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June 05, 2008

Boogie Stop Shuffle

I still remember the day at Anime Expo that I bought the first Cowboy Bebop album, and listened to it on a portable CD player in my hotel room. I was stunned. Stunned and joyous. This was some of the best, most striking music I'd ever heard. I still have that album, and Blue, both of which I listen to occasionally.

So this morning I'm listening to Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus. It's one of my favorite albums from the Jazz 100 website. I've had it for going on six months, and I still can't stop listening to it.

Funny then, that it's taken me this long to write down the correspondence I see between the Cowboy Bebop albums and this one. I've seen it for awhile, but now I just can't resist pointing out the obvious homage. If you know the Cowboy Bebop albums I've mentioned, but not Charles Mingus, then listen to Boogie Stop Shuffle and tell me the connection is not there!

Posted by dpwakefield at June 5, 2008 09:20 PM


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