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Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis 1969-1974
     

Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis 1969-1974

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by Miles Davis
 
Is it a form of creative blasphemy to alter not only the sequence but the sound of masterworks past? In music, though, the ends quite often justify the means, and grandmaster-mixer Bill Laswell did an undeniably haunting job of reconstructing swatches of Miles Davis' amazing electric music for acid jazz-mutated ears in 1998. Of course, Laswell could claim some license

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Is it a form of creative blasphemy to alter not only the sequence but the sound of masterworks past? In music, though, the ends quite often justify the means, and grandmaster-mixer Bill Laswell did an undeniably haunting job of reconstructing swatches of Miles Davis' amazing electric music for acid jazz-mutated ears in 1998. Of course, Laswell could claim some license to do so, for the original tracks themselves were subjected to creative editing by Teo Macero. Divided roughly into four sections, Panthalassa is a dark, continuous, hour-long, chronological tone poem of remixed electric Davis, from a 15-minute capsule of In a Silent Way through 16 minutes from the On the Corner sessions and finally nearly half an hour of selections from Get Up With It. Offered access to the original multi-track tapes, Laswell sometimes deletes the rhythm sections, brings up hidden instruments, adds Indian and electronic drones from elsewhere on the tapes, constructs moody transitions, and most tantalizingly, unearths passages from the sessions that were being released for the first time. Indeed, the On the Corner section yields two new titles to the Davis discography, the highly colored rock/funk "What If" and a sinister march-like "Agharta Prelude Dub." In the end, despite the altered sonic landscape, Laswell accurately evokes in turns the lonely, exquisitely gleaming, nightmarish, despairing moods that Davis was exploring prior to his 1975 retirement, a still much-misunderstood period whose music is far too disturbing and probing to deserve the sellout label.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/28/1998
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646790922
catalogNumber:
67909

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Performance Credits

Miles Davis   Primary Artist
Mtume   Percussion,Rhythm Box
Jack DeJohnette   Drums
Herbie Hancock   Keyboards
Dave Holland   Bass
John McLaughlin   Guitar
Wayne Shorter   Saxophone
Collin Walcott   Sitar
Tony Williams   Drums
Reggie Lucas   Guitar
Don Alias   Percussion
Joe Zawinul   Keyboards
Badal Roy   Tabla
Khalil Balakrishna   Sitar
Armando Anthony Corea   Keyboards
Pete Cosey   Guitar
Dominique Gaumont   Guitar
Michael Henderson   Electric Bass
Cedric Lawson   Keyboards
David Liebman   Saxophone
Harold "Ivory" Williams   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Mtume   Contributor
Miles Davis   Contributor
Jack DeJohnette   Contributor
Carlos Garnett   Contributor
Herbie Hancock   Contributor
Dave Holland   Contributor
Bill Laswell   Contributor,Mixing Translation
John McLaughlin   Contributor
Wayne Shorter   Contributor
Collin Walcott   Contributor
Tony Williams   Contributor
David Toop   Liner Notes
Reggie Lucas   Contributor
Don Alias   Contributor
Umar Bin Hassan   Liner Notes
Joe Zawinul   Contributor
Badal Roy   Contributor
Khalil Balakrishna   Contributor
Amiri Baraka   Liner Notes
Armando Anthony Corea   Contributor
Pete Cosey   Contributor
Foster   Contributor
Dominique Gaumont   Contributor
Michael Henderson   Contributor
Cedric Lawson   Contributor
David Liebman   Contributor
Robert Musso   Engineer
Harold "Ivory" Williams   Contributor
Bill Murphy   Contributor,Text Coordination
Russell Mills   Artwork,Art Direction,Images
Tom Terrell   Cover Photo
David Henderson   Liner Notes
David Creamer   Contributor
Michael Webster   Image Photography

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Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis 1969-1974 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These remixed songs are done with alot of care and respect by an obvious fan who cares for and respects Miles work.The remixes are beautiful,haunting and dark just as Miles would want his songs remixed. It's very interesting to hear these timeless fusion classics redone.