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freddie freeloader

March 18, 2010

It’s warm here, a little windy, light out later than it’s been in over half a year.  Sitting next to the wide open back door; the sounds of the L train, the neighbor’s kids laughing, and the jazz saxophonist who lives across the alley.  I listen to him for awhile and then put on Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, the scratchy crackle of the LP the 8th instrument to join the sextet in “Freddie Freeloader.”  And inspired by Brian to have a bourbon over ice.

No. 291: 3/18/2010

No. 292: 3/17/2010

I added some other kind of sound I remembered from being back
in Arkansas, when we were walking home from church and they
were playing these bad gospels.  That feeling is what I was trying
to get close to – six years old, walking with my cousin along that
Arkansas road.

– Miles Davis, on the sound he tried to capture in “So What”

One Comment leave one →
  1. March 19, 2010 9:27 am

    Miles is one of the best. I’m awfully fond of his Poetic Sounds album.

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