Released in 1969, the In A Silent Way Sessions, as they were known, was all recorded in a day. These recordings were a departure for Davis and would mark the beginning of his “electric” period. Taking on a decidedly more live rock sound, this work is often regarded as the first jazz fusion record. While met with some controversy amongst some critics due to its experimental structure, over time this record has become one of Davis’ most loved works and was a nighttime favorite at the In Sheep’s Clothing listening bar. As with most Miles releases, we recommend getting Mobile Fidelity’s Master Recording analog reissue to hear this essential classic in its full intended quality!
– Michael Friedman
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Tags: Essential Listening / Home Listening / Instrumental