In a year loaded with albums turning fifty, few have retained the genre-defying staying power and influence of In A Silent Way. Recorded during a single three-hour session in July 1969 with producer Teo Macero, the album marked a decisive and definitive turn for both Miles Davis and the future of jazz. Meditative, moody and minimal in approach, this was the calm before the storm as the following year would witness yet another reinvention of Davis with the release of Bitches Brew.
Via Tunes News , electric Miles Davis in Vienna, 1973, with Miles on trumpet and organ, Dave Liebman, sax, Reggie Lucas and Pete Cosey, guitars, Micahel Henderson, bass, Mtume, percussion and Al Foster on drums. This band […]
When listening to the electric work of Miles Davis and his bands in the 1970s, the thought that often goes through my mind is: “How the fuck are they making these sounds?” This high quality […]
Some recent, recommended archival releases of (mostly) unreleased material from some jazz giants. It’d take a whole lot more than four discs to sum up what Miles Davis was up to onstage from 1955-1975. But […]
A high point on the soundtrack to director Dennis Hopper’s 1990 film The Hot Spot , “Bank Robbery” finds John Lee Hooker collaborating with Miles Davis alongside Taj Mahal, Roy Rogers, Earl Palmer, and Tim Drummond. Scored by […]
In 2009 Secret Stash Records dusted this collection off breathing new life into it via a vinyl-only release. From the label: ‘In the spring of 1981 a group of reggae studio musicians from Jamaica gathered in New York […]