USA, 1968, post-bop / modal jazz
Miles Davis – Nefertiti: Not my favorite of Davis’ albums, but I feel like I’ve just scratched the surface. I have only 11 of his albums in my collection, and it looks like he’s got about 60 studio releases. It’s just kind of daunting. Anyway, this album–maybe it’s because it’s not got any Davis compositions on it is why I don’t rate it as highly as I do his later jazz fusion stuff. We got Herbie Hancock on piano, so that’s a plus. After a re-listen to this, I’m going to have to check out some of Anthony Williams’ and Wayne Shorter’s music. I enjoy how the lazy horns are juxtaposed with the drum-roll type percussion on the title track.