Sounds • These Foolish Things...

April 2nd, 2011 

Recorded in my hotel room, Towneplace Suites, East Lansing, MI (the picture above is the corner of the rehearsal hall in St. Paul, my wood shed for the two weeks before East Lansing)

A cover of the wonderful 1936 standard from among the "Mayfair Songs," words by Eric Maschwitz and music by Jack Strachey.

This one was inspired by Max Schweiger. Max is one of the horn players on our tour. I love listening to him practice. I heard him playing this tune through the walls of our hotel in Minneapolis and I was surprised to find I didn't know the bridge. But I reached for my uke(s) anyway. Now, I think the bridge is my favorite part.

me on vocal 

me on tenor Lanikai and soprano Kala (aka Reba and Honey, respectively)

MacBook Air 

Samson C01U USB mic

Christopher Gurr