Wednesday, 6/22/11

by musicclipoftheday

His blues seem bottomless.

Arnett Cobb, tenor saxophonist, August 10, 1918-March 24, 1989

“Texas Blues,” live (with Ellis Marsalis, piano; Chris Severin, bass; Johnny Vidacovich, drums), 1984, New Orleans

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“The Nearness of You” (mislabeled “Misty” on YouTube), live (with Wild Bill Davis, piano; Bernard Upsom, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), 1982, Germany (Berlin)

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One of my favorite moments comes at 2:48: “I hear ya, I hear ya.”