The new solo album from Jim Beloff. Released in early August 2020, all of the guest musicians recorded their parts remotely.
The title of the album and the title song refer to one of my favorite Aesop’s fables known as the “The North Wind and The Sun.” I’ve often thought that the lesson it teaches may be one of the most important of all. “The Wind And Sun” and most of the other songs here were written in the last few years. The two I co-wrote with Herb “Ohta-san” Ohta go back to around 2005. “I Don’t Want To Drink Alone” was a work for hire that William H. Macy sang in the Showtime special “Out Of Order.” “This Could Be My Lucky Day” was written for “The Layover,” a 2017 movie comedy Bill Macy directed. A shortened a cappella version of the song was used to lighten up a brief, furniture-wrecking scene of passionate lovemaking. I wrote “Walk Each Other Home” in early 2020 just as we started recording. It is based on a quote by Ram Dass, “We’re all just walking each other home.”
The entire album can be heard and downloaded via bandcamp at https://jimbeloff.bandcamp.com/album/the-wind-and-sun
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