Miles Davis’ ‘Jack Johnson’

Miles Davis‘ ‘Jack Johnson’ is a soundtrack album also known as ‘A Tribute to Jack Johnson’ recorded on February 18 and April 7, 1970 and released in February 1971 by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Right Off (Miles Davis, Teo Macero) – 26:53 . 2.Yesternow (Miles Davis) – 25:34

Musicians : Miles Davis – Trumpet . Steve Grossman – Soprano Saxophone . John Mclaughlin – Electric Guitar . Herbie Hancock – Organ . Michael Henderson – Electric Bass . Billy Cobham – Drums . Bennie Maupin – Bass Clarinet On (2 “Willie Nelson” Section) . Sonny Sharrock – Electric Guitar On (2 “Willie Nelson” Section) . Chick Corea – Electric Piano On (2 “Willie Nelson” Section) . Dave Holland – Electric Bass On (2 “Willie Nelson” Section) . Jack Dejohnette – Drums On (2 “Willie Nelson” Section)

Production : Produced By Teo Macero . Teo Macero – Engineer . Stanley Tonkel – Engineer

Package : Paul Davis – Illustrations, Photography . Chip Deffaa – Liner Notes . David Gahr – Photography . Urve Kuusik – Photography . Jim Marshall – Photography . Bill Milkowski – Liner Notes . Jan Persson – Photography

Recorded On February 18 And April 7, 1970 At 30Th Street Studio, New York City.

Released In February 1971 By Columbia.

(Source Miles Davis‘ ‘Jack Johnson’ | The Official Miles Davis Site)

Miles Davis

Herbie fucking Hancock was just “in the building” and sort of walked in and sat down and just destroyed it with the nastiest organ sound known to man. Oops. […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
Though this is way below Davis’s previous standard, he was still capable of amazing things: the first twelve minutes of “Yesternow” is the dullest pseudo-funk you can imagine (based on James Brown‘s “Say It Loud – I’m Black And I’m Proud”),…. […]

The Guardian
Releasing this has destroyed Miles’ The result was one of Davis’s great solos, going the full 15 rounds against bass, drums and guitar, as rock’n’roll as it gets but with Davis’s fierce musical intelligence guiding the performance around him. […]


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