Miles Davis – On The Corner (1972)

I can see why people hated this when it came out. True, hate is a strong word, and expecting the unexpected should be taken somewhat on board when dealing with the legendary Miles Davis, but even the freestyle nature of these streetwise tunes seems a million miles away from the gorgeous experimental jazz that preceded it.

Instead funk and groove are heaped on in piles, and whilst the tracks meander in their own way, On The Corner feels like a jam, where in the past Miles’ pieces always felt intentional, jammed or no. That’s not to say that On The Corner is awful. I just feel like I’m watching a 70s porno whilst five hours deep into an acid trip.