Miles Davis - Filles De Kilimanjaro

 (Numbered Limited Edition)


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CMOB 2148 SA
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1969 US Pressing/ Canada Collection

Miles Davis Filles de Kilimanjaro on numbered limited edition Hybrid SACD

Mastered from the original master tapes

Abundant jazz, funk, and rock textures rotate around a luscious tonal center

Miles Davis' move into full-on fusion starts here. Abandoning his bebop roots and chasing electric dreams, rock-based rhythms, and ostinato pulses, the icon gives life to new music forms on Filles de Kilimanjaro, a titanic release prized for its historical significance and lasting beauty. Grounded and focused, the five compositions unfold like a unified suite.

Indeed, the exotic sound, touch, and feel of the songs on Filles de Kilimanjaro are as crucial as the melodies. To that extent, listeners can now enjoy the expressive tonalities and lush colors from each instrument in full-range glory. Voicings, harmonics, and pitches are rendered with exquisite detail. The manners in which the textures and phrases rotate what seems like a unified tonal center places you at the original recording sessions, executed in July and September 1968.

The final appearance of Davis' classic second quintet bears fruit on three of the record's cuts, including the title track and R&B-tinted "Frelon Brun." Sparked with restrained funk, driving grooves, and bluesy accents, Filles de Kilimanjaro maintains an instinctive flow and controlled fredom that permit Davis to oversee an innovative blending of alterations, improvisation, and cycles. Comprised of multiple sections, "Petits Machins" is a lesson in perfectly played melodic complexity, with chromatic riffs, dominant chords, syncopated progressions, and switching meters forming a singular mosaic.


1. Frelon Brun (Brown Hornet)
2. Tout de Suite
3. Petits Machins (Little Stuff)
4. Filles de Kilimanjaro (Girls of Kilimanjaro)
5. Mademoiselle Mary (Miss Mabry)

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Laying back with Miles

posted on 09/08/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: Terry Frankllin
This is my favorite period for Miles. I pull out this SACD to listen to the drums pound and the cymbals crash. It just puts me there.

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