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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Modeling to Mingus


The first time I saw this Dolce & Gabbana commercial, I only heard the last few seconds. I thought, "Hmm, a big band. And Gisele. OK, cool."

Some time later, Scott asked me if I'd seen "that commercial with that model with Mingus's 'Moanin'' as the music."



I finally saw the whole thing and nearly fell out of my chair. Damn, that's cool.

Some may object to the use of jazz to sell a designer fragrance. But this is Mingus -- and "Moanin'," at that -- on TV! (The one with Matthew McConaughey that uses Miles Davis's "Generique" from "L'Ascenceur pour l'Échafaud," however, may suffer from too much coolness.)

5 Comments:

  • At 1/30/2009 1:29 PM, Blogger James Aslaksen said…

    I believe that would be the Mingus Big Band's take on the song from the "Nostalgia in Times Square" album. Pretty sweet stuff; nice to see it get a nod.

     
  • At 9/07/2009 11:01 PM, Anonymous rachel said…

    nice video...nice band..

     
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