Miles Davis' 1968 midlife crisis. He ditched his immaculate suits for trendy psychedelic-fop finery, and began playing rockhalls like the Fillmore. This LP presaged The Shock that was Bitches Brew -- the quintet was expanded, with a posse of electric keyboardists (including Joe Zawinul, who wrote the dreamy title track) and electric guitarist John McLaughlin. Wayne Shorter switched from tenor saxophone to the much lighter-sounding soprano sax. "Shhh! Peaceful" was driven by Tony Williams' subtle hi-hat work. Subtlety would soon go out the window.


Miles Davis - In A Silent Way (1968)

  1. Shhh/Peaceful (17:58)
    (M. Davis)
  2. In A Silent Way
    (J. Zawinul)
    It's About That Time (19:57)
    (M. Davis)
Musicians
Miles Davis
Trumpet
Herbie Hancock
Electric Piano
Chick Corea
Electric Piano
Wayne Shorter
Tenor Sax
Dave Holland
Bass
Josef Zawinul
Electric Piano and Organ
John McLaughlin
Guitar
Tony Williams
Drums

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