In a Silent Way

Miles Davis - In a Silent Way
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Based on 121 ratings
1969 Ratings: #6
July 30, 1969 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
Jazz Fusion / Genres
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EMR
98
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
ricardomcr
90
Real Madrid from the mid 2000's...the Elimination Chamber Match from Survivor Series 2002...Jon Snow leading a group of all stars beyond the wall...or Obito retrofitting both a Sharingan and a Rinnegan into each Jinchuuriki ...if you've seen any of these, this lineup of musicians is in that same vein of Silly OP.

It still sounds accessible to the ear, while it is undeniably experimental for its time, it's still far off the multi-instrumental cacophony of a Bitches Brew. Everyone is playing ... read more
89
This is a great jazz record that experiments with many different styles. This experimenting pays off, resulting in a very interesting album with lots of variety. It’s really good, trust me.
amygoodall
80
good
NR
With just two tracks, Davis still manages to impress us.
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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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