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katniss March 28th, 2013 9:50pm

"She swears that she's artsy/ but you could distinguish Miles from Coltrane." -John Mayer, Comfortable. Can you distinguish Miles from Coltrane? (No Google!)

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
03/29/13 10:19 am

Who vs. Who? I don't recognize either name.

katniss Dallas, TX
03/29/13 12:09 pm

They're jazz artists. Miles (Davis) the trumpet player and Coltrane the sax player. :) they're both old artists, so it's definitely understandable if you don't recognize either or both (especially Coltrane)!

AnnieM The Island
03/28/13 6:30 pm

I know who Coltrane is, but wouldn't be able to identify his music. I'm not sure who "Miles" is referencing. Davis, maybe?
Actually, the only way I even know who Coltrane is is through a Deaf character in a movie. (Mr. Holland's Opus)

AnnieM The Island
03/28/13 6:31 pm

I do consider myself to be "artsy", though. I just tend towards the visual arts. I do painting, sculpture, fiber arts & similar and I like to study architecture & art history.
I just don't have an ear for music at all. Never really have, but the older I get the more pronounced my hearing problems…

AnnieM The Island
03/28/13 6:31 pm

get, so the less interested in music I become.

katniss Dallas, TX
03/29/13 12:07 pm

Miles (Davis) is a trumpet player and Coltrane is a sax player. I don't think not knowing that makes a person not artsy, it's just the lyric! Haha :)

pateach2 love my son
03/28/13 4:43 pm

No but such an amazing song (Comfortable, I mean)

katniss Dallas, TX
03/28/13 5:59 pm

Right?? One of my favorites!

thatguy81 here
03/28/13 2:54 pm

Love them both, but I'm a miles fan.

Favorite song of ALL TIME is Miles Davis' Generique

katniss Dallas, TX
03/28/13 2:49 pm

This is one of my favorite John Mayer lyrics!

veritas1 Panda
03/28/13 2:49 pm

Of course! Two best jazz musicians in history. Dizzy is up there, too.

katniss Dallas, TX
03/28/13 2:52 pm

For sure! As a sax player, I'm always surprised by how many people don't know the difference! But jazz isn't for everyone, I guess.

veritas1 Panda
03/28/13 2:54 pm

For sure. Blue Train is my jam.

thatguy81 here
03/28/13 2:55 pm

Dizzy is fantastic.

Who could love jazz?

thatguy81 here
03/28/13 2:55 pm

Dizzy is fantastic.

Who couldn't love jazz?

thatguy81 here
03/28/13 2:55 pm

Use the second post ????

katniss Dallas, TX
03/28/13 2:56 pm

Agreed! Jazz is awesome! I just found out the other day that my grandparents used to frequent this bar where once in a while Miles Davis would come play for fun. They saw him a couple times! That is CRAZY!!!

veritas1 Panda
03/28/13 2:58 pm

Oh. And the Evans/Hall duo.

Undercurrent is such a great album.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
03/29/13 10:20 am

I'll listen to Jazz as background music gladly, but I would rather bite my fingers than go to a Jazz concert. Yeah. Weird.