The Perfect DIY Birthday Gift For Your Wife

Summer is winding down which means it's Virgo season and time again to celebrate my wife Ola's birthday. Today's Spotify playlist includes a mix of songs I wrote for her over the years and some of her favorites.

We open with Bill Withers' "Lovely Day" (which served as her ringtone when we first met) and continue with tracks from the Fresh Cut Orchestra, Clifford Brown, Al Green, Sturgill Simpson, Prince, and my Color Theory, Contrast, and One Night In Atlanta albums.

PS. The above photo was taken by Gulnara Khamatova at our home in New York. The closing track is a cover of Prince's "Sometimes It Snows in April" which I recorded as a duet with pianist Orrin Evans (see video below) for my Contrast album.

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