In a Silent Way

Miles Davis - In a Silent Way
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1969 Ratings: #8 / 111
User Score
Based on 546 ratings
1969 Ratings: #4
Liked by 45 people
July 30, 1969 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Teo Macero / Producer
Jazz Fusion / Genres
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In A Silent Way. Man, what a fucking album!

This album, man. What even is there left to say that hasn't been said before? It's one of Miles Davis' biggest and most beloved classics ever. The guy who released nothing but classics for about two decades straight, this is one of his biggest achievements. That alone makes this album all the more nerve-racking to even attempt to review. There is certainly a reason why this album is as acclaimed as it is, and I think that even if you weren't as much ... read more
Miles Davis, it's a love story. A love story of a man with his instrument, a man with his life, his disappointments, his women, his fans, his musicians, his detractors, his drugs, his music, his soul ... Miles has been in perpetual quest. "In A Silent Way" is a transitional album, a spin from Miles' discography. The beginning of his electric period, the best period in my opinion. This is the most textural album of the master of jazz (yes, I say master). "In A Silent Way" is ... read more
'In a Silent Way' is another interesting experiment from Miles Davis and a Jazz record unlike anything that came out during its time, so much so that it doesn't even feel like I'm listening to a Jazz record at times. The two compositions on here see Miles incorporating more electronics to the jazz aesthetic, with that we get sections of.... well.... ambient music, weird thing to say when talking about a Jazz album but hey, this is Miles Davis we're talking about here. We also see elements of ... read more
With one of the most stellar lineups ever, Miles Davis' In a Silent Way can be read as the calm before the storm that is his subsequent masterpiece, Bitches Brew. While many listeners point out the thunderous facet of the jazz master's electric phase (rightly so), In a Silent Way is an interesting, but essential exception. Consisting of two lenghty compositions that make for some of the most accessible moments in Davis' career, the record offers a humongous step ahead of all of his ... read more
The mix of jazz-rock and ambient music is genius
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Track List

  1. Shhh/Peaceful
    • Shhh
    • Peaceful
    • Shhh
  2. In a Silent Way/It's About That Time
    • In a Silent Way
    • It's About That Time
    • In a Silent Way

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Added on: May 13, 2013