Flutter and Wow (2009)
Flutter and Wow is foremost a testament to his ability as a tune-smith, but also reveals a deep understanding of works from other notable practitioners of the craft. Produced by Norah Jones collaborator Adam Levy, the record is a paragon of tastefulness, showcasing Wood’s broad musical palate, brooding lyrical prowess, and prodigious abilities as a stylist. It features breathtaking originals from the Memphis-based key specialist, plus covers from artists like Costello, Waits, and Cohen. His interpretations demonstrate a deep appreciation for these songs and an unpretentious refusal to generate either cleverly perverse arrangements or carbon copies.