Thursday, June 7, 2012

44 Years Ago: Miles Davis' Last Acoustic Album "Nefertiti"

On June 7, 1967, Miles Davis started recording his last acoustic album, "Nefertiti". It features the second great quintet (Wayne Shorter on tenor saxophone, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams on drums).

It's a subdued album...low key yet has that hard bop influence. Miles did not compose any of the tracks.

His next album, In a Silent Way, would mark his transition into electric jazz fusion... and he would never look back to acoustic jazz.

Here's a select track called "Hand Jive" from the album:

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