miles davis art

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sim eu so terminei a serie hoje de madrugada e sim eu comecei no dia que lançou mas nao consegui maratonar… de qualquer modo, espero que gostem e se quiserem talvez eu faça uma segunda parte

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10 great Jazz albums released in 1959

Ornette Coleman - The Shape Of Jazz To Come

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

Chet Baker - Chet

Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Moanin’

Cannonball Adderley Quintet - In Chicago

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out

George Russell - New York N.Y.

Bud Powell - The Scene Changes

The Thelonious Monk Orchestra - At Town Hall

#10 great jazz albums

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Can: Ege Bamyasi (1972)

Not gonna lie to you: I’m not crazy about this record. 

But I’ve finally spent enough time with it to feel like I will, one day, and that I can sort of grasp where Can’s celebrated fourth LP was coming from – you be the judge!

The way first track “Pinch” pounces out of the gate, it sounds to me like Can had spent plenty of time with Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew, then completed their due diligence on the Dark Magus with the funky On the Corner – all of it powered by the elastic-limbed Jaki Liebezeit.

I much prefer the scat-jiving Damon Suzuki of the latter to the softly crooning version on the trippy “Sing Swan Song,” but all is forgiven on perhaps my favorite number here, “One More Night,” with its subtle but unrelenting groove.

Next song, “Vitamin C,” is a close second, thanks to Holger Czukay’s circular bass line and Michael Karoli’s timely scratch-guitar stabs, but I’ll need a few more years to decode all ten experimental minutes of “Soup,” and my only impression of “I’m So Green” is that it has a Zappa/Beefheart spirit.

And that just leaves Can’s hit single (hit single? Are you kidding me?), “Spoon,” which I suppose is catchy enough, but seemingly did well after being used as the theme of a German TV thriller called Das Messer (The Knife).

So check back with me in a few years and I’ll probably worship this LP. Or not.

In any case, I love the anecdote (maybe apocryphal) that says the Ege Bamyasi sessions were delayed by keyboardist Irmin Schmidt and Sukuzi’s greater interest in playing chess during recordings.

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Miles Davis and his [other] art.

Miles didn’t begin to draw and paint until he was in his mid-fifties, during the early 1980’s and a period of musical inactivity. Miles being Miles, he didn’t merely dabble, but made creating art as much a part of his life as making music in his final decade, resulting in a sharp, bold and masculine mixture of Kandinsky, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Picasso and African tribal art.