Song: "Flamenco Sketches"
Composers: Miles Davis and Bill Evans
Performers: Miles Davis (trumpet), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Cannonball Adderley (alto sax), Jimmy Cobb (drums), Paul Chambers (double bass) and Bill Evans (piano)
Album: Kind of Blue by Miles Davis
Jazz and coffee.
My first year out of college was a very important year in my personal journey, as I'm sure it is for many people. It was a fairly quiet year, especially in comparison to the Japan and New York years which would follow. I lived in St. Paul, Minnesota, just a few blocks away from my sister and her husband. It's a lovely city, though not the best for a single man without a car. Nonetheless, I learned a lot about myself that year. Jazz and coffee were two passions which I developed in that period.
Kind of Blue is my desert island album. Davis's combo was essentially a jazz all-star team of the late '50s. While I might not call it my favorite song, if I were told I had to listen to one tune of my choice over and over again for the rest of my life, I would pick "Flamenco Sketches." It goes down so smoothly, like good whiskey. I would happily bathe in "Flamenco Sketches."
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