Hi all! As a reminder, send me songs you'd like to be featured in this segment!
Claude Debussy's 'Réverie'.
This piece is fairly exemplary Debussy--it entrances the listener with its phrased lyricism, and its interesting use of bizarre scales (such as the whole-tone scale, which Debussy was quite fond of).
Wes Montgomery's 'In Your Own Sweet Way'
Montgomery was one of the first and most influential jazz guitarists.
The Velvet Underground and Nico--'Sunday Morning'
This song is the first track on New York band The Velvet Underground's first album. The album is often hailed as one of the most influential rock records of all time, infusing the genre with bits of avant-garde, noise music, and more experimentation, as well as offering a much more gritty picture of New York in its lyrics than previous songwriters had ever dreamed of.
Happy listening, all!