Miles Davis – Amandla (1989/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 43:50 minutes | 1,8 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Amandla was Miles’ perfect departure from Tutu, and a comeback for himself and his right-hand man, the composer Marcus Miller. The album features investigations into the possibilities of contemporary synthesizers and drum machines. But unlike Tutu, Miles and Miller supply a satisfactory amount of real orchestral instrumentation, real drums, percussion and guitars.
A particularly strong set by late-period Miles Davis, this LP is highlighted by a surprisingly straight-ahead performance titled “Mr. Pastorius.” In addition to Davis and his new altoist Kenny Garrett, various guests (including Marcus Miller, guitarist Jean-Paul Bourelly, Joey DeFrancesco on keyboards, Rick Margitza on tenor, pianist Joe Sample, and bassist Foley) get their chances to play next to the great legend who is in top form. An excellent effort, it was really his last studio recording with his regular band.
01 – Catembe
02 – Cobra
03 – Big Time
04 – Hannibal
05 – Jo-Jo
06 – Amandla
07 – Jilli
08 – Mr. Pastorius