MILES DAVIS — Get Up With It (review)

MILES DAVIS — Get Up With It album cover Album · 1974 · Fusion Buy this album from MMA partners
4.5/5 ·
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Probably my second favorite Miles album after Big Fun, Get Up With It is one heck of a fusion record and one heck of a record in general.

Miles delves perhaps further into the fusion area here and although these, like Big Fun, are all from earlier sessions they sound like they were all recorded for the same purpose. The pieces on this album like Miles other fusion albums are extremely fusion-esque and at times psychedelic but these tracks are far more spaced out and almost intellectual than the other records.

McLaughlin, as usual, shines but even the guitarists from other sessions are extremely impressive. Miles rocks out on the organ in a couple of tracks and it really gives the album a quality that isn't reached in other jazz records. Seems to me that each track is incredibly concise in every musicians playing and that is an important part of the record.

All-in-all, Get Up With It enters alot of unexplored territories in the jazz world and it's an incredibly enjoyable listen. Many did not get this record when it was released and it's easy to see why but that small cult who got it definitely knew what they were hearing.

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