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The Hot Spot [Soundtrack]

Jack Nitzsche Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (6 Aug 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B0000047BA
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,452 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
Ok - I don't ussually go for soundtracks - and I had no idea that I was going to buy a soundtrack when I set out to find this album. I heard a track by St Germain that contained a sample from a track done by John Lee Hooker and Miles Davis. This set me asking questions because Id never heard of these two guys ever collaborating. I spent, on and off, 2 months asking questions and searching through jazz record guides to find this, what I thought was an, ultimately rare bootleg. Non of the jazz experts that I knew even believed me when I told them that there was this album by these two guys. Anyway one day I was round at a friends house, late at night and this film "the hot spot" was on TV - I heard the music and realised that what it was. I set out to find the soundtrack. As it turns out the whole album is a miles davis and john lee hooker colaboration - very mininalistic sparse - soothing blues jazz. Not quite like amything Id say that Ive ever heard before - probably closest to Miles 'In a silent way'. This is one of those late night albums that you will never ever grow tired of. Plus next time you have a muso round at your house you can wow and amaze him with this story!!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A lost opportunity... 31 Dec 2003
Format:Audio CD
Miles Davis, John Lee Hooker and Taj Mahal together on the same record: Wow… well not quite. The problem is that this eclectic combination was put together specifically to play a Jack Nitzchse composed movie score. As soundtrack’s go it’s good – lot’s of drifting, atmospheric playing that’s well suited to building cinematic moods – but, out of context, a great deal of it sounds like… well like a soundtrack without the movie.
On track after track John Lee Hooker puts in a tour-de-force of deep groaning that beats virtually any other bluesman out of sight, Miles Davis inserts trumpet stabs to die for and Taj Mahal (supported by Tim Drummond, Earl Palmer & Roy Rogers) provides superbly earthy blues backings. But… after 13 often quite similar, low-key offerings it gets (dare I say it) a bit boring. So, realistically, why buy it?
Well, it’s a one-off combination of superb musicians, it’s great background music – some of the best jazz-blues “lift-music” ever made – and, it contains three gems: “Gloria’s Story” (featuring some beautiful playing from Miles Davis) and the virtually identical “Bank Robbery” & “End Credits” where the group let rip with some burning jazz-blues to provide a superb insight into what treats could have been on offer if they’d made their own album rather than… a soundtrack. One of music’s great lost opportunities but worth the money all the same.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
John Lee Hooker and Miles Davis - TOGETHER!
To me it is just mindblowing that more was not made of this quite historic collaboration between at the time I suppose the greatest jazz musician and the greatest bluesman alive on the planet.
I laughed with delight when I first heard it. They each do their very different things without much compromise - and it melds together and works really well.
John Lee grinds along on his guitar and sings Hmmm hmmmm, and Well Well. Miles tootles over the top reedily and is generally the epitome of cool.
The only downside is that this is a movie soundtrack. There are no proper numbers as such - just mood music for the film. A series of imrovisations often on single guitar riffs.
Imagine if they had collaborated on a proper album with fully realised tunes and songs. Well, we will never know because they are both gone now.
But if there is liftmusic in heaven - it will sound like this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic 20 Sep 2011
Format:Audio CD
This is one of my favourite movie scores: wonderfully atmospheric and effortlessly cool. OK, it's not the most important thing Miles Davis ever recorded (though it was pretty much the last), and John Lee Hooker probably only spent a day or two working on it, but it's all gold. I've never seen the movie, mind.
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4.0 out of 5 stars John Lee Hooker and Miles Davis TOGETHER 1 May 2014
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Should have been better. All a bit.. y'know... background muzak, a bit... wallpapery. Still it's one to scare Davis fans with.
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