Miles Davis - Agharta - 1976 Exp Jazz Rock Audiophile - Sealed 180 Grm 2LP

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Miles Davis - Agharta

Label: Music On Vinyl – MOVLP134, Columbia – MOVLP134
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 Gram, Audiophile, Gatefold
Country: Europe
Released: 16 Nov 2015
Genre: Jazz
Style: Fusion, Jazz-Rock


A Prelude (Part I)

B1 Prelude (Part II)

B2 Maiysha

C Interlude

D Theme From Jack Johnson

Recorded live at Osaka Festival Hall, Japan, February 1, 1975.


Artwork [Cover Art] – Elena Pavlov
Bass [Fender] – Michael Henderson
Congas [Conga], Percussion, Drums [Water Drum], Drum Programming [Rhythm Box] – Mtume
Design [Cover] – John Berg
Drums – Al Foster
Engineer – Tomoo Suzuki
Engineer [Assistant] – Members Of SCI, Mitsuru Kasai, Takaaki Amano
Executive Producer – Ted Macero
Guitar – Reggie Lucas
Guitar, Synthesizer [Synthi], Percussion – Pete Cosey
Photography [Back Cover Photo] – David Gahr
Producer – Teo Macero
Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Flute – Sonny Fortune
Trumpet, Organ, Composed By [All Compositions] – Miles Davis

In 1975 Miles had a band that could, in effect, play his and Teo Macero's sonic collages live. And although its easy to dismiss Michael Henderson as a low-rent Bootsy clone, in this context with so much going on between the two guitarists and the two drummers and the two horn players, the repetitive nature of his bass playing actually anchors rather than smothers the mayhem going on around him - there is a reason that a rock fan friend of mine says that the Miles records with Michael Henderson on bass are his favorite.

And what a slab o' sound it is. If Henderson makes his limitations a virtue, then Miles has in Sonny Fortune and Al Foster the perfect exponents for this sound who seem to have distilled everything in the African-American musical tradition that had come before them. Mtume and Reggie Lucas sublimate their egos and fit in - in the best possible sense.

And then there is Pete Cosey. If Fortune and Foster sound like they have synthesized everything in jazz, then Cosey sounds like he's dialed in from another dimension. As Miles said, Jimi Hendrix wasn't available. Never have strings been strangled to such good use.

MILES DAVIS excerpts from AGHARTA combined with my FROM -TO videosession

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Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Music On Vinyl
Artist Miles Davis
Color Black