[acid-jazz] "In A Silent Way"

From: Bob Davis <earthjuice_at_prodigy.net>
Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2006 22:13:35 -0500

Listening to "IN A SILENT WAY" in 2006 is kinda like watching a movie that
you have already seen before. You already know how the story is going to
end, but you have to see it thru all of the way because you know that you
just have to because the ending is so cool. If Herbie Hancock is in the
house next week (as has been rumored) I will certainly ask him about this.

Parts of "IN A SILENT WAY" sound very much like the kind of thing that we
would hear in the 1970's coming out of CTI. It's very funky in places, yet
it sounds tentative in making the move. The personnel included Herbie
Hancock, Chick Corea, Tony Williams, Dave Holland Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter
and John McLaughlin. It sounds tame compared to what we all know is coming

Of course "IN A SILENT WAY" is a very important milestone:

- It's the very last album with the legendary second quartet
- It's the first album where "Miles goes electric"

And it's Miles "going electric" that caused all of the controversy, much as
Bob Dylan did when he "went electric"

Next Up:

Bob Davis
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Received on 2006-03-05 04:17:16