Bill Frisell – Throughout. The version with Petra Haden was played at a friend's funeral (a drummer who passed away not long after having studied with Bill). The live trio version starts with him saying to a festival audience, "I can't see you, but I can hear you and I can feel you." I recorded an arrangement on my first album but I can't listen to or play this tune without breaking down in tears.
Tom Waits – No One Knows I'm Gone
I saw Afro-Brazilian vocalist Luedji Luna live in December, and it wasn't any single particular song that got to me. Her presence and her energy is so powerful, and the fact that I am in the privileged position of having mutual friends with her is beyond anything I could have imagined when I started diving into Brazilian music 15 years ago.
My Site Nord Electro 5D, Novation Launchkey 61, Logic Pro X, Mainstage 3, lots of plugins, fingers, pencil, paper.
The soundtrack to "Les Miserables". Even more so when my son sings it (he was Jean Valjean last year in a school production, and really nailed it.) Some of it is the story, and some of it is the music, some of it is pride in him. But it's a strong one for me. (Ok, maybe "Master of the House" only brings me to tears of laughter.)
This song by Fish (not Phish), about dealing with a parent and dementia. Oof. Having dealt with that with my mom, it hits home.
"Am I enough of a freak to be worth paying to see?"- Separated Out (Marillion) NEW band Old band