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“This is a deep dark and very, very rich coffee, its smoothness is a delight, its silkiness is to savour. This is a celebration of many espresso cupping’s to find a perfect blend.”

 

This is Steve Leighton’s description of the Toba Sulawesi Espresso Blend that I’m drinking as I listen to Kind of Blue by Miles Davis. I watched a programme last night about 1959 the year that changed Jazz. So What” is the first track on the album.

 

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The coffee deliciously mingles with the So What chord. Apparently the So What chord is “a particular rootless 5-note chord voicing employed by Bill Evans in the “‘amen’ response figure[1] to the head of the tune “So What“.

 

Hmmnn last year during my training to be a coach I was introduced to the use of the question “So what?” to challenge and jolt in a coaching session. I have been amazed by the effect of playing this short sharp riff – So What? to bring about so much change. So often people are stuck and immobilized by all kinds of blocks – then faced with hearing “a particular rootless 5-note chord voicing” relax and smile….yeah So what!

 

I think it was and still is a powerful stimuli for change….

 

Enjoy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4TbrgIdm0E

 

 

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