Classic American Counterpoint

This one is for Obama, the most swinging U.S. President in history.

Freddie 1

Freddie 2

 

Wynton Kelly on Freddie Freeloader

Wynton Kelly produced this immortal masterpiece under pressure, and it wasn't just the normal pressure of a high-profile Miles Davis record date, either. Kelly was given specific marching orders to beat Bill Evans at playing the blues.  

I'm an Obama fan, but now that he's re-elected, I'm ready for him to show us more of his own relaxed but intense blues ability. I think he's got it in him:  Mentioning a warming planet tonight was not just worthy of Wynton Kelly, but even worthy of Paul Chambers.

11/07/2012

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