Filles de Kilimanjaro

Miles Davis - Filles de Kilimanjaro
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1969 Ratings: #39 / 127
User Score
Based on 84 ratings
1969 Ratings: #77
Liked by 4 people
February 5, 1969 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia, CBS / Label
Post-Bop / Genres
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For all jazz enthusiasts and jazz drummers especially, Filles de Kilimanjaro is a fantastic album and a lesser-known Miles album that definitely deserves more recognition and attention.

The last album from Davis' Second Great Quintet is another one that unfortunately comes off as nothing more than just a transitional point, and also unfortunately lacks any truly great moments that made me respect Miles In The Sky a lot more. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that you should just dismiss this album entirely. Hell, there's a reason why this is seen as one of Davis' classics, after all, even if it is another commonly forgotten one like Sorcerer.

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I love side two of the vinyl: "Filles de Kilimanjaro" and "Mademoiselle Mabry".

Recorded June-September '68.

Pivotal release for Miles as three tracks are by Miles' classic '60s quintet (Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams) and two tracks ("Mademoiselle Mabry" and "Frelon Brun") are the very first recordings featuring Chick Corea and Dave Holland and clearly indicate a revitalized Miles, a new sound, a new approach.

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5. Petits Machin (Little Stuff)
4. Tout de suite
3. Filles de Kilimanjaro (Girls of Kilimanjaro)
2. Mademoseille Mabry (Miss Mabry)
1. Frelon brun (Brown Hornet)

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Track List

  1. Frelon Brun (Brown Hornet)
  2. Tout De Suite
  3. Petits Machins (Little Stuff)
  4. Filles De Kilimanjaro (Girls Of Kilimanjaro)
  5. Mademoiselle Mabry (Miss Mabry)
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Added on: August 18, 2014