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Miles Davis


Jazz Rock/Fusion

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4 stars 「The musician should use musical instruments that catch the age and reflect it in it. Bad music destroys music. Neither musical instruments nor the thought that the musician selected destroy music. 」

In the music character that Miles Davis where the route is developed in the 70's and it dashes thinks about and thought, the fact where the power of the foresight always exists might be the well-known facts. The theory of Miles Davis that surely derived the directionality of music that had always to catch the age and to do might have influenced all musicians and listener who was related to him. And, the difference is not in the support also of a musician who was active in the musician and surroundings of course related to him of the creation of Miles Davis.

The music that Miles Davis that had digested all the music characters that did not specify the genre created appeared remarkably exactly in the work in the especially 70's. Of course, the existence of Sly&The Family Stone and Jimi Hendrix might also have stimulated the antenna that Miles Davis had put. However, the electric wave that Miles Davis caught was always reflected in the music character and done as an accurate expression. It will have been one of the theories that it had thought about as the above-mentioned remark at that time.

The point that should make a special mention will include the interpretation and the construction of the rhythm in one of the characteristics of Miles Davis. Musical instruments that begin to draw the melody might also as the case may be have the moment with the element that carves the rhythm. How Miles Davis researches as an important part when the rhythm constructs the music character might be understood. And, it is partial where he doesn't perfectly construct the melody and the point was put on the command of the band. Miles Davis demonstrated an overwhelming leadership ability. It is a well-known fact well informed of the performance that should be done for the recording of the album and the performance by live, making the sound, and the processing of the space. And, the point to open the sound as a quite different expression method even if a sound the same as the point that should make a special mention is repeated. The overall impression might change a little depending on the musician who appointed it of course. However, because Miles Davis supports and proposes it, it is possible to perform music completely. And, a bad doing might become possible. However, the truth to which the highest level was maintained as Miles Davis always had eyes of the foresight will have been his talent.

Dave Liebman of an active Sax player had already been left from the combo of Miles Davis at this time at the time of 1973. The Sax player who had been appointed taking the place was Sonny Fortune known on business with McCoy Tyner. The Sax player changes places and active Miles Davis dares live as a new combo in Japan in 1975.

Of course, sales of the album since "On The Corner" that Miles Davis had announced as a well-known fact in 1972 will not have been too good grades. And, the problem of health might deteriorated gradually, too. However, it did not know the development of the music character that Miles Davis had to do and thought became weak. The sound source recorded for Miles Davis at the end of the 70's is a content where all elements and the ages that he cultivated appear remarkably.

The performance that had been done in Japan on February 1, 1975 was exactly a performance of the miracle. Miles Davis was performed by the composition at daytime and night for live during a day. It was said that it was commonplace to do the tune that exceeded both of the 40 minutes from 30 minutes as one. The performance done in daytime of this day is announced as "Agharta". And, the performance done on the night of this day becomes this "Pangaea". The album that Miles Davis announced is said that the part almost edited exists according to the remark of Teo Macero of Producer. The done performance is said by Japan to the album without editing it at all in the state of a sound source as it is that it collected. Therefore, two pieces ("Agharta" and "Pangaea") are announced as a sound source collected to the album in the state of the master tape. How the performance at this time was a performance of the miracle for them might be understood. And, the name of a song of the tune collected to the album of Miles Davis at this time is put because of most convenience. It is said that there was no too important point in the name of a song to use the melody of the performance to which the nature of the performance was done in the part and the past of the improvisation.

"Zimbabwe" is a tune with overwhelming power that exceeds 40 minutes. Destroyed complete rhythm of eight rhythms. Trumpet to get on dash feeling from the beginning. Line of Bass that tears up space. Guitar that expands width of tune. Percussion instrument that creates one space. The tune starts with a complete oneness. Miles Davis that doesn't use the mute might be evidence that feelings have risen. Sax appears continuously. And, the atmosphere of the tune is intermittently changed. The band might be completely ruled and Miles Davis be commanded. The dash feeling is continued and advances around Solo of Sax. And, it shifts to Solo of the guitar that the taste of psychedelic is demonstrated enough. The explosive power is overwhelming. The tune shows another face being add the anacatesthesia before long. Making the sound and the processing of the space might be splendid. The percussion instrument and Bass also contribute. The dash feeling visited again opens all elements. The tune shows all respects one after another while developing the tempo of the tune and the form of the performance. Guitar of complete Rock. Sound of decoration that creates space. Power is overwhelming.

"Gondwana" is an enchantment melody and a part of the flute. Obbligati of guitar to get on it. It starts with a racial part. A steady rhythm shows various respects by the signal that Miles Davis puts out. Especially, the flow of Chord with the anacatesthesia that the guitar puts out is splendid. Rhythm advanced as tension is continued. And, the sound of a glossy flute. And, it trumpets by add the tension to the atmosphere of the tune. The tune begins to show another respect. Line of guitar and Bass that joins part where rhythm was emphasized. The element done by the performance till then might be reflected well. Intermittent tempo. Part of Solo of exploding guitar. The tension continues with the trumpet. The element of good Blues of the passage of 34 minutes appears. A good part of the member who has flexibility might appear exactly. The tune receives the top as it is while keeping chaotic.

Pangaea continent of legend passed on to have existed before theory of continental drift is transmitted as established theory 200 million 5 thousand years ago. The music character that expresses one world without the border at which Miles Davis aimed might exist exactly here. The top of the music character that Miles Davis had spent in the 70's reached this album. After announcing this album, Miles Davis faces the state of a silence of about six years. The creation of the music that he was creating exactly received the top at this time.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |


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