Miles Davis records the live double album ‘Agharta’ in Osaka, Japan (1975)

Miles Davis‘ ‘Agharta’ is a live double album recorded on the afternoon of February 1, 1975 in Osaka, Japan and released in August 1975 By CBS/Sony.

Track Listing : 1.Prelude (Part 1) (Miles Davis) – 22:34 . 2.Prelude (Part 2) / Maiysha (Miles Davis) – 23:01 . 3.Theme From Jack Johnson[Nb 1] (Miles Davis) – 26:17 . 4.Interlude (Miles Davis) – 25:59

Musicians : Miles Davis – Organ, Trumpet . Pete Cosey – Guitar, Percussion, Synthesizer . Sonny Fortune – Alto Saxophone, Flute, Soprano Saxophone . Al Foster – Drums . Reggie Lucas – Guitar . Michael Henderson – Bass . James Mtume – Congas, Percussion, Rhythm Box, Water Drum

Production : Produced By Teo Macero Takaaki Amano – Assistant Engineer . Mitsuru Kasai – Assistant Engineer . Tamoo Suzuki – Engineer

Package : Shigeo Anzai – Photography . John Berg – Artwork . Kiyoshia Koyama – Liner Notes . Yoshihiro Kumagai – Liner Notes . Tadayuki Naitoh – Photography . Tadanori Yokoo – Artwork

Recorded On February 1, 1975 At Festival Hall In Osaka, Japan.

Released In August 1975 By Cbs/Sony.

(Source Miles Davis – Agharta | Official site)

I highly recommend this album to any fans of Miles Davis, it highly differs from the atmospheric sound of his previous electric albums, as it contains a more elevated and aggressive style that will be sure to please any fan of Jazz Fusion. […]

Miles Beyond
This is how far Miles came in his musical explorations that ended with his collapse in 1975and it is very far indeed. Pete Cosey’s scorched earth solo guitar playing still sounds futuristic 25 years later, […]

Not Just Movies
For this fan, however, Agharta and the other work of the tail end of Miles’ glory days remain not merely his finest hour but one of the most daring and inimitable musical progressions of the 20th century. […]


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