Spring Knows What to Do

AzaleasWhew! April has been a busy month for me. I went to New York to perform at the Metropolitan Room with Dorian Woodruff and Roger Spencer, started a new 6-week session of classes at the Nashville Jazz Workshop, launched 3 new programs for NJW and produced and performed in our tribute to composer Billy Strayhorn in our last Jazz on the Move for the season at the Frist Center for Visual Arts in Nashville. And yet what a beautiful spring we are having in Nashville!

In honor of this incredible season I thought I would share a song that Beegie Adair and I composed some time ago. Jeff Hall sang a beautiful version of this. Enjoy!

Spring Knows What to Do (click to see video)

Spring takes your heart by surprise
Winter says it’s goodbye round about April
Per chance a new romance may bloom
On the wings of kiss, on a flower’s perfume.

Love just a heartbeat away
Could be here for a day
Maybe for always
Once glance before the dance is through
Fills your heart with spring
Spring knows what to do
Spring knows what to do.

© Lori Mechem and Beegie Adair


On stage in NYC with Roger and Dorian


“The Life and Music of Billy Strayhorn” at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts


Lori with Galen Demus of the Strayhorn Foundation and Don O. Henry.


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