Grant Green's "Feelin' the Spirit" is a mostly upbeat collection of gospel tunes that actually swings at times. "Deep River" is an incredibly beautiful track that was not part of the original 1962 Blue Note release. It turned up as a bonus track on the 1987 CD issue. It could work as a Christmas carol, a melancholy blues tune, or the incidental music of a lonely, rainy night. All three seem fitting this time of year. The playing by all involved is wonderfully understated and highly affective. The vibe of "Deep River" is quite different from the album, it needed to be a bonus track. And what a bonus, it is. Settle into it, when you have the time. It feels like a sublime way to close out 2019; a perfect soundtrack to leave it all behind and start anew.
Thank you all for another year of wood burning. I can't do it without you and I love doing it, so I'm grateful for all who have supported me, my words and the music.
Health, happiness, love & kindness, to each and every one of you.
Happy New Year!