Kirk Whalum on AmazonHa! This headline and song title is eponymous of all I’ve got to say in this post: You love, you lose. Of course, I can already hear the outcry of those objecting to this statement. Alright, alright, alright – by all accounts, we’re supposed to get so much back from loving unconditionally. I’ve heard it all. Fair and fine. Here’s why this doesn’t seem to work in my case and in this particular context of music.

I’ve come across this song for the first time on Bruce Nazarian’sThe Digital Guy Radio Show, who himself boasts a rich musical career and history (next to wearing a number of other hats, which you’ll find in the linked wikipedia article). I was instantly taken aback by this tune! The rich harmonies, the mid-tempo, ballad-like groove, the soaring sax lines played by Kirk Whalum and of course the passionate, powerful, yet dynamic…

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