Classic Album Sundays: Miles Davis

Founded by radio host, music producer, label owner and journalist, Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy, Classic Album Sundays allows listeners to fully immerse themselves into an album by exploring its context, the making of and a full replay of the album on vinyl. This month's album is Miles Davis' In A Silent Way. In February Classic Album Sundays celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Miles Davis’ brilliant, divisive and game-changing masterpiece. In A Silent Way, released in 1969, marked a transitional moment, not only in Davis’s career but in the future development of jazz as a whole. Considered by many to be the first fusion recording, it also commenced the composer’s most divisive phase – commonly referred to as his “Electric Period”. This groundbreaking album would test latent tensions surrounding the future identity of jazz, its relationship with new technology, and the questions of authenticity which these contentious issues would draw into focus.

Miles Davis - Shhh / Peaceful [Columbia]
Louis Armstrong - Ole Miss Blues [Storyville]
Charlie Parker - Billie's Bounce [Francis Dreyfus Music]
Miles Davis - Jeru [Capitol Records]
Miles Davis - The Maids Of Cadiz [Sony]
Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader [Sony]
Miles Davis - Will O' The Wisp [Columbia Records]
Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man [Sony]
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Third Stone From The Sun [Sony]
Chick Corea - Tones For Joan's Bones [Atlantic Records]
The Tony Williams Lifetime Band - Spectrum [Verve Records]
Miles Davis - Shhh / Peaceful [Columbia]
Miles Davis - In a Silent Way [Columbia Records]

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