RonO (rono_60103) wrote,

Musical Memory

A long time ago -- back when I was in High School or College -- my brother recorded a tape made up of a bunch of his favorite Jazz pieces. Over the years I listened to that tape fairly often. Unfortunately, I think I lost this tape when my Blazer was stolen in 1995 (the car was recovered, but the case of cassettes was one of the things taken by the thieves).

I don't remember all of what was on this tape, but I am slowly recovering some of what was there and adding it to my collection. Without even realizing it, I added a song from that tape to my collection the other night. I picked up (through iTunes) a copy of Joe Jackson's Body and Soul. Twice now as the song "You Can't Get What You Want ('Till You Know What You Want)" was ending, my brain was ready to listen to the Maynard Ferguson recording of "MacArthur Park" -- which I do have in my collection. Clearly my brain is wired to expect that sequence of songs, and I'm 99% sure it is from the tape my brother gave me years ago, which I haven't listened to in probably 13 years.

Yes, I know that Joe Jackson isn't necessarily considered a Jazz artist, but his Body and Soul album is unquestionably jazz or at least jazz influenced.

Tags: memories, music

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