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Gettin’ Moody: Feel Like Communing With Nature

Loren Kerns / Flickr
 

Loren Kerns / Flickr

Let it be known, I never feel this way. I’m more of a city mouse. But if you feel like reacquainting with the out-of-doors, and since it’s spring, some jazz for that.

 

Mel Tormé, “Sleepin’ Bee,” Mel Tormé Swings Shubert Alley

Come by the CapRadio Garden and see our bees! They might not be sleepin’, so make sure one isn’t lying in the palm of your hand.

 

Bill Evans, “Come Rain or Come Shine,” Portrait in Jazz

Probably more the latter than the former this season, but a song for it nonetheless.

 

John Coltrane, “Equinox,” The Best of John Coltrane

I love the funky time signature and darker sound. Some nature songs are happy and bouncy. This one has an edge.

 

Gary Burton, “Late Night Sunrise,” Common Ground 

I’ve been looking for an excuse to include this in a Gettin’ Moody entry. Gary Burton’s vibes and Julian Lage’s guitar are perfect complements to each other.

 

Danilo Perez, “Across the Crystal Sea,” Across the Crystal Sea

A song so good, it might even drag me out of my climate-controlled happy place to explore the ocean.

 gettin' moody

Devin Yamanaka

All Things Considered Host

You can hear Devin Yamanaka weekdays during All Things Considered. She also contributes to CapRadioMusic and is an avid tweeter (and re-tweeter) of all things baseball, animals, music, and public radio.  Read Full Bio