Sharing Music

It’s important to broaden my musical horizons. And for me, the best way to do this is to ask for help. So, as I typically do once per year, I asked Facebook. This time around, I put it this way:

It’s that time again to expand my musical experiences. Care to note songs/pieces that have been helping you “come through”?

Responses landed from far and wide; from friends, students, and colleagues. Interestingly, some came from people I’ve never actually met. Yet, they felt compelled to share a part of themselves with me, a stranger. How amazing is that! That’s how important someone’s music can be; it’s so important that a person will share it with someone unknown.

Because of this, I share all the many songs/pieces shared with me. Have a listen. What a beautiful “map” of spirit and sound; the combination of all this music as expressed and shared by each one who takes the time to travel it.

Raul Midon “Pedal to the Metal”


Brass Against “Maggie’s Farm (Rage Against the Machine/Bob Dylan Cover) Ft. Amanda Brown”

Glen Phillips “Grief and Praise”


Alicia Keys “Good Job”

“We Are Here”

Snarky Puppy feat. Jacob Collier & Big Ed Lee “Don’t You Know” (Family Dinner Volume Two)

Phish “You Enjoy Myself”

Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 4

Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No. 4

Ludwig Van Beethoven Symphony No. 4

Robert Schumann Symphony No. 4

A FLG Maurepas upload – Carla Bley Bland with guests “Misterioso”

Duchess “Creole Love Call” 

The Royal Bopsters “Our Spring Song”

Pino Daniele “Bambina” (2017 Remaster)

Snarky Puppy “Lingus (We Like It Here)”

Green Day “American Idiot” 

Rage Against The Machine “Wake Up”

Mahalia “Sober” (Acoustic Version)

Natalia Lafourcade Albúm Musas

1. Soy lo Prohibido (feat. Los Macorinos) 0:00 2. Mexicana Hermosa (feat. Los Macorinos) 3:44 3. Soledad y el Mar (feat. Los Macorinos) 7:15 4. Tú Me Acostumbraste (feat. Omara Portuondo & Los Macorinos) 10:40 5. Mi Tierra Veracruzana (feat. Los Macorinos) 14:00 6. Son Amores (That’s Amore) (feat. Los Macorinos) 17:49 7. Vals Pórtico (Instrumental) (feat. Los Macorinos) 21:30 8. Tonada de Luna Llena (feat. Los Macorinos) 24:50

Rhiannon Giddens “Julie” 


John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain & Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia “Lotus Feet”

Noah Kahan, Choreography by Sean Lew“False Confidence”

John Coltrane “A Love Supreme, Pt. I – Acknowledgement”

Theo Katzman “Like a Woman Scorned”

MEUTE “Hey Hey” (Dennis Ferrer Rework)

“You & Me” (Flume Remix)

Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater “The Key Is” from Alice by Heart

Nancy LaMott “We Live On Borrowed Time”

Pat Metheny and Antonio Carlos Jobim “How Insensitive”

Rose Cousins “The Return (Love Comes Back)”

The Mavericks “La Sitiera”

India.Arie “Breathe”

Bande Originale De Film – M / Belleville Rendez-Vous

Dwayne Dopsie and The Zydeco Hellraisers “Get Up”


Larkin Poe “Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues”