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Don't Call It Fusion: Nitin Sawhney's Favourite Music
The Quietus , September 17th, 2020 08:17

In this week's Baker's Dozen, Nitin Sawhney talks Malvika Padin through 13 favourite records, from Kae Tempest to Miles Davis, D'Angelo to Joni Mitchell, Little Simz to Nils Frahm and more


Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
The first time I heard this record it felt like the sound of midnight – it’s music that comes from that part of the soul which understands the night - that’s why even today I sometimes put on this album when I’m going to sleep, not in order to sleep but so that I can appreciate the night. This was the first record I bought. I was going to my uncle’s house and this was playing on the radio and while I was driving I remember looking at the reflection of the traffic lights on the wet road. The music complimented that image so beautifully. This stayed with me because there was something so evocative about the music, the music had the ability to conjure up images all throughout.