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THE MAN WITH THE HORN

Miles Davis

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.58 | 22 ratings

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JTP88
4 stars This is the first Miles Davis' album I ever heard, strange right? Well, someone offered it to my father a long long time ago, and it's the only one we have at home, so I decided to give it a try.

The first song is my favorite, "Fat Time" is dirty, heavy, acid, uncomfortable, and it's great, the pulsing bass line combined with dissonant, heavy trumpet, gives a really cool feel to the song and makes it very enjoyable. Next is "Back Seat Betty" is a real funk tune, with some slapping bass and distorted, shoegazy guitars, and again, very dissonant and unmelodic trumpet, as "Fat Time", very powerful, very funky, very strong.

So, then we have "Shout", the catchiest tune in this album, but great anyway, really quick, funky music, very flashy and upbeat, the first song to catch my attention the first time I heard it, very good. In the last three songs we have a great, beautiful song, in between two not-so-good songs. "The Man With The Horn" is the only vocal track in the album, and it's a fairly chilled and soft tune, with beautiful melodies and also really catchy, but as for "Ada" and "Ursula", two they are as the rest of the album very pleasant, but I haven't so much to say about them, they are pretty in the vein of the album, only not as catchy or groovy.

So, this is a great album, probably very underrated for being of Miles' later works, but is very chilled, very funky, and very good indeed.

JTP88 | 4/5 |

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