Friday, October 28, 2011

Jazz in the Sixties, Part Three

Miles Davis? I have more CDs by Miles Davis than any other musician. Do I flaunt my wealth by choosing one of those big boxes like Seven Steps or The Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel? Or settle for one of the second classic quintet's studio albums. Or show my true colors by choosing one of the rock albums he made when he decided he wanted some of that world. As it happens, I'm a big fan of "In a Silent Way", but it does strike me as a rock album made by a jazz musician. Am I quibbling? Yes - this is an exercise in quibbling. I'd like to vote for the Plugged Nickel as well, but my list is running out of room after only three musicians.