Jazz isn’t something you learn to play so much as it is a mystical spirit that chooses you as its instrument. Just listen to the greats and you’ll hear it.
Miles Davis played like a man possessed, John Coltrane like a sorcerer of wind and lightning, and Thelonious Monk, well…the name says it all. Artists like this aren’t created, they are born out of an ethereal crucible, shards of the stone on which the first beat was ever struck.
Still, none of them come close to the untamed passion of this “Doggo Reinhardt.”
Redditor u/pr0t0nish posted a video of the dog singing along to his human’s saxophone accompaniment, keeping his howl in perfect pitch and effecting a show-stealing vibrato that left the audience stunned.
“Sounds like he’s singing the doggy blues in G,” commented u/iamarubberglove.
Further down in the comments, the idea of a dog understanding the blues was debated. They are color blind after all, but as u/happyrabo points out, can still see blue, yellow, and green.
Redditor u/TrinixDMorrison suggested some possible lyrics:
“♬ Weeeelllllll I done and peed the carpet (Awwooooooo)
Momma didn’t like it (Awooooooo)
Smacked me on my head with a rolled up mag’ (AWRRROOOOOO) ♬.”
“Why did they stop! I could’ve watched this for ages 😍 what a musically talented boii!” wrote Redditor u/Meewol.
A few others have already started training their dogs up for the next bow wow battle of the bands. For them, Redditor u/HarpersGhost has a suggestion.
“Get a beagle!
My bichon/chihuahua mix learned to howl from my beagle, so now does this high pitched howl, head back and all. The two of them howling at the same time are hilarious.
And yes, I’m trying to get a video of them howling together.”
Listen for yourself and see if the music moves you. These could be the first smooth sounds from the world’s next Dizzy Gillespup, Dog Ellington, or Cab Howlloway.
Matthew Russell is a West Michigan native and with a background in journalism, data analysis, cartography and design thinking. He likes to learn new things and solve old problems whenever possible, and enjoys bicycling, going to the dog park, spending time with his daughter, and coffee.
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