Today's Track of the Day:
Nina Simone - "Love Me Or Leave Me"
I'm a big Nina Simone fan, and this track is really outstanding. Her voice is always rich, warm, and expressive, even in a lighthearted tune like this. What's really great about the song, though, is her piano solo, which takes up half of the track and includes a wild baroque section that's unlike anything else I've heard except maybe Keith Jarrett. It's as though Bach decided to sit in with a jazz trio for a chorus or two. Highly recommended.