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Poll Question: I pick two of my favorites Miles Davis albums, which do you prefer?
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    Posted: September 03 2014 at 05:47
I love both so much, one more tho' but won't reveal right now.    hugs xxxx
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2014 at 06:01
Sketches of Spain for me. Wonderful album. I tend to spin it whenever I'm on vacation, and whether that's because of the word 'Spain' actually being in the title, I have no idea, but it does work wonders down on the beach late in the afternoon.

I prefer Big Fun over BB. An album which was stitched together from the same sessions as BB - only with a big dash of Indian instruments chugged in.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2014 at 06:49
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Sketches of Spain for me. Wonderful album. I tend to spin it whenever I'm on vacation, and whether that's because of the word 'Spain' actually being in the title, I have no idea, but it does work wonders down on the beach late in the afternoon.
I prefer Big Fun over BB. An album which was stitched together from the same sessions as BB - only with a big dash of Indian instruments chugged in.
This album was released in 1959 10 years before compared to Bitches Brew released in 1970. Outstanding music, trumpet, perfect frequency dragging you along to every note, also usage of various additional instruments, before Zamfir, the good the bad and the ugly etc. tunes this was the one, this album also got original score album Emmy award, most unique and beyond his time, some tracks might sound familiar now but it's Miles who came up with all this :) a massive hug to you, Guldbamsen xxxx many tunes one can recognize here however all original font here :) xxxxxx

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2014 at 06:55
at 9.24 listen to the most magnificent trumpet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4Xd9k_QPlw all through this album, I feel everything every note. xxxxx
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2014 at 07:01
Bitches Brew is my favorite Miles Davis album - and one of my favorite albums of all time - so I may be admittedly biased here.

It embodies everything I love about both jazz and fusion. The unpredictable genius, the rising volumes and tones, the almost chaotic attack of the instruments; it's the epitome of said style. I'm also a huge fan of records like Zappa Waka/Jawaka, which features the track "Big Swifty", which I've always found to be a sort of nod to Davis and BB. 

I'm just a jazz fusion nerd to the core LOL.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2014 at 07:05
hahahaha  PrognosticMind, Bitches Brew is incredible one of my favorites too, I had to pick Sketches of Spain tho' this album was released 10 years prior and nothing like this existed before :) hugs xxxx perfect everything too plus so many tunes, I love tunes. xxxxxxx
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2014 at 08:19
Without a doubt, Kati! Sketches of Spain is an incredible record, particularly for the reasons you've mentioned above. It's paralleled with Bitches Brew for the level of innovation it provided for the time it was released.

High-five for timeless, innovative records! Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2014 at 10:02
You just had to put my two favorite Miles albums. I can't choose
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2014 at 10:45
Altough Sketches of Spain is stunning I just find Bitches Brew more exiting. Besides the latter was my first Miles album and has a special place in me getting to know and love jazz.  

As you enjoy the spanish themed one the most (which was released in 1960, not 59) you should most definitely check out John Coltrane's masterpiece Olé Coltrane from 1961.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2014 at 10:51
I voted for BB, but love both.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2014 at 11:28
BB is crazy, that gets my vote. Much love for Spain though...


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2014 at 21:24
Sketches Of Spain for sure.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2014 at 21:25
Brew always sounded too same-y for me, while Sketches had a really nice sound that no other artists I listen to have made.
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