Friday, May 21, 2010

Brad Mehldau covers Coltrane's favorite cover: My Favorite Things

It was John Coltrane's favorite, and he made this sappy Rodgers & Hammerstein showtune soar beyond the heights of human understanding. So I always look askance when others cover it. This time I'm elated. This is actually a setup for an album note this weekend of Mehldau's 2010 release Highway Rider, which does not include this tune. Sorry.