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Miles Davis


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.28 | 773 ratings

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4 stars If you heard "In a silent way" back in 1969 or 1970, you must have been pretty blown away by it's progressivity, vision, execution and promising youngbloods. This was a revolutionary album.

If you are younger and started with later 70's fusion a la RTF, Mahavishnu Orchestra or Weather Report like me, you may be less impressed after listened to this output. This album has been an important milestone in Davis career not only because of developing and streamling the sound towards jazz-rock/fusion but also introducing a very stellar star-filled line-up. All musicians are top jazz-based jammers with eyes open to experiment with electric instruments. If you expect some other clearly defined compositional moments, you're wrong. This is a very loose concept album full of layers, revolutionary interplays, medium to low tempo speed and quite relaxing mood. It's easier to appreaciate this highly influential album after several spins. An important milestone in the history of jazz-rock/fusion.

sgtpepper | 4/5 |


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