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These cats, Miles Davis and John Coltrane, say SO WHAT that this is a single link U-tube post. Get some Sunday Evening Jazz on, my brothas and sistas.
posted by snsranch (44 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
More like So Weird (amirite?); I did a verbal rendition of the intro just this afternoon in an attempt to convince my girlfriend that I should buy a trumpet rather than replace my busted out shoes.
Clearly, this is a sign.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 6:07 PM on December 16, 2007


Alvy: So What? :)
Thanks for the SLU2P.
posted by not_on_display at 6:23 PM on December 16, 2007


Flagged as combative.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:25 PM on December 16, 2007


Alvy, skip the shoes, get the trumpet. Hell, I'd buy you some shoes just to hear you on that thing.
posted by snsranch at 6:33 PM on December 16, 2007


No, sns, he'll have a much sweeter tone if barefoot. Gravel underfoot improves musicality, I've heard tell.
posted by mwhybark at 6:35 PM on December 16, 2007


Nice link. You should base an FPP around it.
posted by Artw at 6:35 PM on December 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Thanks, this was great. 90% of the time when someone uploads an old tune on youtube the visuals are just a few album covers and photos so I don't bother looking for stuff like this. Miles looked so vulture-like in this video. I loved the white guys nodding their heads. Scoodelie ow wow wow.

Ladies and gentlemen, if you would like more links in this single link jazz post look to the right under the heading "related videos" where the excellence continues.
posted by fleetmouse at 6:44 PM on December 16, 2007




Nice link. You should base an FPP around it.
Or an AskMeFi. But then that'd be a Blue in Green.
posted by hal9k at 6:53 PM on December 16, 2007 [4 favorites]


I thought there would be cats.
posted by LobsterMitten at 6:53 PM on December 16, 2007


Flagged as blah-tive
posted by ZachsMind at 6:54 PM on December 16, 2007


I like it when you can tell the FPP poster was stoned.
posted by rachelpapers at 7:02 PM on December 16, 2007 [3 favorites]


hal9k FTW!
posted by rossination at 7:05 PM on December 16, 2007


Thanks for the breathers snsranch, then noble_rot.

Now, back to teh grind...
posted by humannaire at 7:09 PM on December 16, 2007


Blues for Pablo

(Might as well mix some Gil Evans with your Miles)
posted by Wolof at 7:19 PM on December 16, 2007


suave.
posted by brandz at 7:21 PM on December 16, 2007


Thanks for making this the first post I clicked through on my new iPhone.
posted by phaedon at 7:25 PM on December 16, 2007


Yeah, well, I like this version too. So? What?
posted by fuse theorem at 7:26 PM on December 16, 2007


Flagged for lack of felines.
posted by cmgonzalez at 7:35 PM on December 16, 2007


Ok, i give. All those bad things i said about youtube .... wait, wait.... down loading this with Tubesock. Done. Now where were we?
posted by R. Mutt at 7:41 PM on December 16, 2007


Very interesting.
posted by randyripoff at 7:42 PM on December 16, 2007


I admit that I was also expecting cats.
posted by mewithoutyou at 8:17 PM on December 16, 2007


Just watch the background.

There is so much cool afoot, like when Coltrane steps into the foreground, you see Miles chilling with a smoke and making a comment to ... wait, who is the white guy with the trombone, the one with the pencil-thin mustache? There was no trombonist for the Kind of Blue sessions, right?
posted by grabbingsand at 8:24 PM on December 16, 2007


And...
posted by snsranch at 8:32 PM on December 16, 2007


In the city, rain, driving in my car, the radio playing So What, wipers keeping the beat. Cool, man.
posted by stbalbach at 8:53 PM on December 16, 2007


The trombone players are Frank Rehak, Jimmy Cleveland and Bill Elton from the Gil Evans Orchestra. Cannonball Adderly is absent from the session as he had a migraine.
posted by Wolof at 9:03 PM on December 16, 2007 [3 favorites]


For those of us that felt cheated. :)
posted by cmgonzalez at 9:11 PM on December 16, 2007


Cannonball Adderly

Adderley.

