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Time Out Ten

In Your Own Sweet Way

Miles Davis Quintet


For this item you need to be able to stop for ten minutes.

We are often moving on to the next job, the next meeting, scrolling down social media, taking the next call ......'Time Out Ten' asks you to stop for ten minutes and listen to a particular piece of music; to find a time when you won't be interrupted, when you can put in/on your headphones and chill out. Ten minutes isn't long.


Miles Davis


There are a number of versions of In Your Own Sweet Way, written by Dave Brubeck for his wife Iola. I have chosen this one by Miles Davis (he recorded it twice with another line up that included John Coltrane) - this version recorded for the Prestige Oleo album with his Quintet including Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone); Tommy Flanagan (piano); Paul Chambers (bass) and Art Taylor (drums).

What people have said:

"Oh - the theme played by Miles Davis is so well formed, amazingly beautiful. The following solo by Rollins manages to continue, elaborate on that mood. And not less Tommy Flanagan."

"Miles Davis' theme introduction has a quality, mood, with Flanagan backing mood, feeling, rhythm. This has enchanted me for so many years, since I bought the record 55 years ago."

"Davis probably deserves as much credit as Brubeck for establishing 'In Your Own Sweet Way' as a jazz standard", partly because Davis closed the A theme with an E natural, instead of the F that Brubeck intended. The prevalence of this Davis 'flat five' - which imparts a wry off-centeredness to the proceedings - in later performances is one measure of the trumpeter's influence in the dissemination of this song."


Listen to In Your Own Sweet Way




Hey Mister (Sister)
Where you going in such a hurry
Don't you think it's time you realized
There's a whole lot more to life than work and worry
The sweetest things in life are free
And there right before your eyes

You got to stop and smell the roses
You've got to count your many blessings every day
You're gonna find your way to heaven is a rough and rocky road
If you don't stop and smell the roses along the way

From Stop And Smell The Roses by Mac Davis and bandleader and trumpeter Doc Severinsen.






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