Living Room Sessions: “Odysseus and his Dog”

I’ve been reading Amor Towles’ novel, Rules of Civility (which I highly recommend), and was struck by the following line: “. . . nor was it the life of the seafarer exposed to the elements for years at a time, returning like Odysseus, older, weaker, nearly forgotten—unrecognizable to all but one’s dog.” You know the… Continue Reading


Living Room Sessions: “When I Fall in Love”

Written by Victor Young and Edward Heyman, this is one of my favorite Ballads ever written. You might be most familiar with Nat Cole’s rendition, but there are countless others worth listening to, from Miles Davis to Tony Bennett to Johnny Mathis. My personal favorite is Bill Evans’ rendition from his album Portrait in Jazz… Continue Reading