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December 31, 2008

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Dr Shock

Great post not only for the vid's and music (my favorite) but the interpretation.
Thanks and take care Dr shock

David E. Bowman

Garr,

Great post. I am a huge fan of Kind of Blue. First, look at the line-up on that album - Hall of Fame players. All of them are superstars. What is amazing is how these legends used restraint, picked their spots, and complimented one another to create a masterpiece. How often does the "All Star Line-up" result in a mess of people fighting for the spotlight of individual glory at the expense of the group? All too often the sum of the parts just does not equal a greater collective whole. Kind of Blue is special because it captures the magic of the best individuals collaborating in a way that made then all even better as a whole. Start to finish, it is one of the finest albums ever made.

Priest

I'm a huge fan of Miles Davis. For me, In a Silent Way. A simply amazing work with some totally evil mojo breaks :)

Peter Pappas

Hi Garr,

I'm a educational trainer /presenter and big jazz fan. If you love this album check out Miles's 1957 "Ascenseur pour l'Échafaud" It's the soundtrack to a film of the same name by Louis Malle. Miles improvised it with 4 French musicians using just a few themes and a quick review of film rushes. Many think Kind of Blue was inspired by this album. You'll hear the connection. PS - it's a great film!
Best,
Peter Pappas
http://peterpappas.blogs.com/

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