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by Martin Longley
The aging process has not compromised Pete Cosey's approach to the guitar. This veteran of the mid-1970s Miles Davis band has resurfaced again on a new two-disc project created by saxophonist, arranger, producer and conceptualist Bob Belden. The Miles From India mission is to re-invent that brooding advocate of synthesis' compositions as a meeting between jazz and Indian classical music. During the period when Cosey was with Miles, the trumpeter was no stranger to exotic global music, and was particularly ...read more
by James Nichols
Pete Cosey's Children of AghartaCave CanemNew York, NYJune 21, 2007Pete Cosey's Children Of Agharta channels the fusion music of the great Miles Davis band of the early to mid-1970s. They go down many of the same roads blazed by the Davis group of that era when, in fact, Cosey filled the lead guitar chair. Yet simply comparing Cosey's band to the Dark Magus band does not give Children of Agharta its due credit-even if Miles ...read more