Miles In The Sky

DiscoMiles In The Sky
Year1968 [1991]
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1968. Miles Davis - Miles In The Sky (1991) {SRCS 5711}
Miles Davis - Miles In The Sky (1968) Japanese Reissue 1991
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Date: 21 Apr 2016 11:20:06

Miles Davis - Miles In The Sky (1968) Japanese Reissue 1991
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Fusion, Post-Bop | Label: Sony | # SRCS 5711 | Time: 00:51:12

With the 1968 album Miles in the Sky, Miles Davis explicitly pushed his second great quintet away from conventional jazz, pushing them toward the jazz-rock hybrid that would later become known as fusion. Here, the music is still in its formative stages, and it's a little more earth-bound than you might expect, especially following on the heels of the shape-shifting, elusive Nefertiti. On Miles in the Sky, much of the rhythms are straightforward, picking up on the direct 4/4 beats of rock, and these are illuminated by Herbie Hancock's electric piano – one of the very first sounds on the record, as a matter of fact – and the guest appearance of guitarist George Benson on "Paraphernalia." All of these additions are tangible and identifiable, and they do result in intriguing music, but the form of the music itself is surprisingly direct, playing as extended grooves. This meanders considerable more than Nefertiti, even if it is significantly less elliptical in its form, because it's primarily four long jams. Intriguing, successful jams in many respects, but even with the notable additions of electric instruments, and with the deliberately noisy "Country Son," this is less visionary than its predecessor and feels like a transitional album – and, like many transitional albums, it's intriguing and frustrating in equal measures.

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine,


Trumpet – Miles Davis
Bass – Ron Carter
Drums – Tony Williams
Engineer – Arthur Kendy, Frank Laico
Guitar – George Benson (#2)
Piano, Electric Piano – Herbie Hancock
Tenor Saxophone – Wayne Shorter

Originally released in 1968.
Recorded 1968. Jan,16/May,15~17, N.Y.


01. Stuff (17:03)
02. Paraphernalia (12:46)
03. Black Comedy (7:30)
04. Country Son (13:53)