Track of the Day: 'Thing of Gold' by Snarky Puppy

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Three more picks from reader Doug:

  • “Mary’s Song”—Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Pretty sure I picked this one up from the Dish, but a phenomenal instrumental song that tends toward the more relaxing, if that's what you’re craving.
  • “Thing of Gold”—Snarky Puppy [embedded above]. Came across this band via my little brother (who was lucky enough to be featured on TotD back in the early days). I think of them as an evolution of jam bands, a little more classically jazzy maybe but in that same kind of thread: something a little more than classic jazz, but that clearly maintains the connections to the great improvisors / instrumentalists of the past.
  • Linus and Lucy”—Winton Marsalis. Because what sort of monster doesn’t love the Charlie Brown theme played by two of the jazz greats of our time?

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