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Poll Question: Which album do you like the most?
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    Posted: March 28 2011 at 19:48
Ok, the Mwandishi VS Zappa resulted pretty good, let's how this goes.
 
Since I left the Mwandishi's debut on the first poll, it's here against the debut of Weather Report which has a similar style of fusion, that has nothing to do with Mahavishnu or RtF.
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2011 at 19:58
Mwandishi

That first WR album has some music from Miles Davis - "Big Fun" and i think "Bitches Brew" (im not sure) and those are more enjoyable to me
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2011 at 20:08
Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

Mwandishi

That first WR album has some music from Miles Davis - "Big Fun" and i think "Bitches Brew" (im not sure) and those are more enjoyable to me
 
Yes, also In a Silent Way.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2011 at 20:11
oh yea how could I forget. I haven't delved into post-68 Miles in a while
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2011 at 20:13
Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

oh yea how could I forget. I haven't delved into post-68 Miles in a while
 
It's been like 10 nights from now that I've been listening to Get Up With It (or Big Fun) to sleep with, but I mostly listen to it asleep, lol.
 
I have already listened to In a Silent Way more than a hundred times surely, it's a night favorite.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2011 at 20:19
The first two WR are pretty good for me (I'm generally not a big WR fan), but here I'm definitely taking Mwandishi.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2011 at 20:21
i find I most prefer Miles Davis' music at night. Or the occasional rainy day.

In A Silent Way is a treat to listen to every time. Not once have I put it on and was not feelin' the vibe. IASW Sessions is great too
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2011 at 20:25
Good match-up.  In both cases the follow-up albums, Crossings and I Sing the Body Electric are particularly stunning albums, but I do really like these as well -- WR's self-titled is my second favourite WR album, but I put Sextant over Mwandishi.

Anyway, I consider both essential, but find Mwandishi more essential.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2011 at 20:27
Weather Report's debut is a pretty solid album that I have listened enough times I think to make a opinion of it. At times dreamy like Miles Davis' 69-70 era or sometimes follows the more chaotic feel of that era in an original way with Joe's great Rhodes, Wayne's sax, Miroslav's unique bass and Mouzon's drumming.
 
I won't vote till I re-listen to Mwandishi with more attention, this album still needs more spins.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2011 at 20:30
Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Good match-up.  In both cases the follow-up albums, Crossings and I Sing the Body Electric are particularly stunning albums, but I do really like these as well -- WR's self-titled is my second favourite WR album, but I put Sextant over Mwandishi.

Anyway, I consider both essential, but find Mwandishi more essential.
 
Exactly, I might do that match-up later. I'm listening to Body Electric right now, an album that requires more listens from me. Crossings, as I have said many times in the last couple of days, I already love it but of course, with each new listen I discover new things. Both of these albums are full of details and that's where the magic is.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2011 at 20:57
Guess I'll be the first to vote for WR.
 
Their self tilted is easily the best thing they've done (though I Sing... comes close). Mwandishi is easily trumped by Crossings, though is probably better than Sextant.
 
Not that that's what I'm using to judge this. WR is just pretty much brilliant from start to end. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2011 at 21:30
I'll vote WR as well.  It's close, though
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2011 at 03:35
Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:

Guess I'll be the first to vote for WR.
 
Their self tilted is easily the best thing they've done (though I Sing... comes close). Mwandishi is easily trumped by Crossings, though is probably better than Sextant.
 
Not that that's what I'm using to judge this. WR is just pretty much brilliant from start to end. 


Agreeing with most of this although I rate WR's two first about equally.  ST and I Sing... are both up there with  classics of electric Miles/Mwadishi-albums, and I consider Herbie's first album in his Mwadishi-trilogy to be the least great. Still essential listrning, though.

Both are excellent entries from the great years of american fusion (69-74). But WR, this time. When you look at his conributions to Miles + Weather Report and add his own three soloalbums you'll see how incredibly creative period 69-72 was for Wayne Shorter (also considering that he wrote many of the compositions).

A quick reccomentation by another busy man, for everyone starved at more gems of the era. It's probably not so rare but it's new to me, and I rarely see or hear it mentioned: Joe Zawinul - Zawinul from 1971. Lovely spacy jazz, with a double set of geniuses on both keys with himself & Hancock, drums (Billy Hart & Joe Chambers) and on upright basses (Miroslav Vitous & Walter Booker). Wayne Shorter, Jack Dejohnette and Woody Shaw mm... also joins in on a couple of tracks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2011 at 03:35
If I went for Crossings against Grand Wazoo (that was a weird matchup, btw), here I'll go for WR's s/t debut, because the Mwandishi S/T debut is the weaker one from that superb trilogy...
 
To what album will you pit Sextant against???
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2011 at 08:13
Good poll. The WR debut is one of my top jazz albums of all time, while Mwhandishi is a more recent discovery and has yet to grow on me, so there's no competition for me. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2011 at 15:53
Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

If I went for Crossings against Grand Wazoo (that was a weird matchup, btw), here I'll go for WR's s/t debut, because the Mwandishi S/T debut is the weaker one from that superb trilogy...
 
To what album will you pit Sextant against???
 
Against 'Close to the Edge', of course.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2011 at 16:06
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2011 at 16:12
Mwandishi for me - I like Weather Report, and for me their first three albums are their best, but there's nothing on their debut to compare with the adventurousness and out there weirdeness of Mwandishi.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 30 2011 at 04:03
Originally posted by Syzygy Syzygy wrote:

Mwandishi for me - I like Weather Report, and for me their first three albums are their best, but there's nothing on their debut to compare with the adventurousness and out there weirdeness of Mwandishi.
 
I read you loud and clear, buddy.... but if WR's debut had been pitted against Crossing or Sextant, I'd have voted for Hancock rather than Zawinul
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 30 2011 at 04:05
Originally posted by Syzygy Syzygy wrote:

Mwandishi for me - I like Weather Report, and for me their first three albums are their best, but there's nothing on their debut to compare with the adventurousness and out there weirdeness of Mwandishi.


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