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Upriver

Label: Cuneiform Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Disc One: Go Ahead John; On the Corner Jam; What I Say; Bitches Brew Disc Two: Tatu/Agharta Funk; Tune in 5/One Phone Call; Corrado; Macero; Yesterfunk; Thunder & Lightning; Jabali (Part III); Black Satin (slight return).

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Yo Miles! Henry Kaiser and Wadada Leo Smith: Upriver

Read "Upriver" reviewed by Jeff Stockton


Last year the Yo Miles! collective released Sky Garden (Cuneiform), a two-disc set that surveyed ("covered" trivializes its accomplishment) Miles Davis' brand of funky '70s jazz fusion. At over two and a half hours, it was a massive slab of music. Upriver is also a massive slab. And once again it begs the question, “Does the ...

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Upriver

Label: Axiom
Released: 2005

Album

Upriver

Label: Cuneiform Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Disc One: 1. Go Ahead John 2. On the Corner jam 3. What I Say 4. Bitches Brew. Disc Two: 1. Tatu/Agharta Funk 2. Tune in 5/One Phone Call 3. Corrado 4. Macero 5. Yesterfunk 6. Thunder and Lightning 7. Jabali (part III) 8. Black Satin (slight return)

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Yo Miles! Henry Kaiser and Wadada Leo Smith: Upriver

Read "Upriver" reviewed by Rex  Butters


Wadada Leo Smith and Henry Kaiser's Yo Miles! band completes a trilogy with the release of Up River, their latest double-disc dive into the exotic and sensual world of Miles Davis's first electric period, circa 1969-75. Once again they take some of the fiercest and most revolutionary music of the 20th Century and manage to reimagine ...

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Yo Miles! Henry Kaiser and Wadada Leo Smith: Upriver

Read "Upriver" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Henry Kaiser and Wadada Leo Smith are back with a third double helping of their view of the music of Miles Davis, bringing along a couple of their own tunes. Once again it is time to celebrate the music and the perspective they bring to it. Smith and Kaiser head Yo Miles!, the band ...

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Yo Miles! Henry Kaiser and Wadada Leo Smith: Upriver

Read "Upriver" reviewed by John Kelman


Following their highly-acclaimed second Yo Miles! release, Sky Garden (Cuneiform, 2004), trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and guitarist Henry Kaiser return for a third time to the wellspring of Miles Davis' electric period of '69-75. Like Sky Garden , Upriver sports cleaner lines and a less dense approach than their first collaboration, Yo Miles! (Shanachie, 1998), but ...

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Yo Miles! Henry Kaiser and Wadada Leo Smith: Upriver

Read "Upriver" reviewed by James Taylor


Upriver , the third double-disc offering from guitarist Henry Kaiser and electrified trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's Yo Miles! project, features the duo and their ever-changing band taking on Miles Davis' most adventurous tunes: “Bitches Brew,"? “Yesterfunk,"? “Black Satin,"? and a medley of other on the corner jams. The tunes collected on Upriver are ...


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