Friday, February 08, 2008


It’s Friday, which means it’s time once again for Blog d’Elisson’s Friday Random Ten, the weekly Random Musical Selection pooped out by the iPod d’Elisson.

This week, we start off with a Cool Jazz selection by the legendary Miles Davis. After that...who knows?
  1. So What - Miles Davis

    From 1959’s Kind of Blue album, a landmark exemplar of The Cool, and the best-selling jazz record of all time. Many critics and jazz aficionados rank it as possibly the best jazz album ever.

    On this album, Davis’s prodigious talents were supplemented by a veritabobble pantheon of all-stars: Cannonball Adderley on alto sax, John Coltrane on tenor sax, Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. The music was recorded with minimal rehearsal; in fact, the musicians had little idea of what they were about to record (Wikipedia). The results speak for themselves.

  2. Projector - Philip Glass, Kundun

    This cut from the Kundun soundtrack starts with an appropriately ominous note: it plays over a scene in which a horrified young Dalai Lama watches a film of the first atomic bomb test.

  3. Jesus Thinks You’re A Jerk - Frank Zappa

  4. About To Die - Procol Harum

  5. Bahn Frei - Boston Pops Orchestra

    This fast-paced polka by Eduard Strauss was the beloved theme music for Jean Shepherd’s radio show. You can hear it here.

  6. Mama Roux - Dr. John

    From his 1968 debut album Gris-Gris, about which Atlantic Records executive Ahmet Ertegun famously said, “How can we market this boogaloo crap?”

  7. I Wanna Be Like You - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

    Here, BBVD covers Louis Prima’s song from the 1967 Walt Disney film Jungle Book. Their version, recorded for the movie Swingers, does not appear in the film but is on the soundtrack album.

  8. Horn - Phish

  9. After The Fall - Elvis Costello

  10. Hello In There (Live) - John Prine

It’s Friday. What are you listening to?

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