Best Miles Davis "fusion" album?

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Best Miles "fusion" album?

  1. In a Silent Way

    27.8%
  2. Bitches Brew

    33.3%
  3. Live-Evil

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Tribute to Jack Johnson

    8.3%
  5. On the Corner

    19.4%
  6. Get Up With It

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Agharta

    5.6%
  8. Pangaea

    5.6%
  1. poului

    poului a bit overrated

    Of course, having already established that fusion is shit ( ;) ) let's have a vote as to what is Miles Davis's best achievement in that awesome, flawless period of 1969-75, er sorry, shit smug bongo-laden filth, yes, that's it.





    :p



    (not including Sony albums btw)
     
  2. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    bitches brew, i'd say.

    i liked some of his later fusion albums too though - decoy is a cracker. :cool:
     
  3. Pigeon

    Pigeon Any cod left?

    Bitches Brew! Or Jack Johnson! Or On the Corner!

    they all good! :cool:
     
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  4. iROBOT

    iROBOT CURRENTLY RE-BOOTING

    With a gun pointed at my head I'd say On The Corner.... :cool:
     
  5. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    Ooooh, tricky. Although I think Bitches Brew is the best of all those, and In A Silent Way and On The Corner are great too, I think that Jack Johnson is the most 'fusion' of the lot, so just to be different I'll go for that.
     
  6. BadlyDrawnGirl

    BadlyDrawnGirl Piano Tuna

    'On The Corner', with 'BB' a veeeeeeery close runner-up.
     
  7. Iam

    Iam New Member

    *votes with poului shocker*

    :p

    In a Silent Way is the one for me.
     
  8. BadlyDrawnGirl

    BadlyDrawnGirl Piano Tuna

    Davis was clearly a profound influence on Howard Jones, so for that alone, respect. :cool:
     
  9. Flashman

    Flashman wtf did I do?

    With a gun pointed at my head....I'd say "SHOOT ME!!" I'd rather be dead than listen to this musical wanking shite.
     
  10. poului

    poului a bit overrated


    :rolleyes: some people.
     
  11. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    know nothing
     
  12. Flashman

    Flashman wtf did I do?

    Free jazz is the music of satan, right kids?
     
  13. poului

    poului a bit overrated



    are reverse snobs more like, anything that is consciously intelligent and exploratory they instantly call pretentious.


    Tsk.
     
  14. Flashman

    Flashman wtf did I do?

    *sniggers*
     
  15. tarannau

    tarannau Mongolian eyed

    On the Corner for me. But there again, I'm a Sly Stone fan and 'On The Corner' is close to a tribute to Sly as you're ever going to hear. 'Inspired by' was Davis' description, but it's a bit of a rip-off in places....
     
  16. poului

    poului a bit overrated



    *tsks*
     
  17. siarc

    siarc New Member

    just found the 'complete bitches brew sessions' - is this worth getting?
    i like the album itself and wonder whether this is more fun, or a load of junkies wanking away for four hours
     
  18. Louloubelle

    Louloubelle Well-Known Member

    Bitches Brew for me. I absolutely love Sketches of Spain too but I suppose you wouldn't really call it fusion, more classically influenced
     
  19. brahaminda

    brahaminda ...of the Mind

    Jack johnson
    If only for Sonny Sharrock going mental on the end of the second side
     
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  20. poului

    poului a bit overrated



    I've heard from some critics that "the complete in a silent way sessions" are a better purchase.
     
  21. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    Bumping this thread because I've just come across the Bitches Brew Outtakes (ie the outtakes from the three days of recording which produced the original album)




    These show the development of the various tracks, which I found really interesting...
     
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  22. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    One of my favourite live jazz gigs caught on video.......
    and i think the tracklist goes:
    1. "Directions" (Joe Zawinul) 7:30
    2. "Bitches Brew" 10:09
    3. "It's About That Time" 6:17
    4. "Sanctuary" (Wayne Shorter) 1:10
    5. "Spanish Key" 8:15
    6 "The Theme" 2:10

    I think the music makes a lot more sense 'live', or at least being able to see everyone playing. I used to struggle with this era just on record, but maybe its time to give it another try... (have never heard Jack Johnson - just giving it a taste now and its sounding great!)

    As to a favourite Id say SIlent Way, just because its that much more accessible a listen, but this live video trumps even that for me
     
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  23. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I wonder if Filles de Kilimanjaro gets to count as a fusion record? I love that one...well rinsed .
    I think it sneaks in
     
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  24. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    I have a fondness for 'Big Fun' (1974) - particularly 'Great Expectations'.
     
  25. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    They're all great.
     
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  26. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    No. 'Sketches Of Spain' is utter shit.
     
  27. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

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    Not one of the options.
     
  28. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    Neither was 'Big Fun' and it is part of the fusion stream.
     
  29. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    My comment "they're all great" was aimed at the albums named in the poll. In other words, I don't want to chose between those.

    You're right: there are fusion albums not in the poll. But Sketches isn't a fusion album. It belongs to a different period altogether.
     
  30. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    I'm not sure I would agree - although I suspect the critical term here is 'fusion'. 'Sketches Of Spain' might be regarded as an attempt to translate (or fuse) music from the 'Classical' tradition to a particular modality of Jazz, which likely speaks more of the contemporary power dynamic at play (including cultural valuation).
     

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