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Its modern jazz played like hard rock.,
This review is from: A Tribute To Jack Johnson (Audio CD)
Originally conceived as the soundtrack for a documentary on the life of the first African American heavyweight boxing champion, the rhythm of Right Off is actually based around the great fighters movements in the ring. Try it at home; its f@cking great fun. The album shows the increasing influence of rock and funk on Mile's work. There's John McLaughlin's clanging, wah-wah-driven guitar and relentless backbeat of drummer Billy Cobham. Over this though floats the Davis's long, linear, modal melodies. The groove accrues momentum building to a climax for a guitar solo by free jazz pioneer Sonny Sharrock. Its modern jazz played like hard rock.