It’s been extremely hot these past few days in Jakarta, with barely a mild whisper of a breeze to enjoy. Jakarta’s floods and resulting traffic gridlock not withstanding, it’s been the kind of heat that makes you long for rain.
Thought turned to action and I compiled this selection of tracks from my jazz archives …;
… and then an hour before sunset it got dark, the heavens opened and more water poured upon us in half an hour than we’ve had in total over the past month.
Music has great power.
I meant to include this track ….
01. Billie Holiday – Keeps On Raining
02. David Holland & Barre Phillips – Raindrops (1971)
03. Dorothy Ashby – September In The Rain (1984)
04. Fred Hersch & Norma Winstone – Bird In The Rain (2003)
05. Gary Burton – Rainy Afternoon (1961)
06. Gonzalo Rubalcaba – Here’s That Rainy Day (1999)
07. Jon Hassel & Brian Eno – Delta Rain Dream (1980)
08. Pat Metheny – Rainy Days And Mondays
09. Ralph Towner – Rumours of Rain (1983)
10. Rigmor Gustafsson Quintet – Rain (1998)
…. and here’s another added song.