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BITCHES BREW

Miles Davis

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.26 | 763 ratings

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sgtpepper
5 stars One of the most influential records in the history of jazz and fusion, especially around that time. Although, it has not dated as well as some later 70's fusion attempts by the band youngsters. The line-up is actually who's who in fusion, spawning extreme talent, ambition and craftmanship. The free flow of the record that does not have much of direction differentiates the record from more rocking attempts. It is a huge improvisational effort, unfortunately only with brass instruments taking leads, the guitar is non distinctive and rhythm section very much audible throughout the whole record. After all, there are multiple drummers/percussionists contributing. The rhythm effort is the first difference from the usual jazz record and use of electric instruments the second. Electric pianos are masterfully played with nice touches rather than typical fusion aggressive soloing.

I prefer more rhythmic pieces like "Spanish key" or "John McLaughlin" with its enigmatic clarinet. This record has a lot of substance to be discovered and is recommended to all fusion and jazz enthusiasts.

sgtpepper | 5/5 |

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