Eddie Jefferson So What Prestige
Following on from the previous post on Miles Davis's "So What", I thought I would post up Eddie Jefferson's defence of Miles Davis and John Coltrane.
Eddie Jefferson used the Miles Davis's riffs to form the basis of his vocal called "So What" which he recorded several times in his career. The version above is from his 1968 album "There I Go Again" for Prestige. The songs lyrics refer to an infamous moment in the '50s when Miles and Coltrane were not happy with their performance and walked off stage to practise before returning to the stage. I have read all about this incident but cannot recall where!!
Checkout an on line audio interview with Eddie here.