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Art Blakey has been attributed with stating that Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life. In other words, jazz can provide a figurative cleansing of one's emotional state by ridding oneself of accumulated gunk, which can be quite comforting. In this hour, we will explore some tunes that brought me comfort over the past years, if not decades.
|Stan Kenton||Reuben's Blues||Adventures in Blues|
|Jimmy Smith||Organ Grinder's Swing||Organ Grinder's Swing|
|Dave Tull||The Texting Song||Texting and Driving|
|Horace Silver||Doodlin'||Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers|
|Bobby Troup||Lemon Twist||Bobby Troup!|
|Branford Marsalis||The Ballad of Chet Kincaid||Crazy People Music|
|Quincy Jones||The Quintessence||The Quintessence|
|Diana Krall||East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)||When I Look in Your Eyes|
|Michael Franks||Popsicle Toes||The Art of Tea|
|Count Basie||Shiny Stockings||April in Paris|
|Kenny Burrell||Take the A Train||Ellington Is Forever, Volume 2|