Miles Davis Filles de Kilimanjaro Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45rpm 2LP
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Numbered, Limited Edition 180g 45rpm 2LP!
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Pressed at RTI!
Davis’ Self-Proclaimed “Directions in Music” March Begins Here
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Abundant Jazz, Funk, and Rock
Textures Rotate Around a Luscious Tonal Center
Landmark 1968 Effort Recognized as Davis’ Prelude Into Full-On Fusion: Exotic
Suite-Like Album Beautiful, Intense, Adventurous
Miles Davis’ move into full-on fusion starts here. Abandoning his bebop roots
and chasing electric dreams, rock-based rhythms, and ostinato pulses, the icon
gives life to new music forms on Filles de Kilimanjaro, a titanic release prized
for its historical significance and lasting beauty. Grounded and focused, the
five compositions unfold like a unified suite. Such peak lyricism, flourishes,
and phrases are experienced in the highest-possible fidelity on Mobile
Fidelity’s 45RPM 2LP set.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g vinyl at RTI, this
collectable audiophile version of Filles de Kilimanjaro joins the ranks of
eleven other essential Davis sets given supreme sonic and packaging treatment by
Mobile Fidelity. Loaded with revealing signatures, the record takes on even
greater import when heard the way Davis and his mates discerned it in the
studio. Backgrounds are squid-ink black, pianissimo lines shimmer, and the
electric piano emerges with tube-amp warmth.
Indeed, the exotic sound, touch, and feel of the songs on Filles de Kilimanjaro
are as crucial as the melodies. To that extent, listeners can now enjoy the
expressive tonalities and lush colors from each instrument in full-range glory.
Voicings, harmonics, and pitches are rendered with exquisite detail. The manners
in which the textures and phrases rotate what seems like a unified tonal center
places you at the original recording sessions, executed in July and September
The final appearance of Davis’ classic second quintet bears fruit on three of
the record’s cuts, including the title track and R&B-tinted “Frelon Brun.”
Sparked with restrained funk, driving grooves, and bluesy accents, Filles de
Kilimanjaro maintains an instinctive flow and controlled fredom that permit
Davis to oversee an innovative blending of alterations, improvisation, and
cycles. Comprised of multiple sections, “Petits Machins” is a lesson in
perfectly played melodic complexity, with chromatic riffs, dominant chords,
syncopated progressions, and switching meters forming a singular mosaic.
Filles de Kilimanjaro also represents a jumping-off point for Davis’ lineup. For
the September sessions, Chick Corea replaced Herbie Hancock while Dave Holland
relieved Ron Carter. The new additions speak a different albeit common language,
fitting in with Davis’ desire to draw from rock and weave funk into open-minded
excursions filled with exoticism, soulfulness, and wonder.
More than 40 years ago, this record epitomized the future of jazz. Davis even
announced such aspirations with the tagline “Directions in Music.” With the jazz
world still trying to wrap its collective mind around its genius, it still does.
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• 45rpm Speed Edition
• Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
• Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
• Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
• Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
• Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
• Double LP
• Pressed at RTI
Miles Davis, trumpet
Wayne Shorter, tenor sax
Herbie Hancock, piano, electric piano
Ron Carter, bass
Tony Williams, drums
Chick Corea replaces Herbie Hancock and Dave Holland replaces Ron Carter on
"Petits Machins (Little Stuff)" and "Mademoiselle Mabry (Miss Mabry)"
LP 1 - Side 1:
1. Frelon Brun (Brown Hornet)
2. Tout De Suite
LP 1 - Side 2:
1. Petits Machins (Little Stuff)
LP 2 - Side 3:
1. Filles De Kilimanjaro (Girls of Kilimanjaro)
LP 2 - Side 4:
1. Mademoiselle Mabry (Miss Mabry)