It’s been three years since my daughter was born, and three years since I recorded the original http://www.mixcloud.com/oddio/birthday-jazz/ mix. In this short time our lives have been transformed—in predictable ways, sure, but also in some surprising ones too. If I’ve learned anything, it’s that nothing stays the same for long in a child’s life, and this follow-up mix is my attempt to commit to tape all the excitement and joy of life with Blanca at the wonderful age of three. Volume 1 was cool and mellow with subtle progression, but this mix is much warmer and energetic, starting with some nice bossa and samba, moving through afro-latin jazz to jazz funk. I consider every one of these records timeless and every one of them reminds me of her in some way, so hopefully this will still sound fresh to her ears when she’s old enough to fully appreciate it.
If you like the birthday jazz project, please visit https://www.facebook.com/BirthdayJazz and get an mp3 version of volume 1.