I prefer to call modern jazz vs jazz fusion or jazz rock or contemporary jazz, because a lot of jazz rock albums are too commercial or sirupy, or also to demonstrative technically, but without soul or creativity.
So i invite to share the best albums in modern jazz , which are innovative, rich, creative and inspired.
From 1969: Miles Davis / in a silent way and Bitches Brew
1970: Joe Henderson / Power to the people
- Bass – Ron Carter (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B2, B3)
- Composed By – Moross* (tracks: B2), Joe Henderson (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1, B3), Latouche* (tracks: B2), Ron Carter (tracks: A3)
- Design [Album] – John Murello
- Drums – Jack De Johnette*
- Electric Bass – Ron Carter (tracks: A2, B1)
- Electric Piano – Herbie Hancock (tracks: A1, A2, B1)
- Engineer [Recording] – George Sawtelle
- Liner Notes – Alan Heineman
- Mastered By – Ray Hagerty
- Photography By – Charles Stewart*
- Piano – Herbie Hancock (tracks: A3, A4, B2)
- Producer – Orrin Keepnews
- Tenor Saxophone – Joe Henderson
- Trumpet – Mike Lawrence (t
Alice Coltrane / Pta, the El Daoud
Herbie Hancock / crossings
- Artwork – Robert Springett
- Bass Trombone, Tenor Trombone, Trombone [Alto Trombone], Percussion – Julian Priester
- Congas – Victor Pontoja*
- Drums, Percussion – Billy Hart
- Electric Bass, Bass, Percussion – Buster Williams
- Electric Piano, Piano, Mellotron, Percussion – Herbie Hancock
- Engineer [Recording] – Fred Catero
- Mixed By [Remix] – David Rubinson, Fred Catero, Jerry Zatkin*
- Photography By – Anne Foreman
- Producer – David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.
- Soprano Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Piccolo Flute, Percussion, Alto Flute – Bennie Maupin
- Synthesizer [Moog] – Patrick Gleason*
- Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Percussion – Eddie Henderson
- Voice – Candy Love, Della Horne, Sandra Stevens, Scott Beach, Victoria Domagalski
- Written-By – Bennie Maupin (tracks: B1, B2), Herbie
Mahavishnu orchestra/. Inner Mounting Flame
Birds of Fire
1973: great year!
Recorded at Van Gelder Studios.
Recorded October 31 & November 1, 1973.
Recorded May 30, 1974 at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY. Digitally mastered at Sony Music Studios, NYC.
Recorded at Van Gelder Studios. Recorded January 27, 28, 29, 1970.
Interesting idea but not easy to respond as I’m vague about recording dates. But here’s one from 1972(?).
Wow - great new thread, FR.
What a superb list of LPs.
Thank you so much for this.
You have reset my listening horizon for the next year!
Bitches Brew broke the mould.
You list some of my favourite LPs - Birds of Fire, Spectrum, Agharta, Get up with It, Dark Magus, The Inner Mounting Flame, In a Silent Way.
This was an amazing burst of musical creation - all the LPs you cite would have influenced those that came after them, and many of the musicians knew one another and played together.
Many of these LPs I’ve never heard, and a few I’ve never heard of, so these are all going on my listening list.
(Jeff Back I stopped listening to in about 1981, but I’ll check him out again to see if how it sounds nowadays.)
Version 2 will be soon released
good choice too! i like specially his albums between 1973 and 1975 with george duke and jean luc ponty.
mino cinelu is french, he was discovered after by miles in the 80’s. However Gong is more rock , not?