Jack Johnson (Original Soundtrack Recording) (soundtrack album) by Miles Davis

Jack Johnson (Original Soundtrack Recording) by Miles Davis
(Soundtrack album)
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 1,241st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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82/100 (from 257 votes)
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Jack Johnson (Original Soundtrack Recording) is ranked 10th best out of 120 albums by Miles Davis on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Miles Davis is Kind Of Blue which is ranked number 37 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 25,033.

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.2/100, a mean average of 81.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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From 04/14/2019 15:25
With this album, Miles said he intended to create the greatest rock band of all time, and it's hard to argue against his success in doing so.
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From 07/09/2018 21:01
I do really like 'Right Off', so much groove. Yesternow kinda mostly sounds like an uninspired copy of Bitches Brew however, the later half of the track is pretty funky too. All round decent album as usual from Miles.
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From 05/17/2018 21:45
Miles Davis at his most rocking. John McLaughlin, Billy Cobham, Herbie Hancock and company fill out the album amazingly.
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From 01/30/2018 03:55
Excellent, innovative album from Miles and his crew. Still sounds fresh, even after all these years.
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From 08/20/2017 21:40
A truly adventurous record, and it set the tone for jazz fusion and jazz funk
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From 11/28/2016 19:19
This is the closest Miles Davis ever got to making a rock'n'roll record. 'Jack Johnson' is the soundtrack for the 1971 documentary of the same name, about the life of Jack Johnson, the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion. His story resonated personally with Miles, who did not only share Johnson's passion for boxing, but also his love of cars, jazz and women.

The idea Miles had in mind for the music here was to emulate 'the effect of a train going at full speed (which he compared to the force of a boxer)', which is particularly evident on the first track, the magnificent 'Right Off', a series of improvisations by stellar jazz musicians like John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock and Davis himself, where Billy Cobham's drums feature a very train-like feel to them. This, plus the fact that it's mostly one chord throughout the song only adds to the steadiness and intensity Miles wanted to achieve. It almost feels like you're in the ring.
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From 06/28/2016 19:57
Excellent. Probably the most rocking of all Miles Davis albums. Two brilliant pieces with the band on top form. Exhilarating.
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From 09/09/2014 23:03
The first track was ultimately perfect for me, while the second track had very little to offer. I recommend it only because of "Right Off."
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From 05/12/2011 14:53
This was a consistently decent seller for Miles, I think that the album number was PC 30455 or JC
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From 05/12/2011 14:01
This album rocks! Miles in fine form as always, and two long tracks that are perfectly done.
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