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So What

August 11, 2007

It’s been too long since I had a post about music. If you like jazz, you’ll love this rendition of trumpeter Miles Davis’ “So What” featuring John Coltrane on saxophone from 1958.

I especially like how these cats hang around in the background just chillin’ during Coltrane’s solo. Good stuff.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. kdinger permalink
    August 17, 2007 12:00 pm

    Great, great stuff; thanks for posting this. I’ll have to poke around on youtube for other classic jazz performances.

    The contrast between Davis’ and Coltrane’s playing is even more stark here than on the version on Kind of Blue.

    Kind of Blue was recorded in March, 1959 and I thought that was the first performance of So What. Is this video really from 1958?

  2. Brian permalink
    August 17, 2007 12:13 pm

    hmmm…that’s a good question, I got the 1958 reference right from the YouTube description, so it certainly could be wrong.

    YouTube has some jazz on there…but, a lot is kind of clunky video or really awful sound quality. But, there are few diamonds in the rough.

    Yeah, it’s a cool comparison to the studio version….Kind of Blue is so smooth and delicate, such a great record

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