On Miles' (not so) Silent Way

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On 30 July 1969 Miles Davis released In a Silent Way. After influencing generations of musicians, its tracks continue to sound as modern 50 years later as when they were first recorded.

This week we celebrate the musical trail blazed by that seminal album by focusing on musicians that have embraced Miles' electric legacy.

Happy listening!

  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Hot Club Of Detroit "Heavy Artillerie / It's About That Time" It's About That Time (Mack Avenue) 0:17
  • Host talks 4:20
  • Mederic Collignon "Shhh Peaceful / It's About That Time" Shangri Tunkashi-La (Plus Loin) 7:48
  • Don Byron "In a Silent Way" Ivey-Divey (Blue Note) 19:14
  • Host talks 28:31
  • Animation "Bitches Brew" Asiento (RareNoise) 30:23
  • Mederic Collignon "Mademoiselle Mabry" Shangri Tunkashi-La (Plus Loin) 43:15
  • Host talks 50:27
  • Betty Davis "Come Take Me" Betty Davis (Light in the Attic) 52:42
  • Henry Kaiser, Wadada Leo Smith "Tatu/Agartha Funk" Upriver (Cuneiform) 56:33
  • Bill Evans "Jean Pierre" Soulgrass (BHM) 1:06:55
  • Host talks 1:13:34
  • Miles Davis "Decoy" The Complete Miles Davis at Montreux 1973-1991 (Warner) 1:15:57
  • Jeff Ballard "YEAH PETE!" Fairgrounds (Edition) 1:19:59
  • Yazz Ahmed "Lahan al-Mansour" Lahan al-Mansour -Single (Ropeadope) 1:25:24
  • Host talks 1:35:00
  • Dave Douglas "Black Rock Park" Freak In (RCA Bluebird) 1:36:51
  • Mat Maneri "In Peace" Sustain (Thirsty Ear) 1:41:41
  • Enrico Merlin "Black Satin" Never Again! (Self-released) 1:50:27
  • Host talks 1:55:37
  • Mark Isham "Internet" Miles Remembered: The Silent Way Project (Columbia) 1:57:58
  • Jon Hassell "Divine S.O.S." Magic Realism 2 (Nyen) 2:02:57
  • Nicholas Payton "Fela 1" Sonic Trance (Warner) 2:10:10
  • Host talks 2:17:11
  • Erik Truffaz Quartet "Less" The Mask (Blue Note) 2:19:06
  • Ben Neill "Tunnel Vision" Goldbug (Verve) 2:22:48
  • Nils Petter Molvaer "Tlon" Khmer (ECM) 2:28:48
  • Host talks 2:36:39
  • Martux_m, Fabrizio Bosso, Francesco Bearzatti, Eivind Aarset, Aldo Vigorito "About a Silent Way II" About a Silent Way (Itinera) 2:39:41
  • Photo credit: Lee Friedlander.

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