Tonight's #cocktail and #vinyl
Drink: Something I made up called the Uncanny Valley, for my family's annual Christmas Party last month that was based on the theme of "The Polar Express" (some of you will get the joke). It's got Gin, Tequilal, Punt e Mes, and Green Chartreuse, so it's a bit of a riff on a Bijou. Yeah, I know mixing Gin and Tequila is weird and uncommon - that was the point.
Album: "Miles in Tokyo" by Miles Davis, 1969. This is a reissue of a live album that I picked up for Black Friday 2019 Record Store Day, and unfortunately has a major skip on the last track on Side 2 that I can't fix. It's a bummer. The rest of the album is great - long, live versions of five tracks, including some standards along with Miles' own "So What" track, and with a rhythm section of Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams. Interestingly, this is one of the few albums with tenor saxophonist Sam Rivers, who had replaced George Coleman, but only played with the quintet for a short while, as Miles and he never developed any strong chemistry. - 49 minutes ago