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Miles Davis


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.34 | 1049 ratings

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4 stars Ok. First, let's get a few things straight here. I'm a (big) jazz fan but I'm not a real connoisseur and neither a Miles Davis fanboy. And this should be taken literally and not being interpreted as me being a non fan. I just never listened to any of his albums till recently. So I have no idea what he did in the first 15 years or so in his career nor what he did after 1960. I was just intrigued what one of the most famous jazz albums of all times sounded like.

It appeared an interesting journey frankly. My only other older (50-60 era) jazz discovery was Hancocks The Prisoner and I was surprised to notice the sort of jazz both masters play are really not that different. Maybe in detail there are lots of differences but roughly spoken not in my perception. I even would want to go that far to say that if you like Miles you could and maybe even should like Herbie and the other way around. Both are masters of relaxing and soothing jazz and I can't get enough of this kind of music I can tell you.

To me the easy going Blue in Green and especially Flamenco Sketches are the ultimate highlights but in fact all songs are more than excellent. I know now why this man is the master of jazz but also his fellow musicians are exceptional to be fair. I would give this album probably 5 stars on a jazz site but since this is not prog I will settle for four big ones here on PA. Not to be missed in any jazz fan collection.

progrules | 4/5 |


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