Talking to Miles

From the Album Changing Everything
January 9, 2013 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: January 9, 2013
  • Release Date: January 9, 2013
  • Label: Joe Blesset Music
  • Copyright: 2013 Joe Blessett
  • Duration: 3:37 minutes
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  • ASIN: B0096G3T98
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,624,283 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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By First Fan on January 17, 2013
Davis had an edge and refused to play schlock. And that is the type of vibe that Blessett is going for on "Talking to Miles," which combines smooth jazz with soul-jazz and is commercial without being total elevator music. Neither a ballad nor an uptempo barnburner, Talking to Miles grooves at a comfortable medium tempo and draws on jazz, R&B and pop simultaneously. Blessett doesn't acknowledge Davis in a trumpet-centric fashion; his saxophone is right up front throughout the single, and one can hear his appreciation of accessible saxmen like David Sanborn, Hank Crawford, Tom Scott, Wilton Felder (of Crusaders fame) and the late Grover Washington, Jr. So even though the title "Talking to Miles" indicates that this instrumental is an homage to the great Miles Davis, the tune also becomes an homage to the R&B-minded (and pop-minded) saxophonists of the jazz world. It is also, in effect, an homage to the saxophonists who came out of soul-jazz but influenced what came to be called smooth jazz (also known as "crossover jazz," "contemporary jazz," "new adult contemporary" or "NAC").
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