Monday, September 22, 2008

Blue Monday


And especially so. Yet such loveliness here.

John Coltrane - 'Naima' (1959)

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  1. Luscious - I'm seeing black and white footage of foggy Piccadilly scenes, Jazz clubs, Gin sips and Nodding heads in NHS specs..

    Do you do requests - any chance of Billy Cobham's 'Heather' one day?

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  2. 'Nodding heads in NHS specs'...that'd be me if there were still NHS specs. Or an NHS.

    I don't know 'Heather' Mond - should I?

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  3. Here you go It's like Air's - Moon Safari about 20 years earlier, I first heard it on Giles Peterson who told a story about the sax break being a first take

    Heather

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  4. Oh that's just lovely, and the bit where the sax breaks in...*&*^"?!!%^&*!

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  5. shouldn't you two be holding this conversation in a Soho coffee shop...in black and white

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  6. It got sampled for this
    (the instrumental version is better than the vocal version)
    I'd also recommend Octave 8 for a jazz night out (in Endell Street, Covent Garden) great food, live music and they serve honey vodka too.

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  7. I love 'Naima'. It captures exactly the same emotions in me as Satie's 'Trois Gymnopedies'.

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  8. Both splendid examples of the 'less is more' principle Marc.

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  9. I've been meaning to come back all week to say thank you for this one. I don't know how I'd never heard it before but I'm making up for that by playing it several times a day.

    Many, many thanks.

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  10. Ah, bless you darl. This kind of music is the closest I get to 'spiritual' x

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