Saturday, November 29, 2008

Blue in green

I wrote a while back about how a certain piece of music may suddenly hit you, long after you first heard it. The piece in question was Van Morrison. Here's another. I must have listened to Miles Davis's Kind of Blue album any number of times, but it's always been the first track, So What, that has appealed most.

Listening to it again today, I was just blown away by the third track, Blue in Green. There is something timeless about this. It is neither happy nor sad, it just floats, and I imagine it must wrap itself around whatever mood the listener is in. This is something that literature cannot do. There is a fluidity to music that makes it the perfect artistic medium.

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