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Jazz abstraction and blues diffraction,
This review is from: Filles De Kilimanjaro (Audio CD)
Its 1968 and its a heady brew of highly original, dark, intense, ethereal jazz from Davis.
Personnel: Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock or Chic Corea, Ron Carter or Dave Holland and Tony Williams.
Williams has ants in his pants throughout. What energy. He is phenomenal.
Its a very unique sound even for this band.
Hancock or Corea play both piano and electric piano.
The horn players come out with some weird haunting melodies.
You can certainly hear the influences of rock creeping in. (James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Cream)
As the sleeve notes put it: "bestrides the fault line between jazz abstraction and blues diffraction" Could not have put it better myself, whatever it means.
The closing 16 minutes of the final track Mademoiselle Mabry is the highpoint of a staggering piece of work.