Few albums in the history of jazz created as much controversy as On the Corner, the album Miles Davis released in 1972. Stylistically, the music had very little to do with the jazz tradition, and was a departure from Davis’ already out-there jazz-rock explorations found on Bitches Brew and Live Evil, released a couple of… via […]
Prime-era early Miles Davis, from 1954. If you notice that the sound of this session is amazing, you can thank the flawless ears of engineer Rudy Van Gelder, who recorded this session.
This was a thoroughly unexpected find, though I’m indebted to my dear Rididillo Theitalian, who finds treasures like this on a daily basis. Joe Zawunil cut this odd piece well before his triumphant work with Miles Davis during his fusion period, and fronting his own band, the ever-amazing Weather Report.
Most of the time, you will find some tasteful rarities here. Today, a couple of giants are gracing these pages: Miles Davis and John Coltrane, playing live and tearing things up. Miles was already beginning to peak (and didn’t stop until near his death), and John was just beginning to make a name for himself. […]