Ah, a Bea­tles clas­sic, ev­ery­body loves those. But I ac­tu­al­ly want to high­light a per­for­mance by Pa­tri­cia Bar­ber, who takes this song fur­ther than any Beatle, liv­ing or dead.

Patricia’s ap­peared in this se­ries be­fore, which puts her in pret­ty se­lect com­pa­ny, and I’m OK with that, I’ve nev­er un­der­stood why she’s not an in­ter­na­tion­al megas­tar.

Nor­we­gian Wood is from a live al­bum called Live: A Fort­night in France, record­ed on tour, which is ut­ter­ly charm­ing end to end. As is al­most ev­ery­thing she’s ev­er shipped.

A Fortnight in France

The no­tion of tak­ing a sim­ple pop tune and wrap­ping an ex­tend­ed jazz tan­gle round it is not ex­act­ly new or sur­pris­ing. It helps that Ms Bar­ber sings in a war­m, uniron­ic tone end-to-end, show­ing re­al re­spect for the sim­ple song at the cen­ter of the tan­gle. In this par­tic­u­lar con­text it’s rel­e­vant to note that she’s a les­bian.

This the 130th in the Song of the Day se­ries (back­ground).

Links · Spo­ti­fy playlist. This tune on Ama­zon, iTunes, and it’s not on Spo­ti­fy. But to make up for that, here’s a com­plete­ly love­ly per­for­mance from the “Ladies’ Jazz Festival” in Gdy­ni­a, Poland.

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