A String of Pearls: By Glenn Miller

It is our contention that worthwhile music is timeless and beyond fashion. It is mostly possible for jazz enthusiasts to roughly date recordings but nothing good should be rejected from the past. This last week my young son was playing the Glenn Miller 1942 recording of the Jerry Gray composition of “A String Of Pearls”. I was reminded that this superbly-arranged and immaculately played 12-bar Blues is a masterpiece and has stood the test of time. Enjoy it!

Miller was lost-in-action over the English Channel less than two years after this recording. There was a time when music of this adult standard was the popular music of the masses. Do we any longer have a popular culture?

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