I recently began asking students to share their favorite music for us to create a class music playlist. I’ve learned how much people love to connect about music. As a music lover who always has music playing in the house, in the car, in the classroom, at work, or anywhere I can listen to it, I’m delighted to discover new music from my students. This time, I loved the jazz enthusiasts in my class. One student immediately listed his favorites which I’ve been listening to all morning while I work.
He included the following: “Romance” by Hiroshi Suzuki, “Body and Soul” by Paul Desmond, “In a Sentimental Mood” by Duke Ellington, “Night Lights” by Gerry Mulligan, “Swan Lake” by Chet Baker, “Take Me” by CASIOPEA, “When Sunny Gets Blue” by McCoy Tyner, and “Ladyfingers” by Herb Alpert.
We play each student’s favorite songs throughout the semester. We connect over music, and it’s a beautiful thing. I love the above songs. Take a listen! I found all of them on Spotify.