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On the Corner

On the Corner
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2 years, 3 months ago at Dec 31 6:30
This isn't one of my favourite jazz-funk releases but I do like it a lot and I even bought the boxset as well, which I enjoyed a ton more. My main problem with it is the first track On the Corner/New York Girl/Thinkin' of One Thing and Doin' Another/Vote for Miles and the drums it has. It's is just way to repedative for my liking but I do love how it ends with this arabic feel to it. This is one h... read more
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Description: This is the point in 1972 at which Miles tried to blend the grooves of Sly Stone and James Brown with jazz, just as Herbie Hancock did so differently--and so effectively--the following year on Head Hunters. But Miles's version of jazz-plus-funk lacked the ingenuity, precision, range and jazz content of Herbie's work. Where Herbie devi ... (more)
Manufacturer: Sony Jazz
Release date: 7 August 2000
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 5099706398028
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Pandoras Folly rated this 6/10 1 month ago
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markjazz posted a review 2 years, 3 months ago

“This isn't one of my favourite jazz-funk releases but I do like it a lot and I even bought the boxset as well, which I enjoyed a ton more. My main problem with it is the first track On the Corner/New York Girl/Thinkin' of One Thing and Doin' Another/Vote for Miles and the drums it has. It's is just way to repedative for my liking but I do love how it ends with this arabic feel to it. This is one heavy album though and for it's time it was massive and I think Davis was telling a story with it. Who's on the corner these days? Well, his music tells it all. It's the freaks and geeks and the crowds at night that hear the beats. Ok, I made that up but to me it sure feels like that when I listen to it.

Black Satin continues the arabic feel and has some odd sounds moving in and out. The ” read more