As the sun comes down here in the South and peach blossoms are starting to sprout, today’s tribute is twofold.  In August, we celebrate Woman’s month, celebrating both the successes and beauty of women and fighting the scourge of inequality and many trials and tribulations that women still face the world over. The 9th of August was Woman’s day here. A significant date both in our own history but also the date on which today’s icon was  born. This lady needs no introduction. Though I have showcased her on Sunday coming down before, I think she is fitting for today’s tribute as both a woman to be celebrated for her talent and beauty, but also to be reminded  of her life and times and the songs she sang of the love and pain, the sorrow and the triumph that we experience as women. Happy Women’s month to all the women out there. Join me in toasting the late great Whitney Houston!!!!🎶🎶❤️❤️❤️❤️🎶🎶🎶

 

For those who join me for Sunday Coming down, I apologise for not being able to post last week. It’s 6.30 p.m down South and time for that Sundowner . You will know how partial I am to the saxophone and it’s always in the mix no matter the other instruments. But I do also have a special place in my heart for a few guitarists. Someone whose music I’ve collected over the years and would like to pay special tribute to today, is a guitarist from the U.K. who has been making good music for over 20 years. Groove on or sit back and relax to my favorites from the great Peter White and his collaborations with other great musicians. Of course, I hope this great music ushers in a brilliant week for all of you!! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

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The winter too long

Branches too bare

Shadows too solemn

The air too bleak

 

And then you hovered

A promising blush

Soft and beguiling

Melting the snow

 

You warmed my heart

Quickened my pulse

Exhaled my breath

Clouded my judgement

 

I have fallen for you!

Another Sunday coming down and the year is racing ahead! Whatever is happening in your life, I hope you’ll join me in this respite and enjoy the cool and smooth jazz vocals  of Dianne Reeves. Have an awesome week ahead y’all.❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

 

Happy Sunday coming down to all of you and as usual, I wish you all an awesome week ahead. Well if you didn’t know it before, you must know that I am a sucker for the saxophone and, Kirk Whalum featured here, is one of my favourite saxophonists. I hope you enjoy the battle of the multigenerational performance of Fit to Battle as much as I did. He is accompanied by his uncle, “Peanuts” and his son, “Kyle”. Here’s a musician who I think deserves a special tribute after many years of making good music and playing with some other well renowned artists featured in collaborations here. I have include two versions of I will always love you. Each are hauntingly beautiful and I couldn’t help but include the version with the violin in the last clip. Look out for another great jazz vocalist next week and other instruments I’ll be profiling. All the Best! Chevvy.

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Hope you’ll be having a great Sunday as the sun comes down on you. I also hope that you’ll enjoy today’s selection of music to accompany your winding down for the weekend. This is my third week into paying tribute to some of my favourite musicians chosen from a combination of R&B and Smooth Jazz and preferably, live performances where I can find them. There’s just something about feeling like you are right there with the audience, hearing the sound of each instrument or the warm embrace of the voice of the vocalist.Too often we celebrate artists when they are gone. As far as possible, this season of Sunday coming down pays tribute to artists who have paid their dues over 20 or more years and may still be performing. That staying power, in mind, is at the heart of real talent. My choice today is Lalah Hathaway, daughter of the late, great Donny Hathaway. Join me in my Studio and be mesmerised by Lalah’s sultry voice and her collaborations with other great performers. Here’s a toast to a great Sunday coming down and a wonderful week ahead! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️