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20 March 2006

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godoggo
1.

Herbie's pre-Headhunters electric stuff stikes me as similar in approach to Miles's '70s stuff (to the limited extent that I'm familiar with the latter).

DJA
2.

godoggo,

You're right that Herbie's Mwandishi and Crossings are close in spirit to Miles's electric music. I have them on the Warner Archives 2 CD set that pairs those two records with the much more conventional Fat Albert Rotunda. There's a rather abrupt left turn on Disc 1 when we go straight from "Lil' Brother" to "Ostinato (Suite For Angela)".

DJA
3.

godoggo, you inspired me to revisit to that WB Hancock set and... damn. "Sleeping Giant" is especially killing. I'd forgotten how good Herbie's Mwandishi project was.

Guy
4.

just want to thank you for some beautiful analytical work on what I also consider as one of Miles' richest periods (my favorite recording from that era is 'live at philharmonic hall') from which I learned as a composer that picking the right musicians to make the music happen is as much 'composing' as putting notes on paper.

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