Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Song of The Day #023

"He Loved Him Madly" by Miles Davis

Miles Davis released over five hundred albums (I made that number up, but it's probably close), which means it's hard to narrow down his canon (I've used that word two days in a row, I know--it's just a great word) to a few essential albums/pieces. But if one were to embark on such a task--to scale down Mr. Davis's vast discography into just a nugget of recordings--one would have to go immediately to "He Loved Him Madly." This post-Bitches cut is wilder and more psychedelic than anything on that album and, in my opinion, better, too. The track finds Miles on the organ throughout, with some delayed trumpet overdubs. It drones and sways and doesn't really go anywhere--but you don't want it to. It's very weird, very long, and very mindblowing.

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