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post #1 of 19
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Wow, what an amazing album. Cannonball, Miles, Art, Sam, and Hank.

As much as I love "Kind Of Blue", I actually listen to "Somethin' Else" much more often.

Anybody else dig it?

post #2 of 19
I have the Rudy van Gelder edition. It's a great album. I think it's better than Kind of Blue, but then again I think KoB is highly overrated...(musically, not in terms of influence).
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I have the Rudy van Gelder edition. It's a great album. I think it's better than Kind of Blue, but then again I think KoB is highly overrated...(musically, not in terms of influence).
I love KOB but there are at least a couple dozen jazz albums that I would rather listen to, including "Somethin' Else" as I mentioned above.
post #4 of 19
Classic. One of my favs, though I haven't listened to it in many months.
post #5 of 19
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Classic. One of my favs, though I haven't listened to it in many months.
I listen to it pretty often -- probably two or three times a month.
post #6 of 19
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I listen to it pretty often -- probably two or three times a month.

I don't really listen to anything in my collection that often. But if I did, Somethin' Else would be worthy.
post #7 of 19
on iTunes right now because of this thread...

-Jeff
post #8 of 19
love it
post #9 of 19
It's a good album for sure, but I don't think it's nearly the album that Kind of Blue is. But I do like the way Miles plays on it. With his own group he's playing a role, but as a sideman he's a little looser. If you like this record more than KOB I'd recommend the Sonny Rollins/Max Roach quintet dates: Max Roach Plus Four, Sonny Rollins Plus Four, etc. Also the earlier group with Roach and Clifford Brown (and the very underrated Harold Land).
post #10 of 19
I forget which song it is, but there's some really sublime staccato saxwork from Adderley on the album. Just one of those things that you need to hear more than once.
post #11 of 19
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It's a good album for sure, but I don't think it's nearly the album that Kind of Blue is. But I do like the way Miles plays on it. With his own group he's playing a role, but as a sideman he's a little looser. If you like this record more than KOB I'd recommend the Sonny Rollins/Max Roach quintet dates: Max Roach Plus Four, Sonny Rollins Plus Four, etc. Also the earlier group with Roach and Clifford Brown (and the very underrated Harold Land).

Absolutely f*cking love Clifford Brown. Roach/Brown stuff is killer.
post #12 of 19
Love it. There are some really good versions of it by Bernie Grundman working for Classic Records. If you like Max Roach, another fave, look for the Friendship album with Clark Terry on the Eighty-Eights label in Japan. Best recorded drumming I have heard.
post #13 of 19
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I listen to it pretty often -- probably two or three times a month.

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Originally Posted by Vito View Post
Wow, what an amazing album. Cannonball, Miles, Art, Sam, and Hank.
As much as I love "Kind Of Blue", I actually listen to "Somethin' Else" much more often.
Anybody else dig it?

+1. My all time favorite album. Autumn Leaves and Love for Sale are the gold standard for those tunes in my opinion. I love Kind of Blue but for different reasons. This one just does it for me. Melody, improv, percussion, etc.
post #14 of 19
Listening to it again. Great.
post #15 of 19
Revisiting tonight. Brilliant. The confluence of genius is just somethin' else (:rimshot). Can you imagine being in the studio with all of these giants? sheeeeit. The title track is particularly awesome.
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