The Album Leaf – Until The Last (2010)

Jimmy LaValle’s The Album Leaf project was becoming a little stagnant by the time of his fifth album, A Chorus Of Storytellers, in 2010. However, it did include this gem in 5/4 – one of his best. There is something quintessentially American about the melody and harmony that I can’t quite put my finger on – it sounds to me like wide open spaces and rippling prairie grass, with the credits rolling at the end of a film. Lovely stuff.