13 Comments (since 28 May 2012)
Beefheart was definitely inspired by Coleman while recording Trout Mask.
@moondog I wasn't expecting a great response to this post so I'm pleased by yours, thank you. It is one of the truly great jazz albums of the 20th Century alongside 'Mingus - 'Ah Um', Monk - 'Monks Dream', Davis - 'Kind Of Blue', Hancock - 'Head Hunters', Brubeck - 'Time Out', Adderley - 'Somethin' Else' and it does provide a blue print for (as you quite rightly point out) all of the subsequent avant-garde jazz influenced music from Beefheart to The Flaming Lips. It is poetry as a breath.
@moondog John Coltrane said; "'The Shape Of Jazz To Come' opened a door to a space where we could find a freedom of expression, without it there would be no 'A Love Supreme.'"
The unbroken thread, music constantly evolving...
@Bukowski Very true and 'A Love Supreme' is a true masterpiece and my favorite jazz album of all time. Pretty much all the albums you just listed are in my Ipod and on mu list of favorites. It's amazing how abundant jazz is and how influential it was to all other music. And people just call it background music! Ha!
@nicolauacornpro One of the many reasons I love jazz is because it is always a challenge. I have heard 'Bitches Brew' around 200 times and every time is a new experience.
Ah...bitches brew was a challenge indeed. (it's almost the length of the average film!). I could never find the time to listen to it all the way through. I will someday. Anyway, I have heard "A Love Supreme" and Dave Brubeck's "Time Out" plenty of times and It never gets old for me. I actually own "Somethin' Else" on vinyl record. Still in great condition.
Miles was always on the on the cutting edge, bebop, cool jazz, fusion. I wonder what he would be doing now if he was still alive? One things for sure, he would be into something new.
@Bukowski I love this (and I feel guilty about this) had forgotten a bit about this record... Thanks for the reminder....
@moondog More jazz-rap like he did during the last years off his life. Or perhaps mixing modern pop with jazz. He was always into something new.
@simonmorel1 It is one of the four classic jazz albums released in 1959. 'Kind Of Blue', Mingus Ah Um' and 'Time Out' being the others.
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@Dollythemod My pleasure; the more the merrier.