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|Miles Davis||Primary Artist, Organ, Trumpet|
|Mtume||Percussion, Conga, Rhythm Box, Water Drums|
|Sonny Fortune||Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone|
|Pete Cosey||Synthesizer, Guitar, Percussion|
|James Forman||Percussion, Conga|
|Michael Henderson||Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar|
|Teo Macero||Executive Producer|
|Lee Jeske||Liner Notes|
|John Berg||Cover Design|
|Elena Pavlov||Cover Art|
Posted September 27, 2011
After listening to both Agharta and Pangaea, I feel this is definitely the better of the two concerts. The band plays a lot more rhythm and melody on this set and the guitarists are allowed to step out and show their chops. Don't expect to hear much of Davis on trumpet. According to the notes he uses a wah-wah device part of the time and plays organ at some points in the concerts.. Frankly, some of the odd sounds on both sets are hard to match to specific instruments. These two sets are worth checking out as long as you aren't planning on hearing either pure rock or jazz.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
AGHARTA is certainly Miles Davis' finest hour, his most intense moment. But if you hear the original LP you'll see that this music is infinitely more radical and WILD than it sounds now, on this LOUSY CD MIX. Columbia SANITIZED this recording on CD: it now sounds utterly FLAT!! I JUST WISHED BILL LASWELL HAD A CHACE TO RE-MIX THIS POWERFUL RECORDING. CHECK THE ORIGINAL LP: Reggie Lucas and Pete Cozey are upfront, menacing; Michael Henderson's bass is EXTREME, and Miles opens up a river of shining light-sound. To make a long story short: transfer the LP to a recordable CD, and then you'll be able to hear the AUTHENTIC AGHARTA!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
i cannot reccommend this highly enough. as a set piece with pangea, this is the (imho)best live jazz recording in the 20th century. bold,daring,loud and totally fearless. this is the earlier part of a jazz concert miles did in japan. it was an all day affair. if you only listen to 1 part(pangea or agharta) you won't get the entire effect of what was done. i have listened to this record for over 10 years and every time i hear something new ,fresh and exciting.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.