimes: Molly describes herself on her twitter account (@mollyringwald) as an “actress, writer, singer, mother, your former teen-age crush.” Somehow, she combines elements of 3/5 on this recording.
Tom Luer, “Clocks,” Project Popular: Turns out, if you replace Chris Martin’s ethereal voice with Tom Luer’s contemplative saxophone playing, it works pretty well.
Scott Bradlee's Post Modern Jukebox, "All About That [Upright] Bass:" Have you heard the earworm that is Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass?” Here’s a brilliant and jazzy version done by someone who is also all about that bass.
What's your favorite intro-to-jazz tune? Let us know in the comments below.