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Miles Davis - Ascenseur Pour l'Échafaud (Lift To The Scaffold) CD (album) cover

ASCENSEUR POUR L'ÉCHAFAUD (LIFT TO THE SCAFFOLD)

Miles Davis

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.27 | 39 ratings

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snobb
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2 stars I listened to this French re-release of Original Soundtrack from late 50-s with a quite mixed feeling. First of all, this recording was made more than half a century ago, it's a huge period of time! Than - it is a chance to hear future genius Miles Davis on his daily work - this album was recorded just in few days and for sure was more commercial project for Davis, than some important step in his musical career.

In fact, I got there what I expected. Miles Davis plays real soundtrack -oriented music, with his mastership, but without any big ideas or experimentation. Just work for the money. Few unknown musicians support him in his gangster-bop, nostalgic sound of old movies. Atmospheric and often not without its own beauty, this soundtrack is a interesting example for collectors of Davis pre-progressive era. Whenever has no relations even with proto-fusion, this is listening for bop-lovers. But even them can find much better Davis albums from post-bop time.

snobb | 2/5 |

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