The Complete On The Corner Sessions (Box Set)
by Miles Davis
Released: Jan 1972
The last major studio work/experiment/stylistic shift that Miles Davis embarked on. Again utilizing the studio as a science lab with producer Teo Macero, the resultant albums of the mid-'70s, On The Corner and Get Up With It, firmly closed the door on purist jazzbos paying mind to what was going on in Davis' head. Their loss then. Miles was aiming to stretch the funk all-our-lives long. The fact that this whole set sounds so inscrutably magnificent and continues to hold mystery within its elemental grooves more than 30 years later goes some way to establish that he achieved just that.