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In A Silent Way
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on 31 December 2003
“Jazz-rock fusion”… a label that has inspired dozens of mediocre records! But here it is in its primeval and arguably never to be bettered form – a groundbreaking showcase for the talents of artists at the peak of their skills and an addictive and quite brilliant example of true musical innovation.
Like “Kind of Blue” a decade earlier Miles Davis assembles a stunningly adept peer group – including Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Jo Zawinul, John McLaughlin, Tony Williams, Chick Corea & Dave Holland – and then pushes their and his playing to previously undiscovered heights. The end result?… jazz improvisation at its very best, with nothing detracting from the unstoppable flow of the satisfyingly tight melodic structures, despite the enormous complexity of what is actually going on, and with the complete record merging into a gloriously unified whole.
“In a Silent Way” quickly draws you into its languidly ethereal atmosphere, driving poly-rhythms and wonderful extemporisations and, like all true jazz masterpieces, pays out enormous bonuses from repeat listening. One of the essential reasons why Miles Davis justifies his reputation and… a template for much future imitation and excess.
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on 3 October 2014
One of his best albums in my opinion next to 'Bitches Brew'. I first heard Santana's version of this many years ago and loved it. In fact I didn't know it was a Miles Davis piece for quite some time. I gravitated towards this stuff through the improvisational rock bands such as The Grateful Dead and Frank Zappa and appreciating it more as I've matured. This is wonderful stuff. In fact I would recommend this as one of Miles's albums to buy if you're a newbie. Bitches Brew is another must have.
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on 11 August 2016
Just got this, it is basically two long tracks. Like most of his work, it's very good. Less mainstream than some, but is a bit smooth jazz style. Grown up sound.

Whatever else Davis was, he created great fluid & accessible jazz. Very few anywhere as good as his work. Very nice CD, really worthwhile. (delivered fine as well).
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on 3 November 2014
Have this on vinyl and cd makes it more accessible.
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on 4 February 2015
Miles was always at the cutting edge of his profession.
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on 23 July 2014
Thanks
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on 11 July 2014
The finest electric miles in my opinion! beautiful stuff
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on 20 December 2015
No remaks
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on 7 January 2015
Classic, atmospheric. Next day delivery
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on 15 May 2017
Great album. Not complex as some jazz. Bluesy and very melodic. Carries me away. Brilliant!
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