What is Cool?


Who knows?

The following fragments, in no particular order, may be clues:

"Take Five", Take Five, The Dave Brubeck Quartet

"Freddie Freeloader", Kind of Blue, Miles Davis

"Fade Into You", So Tonight That I May See, Mazzy Star

"Red Hill Mining Town", The Joshua Tree, U2

"Suite: Golden Dawn", Land of the Midnight Sun, Al di Meola

"Secret World", Us, Peter Gabriel

"I Feel the Same", Takin' My Time, Bonnie Raitt

"Trouble Man", Trouble Man, Marvin Gaye

"Nobody's Fault But My Own", Mutations, Beck

"Blue Guitar", Miles From Our Home, Cowboy Junkies


These exerpts of copyrighted materials are included for critical commentary: They are works of popular American, English and Irish music, including jazz, blues and rock, that suggest to us the essence of being cool, more easily defined in music and feeling than words.