09-03-2011 09:11 AM
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09-03-2011 10:28 AM
It sounds like wonderful music. It's jazz, stretched a bit. Why don't people stretch their genres today? And it's already placed in the "history of jazz"...it's considered one of the greatest jazz releases of all times by one of the greatest jazz artists of all time. Is it a master on par with Piccaso's paintings? I have no idea. You could draw a parallel to that, I suppose.
What do you make of it? Is it jazz? Can it be placed in the "history of jazz" ? Is it a master piece on a par with Picasso's revolutions in painting (as it has been called), or is it a bunch of self-indulgent, pretentious mishmosh?
It sounds fantastic. I love the album. I don't think it sounds like noodling. I am a big fan of "Big Fun", a Miles album that is often overlooked. It's considerably more spacey and quite different from most of his other releases. [video=youtube;MjdevAFJciM]http://www.youtube.com/
Does it sound still hip to you today? Are any of you really big fans of that album? Are there any of you who just think it sounds like noise and noodling? Dave
09-03-2011 10:50 AM
09-03-2011 11:03 AM
A bunch of farting? :lol:
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09-05-2011 10:09 AM
Or maybe not. I realize you listen to and love Miles, but if you don't like something, you don't like something. I really like the album, but like "Big Fun" even more, and probably play "Kind Of Blue" more often too, for that matter. Also, there's only about one percent of the music-buying public that listens to jazz, so it's a small minority of music lovers that listen to this stuff anyway.
but as I said earlier, all I hear when I listen to BB is a bunch of musos just making random noise, but that's ESPECIALLY true when compared to his other stuff, particularly what I've listed. Again, as a disclaimer, this is just my own personal opinion, obviously I'm in the minority, so maybe it's me that I'm just not getting it, hopefully someday I will.
09-05-2011 10:41 AM
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09-05-2011 11:11 AM
I would say that's totally probable. It certainly doesn't diminish my overall opinion of him. I realize he was all about pushing boundaries and that's great in itself - I don't have to like every single result and I don't expect to.
Miles did a lot of things, stretching his audience. Maybe there's a lot of people who like some Miles stuff and not others, wouldn't be surprising.
09-05-2011 11:12 AM
09-05-2011 11:26 AM
Hellyeah man right on!!! I raelly can't belive that so few Miles fans ever mention any of his later stuff like Decoy...in fact, I've never heard ONE ever even mention it!!!! I also think it's a shame that it doesn't get the same treatement and rep as all his other stuff, cuz as far as I'm concerned it's as just as good (if not better) than all standard stuff everyone mentions whenever Miles Davis comes up.
yeah, Decoy is monstrously genius, i love it over and over and over, what a line up. "We want miles" is great too as far as double albums go. Al Foster.
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