Miles Davis Quintet skateboards

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Over at Dangerous Minds, Tara McGinley posted this fantastic skateboard series featuring the Miles Davis Quintet, as illustrated by Ian Johnson. "Miles Davis Quintet Skateboards"

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  1. Without Cannonball it isn’t the group that recorded Kind Of Blue as the website says.

    As a quintet, it should be Red and Philly Joe — that was a much better group in my opinion. Red was the man.

  2. What’s the story with the second from the left? Looks like it’s missing a piece or something.

  3. Without Cannonball Adderley, or Julian “Cannonball” Adderly, as his name was misspelled on the cover of Kind of Blue, it’s the group that recorded “Blue in Green,” the one track on Kind of Blue without Adderley. For a complete Kind of Blue set, you’d also need Wynton Kelly, who played piano on “Freddie Freeloader.”

  4. Funny..I once painted an entire longboard using a pattern virtually identical to the bottom half of #2. So sad the day it got stolen, it was a wonderful ride that got me down many hills I never should have tried.

    That said, this is an absolutely brilliant set.

  5. @#4, ANONYMOUS:

    What’s the story with the second from the left? Looks like it’s missing a piece or something.

    That’s Scoey “Elaborate Inlay” Wilkins. He played a mean parquet floor.

  6. I’d take Bill Evans any day, mainly cause I like impressionist and jazz music he mixed those styles together perfectly!

  7. Let me know when they make a set with the Agharta/Pangaea septet, then reserve me a Pete Cosey.

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