Spring is here. Blue skies, green grass, allergens. Rainy afternoons and cool evenings.

Spring, of course, is time for renewal, and I like to think of it as a time for some mental housecleaning as well,  so I’ve selected some music that I feel is somewhat transitive and uplifting. A little more meditative than usual. Hopefully it will take you places.

Enjoy the tunes, and I’ll meet you back here next week.

Tom Waits – You Can Never Hold Back Spring
from Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, & Bastards (2006)
Hugo Largo – Grow Wild from Drum (1987)
Zilla – Wicker Pilots from Egg (2005)
Sanjay Mishra with Jerry Garcia – Nocturne Evening Chant from Blue Incantation (1995)
Carlos Santana and Alice Coltrane – Angel of Sunlight from Illuminations (1974)
Lotus – Behind Midwest Storefront from Hammerstrike (2008)
Widespread Panic – Pickin’ Up the Pieces from Everyday (1993)
Medeski Martin & Wood – Amber Gris from Radiolarians II (2009)
Grateful Dead – Dark Star from Ladies and Gentlemen the Grateful Dead: Fillmore East 1971 (2004)
Solar Quest – Singtree from Orgship (1994)
The Police – Darkness from Ghost in the Machine (1981)

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Ben Wiser

Test of the Boomerang is an in-depth exploration of some of the best material found on the Live Music Archive.

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