From the recording MY MUSEUM
17. Believe You Me – back on the jazz train, this is a live solo voice and piano version of a waltz I wrote sometime in the mid to late 90’s (I’m just a sucker for a jazz waltz) – once again lyrics written by Doug Worth and myself. I had been listening to a lot to Branford Marsalis’ quartet with Kenny Kirkland when I wrote this one, that music definitely an inspiration. ‘Believe you me’ is an old expression my dad would say that I always laughed at but never quite understood. This song has had a few incarnations, but usually feels best with a subtle, swinging trio and a horn doubling the middle instrumental section.