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Miles Davis – On The Corner

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  • In May 1972, Miles met up again with Paul Buckmaster, an English classical cellist who was involved in pop music and experimental rock and introduced him to the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen. The two men immediately thought up scenarios that combined funk rhythms with the formal and resonant abstractions of contemporary music. On 1 June, in the midst of extreme confusion, Miles brought a number of musicians into the studio using different instruments: a guitarist, a bassist, several drummers and percussionists, as well as three keyboards and the sitar and tablas of the "Indian Room".

    The structures devised by Paul Buckmaster were quickly forgotten, and when David Liebman came to the studio straight from his doctor's waiting room, he was thrust in front of the microphone without headphones, although the sounds of the bass, keyboards and electric guitar could only be heard in the recording booth. The only clue he was given was the keynote E-flat and the chaos created by the strangely discontinuous polyrhythm of the percussion. The album On The Corner was completed by further sessions that Teo Macero put into shape, and it was to become a cult album for the avant-garde of ambient and electro-jazz.

    Scorned by critics at the time of its release, Miles Davis’ 1972 album ‘On The Corner’ is now seen as a forerunner of Post Punk, Hip Hop, Drum and Bass and Electronic music, thanks to its revolutionary recording techniques. Miles wanted to reconnect with a younger audience, who had forsaken him for Rock and funk, and the experimental On The Corner was his answer. Leaning more heavily on a drum and bass groundwork, the overdubs consisted of free improvisations held in the studio. ‘On The Corner’ isn’t one of Miles easiest records to listen to, but it can yield the most fruits. Now released with completely re-mastered audio.


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  • Artist: Miles Davis
    Label: Columbia
    Format: LP
    Units: 1
    Country: US
    Genre: Jazz
    Style: Fusion, Jazz-Funk
  • A1 On The Corner
    A1 New York Girl
    A1 Thinkin' One Thing And Doin' Another
    A1 Vote For Miles
    A2 Black Satin
    B1 One And One
    B2 Helen Butte
    B2 Mr. Freedom X