So much as I moan about my commute the single good thing about it is that each week I grab a handful of CDs from my collection that I haven't played for a while and I get to catch up on good music that I've neglected. Generally get to play about two CDs per journey, so four a day (unless it's early Beatles stuff when I can fit in more!), and I tend to listen to each one a few times to really get into the music.
Yesterday, it was the turn of Herb Ellis. A double CD entitled "Four Classic Albums". Wow, I'd forgotten how good Herb was. He was Oscar Peterson's guitar player for a long time - in a trio, with nowhere to hide and having to follow Oscar's amazing solos on every song. Herb was described by critic Scott Yanow as "an excellent bop-based guitarist with a slight country twang to his sound." If he played a bit of acoustic ragtime, too, he'd be my perfect player
I'm already looking forward (*) to the next drive.
(*) Kind of