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Miles Davis


Jazz Rock/Fusion

2.40 | 52 ratings

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The Quiet One
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2 stars "Why don't you play some hip-hop while you're at it?" Miles replied: "You want me to doo-what?"

There was this day in 1990 where an extremely annoyed fusion fan told Miles in one of his concerts, while the crowd was 'booing' at his 80's poppy jazz: "Why don't you play some hip-hop while you're at it?!". Miles answered back: "You want me to doo-what?" The fan replied: "Yeah, you heard me!". For the fans amusement, but especially for this specific annoyed fan, Miles did try to fuse chilled jazzy tunes with rap. You can even read in the inner liner notes: 'Thanks to this fan of mine for giving me the idea, hope you enjoy it sucker!'

So yeah, this is like a "you see, I can do this too!" album. Miles Davis, musically, was not that far from the hip- hop beats, so it wasn't really that far-fetched, but still, listening to someone rapping on top of Davis' trumpet is odd!

Mind you, this is not "true Miles" in the sense that he doesn't add or make a unique twist to hip-hop as you should have expected Miles to do, it's pretty straight-forward and simple. The music behind the rapping, which is sparse and not annoying, and trumpet playing, reminds me a bit of acid jazz with the groovy keys and punchy beats, so that's good for me.

To sum it up, I can chill pleasantly while listening to this album, though just like Tutu, that means it really isn't worth for the music for what it is, just pleasant background music with simplistic and catchy grooves, nothing noteworthy.

2 stars: if this was annoying or plain crap I would rate it 1 star, and by the way, I admire Miles for doing this, he sure was one of the greatest musicians that the human race lost in 1991, and this last album of his is more than welcome despite not being excellent. Oh, in case you've been wondering about the story, that didn't happen actually *laughs*.

The Quiet One | 2/5 |


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