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How to Surrender

How to Surrender

Playing tracks by

Lake Street Dive, Jon Kennedy, DJ Vadim, Hubtone, Martinez and more.

It's all about winning, isn't it? Unless it's actually about how to surrender ... Gracefully, invitingly, convincingly. Yeah, baby, whatever you say.

Perceptive listeners will note there's a handful of Jon Kennedy tracks this time, which makes this session not exactly slavish but possibly a bit fawning. No matter, it’s all in good spirits in order recognize a really impressive career spanning the past dozen years or more and still going strong. Big up, Jon!

While I'm recognizing others, let me aim a hat-tip at the NPR piece on jazz giant Todd Dameron, who they've quoted saying: "I try to make it flow. Try to make everything go — you know, it's just like reading a book. It's a regular story. You just can't have one idea and jump to another one. I try to make it flow coherently." We're all story tellers, at one level or another, even if we're not all offering a happy ending.