Monday, January 20, 2014

My Music Monday

I'm not a big jazz fan. I am sure I've mentioned that before in other My Music Monday posts.

I do own some, including a few Duke Ellington cds. I do not own anything where he plays "Jeep's Blues".

The song was featured prominently in the movie American Hustle. I find it incredibly cool - and it could almost - almost - make me search out additional music like this.

If I drank scotch, it would be the type of song to kick back in a dimly lit room, nurse some hard liquor and just enjoy the mood.

In the movie, you can see Christian Bale's character get into the groove - and for good reason. Ellington and his orchestra pull off the song flawlessly. Since the movie opens with the song - and uses it again a short while later - it really sets the mood.

I'm diggin' it.

1 comment:

Erik Rubright said...

I'm more a fan of swing than I am of jazz, but sometimes it is difficult to separate the two from each other.

You might try out some of the more "modern" versions of swing and electroswing. You might like those.