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    Posted: March 15 2010 at 22:56
Miles davis has huge range of albums - which ones are essential? Which is the ultimate Miles davis album. i could say Bitches Brew but thats obvious - anything else?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2010 at 23:03
''Kind Of Blue'' and ''A Tribute to Jack Johnson'' are absolute masterpieces-- the former being of pure Jazz, and the latter being of Jazz-Rock. Gotta get those, no matter what! Thumbs Up

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2010 at 23:12
I love a lot of his music, but....

From his 70's Fusion period, my favorite studio album is Get Up With It (Big Fun is another fave of mine)and live, Dark Magus and Pangaea are terrific. 

Of earlier works, I love Sketches of Spain.  And from the latter part of the 60's, I love Nefertiti..

For some reason,uber-classics such as Bitches Brew and Kind of Blue don't appeal to me as much as those.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2010 at 23:14
Jack Johnson, without a doubt. A perfectly spliced piece of sonic mayhem. Buy the box set to get a peek at the improvs that Teo Macero used as raw material for that album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2010 at 23:19
Originally posted by WalterDigsTunes WalterDigsTunes wrote:

Jack Johnson, without a doubt. A perfectly spliced piece of sonic mayhem. Buy the box set to get a peek at the improvs that Teo Macero used as raw material for that album.

Somebody who agrees with me about ''Jack Johnson''! Awesome. Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2010 at 23:20
On the Corner is probably my favourite, at least at the moment. Addictive rhythms and wild weirdness.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2010 at 00:20
Sketches of Spain, Ascenseur pour léchafaud, Sketches of Spain...that about covers it. Wink  I'm more a fan of his earlier material than his fusion.  Oh, and I almost forgot, Sketches of Spain. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2010 at 00:24
Originally posted by SaltyJon SaltyJon wrote:

Sketches of Spain, Ascenseur pour léchafaud, Sketches of Spain...that about covers it. Wink  I'm more a fan of his earlier material than his fusion.  Oh, and I almost forgot, Sketches of Spain. 

You forgot that one album, you know, the one... Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2010 at 00:24
Originally posted by A Person A Person wrote:

Originally posted by SaltyJon SaltyJon wrote:

Sketches of Spain, Ascenseur pour léchafaud, Sketches of Spain...that about covers it. Wink  I'm more a fan of his earlier material than his fusion.  Oh, and I almost forgot, Sketches of Spain. 

You forgot that one album, you know, the one... Wink

Oh yeah, Sketches of Spain!  How could I forget it?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2010 at 00:43
Everything from In a Silent Way to ATribute to Jack Johnson is perfect. Sketches of Spain is also fantastic. I could go on naming other great albums of his, but I'd be here way too long..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2010 at 15:51
In a Silent Way is incredible, my favorite from his jazz-rock period. Bitches Brew, Get Up With It, A Tribute to Jack Johnson and Live-Evil are still incredible, but I would pick the former over any of these.  
 
Kind of Blue and Round About Midnight are fantastic, classic jazz albums.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2010 at 15:54
Psychedelic rock - Agharta, Pangea, Dark Magus
more experimental - Big Fun, Get Up With It, Live at the Fillmore East

I have reviews up of all these albums if you want to read about them.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2010 at 17:31
Those albums sound great - I am getting 'Kind of Blue' for sure...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2010 at 17:32
Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

I love a lot of his music, but....

From his 70's Fusion period, my favorite studio album is Get Up With It (Big Fun is another fave of mine)and live, Dark Magus and Pangaea are terrific. 

Of earlier works, I love Sketches of Spain.  And from the latter part of the 60's, I love Nefertiti..

For some reason,uber-classics such as Bitches Brew and Kind of Blue don't appeal to me as much as those.

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I will get hold of Sketches... for sure
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2010 at 17:41
Pretty much everything he released in the fifties and in the sixties...The next decades should be approached with care...
"Magma was the very first gothic rock band" (Didier Lockwood)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2010 at 17:44
Originally posted by SaltyJon SaltyJon wrote:

Sketches of Spain, Ascenseur pour léchafaud, Sketches of Spain...that about covers it. Wink  I'm more a fan of his earlier material than his fusion.  Oh, and I almost forgot, Sketches of Spain. 
 
OK OK 'Sketches' is on order ! Sheesh!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2010 at 17:45
Kind of Blue is not only my favourite MD album, but my favourite jazz album. Ever. That's right, ever.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2010 at 17:47

Big smile

I love it
Just heard some of it online

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2010 at 18:03
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:

Originally posted by SaltyJon SaltyJon wrote:

Sketches of Spain, Ascenseur pour léchafaud, Sketches of Spain...that about covers it. Wink  I'm more a fan of his earlier material than his fusion.  Oh, and I almost forgot, Sketches of Spain. 
 
OK OK 'Sketches' is on order ! Sheesh!
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Good choice, it's a good album. Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2010 at 21:40
Originally posted by WalterDigsTunes WalterDigsTunes wrote:

Jack Johnson, without a doubt. A perfectly spliced piece of sonic mayhem. Buy the box set to get a peek at the improvs that Teo Macero used as raw material for that album.
 
I've been wanting to check that box set out. I don't have any of his box sets. But I have many of his cd's. Jack Johnson has that atmospheric effect on me (almost creepy) or more like a score for a film about a secret agent. One of his best by far. I wonder what the Bitches Brew box set is like?
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