As promised, I’m here to cast my vote and give you the final tally in my most recent BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB). This was a fun BATTLE, at least for me. I like jazz, particularly instrumental jazz. When my friend Mr. Sheboygan Six, suggested this song, I jumped right on it. I was familiar with the instrumental versions (never heard the lyrics before I started researching for this BATTLE) and enjoy them. I admit I was not well acquainted with Keith Jarrett (he was part of the suggestions by Mr. Six), but when I gave it a listen; I was WOWED! I love the piano and although it probably isn’t always considered as jazzy an instrument as others, I likes it. On another day, I might have cast my vote for Mr. Jarrett, but not today. (Don’t worry, I think he may be back to fight again sometime.)
I do cast my vote for John Coltrane. The subtle texture of that great sax with the piano lightly playing in the background make for the perfect combination. It’s smoky, sexy, sultry, jazz at its best. I could listen to this version over and over, and over a few glasses of good wine. Yeah, that sounds like a perfect combination. Throw in some interesting lighthearted conversation and it makes for a great evening.
This BATTLE proved to be a great combination with the ‘Lost and Found Love Blog Hop’ and I appreciate all who stopped by to view my post, even if some of you didn’t participate in BOTB.
The final tally:
John Coltrane 19 votes (including mine)
Keith Jarrett 7 votes
Nat King Cole 1 vote (not a real contestant)
Kind of a blow-out, but I take heart that a whole lot of you did mention that you also liked Keith Jarrett’s version, just no enough to sway your vote.
I’ll be back on the 15th with another BATTLE OF THE BANDS that I hope you’ll enjoy. Seeing as how that’s only the day after Valentine’s Day I think I might carry on with the idea of Love – lost or found; you can be the judge.
Now that your finished up here go on around an check out the other results posts to see how some of the other contestants fared.
In the meantime here's something from todays winner to tide you over until next tie.
Until we meet again…Happy Trails1