Tuesday, April 22, 2008

***** right off




..as I said under Carole's Grumpy post, we listen to Miles Davis' Right off whenever we feel extremely pissed off...

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15 comments:

nilpferd said...

Just figured the new Podbean, but it is now really more geared to "presentations" than to posting music. Try Blimpy's suggestion, GF.

CaroleBristol said...

I like that a lot!

Never heard it before, what album is it from?

goneforeign said...

If you've figured it please enlighten me, I've just spent a very frustrating time there and finally given up. How do I find 'my playlist' or MP3 player?

Blimpy said...

wow! i just listened to the whole thing! phenomenal!

ironically enough, i was in a bit of a crabbit mood before i started listening to it, and now i'm back to my happy go lucky self!

Blimpy said...

wow! i just listened to the whole thing! phenomenal!

ironically enough, i was in a bit of a crabbit mood before i started listening to it, and now i'm back to my happy go lucky self!

ejaydee said...

It's from A Tribute To Jack Johnson, you see, Miles was a big fan of the surfer troubadour...

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Blimpy said...

he hee

nilpferd said...

As EJD said, it's the first half of the 1970 Miles Davis album "a tribute to Jack Johnson", dedicated to the famous black heavyweight champion boxer. Hence the "punching" feel of Miles' trumpet, he was a big boxing fan himself.
A caveat- Darceysdad (I think) liked "Right off", but hated the second piece on the album "Yesternow" which is more introspective and has some echoplex feedback towards the end. However we like both pieces, they seem to complement one another well.
Re podbean- when I posted this there were no playlists, instead you needed to "publish" an "episode" with the MP3 link, and then call up the embeddable player.

ejaydee said...

It's weird, I seem the only one for whom podbean hasn't changed. I notice a slight redesign, but the playlists link is still there.

CaroleBristol said...

Thanks for that, I may well have to look for the CD.

I have some older Miles, Sketches of Spain, Kind of Blue, Porgy and Bess which I like a lot but the only electric Miles I own is So What which is a great album, I think.

CaroleBristol said...

I have no idea why I wrote So What, because I meant In a slient way ............ dopey cow!

CaroleBristol said...

Or even In a silent way

Abstaining from the drink is a bad thing............

Mr DNA said...

My Miles collection is skewed towards the earlier stuff too: Brith of the Cool, Sketches of Snaip, Slimetones and, of course, the ubiquitous Kind of Lube…

nilpferd said...

Kind of Lube.. that's the one featuring John Drivetrain on tenor sax, Ballbearing Chambers on bass, and Oilcan Adderley on alto..

In a silent way is indeed brilliant.. you might want to give the earlier Filles de Kilimanjaro (nothing to do with Toto) a try too, in some ways it laid the ground work for silent way.