Miles Davis - Nefertiti
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Based on 88 ratings
1968 Ratings: #22
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January 15, 1968 / Release Date
LP / Format
CBS / Label
Jazz, Post-Bop / Genres
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Nefertiti is Davis' final acoustic album in his entire career, and it surprisingly became one of my absolute favourites that I've heard from him thus far. After not loving Sorcerer that much, I did have a terrible feeling that this would be just as underwhelming, but thankfully it had the complete opposite effect of that album. Nefertiti is home to what I would call some of Miles' best works in his entire career up to this point, which is undoubtedly saying something.

In some ways, Nefertiti ... read more
Honestly, Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock do outshine Miles Davis on this record but I won't take it away from Miles Davis that Nefertiti is a great release and a great high to end his acoustic streak. With the self-titled track opener easily being the stand out and with amazing display of creativty to create a melancholic and mellow release is so soothing.

Track Review

Nefertiti 10/10
Fail 8.5/10.
Hand Jive 8/10
Madness 7.5/10.
Riot 8/10
Pinocchio 8.5/10.

Average: 8.3/10
Miles Davis’ last acoustic record that was completely organic instrumentation is sadly a disappointment on my end.

Miles Davis is easily the pinnacle of genius in Jazz and I feel that when he is not really implementing his creativity they cease to feel boundary-pushing.

I will say that Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter have amazing performances and moments throughout the record like Herbie’s solo on “Madness” or the exuberant Sax on “Hand Jive”.

The ... read more
In the Miles Davis universe, one can trace his trajectory as his consciousness continues to expand along with an extraordinary musicality, not only by Davis but, by those who accompany him on his cosmic sonic quest which results in a most amazing evolution of Bop to Post-Bop and next to Fusion and beyond. His trumpet is the stuff of genius. His accompanist such as Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, Wayne Shorter, and Ron Carter contribute significantly to the overall sound, but also in how they ... read more
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