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Miles Davis- E.S.P. (1965)

Updated: Feb 1


Miles Davis- E.S.P

(Columbia)

Recorded Jan 20- 22, 1965

Released August 16, 1965


Miles Davis - E.S.P. marks a pivotal moment in jazz history, capturing the evolution of Davis' musical journey in the mid-1960s. The album introduces Davis' Second Great Quintet, featuring Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and the teenage drum prodigy Tony Williams. Departing from the cool jazz era, Davis explores a more modern, free-form direction, fusing elements of rock and pushing the boundaries of traditional jazz structures. The compositions, including pieces by Shorter, Carter, and Davis, showcase intricate melodies and innovative chord progressions. E.S.P. exemplifies the group's ability to balance free jazz elements with more conventional styles.

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