The Chumps of Choice

A Congenial Spot for the Discussion of Against the Day, by Thomas Ruggles Pynchon, Cornell '59, and Any Other Damned Thing That Comes Into Our Heads. Warning: Grad Students and Willie-Wavers will be mocked.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

"It's always night, or we wouldn't need light."

Thelonious Sphere Monk in 1958.


At Saturday, January 27, 2007 2:31:00 PM, Blogger Ol' Pal D said...

Talk about 'between' - how about between the rhythm, the cadence, the *other*notes, playing so against...! The drummer & bass player lust laying it down, straight, so he can leap and dodge, land both feet solid, float away.

Why would he play this way? Why not simply fall in line? What is he getting at? What exists in those spaces between where you *want* him to play, where he's *supposed* to play...?

Listen to him setup the drum solo - and with (if I'm not mistaken) Basie starin' 'im right in the face... why wouldn't he try to play right?

What's he building in there?

At Saturday, January 27, 2007 3:13:00 PM, Blogger Will Divide said...

Yep, that's Basie, who, from the looks of it, completely digs the solo.

At Friday, February 02, 2007 10:51:00 AM, Blogger David C├ísseres said...

What a beautiful find, Will, thanx for that.

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