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Disc: 1: One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor; Love; Can't Run But; How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns; Pigs, Sheep and Wolves. Disc: 2: René and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the War; The Teacher; Darling Lorraine; Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy; Questions for the Angels.
Paul Simon: Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Harmonium; Bill Frisell: Electric Guitar; Steve Gadd: Drums; Renaud Garcia-Fons: Bass; Joel Wenhardt: Piano; Nate Smith: Drums; Jim Oblon: Guitar; John Patitucci: Bass; Edie Brickell: Finger Snaps; CJ Camerieri: Trumpet; Andy Snitzer: Saxophone; Sullivan Fortner: Piano; Wynton Marsalis: Trumpet; Marcus Printup: Trumpet; Dan Block: Clarinet; Walter Blanding: Saxophone; Wycliffe Gordon: Tuba; Chris Crenshaw: Trombone; Marion Felder: Drums; Herlin Riley: Tambourine; Odair Assad: Guitar; Sérgio Assad: Guitar; Walter Blanding: Saxophone; Jamey Haddad: Percussion; Vincent Nguini: Electric Guitar; Mark Stewart: Acoustic Guitar; Sullivan Fortner: Piano, Celeste; Jack DeJohnette: Drums; Joe Lovano: Saxophone.
Produced by Simon and Roy Halee, who have worked together since the 1960s, the album features collaborations with a diverse array of artists who have joined Simon to lend fresh perspectives on 10 of the artist's favorite (though perhaps less-familiar) compositions drawn from the five-decade span of his illustrious solo career. Revisiting his repertoire, Simon has selected songs originally appearing on There Goes Rhymin' Simon (1973), Still Crazy After All These Years (1975), One-Trick Pony (1980), Hearts and Bones (1983), The Rhythm of The Saints (1990), You're The One (2000) and So Beautiful Or So What (2011), refreshing and transforming the compositions through new arrangements and a talented cast of guest musicians. Among the many artists joining Simon on In The Blue Light are jazz icons trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, guitarist Bill Frisell, drummers Jack DeJohnette and Steve Gadd and chamber ensemble quintet yMusic.