Miles Davis: The Complete In A Silent Way Sessions
His clear, open trumpet sound came from a deep respect for tone quality. Davis knew that each member of his band shared that feeling. Elements of the blues and heartfelt emotion had always been a part of his art. With this landmark recording, Davis was able to move gradually toward something new, without sacrificing the old. From Bitches' Brew on, however, many of the trumpeter's projects turned controversial. The Complete In A Silent Way Sessions occurred from September 1968 to February 1969. The reproduced sound quality is good throughout. Invaluable as a turning point in Davis' career, and still a listening pleasure, these sessions stand out as some of the best this year has wrought.
Track Listing: Mademoiselle Mabry; Frelon Brun; Two Faced; Dual Mr. Anthony Tillmon Williams Process; Splash; Splashdown; Ascent; Directions (Part I); Directions (Part II); Shhh/Peaceful; In a Silent Way (rehearsal); In a Silent Way; It's About That Time; The Ghetto Walk; Early Minor; Shhh/Peaceful (LP version); In a Silent Way/It's About That Time (LP version).
Personnel: Miles Davis- trumpet; Wayne Shorter- tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone; Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock- electric piano; Joe Zawinul- organ, electric piano; John McLaughlin- electric guitar; Dave Holland- bass; Tony Williams, Joe Chambers- drums; Jack DeJohnette- drums, tambourine; Teo Macero- tambourine.
Record Label: Columbia Records