Wednesday, April 08, 2009

What's In My Head: Nefertiti - Miles Davis
For Cyndy


Blogger Cyndy said...

Okay you're making me blush now. This is definitely a song that will stay in your head. It just feels so pure somehow, and since they do the melody basically as a vamp throughout it is a fantastic vehicle for the drummer. Interestly enough it was our drummer who suggested we play this tune. I had them listen to this original recording, and also versions by Larry Coryell and Michel Camilo. We have guitar and piano (no horns) and we are playing it slower with solos, including an extended drum solo at the top of the tune. It's a cool tune no matter how it's done, I think. I'm sure that other people who listen to it here will agree.

1:39 AM  
Blogger Washington Cube said...

Cyndy: It's fun to get caught up in other's interests. While I was off looking for those Wayne Shorter links I sent you, a friend and I were talking about Miles Davis, in general,then shifted over to Charlie Parker, and I found him on You Tube, working with Chet Baker. Then we started talking about Chet Baker, and I went to You Tube, because I had an overwhelming desire to hear Chet Play "Alone Together" from the album "Chet," only couldn't find it...and that's the version I wanted to hear, and yes I have it on cd, but that wasn't the point. Same way I went looking for The Flamingos doing "Mio Amore" the other night on Tube and it wasn't there. It's amazing what ISN'T on You Tube.

As for Miles and Nefertiti, yes it is pure, and agreed on great vehicle for the drummer. I heard another version done at a faster tempo last night, and I didn't like it as much as slower.

I was looking for a song that Sia sings, and one version the drummer started the tempo too fast and ruined it. "I Go To Sleep," and I should be asleep right now, so zzzzzz. Back to bed.

5:03 AM  

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