Monday, April 24, 2017

Miles Davis – Tutu (Warner Bros.)

This Beat Is Mine! Miles Davis – Tutu (Warner Bros.)

As a tribute to Desmond Tutu, an opponent of the Apartheid, but also the first black Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa. The opening cut to Miles Davis‘s 1986 album of the name…

Further to his experimentations along with producer Hubert Eaves III the year before on his ‘You’re Under Arrest’ album, Davis was to brave extra critics. This time for relying way too much on synths and drum machines according to the self-proclaimed purists. Nothing of a surprise though regarding those who’ve spent their time redefining their art. From Herbie Hancock to Pharoah Sanders and the list goes on, whatever the discipline might be…

‘Tutu’ displays another facet of Davis. Teaming up with producers Marcus Miller and the late Tommy LiPuma, he brings us into some fascinating cinematic atmosphere. On a lazy electric Funk led rythym pattern somehow reminding of Stanley Clarke at times…

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