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On the Corner

On the Corner
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4 years, 1 month ago at Dec 31 12:30
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 devised carefully crafted structures with interlocking, complementary parts, Miles seemed to rely hopefully on one or two chord vamps and one or two rhythmic variations. This is a beautifully produced reissue, but the liner note's talk about the pioneering aspects of the music--tape looping and overdubb ... (more)
Manufacturer: Sony Jazz
Release date: 7 August 2000
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 5099706398028
Tags: Funk (1), Jazz (1), Epic Rocking (1), Jazz Fusion (1), Miles Davis (1), 1972 (1), 1970's (1)
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markjazz posted a review 4 years, 1 month 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


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