Miles Davis Sorcerer

£45.00

A lasting example of Davis’ visionary insight, Sorcerer is comprised entirely of pieces written by his band mates
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Miles Davis Sorcerer

Filled with aural magic and enchanting musical spells, Miles Davis Sorcerer is true to its name.

Miles Davis Sorcerer

The third of five albums devised by Miles Davis’ legendary second quintet – and the second record in a still-unprecedented string of eight consecutive releases within a four-year period that forever changed the face of jazz – the 1967 magnum opus mesmerises with instrumental colors, subdued musings, and subtle details.

This is a reference-standard reissue.

You’ll hear poetic lyricism pouring out of Wayne Shorter’s horn, the breadth and definition of the notes spreading across an enormous soundstage.

Never before have drummer Tony Williams’ rim shots ricocheted with such purpose or his light percussive work mirrored that of a feather touching skin. Similarly, Herbie Hancock’s piano runs now occupy their own space, where their relationship to the central rhythms and front line becomes clearer.

Prizing inflection and nuance more so than heady solos or uptempo flights, Sorcerer mesmerises with cerebral properties and cascades of emotional interplay.

Such beauty emerges in the mellow ballad “Pee Wee,” an indelible statement of restrained authority and sophisticated expression.

The swirling title track unfolds as jazz shadowplay, Hancock, Shorter, and Williams mirroring one another’s moves with guile and purpose.

The opening “Prince of Darkness” showcases the ensemble’s reach and communication, every musician going in seemingly different directions yet ending up on the same page.

A lasting example of Davis’ visionary insight, Sorcerer is comprised entirely of pieces written by his band mates.

Indeed, save for the closing “Nothing Like You” – a brief tribute to Davis’ eventual wife, who also graces the cover, recorded in 1962 and adorned with vocals from Bob Dorough – the album represents a further maturation and refinement of a quintet that stands as one of the finest in jazz history.

Miles Davis Sorcerer Track list

  1. Prince of Darkness
  2. Pee Wee
  3. Masqualero
  4. The Sorcerer
  5. Limbo
  6. Vonetta
  7. Nothing Like You

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