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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Asleep in the Deep

That Sinking Feeling Dept.: Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the ocean, here's a cautionary tale of oblivious lovers (is there any other kind?), a storm at sea, a vessel clearly in violation of OSHA standards, and a weak justification of their fate. This song was once the standard test for the low-note singer, but Tom Savoy and I long ago side-stepped the issue by recruiting a basso from the audience. In this case, it's Roger Thorpe: trumpeter, bandleader, and organizer of the June music festival at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY, where this was recorded in 2010. Malcolm Kogut is the pianist. Beware!

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