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Evolution Of The Groove (Ep) by Davis, Miles

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 28, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: August 21, 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • ASIN: B000SUKPMU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #288,930 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By J. Lund on August 22, 2007
Format: Audio CD
EVOLUTION OF THE GROOVE is a remix project organized by executive producers Steve Berkowitz and Vince Wilburn Jr. (Miles' nephew), using Miles Davis recording sessions as their foundation. What is odd about this E.P. is its uncomfortably short 14 1/2 minute total playing time, as well as some of the contents. Beyond that are some interesting musical moments, though. Track one is merely a minute-long fragment of "Freddie Freeloader" from the KIND OF BLUE session reels. You hear Miles talking in-between several alternate takes that are nothing more than false starts. It's so inconsequential that it wasn't even included on the "complete" boxed set covering this period. I suppose it leads off here with the intention of linking an early Miles Davis recording (from 1959) with the current project via its cut-and-paste feel, but the lack of musical substance is what sticks out the most. However, EOTG then starts to pick up some momentum, albeit diminished by too-short running times.

"Freedom Jazz Dance (Evolution Of The Groove)" cuts up and redistributes samples from the original 1967 recording as well as that of Miles' speaking voice (primarily singing the melody line during a rehearsal). Add to that Nas' topical rap and an impressive cast of musicians (including Geri Allen, Victor Bailey, Olu Dara, and Wilburn Jr.) creating a partly-live, partly-programmed groove. What leaves me wanting more is that it's a short track (2:56) that doesn't give the newly-assembled team of musicians a chance to really get in the game via individual statements such as solos, which is something one could reasonably expect from a Miles Davis-related project.
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By CSK on September 8, 2007
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This release is very interesting - it attempts to approximate what Miles could have sounded like in today's world and musical language, taking clips from the late 50's up to the early 70's. My only mild complaint is that they didn't go with something from the late 80's/early 90's as one additional closing track. A remix of Human Nature or Time After Time, or similar, could have given the disc a more complete feel. As it is, the opening cut is a pleasurable brief glimpse at Miles the bandleader, shaping the sound of Kind of Blue in that odd, unique verbal cue fashion that only Miles could muster. The additions of Nas and Carlos Santana stand out, and all of the included remixes are effective. If like me, you find something of major worth in all of Miles' periods, this is a nice disc to have, though they could have made it a bit longer.
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as someone who has over 100 miles discs, this is a big disappointment!what was this for? miles 80th birthday..he deserves better and carlos should know that almost better than anybody! freddie freeloader,should be on kind of blue,freedom jazz dance,honky tonk and black satin should be on panthalassa;the remixes.it's about that time is a longer version than the one on cool & colected.rather more tracks and maybe more time as well as thought should have went into this....thank god for the box sets put out by columbia...hey maybe another tribute cd.....
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This is how you want to make a musical tribute to Miles. While I wish Evolution Of The Groove was a full length CD, this EP is a totally enjoyable listening experience from beginning to end. Taking today's sounds and grooves, and mixing them with the original innovations that Miles was responsible for, makes his work sound completely fresh. Like the Bill Laswell reconstruction CDs, it's a great way to introduce Miles' music to the next generation. I'm hoping for some more of this stuff soon.
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I've always loved to hear a musicians voice which can very often display a rhythm of a high order. And Miles Davis sure had that. This is a wonderful CD. It's not about the length. Turn it up and quit thinking so much.
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Let me pause by stating that I rather enjoyed the Bill Laswell Panthalassa: The Music Of Miles Davis 1969-1974 project, so I'm not against remix projects, but this was stinks of cashing in, and given the drubbing that Vince Wilburn, Jr. has recently performed on the Miles Davis legacy and catalog, this is not at all a surprise.

Clocking in at around 15 minutes or so, "Evolution of the Groove" features clumsy remixes that vaguely use Miles material as the source by Meatloaf guitarist Pat Thrall supported by multi-instrumentalist Charley Drayton and Vince Wilburn, Jr. Essentially, it's all aggressive beats and what amounts to a bunch of guys playing along with Miles, and it sounds like this. So much so that Miles' performance is recessed in the background. It doesn't even sound like it was mixed from the source tapes-- it literally sounds like some kid's idea of a mashup by overdubbing himself on Miles Davis recordings. Closer "Black satin" is actually pretty decent and, not surprisingly, the only track that features the original session prominently, but the bottom line is this record qualifies in the "I'll never listen to this again" pile.
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I recently got ahold of a copy of "Evolution Of The Groove" thru my sister, who knows Producer/Drummer Vince Wilburn, Jr. personally (thank u Claudia!).
Needless to say, being a lifelong Miles man to the bone, I can say
unequivocally that this EP's only fault is...it's too short, leaving a
hardcore listener like myself wanting much more (total play time is 14 minutes)!! But what IS there, Oh, Baby! The tracks, especially tracks 2-4, are just simply mind-blowing in sonic quality and the mix is excellent. Vince, Carlos & all the other added musicians are at the top of their A-game here. The tracks are FAT. The rhythm is all up INSIDE the pocket, as it should be. This doesn't sound like any idiotic ProTools edit job-the band RIDES along with Miles seamlessly, driving his solos, which sound fresh. THIS is exactly where, I would imagine, Miles would be musically if he were still alive and healthy. This EP is truly a fitting coda to my singular musical hero, and I do believe he would have been proud of this interpretation. Get it! Ignore the scoffers. You will wear it out-it's that tasty. But I gaurantee you will also wish it was longer.
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