Miles Davis and Melodic Minimalism

Miles Davis is by far even more economical than Coltrane. Almost like a Japanese parchment painting, where you just take the ink and that’s it, man. It’s there and that’s it. In “Freddie Freeloader”, Miles does something really beautiful. He gives me a melody of 2 notes. See, he’s doing the 12 bar blues. It’s the 12 bar blues. But he does something here: he cadences on Ab7. Ab7? Hey… what key am I in?…

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Electric Jazz Funk Fusion Albums Short List of Favorites

Electric Jazz Funk Fusion Albums contain the music of an exciting, inspiring and challenging musical genre. Not everyone can listen to it easily, but those of us who really identify with the sound no doubt have a list of favorite albums. There are so many amazing electric jazz funk fusion albums to listen to – it’s hard to pick favorites! But having said that, I do have some all time faves that are hands-down exciting…

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Miles Davis – Tutu Live In Germany Jazz Funk Fusion

Miles Davis collaborated with some funky cats in the 1980s to create some amazing Jazz Funk Fusion. I'm talking about cats like George Duke and Marcus Miller among others. The result was a very unusual Miles Davis album called Tutu. Here's a very cool live version of the title track. The guitarists on the video appear to be Pete Cosey and Reggie Lucas who also performed on Get Up With It. Miles Davis – Tutu…

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