As we recently noted in an interview with SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline, this art form is perfectly suited for a short journey across the Bay. And more than a few recordings have been made to celebrate our favorite mode of transport.
A lucky discovery was the Andrew Sister’s Ferry Boat Serenade (1940) written by Harold Adamson and set to the music of Eldo di Lazzaro.
Many similar revelations are contained on the Jazz Wax blog authored by Marc Myers, who writes regularly for The Wall Street Journal.
We especially enjoyed his profile of Tony Bennett a few years ago, when Myers also paid tribute to our legendary Fairmont Hotel.
It should also be noted that Mr. Myers is the author of “Anatomy of a Song” (Grove) and “Why Jazz Happened.”
Founded in 2007, JazzWax is a two-time winner of the Jazz Journalists Association’s best blog award.
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