Miles Davis records his last fully acoustic album ‘Nefertiti’ for Columbia (1967)

Miles Davis‘ ‘Nefertiti’ is a studio (and his last fully acoustic) recorded on June 7, 22-23 and July 19, 1967 and released in December 1967 by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Nefertiti (Wayne Shorter) – 07:55 . 2.Fall (Wayne Shorter) – 06:38 . 3.Hand Jive (Tony Williams) – 08:57 . 4.Madness (Herbie Hancock) – 07:33 . 5.Riot (Herbie Hancock) – 03:05 . 6.Pinocchio (Wayne Shorter) – 05:08

Musicians : Miles Davis – Trumpet . Wayne Shorter – Tenor Saxophone . Herbie Hancock – Piano . Ron Carter – Double Bass . Tony Williams – Drums

Production : Produced By Teo Macero, Howard Roberts . Fred Plaut – Engineer . Ray Moore – Engineer . Rob Schwarz – Mastering

Package : Jan Persson – Photography . Bob Belden – Liner Notes . John Ephland – Liner Notes

Recorded On June 7, 22-23 And July 19, 1967 At 30Th Street Studio (New York, New York).

Released In December 1967 By Columbia.

(Source Miles Davis‘ ‘Nefertiti’ | Official Site)


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Yes, this music is complex and yes, it does have an unsettling, challenging quality; the sound of bop but with a complexity well beyond the notion of improvisation upon changes authored by George Gershwin. It also represents a giant stride beyond the breakthrough of modal jazz pioneered with “Kind Of Blue […]
Despite seeming faults coming the workman-ship of the second half of Nefertiti, it still works due to the roomy jazz soundscapes of the three songwriters and Miles Davis sweeping trumpet. […]

They are so incredible. And then, there’s a “Pinocchio” on here, which is played very slow. And you see that they went into “Pinocchio” thinking that it was one kind of piece of musicand it worked quite well as that kind of piece of music, but indeed they found that a better version was to pick the tempo up and give it sort of a walking feeling. […]

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