In A Silent Way (studio album) by Miles Davis
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The best album by Miles Davis is Kind Of Blue which is ranked number 40 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 30,013.
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Very interesting restricting the drummer to the hi-hat :)
The 1st part of "In A Silent Way" is an absolute beauty. Very meditative.
The 2nd part has a very hypnotic bass but feels a bit too jam session and not as conceptual/spiritual. The riff is a bit too standard (uninspired).
The last section of this record is a bliss!
I love how soothing this record is, without it being a bore to get through. Absolutely phenomenal.
Un album très épuré, peut être trop. Un jazz presque minimaliste qui tranche un peu je trouve avec ses compositions habituelles.
trumpet and bass
My favorite Mile's album. One critic made a great point that you could call this the first post rock album. It's like listening to Tortoise in some parts, only 25 years earlier
Way more relax and peaceful compared to Kind of blue. Excellent record, makes me want to listen to more jazz.
Miles Davis, it's a love story. A love story of a man with his instrument, a man with his life, his disappointments, his women, his fans, his musicians, his detractors, his drugs, his music, his soul ... Miles has been in perpetual quest. "In A Silent Way" is a transitional album, a spin from Miles' discography. The beginning of his electric period, the best period in my opinion. This is the most textural album of the master of jazz (yes, I say master). "In A Silent Way" is a sensual, almost erotic ode. I could listen to this record in a loop, whole days, as it is simple and direct with the listener. A record at the border of materiality, feeling like a vapor in the "ambient". And just for those minutes suspended in space, Miles Davis release an exceptional jazz album and, once again, revolutionary.
Best track: "In A Silent Way/It's About That Time"
My #1 Miles. Rather understated on the surface but so deep and captivating underneath. Miles demonstrates his greatest level if mastery here.
I still don't know too much about Jazz. I'm just listening to what this website tells me to but I really enjoy this album. It's great to just relax and listen to. It's a lot slower than most albums making it capable of lulling you into a state of serenity.
Miles is joined by Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Chick Corea & Wayne Shorter among others for this soothing, spacey, and mystical ride.
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