The Eyes of a New York Woman

“The Eyes of a New York Woman,” music written by Jeff Ogden, with lyrics from Thomas Pynchon’s 1963 novel Vrecorded by The Insect Trust in 1969. Robert Palmer played the recorder solo. Not to be confused with the Mark James song of the same name recorded by B.J. Thomas.

The Insect Trust: Nancy Jeffries (vocals), Bill Barth (guitar), Luke Faust (guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica), Trevor Koehler (saxophone), and Robert Palmer (clarinet, alto saxophone). Drummers Elvin Jones and Bernard Purdie joined the group on occasion.


“The Insect Trust: An American Band Deconstructed,” Ed Ward, NPR

“The Insect Trust: Hoboken Saturday Night,” Robert Christgau, Collectors’ Choice Music CCM-502-2, 2005


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