Posts Tagged ‘jazz’

Video Wars: “All We’ve Been Through” by Ladomour

April 5, 2009

Combover+synthesizer+obsession with 1 cheesy video effect=our first Video Wars Submission in a long time.  Bonus: serious introspection at the 0:47 mark.

What’s up Izzy and Jon?  Whatchu got?

“My Funny Valentine” by The Miles Davis Quartet

February 12, 2009

We already showed you Chet Baker’s version so now we present My Funny Valentine as played by Miles Davis Quartet in 1959.

“Chan Chan” by Compay Segundo

November 10, 2008

“Chan Chan” is an original song by the late Cuban artist Compay Segundo. It’s the opening track on the soundtrack to Buena Vista Social Club, a fascinating movie that documents the story of several Cuban jazz musicians. Buena Vista Social Club is available on NetFlix and is highly recommended. You’ll love it, and if it doesn’t work out for you, put your hand out like the rest of the country in hopes the government will bail you out of your situation.

“In a Silent Way” by Miles Davis

October 29, 2008

It goes without saying that Miles Davis was extremely talented and influential, but I had to throw up this clip of his song “In a Silent Way” from the 1969 album of the same name. Very minimalist, and a precursor to jazz fusion and, dare I say, ambient music in general? You can really hear Brian Eno in this piece. Great album…one of many from Davis.

Now that’s some good drumming

July 27, 2008

Carter Beauford of the Dave Matthews Band on “Say Goodbye.”

Buddy Rich vs. Animal on the Muppets, 1980

Neil Pert of Rush, drum solo

Nirvana’s “Come as You Are” performed by jazz trio The Charlie Hunter Trio

July 25, 2008

Skip to about the 2:24 mark to avoid the Eurodouche host.

“Pump Up the Jam”-acoustic version by The Lost Fingers

July 10, 2008