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Baker's Dozen

Impulse purchases: Oren Ambarchi Jazz (Fusion) Baker's Dozen
Jennifer Lucy Allan , August 7th, 2019 08:10

The musician, label head and self-described record obsessive has eyes bigger than his stomach in his own Proustian boulangerie of jazz and fusion records. By Jennifer Lucy Allan.


Miles Davis – Get Up With It
Miles Davis’s Live Evil was another record that I got early on because my grandfather had a used store that sold a lot of different used items, including records, and there was an Iron Maiden record he gave me, as it looked really extreme. And I took it home and it sounded really weird. And it turns out that the record inside was Miles Davis’ Live Evil. So that, with Coltrane, was the beginning for me – those two records.

I think one of the most important thing with these other Miles records though, is Teo Macero's editing and production. I think he's really underrated. The way he was looping things and kind of making some sort of structure, almost like a song structure out of, you know, these jams that it would go on for hour. The effects, the post-production, it's incredible. It was like my krautrock – this thing where it was just a single minded propulsive idea.