Miles Davis – A Tribute To Jack Johnson - 1971 Jazz Fusion - Sealed 180 Grm LP

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Miles Davis - A Tribute To Jack Johnson 
Label: Legacy – SNYL 595087.1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
We are vinyl sticker on shrink wrap and download card inside
Barcode: 190759508718
Country: US
Released: Mar 27, 2020
Original Release: 1971
Genre: Jazz
Style: Fusion
A Right Off 26:54
B Yesternow 25:36
Artwork By - Paul Davis
Bass [Fender] - Michael Henderson
Drums - Bill Cobham
Engineer - Arthur Kendy
Guitar - John McLaughlin
Keyboards - Herbie Hancock
Photography - David Gahr
Producer - Jim Jacobs , Teo Macero
Saxophone - Steve Grossman
Trumpet, Liner Notes - Miles Davis
"This is the most relaxed of Miles' electric albums. It takes the vamp-based open structures of his great electric period (1968-75) and puts them in a warm blues context, rather than the heady big-band jazz experiments of Stockhausen-funk of later bands.
The band is small, clean, and tight. The album opens with a pounding chord from John McLaughlin, dropping into an E blues shuffle that sounds more like Mississippi than NYC. McLaughlin, Cobham, and Henderson pave a groove like a red carpet for the Dark Magus, with only the occasional diminished passing chord to remind us that this is, indeed, a jazz album and not Muddy Waters.
Then Miles comes in, not as the madman, just stretching his legs out on the deep bed of rhythm. Miles may play different at times, but he doesn't play any better than this. Then Herbie Hancock attacks with a horrible little Farfisa organ that sounds about to explode, and the game turns into a battle.
My god, this is good! The second track, Yesternow, is more expansive, more thoughtful. Sonny Sharrock's uncredited but unmistakable abuse of an Echoplex should be the stuff of legend, taking bluesy guitar to the exotic planes McLaughlin only hinted at.
This is the album to get for that blues-rock fan who just doesn't get the appeal of jazz. Miles doesn't expect us to suffer in order to understand, the way he often did with his best electric music. There's no harsh tones (well, maybe some!), no obscure harmonies, none of the stuff that makes jazz boring and hard for the uninitiated. And it will MOVE them.
I think the ultimate sound of this album is best summed up by a quote from the film, at the very end of the album... "I'm Jack Johnson. I'm black, and they never let me forget it. I'm Jack Johnson. I'm black, and I never let them forget it."
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Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Artist Miles Davis
Color Black