Thanksgiving Playlist


Mary Gauthier
Except for the saddest lives, there is always much to be thankful for. However, the pace of modern life doesn't afford many opportunities to slow down and reflect on one's blessings. For this alone we can be grateful for the annual arrival of Thanksgiving.

As there are many ways to be thankful, our little Thanksgiving Playlist attempts to reflect the myriad meanings in some ways. From the darker tinged offerings from stunning folkie Mary Gauthier and Van Morrison to the more forthright gratitude of Bonnie Raitt and Tesla (doing Zeppelin!), we acknowledge the vast spaces inside a 'thank you.' We open and close with instrumentals, which, by their nature, have a tendency to make one a touch more thoughtful. We give the final 'word' to a seminal holiday track by George Winston and begin with a jewel from the very cool Bass Desires band led by bassist Marc Johnson, with drummer Peter Erskine and guitar masters John Scofield and Bill Frisell.

We offer this assortment as a small thank you to the readers and fans of JamBase. We appreciate you more than we can possibly say.

Playlist assembled by JamBase Associate Editor Dennis Cook, who'd always rather make mixes than labor over a turkey…

[Published on: 11/26/09]

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