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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Stunning !
A great Jazz album, in my opinion one of the best Jazz fusion albums of all times. Fantastic musicians, Miles is on top form and his interaction with Kenny Garret is simply amazing. Marcus Miller on bass is as groovy as ever. If you enjoyed TUTU, you should enjoy this album. Highly recommended !
Published on 19 Jun 2012 by Ray C

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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit over the top, but it's still Miles Davis
I'm not a Cool-era purist by any means. I love Miles Davis' edgy Bitches Brew and the electric explorations of some of the greats, notably Herbie Hancock. Still, I find Amandla easy to admire and hard to love. This is mostly to do with the deployment of every 1980s production idea in the book, which at the distance of 20-odd years does more to obscure the shimmering Miles...
Published on 11 Mar 2012 by MideastMC


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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit over the top, but it's still Miles Davis, 11 Mar 2012
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MideastMC (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Amandla (Audio CD)
I'm not a Cool-era purist by any means. I love Miles Davis' edgy Bitches Brew and the electric explorations of some of the greats, notably Herbie Hancock. Still, I find Amandla easy to admire and hard to love. This is mostly to do with the deployment of every 1980s production idea in the book, which at the distance of 20-odd years does more to obscure the shimmering Miles Davis trumpet improvs than to showcase them. And the powerful album title promises an edge that I still haven't really found in the album. Still there are moments when the harmonies are gorgeous enough to redeem gratuitous slap bass or echoey overdriven guitar way back in the mix. The album is best where Davis and his foil in any given break spar with freedom and abandon, breathing life into a somewhat synthetic-sounding set. In contrast, Mr Pastorius, which closes the album, is uniquely uninhibited, and to my ears its classic sound is more vital and fresh than nostalgic, especially in the context of the foregoing attempts at fusion.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Stunning !, 19 Jun 2012
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Ray C (Luton, England) - See all my reviews
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A great Jazz album, in my opinion one of the best Jazz fusion albums of all times. Fantastic musicians, Miles is on top form and his interaction with Kenny Garret is simply amazing. Marcus Miller on bass is as groovy as ever. If you enjoyed TUTU, you should enjoy this album. Highly recommended !
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Miles Davis, 5 Jun 2013
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Love every song on this album especially COBRA, Jilli, Big Time & JO JO..A real 80's Jazz album, real funky and really smooth. Probably my favourite Miles Davis album. a MUST HAVE on the shelf with all his othe great albums. An album just before he past away a few years later..finished off in style!

Miles D.. your the greatess!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic., 10 Sep 2012
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This album was the follow on from Tutu.

Marcus Miller was only in his very early 20's when he wrote and produced Tutu, his writing for this album somehow seems more mature than Tutu.

The playing from all of the musicians is nothing short of brilliant. Mile's playing in particular seems to be more vibrant and alive than on Tutu.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than "Kind of Blue"?, 30 July 2013
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Recorded very late in his life this album shows once again how Miles never stopped moving forward. I still have many of Miles' albums on vinyl and they do sound better than MP3 or CD but iTunes is so convenient.
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