I just finished reading David Remnick's profile of Bruce Springsteen in The New Yorker, dated July 30, 2012. It's quite a long piece but I highly recommend taking the time to read it. Whether you're a long-time fan or have discovered Bruce more recently, there's something in there for everyone. In fact, I have a suggestion.
Inspired by the fact this profile is in The New Yorker, I thought I'd play two songs with New York in the title. You might try reading the profile which you can find here, while playing the videos below. You may have to replay the videos a couple of times, depending on your reading speed, but I think you'll enjoy the background music.
I've always thought of 'The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle' as Bruce's jazziest album. 'New York City Serenade' is from that album. Bruce's vocal on 'New York State of Mind', in a performance with Billy Joel that had me smiling the whole way through, is the jazziest vocal I've ever heard from Bruce. So, aside from the New York theme, we have a little jazz thread running through this week's Friday Bruce Fix.