Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist: June 4, 2024

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Anyone else suddenly very in the mood to fire up some “Peanuts” specials? Photo by Michael Quintero

Multidisciplinary musician Andrew Bird has always crafted his indie-chamber-pop songs with a keen ear toward classical composition. His freshly released LP under the moniker of Andrew Bird Trio, Sunday Morning Put-On, is being touted as his first jazz record. However, the record — composed primarily of “Great American Songbook” standards — plays as a satisfyingly logical move within Bird’s long arc of sonic exploration. 

Naturally we jumped at the chance to bring the trio in for an intimate rendering of several of the record’s choicest cuts. Consider it your midweek sojourn to the best-kept-secret, neighborhood hideaway of your dreams. But in this scenario, you can be there with a simple push of the player button to your left. Scrub to 02:05:30 to experience Bird (vocals, violin, guitar), Alan Hampton (upright bass), and Ted Poor (drums, vibraphone), expertly guiding us through the unique contours they’ve applied to the bone-deep familiarity that tends to accompany songs like “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To,” “Caravan,” and “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was.” Plus, the trio re-interprets one of Bird’s enduring classics, “Why?” 

Need a little more throwback energy meets structural complexity in your life? We’re also sharing the world premiere of Moses Sumney’s “Vintage.” Once you’ve finished swooning to the sounds of live, small combo jazz, pull that player bar back to 00:57:18 for Sumney’s exquisite new single “Vintage.” It won’t hit DSPs until tomorrow so where you are right now is exactly where it’s at. 





Anna Chang