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Miles Davis


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.25 | 697 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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2 stars I'll stick my neck out here and say that, unless one considers themself a jazz-guy (or girl)-- there simply isn't much to get excited here with Bitches Brew; it leans heavily on the jazz side of fusion, and delves deeply into creative space too etheric and ambitious to be much use to someone not already a fan of experimental jazz.

Here we're presented with 20+ minute jams that sound very improvised, which is the point (it's jazz!). However, for those coming from the rock sphere, this sounds conspicuously directionless, gutless, and boring. The two principle pieces are very atmospheric and best suited to background music during other mental activity-- if actively listening, people like me would simply be bored to the point of restlessness.

For fusion fans listening for McLaughlin or Corea (from the much more rock-oriented Mahavishnu Orchestra and Return to Forever), prepare to be very disappointed. This is Miles' album, and from what I hear its one of his best... if you're into that kind of thing.

Songwriting: 2 Instrumental Performances: 3 Lyrics/Vocals: NA Style/Emotion/Replay: 2

Prog Leviathan | 2/5 |


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