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Filles de Kilimanjaro (1968)
Miles Davis

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Name:  el cid <>
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  Miles' first and (with the possible exceptions of "agharta," "on the corner," and "jack johnson") most important all-electric outing. not for the squeamish, this is aggressive, slippery, angular music we are still trying to catch up with, and foreshadows miles' later elevation of color and texture over traditional conception of melody. an important touchstone, it marks the band transition from the herbie-ron-tony rhythm section to the chick-dave holland-jack dejohnette rhythm section (tho tony williams is on the entirety of this album, he would leave soon after). the new band would play something close to free jazz in an electric setting before miles would change his conception once again, performing music divorced even from the outer limits of "jazz" playing practice.

Name:  Rob Coops
Rating:  5 / 5
This one is so rich , unratable in my vieuw.

Name:  Freddan Adlers <>
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  The switch from Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter to Chick Corea and Dave Holland. Chick's first session for Miles, provided with an electronic RMI Electra-Piano.

Name:  William Hutchison
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  This is Chick Corea's introduction to the band. Unfortunately, they provided him with a shitty sounding RMI electronic piano and as a result his playing suffered. The tracks featuring Herbie Hancock's Rhodes provide a welcome relief.