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Miles Davis


Jazz Rock/Fusion

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Antonio Giacomin
5 stars What is there left to be said about? perfection ? Why is this album, no matter what would Miles make years ahead in the realm of jazz fusion (to be its creator, really), a pure example of jazz music, here placed in a so advanced position in a list of top Progressive Rock works ?

One question answers another. Miles is in progarchives because he made albums like Bitches Brew, influenced a load of creative and top musicians, launched the roots of jazz rock fusion; and thanks to this he is here; giving us all the opportunity to be in touch with his work and to recognize him as a genious man. So, no matter anything else, Miles is here and we can give five star to a masterpiece to be never forgotten in the music realm !

So What explains what is jazz about. Its short melodic theme enchants the listener, while improvisations that follows makes you, a new jazz lover, start to understand how jazz works. Here you see how amateur bass player like me is so far away from being a jazz player, and how jazz exposes player skills in harmony and rhythm only because expertise is needed to perform this music. Second song, Freddie Freeloader, has its melodic theme like a development of So What, it is longer and invites you to anticipate when soloists will be playing harmonies to has its point to connect again with the theme. Other songs in the album are jazz ballads; themes presented and you see here and there (All Blues), main melodic theme insinuated while solos happens.

Jazz is a hard music to hear. It takes a long time to be used with. Just a few amount of melody. Progressive Rock is more balanced; melodic beauty is well mixed with instrumental passages played with geniality. But even if hard to find when you see the enormous amount of emotion (can we really measure this ?), that a man like John Coltrane inserts with his sax solo in Blue In Green, we can perceive that a music appreciator can not be apart from jazz?

Antonio Giacomin | 5/5 |


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