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5.0 out of 5 stars forty years on when apart and asunder...., 21 Aug 2009
This review is from: Bitches Brew (Audio CD)
I find it fascinating that forty years after this album was made it still engenders great feelings of either love or hate. I first listened to this forty years ago and it was a bit like the moment when Bob Dylan went electric - societal judgement was either betrayal of genre by a great artist or the art had moved to another place. I came back to what I had thought was a load of old cobblers about 3 years ago and it's a bit like the debates about Parker/Gillespie in the forties; Coltrane, Monk, Coleman etc in the fifties and sixties. If you are going to push the boundaries it will take time to be understood. This is a magnificent, brooding, exciting, occasionally difficult album. GREAT ART IS NEVER EASY. This is not a great album because of what it did for funk and fusion, it is simply a magnificent piece of contemporary music which has stood the test of time. It ranks for innovation with Kind of Blue and the Gil Evans' collaborations and in its ability to shatter preconceptions of what jazz is stands with those albums and Birth of the Cool. The more I listen the better it gets.
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