I’ve been introducing the Poissonnière to the greats. This is one of her favorite videos.
Let's talk about brass. Jazz, ska, swing, whatever genre. Songs that utilize it just a little bit, songs that embrace it. What do you like? What don't you like? Which trumpet player was the best? What's the best use of a french horn in cinema (Young Frankenstein, right?)? Does that 76th trombone really add anything that the 75th didn't? Etc.
I was a trumpet player in school, so brassy sounds are something that always resonated with me, and I don't think we've talked about instruments for a while, so it seemed like something worth throwing out there.
I used this version of "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" on my summer mix this year, specifically because of the brass:
Then drop your top 10s and have a wonderful Friday!
As I've tried to suggest, there is so much simple joy to be found in music. That's why, when the time comes, this is what I want played on my way out.