Author:Matt Johnsen
Date:2019-03-14 16:33:35
In Reply To:Re: by von
Miles Davis - Jack Johnson
I don't listen to this nearly as often as his other classic fusion albums, but I should make an effort. It's great.
It is. McLaughlin and Hancock shine on this one.
Those dudes shone pretty much nonstop through the entire 70s, and Herbie started shining in like 63.
Do you have the Cellar Door Sessions?
No, I do not; I don't have any of his box sets.
It's a weird lineup with most of the lost quintet, plus Keith Jarrett, and sometimes McLaughlin. When McLaughlin is playing, the whole group moves in a Jack Johnson direction in ways they really never do otherwise. JJ is really a strange album in Miles' discography. Most of those Columbia-era box sets are worth getting. There's SO MUCH great shit on all of them that you probably haven't heard.
Have you listened to (or watched) his Isle of Wight set, "Call It Anything"? So killer.
Totally! And if you don't have it, you absolutely, positively, need It's About That Time:

If I could only keep on Miles Davis album, it'd be Bitches Brew. If I could keep two, I'd add this one. Well, maybe In A Silent Way, and this if I could keep three :) But, you get the point!

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