Song of the Day

Nicole Mitchell – “A Sound”

The title of composer and flutist Nicole Mitchell’s latest outing, Maroon Cloud, refers to the realm of creativity that people can enter simply by closing their eyes.

Roy Hargrove – “The Joint”

The slow-jam “The Joint” positively simmers with funky intensity, and Hargrove cuts loose on an effects-laden solo that walks the line between hard-bop and G-funk.

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Phil Woods – “Samba DuBois”

Saxophonist Phil Woods served as the crucial link between the bebop saxophonists of the 1940s and the post-bop artists of the ’50s, ’60s and beyond.

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