Miles Davis- In A Silent Way, On The Corner

Posted: May 6, 2010 in Uncategorized

While it would prove ignorant and half-informed for me to dub the 1969-1975 tenure of Miles Davis’s career as his “greatest”, it certainly is the period that peaks the majority of my personal intrigues.

It was during this span, that Davis would progressively fuse the genres of funk and acid rock into his legacy. Collaborating with personalities such as James Brown, Sly and The Family Stone, and Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis and his band adapted to electric instruments. While this brought his appeal to a more eclectic crowd, so-called Jazz “purists” were at times dismissive of these efforts.  Davis himself stated that the reasoning behind the lack of reception among the critics was that it was impossible for them to categorize. Nearly five decades removed from that assertion, it still remains true.

In a Silent Way (1969)

On The Corner (1972)

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