A Tribute to Jack Johnson

A Tribute to Jack Johnson

by Miles Davis


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A Tribute To Jack Johnson, with its lean and mean groove, finds Miles Davis in fighting shape, playing as if his reputation was at stake. And with fusion in its controversial early state, some purists felt it was. Davis gives his all to his sterling solos, but he doesn't give an inch when it comes to his funky convictions. A stripped-down ensemble works through the up-tempo "Right Off" and the slower "Yesternow," digs hard into the rhythm, never losing sight of the dangerous groove set down by electric bassist Michael Henderson and drummer Billy Cobham. As exceptional as Davis sounds, he is given serious competition by the biting guitar work of John McLaughlin and the uncredited Sonny Sharrock.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/24/2005
Label: Columbia Europe
UPC: 5099751926429
catalogNumber: 5192642
Rank: 17401

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Miles Davis   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Herbie Hancock   Organ,Keyboards
John McLaughlin   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Sonny Sharrock   Guitar
Steve Grossman   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Brock Peters   Spoken Word
Billy Cobham   Drums
Michael Henderson   Guitar,Bass Guitar
Michael J. Henderson   Electric Bass

Technical Credits

Bob Belden   Reissue Producer
Miles Davis   Liner Notes
John McLaughlin   Liner Notes
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Teo Macero   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Bill Milkowski   Liner Notes
Chip Deffaa   Liner Notes
Randall Martin   Reissue Design
Dianne Spoto Shattuck   Packaging Manager
Paul Davis   Illustrations
Stanley Tonkel   Engineer

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A Tribute to Jack Johnson 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
Why this classic CD has been out of print for a while baffles me. This is the realization of what Miles Davis tried to do during the 70s. More than an other of his albums I own, THIS is true jazz-rock fusion. Miles and John McLaughlin are both on fire. Some of the music is ferocious and then there are quieter, spacey passages. Davis identified with Jack Johnson and his outsider status and was inspired to create a true classic. If you only plan to own one Davis fusion CD, this is the one.