Jack Johnson (also known as A Tribute to Jack Johnson on reissues) is a studio album and soundtrack by American jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Miles Davis. It was released on February 24, 1971, by Columbia Records. The album was conceived by Davis for Bill Cayton's documentary of the same name, on the life of boxer Jack Johnson. Its two 25-minute-plus tracks were produced from recordings made on February 18 and April 7, 1970, at 30th Street Studio in New York City
A Tribute to Jack Johnson is a studio album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, released February 24, 1971 on Columbia Records. It also serves as the soundtrack for a documentary by Bill Cayton about the heavyweight world champion boxer Jack Johnson. The first major recording session for the album, which took place on April 7, 1970, was almost accidental: John McLaughlin, awaiting Miles's arrival, began improvising riffs on his guitar, and was shortly joined by Michael Henderson and Billy Cobham.
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In 1970, Miles Davis was at the height of his powers, recording the Jack Johnson sessions. The boxed set puts the original release beside the original sessions, along with almost 20 previously unreleased tracks, many named after boxers such as Davis's friend Sugar Ray Robinson, underlining the jabbing, muscular nature of this new music. In 1970, Davis was clean and healthy and at the height of his powers, as Dave Holland, his bassist from 1968 to 1970, testifies
The five-CD Complete Jack Johnson Sessions set, covering February 18 to June 4 of 1970, reveals that a revolving cast of musicians entered the Davis/Macero music and sound lab and made a series of mind-bending, often inspired - yet sometimes maddeningly monotonous - recording dates, where the creation of backbeat-driven grooves and short, rhythmic, rock- and. funk-inflected riffs were the only ideas presented by Davis; everything else flowed freely, for better or worse. No less than five albums have benefited from these sessions: the others include Live-Evil, Get Up with It, Directions, and.
Jack Johnson (also known as A Tribute to Jack Johnson on reissues) is a studio album and soundtrack by American jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Miles Davis. Its two 25-minute-plus tracks were produced from recordings made on February 18 and April 7, 1970, at 30th Street Studio in New York City
A Tribute to Jack Johnson kicks off with �Right Off,� a 26-minute track that is basically Davis tipping his hat to Sly Stone and the other funk greats of the time. But its far from just a tip of the hat, he's showing he can do it better. The song opens with McLaughlin tearing into his guitar.
Jack Johnson (album), Jack Johnson, later reissued as A Tribute to Jack Johnson, is a 1971 studio album and soundtrack by American jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandle. MILES BEYOND The Making of Jack Johnson, miles-beyondcom Archived June 1, 2015, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved June 1, 2015. a b Feather, Leonard April 11, 1971 "Miles Ahead and Miles Behind" Los Angeles Times p C55 Retrieved June 8, 2013. a b Starger, Steve March 27, 1971 "Original Material Helps New Group; Miles Davis Scores on Documentary" The Hartford Courant p 14 Retrieved June 8, 2013.