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Miles Davis


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.35 | 1105 ratings

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5 stars I'm not a jazz expert, it's listening to prog bands like Area that I have discovered bop and cool jazz in general, so how can I write anything meaningful that haven't already been written about a milestone like this?

Yes, I'm not expert but I know this one. And I think everybody has listened at least occasionally, at least once to tracks like "So What" and "Freddie Freeloader". Everybody has let the notes of Miles trumpet enter his mind and remain there untile waken up by a further occasional listen.

Not only trumpet...even non-experts like me knows John Coltrane or Bill Evans. I have albums of both them, too. So what we have here? One incredible lineup made of some of the greatest jazzists ever playing some immortal tracks recorded on an album whose recording quality is incredibly good specially if we consider that it comes from the 50s.

I had the temptation to make a rating only instead of a review. I'm not really speaking of the music inside. Let's try:

There's some blues influence in all the tracks except for the closer "Flamenco Sketches", and this may be where the album's title is from. The tracks flow seamlessly with the double bass leading the structure. Trumpet and sax are the leading instruments but all the tracks seem to be built around the bass line. Evans is almost always in the background but I can't imagine those tracks without the support of the piano.It's a true ensemble.

If you haven't ever heard this album (or you think so), spin it up in a living room with warm lights, a drink or whatever else can make you relax, then just enjoy it.

Is it prog? Absolutely not. Does anybody care? Same answer.

octopus-4 | 5/5 |


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