Morning Song – Heaven In My Life
Saxophonist Andre Ward wrote “Heaven In My Life” after the birth of his daughter, and it starts out like you’d expect: sweet, joyful, and melodic, with a gentle, happy groove.
But what really makes the song is what starts happening about three minutes in. The groove acquires an edge, then cuts a bit deeper. The chord progression gets more complex and the bass line more challenging; in response the sax solos grow more inventive and inspired. You know…like heaven (and parenthood) really is.