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 #38277  by tigerstrat
 Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:45 pm
broomhead wrote:But for me it's too full tilt all out, they don't really observe silence in their songs. For me, nobody was able to play silence like Jerry and the boys.
Miles.

 #40937  by cunamara
 Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:45 pm
tigerstrat wrote:
broomhead wrote:But for me it's too full tilt all out, they don't really observe silence in their songs. For me, nobody was able to play silence like Jerry and the boys.
Miles.
Yah. Check out "Kind of Blue" and listen to the warm silence that band left in those songs. The Dead very obviously listened carefully to a lot of jazz, especially Miles (and Coltrane, too).