Circle offers a sweeping anthology of Miles Davis recordings from 1955 to 1970 that show the restless genius of jazz undergoing swift changes as thoroughgoing as the era where they took place. “Two Bass Hit” was recorded at his first Columbia session. “Love for Sale” features the “Kind of Blue” lineup of John Coltrane on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Bill Evans on piano, Paul Chamberson bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. The title track shows Miles stretching into new conceptual worlds with Wayne Shorter on tenor, Herbie Hancock on celeste, Ron Carter on bass, Tony Williams on drums, and Joe Beck on guitar. The set closes with Miles’s fusion band playing an atmospheric version of David Crosby’s “Guinnevere.” ~John Swenson | Amazon
Original Release Date: 1979
At your leisure, spin “CIRCLE IN THE ROUND” by Miles Davis.
Being a self-proclaimed musical futurist isn’t an easy way of life, sometimes a brother must pause and take a break to enjoy the simplicities of the obvious treasures that are just a touch away. On this gorgeous Wednesday afternoon, I decided to return to the source to rediscover familiar voices, rhythms, and melodies that pushed my hunger for music forward in the past to revisit once again these intriguing artists who speak fluently as if it were the first time I heard them with an abrupt reverence to stimulate minds and revive souls of those who listen throughout the body of this wonderful music.
Burton, Corea, Metheny, Haynes & Holland, LIKE MINDS
LIKE MINDS is one of those records that is shelved in the data bank of my mind knowing at any given moment, time, or day this masterpiece can speak with unmatched synergy with inventiveness and artistry known to mankind. Recorded and released in the latter 90s, this brilliant album features 5 of the best in the business featuring Gary Burton (vibes), Chick Corea (piano), Pat Metheny (guitar), Roy Haynes (drums), and Dave Holland on (bass) all are undoubtedly stellar musicians and soloist. Need I say more? With the anointed gifts to play music given to them, through hard work, and tenacity to play music live or in a studio is unsurpassed. There’s no doubt about it, if you don’t have “LIKE MINDS” in your collection, or your playlist and cease being a voyeur and get this gem now you won’t regret it!