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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The music on this double CD, released domestically for the first time in 1997, was only previously out in Japan and was formerly among the rarest of Miles Davis recordings. Featured is one of the trumpeter's most controversial bands, a noisy ensemble with three guitarists Reggie Lucas, Pete Cosey, and Dominique Gaumont, electric bassist Michael Henderson, drummer Al Foster, percussionist Mtume, Dave Liebman on tenor, soprano, and flute, and guest tenorman Azar Lawrence. The spontaneous music has plenty of repetitive funk sounds from the guitars and bits of aimless rambling, along with some strong moments from Davis and Liebman. If drastically edited, the double CD would ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The music on this double CD, released domestically for the first time in 1997, was only previously out in Japan and was formerly among the rarest of Miles Davis recordings. Featured is one of the trumpeter's most controversial bands, a noisy ensemble with three guitarists Reggie Lucas, Pete Cosey, and Dominique Gaumont, electric bassist Michael Henderson, drummer Al Foster, percussionist Mtume, Dave Liebman on tenor, soprano, and flute, and guest tenorman Azar Lawrence. The spontaneous music has plenty of repetitive funk sounds from the guitars and bits of aimless rambling, along with some strong moments from Davis and Liebman. If drastically edited, the double CD would have made a killer single disc, for there are some very interesting stretches when magic occurs, but these are often succeeded by overlong vamps. Worth checking out, but not essential.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/29/1997
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646513729
  • Catalog Number: 65137
  • Sales rank: 32,088

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Moja, Pt. 1 (12:28)
  2. 2 Moja, Pt. 2 (12:40)
  3. 3 Wili, Pt. 1 (14:20)
  4. 4 Wili, Pt. 2 (10:44)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Tatu, Pt. 1 (18:47)
  2. 2 Tatu ("Calypso Frelimo"), Pt. 2 (6:29)
  3. 3 Nne ("Lfe"), Pt. 1 (15:19)
  4. 4 Nne, Pt. 2 (10:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Miles Davis Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Teo Macero Producer
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  • Posted November 21, 2011

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    A Fusion Peak

    Of Davis' three live sets from 1974, this one is the most accessible. Rock listeners will take note of the bursts of Hendrix guitar. The drummers keep the rhythm going and Miles makes some weird trumpet sounds with wah-wah devices as well as playing more traditional jazz solos.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW. MILES ISNT GOOD, HE'S GOD.

    CAPTURES INCREDIBLE INTENSITY FROM A LIVE PERFORMANCE, YET CAN BE CALM AND PLEASENTLY DISORRIENTING.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Unspeakable

    i bought this cd because I read in a metal magazine that this was one of the top 50 hardest albums of all time, so I had to get it.

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