174. Evenings - ‘Yore’ + Leap Year

Evenings - ‘Yore’ + Leap Year

**April selection for Vinyl Me, Please - the world’s best vinyl-of-the-month club**

Ingredients: 2 ounces gin, 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth, 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier, 1/4 ounces fresh lemon juice.

Mixing Instructions: Combine ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon peel twist (optional…always optional). 

Notes: The debut LP from Harlem-based producer Nathan Broaddus is the type of music I listen to when I’m sick of music. That might seem an odd thing to say…it’s not sick of all music per se, but just the typical day-to-day fare that can begin running too closely together at times. The minimalist, ambient atmosphere created over the course of Yore serves as a welcome reset button, breaking music down to its elements and reminding the listener of how much emotion and energy can be contained within a single note or drum beat.  Don’t be fooled, this isn’t simple music - it has a depth of sound and feeling that is both beautiful and stirring.  The type of album to throw on the turntable (plug the headphones in for full effect) when you feel musically weary, mix a classic cocktail created by legendary London Savoy barman, Harry Craddock, and cleanse your musical palate.     

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