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Morning Song – Heaven In My Life

April 4, 2017

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.

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