I really deserve a good keelhauling for that, it's egregious.
posted by Wolof at 1:02 AM on December 17, 2007


Just found this in another thread - couldn't resist. Thanks sns, that's high octane miles.
posted by nicolin at 1:37 AM on December 17, 2007


Can anybody explain why the film shows a black spot where Miles' trumpet is, for example around 7:30-8:00? I understand that this is a limitation of the medium that was used to film, but I don't know much about these sorts of things.
posted by :-) at 2:12 AM on December 17, 2007


I don't like Miles's autobiography very much (the one with Quincy Troupe)... but Lewis Porter's book about Coltrane is great. I haven't read kind of blue, which uses all that's been recorded during the sessions and didn't make it on the lp (including interludes, dialogues, false starts, etc...) to build an analysis of miles's music, but it looks like a fine companion to the The making of Kind of blue tapes (to be found on the net).
posted by nicolin at 2:32 AM on December 17, 2007


Excellent clip! Thanks for posting this.
posted by CKZ at 2:44 AM on December 17, 2007


I really deserve a good keelhauling for that, it's egregious.

Even if I knew what a keelhauling was, I don't think I'd give you one, Wolof. I mean, damn, everyone's allowed a little name misspelling now and again.

I don't like Miles's autobiography very much...

Hmm, if it's the same one I read many years back (and I think it is) I must say I found it pretty enjoyable. Had a certain amount of, you know, bullshit in it, but, one would expect that, no? At any rate, I think what I liked best about it is that it read like someone speaking. I had the feling that Miles just rambled into a tape recorder, and someone transcribed it, and that was the book. At the time, anyway, I found that kind of refreshing, and like I say, entertaining.

Oh, and, thanks for the post, sns!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:31 AM on December 17, 2007


Auto-AskMe v1.07

[INPUT]
I did a verbal rendition of the intro just this afternoon in an attempt to convince my girlfriend that I should buy a trumpet rather than replace my busted out shoes.
Clearly, this is a sign.


[OUTPUT]
1. Music > Shoes.

2. I bet she likes declawing cats too!

3. twa-twa-twa-twa-twa-twa-twa-twa-twa-twa-twa-twa-twa-badump! Look, I'm doing trumpet sounds! [Flagged] [Deleted]

4. DTMFA [Marked as best answer]

Next thread: [INPUT]
posted by ersatz at 8:11 AM on December 17, 2007


Jazz reminds me of too many Van Dyke'd, turtleneck-wearing hipsters. Triggers! Triggers! Is there no safe space on this internet?
posted by Marquise at 8:22 AM on December 17, 2007


could someone just list who the visible musicians are? thanks.

how these guys could smoke and blow horns--how can a person do that?
posted by cogneuro at 8:25 AM on December 17, 2007


Wonderful—thanks for the post, snsranch.

Sorry they issued you a defective musical sense, Marquise.
posted by languagehat at 9:00 AM on December 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


cogneuro:

Wynton Kelly, piano
Paul Chambers, bass
Jimmy Cobb, drums
posted by languagehat at 9:07 AM on December 17, 2007


So What made me try to learn bass.

Well, So What and P-Funk.
posted by Faux Real at 10:42 AM on December 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


One of the finest jazz albums ever recorded. My favorite Miles album. Thanks.
posted by krinklyfig at 10:49 AM on December 17, 2007


Marquise writes "Jazz reminds me of too many Van Dyke'd, turtleneck-wearing hipsters."

Really? Jazz always reminds me of the beauty of music for music's sake. I can't tell what anyone is wearing.
posted by krinklyfig at 10:52 AM on December 17, 2007


I'm sorry if I wasn't clear, but I wasn't serious. It was more of a melodramatic 'your favorite genre of music sucks and the youth of the nation will never Get It.'
posted by Marquise at 11:17 AM on December 17, 2007


cmgonzalez: well played, sirrah.

*snap* *snap* *snap*
posted by CitizenD at 4:05 PM on December 17, 2007


This is fantastic. That contemplative face—Miles looks just like he ought to, like he had slipped the surly bonds of the real and pushed his hand through the satin darkness to draw music undefiled back from the Platonic realm. Man, what a cat.
posted by eritain at 12:15 PM on December 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


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