Saturday, August 09, 2008

Cool! Jazz. Cool jazz. Cool, man.

I'm a sucker for spare, artistic TV production from the 1950s and early '60s.

Black-and-white. No whiz-bang graphics. Shots framed and staged cinematically.

I'm a sucker for great jazz, too. Like Miles Davis, John Coltrane (and the rest of the Miles Davis Quintet) performing "So What?" on this 1959 television program. In this case, it's a blend of the two -- masterful music . . . and masterful TV production that complements great music instead of getting in the way of it.

You think some Miles Davis might show up on 3 Chords & the Truth this week?
Better listen to find out.

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