Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Mother Of All Funk Chords: A Brillant Video from Kutiman

I have previously featured the work from the artist Kutiman when I showcased his video “My Favorite Band”. With that video, Kutiman took up to 80 You Tube videos of assorted musicians doing Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog and edited them

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Posted in Classic Rock, Music Appreciation and Analysis

Live-Evil: Miles Davis Deconstructes The Blues on Sivad/Honky Tonk (1970)

Sort of continuing the Miles Davis theme from my previous post, I want to discuss one specific piece of Miles from the early seventies: “Honky Tonk” (a studio recording on the album “Get Up With It”) or “Sivad” (as the

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Posted in Blues, Jazz, Music Appreciation and Analysis

A Different Kind Of Blue: A Video Transcription of Miles Davis’s “So What”

Miles Davis. Kind Of Blue. This is one of those seminal moments in the history of 20th century music. In jazz, this was certainly one of those before/after things. Many of the concepts popularized by Kind Of Blue were not

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Posted in Improvisation, Jazz, Music Appreciation and Analysis
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